If I may paraphrase, it is better to light a smuggler's lantern than to curse the tyrannical darkness.
The stenosis worsens, apparently. Spent most of yesterday pukin' up what passed for lunch and then trying to sleep off the nausea. Finally got my referral to the UAB specialist though, and will be headed in there next Wednesday for tests and evaluation after two years of circular same-old, same-old. Praise the Lord.
We're back to being out of magazines for the smuggling campaign, so if anyone has any they'd like to donate, remember to label them according to function -- "politician grade" (non-reliable/non-functional) or freedom fighter grade (suitable for reliable use on tyrants). Will be taunting some more New York politicians as soon as I get more fodder. Cheapest way is to send them via USPS to PO Box 926, Pinson, AL 35126. If you want to send via FedEx or UPS, send to 6635 Womack Road, Pinson, AL 35126. Also, a reminder that although my email is GeorgeMason1776ATaol.com, my savings and loan will not cash checks or money orders made out to "George Mason" or to "Sipsey Street." Nor will they accept for deposit the one I got the other day made out "The Smuggler."
Per requests, I am working on an open letter to the MD state police. I keep getting criticized for such letters being "TL; DR" (too long, didn't read). The attention=deficit-disorder-plagued kibitzers on ARFcom will likely be disappointed in the MD letter too. Such is life. They are, of course, welcome to write their own letters to law enforcement and put their real names and addresses on them. They can make them as short as they want with their own asses on the line. Not holding my breath on THAT one.
Keep me in your prayers.