Medical Marijuana Ordinance To Be Passed in Los Angeles

Ah don’t you love it when potheads get vocal? There are already activists waiting to sue the city for enacting an ordinance that will tightly regulate the medical marijuana dispensaries that have popped up since California legalized medical marijuana.  Though I will admit I am confused, considering marijuana-medical or not-is still an illegal drug under federal law I don’t know how we are able to have any sort of marijuana dispensary at all, even with the 10th amendment granting state sovereignty. After all, it does say state laws can’t contradict federal laws. That aside, Los Angeles decided it was time to crack down on the growing number of dispensaries.

Medical Marijuana Ordinance passes in Los Angeles

Ed Reyes-LA City Councilmember

Ed Reyes of the 1st district of Los Angeles is the one who brought the plan forth to more strictly regulate the medical marijuana dispensaries. It is amazing how liberals are always for regulation as long as they don’t have to be regulated.  They don’t want accountability for abortion clinics, medical marijuana dispensaries or anything that involves sex workers (aka whores) or needle exchange  programs  but if I want to put up a Nativity scene on my own property at Christmas time-well that needs to be regulated!

Bernard Parks-LA City Councilmember

Now I am not fool enough to believe that Ed Reyes is a conservative Republican but  he is taking on an unpopular cause and that says something about him.  The people who have opposed the bill according the Los Angeles Time article by John Hoeffel are Bernard Parks, Jan Perry and Bill Rosendahl.  According to Hoeffel they voted against the ordinance both times.

With the ordinance set to pass the activists are getting ready to sue, but the Council is prepared for that according to the Times article Reyes is reported as saying:

We tried to interpret the state law for the way it was written,” he said.  The law will not take effect until the City Council approves the fees that dispensaries will have to pay to cover the cost of registration, a process that could take at least another 30 days, according to city officials.

I don’t think the City has a whole lot to worry about,  I am sure all the activists will be too high and too busy munching on Cheetos and Reese’s peanut butter cups to make any of the appointed court dates should it get to that point.  And you have just got to love this line from the same article:

“The smoke should clear six months from the effective date of the ordinance,” she [Special Assistant City Atty. Jane Usher] said.

An interesting choice of words indeed. LOL  Many landlords will have to find new places to set up shop, they cannot within a 1,000 yards of schools, libraries or residential homes or other “sensitive places.”  They also can’t turn a profit (so why have a dispensary in the first place?) and there are other restrictions on the dispensaries as well.  They think that a third of them will have to shut down but that has some groups very happy.

Many neighborhoods complain of crime associated with the dispensaries and don’t want them in their neighborhoods.  So it will be interesting to see where this goes, though I know who I am rooting for and it is not the weed dealers. It is good to see that these people are fighting back and taking back their communities! God bless you and keep up the good fight!

A New Day Is Dawning!

This narrator is correct, this is not about Republican vs. Democrat or even conservative vs. liberal but this is about liberty vs. tryanny. It is about securing our blessings and making sure this amazing document we call the Constitution is around for another generation.  It is about restoring life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to all and letting Washington know we are still in charge. It is time for our government to fear us and for us to stop fearing them. We are living in amazing times, more so than at any other point in history, we have heard about patriots all our lives, and now is the time for us to become one! It is time for all Americans to stand proud and declare to the world once more, “Don’t Tread On Me!”  God bless you all.

Scott Brown Wins but Will America?

Scott Brown defeated Martha Coakley yesterday in a special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat. Evenwith Obama and the Kennedys behind her she could still only garner 47% of the voters support.  Scott received 52%-and while hardly a landslide, it is a pretty significant indicator that the arrogance and elitism of the Democratic party will not be tolerated any longer. More than anything, it was Coakley’s snobbery that did her in. Incidents like this did not certainly help her.

Asked about why she was not spending more time with voters, Coakley jabbed at Brown for having greeted hockey fans who attended a special outdoor game between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers.

“As opposed to standing outside Fenway Park? In the cold? Shaking hands?” she said.

Such one-on-one interaction with voters is the lifeblood of this state’s politics, and mocking the idea of braving the cold at Boston’s iconic baseball stadium seemed bizarre given the tens of thousands of voters who did just that to see the game.

I know because Obama recovered from his clinging to guns and religion gaffe that you thought you too could get away with such mocking of the voting population but hate to break it to you Coakley he is always going to get away with stuff you never will be, so don’t even try it. I guess she learned that lesson a bit too late.

