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(WRAL)   North Carolina House committee rejects medical marijuana because too many people supported it. Seriously   (wral.com) divider line 85
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2013-02-22 08:20:45 AM  
A small government, by definition, tells you what drugs you can take. And who you can have sex with.
 
2013-02-22 08:21:27 AM  
I love that one woman's comment about how she was recommended weed for nausea, her doctor couldn't prescribe it, and didn't know anyone who smoked it. I know that pain.
 
2013-02-22 08:23:05 AM  
Just about what I'd expect from Paul Stam. Douche.
 
2013-02-22 08:23:34 AM  

Nurglitch: I love that one woman's comment about how she was recommended weed for nausea, her doctor couldn't prescribe it, and didn't know anyone who smoked it. I know that pain.


yeah it's non-existant pain, cause you can always order weed lollipops from SILK ROAD
 
2013-02-22 08:25:27 AM  
Yeah Tarheels!

FTFA:   He (Paul Stam, R)  said lawmakers we're being "harassed" with phone calls and emails about medical marijuana.

Although Stam is not my rep (thank god), he represents the district 1 over, and yes, he is an idiot.
 
2013-02-22 08:26:38 AM  
You fools have only made them stronger.
 
2013-02-22 08:31:01 AM  
Idiots.
 
2013-02-22 08:31:10 AM  
I think I would be interested in knowing what "harassed" means. Release all the emails with the names redacted.

Cause my own emails were completely tame.
 
2013-02-22 08:31:39 AM  
Too popular? Time to scrap tax cuts and Social Security then!
 
2013-02-22 08:33:03 AM  
They killed it because too many people were calling and emailing them about it?  And they expect those emails to stop?
 
2013-02-22 08:34:48 AM  

Archae hippy: Yeah Tarheels!

FTFA:   He (Paul Stam, R)  said lawmakers we're being "harassed" with phone calls and emails about medical marijuana.

Although Stam is not my rep (thank god), he represents the district 1 over, and yes, he is an idiot.


Sounds like someone is week on how representative government works and that whole right to petition the government thing

/my cousin knew this guy who had a friend whose roommate took one puff of a marijuana cigarette and he wound up in a mental institution.
 
2013-02-22 08:37:12 AM  
So vote these bums out and they won't have to be harassed anymore by their constituents constant whining.
 
2013-02-22 08:41:47 AM  

way south: So vote these bums out and they won't have to be harassed anymore by their constituents constant whining.


The problem is the angry old white people bit on the whole Tea Party nonsense.  NC was one of Rove/Armey's few successes.  The gerrymandering will ensure a bit of a firewall against demographic changes.

/I want to flense the folks who passed that whole "you can't use sea level change data" people.  Sheer stupidity.
 
2013-02-22 08:42:04 AM  
They still grow tobacco in North Carolina?
 
2013-02-22 08:47:44 AM  
That's an interesting take on democracy.
 
2013-02-22 08:48:19 AM  
Once again, the GOP comes down on the side of big money. They can't help themselves but do that, even if it's black market money.
 
2013-02-22 08:49:23 AM  
Harassing = people making suggestions on how goverment should work but didnt donate 5 figures to the campaign
 
2013-02-22 08:51:14 AM  
The Republicans are a part of the solution to the nation's problems in the same way that Froot Loops are a part of this complete breakfast.
 
2013-02-22 08:52:28 AM  

randomjsa: I think I would be interested in knowing what "harassed" means. Release all the emails with the names redacted.

Cause my own emails were completely tame.


you see, it's just that fact that you bother them by sending them correspondence, requesting they vote a certain way, without attaching a boatload of cash, that merits the harassment charge.
 
2013-02-22 08:52:28 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: That's an interesting take on democracy.


The GOP is hoping to expand on this minority wins platform
 
2013-02-22 08:53:34 AM  

UNC_Samurai: "you can't use sea level change data"


say waht?
 
2013-02-22 09:00:05 AM  
I've seen the GOP promised land, it doesn't have color

s13.postimage.org
 
2013-02-22 09:01:31 AM  

randomjsa: I think I would be interested in knowing what "harassed" means. Release all the emails with the names redacted. Cause my own emails were completely tame.


