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(Seacoastonline.com)   Thirty-five legislators are co-sponsoring a marijuana legalization bill in Maine, pointing out that after a long day of dealing with vampires, aliens, rabid dogs, evil clowns, and the Devil, sometimes you just really need to light one up   (seacoastonline.com) divider line 43
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2013-03-28 07:45:26 AM  
you could always just light up some marmite
 
2013-03-28 08:13:09 AM  
You forgot ex-coma psychics.
 
2013-03-28 08:19:55 AM  
Nicely done, subby.
 
2013-03-28 08:20:50 AM  
I my car tried to murder my girlfriend I need to light up.

/Little Bitty Pretty One
 
2013-03-28 08:21:11 AM  
Don't forget inter-dimensional mist monsters.
 
2013-03-28 08:22:04 AM  

Tom_Slick: I my car tried to murder my girlfriend I need to light up.


Do you have a Firestarter?
 
2013-03-28 08:22:54 AM  
M-O-O-N that spells pot!
 
2013-03-28 08:36:59 AM  
My friend with tentacles on his face isn't too happy about not getting a nod.
 
2013-03-28 08:38:49 AM  
Trying to picture Randall Flagg stoned to the gills and attempting to be evil; "I know, I'll drive Hostess out of business Andy everyone will get the munchies all at once and chaos will spring forth and like and like all this vile stuff will happen. "
 
2013-03-28 08:41:27 AM  
Thanks for a good first-thing-in-the-morning laugh from the headline, subbie.
 
2013-03-28 08:41:39 AM  
Seacoast Online doesn't like that I use NoScript, so they can go fark themselves.
 
2013-03-28 08:44:12 AM  
LOL Nice headline, though, I was thinking a SPLIFFY tag might go better....
 
2013-03-28 08:44:25 AM  
 
2013-03-28 08:56:13 AM  
fark the Medical marijuana guys for being against legalized pot. What is wrong with them? Oh right, profit. They remind me of the corporations that are currently screwing every American just to make a buck. Am I the only one who draws this analogy?
 
2013-03-28 08:57:55 AM  
Ray Brower likes this headline.
 
2013-03-28 08:59:56 AM  
I just wonder why the possessed cars and the ones that are/contain interdimensional portals wound up in Pennsylvania?
 
2013-03-28 09:00:43 AM  
I recently read 11/22/63.
If you haven't yet, you might want to, it was very good.

/"oh how we danced" broke my tear ducts
 
2013-03-28 09:03:18 AM  

ruetheday69: fark the Medical marijuana guys for being against legalized pot. What is wrong with them? Oh right, profit. They remind me of the corporations that are currently screwing every American just to make a buck. Am I the only one who draws this analogy?


If you run any sort of profit-making enterprise, then you have a vested interest in opposing anything that can reduce your income.
It seems kind of short-sighted of the medi-weed guys, though. If recreational weed gets legalized, they have a jump on all their possible competitors with an on-site inventory and a distribution center
 
2013-03-28 09:03:24 AM  

2wolves: Trying to picture Randall Flagg stoned to the gills and attempting to be evil; "I know, I'll drive Hostess out of business Andy everyone will get the munchies all at once and chaos will spring forth and like and like all this vile stuff will happen. "


Las Vegas is in Maine?
 
2013-03-28 09:04:38 AM  

YoOjo: I recently read 11/22/63.
If you haven't yet, you might want to, it was very good.

/"oh how we danced" broke my tear ducts


Spoiler Alert: Kennedy gets shot.
 
2013-03-28 09:06:06 AM  

baufan2005: 2wolves: Trying to picture Randall Flagg stoned to the gills and attempting to be evil; "I know, I'll drive Hostess out of business Andy everyone will get the munchies all at once and chaos will spring forth and like and like all this vile stuff will happen. "

Las Vegas is in Maine?



The Walkin' Dude is everywhere.


/just ask Bobby Terry
 
2013-03-28 09:06:40 AM  

baufan2005: 2wolves: Trying to picture Randall Flagg stoned to the gills and attempting to be evil; "I know, I'll drive Hostess out of business Andy everyone will get the munchies all at once and chaos will spring forth and like and like all this vile stuff will happen. "

Las Vegas is in Maine?


Shut the hell up. He is capable of astral projection.
 
2013-03-28 09:08:57 AM  
I don't get the headline reference.
 
