Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Inconsistency in Politics Is Out Of Control

Politics has become real confusing. Take the Republican party. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is a rising Republican star who supports the Republican anti drug theme. Yet Yet Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is quoted as saying marijuana is not a drug according to a British magazine. (He said it was a "leaf.") A spokesman said the governor was only joking, but Legal Pub has its doubts.

Schwarzenegger told GQ (the British edition of the magazine) that he had not taken drugs. However, the former "terminator" acknowledged using marijuana in the 1970s and was shown smoking a joint in "Pumping Iron" the 1977 documentary. So much for Republican consistency. How about the Democrats?
To be a Democrat as long as you follow some simple rules:

1. You have to be for abortion but against capital punishment.

2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments create prosperity.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of U.S. citizens are more of a threat than Nuclear weapons in the hands of Chinese, Iran and North Korean communists.

4. You have to believe the same teacher who can't teach fourth graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.

5. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually doing something to earn it.

6. You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports certain parts of the Constitution.

7. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too high.

8. You have to believe that standardized tests are discriminatory, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.

9. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere is because the right people haven't been in charge.

10. You have to believe conservatives telling the truth belong in jail, but a liar and a sex offender should be paroled.

11. You have to believe homosexual parades should be constitutionally protected but Christmas manger scenes prohibited.

12. You have to believe that it's okay to give Federal workers the day off on Christmas Day .........but it's not okay to say "Merry Christmas."

Ready to vote???


blond bombshell said...

Thanks for the pep talk Legal Pub. Now I am ready to vote in the Mayoral election next week.

Who said the glass was half full?


Anonymous said...

The Christmas thing is what gets me every time.


Anonymous said...

Hell, let’s take it to extremes….

Republicans want to cut down every tree, burn every drop of oil, and poison all the water in the world to make a buck…the world won’t run for long that way.

Democrats want everybody to sit on a couch bought by somebody else, watching a TV provided by somebody else, eating free food given to them, and have everything they ever wanted given to them for nothing…. the world won’t run for long that way.

My take is the Republicans are more worried about fighting the Democrats than doing the right thing for all of us. Factor in the Democrats would cut the nose off their face to keep the Republicans from looking good and we’re all screwed!


Your Secret L.A. Reader said...

Good post L.S.

I think it is time for the rise of an Independent party. Give us a party and a platform and I will give the first donation...

Your Secret L.A. Reader

cindy said...

Has Arnold Schwarzenegger forgotten that he was a steroid user? That he was in a documentary film?

Better to say I made mistakes in my youth then to denie you inhaled... see Bill Clinton!


Ms. Calabaza said...

... how about a party with common sense? I'll send a check also, secret l.a. reader.

I agree with Ahnold, why do we bother prosecuting marijuana? Big waste of law enforcement, in my humble opinion. I've never met a violent pot-head but sure have met a great deal of mean alcoholics.
This reminds me of the great Curb your Enthusiasm episode where Larry David tries to score some pot for his dad (glaucoma). . . hilarious!

BTW, Ms. C does not smoke or drink... but has been known to take a XANAX if she has to get on an airplane. . .

Anonymous said...

I support Schwarzenegger and Ms.
C on this one! I know Ralph and L.S. are going to say the law is the law, but who ever hurt anyone because of a J?


Anonymous said...

You are right. The law is the law. It is not to be broken!


Anonymous said...

I’m quite inclined to agree regarding the marijuana…except for the breaking the law part.

Don’t like the law? Work to change it.

But hey, that’s one side effect (in my opinion) of marijuana…the willingness to continue to accept circumstances that otherwise should be changed by hard work…there seems to be a pronounced willingness to sit on one’s ass and say “WTF” rather than get up and work.

Now I admit it could be the ol’ chicken-egg thing or the even better correlation–causality issue…but still change the law, don’t break it.

Just my opinion.


Anonymous said...

Ok that is the ticket, a woodstock concert sit in protesting laws against pot!

Hey wait, in California we have tried to pass laws legalizing but regulating pot smoking and the Feds jump in and say, " oh no you can't do that."

Come on. Change the law how?

69 Hippie and Proud

Anonymous said...

Change the law how? Well I’d recommend the same way it has always been changed…by long, hard, and often unrewarding work!

Women voting? It’ll never happen! It did.

Blacks going to school with whites? It’ll never happen! It did.

Larger and more persistent problems and irregularities in the law have been changed.

Excuses are easy. Giving up is easy. But I’d say we as a nation would not be anywhere as great as we are if those who came before us had the same “stuff” as many seem to have today.

It takes hard work, dedication, and the “right stuff”. If you believe, it can happen.

Change the law? How?


Until then, follow it.


grandma jones said...

In California residents have worked hard to change the law and in fact changed the law. The Fed gov is the hang up.

What happened to state rights that Bush promised?

What is wrong with a little whacky weed in the privacy of one's home. It certainly helps my glaucoma.

Grandma Jones

Viper said...

Ross Perot, John Anderson where are you?

dollar bill said...

Big Dollar political parties and donors make it impractical for an Independent to run let alone win!

Dollar Bill

dollar bill said...

Big Dollar political parties and donors make it impractical for an Independent to run let alone win!

Dollar Bill

california surfer dude said...

South Carolina Democrats squashed Stephen Colbert's fanciful White House bid on Thursday. His campaign ended on the Republican side as well.

Colbert, who poses as a conservative talk-show host on the Comedy Central cable network, filed to get on the ballot as a Democratic candidate in his native South Carolina. His campaign paid a $2,500 filing fee just before the noon deadline, said state Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler.

I would have liked for him to have run...

Surfer Dude

Anonymous said...

Vote for the Green Candidate in each election!