Open Thread

bullet image Still fighting. Two years after its introduction, Good Samaritan still stirs passions among students, officials. Seeing the passion, intelligence and determination shown by young SSDP members often makes me think that there’s hope for the future.

bullet image Brian Doherty on Medical Marijuana Supporters Against Legalization. Which reminds me: It’s Time for Unity in the Marijuana Reform Movement

bullet image Has the Future Gone To Pot? Has CBS’ Harry Smith run out of interesting things to say? Harry, your pot puns are old, and, quite frankly, annoying.

bullet image New Poll Results on Prop 19. Of course, the only poll results that really mean anything are the ones at the voting booth.

bullet image Just Say Now has a new Store

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68 Responses to Open Thread

  1. ezrydn says:


    You have to understand, it’s only THEIR truth that’s allowed, not just TRUTH, in and of itself. They’re still operating under the old “My Paper, My Ball” mentality.

  2. malcolmkyle says:

    Duncan wrote: Don’t bother trying to post responses on the Arizona Daily Sun’s website. They pulled every one of my posts.

    They did the same to me. I gave up after 4 attempts of posting studies.

  3. malcolmkyle says:

    I just tried posting this:

    Why the censorship?

  4. malcolmkyle says:

    Wow! Looks like it worked!

  5. malcolmkyle says:

    Double wow! There is now a grand total of 23 restored comments by Duncan.

    Good work sir!

  6. Duncan20903 says:

    Well I just popped in to tell you that my postsdid show up. They must have put them in a queue and held them for ‘approval’ because it was hours after I posted there when I posted here I had been censored.
    Goddammit Arnold WTF is wrong with you? At least people that have never gotten high have an excuse for being ignorant about cannabis. You’re a friggin lame duck too with no chance of holding any significant office in the future. C’mon Arnold, tell me how this guy can support cannabis remaining illegal:

    I swear that from time to time I think that aliens from outer space are in touch with the highest levels of our government and are extorting the lawmakers into keeping cannabis illegal. Yeah, I know how that sounds. But the truly perverted thing is that at least if it were outer space aliens forcing the issue that the actions of the top level know nothings are doing would make sense. Is that it Arnold? Outer space aliens in Sacramento? Is that how the know nothings hold the ludicrous idea that a fine of $100 will keep our entire society from collapsing? There are a significant number of people who are sober as the proverbial judge because they’re scared of a ticket? In California where going to a recommendation mill can even do away with that risk for a couple of hundred dollars? The know nothings sure seem to think so even though it really makes no sense to spend $250 every year to avoid a $100 fine that you have about a 3% chance of suffering. Yes, I know that people do spend the $250 but they don’t do it to avoid a legal penalty, they do it to be able to buy their cannabis in a relatively safe retail outlet that has a wide selection of cannabis and derivatives. Seriously, it makes me want to beat my head against a brick wall.

    Seriously, everyone here can dismiss out of hand the thought that Calvina Fay is an outer space alien in drag?

  7. Duncan20903 says:

    For your amusement the Doors perform an uncensored “Break on Through” in 2009 with Daryl Hall sitting in for Jim Morrison. Ray Manzerik singing backup including the lines ‘smoke some grass’,’talk some trash’,’LSD’ and everybody gets high.

    Actually impressive for us die hard fans of the Doors. Daryl Hall does a superb job with lead vocals.

    • Matt says:

      I love that video. Also, on their live CD “Absolutely Live” It’s all the original members. When they break off into the slow part of “Break on Through” Ray sang almost the same thing “Smoke some grass, talk some trash, little piece of Al” I think it’s Al, I can’t figure it out though… I share your enthusiasm!

  8. Hope says:

    “Seriously, everyone here can dismiss out of hand the thought that Calvina Fay is an outer space alien in drag?”

    Lol! And a seriously mean one at that!

  9. ezrydn says:

    Arnold’s the arch-typical politician now. It’s not about what’s right. It’s all about getting control of someone else’s money, ala, their retirement pensions. Just how is Uncle Joe’s retirement money going to help California, other than being spent there by none other than Uncle Joe?

    And you notice, money that’s offered to him, he doesn’t want, even though it’s legally taxed tender. He cares not for you freedom but, instead, your money! No, Arnold, not this time!

  10. Duncan20903 says:

    I’d like to take this woman out back, thrash her within inches of her life and then run her out of town on a rail. You bring the tar, I’ll bring the feathers.

    “Mom In Pot-Smoking Tot Case Back In Court”

  11. beer and incense says:

    “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” William Arthur Ward

  12. claygooding says:

    Calvina Fay eats one half of her Post Toasties every morning before she figures out,every morning,that someone pooped in them.

    Her twin sister by another mother and father posted this:
    “The real story on medical marijuana”

    Straight out of the prohibs handbook with little to no stirring.

  13. Duncan20903 says:

    I’ve never met a pessimist that didn’t insist that he was more accurately a realist.

  14. ezrydn says:

    Hey, Duncan,

    The best kept secret of the reform movement: vaporization. LOL

  15. denmark says:

    The prolonged wet Spring weather was a hinderance also in not getting the Washinton state initiative on the ballot.

    It’s going to happen in Washington state. The north eastern part will be the toughest to nail because of all the ass backwards wheat farmers who rely on the g’ment for money year after year after year. They also hide their head in the sand when it comes to change, unless it suits them.

  16. Maria says:

    There’s always people that are resistant to change. I know I am in my personal life.

    People seek reassurance that the change won’t bring ‘bad things’. They need evidence that change can mean opportunity or that the changes won’t really impact them.

    Not directly and not in a way that will negatively upset their way of life. “Things will change!” “Yeah and?” Things changed when cell phones came around.

  17. Servetus says:

    War baby spring breakers love the war on drugs in Cuernavaca:

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