Arthur and I Both Were Right

Arthur Silber called it:

Yeah, I wuz.

I find that … not very interesting, personally. As the returns were coming in, I kept thinking: “Oh, please let Romney win! Puuuhleeeez!” Not, you understand, that I wanted the motherfucker to become president. I don’t want any motherfucker to become president. (See the discussion here, particularly in the second half of the essay, about how profoundly and severely damaged someone has to be to want that kind of power.)

But if Romney had won, that would have meant that I missed something in my analysis. Or didn’t calibrate the different elements involved the right way. Now that would have been interesting to me. I would want to figure out how and why I got it wrong. But … I didn’t. Oh, well. Maybe I’ll make lots of mistakes tomorrow!

Anyway.

Aw, fuck. Honestly, I can’t think of anything else to say at this particular moment. I mean, Jesus H. Fucking Christ. Another four years of this shit?!?!?!?!?!

And so did I.

I called it already over a year ago (tongue in cheek, but there is SOME truth to the post).

But now, after hearing Bro Nat explain that the Jews favor Obama 65% to 24% over Romney, who could question that Obama has it in the bag?

Not that my call was any miracle… hell, the Jews wanted him in, so…

There are some dreamers out there that believe this win for Obama is a mandate to make change. That he should take this opportunity to finally start being a human being and do a few things, you know, humanely. Global Research says that he now can change from his last four years of systematically sucking the balls of the rich to helping the poor (what a dreamer they are). They suggest that Obama should remember how Netanyahu worked against him to get Romney elected and somehow man up and get some revenge… or something.

Seriously now.

I am considering moving to Washington or Colorado, where at least a few sane people live:

Not that it was an easy win for the sane ones. There was some Big Money fighting to stop the initiative:

1.) Police Unions: Police departments across the country have become dependent on federal drug war grants to finance their budget. In March, we published a story revealing that a police union lobbyist in California coordinated the effort to defeat Prop 19, a ballot measure in 2010 to legalize marijuana, while helping his police department clients collect tens of millions in federal marijuana-eradication grants. And it’s not just in California. Federal lobbying disclosures show that other police union lobbyists have pushed for stiffer penalties for marijuana-related crimes nationwide.

2.) Private Prisons Corporations: Private prison corporations make millions by incarcerating people who have been imprisoned for drug crimes, including marijuana. As Republic Report’s Matt Stoller noted last year, Corrections Corporation of America, one of the largest for-profit prison companies, revealed in a regulatory filing that continuing the drug war is part in parcel to their business strategy. Prison companies have spent millions bankrolling pro-drug war politicians and have used secretive front groups, like the American Legislative Exchange Council, to pass harsh sentencing requirements for drug crimes.

3.) Alcohol and Beer Companies: Fearing competition for the dollars Americans spend on leisure, alcohol and tobacco interests have lobbied to keep marijuana out of reach. For instance, the California Beer & Beverage Distributors contributed campaign contributions to a committee set up to prevent marijuana from being legalized and taxed.

4.) Pharmaceutical Corporations: Like the sin industries listed above, pharmaceutical interests would like to keep marijuana illegal so American don’t have the option of cheap medical alternatives to their products. Howard Wooldridge, a retired police officer who now lobbies the government to relax marijuana prohibition laws, told Republic Report that next to police unions, the “second biggest opponent on Capitol Hill is big PhRMA” because marijuana can replace “everything from Advil to Vicodin and other expensive pills.”

5.) Prison Guard Unions: Prison guard unions have a vested interest in keeping people behind bars just like for-profit prison companies. In 2008, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association spent a whopping $1 million to defeat a measure that would have “reduced sentences and parole times for nonviolent drug offenders while emphasizing drug treatment over prison.”

Cops and prisons folks will have to lay-off workers criminals with badges. The health sick care industry now has to fight REAL medicine. And the poisonous, life-depleting alcohol industry has a safe alternative.

Here is how the law will work in Washington:

This law legalizes the possession of marijuana for adults age 21 and older. The only marijuana that would be legal to sell in this state would be grown by specially-licensed Washington farmers and sold in standalone, marijuana-only stores operated by private Washington businesses licensed and regulated by the state. There would be a 25% sales tax, with 40% of the new revenues going to the state general fund and local budgets, and the remainder dedicated to substance-abuse prevention, research, education and health care. Advertising would be restricted. A new marijuana DUI standard that operates like the alcohol DUI standard would be established.

Not exactly the ideal law for someone like me who knows how to garden and would prefer to grow their own. But it is a start.

I will make another prognostic, crystal ball, bump on the head call:

The Feds will immediately start the fight against the people, for we know that they are not about to give up the Big Money without a fight.

h/t CopBlock.org, Once Upon A Time, Washington’s Blog and Republic Report

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4 thoughts on “Arthur and I Both Were Right

  1. wished the reference to Jesus hadn’t been there…

    Truth is no one has to live in the state of denial…

    there were no ‘Jews” in the Old Testament, and Jesus was not a “Jewish”…

    but on a different subject ….did you see the movie

    No Country for Old Men….?

    remember the bag of cash ?

    oh what needless pain we bear…

    Tommy Lee has a ranch in San Saba

    “Between 2 and 5 million of those pounds will come from San Saba County, the self-proclaimed “Pecan Capital of the World,” where Oliver has been in the pecan industry since his family started to fulfill the dream of Crockett and the other men who died at the Alamo….where

    BY GOD NO COCAINE SNORTING DALLAS COWBOYS were present…!!!

    http://www.austin360.com/news/lifestyles/food-cooking/texas-pecan-industry-slowly-bouncing-back-from-dro/nSx4D/

    the issue simply is…on the land What “God” is being served….the God of Truth or the “Jewish” dung god ?

    Texas has enough arable land to feed the world several times over….WTF ?

    serious mismanagement of resources….brings rrrrrrreally bad results

    should America waste invaluable resources blessing the JEWISH dung god…

    people are allowed to Judge themselves….and they are

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    • Not to belabor the point, but I don’t put quotation marks around Jews every time I write about them, even tho I understand what you are writing about them.

      I suspect that Silber may be “Jewish”, but I am not sure. I do know that he calls it as he sees it and perhaps he don’t “name ’em” as me and others do, he also doesn’t hold back in most other ways.

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  2. My local community’s results are in… lets you know what I see every day.

    President of the U.S.

    Mitt Romney, Republican– 7,886

    Barack Obama, Democrat– 2,467

    Virgil Goode, Constitution Party– 20

    Jill Stein, Green Party– 15

    Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson, Independent– 31

    Gary Johnson, Independent– 66

    Merlin Miller, Independent– 10

    At least there are a handful of thinkers around.

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  3. It is so disturbing to me to see or hear pople cursing our God, the One that brought us into the lands that we are in now, that gave us our security and frredom. If any one would talk like that about allah among moslems, his had would not last on his shoulder.
    What should I say, Father forgive them for they don’t know what they are saying? I don’t thing so. Let us thing about this!

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