But now that Scott Brown has been elected what does that mean for the GOP? Will he betray his conservative base that got him elected?  Will they seat him before the vote for health care comes up.  Michael Steele of the Republican National Convention said on Good Morning America, the Democrats are trying to put off seating him.  They want to wait at least three weeks..for what? When Roland Burris was going to fill the Obama seat it was done in a matter of days. Never mind that the whole process had been tainted by Rod Blagojevitch who was accused of trying to sell the seat to Jesse Jackson Jr and Roland Burris. While Roland denied it, he also allowed himself to be seated among all this controversy. It was truly stupid in my opinion.  Yet Roland had not been picked by the people but was appointed by the Senate, so why is it  when the people speak, it is going to take three weeks?

So now comes the hard part. Winning the election was the easy part, getting him into the Senate is going to be a whole lot harder.  They know  Scott will be fundamental in shooting down the health care bill and they can’t allow that to happen.  When Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe was interviewed by Good Morning America he had this to say:

“We won the House and Senate in 2006, we won the White House in 2008. … People sent the unmistakable message they wanted change. We have to deliver on that,” former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said on “GMA.”

“The Republicans have chosen their path: They are doing the bidding of insurance companies, just as they’re going to do with big banks as it relates to financial reform. We have a good health care plan, and we need to pass that,” Plouffe said.

The incredulous and arrogance of that statement is astounding. Basically, it was a very nice way of giving everyone who has legitimate beefs with the healthcare bill the finger. As a parent I know there are times when you have to do something that is for the good of your child whether or not they agree with it.  However, we are not children and to treat the voting public like children is beyond insulting. He also went on to say they were going to pass it in its current form, no compromises. So much for bipartisanship.

So Scott Brown won, but we have yet to see if that will be a good thing for America or will be just another RINO, only time will tell. And for the health of our country, let’s hope he is not a RINO in pachyderm clothing and Lord help us if he is.

Evacuations Ordered for Southern California

By now areas of Acton, Flintridge, La Canada and other adjoining cities have had Sherriffs knock on their door and told they must leave.  La Canada is actually a hair’s breadth from where I was raised in Altadena, so while I have great empathy for those in Haiti, this hits a lot closer to home, these are my neighbors right in my own backyard.

The rains have been coming down almost torrentially during these last three days and are expected to last this entire week.  We have even had tornados out here.  Earthquakes we know. Floods are old familiar foes, fires are second nature, but tornadoes? What is this? Kansas? I don’t think so.  This is from the CNN Weather Center:

A rare tornado warning was issued Tuesday afternoon for southeastern Orange County, including the cities of Mission Viejo and San Clemente, and northwestern San Diego County, including the cities of Oceanside and Carlsbad. The National Weather Service said radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado.

 People are expected  to be out of their houses until the 25th.  Because of the fires last year, they are expecting heavy debris flow and are evacuating people as a precautionary measure.

Echoes of Katrina can be heard in the press conferences as the authorities tell everyone “When we come knocking, you need to cooperate and evacuate.”  Afraid of another New Orleans where people refused to move from their homes the authorities kept reiterating that sentiment. However, they needn’t be so afraid, unlike New Orleans and Haiti where Nature seemed to target the poorest population who have nowhere to go, out in California, it tends to be the middle class and ultra rich who get targeted with mudslides, floods, fires and the like.  Therefore they are more likely to listen to the authorities because they have a few more resources at their disposal then the Katrina/Haiti crowd do.  [Maybe that is Nature’s way of balancing the scales I don’t know but I do know this in terms of natural disaster the safest place for a poor person to live and survive it is California. ]

This is expected to be the heaviest rainfall in 5 years and once again it is being blamed on El Nino but to be fair, El Nino is like the stepchild of the weather world, if anything remotely bad can be attributed to wind or rain, you bet El Nino is going to hear about it.  In any case, I hope all those who are being affected by Mother Nature’s bad mood will be alright. And if these rains last 40 days and 40 nights I would get right with God real quick!

Doomed Democrats?

As the special election for Ted Kennedy is coming to a  close and as it looks like Republican Senator, Scott Brown is going to win, there is a sense of doom that is starting to permeate the Democratic leadership.  Democrats are the oldest political party and maybe that is part of the problem, they have outlived their usefulness.

