Marijuana

Colorado Pot Regulation Amendment Pulled By Its Own Supporters

The measure was strongly opposed by the marijuana industry.

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A proposed amendment to the Colorado Constitution that would have placed restrictions on marijuana businesses was withdrawn last Friday by the amendment's supporters.

Proponents of the motion, Initiative 139, pulled the measure, citing the financial power of the marijuana industry as the main reason.

If Initiative 139 had made it onto the ballot, voters could have approved new regulations in November. The amendment would have required:

  • retail marijuana to be sold in child-resistant packaging;
  • edible marijuana products to be sold in individual, single-serving packaging;
  • health warnings to be placed on the packaging of retail marijuana and marijuana-infused products; and
  • the THC potency of the products on the market to be limited to 16 percent.

This measure was met with sharp opposition from industry as well as supporters of pot legalization, who formed the Colorado Health Research Council to argue that it would do more harm than good for Coloradans.

"Less than 20 percent of products currently on the market would still be legal for sale, and all extracts and concentrates would be illegal," the group posted on its website. "This will decimate tax revenue, which was almost $140 million just last year." (The state actually raised closer to $135 million in pot tax revenue and fees in 2015, according to The Denver Post.)

The council also called the measure "poorly drafted," adding that it could be seen as applying to both retail and medical marijuana, thus impacting those who use the substance to treat health conditions.

In order to combat this initiative, the group raised $368,000 and spent around $33,000, according to financial reports. Many of the donations came from parties connected to the state's marijuana industry.

With the financial odds against them, supporters of Initiative 139 stood down, but they say they're not going away anytime soon. They've formed a new group called the Healthy Colorado Coalition, whose mission is "to hold Big Marijuana accountable."

"The commercialized marijuana industry once again showed that they are willing to put their profits ahead of the safety of our children and our communities," said former high school principal Ron Castagna in a statement announcing the decision to pull the amendment. "At least for now, the racketeers have won. The Marijuana Moguls put a pile of campaign cash on the table and won. Our kids, and our communities are in crisis, for now."

The group could not be reached for comment.

Despite the focus on protecting kids, placing more regulations on the market is unlikely to stop young people from smoking pot. Nearly four years after legalization was approved in the state, the rate of marijuana use among Colorado teens has remained flat, The Denver Post reported in June.

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  1. I hate Colorado Nazis

  2. I hate Colorado Nazis

    1. You can sa . . . No. No, I am better than this.

    2. I agree. Putting marijuana in child proof packaging is a terrible idea.

      1. If you’re too stoned to open the pack then you’ve had enough for a while.

      2. Unless like they said that it would effect medical marijuana as well. Poor grandma can’t get into her stash to treat her glaucoma because of child caps would be a problem. Shouldn’t it be the responsibility of parents to you know safe guard their pot from their children.

  3. What, no mandatory GMO-free labels?

    1. It’s way too late for that, they’ve been genetically modifying the stuff for thousands of years now. Oh, you mean if some guy in a white lab coat gets in on the fun?

      1. The TV tells me that that guy is up to no good.

        1. YOU wore a white lab coat on TV… Dr. Quincy, M.E.

          1. Yeah, but I’ve been dead for four years. Yup. Jack Klugman is dead and spends his time in the afterlife spamming Reason with cat videos.

            1. Oh, I thought you were an iguana character from a newspaper cartoon way past its shelf-life?

  4. tax revenue, which was almost $140 million just last year.” (The state actually raised closer to $135 million in pot tax revenue and fees in 2015

    Yeah, that “correction” was worth the pixels

  5. the THC potency of the products on the market to be limited to 16 percent.

    Wankers.

    1. Let’s limit alcohol products to 16%. Beer and Wine only I guess. But at least you can get some shitty ditch weed to go with it.

    2. Those youths with their concentrates.

      1. Been doing “shatter” lately. And I’m no youth.

        1. A bit too much for me in the head, but it’s a good way to go.

          1. the THC potency of the products on the market to be limited to 16 percent.

