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The Ladies of the View Discuss Marijuana Legalization

Someone shoot me.

Whoopi at least knows something about the subject. Barbara Walters got some things right and some wrong, and Elizabeth Hasselbeck? Dumb as a post. I don’t know who watches these shows, but I felt like I lost 10 IQ points just in the 3 minutes that I watched this video.

Sorry about the Hulu link for those out of the country.

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27 comments to The Ladies of the View Discuss Marijuana Legalization

  • garrettt

    I didn’t like that barbara walters has the old times attitude. Sorry Barbara this isn’t 1964. Wish it was… Whoopi held it up very well the argument that cannabis prohibition makes no sense. But in the end these women didn’t get to the depth of the argument this whole thing seems drab.

  • Brandon

    I like how Whoopi is the most sensible person on the show. That says a lot.

  • divided we stand

    I do care alot what those intellectual giants on the view have to say. Could we interview oprah and pogo the clown and have their take on it. What does lady gaga think?! Enquiring minds want to know.

  • Just me.

    Hummm…getting the feeling the governemt is up against a brick wall. Thats just where we want them. Sit Puppy, Heel..now roll over play dead.

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  • Maria

    Pete, hun, no offense there but you are the target market. Frankly, I’m not quite sure who is. I can’t stand The View but it’s watched by enough women out there. What the hosts talk about and how they say it can’t be dismissed. They reach and connect with such a large audience; in part that elusive “Mother Vote.” / I guess that’s like the Father Vote, but more “caring”? /sarcasm

    Personally, I think it’s a good sign when someone as familiar and ‘safe’ (now) like Barbara Walters has done her research on the topic. Enough to be able to say on air that info coming out of Amsterdam suggests the gateway theory is not tenable. Whoopi goes about it with her attitude that Cannabis isn’t a big evil thing and she personally knows this. But Hasselbeck is always a shrill bobbled-headed idiot. At typical busy body social conservative. No logic, facts or reality will ever sway her simple little heart and gut feelings about what is Bad. No point in trying.

    I agree that there wasn’t much depth to the conversation but it’s a chatty gossipy show which tends never to go too deep on any topic. It’s not a realistic barometer. What it does do well is broach topics.

    Watching that segment, I think it could serve a small positive purpose to make the topic of Prop 19 (and decriminalization) just a little bit “safer” for polite conversation. While I might scoff at the notion, personal experience has shown me that it isn’t really as safe as it could be in some spheres.

    I do wonder where the yelling/interrupting over each other went to? Did the conversation just wander off after that? Painful.

  • PurpleHaze

    First – how does ANYONE watch this show on a regular basis? They all talk on top of each other and nobody hears the other’s thoughts – they talk AT one another.

    I like that Hasselback took on the idea of sin taxes and whether they achieve their goals or just become revenue sources – but the yentas devolved that thought into but a few seconds.

    As for Hasselback’s concerns – I don’t mind her voicing the concerns, at least she keeps an open mind and LISTENS. It bothers me that others demonize and poke fun at her because she has the fortitude to face THREE outspoken liberal women daily.

    As for the legalization issue itself – it is LONG overdue, and Hasselback was absolutely right – sin taxes are another government gravy train – where the train stops, nobody knows.

  • darkcycle

    Elizabeth? That stick must be really uncomfortable.

  • Maria

    * NOT the target market.

  • Ed Dunkle

    In defense of the View, I don’t think it’s any more idiotic than those pre-game shows with a few ex-jocks bandying about inane cliches and platitudes. “They have to take their game to the next level.” Meh. Both genders get their own flavor of pablum.

    And it’s terrific that this topic is brought up at all on the View. Just another little progressive step forward.

  • darkcycle

    That’s true. I’m not their demographic. I have wondered though, not about the view specifically, but about all the morning shows. Just how much are they deliberately ‘dumbed down’? The glossy coverage of nothing they revel in every day…

  • Buc

    Forget Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

    She’s as important to that show as her husband is to NFL merchandise sales.

