Pot Opponents Predict ‘Hogwild’ Colorado Trainwreck

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Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy points to flavored alcohol, liquor ads in warning about marijuana

 

An employee waters pot plants inside a grow house, later to be harvested, packaged and sold at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary, which is to open as a recreational retail outlet at the start of 2014, in Denver. An employee waters pot plants inside a grow house, later to be harvested, packaged and sold at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary, which is to open as a recreational retail outlet at the start of 2014, in Denver.

Colorado will make history Wednesday as the first American state allowing stores to sell marijuana for recreational use – eliciting fear and predictions of doom from anti-drug campaigners.

On a Tuesday conference call hosted by Smart Approaches to Marijuana, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., said Colorado and Washington state – where stores will open later in 2014 – are “canaries in the coal mine.”

“There are a lot of ‘unintended consequences’… that will make them ponder whether this was the right decision,” Kennedy said, predicting more traffic accidents, increased school truancy, higher drop-out rates and a general decrease in public health.

Kevin Sabet, who co-founded SAM with Kennedy after advising the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations on drug policy, said “we see tomorrow as the dawn of big marijuana in Colorado. … In Denver it seems like it’s going to be going hogwild.”

[RELATED: Intense Demand Expected to Make Pot Prices Soar]

“We’ve gone through 80 years of defeat by an industry – big tobacco… [that] perpetuated this myth that smoking was safe, for a time smoking was medicine, and we’re seeing it again with marijuana,” he said.

Sabet predicts marijuana shops will attempt to create addicts to bolster their bottom line.

“The only way to make money is from addiction,” he said, comparing future marijuana sales tactics to casinos luring in gamblers. “They have to produce addiction in order to increase their profits and in order to do that they need to start young.”

Sabet said it’s “unhealthy and unhelpful” to compare alcohol use to marijuana – a frequent comparison made by supporters of legalization, who point out that violence and death associated with alcohol is vastly greater.

[CHARTS: ACLU Breaks Down Demographics of Pot Busts]

“Alcohol, unlike marijuana, has a very long, widespread history in terms of the vast majority of the populations of Western culture before the Old Testament,” Sabet said. Because of that cultural legacy, he said, “we’re stuck with alcohol whether we like it or not.”

Kennedy, whose grandfather purportedly bootlegged alcohol during Prohibition in the 1920s, said “money corrupts” and the “power and money behind the alcohol industry” makes alcohol policy reform impossible.

But with the marijuana industry, he said, “if we can catch it early enough we can prevent some of the most egregious adverse impacts.”

Liquor companies “promote alcohol use to young people, they’ve got flavored alcohol, the regulations are minimal, [they are] advertising hard liquor on cable,” Kennedy said. “It illustrates the problem we’re going to have with marijuana.”

[POLL: 58 Percent of Americans Say Legalize Pot]

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Report: New York City Investigators Obtain Fraudulent Ballots 97% of The Time Using Names of Dead People, Incarcerated Felons, Non-Residents

Via NRO:

New York City’s Department of Investigation (DOI) has just shown how easy it is to commit voter fraud that is almost undetectable. Its undercover agents were able to obtain ballots for city elections a total of 61 times — 39 times using the names of dead people, 14 times using the names of incarcerated felons, and eight times using the names of non-residents. On only two occasions, or about 3 percent of the time, were the agents stopped by polling-place officials. In one of the two cases, an investigator was stopped only because the felon he was trying to vote in the name of was the son of the election official he was dealing with.

Ballot security in checking birth dates or signatures was so sloppy that young undercover agents were able to vote using the name of someone three times their age who had died. As the New York Post reports: “A 24-year female was able to access the ballot at a Manhattan poll site in November under the name of a deceased female who was born in 1923 and died in April 25, 2012 — and would have been 89 on Election Day.” All of the agents who got ballots wrote in the names of fictitious candidates so as not to actually influence election outcomes.

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Sen. Tom Coburn Lectures Obama: “Deception Is Destructive – Without Truth There Can Be No Trust””

Four months ago Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) spoke out on how close Barack Obama was to meeting the threshold for impeachment.

