Monday, December 21, 2015

PLAYING STAR WARS WITH MY GRANDSON



Grandson: (holding Star Wars action figure in front of my face) “Grandma, this is Greedo. Here’s the hole where Han shot him.”


Grandma: “Oh, that’s nice honey. My Strawberry Shortcake doll has a hole where Blueberry Muffin shot her.”


Grandson: (rolls eyes)

MEDICAL MARIJUANA USER SPEAKS OUT

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE!

A charming fellow named Skinimini writes:

"You're still completely clueless to what we're saying. Nobody here gives a flying fuck about what you have to say about Cannabis. We don't want you here with your government fed anti-marijuana bullshit. We will smoke what we want to smoke and do with our lives what we want to do. You say you've ranted for 15 years online against "pot", by this time, haven't you realized that we don't care? Not everybody smokes to just get high, or feel "buzzed" (as you like to mention), some people, such as myself smoke MEDICAL marijuana to help with pains from previous injuries. Problems such as arthritis, severe back pains, and also in my case, pain from broken ribs and a broken collarbone. Marijuana is legal in numerous places for so many reasons. Take Canada for example, what is Canada known for? Not for being the most unhealthy nation in the world, that's for sure, in fact, they're known as one of the healthiest, and guess what's legal in Canada... Marijuana. Do you know why? Because they've realized that it's not dangerous to your health, and they don't have to feed the general public a bunch of lies and other bullshit like the American government does. The only reason that the American government does this is so that people stick to smoking cancer sticks, when someone purchases a deathly pack of smokeable tobacco, the money from Big Tobacco funds the government, which the greedy American government would never want to give up. Therefore, to keep people from switching away from those unhealthy white sticks, they down-talk anything that could possibly be a healthier alternative, in this case, vaporizers and marijuana. So, do us all a favor and FUCK OFF. Oh, and for your old person side, fuck, cunt, bitch, ass, asshole, douche, slut, shit, damn, dick, cock, pussy, fag, bastard, and finally... douchebag."


Yes folks, THIS is who we are legalizing marijuana for. Remember that! 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A NON-POT-SMOKER SPEAKS OUT ABOUT MARIJUANA

And people wonder why I have to keep speaking up against pot:


A woman named Mia writes:

Speaking as someone who has never drank alcohol or smoked pot I kind of agree with your views about alcohol. It makes people violent and irresponsible. Personally, I think the world would be better place if no one drank alcohol. However, judging people you don't even know for drinking is elitist, judgmental, and bad. If you look at the statistics of how often people drink the vast majority of drinkers only have a drink once every couple of months. The alcohol companies make all of their money off of the alcoholics who have a drinking problem which is only a very small percentage of drinkers. Judging an entire group of people based on the actions of very few is the definition of being a bigot. As for pot you need to do your research it's non addictive and pretty much harmless. It's only illegal because lumber companies in the mid 20th century ran smear campaigns against pot to protect themselves from far more sustainable and useful hemp materials.

You should watch the TED talk about how consumable non-TLC pot is being used to treat children with seizures. Pot is a drug, but its also a perscriptuon drug that small children are DYING without access to.


A POT SMOKER SPEAKS OUT ABOUT MARIJUANA

A POT SMOKER SPEAKS OUT

(Warning: strong language!)

A sweet young man named Rasheed writes:

Lmao high as shit while reading this 😂 who gives a fuck it's not like it's any of your business if people smoke weed it has little health effects and unlike people like you stoners want to have fun and enjoy a plant. I think you have the idea of stoners all wrong lol , most stoners are able to balance their normals lives and smoking pot . For example I happen to take AP English and biology and I am an honor student. I play 1st alto in my high school jazz band, I play centerfield and 3rd base for my varsity team, and yet I'm a stoner . Don't assume just because people smoke a plant they're evil and marijuana is terrible because it's nowhere close to terrible

You have yet to give me evidence saying that pot is bad, and saying its bad because it makes you happy and feel good ? How does that make any sense? I use marijuana to escape the shitty hypocritical world we live in which people say it's ok to drink alcohol . A drug which kills 85 thousand people in the US alone, and then if a guy is caught with a joint OH MY GOD WHAT A DRUG ADDICT LETS GIVE HIM LIFE IN PRISON FOR USING A DEUG WITH MORE MEDICINAL PURPOSES THAN HALF THE SHIT APPROVED BY FDA, it's fucking stupid . People like you are the reason why this world is fucked, because all you do is complain to people like they give a shit about what you say . New flash for you no one cares if you don't like pot, that's not gonna talk stoners away from doing it because they're not gonna listen to some crazy bullshit said by you . And my parents don't mind me smoking pot they know it's not bad, just stop spreading your bullshit you're just digging yourself an even bigger grave .

No Cindy you grow up and stop making a fool out of yourself you're pathetic just mind your business and do what you want to do and let other people do what they want to do . Just stop this and move on with your life


You are crazy you need serious help . Stop hating on people for smoking weed. You clearly have some sort of problem in life I have no idea what it is but you're clearly just taking your anger out on marijuana users, which is wrong . That's like me saying oh well I'm angry about this and this you know what let me take my anger out on people who like dolls . People use profanity against you because you piss them off when you accuse them for all these things but yet you're not fixing your problems . Do some research on marijuana you'll see that the health effects are minimal: lung irritation, possible anxiety and those are the only proven health effects . I don't know about other stoners but when I started smoking weed I became more social and I became happier. This is the last comment I'm sending to you..... There's clearly no point in arguing with you because you are stubborn. Please stop hating on stoners because if you were actually kind to them most of them would be the same back



Yes folks, this is one of the people we would be legalizing marijuana for. Do we really want that to happen???


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

MARIJUANA QUESTIONS OF THE DAY

MARIJUANA QUESTIONS OF THE DAY: WHY DO I HATE "WEED" SO MUCH, WHY CAN'T PEOPLE ENJOY THEIR LIFE, AND WHY DON'T I JUST HAVE A BABY INSTEAD OF BUYING BABY DOLLS?

A sweet guy named Ethan writes:

Why do you has weed and mind altering drugs sooo much? Why can't people enjoy their one and only life, trying new things and having fun? And who the hell are you to say that it is actually immoral to use marijuana to treat your cancer? Also you do realize, although not as effective, they have it so that it doesn't get you high but still treats you. It's mainly used for small children but adults can use it too. Also it is f**king immature to buy a one or two hundred dollar doll and pretend it's the real thing. Why not just have a real kid? Oh yeah that's right! No one would ever want to marry such a stuck up b*tch such as yourself.


AAARGGHHHHH!!!

Monday, December 14, 2015

POT SMOKER ADVICE OF THE DAY


From someone called "YoureCoolerThanMe":

You need to hit a blunt and calm down there Cindy. For sure it alters your mind, by making you a more open minded, accepting, and nice person in a ton of cases. I'm not being hostile towards you whatsoever! You're extremely hostile towards anyone who does anything you don't like, guess who else was like that? Hitler lulz. You think because some people who smoke weed and are rude, that everybody who smokes weed is rude? You need to open your eyes and see that people some people who smoke weed are rude, some are nice. Some people who drink are rude, some are nice. And as clearly demonstrated by yourself, some people who neither smoke weed nor drink are Extremely rude, and some others, are nice. You should be teaching tolerance, and being a good person, not hatred.

