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(NBC Washington)   They've ratified the ERA, outlawed Racist Traitor Appreciation Day, castrated ammosexuals, passed the ERA, made homophobes cry, and made Election Day a holiday. What's next for Virginia's Progressives? *spins wheel* Decriminalizing marijuana it is   (nbcwashington.com) divider line
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2020-02-12 2:55:18 PM  
Great! Now their biggest challenge - conquering the traffic problems of Northern Virginia.
 
2020-02-12 3:08:04 PM  
That's all good governance. Glad to see VA has decided to go for competence over conservatism.
 
2020-02-12 4:37:32 PM  
This is exactly why Moscow Mitch and the others do everything in their power to stop Democrats: when they actually can pass laws, it quickly becomes obvious that they should be the ones passing laws. The house of cards quickly tumbles.
 
2020-02-12 6:37:35 PM  

Cewley: Great! Now their biggest challenge - conquering the traffic problems of Northern Virginia.


Well not even God himself could solve that, but I'm happy for all they're doing and all they still plan to do.

/Virginian
 
2020-02-12 7:04:09 PM  
You said ERA twice....

/ I like the ERA.
 
2020-02-12 7:04:35 PM  

Cewley: Great! Now their biggest challenge - conquering the traffic problems of Northern Virginia.


They're not God.
 
2020-02-12 7:06:02 PM  
Decriminalization is pretty pointless, if you can't buy it legally and the cops can still seize it, nothing has really changed.
 
2020-02-12 7:06:30 PM  
It is amazing what you can accomplish once you get rid of Republicans.
 
2020-02-12 7:08:12 PM  

Cewley: Great! Now their biggest challenge - conquering the traffic problems of Northern Virginia.


Well...at the very least the pot would make you care less about being stuck in traffic. Just saying....
 
2020-02-12 7:08:18 PM  
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2020-02-12 7:08:34 PM  

Cewley: Great! Now their biggest challenge - conquering the traffic problems of Northern Virginia.


Honestly, big cities need comprehensive traffic management systems.

For example: By increasing diversion during peak usage (people choosing other ways to go) 10%, you can actually increase thoughput by 15%, decrease accidents by about 25%-30%, decrease total travel time AND make the roadway last longer.
 
2020-02-12 7:10:52 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image 598x768]


Everyone in that picture looks pretty happy.
 
2020-02-12 7:11:23 PM  
Damn.It's great to see Virginia take the lead in things like chasing off the symbols of the "Lost Cause" bs.
And now legalizing weed. That'll mellow them.
 
2020-02-12 7:12:50 PM  
Somebody's got to stop them!  They're making people's lives marginally better!
 
2020-02-12 7:13:00 PM  
Keep firing assholes!

No, seriously. Keep going. Its great. You're moving the needle and everyone not in Virginia is looking on and saying "huh....so that's what progress looks like? That looks pretty damned good."

Except conservatives. But they're too busy getting handlies from underaged ladyboys and then going home and beating their wives for liking a post from Randy rainbow to protest.

The rest of us love the example you're setting.
 
2020-02-12 7:13:07 PM  

El_Dan: Decriminalization is pretty pointless, if you can't buy it legally and the cops can still seize it, nothing has really changed.


dnrtfa but, um... at least in other decriminalized places I've lived it means the cops dgaf unless they kinda "need" to and then it's like a $50 civil "ticket" or whatever. And also it's the first step to legalizing recreational.
 
2020-02-12 7:13:29 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image image 598x768]


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2020-02-12 7:14:15 PM  

Znuh: It is amazing what you can accomplish once you get rid of Republicans.


https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/​0​2/va-dems-kill-pro-union-bill-after-le​arning-ceos-oppose-it.html?

Ehhhhh not so fast.
 
2020-02-12 7:14:40 PM  
Surely a trip to Disney World is in order.

/On their own dime, of course
/The GOP would have expensed the trip and the underage hookers
 
2020-02-12 7:14:48 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image 598x768]

Everyone in that picture looks pretty happy.


It's kind of hard to tell, but the chicken looks like it's having second thoughts.
 
2020-02-12 7:16:15 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image 598x768]

Everyone in that picture looks pretty happy.


Except maybe for the sheep.
 
2020-02-12 7:16:15 PM  
In other news, employing basic human decency and common sense is progressive.
 
2020-02-12 7:16:26 PM  

El_Dan: Decriminalization is pretty pointless, if you can't buy it legally and the cops can still seize it, nothing has really changed.


If the worst that the cops can do is take your weed away from you and fine you, then things will have significantly improved.

