The moon is blue

Don’t nobody move

This is a heist

“In the N. District of Calif. marijuana cultivators are converting our public lands and pristine forests into large-scale clandestine marijuana grow operations. They are cutting down trees and plants, they are diverting streams, polluting the water table, and the land with toxic pesticides. They are starting wildfires, bringing in undocumented workers from Mexico, some of whom may be the victims of human trafficking. Many of these workers who guard the grow operations do so with firearms, thereby endangering hikers who might unwittingly stumble in.” -Northern California US Attorney Melinda Haag

So is just about every other business or industry left in America or the various countries we occupy.  The government’s job is to make it worse.  As opposed to fixing it or helping to make it better.  It’s what they do.  They make things worse.  It’s why we have a post technocratic Tea Party and a pre operatic OWS.  By the way, did you catch her last name?

Try not to take it personally.

It is absurd this sudden bureaucratic thrust.

Last Friday, the four U.S. Attorneys from California–along with their respective counterparts here in Washington D.C. from the DEA and IRS–declared that a statewide crackdown against large-scale medical cannabis cultivators and sellers with national implications is currently underway. -NORML

The ATF waded in and announced that if you don’t sell a gun to a pot smoker, you might be violating that whole constitutional amendment thing, but you are red white and blue and they won’t fine you or harass you or try to find a way to put you in jail.  Not this week anyway.

Some bill oozed from some committee last week that would make it possible for the government of the people to prosecute and incarcerate US citizens for thinking about pot in different country.  Really.  This is what our elected officials are up to.

They covertly and overtly kick the ass of anyone in banking  for extending a hand by providing legitimate services to medical cannabis businesses that want nothing more than a compliant presence.

Don’t take it personally.

ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country -JFK

government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. -Ronald Raygun

The truth is somewhere south of the twain.

I sometimes wonder are they so busy kicking the feet out from everyone else they don’t realize they waltz away on stumps.

I don’t pretend to know what they’re up to but I’m sure the impetus is somewhere between jackassery and genuinely ill conceived demagoguery.

Or money.

Jackass demagoguery and money.

We know from whence the ass.  From self righteousness emerged the ass.  Where for art the money?  Maybe it starts with the prison system.  Lot of money there.  Powerful union.  America is but 5% of the world’s population but we imprison 25% of the criminals.  We incarcerate more per capita than any country, state or sovereign prison island in the solar system.  We are a free country.  It’s a good place to start.  I’m glad I’m not in that business anymore.  Then there’s big pharma and the enormous threat posed by hemp cultivation to big oil so everything from textiles to energy……..

Don’t take it personal.

It is what it is.

Drinks for my friends.

2 Responses to “The moon is blue”

  • Master Bacon:

    “diverting streams, polluting the water table, and the land…bringing in undocumented workers from Mexico, some of whom may be the victims of human trafficking.” But enough about the hotel industry. Bloody hell, Douglas, hits for my friends.

  • Hey yeah, what the bacon said. My ending was this: but enough about the wine industry. rips for my friends.

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