I’ve never been attracted to drugs. Okay, I may have tried a couple of things in college, but BOR-ING.
Still, I have thought we should legalize marijuana forever. WTH, why is tobacco so good for you, yet pot isn’t? They both smell hideous, and they’re both addictive, but let people have what they want and let’s get rid of the drug dealers, petty arrests, etc.
Prop 19 is California’s attempt to do this. However, as happens way too often, the big fat government had to stick their nose in our business and like Supernanny, give us a Stern Warning. From the Wapost:
Attorney General Eric Holder is warning that the federal government will not look the other way, as it has with medical marijuana, if voters next month make California the first state to legalize pot.
The comments in a letter to ex-federal drug enforcement chiefs were the attorney general’s most direct statement yet against Proposition 19 and set up another showdown with California over marijuana if the measure passes.
With Prop 19 leading in the polls, the letter also raised questions about the extent to which federal drug agents would go into communities across the state to catch small-time users and dealers, or whether they even had the resources to do it.
The Post says approval is high. But the LA Times says they found likely voters opposing the measure 51% to 39%.
But supporters of the initiative have not raised enough money to run the television advertisements needed to reach voters across the state.
Gah, get it together, guys. This ineffective campaigning doesn’t say anything positive about the smokers, does it.
Caption for Google: THE WHITE HOUSE WITCH. Hanging skeleton holds Prop 19 sign. Witch at door of White House holding bowl of ciggies with 2 trick or treaters: No marijuana here, kids. Just good old-fashioned tobacco!
I had fun picking out the green for her hands. I had her all in black, witch is appropriate, but not that visually interesting. Then I saw a photo on Facebook of a friend’s (rented) costume, so I added the symbols in her hat, and the fringe on her sleeves. And then I remembered that I had a really great sterling silver bat necklace, which I will be wearing later tonight (my father bought it for me in some desert town in Arizona when I fell in love with it!), so I gave her that to wear, too. Also, I wear lipstick that color from time to time.
My favorite election cartoon of 2010 (no link, Uclick deleted 2 years of cartoons):