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(CBS4Denver - KCNC)   Colorado's attempt to legalize marijuana has a new ally - Tom Tancredo?   (denver.cbslocal.com) divider line 45
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2012-10-02 11:16:06 PM
Courageous of him to take this position now that he is out of office. Doubt it makes up for the xenophobia.
 
2012-10-03 01:35:43 AM
FTFA: Tancredo says he's never used marijuana but find its prohibition "nanny-state" interference.

Someone must have told Tancredo that the 'Nanny State' is made of immigrants.

Clever trick.
 
2012-10-03 01:40:03 AM
I know Mitt's opposed to medical use, and according to the NY Times tells stoners to get off his beach at his $12 mil house in La Jolla.
 
2012-10-03 01:51:27 AM
We figured out today that non-citizen immigrants can buy guns in Colorado with no difficulty. I wonder if pointing that out to Tancredo would make his head explode.
 
2012-10-03 01:56:34 AM

4tehsnowflakes: Courageous of him to take this position now that he is out of office. Doubt it makes up for the xenophobia.


Maybe he just wants to keep out the Mexican ditch weed?
 
2012-10-03 05:33:30 AM
It's not really courageous for an ex-lawmaker to admit he sold out his own principles and beliefs to appeal to the fundie morality police assholes that voted for him.

It's akin to a Confederate officer writing in his memoir, "You know, I never really liked that whole slavery thing."
 
2012-10-03 05:48:07 AM
Republicans will say anything. No backbone at all.
 
2012-10-03 06:43:27 AM
Ron Paul was making fun of people who needed the government to keep them from taking heroin.

Well, apparently people out there take it anyway.
 
2012-10-03 06:44:23 AM
Tancredo=Colorado's answer to Michelle Bachmann

That is all.
 
2012-10-03 06:59:40 AM

davidphogan: I know Mitt's opposed to medical use, and according to the NY Times tells stoners to get off his beach at his $12 mil house in La Jolla.


What's worse, he considers people who use alcohol and caffeine to be stoners.
 
2012-10-03 07:01:11 AM

Teresaol31: Tancredo=Colorado's answer to Michelle Bachmann

That is all.


So in other words, "Ask a stupid question..."
 
2012-10-03 07:08:50 AM

davidphogan: I know Mitt's opposed to medical use, and according to the NY Times tells stoners to get off his beach at his $12 mil house in La Jolla.


To be fair, if I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I would probably complain about loitering also.
 
2012-10-03 07:15:28 AM

4tehsnowflakes: Courageous of him to take this position now that he is out of office. Doubt it makes up for the xenophobia.


He had the position 2 years ago when he ran for governor
 
2012-10-03 07:28:28 AM

Snarfangel: davidphogan: I know Mitt's opposed to medical use, and according to the NY Times tells stoners to get off his beach at his $12 mil house in La Jolla.

What's worse, he considers people who use alcohol and caffeine to be stoners.


That's true, but I still find a lot of people that consider people who use marijuana to all be stoners. That's a dangerous precedent. Mitt Romney shows up at the extreme end of this scale.
 
2012-10-03 07:33:15 AM

ole prophet: To be fair, if I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I would probably complain about loitering also.


If I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I'd sell it and buy a $150k inland house that I could actually afford to maintain. However, if I could afford to keep the beachfront house, I'd put up notices on the beach that the area is occasionally used as a firing range, and set off firecrackers every few days just to keep people on their toes.
 
2012-10-03 07:43:30 AM

4tehsnowflakes: Courageous of him to take this position now that he is out of office. Doubt it makes up for the xenophobia.


It doesn't make up for the xenophobia, but good on him for doing it anyway. It's more than you'll get from most politicians, in or out of office.
 
2012-10-03 07:49:39 AM

incendi: However, if I could afford to keep the beachfront house, I'd put up notices on the beach that the area is occasionally used as a firing range, and set off firecrackers every few days just to keep people on their toes.


BRILLIANT
 
2012-10-03 07:55:01 AM

stoli n coke: It's akin to a Confederate officer writing in his memoir, "You know, I never really liked that whole slavery thing."


Farkin' RINO.
 
2012-10-03 08:05:35 AM
FTFA:"Marijuana legalization backers in Colorado are trying to get the word out that support for legal pot isn't all on the left."

