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Dennis Reboletti – Stupid Legislator of the Day

They don’t come any dumber than Dennis. Unfortunately, a fair number are as dumb.

House OKs bill to ban flavored rolling papers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Flavored tobacco rolling papers that critics say are used to smoke marijuana would be banned under a plan approved by the Illinois House.

The House gave its OK to the bill sponsored by Rep. Dennis Reboletti Thursday night. The legislation would also toughen the penalty for heroin sales. […]

The bill would also send anyone who sells 3 or more grams of heroin to prison. The threshold is now 5 grams.

What a schmuck. He apparently thinks the state is just rolling in money.

In the meantime, the state legislature is gridlocked over how to resolve the Constitutional requirement that they pay their debts, they’re cutting education spending right and left, have run out of new casino income streams, and are pretty much broke.

But Dennis figures they can always spend some money hassling small store owners who sell rolling papers. And prisons? There’s always room for more. Right?

I wonder if former prosecutor Reboletti ever figured out that sending people to prison costs money.

He certainly can’t prove that either provision will actually do anything useful. It’s all about grandstanding with the taxpayers’ money.

Time for the residents of Elmhurst to take out the trash and elect someone responsible.

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52 comments to Dennis Reboletti – Stupid Legislator of the Day

  • claygooding

    These guy’s have think tanks that sit around and dream up shit,then have a state legislator from bumfuck Egypt put a bill in,,if passed it becomes a goal for all prohibitionist outlets,Drug Free America etc,so the propaganda machine will be cranking out these bills in all states if it passes in IL. As if not having flavored or not rolling papers will stop people from smoking pot,,when an aluminum can soda or beer is in the cooler and my pocket knife always with me.

  • darkcycle

    What? Does he actually think that the lack of a Strawberry JoB is going to prevent people from smoking POT??? Prisoners mean cheap labor.

  • Yup, a bunch of idiots are running Illinois. Reboletti had help from 60 other idiots in the House and 46 idiots in the Senate. 106 of the 188 were idiots on this one. Quinn, another idiot, will sign this legislation too. The legislation started out as this;

    Creates the offense of failure to report the disappearance of a child to a law enforcement agency. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she, as a parent, guardian, or other person having physical custody or control of a child under 13 years of age, knowingly or recklessly fails to immediately report the child as missing to a law enforcement agency after a 24-hour period expires in which he or she failed to make contact with or otherwise verify the whereabouts and safety of that child.

    Didn’t end up anything like that as the Senate gutted it and rolled it along to pass within days before opposition could mount a challenge. The only way we the people can give feedback on most of the stuff that passes in Illinois is if we camp out there every day they are in session, and that isn’t much fun. There is no advance notice on 99% of the stuff they vote, unless they got enough money from some interest group beforehand.

    These same idiots just jacked up the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack. More than $75 per carton in Chicago is going to government coffers at this point. They’ll be killing each other on street corners over cigarette sales territory before long. Idiots.

    Ok, I’m starting a list in Illinois of targets that need to go. These are the 8 worst from my experience with the House. Madigan is always assumed.
    Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) hands all over “Get tough of crime” bills
    Jehan Gordon (D-Peoria) – “For The Children” idiot
    Edward Aceveda (D-Chcago) – Police
    Monique Davis (D-Chicago) – “For The Children” idiot
    Bill Mitchell (R-Decatur) – DUI
    Ed Sullivan Jr. (R-Mundelein) – DUI
    Daniel Biss (D-Skokie) Northshore liberal nanny
    David Leitch (R-Peoria) last opponent was in 1994

    • PS. If anyone has a job for me in California, I’d love to go back. Illinois stinks.

      • Francis

        Hey, I also miss California and want a new job! So if anyone has two job openings, feel free to hire us both. Jeff, I’ll take the job that pays more and you can have the job with more responsibility. Sound fair?

    • Windy

      Your list is a perfect example proving that the tyrannical, statist (“more laws, more convictions”) asshats are just as prevalent on one side of the political coin as on the other.

