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(US News)   Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) 'Why are we using federal resources to interfere with Doritos and Oreo sales?'   (usnews.com) divider line 153
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2013-08-28 08:09:30 AM
Blurred lines between state and federal laws forces Congress to take up hearing on marijuana.


Hey, hey, hey
 
2013-08-28 08:29:42 AM

Sybarite: Blurred lines between state and federal laws forces Congress to take up hearing on marijuana.


Hey, hey, hey


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-08-28 08:50:27 AM
While congress and the president are busy doing political things, people are still being thrown in jail for simple possession and extra felony charges for the pipes.  Serving longer sentences than some violent crimes.
Families still ruined by this foolish grab for votes in the 1980's.
 
2013-08-28 09:03:48 AM

rev. dave: While congress and the president are busy doing political things, people are still being thrown in jail for simple possession and extra felony charges for the pipes.  Serving longer sentences than some violent crimes.
Families still ruined by this foolish grab for votes in the 1980's.


Hey you completely forgot the upside.  The felony conviction keeps the undesirables from voting.
 
2013-08-28 10:04:18 AM
Closest thing to Spliffy tag, I see.
 
2013-08-28 10:07:49 AM
Because ADM paid for Spiro Agnew's kid to go to college.
 
2013-08-28 10:09:27 AM
Blurred lines between state and federal laws forces Congress to take up hearing on marijuana.
 hey hey....well just, shiat.  dammit you guys.
 
2013-08-28 10:10:37 AM
So, does this mean weed for all, or no weed for anyone?

Will Obama let us down again?
 
2013-08-28 10:11:39 AM

EvilEgg: rev. dave: While congress and the president are busy doing political things, people are still being thrown in jail for simple possession and extra felony charges for the pipes.  Serving longer sentences than some violent crimes.
Families still ruined by this foolish grab for votes in the 1980's.

Hey you completely forgot the upside.  The felony conviction keeps the undesirables from voting.


And pays for swat teams' toys.
 
2013-08-28 10:16:05 AM

EvilEgg: rev. dave: While congress and the president are busy doing political things, people are still being thrown in jail for simple possession and extra felony charges for the pipes.  Serving longer sentences than some violent crimes.
Families still ruined by this foolish grab for votes in the 1980's.

Hey you completely forgot the upside.  The felony conviction keeps the undesirables from voting.


inorite? God help this country if all those dirty hippies ever see the light of day and turn up to vote.
 
2013-08-28 10:17:12 AM
Fark Oreos. I want to know about the cookie dough. Will this interfere with cookie dough sales?
 
2013-08-28 10:17:23 AM
I like this guy.  Also he was in the Nolan Batman movies.
 
2013-08-28 10:17:36 AM

rev. dave: While congress and the president are busy doing political things, people are still being thrown in jail for simple possession and extra felony charges for the pipes.  Serving longer sentences than some violent crimes.
Families still ruined by this foolish grab for votes in the 1980's.



Listen to this.  It's very good.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/143/sentencin g
 
2013-08-28 10:17:55 AM
Question:  Article III of the US constitution says "The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed"; does that mean that when the Feds bust Washington dispensaries, those charged are entitled to trials in Washington state, with Washington juries?
 
2013-08-28 10:18:51 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Closest thing to Spliffy tag, I see.


maybe he wasn't trying to be bunt?
 
2013-08-28 10:19:16 AM
Free the weed. Maybe this country will chill the f*ck out for a change.
 
2013-08-28 10:19:29 AM
"...Even banks, under the law, could be prosecuted for allowing dispensaries to deposit profits in the banks' accounts, forcing many businesses to operate as a cash-only operations."

Ahhhh.... ok, so a Senator needs to make sure the BANKERS aren't adversly affected.    Lets make sure the money flow is ok...
 
2013-08-28 10:22:03 AM

EvilEgg: rev. dave: While congress and the president are busy doing political things, people are still being thrown in jail for simple possession and extra felony charges for the pipes.  Serving longer sentences than some violent crimes.
Families still ruined by this foolish grab for votes in the 1980's.

Hey you completely forgot the upside.  The felony conviction keeps the undesirables from voting.


20 years ago, those undesirables could have been Obama.

\And they probably were Clinton
 
2013-08-28 10:22:10 AM

netcentric: "...Even banks, under the law, could be prosecuted for allowing dispensaries to deposit profits in the banks' accounts, forcing many businesses to operate as a cash-only operations."

Ahhhh.... ok, so a Senator needs to make sure the BANKERS aren't adversly affected.    Lets make sure the money flow is ok...


In a perfect world, Congress wouldn't work this way. In this world, I'm glad to see my interests and the financial industry's lining up for once.
 
2013-08-28 10:22:47 AM
No one cares about pot smokers anymore as 'criminals'. The brainwashing of people via things like Reefer Madness and episodes of Dragnet is gone. People have a pretty good idea that weed isn't that big a deal as a drug and that many people who use it aren't criminals themselves outside of the draconian drug laws in this country. The War on Drugs has failed except to increase the militarization of local police.
 
