A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Will States’ Rights Go to Pot?
Tribune Media Services, Inc., by Jonah Goldberg

Original Article

Posted By:toledo, 1/3/2014 11:48:59 AM

On January 1, the Centennial State (it hasn’t yet changed its nickname to “The Rocky Mountain High State”) became the first place in the country to legalize marijuana sales for recreational purposes. And Brandon Harris is stoked. The 24-year-old Harris drove 20 hours from Cincinnati, along with a smoking buddy, to be the first Ohioans to buy legal pot in Colorado. “It’s such a big day in history,” Harris, told the Washington Times. “The fact that we don’t have to be criminals and can just smoke, and not be looked down on, or have to mess with the local police.”

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/3/2014 11:57:31 AM     (No. 9678124)

Admit it, Brandon: It´s not as much fun when it´s legal.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: yuban, 1/3/2014 12:19:47 PM     (No. 9678151)

I still look down on you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 1/3/2014 12:33:12 PM     (No. 9678180)

FTA: "“It’s such a big day in history,” Harris, told the Washington Times. “The fact that we don’t have to be criminals and can just smoke, and not be looked down on, or have to mess with the local police.”"

It is obvious that you can smoke Choom to whatever you dare and become president. You can have sex with a male and we´re not suppose to look down on you, Brandon, even the future medical costs should you catch a STD. But, when you crash your car and kill an innocent or actually lose your desire to contribute, but become a welfare ward of the state, I won´t be smiling.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: birddog, 1/3/2014 12:46:00 PM     (No. 9678196)

I´ll bet his parents are soooo proud. He actually was "First" in something, a first in and of itself. A pity this didn´t happen a month ago...they could have mentioned it in their Christmas Cards.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: saguni, 1/3/2014 3:50:13 PM     (No. 9678460)

What will happen to "Driving While Intoxicated" or "Driving Under the Influence" and the related traffic accidents, injuries and deaths?? The half-life of marijuana in the blood stream is six weeks, not hours like alcohol, both the time elapsed and amount ingested will affect test results.

What does that do to employment related drug tests? Can one be fired for lab results weeks after usage?? What about employer responsibility for employees who test positive after an accident that harms customers??

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: craige, 1/3/2014 5:41:44 PM     (No. 9678552)

Getting high (drugs or alcohol), is for those who are not happy with the way their lives are going. Or turned out. When you get to where you want to be, there is no need to ´escape´.

Translation: those who smoke pot or drink alcohol, are losers.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 766937




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "toledo"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "toledo"



Obama´s ´children´ on a rampage
Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/1/2014 8:41:49 AM     Post Reply
After Travon Martin was killed, President Obama interjected himself into the controversy by saying, "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon." His critics picked up with that statement and use it to refer to any criminal incident involving black youths. The mainstream media, ever-supportive of Obama, neglects to publicize any such event and only local newspapers are reporting the increasing meaningless and violent attacks against white victims. It may be unfair to equate these miscreants as children of Obama, who does have two lovely daughters, but he has only himself to blame for ignoring the harm his

Darren Aronofsky’s Noah
Red State, by Eric Erickson    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 3/31/2014 8:42:42 AM     Post Reply
I don’t get all the claims of radical environmentalism in Noah. I saw it last night. I did not draw out of it the environmentalism. In the movie, Noah took the position that all mankind had corrupted the earth with sin and God intended to wipe them all out. Noah presumed God would wipe him and his family out too once all the animals were saved. Sure, Noah was a vegetarian and the bad guys are meat eaters who do to the earth what Saruman did, but I don’t really see the whacked out radical environmentalism. It’s more thematic of

Chelsea Handler to End
E! Show, Manager Says
Hollywood Reporter, by Kim Masters    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 3/31/2014 7:22:40 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Handler plans to leave the E! channel when her contract expires at the end of the year, bringing a close to her Chelsea Lately talk show after eight years, according to her manager, Irving Azoff.Handler has long been vocal about her dissatisfaction with the network though such complaints could be perceived as part of a negotiation. In this case, Azoff tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires. She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have at least seven suitors and many ideas.” He adds that plans for Handler could include