So I thanked this jerkbrain for his advice and asked where I might procure me a "blunt", and what I should tell Heavenly Father. This was his reply:

You're welcome. And your local LEGAL marijuana dispensary? It's being legalized as a recreational as well as a medicinal thing, in a LOT of places, and it's not stopping anytime soon because a few old-fashion "fear everything new" people don't want it to. The reason marijuana became legal in the first place is because they couldn't find a way to tax and regulate it at the time, and studies were not being done as intensely as they are today to prove that it is Not a dangerous drug, it's a plant. What do you tell your God? Even alcohol isn't taboo in the Christian religion hunny, it's called moderation. Too much of anything in a sense would be a sin, wouldn't it? Gluttony is not limited to "illegal", or immoral substances. And if you're not going to drink because it's "in the bible" then take off your dual-blend clothing, because that too, is a sin. Unless, your God really is the god of, oh I don't know, mercy, forgiveness? Shouldn't you take a note from that and forgive and be merciful to your fellow man? There's so much more you can do than be hateful, why do you have to be?


And we want to legalize marijuana for people like this. 


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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Are You Smoking Marijuana Too Often?

I sign in to Yahoo to check email, and this story from the "Huffington Post" is at the top of my news list:

Hey, it's possible to overdo any good thing, even getting high! Responsible cannabis use involves setting some boundaries and sometimes saying no. Recreational marijuana should enhance one's life, not muffle or hobble it. All things are not best experienced high! We all have different lifestyles…


Two words: OH BROTHER!


Saturday, October 31, 2015

LIFE WITHOUT DAVID LETTERMAN



LIFE WITHOUT LETTERMAN
(How we are getting along without David Letterman)

I caught a commercial the other day showing kids going up to a house and trick-or-treating. It got me remembering how my husband and I always enjoyed David Letterman’s annual Halloween segment, where kids rang the doorbell and entered Dave’s “house” wearing a silly costume (Chap Stick that opens in your pocket, “obstructed view seating”, a men’s shoe buffer, a raisin that’s been under your stove for several years) and he would give them an equally bizarre treat (a plate of egg foo young, a Canadian passport, tickets to a concert in Germany, Carlos Santana cologne) . But now it suddenly occurred to me that this would be the first year without that Halloween late night tradition, since Dave retired in May. That put the “hoo” in “boo”! As in “boo hoo!”

So just how are we surviving since Letterman is no longer on the air? Surprisingly, it was easier than I expected for my husband and I. At least at first. We were watching The Man From U.N.C.L.E. reruns for a couple of months, and that took my mind off any late night talk shows. But then they stopped showing that, and we were clicking the channels looking for something else. We don’t have cable but have never been at a loss to find things to watch; there is always something we’ve recorded, a documentary, movie or a rerun. We even started watching Match Game ’78 on the new game show channel (and it can get quite gripping, waiting to see who wins!).

And yes, we have checked out the competition, including Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel. Hubby doesn’t like either one, and I don’t have strong feelings about them—I can take or leave them. It also depends on the guest. I enjoyed Jay Leno sometimes, and always liked Conan O’Brien, but he moved to cable so we never see him anymore. I think Seth Meyers is pretty funny, but he is on a bit too late so it’s rare that we catch him. I don’t like any of these people enough to actually record their shows and watch them the next evening, as we usually did with Dave. Even if we were watching it live, we would still record it in case we wanted to go back and catch something.

Dave was definitely record-worthy. We have been a fan forever, and I liked him from the moment I first saw him back in the 70s on Johnny Carson, before he was anybody. As a kid in the 60’s, I grew up with Johnny. He was a legend. And now this new David Letterman guy was quite amusing. I also remember watching his new morning talk show with Paul Shaffer when I was a young wife in the early 80’s. And then when he went to late night, we were regular viewers. Even our older son was a fan; he’d come home from junior high in the early 90’s and immediately want to watch the show we’d recorded the night before.

We felt an affinity to Dave—it was like we “knew” him. He wasn’t perfect by any means; I have had moments where I disagreed with things he said and did. Take the appearance by Drew Barrymore back in the 90’s, for example, where she stood up on his desk and flashed him. Rather than being shocked and scolding her like I thought he should have done, Dave just THANKED her. And she smiled and the audience cheered. Real good example this sets for women. And then there was one of his last shows where he admitted he smoked pot. I was shocked! I never thought he would be the type to go so far. But I’m sure he doesn’t smoke it NOW, and that he would not want his son to ever use marijuana.

But I liked that Dave didn’t drink alcohol. Jay Leno doesn’t drink, either. But Seth does, and both Jimmy’s do, along with Conan and the new guy who took Craig Ferguson’s place, James Corden. I was dismayed when we tuned in to his first show and he had a BAR at the side of the stage. After all the years I have spoken up against alcohol! And after taking over for Craig, who was a recovering alcoholic!

Speaking of Ferguson, I came in rather late discovering him. I had seen Craig Kilborn years ago but never really watched “the new Craig”, until one night probably in 2012 or 2013 I got caught up in something he was saying—I can’t remember what—and he seemed funny. And then he mentioned that he hadn’t had a drink since the 80’s, that he was a recovering addict. From then on I was hooked. Even with his potty-mouth, he was still hilarious and, as he often said, “not like any other late night talk show.” Just seeing producer Michael always shake his head in mock disgust every time Craig blurted out a naughty word sort of balanced it all out for me (not that I wouldn’t give him a lecture in real life if I saw him!). Plus I did hear him say one time that he was trying to stop using bad words because he has kids. So he was at least trying.

So for awhile there we were watching both Dave and Craig, although I had a hard time staying up late enough to see all of the Late Late Show. I’d try to just watch the monologue and “tweets and emails” and then go to bed. We usually tried to catch Dave’s monologue, but if there was something else on or a recording of another show to watch, we wouldn’t feel too bad about missing it, even deleting the recordings we had throughout the week. As my husband said, “Dave is like popcorn, if he’s there and it’s convenient we can watch him, but we don’t have to go out of our way to see him.”

But then one night, I was looking at Dave and I said to my husband, “You know, he’s not getting any younger. He could retire someday and then he won’t be on at all. And who would take his place? I can’t think of anybody we like as well as him.” So from then on, we didn’t take Dave for granted. I insisted on watching every recording, and then, knowing how much I liked Ferguson, my husband set it to record him as well. So now we had a two-hour block of talk show madness on our DVR. We tried to watch as much live as we could, but we’d often get behind and then find ourselves binge watching on the weekend, trying to get through a week’s worth of shows before the next week started.

Well as we all know, in early April 2014 Dave announced he would retire sometime the next year. “See, I told you so!” I said to my husband. “I just had a feeling he would be leaving!” Oh well, at least it was a ways off and we could still enjoy his shows for awhile longer. And then just a couple of weeks after that, Craig announced that HE was leaving as well, and at the end of the year! Darn!! So BOTH Dave and Craig were leaving?? This was horrible news! We faithfully watched both shows, until Craig’s departure in December, and then Dave was gone the following May.

As for their replacements, we gave Corden a chance and I thought he was okay, but not record-worthy. Lately hubby has been recording Colbert and I watch when I can—at least the monologue and funny bits, and I must admit I have laughed. Although he drinks, and sometimes swears, and he’s not Dave. Also, both Colbert and Fallon have black bands. I know it sounds racist, but I just can’t relate. (Yet I’m perfectly fine with Ferguson’s gay robot skeleton. Go figure.)

Well, at least there are lots of YouTube videos of Dave and Craig (and everyone else). And Antenna TV is set to run full-length Johnny Carson episodes starting January 1. Thank goodness. Yes, Johnny drank. And I know he did other naughty things. But I grew up with him and I liked him, and that’s the way it was, dangit! So goodbye Dave, and heeeere’s Johnny!

