Prescription Drugs Kill 6200% More People than Homicidal Shootings Every Year

Yet the urban liberal elite aren’t clamoring to cut off supplies of Xanax, Oxycontin and other dangerous, addictive drugs. Of course the meaningless urbanized existence relies on chronic drug use to keep people from figuring out that living in unsustainable cities, and basing an entire economy around catering to city dwellers who produce nothing, is morally wrong.

Mike Adams, the “health ranger” at Natural News wrote this excellent article pointing out the absurdity of our modern culture especially when it comes to outrage over gun violence:

In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado Batman movie theater shooting, President Obama chimed in on the gun control debate yesterday, saying, “Every day, the number of young people we lose to violence is about the same as the number of people we lost in that movie theater. For every Columbine or Virginia Tech, there are dozens gunned down on the streets of Chicago or Atlanta…”

What he didn’t say, however, is that every day 290 people are killed by FDA-approved prescription drugs, and that’s the conservative number published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

As no one seems to believe these numbers are real, I’ll quote the source: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Vol 284, No 4, July 26th 2000, authored by Dr Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

That study, which is twelve years old — and drug deaths have risen considerably since then — documents 106,000 deaths per year from the “adverse effects” of FDA-approved prescription medications.

To reach this number from outbreaks of violent shootings, you’d have to see an Aurora Colorado Batman movie massacre take place every HOUR of every day, 365 days a year.

If a massacre of people using slugs of lead is bad, why is a massacre of people using deadly chemicals perfectly acceptable?

To be sure some of the article is crazed hippydom that even a cranky newly minted crunchy-con like me finds hard to take but his point is a good one. I’m not seeing much from people on the epidemic of oxy addicts turned loose on our streets – enabled by pill pushing doctors who write out scripts for powerful, addictive narcotics at the drop of a hat. That’s way more dangerous than my guns.

 

Michigan Republican Males Hate Vaginas!

I assure you they don’t. But apparently, I don’t know that there’s a war on women, at least not the one liberals want me to believe is being waged. Liberal blogs and news outlets are all abuzz with the story that a Democrat representative from Michigan, Lisa Brown, was silenced from speaking the day after mentioning the word “vagina” on the House floor on June 13.  As usual, the truth is quite different from what pseudo-feminists would have you believe.

During a debate on House Bill 5711, which among other things would ban abortions after 20 weeks with some exceptions for the mother’s life, Rep. Brown spoke her mind and at the end of her speech said, ““I’m flattered you’re all so concerned about my vagina. But no means no.” Immediately after, the Speaker of the House, Republican Jase Bolger said, “Members, I do ask that you respect the decorum of the house” and quite politely I might add.

Her remark was idiotic, snarky, rude and childish and today she was not allowed to speak
publicly before the House. She’s crying victim now for being Jewish and having a vagina or
both. You can see in the video that there was no need for her comment and what her tone was.  It’s neither respectful of her peers or for the office she holds.

Another representative, Barb Byrum, was given the same treatment and gaveled down after trying to introduce an amendment that would require proof that a man’s life is in danger before he could have a vasectomy.  I thought this was an abortion debate tactic people grew out of in junior high school. I’m pro-choice and even I think this is embarrassingly juvenile.  Preventing pregnancy and aborting a fetus after 20 weeks are two different issues. Focus ladies.

Yes, pro-choice conservatives do exist.  We don’t all hang on Rush Limbaugh’s every word.  I believe Republicans intruding into this area is just as much an example of big government as is the Democrats who want taxpayers to fund abortion. I would be generally sympathetic to the arguments Ms. Brown makes, especially her argument that using religious beliefs as an excuse to pass anti-abortion legislation is ridiculous.  But neither her or her colleague’s behavior is hardly conducive to bringing moderates together on this issue.

Liberals are once again trying to rally women around this issue with cries about the war on
women, Republicans being prudes and anti free speech. This isn’t a free speech issue but
one of the Speaker trying to remind legislators that disrespect isn’t necessary to get your
point across.

The comments I’ve seen on the news reports from liberals hardly make me think that they’re pro woman. As per usual, they’re pro liberal woman and every other woman is a
knuckle-dragging, penis worshipping, breeding hick.

The problem is this may work to fire up some independent voters before the election.
Democrats are good at riling up any inherent feelings of victimhood in voters, even those on the fence.  However, the meme that “Republicans are afraid of vaginas” isn’t a new one, so I’m hopeful that pundits who are better wordsmiths than me will use this event in our favor.

Oh, and the correct term for where a fetus develops is the uterus, a term that was used in the sex ed class I wasn’t banned from going to by my conservative parents and by my Christian Republican mother in speaking frankly to me about childbirth.

Source: Detroit Free Press.