NIMBY AT ITS MOST VISCIOUS:
The March 30 Clanton (Al.) Advertiser, and subsequent posted comments, represent the height of mean-spirited, misinformed, non-christian vitriol aimed at individuals who are seeking nothing more than a chance to live free of the horrors associated with dependence on illicit drugs (http://www.clantonadvertiser.com/news/2009/mar/30/appeal-methadone-clinic-fails). Among the venom that appears in the comments applauding rejection of a methadone treatment facility is this gem: "I personally don't mind them having methadone if it kills that many drug users." An appeal to humanitarianism clearly would miss the mark, but one might think some citizens would be moved purely by the general community's self-interest in ensuring treatment availability for those who want and need it.