No one admires Rand Paul more than I do. While the country is on a decline with out of control spending, an executive branch assuming near-dictatorial powers, illegal aliens flooding our country, and our medical system effectively nationalized, Rand Paul stands out. Not allowing himself to be distracted, he continues to focus like a laser beam on the most important issue that we are facing today: the need to legalize marijuana.
So with Democrat Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Corey Booker (the extremely charismatic and ineffectual former Mayor of Newark, New Jersey), he has introduced a bill to legalize marijuana nationally, purely for "medicinal" purposes, of course. Let's see how it's prescribed in California:
Will Wooton is a teen drug and alcohol counselor and founder of Pacific Treatment Services in Escondido. Wooton said he used to see one to two teenagers a month who used their medical marijuana card as a means to get high. Now he sees more than that every week. “The most common thing I hear from kids is that they go in and say they’re anxious and can’t sleep. I’m going to give that a shot and I’m pretty confident that will work,” said Glidewell.It did work. Less than an hour later, Glidewell walked out of the first clinic with a card to legally smoke pot.“When I saw the doctor, he smiled and had looked over my questionnaire briefly. He said ‘you have two of three main symptoms we treat here.’” Glidewell said. “He then said that I was going to love marijuana, that he and his wife smoked it and that I was going to have the best sleep of my life.”Glidewell used his real name and driver’s license, but lied about his trouble sleeping. He also did not have corroborating evidence about his so-called condition.“[The doctor] believed me and had absolutely no clinical insight about my history at all and no collateral information, nothing,” Glidewell said.
There's enormous abuse as people seek out "pot friendly" doctors and soon everyone is getting this kind of "treatment". Marijuana is a "gateway" drug which encourages people to use more serious drugs, like cocaine.
Here are some other effects of marijuana
Reduced resistance to common illnesses (colds, bronchitis, etc.)
Suppression of the immune system
Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body
Reduction of male sex hormones
Rapid destruction of lung fibers and lesions (injuries) to the brain could be permanent
Reduced sexual capacity
Study difficulties: reduced ability to learn and retain information
Given the latest to come out about Mrs. Clinton's brazen disregard for the law, (the secret email server hidden behind the false wall in the maid's quarters of Mrs. Clinton's sensible Chappaqua home, where she administered affairs of state for America), thought has been turning to who might challenge her in the Democratic primary. She has almost none currently. Given all the money she is capable of raising, and her frontrunner status, challengers figure that taking her out is akin to shooting a proton torpedo into a small three foot by three foot exhaust port while skimming at 1000 MPH in a narrow trench teaming with turrets while pursued by Darth Vader's TIE Advanced.
Republican candidates were invited to speak at the Agriculture Summit in Iowa, sponsored by Bruce Rastetter, the Darth Sidious of ethanol who wants all the candidates to kiss his ring and promise to keep subsidizing ethanol, also called the "Renewable Fuels Standard". For the most part, the candidates complied.
Related articles: A Tale of Two Senators (1 D, 1 R)
Every time I read about Rand Paul, my first thought is, "How much lower can this guy go?" He meets with criminals like Al Sharpton, calls for drug dealers to be released from jail (not just drug users... drug dealers!), calls for drugs to be decriminalized, and is coy on the subject now but covertly supports amnesty for illegal aliens. So, he's a sleezy guy. I find it to no surprise, then, that he has persuaded the Kentucky Republican party to change the election laws to suit him, changing the presidential primary to a caucus so he can both run for President and for reelection to the Senate at the same time.
Related articles: Politico High On Rand Paul Pot Policy
HuffPo: Feminism is cleaning toilets and sex talk with strangers
There was a little known TV movie in the 1970's called "Planet Earth", made by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. It was supposed to be a TV pilot for a futurist series in a post-disaster Earth where everything was destroyed except for an underground civilization and a really, really excellent mass transit system. But on the ruined surface, women ruled and men were drugged and obedient slaves, taught to accept the dominance of leather wearing, whip wielding ladies in tall boots.
Related articles: Silicon Valley fights sexism by treating women as retarded