´Gosnell´ movie will depict
´America´s biggest serial killer´
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/29/2014 9:29:27 AM     Post Reply
The mainstream media ignored the horrific abortion case, and a giant fundraiser has tried at the last minute to censor the movie about Kermit Gosnell, but a project to bring the story to theaters next year is moving ahead this weekend with a public campaign to raise $2.1 million.“I think Americans will step up,” filmmaker Phelim McAleer told Secrets about "Gosnell." The movie about the Philadelphia abortionist convicted last year of murder and illegal late-term abortion charges almost stumbled at the last minute when internet fundraiser Kickstarter imposed censorship restrictions on how the moviemakers planned to describe the killer in their

VA Hides Names of Hospitals
Where Vets Died From Delays
Free Beacon, by CJ Ciaramella    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/29/2014 9:17:31 AM     Post Reply
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) blocked the release of the names of hospitals where 19 veterans died because of delays in medical screenings, leading to calls for transparency from news outlets and a bipartisan group of Capitol Hill lawmakers.Earlier this month, the VA denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Tampa Tribune reporter Howard Altman, who had been investigating the deaths. CNN reported in January that 19 veterans died as a result of delayed gastrointestinal cancer screenings, while another 63 were seriously injured. CNN obtained internal documents from the VA listing the number of “institutional disclosures of adverse

   

 

B-G1


 
Maryland set to replace troubled health
exchange with Connecticut’s system
Washington Post, by Mary Pat Flaherty and Jenna Johnson,    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/29/2014 9:04:31 AM     Post Reply
Maryland officials are set to replace the state’s online health-insurance exchange with technology from Connecticut’s insurance marketplace, according to two people familiar with the decision, an acknowledgment that a system that has cost at least $125.5 million is broken beyond repair.The board of the Maryland exchange plans to vote on the change Tuesday, the day after the end of the first enrollment period for the state’s residents under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.Md. health exchange center inundated as deadline looms

Mistrust overshadows Obama´s Saudi trip
Agence France-Press, by Assad Aboud    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/28/2014 4:16:19 PM     Post Reply
Riyadh - US President Barack Obama meets Saudi King Abdullah Friday as mistrust fuelled by differences over Iran and Syria overshadows a decades-long alliance between their countries. Obama, who is due to arrive in Saudi Arabia late in the afternoon on a flight from Italy, is expected to hold evening talks with the monarch on a royal estate outside Riyadh.Saudi Arabia has strong reservations about efforts by Washington and other major world powers to negotiate a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme.It is also disappointed over Obama´s 11th-hour decision last year not to take military action against the Syrian

Holder says feds will recognize Michigan
gay marriages despite state decision
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 3/28/2014 11:16:12 AM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages performed in Michigan before a federal appeals court halted them, despite a decision by Michigan´s governor not to recognize those unions. The decision means federal benefits will be extended to those couples -- including the ability to file taxes jointly, get Social Security benefits for spouses and request legal immigration status for partners. "These families will be eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages," Holder said in a statement. The announcement Friday morning is Holder´s latest entry into the state-level

Leland Yee, the Kochs, and the Press
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 3/28/2014 7:40:03 AM     Post Reply
Leland Yee, a Democratic state senator and candidate for secretary of state in California, has been a longtime champion of gun control. This week he was arrested on numerous charges, including conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and conspiracy to illegally transport firearms. Yee, a prominent foe of assault weapons, allegedly took bribes to set up a meeting between an undercover agent and an international arms dealer to broker the sale of automatic weapons and shoulder-fired missiles. A lengthy FBI affidavit also describes Yee’s ties to a Chinese triad and his desire to help out Islamist militants. In short, the

10 NYC schoolchildren have
committed suicide in 2014
New York Post, by Kevin Fasick and Laura Italiano    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 3/24/2014 7:04:55 AM     Post Reply
The city’s public schools are in the grip of a suicide epidemic. Ten students have taken their own lives in the past seven weeks, according to remarks made Saturday by Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “As chancellor, I’ve been on the job seven weeks, and there have already been 10 reported suicides. We cannot allow those,” she told 250 new principals at Stuyvesant HS during a private meeting. “I get those e-mails all the time. And it makes me heartsick.” The tragic statistic — which amounts to more than one suicide per week — has not been released publicly. The Post obtained a recording of Fariña’s

