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(The Big Story)   California Uber Alles: Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 140
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2014-03-02 10:30:14 PM
Jerry, a huge portion of the population right NOW is stoned. Society functions well despite the stoners not because of it
 
2014-03-02 10:37:46 PM

Delawheredad: Jerry, a huge portion of the population right NOW is stoned. Society functions well despite the stoners not because of it


California already has some of the most relaxed medical marijuana laws in the nation.  Pretty much anyone who wants it can get it, and can go to a walk-in doctor's office, say they have anxiety or something, and walk out with a marijuana card.  Legalization for recreational use probably wouldn't spike the actual use rate in CA much.

Plus, just like alcohol, most people who use it recreationally will do so in a manner that doesn't interfere with their work or personal lives.  Yes, some will abuse it, but the number who let it get in the way of their day to day lives will be so small it's not worth considering.
 
2014-03-02 10:53:31 PM
Hell I just figured that moonbat has be stoned for the last 40 years.
 
2014-03-02 11:53:55 PM
The state exists for the good of the individual in these here United States, not the other way around.  You are speaking like a fascist, Governor Brown.
 
2014-03-03 12:27:40 AM
Oh, him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties, he was part of the free speech movement at Berkeley

/I think he did a little too much LDS
 
2014-03-03 12:30:17 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk:

/I think he did a little too much LDS

He's a mormon?
 
2014-03-03 12:31:51 AM

TuteTibiImperes: MaudlinMutantMollusk:

/I think he did a little too much LDS

He's a mormon?


I think he was a Jesuit

/but that wasn't the joke
 
2014-03-03 12:36:18 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /but that wasn't the joke


I didn't get your Brown acid joke either.
 
2014-03-03 12:38:49 AM
As if anyone needed any additional proof that Jerry Brown is full of shiat, or that he does not speak for progressives.
 
2014-03-03 12:44:45 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties, he was part of the free speech movement at Berkeley

/I think he did a little too much LDS


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Cause
I HATE YOU
I BERATE YOU
And I can't wait to get to you!
 
2014-03-03 12:45:32 AM

whidbey: As if anyone needed any additional proof that Jerry Brown is full of shiat, or that he does not speak for progressives.


Legalizing pot has never been on the liberal agenda, but it has been a libertarian talking point for decades.
 
2014-03-03 01:06:13 AM

mikeray: Hell I just figured that moonbat has be stoned for the last 40 years.


Out of curiosity, what exactly has he done to make you form this opinion of him?
 
2014-03-03 01:06:58 AM

Triumph: whidbey: As if anyone needed any additional proof that Jerry Brown is full of shiat, or that he does not speak for progressives.

Legalizing pot has never been on the liberal agenda, but it has been a libertarian talking point for decades.


Actually, there's been plenty of activism for decades. You obviously want to redefine what "liberal" means in this instance.

And libertarians want to legalize all drugs, not just marijuana. I question the wisdom of this action.
 
2014-03-03 01:12:01 AM

Triumph: whidbey: As if anyone needed any additional proof that Jerry Brown is full of shiat, or that he does not speak for progressives.

Legalizing pot has never been on the liberal agenda, but it has been a libertarian talking point for decades.


I don't mean to suggest there aren't plenty of liberals who want to see it legalized, just that if it was a big priority of "progressives," it would have been legalized long ago in states more "progressive" than Colorado and countries more progressive than the U.S. I think it's a confluence of moderates that made it happen, not radicals.
 
2014-03-03 01:21:48 AM

Triumph: Triumph: whidbey: As if anyone needed any additional proof that Jerry Brown is full of shiat, or that he does not speak for progressives.

Legalizing pot has never been on the liberal agenda, but it has been a libertarian talking point for decades.

I don't mean to suggest there aren't plenty of liberals who want to see it legalized, just that if it was a big priority of "progressives," it would have been legalized long ago in states more "progressive" than Colorado and countries more progressive than the U.S. I think it's a confluence of moderates that made it happen, not radicals.


