Your Drug Is Not My Drug

Commentary About How We All Self-Medicate by Mitch Santell

From the age of 19 forward coffee became my preferred beverage. Over the years not only have I been passionate about coffee, but I also love to grind my own beans and brew my coffee by a method known as French Press.

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Coffee, so good when it is fresh.

The reason I start here with coffee is that I used to have so many people ask me, “Why don’t you drink herbal tea?” Usually, I would just respond by stating that “Coffee was my drug of choice.”

During my teens, I was seriously afraid of drugs, especially pills. What did I have so much fear? The answer was and is that I can’t swallow pills and even if I have to take an antibiotic (which thank God is not too often), I have to chew the pill. In my teenage years’ quaaludes and other tablets were offered to me but I turned them down.

One time I went to a party, and there were a pile hash and all kinds of drugs on the table, and literally two minutes later I exited the party.

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Faul vs. the original James Paul McCartney.

The was something very profound that the original Paul McCartney (RIP) talked about before his replacement right before Sgt. Pepper in 1966 regarding drugs. Do you remember what it was? Here it is, I am paraphrasing as best I can. It had something to do with the fact that once you take certain drugs, they change you and you can’t go back to who you were, and you may not like who you become after the drug.

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Yes, Coffee is still my drug of choice. You know what your drug of choice is but guess what? It’s not my drug!



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Don’t Give in to Suicide

The most important thing for me is that those around you know that they are loved. May this posting inspire you too. Why did it inspire me? As a kid growing up my Aunt Shirlee’s best friend’s brother committed suicide. My Aunt’s friend was never the same after that. Please heed this man’s advice. It is spot on!

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Teen suicide has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, and one of the best ways we can help is to encourage depressed and vulnerable young people to TALK ABOUT IT.

Hey, I’ve been there.

I tried to commit suicide in my early 20s. The details are in a couple blogs I wrote in December 2016, and in my book. The bottom line is I felt NOBODY could help me.

Nobody understood how I felt, or so I told myself, so I internalized everything until it nearly killed me.

In this world of pretend smiles and fake social media portraits, many are under the mistaken impression that you’re all alone. Thousands, MILLIONS around the world over the years have been exactly where you are.

My son also came within a few seconds of attempting suicide. Thank GOD he didn’t. Here’s a pic of us, along with my lovely bride of…

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America’s Possible Collapse

Commentary On The Quiet Invasion of America by Mitch Santell

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It is not easy for me as a 3rd generation native Californian to watch the quiet invasion of my country. Regardless of what the major Tell-Lie-Vision networks tell you, we quickly have between 4,000 and 9,000 people crossing from Mexico into Southern California each week. 

The video story I offer below was produced by a man who has openly offered his home over the years to people who are in trouble or down on their luck.

May it inspire you to think about the invasion of your own country.


“What Huxley teaches is that in the age of advanced technology, spiritual devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate. In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth.

When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.” ― Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

“Americans no longer talk to each other, they entertain each other. They do not exchange ideas, they exchange images. They do not argue with propositions; they argue with good looks, celebrities and commercials.” ― Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Technology is wasted on people who haven’t been taught to think critically, have been indoctrinated by government run schools to be subservient cogs in the machine, and believe feelings and emotions are more important than knowledge and understanding. The proliferation of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) has resulted in the dumbing down of human interactions and replacement of discussing issues with virtue signaling, selfies, faux manufactured outrage, and glorifying shallow celebrities. We’re addicted to technology.

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How Dystopian Does It Have To Get Before You Wake Up?

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Of Sour Relationships and Dirty Tables…

There is something that is very profound when you clean up your personal living space. I found this blog posting profoundly moving and decided to share it with my readers and followers. Happy Monday everyone. Hang tough and don’t take any of this too seriously because life is too short.

A Fine Balance

There was something overwhelmingly disappointing about the movement of the sun that day, or perhaps it was the movement of the clouds, enshrouding the sun like a mother protecting her son from evil eyes. He stayed atop his bed, struggling with his breaths, taking turns between his sides, and this continued for long, for almost an hour, and then he finally made his way towards the balcony. It was supposed to be a balmy day, but then the things in his life, especially this year, were not particularly going the way they should have.

The balcony towards the left of his building opened to the vast stretches of naked land except for a few trees that seemed to adorn it. A rarity in the city that he lived in, where naked lands were soon claimed upon, dug, and transformed into multi-storied buildings. From the distance, and till where his vision…

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“Please Don’t Interrupt My Interruptions!” ~ Senator Kamala Harris

In The I Can’t Believe This Department by Mitch Santell

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Usually, when someone is questioned in a public setting, they like to be able to give an answer. For some reason, Kamala Harris is so full of herself, that she can’t even let anyone get a word in edgewise.