The Libertarian right has been agitating for legalization since before I became involved with the LP in the 1970's

Nixon is the one that ramped it up to the "War on Drugs", and Nixon was the catalyst to the libertarians walking out of the RP and forming the LP. Prior to that, left and right were mostly all for drug prohibition, which had been a goal of moralistic busybodies of both parties since sometime in the 1800's. The first major politician to fight it was Mayor Laguardia of NY, a Republican, at least from what I recall of history.
 
2012-10-03 08:09:28 AM
I'm so old I remember when legalizing the weed was a perfectly respectable conservative position, put forward by none other than than the father of modern conservatism William F Buckley.
 
2012-10-03 08:14:06 AM

MFAWG: I'm so old I remember when legalizing the weed was a perfectly respectable conservative position, put forward by none other than than the father of modern conservatism William F Buckley.


Although modern conservatism barely resembles conservatism at all and more seems to resemble a general dislike for things they feel are icky, it doesn't surprise me a conservative would favor legalization of pot. Conservative.
 
2012-10-03 08:15:18 AM

incendi: ole prophet: To be fair, if I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I would probably complain about loitering also.

If I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I'd sell it and buy a $150k inland house that I could actually afford to maintain. However, if I could afford to keep the beachfront house, I'd put up notices on the beach that the area is occasionally used as a firing range, and set off firecrackers every few days just to keep people on their toes.


Except that under CA law, that beach belongs to the public, at least to the high tide mark.
 
2012-10-03 08:17:08 AM

TimonC346: MFAWG: I'm so old I remember when legalizing the weed was a perfectly respectable conservative position, put forward by none other than than the father of modern conservatism William F Buckley.

Although modern conservatism barely resembles conservatism at all and more seems to resemble a general dislike for things they feel are icky, it doesn't surprise me a conservative would favor legalization of pot. Conservative.


I prefer to call the current insanity 'Postmodern Conservatism'.
 
2012-10-03 08:35:45 AM

EyeballKid: stoli n coke: It's akin to a Confederate officer writing in his memoir, "You know, I never really liked that whole slavery thing."

Farkin' RINO.


That's right, he's more Libertarian than Republican
 
2012-10-03 08:41:37 AM

blackhalo: Except that under CA law, that beach belongs to the public, at least to the high tide mark.


So, I can't actually shoot. I can still freak out the half-baked beach wanderers, right?
 
2012-10-03 08:43:15 AM
Ummmm this is old news. Tancredo announced his support of legalizing weed over four years ago.

MFAWG: I'm so old I remember when legalizing the weed was a perfectly respectable conservative position, put forward by none other than than the father of modern conservatism William F Buckley.


It wasn't just buckley, it was also Goldwater and other. Many modern conservative groups have written in support of legalizing (particularly amongst the youth elements of the Tea Party which have a more libertarian streak.) On of Gallups pollster noted that the new pro-legalizers are mostly from the small-government right and that amongst the youth, at the current rate in ten years it will be more conservative than liberal. All this is, is conservatives waking up to the hypocracy of calling for smaller government and then banning stuff that are no more or less dangerous than alcohol.

But if this kind of news surprises you, you haven't spent time hanging out with conservatives, particularly the Tea Party types
 
2012-10-03 08:44:39 AM
Um, it's not legal here? Just earlier this year the news announced there are more Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver than there are Starbucks.

Just let that sink in for a minute while they continue to tell you it's not legal.
 
2012-10-03 08:44:48 AM

StrikitRich: EyeballKid: stoli n coke: It's akin to a Confederate officer writing in his memoir, "You know, I never really liked that whole slavery thing."

Farkin' RINO.

That's right, he's more Libertarian than Republican


Wouldn't his position on immigrants put him at odds with Libertarians? I thought Libertarians generally favored open borders?
 
2012-10-03 08:45:15 AM

incendi: blackhalo: Except that under CA law, that beach belongs to the public, at least to the high tide mark.

So, I can't actually shoot. I can still freak out the half-baked beach wanderers, right?


Maybe. Depends on CA tort law.
 
2012-10-03 08:55:00 AM

StrikitRich: EyeballKid: stoli n coke: It's akin to a Confederate officer writing in his memoir, "You know, I never really liked that whole slavery thing."

Farkin' RINO.

That's right, he's more Libertarian than Republican


You said "Republican" twice.
 
2012-10-03 08:57:21 AM
we can't legalize marijuana. Where will Unicor get their supply of slave labor?
 
2012-10-03 08:58:57 AM
That opinion is not shared by many in the Republican Party.

[udontsay?niccage]

Former Republican is former.

nanny state

[nancyreagan]

What a Nanny might look like.