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Romney slams Obama for
´faulty judgment´ on Russia
Associated Press, by Kevin Freking    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 3/23/2014 10:17:36 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney said Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown "faulty judgment" about Moscow´s intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee said Obama didn´t have the foresight to anticipate Russia´s moves and should have been working earlier with allies to make clear the penalties that Russia would face if it moved into Ukraine. Romney did acknowledge that such steps may not have been enough though to hold back Russia President Vladimir Putin. "Had we communicated those things, there´s always

Midterm mania: Democratic
pundits hitting the panic button
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 3/19/2014 6:46:18 AM     Post Reply
The conventional wisdom -- that Democrats will probably lose the Senate this fall -- is now hardening into cement. Even Democratic pundits are falling into line. We all know that politics is a never-ending spin cycle in which commentators cast their own side in the most favorable light. That helps explain why some conservatives insisted up to Election Day that Mitt Romney was going to send Barack Obama packing. It´s still early for definitive pronouncements about whether Republicans will pick up the six seats they need to make Mitch McConnell majority leader. However nationalized the election, these are a series of local



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Obama Told Military Leaders:
Accept Gays In Military Or
Step Down, Admiral Says

56 replie(s)
BuzzFeed.com, by Ellie Hall    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/31/2014 8:00:05 PM     Post Reply
In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, or resign. In a video obtained by BuzzFeed via a Freedom of Information Act request, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp revealed that Obama was unwilling to compromise with service leaders over DADT during a meeting in 2010. “We were called into the Oval Office and President Obama looked all five service chiefs in the eye and said, ‘This is what I want to do.’ I cannot divulge everything

Exclusive: Michelle Walks Out
As Obama Divorce Battle Explodes!

44 replie(s)
National Enquirer, by Steve Herz    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/1/2014 10:14:46 PM     Post Reply
IN a major behind-the-scenes blowout, President BARACK OBAMA and first lady MICHELLE waged their worst White House fight ever over her lavish vacation trip to China! Sources tell The ENQUIRER that Obama exploded when Mi­chelle refused to cancel her pricey getaway – even after White House advisers warned him that the first couple’s six-year string of extravagant vacations had already drained the U.S. Trea­sury of a whopping $150 million in tax­payers’ money. Instead of postpon­ing her trip, a furious Michelle – still seeth­ing over the embarrassing “selfie” Barack recently snapped with a leggy blonde head of state –

Seven Million? Who Does the Obama
White House Think They’re Fooling?

37 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/1/2014 1:12:14 PM     Post Reply
A few months back, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stated for the record that 7 million Obamacare sign-ups by the end of March would constitute success. She was clear about it. But then February came, and February always stinks. It’s just a lousy month. You’re tired of winter, you’re still miles away from spring, and no one was signing up for Obamacare. That 7 million figure looked totally unreachable. So Sebelius does what every other member of the Obama administration does when confronted with inconvenient facts. She lied. In a Tuesday appearance on HuffPost Live to discuss outreach to African American communities,

   

 



 
The Most Un-American Speech
Barack Obama Has Ever Delivered

37 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/1/2014 8:18:49 PM     Post Reply
Before getting to the speech itself, it’s worth noting a few things. When the Democrats passed and Barack Obama signed Obamacare, the majority opposed it. About 56%, in fact. A majority have consistently opposed that law ever since. The Obama administration touted 7 million sign-ups by March 31 as “success.” When that goal appeared to be unreachable, the administration suggested that maybe 5 or 6 million would be enough. Now, as if by magic, they have their number. Somehow. All along, the administration has touted false numbers of enrollees. All along, the administration has neglected to admit that Obamacare is

Obamacare Real Enrollment:
Just 1.7% of Uninsured Covered

31 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/31/2014 4:10:39 PM     Post Reply
Obamacare, the plan purportedly created to provide health coverage for the uninsured, has enrolled just 1.7% of America´s 48.6 million uninsured. News of the disastrous numbers comes as nervous Democrats and President Barack Obama, ahead of the November midterm elections, did their best on Monday´s enrollment deadline to put a positive spin on the deeply unpopular Obamacare program. (Snip) The White House now claims an Obamacare enrollment figure of six million people. However, according to The New York Times, at least 20% of those never paid their premiums to activate coverage, leaving them uninsured.

