"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
Tim DeChristopher, July 26, 2011
A poll conducted by Elon University during the last week of February, 2013, found that up to 76% of North Carolinians support reforming our state cannabis laws.
It is my opinion that cannabis legalization may be the single most important issue facing our state and our nation today. No other issue addresses health, jobs, climate change, and human rights issues (to name but a few) as does the legalization of cannabis.
“One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that more and more, we’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. It means that questions must be raised. You see, my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the oil?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the iron ore?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two thirds water?’ These are questions that must be asked.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tag Archives: Fox Lies
From the desk of Senator Al Franken: We understand that right-wingers hate communists and liberals with equal fervor and we know they can’t tell the difference. Here’s how you tell the difference. A communist (and a tyrant) is when Pol Pot, who ruled Cambodia in the 70s, turns his entire nation into an infamous “killing field” and one of every six citizens dies. Liberals, by comparison, favor gay marriage. No one has to die for that to happen. Tyranny is … Continue reading
By now you’ve probably seen or heard about the supposed threats Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. made against conservative Republicans and other assorted nutbags even further to the right during a speech he delivered on Labor Day. Fox News edited his comments to make it sound like he was urging violence against Republicans: President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out. But that’s not what he said. More precisely, those are only fragments of what Hoffa … Continue reading
Regarding the oddly convenient recent death by “natural causes” of Sean Hoare, the reporter who helped blow the whistle in the Rupert Murdoch / News of the World phone hacking scandal: In light of the failure of his propaganda empire, it appears that the Murdochites were forced to utilize the somewhat outdated means of coercion: good old-fashioned, cold-blooded murder. In the United States, as opposed to more traditional fascist states such as the Soviet Union or East Germany, the people are controlled … Continue reading
First our neighbors north of the border put us to shame by having the decency to provide medical care to all Canadians as a fringe benefit of simply being, well… Canadian. Now they’ve gone and upheld high standards of journalistic integrity for their media outlets. “… fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canada regulators announced last week they … Continue reading
We were watching the local Fox affiliate’s news broadcast after the Daytona race ended tonight. The boy likes fast cars and we indulge him. We used to watch Fox8 regularly until the incessant on screen typos and generally unprofessional delivery got to be intolerable. I was a broadcasting major for a couple semesters in college before I dropped out, but even a drop out like me can do better than these bozos. And if you read this space often, you … Continue reading