The way that Kamala Harris asks and answers questions is sort of like watching Rush Hour with Comedian Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.



Kamala Harris would not be a good choice for America because she has not had enough experience and she seems to have a problem with asking questions. Every time I hear or watch Kamala Harris I cringe.



There is another part of Kamala Harris’s background that bothers me. What is it? Oh, you already know what it is right? Kamala Harris’s affair with San Francisco Mayer Willie Brown who admitted to having an affair with the Senator.


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We Did It, Kamala Harris!

Yes I said yes

Harris got her start in 1994 by having an affair with slimy Willie Brown, who was serving as the California Assembly Speaker and then became the mayor of San Fransico. Brown was 60 years old and Harris was 29 when their affair began. Harris was so brazen that she came out publicly as his date at his 60th birthday party, despite his wife of 36 years being in attendance.

Harris slept with Brown for one reason; she used the corrupt San Francisco mayor to launch her rise to power. Daily Caller reports, “As Brown’s time as speaker drew to a close in 1994, he named Harris to the California Medical Assistance Commission, a job that came with a $72,000 annual salary. Brown had previously appointed her to the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.”

She “was described by several people at the Capitol as Brown’s girlfriend,” the Los Angeles Times reported at the time. Although that job paid nearly $98,000, Harris’ term was set to expire in five weeks when Brown tapped her for the Medical Assistance Commission slot. That body met only monthly, and the $72,000 position was not considered a full-time job.

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If you think that Hollywood is terrible, look at the big mess we have in Washington D.C., often called “The District Of Criminals.”

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Pope Tell’s Youth To “Live Offline.”

Life’s Little Reflections by Mitch Santell

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Many have been inspired by the Pope’s message that the youth need to “Live Offline.” His words have inspired millions with the following:

Pope Francis called on hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims in Panama on Saturday to reject the temptation to live their lives online, and get involved in their communities.

Life was not “in the cloud, waiting to be downloaded, a new app to be discovered, or a technique of mental self-improvement,” the 82-year-old pontiff told a massive vigil at the World Youth Day gathering.

“It is not enough to be connected all day long. To feel respected and asked to get involved, is greater than simply being online,” Francis said at the vigil, held at a park outside Panama City.

He urged them “to embrace life as it presented itself,” and look for areas where “with your hands, your heart and your head, you can feel part of a larger community that needs you and that you yourselves need.”

The World Youth Day organizers said 600,000 were massed at for the slickly produced vigil, with music, dance and periods of quiet contemplation.

Pope Francis also acknowledged that the Catholic Church was “wounded by sin” in a message addressed to priests and seminarians reeling from sexual abuse scandals and coverups.

In a mass that he officiated at the centuries-old Cathedral of Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama City, Francis warned of the “weariness of hope that comes from seeing a Church wounded by sin, which has so often failed to hear all those cries.”

It was the Argentine pontiff’s first reference to the sex abuse scandals rocking the Church since he arrived in Panama on Wednesday.

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A Hollywood Story ~ Nancy Pelosi & Calif.

Commentary About Hollywood in Washington D.C. by Mitch Santell

It does not matter if you are liberal or conservative, democrat or republican, you know one thing is real, Nancy Pelosi is delusional, and I think may be drunk with power.

Here is a brief clip of what Nancy wants to do. Oh, man, this is going to get nasty.

Happy Sunday dear followers and readers, I wanted to let you know that this could make a great Hollywood movie.

Nancy has stated that she is the most powerful woman in America.

In the meantime, things are getting a bit stressed out here in Southern California.

In Washington D.C. it was a bit weird at the Lincoln Memorial.

Has President Trump suckered Democrats and the Deep State into a trap that will enable a radical downsizing of the federal bureaucracy?  In only five more days of the already “longest government shutdown in history” (25 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more.

This seems to be what was referenced in this remarkable essay written by an “unidentified senior Trump official” published in the Daily Caller, which vouches for the authenticity of the author and explains that it is protecting him from adverse career consequences should the name become known.  I strongly recommend reading the whole thing.

Don’t believe me that federal bureaucrats can be laid off?  Well, in bureaucratese, a layoff is called a RIF – a Reduction in Force – and of course, it comes with a slew of civil service protections.  But, if the guidelines are followed, bureaucrats can be laid off – as in no more job.  It is all explained by Michael Roberts here (updated after the beginning of the partial shutdown):

A reduction in force is a thoughtful and systematic elimination of positions.  For all practical purposes, a government RIF is the same thing as a layoff. …

Organizations must stick to predetermined criteria when sorting out what happens to each employee.  They must communicate with employees how and why decisions are made. …

In deciding who stays and who goes, federal agencies must take four factors into account:

1.    Tenure

2.    Veteran status

3.    Total federal civilian and military service

4.    Performance

Agencies cannot use RIF procedures to fire bad employees. 