Democrats have not been paying attention to what is going on in our nation.  When they won the Presidency, House and Senate in 2008, they thought they were sitting pretty and could do no wrong, what they didn’t count on was the growing discontent among many of the voters who intensely disliked Obama and everything he stood for and were far more crazy about Palin then they ever were about McCain. They figured the discontented rabble would just go away, instead we got stronger. Depsite the threats of Homeland Security that placed former vets and anti-abortion protesters as “enemy combatants” and despite the mocking of the Tea Parties by the media, we grew. Now here is only a year after Obama’s inaugration and the tide has vastly shifted.  And so the back-stabbing and finger pointing is already beginning and the election is not even over.

And in private conversations, Hill sources say White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has blamed Coakley, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic pollster Celinda Lake for failing to see Brown’s surge in time to stop it.

“With the legislative and political stakes so high, it’s unbelievable that the Senate committee and White House let this race get so out of hand,” said one senior Washington Democrat. “There’s a lot of blame to go around. Martha Coakley is only one of the problems here.”

As you can see the blame game is already starting and Obama is not immune from it. According to that same article, he is blamed for not selling the message more. However, as a failed telemarketer I can tell you, you cannot sell what people don’t want. And what the American people don’t want is more spending, more debt, more failed social policies, more Democratic rule.  Liberal policies have been an abysmal failure and to assume the people are going to continue to vote for the same unchecked failure is utterly insane.  Should Scott Brown win, he will hold significant power because his vote alone could stall many of the Democrats’ schemes.  The Democrats need 60 seats to blow through any legislation, with Scott in place they will be short one vote. That is as long as he continues to vote as a conservative and not some RINO pawn.

So stay tuned, this is sure to be an interesting ride and might mark the day when the Democratic party imploded and became part of our American past like the Federalists and the Whigs before them.  Though I wouldn’t count them out just yet,  but maybe this is a wake up call to the Democratic party that you are not as strong as you think and conservatives of any stripe or political affiliation are a force to be reckoned with.

Naomi Wolf-the End of America

You may be wondering, why in the world is a conservative site like mine showcasing someone like Naomi Wolf, a raging feminst and liberal if ever there was one. No, I haven’t lost my mind, but once in awhile even a Leftie like Naomi can get a thing or two right. Granted she gets a lot WRONG!!! For instance, our founding fathers never wanted a democracy for our country, they despised the very concept of democracy and saw it as a sure and fastest way to tyranny. That is why they gave us a republic, not a democracy. Another thing she and every leftist gets wrong is fascism. Fascism and let me make this abundantly clear is NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PERPETUATED BY THE RIGHT!!! You cannot have a right wing fascist-it is impossible! Why? Because fascism is the complete control of government over the people, the people on the right want limited government not more government. Therefore anarchy is what you get when the right goes extreme! Fascism, socialism, communism-all those are strictly inventions of the Left! Though the Left likes to glamorize and seize anarchy as its own, it is actually what happens when the Right loses its mind. Also anarchy is a temporary state of government that is quickly replaced by a new government, usually an oligarchy which is a government run by an select few-an elite, if you will. Therefore, if Bush was truly a fascist, then he is not a right wing fascist but a left wing one!

What is even more interesting is that all the sins she laid at Bush’s door Obama has done on a larger scale. Bush has a list of “enemy combatants” Obama has a larger one including veterans returning home. We supposedly tortured at Gitmo, Obama has since said, “Yeah, that’s okay. We won’t prosecute you after all.” We went from Iraq to Afghanistan. Changing battlefronts-which is what Obama said he would do, he never said our soldiers were coming back home but that is what everyone believed-is not ending a war, it is changing strategies. More and more Americans are saying Obama is just like Bush while others say he is worse. In fact, his approval rating is only 50% only Reagan had a lower approval rating his first year in office at 49%.

Gallup Poll-Only 50% Approval for Obama

The difference being Reagan would usher in glasnost and dismantle our most feared enemy, the Soviet Union while Obama is content on relinquishing our sovereignty to our enemies and dismantling the United States. The part of the video, I found most intriguing was when she talks about she is talking to her older friend who survived the Holocaust who kept telling her, “They did this in Germany.” It is that warning, that blueprint she talks about that I think we need to pay attention to because the Left has always ushered in tyranny. Please read the Weimar Constitution, which is the Left’s version of our beloved document and see how the Left does a republic. You can find my comparison on here called Dueling Constitutions: Weimar vs. U.S. Constitution.

Dueling Constitutions

We need America to wake up. We need to fight the Left because the denial of individual freedom is never RIGHT!!!!

