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9:28 AM ferret commented on White House: Yeah, We're Going To Go After Legal Pot.
@18 The three states the Republicans have to worry about if they go after legalized Pot are Colorado, Nevada, and Alaska. They need Colorado and Nevada. I don't think they will, no matter how Spicier screws up his brief. Anyway I would rather see what Sessions states or DOJ's position. There are too many states that have medical marijuana to fight this.. If they go after medical marijuana, it is going to cause problems in states like Florida, Michigan and Arizona.. Politically it will be a bad decision. Libertarians will ally themselves with Dems to defeat the Trump Administration.. Pot always makes strange bedfellows, which is the point of Pot.
Feb 22 ferret commented on Guest Editorial: It Is Dangerous and Irresponsible Not to Fight Trump’s Xenophobic and Islamophobic Agenda.
@15 How about passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. I have no problem with civil disobedience, and Dr. King besides countless others went to jail for Civil Disobedience during the Civil Rights era, to make sure the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed.

It also took the government and Lyndon Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, besides many others. It finally took 67 senators to pass a comprehensive Civil Rights Act for over a hundred years. It also took the US Supreme Court to overturn Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) with Brown v. Board of Education, (1954)

Whether the our Democracy is corrupt or crass, and our elections are corrupt, it is still the only system we got. We have to constantly work on it to make it work right. The way to make it right is to defeat Republican House Members, with Dave Reichert and Jaime Herrera Beutler for a start.

There is a difference between civil disobedience and demanding that law enforcement refusing to cooperate with the law and judicial rulings. If Kshama Sawant wants to spend a couple months in the King County Jail for blocking ICE facilities or blocking the Federal Building in Downtown, it is up to her. There are ways to fight Trump, and the best ways are in the courts and at the ballot box. Basically if 30k votes went the other way in three key states, we would not being having this discussion, but how Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the pocket of Wall Street.
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Feb 22 ferret commented on Guest Editorial: It Is Dangerous and Irresponsible Not to Fight Trump’s Xenophobic and Islamophobic Agenda.
@6 As I wrote, it is dangerous and irresponsible to warp an argument. They are not "totalitarian decrees", they are obnoxious, disgusting decrees. They can be fought in court, which happened. They are not fiats.

We have to follow the rule of law, no matter if we vehemently disagree with the law, or how at times how law enforcement has to carry out repugnant actions via other law enforcement agencies.

I have no problem with protests, I have no problem in fighting in the courts, but demanding that the SPD refuse to comply with ICE, is the wrong path. There are other ways to fight xenophobia and Islamophobia than demanding the SPD not to comply with other Law Enforcement Agencies..
Feb 22 ferret commented on Guest Editorial: It Is Dangerous and Irresponsible Not to Fight Trump’s Xenophobic and Islamophobic Agenda.
It is dangerous and irresponsible to use sophistry..
Feb 16 ferret commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@24 "After 2012 the GOP at least had the good sense to commission a report about how they fucked up"

The Republican Party refused to follow the report what so ever, and the emergence of Trump as the party's nominee was a complete rejection of the report.. Ditto with the Republicans in the House refusing even to consider the 2013 Immigration Bill, which gave them everything they demanded for border security.

Dr. Stein went out of her way to try to cause harm to the Democratic Party in 2016 a la Ralph Nader in 2000. She is not getting crazy libertarian-tares to support her, she is getting tinfoil hat lefties, who worried about conspiracies, measles vaccines and wifi reading their thoughts as her supporters..
Feb 16 ferret commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
@7 Get rid of Jeremy Corbyn first, then we will talk.
Feb 14 ferret commented on Jill Stein Is a Right-Wing Tool.
"I have a hard time taking these words seriously from a man who once advocated the drawing of a Green Party U.S. Senate candidate for having the audacity to run in a free and fair election (that's what we call them, at least)."

I think defeating a Senator in the Republican Leadership, who had some of the scariest views out there plus compared homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality has to be defeated at all cost. If Rick Santorum won in 2006, he was planning to run for President in 2008. His views on social issues and environmental issues were scary.

When a candidate runs and the best projections are they will get about 1-2% of the vote, it becomes a vanity campaign.