This week Coburn cut loose on the Obama administration’s dishonesty and corruption.
From his Wall Street Journal editorial:

On health care, President Obama oversaw a disastrous and, sadly, dishonest launch of his signature achievement. The president gave an exception to employers, but not to individuals, without any legal basis, and made other adjustments according to his whim. Even more troubling was his message over the past three years that if you like your plan, you can keep it, and that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. We now know that the administration was aware that these claims were false, yet Mr. Obama continued to make them, repeatedly.

In 2014, millions of Americans will likely discover that the president’s claim that the average family will save $2,500 on health insurance was equally disconnected from reality.

The president apologized in part for his statements, but his actions reveal the extent to which he has conformed to, rather than challenged, the political culture that as a presidential candidate he vowed to reform.

The culture that Mr. Obama campaigned against, the old kind of politics, teaches politicians that repetition and “message discipline”—never straying from using the same slogans and talking points—can create reality, regardless of the facts. Message discipline works if the goal is to win an election or achieve a short-term political goal. But saying that something is true doesn’t make it so. When a misleading message ultimately clashes with reality, the result is dissonance and conflict. In a republic, deception is destructive. Without truth there can be no trust. Without trust there can be no consent. And without consent we invite paralysis, if not chaos.

Taking unilateral, extralegal action—like delaying the employer mandate for a year when Mr. Obama realized the trouble it would cause for businesses—is part of a pattern for this administration. Immigration and border-security laws that might displease certain constituencies if enforced? Ignore the laws. Unhappy that a deep-water drilling moratorium was struck down in court? Reimpose it anyway. Internal Revenue Service agents using the power of the state to harass political enemies? Deny and then stonewall. Unhappy with the pace of Senate confirmations for nominees? Ignore the Constitution and appoint people anyway and claim that the Senate is not in session.

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit

Islamists Warn Russia: Get Out of Sochi or “We’ll Crush You Under Our Feet” (Video)”

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Islamists who call themselves – The Caucasus Anonymous – are threatening the Russian government and companies that support the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The Islamist group promises to “crush Russia under our feet” and to disrupt the 2014 games.

Via the Kavkaz Islamist website:

Our massage is addressed to the Russian government and all Russian companies participating in Sochi games that finance even with a single dollar or any amount of money the implementation of these stupid games in our land, the land of Caucasian Genocide, in which more than 1 million people died in 1864.

The Caucasus Anonymous believes that the Sochi games infrastructure was built on the graves of 1 million innocent Caucasians who were massacred by the Russians in 1864.

Shame on Russia, shame on every Caucasian who likes these stupid games in our home land.

The Caucasus Anonymous decided to carry out a new operation called Pay Back for Sochi. This is our biggest cyber-war operation against the Russian government. The Caucasians will pay back to the Russians for staging their stupid games in our land.

Today, the Caucasus Anonymous is stronger than ever, and our activity will be spread worldwide. We support all Caucasus nations against our enemy country Russia and the enemies of Islam, We will force the Russian government to think 1,000 times before taking any decisions on our land.

Russians, get out and leave us alone, leave, or we will crush you under our feet.

Don’t think we will forget all your genocide even if the world forgets. Muslims and the Caucasus Anonymous will never forget.

Our cyber war, waged against Russia, will cover all Russian government’s and companies’ websites that are part of Sochi games and anti-Islamic activities.They are all united. And our actions will always demonstrate who we are.

Our latest attack against Russian banks was only a joke as compared to what is coming soon.

We will kill Russia with our successful operations and bury the Russians with a smile.

 

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit

Rape By Cop Is Only Worth 2 Years

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The end of 2013 brought a measure of closure to a long-running Milwaukee police scandal, though some say the officer — and his cohorts — who repeatedly and illegally shoved his fingers up black male suspects’ anal cavities got off with a light sentence considering the flagrant nature of his abuses.

The ringleader was identified as officer Michael Vagnini, a white man who routinely targeted black males as young as fifteen for sadistic — and blatantly illegal — anal searches.

