Poor federal government with its limited resources to communicate policy. They’re absolutely powerless when confronted by the daunting media machine of marijuana legalizers.
That appears to be the point of Keith Humphreys’ bizarre government-as-victim post about the DOJ’s medical marijuana policies.
Could it be that the administration has been hypocritical about marijuana policy, intentionally vague about enforcement, completely anti-science, and trying to have it both ways (appearing to be pro-science progressives while really being anti-science shills of the pharmaceutical and law enforcement lobbies)?
Naw. Must be the fault of the legalizers.
Everybody is aware that the economy is swirling the bowl today, right? Our government is a fucking magician, they’ve made almost $2 trillion vanish into thin air in one business day.
The full faith and credit of the United States of America WAS our country’s most valuable asset. After the obligatory dead cat bounce we’re going to be thinking a lot about how good we had it back in 1930. Even the friggin’ clowns that were running the government after the crash of ’29 didn’t
manage to get our debt downgraded. Hmm, you know that creditors of a privately owned business can force a business into bankruptcy court if certain conditions are met. I wonder, can we force the USA into Chapter 9?
A trillion here, a trillion there, pretty soon we’re talking about the Banana Republic of America. Idiots! Get back in there at once and sell! sell!
Our economy just isn’t pining for the fjords. It’s one dead parrot.
I had a similar response so I passed.
This may be a first, agreeing with Kleiman…
Although that is only but one, of many examples, starting with the CSA.
Cover-Ups, Prevarications, Subversions & Sabotage
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment & Linx
AEC, DOE, NRC, Nuclear Murderers
So it seems people are coming around to the fact the government lies about Ganja and the reasons behind the Drugwar. Now if they can only see if an elected official can make and enforce corrupt policies, then they can also legislate removing competition for the status quo paying for their campaigns the same way. Unless maybe some believe corporate CEO’s are incorruptible. Yup it’s getting better as more and more grasp the obvious and give their ops in fixing the symptoms. But still just as many stay denialists solely blaming the politicians and not the corporate money sponsoring them. Gutting regulations that curtail the fascism is as bad as making bogus regulations aiding the fascism.
Al Capone and Watergate were red herrings to divert the countries attention from the Fascist acts of eliminating competition. Booze/Ethanol or Ganja//Hemp.
AMERICA- Not A Christian Nation
When it comes to money, the propaganda arm of the drug warriors has always behaved like disgustingly obese people, lobes of quivering fat protruding in every direction…pointing to the fiscally anexoric ‘legalizers’ and screaming at the top of their lungs that the walking skeleton is incredibly fat and needs to go on a diet.
That might have worked in the past, but with so much serious talk about budget cuts, that’s going to get harder and harder as things get worse.