Things I Am Thankful For

Saying “I told you so” can be a bittersweet vindication. For months, I have been talking about Obama’s affliction with Marijuana Deficiency Syndrome (MDS). To be honest, when I first mentioned it people thought it was a little wacky. Then, at a conference, I was discussing it with a doctor whose familiar with marijuana and its effects and he agreed with me that MDS is a very real and present danger.

Now it is apparent to everyone. First, he started denigrating his supporters—- not just on marijuana but with the health care debate and the housing crisis. But his last two mistakes which have both occurred within a week of each other, is his refusal to sign the international treaty on land mines and to increase the number of troops (and therefore casualties on both sides) in Afghanistan.

What can you do with a person who turns their back on everything they know and believe? Some would walk away in disgust, I say this man needs a joint!! He needs more than a joint, he needs a bunch of joints!!! He needs to kick that joint staff out of the his office and join the peacemakers!!

It is like this President Obama, more people than ever are losing their jobs, more people than ever are losing their homes, credit card interests have risen to 20% to 30% in a year, that used to be called usury– you know, loan sharking! The banks are making more and giving out fewer loans. In California, the tenth largest economy in the world, college is being rationed, programs are being cut and the state continues to descend into bankruptcy. American infrastructure is crumbling, more people are facing an increasingly bleaker future, and you want to send more people to war?? You must be crazy!! You better sit down and smoke a joint!!

You know better than this, it is just that you have forgotten. So you better sit down and smoke a joint with your wife, Michelle and figure this out- what have we gotten ourselves into and how can we move America out of it? This isn’t working the way it was supposed to, we understand. We empathize. We have a solution. You know we have been campaigning for you, Joints for Obama. PLEASE, HELP THIS COUNTRY, SMOKE A JOINT!

Now, Thanksgiving is coming around and we have all got to thinking about what we have to be thankful for. Just before Thanksgiving, I have received two wonderful presents, The first, on Wednesday, Will Foster walked out of an Oklahoma jail a free man.

The second ins that Marc Emery, Canada’s hero, and the father and grandfather of the Canadian marijuana movement is out on bail, hopefully he will never be behind bars again, and Canada will see fit to have him serve his sentence doing community service —- that is helping people grow their medicine -— in Canada. He is out for now, and that is pretty good. Now if we can just keep him out or another 40 or 50 years, we will be ok.

So those were two great things that I have to be thankful for.

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  1. Unimpressed on

    This is an old man, sitting on his porch, and waving his fist at a laptop perched on his wrinkly knees.

    L2Journalism

  2. Anonymous on

    If Obama smoked a joint it might make his thought processes run more smoothly, then maybe he could speak more than five words per minute. Maybe he would also tell the truth about the aliens that are secretly running the country. We know they have aliens in cold storage, why is Obama continuing the secrecy? If you pulled on his face would it come off and reveal a reptile face underneath? Oh hell yeah.

  3. Dustin on

    I’m thankful I have not brought children into this horrific world so many believe is good and just.

    I read stories like Mr. D’ Lape’s and I get angry and sad all at the same time. I can’t believe this is the world we all live in, and everyday it destroys more and more of me. People say look to god. I say to those people… Look around, God is busy doing other things.

    People say have hope in Humanity… There is no hope in humanity. The deeds of the good are stained with the blood and oil of the rich. Our planet is in peril, our governments have joined and garrisoned themselves with Anti-Terrorism laws and non-lethal technology to persuade and deter the mass unrest. Once was a time when the government feared the public it served. Now they are untouchable sitting on their thrones made of bone and their crowns of flesh.

    Peering from their ivory towers, with grins of gray and laughs of horror, we have been conned and yet we fall for it over again.

    “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me”

  4. Dustin on

    I’m thankful I have not brought children into this horrific world so many believe is good and just.

    I read stories like Mr. D’ Lape’s and I get angry and sad all at the same time. I can’t believe this is the world we all live in, and everyday it destroys more and more of me. People say look to god. I say to those people… Look around, God is busy doing other things.

    People say have hope in Humanity… There is no hope in humanity. The deeds of the good are stained with the blood and oil of the rich. Our planet is in peril, our governments have joined and garrisoned themselves with Anti-Terrorism laws and non-lethal technology to persuade and deter the mass unrest. Once was a time when the government feared the public it served. Now they are untouchable sitting on their thrones made of bone and their crowns of flesh.

    Peering from their ivory towers, with grins of gray and laughs of horror, we have been conned and yet we fall for it over again.

