U r such a POS. How you automatically turn this into a “whos who” of whos program it was becuase what year this kid was shot, and automatically assume that anyone who frequents this site is going to automatically agree with everything President Bush did is beyond me. A lot of blazers don’t even think Bush was a good president. Did he do a good job rallying the country together after 9 11, yes. Do a lot of people agree with the subsequent wars after 911, not really. Do most of the people on here believe that Bush was head and shoulders a better president than Barack Obama, absolutely.
Bottom line is, who cares what President installed what program to lead to this monumental problem that has the capability of tearing this country apart? You’re such an idiot I feel like throwing my keyboard right now. It’s impossible to have a conversation with someone like you and you’re everything that’s wrong with this country your comments are just to rile people up and play on emotions. Because I can’t believe ur really that stupid. Well I give u credit, ur comment worked on me this time…
 February 24, 2015 at 3:17pm
It would without a doubt end a lot of the street/turf wars if it were legalized and controlled by the state. Also it would would generate a lot of income for the STATE government…. Which I can totally get behind.
So you’re saying they’re playing on my emotions on the fact that it might effect unborn babies, eh? Maybe, I didn’t think about that. But I will tell you this, I know how long drugs stay in your system and know the effects of drugs and know how what a mother consumes, the baby also consumes. If there is truth to this article (which makes sense at a once read over) it is going to make a lot of people, myself included, who are pro legalization, anti legalization. The benefits just don’t out wiegh the negatives when it comes to unborn children. They cannot make decisions for themselves and should be protected.
Your thoughts? Because you did not hit on this in your comment, only that they were using it to play on emotions but not of the ramifications if unborn children could be effected….
 February 24, 2015 at 2:55pm
Good point, I agree. I forgot about that some people consume marijuana by eating it. In that case it would definitely be less harmful than tobacco. But I think you’re still missing the point of the article….see my post above under Runebacks’ comment…
 February 24, 2015 at 1:55pm
Marijuana deposits 4 times more tar into your lungs than an equal amount of tobacco… Via American lung association. I don’t disagree with all of your statements but I wanted to correct you on the fact that cigarettes are worse for you than marijuana Healthwise.
Avid drug user 16-23…..7 years clean
 February 24, 2015 at 1:33pm
@ mizurax and blest
I think you’re both kind of missing the whole point of the article. The main message that the article wanted to get across was that ANY type of addiction to marijuana, metal\physical, has the potential to have negative affects on innocent unborn babies, and the increase of these cases due to the legalization of the marijuana.
Whether you guys wanna disagree about the mental or physical addiction aspect is up to yall. I personally KNOW that marijuana isnt physically addictive. Only mentally addictive. But I also agree with you blest on that the FACT that THC stays in your system longer than any other drug. Months sometimes as compared to the couple of days for pills, cocaine, etc.
That’s being said I do feel like this opens up a whole new discussion on whether drugs should be legal. I tend lead more to my libertarian side when it comes to marijuana, and think that we should live and let live with a low powerful drug like that. It is overcrowding our prisons and driving up our taxes for these low level offenders.
But on the other hand, these people smoking weed are making their own decisions and are adults. When you add this aspect of potential harming of an unborn innocent babies I lean towards my conservative viewpoints and tend to think that nothing should be legal that could potentially hurt an unborn baby or make them addicted to any sort of substance
Source: An avid drug user from 16-23….7 years clean
The only reason it is being brought up is on faked stats (all with wee pi and wide range of error).
For example, including a death from one valium because he smoked pot 3 hours earlier.
Democrats despise that a state and its people made a decisions they wanted without permission from the Exalted Ones in DC.
So, knowing that most conservatives care deeply about young and unborn, they have turned this into a talking point.
I agree with your statement: open it up. Get rid of the killer cartels and street wars. People had pot before and kids were sneaking the parents stash before it was legalized.
Source: An ex-Democrat user....12 years clean
It would without a doubt end a lot of the street/turf wars if it were legalized and controlled by the state. Also it would would generate a lot of income for the STATE government.... Which I can totally get behind.
So you're saying they're playing on my emotions on the fact that it might effect unborn babies, eh? Maybe, I didn't think about that. But I will tell you this, I know how long drugs stay in your system and know the effects of drugs and know how what a mother consumes, the baby also consumes. If there is truth to this article (which makes sense at a once read over) it is going to make a lot of people, myself included, who are pro legalization, anti legalization. The benefits just don't out wiegh the negatives when it comes to unborn children. They cannot make decisions for themselves and should be protected.
Your thoughts? Because you did not hit on this in your comment, only that they were using it to play on emotions but not of the ramifications if unborn children could be effected....
I did not miss any point. I was simply countering Blest.
My question is this: Why do you think weed being legal or illegal will have any effect on mothers who choose to smoke weed during pregnancy? It won't. They'll do what they do regardless of the law.
Why do we need to make a law to ban weed in order to create an illusion that we're somehow helping unborn children?