We Don’t Need Support-We Need A Man

There is a young, Black conservative named Afrocity Brown who has her own blog and who I am a Facebook friend of, she posed a question the other day, “Are mothers more necessary than fathers to children?” Everyone overwhelmingly said that both mothers and fathers are necessary to bring up a child right. Of course, there is always one in the crowd who had to spout off about how gays and lesbians are just wonderful parents and all single mothers need is some support and their children will be just fine. Well this is my response to her!

Support? I don’t need support, my son doesn’t need support, what we need is a husband, a father. We need someone who is going to be there 24/7/365 days a year. We need someone who is in the trenches with us, who has our backs, who will walk across the ends of the Earth to save us. We need a protector, a provider, a man of God, not support. I don’t want a “male role model” for my son-I want a Dad! I want someone who rushes home to play ball with him before it gets dark. Someone who gets the whole “What can I pretend to blow up today?” thing. I need someone who speaks his language also known as “6 year old boytalk” because I am terribly deficient in that area! I need someone to tell me when I need to back off and someone to whip his butt when he gets out of line. I need that voice, that manly, authoritative voice that every child on Earth responds to, especially rebellious little boys! I need a man, a real man, not someone who shows up occasionally. Not someone who will spend time with him when they can fit it in their schedule. Not some second rate father figure but a real, honest to goodness, father!

As for me, I need a husband. Not a boyfriend, not a companion but a husband. I need a man who will lift me up when I am spiraling downward. I need a husband who thinks that the sun rises and sets in my eyes, a man who laughs at my jokes and makes me laugh. A man who thinks the best spot on Earth is in my arms. I need a man who loves me, loves God and Jesus Christ, who will drag me to church when I don’t want to go. I need a man who will keep me on my toes and who is a little bit smarter than me but never makes me feel dumb. I need a man who will pitch in and help me raise my son according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I need a man who wants to spend time and all eternity with me…yes ME!!!! Support? No, I don’t need the occasional support, I need devotion, commitment and unending love. I need anything but support. I got bras for support. I need a man!

Helping Haiti

How do you help a country that has been virtually wiped out? How do you begin to rebuild? How can you fathom the absolute horror of your world literally collapsing? Does God see the devastation, does he care? These are questions people have been asking this past week since the 7.3 quake hit that tiny, Carribean nation.

I want to answer some of the questions.  When you have a crisis of this magntitude there is no way one nation, even the size of America, can handle it all.  I have to admit the thing that fills up my bosom with pride when it comes to being an American is how we are the first to react to such tragedies without a second thought.  That politics take a back seat when human beings are in need. Should North Korea  suffer a similar fate tomorrow,  Kim Jong il be…you know, we are helping those in North Korea.  That is just how we are, it is how America is wired. And I think that is a pretty awesome trait we possess. So we have the will to help, so what can we do as a nation to help those in Haiti?

1. Give to reputable organizations

Places like the Red Cross, Salvation Army are good places and locate your local Latter Day Saint church and make  a fast offering or designate that you want this money to go to help those in Haiti and it will be done. The LDS Church is often a shining beacon of hope in these kind of situations because we have storehouses with food, clothing, hygiene kits and other necessities already to go. We can get just about anywhere in 24 hours.  In fact, this is from the church website:

Two planes, one departing from Denver as early as Thursday and another leaving from Miami later this week, will each include over 80,000 pounds of food and emergency resources such as tents, tarps, water filtration bottles and medical supplies donated by the Church.  Transportation is being provided by Airline Ambassadors and Food for the Poor will aid with distribution in Haiti.

Please don’t take my mentioning the LDS Church, specifically, as a slight against other denominations but I mention the LDS because I can attest to the surety of the people who need the supplies receiving said supplies. Other churches just may not have the capabilities to provide the relief to Haiti as much as they would like to and the Catholic church has been demolished in that area. However all the  LDS missionaries in that area are all accounted for. They are still working on accounting for all the members.

2. Donate blood

 I don’t know how exactly this would work in a case such as thing, since it wouldn’t be going to someone local, but let the experts worry about the logistics, just donate your blood if you can. I cannot given that I am epileptic and the medicine I take for my seizures prevents me from giving blood.  So if you are in good health, give your blood.

3. Check out your local radio stations.

I know often times your radio station will be working in cooperation with a reputable agency to help those in need. If  you are in Los Angeles,  check out KKGO (Go Country) 105.1  and others like KOST FM 103.5 are some good ones who contribute to causes like this. KKGO is working with World Concern I think it is. But check out their site and you can find out for yourself. 

