March 11, 2005

JUNKIE NATION (via Robert Tremblay):

Vancouver Tries Free Heroin Program (Fox News, March 11, 2005)

Just over the United States northwest border, addicts will soon be able to get their fix from the Canadian government in the form of free heroin administered by nurses and doctors on the taxpayer's dime.

May as well make Canadians physically as well as figuratively dependent on the State.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 11, 2005 12:19 PM

Look at the bright side; perhaps it will work as well as the healthcare system, with addicts waiting weeks due to heroin rationing and the private providers run out of business...

Posted by: Mike Earl at March 11, 2005 12:49 PM

Well, more migration to the Great White North.

Maybe they won't be let back in???

Posted by: Sandy P at March 11, 2005 12:55 PM

Is Karl Rove behind this as well?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at March 11, 2005 2:05 PM

On the other hand, this could serve to make Seattle more Republican in the future...

Posted by: Jphn at March 11, 2005 2:14 PM

You think there'd BE a Seattle after all the addicts move north?

Posted by: John Barrett Jr. at March 11, 2005 3:11 PM

Tell 'ya what, Mr. Martin, we'll trade you all our heroin addicts for Alberta and Saskachewan. . . . Okay, okay, we'll throw in Vermont, too . . . and that includes Howard Dean.

Posted by: Mike Morley at March 11, 2005 3:15 PM

Well, a migration would certainly clean up the areas around Pioneer Square, the University District and Pike Place Market, and for the first time in years, some of the entrances to I-5 would be without someone waving a sign.

Speaking of migration, has anyone seen anything on how the great Bush inspired exodus to the Great White Promised Land is proceeding? Or is this another case of campaign promises being ignored once the election has passed?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at March 11, 2005 5:47 PM