Politics and Religion

FINALLY: Progressives are hammering Obama on his bullshit drug policy.
willywonka4u 11 Reviews 1845 reads

Far too often Dems and Republicans will support their guy. I've never thought very highly of cheerleading.

But it looks like with this new bio coming out about Obama being quite the marijuana enthusiast, a lot of people on the left are hammering Obama on the issue.

They're not alone. Today, nearly two thirds of Americans now believe that marijuana should be legal.

Despite this, and the fact that marijuana has shown to be the safest drug ever used by man, half the arrests in the US are for marijuana. 850,000 were arrested in 2010 alone, 88% of whom were arrested for simple possession.

It seems bizarre to me, why anyone would support 850,000 people being arrested, in one year alone, for having a plant on them. A freaking plant!

To give one an idea of how absurd this is, if you had in your possession a plant from the Cannabaceae family, say a species known as Humulus lupulus, you're fine. We know this plant as "hops", and it's added to beer.

But if you instead have a plant from the Cannabaceae family, a cannabis species, then you're breaking the law.

It's a law that millions break, and yet people don't lose their jobs, they don't become addicted, and most are never caught. Late night TV openly targets stoners as an audience. It's legal or tolerated in other countries, and surprise, surprise, nothing goes wrong, and yet we still put 850,000 people a year behind bars for it. Unfuckingbelievable.

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little ROACH THIEF, WEED MOOCHER. Maybe this was his early indoctrination into his current entitlement mentality.

Maybe Obama is waiting for Biden to light up a doobie on TV to change his mind publicly on the issue. Obama isn't making any friends in California, specifically with the medical marijuana dispensaries raids.

Willy, you really have a wealth of information on drugs, guns, wine making, anarchism and the like. If you just took some of that time and channeled into making money, maybe we wouldn't need to hear you bitch and whine like a little girl about life's inequities.

Even though I'm a proponent of legalizing pot, I'm still a big time proponent on employee drug testing, including pot.

...believe it or not, some people do organize their lives around making money. If I make wine, I do it because I want to make wine, I don't do it to make money.

It's quite strange to me that people spend most of their useful years worried about something as egotisical as making money. What's the fucking point? To die rich?

Let me put it this way. If I were richer I would just blow the money on hookers and pot. I'm already blowing my disposable income on hookers and pot, and I'm more than happy with how much of that I'm getting. So why bother?

You might have noticed that I don't talk about how I've never gotten a "fair shot". I don't bitch that I don't have a bigger house or a garage full of restored muscle cars. I've never wanted any of that shit, my house is too big for me to manage as is, I'm getting high and fucking hot babes all the time, and I have a job I love. The only complaint I have in my life is my long-ass commute. Big deal. There are people in this world who don't have food.

Saint, it would be as against my nature to concern myself every day with money, as it would be for you to consern yourself everyday with giving your money away to the homeless. Neither one of us are wired that way. All I know is that if I lived my life the way you lived yours, I wouldn't be able to look in the mirror.

Anyway, with that being said, if you think employee drug testing is a good idea (instead of just firing someone who shows up to work intoxicated), then if a business gets a tax break, or some corporate welfare, or benefits from some gov't funded R&D, or gets a break on property taxes, or SOMETHING from the taxpayers, then should the executives have to submit to a drug test for Uncle Sam to take a looky at?

""Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.  The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation.   He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.""


Got any slurs you've been practicing there willyboy?

no time soon. The US spends about 100b per year on the drug war. It cant just vanish.

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