This Democratic Representative from NY, Carolyn McCarthy, talking to the oddly well-behaved Lawrence O’Donnell is a gun control nut who is using Tucson as a pretext for promoting her gun control nuttiness —and Dick Cheney’s opinion of extended ammo clips is irrelevant. Why do hippies think that they can get rid of enough guns and magazines and ammunition to make America safe? It’s almost as stupid a belief as the Republicans’ delusion that it’s possible to completely eradicate marihuana. What childish crap! If it is some psychopath’s purpose to commit mass murder, how likely is it that he will be deterred by too short an ammo clip?
Just say no to gun control enthusiasts and gateway drug addicts.
I heard Richard Holbrooke say the other day that the United States is no longer going to participate in the destruction of poppy fields in Afghanistan. Why? Because, Holbrooke said, it wasn’t accomplishing anything: it was antagonizing the little guys and not depriving al-Qaedists or the Taliban of their funding. And it was a huge waste of money.
In other news, three young people have been murdered in this city in the past two weeks because of marihuana deals gone bad.
Why are young people dying because of marihuana? Why are they going to jail for it?
Barack Obama’s glib and assholish response to a recent question put to him regarding the legalization of marihuana really pissed me off. A very large number of people submitted questions to him about this online for his so-called town hall meeting on Thursday and here is how he dismissed them:
I have to say that there was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy — (laughter) — and job creation. And I don’t know what this says about the online audience — (laughter) — but I just want — I don’t want people to think that — this was a fairly popular question; we want to make sure that it was answered. The answer is, no, I don’t think that is a good strategy — (laughter) — to grow our economy. (Applause.)
No rationale given, no acknowledgement of the seriousness of the question, no nothing: just the usual ignorance from someone who is in a position to finally stop a very wasteful and destructive front in the so-called War on Drugs —but who will not because of his essential cowardice.
The question isn’t going away, Barry. Hemp is for victory. You’ve got the wife out in the backyard growing vegetables, so why are you afraid of this plant? Hell, you’re a tobacco smoker! You fucking smoke poison every day of the week —so what is your argument against marihuana? Well, there isn’t one —unless you’re an asshole who would prefer to keep marihuana illegal as a pretext for prosecuting and investigating other actual crimes.
At some point, critical political mass will be reached and the logic of ending the criminalization of marihuana will become inescapable. You want cellulosic ethanol? Industrial grade hemp will give you that. It will also give you tens of thousands of “green jobs.” Those are the good ones, right? The ones that don’t get “shipped overseas”? You want natural alternatives to pharmaceutical pain management for people fighting cancer and other diseases? Safely and domestically grown marihuana varieties will give you that. They will also give you hundreds of thousands of home farmers and cottage industrialists of every imaginable kind. And do you want to see a dramatic reduction in the violence and lawlessness inflicted on this country by the smuggling operations of the Mexican criminal class? Then disincentivize what they do, dumbass! After 70 years of ostensibly trying to stop marihuana, how about some real change in the Government’s “thinking” for once?
Eric Holder suggests that changes are coming in the War on Drugs:
San Francisco — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is sending strong signals that President Obama – who as a candidate said states should be allowed to make their own rules on medical marijuana – will end raids on pot dispensaries in California.
Asked at a Washington news conference Wednesday about Drug Enforcement Administration raids in California since Obama took office last month, Holder said the administration has changed its policy.
“What the president said during the campaign, you’ll be surprised to know, will be consistent with what we’ll be doing here in law enforcement,” he said. “What he said during the campaign is now American policy.”
“You’ll be surprised to know”? Why? Just because Obama was in favor of liberalizing the policy as a candidate, then allowed the raids to continue once in office, and now is reversing himself again?
There’s no doubt that the criminalization of marihuana in America makes for stupid and counterproductive policy and law. How much more effective would our border security be if the rationale for smuggling marihuana into our country were disincentivized? Only those drug dealers who were intent on moving coke and crank and other hardcore drugs into this country would find it worth the risk. And since their numbers are much smaller, our present interdictions would thereby become proportionately more effective.
I applaud the President and his race-baiting attorney general for this important first step towards full legalization, and I hope they are not bullied off their position by the drug war absolutists whose lack of common sense is destroying lives, wasting money, and undermining our border security.
Really? A world-class athlete smokes pot? Get outta here! Doesn’t Michael Phelps know that marihuana is a “gateway drug” to which he should have just said “no”?
According to the Federal Government, marihuana is a Schedule I controlled substance —just like heroin or ecstasy. Is that supposed to make sense? No, it’s fucking crap. Just accept it and move on.
Oh, and how about the biggest killer of them all? Where does tobacco rank? What “schedule” is nicotine?
Uh, well. It’s, uh, it’s not listed by the DEA on any of the schedules.
And, yet, it is a certified mass murderer. One that we tax and depend on for various actuarial reasons, of course, but a legally protected and widely available mass murderer.
How about it, President Obama? Where will your drug policies differ from J. Edgar’s?
That’s what much of America’s so-called War on Drugs is all about: maintaining leverage in certain communities by pursuing unwinnable policies at the street level. Using drug charges as predicates or doggie snacks or swords of Damocles. It’s hard to believe that the Community Organizer-in-Chief is down for keeping the black markets black and making criminals out of people and making markets out of criminality. After all, you can’t benefit from or integrate with what you drive underground and you can’t be morally serious by incentivizing lawlessness —for both the putative criminal and the System alike.
And so it is: the other part of the so-called War on Drugs is all about the Full Employment Act for Cops, Judges, and the Prison Industry. How many thousands of young men are in prison right now for the sale or possession of marihuana? Is that really why we maintain prisons? How about it, President Obama? How many different ways are you going to lie to us and lie to yourself about why we can’t legalize industrial hemp and marihuana? How many young men’s lives are being ruined by their associations in our prisons this very night with actual murderers, rapists, and robbers on simple account of some marihuana deal?
As they say, if not now, when? And if not you, who?
I want more for my paradigm-shifting dollar, please.
Here’s some more on our next Vice President (emphasis mine):
Counterbalancing McCain’s reputation as a political dinosaur, Palin smoked pot when it was legal in Alaska, admitting, “I can’t claim a Bill Clinton and say I never inhaled”, and her children, Track, 19, Bristol, 17, Willow, 13, Piper, 7, and Trig, four months, have hippie-sounding names. Track, who joined the US infantry in September last year, is about to be deployed to Iraq. “It has really opened my eyes to international events and how war impacts everyday Americans like us,” she said.
The cool part about Palin’s marihuana use is that McCain apparently doesn’t care. Hee hee.
Come on, libertarians! This is potentially huge.
When Al Gore accepted the Nobel Prize, he said that we human beings are the problem.
If that sort of self-loathing Leftist pessimism isn’t the direct descendant of the concepts of original sin and the unredeemed sinner, then it is their retarded nephew. Therefore, what Gore and the Gaiists are practicing is religion. Moreover, it is utterly derivative of Judeo-Christian morality, which must be just awful for these tweed jacketed and besandaled morans to finally recognize: “Wha-? We’re just as trapped by the oppressive orthodoxy of sin and redemption as mere Christianists and Neocons?!”
Just quit tripping and settle down, hippies. Come up with something slightly less insane than to promise a completely carbon-neutral America within ten years. Jesus, Gore! Put down that bong and be serious.
Now that is real time, baby!
This global warming debate today is just so fucking historic!
Note to Dhimms: I don’t listen to you stupid bastards until you finally make the connection between reductions in oil importation and the necessity of legalizing hemp. Are we clear on that? Don’t give me Iowa corn subsidies and Bush the Younger’s bullshit “switchgrass” and all the rest of it until you grow some balls and make the case you know must be made. Period. It’s cowardice because you don’t want to go against the War on Drugs community of courts, attorneys, prisons (public and otherwise), and cops.
P.S. Using food stocks to produce ethanol at a loss is also raising the price of food and hurting working class Americans. Wake up, morans!
Senator Dodd just gave a great and honest answer on the decriminalization of marihuana. Good on him. There are too many people getting locked up in this country for what Governor Schwarzenegger just called a mere leaf.
Hemp for Victory!
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