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Jeff Sessions, Attorney General?

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61 comments to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General?

  • jean valjean

    Sessions “heartbroken” by reality. From his wiki page:
    ‘Sessions is against legalizing cannabis for either recreational or medicinal use. “I’m a big fan of the DEA”, he said during a hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee.[62] Sessions was “heartbroken” and found “it beyond comprehension” when President Obama claimed that cannabis is not as dangerous as alcohol.[63]’

  • Francis

    Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s new attorney general, said the Ku Klux Klan ‘was OK until I found out they smoked pot’

    One African-American lawyer testified that Mr Sessions had joked that he thought the Ku Klux Klan was “OK until I found out they smoked pot”, as reported by the New York Times.

    In a senate hearing in April, Mr Sessions urged government to send the message that “good people don’t smoke marijuana”, and in another hearing, that marijuana cannot be safer than alcohol because “Lady Gaga says she’s addicted to it and it’s not harmless.”

    So uh, wow … trying hard to look on the bright side here. It sounds like he is, at least now, against the KKK? That’s something, right?

  • DdC

    Bumpy, but he’s made a lot of enemies along the way…

    Donald Trump Selects Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

    10 things to know about Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general

    Bank Led by Trump Treasury Pick Accused of Racial Discrimination

    People for the American Way Calls on Senate to Reject Jeff Sessions for AG Post

    Tell the Senate: Reject Trump’s appointment of Senator Sessions for Attorney General!

    RIght now, our top law enforcement official is set to be a racist, misogynistic xenophobe. Trump is not holding back on trying to fill his government with bigoted people. But you can stop him from getting away with it!

    Tell the Senate: Senator Sessions for Attorney General is unacceptable!

    Dear Senator,

    I urge you to vote no on the appointment of racist Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

    Senator Sessions has been denied an appointment for his racist comments in the past. Since then, he has doubled down on his hardline, xenophobic policy positions and speech.

    As Attorney General, Senator Sessions would have great power to persecute immigrants and people of color. This key job should be reserved for someone who will protect all Americans, not just people who look like him.

    Please reject Senator Sessions’ nomination and oppose the appointment of any racist, xenophobic, or misogynistic officials to government posts.

    Tell the Senate: Keep Senator Sessions out of the Department of Justice!

    Regards,
    Erich Pica, President, Friends of the Earth

  • Servetus

    Trump needs a malevolent prohibitionist ghoul like Jeff Sessions as AG if he’s going to expel undocumented aliens from the US en masse. A competent attorney general with a conscience would likely obstruct Trump’s plan should he implement it.

    The trouble with mass deportations is that they are never just that. Historically, such expulsions typically turn into a kind of death march.

    When the Spanish Inquisition expelled Muslims (Moors, Moriscos) and Jews from Spain, the Muslims were forced to flee to North Africa. If they made it across the Mediterranean in their leaky boats, they would often find themselves on shores where they were likely to be robbed or killed. No agreed upon numbers exist for the Muslim death toll, but it’s been variously estimated by historians that between 75,000 to 750,000 Spanish Muslims died in the exodus. (See H.C. Lea, A History of the Inquisition of Spain)

    Jews fared better. Jews fled to the Americas where they became pirates or privateers, preying upon Spanish treasure ships. One such fleet of Spanish galleons carrying gold stolen from Native Americans (Incas and so forth) was captured in which the booty was worth an estimated $2-billion in today’s money. The privateers took the treasure to Holland, where it required two weeks to unload it from the ships, thus making the Netherlands one of the richest kingdoms in the Hapsburg Empire. It’s been wealthy ever since. It was from that derived wealth that John Adams, our 2nd US president, borrowed the money to finance the American Revolution. (See Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean– How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom–and Revenge)

    The Armenian Genocide was conducted in a similar fashion to the Moors. Armenians were forced en masse to the periphery of the Turkish Empire, then driven deep into the desert without food or water, where 1.5-million people died.