That being said, these are things I think we should NOT as a nation.

1)  Have our government give their government money.

While I have no problem providing manpower and life necessities to help them get back on their feet. I have a real problem with our government giving them money.  Mostly because I have absolutely no faith in either government that it will reach those in need. Obama has shown himself to be a weak and ineffectual money manager and I don’t see him overseeing where the money goes and seeing that it gets to those who desperately needs it.  I think we need every LA contractor down in Haiti right now to show them how to build a building and make sure it is retrofitted. I live in Earthquake Central, we eat 7.3’s for lunch. I have lived through more than my fair share of earthquakes and some were some serious shakers but never so much as suffered a hangnail from any them.  Because we know how to build our buildings here! Lastly, the reason I think  we shouldn’t give them money is because it is not the government’s money, it is the taxpayer’s! Now if every taxpayer wants to donate money to Haiti, then God bless you all but it should be up to the people to okay the expenditure not the government who spends your money like it is water.

2.  Bring the bulk of the survivors over here and grant them citizenship.

Burying our economy is not going to help those buried by the earthquake in Haiti. What Haiti needs is to rise up and demand their government be held accountable for the gross corruption and mismanagement, just as we are doing with our Tea Parties. The answer is not to bail out on your homeland but to do what it takees to make it better. We can’t take care of Mexico, the U.S and Haiti. If they want to transport them to Guam, Puerto Rico or somewhere else that is a territory of the U.S but not the U.S itself, that might be okay. But the last thing California,  Florida, Texas and the rest of the border states need is more people on our doles.  California literally had to have a garage sale for crying out loud to raise some dough, we cannot be taking care of every displaced survivor. If this was any other administration, I wouldn’t even worry about such a thing but with Obama, not is it likely I say it is inevitable. The sad thing is that if it was done it wouldn’t be out of any true altruism but out of greed and the need to buy voters.  The 2012 is right around the corner and Dems are feeling the heat, what better way to save their image then by granting citizenship to those poor Haitians that they single-handedly saved?

In closing I want to answer the God question that many people are probably asking? Did God do this out of anger? Does he care about the people devastated by the earthquake? Yes, he cares. Those who perished are in his care, those who survived would do well to think about their eternal life and seek him. He wants all to return home to him. As for him being angry-well wouldn’t you be if your children were destroying your prized creation? But that is not why the Earth shook. If anything, it was a sign that Christ is returning soon and we better get our acts together now.  It was his way of bringing some of his valiant children home while waking up the wicked. I hope you guys are awake now

Changing the Tide: Conservative Comeback

To paraphrase Barbara Mandrell, “I was conservative when conservatism wasn’t cool.” However the tide seems be changing, it seems that conservatism is making major comeback among Americans as more and more people are calling themselves “conservatives.” This is not merely wishful thinking on my part but is substantiated by a Gallup poll this last week.

According to a January 7, 2010 poll done by Gallup, the best and most trusted polling agency in the nation, 40 percent of Americans consider themselves to be conservative.  Conservatism has been growing larger over the last decade and 2009 brought it to ahead according to Gallup.

The increased conservatism that Gallup first identified among Americans last June persisted throughout the year, so that the final year-end political ideology figures confirm Gallup’s initial reporting: conservatives (40%) outnumbered both moderates (36%) and liberals (21%) across the nation in 2009.  [“Conservatives Finish 2009 as No. 1 Ideological Group”  Lydia Saad. January 7, 2010]

Conservatives #1 Ideological Group

Moderates seemed to have the biggest lead back in 1993  with 43 percent but as the cultural divide widens so does the need to pick a side and it seems conservatives are winning over many of the previous moderates and/or independents to their side. Liberalism while gaining a little steam has been hanging on to dear life. In 1992, under Clinton of all people, they ranked only 17 percent.  Today they are 21 percent. Moderates are now 36 percent.  Even with the standard 2 percent margin of error liberals are hardly gaining ground.

Why is it that liberals haven’t rose much past 20% in the last decade? It is because as well intentioned as their plans may be, they are just ineffective, costly and do more to damage society than to enhance it. People are sick of liberals and their social experiments and being made to feel like bigotted relics for advancing tradition, God and morality. Such things are not passe nor are they to heaved upon the trash heap of history in exchange for a more decadent, hedonistic society.

Liberalism continues to fail and our children are the victims of their sociological abuse, it is time we stand firm and in the upcoming election do what we should’ve done in the first place-elect conservatives to office and save our country and children from failed policies of liberals.