Especially considering that without decriminalization, cops can take your car away from you simply by saying they smelled weed, even if there isn't any in the car. And that's just one of the myriad ways cops can ruin your life (or at least your day) simply because you have a plant that's less addictive and less dangerous than tobacco or alcohol.
 
2020-02-12 7:16:40 PM  

Cewley: Great! Now their biggest challenge - conquering the traffic problems of Northern Virginia.


Light a bone and mellow out while you wait
 
2020-02-12 7:16:45 PM  
I wonder if we'll see more of this happen in 'light-red' or 'purple' areas as the typically politically left leaning major metro areas become prohibitively expensive to live in that residents move to less-expensive areas which are politically right leaning.  I'm not familiar with VA -- was this part of the reason that Democrats were able to win elections like they did?
 
2020-02-12 7:17:10 PM  
Still have the blackface governor and the rapist lieutenant governor in power?  Much progress...so woke.
 
2020-02-12 7:17:31 PM  

El_Dan: Decriminalization is pretty pointless, if you can't buy it legally and the cops can still seize it, nothing has really changed.


For small amounts of weed:
Currently you can't buy it legally and the cops can seize it and arrest you.
With decriminalization you can't buy it legally and the cops can seize it, but they can't arrest you.

See the big difference?
 
2020-02-12 7:18:06 PM  

gameshowhost: Znuh: It is amazing what you can accomplish once you get rid of Republicans.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/0​2/va-dems-kill-pro-union-bill-after-le​arning-ceos-oppose-it.html?

Ehhhhh not so fast.


They can't get everything right the first time around, but they will.
 
2020-02-12 7:18:44 PM  

Herbert's Hippopotamus: Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image image 598x768]

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I'm mostly just confused as to why liberalism means that sheep get genetically engineered to walk upright so that they can go for rides in convertibles with their friends.

I mean, don't get me wrong, if I had a friend that was a genetically engineered bipedal sheep with human-level intelligence, I would definitely invite them to hang out with me and my wife and go on all kinds of fun adventures, because how cool is that?
 
2020-02-12 7:19:22 PM  

wearetheworld: Still have the blackface governor and the rapist lieutenant governor in power?  Much progress...so woke.


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2020-02-12 7:19:24 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Herbert's Hippopotamus: Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image image 598x768]

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I'm mostly just confused as to why liberalism means that sheep get genetically engineered to walk upright so that they can go for rides in convertibles with their friends.

I mean, don't get me wrong, if I had a friend that was a genetically engineered bipedal sheep with human-level intelligence, I would definitely invite them to hang out with me and my wife and go on all kinds of fun adventures, because how cool is that?


Its because of the gay frogs.
 
2020-02-12 7:19:56 PM  
Yeah, but they'll probably lose the next election in the aftermath of all this extreme leftist agenda. I mean, Virginia's a moderate state.

What? They *already* won two elections in a row?
 
2020-02-12 7:20:11 PM  
Police, prosecutors and courts can put their time to better use instead of wasting increasing amounts of it each year.

"The number of first-time marijuana convictions in Virginia jumped from 9,000 in 1999 to nearly 29,000 in 2018 "
 
2020-02-12 7:21:12 PM  
These are all things to cheer about, no doubt.

But what the hell made VA Dems think this was a good idea? https://nymag.com/intelligencer​/2020/0​2/va-dems-kill-pro-union-bill-after-le​arning-ceos-oppose-it.html?

unionization = freedom of assembly = more income = highly deterministic in both quality and quantity of life

It makes no sense that they'd spend political capital on all those other things and ~not~ spend political capital on the most effective long-term plan for making the population want to vote for your party.

/jesus farking maslow's hierarchy christ do they not understand what the fark is at the bottom of they pyramid
 
2020-02-12 7:22:07 PM  
It's amazing. My state is surrounded by states who've legalized weed and gotten freight trucks full of cash money for it in a matter of weeks. And the governor made such a big dramatic reveal of an announcement of a revelation.... that he'd be open to medical marijuana being okay.

Never mind that in 2016 AND in 2018, there were public referendums on recreational marijuana, and there was something like 70% in favor across the state.

This drug war shiat cannot die soon enough or embarrassingly enough.
 
2020-02-12 7:22:12 PM  

wearetheworld: Still have the blackface governor and the rapist lieutenant governor in power?  Much progress...so woke.


Meanwhile Alabama is running a pedophile in the republican primary, and a serial rapist just got acquitted by a republican Senate. But yeah, blackface mayor is the real farking tragedy here.

