Quote for the Day…
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. – Benjamin Whichcote
In today’s column, I look at these people/issues:
- More Reefer Madness
- Rep. Brad Tschida
- The Western Word Poll
MORE REEFER MADNESS:
Just as one of my faithful readers mentioned, and The Electric has reported, Great Falls anti-pot locals are attempting to gather enough signatures to send the question of whether marijuana should be legal within Cascade County to the November ballot.
They have until 5:00pm on August 24 to collect 8,000 valid signatures. As of July 11, they have submitted zero signatures, according to the story,
According to The Electric:
Cascade County voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana in 2020 with 54.73 percent voting in favor and 45.27 percent against. By the numbers, 21,747 voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana and 17,986 voted against the measure, according to the Montana Secretary of State records.
I voted for legalization. I won’t be signing their silly petition. The attempts to stop recreational marijuana in Montana after it was approved by the voters is nothing less than a shit show run by assclowns.
Read the full report from The Electric HERE.
REP. BRAD TSCHIDA:
Most people can’t pronounce his name, but more people will know who Rep. Brad Tschida (R-Missoula) is after he made the following remarks:
“The womb is the only organ in a woman’s body that serves no specific purpose to her life or well-being,” Tschida said. “It is truly a sanctuary.”
Someone made the comment that Tschida’s head served no specific purpose, either.
These comments are right down in the toilet with the late U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, a conservative Missouri Republican whose comment that women’s bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape.” (Source) Or when Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said that when a woman is impregnated during a rape “it’s something God intended.” (Source)
This should cost Tschida the race. I hope it does.
Read the complete report from KTVH HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Should President Joe Biden run for reelection?” (Background)
The results will be posted later this week.
Brad Tschida has been one of the hysterical voices ranting against a person’s constitutionally protected right to ask for physician assistance in making end-of-life decisions. He was heard to use the term “redemptive suffering” to justify prohibiting someone in terminal agony from deciding when there has been enough pain. Frankly, I find that level of vicious inhumanity beyond comprehension; but it certainly corresponds with his views on women and their rights in our society.
Does it make me a bad person if I hope that Tschida has the educational opportunity to learn about the redemptive nature of stage IV prostate cancer? After all, that’s an organ that “serves no specific purpose to his life or well-being.”
My chocolate edible bar weighs 1.7 ounces and cost me 14.80 with tax. Back in my day what we called a “lid” usually could be had for 15.00. It was not good weed. Over thirty years ago a group of people I went to school with were busted for a large scale pot operation. They were in business for over ten years before they got caught. Everyone one that smoked knew about it. The police called the bust, Operation Kodiak, there were a few felonies handed out and the ringleader got 20 years. The sentencing judge said pot was a cancer on society.
How times have changed. Back then no one would expect a call from the President or support from a huge crowd of celebrities. Just can’t possess a firearm or vote plus time served. I ate 7 dollars of that bar a few hours before I wrote this.
Bill – now I want a chocolate bar…
The logic of the reefer madness folks is what one might call interesting. That religious extremist from Billings who is heading up “Safe Montana” gave some phone comments to the GF city commission when they were considering their “no sales in city limits” proposal. He assured all within earshot that they weren’t trying to make mariijuana illegal, no no don’t you worry, people could still legally possess up to an ounce. They are just trying to end legal sales.
Well duh – If there’s no legal sales, then where would a person get that ounce of dope that Zabawa, Lola Sheldon-Galloway, etc. would deign to allow the little people to still legally possess? That’s right, either the same old illegal dealer on the black market who is also the person offering all sorts of other pills and substances (the main reason IMO marijuana has historically been considered a “gateway” drug) and is also maybe selling dangerously adulterated dope, or by driving to Washington or Colorado and bringing it back – again illegally. Oh sure, we’re not trying to make it illegal for Montanans to possess that dope, we just want to make them all criminals again for obtaining it. Maybe get them arrested. or some jail time, a little criminal record, and maybe into some fentanyl-laced dope while they’re at it. Teach them a stern lesson.
Terry- great information. Thanks, JmB