Hippies Achieve Communal Marijuana Utopia by Government Decree

     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:

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Biological Reality is NOT Child Abuse

     Slate recently published an article warning parents of a most insidious “treatment” that is forced on babies without the babies’ parents’ consent.  What is this “treatment”?

     Circumcision?  Nope.

     Vaccination?  Nope.

“It’s a strange hypothetical scenario to imagine. Pressure to accept a medical treatment, no tangible proof of its necessity, its only benefits conferred by the fact that everyone else already has it, and coming at a terrible expense to those 1 or 2 percent who have a bad reaction. It seems unlikely that doctors, hospitals, parents, or society in general would tolerate a standard practice like this.

“Except they already do. The imaginary treatment I described above is real. Obstetricians, doctors, and midwives commit this procedure on infants every single day, in every single country. In reality, this treatment is performed almost universally without even asking for the parents’ consent, making this practice all the more insidious. It’s called infant gender assignment: When the doctor holds your child up to the harsh light of the delivery room, looks between its legs, and declares his opinion: It’s a boy or a girl, based on nothing more than a cursory assessment of your offspring’s genitals.”

     That’s not a “treatment.”  It is recognition of biological reality.  It is not an opinion or a social construct.  In the English language a boy is a person with a Y-chromosome and a pen*s; a girl is a person with two X-chromosomes and a vagina.  While there are rare cases of medical aberrations, they are just that: Medically abnormal.  Such true cases of mixed up gender/biological sex do not denote any moral status.

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Protip to Anti-Gun Democrats: Don’t Wage a #WarOnWomen who are Heavily Armed

     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???

     Really???

     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.”

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News of the Week (July 20th, 2014)

 

News of the Week for July 20th, 2014


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Federal Judge Declares California’s Death Penalty Unconstitutional… For Lack of Executions

     A Federal judge ruled the death penalty in California to be Unconstitutional because people sentenced to death haven’t been put to death.

     Apparently, being alive is “cruel and unusual punishment” under the 8th Amendment of the Bill of Rights.  The judge writes:

“Inordinate and unpredictable delay… has resulted in a system in which arbitrary factors, rather than legitimate ones like the nature of the crime or the date of the death sentence, determine whether an individual will actually be executed. And it has resulted in a system that serves no penological purpose. Such a system is unconstitutional.”

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Breaking the Frisco-L.A. Axis: Six Californias

     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.

Electoral College

     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.

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What The State Giveth, The State Can Taketh Back

     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!"

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Extremism In The Defense Of Liberty Is No Vice

     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:

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     For freedom…


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Capital and Labor United Against Workers

     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!

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Divided They Fall?

     The Progressive Left unifies various racial and sexual groups by invoking the boogie-man of “Kyriarchy,” which is the epithet for straight White cis-gendered males.  This has the effect of always needing straight White cis-gendered males to blame everyone else’s problems on.

     It comes as little surprise for the sane and the rational that when you push identity politics with the only unifying theme being to fight the Kyriarchy, the lack of straight White cis-gendered males results not in a spontaneous utopia, but those interest groups turning on each other.

     One of the biggest example of that was with the attempt by the California Soviet Legislature to legalize racial discrimination for college admissions.  The funny thing is, that Whites weren’t the group that was overwhelmingly over-represented; the racial group that was over-represented was those of Asian decent.  The only way they could make “historically underrepresented groups” reflect the California population without discriminating against Whites to the point that they too were underrepresented, would be to discriminate against Asians an a most egregious way.  Obviously, parents and various Asian community groups fought back against this.  The cracks in the Left’s racial coalition has started to crack.

     Now, some Blacks are starting to speak out against massive illegal immigration.  The Democrats are quite willing to throw them under the bus since they will likely vote overwhelmingly Democratic as ever.  But some are figuring out that massive waves of illegal immigrants may reduce the percentage of White people and their electoral power, but that it also reduces their percentage of the population and their electoral power.

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