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>Intervention

December 30, 2008

>It’s not a show I watch with any regularity, but occasionally I watch Intervention.

Last night, the show featured Brittany. As the show progressed, we could tell she was from Alabama, then the Birmingham area, then North Jefferson County. Brittany was addicted to dilaudid and loretab and other things. Watch the preview at the link above.



She really didn’t have a chance from birth it seems. Born 5 years after her 9 year old sister Terry was brutally raped and murdered, Brittany’s mother treated her as if she were sent from God as a replacement for the child she could never let go of. Even to the point of talking to a picture of the dead girl on a regular basis and seeking advice from “Terry” before she sought advice from God.

And it was as if the other older siblings didn’t even exist. Or the dad.

Anyway, if you’ve never watched the show, it follows an addict who has agreed to be filmed for a documentary about addiction. But really they are setting the addict up for an intervention involving family members and a trained “interventionist” with the goal of sending the addict off to a nice recovery center usually in California or Florida.

So mom drives Brittany to buy drugs, because she doesn’t want her “ending up a cold case” somewhere. They show them driving in neighborhoods to drug houses.

Then this morning I see this: Meth lab busted in North Jefferson County.

Could it be that the sheriff was watching Intervention and learned the location of some drug houses? I doubt it, actually someone called in and reported the meth lab.

Brittany’s story will be aired again today at 12:00. But they show them over and over, so I’m sure you can catch it sometime in January.

New Uses for Cat Poop! And More

November 7, 2007

Now that our government has told us how to dispose of old medicines ,
we all must have a cat. Mix your old Vicodin with cat poop, they say, and dispose of it. Druggies would never sift through cat poop to find pills. Dont’ be too sure…have you smelled a meth lab? And aren’t these the same guys that smoke mushrooms collected from cow poop? (No pictures with this story).

From Bessemer…a progressive ordinance was passed as the council last night banned smoking in public places including restuarants. Some say this is not a sign of progress, but I say that which promotes public health is progress. However…still no passage of a water bond. More on the council meeting tomorrow.

And from the Clinton campaign:

11/6/2007
Alabama Leaders Endorse Clinton
The Clinton Campaign today announced the endorsements of seven Alabama community leaders from across the state.
“Hillary is ready to lead on her first day in the White House and immediately begin delivering the change this country needs,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Sparks.
“Hillary is passionate about helping people, it’s at the root of who she is,” said Jefferson County Commissioner Shelia Smoot. “She doesn’t change with the wind, she’s always working on our behalf to make a difference. America will be a better place with Hillary as our President.”
“I am grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received in Alabama,” Clinton said. “With the help of these local leaders, we’ll take our message of change across the state and this nation.”
ALABAMA LEADERS ENDORSING HILLARY (YESTERDAY):
Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Sparks
Public Service Commissioner Susan Parker
Jefferson County Commissioner Shelia Smoot
State Senator Linda Coleman
State Senator E.B. McClain
State Representative Priscilla Dunn
State Representative Alvin Holmes
Bessemer Opinions Joe Openshaw (actually I just added that one).

My bid to become a delegate is going to be tough. There are 7 delegates to be elected from this district (congressional district 7), 3 males and 4 females, and well known public figures have already qualified. Here’s a list of candidates…my name is not on the list yet, but my form is on the way. However, a number of delegates will be added after the election, and Hillary (when she wins) will have some say in that…and word is they have inquired about gay or lesbian delegates, as the democratic party seeks to be inclusive. So if I can’t get more votes than Earl Hilliard, Gover Dunn and E. B. McLain, I may still be able to become a delegate. It is an interesting process.

>New Uses for Cat Poop! And More

November 7, 2007

>Now that our government has told us how to dispose of old medicines ,
we all must have a cat. Mix your old Vicodin with cat poop, they say, and dispose of it. Druggies would never sift through cat poop to find pills. Dont’ be too sure…have you smelled a meth lab? And aren’t these the same guys that smoke mushrooms collected from cow poop? (No pictures with this story).

From Bessemer…a progressive ordinance was passed as the council last night banned smoking in public places including restuarants. Some say this is not a sign of progress, but I say that which promotes public health is progress. However…still no passage of a water bond. More on the council meeting tomorrow.

And from the Clinton campaign:

11/6/2007
Alabama Leaders Endorse Clinton
The Clinton Campaign today announced the endorsements of seven Alabama community leaders from across the state.
“Hillary is ready to lead on her first day in the White House and immediately begin delivering the change this country needs,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Sparks.
“Hillary is passionate about helping people, it’s at the root of who she is,” said Jefferson County Commissioner Shelia Smoot. “She doesn’t change with the wind, she’s always working on our behalf to make a difference. America will be a better place with Hillary as our President.”
“I am grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received in Alabama,” Clinton said. “With the help of these local leaders, we’ll take our message of change across the state and this nation.”
ALABAMA LEADERS ENDORSING HILLARY (YESTERDAY):
Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Sparks
Public Service Commissioner Susan Parker
Jefferson County Commissioner Shelia Smoot
State Senator Linda Coleman
State Senator E.B. McClain
State Representative Priscilla Dunn
State Representative Alvin Holmes
Bessemer Opinions Joe Openshaw (actually I just added that one).

My bid to become a delegate is going to be tough. There are 7 delegates to be elected from this district (congressional district 7), 3 males and 4 females, and well known public figures have already qualified. Here’s a list of candidates…my name is not on the list yet, but my form is on the way. However, a number of delegates will be added after the election, and Hillary (when she wins) will have some say in that…and word is they have inquired about gay or lesbian delegates, as the democratic party seeks to be inclusive. So if I can’t get more votes than Earl Hilliard, Gover Dunn and E. B. McLain, I may still be able to become a delegate. It is an interesting process.