This gave me a chuckle. The business environment in California (see yesterday’s post) has gotten so bad that Jerry Garcia’s Grateful Dead cannabis brand is pulling out of California. Relevant statement from the story:
Eli Melrod, the CEO and co-founder of Solful dispensary chain, said the brand’s exit from California was a sign that it’s a struggle for even good cannabis brands to make money in the state.
Hell, it’s a struggle for anyone to make money in California! The state Assembly has been working like hell to make it as difficult as possible to make money in California, and now it’s gotten to the point where you can’t even make a profit selling dope. This is just rich.
On To the Links!
We should be debating every damn penny of government spending.
Things aren’t looking good for China.
The Pelosi Act. Seriously, read this one; the name really is priceless.
You asked for it, asshole, so suck it up and deal.
Have some answers to questions you never asked.
House GOP opens up the amendment process. This is a good thing.
Dems never saw a spending idea they didn’t like.
Dr. Victor Davis Hanson to the Left: “You’re The Man now.”
Are you really against fossil fuels?
Consumers are getting skittish.
To be fair, they thought this in 2016, too.
This Week’s Idiots:
MSNBC’s Hayes Brown (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.
Robert Reich (Repeat Offender Alert) remains a sawed-off runt, and an idiot.
Paul Krugman (Repeat Offender Alert) remains a cheap partisan hack, and an idiot.
Salon’s Heather Digby Parton is an idiot.
Race hustler Dr. Umar Johnson is an idiot.
Salon’s Matthew Rozsa is an idiot. (I’m sensing a pattern here.)
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
The early Eighties were the glory days of girl bands, and in those years there were few better examples of that genre than the Go-Go’s. They are, in fact, still around – in 2020 through 2022 they were on a reunion tour, although they are obviously a little longer in the tooth than they were in their heyday (but then, who among us ain’t?)
One of their better known tunes is the 1981 song Our Lips are Sealed, from the album Beauty and the Beat. The video here is typical of the time, just pretty girls doing pretty things with sun and water. Enjoy!