One victim said that another officer put a gun to his head while Vagnini administered a choke hold, touched his scrotum and fingered his anus. Another man was probed so violently that he bled.
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The Unintended Consequences of Obamacare: Fewer Doctors and Poorer Health Care

The Unintended Consequences of Obamacare: Fewer Doctors and Poorer Health Care

 

THERE ARE MANY OUT THERE WHO ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT BY WRITING MORE HEALTH CARE INSURANCE POLICIES, THE BETTER MEDICAL CARE WE WILL RECEIVE.  THIS IS ABSOLUTE INSANITY.  SOMETHING AKIN TO JUST LETTING THE PRINTING PRESSES AT TREASURY RUN AMOK IN THE INSANE KEYNESIAN BELIEVE THAT PRINTING MORE MONEY INSURES MORE BUYING POWER FOR THE INDIVIDUAL.  ISSUING MORE INSURANCE POLICES TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS DOES NOT AND WILL NOT INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF DOCTORS OR MEDICAL SERVICE.  ON THE CONTRARY IT COULD HAVE THE OPPOSITE EFFECT.  AT ANY RATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SHOWN IN RECENT POLLS THAT THEY WANT NO PART OF OBAMACARE AND THE TOTAL CHAOS THAT WILL FOLLOW.  THANKS TO POLITIFAKE

SOURCE: Obama Cartoons

Accomplishments

 

So during the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 151 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.

 

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services,  invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

 

It’s worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn’t build a functioning web site.

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Is Obama A Closet Girly Man

 

IS PRESIDENT OBAMA A CLOSET GIRLY MAN?  SOME LIBERALS MAY FIND THE ABOVE IMAGES SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, RACIST OR EVEN MISOGYNISTIC AND ASK WHERE ARE THE IMAGES OF REAGAN AND BUSH THAT SHOW THEM IN THE SAME LIGHT.  WE’VE LOOKED BUT JUST CAN’T FIND THEM.  PRESIDENT OBAMA IS REALLY UNIQUE.  THANKS TO THE LOOKING SPOON

Report: Obama Wants Israel to Hand Over Christian Holy Sites to Palestinian Thugs

What does it take to show that HUSSEIN OBAMA is not a Christian. This “Heathen” is wanting to surrender Christian Holy Sites to Palestinian ( Hamas ) terrorists! I hope Israel tells Obama and Kerry to stay the hell out of their affairs. Keep it up Obama “impeachment”  hearings will start before you know it………Papa Mike

Once again Barack Obama is going to push Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorists.

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Obama wants to hand over Christian holy sites to the Fatah-Hamas thugs.

Barack Obama believes giving the terrorists more land will result in peace.
It’s as if the Gaza transfer and disaster never happened.
The Times of Israel reported:

US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, Palestinian sources told the Saudi daily Al-Watan on Sunday.

According to the sources, the mutual recognition will constitute the core of a framework agreement to be signed by the end of January, and negotiated in greater detail during the following months.

“The coming weeks will be difficult for the Palestinian and Israeli sides, since they will need to make tough decisions,” a source told Al-Watan. “On the one hand, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will need to live with a text speaking of the 1967 borders, and the Palestinians, for their part, will need to live with a text speaking of Israel’s Jewishness.”

Kerry is to visit the region later this week and is expected to present the sides with the framework plan, which is meant to keep peace talks alive.

SOURCE:  The Gateway Pundit

Wow! Even Democrats Are Worried About Growing Movement to Impeach Obama

Barack Obama lied to the American people over 30 times when he said,
“If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance.”

It wasn’t his only lie.
The Obamacare law was passed on a foundation of lies.

The Obamacare law may end up forcing over 80 million Americans off their health care plans.

So it’s no surprise that there has been talk of impeachment lately.

Even Democrats are worried about Obama’s impeachment.
Here is what they sent out Saturday in an email.
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The Daily Caller reported:

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out a paranoid email Saturday evening urging supporters to vote for Democrats so that Republicans can’t impeach President Obama.

The email, subject line “Impeachment,” was sent to Obama for America supporters, imploring them to contribute to the DNC’s 2014 efforts. “What do these people all have in common?,” the email asked, featuring quotes from Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, and Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas discussing the possibility of impeaching Obama for one of his numerous instances of presidential misconduct.

The DNC email discussed the “I-Word” and said that “Republicans are actually excited about the idea.”

SOURCE:  The Gateway Pundit

White House: Only 1.1 Million Have Signed Up for Obamacare …5 Million Have Lost Their Plans

The Obama Administration announced today that 1.1 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare so far.
That number includes the number who have signed up for the taxpayer-funded Medicaid part of the plan.

As of December 11, 2013
Over 800,000 Americans signed up for the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program.
Approximately 365,000 signed up for Obamacare.
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Over five million Americans have lost their health care plans so far.