Go back to your chanboard.
 
2020-02-12 7:22:34 PM  
But guys the two parties are exactly the same you guys
 
2020-02-12 7:23:14 PM  
But I was told that progressives can't get anything done and we need to rely on slow incrementalism, otherwise we'll upset the status quo too much.
 
2020-02-12 7:24:21 PM  

rebelyell2006: gameshowhost: Znuh: It is amazing what you can accomplish once you get rid of Republicans.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/0​2/va-dems-kill-pro-union-bill-after-le​arning-ceos-oppose-it.html?

Ehhhhh not so fast.

They can't get everything right the first time around, but they will.


Wow. That is the response of the privileged, right there.
 
2020-02-12 7:24:31 PM  
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2020-02-12 7:27:09 PM  
Wait, you mean to tell me it was the Republicans obstructing government all along?
 
2020-02-12 7:27:33 PM  
They have also voted that their electoral votes go to the popular vote winner.

That should yank a few chains out in the woods.
 
2020-02-12 7:31:50 PM  
I believe they also approved the Electoral College -> Popular Vote Pact, so that's rad too.
 
2020-02-12 7:32:25 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Herbert's Hippopotamus: Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image image 598x768]

Sign me up!

I'm mostly just confused as to why liberalism means that sheep get genetically engineered to walk upright so that they can go for rides in convertibles with their friends.

I mean, don't get me wrong, if I had a friend that was a genetically engineered bipedal sheep with human-level intelligence, I would definitely invite them to hang out with me and my wife and go on all kinds of fun adventures, because how cool is that?


Furries are generally left wing/progressive
 
2020-02-12 7:34:24 PM  
Buying pot like the schwag shown in this picture really ought to be a crime.
 
2020-02-12 7:34:43 PM  

gameshowhost: rebelyell2006: gameshowhost: Znuh: It is amazing what you can accomplish once you get rid of Republicans.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/0​2/va-dems-kill-pro-union-bill-after-le​arning-ceos-oppose-it.html?

Ehhhhh not so fast.

They can't get everything right the first time around, but they will.

Wow. That is the response of the privileged, right there.


Nobody is perfect.  And the Democrats will get it right eventually.  Expecting perfection right out the gate is unreasonable, but it is better to gently remind them of what needs to be done, because they will do it.
 
2020-02-12 7:35:22 PM  
if i recall chemdawg or chemdog depending on your inclination as legend says had its origins at a grateful dead show in VA. the mother of many of the strains folks are enjoying today
 
2020-02-12 7:37:38 PM  

gameshowhost: These are all things to cheer about, no doubt.

But what the hell made VA Dems think this was a good idea? https://nymag.com/intelligencer/​2020/02/va-dems-kill-pro-union-bill-af​ter-learning-ceos-oppose-it.html?

unionization = freedom of assembly = more income = highly deterministic in both quality and quantity of life

It makes no sense that they'd spend political capital on all those other things and ~not~ spend political capital on the most effective long-term plan for making the population want to vote for your party.

/jesus farking maslow's hierarchy christ do they not understand what the fark is at the bottom of they pyramid


I doubt it cost them much political capital

Unions aren't traditionally popular in VA
 
2020-02-12 7:38:21 PM  

El_Dan: Decriminalization is pretty pointless, if you can't buy it legally and the cops can still seize it, nothing has really changed.


Spoken like someone in a race cohort who hasn't historically been given disproportionately large sentences for possession convictions.
 
2020-02-12 7:38:53 PM  

saywhonow: Martian_Astronomer: Herbert's Hippopotamus: Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image image 598x768]

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I'm mostly just confused as to why liberalism means that sheep get genetically engineered to walk upright so that they can go for rides in convertibles with their friends.

I mean, don't get me wrong, if I had a friend that was a genetically engineered bipedal sheep with human-level intelligence, I would definitely invite them to hang out with me and my wife and go on all kinds of fun adventures, because how cool is that?

Its because of the gay frogs.


saturn badger: They have also voted that their electoral votes go to the popular vote winner.

That should yank a few chains out in the woods.


Martian_Astronomer: Herbert's Hippopotamus: Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image image 598x768]

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I'm mostly just confused as to why liberalism means that sheep get genetically engineered to walk upright so that they can go for rides in convertibles with their friends.

I mean, don't get me wrong, if I had a friend that was a genetically engineered bipedal sheep with human-level intelligence, I would definitely invite them to hang out with me and my wife and go on all kinds of fun adventures, because how cool is that?


I think the implication is the sheep is the driver's lover.
 
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