  • nick

    Well, they better make it illegal to sell foil and spoons as well if they want to be consistent. They might even make our lungs illegal or maybe our veins? Straws, too.

  • Servetus

    So why flavored cigarette papers? Is the sugar content too high?

  • Duncan20903

    Don’t forget that if all else fails there are always PEZ dispensers.

  • Aggregate Intelligence Quiz

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    Please show your work on a piece of scratch paper for all questions.

    1) If I had a sack of rocks, and a sack of prohibitionists, each containing the same number of cohort members, which sack would have the higher IQ on average, and why?

    2) Considering the same two cohorts, which would be the more effective for use as a structural foundation after being bound with cement?

    3) Presume that the sack of rocks was elected to the Legislature of one of the various States. Further presume that the sack of prohibitionists was tossed in the pokey for the duration. Extrapolate the results and posit your opinion on whether the quality of life would improve or diminish in the State.

    4) Presume that you have been without food for several days and that you have no money or resources to purchase any before you starve to death. Further presume that you meet a generous but also very cruel man. This man says he has no food, but offers you the choice of either a sack of rocks or a sack of prohibitionists so that you can take it to the nearest market and trade it for food. Which choice gives you the higher chance of survival, and why?

    • claygooding

      2.If the prohibs were stacked properly,after rigor mortise sets in,before cement applied,,they would build a very good foundation for a sewage treatment plant,,better known as an outhouse in my neck of the woods.

  • CJ

    DENNIS REBOLETTI YOU BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    JUST WHEN THE SUMMER FREAKIN SEASON ROLLS AROUND AND ALL US JUNKIES ARE THINKING OF JUMPING THE TRAINS AND BUSSES TO GIVE NYC A REST FOR AWHILE DENNIS REBOLETTI GOES AND DOES A THING LIKE THIS!!!

    FROM 5 TO 3!!! ARE YOU SICK?! ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND MAN!!!

    IM NEVER GOING TO SPRINGFIELD AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IVE NEVER BEEN BEFORE BUT IM DEFINITELY NOT GOING NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOT UNTIL SOME LESS TRANSPARENT “FORMER” PA GETS ELECTED ON A REFORM PLATFORM TO SUCCEED REBOLETTI AND UNDOES HIS SATANIC WORK – WHICH WE ALL KNOW WILL HAPPEN

    BUT FOR ME? NAH MAN DAMAGE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE. YOU CANT TAKE BACK THE HURT REBOLETTI, YOU JUST CANT. IM GOING STRAIGHT TO VAN FREAKIN COUVER WHERE ILL APPLY FOR RESIDENCY AFTER 6 MOS AND THEN PLOP MY JUNKIE ARSE ON THE WAITING LIST FOR THEIR DIACETYLMORPHINE/HYDROMORPHONE FREE GOVT FUNDED MAINTENANCE PROGRAM – YES VANCOUVER CANADA – YES THE YEAR 2012 YES FREE GOVT FUNDED HEROIN OR AN *APPROPRIATE* SUBSTITUTE (NOT WASTE OF TIME METHADONE OR SUBOXONE OR AHHHH NALOXONE!! DUMBARSE IDIOT AMERICANS OF WHICH I AM ONE AS WELL)

    REBOLETTI I CANNOT WAIT TO DISCARD EMPTY BAGGIES ON YOUR GRAVE (AS LONG AS THAT GRAVE IS NOT IN SPRINGFIELD BECAUSE I WILL NOT GO THERE!)

    5 TO 3? YOU SICK BASTARD
    YOU SICK SICK CYBORD ROBOTIC SICK CHRIS BENOIT-ESQUE BASTARD
    IF YOU EVER COME TO NYC I HOPE SOMEONE SPIKES YOUR DRINK WITH OPIATES AND YOU FALL IN LOVE AND EXPERIENCE THE MOST SATANIC WITHDRAWALS POSSIBLE
    YOU DESERVE IT
    YOU PIECE OF TRASH

    I HATE YOU REBOLETTI
    I HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • CJ

      The Congressman isn’t here. You’re just yelling at us. Don’t do that.