2013-03-28 09:22:42 AM  

Bruxellensis: I don't get the headline reference.


Then you have forgotten the face of your father.
 
2013-03-28 09:25:37 AM  
So I don't understand why a state can ignore federal law when they feel like it, like pot laws and sanctuary cities, and liberals cheer.... but if a state says they will ignore federal gun laws to protect the 2nd amendment, liberals go bananas...

It is like there is a double standard or something.
 
2013-03-28 09:30:56 AM  

Thunderpipes: So I don't understand why a state can ignore federal law when they feel like it, like pot laws and sanctuary cities, and liberals cheer.... but if a state says they will ignore federal gun laws to protect the 2nd amendment, liberals go bananas...

It is like there is a double standard or something.


The feds are actively ignoring a federal law in the Supreme Court.  And that's not the only one.  It's a crazy world out there.
 
2013-03-28 09:38:18 AM  

The Muthaship: Thunderpipes: So I don't understand why a state can ignore federal law when they feel like it, like pot laws and sanctuary cities, and liberals cheer.... but if a state says they will ignore federal gun laws to protect the 2nd amendment, liberals go bananas...

It is like there is a double standard or something.

The feds are actively ignoring a federal law in the Supreme Court.  And that's not the only one.  It's a crazy world out there.


Vermont governor has publicly told the state police not to even report illegal aliens. Illegals can rally at the statehouse, make speeches (in Spanish of course), and they are completely immune. The state actually advocates for them.

Yet Shumlin, when asked about gun control, says the feds have to make the laws. Coward just doesn't want to lose voters because we are a pro-gun state. This selective outrage and enforcement is just stupid.
 
2013-03-28 09:38:29 AM  

Thunderpipes: So I don't understand why a state can ignore federal law when they feel like it, like pot laws and sanctuary cities, and liberals cheer.... but if a state says they will ignore federal gun laws to protect the 2nd amendment, liberals go bananas...

It is like there is a double standard or something.


I like when Thunderpipes comments.  Let's me know what those "Dirty Liberals" are up to, how they are pulling the wool over my eyes, and how I should dislike them for not liking the same things I like.
 
2013-03-28 09:45:25 AM  

baufan2005: Las Vegas is in Maine?


There is a Casino in Bangor
 
2013-03-28 09:46:13 AM  

give me doughnuts: YoOjo: I recently read 11/22/63.
If you haven't yet, you might want to, it was very good.

/"oh how we danced" broke my tear ducts

Spoiler Alert: Kennedy gets shot.


Spolier Alert: He doesn't.
 
2013-03-28 09:51:56 AM  

xanadian: Seacoast Online doesn't like that I use NoScript, so they can go fark themselves.


What do they care that an Internet freeloader isn't reading their stuff?
 
2013-03-28 10:01:18 AM  

Bruxellensis: I don't get the headline reference.


You'll get it the next time it's posted. Ka is a wheel.
 
2013-03-28 10:03:51 AM  

Tom_Slick: baufan2005: Las Vegas is in Maine?

There is a Casino in Bangor


and Oxford
 
2013-03-28 10:08:47 AM  

Bleyo: Bruxellensis: I don't get the headline reference.

Then you have forgotten the face of your father.


phyrkrakr: Bruxellensis: I don't get the headline reference.

You'll get it the next time it's posted. Ka is a wheel.


Oh, I get it.  You guys don't want me to know.
 
2013-03-28 10:11:21 AM  

Bruxellensis: I don't get the headline reference.


Which one?
 
2013-03-28 10:20:11 AM  
I've said this before, but the reason that marijuana isn't legal has nothing to do with whether or not it's bad or will make you dance the hootchie-cootchie with women of easy virtue in the alley behind the speakeasy.  Marijuana isn't legal because of money.

First of all, marijuana is hard to tax.  Liquor and cigarettes are extremely difficult for the average Joe to produce himself.  Distillation is tricky and time consuming.  Tobacco is a tough crop to grow and requires complicated curing before it's (enjoyably) smokeable.  Pot, on the other hand, requires a little TLC at first, but once it gets going pretty much just needs sunlight (or grow lights) and regular watering.  Any putz who has kept a potted violet alive can grow their own marijuana.

