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(American Thinker)   Weekend stoners should be a higher priority for limited federal resources than illegal immigrants, drug cartels, and terrorism   (americanthinker.com) divider line 144
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2012-12-15 09:27:55 AM
We are accelerating down the slippery slope toward a dictatorship and it is considered crankery to notice.

Don't worry, we already think you're lunatics for a lot of other good reasons.
 
2012-12-15 09:28:11 AM
We are accelerating down the slippery slope toward a dictatorship and it is considered crankery to notice.


But signing statements are OK? Gotcha.
 
2012-12-15 09:30:09 AM
hey, at least it's not a gun control thread.
 
2012-12-15 09:45:46 AM
Let's see, Obama isn't sending jackboot paramilitary into Washington or Colorado like he swore an oath to do, therefore: "We are accelerating down the slippery slope toward a dictatorship and it is considered crankery to notice."

That's some fine logic there, Lou.
 
2012-12-15 09:46:37 AM
Do these nutjobs actually think that the DEA will stop busting pot dealers and stealing all their stuff?

Do they have any idea how lucrative that business model is?
 
2012-12-15 09:50:55 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Do these nutjobs actually think that the DEA will stop busting pot dealers and stealing all their stuff?

Do they have any idea how lucrative that business model is?


its getting to the point where the DEA has to spend more money than they can steal from pot smokers. without the support of local and state level resources, the Fed would have to fund their operations all on their own...and that gets VERY expensive very quickly. the economics of cannabis has started to shift.
 
2012-12-15 10:08:16 AM
Very odd that a weakening of law enforcement is considered a sign of "tyranny".

Although I suppose it would make sense if he's worried about the poor defenseless marijuana plants being cruelly burned.
 
2012-12-15 10:19:23 AM
The gov't has greater things to worry about. Maybe if that kid in Conneticut had been stoned he'd have been sitting at home doing some productive gaming instead of shooting people.
 
2012-12-15 10:27:03 AM

Weaver95: hey, at least it's not a gun control thread.


Oh my god, I needed this. How sad is that?!
 
2012-12-15 10:48:10 AM

Weaver95: Marcus Aurelius: Do these nutjobs actually think that the DEA will stop busting pot dealers and stealing all their stuff?

Do they have any idea how lucrative that business model is?

its getting to the point where the DEA has to spend more money than they can steal from pot smokers. without the support of local and state level resources, the Fed would have to fund their operations all on their own...and that gets VERY expensive very quickly. the economics of cannabis has started to shift.


I think they can still go after underground commercial growers.
 
2012-12-15 10:56:15 AM

Marcus Aurelius: I think they can still go after underground commercial growers.


i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-15 11:01:02 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Weaver95: Marcus Aurelius: Do these nutjobs actually think that the DEA will stop busting pot dealers and stealing all their stuff?

Do they have any idea how lucrative that business model is?

its getting to the point where the DEA has to spend more money than they can steal from pot smokers. without the support of local and state level resources, the Fed would have to fund their operations all on their own...and that gets VERY expensive very quickly. the economics of cannabis has started to shift.

I think they can still go after underground commercial growers.


which is little different than going after illegal moonshine stills. i'm ok with that, actually.
 
2012-12-15 11:03:25 AM
"I want police to kick down doors and arrest people for being in possession of a relatively harmless plant."

Anyone who can say that with a straight face needs punched in the nuts to burn one and just chill, man.
 
2012-12-15 11:40:29 AM
The American "Thinker" may be the most inaccurately named website on the Internet.

Well, either them or www.k-k-k.com

/do NOT click on that link
//seriously, do NOT
 
2012-12-15 12:11:23 PM
STATES RIGHTS!*


*Unless it's something that the libbo-creeps like, then send in the black helicopters 
 
 
2012-12-15 12:13:24 PM
I love the smell of paranoid hysteria in the morning
 
2012-12-15 12:51:19 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I love the smell of paranoid hysteria in the morning


Smells like...crankery.
 
2012-12-15 01:54:13 PM
AT must really be pissed that Obama got bin Laden.
 
2012-12-15 02:18:39 PM
Lets change the DEA into the Derp Enforcement Agency.
 
2012-12-15 02:32:52 PM

PreMortem: Let's see, Obama isn't sending jackboot paramilitary into Washington or Colorado like he swore an oath to do, therefore: "We are accelerating down the slippery slope toward a dictatorship and it is considered crankery to notice."

That's some fine logic there, Lou.


It's sort of like 'Most antiblical President ever' in terms of sheer WTF nuttery, isn't it?
 
2012-12-15 02:36:04 PM

abb3w: Very odd that a weakening of law enforcement is considered a sign of "tyranny".

Although I suppose it would make sense if he's worried about the poor defenseless marijuana plants being cruelly burned.


Its the tyranny of people doing things they dont like. I could start a list, but just watch fox news.
 
2012-12-15 02:37:47 PM
t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-12-15 02:38:00 PM
Limited resources means they need more money to go after everything.

So obviously it's going to take another round of tax cuts for the rich to raise that kind of cash so I see where they're coming from here.
 
