Even more jobs lost

Apparently the Mexican drug cartels are grabbing an increasing percentage of the methamphetamine market, and in so doing, they’re tearing at the Hyacinth Girl’s heartstrings:

I cannot help but feel terrible for the Mom & Pop meth labs that are no doubt getting evicted from their trailers as we speak. They can’t make the rent, kids. Our dependence on foreign meth is killing the industry. Thousands of white trash families will be forced to make legitimate welfare claims.

The humanity! Pock-marked, RAID-scented borderline schizophrenics will be holding up the line at the liquor store, using their EBT cards to buy some Wild Turkey to fill the void left by the demise of their meth manufacturing careers. Now they’ll be back to fixing screen doors and perfectly functional bikes at midnight, ’cause they ain’t gonna have nothin else to do.

Where is our compassion now?


  1. Jeffro »

    10 August 2011 · 12:48 am

    I blame NAFTA.

  2. fillyjonk »

    10 August 2011 · 9:18 pm

    I guess the trendy-upscaley types are really only concerned about their pot being locally-grown these days.

  3. Joseph Hertzlinger »

    11 August 2011 · 11:29 pm

    I recall a public-service announcement on Saturday Night Live in the 1970s from the Marijuana Pickers Union:
    “Every time you buy Mexican or Columbian pot, you put an American out of work!”

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