Weekend Thread

“bullet” A note to all my readers: I don’t say this often enough, but I’m really grateful for all the comments and the emailed tips I get from you. Please note that even if I don’t use your tips — what I end up using sometimes is a matter of whim — I still appreciate getting them. I’m not very good at thanking everyone individually, so please accept my thanks now.
“bullet” Happy one year until inauguration day! I wonder which drug testing company John Walters will be working for.
“bullet” Bill Steigerwald in the Pittsburgh Tribune really takes it to Barack Obama

… for now it seems that — like umpteen millions of his fellow law-breaking Americans — he did his pot and coke and didn’t get caught.
Too bad. If his life had been spoiled even a little by the evil drug war, he might have more sympathy for the 1.6 million Americans who get busted each year for nonviolent drug offenses.
Then, instead of merely being the most charismatic of three indistinguishable liberals competing to see who can use Big Government to “change” America the most, he could become a real American political hero — by using his famed oratorical skills to end America’s most senseless war.

“bullet” It may not seem like that much, and it’s not as much as we’d like, but still… You’ve got to admit that in a hotly contested Presidential race, it’s a step forward when a major party candidate who advocates completely ending the drug war can come in second in a state.
“bullet” Remembering…

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’
Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’
But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’
And there comes a time when one must take a
position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular
but because conscience tells one it is right.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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