2012-12-15 02:39:05 PM
"Keep the federal government out of our lives!!! Except the stoners -- arrest them, even if it goes against state law! And if the Feds DON'T, then this means we're a DICTATORSHIP! Because if Dictators are known for one thing, it's NOT stomping all over the country arresting people."

I think the writer's been smoking something, and it's way worse than pot. 

Also, I'm obligated to post this in every American "Thinker" link:

imageshack.us
 
2012-12-15 02:40:06 PM
As I understand it.... all American Thinker articles require Torg.

i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-15 02:42:20 PM
I'll believe Conservatives want to do something about drugs when they imprison their well known junkies Rush Limbug and GW Bush. Until the time that they demand that both of these criminals be charged with felonies, their claims of moral superiority about drug use are nothing but their typical hypocrisy.

If you are serious about a war on drugs, then prove it; otherwise, it is just another way to feed extra money to special interest groups.
 
2012-12-15 02:42:39 PM
I just have to wonder how many at the American Thinker would be trumpeting states rights if the feds made automatic weapons illegal but Washington and Colorado made a law making those items legal in their states? I think they would have a much different opinion on the matter other than the fact that they want to impeach Obama of course.
 
2012-12-15 02:43:03 PM
More goodness from your "small government" conservatives.
 
2012-12-15 02:43:53 PM
Fark you, conservatives. You are wrong about everything and you should feel bad.
 
2012-12-15 02:44:40 PM
America's descent into tyranny is accelerating...

Then I laughed for a LONG time.

Then I realized that American Stinker is advocated a greater presence of the federal government in our daily lives. For no other reason than to be in opposition to Obama.

This is meta-derp.
 
2012-12-15 02:44:42 PM

Weaver95: Marcus Aurelius: Weaver95: Marcus Aurelius: Do these nutjobs actually think that the DEA will stop busting pot dealers and stealing all their stuff?

Do they have any idea how lucrative that business model is?

its getting to the point where the DEA has to spend more money than they can steal from pot smokers. without the support of local and state level resources, the Fed would have to fund their operations all on their own...and that gets VERY expensive very quickly. the economics of cannabis has started to shift.

I think they can still go after underground commercial growers.

which is little different than going after illegal moonshine stills. i'm ok with that, actually.


Except when those growers are operating within their state laws and they're still targeted by the feds. Which does happen.

 
 
2012-12-15 02:46:32 PM

rosebud_the_sled: I'll believe Conservatives want to do something about drugs when they imprison their well known junkies Rush Limbug and GW Bush. Until the time that they demand that both of these criminals be charged with felonies, their claims of moral superiority about drug use are nothing but their typical hypocrisy.

If you are serious about a war on drugs, then prove it; otherwise, it is just another way to feed extra money to special interest groups.


actually, if we were REALLY serious about drugs, we'd have mandatory random drug tests on CEOs, members of various boards of directors, wall street stock brokers. we'd set up a DEA task force to follow big name entertainment groups around (every rock band in the top 40) and monitor them for drug use/abuse. we'd start from the top down, and purge EVERYONE who's caught using illegal drugs, without exception. then we'd work our way down to the welfare folks. it would take a while to do it right...but if we really wanted to tighten up on drugs...that'd do it.
 
2012-12-15 02:46:46 PM
Derp.
\that was a pretty f*ckin' funny read
 
2012-12-15 02:46:51 PM
If he called it a top priority they would have written the opposite.
 
2012-12-15 02:47:41 PM
Why don't conservatives support legalization? For them, legalization can only lead to a dumbing down of the masses and paranoia. Something the GOP absolutely LOVES.
 
2012-12-15 02:48:09 PM

Genevieve Marie: Weaver95: Marcus Aurelius: Weaver95: Marcus Aurelius: Do these nutjobs actually think that the DEA will stop busting pot dealers and stealing all their stuff?

Do they have any idea how lucrative that business model is?

its getting to the point where the DEA has to spend more money than they can steal from pot smokers. without the support of local and state level resources, the Fed would have to fund their operations all on their own...and that gets VERY expensive very quickly. the economics of cannabis has started to shift.

I think they can still go after underground commercial growers.

which is little different than going after illegal moonshine stills. i'm ok with that, actually.

Except when those growers are operating within their state laws and they're still targeted by the feds. Which does happen.


well obviously that would be the exception - let the states handle the regulation of cannabis...just like we let the states (mostly) handle regulating liquor. there is absolutely no reason why the same model cannot be applied to distribution of cannabis.
 
2012-12-15 02:49:03 PM
When did states' rights become a bad thing with these people? I bet if I were a governor and removed all regulations on businesses, they'd throw me a parade.
 
2012-12-15 02:52:50 PM

WippitGuud: As I understand it.... all American Thinker articles require Torg.

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www.stinky-dog.com
 
2012-12-15 02:53:49 PM
For those who don't click on Murkan Thanker links.

December 14, 2012
Obama declares federal pot laws not 'top priority'
Thomas Lifson
America's descent into tyranny is accelerating with Barack Obama's unconstitutional de facto nullification of duly enacted and signed federal law. Speaking in a soft journalism forum, to Barbara Walters in an interview for 20/20 accompanied by Michelle, President Obama stated:
"We've got bigger fish to fry," Obama said of pot users in Colorado and Washington during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters.
"It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it's legal," he said, invoking the same approach taken toward users of medicinal marijuana in 18 states where it's legal.
Make no mistake, the oath of office commits the president to "faithfully execute" the laws. By publicly declaring a certain law or category of laws unenforced, President Obama is violating his oath. In a sane world, the academic and journalistic establishments would protest and hound him either into impeachment or repudiation of this pernicious presidential nullification doctrine. But President and Mrs. Obama dress up, appear domestic, and issue a decree that strikes at the heart of a government of laws.

We are accelerating down the slippery slope toward a dictatorship and it is considered crankery to notice.
 
2012-12-15 02:55:53 PM
Oh god, I read the comments. Why would I do that to myself? WHY?

 
 
2012-12-15 02:56:06 PM

Goetz: For those who don't click on Murkan Thanker links.

December 14, 2012
Obama declares federal pot laws not 'top priority'
Thomas Lifson
America's descent into tyranny is accelerating with Barack Obama's unconstitutional de facto nullification of duly enacted and signed federal law. Speaking in a soft journalism forum, to Barbara Walters in an interview for 20/20 accompanied by Michelle, President Obama stated:
"We've got bigger fish to fry," Obama said of pot users in Colorado and Washington during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters.
"It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it's legal," he said, invoking the same approach taken toward users of medicinal marijuana in 18 states where it's legal.
Make no mistake, the oath of office commits the president to "faithfully execute" the laws. By publicly declaring a certain law or category of laws unenforced, President Obama is violating his oath. In a sane world, the academic and journalistic establishments would protest and hound him either into impeachment or repudiation of this pernicious presidential nullification doctrine. But President and Mrs. Obama dress up, appear domestic, and issue a decree that strikes at the heart of a government of laws.

We are accelerating down the slippery slope toward a dictatorship and it is considered crankery to notice.


Wat
 
2012-12-15 02:56:19 PM
Well when Bush was in office pre-9/11 porn was number one.
 
2012-12-15 02:58:45 PM
"Conservatives" are against big government...unless someone somewhere is having fun.

And if they're having fun with their homogay partner, send in the Special Forces! 

You know, for freedom.
 
2012-12-15 02:58:46 PM

Goetz: For those who don't click on Murkan Thanker links.

December 14, 2012
Obama declares federal pot laws not 'top priority'
Thomas Lifson
America's descent into tyranny is accelerating with Barack Obama's unconstitutional de facto nullification of duly enacted and signed federal law. Speaking in a soft journalism forum, to Barbara Walters in an interview for 20/20 accompanied by Michelle, President Obama stated:
"We've got bigger fish to fry," Obama said of pot users in Colorado and Washington during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters.
"It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it's legal," he said, invoking the same approach taken toward users of medicinal marijuana in 18 states where it's legal.
Make no mistake, the oath of office commits the president to "faithfully execute" the laws. By publicly declaring a certain law or category of laws unenforced, President Obama is violating his oath. In a sane world, the academic and journalistic establishments would protest and hound him either into impeachment or repudiation of this pernicious presidential nullification doctrine. But President and Mrs. Obama dress up, appear domestic, and issue a decree that strikes at the heart of a government of laws.

We are accelerating down the slippery slope toward a dictatorship and it is considered crankery to notice.


Alright, it's a bit of a choppy introduction and not really grounded in reality, but I'll be interested to see what points they make in the rest of the article...

Oh. That's it?
 
2012-12-15 03:00:56 PM

MrLint: Its the tyranny of people doing things they dont like. I could start a list, but just watch fox news.


More an ability to maintain grasp on subtle distinctions of middle ground. In particular, there are two failure modes to the rule of law: tyranny, and anarchy.
 
2012-12-15 03:02:09 PM

dickfreckle: When did states' rights become a bad thing with these people?


When Obama started supporting them. DUH.
 
2012-12-15 03:03:00 PM
"We've got bigger fish to fry," Obama said of pot users in Colorado and Washington

Yeah like busting medical marijuana establishments.
 
2012-12-15 03:03:58 PM

MFAWG: PreMortem: Let's see, Obama isn't sending jackboot paramilitary into Washington or Colorado like he swore an oath to do, therefore: "We are accelerating down the slippery slope toward a dictatorship and it is considered crankery to notice."

That's some fine logic there, Lou.

It's sort of like 'Most antiblical President ever' in terms of sheer WTF nuttery, isn't it?


Most antibiblical, and yet also most AntiChrist-like.
 
2012-12-15 03:04:32 PM
Right so not tossing people in prison for smoking a little weed is a "descent into tyranny". Christ, the quality of satire has fallen far since the days of Swift.
 
2012-12-15 03:05:56 PM

Genevieve Marie: Oh god, I read the comments. Why would I do that to myself? WHY?


I didn't know you were a masochist.
 
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