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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
4/20/18

The day politicians decided to do a 180 on weed
Did someone develop a fool proof taxation method? It has to involve banning private growers.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 07:01 PM
 
Licensing?

Home-brewing isn’t banned, it just has quantity regulations.
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 08:53 PM
 
Yes, making personal amounts of beer or wine is legal, moonshine nyet. The thing with marijuana is you can grow it anywhere, year round, in or outdoors. Them revenuers want their money, and Ma and Pa Kettle growing weed in a shed ain’t gonna cut it.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
4/20/18

The day politicians decided to do a 180 on weed
Link? I'm not seeing any announcements at my usual haunts. Did someone big switch positions?
     
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Apr 20, 2018, 09:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Ma and Pa Kettle growing weed in a shed ain’t gonna cut it.
Sounds not too far off from ditchweed.
     
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Apr 21, 2018, 11:52 AM
 
Chuck Schumer is in favor of legalizing it.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Chuck Schumer is in favor of legalizing it.
Grassley had some tweet as well.

...and Boehner had a tweet a week or two ago saying his thinking on the matter 'evolved' for which I think he should be barred from making any money on marijuana for the rest of his life.
     
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Apr 21, 2018, 05:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Sounds not too far off from ditchweed.
My sister grew some stuff that would knock you socks off in a shed.
     
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Apr 21, 2018, 10:10 PM
 
http://www.kansascity.com/news/polit...209527234.html
Fifty-one percent of Missourians disapprove of embattled Gov. Eric Greitens' job performance, according to a new poll, and he maintains a 37 percent approval rating.

The survey released Saturday by the Missouri Scout news service showed support for the governor riding along party lines: 57 percent of Republicans approve of the job Greitens is doing while only 12 percent of Democrats approve.
57% of republicans approve of Greitens after all this shit? That polling outfit can't be that far off, can it?
     
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Apr 21, 2018, 10:14 PM
 
Profiles in...



Edit: The guy he was defending was a know-nothing who swindled his own charity.
     
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Apr 23, 2018, 02:19 AM
 
Why the hell did no one tell me Ivanka isn’t Ivanka’s real name? You’ve had years.
     
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Apr 23, 2018, 05:26 AM
 
What is her real name?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Why the hell did no one tell me Ivanka isn’t Ivanka’s real name? You’ve had years.
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
What is her real name?
Ivana Marie, Ivanka is a nickname for Ivana.
     
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Apr 23, 2018, 10:41 AM
 
I guess the K is a modifier which means “little”. So “Ivanka” is “little Ivana”.
     
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Before dying, Barbara Bush said she would miss George but was going to 'a beautiful place' | USA Today

“Past presidents and pizzeria owners, heads of state and historians, and people from all walks of life crowded into St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston to pay their respects to Barbara Bush...”
     
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Apr 23, 2018, 02:27 PM
 
Awful attempt at alliteration?
     
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Apr 23, 2018, 02:37 PM
 
Why would you protect these people?
     
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Apr 23, 2018, 06:13 PM
 
Rand Paul folded on Pompeo. I don't understand these charades.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Rand Paul folded on Pompeo. I don't understand these charades.
I think “extortion” is a more apt than “charade”.
     
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Apr 23, 2018, 11:09 PM
 
I’m hearing rumors the VA nominee did something so bad the Republicans actually care.
     
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Apr 24, 2018, 07:22 AM
 
Gave food to a poor?
     
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Apr 24, 2018, 07:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Gave food to a poor?
Ba-dam-bum.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
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Apr 24, 2018, 08:03 PM
 
Sen. Warren has a challenger.


I guess if algore can claim to have created the internet, Shiva can claim to be the inventor of email.
     
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Apr 24, 2018, 08:58 PM
 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cfpb-co...nks-1524601779
The Trump administration is likely to end public access to a web portal used by hundreds of thousands of consumers each year to file complaints against financial companies.

“I don’t see anything in here that says I have to run a Yelp for financial services sponsored by the federal government,” Mr. Mulvaney said at a banking industry conference, holding up a copy of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law that created the CFPB.

Audience members at the American Bankers Association conference applauded the comment.

The CFPB database has drawn 1.5 million consumer complaints on financial companies and products since its launch in 2011. It includes the names of the companies that receive complaints and detailed consumer experiences.