Miss you, Dave!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I HAVEN'T SMOKED POT SO I AM BLINDSIDED ABOUT IT AND NEED TO STOP INSULTING PEOPLE WHO ENJOY IT

A young woman named Dihanna writes:

 Im against drugs that destroy ppl that turn them into fiends and irresponsible humans, im against drugs that make u turn into a violent person and that make you desperately addicted. Weed as i have seen the ppl that smoke or ingest it are always calm , funny ,n very hungry lol , it makes them reflect deeply about things most of the time important things. Yes they have fun influenced by this herb and so what if u consider it FAKE fun as long as they arent hurting anyone and they can keep functioning well in their life than it shouldnt matter to anyone if this is their hobby. You have never smoked it so u have a blindsided opinion about it and you need to stop insulting the people who enjoy it.


Sigh. I can't tell you how many people online say that if you haven't smoked pot, you can't possibly speak up against it, and that you need to TRY marijuana in order to have an opinion about it. They all honestly think that if only we would TRY "weed", we would see how "fun" it is and then we'd approve of getting high.

Here is my reply to this young woman:

Yes I KNOW that "weed" usually makes people calm and relax and unwind and high and hungry, etc. But that is what makes it wrong! That is why people are against it! We shouldn't use mind-altering drugs for these reasons! This is good morals and just plain common sense! And it is ILLEGAL in most states! Kids need to realize the trouble they can get into if they get busted! It won't help to tell the judge how "safe" marijuana is or that you get good grades. Where I live, you will be treated like a number, a common criminal!

And it makes me FURIOUS when you people say that if I haven't smoked pot I can't possibly speak up against it! What is WRONG with you?? I have said over and over a billion times that you do NOT have to have smoked pot to know that people use it to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", "reflect deeply", etc. Pot smokers ADMIT this to us all the time online, and we BELIEVE them when they tell us why they use it and how it affects them! And that is why we are against it! That is what makes it wrong! We shouldn't use mind-altering drugs for these reasons! It is good morals and just plain common sense! Can't you understand that?? And smoking pot is not a "hobby"! It is drug use! We are supposed to have hobbies and interests to relax and unwind and enjoy life, such as sewing, stamp collecting, reading, etc. Not ingesting a mind-altering drug!

I say the same things about alcohol! Alcohol is a drug! Just because it's legal doesn't make it right! A casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker, except they aren't breaking the law! And I have used alcohol! I know what it's like to be under the influence of a mind-altering drug, to get that "buzz", etc. I have explained over and over that I experimented with alcohol a bit in my immature college days, to be bad and cool and loosen up at a party. I thought that's just what you did! I wasn't religious then and I didn't even realize alcohol is a drug. But it IS a drug! Ask any doctor or go to any drug abuse website. It is the most widely used and abused psychoactive drug in the world!

Just because I haven't smoked pot does NOT mean I can't speak up against mind-altering drugs! I have used alcohol and I know what it is like to be under the influence! And yes I know that marijuana is "different" than alcohol, but it is still a mind-altering drug! Can't you see that?? You ADMIT to me that pot smokers use it to relax and unwind and "reflect"? THAT IS WHAT MAKES IT WRONG!!! We shouldn't use mind-altering drugs for these reasons!!

And again, it is AGAINST THE LAW! If you get busted, it won't help to tell the judge what you were using "weed" for! Kids need to realize this! But even if pot were legal, what parent would EVER raise their kids to grow up and get high on marijuana?? At any age?? And I know many of these same parents think nothing of sipping "fine wine" or having a beer with the guys, but they are hypocrites!

Comments like yours only make me angrier and MORE determined to speak up against pot, because I see how clueless you people are. You just don't get it! 


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

MORE PROOF THAT POT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL FOREVER, WITH VERY STIFF PENALTIES

Here is yet another comment by a pot smoker. Yes folks, this is the type of person we would be legalizing mind-altering drugs for. (Please excuse the language; I have tried to disguise it).


A sweet guy named Matthew writes:

f**king h*ll shut up already with your bullsh*t, reading all the shit you wrote gave me a headach.
let me smoke some weed :3.
if you need some for that attitude of yours I can hook you up, might change the way you look at it.
you can't judge people on something you find wrong, marijuana is as harmless as a drug can be.
you will have to smoke 15000 pounds of weed in 15 minutes to overdose...
weed has only done people right hasn't it?
as I said you can't judge so many people on something just because you personally don't agree with it.

My reply: 

Thanks, I didn't realize marijuana is harmless. I always thought it killed people. This changes everything.

(And the scary thing is, he will believe me.)


MORE PROOF THAT POT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL FOREVER

This comment illustrates so perfectly why we all need to speak up against pot and why it should be illegal forever, with VERY STIFF PENALTIES. Again, it is not because of marijuana itself, but because of the people who use and defend it! blackrogue78: "You seem to not understand that marijuana has never killed anyone and never will kill anyone. Caffeine is more harmful than marijuana and is the most abused drug in the world, and yet you continue to demonize marijuana because your government as well as your sh**ty values seem to tell you to do so. Stop being a sheep. Marijuana has been used for over 9000 years and has only in the past 100 years or so come under scrutiny due to racially motivated schemes against the black population in the early 1900's. Think for yourself."

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Christmas Girl Nudity: Be Careful What You Search For

I was looking for some pictures to put in a little toy TV for my American doll house, and typed "Christmas girl" in Google, thinking I would see a bunch of cute little girls with presents and reindeer and Christmas trees, etc. I could not believe my eyes when up popped all these lewd photos of women in Christmas skirts and Santa hats holding their naked breasts and posing in all kinds of suggestive positions. Even if you click on the "art" link it brings up all kinds of nudity and suggestiveness. What is WRONG with the world?? Is this what Christmas is supposed to be about?

Monday, October 12, 2015

Chicago--My Kind of Town

I heard Frank Sinatra singing on the oldies channel:

"My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of razzmatazz
And it has, all that jazz"



Yep, every time I go to Chicago I think of the razzmatazz.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

BREAD JOKE



From comedian George Miller, 1987:



“Remember the group ‘Bread’? Remember when Bread broke up and became ‘Crumbs’?”

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hilton Worldwide Will No Longer Offer Pornography


On August 17th, Hilton Worldwide changed its policies in order to remove pornography from all of its rooms. As a result, the hotel chain will be removed from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation's Dirty Dozen list.
Hilton Worldwide is one the the world's leading hotel and leisure companies with operations in more than 85 countries. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) praises Hilton for its decision to no longer sell pornographic videos. Thousands of customers called and emailed Hilton officials to ask them to remove their pornographic movie options, through NCOSE's Dirty Dozen campaign. 
This victory would not have been possible without supporters like you taking action!

Other leading hotel chains like Marriott, Omni, Drury, Ritz-Carlton and Nordic Choice Hotels, also have policies against selling pornography.

Friday, August 21, 2015

WHY MARIJUANA SHOULD BE ILLEGAL

 
PROOF OF WHY WE ALL NEED TO SPEAK UP AGAINST POT AND WHY IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL FOREVER, WITH VERY STIFF PENALTIES:


blackrogue78:

"You seem to not understand that marijuana has never killed anyone and never will kill anyone. Caffeine is more harmful than marijuana and is the most abused drug in the world, and yet you continue to demonize marijuana because your government as well as your shitty values seem to tell you to do so. Stop being a sheep. Marijuana has been used for over 9000 years and has only in the past 100 years or so come under scrutiny due to racially motivated schemes against the black population in the early 1900's. Think for yourself."

Friday, August 07, 2015

Funkytown Question

  1. Won't you take me to Funkytown?
  2. Gotta make a move to a town that's right for me...

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

CATS IN THE CRADLE



Kitties took over the cradle for my baby dolls!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

GOD PUT MARIJUANA ON THE EARTH FOR US TO ENJOY, AND IT HAS MEDICAL BENEFITS, TOO!