      Turn off the caps lock and have a donut.

      • darkcycle

        Maybe something with less sugar.

      • Denzidrine

        I never felt he was yelling at me. the only thing I was thinking as I read was, he sure sounds Jamaican. Venting rage at insane government should be the norm. No matter where it’s done or how.

    • Peter

      I wonder if “CJ” works for Kerli’s Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda?
      PS Godwin had an agenda.

      • Duncan20903

        LOL, Mr. Godwin did indeed have an agenda. His agenda in his own words:

        It was back in 1990 that I set out on a project in memetic engineering. The Nazi-comparison meme, I’d decided, had gotten out of hand – in countless Usenet newsgroups, in many conferences on the Well, and on every BBS that I frequented, the labeling of posters or their ideas as “similar to the Nazis” or “Hitler-like” was a recurrent and often predictable event. It was the kind of thing that made you wonder how debates had ever occurred without having that handy rhetorical hammer.
        /snip/

        So, I set out to conduct an experiment – to build a counter-meme designed to make discussion participants see how they are acting as vectors to a particularly silly and offensive meme…and perhaps to curtail the glib Nazi comparisons.

        I developed Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
        /snip/

        http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.10/godwin.if_pr.html

  • Duncan20903

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    I think a really good idea would be to admit that the United States is just too corrupt to raise children AND keep them innocent until they’re 21. I’d propose that we outsource our edumacation system to a foreign Country. China would be the obvious choice. We could save a lot of money because everything is cheaper in China. That government is expert in teaching children how to be productive business assets and offers them hands on training. But the best part is that the Country is “drug” “free” per the self serving statements of its government authorities. Sure they’d execute a certain percentage from time to time. While this would make the parents of those particular children sad for a short period of time it’s a small price to pay to make certain that we don’t “lose” yet another generation to “drugs”.

  • Duncan20903

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    I fear that Connecticut’s new medicinal cannabis law joins the ranks of other useless medicinal cannabis laws as it requires a licensed pharmacist to oversee the dispensaries authorized. Regulars here know that it’s highly unlikely that any licensed pharmacist will risk his Federal license to dispense FDA approved pills and powders in order to participate. I admit that I’m going by reports in the MSM and we all know how inaccurate those reports can be. So hopefully the state licensed “pharmacist” in this case is akin to that in the thrice proposed Maryland medicinal cannabis patient protection law which is a specialized license for people that run dispensaries, not the traditional pharmacist as most people understand it.

  • Duncan20903

    More evidence supporting the assertion that age limits work, and that absolute prohibition does not.

    • Francis

      I’d say the drug warriors are a combination of the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the Wicked Witch of the West, and the Wizard of Oz. Their failure to recognize the drug war for the idiocy that it is suggests a lack of brains. Their affinity for caging their fellow man and insistence on denying sick people medicine suggests a lack of heart. Their refusal to stand up to the special interests that benefit from the WOsD suggests a lack of courage. They’re just generally evil and obsessed with “getting” people and (bizarrely) their little dogs too. And finally, their “power” is the product of an illusion that people need to see through. WE hold the real power. And we’ve had it all along.

  • claygooding

    DETROIT, June 2 (UPI) — The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Detroit voters should be allowed to decide whether they want legalize marijuana.

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/06/02/Detroit-to-vote-on-marijuana-legalization/UPI-95991338661072/#ixzz1wfXCHbtY

  • Francis

    OT: But wow.

    • darkcycle

      I do not believe that it is out of the realm of possibility that they will try to use force to exclude a R.P. delegation at the convention. At that point there should be no question as to the legitimacy of the two parties and our “democracy”.

