Now, in the glorious People’s Republic of Berkeley, the great unwashed masses shall by law receive free marijuana of the chronic variety! Free! Absolutely free! That’ll stick it to the “man”!
“Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley must give some of their pot free of charge to low-income patients under an ordinance approved by the City Council.
“At least 2% of the marijuana each dispensary doles out needs to be given free to dispensary members who have ‘very low’ incomes and are Berkeley residents, the ordinance, approved Tuesday, says.l Related
“The ordinance also stipulates that free pot must be the same quality, on average, as the pot that other members buy.
“…[The] City Council has defined very low income as $32,000 a year for one person and $46,000 a year for a family of four.”
$32,000 a year? Sounds like the typical Berkeley student… or ex student who has been hanging around for decades.
Dispensing with the outmoded ideas of “profit” it is only a matter of time before all “medical” marijuana dispensaries become anarcho-syndicalist communes where the toilers of the fields of chronic sticky green goodness will be paid back by the communal wonder of naked hippies and bongo drums!
A little mood music:
Remember the narrative on how conservatives and the GOP are waging a “War on Women”? Clearly the only way to combat this is to… offer a $100,000 reward for naked pictures of a teenage girl???
Virginia Democrat Mike dickinson has offered a $100,000 “reward” for a nude photos of teenager Kendall Jones, adding that “She deserves to be a target.”
Timothy Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, has successfully collected enough signatures to put his proposal to split California up into six states on the 2016 California ballot.
This would serve to beat the San Francisco – Los Angeles axis that throttles the rest of the state.
The political consequences have previously been explored, but some of the most important highlights are noted below. Also, open comments.
If the house seats are assigned by population of the resulting new states, the electoral college votes each state would have would be:
- “Jefferson” = 3
- “Northern California” = 7
- “Silicon Valley” = 12
- “Central California” = 8
- “West California” = 18
- “Southern California” = 17
If the 2012 election were held with those states and their electoral votes in place, Romney would have gotten 11 electoral votes, while Obama received 54 electoral vote. This would have been a net electoral vote gain of 12 for Romney.
One of the main arguments against Hobby Lobby in the contraception case was that the mandate “was the law” and the protections of the 1st Amendment could be restricted because it didn’t stop anyone from worshiping in private. In other words, your public rights protected by the 1st Amendment do not exist, particularly if commerce is involved.
This, of course, is one of the root beliefs of the Left: Everyone submits themselves totally to the state, and are rewarded by the Volonté Générale (General Will). Rights are determined, not directly by a democratic vote, but are divined by “democracy”… and to go against the “General Will” is to go against the false god of the state/society.
Rights, then, are to balanced according to the will of society as determined by haruspices of the state. Thus, rights might be considered “innate,” but it is the state that divines the “innateness” of the state. Thus, what the state giveth, the state can always taketh away. This ought to be fair warning to the socialists and other fellow-goers who cheer-lead the trampling of the 1st Amendment (which was written to protect people from them):
“To rely on government to mandate contraceptive coverage is to give government the power to control contraception.”
"Why, Hello there!"
Fifty years ago today, Barry Goldwater gave his famous acceptance speech in which he declared:
“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”
Enjoy the entire speech:
Workers at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant have already voted against forming a union, but they are going to get a union anyway, and with the support of Volkswagen itself.
The United Auto Workers is forming a chapter regardless of the wishes of the majority of workers. While it will not have exclusive bargaining rights, it will be working with Volkswagen anyway. The UAW’s International President “pledged that the union would work with Volkswagen to train and educate the workers” after reaching a “consensus” with the corporatist Volkswagen.
Both the UAW and Volkswagen want to form a corporatist German style “workers Soviet council,” were purportedly the “workers” will have a say in how the auto plant is run… unless when their say is contrary to the wishes of the union and the company!