People (and by that I mean mostly pot smokers) send me emails or comments like this hundreds of times a week. Here are actual comments people left me, along with my replies:


Chris G.:

if you truly believe in god, then you would believe that cannabis is god's creation. How could a product of god be bad? Do you think that it is just a coincidence that cannabis has such medicinal value? Cannabis is here for a reason, and it will ALWAYS be here. Its crazy people like you that hinder the use of this amazing, natural resource.

Cindybin:

AARGHHHH you guys still don't get it! You always tell me that marijuana was put on the Earth by God, blah blah blah. OF COURSE IT IS "God's creation." But that doesn't mean He wants us to light up a joint, smoke it and get high! Can't you see that?? I am talking about RECREATIONAL DRUG USE. We shouldn't use mind-altering drugs to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", enjoy life, celebrate, socialize, etc. This is good morals and just plain common sense! I say the same things about alcohol! Alcohol is a drug! Just because it's legal doesn't make it right! A casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker, except they aren't breaking the law. They are after the same psychoactive effect. And that is not good! A grown adult should set an example and not drink or smoke pot! What a thing to do!

And pot is ILLEGAL! You can get into serious trouble if you get busted! Kids need to remember this! It won't help to tell the judge that God put marijuana on this Earth for all to enjoy! Where I live, the judge would laugh in your face and throw you in jail for making excuses for breaking the law! Again, kids need to realize this!

But even if pot were legal, it doesn't make it right to use it to get high and stoned and have "fun"! What parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and do THAT? At any age? Most parents try to raise their kids with morals, values and common sense to know that this is immoral and just plain immature! And I know that many parents who would NEVER smoke pot because "drugs are bad" think nothing of using a mind-altering drug in the form of alcohol. But they are hypocrites!

And if you guys are all so dang religious, always talking about God all the time, then you of ALL people should know better than to use a mind-altering drug to get high and have "fun". A religion is supposed to teach people to AVOID using those things, not encourage them to light up a joint and get high! Otherwise, what is a religion FOR? Heck, I wasn't even religious in high school or college and I sure never smoked POT. You had to be a totally different person to do such a thing! Nobody ever offered it to me or anything! And I was a teen in the 70s! Same for my husband!

And then after college I joined the Mormon church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). We have the Word of Wisdom which is direct revelation from God saying that alcohol, tea, coffee, cigarettes and mind-altering drugs like marijuana are not for the body. We are taught the moral and physical reasons to avoid using these things. This HELPS us! It is good to understand why we shouldn't use mind-altering drugs to have "fun". That is not what TRUE fun is!

But you shouldn't even have to be Mormon or religious to know not to smoke pot. It's just common sense! A grown adult should be well past the age where they'd want to use a mind-altering drug to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", celebrate, socialize, etc. What a thing to do! Again, people need to grow up and set an example!

AND THEN YOU BRING UP MEDICAL MARIJUANA?? Oh wow, you have really done it now. Now I have to add your comment to my huge folder filled with all the other THOUSANDS of comments and emails from "medical" users, supporters and growers who are just horrible. I have said over and over that I am NOT AGAINST MEDICAL MARIJUANA! That is a totally different issue! I am a nice person and of course would not want anybody to suffer, and if something like marijuana--or ANYTHING--truly helps a person with a true medical condition, then of course that would be a good thing!! I have even been trying for YEARS to write an article on the BENEFITS of medical marijuana. But I have yet to find a single decent person to interview to use as an example in my article! All the casual users rave about the medical benefits in order to justify getting high, and even the "medical" users I've talked to and seen online have been horrible, cussing me out, threatening me with death and bodily harm, attacking my religion, my looks, my sex life, making mean videos and websites about me, making fun of me for collecting dolls, revealing my personal information, etc. And of course they all use these lame excuses about how pot is safer than alcohol and cigarettes, and they all tell me that if I haven't TRIED pot, I can't possibly speak up against it, they all accuse me of being ignorant and self-righteous and judgmental, they all tell me to "educate myself", and many of them tell me to kill myself or say they hope that I did in fire. How can I support them when they are like THAT???? I have collected THOUSANDS of comments and emails from "medical" users, supporters and growers who are just terrible. Even the "nice" ones don't get it, and honestly can't see why it's wrong and immature to use drugs RECREATIONALLY. It's so depressing. I always thought MEDICAL users and supporters would be nice, and surely agree that we shouldn't use drugs to get high and stoned. I don't say anything that any other parent wouldn't say!!

If you had told me nicely that you are all about MEDICAL marijuana, I would have gladly supported you and offered to interview you for the article I've been TRYING to write about this. But you are just like all the others. Now I have to add your comment to my huge folder filled with all the other THOUSANDS just like you. I plan to use these in upcoming blogs and videos to show what people are like! The world needs to know!

Chris G.:

It can be hard to understand why someone would get so mad and defensive over smoking if you have never tried it. 

We feel that herb is a true gift to the world. It is more than "fun", it is an enlightening, peaceful experience that allows you appreciate and experience things that you otherwise wouldn't have even thought about. It also allows you to view yourself in a different light, from a different perspective. Those of us that smoke realize that what we are doing is a healthy high, we are not ingesting any man made chemicals, just mother nature, and we will never feel bad from the herb, just healthy and happy. 

So society continues to demonize the use of this plant, when those that smoke it cause no harm, and the people that will tell you that herb is "bad" are the ones that are lying to the people and brainwashing them to suck the money out their pockets.
At the end of the day, we all do certain activities because we like the way that it makes us feel. We do things because we get "high"; our brain releases chemicals that makes us feel nice. It doesnt matter if its shopping, snowboarding, or smoking, its all for the same reason. So what makes weed different?

The church and the government want you to believe that weed is bad so they can have control of your brain and attention, so that they can control your actions to their benefit. Look at you for example, the church, the government, has altered your judgement of this issue so much that you're practically doing their job for them. All these people claim how terrible weed is, lying to the people, misleading them with false information so that they can continue to shove their shitty prescription pills in our faces and keep minorities in prison. They are paid off to say these negative things about weed, and are probably smoking it themselves when the cameras aren't rolling. 

And if there was a god, why would he be against use of this plant? It is his creation, here to
give people a better quality of life. Doesnt cause any harm, if anything it leads you into a more peaceful lifestyle and helps you to think for yourself instead of believing everything you see or hear on the news. 

This has been going on for centuries and it will continue to go on forever and there is nothing you or anyone else can do to stop it. If there really was an issue then people would not still be cultivating this plant to this day.

Cindybin:

AARGGHHH OH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! Yet ANOTHER Internet person who says that if I haven't tried pot, I can't possibly speak up against it! I am so sick of hearing this! This is one of the main reasons I now realize we all need to speak up against pot even MORE, is because you guys honestly think that if we haven't tried pot, we can't possibly say anything bad about it! OH BROTHER!

And then you ADMIT to us all that you use this "herb" to become enlightened, blah blah blah.? THAT IS WHAT MAKES IT WRONG! That is why we are against it!

And it's not the "herb" that is bad, it is YOU and all the others just like you! THAT is why we are against pot! Do we really want people like you walking around actually USING mind-altering drugs?? Heck no! Look at you! Instead of being a nice, decent, mature guy and taking a stand AGAINST drugs, you honestly think that by telling me that if I haven't tried the "herb" that I can't say anything against it, and you honestly think that if only I knew how peaceful and enlightened smoking the "herb" makes you feel, I'd suddenly realize it's okay. YOU JUST DON'T GET IT!