            CO2 oil or GTFO. I think Thomas Paine said that… ?

    3. Meh, 16% ain’t super great, but it’s better than most weed had before legalization.

      1. As though smoking more because it’s weaker would somehow be better.

        1. Sometimes, I prefer my bud a little less potent. I don’t like being too high.

            1. I’m with DJ on this. Had a bad experience in Amsterdam back in the day. Beer not everclear at this age.

              1. You know who else gave some poor kid a hard time in Amsterdam?

          1. Sometimes, I prefer my bud a little less potent. I don’t like being too high.

            Potency doesn’t matter, if you know what the potency is. You just smoke less of the high test stuff, get the same resultant buzz.

            1. Go from 16% to 33% THC, smoke half the amount. Not complicated.

            2. If potency didn’t matter, people would only go out and order “super-strong make-me-drunk-drinks”, because obviously everyone wants to get the same level of drunk.

              but they don’t. sometimes ‘weaker’ is better because you can choose to get ‘a little baked’ or ‘a lot baked’ by your own personal scaled intake. When all you’ve got is the “one-hit and you’re done” stuff, its more of a “on/off” proposition.

              not that i really care myself. I’m sort of agnostic. i quit a few years ago because i was working a very strict gig at the time, and never really got back into it.

              but i can sort of see the downside of having stuff that was “too much bang”. Particularly w/ my ex-gf, who would instantly fall asleep if the weed was too strong. the more mellow ish, we could watch a movie and not completely lose the plot.

              I also used to get together and play music with buddies a lot; it was far better to have ‘weaker’ (not weak at all, really) weed which you could stretch out over a number of hours, rather than have some wham-bang high, where we’d get so lit up that we’d all be spent and listless in 40 mins.

              i’m just saying, i can definitely see the benefit of “graded potency”.

  6. Gotta hand it to Colorado, they’re at least trying to do it right.

  7. Oh noes, a weed thread. Pokemon has been killed.

  8. The Marijuana Moguls put a pile of campaign cash on the table and won. Our kids, and our communities are in crisis, for now.”

    Copy. Pants shat!

    1. Did I read the article wrong? They spent $33,000. In a state with a population of 5+ million people? $33000 barely gets them an office and telephones.

  9. They formed The Healthy Colorado Coalition to fight the Colorado Health Research Council.

    Either a cunning stunt or these people are …

    1. They’re fighting big marijuana. That’s BIG marijuana, mister! Koch brothers got their grimy paws all over this!

    2. Dammit, half-completed jokes make me wish you were banned again.

      *reports as spam*

      1. Jsut got of the phone with my with sisters mother. SHe made $9287 last month from home on her commputer using only this little trick..

        1. Careful, your going to get banned…

        2. Your sister’s mother has earned every dollar. Individually.

    3. Judeans?

    4. I think we need to form the Coalition For A Healthy Colorado. Splitters!

      OOh, and the Research Council for Colorado Health and the Council for Colorado Health Research. And the Healthy Colorado Research Council Coalition.

  10. Our kids, and our communities are in crisis, for now.

    Good grief. The children are doomed because there’s not warning labels on stuff that they either can’t or wouldn’t read and because of some mythical 16% potency thing? PISS.THE.FUCK.OFF.

    1. THC levels are rising to a tipping point. I saw a polar bear on an ice floe the other day. Zig zags, ash trays and Pink Floyd cassettes everywhere.

  11. Fuck off, slavers.

    1. Are you really laughing like that? I’d think it be more of a “rolls eyes” sort of thing.

      1. That’s not a laugh.

        That’s cardiac arrest.

      2. Laughing? No, I have shit to do.

    2. Won’t matter, Playa. It’ll got the way of “Kumbaya” and tight suits in not too long.

    3. I couldn’t believe it, but my brother-in0law made $60 dollars in two hours using this one simple trick!

      (Sorry, I couldn’t resist pretending to be a spam bot.)

