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24 comments to Yes on 19

  • darkcycle

    Is this another you-tube only, or has somebody actually managed to get air-time for this? Actually, I’d be interested to know if any pro-19 adds have made it onto television…anybody out there know??

  • Dano

    I haven’t seen any prop 19 ads, but according to this article there’s only been one from either side:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=75386

    I think the target demographic doesn’t watch TV ads much, although a good educational campaign might have helped with swing votes. It’s a long shot, but if they can get alot more youth vote than normal it could pass. Still keeping my fingers crossed.

  • DdC

    I found this info paper at the Hemp shop.
    Interesting ads for tea and crop insurance…

    West Coast Leaf

    CannabisWormTea.com

    Insuring Cannabis Crop Loss From Coast to Coast
    Statewide Insurance Services Pioneers National Medical Marijuana Insurance Program, providing the only, nationally available, insurance coverage designed specifically for the burgeoning medical cannabis industry.

    DailyCensored-Marijuana

  • DdC

    Giant’s “Mad Bum” takes the World Series game 4, 4 – zip over the Rangers. 2 rookies pitchin and ketchin. Frisco potheads kicking Boosh Texas holly rollin drug worrier ass… That’s justice. Tuck Fexas! Tomorrow Tim Lincecum, the twice Cy Young award winner will be taunted by the ignorant masses. I went to a game where this kid struck out 15 batters. Giant fans don’t give a damn. The rest of the country should get over it. Tim Lincecum Smokes Weed: Time to Cue the Outraged Media

    In 2009 an officer approached Lincecum’s 2006 Mercedes and smelled marijuana as the pitcher rolled down his window. Schatzel said Lincecum immediately complied with a request to hand over the drug and a marijuana pipe from the car’s center console.

    Let’s see him get that from a drunk…

    Over the past two years, various people have whispered things to me about Lincecum having a little too much fun on the town. I’ve talked to him about it, myself. If it ever presented itself as an issue, if it ever appeared to affect his performance, I’d have pursued it and reported it. But the numbers are pretty clear. It hasn’t. I’ve never seen him hung over before a game, or impaired or restricted in any way while in uniform.

    … and yet Gerbals and GOPers still cower behind Ganja goofyness and very lame fear mongering.

    I just want to tell those members of the media who are about to explode: its OK. Life will go on.
    Bleacher Report,
    (Senior Analyst) on November 5, 2009 – San Francisco

    I’m reminded of “Airplane” when Rex Kramer (Robert Stack) is directing Ted Striker (Robert Hays) to land. An extra “Guy” says “Captain! Maybe we ought to turn on the searchlights now.” Then Kramer says “No… that’s just what they’ll be expecting us to do! We can land the damn Ganjawar plane if the corporate neocons in government would just get out of the way. We don’eed no stinkin meddling bodges either!

  • DdC

    The DEAth House of Cards is collapsing…

    Study: Alcohol More Lethal Than Heroin, Cocaine
    Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. British experts evaluated substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole. Researchers analyzed how addictive a drug is and how it harms the human body, in addition to other criteria like environmental damage caused by the drug, its role in breaking up families and its economic costs, such as health care, social services, and prison.

    Industry Contributes Thousands To State Candidates

    Calif. Proposition Could Quell War on Drugs

  • claygooding

    It is definitely heating up on these last two days,op-eds are screaming from both sides of the aisle but there is a noticeable difference,the prohibs are starting to stammer and stutter and misquote their statistics and answers,which is easy to do when your facts and statistcs
    and facts are based on lies and misconception.

  • claygooding

    I could not discern if the harm marijuana caused was inclusive of the cost of it’s prohibition to society.The imprisonment costs etc.
    If it does,then legalization puts it’s harm to society as the least harmful on the list.

  • darkcycle

    BOOM! And your (Ganja) Gravy Train just went off the rails!

  • claygooding

    I think today is actually taking longer to go by than the
    day spent waiting on the plane out of Nam.

  • malcolmkyle

    Too right it is Clay!
    I can’t even bring myself to read any articles, leave alone post on them.
    So this is what campaign fatigue feels like.

    Whichever way it goes, It was great experiencing it with you all.

    Thanks guys and galsl

    And may God bless us all!

  • Just me.

    Oh my stomach is a turning….

  • darkcycle

    Campaign fatigue. I’ve come down with it every election since ’80. But you’re right, Malcolm it’ll be bad this one…. I’m still burnin, though, my crash always comes about ten o’clock on election night. I don’t drink alcohol. Don’t like it, but every election night since Bush/Gore I’ll have a Cognac or two, just to keep me goin’ so I don’t shut down and go to bed early.
    I hardly ever make it through election night though, I usually have to get the results the next day.

  • kaptinemo

    May the good people of California lead the way into sanity. That’s all we can hope for. And even if we don’t win tomorrow, the prohibs know that next time we will, for now people have shown just how much they’re willing to do to make this happen.

    The Soros and other bigwig money didn’t appear until after we proved we meant business by beginning to contribute toward our own freedom, with our own hard-earned money. Remember this well.

    For, that was the sign. The sign so many in the movement had been waiting for. For even those of us with limited means gave what we could, even when it hurt, to make it happen. That says something, and says it loud and clear. It’s obvious now, to us, to our allies, and to our opponents, that we will no longer accept second-class citizenship, based solely upon our choice of intoxicant, but fist-pound-the-table DEMAND our freedoms back.