Tickles me when I'm in agreement with flagged rednames.  Honestly, good for you.
 
2013-02-22 09:03:02 AM  
Now now. They didn't vote it down because of the overwhelming support it had.

They voted it down because they'd be run out of office by the bible thumpers and blue hairs that make up the voting blocks in their districts if they ever considered easing up the laws on the devil's lettuce.

Do you think North Carolina really wants to be associated with a plant that you smoke? That's not the kinda image we want down here on Tobacco Road, dagnabit!!!

/ah my adopted home state, there's a lot of idiots that live here
 
2013-02-22 09:04:14 AM  

ChaoticLimbs: The Republicans are a part of the solution to the nation's problems in the same way that Froot Loops are a part of this complete breakfast.


haha
 
2013-02-22 09:10:46 AM  
Democracy in action!
 
2013-02-22 09:25:27 AM  

the opposite of charity is justice: randomjsa: I think I would be interested in knowing what "harassed" means. Release all the emails with the names redacted. Cause my own emails were completely tame.

Tickles me when I'm in agreement with flagged rednames.  Honestly, good for you.


I too was tickled when I saw something perfectly reasonable coming from the red on my screen.
 
2013-02-22 09:29:22 AM  
Asshole lawmakers, oh well, at least industrial hemp passed the state senate here in Kentucky.
 
2013-02-22 09:34:22 AM  

js34603: Now now. They didn't vote it down because of the overwhelming support it had.

They voted it down because they'd be run out of office by the bible thumpers and blue hairs that make up the voting blocks in their districts if they ever considered easing up the laws on the devil's lettuce.

Do you think North Carolina really wants to be associated with a plant that you smoke? That's not the kinda image we want down here on Tobacco Road, dagnabit!!!



This.

Now let these nice folks get back to their hook-up parties or i.e. family reunions.  Also remember if the minister's hand slides down during a hug, it was only an accident and not inappropriate touching, that occurs every week.

/put that in your pipe and smoke it
 
2013-02-22 09:36:27 AM  
Democracy, GOP style: Where massive public support means something shouldn't be done.
 
2013-02-22 09:40:24 AM  

js34603: Now now. They didn't vote it down because of the overwhelming support it had.

They voted it down because they'd be run out of office by the bible thumpers and blue hairs that make up the voting blocks in their districts if they ever considered easing up the laws on the devil's lettuce.

Do you think North Carolina really wants to be associated with a plant that you smoke? That's not the kinda image we want down here on Tobacco Road, dagnabit!!!

/ah my adopted home state, there's a lot of idiots that live here


Not just blue hairs and bible thumpers. Also the big money tobacco industry. They don't want another legal smokable drug infringing on their monopoly. Especially one they can't easily get in on because its not legal federally.
 
2013-02-22 09:48:39 AM  

dr_blasto: UNC_Samurai: "you can't use sea level change data"

say waht?


They passed a law preventing scientists and state officials from using non-linear extrapolation methods for predicting future sea level rises. This is particularly important because of efforts to preserve landmarks (lighthouses, wright brothers stuff, etc) on the Outer Banks.
 
2013-02-22 09:51:07 AM  
It's going to be a two to four year shame parade for us in NC.  It was bad enough when the neocons controlled the house only, and now they have all the legislative and executive power (and the supposed non-partisan judicial as well).  Please, people, get your job to transfer you here and help us vote these idiots out.  The housing is cheap, it's warm, and there's lots to do.  Hell, I'll even help you move.
 
2013-02-22 09:53:47 AM  
Goober eating buffoons.
I'm not saying they are racist, and I'm not saying they are inbred.
I'm just saying that I have observed them eating goobers and that they are buffoons.
Certainly not the majority of them, since that would be obvious from the popular vote.
But the one's in power that will not allow this inert plant to be used to relieve the suffering of the innocent, well, may they contract the most painful ass cancer known to mankind and die a horribly lingering and torturous death.
Seriously. the only thing worse than cancer is people who want people with cancer to suffer.
/yes that kind of invalidates my wishes, but if that makes me a bad person, so be it.
// Really, die, goober eating buffoons.
 
