I can’t remember the source of this information, but I recall it distinctly. The first thing Hitler did after taking power was to stuff the courts with Nazi loyalist judges — that way everything that he did from that point forward would be legal.
And he had a great life.
I sometimes wonder if that’s not the way to go, at least for a while, as long as I could stand it…which wouldn’t be very long.
I’ve been arguing and debating conservatives online for over twenty years. Nothing has changed, and I mean nothing.
I’m starting to think about all of the time and effort I put into fighting the good fight. It was pretty much all wasted, thousands of hours, easily.
Real life is not much different from the online life, because in the real world we’re dealing with the exact same simple-minded misinformed dickheads that make up all of conservatism.
We can sacrifice lives setting the world on the right track, and then somebody like Trump will come along and turn it all upside-down overnight.
I’m starting to think…it’s just a ruse.
There is a “common wisdom” among occasional cannabis users that eating the herb is better than smoking it. While that’s probably true for heavy users, I have to say a person is less likely to have a bad experience when they smoke it.
In almost every single incident where a “marijuana tourist” lost their cool and had a really bad experience…in Colorado…it involved edibles. Edibles are unpredictable for a number of reasons.
For one, the quality of the products vary wildly, as does the strength of cannabis used in the cookies, or brownies, or candies, or treats.
Secondly, when ingested, the timing of impact is highly unpredictable. I’ve had some products hit me quickly, within thirty minutes, while others actually took around four hours before I started feeling it. The average is about an hour, but it’s no guarantee.
Often what happens is that a person eats the recommended dosage–say one cookie or one candy bar–then they wait a couple of hours, don’t feel anything, then they eat two or three more cookies, thinking they’ve been gypped…and that’s where the trouble starts.
Here’s my unsolicited advice: if you take a trip to Colorado and plan to sample the wares, buy a little throw-away pipe, just a little one-hitter that you can buy anywhere for between five to ten dollars.
Then buy three grams of herb: one Sativa, one Indica, and one hybrid. Ask your “bud-tender” for suggestions. They’re usually pretty savvy. It shouldn’t cost much more than $40 in all for the pipe and three grams of good herb.
When you get back to your safe place, smoke just one little hit of the herb, then wait and see what happens. A little pot goes a long way these days. This way, you’ll establish a baseline and then you can decide if you should smoke more or less of the herb the next time.
When it’s time to go home, throw the freaking pipe away, especially if you live in a hard-ass state like Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, or Texas. Pot pipes stink, and if a cop’s looking for one, he’ll probably find it. It’s just not worth it.
So that’s my two-cents on the matter. Best of luck.
A “pro-life” liberal in a southern seat is preferable to a “pro-life” conservative. A “pro-gun” liberal in a rural western district is preferable to a conservative who has the same blind faith in the second amendment.
Why? Because a “pro-life” liberal in the south can still be a “pro-worker, pro-environment, and pro-universal health care” activist in a key role of lawmaking. That can’t be said of the “pro-life” conservative.
If progressives are ever to achieve our “Blue Wave” dreams of taking back congress in the next round of elections, we have to be realistic. A perfectly pure, azure liberal standard of policy-making simply cannot be applied like a cookie-cutter solution to every race. It can’t even be done district to district, or county to county, or city to town.
Our two-party political platform is like a huge, ugly, dirty old chess game where you have to sacrifice a pawn or two in order to get the queen. Incremental progress is better, and more likely, than landslide victories.
We may well achieve our “Blue Wave” dreams in 2018 and 2020, but it ain’t gonna happen if we only run liberals so perfectly blue that they shit grapes.
The liberal who takes San Francisco will never have San Antonio. The liberal who takes Boulder will never take Colorado Springs…however…there are “mostly liberal” candidates on the interstices who very well might.
It’s vital that we stop our infighting and realized that a “one size fits all” Democrat will never be the solution.
Anybody else tired of the “what can we do?” hand-wringing about the opioid crisis? It’s not as if these drugs are smuggled in by Colombian cartels and nothing can be done. We know exactly who’s making them, but as always, money talks.
This is true for virtually everything in our country, everything from climate change to the gun debate to health care. Time and time again, regardless of the issue, the big money wins.
This is not a system to brag about. This so-called “free market” system is failing the vast majority of Americans on every front.
We live in an “Us vs. Them” system, and it’s about time that everyone realized that. It’s “Us vs. The Rich.” That’s it. That’s the fundamental definition of the battle at hand.
“This elite group is worth $9.1 trillion, up 18% since last year.” – Forbes
That’s $9.1 trillion divided between about 2200 people.
Poor conservatives are too stupid to realize that they’re digging their own graves.
Most believe they’re billionaires in the making.
It’s a safe bet that when working-class Republicans die, they’ll be a few grand in debt, and the collectors will go after their children.
I saw this when I was a kid. It said that each was basically the same, i.e. a bottle of beer was the same as a glass of wine, which is the same as a shot of booze. Nothing could be further from the truth.
While it may be true in the literal sense, the reality is quite different in practice.
Booze is the hard stuff. If a person ever develops a drinking problem, the odds are high that it will be related to booze. Whether it’s delinquency, spousal abuse, or drunk driving, booze is always a much greater factor than beer.
I’ve been seeing advertisements for booze on television lately, which is alarming. They might as well be advertising for cocaine, or methamphetamine, because the potential for addiction and destructiveness is basically the same.
Seeing booze ads on TV again is a prime example of what I hate about our world: money decides all. Even if lives are ruined or lost, if it makes money, the money will win.
I don’t want to be a hypocrite. I love my tequila, but a degree of responsibility is in order here. Booze is not “just like beer” and to imply as much will place thousands of lives in very real jeopardy.
President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, recently lost his security clearance. He was only privy to those highly classified documents for over a year, so what could go wrong? Anyway, we all know what he was up to: making business deals.
Bet your bottom dollar, Kushner was using his position to leverage new business “arrangements” for himself and his family, which of course includes Trump.
One down, two to go.
Pinch me, I’m dreaming.
We all know what this means: it means we need to stop by Dick’s and buy ourselves something nice.
Rest assured the gun nuts will be “up in arms” about this so-called “assault” on their freedom to be insane…so we have to counter their bullshit by planting as many of our own daisies as possible.
Come on! Let’s be a Dick about it.