Progressives are not radicals. Groups like NORML were also not radicals but mainstream liberal progressives. I don't get your point at all, except your depiction of libertarians is a bit revisionist.
 
2014-03-03 01:23:23 AM

Triumph: Triumph: whidbey: As if anyone needed any additional proof that Jerry Brown is full of shiat, or that he does not speak for progressives.

Legalizing pot has never been on the liberal agenda, but it has been a libertarian talking point for decades.

I don't mean to suggest there aren't plenty of liberals who want to see it legalized, just that if it was a big priority of "progressives," it would have been legalized long ago in states more "progressive" than Colorado and countries more progressive than the U.S. I think it's a confluence of moderates that made it happen, not radicals.



I'd say it's more of a cultural shift than an ideological one.  Younger voters are pushing for legalization because it doesn't have the negative stigma to them that it does to the boomers.
 
2014-03-03 01:37:37 AM

TuteTibiImperes: I'd say it's more of a cultural shift than an ideological one.  Younger voters are pushing for legalization because it doesn't have the negative stigma to them that it does to the boomers.


I agree that there's an age component, but I also think that like the end days of prohibition, there's just a practical recognition that current policy is a failure. It's not people persuaded by ideologically driven arguments, just practical admission that locking people up is not the answer.
 
2014-03-03 02:13:02 AM

Triumph: TuteTibiImperes: I'd say it's more of a cultural shift than an ideological one.  Younger voters are pushing for legalization because it doesn't have the negative stigma to them that it does to the boomers.

I agree that there's an age component, but I also think that like the end days of prohibition, there's just a practical recognition that current policy is a failure. It's not people persuaded by ideologically driven arguments, just practical admission that locking people up is not the answer.


Funny, I voted in favor of legalizing pot here in WA because I like to smoke it, and have enjoyed its benefits for decades.
 
2014-03-03 02:13:21 AM
Brown is ok.
If you can't find any green, I guess.
 
2014-03-03 02:18:43 AM
What has Jerry been smoking?
 
2014-03-03 02:21:34 AM

Triumph: MaudlinMutantMollusk: /but that wasn't the joke

I didn't get your Brown acid joke either.


It isn't too good. It is suggested that you stay away from that. Of course it's your own trip. So be my guest.


/They're all high on POT
 
2014-03-03 02:27:49 AM

whidbey: Cause
I HATE YOU
I BERATE YOU
And I can't wait to get to you!


AlaMEEda?
 
2014-03-03 02:34:14 AM

Radak: whidbey: Cause
I HATE YOU
I BERATE YOU
And I can't wait to get to you!

AlaMEEda?


Nuclear wessels.

/even Chekov got the nuclear part right though. :p
 
2014-03-03 02:36:25 AM

Peki: Radak: whidbey: Cause
I HATE YOU
I BERATE YOU
And I can't wait to get to you!

AlaMEEda?

Nuclear wessels.

/even Chekov got the nuclear part right though. :p


Bester Chekov is Best Chekov.
 
2014-03-03 03:25:38 AM
I don't think Brown is the least bit disingenuous or insincere. My guess is that he'll watch Colorado and Washington for a couple of years before taking a firm policy position.
 
2014-03-03 06:39:51 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties, he was part of the free speech movement at Berkeley

/I think he did a little too much LDS


Jerry Brown was never part of the free speech movement at Berkeley he graduated in 1961 and was long gone  not to mention  his dad was governor of California at the time and he would not have wanted to harm his father's chances for reelection or a run for president.  Brown is an out of touch moron who will sadly be reelected to a 4th term as governor. I'd rather see Gavin Newsome in that office.
 
2014-03-03 06:41:48 AM
We have a competitive edge to lose?
 
2014-03-03 06:48:53 AM
Your state might also lose its edge if a substantial part of its citizens who have done nothing worse than smoke or sell weed can't find work because they're branded as dangerous criminals.
 
2014-03-03 06:52:01 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties, he was part of the free speech movement at Berkeley

/I think he did a little too much LDS


Excuse me! But it's 'too many' LDS.
 
2014-03-03 06:55:58 AM

borg: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties, he was part of the free speech movement at Berkeley

/I think he did a little too much LDS

Jerry Brown was never part of the free speech movement at Berkeley he graduated in 1961 and was long gone  not to mention  his dad was governor of California at the time and he would not have wanted to harm his father's chances for reelection or a run for president.  Brown is an out of touch moron who will sadly be reelected to a 4th term as governor. I'd rather see Gavin Newsome in that office.


*WOOOSH*

That was the sound of two humpback whales flying over your head...
 
2014-03-03 06:58:53 AM

RobSeace: borg: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties, he was part of the free speech movement at Berkeley

/I think he did a little too much LDS

Jerry Brown was never part of the free speech movement at Berkeley he graduated in 1961 and was long gone  not to mention  his dad was governor of California at the time and he would not have wanted to harm his father's chances for reelection or a run for president.  Brown is an out of touch moron who will sadly be reelected to a 4th term as governor. I'd rather see Gavin Newsome in that office.

*WOOOSH*

That was the sound of two humpback whales flying over your head...


There's a whole lot of double dumbass in this thread already.
 
2014-03-03 07:02:00 AM

Kibbler: Your state might also lose its edge if a substantial part of its citizens who have done nothing worse than smoke or sell weed can't find work because they're branded as dangerous criminals.


Yeah, all those weed dealers were in line for CEO at Cisco,man.

They'll do fine as independent weed consultants in a couple years after it gets legalized in CA.
 
2014-03-03 07:07:02 AM

Notabunny: I don't think Brown is the least bit disingenuous or insincere. My guess is that he'll watch Colorado and Washington for a couple of years before taking a firm policy position.


I think its smart that govorners watch Colorado and Washington to see what happens. What goes on there can influence and help states form laws about legalization. Still suprised California reelected Brown though.
 
2014-03-03 07:07:02 AM

TuteTibiImperes: Delawheredad: Jerry, a huge portion of the population right NOW is stoned. Society functions well despite the stoners not because of it

California already has some of the most relaxed medical marijuana laws in the nation.  Pretty much anyone who wants it can get it, and can go to a walk-in doctor's office, say they have anxiety or something, and walk out with a marijuana card.  Legalization for recreational use probably wouldn't spike the actual use rate in CA much.

Plus, just like alcohol, most people who use it recreationally will do so in a manner that doesn't interfere with their work or personal lives.  Yes, some will abuse it, but the number who let it get in the way of their day to day lives will be so small it's not worth considering.


What's the idea coming here and sounding reasonable.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

I want you to rethink this for a while and come back when you have something a little less substantial to share.
 
2014-03-03 07:11:19 AM
As opposed to America's Crack Cocaine problem that keeps getting Republicans elected...
 
2014-03-03 07:13:45 AM

RobSeace: borg: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties, he was part of the free speech movement at Berkeley

/I think he did a little too much LDS

Jerry Brown was never part of the free speech movement at Berkeley he graduated in 1961 and was long gone  not to mention  his dad was governor of California at the time and he would not have wanted to harm his father's chances for reelection or a run for president.  Brown is an out of touch moron who will sadly be reelected to a 4th term as governor. I'd rather see Gavin Newsome in that office.

*WOOOSH*

That was the sound of two humpback whales flying over your head...


I got it, I hate star trek other idiots might actually think Brown was some sort of hero at Berkley he was not.
 
2014-03-03 07:14:00 AM
Just imagine if cocaine and heroin were legal. We would see chaos in the streets and...

Oh right. It was legal for like 100 years.
 
