Singing: If you're going to San Francisco......you're going to be meet some gentle people.....Scott McKenzie
In season: R A G E
How much bad news can we take?! Jeebus, and it's only Thursday. What load o' crap are they going to force feed us this Friday afternoon. Expect the worst.....
In another court victory for medical marijuana patients, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the government's motion for an en banc review of the Raich-Monson decision, protecting patients from federal prosecution for personal use possession and cultivation of medical marijuana. Not a single judge on the circuit voted to accept the government's request.
A separate government motion for a rehearing by the original 3-judge panel that wrote the decision was likewise turned down. The government's only recourse to reverse the Raich-Monson decision is to appeal to the Supreme Court. The government has 90 days to file a petition for certiorari. |link|
Raich and Monson protects patients from federal arrest for personal use & cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes.
From Whiskey Bar: Almost a third of Americans say paying for prescription drugs is a problem in their families, and many are cutting dosages to deal with the crunch, according to a poll by The Associated Press. |link|
Yup, that would be me. I cut my migraine meds (Axert) in half to make them last.
and One Final Outrage:
I sent this Tom Tomorrow post to my 19 year old college student son. Just a subtle hint to my quite conservative youngest son. My other son is 22, an extremely independent artsy anarchist non-voter type. Both would still be eligible for the draft.
Feel A Draft Coming On?
I want to reiterate something Bob wrote below--if you're between the ages of 18 and 24, give or take, and you vote for Bush in November, I hope you do so understanding that you are almost certainly voting for the return of the draft soon thereafter.
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