2013-08-28 10:23:41 AM

Sybarite: Blurred lines between state and federal laws forces Congress to take up hearing on marijuana.


Hey, hey, hey


Hey, hey, hey
Beats By Dre
Dil - Do
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
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I know you want it
Speaker dildo
 
2013-08-28 10:23:44 AM

Sybarite: Blurred lines between state and federal laws forces Congress to take up hearing on marijuana.


Hey, hey, hey


Woooo! I'm just gonna say it. I love this song!

Plus... titties.
 
2013-08-28 10:23:45 AM

AeAe: I like this guy.  Also he was in the Nolan Batman movies.


"You wanna know how I got these Oreos and Doritos? My wife... she's a snacker. She gets in deep with the sharks at Food Lion. We don't have the money to send her to a fat farm. So I take these bags of Oreos and Doritos and I do this (stuffs handfuls into his mouth until his cheeks bulge). Now we're both obese. So she leaves me because she hates how fat I've become. And that's the joke."
 
2013-08-28 10:25:16 AM

No Time To Explain: I_Am_Weasel: Closest thing to Spliffy tag, I see.

maybe he wasn't trying to be bunt?


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2013-08-28 10:27:57 AM

rudemix: No one cares about pot smokers anymore as 'criminals'. The brainwashing of people via things like Reefer Madness and episodes of Dragnet is gone. People have a pretty good idea that weed isn't that big a deal as a drug and that many people who use it aren't criminals themselves outside of the draconian drug laws in this country. The War on Drugs has failed except to increase the militarization of local police.


A couple of months ago, the daughter of a friend of mine lit up a joint at a park when she was walking her dog.  A cop saw her and arrested her.  So I don't know what you're talking about.  Are you in WA state or Colorado?  Or California?
 
2013-08-28 10:28:20 AM

EvilEgg: The felony conviction keeps the undesirables from voting.


That's not true everywhere. Here's a state by state breakdown of felony disenfranchisement laws (PDF).

netcentric: "...Even banks, under the law, could be prosecuted for allowing dispensaries to deposit profits in the banks' accounts, forcing many businesses to operate as a cash-only operations."

Ahhhh.... ok, so a Senator needs to make sure the BANKERS aren't adversly affected.    Lets make sure the money flow is ok...


Actually, it's a serious problem. Have you ever considered the difficulty of running a cash-only business? It makes you a MAJOR target for crime and such.

Check out Planet Money podcast episode 420.
 
2013-08-28 10:28:22 AM
Wait, what were we talking about?  Oh yeah!  Doritos!
 
2013-08-28 10:29:10 AM
I've said it before. This congress is so incompetent and lazy that it takes six months of debate, two filibusters, the threat of some looming deadline, three fat women, and a team of Clydesdales before they can scratch their own balls.

If these people manage anything with this hearing besides wasting money and blowing hot air it will be a bloody miracle.
 
2013-08-28 10:30:38 AM
I proudly vote for this man every freaking chance I get.
 
2013-08-28 10:30:42 AM
Leahy is right. Pot is now legal in my state and the federal government better not fark it up.

Holder has been too coy on this. He needs to tell Washington and Colorado the federal government will not waste time and money fighting what the people of those states want.
 
2013-08-28 10:30:44 AM

AeAe: A couple of months ago, the daughter of a friend of mine lit up a joint at a park when she was walking her dog.  A cop saw her and arrested her.  So I don't know what you're talking about.  Are you in WA state or Colorado?  Or California?


Is it legal in your state to openly drink alcohol in a park?  Even that's not legal in CO.
 
2013-08-28 10:31:21 AM

flondrix: Question:  Article III of the US constitution says "The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed"; does that mean that when the Feds bust Washington dispensaries, those charged are entitled to trials in Washington state, with Washington juries?


I thought federal crimes were tried in federal courts?
 
2013-08-28 10:31:52 AM
Welcome to yet another over reach of the commerce clause. I know a lot of people are not for states rights, but when you allow the federal government to claim that everything is interstate commerce this is what you get.
 
2013-08-28 10:32:06 AM
Meanwhile, rich bankers get slapped on the wrist and go out and steal and rob the taxpayers some more.

Go fark yourself, Leahy.
 
2013-08-28 10:32:20 AM

Aristocles: So, does this mean weed for all, or no weed for anyone?

Will Obama let us down again?


Weed for some, tiny American flagsfor others.

/both sides are bad, so vote Kodos.
 
