Did you ever stop to think why the United States has more people locked up in prison than any country in the world?
Today, I’d like to discuss an invisible crisis.
Chances are, this crisis affects you in some way. Chances are, about one in 4 people out there may have some form if it. Chances are, a far greater number actually know someone whose life is affected.
It’s responsible for much of our nation’s crime. It’s squandered immeasurable resources, both human and financial. It causes unfathomable heartache and immense suffering for tens of millions of people, not just those who are afflicted, but among family and friends forced to bear most of the heaviest burdens. Moreover, it’s peculiarly inhumane how it’s currently managed as public policy as well as how its perceived by society as a whole.
I’m talking about mental illness.
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It’s late on Thursday and before going off to bed I had to get something off my chest, besides another empty bottle of Zinfandel.
I want to dispel the false sense of superiority directed by northerners at southerners and their driving habits in the wintertime.
Listen up you rust belt ass hats. Any joker with a pulse and a tank of gas can drive in a foot of snow. That’s easy. When it snows a foot or more, it’s like sand. Pretty much like driving in Arizona. Your driving skills aren’t superior to everyone else’s. You’ve just got good road traction, and maybe some snow chains. It’s not you, dummy.
Let me level with you, okay. I’m going to teach you something.
I don’t care what all those fancy scientists and sandmen say. The pyramids were built by fools. Total idoits.
I mean, look at this gigantic thing in the photograph. These things weren’t built by “Monument’s Men.” Rather, what a monumental waste of space and time.
They spent like sixty years and forced more than 150,000 men and women to slave away seven days a week….and that’s the best structure they could come up with? Holy shit. Hell, it wasn’t even a union job.
And another thing. Who would be stupid enough to build a huge pyramid like that way out in the dessert? On sand dunes, no less. In the middle of nowhere.
Here’s a few construction sites that actually do make sense: The French Riviera? I get it. Bavaria? I get it. Bali, or Bora Bora? I’m there with ya. I could even see hauling and stacking limestone blocks somewhere in the middle of Alabama. On second thought, nevermind. Alabama is waaaaay worse that Egypt. I mean, have you ever stayed at the Motel 6 in Tuscaloosa? Bottom line — whoever the architect was that decided on a barren wasteland as a building site was either stoned off his ass, or should have been stoned (as in, to death).
Am I the only one who’s sick of all the ”people props?”
You know, actual living and breathing human beings fortunate enough to grace the front rows of the congressional seating gallery at every State of the Union address. They might as well be wax mannequins posed in the display window at Macy’s.
The people props are always the same, and last night was no exception. There’s the brave soldier, the teacher, sometimes a police officer or a fireman. Then, just to kick the pants of the political opposition, there’s usally some wax dummy wheeled in for a few seconds of camera time who’s elleged to be the personal beneficiary of the President’s agenda. “So and so lost her health coverage, but thanks to me and what I did, she can now get a liver transplant.”