    The forces of darkness (and yes, I do believe that that is what prohibition represents) that clothe themselves in the raiment of justice, while their robes hide shrunken, rotted souls, are on notice: WE. WILL. NOT. BE. STOPPED!

    Go 19!

  • darkcycle

    P.S.: Hey Macolm! where ya goin’? Even if we win, we still haven’t won the war…this is a pivotal battle but still, it ain’t the war.
    Clay, I can’t remember a thing about the trip back to the world….that day, along with a butt-load of others is gone. I only know what happenend because I was told about it later.

  • ezrydn

    Clay,

    I remember that long, hot wait on the Da Nang tarmac, waiting for that C-141 to show it’s pretty self. I thought it’d never get there! I also remember kissing the tarmac at Travis upon arrival.

    darkcycle, you’re right. It’s only one battle and we’ve been here before so it’s not new territory. And, if 19 wins, there’s “policing our people” to be done. It’s how they function AFTER passage that will say a lot.

    We’ve registered and re-registered our guns, over and over. The enemy shows no signs of withdrawal or breaking contact so we are on combat assault standby with engines at flight idle. Waiting.

    Just don’t forget that if 19 wins, we’ve got 49 other field units to support. This is only the beginning of the operation, not the end. Don’t forget what happened after X-ray, on the way to Albany. We have to stay alert.

    From MM to now has not been a short trip or an easy one. Nor will the rest be any easier. Yet, as Kaptin said, we’ve proved that we’re willing to return fire, even if it’s out last “slug.” We’ve learned to charge into ambushes instead of taking cover. I, for one, have learned much from you guys and gals and truly appreciate the “instruction.” It’s also been fun knowing our “Cowboy” scout…and his horse!

    Now, we wait. Scanning the bush, looking for any movement. We don’t know if the ships inbound tomorrow or the next day will take us back to base camp or just resupply us. This, we’re used to. I’m ready for a relaxing evening and afternoon now. Clean the weapons, resupply the webgear, fill the canteens, grab more Cs and just “be ready.” One more night in the bush and we should know something, or at least, have indicators. We’ve sent Smokey and Puff home to reload a get needed maintence. No contacts tonight. Have as good of a sleep as you can get. We ain’t finished by a long shot!

  • claygooding

    We are not going anywhere,and especially not moving to CA
    if it passes,,,,,I don’t want to live somewhere that skin diving may not be optional but a necessity..

    Win lose or draw,Prop 19 has already forced more politicians to look a little harder at their budgeting committees,the impact that all this will have,we’ll know pretty quick as they get ready for next years budget hearings.

    It has countries all over the world discussing decriminalization and ending the WoD because they,unlike our government,realize it is a waste of time and resources with no end achievable.

    If Prop 19 passes by a small margin,expect to hear more moaning from the prohibs,but if it passes by 70% or more
    it will really shake up their foundations and the house of cards will fall much faster.

    still predicting 70% win

  • methinks the LEAPsters frontal assault took some chug outta the Prohib train. I love seeing Joe McNamara and Jim Gray standing calmly pat on the what is and what isn’t of the drug war.

    Our starting line-up is top notch and we’ve got a bench that goes way deep. The Prohibs are lucky to field a full team. When we start getting Tavis Smiley and Bill Maher and Jon Stewart and Oprah and the View and Charlie Rose and the network morning shows interviewing the top LEAPsters and Howard W (that’s the man there, he and Misty are eye-catchers) and having them ask these hosts why the govt lies, why the drug kzar won’t debate, why hemp is illegal, why laws based on racist BS are still on the books, why the Supreme Court can nullify the Bill o’ Rights under some specious “drugs exception”…

    And then of course there is us. We realllllllllly need a major one-time march/MASS protest (w/ posssible civil disobedience), prolly at the WH. And we need to still keep writing those LTEs, still engaging on every front on the wwweb… each of us and all of us, doing our thangs.

  • Tim

    I’m almost afraid to post this, since she loves the attention (just ask Jimmy Wales) but this woman makes Datig look sane.

  • Ed Dunkle

    Right now I’m guessing Prop 19 loses 49 to 51, but I’m a notorious pessimist. If it passes I’m going to buy Pete something from his wish list.

    And if it loses we’ll just start the process all over again. We shall prevail!

  • claygooding

    For inquisitive minds and gossips,,,,like us:

    State Ballot Measures|Election Results|November 2, 2010|California Secretary of State
    http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/

    0.0% ( 0 of 24,845 ) precincts partially
    or fully reporting as of October 30, 2010, 8:03 a.m.
    Visit our County Reporting Status page to determine if a county has submitted a final election night report.

    Should give a running tally as reports come in,,,,,thought you fingernail chewers could use this

  • Servetus

    The nine Oregon police officers were fined $75 each for campaigning against Measure 74, the Oregon marijuana initiative?

    The low fine is a virtual inducement to commit the crime.

  • darkcycle

    Ah! Thank you, Clay. Been looking for that.

  • claygooding

    Because of the need to confirm each voter’s registration status, verify voter signatures, ensure people are not voting more than once, and more, not all ballots are counted on Election Day. County elections officials must report their final results to the Secretary of State 31 days after Election Day, which for this election is December 3. The Secretary of State then has seven additional days to certify the results of the election, which for this election is December 10.

    * Vote-by-mail ballots that are received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day are opened and counted after voter signatures on the envelopes are verified against voter registration records.
    * Provisional ballots that are cast on Election Day are opened and counted after voter signatures on the envelopes are verified against voter registration records.
    * Other ballots that are damaged or cannot be machine-read are counted after being remade by county elections officials