I read that a couple dozen Iowa National Guard troops tried to avoid being shipped to Iraq by taking illegal drugs prior to drug tests the night before deployment – and got sent anyway. Talk about a bad trip.

I think it’s interesting, these kids taking drugs to avoid a war. It’s like a cheap version of the ’60s, when the youth tried using the combined forces of acid and long hair to actually end a war.

I say all that shit is un-American. Americans take a situation and make the best out of it, and things usually work out. Take the weatheruncle. He ended up volunteering for an extra tour in ‘Nam because he loved the drugs over there so much.

Monday’s forecast: The weatheruncle remains unpleased with the current perversion of the term “Drug War.”