Mr. Smith, it is not often we get to enjoy in print a raving maniac such as you. If you don't want to wear t-shrits and display bumper stickers to avoid enraging the cops, that is your wise choice. I don't wear them either. Here is Houston cops are part of the drug trade. They might think I was trying to cut in to their territory. Or I might be a prospective customer. But mostly they work for the big boys. However, I do enrage cops, military types, and religious crazies with a "War is Not the Answer" bumper sticker.
(I was charged nearly $400 for a dollar fuse for my air conditioner at an auto repair shop just outside the entrance of Davis-Monthan because I had this anti-war bumper sticker. The testosterone rose to such a level I thought the macho/wussie war-mongering owner was going to attack himself.)
If you think grass is carcinogenic, why do you smoke it every day?
You are a very confused, hysterical person. I hope grass is not to blame.
Here is Texas we think of 4/20 as Willie Nelson's birthday. And happy hour usually starts for us a little after 4 pm, so 4/20 works for us every day and we are a happy lot, except for the hate-filled teabaggers and right wing religious crazies. If smoking pot were mandatory for them I wonder if they would light up, loosen up, and become sane. That might be too much to ask of one beloved, magical plant.
I'm almost entirely sure he is...and that's before I even read your article.
Excellent light shed on this debacle. I can't wait to see what is revealed when the public records are released. Karen has truely been a disappointment. Thank you Richard and Steve, who by the way, are privy to much of the "hidden" agenda voted against what is turning out to be political suicide for the Ward 1 office and Mayor.
Tom Horne may not be beautiful but the real ugliness is only on the inside.
Thanks for this column, Mr. Danehy. Tom Horne, as you so accurately have cast him, is an arrogant and despicable bully, wholly unworthy to hold any public office.
The Arizona Republic banned anonymous comments about a year ago, and the number went from hundreds to about five per article. Most of them now are touting get-rich-quick schemes, or the author can't decide if they agree or disagree with the article. Bottom line is, we learn virtually nothing from the comments. They also replaced the thumbs up/down with only the nauseating 'like'; you'll find this hard to believe, but readers only like comments now. I can learn from comments I disagree with, as well as from those I agree with.
Harvard University scientists reported [ http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/abs/6603236a.html] that THC slows tumor growth in common lung cancer and “significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread.” What’s more, like a heat-seeking missile, THC selectively targets and destroys tumor cells while leaving healthy cells unscathed. Conventional chemotherapy drugs, by contrast, are highly toxic; they indiscriminately damage the brain and body.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found marijuana smoke to be not as damaging as cigarette smoke, and occasional marijuana use is actually associated with increases in lung capacity - a good thing.
I'm sending Tommy a Che Guevara T-shirt.
Another candidate for worst elected official could be John Huppenthal, the state superintendent of PUBLIC instruction who never spent a day in public schools...
another example of the people that represent us NOT representing us and not even knowing the "heart" of the city.
Good column, Mr. Danehy. Very well written and spot on.
"He's up for re-election next year. Let's those of us who don't aspire to be Tom Horne do something about that, shall we?"
A vote for ANYBODY else would definitely be a better option.
Sal Baldenegro articulates well the important historical perspective of why the fight to save over 100 acres of public green space is so important. The Mayor put the sale of El Rio on the agenda on Monday for the council to vote on Tuesday, hoping to rush this deal through before the public knew what was happening, but the Barrio Hollywood Neighborhood Association and concerned citizens like Sal, the golfers, Tucson Clean and Beautiful, and about a dozen other neighborhood association residents rose up and killed this bad deal. We must make sure that our public land is taken off the auction block for good. Now the question is: what is the city trying to hide by refusing to release public documents?
Point is well taken about medical -v- "medical" (wink-wink) usage, but regarding "If you think millions of people can inhale carcinogens daily through their entire adult lives, all of them somehow miraculously avoiding cancer and none of them dying because of it, I feel sorry for you.":
While the jury is apparently still out on whether smoking cannabis is less bad, as bad, or more bad than smoking tobacco (some articles are here -- http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/13/is-pot-good-for-lungs-new-marijuana-study-adds-to-health-effects-debate.print.html --) that question only addresses the delivery method and not the cannabis itself, per se. (Tangerines are generally considered healthy, but drying and smoking them is probably not.)
Although it could be argued that cannabis PLUS OTHER STUFF (e.g., alcohol, driving, contamination with molds/other toxins, "Hey, watch this!" and other misadventure, &c) may have taken some lives, the oft-cited statistic that cannabis -- solely and by its own self -- never killed anyone is probably true.
Alrighty then, thanks for letting us know, Editor. (I am the "Someone" who left the comment about the letters to the editor, BTW.)
And since Starnet is curtailing anonymous comments, it will be interesting to see what happens here.
"I don't have any pot leaf shirts. I don't have pot bumper stickers on my car."
It's always been my belief that a person who does exhibit these items in public also might as well wear shirts or have bumper stickers that read: "Hey law enforcement or anyone who likes to contact law enforcement, please harass my dumbass for not being smart enough to keep incognito about an item that is still considered very taboo by a lot of everyday people."
I know this was wordy, at least it gets my point across.
What's to dislike about Woodstock ? Or is it just me ?
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Hank Hubbard used to come pick me up at home when I was a little girl of 11 yrs old. I used to clean his mothers apartment for her off craycroft road. Her name was Florence Hubbard . I remember she used to dress me in a big hat when I would leave to make sure the sun didn't get to me and turn me into a lil indian girl:) she was soo cute. I remember feeling like a celebrity when Hank would pick me up because he was on the news:) He was a great man I remember him and his mom fondly she was like a gramma to me.
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