    “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me”

  5. gstlab3 on

    WELL.,HERE WE ARE SITING AROUND LOOKING LIKE WE’RE STOOPID!!!
    MORE POLITICAL CRAP AND MASS CONFUSION LONG ENOUGH FOR THEM TO SCREW THE PEOPLE OUT OF MORE MONEY AND LIBERTY.,
    THEY ARE LETTING BIG MONEY INTERESTS DO ALL THE DECISSION MAKING.,IN EFFECT IT IS ALL ABOUT CREATING AND INCREASING THE SIZE OF THE GOVERNMENT ELITE CLASSES AND MAKING MORE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE INTO SLAVE WAGE EARNERS DEPENDANT UPON THE GOVERNMENT FOR EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS.,HEALTH CARE, FOOD, SHELTER, AND A GOOD CREDIT SCORE!!!!!
    I DO’NT BELIEVE THERE IS ONE SINGLE THING LEFT THAT BELONGS TO A MAN OR A WOMAN ANYMORE!!!!
    EVEN THE RIGHT TO YOUR OWN BLOOD IS NOT YOURS IF YOU WISH TO DRIVE AND TAKE THE CHANCE OF BEING BLAMED FOR AN ACCIDENT.,
    IT’S A “PRIVELEDGE” AND THEREFORE NOT COVERED BY THE GUARENTEES AGAINST A UNLAWFULL SEARCH OF ONES PERSON!!!!
    GO AHEAD AND ASK THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT!!!!
    SO IF YOU LIVE IN BUM FUCK EGYPT AND HAVE NO ACCESS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION YOU “HAVE TO” SUBMIT TO THESE RULES EVEN IF YOU DO’NT BELIEVE IN THE GOVERNMENTS RIGHT TO TAKE YOUR BLOOD. “TO PROOVE YOUR INNOSENSE” IN A COURT OF LAW SHOULD YOU BE BLAMED FOR A CAR ACCIDENT!!!!!
    NO INNOCENCE UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT??
    I THOUGHT THAT WAS GUARENTEED IN THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION?!?!?!!
    I GUESE THAT’S JUST OLD FASHIONED BULLSHIT THAT GOT IN THE WAY OF LIBERALISM AND THESE COMMUNISTS THAT ARE TAKING OVER THE COUNTRY!!!!
    YOU THINK I’M JOKING?
    I MOST CERTAINLY AM NOT IN ANY WAY JOKING.
    THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND EUROPE ARE UNDER ATTACK FROM WITHIN FROM BIG BANKS AND BUISNESSES AND INTERLOCKING CORPORATE DIRECTORSHIPS.,THESE ELITISTS/COMMUNISTS AND LIBERALS ARE TRYING TO DESTROY THE SOVREIGNTY OF THE MONEY SUPPLIES AND OUR BORDERS AND OUR LAWS WE VOTE ON AS SOVREIGN NATIONS AND PEOPLES.,
    ALL THE WHILE THE COMMUNIST CHINESE ARE PREPARING AND HAVE BEEN FOR THE LAST THIRTYFIVE YEARS!” TO INVADE AND CONQUER THE REST OF THE SOUTH EASTERN COUNTRIES
    “in ASIA” AND THEN AND MAY BE SIMULTANIOUSLY ATTACKING THE PEOPLE OF INDIA ON THEIR WAY THROUGH TIBET TO THE WEST.,
    WILL THEY LOOK TO THE FAR WEST FOR FOOD AND MORE RESOURSES?
    OR WILL THEY HAVE BANKRUPTED US SO WELL AS TO HAVE NEUTERED OUR ABILITY TO DEFEND EVEN OURSELVES.,??!AND SOUTH EAST ASIA AND WHAT ABOUT AFRICA WHERE THE CHINESE ARE DRILLING FOR OIL!!! OR THE MIDDLE EAST?!?! EUROPE!!!!????
    ARM YOURSELVES FREEDOM FIGHTERS THE TIME IS COMING FOR THESE MOTHER F+@$%&##!!! TO RUIN IT REAL BAD FOR ANY AND ALL WHO RESIST THE PROGRAM OF “PROGRESS AND CHANGE.,”
    IT IS’NT OVER UNTILL THE COUNTRYSIDE IS SUBDUED AND EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY OF FREEDOM IS WIPED OUT FROM THE FACE OF THIS EARTH., AND I SAY BRING IT ON!!!!! THOSE ELITIST BASTARDS SHOULD REMEMBER…,
    “AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE SHALL SERVE THE LORD GOD.”
    THIS IS “THE” BATTLE BETWEEN THE FORCES OF GOOD AND EVIL CAN ANYONE SEE THIS?
    IT IS THE FIGHT OVER THE FREEDOM OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND HIS OR HERS EARNINGS AND RIGHTS AND THOSE EVER INCREASING NUMBER OF “PIVELEDGES” THAT “USED TO BE” OUR RIGHTS.