      • Francis

        I haven’t been this pissed in a while. My blood was BOILING when I watched that video. Here’s a good description of what you’re witnessing from someone who was there:

        Here is a quick summary. 2 days before the convention the LAGOP sent supplemental rules to the delegates and an affidavit that had to be notarized (if running for National delegate) and returned by 9:45 am the day of the convention. Needless to say the supplemental rules were made to thwart democracy (and included items that the delegates could not elect a chair, etc.). The meeting convened and within a minute a person asked for a point of information to define what would be a quorum or majority vote. The chair (Villere) answered it was to be 3/4. Then a person stood (the chair for our District) and tried to be recognized by the chair. The chair refused to recognize the delegate standing and was trying to pass the credential and rule reports as fast as possible and without any participation. I believe the chair even stated there could be no discussions or objections. Another person rose to be recognized by the chair and stated that he was elected as the Chair to the rules committee – not the person presented at the podium. The person at the podium tried to continue to discuss the rules report as the person on the floor stated he was the Chair for the Rules committee. Villere (still acting as chair) asked sergeants of arms to remove the man on the floor from the convention. He was removed rather harshly and was hurt. Then someone made the motion to elect Alex Helwig as our new chair, which passed by a majority of the votes with all the delegates participating. At that point we turned our chairs around to face the newly elected chair and began to conduct business including roll call. Villere asked that the microphone we were using be turned off. The assembly of delegates indicted he was no longer chair and had no authority. Villere asked the police to step in and remove the chair and take the microphone. At that point the police were very forceful with the man. He stated he was handicapped (had a hip replacement) but they shoved him and he was on the ground until the medics came. We then elected another chair to the convention and finished all business electing delegates. Believe it or not, it was rather peaceful in some aspects. We continued to conduct our business and felt very successful. Many folks had camera phones for added documentation. I believe we followed all the rules, elected our chair by a majority of votes and elected the national delegates. All Ron Paul supporters were well dressed, respectful, and I believe did a great job. I believe it would be very difficult for our delegates to be unseated for any reason. The LAGOP already posted their version on their website.

        Anybody up for a road trip to Tampa in late August? I’ll drive.

  • Duncan20903

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    Minnesota Waitress Sues After Police Seize $12,000 ‘Tip’

    “With turning this money over to us, we initiated an investigation to determine whose money this is,” Jacobson told ABC News. “The result has been a narcotics investigation.”

    Police argue that the money had a strong odor of marijuana and therefore falls under a law that allows for forfeiture of the money because it was in the proximity of a controlled substance, the lawsuit states. But there were no drugs in the box and Richie said he believes this law is not being used correctly.

    “Because it was in contact with drugs somewhere along the line, it’s somehow drug money,” Richie said. “This isn’t drug money.”

    A police dog also performed a sniff test on the money and, according to the dog’s handler, discovered an odor.

    Two of Knutson’s co-workers, along with her son Brandon, were at the Fryn’ Pan the night she discovered the money. Her co-workers say they did not smell marijuana.

    “I know the smell of marijuana,” Nickolas Fronning, a line cook at the Fryn’ Pan, said in an affidavit. “I can also assure you that there was no smell of marijuana on the bills or coming from the box.”

    • darkcycle

      That’s blatant, unvarnished thievery. They might even still get away with it, too. No question in my mind what forfeiture laws are about at all. Anybody surprised that they seized this money from a waitress, yet all those bankster and bank assets have been untouched? Wasn’t the forfeiture statute initially intended to be used for RACKETEERING?

      • wasn’t civil (hah!) seizure/forfeiture originally a maritime thing? So they could… you know… grab pirate booty.

      • Duncan20903

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        What’s the problem DC? It certainly appears that’s exactly how it’s being used. Oh wait, silly me. You meant used against racketeers, not for purposes of racketeering. Never mind.

        I needed to add a mea culpa here, that article is a couple of months old. I must try to remember that a link from the same page of a current article can lead to articles that qualify as old or even ancient history. Still, I really thought assurances of the line cook were highly amusing. Signed an affidavit too he did.
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        If this were the summer of love they’d probably make this sorry story into an episode of Dragnet.

      • Duncan20903

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        What’s the problem DC? It certainly appears that’s exactly how it’s being used. Oh wait, silly me. You meant used against racketeers, not for purposes of racketeering. Never mind.

