If you haven’t been keeping track the war in Afghanistan enters its 10th year tomorrow (10/07/2010) and the war toy boys who have been running this thing through two, now heading into three presidential terms, still have no idea what they have gotten into or how to get out of it.
The thug and his corrupt family that the Bush administration put in charge is afraid of his own people and trying to get square with the thugs who want to [...] [...more]
The cheery news on the mortgage foreclosure front this weekend was that Bank of America decided to suspend their efforts to kick people out of their homes will be suspended for an unstated amount of time. BoA joins a few other big mortgage firms who have come to the same decision after one of their employees was found to have faked court papers.
These corporate greedheads have not sipped from the well of human kindness, nor have begun to look [...] [...more]
I am a guy; consequently, I don’t go to long without thinking about sex. It is a guy thing and there is not much that can be done about it aside from taking drastic measures. I am beginning to wonder if mandating those drastic measures could be one of those things driving the Tea Party agenda. The majority of them are white Christian Americans and when you talk with them you can reach into those unreasoning fears they [...] [...more]
Okay, America, you’ve rightfully made your point. You’re mad! Angry! Pissed! Disappointed! Confused! Scared! Poorer!. Jobless! Because Democrats control Congress and the White House, you’re planning to either vote for Tea Baggers or Republicans based on those emotions or no one at all out of indifference.
I’m just as angry as you are at the politicians, but also at you. Because you may be about to make one of the most misguided mistakes in modern history by turning over the [...] [...more]
Almost as quickly as the international community rushed to praise Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, complaints of widespread irregularities began pouring in, echoing the protracted wrangle over vote-rigging that returned President Hamid Karzai to power last year.
Representatives from the US, UN and EU hailed the bravery of Afghans for heading to the polls on Saturday despite pre-election violence and Taliban attacks on polling day that killed 18 people. However evidence was mounting yesterday of polling stations opening late, intimidation of [...] [...more]
Nothing really changes in the drug policy of the United States so it wasn’t surprising when the nation’s drug czar dumped out the usual lies about marijuana. The mainstream media falls for the same thing each year when the federal government releases statistics on drug use, jumping at the lies and ignoring the facts. The Failed Drug War Warriors depend on bad news to maintain funding levels from Congress, so they make sure that the media publicizes danger [...] [...more]
Busts of compassion clubs, smoking clubs or dispensaries, whatever you call them, have become so common is the last few days ;have upset medical marijuana patients and their caregivers in Michigan. Those raids have also raised concern from the owners of the facilities, raided or not. In Michigan the raids, except for one, have been done by local police, often times at the urging of prosecutors who have to stand for election every four years. There are [...] [...more]
Once upon a time in America a citizen had complete freedom (along with the personal responsibility) to discover and use anything they believed might help them with a medical problem. One such discovery was the medicinal use of cannabis. By the late 19th century its use had been widely accepted for both human and animal applications. Cannabis was virtually cost-free to grow (it is classified a weed), highly effective, low side-effect and low, nearly zero addictive properties. Cannabis was sold [...] [...more]
At last the Republicans have come up with their campaign tactic for 2010, morph the flames of racial hatred into religious hatred over the location of a place of worship, wrap it up in the flag and then use those new flames to scorch President Barack Obama. This because President Obama has the temerity to believe that the First Amendment is something that he should uphold, he having sworn do that. Oddly enough that same oath is one that GOPer [...] [...more]
The nation’s drug Brown Shirts, the Drug Enforcement Administration, is really interested in growing pot or at least interested in a city that is planning on allowing someone to grow pot.
DEA investigators want the city to reveal what the inner workings are of the local government in Oakland, California when it comes to proposals to permit large scale marijuana cultivation.
A DEA spokesman says agents want to know if the ordinance on the city website was a draft or a final [...] [...more]