  6. Anonymous on

    Dear Mr. Rosenthal, My name is Jerry D. Lape, my date of birth is Aug. 27 1940. I have what has been called galloping glaucoma. I lost all sight in my left eye in 2006, I have about 20/60 left in my right eye, I have been using cannabis since about June of 2003. Of course here in Arkansas cannabis is not legal for any purpose. So, as so many others I purchased my medicine from the balck market. I have been scamed and bought some very bad schwag, never had a decent supply. So in 2008 two of my friends built me a wardrobe for growing my own. A very nice and good man in Maryland donated enough LED grow lights to set my cabinet up and getting it going. I had harvested three crops, of approx 3.5 ozs each, my harvests were about six to seven weeks apart. But on 30 Oct. 2009, our local DTF showed up at my door with a search warrent, they busted me for manufacturing cannabis. They knew what they were looking for, and I have since found out that the fellow I used to buy from, got caught and was offered a deal if he would turn three others. I was one of them, on 2 Nov. 2009 I appeared before the court and was released OR, and appointed a public defender. I called one day and told the lawyer who I was and what had happened, he laughed and thats the last I have heard. Now Mr. Rosenthal, I am an old man, never been in trouble before, and I’m afraid I am the only one who cares. I don’t really know why I’m writing to you, except you know this kind of thing and perhaps you might give me some ideas on what I might be able to do. Also I’m buying medicine from the balck market again, and its tough when my social security is under 1174 dollars per month. Anyway Sir I thought I might write to you and tell you my story. Thank you.

    Jerry D. Lape’ 1413 Hwy 425s Apt5
    Monticello, Ar 71655
    870 723 1579

  7. one12alpha on

    Its all to typical, thees days, in politics. There is much to blame for the situation, not all entirely on the legislators either. Years of education cuts and minimal standards has led us to generations of voters who don’t really understand how their own government works. We’ve become reliant on TV to tell us who to vote for, too. To few of us take the time to look at their politician of choice’s voting record, and we tend to take their word for their claims…I’m no different. Often times we focus on things out of our means of control too. In reality, the presidential campaign for your vote, its just a big show…the popular vote is not what selects the president, that is the electoral colleague. We need to pay attention at a local level too. We, in time, could weed out the scum early in their career.

    One thing we do know, actions speak louder than words. I sometimes find, probably rumor-mill, obama’s ideas for his second term. Or what he should do in his second term. With what we’ve seen so far, why should he have a second term? Its deplorable how so many politicians take the exact opposite path as described in their campaign, once in office…I’ve got more trust in a shady car dealer these days!

    I think your right too about the bribery, and the pressure caused there from. It starts with that big showy campaign. Who pays for all that? There needs to be a limit on how much a campaign can spend, and how much a contributor can donate…an effort to keep special favors out of the system. Suppose exon funded 70% of someone’s campaign, you don’t imagine their going to want a pipeline through Yellow Stone or something, do you? Or maybe Lockheed Martin, DuPont, or any other military manufacturers? Pharmaceutical companies? It makes sense to me.

    Lets not forget, we need not choose to be either donkey or elephant. The media touts this concept as if they are the only choices. Congress ends up having control from the parties’ leaders. When they should only answer to us, the voters.

    If we can find a way to just shove all the BS aside and just follow the constitution, things would work. Its really a pretty decent system, we’ve just fouled it up with historic dogma, and decisions based on personal desires rather than the will of the people.

  8. Anonymous on

    If obama is n’t either beeing extorted at gunpoint,
    or otherwise beeing bribed to do what he’s doing… then most likely it’s a combination of the both of them that makes him doing what he does.

    No one who is completely sane and in full controll of al his cognitive abilities could ever have voluntarily done the kind of decisions obama has been making so far.

    Some kinda piece of pressure must be doing it’s job fairly well i’m affraid.

  9. Anonymous on

    Ed, I have serious doubts about Obama. Mostly this is due to him being a politician, I mean can you believe anything ANY life long politician says? really?! His campaign slogan was “Change we can believe in” but what has changed I ask you? More importantly, was anything he said during the campaign what he really believed or was it complete coincidence that his platform exactly mirrored what polls said the public wanted? MDS may be the issue, but I have my doubts, I think it more likely that another charismatic politician lied to us.