The Rockin Johnny B

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ditto all over again

As a retired Drug and Alcohol Counselor, I feel I need to say a couple of things about Representative John McGee. First of all, as I understand it, he had a BAC of .15 which is a little less than 2 times the legal limit. At that BAC, (he had his last drink between 10 and 11 p.m. At 3:27 a.m., a deputy tested McGee for blood alcohol content and measured him at .15, almost twice the legal limit. From the IPT 8/25/2011) this rate and time he must have had at least a BAC of .20 at say 10:30 PM. The description of him urinating on himself indicates that he was more than a little inebriated, he was very very drunk. [To give you an idea how drunk Mr. McGee was, a 'high-tolerance' alcoholic would be pretty drunk at .20 BAC].
Mr. McGee was probably an almost catatonically drunk person if I understand that he was not a 'pro' drinker. An alcoholic will carry a .15 BAC easily and without too much notice unless they are given a field sobriety test and sometimes they can even pass that unless given a 'breath test.' In Mr. McGee's case, he was simply not in his right mind at the time of his arrest. The after effects of his drunkenness proves his lack of common sense [stealing a car and the wreck of the car]. This is a case of someone who is probably not alcoholic drinking way, way too much. He said he has 3 or 4 cocktails at the bar before leaving. I doubt that. I would almost bet he had 6, maybe 7 cocktails before leaving the bar.
So, what should we do with Mr. McGee? Should we oust him from the legislature and make him a pariah never to hold office again? Should we stick him in prison for stealing a car and wrecking it? Should we stick him in a 'Rehab Program' and sober him up once and for all? What should we – society – do with Mr. McGee?

Let's get serious for a moment. If we toss him out with the bathwater and oust him from the legislature because he erred in how much he drank, perhaps we should take a real close look at all the members of all legislatures including the federal level senators and congressmen. But then if we did that, we probably would have only half the legislators that we have now...hmmm....maybe that's not such a bad idea.

What I recommend is that Mr. McGee get a real intensive education on the effects of alcohol on the human mind and body. He's already paying a $1000.00 fine, loss of his license for 6-months and he's paying $12,000.00 for the auto accident. I have a feeling Mr. McGee has been sufficiently chastised without losing his job as a legislator, which I understand he was pretty good at.

That's my opinion.

Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming , Co-Chair of Obama's deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared "Social Security" to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.
August, 2010.

Here's a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana ... I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!
Listen up. Direct from Ms Myers:

"Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight..

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3 My Social Security payments and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud..

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission are proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling "bullshit" on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the "greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That's right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank.

Say it again m'friend.

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