PA Governor Big Bad Wolf Attacks Another Windmill

Here comes the big bad Pennsylvania Governor Wolf to save the day, again! This tax and spend Democrat promised action on their mental health, but doesn’t know how he’s going to fund it. Yea, right, I’m sure the Big Bad Wolf will find a way, even if he has to huff and puff and blow your house down to get your attention!  Evidently, Big Bad believes you have to be prodded by big government to address the state of your mind, your issues. Wolf is at his opioid command center, up in his Ivory Tower, to come up with a scheme to find another way to soak the taxpayer. This wisdom comes, evidently, from The Land Of The Lotus Eaters! 

In Pennsylvania, former governor Tom Corbitt wisely cut the fat by defunding the mental health hustling industry, just as he permitted drilling for fuel on state lands to provide jobs, needed affordable fuel and some of the proceeds to go into the tax coffer to be used to fund needed things and give the taxpayer a break. The Big Bad Wolf blew that house down and saved the day to save the environment! 

In southern Bucks County, PA, a few years back the mental health hustling program, where “recruiters” reached out to homeless people, with their a priori knowledge that in order to get housing, the homeless need mental health services, which they feel the homeless don’t know. They think they know better than us mortals! 

Funding woes hurt homeless, read a headline in The Courier Times a while back. Actually, it is the mixing of mental health services with housing for the homeless that hurts the homeless. “And when county departments divide these funds among different local initiatives” said Donna Duffy-Bell, administrator of the Bucks County Department of Health…, “more money sometimes goes towards more visible priorities, like opioid addiction, rather than hidden ones like homelessness” the article continues. 

Big Bad Wolf recently held a meeting of his knights in shining armor at the Round Table.  He and his philosopher kings are going to figure out how to plan their schemes.  The listening phase of the scheme has not been planned.  There’s no need to listen; if Big Bad Wolf wants your opinion, he’ll tell you what it is! 

The church, not secular psychiatry/psychology should fill this void in mental health programming by getting even more involved in helping people with problems. 

As to the defunding of mental health hustling in Bucks County, another parody from the They’re Coming to Take Me Away Band: 

Don’t Think Freely (parody of Buck Owen’s Act Naturally) 

Well, they’re going to put me in the nuthouse 

They want to make a monkey out of me 

They’re going to put me in the nuthouse 

And all they have to do 

Is round up me 


Well, they are going have to chase me real far 

They’re going to hunt me and they can’t really tell 

If I really need to be in the nuthouse 

They expect me to play the part for them real well 


I hope you’ll come and see me in the nuthouse 

Maybe you can slip me a file in some cake 

I hope you’ll come and see me in the nuthouse 

Where I’m all doped up and can’t think freely 


They want to put me in the nuthouse 

That’s because they don’t think I am OK 

Well the only reason I am in the nuthouse 

Is that I’m homeless in Bucks County PA 


Well, they are going have to chase me real far 

They’re going to hunt me and they can’t really tell 

If I really need to be in the nuthouse 

They expect me to play the part for them real well 


I’ll be a homeless collection in the nuthouse 

From the state they want to collect their precious bounty 

I’ll be a monkey caged there in the nuthouse 

Where I’m all doped up and can’t think freely 


They want to put me in the nuthouse 

That’s because they don’t think I am OK 

Well the only reason I am in the nuthouse 

Is that I’m homeless in Bucks County PA 

Is that I’m homeless in Bucks County PA 


Dupe-dupe a looney Dupe-dup a looney Dupe-dupe a looney… 

They’re coming to take me away ah-hah he-he ah-hah ah-hah he-he ah-hah he-he… 

To learn more about the homeless in Bucks County, including the role of the mental health hustlers and the church, read: 

We’ve Got to Get Out of This Place

“We’ve got to get out of this place

if it’s the last thing we ever do

We’ve got to get out of this place

Girl, there’s a better life

for me and you”

-Eric Burdon and the Animals

These are the sediments of many homeless people.  In fact, it could be their theme song.

Some sleep in their cars, some on walkways with padding and blankets, and others in tents in the woods.  The latter group is pestered by bugs and animals.  The homeless who are out in the elements are challenged by the elements — they try to keep warm and dry.  Bedding , their food and their shelters get wet, and so do they sometimes.

And there’s the authorities, who sometimes evict the homeless from their sites.  Sometimes raids are precipitated by some bad apples causing problems, so everybody has to pack up and leave.

There’s also the ambulance chasers, representatives from Penndel Mental Health Center, who went on what became recruitment missions when they accompanied other members of the lower Bucks County, PA community when they went on a meet and greet with the homeless.

There is more vacant property in Bucks County, PA than there are homeless people.  After much discussion, ad infinitum, ad nauseum, about using this property to house the homeless, nothing has been even been started!  I think a reason for this is that the Bucks establishment wants to keep people dependent, and the homeless are perfect for this.  They are viewed as an underclass, who need mental help.  And Penndel Mental Health Center is there to tap into government subsidies, for customers who are almost as agreeable to this service as rocks and trees are to be the constituents of environmentalists.

Like much of the mental health community, the Holy Grail to solving mental health issues at Penndel Mental Health is medication — legal drugs.   When I talked with a representative from Penndel Mental Health, the rep initially asked if I was willing to take medication.

Although I wasn’t homeless, like Captain Hook, I was taken in by the representative’s welcome grin.  I was really messed up at the time.

I recently quit using the Penndel Mental Health Center.  First I stopped taking medication, and then I quit my therapy.  The therapist implied that I shouldn’t be getting therapy because I wasn’t taking medication.  Evidently, this was a package deal.  It’s like buying a 45 rpm single record back in the day, when if you are only interested in one of the songs, but you get both.

The psychiatrist didn’t even determine if my problem was organic — if it was biological, medical, before he prescribed Paxil.  I don’t believe my problem is organic. Evidently, he believes that medication is the sine qua non for treating people’s problems.

When I considered pursuing help through a secular mental health clinic, I was egged on by friends at the Salvation Army Community Center church.  One of them remarked that I was like a rag soaked in gasoline ready to flare up.  So I needed help outside the church.

Referrals to the psyche world from the church has been common for decades.  Pastors have found that after they sent members of their flock to the shrink, however, that they were returned to sender, a  damaged package, address unknown.

But this is changing.  As pastor and counselor Jay Adams says, “There is a new kind of person to whom you may refer people. It is someone who doesn’t try to play shrink, who wants to work with physicians and can be of great help to these people who need counseling rather than medicine. I refer to the new breed of ecclesiastical cat that is prowling around much of this country today.”

Besides getting myself more in touch with God and his Word through resources at the Salvation Army, Christian literature, the Bible, fellowship and prayer, I’ve been attending a Biblical based 12 Steps program, modeled on the original 12 Steps program started by AA.

One of my brothers in the program told me, when I was using Paxil, that I would not need medication once I got my life in sync with God.  Since stopping the Paxil, I’ve been taking the advice of the new breed of ecclesiastical cat and have been working out my problems by following the counsel of the Lord.  As was pointed out in my 12 Steps Journey program, the healing process is slow, but it’s the only sure fire way of getting out of this place in my head.

It will lead to a better life for me and you.

“And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”  -Luke 10:27, King James Version.

One way to show love towards thy neighbor is to contribute to helping the homeless in Bucks County, PA find shelter.  You have the option of skipping the ad after a short wait.