        I needed to add a mea culpa here, that article is a couple of months old. I must try to remember that a link from the same page of a current article can lead to articles that qualify as old or even ancient history. Still, I really thought assurances of the line cook were highly amusing. Signed an affidavit too he did.
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        Just another example of why cars should be illegal to protect our most vulnerable citizens from potential harm:
        Police: Mom leaves baby on top of car, drives off
        If this were the summer of love they’d probably make that sorry story into an episode of Dragnet except that they would kill the baby off instead of having it rescued unharmed. Dammed hippies!

  • Cold Blooded

    Yeah, confiscate rolling papers. That will keep people from smoking weed.
    This has got to be the dumbest drug war proposal I’ve seen in a long time.

    • darkcycle

      We’ve dealt with this sort of obvious idiocy over and over again. The prohibitions in various States on selling “Bongs” while “water pipes” are just fine is just one example. The prohibition on syringes is probably the cruelest and deadliest example of this sort of thought process. They really do intend to inflict the maximum damage.

      • Windy

        They’re probably equating it with the banning of flavored cigarettes. I REALLY miss clove flavored cigarettes, I used to buy a pack every 6 months or so.

  • TieHash

    OT:
    The Miss Usa pageant is today and all the pre-recorded interviews included the question: “Do you believe marijuana should be legalized?”. Almost all the contestants answered (as best they could) that medical cannabis was a good idea. A few even were for a regulated and taxed system.

  • Duncan20903

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    It’s no flippin’ wonder that the re-legalization of industrial hemp hasn’t been able to gain any traction. I admit that I just didn’t grasp the reality that people were so unaware that cannabis from hemp just doesn’t get people high until Tikkun Olam re-invented the wheel and the press treats it as if it’s an actual new thing.

    I am coming to grips with the fact that cannabis law reform is such a difficult task because there’s just no way to know what kind of nonsense is in the heads of those outside of our world. Then again, it really makes it a lot more special when a media outlet actually gets it right:

    New, Exciting Strain Of Marijuana Doesn’t Get You High

    Israeli scientists have developed a strain of marijuana that does not get you high thanks to increased levels of the healing cannabidiol compounds and neutralized THC compounds. “The numbing sensation that users are accustomed to has disappeared,” lead researcher at Tikkun Olam, Tzahi Klein, tells an Israeli newspaper. You might remember Tikkun Olam as the same firm that successfully removed the cuteness from puppies and created the world’s most popular ice cream flavor, Water.

    Everything about the marijuana is the same as the fun, equally as not-evil marijuana—the smell, the taste—so much so that patients are suspicious. “Many of our patients who tried the new plant come back to us and say: ‘You tricked me,'” Klein says.

    Too bad, patients: it’s for your own good. You can’t treat people for their illnesses and make them happy, too. Surely this product will catch on as fast as O’Doul’s.

  • darkcycle

    I’ve recently developed a wine that doesn’t contain alcohol. I call it “grape juice”. Think it’ll take off with the wine snobs?

  • Nunavut Tripper

    All cannabis including the most potent strains will not get you high unless it has been decarbolysed or heated.
    Raw cannabis has no THC ..it has THCA which is not psychoactive in any quantity. When the cannabis is heated by smoking,vaping or cooking the THCA throws off the carbon atom and becomes THC. Look up the research of DR William Courtney and check out the success he’s had with raw and juiced weed. Seems these Israeli guys are wasting their time.
    I’m fresh from a lecture last weekend by Dr Courtney at the Treating Yourself Medical Marijuana Expo in Toronto so I’m up on the subject. I’ve consumed raw cannabis broken down in my juicer mixed with fruit, fuit juice apple cider vinegar,hemp seed oil etc and guess what…absolutely no buzz at all.

    • claygooding

      That is why I carefully saute my cannabis in butter or a suitable oil before adding it too a salad or uncooked recipe.

    • darkcycle

      “…absolutely no buzz at all…” sounds like one of my failed High School experiments.