  12. Why should they have to concede anything at all at this point? They won the initiative and it’s over.

    I didn’t see the prohibitionists giving in an inch for decades and decades back when just possessing a small amount of the plant matter meant they would take away your freedom.

    If anything, there should be amendments to allow for pot bars/cafes where adults can go and smoke and socialize, just like in Amsterdam.

    1. there should be amendments to allow for pot bars/cafes where adults can go and smoke and socialize, just like in Amsterdam.

      Before the first theoretical “weed bar” is opened, there will be 1000 rules in place guiding where they can be, how they have to operate, how much they’re allowed to sell for how much, etc etc. etc.

      for every new “liberty” there’s going to be 100 restrictions. just look at alcohol and the web of laws surrounding every aspect of it.

      1. for every new “liberty” there’s going to be 100 restrictions. just look at alcohol and the web of laws surrounding every aspect of it.

        Yes. “Legal”ization is bullshit compared to minding-your-own-fucking-businessization.

    2. just like in Amsterdam.

      And when you get the munchies, you can pop over Mickey D’s for a Royale with Cheese.

  13. You god damn libertarians just won’t be satisfied until you have all our children hooked on the weed, buttsex, and Mexicans!

    1. Nachos are the tip of the spear.

  14. “…The council also called the measure “poorly drafted,”…”

    Nope. Opaque, self-contradictory, confusing; everything required to keep the competition out.

  15. “The commercialized marijuana industry once again showed that they are willing to put their profits ahead of the safety of our children and our communities,” said former high school principal Ron Castagna in a statement announcing the decision to pull the amendment. “At least for now, the racketeers have won. The Marijuana Moguls put a pile of campaign cash on the table and won. Our kids, and our communities are in crisis, for now.”

    Guy uses every clich? imaginable. Christ, what a tedious asshole.

    1. LAKEWOOD ?Ask students roaming the halls of Lakewood High School about their principal, Ron Castagna, and they’ll inevitably mention his intercom announcements.

      They come at random times, have been known to meander for up to 15 minutes and will have the occasional cringe-inducing pun.

      http://www.denverpost.com/2014…..on-legacy/

      The rest is a puff piece, but that’s a great intro.

      1. So Castagna’s been takin’ a couple of hits before he triggers the mic?

      2. I just don’t understand such busybodism.

    2. Can’t stand ya!

    1. the Olympics is supposed to be this idealized celebration of “the best” of human endeavor

      naturally, its the most epic-corrupt traveling circus on the planet, and it brings out the most insane base-nationalistic scumbaggery out of people. and it gets worse every time its run.

      the only people who are any good are the athletes (*even if/when they’re doping); they put the most in, get nearly nothing out of it, and are generally forgotten unless they happen to win a handful of medals.

      1. Ah, the Olympics- because whoever runs the fastest proves who has the best country.

          1. +1 insanely idiotic thing

      2. Yes. The United States should still grant her instant asylum.

      3. “naturally, its the most epic-corrupt traveling circus on the planet, and it brings out the most insane base-nationalistic scumbaggery out of people. and it gets worse every time its run.”
        Reminds me of the court system where the judge and attorneys and make a ton while the people making the decision get lunch money. Or organ replacement, where the doctors make a ton and those who donate get zero.
        You can say that my two examples are coerced while the Olympics are not, and I’ll argue that the IOC signs with a national/local government; and the costs are thereby converted to coercion.
        I will not argue that the IOC is anything other than a corrupt, rent-seeking lot of twits.

        “the only people who are any good are the athletes (*even if/when they’re doping); they put the most in, get nearly nothing out of it, and are generally forgotten unless they happen to win a handful of medals.”
        I’m sure that’s true of most, but the ones in highly-publicized events do well in endorsements, so I’m not sure we’ve found angels here. Pretty sure Phelps for one has done well (and I do no begrudge him that).

      4. naturally, its the most epic-corrupt traveling circus on the planet,

        Some would say that’s FIFA, not the IOC.