And again, you must be the 200th Internet person just this week to bring up to me about God putting marijuana on the Earth, blah blah blah. I have said over and over that just because God put marijuana on the Earth doesn't mean He wants us to light up a joint, smoke it and get high! Can't you see that? And if you guys are all so dang religious, you of ALL people should know not to smoke pot recreationally! A religion is supposed to teach people to AVOID using drugs, not encourage them to get high! Otherwise, what is a religion FOR? I wasn't even religious in high school or college and I never smoked POT! Nobody ever offered it to me or anything! And I was a teen in the 70s! Same for my husband! And then after college I joined the Mormon church, which has direct revelation from God saying that alcohol, tea, coffee, cigarettes and mind-altering drugs like marijuana are not for the body. We are taught the moral and physical reasons to avoid using these things. This HELPS us. It is good to understand why we shouldn't use drugs to get high, buzzed and have "fun". That is not what TRUE fun is!!

But you shouldn't have to be Mormon or even religious to know this. It is just common sense! A grown adult should be WELL PAST the age where they'd want to use a mind-altering drug to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", celebrate, socialize, etc. And I am talking about alcohol, too! It's not just pot! Can't you see my point? You guys all think that just because I've said we shouldn't smoke pot, that I think that marijuana is some evil, deadly substance that ruins your life, and that I see nothing wrong with alcohol because it's legal and "Jesus drank wine" (which is the excuse all the booze drinkers use). But I feel the same way about alcohol! Alcohol is a drug! Just because it's legal doesn't make it right! A casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker except they aren't breaking the law! People need to grow up and set an example!

And pot is ILLEGAL! If you get busted, it won't help to tell the judge how "enlightened" and peaceful it makes you feel! Where I live, the judge would laugh in your face and throw you in jail for making excuses for breaking the law and getting high on drugs!! Kids need to realize this! I've seen kids go through hell in the court room, just for having an empty pipe! Even if the pipe wasn't theirs and they never smoked pot in their life!! But even if pot were legal, what parent would EVER raise their kids to grow up and get high?? At any age? And I know many of these same parents who would never smoke pot because "drugs are bad" think nothing of using a mind-altering drug in the form of alcohol, but they are hypocrites! Again, a casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker, except they aren't breaking the law. They are all after the same psychoactive effect, that "buzz" one gets from a mind-altering drug. And that is not good!

And you guys always try to compare smoking pot with activities such as shopping, watching TV, sex, going to an amusement park, etc. That isn't the same at ALL!!! We aren't purposely ingesting a mind-altering drug into our system when we do activities like that!!!

Comments like yours prove my point about why we all need to speak up against pot and why it should be illegal forever, with VERY STIFF PENALTIES. And I am talking about RECREATIONAL USE! 

Chris G.:

lol.....  i never said you cant speak against it if you havnt tried it, I said that you arent going to understand why people are so defensive about it and you arent going to understand why people do it if youve never done it. And yes, herb is very enlightening, it is a real eye opener, although I never said that you HAVE to use it to become enlightened. You have proven yourself to be very uneducated on this subject, you truly do not understand what I am saying and you are going to continue to twist my words around. You say that I am bad when I am simply defending my free will. How the hell do you expect people to respect you or your opinions when you cant even give a simple reason why weed and the people that use it are so "BAD". You expect me to believe that Im a bad person just because you're joke of a religion tells you that I am a bad person? Do you really think that you are better than everyone because you are a mormon and you have never tried pot? Get real lady. Mormon... lol more like moron. If youre dumb enough to believe that bullshit religion than I dont expect you to be educated enough to understand why using cannabis is not a bad thing. It is okay though because in a few decades you and your dumb religion wont exist anymore. Enjoy it while it lasts, because you are the last string of opposition.

Cindybin:

AARGGHHHH I UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE SO DEFENSIVE ABOUT IT! It is because you are all immoral, immature pot smokers!!! You need to GROW UP!

And I am NOT UNEDUCATED ABOUT THIS SUBJECT! For the billionth time, I BELIEVE you immoral, immature pot smokers when you tell us why you use pot and what it does for you! And that is why I am against it! That is what makes it wrong!

And why do you guys ALWAYS accuse me of not telling you WHY "weed" is bad?? YOU ALWAYS SAY THIS! Even though I have spent 15 years online explaining over and over a billion times WHY it is wrong to smoke pot! I have said over and over that it is wrong to use drugs to get high and stoned and have "fun", because that is not what TRUE fun is! How many times do I have to SAY this??? It is so SIMPLE! I shouldn't even have to say it, you should just KNOW! What, were you raised in a barn or something???

And it makes me FURIOUS that you guys use my religion against me! I have only shared my religion to HELP you, to get you to see where I am coming from. And I always think that you will want to know more about the Church, and that you will thank me for speaking up and reaching out and helping you to understand. But you use it AGAINST ME! It is so frustrating!!

And then you always accuse me of thinking that I am "better" than anyone else just because I'm Mormon and don't smoke pot. Again, I do NOT think I am better than anyone else, and I never smoked pot even BEFORE I had religious beliefs!! Stop blaming my religion on my stance on drugs! I don't say anything that any other parent wouldn't say! Are all the nice, decent parents out there who say "don't use drugs" thinking that they are "better" than anyone else? Of course not! They are just saying a common-sense thing that any other parent says!!

And how mean and rude, to make fun of my religion. My faith means alot to me. I studied, pondered and prayed a long time before joining this Church over 30 years ago. It was a huge decision for me. Nobody in my family was Mormon, and I received flack from family and friends who believed weird things they had heard and seen. But the more I learned about the Church, the more I knew I had to join. I know there are SO many things written and said about Mormons that are twisted and distorted and just plain false. I read all that stuff over 30 years ago in the anti-Mormon books I found when I first tried to learn about the Church.

It is just SOOO frustrating. I try to share my religion with you guys, thinking you will want to learn more, and that you will thank me for speaking up and reaching out, and you reject it and say mean, terrible things!!! 

After this he said many more mean things, calling my religion bullsh*t and accusing me of lying awake at night fuming over "potheads", which is a word I never use but which pot smokers always accuse me of saying. They all think that I think that anybody who smokes pot is a "pothead" as if they are addicted and losers. At this point I gave up because I can see he is hopeless.

And then of course the very next comment I open, I have yet another Internet pot smoker saying much of the same thing, and accusing me of believing in "Reefer Madness" like they all do. Read on:

Mr. Blues:

I think god gave us the cannabis plant just like the other herbal plants for the service of man, for his face to shine, and for part of the holy anointing oil. God approves of using alcohol therapeutically saying planely that it makes the heart glad and consoles bereavement. It's also used in worship holiday if journey became too hard and painful. And since cannabis is safer than alcohol, there is abundant teachings in the bible suggesting it's ok to get a buzz from cannabis, and to use it as a medicine.

The world needs this plant to be free to help us survive as arguably the world's most beneficial plant. And if it's so divine and good for man, maybe using it regularly is good for us. You are coming off as overly judgmental in an area of personal freedom and false propaganda sometimes known as "reefer madness".

A little less hysteria please, we all know how to google and search youtube to find out the truth before judging against people like you keep doing. Harmless people should not be an outrage to you or anyone else.

Cindybin:

AARGGHHH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I just got done responding to yet ANOTHER Internet person just like you, and every time I make a reply, I think it will be the last thing I ever have to write, that surely you guys will understand! AND THEN YOU ALL STILL SAY THE SAME RIDICULOUS THINGS!!!