2013-02-22 09:56:14 AM  

dr_blasto: UNC_Samurai: "you can't use sea level change data"

say waht?



"The Coastal Resources Commission and the Division of Coastal Management of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources shall not define rates of sea level change for regulatory purposes prior to July 1, 2016."

 This is a slap in the face to every CRM firm, the UAB, East Carolina's Coastal Resource Management program, and anyone trying to examining sustainable development along the Outer Banks.


Especially when we spend lots of money to fix NC-12 every time there's a storm, just so people can keep their summer homes on a bunch of glorified sand dunes.

media.hamptonroads.com
 
2013-02-22 09:56:22 AM  

Archae hippy: Yeah Tarheels!

FTFA:   He (Paul Stam, R)  said lawmakers we're being "harassed" with phone calls and emails about medical marijuana.

Although Stam is not my rep (thank god), he represents the district 1 over, and yes, he is an idiot.


that was one of the dumbest things i've heard a politician say in some time.
 
2013-02-22 09:58:30 AM  

Deneb81: js34603: Now now. They didn't vote it down because of the overwhelming support it had.

They voted it down because they'd be run out of office by the bible thumpers and blue hairs that make up the voting blocks in their districts if they ever considered easing up the laws on the devil's lettuce.

Do you think North Carolina really wants to be associated with a plant that you smoke? That's not the kinda image we want down here on Tobacco Road, dagnabit!!!

/ah my adopted home state, there's a lot of idiots that live here

Not just blue hairs and bible thumpers. Also the big money tobacco industry. They don't want another legal smokable drug infringing on their monopoly. Especially one they can't easily get in on because its not legal federally.


Yes probably true. But tobacco wouldn't have to spend very much to get the old ladies clutching their pearls and voting against the politicians who support the whacky weed.
 
2013-02-22 10:05:01 AM  

js34603: Deneb81: js34603: Now now. They didn't vote it down because of the overwhelming support it had.

They voted it down because they'd be run out of office by the bible thumpers and blue hairs that make up the voting blocks in their districts if they ever considered easing up the laws on the devil's lettuce.

Do you think North Carolina really wants to be associated with a plant that you smoke? That's not the kinda image we want down here on Tobacco Road, dagnabit!!!

/ah my adopted home state, there's a lot of idiots that live here

Not just blue hairs and bible thumpers. Also the big money tobacco industry. They don't want another legal smokable drug infringing on their monopoly. Especially one they can't easily get in on because its not legal federally.

Yes probably true. But tobacco wouldn't have to spend very much to get the old ladies clutching their pearls and voting against the politicians who support the whacky weed.


Most of the tobacco people have up and moved to England at this point due to regulations and lawsuits. No more than token vestiges remain.
 
2013-02-22 10:09:16 AM  
It's stupid that we still have the laws against marijuana that we do, but we can thank William Randolph Hearst for them.  This country used to grow hemp like mad, since it was used to make a lot of paper.  Then Hearst came in, and since he owned tons of wood pulp companies (which obviously make paper from trees), he set out to demonize hemp, and by association, marijuana.

The dumbest thing is, we could make tons of money if we grew hemp in the US again, but since you need both the hemp (male) plant and the marijuana plant (female) to grow it, the laws won't allow it to be grown at all. :(

CSB time: Did you know that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are both written on hemp paper? :)
 
2013-02-22 10:23:34 AM  
 Well the people of NC know that the lawmakers in NC don't like hearing about this subject.
So naturally the people should keep up the pressure until they lawmakers get the picture and pass it. Except now their calls should be less along the lines of "hey you should vote for this" and more along the lines of "I guess what your saying is that I should try to talk to your replacement about this"

could get their attention

Hypnozombie
 
2013-02-22 10:26:53 AM  

THX 1138: the opposite of charity is justice: randomjsa: I think I would be interested in knowing what "harassed" means. Release all the emails with the names redacted. Cause my own emails were completely tame.

Tickles me when I'm in agreement with flagged rednames.  Honestly, good for you.

I too was tickled when I saw something perfectly reasonable coming from the red on my screen.


