Thursday, July 23, 2009

Marijuana Hwy: not just a nickname

The Oregon chapter of the "National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws" (pot heads for short) have actually adopted a section of Hwy 26.
From their website:
"What a nice change of pace to have cannabis consumers volunteering to clean up the highway, instead of being forced to do so in an orange jumpsuit by the county sheriff!"
I'm not sure what to say to that. It remains to be seen whether or not this stretch of road will be kept cleaner than ones adopted by other groups. Stoners just aren't known for their work ethic.


OregonGuy said...

(Laughs out loud.)

Anonymous said...

pick up the trash hippy. lmao


MAX Redline said...

I'm thinkin' Arby's. Hey, this wrapper's in the way....

Scottiebill said...

I thought that the going mantra was "Keep Portland Weird". Now it seems that has expanded int "Keep Oregon Weird." And weird it is.

For proof of this we only have to check out Teddy the Clueless, SecState Kate Brown (she who stopped "Jessica's Law from getting passed in the Legislature), David Wu, Bill Bradbury, Ron Wyden and his loyal lap dog sycophant, Jeff Merekley, Tram Scam Sam, Randy Leonard, just to name a few.

JohnLloydScharf said...

I have nothing against those who use pot and I have known some that work very hard.

Drunk drivers kill more people than all other crimes. They cause more property loss than all other crimes.

I would prefer that Oregon tax pot and allow it to be grown for that and for use of the fiber. There is nothing conservative about govenment sayhing what you can create and grow and use.

Of course, I do not grow or use pot. It is illegal and I spent 26 years working in the criminal justice system. I am not willing to risk a single day of my freedom for a beer or a roach.

I was born and lived most of my life in Pendleton, Oregon. With all the problems we have, worrying about some road debris is pathetic.

Email the senators and representatives about your concerns rather than dwelling on what is useless. Support them when they do right and rag on them when they do wrong.

If you cannot do anything else, write Rep. Greg Walden and tell him you support him. He is the only conservative representing us in the Northwest.

Anonymous said...

The real problem Miglavs has with this is that it puts the lie to his contention that those who use marijuana are a bunch of stupid, irresponsible ne'er-do-wells who have no interest in contributing to the greater good. Instead of bitching about it Miglavs, and scratching your head to decide "what to say to that," why don't you get a group of your immigrant-bashing buddies and adopt a highway, get your ass out there and engage in a little old-fashioned volunteerism? You're the guy who's gung-ho for roads, roads, roads and still more roads. Why not help clean one up? People who litter, after all, are breaking the law, aren't they Daniel? These guys are doing something about it, something tangible, something you can SEE. Are you going to let a bunch of potheads make you look like a lazy bum?

Anonymous said...

John, you wrote, "There is nothing conservative about government saying what you can create and grow and use."

Yes, pot is a dichotomy with conservatives. On the one hand, they feel as though they need to be moralists when it comes to pot, and to parade out a litany of reasons as to why pot is horribly damaging to society. (And it doesn't help that "liberals" are it's primary users, which is reason enough to be against it if you're a right-winger.)

But on the other hand, these same conservatives are then put in the position of having to argue that government (you know, the same government they claim is too intrusive when it suits their purposes) should prohibit the growing of a simple plant, and should enforce that prohibition with raids and the entire gambit of law enforcement tools.

In other words, as things stand now, conservatives can't win on the pot issue. But as you hint John, if conservatives would start to understand the futility of trying to outlaw an easily grown plant, we could all focus more on solutions that DO make sense.

Yet one more reason that conservatives are completely out of touch with America...

Seth Souza said...

hells ya daniel ill be up there in ya been man