    If history is to be our guide, any expulsion engineered by the likes of Trump and Sessions will end in death, revenge, and general catastrophe for everyone. The new Republican administration may find itself too busy picking pirates’ lances out of their butts to bust people for pot.

  • DailyHail

    Will the Trump Administration Launch a Civil War Over Legal Weed?

    http://tinyurl.com/bringItonBuster

    • Tony Aroma

      Trump is going to face the same conundrum as Obama. The most the feds can do is force states to stop licensing and regulating weed. They can’t force states to criminalize it, so the result would be legal, unregulated weed, a prohibitionist’s worst nightmare. So the feds are between a rock and a hard place. I assume any Attorney General would understand this situation. So far, it’s been a standoff between the feds and the states, but the feds can’t win and they know it. It’s just a matter of how long they want to delay the inevitable.

      • Uncle Albert's Nephew

        It’ll resemble New York State after they repealed their concurrent prohibition law during the Volsted.

    • claygooding

      Exactly as Holder explained to Congress,,we can fight legalization but we cannot fight decriminalization.

      It is why we are not getting data from DC yet on violent crime rates falling or rising,DUI the same info,domestic violence rising or falling,etc,etc,etc.

      Would not do that even decrim has a positive effect on society.

  • Devon

    “Donald Trump has picked Jeff Sessions to be the next Attorney General. It really couldn’t get any worse. Jeff Sessions is a drug war extremist that will bring back raids on marijuana businesses and militarized, Reagan-era drug war tactics. Send a message to your Senators telling them to oppose Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

    Take Action Now!”
    https://engage.drugpolicy.org/secure/stop-jeff-sessions

  • Frank W.

    Right now Trump is secure but uncertain about those broomstick slaves he sent to fetch water. Maybe if things go south he’ll wake up and the stern but kindly Sorcerer will fix the mess…?

  • Servetus

    Philip Smith at Alternet has a video of Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III browbeating Loretta Lynch about Obama’s marijuana comments during her AG Senate hearing:

    http://www.alternet.org/drugs/4-most-ridiculous-things-trump-ag-pick-jeff-sessions-marijuana

  • Mike

    I don’t think there going to get into a state vs fed kind of conflict over this but I certainly don’t see any progress being made with further legalization. On the other hand if more and more states get on the band wagon concerning cannabis it may force the issue of legal banking which the feds don’t want to do. Screw Sessions, Trump isn’t likely to want a state conflict because the people will push back(where it’s been legalized at least).

  • claygooding

    The biggest problem the feds has is finding juries that will convict marijuana criminals,especially in states that have legalized.

    All it takes is one juror refusing to convict and the feds either give up or try again.

    How much funding will the DOJ spend if they start losing in court?

    And the prisons are already full. Obama has released more criminals from federal pens than any other President in history but he forgot to turn off the faucet that was running the sink over so law enforcement and the courts have probably sentenced 3 times as many as he released.

    As long as the feds give bounty money for drug arrests the sink will continue to overflow.

  • mj

    Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.
    The name says it all.

    • jean valjean

      Reeks of the Old South and slavery. Zeitgiest in the age of Trump.

    • Matthew Meyer

      I dunno…you could say the same of Augustus Owsley Stanley III, scion of Southern big men…and you’d be wrong!

      • Servetus

        Was I a criminal? No. I was a good member of society. Only my society and the one making the laws are different.–Owsley Stanley

      • jean valjean

        Unlike Sessions, Owsley hasn’t just been nominated for attorney general. Nor was he a life-long racist like Sessions.

  • Mr_Alex

    This will also affect cannabis law reform in New Zealand as well

  • Mouth

    Jeff Sessions is a Muslim Terrorist. He’s been a supporter of the DEA for years and the DEA used to finance Lashkar-e-Taiba before their 2008 attack. And we know that the DEA are masterminds of the drug black market–the life blood of illicit funds. Wherever illegal heroin is growing in Afghanistan, the Taliban and other players are having a field day against American troops and our efforts to rebuild the country. The DEA are globetrotters setting up black market hot spots, thus satisfying the financial needs and appetites of the Jihadists. If the DEA are a well documented Jihadist organization and if Jeff Sessions admires the DEA, then Jeff Sessions is a jihadist.