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Accidents in Southern Calif, January 2019.

It’s always something by Mitch Santell

Here in Southern California also known as the Truman Show, the rain and wet weather has been a real mess over the past few days. This was captured on the 91 West 55 Freeway on-ramp.

This next clip is from a stranded motorist who was abandoned by the Los Angeles Police Department. This situation could have been a lot worse, wow!

Living here in Southern California is not for the faint of heart because you never know what you’re going to “run into” on the road.

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England Leaves E.U. ~ Now Sovereign

Commentary on England being England Again by Mitch Santell

When you look at the battle within the U.S. Government, you can’t help think about the importance of sovereignty and being a real nation.

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Queen Elizabeth II Has Signed Brexit, England Is Now A Sovereign Nation Again.

Queen Elizabeth II has signed the official EU Withdrawal Bill into law, making Brexit irreversible and an ‘Act of Parliament.’

As anti-Democratic politicians and media outlets continue to push for a second referendum, it is worth remembering that in June 2018, the Queen gave royal assent to a law that makes leaving the EU on March 29th this year completely unstoppable.

Presstv.com reports: The EU Withdrawal Act, as it is now known, enables EU law to be transferred into British law in an attempt to ensure a smooth Brexit, and it enables EU law to be transferred into UK law in an attempt to ensure a smooth withdrawal from the EU, and it also repeals the 1972 European Communities Act, which made Britain a member of the union.

British Prime Minister Theresa May called the bill’s approval a “historic moment for our country, and a significant step towards delivering on the will of the British people.”

Members of parliament who are in favor of Brexit also hailed the development.

“The legal position is now so much stronger for a clean Brexit,” Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg said. “Crucially this makes the prime minister’s negotiating hand much stronger.”

The legislation was first introduced in July 2017 and has faced a number of hurdles in both Houses of parliament.  In April, Lords inflicted an embarrassing defeat on the May government by voting against it.

The May government had argued that remaining in the customs union would bar Britain from signing third-party trade agreements with other countries.

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In Britain’s 2016 referendum, 52 percent, or 17.4 million people, voted to leave the EU while 48 percent, or 16 million, voted to stay.

May insists Britain will leave the EU as planned and there will be no rerun of the Brexit referendum.

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Obama Signed The NDAA ~ Now What?

Commentary On The Blow Back In Keeping America Sovereign by Mitch Santell

It has been fascinating to watch the blowback from President Donald J. Trump closing down the U.S. Government from his opponents. 

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Obama Signed The NDAA on December 31, 2011

Now, what do we do?

WASHINGTON – President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law today. The statute contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision.  While President Obama issued a signing statement saying he had “serious reservations” about the provisions, the statement only applies to how his administration would use the authorities granted by the NDAA, and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations.  The White House had threatened to veto an earlier version of the NDAA, but reversed course shortly before Congress voted on the final bill.

“President Obama’s action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director. “The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield.  The ACLU will fight worldwide detention authority wherever we can, be it in court, in Congress, or internationally.”

Under the Bush administration, similar claims of worldwide detention authority were used to hold even a U.S. citizen detained on U.S. soil in military custody, and many in Congress now assert that the NDAA should be used in the same way again. The ACLU believes that any military detention of American citizens or others within the United States is unconstitutional and illegal, including under the NDAA. In addition, the breadth of the NDAA’s detention authority violates international law because it is not limited to people captured in the context of an actual armed conflict as required by the laws of war.

“We are incredibly disappointed that President Obama signed this new law even though his administration had already claimed overly broad detention authority in court,” said Romero. “Any hope that the Obama administration would roll back the constitutional excesses of George Bush in the war on terror was extinguished today. Thankfully, we have three branches of government, and the final word belongs to the Supreme Court, which has yet to rule on the scope of detention authority. But Congress and the president also have a role to play in cleaning up the mess they have created because no American citizen or anyone else should live in fear of this or any future president misusing the NDAA’s detention authority.”

The bill also contains provisions making it difficult to transfer suspects out of military detention, which prompted FBI Director Robert Mueller to testify that it could jeopardize criminal investigations.  It also restricts the transfers of cleared detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to foreign countries for resettlement or repatriation, making it more difficult to close Guantanamo, as President Obama pledged to do in one of his first acts in office.

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