I have said over and over how FURIOUS it makes us all when you guys accuse us of believing in "Reefer Madness." You all think that I'm against pot because I think it's all dangerous and addictive and kills people. NOBODY THINKS THAT! Doesn't it even OCCUR to you guys that we are all against pot because it's a mind-altering drug?? Pot smokers ADMIT to us all the time online that they use it to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", enjoy life, etc. We BELIEVE them when they tell us why they use it and how it affects them! And that is why we are against it! That is what makes it wrong!!

And do research?? RESEARCH??? Research about WHAT? You guys always TELL us this! What do we need to know about pot that we don't already know?? Again, people ADMIT to us that they use it to get high and stoned and have "fun"!

And I have said over and over that we shouldn't smoke pot OR drink alcohol!! Just because alcohol is a drug doesn't make it right!

And I have explained over and over that in the Mormon church, we have The Word of Wisdom which is direct revelation from God saying that alcohol, tea, coffee, cigarettes and mind-altering drugs like marijuana are not for the body. The Mormon church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is the true church, restored AFTER the Bible was published!!!

I hope the world sees your ridiculous comment. It shows that we all need to speak up against pot and that it should be illegal forever, with very stiff penalties! It is not because of marijuana itself, but because of the people who use and defend it! Like you! Do we really want people like you walking around actually USING mind-altering drugs?? Heck no!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LARRY RAMOS OF THE ASSOCIATION: DIED 2014, INTERVIEW FROM 1985

My husband and I heard "Windy" on the radio recently and I got to thinking that it was 30 years ago I interviewed Larry Ramos and Russ Giguere of The Association for a newspaper article I was writing on the group. My how time flies; it seems like just yesterday I was sitting in the same room with those guys, with my tape recorder and notepad in hand. I looked up some information about the group online and was stunned to see that Larry passed away last year. I did not know that! So I thought I would re-post my article here as a tribute.

A couple of years ago I came across a video where Larry was being interviewed about his beginnings with the group, and I was shocked to hear lots of profanity come out of his mouth. When I talked to him all those years ago, he was a perfect gentleman and did not swear. I wish I hadn't seen that video!

Anyway, here is the interview from 1985 for anyone who is interested, along with a picture of myself and Ramos, Giguere and Jules Alexander at the end:

LARRY RAMOS OF THE ASSOCIATION INTERVIEW, 1985:

Anyone who "cherishes" the nostalgic mood of the 1960's probably remembers tunes like "Windy", "Never My Love", "Along Comes Mary", and "Time For Living."

These songs, along with the tender love ballad "Cherish", were all recorded by The Association, a primarily soft rock and ballad band which sold over 15 million records.

The group is back together again and performed at Aurora's Paramount Arts Centre March 30th, along with The Mamas and The Papas. Original members Larry Ramos, Russ Giguere, and Jules Alexander were joined by Donni Geogeon on keyboards, Brian Puckett on drums, and Jo Lamano on bass.

In an interview before last Saturday's performance, Larry Ramos, who sang lead on "Never My Love," said, "We're back working and this is the happiest I've been with my group at any time in my career."

In concert, the group sang all of their hits. The biggest collective sigh from the audience came when they sang "Cherish", their most popular ballad. Although original lead vocalist Terry Kirkman was not present to sing the song he wrote, the group knows the audience demands to hear Cherish, and so they perform it with or without Kirkman.

"People come a long way to hear the songs they love," explained Russ Giguere, best known for his lead vocal on "Windy". "We do a couple of things just for fun, like 'One Too Many Mornings'. Although it was fairly obscure, it was our first record, and we put it in the show for historical value."

The guys in the band are getting older, yet they perform with all the youthful energy they had back in the 1960's. Giguere bops across the stage like Mick Jagger (well, almost), and they all seem to enjoy what they do, which is, according to Ramos, sending out a "collective message of creativity." He says that everyone has an input in their arrangements, and that they refine all the time.

Anyone who went to see The Association in the late 1970's may have left the concert feeling disappointed that the group did not sound up to par. That's because it wasn't The Association. Ramos explained that there was a bogus group passing itself off as The Association one night, and as other 60's groups such as the Grass Roots or the Loving Spoonful another night. He said that they had been "after these people for a long time because they were passing themselves off as us. They even used my picture on some of the publicity shots," he said. When Ramos did not appear in concert, the bogus group told the fans he was sick. "It was misrepresentation," he said.

Finally the situation straightened itself out, because, according to Ramos, "there is only one real Association, and it was obvious who they were." He said they made an attempt to get as much publicity as possible in order to raise their profile, so that people would know they were seeing the real Association and not some bogus group.

The Association usually tours on the weekends with other 60's groups such as the Four Tops and The Beach Boys. "It's fun," Ramos says. "This is what I've worked for all my life, so that I only have to work on weekends."

The Association is celebrating their 20th anniversary and plans to release an album this year containing tunes recorded by most of the original members, with the exception of the deceased Brian Cole. "There's a freshness to it that's really nice, very warm," Ramos says. "I'm anxious to see it out. Everything's been recorded and all we have to do is remix it and release it.

"We're also thinking of doing a cross-over county album. This would not necessarily be our mainstream music, but it's a good market and we're comfortable in it, because I'm a folk singer as well. I don't see why you have to choose. If you do everything well, why not do it?"

A political science major in college, Ramos became disillusioned with learning how "the ideals of government seemed so right, and in practice it is not the same at all." He found that he could spread more good will through his music than he "possibly could as a representative of government spreading the supposed good will of the U.S."

He credits his long-time standing in the business to being a "survivor." He was a member of the New Christy Minstrels before joining The Association in the 1960's, and ten years before that he was at Chicago's Schubert Theatre with Yul Brenner playing one of the kids in "The King and I". Ramos says that his broad education in music has helped shape the sound of The Association, as has all of the group's members.

Without the benefit of a recording studio and the entire original group, The Association will never recapture the distinct sound of its intricate multi-voice harmonies. Yet in concert the Association "sound" still comes through. "We try to spread a good feeling to everyone," Ramos says, "so that when people go home they're in a better state of mind than when they came to see us. They're happier, more fulfilled.

"If we've awakened some memories for them that are good memories, then that is a lesson for remembering. I think that entertainment is one of the few businesses that affords you the ability to do that. I don't feel that I would be happy doing anything else."

  

Sunday, July 26, 2015

NICE PEOPLE WHO SMOKE POT: GOLFERS AND PAINTERS

Every day people tell me about the famous, successful, talented people who smoke or smoked pot, as if that makes it okay to get high. 

Take our old friend "Ed", for example. He actually has friends who know how to golf and paint and yet they still smoke pot! Heavens! 

Here is what Ed has to say on the matter:



+cindybin2001  I think you should meet some of the people who consume CANNABIS and you would find that they are really nice people!  Some could show you how to Golf, Paint or find some other enjoyment rather "THAN PISSING EVERYBODY OFF, TROLL!" I don't WANT TO KILL YOU JUST EDUCATE YOU. Where are the testimonials of you saving one PERSON???? How about a VIDEO CINDYBIN2001, as you have "SO MANY IN THE WORK'S." You never provide any FACTS or RATIONAL arguments EVER!!!!! Get off of the KID, JUDGE, PARENT, HOW OLD ARE YOU? ARE YOU EMPTY HEARTED? Come up with a NEW ATTACK PLAN as this one, is as big of a failure as THE WAR ON DRUGS. How about a BLOG from the BILLIONS saved so far, JUST ONE!!!!!! COME ON CINDYBIN2001!