  16. “In order to combat this initiative, the group raised $368,000 and spent around $33,000, according to financial reports. Many of the donations came from parties connected to the state’s marijuana industry.”

    Oh, I’m sure they’ll put the difference to good use. They may have to redirect flights in and out of DIA but it could be a helluva party!

    1. The only place you can smoke inside in Colorado is the Smoking Bear Lounge at DIA. One of Bobby Flay’s shitty little chains used to be my hidey-hole while waiting for flights. It closed. Even with the monopoly of being one of, like, four buildings in the entire state where one was allowed to light a cancer stick, Flayfood wasn’t competitive. Just felt like an extra fuck-you to the bar owners of Colorado.

      Also, Colorado has outdoor malls.

      Fuck Denver.

      1. Not true. There are a handful of smoking bars in Denver, and a few that just look the other way. Others have very nice patios where you can drink and smoke to your heart’s content.

        1. *eyebrow lifts*

          A handful. In Denver. And some patios. Let me just take this moment to remind everyone (not you, naturally) about patios, the Rocky Mountains and climate and let the put that picture together for themselves.

          For the entire state of Colorado, 102,000+ square miles, and 5,356,000 people.

          A whole handful? How many patios at a mile elevation in February are we talking here?

          I get that you like your area, and I’m down with that, because I like you, and we all have our little things, right. And yet we’re talking people’s livelihoods here, and Bobby “Fire-roasted Three-pepper Mango Corn Salsa FUCK YOUR CUTTING BOARD” Flay gets permission to let people smoke in his shitty chain airport restaurant whilst the rest of the plebes just trying to run one Colorado-based bar are told to fuck off because The Law’s The Law.

          If my saying this is bullshit makes you angry, then I will be upset that you are unhappy with me, but I will get over it. It’s still fucking bullshit.

          And you still have outdoor malls. Nyaaah.

  17. So Mexicans put the marijuanas in the rectums?

    1. So Mexicans put the marijuanas in the rectums?

      No, no… white women’s rectums. That’s why we have to ban them. And it.

      1. Ban rectums? I didn’t know you have a colostomy bag fetish.

  18. I thought some more about hate crime today. Why not just make everything a hate crime except when the victim is a white male? Why not just cut to the chase?

  19. Vegan finds cheese in his pizza sauce. He can’t even, fuck dude.
    http://www.meninist.net/2016/0…..ign=buffer

    1. *** whispering ***

      It was really tofu. We’re just fucking with him.

      1. I don’t hate Vegans. Just that one.

      2. “Fuck Vegans!”
        You don’t KNOW!:

        “Baby fed vegan diet hospitalized and removed from parents”
        […]
        “When a 14-month-old Italian baby arrived at a hospital in Milan on July 2, he was severely malnourished with the body weight of a three-month-old.
        His calcium level was at the minimum needed to survive and this was exacerbating a heart condition that required him to undergo emergency surgery.
        The surgery was successful and the baby is recovering well but will not return to the hands of his parents because doctors say the child suffered due to a strict vegan diet.”
        http://www.sfgate.com/mommyfil…..351890.php
        (the third comment at this time is interesting; the guy/gal is claiming that liberalism isn’t stupidity; see akidoc, about this time)
        If there are any vegan commenting here, let’s be clear: You MUST be a hypocrite to be a vegan.

        1. People who raise babies on a vegan diet are mentally ill. Ditto carnivore pets.

    2. Its a great case study in the whole,

      “My ostentatious moral behaviors are mainly about making sure people SEE ME being super enlightened and morally-superior”

      Because that’s what people who have a deep, spiritual connection to things really do = get T-shirts saying, “LOOK AT ME I’M A VEGAN” and make videos where they tell their “Vegan Story” and then weep and moan and curse America as being a irredeemable shit-pit because someone somewhere was so insensitive to have put some powdered cheese in their pizza sauce as a flavoring.

      and nothing says, “I have achieved a higher-moral-plane” like telling the commenters on your videos to “Literally kill yourself”.

