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What happens if AG Sessions' DoJ goes after legal cannabis?

After all, the only problem that he could find with the Klan was that they smoked dope.

Does anyone else see him sending in the government jack-booted thugs to kick in the doors of the dispensaries in order to enforce existing federal law? If he does, I envision the rapid "states-rights" backlash of the people in places like WA, OR, CO, CA, NV, etc. where cannabis has become a large component within the social economy. Would that increase support for a wider Calexit movement? Would that be justified? Or would even a GOP congress realize it was time to end federal prohibition on one of the most beneficial plant species known to humankind?

And does anyone else think it would be deliciously ironic if a sap named to honor Jefferson Davis set in motion a new secessionist movement in blue (sane) America.

Just thinking out loud; ideas?
Posted by malchickiwick | Fri Nov 18, 2016, 11:34 AM (12 replies)

Tarkanian files defamation lawsuit against Rosen over campaign ads

Source: Las Vegas Sun

Defeated Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian has filed a defamation lawsuit against his opponent, Democrat Jacky Rosen, concerning ads that aired toward the end of the campaign. The lawsuit, which also names Rosen’s campaign as a defendant, was filed today in Clark County District Court.

Tarkanian, who was running in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, is seeking damages worth more than $8 million as well as reimbursement for attorney’s fees.

The lawsuit alleges that Rosen and her campaign produced and disseminated an ad to television outlets, YouTube and Facebook that contained false and defamatory statements that accused Tarkanian of setting up “13 fake charities that preyed on vulnerable seniors” as part of a telemarketing scheme.

Tarkanian, son of the late UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, has said he was not aware of any illegal activity when helped set up the companies and wasn’t involved in their day-to-day activities. In 2009, he received a $150,000 defamation settlement from then-state Sen. Mike Schneider, a Democrat, who tried to tie him to the schemes.

Read more: http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/nov/17/tarkanian-files-defamation-lawsuit-concerning-camp/?utm_source=mostpopular&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=mostRead
Posted by malchickiwick | Fri Nov 18, 2016, 10:38 AM (1 replies)

Question about "DU Rec"

Can somebody answer a question I have. Sometimes when I Rec a post, the number of recs increases by more than 1; I've seen it add as many as 5. Does anybody have an explanation of this? Thanks in advance
Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:35 AM (4 replies)

Utah Dems hold edge in early voting as wild election heads for finish line

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

More than half a million Utahns already have cast their ballots as of Sunday, either in person or by mail, and, at this stage, Democrats hold a turnout advantage.

Not just statewide either. In each of Utah's four congressional districts, all represented by Republicans, and in all of the state's 29 counties, the percentage of Democrats voting early tops that of Republicans.

And polling shows Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump and independent Evan McMullin among votes already cast.,

That edge may not last, of course, in this GOP-dominated state.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/4548510-155/utah-dems-hold-edge-in-early
Posted by malchickiwick | Sun Nov 6, 2016, 08:54 PM (11 replies)

Jackson Browne And Bonnie Raitt Announce Benefit Concert At Standing Rock To Stand In Solidarity

Source: PRNewswire

FORT YATES, N.D., Nov. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joel Rafael, and Bad Dog will perform a benefit concert on Sunday, November 27 for the Water Protectors on the front line and the Standing Rock community. The concert will be held at Prairie Knights Pavilion in Fort Yates, ND. Turtle Island Storyteller and founder of the Standing Rock Sioux Camp at Sacred Stone Ladonna Brave Bull Allard, and others to be announced, will speak at the concert. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday at 10 AM Central Tim

Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jackson-browne-and-bonnie-raitt-announce-benefit-concert-at-standing-rock-to-stand-in-solidarity-with-standing-rock-300358020.html

Jackson Browne has been fighting for social justice for decades, and his concerts are always fantastic, I've seen him many times. And Bonnie needs no introduction. Angel from Montgomery is one of the most amazing songs ever sung!

Tix via link if you're lucky enough to have a chance to go.
Posted by malchickiwick | Sun Nov 6, 2016, 01:15 AM (6 replies)

Advice From HRC: "Stop refreshing FiveThirtyEight"

Did anybody else just receive this fund-raiser e-mail from the campaign? The subject = "Stop refreshing FiveThirtyEight" ....Methinks that is some pretty good advice. Stay Calm and GOTV!

(For the record, I gave $25 yesterday -- it was all I could afford.)
Posted by malchickiwick | Fri Nov 4, 2016, 02:03 PM (8 replies)
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