  • darkcycle

    Good one by Paul A. at
    [truthout.org]

  • claygooding

    I see only good from the entire conversation,even Barbs
    constitutional law has it’s good point.
    We already know that if it was unconstitutional,the AG
    would have said so and threatened to have it overturned
    or the gung ho DA’s in CA would be threatening us with it.
    That interview was seen by more housewives than any of the news channel debates and I wish Norm Stamper or Judge Gray would be invited.
    I also liked the woman in red,she was talking good stuff.

  • DdC

    Pot Topic: ‘The View’ Tackles The Marijuana Debate
    http://tinyurl.com/TheViewProposition19

  • claygooding

    exchange middle for red,,,duh,,,,blond moment.

  • darkcycle

    My link doesn’t work..uh…

  • Chris

    Hasselbeck is a world class moron.

  • Just me.

    PurpleHaze:
    “As for the legalization issue itself – it is LONG overdue, and Hasselback was absolutely right – sin taxes are another government gravy train – where the train stops, nobody knows.”

    Where Im concerned-the gravey train stops here, Ill just grow my own for the most part. They can sin tax the hell out of it for all I care as long as this insanity stops.

    I do think this was good also, the view reaches millions of moms. We know moms can talk and spread the word.

    One more time for the moms that dont know or understand.
    This law targets YOUR kids and grandkids. You have no way to guarentee they wont EVER consume cannabis, so save the children now while you can. legalize.educate,regulate.

  • darkcycle

    It’s only my take, but I get tired of people screaming about taxes. If you want to pay for basic needs of society some taxes are unavoidable. The tax burden on this country is much less than the tax burden on any other ‘civilized nation’. And in exchange for that we are 39th in education, we have no public health care system whatsoever, infant mortality is at it’s highest here since polio and the nineteen forties,and people with no jobs, addiction issues or mental illness are cast out into the street to fend for themselves.
    As for sin taxes, at least in the cases of alcohol and tobacco there real, demonstrable monetary costs to society; it is only reasonable that the purchase of said products carries a levy to help in some way to defray those costs. I’ll pay a little more as long as society meets it’s obligations.

  • Christian

    Jesus said, Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. (Matthew 7:12).

    I know I would not want my child sent to jail with the sexual predators, or my aging parents to have their house confiscated and sold by the police, over a little marijuana.

    We can change the world when we vote.

  • Christian

    And I think this is one of the best things I’ve seen on TV about Prop 19. Lot’s of moms saw this, it came across pretty much on the right track, and it reached a large group of swing voters.

    More discussion like this would be a good thing!

  • Sardonnas

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/breakingpoint/elections-2010-live-updates_n_774115_65345108.html

    In any case, when freedom is taken away – masses are needed to brake trough… small cracks can be made by individuals, but the ram must be massive…

    http://vimeo.com/11219730 – very radical… VERY, not for faint hearted

  • ezrydn

    Anyone find a non-Hula copy yet?

  • If I had a rocket launcher

    @divided we stand, I did some searches and got Lady Gaga’s opinion because you were curious and I’m googoo over gaga.

    Lady Gaga said: “I Smell Marijuana. Who is Not Sharing?!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UivUXF0hQ2A

    I was also able to confirm that Ms. Germanotta’s mother is also a friend of cannabis but favors getting high legally. I was also able to verify that Ms. Germanotta’s mom is a MILF. Be forewarned, statues would find this video is a slow mover.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAAqBa4F2gs

    Everyone does know that Germanotta is Lady Gaga’s legal name, right? Please don’t be too harsh with her as it’s obvious that she suffered some kind of major brain injury or traumatic event which made her morph from a career in rock and roll to the very disturbed individual who we call Lady Gaga.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN5f50_4cl0

  • If I had a rocket launcher

    “I don’t think it’s any more idiotic than those pre-game shows with a few ex-jocks bandying about inane cliches and platitudes.”

    Yeah, but that happens because the footballers all hopped up on testosterone.

    Hmmm, is a footballer anything like a teabagger?

  • skootercat

    “I don’t think it’s any more idiotic than those pre-game shows with a few ex-jocks bandying about inane cliches and platitudes.”

    The difference between The View and pre-game football shows is that those ex-jocks hang out with the players to actually get first hand information about the mindset and verifying the injuries…point spread.