My family took regular vacations to Florida. We would always end up at PC Beach, hit the strip, dip for crabs from the shallow water along West Beach Drive, trap for crabs from the pier at St Andrew’s Marina, eat at Capt Anderson’s, go deep sea fishing and in the summer of 1974 we camped at a KOA campground in an RV. I will never forget it because it was the first time I ever got high by myself (and only the 5th or 6th time I ever got high).
They say the stuff burns your brain cells, but I remember that day like it was yesterday.
There was this latter day hippie dude who was living in an old bus, camped and sold leather goods. He was an extremely interesting guy who had little to do but talk to a young guy like me. The subject led to weed (me asking him about it) and he told me what he thought. It mellowed him out and made his days bearable. At the time, I wasn’t sure what he meant, but have learned with age.
Anyway, I convinced him to sell me a little bit (enough for a joint) and got him to roll it for me. He wouldn’t smoke it with me, but asked me to drop by later and tell him about it.
I snuck off and found a out of the way place and partook. After about 1/2 was gone, I began to feel good. So, I put it out, stuck it in my pocket, and walked over to the game room to play some pinball.
I will never forget the rush and swoon I felt as my head began to rush hard as I tried to follow the little silver ball. Next thing I know, I am flat on my back, looking up at the ceiling, and this hippie walks into view with a great big smile on his face. He said, “Do you feel mellow?”
I nodded… and laid there, smiling and content with the world.
Yeah, I know that the beaches are clean there and many other places in Florida that are, as of yet, unaffected. I know that people are desperate to get tourists to come lay their money down (at least one last time). I know the POTUS is asking people and that the Mississippi governor is telling everyone that there is no oil. But what else can they do? What choice do they have when they know this is the last chance to make a buck. I think they know that this is going to be the end of life as we know it.
We are hearing any reports of oil being found in Louisiana, parts of Mississippi and Alabama (and now Florida). However, as I have been pointing out, the level of nasty crap (carcinogens, and other VOC’s) in the air is beginning to be a major cause for concern:
My nephew called me (he is a boat hand on a barge) and told me he wanted to go down and help clean up (make some money, he hates his job). I told him that he needs to stay the hell away from the coast. Why? Because the workers are getting sick. History shows this. If you read that link, you will notice Niki Ott knows what she is talking about. And as much as I hate to link to Olbermann, he did interview her and she explains that like history repeating, BP is covering up the crimes:
I tend to listen to people who have lived thru something similar and have an answer that logically differs with the normal MSM spin.
I have no doubt that this is a Trillion Dollar Corporate Crime. But, since the corporations have taken over our government, this may be one of those Trillion Dollar “Fascist” Crimes. And who will keep BP from paying all the costs?
I wonder if its because O is a racist?
What a maroon.
Speaking of maroons, that 1/2 a joint I stuck in my shirt was also the first one my parents ever found (I was grounded on that vacation).