“What is at the root here? Why is this such an issue? Thru out the 60s & 70s progressives rebelled against the concept of marriage... Now the issue is, well It is all about the Benjes my friends. These two no different. How about we get the entire system, our govt out of the marriage biz. Revise the tax codes to be fair to all... single married, gay, bi, poly... what ever... Never happen though because your ole Uncle wants to suck us all dry!”
“Most arrests for weed are for transport and sale of large quantities or are in fact secondary charges pleaded down. really in many states getting popped with less than an Oz is a fine charged by the court.”
“Thats not whats happening here. You are handing control, yes legal control... taxes, thc content, growing your own, ha yea right... also where and how and when you can do the smoke to the gov... yes. No different than now, but mabey worse as THEY can make massive amounts money off of it now!”
Melekalikimaka27 on Nov 6, 2012 at 09:50:52
“Baby steps, there must be regulation or it won't fly with the general public. All you have to do is be cool, don't get in anyone's face about it and let everyone see it all work. The more it works, the looser the attitudes become, the evolution of a law. The tokers gotta prove the sky won't fall to earn the trust of the population, earn more freedom.”
“You guys are all really stoned you must be to hand over control of the weed to gov. State tax on ciggys is aready over $15 a carton. Fed tax on booze is over $15 a gallon... Weed will be expected to be $25 per gram. and regulation... better be sure your friends pass'n that joint are ALL over 21... if not guess whos going to jail...”
David Dorje on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:38:43
“Greedy Grower Make Me Sick!”
JohnThomas on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:20:04
“LOL. The greedy growers pipe in til the end - trying to fool marijuana consumers into voting against their own freedom.
Passing at least one of these state initiatives will cause the quick collapse of the shaky federal marijuana prohibition. Then, average quality marijuana will sell for around $50 an ounce - plus taxes.
It's just a plant.”
jway86 on Nov 6, 2012 at 10:05:18
“What do you mean "hand over". Right now marijuana's ILLEGAL. Even if this law isn't perfect, we're TAKING control back from the gov., NOT handing it over!
Legalize marijuana like beer and wine - let people make it like homebrew and let supermarkets sell it to adults like Miller and Coors.”
Joey Ismail on Nov 6, 2012 at 10:03:35
“What you are describing would combat teen drug use, raise tax revenue, and go a long way in ending the "war on drugs". Sign me up.....”
OPFOR tanker on Nov 6, 2012 at 09:56:17
“Sin taxes pay for our America way of life. Taxes modifiy behavior. The money we save from no longer incarcerating non-violent drug users (50+% of prison population) will save us billions. Citizens will have a non-destructive recreational drug. Healthcare gets a new tool . We legitimize the largest cash crop in America, and celebrate our farmers.
"At an estimated $35.8 billion marijuana is by far the largest cash crop in the United States
... marijuana is the top cash crop in 12 states, one of the top 3 cash crops in 30 states, and one of the top 5 cash crops in 39 states.  Marijuana is the largest cash crop in Alaska, Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Domestic marijuana production often takes place in marginal areas not usually associated with agricultural production. ..."
“...And voting more than once or perhaps under another identity is American??? What the heck! Maybe in that part of the woods, but certainly not where Im at!”
corporateownedusa on Nov 3, 2012 at 20:03:22
“Oh, you mean like that Republican Woman who was caught filling in the blank spaces for Republican Voters. That kind of fraud. The law is the law junkkicker, and there are laws to prevent that sort of thing already. And John Husted has broken the law twice in the past week no matter how many crummy excuses you give him. Or do you only worry about "others" breaking the law?”
Kanamori on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:53:00
“It surely isn't. Neither is invalidating the vote of a legitimate citizen. This keeps people who simply filled out a new unseen form wrong from having any vote. I don't care at all which way these invalidated voters would be voting, it is simply wrong to invalidate their vote.”
sangog on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:50:02
“Since there has been no real objective evidence this occurs except in the minds of conservatives I would say this is just another effort to undermine the country of America which stands on the right to vote. You guys really are shameless.”
“Provisional ballots include those cast when voters don't bring proper ID to the polls or cast them in the wrong precinct. Last week, a federal appeals court halted an attempt by the unions to expand the conditions under which provisional ballots are counted in the swing state of Ohio.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati put on hold a ruling by Marbley that said the state must count provisional ballots cast not just in the wrong precinct but in the wrong polling location altogether.
...And again that liberal mantra "VOTE, VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN"”
cam1002 on Nov 3, 2012 at 20:03:08
“Seems to me that the only actual voter fraud is on the backs of repubs. Maybe you need a new mantra.”
“The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) (42 U.S.C. § 1973gg ), also known as The Motor Voter Act, was signed into effect by United States President Bill Clinton on May 20, 1993. Compliance became mandatory in 1995. The legislation required state governments to allow for registration when a qualifying voter applied for or renewed their driver's license or applied for social services.
Without solid voter identification laws, every one of these phony registered voters presents an opportunity for fraud – and of course, Eric Holder is dedicated, above almost every other consideration, to blocking voter ID laws. And vote fraud on this scale is not a mess that can be cleaned up after the election. If a candidate wins a tough swing state like Ohio by, let us say, 5000 votes, and it is later discovered that 6000 false votes were cast in the election, the Presidency is not going to be taken away and given to the defrauded opponent.