Pelosi gets Pope Francis-blessed
rosary from Obama

28 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C.), by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/1/2014 3:03:55 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, criticized last year by a Vatican official for her support of abortion, received a rosary Tuesday from President Obama that was blessed by Pope Francis. Mrs. Pelosi told reporters of the president’s gift after having lunch with Mr. Obama at the White House. The president met with the pope last week at the Vatican. “I was happy to receive a rosary blessed by Pope Francis,” she said. “It means a great deal to me.” Last year, a Vatican official in Rome said that Mrs. Pelosi should be denied communion. “This is a person who obstinately,

U.S. to require rear cameras
in all vehicles by 2018

26 replie(s)
Detroit News, by David Shepardson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/31/2014 2:49:26 PM     Post Reply
Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday finalized long-delayed rules that will require automakers to install back-up cameras in all vehicles by May 2018. The new rules set rear visibility standards that automakers will initially be able to meet only by installing cameras. At the same time, major automakers said Monday they are petitioning the Obama administration to let them end the use of side view mirrors if they install cameras that could perform the same task — a move that could improve fuel efficiency. (Snip) “We are committed to protecting the most vulnerable victims of backover

Study: Obama and the Democrats Disrupted
the Whole Healthcare Industry for Just
Two Million Uninsured

26 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/31/2014 8:29:22 PM     Post Reply
A RAND study pours buckets of cold water on the Obama administration’s claims that it has nearly reached 7 million sign-ups for Obamacare. The whole point of Obamacare, supposedly, was to insure the uninsured and bend the cost curve down. Those who had insurance were supposed to be able to keep it. Families were supposed to start saving about $2500 a year. If you believed the Obama administration. Reality, according to RAND‘s study, is that the Obama administration’s 7 million figure is deceptive. Supposing 7 million have actually signed up and paid their first premium — which is not a given,

´The debate over repealing this law is over´:
Obama boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up
to Obamacare - but study shows just 858,000
newly insured Americans have paid up!

25 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/1/2014 5:21:43 PM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better.´ But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged Rose Garden appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night. Others were already insured, including millions who lost coverage when their existing policies were suddenly

5 Reasons Why Republicans
Should Say No to Jeb 2016

25 replie(s)
Daily Beast, by Myra Adams    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/2/2014 6:39:16 AM     Post Reply
With Chris Christie in deep trouble, Republican poobahs are reportedly looking to Jeb Bush to save their party in 2016. The former two-term governor of Florida speaks fluent Spanish, is a convert to Catholicism, and has high name recognition. Jeb could raise millions of dollars over night by just saying “yes” to running. Despite all this, there are strong reasons Republicans should say no to him. 1. His last name is poison. Let’s face it, if Jeb Bush had the last name of Something Else he would have already run for president in 2008 or 2012. According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll registered voters were asked if they would definitely NOT vote for Jeb Bush and 50 percent said they would not.

Historians claim to have
recovered Holy Grail

24 replie(s)
New York Post, by Bob Fredericks    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/31/2014 6:30:59 PM     Post Reply
Spanish historians say they have discovered what Monty Python could not – the Holy Grail, the legendary cup Jesus supposedly drank from at the Last Supper. The Spaniards – Margarita Torres and José Ortega del Río – believe the 2,000-year-old vessel is in a church in León in northern Spain. The pair spent three years studying the history of the chalice and last week published a book, “The Kings of the Grail,” making their case. The onyx chalice, they explained, was concealed within another antique vessel known as the Chalice of Doña Urruca, which is located in León’s basilica of

GM Recall Scandal Goes
Straight to the White House

24 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/1/2014 11:59:25 AM     Post Reply
New General Motors CEO Mary Barra will testify before Congress Tuesday about why it took so long for GM to issue product safety recalls involving faulty ignition switches that caused air bags to fail in crashes, contributing to thirteen deaths. She will testify alongside David Friedman, the acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), who will be expected to explain why the government did not act sooner. They ought to be accompanied by former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, as well as "car czars" Steven Rattner and Ron Bloom, together with White House and Treasury officials who oversaw

   

Post Reply   Close thread 766937





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS