Friday Night Open Thread

Well, it’s official. Governor Gregoire has vetoed much of the medical marijuana bill, leaving patients and providers across the state at greater risk of arrest and with less access to the medicine that their doctors have authorized them to have. To call this a failure of leadership is an understatement. To knowingly lie in order to promote bad policy is a failure far greater than that of mere leadership. It’s a failure of character and integrity.

I used to be somewhat regretful over my vote for Dino Rossi in 2004. But as clownish and smarmy as Dino Rossi is, having him serve a term as governor would have been a good wake-up call for the progressives in this state. What we’ve just seen from Governor Gregoire is what happens when you blindly support the candidate from your party no matter how incompetent they are. I’m rather convinced at this point that we’d be in a lot better shape on a variety of issues in this state – from education to health care to transportation to tax policy – if Rossi had won that razor-thin election in 2004 and Democrats had a chance to do some soul-searching and run someone who had potential to be a good governor in 2008 (when it was a much easier go for Democrats everywhere).

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  1. 2

    WTF spews:

    So Gregoire has bankrupt the State, caused massive cuts in service, been rolled by the Unions…but can’t handle rolling a joint legally.
    Damn.

  2. 4

    Sludge Puppy spews:

    Once in awhile Sludge Puppy has to emerge from the depths of human depravity to explain what goes on with politicians. The woman is looking to her legacy.

    Eric Holder probably will be gone after the next election and with the possibility of the AG seat being open the governor is hoping that she can find herself in it. That is all there is.

    To put it bluntly some people will have to give up their rights for her future. That’s about all the drug war was ever about. Jobs!

  3. 5

    Proud to be an Ass identifying Puddybud as a carbuncle on the search for meaning, a joke, an abject neocon lickspittle, a worshipper of Mammon, an unChristian cancerous puss, a Know Nothing Anti-Papist, a believing non-believer, a cur, a whelp,a pox... spews:

    But as clownish and smarmy as Dino Rossi is, having him serve a term as governor would have been a good wake-up call for the progressives in this state.

    Look out, Lee!!!! Que the troops yelling at the top of their lungs, “You’re making the perfect the enemy of the good!!!!”

    ABL will come over and shit on your lawn. You’d better watch your ass….fucking apostate.

  4. 6

    Michael spews:

    clownish and smarmy as Dino Rossi is, having him serve a term as governor would have been a good wake-up call for the progressives in this state.

    Yup!

  5. 7

    Pete spews:

    And she waits for the Friday afternoon news dump, the quietest moment of the weekly news cycle, which is what pols do (Dubya made the tactic famous) when they want the least possible attention for bad or unpopular news.

    Coward.

  6. 8

    Brenda Helverson spews:

    Love him or hate him (like I do), Dino Rossi wouldn’t have allowed the Federal bureaucracy to dictate his decision on this issue.

    What’s Chrissy smoking? How about Barack Obama’s dick.

  7. 10

    proud leftist spews:

    Jay Inslee simply needs to say he’s running for Governor. Do it, Jay! I know you respect Governor Gregoire, but she is done. This move suggests she will run again, by playing to the right. The right, of course, hates her. So, WTF is she doing? This move disturbs me.

  8. 11

    Chris Stefan spews:

    I agree, Chris wants a federal job. Not sure if she’s shooting for Solicitor General, AG, or the federal bench.

    I just wish she’d make it clear she’s not running for a third term. Jay really can’t afford to wait much longer to get his campaign against McKenna going.

  9. 13

    spews:

    @8
    Love him or hate him (like I do), Dino Rossi wouldn’t have allowed the Federal bureaucracy to dictate his decision on this issue.

    I think this is absolutely right. And I’m guessing that Lincoln Chafee in Rhode Island (who also just received a threat from the DOJ) will do the right thing and stand up to Holder and the DEA.

    As for Gregoire and her job prospects, a very reliable source in Olympia has told me that this has nothing to do with her political aspirations, but is pure incompetence and an inability to wrap her head around this issue.

  10. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 What legacy? She’s leaving behind a state stripped of public services and stuck with an even more regressive tax system with no solutions in sight.

  11. 15

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    What legacy? She’s leaving behind a state stripped of public services and stuck with an even more regressive tax system with no solutions in sight.

    And you HA leftists jumped up and down voting for her —– TWICE!

  12. 16

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Now for something totally different but sadly spot on with this sadministration…

    So maybe one of the brighter HA leftist sparks can tell everyone why would anyone with half a brain allow Mexican drug cartel criminals to have guns so ATF can try and trace them after they are used in crimes? When is Obemmer and Stedman gonna say they are sorry to Brian Terry’s family?

