Is the accuser always holy now? Were they born this morning as clean as God's fingers?
--Arthur Miller, The Crucible
Mad Dog was liberal once. Now he's alienated. You know, you grow.
Mad Dog actually enjoys the Dotard's tweets every morning. After his morning ablutions, Mad Dog checks in with the Pink Puffer. Dotard tweets sharpen his senses. They make him feel superior and alive.
It's his own tribe drives him crazy.
It all starts with NPR in the morning, on the drive to work.
Mad Dog starts screaming at the radio.
And he likes NPR. He sends them checks every year.
1. A story about transgender patients who just want to be accepted for who they are.
2. A story about the opioid crisis which suggests if only the uncaring Trumpian hordes would allow Democrats to fund drug rehab programs overdoses and addiction would end by New Year's Day.
3. A story about a woman who out-ed Al Frankin as a misogynist, groper, sexual harasser who should resign his Senate seat.
4. A story on global warming causing "invasive species" to proliferate in the Mediterranean and other places.
+The Opioid Story: People dying of overdoses, young people addicted to heroin, meth, cocaine, squandering their youth, getting heart infections, hep C, AIDs is alarming and sad. But to suggest all we need to do is to change government policies is not just naïve and wishful thinking, it's bound to reap a back lash once people figure out this has been a wasteful, unsuccessful approach.
Watched a meeting chaired by Steny Hoyer, during which someone mentioned "compassion fatigue" very common among EMT's, ER doctors, nurses who see the same guy over dosing dozens of times, readmitted for heart valve surgery for infected valves from the use of dirty needles.
The collapse of the "war on poverty" programs of the Great Society, disillusioned the Joe Sixpack, lunch pail crowd who became cynical and hostile when they saw mindless embrace of programs which are bound to fail. We may well see the same for our war against the opioid epidemic.
You want to really go at this problem: study Portugal. Go all in: legalize every drug and treat this like a public health problem with tough love.
+The Accuser Du Jour.: Mad Dog is sorry to admit it, and he knows he is inviting vituperative response, but he has the feeling some of the women lining up to be "Me Too" are just enjoying their moment too much. He knows, he knows, it is so difficult to come forward, but really?
Okay, Mad Dog's done it now. He's said it.
Spew your bile.
But there it is.