January 25, 2004

Beware Rural Missouri

In today's Post-Dispatch, there's an article about the problem of Missouri's high number of meth labs (and addicts). The author of the article quotes a woman identified as "Christy" as saying thus:
    Christy blames herself for trying meth and for moving back to rural Missouri.
Thanks, Post-Dispatch. Without your reporting, I would never have known that rural Missouri was a place to be avoided at all costs. Residing there is dangerous as running with a bushel of machetes, as sitting in cactus groves (are they groves), as dangerous as ice skating on unfrozen ponds.



Posted by hln at January 25, 2004 12:53 PM | General News | TrackBack

You just gotta love how the reporters can slant a story when they want to. You have to find that "heartbreaking" person who screwed up and plaster their story all over in order to wrench the hearts of all.

Gotta love the excuses too - there's nothing to do in rural Missouri except drugs... well a drug addict from anywhere will tell you the same thing. If they were so damned bored, why didn't they just move somewhere else? Oops I forgot the cardinal rule - you must blame your circumstances for "making" you do the drugs. GRRRR!!!!

Posted by: Teresa at January 25, 2004 06:26 PM

No, honey, don't go to hard on the reporter.

He knows those uneducated rubes want to have guns too! And dogs! And are mostly Christian!

Almost enough to make one cosmopolitan St. Louisian (how can you tell a cosmopolitan St. Louisian--they don't snicker at the combination of the words "cosmpolitan" and "St. Louisian") spit into his or her martini at the latest trendy Washington Avenue hotspot where they mock suburban people, much less clowns.

Posted by: Brian J. at January 25, 2004 08:36 PM

You know for whom I feel sorry? All those people who were forced to move to rural MO and take Crystal Meth. I mean, they couldn't help it so how can we blame them?

Posted by: Trey Givens at January 26, 2004 11:49 AM

As a graduate of Rock Bridge HS and UMC, I can only say a pox on all their houses, drug-dealing and journalistic.

I also note you are 131,512 hours, 35 minutes younger than me.

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at January 26, 2004 03:12 PM

Oops. I was wrong.

It is 5478 days, 19 hours, 25 minutes and 0 seconds between those dates

Or 473369100 seconds or 7889485 minutes or 131491 hours

I hate it when I goof up.

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at January 26, 2004 03:14 PM