Thursday, January 24, 2019

Burton Suffers Stroke


State Senator Terry Burton suffered a stroke. He is under medical care. 

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31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hate it for the guy. I hope it's not too serious and he fully recovers.

Anonymous said...

Yikes, sending prayers his way.

Anonymous said...

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are no joke. Makes no sense why this stuff is legal and not weed.

Anonymous said...

I hate it for the fella. He has a great speaking voice made for radio! Hope he gets it better.

Anonymous said...

No doubt the Donkeycrat vultures are happy now.

Anonymous said...

3:51 PM, Amen. I'm not an alcoholic or have any problem with alcohol but I have a PROBLEM with alcohol. It is much more harmful than marijuana and lends itself to abuse at a much higher rate. Sickening that all we see during football is beer ad after beer ad after beer ad. The beer and liquor lobby will fight tooth and nail to keep marijuana illegal as long as possible.

Anonymous said...

It is much more harmful than marijuana and lends itself to abuse at a much higher rate.

Link?

Tim Leary, Ph.D. Him Dead said...

I am sorry for this fellow. I don't know about his medical history or anything else about his personal life. Good thoughts and prayers for him and those dear to him.

Having said that I wonder about the sanity or good will of anybody who seizes upon another person's health crisis to pontificate about the relative merits of alcohol and marijuana.

Winston Churchill was an awful alcoholic. Drank the stuff for breakfast. Was a war hero, a wartime Prime Minister of the UK, and as an aside wrote 43 book-length works in 72 volumes. That's functional. Here's a link: https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/writings-articles-and-books/the-books-of-sir-winston-churchill/

Ole Miss's marijuana guru Mahmoud A. ElSohly has done extensive research on the topic of marijuana's long term effects on its users. Apparently it makes one stupid. Here's a link to several studies:

https://moffittcaspi.trinity.duke.edu/research-topics/cannabis/iq

Here's a link to another source critical of cannabis use:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/add.12703

Me? I use neither. BUT I'm in my mid-70's and came of age in a culture wherein pot use was ubiquitous. I quit early on when I realized the "fun" of smoking the stuff is that it made me stupid. The people I observed doing the best in this life were not stupid and I wanted to be like them.

Now, looking back I note that the potheads I knew -- almost to a person -- ended up in life's scrapheap, dead or in jail, or just plain sorry. Scientific? No but I remain convinced -- it makes a person stupid. I didn't see much of it in professional school.

The cultures where cannabis is tolerated are in the main African, South Asian, Mexico -- all real toilets in terms of their long term contributions to civilization. Wine, on the other hand, Greece, Rome, France. Beer Germany. Gin the U.K. Where would you rather live? Zimbabwe or Berlin? London? Rome? You pick.

Anonymous said...

5:39, You must not follow the news. It's because he has widely struggled with alcohol abuse and recently said he was going to get help with his "Demons". Strokes are a common issue in people suffering from alcohol withdrawal among other serious issues. It's pretty easy to put 2 and 2 together and reasonably assume the two issues are likely related. Not sure where you got your list of cannabis tolerated cultures, but it is factually incorrect, i.e. a big fat LIE! Zimbabwe does not have legal weed, but Canada sure does. Where would you rather live? Canada or North Korea?

Anonymous said...

He thought nothing about endangering thousands of people driving drunk...
NEXT

Anonymous said...

@5:39 PM Well said.

Anonymous said...

touche’ to 5:39 - you just kicked everybody’s ass

Anonymous said...

5:39 PM, I respect my elders and the stupid things they say

Anonymous said...

5:39 PM, how are you able to assign entire countries the embodiment of a particular substance? Germany and England since the 50’s has had any drug you could imagine. South Asian countries, sad to say, have more intelligent people per square inch than in our entire country.

I’m scratching my head because I’m trying to think what Nixon 1960 campaign pamphlet or kook TBN documentary you saw that gave you this information. I am sorry that you have access to the computer and am surprised you don’t think the devil lives inside of it.

Anonymous said...

