This has always seemed like a ridiculous spectacle to me, but the replies to Obama’s Twitter post about pardoning the turkey from Anonymous are pretty good. See below for a few of them.
I would add, “You can pardon a turkey but none of the people in federal prison for non-violent drug offenses?”
NB: Foul language (no pun intended)
Even the turkey looks dubious.
Today, as you should all know by now, is Beard Day. This year it is also linked to some abhorrent celebration of the State.
Instead of voting, why don’t you start to grow a beard? Not because a bunch of morons are shilling for the American Cancer Society. Not because similar morons are promoting interest in men’s health. And certainly don’t do it to be ironic.
The No-Shave people are turning prostates into the new Ta-tas. Boy, does that make a wonderful slogan:
The Movember people are just proud of having wee wees. And only the State
loves worships wee wees more:
So I beg of you, don’t grow facial hair for some stupid health crusade. Don’t do it because they tell you it is manly. Most of all, don’t do it because you buy $3o t-shirts that ‘mean something’.
Instead, do it in protest of the State. There are no beard taxes today, but grow your beard in protest of the many beard tax analogs we do have.
As astounding as it sounds, I have to say I agree with Lawrence O’Donnell.
No, I haven’t gone off the deep end and become an Obamacare-loving, MSNBC-watching, flaming liberal.
But in this clip from last Thursday, O’Donnell actually gets it right.
And as much as I can’t stand either one of them, if Paul and Booker are able to work together to keep people from being incarcerated for the non-crime of doing drugs, then we will all be much better off. People’s right to do as they please without aggressing against others will be increased, and the power and size of the police state will be decreased.
Of course, O’Donnell seems to have forgotten the person who has been calling for an end to the War on Drugs for much longer than either of the two Senators.
Posted in Drugs, I just play one on TV, I'm not a Libertarian, Politics, Prison, Progressives
Tagged Cory Booker, Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, War on Drugs