Normally I would stick this in the “This Week’s Idiots” section, but the recent action of the Washington state legislature and government were so egregiously stupid that I felt the need to comment a little more. What did they do? They banned the word “marijuana.” Why? Because it’s racist, of course. Excerpt:
“The term ‘marijuana’ itself is pejorative and racist,” Washington state Rep. Melanie Morgan claimed last year during testimony on the legislation she sponsored. “As recreational marijuana use became more popular, it was negatively associated with Mexican immigrants.”
Uh huh. Because no white people have ever smoked marijuana. Honestly, this is Richter-scale stupid, right here. You just can’t make this shit up.
On To the Links!
Nothing will come of this. Something should – we know it should – but it won’t.
Who is pulling Joe Biden’s strings? That’s something plenty of folks would like to know, because someone sure as hell is.
Super Gonorrhea! Fortunately I’m in the lowest of low-risk groups.
So, work camps? Know who else set up work camps?
French President Macron snubs President Biden(‘s handlers). Is anyone still taking this guy’s calls?
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
One of the most liberty-minded songs in rock & roll history is Charlie Daniel’s 1974 tune Long Haired Country Boy. Consider the refrain:
‘Cause I ain’t askin’ nobody for nothin’,
If I can’t get it on my own.
If you don’t like the way I’m livin’,
You just leave this long haired country boy alone.
Charlie Daniels had a long and distinguished career, bending away from rock and over to country as he aged. He’s probably better known for The Devil Went Down to Georgia and Simple Man, as well as for his amazing work with a fiddle. But Long Haired Country Boy is still my favorite bit of his long discography. Here, then, is that fine old libertarian tune. Enjoy.