    Is this another of Cass Sunstein’s attempts at getting rid of guns? Is this the 1930s Germany again?

    So now it seems we have the worst president in history along with the worst attorney general in history.

    Let’s see… Most of these have orginal Puddy links in the yelling loser boy’s HA databaze so I’ll just add ones as needed.

    1) $5 Gas on the horizon with no additional exploration in sight. Can’t blame this on Republicans. Even a judge told Obama to restart exploration. You HA leftist fools would be screaming away if GWB ignored a court ruling like Obummer has to resume Gulf oil drilling.

    2) “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” – the preznit… have you checked your utility billz lately?

    3) How about those wonderful foreign policies that betrayed our dwindling number of friendly nations? Can you say Gaddafi?

    4) How about those wonderful defense policies that betrayed our dwindling number of friendly nations? Missile Defense Shield in Eastern Europe… wait naaah cancel that thought. We bow down to Putin.

    5) How is that European and Arabian apology tour working now?

    6) Somehow that $787 Billion Porkulus and the additional 2009 $410 Billion Omnibus spending didn’t keep unemployment under 8%.

    7) Why did all those highly touted economic academia types bale on Obummer? Maybe cuz those academia economic theories didn’t work in the real world? Yes we see that now with unemployment at 9.2%

    8) Why is the most “transparent sadministration” ever resorting to Gestapo press tactics? Yes this is from a leftist newspaper nonetheless.

    9) Now that The Daily Beast (a favrit place of HA Leftists) has proven The Birther Movement started with DUMMOCRAPTIC Leftists, why haven’t the HA faithful figgered it out that Donald Trump hated GWB more over the years and is a clown looking for glory? YouTube has the evidence. I only touched the surface

    But there’s an inconvenient truth liberals are going to have to confront: The Birthers began not on the right, but on the left.

    .

    10) Why is Obummer going on Oprah to “talk” about carnival barkers while his economy is spiraling down the toilet?

    11) Why are the HA faithful not looking at the Obummer budgetary process and asking the tough questions?

    12) Why haven’t the seas calmed and tornadoes stopped yet since the “messiah” was erected in 2008?

    13) Why are we worried about “You don’t want fries with that” when the economy is spinning down the toilet?

    So many more…

  13. 17

    Passionate_Jus spews:

    @10, 11

    Gregoire is most likely waiting for the end of the session before she announces that she is NOT running for a third term. That is what governors do in states with part time legislatures. It gives her more power as she negotiates a budget with the legislature.

    Inslee knows this.

    I predict that she will make her announcement within two weeks after the passage of the budget.

  14. 18

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Looks like DEM green projects are really worth their money.

    PSE&G under a state mandate that by 2021

    Gotta love DUMMOCRAPTIC sadministrations pushing things through.

    $515 million solar investment — enough to power 6,500 homes.

    So that’s $79,000 per home. If the average electric bill is $200 a month = $2,400 a year, that’s a 33 year payback.

    Yes that’s efficient.

    Don’t read it ylb. It’s from the NY Times.

  15. 19

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Wow Van Jones has a new org.

    Rights of Nature
    We are building a global alliance of experts from around the world to bring forth the universal adoption and implementation of Rights of Nature, a legal concept we successfully championed for inclusion in Ecuador’s new Constitution in 2008—making Ecuador the first country in history to do so.

    So if Nature has fundamental rights, do we have the right to sue Nature for the tornadoes in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee and North Carolina last week?

  16. 20

    spews:

    $515 million solar investment — enough to power 6,500 homes.

    Oh man are you stupid… And the useful life of the asset is how long???

    If it was a coal or nat gas fired plant you’d hear crickets from this dummy.

    Don’t read it ylb. It’s from the NY Times.

    And of course the moron can’t read and the “bubble memory” is back in the shop apparently.

    Again, for the sake of the simple-minded who wrote the blockquote above, I don’t click on right wing bullshit. NY Times printed Judy Miller’s shit but on the whole they tend to do an acceptable job.

  17. 24

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Ummm moronic one who has never been in the real world… It’s ROI idiot. Then the rest is gravy. The system is NOT paid off for 33 years. Stupid is as stupid does!

  18. 25

    spews:

    24 – Moronic one. I don’t believe in the solar plant but it emits no ghg. So that’s value added compared to your fossil fuel worshipping ass. But of course you’re all for corporations externalizing their costs to the atmosphere and people’s lungs, health, etc and you don’t believe man is forcing the warming unlike this newly converted denialist:

    http://www.vancouversun.com/te.....story.html

    btw, your Obama derangement syndrome is sucking big time right now.

  19. 26

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    Marijuana will eventually be legalized in a sane and responsible way. It’s inevitable. Gregoire’s veto is a bump in the road to legalization