+Ed Machacek AARGHHH OH YOU JUST DON'T GET IT! It is comments like yours that make continue to have to speak up against pot! Can't you see that?? You guys always accuse me of thinking that anybody who smokes pot is a stupid, lazy, good-for-nothing bum or some psycho killer! NOBODY THINKS THAT! I know that many nice, decent people smoke pot! And that makes it WORSE! Because they of ALL people should know better! They set a terrible example and go against everything that most parents try to teach their kids about drugs and life! What parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and get high on POT? At any age?? Most parents try to teach their kids morals, values and common sense to know that we shouldn't use drugs! If you were a parent, wouldn't you feel the same way??

And pot is ILLEGAL! If you get busted, it won't help to tell the judge you are nice, kind and caring human being! Where I live, the judge would laugh in your face and throw you in jail for making excuses for breaking the law! Kids need to remember this! Can't you see my point??

Again, one of the main reasons I have been forced to continue speaking up against pot all these years is because of comments like yours. You all think that if only I knew of the nice, successful people who smoke pot, I'd suddenly realize it's okay! If you had read my book which has been online for YEARS, you would know all about how the only people I ever knew in real life who smoked pot where my college roommate and her friends, who were all nice, decent, studious young ladies (who went to church, even) and my brother-in-law, who was a straight A Eagle Scout! But that makes it WORSE that they all smoked pot, because they of all people should have known better! Their parents raised them to know not to use drugs! They would have croaked if they had found out, and these kids were all lucky they never got caught--by either their parents or the POLICE! They could have lost their college scholarships and job opportunities!

But smoking pot was just an immature college thing they did, out of peer pressure. My roommate admitted this to me years later, when we were both married and raising families. She said she started smoking pot because of the other girls teasing her for being a goody goody if she didn't try it. But of course all of these kids STOPPED after college, and went on to get good jobs and raise families. My brother-in-law is a pillar of the community, a college teacher, former Scout master, and a grandfather. Nobody would ever guess that he was a "pothead" in college, as he admitted to us!

Can't you see my point?? Yes I KNOW that nice, successful people smoke pot! But that doesn't make it right! And it makes it WORSE! Because they of all people should know better! It's not like these people were bums raised on the street and never taught right from wrong! They should KNOW better. If they are so nice and successful, then what are they doing smoking POT?

And what are parents supposed to tell their kids? "Okay Suzie, you go out and smoke all the pot you wish, because nice, successful people smoke pot, and that makes it okay. And who cares if you get busted? Just tell the judge that you get good grades and that Carl Sagan and President Obama smoked pot, and you'll be sure to be set free!" IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!

And I have said over and over that I have helped some people online stop using drugs. Back on the old Yahoo boards, a guy I used to talk to, a divorced father of three, stopped smoking pot because of me. He realize the bad example he was setting and also that he could get into trouble with the law! He is just one example.

And why do you guys always accuse me of never providing "facts"? What FACTS do you want me to provide?? The facts are all right there in black and white! The pot smokers ADMIT to us all the time that they use it to get high and stoned and have "fun"! What else do we need to know??

And again, there wouldn't BE any "War on Drugs" if people would just shape up and NOT SMOKE POT. How hard is it to not smoke pot? Where would one even FIND this stuff? It is ILLEGAL! I have never even SEEN marijuana! I never think about pot, I never cared if it was legal or not. Why should I? I never concerned me! And it shouldn't concern YOU, either. You shouldn't even be THINKING about such things! 



Monday, July 20, 2015

NICE POT SMOKER EDUCATES ME


I smoke pot and I'm a nice and normal person. I hope I'm a decent human being. And as far as idiots, I had a 4.0 in high school and I continue to educate myself everyday any chance I can get.

Also sweetheart, in my state, weed is legal and I'm from the city that is the home of Microsoft where people in Seattle have more people with a bachelor's degree over the national average, a higher percentage of high school graduates over the national average, and in we're also the most literate city.

Pot didn't destroy our beautiful city and we still have plenty of educated people (who plenty are pot smokers) running around.


Wow, that is great! I had always thought that pot smokers were mean and evil and that weed ruined your life. Now I see that I was wrong! Thank you for educating me! 

Editor's Note: (Once again I was being sarcastic. This person proves why pot should be illegal.)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

GOOD POINTS ABOUT MARIJUANA

GOOD POINTS

Ed Machacek

+cindybin2001 Over and over you use the same tired argument. O.K. WE GET IT! you do not like Cannabis, and We Really Do Not Care! If a majority of the Free People vote in favor of a measure that you disapprove of "you will simply ignore their opinion." I went to school and was taught to say The Pledge of Allegiance every day, I was taught that this was a Democracy meaning that the Majority Rules. This is basic political knowledge and you say you were an Investigative Reporter, HA, HA, HA. Every Parents dream to just chill out and relax, instead of having a STICK UP YOUR ASS 24/7! Hey if I went to a HARSH JUDGE could I not be prosecuted because CINDYBIN2001 did not answer my questions about speeding or stop sign's! Your argument that POT is FUN, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ed Machacek
+cindybin2001 You argue over and over the same nonfactual unsupported arguments expecting a different Result. That is one of the first steps to INSANITY, give it ago see how it works on a TROLL!

Ed Machacek

+cindybin2001 Genesis 1:29-31.

Ed Machacek

+cindybin2001 Come on Sister, let's go!

Ed Machacek

+cindybin2001 Exactly how are you changing the point of view of your audience. There is a supply and demand ratio in the commodity industry, as I am sure you are familiar with. If there is a demand that individuals desire something with enough money anything is available. The United States Government is the biggest Drug Dealer in the U.S.A. for FIFTY to ONE-HUNDRED years. Get ready CINDYBIN2001 More Facts. 1. Heroin/Cannabis smuggled in from Viet-Nam. 2. Iran Contra, Drugs for weapons. 3. Fast and Furious, Guns for drugs again. I have provided a "BILLION" facts and you hide away in the closet! Why?


Ed Machacek

+cindybin2001 You really need a wakeup call! I am sorry that you are such an IDIOT! If you are in a group of three people and two vote against you are they wrong? If you really looked at the support you get on the web you should really consider a different path because you are just pissing people off. "Oh that is my job, to act like a dipsh*t!" Your failing efforts are very comical thank you for the HALF ASS EFFORT! Later CINDYBITCH2001


Ed Machacek

+Ed Machacek  Ok Cindy, if you had ever used Cannabis and actually found the experience unpleasant/detrimental I would support you, yet you refuse any research? If you were an investigative reporter, surely you had a wide variety of options to build upon. You are not making any change in any way. Good Day!


Ed Machacek

+cindybin2001 Prior to a work related injury (Fractured Wrist) not that it is any of your business, I thought you might stick your nose were it does not belong (HINT) anyway I peed in a cup passed my drug test and I was taken care of. Anyway used to play golf on a regular basis, a lot of the older Gents hang out in Arizona during the Cold Winter with their wives. In Arizona the availability of none MANUFACTURED CANNABIS is allowed. In the great state of MINNESOTA they cannot even get a card from a Doctor. Even the ones who can use it say it is NOT THE SAME, ATT ALL!. Cindy all of these LADIES are early 60's to mid 70's, prefer Cannabis in the natural way to them.  Oddly enough they think you are "Off You're Rocker" QUOTE. Here is an idea, "Get a credible argument and you may find progress, if not DOOM!" The sad thing in this whole Argument is that you seem to be against Democracy. If a majority of American Citizens approve of an "ISSUE" you must follow the law. Colorado was the first State to Allow Women to Vote, were they wrong???????????????????????????? I am simply speaking for a group older ladies, mothers, grandmother's and GGM, Get Fibromyalgia, M.S.. Migraines,  many simply use Cannabis instead of between 3 to 7 prescription drugs. They see no immorality in having a GOOD TIME getting better, as long as only those over 21 years of age are involved. Nobody really CARES CINDY.


cindybin2001
+Ed Machacek Thanks, I see your points. 