I love how your proof that alcohol is harmless is Winston Churchill. You may as well say Chris Christie is proof pizza is a vegetable

Anonymous said...

Why don’t we all stop acting like the leadership (both parties), take a seat, have a drink (and a joint if you prefer), and discuss this like adults? Oh, I forgot, that is not permissible. We are now required to call each other names and refuse to budge off our positions so that our mindless followers will cheer us on for accomplishing absolutely nothing for the greater good. Instead, we constantly pontificate about all the good that we could do if the other side would simply concede and follow us blindly like our base already does.

Anonymous said...

5:39....although there is an incredible amount of water flowing in and around the Netherlands, it is far from a "real toilet".

Anonymous said...

I would rather have Sir Winston in charge of my country . . . than say a 'Snoop Dogg' or a 'Cheech & Chong'.

Anonymous said...

9:08 PM, sorry but your default “run to the middle” answer is not applicable. Frequent alcohol use and dependence is either dangerous or it isn’t. There is no happy medium.

Anonymous said...

Pizza isn't a vegetable? Oh my.

Anonymous said...

It seems that the people arguing against marijuana have a hard time coming up with a coherent thought. Who is the one with the impaired brain again? How about compare Winston Churchill to someone has been on record for smoking doobies, which isn’t much but leaves us with Clinton and Obama. I’m assuming Bush 43 and JFK for good measure. Churchill was a good wartime Prime Minister but England grew sick of him fast after the war. His ineptitude gave way to socialism in modern England, but I digress.

Bottom line, the honorable Terry Burton would be much better off today had he never taken a drink or had sought professional help to rid his body of the poison we call alcohol. Perhaps medical marijuana will be a good therapeutic measure for him going forward. Hope he gets better soon.

Anonymous said...

Burton has been morbidly obese for decades....add alcohol withdrawal and psychological "demons"?.....ripe for fatal risks. Prayers to him and his family....AND to the millions of other poor souls who in the exact same predicament as he has been, and are ticking time bombs.

Anonymous said...

His [Churchill] ineptitude gave way to socialism in modern England, but I digress.

ROFLMAO. Sure, whatever you say!

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Terry and his recovery.

Anonymous said...

6:26 PM, yours is the typical comment I expect to see here. Yes, it is a blessing that no one was harmed. Was pleased that there were so many who understood his illness and wished him well. I don't even know him personally, but know he served our state well for many years. You must be perfect. And you must not know anyone with a problem with drugs or alcohol.

Anonymous said...

God watch over Terry! As for "Winston Churchill was an awful alcoholic", actually my understanding is that he would keep the same glass of scotch going for hours. He drank it very sloooowly.

Anonymous said...

I did not know that alcohol withdrawal was associated with propensity for stroke, so I learned that. I also learned this blog is full of assholes who celebrate the unfortunate circumstances of others, particularly their serious medical conditions. Well, I didn't really LEARN that. I already knew it but was reminded. So, thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

The true "unfortunate circumstances of others" are the taxpayers who paid this sick human being's salary for so many years. He does not "represent" the bulk of Mississippians. IF someone has the disease of drug/alcohol addiction, I do not think it wise for him to represent other people in very serious matters. His judgment at best is unsound and compromised. God only knows the background and general character of most of the Mississippi leadership.....perhaps it's why the state is dead last nationally, and on the verge of imploding when the federal dollars dry up. Where in God's name are the men and women of character with good health and judgment? There's not a role model ONE among them....they blow with the wind while partying on the taxpayer's dime.

Anonymous said...

Please come up with some new material 9:37. You've already barfed up that one here before.

Anonymous said...

@1:48 Sigh, it doesn't make it any less true.

Anonymous said...

It is somewhat funny that the people responding negatively on this post are probably the same people that bowed in SENATOR BURTON's presence when he had at least the appearance power. SENATOR BURTON, there is one lesson politicians find hard to accept. That is "When it's over, it's over." I heard there may soon be a vacancy as "head of the state democrat party."

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