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Thursday, October 28, 2010

California Chamber of Commerce: Reefer Madness 2.0

Gotta love it when those “Limited Government” Free Enterprisers do a Big 180, and suddenly decide that those Meddling Government Bureaucrats are a GOOD thing. Corporate conglomerates making decisions that affect millions of people — keep those Nanny State Bureaucrats out of this. One person’s private behavior that doesn’t affect anybody else — Bring in the government NOW!

You would’ve thought the California Chamber of Commerce would be in favor of saving hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars by eliminating a government program that doesn’t work. Nope. They’ve just donated $250,000 to a last-minute series of radio ads, warning of the Earth-shaking disaster that would befall California if Proposition 19 — to legalize marijuana — gets passed by voters.

The voice on the radio says: “Imagine coming out of surgery and the nurse caring for you was high.”

A spokesperson for the California Chamber of Commerce actually said with a straight face: “When people understand what would happen in the workplace when this becomes law, they are inclined to vote no.”

Again, this is happening right now. In California. In 2010. Un-fuckin’-real.

The linked article has an audio link to the “No on Proposition 19” ad. Click on it if you dare. You won’t know whether to laugh, scream or throw your computer out the window.

If these “Keep Up the War on Drugs” imbeciles could dial their IQs up into the double digits, they’d notice a certain irony: They’re on the same side as the drug dealers.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to work as a Bartender for a restaurant. At Lunch the Judges and Attorneys would come in, eat, drink themselves silly and go back for the afternoon cases. Early afternoon, the Surgeons from Kaiser would come in still in their scrubs (sometimes bloody. Eat, drink themselves sill and go back to the hospital.

Now would you want to be that defendant or that patient?

Would throwing dope in the mix make any difference?

Erik

October 28, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Knowing the republicans they probably are the drug dealers.

October 28, 2010 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

There's a nice piece by Nick Kristof about this subject in the NY Times today. It's amazing when he talks about how much it's costing California to incarcerate non-violent marijuana offenders.

October 28, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

“Imagine coming out of surgery and the nurse caring for you was a teabagger.”

The horror!

October 29, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: I guess we'll have to bring back Prohibition against Demon Rum, in order to stop those terrible abuses.

Demeur: I wouldn't doubt it a bit.

J: I'll have to check out that column. I always like what Kristof says.

Dave: LOL. I'd rather have my nurse be a pothead than a teabagger.

October 29, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

I am starting to think that unless it is in a small town, anything and everything with the words "Chamber of Commerce" attached to it is BAD NEWS.

The Republicans ARE drug dealers... they are engaged in a wide-ranging drug distribution program, getting millions of vulnerable Americans hooked on Fear, Stupid and Discord.

October 31, 2010 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

Don't they serve liquor in California? Wonder how they keep all their workers from coming in drunk as coots every day?

October 31, 2010 at 5:23 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Good point. Fear and rage are 2 of the most addictive drugs in the world, and Republicans are the pushers.

Bee: Oh my God, I hadn't thought of that. We need to ban alcohol right now.

October 31, 2010 at 2:55 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

They are definitely all about staying out of your business, unless you are a uterus holding American or a stoner or gay. Being two of those I am a double whammy to them. It is a friggin plant that is competing against big pharma and THAT is what they don't like. I voted already and I don't believe I need to tell you all how I voted on the CA sticky icky prop do I?

November 2, 2010 at 1:34 PM  

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