frauenfelder at March 5th, 2014 15:26 — #1
dacree at March 5th, 2014 15:47 — #2
"We also know that marijuana destroys lives and families, undermines our economy, and insults our common values. There are no sound scientific, economic or social reasons to change our nation's marijuana policies,"
Thomas M. Harrigan
Absolutely nothing in that quote is factual. I'll tell you what insults our common values - putting people in prison for having a plant. As does the DEA destroying peoples lives while our president, an admitted once heavy pot smoker, watches on approvingly.
knoxblox at March 5th, 2014 15:48 — #3
Well, you know, they could always just invade Crim...errr, Colorado to save the Russ...errr, teetotalers.
orion_starfire at March 5th, 2014 15:55 — #4
That is demonstrably false. One needs only to find a single parent who favors marijuana legalization
davide405 at March 5th, 2014 15:56 — #5
Proposed: "every single parent" is just a thinly disguised version of "think of the children."
jandrese at March 5th, 2014 15:57 — #6
This guy is terrified that he's about to have a major cut to his budget isn't he? Without million of pot smokers to prosecute, how can he justify such a lavish budget? The only other option is that he's completely and utterly deluded and actually believes all of this. I think the former option is far more likely however.
funkdaddy at March 5th, 2014 15:58 — #7
Found. I'm absent & better for it, but I still hold citizenship & vote n shit.
anonymous86 at March 5th, 2014 16:02 — #8
Apparently in the mind of the DEA I do not exist. I suppose that's a good thing.
crashproof at March 5th, 2014 16:06 — #9
I parsed this as every single parent and was wondering why he thinks their opinions differ from married parents.
Not that this makes any less sense.
petzl at March 5th, 2014 16:08 — #10
It's a little unfair to criticize this particular guy. He's a dog trained to hunt squirrels. The minute he opens his mouth to suggest even slightly modifying his squirrel-hunting diet, he's going to get replaced by a fresh, less squirrel-averse, hunting dog.
fuzzyfungus at March 5th, 2014 16:19 — #11
I thought that the Marijuana was used by negroes and mexicans to stoke their miscegenate lust for unsullied white womanhood? Surely at least some of those count as parents in favor of legalization?
chickied at March 5th, 2014 16:23 — #12
What he meant to imply is "every single [good] [moral] [white] parent."
dacree at March 5th, 2014 16:23 — #13
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"
I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked - Upton Sinclair
dloburns at March 5th, 2014 16:29 — #14
Only Sith speak in absolutes.
jerwin at March 5th, 2014 16:31 — #15
Perhaps those in favor of marijuana legalization should encourage those single parents to marry each other, and discover the joys of legal pot together, as a family.
kimmo at March 5th, 2014 16:32 — #16
How about giving a comfortable salary to an absolute fuckwit from tax dollars?
Absolute fuckwit, complete arsehole, whatevs. Functionally identical when they have power.
How about Skeksis?
gwailo_joe at March 5th, 2014 16:44 — #17
Not mine. I'm 38. I still occasionally smoke with my 70+ year old parents.
Mom gardens, sews, teaches dance and yoga. Dad is retired from 25 years doing IT for the Federal government, won two Grammy awards, makes short films in his spare time.
Neither of them in any way are 'criminal'. I, while not as nice as my parents, still manage a clean driving record, clean criminal record and paid 40K in taxes last year. Granted much of that is due to luck, moderate laws in my area and of course having white skin and a decent gift of gab. Marijuana is not harmless, nor is it a Miracle Drug. But it is neither 'The Devils' Weed' and the ruined lives due to criminalization is surely the real evil.
This guy can go drink a pint of bong water.
ironedithkidd at March 5th, 2014 16:51 — #18
I'm a parent and I'm in favor of legalization. No kid (or adult, for that matter) should have his/her life destroyed because s/he get's caught doing something that over half of all Usians have done.
danegeld at March 5th, 2014 16:56 — #19
It's the "no true Scotsman" fallacy again:
Shock horror! Those people with children who do not oppose Marijuana legalisation are not true parents they're child abusers!
tribune at March 5th, 2014 17:05 — #20
do true scotsmen support legalization or not?
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