Editor's Note: (Of course I was being sarcastic. This guy only proves why pot should be illegal.)

Thursday, July 09, 2015

POT SMOKER ADVICE OF THE WEEK: SMOKE A JOINT, EAT A BROWNIE, INHALE SOME SMOKE

A guy named Daniel writes:

 Please just smoke a j eat a brownie passively inhale some smoke and you'll understand why your offending so many cannabis users!!! its just some fun! iv smoked it for over a decade with no negative effects other than occassionally being accosted by the policeandthen being let off with a caution. its not a gateway drug if your going to do other drugs thats on you, you have this wonderful thing called free will that lets you think and do so much and your limiting yourself to argiung over something you've never tried

My reply:

AARGGHHH OH YOU GUYS DRIVE ME CRAZY!!! The main reason I have been forced to continue speaking up against pot all these years is because of people like YOU, always accusing me of thinking that anybody who smokes pot will "ruin their life" and turn to hard drugs, etc. NOBODY THINKS THAT! For the billionth time, doesn't it even OCCUR to you that the reason we are against pot is because it's a mind-altering drug??? We shouldn't use drugs to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", enjoy life, celebrate, socialize, etc. This is good morals and just plain common sense! I say the same things about alcohol! Alcohol is a drug! Just because it's legal doesn't make it right! If someone told me they had a few sips of champagne at a wedding once every ten years, I would feel the same way!!! Can't you see my point??

And I am SO SICK of you people telling me that if I haven't tried pot, I can't possibly speak up against it! As I've said a billion times, you do not have to have tried pot to know that people use it to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", etc. Pot smokers ADMIT this to us all the time online, and we BELIEVE them when they tell us why they use it and how it affects them! And that is why we are against it! That is what makes it wrong!

And how could I have ever tried pot? It is ILLEGAL! Where would YOU even find pot?? Who are you that you're above the law? You should be ashamed of yourself! Even if pot were legal it doesn't make it right! What parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and get high on drugs? At any age? And I know many of these same parents who would NEVER smoke pot because "drugs are bad" think nothing of using a mind-altering drug in the form of alcohol. But they are hypocrites! A casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker except they aren't breaking the law!

And using drugs is against my religion! What do you want me to do, tell God he is wrong and drop out of my church, because some pot smoker online told me it's okay to get high? I am a convert to the Mormon church and we have The Word of Wisdom which we believe to be direct revelation from God saying that alcohol, tea, coffee, cigarettes and mind-altering drugs like marijuana are not for the body. We are taught the moral and physical reasons to avoid using these things. This HELPS us. It is good to understand why we shouldn't use mind-altering drugs to get high and have "fun". That is not what TRUE fun is!

But I never smoked pot even BEFORE I had religious beliefs! You had to be a totally different person to go out and break the law and get high on drugs! Nobody ever offered pot to me or talked about it to me or anything! And I was a teen in the 70s! Same for my husband! And we sure don't know anybody NOW who smokes pot, approves of it or knows where to find it! It is ILLEGAL!

You guys always say the same things over and over and over. This proves my point about why we all need to speak up against pot and why it should be illegal forever, with very stiff penalties. Again, it is not because of marijuana itself, but because of the people who use and defend it! Like you! Do we really want people like you walking around actually USING mind-altering drugs? Heck no! Look at you! Instead of being a nice, decent mature guy and taking a stand AGAINST drugs, you accuse me of thinking that anybody who smokes pot is a stupid, lazy, good-for-nothing bum who will ruin their life, and you honestly think that if I have not TRIED pot, I can't possibly speak up against it! OH BROTHER!

And yes I KNOW that we all have free will! You guys tell me this all the time! I have said over and over that I totally support free will! That's what life is all about, to exercise our free agency, to learn and grow spiritually! But do you REALLY think it's a wise decision to light up a joint, smoke it and get high? Aren't you better than that?? And it is AGAINST THE LAW! Kids need to realize this! If you get busted, it won't help to tell the judge you believe in "free will"! I have seen kids go through hell in the court room just for having an empty pipe! Even if the pipe wasn't theirs and they never smoked pot in their lives! Where do you live that you were able to get let off with just a caution??

Oh you guys drive me bananas. I never even THOUGHT about pot before all this. But boy have you guys opened my eyes!! 

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Alcohol Vs. Marijuana: What Pot Smokers Say to Justify Their Drug Use

What pot smokers say to justify their drug use:
 
BOOZE has MURDERED 1000's, yet it's legal
BOOZE is considered a DRUG yet it's legal
BOOZE Created MAAD, yet it's legal
BOOZE Created DWI's, yet it's legal
BOOZE has ALTERED MILLIONS of Families, yet it's legal
BOOZE has OVER POPULATED Half Way Houses, yet it's legal
BOOZE has OVER POPULATED PRISONS, yet it's legal
BOOZE has CREATED Check Points, yet it's legal
BOOZE has OVER POPULATED REHABS yet it's legal
BOOZE is BIG BUSINESS for The Court System, through Therapy and FINES

VERSES POT
Worst repercussion of POT is busted with Possession
To Lazy to hurt anyone, called PEACE 


HAS ANYONE DIED FROM MARIJUANA?

Has Anyone Ever Died From Smoking Marijuana?

    A. No; not one single case, not ever. THC is one of the few chemicals for
       which there is no known toxic amount [10]. The federal agency NIDA says
       that autopsies reveal that 75 people per year are high on marijuana
       when they die: this does not mean that marijuana caused or was even a
       factor in their deaths. The chart below compares the number of deaths
       attributable to selected substances in a typical year:

       Tobacco...............................340,000 - 395,000
       Alcohol (excluding crime/accidents).............125,000+
       Drug Overdose (prescription)............24,000 - 27,000
       Drug Overdose (illegal)...................3,800 - 5,200
       Marijuana.............................................0

       *Source: U.S. Government Bureau of Mortality Statistics, 1987


There is a site that has all these things that "every parent should know about marijuana." This is one of them. They act like this makes it okay to get high on pot. 

Thursday, June 04, 2015

MARIJUANA ADVICE OF THE DAY: GET SOME KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DRUGS


"Elemental Rides" writes:

"Nobody SHould use Drugs" - get some knowledge on what drugs actually are. Paracetamol is a drug for example which people use everyday. It isnt good morales and common sense not to do drugs at all, thats an uneducated persons opinion thats been given false information and believes in the lie that is the war on drugs


My reply:


Oh okay, I will get some knowledge about what drugs really are. You are the first person to ever tell me this. I had no idea that Paracetamol is a drug that people use every day. Wow, you have really educated me and helped me to see that it's okay to smoke pot. 



Thursday, May 28, 2015

POT QUESTION OF THE DAY: MARIJUANA AND TYLENOL

Someone by the name of "TheMboo88" asks:
  
"So you're saying we cant takee drugs even if they're safe? Well good-bye tylenol! good-bye Every other drug that has ever helped us! Please child."

My reply:

AARGGHHH I am saying that of course we can take drugs if they are used to treat an illness or condition we don't want to have in the first place! But not just to get high and have "fun"! How hard is that to understand??? I am so sick of you people bringing up pharmaceutical drugs like Tylenol. That isn't the same at all!!!! Nobody is taking Tylenol to get high, have "fun", celebrate, socialize, etc. like they would if they were smoking a joint or drinking alcohol!!! Just the fact that you guys always try to compare things like Tylenol to smoking pot proves my point about why we all need to speak up against pot and why it should be illegal forever. It is not because of marijuana itself, but because of the people who use and defend it! Like you! Do we really want people like you walking around actually USING a mind-altering drug? Heck no!!