Vote Green, not Brown

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Jerry Brown
Candidate for Governor
Public Safety First
Activist Organization
Opposes marijuana legalization Opposes marijuana legalization
Spokesperson: Roger Salazar
(through California Working Families coalition)
Spokesperson: Roger Salazar
Received contributions from California Beer and Beverage Distributors Received contributions from California Beer and Beverage Distributors

bullet image Bob Barr better read up a little more. You’d think by now, having been on both sides of the issue, he’d know better.

Five years ago, in a 6-3 opinion, in which only Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, William Rehnquist and Clarence Thomas dissented, the Court struck down California’s medical marijuana law that similarly had been passed by voter referendum.

No. Does it really look to you like California’s medical marijuana law was struck down? What the Supreme Court did in Raich was affirm the federal government’s ability to enforce its own law under the interstate commerce clause even when there was no commerce and no interstate. It had nothing to do with striking down a state referendum.

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Mexico paper seeks drug gang guidance

“The loss of two reporters from this publishing house in less than two years represents an irreparable sorrow for all of us who work here, and, in particular, for their families,” the newspaper said.

Describing the drug lords as the “de facto authorities” within Ciudad Juarez, the newspaper asked the cartels: “We ask you to explain what you want from us, what we should try to publish or not publish, so we know what to expect.”

This is an open thread.

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4 Responses to Vote Green, not Brown

  1. darkcycle says:

    Bob Barr made a mistake. Perhaps it was a misstatement, but he oughta know better. By and large he got it right though.

  2. Chris says:

    Bob Barr has been on both sides of a LOT of issues. The Libertarians really screwed up in picking him as the nominee last time. First he was for the Iraq war, then he was against it, first he was for the Patriot Act and then he was against it and on and on. He saw an opportunity to promote himself and make more money by latching on to the Libertarian party and he shifted his position on many issues to do so. The timing of his supposed “conversion” says it all. No conviction whatsoever. Barr did a good amount of damage on various fronts when he actually did have some power as a CONgressman. Now that he has no power he “sees the light”. How typical.

  3. paul says:

    I really feel sorry for that Mexican newspaper, and it is just awful that the drug gangs seem to be in charge of Juarez. I don’t think anyone can expect enlightened government out of the drug gangs.

    The newspapers want to be told what they can and cannot say without being shot at. I don’t think there’s an answer to that. I’m not sure if the drug gangs themselves know or care–they just got irritated at a story. Tomorrow, a different gang may have different “objections”, and they’re not just demanding a retraction.

    We have got to somehow pull the plug on all this. We really must.

  4. ezrydn says:

    Just for grunts and grins, can someone tell me the name of the SCOTUS ruling that stated that States are not required to enforce Federal Law?


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