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Roger on Main St.

Legalize drugs?

All of us take drugs and they do us a lot of good. Some are illegal becue they are habit forming. The “war on drugs” was lost from the start. In Mexico the drug gangs are trying to take over the government. If we legalized them, sold them in government stores, and taxed them we’d be ahead of the game. The drug gangs would be out of business and the tax money could pay for rehabilitation. We’ve almost legalized marijuana already.  Remember Prohibition? That was democracy working.

Nature rules

Speaking of nature, Mother Nature seems to do what she wants and mobile homes watch out! Coastal habitat is chancy with hurricanes and tsunamis. If the Midwest is not erased with tornadoes, it’s dying of the heat. What will happen in winter? We’ve had air travel cancelled by a volcano and Haiti wiped out by an earthquake. At the moment we have killing floods. We really have global warming, and we better do what we can not to make it worse.


A wealthy old man had just recently married a lovely young lady and was beginning to wonder whether she might have married him just for his money. He asked her, “If I lost all my money, would you still love me?”
She said reassuringly, “Oh honey, don’t be silly. Of course I would still love you. And I would miss you terribly.” (Thanks, Denny)

Model citizen

A teenager brings her new boyfriend home to meet her parents. They’re appalled by his haircut, his tattoos, and his piercings.
Later, the girl’s mom says, “ Dear, he doesn’t seem to be a very nice boy.”
“Oh, please, Mom!” says the daughter. “If he wasn’t nice, would he be doing 500 hours of community service?” (Thanks, Michelle.)

The bright side

A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning.
The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school.  She also feared the electrical storm might harm her child.  Full of concern, the mother got into her car and quickly drove along the route to her child’s school. As she did, she saw her little girl walking along.
At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile. More lightning followed quickly and with each, the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile.  When the mother drew up beside the child, she lowered the window and called, “What are you doing?”
The child answered, “I am trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my picture.” (Thanks, Jim Beach.)

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