Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Drug Activist Calls Me Unfit for Office for Not Taking Classes on Injecting Narcon.

    A year ago, I attended a rally on the matter of drug overdoses. Both my election opponents attended. Call it political...Call it concern...Call it being responsive....I like to think all three of were looking to learn how government could respond better.
    Someone ask me at the event if I wanted to be trained in the administration of Narcan, a drug that can arrest the effects of an overdose.

 you were asked if you wanted to be trained, not necessarily as the Mayor but as a business owner of a Bar and your response was "i don't have those kind of people in my bar" So ignorant then and now. This just clarifies for me that you are not worthy of being mayor-Anonymous

     I declined as I don't encounter those situations and I feel uncomfortable administering such a drug to someone I don't know and don't know the situation.
    Today the person I talked to chose to breach that conversation and write in the comment section how terrible I am and that declining the Narcan instruction is why I was unfit to be mayor.
     At the time I was courteous to the request and yesterday was happy to host guests on the HOTLINE to discuss the issue of overdoses.
     Seven people have died this month, and I wonder whether the issue is well served by anonymous people trying to excoriate people who are attending an event and expressing concern.
         

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

A five term mayor is unfit to be mayor? That makes sense.

Anonymous said...

I love taking my election advise from druggies. Come to think of it, I better plant myself in front of CNN tonight.

Anonymous said...

I am with you all the way. I hope to never have to use one of the things on a friend, stranger, and or a family member. Not hiding my head in the sand. I still don't think much of these kits. They just give the drug addict some kind of peaceful way out when they screw up. So there is no fear. When a person no longer fears death, well you know the rest.

dajeep said...

Narcan, the great enabler of the opiod addicted. OD, no problem, someone will come around to give you a dose so you can continue on your merry way. It just continues the vicious circle of drug addiction. No one has the answers to what can be done, but the first step is wanting to help yourself crawl from the hell the drug put you in.

Anonymous said...

That's one of the problems with these "movements". They tend to attract nutjobs who take their positions to extreme. No matter how much feeling you have or how much you care, or love government programs, there is an undeniable factor of personal responsibility here. I'm sure that will pass and soon enough these fine people will be classified as neglected and abused victims. This will make throwing money at them even more politically desirable. Rather then get all panties in a wad about narcan, a temporary fix at best, why don't we balance treatment with a strong message of consequences and reminders of personal responsibility. Unless these people were born brain dead, they should have known that drugs kill you, and are not a fashionable idea. Nothing cool about it.

Anonymous said...

How sad, imagine the possibility of future legal action taken against Jeff's small business.

Just goes to show you the stupidity of some of these libtard posters.

Mr. Anoym. tell us what your day job is?

Anonymous said...

Being unwilling to administer a drug to someone is not the reason you are unfit to ever hold office again.

Anonymous said...

One of the tragic parts of drug addiction is that you do not know who has it, some hide it well. You could very well have a patron with the problem. As a responsible bar owner it may not be a bad idea to be qualified but not exactly a deal breaker if you choose not to.

The ability to administer Narcan has absolutely nothing to do with mayoral duties. No need to use the foolish five term defense.

Anonymous said...

I am on your side..In this day and age, damned if you do and damned if you don't. As a lay person, I don't blame you for declining to be 'trained in administration' of narcan. It doesn't matter whether those 'kinds of people' patronize your bar or not..What happened to personal responsibility? All these heroin users voluntarily started their addiction..it was a choice. Just like it is your choice NOT to administer a drug.

Anonymous said...

Narcan for your bar? Nah. Defibrillators maybe.

Betty Olin said...

I have seen a group of people snort some sort of drug up their noses while at a dance club in Watertown,NY. They all got out their viles did a countdown and snorted the drug up their noses all at the same time while on the dance floor. I never went back to that bar/nightclub. If one of those people OD all I would have done is called 911. I was the designated driver that night. My roommate went near those group of people and I told her to stay away from those group of people. You do not want to be associated with them. Do not judge Jeff Graham until you are in that situation. I wouldn't of administer anything to any of them. Respect Jeff Graham. I back his decision a 100%.

Anonymous said...

I just hope some of these people posting on here never have a friend or relative who becomes addicted. Maybe you would say the same thing when no one is around to help them. I have revived someone and yes I have a good day job and responsibilities outside my job in the community.

Betty Olin said...

I have been to a bar/nightclub in Watertown, NY where a large group of people were on the dance floor in a circle dancing. All of a sudden each person in the circle took out a vial. The group of people did a countdown and once they reached zero, each person took the vial and stuck it up their nose and snorted whatever was in the vial. If one person OD on the dance floor all I would have done is called 911. I was the designated driver that night. My roommate went near those group of people and I told her to stay away from them and do not associate with them. Respect Jeff Graham because I wouldn't have administered anything to them either even though I witnessed a group of people snorting a drug up their noses.

Anonymous said...

9:00, a guy like you will see more than your share of this kind of destructive behavior. Why? Because you have a great heart, but no brain. You are an enabler. Those poor poor heroin addicts who caught their habit from dirty toilet seat.

Anonymous said...

9:00 You appear to be a very kind and generous person. I personally have made it a point never to associate with those type of people that partake in drugs.

My kids were raised never ever to get involved with drugs, gambling or stealing. or associate with that class of individuals.

Does anyone recall Jeff recently posted a selfie photo of the young hoodlum singing his madeup song 'The Watertown Whore'? Ask yourself would you want your kids hanging or associating with the piece of garbage? Would you lend a hand if he was an addict? Be honest, I don't think the do gooders that post here with lend a hand. He is already a lost cause and you have no one to blame but the parents.

Anonymous said...

I always keep a fentanyl patch on hand in case I encounter one of these OD "victims". There is no better service you can give these families than to help expedite the inevitable and save the family from being taken advantage of by their loved one and watching their loved one sink deeper and deeper into the life of a drug addict.

Preacher. said...

9.00 So if I am a drug user I can count on you, and keep using drugs? Does that sound like a good plan to you?