Monday, May 21, 2012

Video rant of the day


We'll get to Notre Dame's (and many, many other's) lawsuit against the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate later but we wanted to share this little gem from Penn Jillette regarding company policy (see: US federal law) with respect to the war on drugs.

This is aimed directly at you college-educated white suburban kids who receive the majority of your political content intake from the likes of Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon:

(language warning begins... raaght now...)

Maybe a little blow

Isn't that kind of like being a little pregnant?

I believe this is Obama chortling with Jimmy Fallon about lower-class people. Does anyone believe for a moment that if Obama had been busted for marijuana under the laws that he condones, would his life have been better?

... he would not have gone to his fancy-ass college...

He and many others that have matriculated through suggested Ivy League institutions over the past couple of generations that have managed to make quite a mess of things for our beloved country.

As for this "evolving" business with respect to drug legalization, we are evolving, ourselves. As recently as 10 or 15 years ago, there was no way you were going to get us to consider even the legalization of marijuana. However, back in 2010, we voted for the legalization of the same here in California (yes, we considered the overarching federal ban, so we hit the "go" button to send as much as a "message" vote as anything else) as we are coming around on the failure of the drug war.

However, the Chief Executive, as it is, is not afforded the same luxury as is a neighborhood blogger. Perhaps his shameless cynicism that guided his route to a heavily-qualified support of gay-marriage may extend also to drug legalization. Let's just see which way the political winds blow, shall we?

H/T: Dueliing Barstools



Road Dawg said...

good rant!

Evolve, baby, evolve!

Seems like he evolved on issues like Club Gitmo too. Maybe he will evolve some economic sense as well.

SarahB said...

Damn, it was nice to hear someone say that out loud!