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Archive for 27 March 2012
A proposal to legalize medical marijuana is advancing in the state House.
The House Health Subcommittee approved the measure on a voice vote on Tuesday after similar measures had quickly failed in previous years.
I’m not one of those people who thinks legalizing drugs is a good idea, but when it comes to medical marijuana…that’s a whole ‘nuther story! The problem with the medical version? Well, it doesn’t work as well as the stuff from the good old days. You know the stuff they didn’t add a bunch of dangerous stuff to that could kill you, or make you totally nuts. The real NATURAL pot!
Democratic Rep. Jeanne Richardson of Memphis, the bill’s main sponsor, said the measure would create the toughest access standards among the states that have enacted similar laws.
In Richardson’s words: “Medical cannabis is no longer a radical idea — this is not Cheech and Chong with a bong.”
Ok, gotta admit! That cracked me up! I could tell ya why, and the connection, but I’ll refrain. Hey…I wasn’t always an OL’ broad, y’know!
Republican Rep. Joey Hensley, a Hohenwald physician, raised concerns that doctors aren’t trained on how to prescribe marijuana.
Seriously? Most doctors are pretty up to date on new medical procedures and such, at least I should HOPE so, and I’ve no doubt that if this bill passes, they could require all doctors who would be affected go to class or some such. From my understanding, the pill version doesn’t really help all that much. I can tell you from experience, a LONG time ago, that smoking it DOES help migraines, and the nausea that goes along with it. I had one for over a week…saw the doctor 3 times, gave me meds that did NOTHING! Got talked into trying it, took a few hits, and voila! Cancer patients lose their appetite, and going through treatments makes it worse. Many suffer from a LOT of nausea. What does pot do? Well, it gives you the munchies, which would aid in the loss of appetite, and it works wonders on nausea. FACT! Luckily, the Mr wasn’t one of those who suffered from any of the side effects from the treatments, but he sure could have used an appetite. Since he’s been declared cancer free, this hasn’t been an issue.
The companion bill has yet to be scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Government Operations Committee.
Now, I’m none too fond of Dem politicians, but in this case, I am hoping Republicans will do some research, talk to people who have had to suffer through migraines and cancer, and their families. Talk to actual doctors who have dealt with medical marijuana, and I don’t mean those pot shop types out in California. I mean legitimate doctors!
A little house with three bedrooms,
one bathroom and one car on the street.
A mower that you had to push
to make the grass look neat.
In the kitchen on the wall
we only had one phone,
And no need for recording things,
someone was always home.
We only had a living room
where we would congregate,
unless it was at mealtime
in the kitchen where we ate.
We had no need for family rooms
or extra rooms to dine.
When meeting as a family
those two rooms would work out fine.
North Miami Beach police said surveillance video shows dozens of high school students demonstrating in the Trayvon Martin case Friday ransacking a Walgreens store.
Mr Jackson, Mr Sharpton and MR Obama should be so proud! Oh yeah, Trayvon Martin would ‘look’ just like him alright!
The incident occurred during a walkout from North Miami Beach Senior High School in support of Martin, 17, who was fatally shot in Sanford. Protesters have been calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman, 28, who has not been charged because he claimed self-defense in the shooting, according to police.
Minutes after walking out of their school Friday, a large group of students walked through the streets of North Miami Beach. Along the way, they stopped at a Walgreens at 163rd Street and 15th Avenue at about 10:40 a.m.
Surveillance video shows dozens of teenagers running through the store. Police said about 80 to 100 students stormed in, ransacking the shelves, before the school’s vice principal ordered everyone outside.
Watch the video here. Would someone please explain to me what the vice principal was doing with them, and why they were allowed to walk out of school?
North Miami Beach police said students damaged items worth about $150. Local 10′s John Turchin reported some merchandise also was stolen.
Yep. Mob mentality is the purpose of all these ‘civil rights leaders’. Anything to divide the nation even more for the Obama administration, turning kids who likely wouldn’t steal or destroy, into common criminals.
Some of the students dropped their IDs on the way out of the store, police said, so investigators have an idea of who was inside.
Turning them not only into criminals, but STOOPID criminals! It’s getting pretty difficult to feel any sympathy over this incident for the community or the family.
H/T: Chris via FB
treason – noun
1. betrayal of country: a violation of the allegiance owed by somebody to his or her own country, e.g. by aiding an enemy.
See also high treason 1. treason against homeland: treason perpetrated by somebody against his or her own country
2. treachery: betrayal or disloyalty
3. act of betrayal: an act of betrayal or disloyalty
Synonyms: sedition, treachery, disloyalty, subversion, betrayal, duplicity, high treason
My personal opinion….when is his trial? Because NO ONE should be sitting in the Oval Office, betraying the American people and/or our allies. I was willing to wait till he is voted out of office, but more and more, I get the feeling this just won’t happen. Not that I don’t have confidence in the voters…for the most part, I do. Even the ignorant can’t be so blind they are unable to see the damage that man has done to this nation. However, I do NOT trust Obama and his minions in the unions, who have already proven they’ll do anything, include lie, cheat and steal to get and retain power.
Obama Whispers Away America’s Security
It is hard to overstate the dangerous implications of what happened this week when President Obama was caught by an open mic sending a message to Russia’s dictator-in-waiting to wait quietly till after the November elections, after which Mr. Obama could make concessions on America’s national defense. The White House is trying to explain this incident away as par for the course in an electoral year. It is not.
Here, in essence, is what it appears to be: this was our commander in chief in league with an anti-American autocrat to dupe the American public until after it’s too late. What makes it even worse is that the issue at hand–missile defense–has to do with protecting the American people against the likes of Russia.