I am a registered Green Party member, I have been for years, I am about to change, because I didn't realize how batshit insane and idiotic most Green Party members in the US are coming across.

I believe in what the Green Party has done in many European Countries. I don't believe in whining to advice columnist on how the party self defeats themselves, and wants to draw voters from the Democratic Party. The Green Party should be about strong comprehensive ideas that should shape our future.. It shouldn't about fallacious arguments, whining, and pandering to the batshit insane, who think Wifi causes cancer, 9-11 was an inside job, and vaccines are not safe, because we can't trust the FDA. It should be about combatting AGW, clean water, protecting the environment and bio regions, sane transportation plans, sensible education, healthier Americans.

The people whining about what Dan said during the 2006 Pennsylvania Senate Race, remind me of the same dumbasses and batshit insane people like Andrew Breitbart, who complained about Dan voting in the Iowa Caucus. They can't let things go, besides we have bigger problems now.

Stop acting like shrews, stoping eating those closest around you, and work constructively to make a better America.
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Feb 14 ferret commented on Michael Flynn: That Deescalated Quickly, Over And Out, You're Fired, Etc..
@1 "Trump could be impeached fairly soon"

Trump is not going to be impeached in the near future. It is nothing about his conflict of interest, his enrichment of his net worth while in office, his questionable tax returns and his current loans.

It has to do with politics. The Republicans in Congress will be terrified if they have to be impeached Trump, given he is the President from their own party, and they will effect their chances in both 2018 and 2020.

The logic that Mike Pence can easily slip into the POTUS role, and Trump will be forgotten, is not based in reality. Pence will be under a huge amount of scrutiny for his role in a Trump Administration, and when he knew his boss was a crook or incompetent. An Impeached and Removed President Trump is hardly going to stay quiet, besides the internal battles in the GOP of Pro Trump factions versus Anti Trump factions will come to the surface again..

The only way that Trump will be impeached, is the Democratic Party takes over the House again after the 2018 election, and there has to be around 17 or more Republican Senators to go along with a post 2018 hypothetical Democratic Majority Senate to remove President Trump from office. There are huge obstacles in order to get done. For example, the 2018 mid term elections will have 25 Democratic Party Senators running for re election out of the 33 Senate races, many of them in vulnerable seats like Missouri, Montana and Indiana.

The Republicans will impeached Trump when they see a huge election disaster where the Dems take 60 seats plus by after the 2020 Senate races are decided, and they see they will be wipe out in the House, in order to save any semblance of power. Right now, I highly doubt the Republicans, especially in the House will get even near any semblance of preparing for Impeachment..
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Feb 9 ferret commented on Jill Stein Is a Right-Wing Tool.
"which contradicts your blind faith in the FDA being magically above regulatory capture ( I mean beside all the circumstantial evidence they are doing exactly what industry want them to do)"

hmmm about those "Strawmen arguments" you are so sensitive about?

I don't have "blind faith" in the FDA, given it is a huge regulatory agency that can succumb to huge amount of political pressure..

I do know that immunizations and the Advisory Board on Immunizations are made up of both Pediatric specialists and Public Health Specialists, as I pointed out in this article...

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2016/0

Here is the list of the actual FDA Vaccine Advisory Board, so who do you object to? Who is in the pocket of the Pharmaceuticals?

http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/Co…

Steins followers believed in conspiracy theories, don't trust the status quo, and are skeptical of science based medicine and science in general. Dr. Stein did the voting recount in three states mainly on conspiratorial grounds..

Get with the program, Sparky.. Tell me who on the FDA Vaccine advisory board is in cahoots with Big Pharma, and which one has no qualifications to be on the board?
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Feb 9 ferret commented on Jill Stein Is a Right-Wing Tool.
@75 "The same strawmen attacks don't improve you case. "

Dr. Stein ran on anti Science platform. She pandered to those in Alternative Medicine. I gave examples of her anti vaccine rhetoric, even while she is pleading she isn't anti vaccine..

The only thing you posted had nothing to do with FDA regulation on drugs or vaccines, just on Food Safety, so tell me who is using fallacious arguments?