Feel free to keep playing in comments on the new site to get used to them. I’ve updated the “About” page (see far upper left of this page) to include what html is allowed in comments and how to use it. If you want an avatar, you can go to gravatars and upload the image you’d like and associate it with the email address you use to log in here.
I love the commenting features (and especially the fact that the dreaded 403 Forbidden screen of death is gone!)
Bear with the Google ads. It’ll take a while before they settle down in the new location and figure what we’re about (and that most of us are not looking for a stay at the Betty Ford clinic).
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U.S. Plan Raises Ire in Latin America in the Washington Post. The development of military air bases in Colombia (for the drug war, of course) is just not good foreign policy. Regardless of what you think of Chavez, it’s natural for him to suspect such a move, and for the people of Venezuela to support him and turn against us at the mere thought of such bases.
It’s nice to see that the fact that the Drug Czar is required by law to oppose us is gaining wider traction. More people (and media) understanding this fact dramatically reduces the power of the Drug Czar’s office to disseminate propaganda.
The Senate Friday confirmed University of Pennsylvania psychologist A. Thomas McLellan as deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
More proof that life as a politician kills brain cells: Legalized pot a tough sell in governor’s race
“If the whole society starts getting stoned, we’re going to be even less competitive,” Democratic Attorney General Jerry Brown […] said on a recent radio show.
“Like electing Jerry Brown as governor, the idea of legalizing drugs is one more bad idea from a bygone era,” said Jarrod Agen, spokesman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner