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Wringing Out the Year
Aspen Times, by Glenn Beaton

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Posted By:Aspenhuskerette, 1/10/2013 10:54:54 AM

It´s time to ring in the new year and wring out the old with some reflections on the election, the world, our fair city and, obligatorily, the fiscal cliff. First, the election. Colorado voted to legalize marijuana in contravention to federal law. Apart from the joy of telling the feds to shove it, the argument for legalization is that it´s no worse than alcohol, and we all know what a good thing alcohol is. Now we´ll be able to get drunk on vodka and high on pot brownies for the drive home. Speaking of the feds, the re-elected president nominated

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 1/10/2013 11:11:57 AM     (No. 9108916)

Sounds like the City Council in Aspen are imported Kalifornians, bringing their lunacy to a new location, destroying it and then moving on. A good, but sad article on the state of a formely great country.

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