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Dianne Feinstein to fundraise for Mexican cartels

Sen. Dianne Feinstein To Chair No On Prop 19

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic former mayor of San Francisco, will co-chair the campaign to defeat Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot in November, according to a press release today.

Her co-chair will be L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca.

Mexican Cartel leaders wouldn’t comment on the record, but privately expressed gratitude for her efforts, and noted how much they get a kick out of being on the same team as the California sheriffs.

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26 comments to Dianne Feinstein to fundraise for Mexican cartels

  • ezrydn

    We get to boot Barbara in a couple more months. Then, we have to wait 2 more years before we can detach Diane. They’re both as desirable as a nouc mam soda pop.

    Bet “Shorty’s” at his local FTD sending flowers at the moment. Ain’t love grand???

  • Jillian Galloway

    $113 billion is spent on marijuana every year in the U.S., and because of the federal prohibition *every* dollar of it goes straight into the hands of criminals. Far from preventing people from using marijuana, the prohibition instead creates zero legal supply amid massive and unrelenting demand.

    According to the ONDCP, at least sixty percent of Mexican drug cartel money comes from selling marijuana in the U.S., they protect this revenue by brutally torturing, murdering and dismembering countless innocent people.

    If we can STOP people using marijuana then we need to do so NOW, but if we can’t then we need to legalize the production and sale of marijuana to adults with after-tax prices set too low for the cartels to match. One way or the other, we have to force the cartels out of the marijuana market and eliminate their highly lucrative marijuana incomes – no business can withstand the loss of sixty percent of its revenue!

    To date, the cartels have amassed more than 100,000 “foot soldiers” and operate in 230 U.S. cities, and Arizona police are now conceding that parts of their state are under cartel control. The longer the cartels are allowed to exploit the prohibition the more powerful they’re going to get and the more our own personal security will be put in jeopardy.

  • Just Legalize It

    another reason to vote for the candidate, not the party…

    i am a democrat but i will NEVER vote for someone who wants me in jail… if all the candidates support marijuana prohibition, then i dont vote for any of them…

    just because you go into that booth, doesnt mean you have to vote for every thing… you can leave sections blank

  • Just me.

    i will NEVER vote for someone who wants me in jail…

    This issue should extend to many things these crooks..I mean politicians do. People should really look at whether a law will effect not only them but thier children years from now. Why would anyone vote for someone that would want to put thier children in jail? Will your kid grow up and experiment with cannabis or hard drugs?

    Hell , do these politicians tink of thier kids or grandkids? Or do they think them perfect and would never cannabis or hard drugs?

    Very short sighted.

  • Just me.

    I could never understand making laws that enslave our future generations.

  • darkcycle

    Ahhh, but JustMe, these politician’s kids don’t HAVE to go to jail. Because they’re white and have access to lawyers, they’ll see drug treatment at worst. Now if you just HAPPEN to be African American or Hispanic and poor/urban, THAT’S a different ballgame. No money for a lawyer or to pay your tithe to the for-profit treatment racket? Jail and a permanant record for you….We can’t have these sorts of people having access to the same education and jobs as Sen. Franken..er…Fienstien’s grandkids, now can we?
    The for profit prison industry has grown up in this country specifically to warehouse our ethnic male youth. The drug laws are an essential part of the intentional disempowerment of minorities and the growing permanant economic underclass we have established.
    The biggest obstacle in the path of legalization (of drugs in general, and MJ in particular) is it’s undeniable utility to the ruling classes, both political and economic.
    I’m afraid public sentiment, State laws, and ballot measures have little to do with it. Certainly the supposed “dangers” of using drugs isn’t the driver. That charade unraveled on them.

  • Ned

    Come on ezrydn and Just Legalize It, do you really think Carly Fiorina is your girl? That all things considered, the law and order Lican caucus will embrace their Libertarian oddballs and deliver? As flawed as the “progressive” Dems are, they are more likely to be movable on ending Prohibition than the Licans.

    This is a fucked up election cycle. The mess made by Bush et al was so bad that it couldn’t possibly be fixed in two years, but because of the media constantly hyperventilating in the pursuit of promoting a horse race, the herd is reconsidering the same crowd that created the mess. Democratic timidity does not represent wrong headed philosophy. It represents a fear of boldly pursuing the CHANGE that Barry ran on and got elected to do. Really ending the WOD would be a real change and they’re copping out.

    Can anybody claim to feel that Boehner or McConnell will be leading the way to ending Prohibition? If so they might want to take a cannabis holiday…

  • claygooding

    Diane received over $100,000 from the pharmaceutical/
    health lobby,$124 thousand from alcohol and $605,000
    from lawyers.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/index.php

    In case you want to see what your politicians are paid to support.

  • punchy palooka

    Well, that headline certainly caught my attention. I can’t believe the Feinsteins and Boxers and Pelosis get voted in each time in Cali. Some of these politicians have been at the trough in DC longer than a large portion of the population has been alive.