Liquor and cigarettes are easy to tax.  You bond them at the factory and tax them at the point of sale.  Marijuana, not so much.  When you can grow enough for your own use or give your neighbor ten bucks for whatever he has left over when he clips his buds, the State has almost no way of ensuring they get their cut.  Governments hate the idea of a sin they can't tax.  They'd rather make it illegal and drive business towards the sins they can tax (i.e. booze and cigarettes).

Second of all, because we've criminalized it, marijuana prosecution is BIG BUSINESS.  It keeps hundreds of thousands of people employed, from cops, to clerks of the court, to prison guards, to printing press operators making "D.A.R.E." posters.  Not to mention the cash and property seized in raids.  And incarceration.  Let's not forget that.  Legalizing marijuana would free tens of thousands of prisoners serving time, closing down entire prisons, many of which are for-profit institutions (and all of which financially benefit the surrounding communities).

And finally, legalizing marijuana would also require getting the mob and gangs out of the business.  Like with liquor just after the end of prohibition, marijuana production, import, and distribution is (by definition) the province of the criminal element.  And because it is so profitable, it's the province of the most POWERFUL criminal elements.  Getting those people out of the business will be a costly and sometimes deadly problem that will likely take decades.

So it wouldn't matter if marijuana could cure for cancer, alzheimers and erectile dysfunction with a single bong hit.  It wouldn't be legalized.
 
2013-03-28 10:21:15 AM  

Bullroarer_Took: Bruxellensis: I don't get the headline reference.

Which one?


I give up.
 
2013-03-28 10:32:03 AM  

Bruxellensis: Bullroarer_Took: Bruxellensis: I don't get the headline reference.

Which one?

I give up.


Stephen King novel references, of course he was high on coke when not pot when he wrote those.
 
2013-03-28 10:43:38 AM  

Tom_Slick: Bruxellensis: Bullroarer_Took: Bruxellensis: I don't get the headline reference.

Which one?

I give up.

Stephen King novel references, of course he was high on coke when not pot when he wrote those.


Thank you!

/obviously I've never read any of them
 
2013-03-28 02:39:51 PM  

bagumpity: I've said this before, but the reason that marijuana isn't legal has nothing to do with whether or not it's bad or will make you dance the hootchie-cootchie with women of easy virtue in the alley behind the speakeasy.  Marijuana isn't legal because of money.

First of all, marijuana is hard to tax.  Liquor and cigarettes are extremely difficult for the average Joe to produce himself.


Untrue.  Prisoners can make alcohol in toilets.  Tobacco can be grown in the back yard.

Also, pot's now legal in two states.
 
2013-03-28 03:59:33 PM  

bagumpity: First of all, marijuana is hard to tax. Liquor and cigarettes are extremely difficult for the average Joe to produce himself. Distillation is tricky and time consuming. Tobacco is a tough crop to grow and requires complicated curing before it's (enjoyably) smokeable. Pot, on the other hand, requires a little TLC at first, but once it gets going pretty much just needs sunlight (or grow lights) and regular watering. Any putz who has kept a potted violet alive can grow their own marijuana.


This isn't very convincing... Beer, for one, is extremely easy to make at home... And, people have been making moonshine on their own for ages... Also, it's extremely easy to grow your own veggies at home, at least as easy as it is to grow pot if not easier, and yet still most people choose to buy them at the store instead... Why? Because most people are lazy and happy to pay for the convenience of someone else doing the work, no matter how trivial, for them... Just like everyone can cook their own food at home, but many are happy to pay to have someone else do it for them... If pot were legalized and sold, plenty of people would buy it and happily pay the tax (so long as it's not insanely high) rather than grow their own...
 
2013-03-28 04:39:34 PM  

The Muthaship: Thunderpipes: So I don't understand why a state can ignore federal law when they feel like it, like pot laws and sanctuary cities, and liberals cheer.... but if a state says they will ignore federal gun laws to protect the 2nd amendment, liberals go bananas...

It is like there is a double standard or something.

The feds are actively ignoring a federal law in the Supreme Court.  And that's not the only one.  It's a crazy world out there.


You know what, if letting you guys get your way on the 2nd (which, let's be honest, you already have) is what it takes to get you guys to give some slack on legalization then, fine, I'll meet you halfway on that.

I'm willing to make that pledge if you are. You game?
 
2013-03-28 05:00:48 PM  
Why not?  It's not like zumba is legal there.  Zumba.
 
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