The weed is not the problem. The people are the problem. But outlawing the substance from perfectly respectful and responsible individuals is not a solution. The idiots will smoke weed and blow it in their baby's face even if weed is illegal. Further, responsible people will not smoke weed around their children, nor will they smoke it if they are pregnant or trying to get pregnant even if weed is legal.
Again, the law has nothing to do with anything. And again, the weed is not the problem.
 February 24, 2015 at 1:07pm
LMAO…..a few ones are OK but most of the time I could agree….
 February 19, 2015 at 3:04pm
 February 17, 2015 at 7:34pm
Your comment was the first one I read on this article that was articulate and made sense.
 February 5, 2015 at 7:05pm
I used birthday money to buy an “Elf” frame at the local bike shop. These were vary rare and extremley nice\light bikes. Used lawn mower money to by part by part the remaining pieces from a store in BMX mag called Dans’ competition. Me and my friends rode bikes everywhere. Everywhere. Miles……and miles. We would travel in bike pacts of like 10 or more here in Maryland suburbs. Trails, roads, feilds, woods. Nowadays u never see that. Man those were some awesome times. My dad threw that bike away when we moved. Geez I was so mad. To this day I still don’t know why he didn’t ask me about it. Had to be every bit of $800 bucks in the early to mid 90′s
 February 5, 2015 at 6:41pm
That is an AWESOME idea. I make sure we eat dinner at the table at least 3 times a week and always on Sunday (if we’re home) and always say grace at the table. I want to get in the habit of doing it even when we go out to eat. I love the idea of 2 weeks with no gadgets. My kids are still young, 1 & 4, but when they older I am going to do this.
 February 1, 2015 at 10:50am
The biggest problem I have with your original comment is “what’s your problem with more educational opportunity”? and that employers desire skills from a college degree.
Free education is already offered grades K-12 Which is more t enough opportunity to get yourself scholarships, and then there is always government funded programs to also help those who necessarily can’t “afford” it. My question to a person who thinks as you do is, where does it stop? You say there aren’t suggesting they pay PHDs…..well if this goes through…..just wait, they will. See that’s the point…..IT NEVER STOPS. Sonn after this they will be talking about Masters and PHDs being paid for. And people are TIRED of their taxes being raised ALL THE TIME!!!! especially for illegals. Lets just give away free housing, free food, and free healthcare……..wait a second…..
And your thought on employers wanted the skills that a college degree provide….well lets just say all the college graduates in my business (commercial construction) are completely lost and don’t have a clue when they get out of college. And I know many positions are the same way. College, in only few cases, IMO, actually provide a SKILL SET to be prepared when entering the work force in your particular field. Maybe ifyou said educate….maybe….but SKILL SET……no, absolutely not
[-3] January 9, 2015 at 10:56pm
 December 28, 2014 at 5:25pm
I know. The bushs’ and the Clintons? Man this is like a bad dream…..
Another couple terms of The Clintons & Democratic Party would be a dream come true for the vast Majority of the American people to continue the Democratic Party agenda…of peace and prosperity, clean air & water, battling global warming and more of our visionary progressive policies for the 21st Century that have built America for the past 200 years… vote YES to Hillary!
A bush and more gop idiots in control would drive the country off the cliff…just like they always do.
groundhog day nightmare
 December 5, 2014 at 1:36pm
I think we should stop calling Christmas….Christmas. And should start pronouncing it Christ-mas. To keep the Christ in Christmas and to expose the secularists.
I haven’t yet read this article, because I am at work. But I just had to log in for the title of the article. I thought it was hilarious. It would make a great bumper sticker. I enjoyed your previous article on college education, & I will read this one when I get off work.
October 11, 2014 at 9:14pm
just like they are not at a disadvantage because of their skin color. They are at a disadvantage a lot of the time because of where and how they are raised. How involved are parents are in their childhood. Whether or not they were included in the 75% of African American babies born out of wedlock category. Exposed to drug use, how important was school dressed in the household.
I don’t think the people on here are heartless and unsympathetic. I think they’re frustrated. They are tired of being able to see what has plagued a certain people for decades, and the people themselves not being able to see it.
 October 11, 2014 at 9:08pm
I can understand your comment after reading certain comments on here. But not always conservatives as feel that way. I also understand their frustration though, when they see a significant portion of a trace becoming derelict, unproductive, not self-reliant and having morally rotted self. I knew you would disagree with this, but its pretty true that conservatives know history better than progressives. Even the words themselves kind of dictate the description of themselves. Conservatives want to conserve history, values, While progressives want to drive away from it, and progress towards a different society.
But my point is, when they are trying to invoke history involving Republicans being sympathetic to slaves and the black community, they are trying to in a roundabout way, expose how the Democrat party has used the black race for decades. Their message may come off heartless and unsympathetic, but their account of history is correct. And these facts are easy to look up, read about and understand.
That is why my previous comment I said it’s going to take more than mere words. We have to show our black brothers and sisters there’s a different way. Yeah there’s racism but not 95 of everything that doesn’t go your is a reason to play the race card. And there is no, or should there be anything called white guilt. Which is what a lot of us whites are feeling right now. We are not more advantageous in society just because of our skin color.