June 05, 2006
When I was in Willingway Hospital, I could always count on getting three things whenever I wanted them. Those were good food, lots of strong coffee and peppermint candy. No matter how much coffee people drank there, everybody had sweet-smelling breath from eating peppermint candy.
Peppermint candy. It was piled in little baskets outside every meeting room I entered. People crackled when they walked from having pieces of that plastic-wrapped stuff in their pockets. That place was a dentist's wet dream, with everybody sucking on sugary mints all the time.
Hell--- to this day, I keep a big tub of candy on my coffee table. All that sugar is supposed to satisfy your craving for alcohol, so I eat it like... well... candy all the time. Friends love to come visit, because they can help themselves to Hershey Bars and miniature Milky Ways, plus bubble gum and Sweet Tarts if they want them. It's like Halloween every day at MY house.
That's what government tries to do today, except for the first two. Food? We've got the Fat Police looking into THAT part of our lives. Strong coffee? That's got caffiene in it, and we have the Drug Police looking into THAT part of our lives. But peppermint candy?
That's what government FEEDS US today. It tastes sweet. The nutritional value may be zilch, but--- it's FREE!!!--- and everybody likes something for nothing.
Listen to politicians speak today. They ALL promise FREE CANDY for EVERYBODY. Ain't they GREAT???
If they were honest, they'd say, "Suck on THIS!" because that's what they really do once elected to office.
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