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Tag: Obama Stash
By JGillman, Section News
For about 5 years the Pavlovian expectation of a cigarette followed every meal.
In about 11 months, I celebrate my 20th anniversary of being tobacco free. In the first 5 years of that, it was a fight to stay off the nicotine, and the body and mind played tricks to try and get me puffing again. Stress, the after dinner reach for a pack, drive time, all of those things I thought of as pleasurable for so long, reached up from the depths often, in order to regain its hold over me. Its hold from a time when I was its slave, and it was my benevolent master.
As long as I fed it, the habit made me relax for a time, and I was allowed to live in my skin.
Some folks have compared tobacco addiction to that of heroin, or other narcotics. Others, to its oft used partner, alcohol. Though I have never experienced the withdrawal effects of those, I believe I understand them as a result of having had been a smoker for well over a decade. The 'habit' was more than that. It was an unchangeable lifestyle; a daily thing that demanded my attention, or the consequences would be hellish.
There is a drug that is worse however.
And it won't be your body or mind reminding you how bad its going to be without it. It will be active little monsters who also get a high from it, and want you hooked for as long as it takes for THEM to live THEIR lives.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
via The Detroit News
City and state leaders have agreed on a milestone agreement that supports the city's reform agenda, officials announced Thursday.
Told you it would happen. Heck, even the bad actors in the Snyder Administration are faking it so not to be the ones stuck holding the bag when this blows up in their face.
State Treasurer Andy Dillon said the agreement gives Detroit "a transparent roadmap" to get the bond money, but he's still concerned about the progress that's been made on the reform agenda.
Much work to be done, Andy? Like what? Forcing the taxpayers of Michigan to be stuck with more junk bonds for the decades of unaccountable "protected class" Democratic Party rule in Detroit? No más, Señor Tesorero Dillon. Like it or not, the Consent Agreement was not agreed to in good faith. Not by Mayor Bing, nor by City Council, and most certainly not by Corporation Counsel.
It is time for Governor Snyder to be held accountable too. It way past being painfully obvious when those who are viewed as crossing over to the dark side from time to time have reached their wits end with an alleged fiscal conservative governor enabling his spoiled rotten children to carry on by throwing money at them.
Either the city wants to be a full participant in its financial rescue or the governor should, to quote a famous failed presidential candidate, let Detroit go bankrupt.
Comprender? The sad part for the rest of the state is that anyone watching the charade happening in Detroit, knows that in 2013 we'll still be having the same results.
That's racists you say? See here.
One Term untough Nerd
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
How many reset buttons does the Cesspool of Detoilet get to hit before the appropriate instrument of Chapter 9 happens?
Not to worry, One Term Nerd will have Dillon, write another check.
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