You may or may not be tickled when r.jsa mentions which side of the issue he took in his emails.
 
2013-02-22 10:27:30 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Nurglitch: I love that one woman's comment about how she was recommended weed for nausea, her doctor couldn't prescribe it, and didn't know anyone who smoked it. I know that pain.

yeah it's non-existant pain, cause you can always order weed lollipops from SILK ROAD


What the hell are you talking about?
 
2013-02-22 10:36:42 AM  

Flaming Yawn: You may or may not be tickled when r.jsa mentions which side of the issue he took in his emails.


I admit, I was thinking along the same lines as you so I didn't change him from showing up as red yet.
 
2013-02-22 10:45:10 AM  
Well I just spent some time on the phone to call up Stam's office and tell them they're undemocratic scumbags.  I'll fire off an email later.
 
2013-02-22 10:46:11 AM  

calm like a bomb: It's going to be a two to four year shame parade for us in NC.  It was bad enough when the neocons controlled the house only, and now they have all the legislative and executive power (and the supposed non-partisan judicial as well).  Please, people, get your job to transfer you here and help us vote these idiots out.  The housing is cheap, it's warm, and there's lots to do.  Hell, I'll even help you move.


At the beginning of the year I was afraid they were gonna turn us into South Carolina in four or so years. Now it looks like they are gonna turn is into Kansas by the end of April. Scary.
 
2013-02-22 10:53:11 AM  

calm like a bomb: It's going to be a two to four year shame parade for us in NC.  It was bad enough when the neocons controlled the house only, and now they have all the legislative and executive power (and the supposed non-partisan judicial as well).  Please, people, get your job to transfer you here and help us vote these idiots out.  The housing is cheap, it's warm, and there's lots to do.  Hell, I'll even help you move.


This. This this this this this this this. They're blatantly selling off the state and their representation of it to the highest bidder just as fast as they can right now. Pretty much every day the N&O has another story about the boards they're stacking, the protections and regulations they're dismantling, and/or the constituents they're screwing over.

I don't know if the other people in the state just don't see it or what, but they (the politicians) will tell you to your face how they're screwing you over, and smile and act like it's the best thing that could ever happen to you while they're doing it. "Oh yeah, I'm on this regulatory board. I made and continue to make a lot of money with a company the board is supposed to over-see, but there's no conflict of interest here." Hell, the words conflict of interest never even come up, like it's an alien concept. Also the word ethics. So actually it's more like "I made a bunch of money with these companies and am invested heavily in the very industries I'm dismantling the regulations of. Isn't that awesome?" And very few seem to understand or care that things aren't supposed to work that way.

They'll do all this crap and sell the state out for cash on the barell-head, and then in a few years as the economy has continued to improve and unemployment is down (which is going to happen no matter what over the next few years short of another catastrophic collapse) they'll go "LOOK! Our policies worked, vote republican!" And then my buddy and his entire family will be like "fark yeah! Go republicans! That Obama guy was terrible for the economy. Too bad the environment is in shambles though. Wonder how that happened."

If anybody does want to take calm's offer to move here to fight the derp-tide, we can probably find a pick-up truck to help move your crap. Though personally Colorado or Washington are looking pretty spiffy right now. My sense of fashion froze in the '90s anyways, so I'd probably fit right in...at least from a distance, or until the first "ya'll" escapes my lips.
 
2013-02-22 11:15:45 AM  
somebody tell me about this"negative" report aspect of not passing the bill. The article does a terrible job of explaining it. At the end it almost sounds like they have made it so the issue can never be brought up again or something.
 
2013-02-22 11:46:50 AM  
If they feel harassed by some phone calls and email, just imagine how they'd feel if they had MS like me.
 
2013-02-22 11:57:54 AM  

Endive Wombat: yeah it's non-existant pain, cause you can always order weed lollipops from SILK ROAD

What the hell are you talking about?


Nothing, he's talking about nothing. Just the delusional raving of someone who's had a few too many weed lollipops.
 
2013-02-22 12:04:40 PM  
The public communicating with the officials they elected into office - the nerve of these people!
 
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