/Too lazy to find the pics. :>p
 
2012-10-03 09:47:13 AM

incendi: ole prophet: To be fair, if I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I would probably complain about loitering also.

If I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I'd sell it and buy a $150k inland house that I could actually afford to maintain. However, if I could afford to keep the beachfront house, I'd put up notices on the beach that the area is occasionally used as a firing range, and set off firecrackers every few days just to keep people on their toes.


If I had that much money, I'd quietly get the beachfront house zoned as a church. Then I'd throw the house and its beach open to hippie drum circles. fark you, neighbors!
 
2012-10-03 10:03:19 AM
Tom Tancredo is taking the right position on this matter.

Tom Tancredo should still DIAF after choking on a bowl of dicks.
 
2012-10-03 10:04:43 AM
Poll: What percentage of people that you all know in the real world are against decriminalization of marijuana?
 
2012-10-03 10:20:22 AM

Chameleon: incendi: ole prophet: To be fair, if I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I would probably complain about loitering also.

If I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I'd sell it and buy a $150k inland house that I could actually afford to maintain. However, if I could afford to keep the beachfront house, I'd put up notices on the beach that the area is occasionally used as a firing range, and set off firecrackers every few days just to keep people on their toes.

If I had that much money, I'd quietly get the beachfront house zoned as a church. Then I'd throw the house and its beach open to hippie drum circles. fark you, neighbors!


To clarify, I wouldn't scare hippies out of any hatred for hippies, I just think stoned duck-and-cover exercises would be hilarious from a spectator perspective.
 
2012-10-03 10:29:11 AM

Lunaville: Wouldn't his position on immigrants put him at odds with Libertarians? I thought Libertarians generally favored open borders?


They're generally all over the map with that sort of thing.
 
2012-10-03 10:47:33 AM
I'm voting for it and I hope it passes so I can read all the letters from the fundies in CO who are decrying the end of the world. Also, I think the federal/state showdown would be interesting. I love when "states' rights!" fundies have to get all hypocritical because they're against it and encouraging the feds to stop it.
 
2012-10-03 10:58:58 AM

HST's Dead Carcass: Um, it's not legal here? Just earlier this year the news announced there are more Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver than there are Starbucks.

Just let that sink in for a minute while they continue to tell you it's not legal.


That was a completely made up statistic by the way.
 
2012-10-03 11:08:13 AM

Chameleon: incendi: ole prophet: To be fair, if I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I would probably complain about loitering also.

If I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I'd sell it and buy a $150k inland house that I could actually afford to maintain. However, if I could afford to keep the beachfront house, I'd put up notices on the beach that the area is occasionally used as a firing range, and set off firecrackers every few days just to keep people on their toes.

If I had that much money, I'd quietly get the beachfront house zoned as a church. Then I'd throw the house and its beach open to hippie drum circles. fark you, neighbors!


-Cham:
You might enjoy this if you haven't ever seen it.
Micheal Moore is really only at his best when he's simply farking with idiot rich people.
 
2012-10-03 11:10:29 AM
 
2012-10-03 11:10:45 AM

incendi: ole prophet: To be fair, if I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I would probably complain about loitering also.

If I owned a $12mil beachfront house, I'd sell it and buy a $150k inland house that I could actually afford to maintain. However, if I could afford to keep the beachfront house, I'd put up notices on the beach that the area is occasionally used as a firing range, and set off firecrackers every few days just to keep people on their toes.


In some places, it's legal to have a small cannon.

"Retreat! Brigands! Consider this a warning shot, after, I'd suggest you serpentine!"
 
2012-10-03 02:59:07 PM
Tom Tancredo? Libertarian leaning?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
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2012-10-03 04:43:58 PM

karasoth: 4tehsnowflakes: Courageous of him to take this position now that he is out of office. Doubt it makes up for the xenophobia.

He had the position 2 years ago when he ran for governor


Yes, it looks as if he has consistently held this position for many years. According to his Wikipedia page, FWIW, "While in Congress [1999-2009], Tancredo voted each year to attach an amendment [to the budget bill], which never passed, that would have prevented the US Justice Department from spending any money to "enforce any drug laws in contradiction to state law." So I was wrong to snark that he is just jumping on a bandwagon. He was also pretty tight-fisted with the taxpayer $$ (except to the military, etc.)

But his other positions are too odious to make him a viable candidate in my view. Not just the nativist jingoism but also the virulent anti-gay stance.
 
2012-10-03 09:32:20 PM
People who actually pay attention to this issue know this is not "new" for Tancredo.
 
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