Minutiae
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

"Chuck Norris doesn't read books; he stares them down until he gets the information he wants out of them."
- ChuckNorrisFactsdotcom

Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Oh
good.
"We are looking for our own Martin Luthers, and we're looking for our own reformation," said Tarek Fatah, another board member and a founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress. "I am an authentic Muslim because I believe I am. I do not need any clergy to give me that certification."
Oh please please. Get some momentum going. Blogs are the 21st century printing press and they're nearly impossible to completely silence. There are so many things lined up to make a reformation possible, it just takes a voice.

posted by Rachel 11/17/2004
. . .
Aherm. I beg to differ on the buttocks issue.

posted by Rachel 11/17/2004
. . .
The end times are
upon us. Repent.

posted by Rachel 11/17/2004
. . .
I would so love to see a national
Leave Me Alone party. Hopefully the realization that both sides are utter bastards when they're in power will drive more people in that direction. Freedom of choice, freedom of conscience, freedom of body, freedom of speech, freedom of association... Those are the treasure of this country. The reason we have a representative rather than pure democracy is to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority. (Also the reason for the electoral college.) We have the right to do things that the neighbors abhor. Legislating morality or against stupidity never ends well. Your right to swing your fist ends at my nose. Beyond that, Leave Me Alone.

posted by Rachel 11/17/2004
. . .
More people are in federal prison for
pot offenses than for violent offenses. One in six people in federal prison are there because of marijuanna. "Under federal law, you can get the death sentence for a first-time marijuana offense even if there's no violence involved." Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

"Oklahoma is one of the toughest states in terms of their marijuana laws and the enforcement of their marijuana laws. There's a gentlemen named Larry Jackson in Oklahoma who received life without parole for .005 tenths of a gram of marijuana essentially a few flakes of marijuana in a roach. There's another man in Oklahoma, named James Montgomery, a paraplegic who was arrested with two ounces of marijuana in the pouch on the back of his wheelchair. He smoked the marijuana to help him with muscles spasms. It was his first arrest. He was tried and convicted and given the sentence of life plus 15 years."

The roots of this insanity are racist and classist. The cost of this insanity is billions of dollars a year. Compare the harm done by alcohol to the harm done by weed.

I dare anyone to make a logical persuasive argument to justify this. Convince me that more harm would be done by legalizing it than is currently being done by creating thousands of Al Capones and shredding the constitution when it comes to the war on drugs.

The fact that it's illegal doesn't stop people from using it. It's a plant. It's a plant that can be grown easily in a ditch anywhere in the country. Yet this plant product costs almost as much per ounce as gold. Basic sense should tell you that the economics of that equation are off. Who's getting rich? Not federal taxpayers spending $20 billion a year.

posted by Rachel 11/17/2004
. . .
Huh. So Saddam sent UN money to the families of suicide bombers. Interesting, but not new news.

posted by Rachel 11/17/2004
. . .


. . .

Disclaimer

web site traffic statistics