Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Election


Today is election day in the United States. Not sure if that is true in some other places. The voters in Breckenridge will be able to vote today on decriminalization of marijuana in the town. What that means is that the police will be directed not to enforce any marijuana laws for possession of less than an ounce by persons over the age of 18. No summons, no ticket, no fine, no punishment. The same law has been passed in Denver twice but the police there continue to refuse to adhere to the will of the people and still arrest or cite persons for possession of less than an ounce. Their rationale is that it is still illegal under state and federal law and they are sworn to uphold those laws regardless. I think their attitude is just plain stupid and that is coming from someone who was a police officer most of his life.

The other elections that are hot here in the high country are far away. The right wing conservatives are doing a full frontal assault on President Obama and are attacking any and all liberal candidates. The most fascinating one is the race for Congress in Watertown, New York where the Democrat has dropped out of the race to support the Republican and the Republican is being opposed by the Republican party in favor of the ultra right wing conservative candidate who is also supported by Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin.

Politics do make strange bedfellows but who would want to get into bed with those creepy, crawly people?

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