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Posted on April 15 at 7:09 p.m.

OK, that clears it up. I too am against prohibition, but I'm also (like you) no fan of promoting something that is bad for us.

Our culture doesn't promote smoking, or using drugs, yet it promotes drinking.

On I.V. and Alcohol

Posted on April 15 at 6:53 p.m.

@Cbbrown: My friends and I were rebellious and stupid when we were teenagers, but we never would have considered doing with this guy did.

On Teen Charged with Assaulting Officer During Deltopia Pleads Not Guilty

Posted on April 15 at 6:48 p.m.

The first two comments pretty well sum up how I feel about this.

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Posted on April 15 at 6:41 p.m.

I just figured it out: You're saying I'm trapped in the backround of an art piece, and I need to get out if I can.

I surmise that "politically correct" is no longer politically correct.

I just can't keep up with all these changes.

On Petty or Prejudice?

Posted on April 15 at 2:55 p.m.

Salsipuedes: You seem quite obsessed with me. You must be bored.

On Petty or Prejudice?

Posted on April 15 at 7:12 a.m.

@DavyBrown: Are you saying I'm a fan of the SYV wino culture? If so, you're mistaken.

On I.V. and Alcohol

Posted on April 14 at 9:23 p.m.

Let's review.

Long-term use of alcohol results in brain damage and liver damage. This is why boxers with brain damage caused by too many shots to the head are called "punch drunk".

When one is under the influence of alcohol, their judgement is impaired--often leading to them making bad decisions--and their coordination is impaired--which is why we hear the saying "don't drink and drive".

Like prostitution, gambling, and drug dealing, the alcohol industry is profitable to those involved in it, and one has to choose between short-term profit, or doing what is right in the long run. The former usually wins out which is why most business entities and politicians encourage the alcohol industry, all the while themselves and the public by saying "drink responsibly" when they know perfectly well they are encouraging drinking and driving. Also, bartenders tend to be very popular.

I had one parent who was an alcoholic, (she got sober the last 11 years of her life--thank God) and another hit by a buzzed driver, (two glasses of wine and a 0.069 blood alcohol content.)

Any wonder why some of us have little tolerance for this crap?

On I.V. and Alcohol

Posted on April 14 at 7:55 p.m.

I just read Loonpt's comment. I think he/she is right. We should ban all cops. No more police. If someone is setting fire to a neighborhood, killing someone, robbing a bank, no cops! After all, if the cops bust down a door to a building where someone is being stabbed/raped/beaten, one of the tenents their might have a heart attack.

On Have We Had Enough Deltopia Yet?

Posted on April 14 at 7:51 p.m.

I don't know if I've had enough of Deltopia, but I've surely had enoug of "UCSB Professor Pleads Not Guilty to Theft and Battery".

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Posted on April 14 at 7:49 p.m.

Bear in mind Avocats, that the emphasis of which you speak is needed so that the professors in ethnic studies departments can justify their jobs.

@Nick Koonce: I don't think most people realize the offensiveness of the word "midget", so if you hear it used, simply educate them and realize they may well not know the situation. I myself didn't realize this until about a year or two ago, and while I normally do not bend to political correctness, (I still say "Black" not "African-American"--after all, whatever happened to the concept of "Black is beautiful"?) I no longer use the word midget, and yes, I am well aware that it is better simply not to label people so I'm glad your letter got published.

On Petty or Prejudice?

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