Glad to see someone of the stature of Morgan Freeman helping out. I can’t wait to see the rest of it on the 7th.
The rumbling just gets louder. Can ya feel it Gil? That’s the ground moving beneath your feet.
Richard Gil Kerlikowske will be retiring in December anyway.
No wonder Kevin Sabet has been getting so much screen time lately. Talk about a counter point.
With the two largest newspapers supporting legalization I am afraid to watch MSNBC or FOX,,I am not ready for them to start claiming they thought prohibition was wrong all along.
thTs how i feel about bill clintons entry into this argument
At about 1:20 the narrator says that politicians are now ready to “tell the truth,” followed by a shot of Bill Clinton. So clearly he was lying to the American people when, as president, he oversaw the biggest increase in the criminalizing and imprisonment of drug “offenders” in US history. Shame on you, Bill Clinton.
I was wondering if anyone else caught that. After presiding over the biggest (then) ramping up of the DrugWar, when he left office, he opined with incredible, unbelievable dis-ingenuousness that he ‘thought cannabis had been decriminalized in most States.’
‘Have the guts’ now to speak out? He didn’t have them then, even before all the blue dress BS.
The Republicans spent $50 million to prove he got a blow job,,hell,,for 50 mill I know a couple of gals in Dallas that will give us all blow jobs.
It’s always retired politicians who find the “courage” to be honest. I can’t wait for the next lame move by Obama.
Ed,check out the IN state police supervisor below,,he is still in office,,after rising that high in any state police agency,you are a politician.
Just before 18:00 in that clip, conducted with great local knowledge by Christie Olson Day for the Emerald Triangle’s Mendo Coast Television, I wondered (as many war-hardened third generation local cannabis farmers do) if Mendocino County officials would simply hand over local cannabis farmer records to the feds if asked at a Sheriff’s convention cocktail party, let alone if subpoenaed.
Guess what? It just happened. No definitive word yet on whether Sheriff Tom (it’s an informal county) will stand strong. A local attorney has volunteered to defend the county for free if it resists this week’s formal subpoena. But the very fact that no one in the County has replied with “Of course we’ll comply” reminds a fellow like me to keep believing in America.
WOW! Just Wow. I can’t believe this is happening. I knew there was a reason I loved Morgan Freeman.
I always thought my parents lived through the best of times (born in the mid 40′s). But I’m wondering if we’re about to see them return. It’s just GREED that is the big factor. Sometimes it can even things out, but it usually doesn’t result in good (regardless of what Gordon Gekko said).
I’d like to believe in the underlying good of man if he follows his conscience.
To Plant down Babylon, Yes, mon me believe Bob is smiling from heaven as meh type! The vibes are getting clearer, and the herb will be respected, soon come mon……soon come mon….me feel it, atrue. Jah Rastafari!!!
The Agitator has moved,,yup,he has gone big time,,his new address,,the Huffington Post,,go Radley!!!
Yeah, I think the jig is up when eminent celebrities start to speak against your policies en masse.
I think changes are going to be coming — lightning fast.
Just think NT,if America could legalize marijuana nationwide by 4/20 we,the people could reduce the cartels cash flow by 60% by 11/20,,more damage to the cartels than 60,000 dead in Mexico has done to them,,or any other effort by our drug warriors.
I think the day will come rather soon when the policians realize what the phrase “lead, follow, or get out of the way” means in this particular context.
That is to say: they’ll either claim they agreed all along and that this was their grand strategy, or they will reluctantly agree to let the experimentation proceed.
I really don’t see how they could openly oppose the voters’ will here… and get away with it, anyways. We’re entering the phase where opposing the movement as it is now is politically suicidal. The size of the drug/prison industrial complex matters less and less against the continued opposition from the masses. The fact is that the truth is spreading fast, and people like Eugene Jareki and those in the mentioned film are feeding it especially good tinder. It isnt going to go up in smoke… no, no, it is already burning bright. So long as it keeps going, things will change dramatically in a short span. I dare say that we will see international changes in the next few years — especially given that the largest warrior of them all has lost favor at home. Two states legalizing is the single greatest blow that could be waged.
Voters in Colorado and Washington made history on Election Day. For the first time ever, a majority of voters decided at the ballot box to abolish cannabis prohibition.