  • Just Legalize It

    @Ned… please read my comment again… thank you

  • paul

    Both CA senators have been in office WAY too long, and both are completely insufferable. With legalization sentiment in San Francisco well above 65%, I wonder if voters in Feinstein’s home town are beginning to regret sending her to Washington?

  • malcolmkyle

    Nannette, you appear to be making a false claim. The latest Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #16937 Data Collected: 08/09/2010 Show 50% yes and 40% No with 10% undecided.

    Check it out: http://static.cbslocal.com/station/kpix/docs/2010/SurveyUSA_poll_Aug12.pdf

    Why the deceit?

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/state&id=7647417&status=ok

  • ezrydn

    While there may be good Demos and/or good Repubs in office today, I’m taking the tact that I’ve heard many say, but few do. If said person is an “incumbent,” they get NO check mark. Everyone talks about cleaning house but everyone’s waiting for that “perfect” replacement. So, I’m not waiting any longer. I’ll start changing, in my own little way. The dead wood has to go because it’s caused a horrible log jam. I’m over “nit-picking” candidates. It gets you no where.

  • tint guy

    The biggest problem with the voting public is that most fall into the fear game and vote against someone instead of doing the research it takes to confidently vote for somebody.
    Wasted votes are the ones that are spent on keeping someone out rather voting somebody in.

  • claygooding

    An article in the Bee about Mexico’s marijuana crop being at an all time high now has the cartels income from marijuana down to 20 to 30%. A year ago it was 70%.
    I suppose our claims of being able to remove most of the cartels income and hurting them more than any actions by our drug warriors irritated them.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2010/09/03/3002670/marijuana-cultivation-in-mexico.html

  • Dante

    TNT guy said:
    “The biggest problem with the voting public is that most fall into the fear game and vote against someone instead of doing the research it takes to confidently vote for somebody.”

    True, but I think the bigger problem is the voters don’t get a real choice – whoever is on the ballot seems to be more of the same, with the same tired old prohibitionist, get tough on crime schtick that we all know is wrong. Where I live, all the people running for office are like that, there are no anti-prohibs to be found. I often wonder if our corrupt political system is rigging things that way (all candidates basically identical and loyal to the status quo, regardless of party affiliation).

  • claygooding

    I am so tired of voting for the guy/gal that sucks the least.
    And since the only people that can get their names on a ballot are people that have never depended on food stamps to feed their family or never even been to a flea market,how can we expect them to fix problems for the majority of Americans.

  • ah Pete… a beautiful headline! Spread it far and wide chilluns. This is the crux of the biscuit. Some of us may get high but the Prohibs are in bed w/ the cartels. The cartels truly do love these folks.

  • Shap

    At this point it would have to be Hitler himself running against an incumbent in order for me to vote for an incumbent politician (with very very few exceptions).

  • Ed Dunkle

    Agreed, great headline!

    I like the reverse psychology approach:

    “Government has the right to control your body! Vote no on 19!”

    “Support Mexican Drug Lords! Vote no on 19”

  • ezrydn

    Everyone talks about “kick the buggers out” but no one has the huevos to do it. We gotta start somewhere and we gotta start sometime. Might as well be here and now! We already know what we got and we’re not happy with them. The last “chance” I took was putting someone IN office. Now, I’ll direct that “chance” toward getting some OUT of office. At least, I can say I tried.

  • Servetus

    Feinstein is getting long in tooth and short on brain cells. She risks her re-election in 2012 if she opposes a California initiative as popular as Prop 19 while effectively taking a position favorable to the big money drug cartels.

    That’s assuming she intends to run for political office again. Feinstein will be almost 80-years-old by 2012. Imagine living that long and having never smoked cannabis or known that it’s harmless and fun. How sad.

  • ezrydn

    What I wish WikiLeaks would really come up with is a national list of government officials that possess a Compassionate Use Card. However, since those lists aren’t available (like the war reports), I guess we’ll never find out. Would be interesting, wouldn’t it?

  • ezrydn

    Ned,

    After the years and history we’ve accumulated with Barbara and Diane, do you honest think they’re worth keeping around? That’s what your argument implies to me. Are you one of Barbara’s “Money Bombs?” LOL Me neither. INcumbents OUT!

  • Benito

    The Republicans are so funny, when the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. When most Americans (with Latin America roots) go to the polls this November we will remember that the GOP has gone on a nationwide rant in proposing and passing several anti-immigration legislation (that our US Courts continue to strike down) and have continue to blame the immigrant for the flat economy or worse. We will remember who stands with us and who stands against us, so trying to stop it now is somewhat funny, but go ahead, you will not change our minds. Plus the more radical of the GOP are now attacking our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, in a misguided attempt to garner some much needed votes, they really are fools, and leading the GOP towards obscurity because they are no longer a party of ideas, just of empty suits. Your hate made you do it, in November; you will reap what you have sown. I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would say about todays GOP, he unlike the current GOP was a man of ideas.

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