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Michigan residents: Stop arresting patients and vote Yes on Proposal 1

October 28, 2008

Your Daily Chum is fervently behind the effort to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in the state of Michigan. In graduate school, The Chum Master has read more policy papers and patient and doctor accounts than you can imagine. Having personally met dozens of Michigan citizens who utilized marijuana to ease their sufferings from diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, and AIDS, we strongly urge all Michigan residents to vote “Yes” on Proposal 1 on November 4th. It’s a simple issue: will we allow the seriously ill to choose their method of treatment or will we continue to buy into the decades of lies spoonfed to us by the federal government and pharmaceutical companies?

The Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care (MCCC) is a grassroots organization devoted to passing Proposal 1, the medical marijuana initiative on the November 2008 ballot. Proposal 1 will protect seriously ill Michiganders suffering from illnesses like cancer, HIV/AIDS, and multiple sclerosis from the threat of arrest and jail for simply trying to alleviate their pain.

If Proposal 1 is passed by a majority of voters on November 4, Michigan law will allow these patients – some of the most vulnerable members of our community – to use, possess, and grow their own marijuana for medical purposes, with their doctors’ approval. It will create a registry of patients and a system of ID cards, so that law enforcement will easily be able to tell who is a legitimate participant in the program and who is not, and establish penalties for false statements and fraudulent cards. And by maintaining current prohibitions on public use and driving under the influence of marijuana, Proposal 1 will ensure that the law does exactly what it sets out to do – protect the seriously ill from the threat of arrest and jail, and do so responsibly.

Please take time to watch the interview below of how marijuana eased the sufferings of a woman facing cancer.

This ad features Manistee, Mich. resident Dr. George Wagoner, whose wife of 51 years, Beverly, succumbed to cancer in 2007. During her ordeal, she found that few prescription medications effectively combated her chemotherapy-related nausea as well as medical marijuana, which Dr. Wagoner procured for her. Since her passing, he has dedicated himself to ensuring that no one else has to break the law in order to relieve their loved ones’ suffering. As he notes in the ad, “It shouldn’t be a crime to follow a doctor’s advice.”

Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care

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Art of Seduction: 120 seconds to Get Elected

August 8, 2008

This is a concise little example of what politicians resort to in order to win an election.

“I wanna cut his nuts off”-Jesse Jackson hates for Barack Obama to call for personal responsibility amongst the black community

July 10, 2008

Looking forward now that we have nomination for both parties….

June 6, 2008

The above image is from Someecards.com, a great site with funny and snarky free e-cards. Their tagline sums it up: “When you care enough to hit send.” Ck. it out, there’s hundreds of funny ones for all occasions.

The one below became my new favorite when I found out my wife and I were pregnant for baby #2 while baby #1 was only 9 mos. old.

Congress likely to catch on that most people find it disgusting to jail cancer, AIDS, and MS patients. No seriously….I mean they might catch on while at least some of those paitents are still alive.

June 4, 2008

With Michigan set to become the 13th state to allow medicinal usage of marijuana, provided a voter initiative passes this fall, there’s a chance Congress might eventually wake up and show a sliver of compassion to very seriously ill folks. All the Democratic candidates pledged to end federal harassment of medicinal dispensaries and doctors and patients. Sadly, only Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo had the guts to do the same on the GOP side. And John McCain? Well, he’s either still angry at the pot-smoking hippies that cost us Vietnam, or he’s still clinging to his Reagan-era “Just Say No” booklet.

“I do not support the use of marijuana for medical purposes,” McCain said. “I believe that marijuana is a gateway drug. That is my view, and that’s the view of the federal drug czar and other experts.”

Marijuana has no medical benefits just as staying in Iraq for the next 100 yrs. is a great idea. Anyway, read more about some positive signs of ending the DEA’s cruelty and idiocy.  Better late than never.

Conservatives more honest than liberals?

June 3, 2008

Apparently according to this study.

One point not covered in the article is how both sides are patently dishonest about their love of government. Liberals hate the government when it comes to it dictating morality, but love it when it comes to controlling people’s wallets. Conservatives are just the flip-side of that coin.

“Hillary believed she’d win because she’s white.”–Obama’s new pastor has a guest speaker-yep, he’s a racist and victimcrat, too

May 30, 2008

Chicago Catholic Priest Father Michael Pfleger delivered quite a doozy of a “sermon” this past Sunday at Obama’s home church, Trinity United Church of Christ. Hard to tell what’s worse; his message, or the fact that he’s doing it from a pulpit. The theology of victimhood and less than subtle racism continues. Obama had NO idea this was going on in his 20 yrs at his church, either. Nope. None. Nothing to see there, just keep moving along…..

One point this “sermon” makes is that apparently I should forfeit my 401k plan as a form of reparations since, even though I’m not old enough to have owned any slaves, I have apparently prospered because of slavery, and I guess I have my ancestors to thank for that. Of course, my grandparents were the first in their families actually born in the U.S. in the 1920’s, so………. Oh, wait, wait, I don’t have the entire sermon here, so just disregard all of this as being “out of context.” It’s nice and convenient that way.

**Update**Obama has removed Father Pfleger’s endorsement from his campaign website. And he also issued this statement.

“As I have traveled this country, I’ve been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that that unites us. That is why I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger’s divisive, backward-looking rhetoric, which doesn’t reflect the country I see or the desire of people across America to come together in common cause,” Obama said.

That statement wouldn’t ring so hollow if this was Obama’s first publicity guffaw regarding race relations. Or if he hadn’t been friends with Father Pfleger for 20 yrs, hadn’t flown him to a campaign event, or if this had been Pfleger’s first appearance at Trinity. Somehow Obama just keeps finding himself surprised and disappointed by the views of his personal spiritual advisers. Poor guy, he should remember that you’re often known by the company that you keep.

“When you mix politics and religion you get politics,” Gene Carlson, retired pastor.