The Hill reported:

More than 1.1 million people enrolled in ObamaCare before a December 24 deadline for consumers seeking healthcare plans that begin Jan. 1, the Obama administration said early Sunday.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said in a blog post that more than 975,000 people enrolled in a qualified health plan through the federal marketplace in December, following a rocky rollout in October.

Source:  Gateway Pundit

“Hussein” Obama And The First Lady ( Not Mine )….Did NOT GO TO CHURCH ON EITHER CHRISTMAS EVE OR CHRISTMAS DAY!

 

 

obamaPresident Obama plays golf during his Christmas vacation in Hawaii. (AP)

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their two daughters did not go to church on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, according to press pool reports. The Obamas are in Kailua, Hawaii for a 17-day Christmas vacation.

Although the Obamas did not go to church for Christmas, President Obama did play golf during the afternoon of Dec. 24 and Mrs. Obama spoke with children by telephone on Christmas Eve for about 30 minutes concerning Santa’s whereabouts as tracked by NORAD.

– See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/president-obama-didnt-go-church-christmas#sthash.hoJnIyjA.dpuf

OUTRAGE! Obama DOJ Charges White Man With Knockout Hate Crime – Ignores DOZENS of Black-on-White Knockout Attacks

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It’s open season on WHITE PEOPLE! …….WHITE PEOPLE are being hunted, and the DOJ ( Eric Holder ) will turn a blind eye, because this, to Holder, is retribution for past injustices and he brings real meaning to “reverse racisim”… For you wacko racist liberals who refuse to see what is obvious, May you hold your head down in shame you commie, pinko, rat BLACK bastard Eric “sick” Holder and may you rot in the blackest hole in PRISON!……..Papa Mike

In April 2011 an elderly WHITE St. Louis man was attacked by a mob of BLACK youths playing “the knock out game” while walking home from the grocery store with his wife. They killed him.

In June 2011 a group of black youths beat a WHITE gay man bloody playing “the knock out game.”

In August 2011 black teen mobs targeted WHITE St. Louis cyclists in the knock out game.

In September 2011, a 73-year-old St. Louis man was knocked unconscious just outside of Tower Grove Park. One local teen claims to have knocked out over 300 people in the “game.” Kwame J. Thomas, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty on Jan. 8, 2013, in a 2011 “knockout game” attack on a man in St. Louis. (St. Louis Today) There have been dozens of black-on-white “knockout game” attacks over the past three years across the nation.

 

 

Yesterday, the racially challenged Obama Department of Justice charged a white Texas man in a “knockout game” attack on a 79 year-old black man. Obviously, to OBAMA & HOLDER, BLACK victims are more important than WHITE victims!

Oklahoma Bill Would Require Elementary Schools To Recite Pledge of Allegiance Daily

Lib outrage in 3… 2… 1.

Via Red Alert:

A new piece of legislation is looking to make the Pledge of Allegiance a staple of all public schools at a time when other educational institutions are abandoning the oath.

The bill, filed ahead of the Oklahoma state legislature’s 2014 session, would require all public elementary schools in the state to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily, the Associated Press reported. Additionally, the legislation would require every public school in the Sooner State to own and display a U.S. flag.

While the bill only requires public elementary schools to recite the Pledge, it does suggest the practice be extended to all schools throughout the state. There is, however, an exemption for students who choose not to take part in the recitation.

Filed by Oklahoma state Sen. Rob Standridge (R), the legislation is among several others pre-filed in December, many of which center around the state’s schools and education.

The decision to require to students to recite the Pledge likely comes after several school districts nationwide decided to forego the anthem.

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SOURCE: Weasel Zippers

This Sums Everything Up

I lie

Joe Wilson was correct when he hollered, “You lie!” He lied to get elected. He lied to get reelected. You can’t keep your doctor. You can’t keep your insurance. There are death panels. Liberals are stupid. We are not a racist country. If we were, this butthead would not have been elected twice. He was not qualified to be a dog catcher. Sarah Palin was not only qualified to be VP, she was more qualified to be president than the others on the ticket in 2008. She had run a business, a city, and a state. The only thing Jug Hussein Ears Downgrade had ever run was his mouth. Now he is running down this country.

How’s that hopey changey stuff workin’ out fer ya?

We’re doomed!