Voter suppression is not acceptable, yet vote fraud must be prevented; not investigated after the fact. There is absolutely no logical reason for today's computerized society to tolerate thousands of ineligible voters on its rolls. The state of Ohio is not a third-world banana republic. At least, it’s not supposed to be one.”
werewolf90210 on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:56:29
“Your "issue" has been debunked. The only Party committing voter fraud this cycle is the Republican Party.”
penndl on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:55:56
“The republicans and the republican party are the only group that would seek to commit voter fraud. Still, not even republican voters are trying to vote more than once. Which, claiming a person or people are voting more than once is ridiculous and only a total fool would suggest such a thing. Now, if you're talking about voting for dog catcher in a fictional place like Mayberry RFD well then, one person voting more than once may be beneficial to the candidate for dog catcher. But in a national election. Have you any idea how many votes it would take to affect an election? Stop with your fools argument.”
Gidster on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:55:33
“Since the 2000 election, 300 million votes have been cast, and only 10, instances of in person voter fraud has ever been discovered.
698 instances of absentee ballot fraud was found, voter id laws do not prevent this from happening.
Try some reality based information for once in your life.”
sangog on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:52:07
“Funny voter suppression appears to be far more prevalent then voter fraud, yet republicans are responsible for the first one while pretending the other is some huge problem without any real evidence. When a party becomes known for lies, you can't take their word for anything anymore, that's how lies work.”
Kim Carl on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:51:48
“The problem I have is the voter suppression via intimidation. Some concerned citizen, using software provided by Voter Integrity, searches county records of their choosing to find suspected problem registrations. They file a complaint with the authorities claiming there is a vacant lot on that address, or some other such nonsense, at which point the county authority sends a letter to the citizen letting them know that their right to vote is in danger and that citizen has to go to a hearing to defend herself. THIS kind of behavior has disrupted the lives of thousands of Americans. It does not prevent voter fraud and it is clearly meant to intimidate potential voters. Tea Baggers having the ability to randomly endanger citizens' rights to vote is not right and should be fought at every turn.”
ibkozi on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:42:38
“Nothing will change the fact that he violated the law.”
ibkozi on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:41:11
“Good luck with that lie!! Nothing will change the fact that you hate America and wish to take constitutional rights away from citizens.”
Ohio has a FRAUD issue. “in two Ohio counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting age population: Northwestern Ohio’s Wood County shows 109 registered voters for every 100 eligible, while in Lawrence County along the Ohio River it’s a mere 104 registered per 100 eligible.”
Also, 31 more counties report OVER 90 percent voter registration, which is a good 20 percent higher than the national average. The Buckeye State sure is civic-minded! Except that 1.6 million of the 7.8 million registered voters in the state haven’t voted in at least four years.
“This "Lawsuit" is actually over who legally fills out the freak'n provisional ballot form for the ID of the voter... really? The other suit taken to the SCOTUS was over early voting hours for the weekend prior to the REAL election day. It seems that each precinct want to control their own hours, but the state set uniform hours for the entire state for the entire weekend. Every place I ever lived the polls were open state wide from X AM to Y PM across the whole state.”
“All this directive states is that provisional ballots will need 10 additional days before they can be counted. Ohioans cast about 206,000 provisional ballots in the 2008 presidential election — second only to California. It is estimated that 130,000 of those ballots were cast because voters didn't update their address. So this additional time is allowed to VERIFY that these are correct and legal.
With the fact that more than likely the office for POTUS will depend on the accuracy of the Ohio elections. Is that to much to ask?”
Durango on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:01:55
“Why are you standing up for an "illegal"?
What he is doing clearly violates the law and the court. Why are you in favor of his breaking the law?
No matter his reasons? ”
Hitchcockcameo on Nov 3, 2012 at 18:45:18
“It contravenes Ohio law. Period. He has no authority to change laws at whim.”
jginthecountry on Nov 3, 2012 at 18:45:18
“You really believe that? Is it too much to ask that officials do their job to make sure that every vote is counted? Disgusting.”
ibkozi on Nov 3, 2012 at 18:39:49
“Changing voting laws 3 days before the election????? This is to take away constitutional rights away from citizens, and you are proud of it! Stop hating our country.”
“On the numerous times the big O has been on the "VIEW" how many times has his military record been brought up for discussion... or how about even his biz experience? Was that not an optimal question? Well I guess these ----- are more interested in what it’s like to hang with "JZ and Bay"... This show is basically a joke hosted with a bunch of 1%er hypocrites!”
demisfine on Oct 19, 2012 at 11:15:45
“You have no recall of how disrespectful Elizabeth Hasselbeck is toward President Obama.”
“This writing is a joke is it not? This whole Blog is in fact evidence on what some are calling "the war on Xmas" Your statements "Those who would use Christmas as cover... " and "To deny DREAMers the chance to become citizens..." are very political and are in itself politically agenda driven. If you were a real Christian pastor then you would "tend your flock" not spout leftist maundering. It is your duty as a christian to care for and help those of less fortune than you. It is you my friend that is using Christmas for political cover... Mark 12:17.”
“There is I believe a "war", but it is not religious in nature it is secular. This is not a new or recent event as it holds a root of centuries. It is well known that Jesus was not born on Christmas day, and that it is only the day of celebration. It is the secular that have taken this celebration, much as Easter or even July 4th for that matter has been and bastardized it into a marketing and sales frenzy... the celebration of profits so to say! It is a matter of Christian freedom and not a biblical command, as to precisely when the celebration of Christ’s birth and resurrection are observed. The exact date is not important. Christmas is a Christian holiday. Yes my Atheistic friends the seasons Holiday does contain and has assimilated traditions from all, much like the English language or even the United States itself and it will be a sad day when the Christ is removed from Christmas.