    If my country wanted me to respect their laws, then they should have never sent me to go work at a CIA/DoD/Iraqi controlled prison. They should have sent me on a patrol, instead of keeping my eye on prisoners and my ear on their stories.

    I call people like Jeff, the DEA or regular American cops, Muslim Terrorists, because they do technically get paid to keep Jihadist funding alive and well. When someone fires the first shot at you and then fires more rounds at you, trying to kill you in a combat zone, you don’t sit down and try to understand and analyze your enemy, instead you pass a quick judgment and fire back. Hence, we have physical evidence to prove that all who support keeping drugs illegal and do so, are Jihadists.

    • Servetus

      Things like war never change.

      War is a racket. It always has been… A few profit – and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it. You can’t end it by disarmament conferences. You can’t eliminate it by peace parleys at Geneva. Well-meaning but impractical groups can’t wipe it out by resolutions. It can be smashed effectively only by taking the profit out of war.Smedley Butler – from War is a Racket.

      • Mouth

        Dalton Trumbo said that losing your life for liberty is the same thing as burning your house down just to save your house from being burned down from a fire or starving yourself to death as a way to keep yourself from starving to death.

        • Servetus

          Liberty is at stake, but no reason to forfeit lives. The trick is knowing how authoritarianism works so it can be countered immediately upon detection. For instance, fight confusion with confusion:

          Still rapid-fire shifts in policy have repercussions. As president, he could create massive uncertainty, a situation that reporters will try – as best they can – to cover.

          “This is going to be one of the darker and more dangerous things about the Trump presidency,” said Rosen.

          “In authoritarian states, confusion is the baseline, he said. You can never really tell what’s going on, and the confusion is a political tool to keep people powerful.” [emphasis mine]

          http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38072407

  • Daniel Williams

    Let’s review: Obama elected in 2008, promises to reform drug policy, puts Holder in charge, effecting nearly 2 million pot arrests before being re-elected in 2012. Keeps Holder, still says he’ll do drug reform, still arrests almost 2 million for pot by the time he’s done in 2016.

    Yeah, this Sessions guy is gonna be a real setback.

    • Randy

      BINGO.

      It’s been the party of the people who are the real exploiters.

      We work, they party.

      • Daniel Williams

        I’ve agued for decades (and again in my 2004 book, The Naked Truth About Drugs) that drug policy reform is a natural for Republicans, as it lines up nicely with their ideological philosophy of smaller government, personal responsibility. Vindication would be sweet, as I’ve taken more than a bit of grief for believing so.

        I don’t believe Trump cares, from a federal standpoint, about pot (and, for that matter, who screws whom), and will remove cannabis from the CSA schedule, leaving the whole thing up to the states. As a businessman, he’ll acknowledge the success of Colorado and other states, using it as his reason to make the call.

        As overjoyed as I am at this real prospect, and should it happen, it pales to what I’ll feel witnessing the failed strategy by our drug policy reform ‘leaders’ of sucking up to (and getting fucked by) the Left all these years blow up in their faces. Soros (and then Obama) played them like a cheap violin, and they should be embarrassed, if not ashamed.

        • Atrocity

          drug policy reform is a natural for Republicans, as it lines up nicely with their ideological philosophy of smaller government, personal responsibility.

          It lines up with their occasionally stated philosophy similar to what you describe, but their actions have rarely—maybe never—actually matched the pretty words. Or are we going to pretend that Nixon and Reagan aren’t Republicans? And before you Go There, no, I’m not suggesting that the Democrats have been more than slightly helpful. Carter was for decrim before he was against it (i.e., in the end he did nothing) but Obamanson, by calling off just a few of the dogs, actually did more than anyone in my lifetime. Yes, it’s damned near nothing, but until his last couple years we got either nothing at all or active destruction. He’s not my hero, but an honest person has to give him credit for that tiny, tiny little improvement.

          I don’t believe Trump cares, from a federal standpoint, about pot (and, for that matter, who screws whom), and will remove cannabis from the CSA schedule, leaving the whole thing up to the states.

          It’s been incredibly clear for months that Trump itself has essentially zero interest in governing or even “governing”. It’s surrounding itself with insane bags of shit who will be doing the actual heavy lifting.

          Optimism at the best of times is suspect, right now it’s completely indistinguishable from brain death. What I’d like to see from Obamanson (but do not expect to) is de-scheduling on the way out the door. Yes, the Trump regime could immediately un-do it, but they (or Congress) would be forced to waste their time on it. If it really isn’t a priority for them (a fantasy, given the Sessions nomination), they can just ignore it and tell critics it’s what they inherited. If it really is something they want to waste time on, they’ll be forced to deal with that for five minutes instead of lighting orphans on fire.

        • Daniel Williams

          Whatever, Atrocity. I’m still betting on Trump.

          Obama has presided over more than 4 million arrests for the simple, non-violent possession of pot during his 8 years. For fuck’s sake, the guy glamorized his own past with pot. So no, an honest person doesn’t have to give him any credit, even a tiny, tiny bit, for what he’s done.

          That he gets any credit at all is due to drug policy reformers becoming accustomed to taking scraps from his table and thinking it’s a good meal.

        • Atrocity

          That he gets any credit at all is due to drug policy reformers becoming accustomed to taking scraps from his table and thinking it’s a good meal.

          I explicitly referred to Obamanson’s actions as “damned near nothing”, so your attempt to characterize it otherwise is dishonest. Or maybe you simply don’t understand the difference between “something” and “nothing”. Hint: The former is what we got recently, the latter is what we’ve otherwise gotten consistently since at least 1968. It’s also likely what we’ll get for a very long time going forward, but I would love to be wrong. So far all I’ve seen of the president elect is a whore that’s also its own pimp. But maybe that’s exactly the kind of person who will bring about reform, even if exclusively for the wrong reasons (which over the course of time would just be irrelevant and forgotten anyway).

          It’s easy and feels good to remember Trump’s campaign promise to leave it up to the states. Of course, the last two anuses to hold that office made exactly the same promise and we know what happened.

        • jean valjean

          Daniel. Go plug your book somewhere else. No one here is buying any of your Trump apologetics.

  • primus

    Sounds to me that the most effective way to neutralize these nominees is to tell the truth about them, and make sure it is told longly, loudly and clearly.

  • Servetus

    From Josh Moon on the appointment of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (all bigtime criminals have three names) to the AG post, via Alabama Political Reporter : America is about to become one big Alabama

    Also, prepare to be dumbfounded by what these conservatives are prepared to believe if it furthers some long-standing belief that they hold.

    In Alabama, we have seen all sorts of stupid bills presented and passed simply to ward off the newest urban legend in Crazy Conservative Town.

    We’ve stopped the U.N. gun ban, which wasn’t a thing. We stopped President Obama from passing gun laws that he had never proposed. This past election we actually voted on a constitutional amendment making the state “right to work,” even though it already is. And we’ve ensured more Christian rights that were never in danger than I can count.

    On the flip side of all this there is a lot these people won’t do.

    They won’t create a better economy, because conservative policies that move higher tax burdens to the middle class and poor have never – not once in the entire history of this country – produced a better economy.

    They won’t make the water or air cleaner. They won’t do anything about the very real issue of climate change. They won’t protect anyone different from them from anything, and will routinely classify discrimination complaints as “whining.” And they won’t do anything to address the long term issues affecting education.

    So, buckle up, America, it’s gonna be bumpy.

    But let me be the first to welcome you all to Alabama.

    • jean valjean

      Not for nothing is the hillbilly region of Pennsylvania thus described:
      “Philadelphia in the east, Pittsburgh in the west and Alabama in the middle.”

  • jean valjean

    Britain’s dark age drug war entrenchment compared to legalization efforts in other countries. Ignore the stock photo of pierced hippie into bondage smoking a joint which the editors seem to think is an appropriate illustration for the article.
    ‘“British politicians need to open their eyes to what is happening in the rest of the world,” he said. “Cannabis prohibition is being swept away on a tide of popular opinion and replaced with responsible legal regulation.’

    The video of the nuns (“not affiliated with the Catholic church”) is worth a look too.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cannabis-legalise-uk-mps-adam-smith-institute-nick-clegg-caroline-lucas-marijuana-legalisation-drugs-a7428581.html

  • Randy

    Actually TRUMPS election is good news.

    In one fail swoop GRAND MASTER TROLL Donald Trump:

    Exposed media bias for all to see

    Exposed the faux liberals hypocrisy as they voted for the grandma vagina instead of a capitalist who promised jobs.

    And PC is dead. Great man that TRUMP.

    Trump will be our first LIBERAL REPUBLICAN in some time. He’s not going to mess w abortion, he won’t interfere with drug reform.

    Don’t listen to the media. Listen to the candidate.

    My opinion anyway. Hope I’m right.

  • Servetus

    Having Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III heading the justice department is bad enough. Having Republicans in charge of deciding who gets research funding is worse. The political culture within the Republican Party is decidedly anti-intellectual, (see Richard Hofstadter, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life). Even now, Trump wants Jerry Falwell, Jr. to head the Department of Education–imagine the kind of drug education Jerry will impose on hapless students, including mandatory drug testing.

    Each time the Republicans acquire leadership power, they cut science research funding. Many Republicans have expressed a rabid antipathy toward science and scientists ever since the Scopes Trial in 1925. Republican political ascendency will likely mean we will benefit from fewer scientific discoveries, such as the following bit of science involving a potential fountain of youth—signifying drugs are our friends, and not the Republicans:

    21-NOV-2016 — Researchers from Caltech and UCLA have developed a new approach to removing cellular damage that accumulates with age. The technique can potentially help slow or reverse an important cause of aging.[…]

    Led by Nikolay Kandul, senior postdoctoral scholar in biology and biological engineering in the laboratory of Professor of Biology Bruce Hay, the team developed a technique to remove mutated DNA from mitochondria, the small organelles that produce most of the chemical energy within a cell.[…]

    The accumulation of mutant mtDNA over a lifetime is thought to contribute to aging and degenerative diseases of aging such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and sarcopenia–age-related muscle loss and frailty. Inherited defects in mtDNA are also linked to a number of conditions found in children, including autism.

    “We know that increased rates of mtDNA mutation cause premature aging,” says Hay, Caltech professor of biology and biological engineering. “This, coupled with the fact that mutant mtDNA accumulates in key tissues such as neurons and muscle that lose function as we age, suggests that if we could reduce the amount of mutant mtDNA, we could slow or reverse important aspects of aging.”[…]

    “Now that we know mtDNA quality control exists and can be enhanced, our goal is to work with Dr. Guo’s lab to search for drugs that can achieve the same effects,” Hay adds. “Our goal is to create a future in which we can periodically undergo a cellular housecleaning to remove damaged mtDNA from the brain, muscle, and other tissues. This will help us maintain our intellectual abilities, mobility, and support healthy aging more generally.”

    AAAS Public Release: Turning back the aging clock

  • Servetus

    Rats and mice are in the research news again as researchers at the Scripps Institute describe a new potential vaccine for opioid addicted patients:

    LA JOLLA, CA – November 23, 2016 — Lab Tests Show Promise[…]

    The researchers found that their vaccine design blocked pain perception of oxy/hydro use in mice. Indeed, those given the vaccine did not display the usual symptoms of a drug high, such as ignoring pain and discomfort.

    In further tests, the rodents also appeared less susceptible to fatal overdose. Although it was found that some vaccinated mice did succumb to the opioid drug’s toxic effects, the researchers noted that it took much longer for the drug to impart its toxicity. If this effect holds true in humans, the vaccine could extend the window of time for clinical assistance if overdose occurs.

    The scientists also discovered that the vaccine remained effective in mice for the entire 60-day study period, and they believe it has the potential to last even longer.

    This oxy/hydro vaccine is not the first ever tested, but it is the first to use a faithful representation of the opioid in its design, which prompts the remarkable efficacy seen with the TSRI vaccine.

    AAAS Public Release: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/sri-tsd112316.php

    Also, remember when Richard Nixon said he and his fellow Republicans didn’t drink to get drunk (or ‘high’ like marijuana smokers), thereby asserting their white Christian supremacism? Coincidently enough, rats have another thing in common with Nixon and his henchmen:

    23-NOV-2016 — CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Laboratory rats will drink alcohol if it’s available, and may even get a little tipsy, researchers report in a new study. But they won’t voluntarily drink until they’re drunk. And while ethanol is calorie-rich, rats that drink it eat less food and their total energy intake remains steady, the research team found.[…]

    The findings – the first from a series of studies designed to explore the relationship between feeding and alcohol consumption – are reported in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior.

    AAAS Public Release: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/uoia-sir112316.php

  • jean valjean

    The Donald announces that he will arrest and deport up to 3 million “criminal aliens” on the first day of his presidency…. needless to say that the vast majority of these will be controlled substance violators who have done no harm to anyone. Meanwhile thousands of those convicted of violent crimes will be able to apply for a waiver which is not available for to drug “offenders.” This is America in the 21st century. Sorry guys but your country’s fucked.

    https://www.lawfareblog.com/donald-trump-and-non-existent-two-million-criminal-immigrants

    • Servetus

      One of the reasons Trump uses to justify his Mexican border fence is he believes it will reduce drug smuggling (lol). Expect Trump and Sessions to keep drug enforcement in play as a justification for building their wall.

  • Servetus

    Will Donald Trump become a control-freak regarding illicit drugs? Susan Cheever (author of Drinking in America) writes that Trump is demonstrating the behavior of a “dry drunk” due to the fact that Donald’s older brother, Fred Trump, died of alcoholism at age 42:

    Non-drinkers who come from drinking families, Cheever says, can be controlling and difficult.

    In her book, released Tuesday, Cheever writes that Custer — the Civil War officer best known for his last stand at Little Bighorn — had “a preening arrogance, an inability to follow orders, and a sense of his own messianic rightness that is characteristic of dry drunks.”

    The same could probably be said of the real estate mogul.[…]

    In interviews, Trump has spoken highly of Fred, Jr., who died in 1981.

    “In a certain way, he was one of my great teachers, if not my best. He got me not to smoke, not to drink. I say to people don’t drink. It’s not hard,” Trump told Piers Morgan in 2011.

    “Trump thinks it’s a moral choice and he made the right choice,” Cheever said. “He’s the classic guy in the alcoholic family who thinks he controls everything.”[…]

    Not drinking, Cheever says, can have just as much influence on someone’s personality as being a drunk.[…]

    Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/author-susan-cheever-donald-trump-controllin-article-1.2398160

    Actress Katherine Hepburn once said she never trusted a man who didn’t drink. No word yet on whether Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III enjoys a Mint Julep now and then.

  • cy klebs

    Is it true that Michael Medved’s name is being floated for Trump’s drug bizarre?

  • Servetus

    And now, a Thanksgiving Day prayer from William S. Burroughs:

    video: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/24/a-thanksgiving-prayer-from-wil.html

  • DailyHeil

    It stands to reason that if the economically disenfranchised regions of our country had some kind of way to earn their lives back, they’d be less prone to fear-mongering madmen and more open to empathy. But their coal mines and steel mills are gone, and they’re not coming back. Trucking, the last labor job that still offers a portion of this group a shot at the middle class, is well on its way to being replaced by automation.

    >>

    So the nation — maybe even the world — needs marijuana legalization right damn now, in order to heal our divide and help us finally hear each other again

    >>

    Denver doesn’t need marijuana. New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco don’t need marijuana. The cities are fine, and they don’t have fields to grow the stuff anyway. Give this industry to the South and the Midwest, heal their economic wounds, and make it much harder for the next despot to convince them to vote against their fellow citizens’ rights.

    Legalize pot, and save the world.

    By Sean Curry

    http://bigthink.com/the-art-of-the-bill/now-is-the-time-for-marijuana-legalization

  • WalStMonky

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    Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is fascinating when it comes to cannabis law reform. It wasn’t all that long ago that medicinal cannabis became legal in Puerto Rico via his executive order.

    Puerto Rico drops marijuana for public employee drug tests

  • Mouth

    Couch: with guys like us sitting on it, there is more than enough hope for the world that we’ll make positive change for ending the War on Drugs and enhancing human rights. We make the world go round, not the politicians, celebrities, bosses and law enforcement . . . they are merely props with but a few spoken lines in this theatrical production we call life.

    I am very thankful for Pete for hosting this website. Proof God exists: he made guys like us and Pete.

    • thelbert

      good for you mouth, happy trumpsgiving all

    • TexasTony

      I agree with Mouth; y’all deserve to be decorated with The Iron Bud for sustained meritorious service, in a civilian capacity, while serving on Pete’s couch. To be awarded by Pete’s dear mum.

  • Helter Skelter

    Maybe those recounts will work out and HillyBilly will usher in the glorious worker’s utopia.
    Comrade Jill Stein and esteemed party member Bernie Sanders are doing everything they can to help.
    If they get in power they will turn it all over to the workers.
    Bwahaha! Stale failed Marxist fairytales from a 19th century German bum.

    • DdC

      It’s Drumpf who claimed the election was rigged.

      It was Drumpf who recently twat about millions of illegal voters.

      Stein raised over twice as much for investigating this election fraud than she got to campaign.

      Donnie Drumpf is, has been and always will be a weasel. Cheating contractors, cheating on loans and cheating on taxes. Ralph Reed nailed it when he admitted Christian voters don’t vote for candidates, they vote party line. Like they did for Hitler and Mussolini.

      Crooked Donald may be inept, but not be as bad as his potential Line of Succession… Just in case…

      Trump fan Fallswell Jr, as most christians think Pence has more ‘christian values”. Like the Crusades, Inquisition, Bombing churches, shooting kids. Burning people at the stake? Signing a concordance with Hitler? Funding antipot campaigns? Keeping women in their place. Religious drug treatment Junior cooked up curing addicts with whips and geeeeezus. You know, for the sake of the kids. Or maybe just the fetus, then after birth they can fend for themselves.

      Looks like Crooked Donnie is stacking his deck with people even more deplorable and acidic to the general population. He might think it makes him look better but they all just blend into the same drab blur. A population in which over 2 million preferred even another Clinton over the Obvious goperverted travesty unfolding. So predictable, like the drug war and prohibition profits. Most going to the loudest and most vested ignorant, I mean Drumpf’s Cabinet.

      Just in case the Fortune 700 Club West Buro Blabfest Alt Reality decides Donnie and his Clone plastic family ain’t moral nuff. They can just pull another MLK, Wallace, Flynt or Lennon on the Scamming SoB. Or poor health Putin style, or impeachment. Then its…

      1 Vice President Mike Pence
      2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan
      3 President pro tempore of the US Senate Orrin Hatch
      4 Secretary of State potential nominees Rudy-Mitt-John Bolton?
      5 Secretary of the Treasury potential nominee Banker Steven Mnuchin?
      6 Secretary of Defense potential nominee Former Gen. Mike Flynn
      7 Attorney General potential nominee Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III
      8 Secretary of the Interior potential nominees Sarah Palin/Oil/s Forrest Lucas

      Republicans, you’re not Pro-Life, you’re a hypocrite.

      George Carlin 1996 HBO special Back in Town
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EolFS1LZvOA
      George Carlin nailed the hypocrisy of social conservatives who rail against abortion and birth control with “pro-life” rhetoric while simultaneously attacking social programs designed to support struggling families, supporting war and inciting violence against women.

      Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty,
      Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drones, Pro-Torture,
      & still call yourself ‘Pro-Life.’ — John Fugelsang

      The Biggest Myths About the First Christians
      Jesus and his disciples were Jews: Their scripture was Jewish, their religious rituals were Jewish, and their conception of the Messiah was Jewish. Paul nor any of the evangelists know the name Christian or use it to describe followers of Jesus. What this means is that for the majority of the first century, followers of Jesus were known as Jews

  • claygooding

    How does anyone believe Trump who is filling his cabinet and advisers with billionaires are going to fix anything that makes them pay taxes or is going to increase their own tax rates,which is what has to happen if our economy is ever going to recover.
    He is already appointing his son-in-law to a political office to oversee Trump industries China contracts as if he was ever going to attack China’s economy.
    It turns out he may not have ever been a poolitician but he picked up on the empty promises very quickly because that is all he has ever delivered to anyone.

  • jean valjean

    The incoming president is something of a wild card on drug policy…

    “His administration, which looks set to be staffed by drug-war extremists, could go after state marijuana laws. Instead of just opposing sentencing reform, they could push for new mandatory minimums. They might demonize drugs and drug sellers to build support for mass deportations and a wall. Trump’s law-and-order rhetoric could fundamentally alter the political environment, nationally and locally.”
    http://www.alternet.org/drugs/four-ways-drug-policy-reformers-play-smart-trump-administration

  • jean valjean

    Sell crazy someplace else. We’re all stocked up. The real loony tunes begin around 3 mins in:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-kilpatrick-hillary-clinton-speaking-in-tongues_us_583bbf47e4b09b605601067e

    • Servetus

      When I was 10-years-old I was invited by a friend to a Pentecostalist church meeting. Not knowing what to expect, I sat there frozen in the pews when the ‘speaking in tongues’ chanting and writhing on the floor began, thinking to myself, “these are adults doing this…these are adults doing this….”

      Pentecostalism is Sarah Palin’s religion. It promotes belief in witches, a belief I find offensive due to its history. Nonetheless, accusing Sarah of being a witch might prove politically useful later on.

  • Servetus

    Pharmacogenetics is providing the answers we need, as illustrated in the following multi-national research study, while prohibition promises little more than nothing, or further harm:

    DALLAS, Nov. 28, 2016 – In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe identified a gene variant that suppresses the desire to drink alcohol.[…]

    “The study identified a variation in the β-Klotho gene linked to the regulation of social alcohol consumption. The less frequent variant – seen in approximately 40 percent of the people in this study – is associated with a decreased desire to drink alcohol,”[…]

    “The β-Klotho gene directs the production of the β-Klotho protein that forms part of a receptor complex in the brain.”[…]

    This study of genetic influences on brain function affecting drinking behavior indicates the promise of pharmacogenetics, a field of precision medicine that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) describes as the study of how genes affect responses to drugs.[…]

    The β-Klotho gene codes for the protein β-Klotho, which forms a receptor complex in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) with classic receptors for FGF21, a hormone produced in the liver.

    “The gene in the current study seems to work via a feedback circuit that goes from the liver, which processes alcohol, to the brain, where β-Klotho and classic FGF21 receptors form a cellular machine, or receptor complex, which binds to the liver hormone FGF21 to signal the response to alcohol,” Dr. Mangelsdorf said.

    The less common gene variant identified in this study is related to a decreased desire for alcohol. So, people who have this variant tend to drink less than those without it, he said. In this study, the frequency of the alcohol-decreasing variant among participants was 42 percent.[…]

    “The current study suggests that the FGF21-β-Klotho pathway regulates alcohol consumption in humans and seems to point to a mechanism that we might be able to influence in order to reduce alcohol intake.”

    Dr. Mangelsdorf is one of six corresponding authors in the collaboration that involved more than 120 researchers in the United States and Europe. One of the lead authors on the study, Dr. Parkyong Song, is a postdoctoral researcher in the Kliewer-Mangelsdorf laboratory.

    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/usmc-uri112816.php