2014-03-03 07:15:13 AM
When Washington's and Colorado's tourism numbers are crunched (I think a LOT of people will forego Amsterdam and Jamaica for the closer-to-home legal w33d), a LOT of states will put this issue to ballot.
 
2014-03-03 07:17:12 AM

Ready-set: Just imagine if cocaine and heroin were legal. We would see chaos in the streets and...

Oh right. It was legal for like 100 years.


Betcha Jerry Brown can spell Berkeley, though.
 
2014-03-03 07:21:03 AM

RobSeace: borg: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Oh, him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties, he was part of the free speech movement at Berkeley

/I think he did a little too much LDS

Jerry Brown was never part of the free speech movement at Berkeley he graduated in 1961 and was long gone  not to mention  his dad was governor of California at the time and he would not have wanted to harm his father's chances for reelection or a run for president.  Brown is an out of touch moron who will sadly be reelected to a 4th term as governor. I'd rather see Gavin Newsome in that office.

*WOOOSH*

That was the sound of two humpback whales flying over your head...


And from a guy who named himself borg, no less.
 
2014-03-03 07:23:01 AM

shift_DAWG: When Washington's and Colorado's tourism numbers are crunched (I think a LOT of people will forego Amsterdam and Jamaica for the closer-to-home legal w33d), a LOT of states will put this issue to ballot.


Americans can not legally purchase mj in Amsterdam or Jamaica. It's freely available in every American city I have been to though in the last 25 years.
 
2014-03-03 07:27:07 AM

shift_DAWG: When Washington's and Colorado's tourism numbers are crunched (I think a LOT of people will forego Amsterdam and Jamaica for the closer-to-home legal w33d), a LOT of states will put this issue to ballot.


I don't think any state is going to be looking at that as much as other kinds of impact, for example crime and drug addiction in general. It will take years to assess those things, 5 years or more.
 
2014-03-03 07:30:03 AM
Nice to see everyone is so forgiving of Gov. Brown.

If it was Arnold that said something like this... I wonder if there would be the same reaction?
 
2014-03-03 07:32:36 AM

whidbey: As if anyone needed any additional proof that Jerry Brown is full of shiat, or that he does not speak for progressives.


He's the first competent governor we have had in a couple of decades. He's also old, and not long for the political world.
As someone who actually has to live here, I'll settle for him for now - he won't be around long anyway.
 
2014-03-03 07:36:29 AM
And then nobody in California ever got high again.
 
2014-03-03 07:37:22 AM
I just can't stand the authoritarianism...

"Do what I say, because I think its best, damnit." No facts. No reason. Just, because, at heart, you're all a bunch of lame ass stoners... Ahh, taste the freedom.

Intolerable. Comments like Brown's are just madness. I don't know how a freedom loving people can just roll with the punches like this all the time. Not a good way to start the day... :-(
 
2014-03-03 07:37:40 AM

Destructor: Nice to see everyone is so forgiving of Gov. Brown.

If it was Arnold that said something like this... I wonder if there would be the same reaction?


Well, he's an old school progressive, and has some backward notions. He's part of a political generation that is dying off as surely as the Teabaggers are. He's also the first governor we've had in a couple of decades who actually seems able to govern. I'll forgive him his foibles - it's not like he can hold back the inevitable anyway - for one thing, he will have to retire soon - he old.
I personally see no point in blowing shiat his way over this.
 
2014-03-03 07:38:46 AM

borg: I hate star trek


Hmmmm... Then, I assume your username must be a reference to the tennis player?
 
2014-03-03 07:40:46 AM
People who are single-issue on weed are as stupid and worthless as people who are single issue over guns.
Or anything else - single issue voters are a cancer on democracy.
 
2014-03-03 07:42:23 AM
This may be the stupidest thing he's ever said. Is he worried more people will show up to work stoned if marijuana is legal? That's a logical fallacy if I ever heard one.
 
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