Advocates say having the information available to the public makes the portal effective by putting pressure on companies to respond to consumers. Businesses say it spreads unverified negative information about them.
Transparency, bad!
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 07:35 AM
 
The Wayback Machine comes back to haunt Joy Reid, again.
http://freebeacon.com/uncategorized/...-donald-trump/
She claims it was hacked, but the Library of Congress mirror says otherwise.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/25/jo...hacking-claim/
She keeps her job, for now.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/...y-posts-550213
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 01:20 PM
 
Down. Goes. Candyman.
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 03:45 PM
 
who?
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 04:00 PM
 
The VA guy... he got the nickname “Candyman” from handing out Ambien.
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 05:39 PM
 
ah. I can't keep track of all these idiots.
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 08:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Down. Goes. Candyman.
I swear this entire affair encapsulates the administration perfectly. It's also like Trump has a secret power where stuff he touches turns retroactively bad.

So Trump nominates the guy, ostensibly because he had a great press conference, doesn't vet him, doesn't consider his lack of skills for the job. Guy gets close to his hearing, shit hits the fan, lots of accusation, White House stands by him. Then Trump says maybe he should withdraw. White House doubles down. Less than 24 hours later he withdraws from the nomination.

The best people.

(Oh and it came out that the WH knew about Porter's spousal abuse since around this time last year)
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 08:37 PM
 
I thought this was an interesting poll
https://twitter.com/CarrieNBCNews/st...67015152181249
Via @pewresearch : Democrats used to be much more likely than Republicans to say they like elected officials who compromise with those on the other side.

Now, no more.
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 08:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I swear this entire affair encapsulates the administration perfectly. It's also like Trump has a secret power where stuff he touches turns retroactively bad.

So Trump nominates the guy, ostensibly because he had a great press conference, doesn't vet him, doesn't consider his lack of skills for the job. Guy gets close to his hearing, shit hits the fan, lots of accusation, White House stands by him. Then Trump says maybe he should withdraw. White House doubles down. Less than 24 hours later he withdraws from the nomination.

The best people.

(Oh and it came out that the WH knew about Porter's spousal abuse since around this time last year)
Add in Ronny himself was too dumb to say no.

I kinda get feeling there was a reason he had this job instead of a command.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I thought this was an interesting poll
https://twitter.com/CarrieNBCNews/st...67015152181249

I’m curious about 2014.
     
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Apr 26, 2018, 08:45 PM
 
Loss of the senate meaning compromise must be found?

Edit: Nah, that'd probably take a year to show up.
     
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Apr 27, 2018, 12:19 PM
 
I have to admit, I'm enthralledby this Ryan-House chaplain thing, mostly because I find it hard to believe he's this thin-skinned.
     
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Megapetty.
     
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Apr 27, 2018, 01:30 PM
 
Ryan, himself, is Catholic, and the chaplain was only the second Catholic to serve as chaplain. So...yeah..apparently thin-skinned to the thickness of an atom.
     
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And, if I’m getting the background right, isn’t this tantamount to Ryan admitting the tax bill isn’t fair?
     
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Apr 27, 2018, 02:04 PM
 
I'm enjoying the religion war undertones that some members requested his replacement have a family.

Also this guy was chosen by Boehner.

My main question is if this was really about a speech last year, why wait so long.

My second question is if Ryan is on his way out, why even get involved?
     
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Apr 27, 2018, 02:07 PM
 
His lame duck status gives the whole thing a vibe like he just wants to vandalize the place before he goes.
     
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Apr 27, 2018, 02:11 PM
 
post some links people:
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/poli...WqL/story.html

Interesting that they want someone "with a family" that leaves out catholics...

A bigger question is do we even need a House pastor?
     
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Apr 27, 2018, 02:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
post some links people:
Why? We all have one.
     
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Apr 27, 2018, 02:18 PM
 
I don't post links when I'm on my phone. Dems da breaks. Not worth the effort.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
A bigger question is do we even need a House pastor?
I like the idea of a wisdom bomb to start the day.

Religion is by no means the perfect delivery system, but it’s probably the best we have in this situation.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
post some links people:
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/poli...WqL/story.html

Interesting that they want someone "with a family" that leaves out catholics...
Not necessarily.
There are a number of Priests that are married and have families, two of them are in my Dioscese,
The now retired pastor of my previous parish, St. Anne's is married with a family. (Fr Doug Lorig) The Parochial Vicar of St Bernadette's (Fr Oliver Vietor) is married with a family. He was PV at my current parish until he was reassigned.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker lives in SC. That's 8 hour drive down the interstate.
A bigger question is do we even need a House pastor?
Chaplin, not pastor.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
A bigger question is do we even need a House pastor?
These are Congresspeople after all. The amount of confessing they need to do, especially lately, I'd say "yes".
     
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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Not necessarily.
There are a number of Priests that are married and have families, two of them are in my Dioscese
How does that work?
     
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Apr 27, 2018, 08:53 PM
 
Usually, they’re Episcopalian or Anglican pastors who convert and are accepted as priests.
     
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So, sorta like how on Fridays I covert a beef into a fish.
     
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Yes, but you bring your own tartar sauce.
     
 
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