2013-08-28 10:33:07 AM
Because if we don't interfere with the relations between fritolasia and snackistan, it will get out of control and devolve into full scale war with massive repercussions on supplies from the plains of nabisco

http://www.theonion.com/articles/fritolaysia-cuts-off-chiplomatic-re la tions-with-sn,1846/
 
2013-08-28 10:33:31 AM
Because this guy. This is the kind of argument that he won with too... Amazing that it still stands.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-08-28 10:34:23 AM
Now we are close, legalizing marijuana,
But the Feds well, they just don't wanna.
Just let us have a hit dudes,
Hey Hey Hey
We need more wrapping papers,
Hey Hey Hey
To satisfy the tokers.
That's why I'm goin to take a a good joint,
And I'm going to smoke it,
And I'm going to smoke it,
And I'm going to smoke it,
I'm a connoisseur,
And smoke the good shiat,
Like hydroponic,
Talk about getting blasted.
I hate these blurred lines,
Cause I wanna smoke it,
Cause I wanna smoke it,
Cause I wanna smoke it,
So farking legalize.
Quit coming at me,
And charging me for weed,
Instead toke with me.
 
2013-08-28 10:35:36 AM
"It is important, especially at a time of budget constraints, to determine whether it is the best use of federal resources to prosecute the personal or medicinal use of marijuana in states that have made such consumption legal," Leahy said in a released statement. "I believe that these state laws should be respected. At a minimum, there should be guidance about enforcement from the federal government."

Well, that is certainly a reasonable position.

Conservative response: Fartbongo won't enforce federal law! IMPEACH!
 
2013-08-28 10:36:40 AM
Republican's went full retard, followed by Democrats going full republican.
 
2013-08-28 10:37:26 AM

EvilEgg: rev. dave: While congress and the president are busy doing political things, people are still being thrown in jail for simple possession and extra felony charges for the pipes.  Serving longer sentences than some violent crimes.
Families still ruined by this foolish grab for votes in the 1980's.

Hey you completely forgot the upside.  The felony conviction keeps the undesirables from voting.


At least they can still legally buy guns!

/'Murica! fark YEAH!
 
2013-08-28 10:37:28 AM

EvilEgg: rev. dave: While congress and the president are busy doing political things, people are still being thrown in jail for simple possession and extra felony charges for the pipes.  Serving longer sentences than some violent crimes.
Families still ruined by this foolish grab for votes in the 1980's.

Hey you completely forgot the upside.  The felony conviction keeps the undesirables from voting.


There but for the grace of God go I.

Seriously, I've never been arrested but I think a couple of times it was just because the cops decided I'm a decent person and didn't want to fark up my life.

If my skin were darker or if I had a previous arrest they probably would have decided to teach me a lesson or something.

And this shiat about taking away voting rights is total shait.  We could argue about whether someone who is still serving a sentence (even if out on parole/probation) should be able to vote, but once their sentence is completely served I say they should be allowed to vote.

Of course I think someone should still be allowed to vote even if they are in prison too.
 
2013-08-28 10:39:16 AM
Also, why are non violent LSD dealers sent to Fed pens, and have to serve out their full sentences, which are often 10 years or more?
 
2013-08-28 10:39:17 AM

Pockafrusta: Because this guy. This is the kind of argument that he won with too... Amazing that it still stands.

[480x360 from http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/vXU0a9FdF4w/hqdefault.jpg image 480x360]


We should ban marijuana because it turns women into sluts?  What a maroon.
 
2013-08-28 10:40:01 AM
I was kind of surprised that Vermont wasn't the first state to legalize it.
 
2013-08-28 10:41:10 AM

Pockafrusta: Because this guy. This is the kind of argument that he won with too... Amazing that it still stands.

[480x360 from http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/vXU0a9FdF4w/hqdefault.jpg image 480x360]


That is exactly the kind of asshole that exists today and you know who I'm referring to.
People like that ought to be extinct.
 
2013-08-28 10:42:18 AM
No mention in the article about Vermont's push to grow  industrial hemp. That's the real clincher, in my eyes.  -and odd because of the whole "D-VT" all over the place.
 
2013-08-28 10:45:04 AM

theknuckler_33: EvilEgg: rev. dave: While congress and the president are busy doing political things, people are still being thrown in jail for simple possession and extra felony charges for the pipes.  Serving longer sentences than some violent crimes.
Families still ruined by this foolish grab for votes in the 1980's.

Hey you completely forgot the upside.  The felony conviction keeps the undesirables from voting.

At least they can still legally buy guns!

/'Murica! fark YEAH!


Because criminals wouldn't buy guns if it was illegal to do so....
 
2013-08-28 10:47:20 AM

palelizard: Pockafrusta: Because this guy. This is the kind of argument that he won with too... Amazing that it still stands.

[480x360 from http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/vXU0a9FdF4w/hqdefault.jpg image 480x360]

We should ban marijuana because it turns women into sluts?  What a maroon.


for some reason his reasons sound awfully personal. lol.
 
2013-08-28 10:49:02 AM

Reverend Monkeypants: industrial hemp


lolwut.jpg

Whatever for? It's the 21st century.
 
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