Paul is swinging at them one more time at the Capitol Hill Blog.
Swing batter,batter SWING
Go take your turn at bat,,remember,congress reads this so do not call them the ignorant sons of bitches they are.
My final comment at the hill:
This is so much wasted breath and hope,,legislators have had lobbyist giving them thousands of dollars and all they had to do to get it was stay strong on crime and save America from drugs,,they did not say keep marijuana illegal,that would have revealed too much,but by investing a few million dollars to key legislators they locked the US into marijuana prohibition for a small fraction of the cost to US taxpayers and kept hemp off the open market,,and they are still doing the same thing now,,if Dupont had not kept hemp off the open market “rayon” and “nylon” would be specialty fabrics most people would have never heard of.
But since most congressman went to colleges all over the US and just like Obama,,they choomed out with their buddies and fully realize what marijuana prohibition is all about,,,but the money is so easy to get and they don’t live in the section of town getting busted.
Great comments by Malc,dark and others,,we left no prisoners,,we hit them high and we hit them low and let the entire prohibition force know that we expect our pound of flesh,,,and that we,the people can fix this insanity if they let us.
The GOP would have a competitive advantage among the minority groups with a change in perspective on the war on drugs. The issue of legalization needs to stop being seen as the movement of drug addicts and college kids looking for a good time. It is a civil rights issue, and it is damaging our country. More and more people are being put on Prison Welfare. The prison population is heavily skewed against minorities. About 35% of the jailed and imprisoned population is black, even though they make up only about 12.5% of the entire population. And what do you know? The poverty rate for blacks is also 35%. The Democrats claim to be the party of the people because they want bigger government programs, but they are also throwing people into jail for drug crimes. This has been a bipartisan effort since the 1980s. What a chance to take the right side of the issue and play it for all it’s worth!
Conservatives should be able to get behind this, and the poor among us should also be able to support this wholeheartedly. Those who are concerned about the increase of those dependent on government handouts ought to consider what happens when a person is sent to prison for a drug ‘crime’. They are supported by taxpayer dollars, and it is much more expensive to support them in jail or prison than by just putting them on welfare. We should consider how much money we could save if we took them off government handouts — jail and prison handouts!
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Indiana State Police is telling lawmakers he would legalize and tax marijuana if it were up to him.
State police Superintendent Paul Whitesell told members of the State Budget Committee Tuesday that he had followed the issue during 40 years in law enforcement and believed “it is here, it’s going to stay.” He cited votes in Colorado and Oregon allowing adults to have small amounts of marijuana as evidence of a national shift on the issue.
It’s starting,,this guy is still in his position and coming forward,,farm out!
I wonder if the gang from Woodstock v.1.0 are paying attention to what’s going on? Once the wall tumbles, it might just be time for a v.3.0. 2.0 was a fizzle. Many of the “originals” are still around. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?! I’d sure be a returnee.
I think I told you I had tickets but life kept me in TX,,I still wonder what happened to the army buddy that sent me the tickets,,we served in Nam together and kept in touch until I missed the party,,haven’t heard anything since and now I can’t remember his last name. Hi Weldon,,his nickname was Welldone. He got a sunburn so bad on the beach at Cam Rahn Bay he earned the nickname,,we had to carry him to sick call in his pancho liner off his cot where he laid down.
Wow Morgan Freeman, Bill Clinton. This is big. I hadn’t heard about this film.
Eventually, we will all look back on this drug war like we now look back at that other drug war on alcohol called prohibition. When it comes to that other addictive and destructive drug, alcohol, we now realize that the problems caused by making it illegal far outweigh the problems associated solely with its use. Indeed, there are few problems associated with alcohol’s use. It is the misuse of alcohol, or more specifically, the misuse of alcohol coupled with a risk of harm to others, that now stands as the lone major problem with alcohol. Many people peacefully and responsibly use alcohol with no risk of harm to others. There are no alcohol cartels, no violence associated with the manufacture, transportation or sale of alcohol, and nobody goes to prison for its mere possession. Society was much improved when the war on alcohol was ended. The war on drugs will also end. Politicians who show real leadership by supporting its end now will benefit. This is all good. However, until we realize that the best reason to end the drug war is because competent adults are entitled to be in charge of their own bodies and lives, we will never truly achieve a free society.