      I’d think it was nothing if it was a teenager, but that’s supposed to be a grown man right there.

      1. I don’t remember ever even meeting a vegan. They’d be shut out of virtually all social circles here given how central food is in building relationships. So it’s not just the online virtue signaling? There are a few types that will announce their superiority within 5 minutes of meeting them. The worst are Todai (Tokyo University) graduates. That usually comes right after biz cards are exchanged.

      2. Meh, Veganism has the same bad rep as a lot of unusual beliefs. There are a lot of obnoxious assholes who like to pick a cause and run with it.

        I like to think that for the most part, most people tend to pick a philosophy, and then quietly live their lives in whatever way they feel is best without trying to make a big deal about it.

        1. I’m not hating on veganism qua veganism

          I’m hating on the current generational Prime Directive = which is “virtue signalling” with every fiber of their being.

          Their entire M.O. is about this very-public emotional display of their deep, passionate, sincere, Moral Give-A-Shit-Ness. “What” they pretend to give a shit about with every fiber of their being (racism? trans justice? kitten liberation? Brexit??) hardly matters. Its just an arbitary means to enable a display of *passionate moral indignation*

          In this case, its “not eating animal products”. But it could be anything, realy.

          And he’s *soooooo* invested in this as the basis of his moral identity that he eats food IN FRONT OF A FUCKING VIDEO CAMERA TELLING THE PLANET HOW MUCH IT SO MATTERS TO HIMSELF

          (*undermining the very sincerity of it in the process = if you’re doing something as a “show”, is it really for you? Or are you wearing it on your sleeve because you desperately seek affirmation?)

          Its a sickening display of moral vanity.

          And when he discovers there’s cheese in his pizza sauce? An explosion of misanthropic hate = DAMN THIS COUNTRY!!! FUCK THESE PEOPLE!!

          the facade isn’t just transparent – its hardly even substantial enough to call a facade. A psychologist could have a field day with this shit.

          1. You’re acting like this some new thing. Virtue signaling has been a thing since at least the time of Herodotus, and probably earlier than that. Hell, Socrates got sentenced to death on the grounds of, ‘Think of the children’.

  20. “The Pokemon industry once again showed that they are willing to put their profits ahead of the safety of our children and our communities,” said former high school principal Ron Castagna in a statement announcing the decision to pull the amendment. “At least for now, the racketeers have won. The Pokemon Moguls put a pile of campaign cash on the table and won. Our kids, and our communities are in crisis, for now.”

    Geez, that works for about anything.

  21. Spot the Not: authentic SJW gibberish

    1. white durabiity

    2. white privilege

    3. white fragility

    4. institutional racism

    5. implicit bias

    6. whitesplaining

    1. 1.

      You have trained us well.

      1. And yet the pebble is still in my hand, Grasshopper.

        1. Well, we don’t know where that pebble has been.

    2. I’ll take a #2, hold the cultural marginalization, but with extra empowerment

      1. Did i say 2? I meant 3. the fragility. Everyone knows privileges be realer than the realest realness.

    3. I’ll guess 3. I think that’s an adaptation of male fragility, although it’s all just bullshit spelled six different ways.

    4. 6. Whip crackin’ needs no ‘splainin’.

    5. And 1 is the Not. I tried to fake out HM, but I don’t think it worked.

      Other examples of SJW gibberish include: trigger warning, hate speech, microaggression, cultural appropriation, and safe space.

      1. And my favorite…”problematic”.

      2. Cultural appropriation is a real thing, there are so many examples!

        Like, if you get really drunk and you’re not even Irish, that’s cultural appropriation!!!!

    6. White fragility basically means white people getting upset when they are accused of being racist, which is of course exactly what a racist would do and when did they stop beating their wives?

    1. I think that’s a fair point. every TEAM is going to screech “4 TEH CHILLRENS!!” and insist there is some horrible scourge somewhere (Blue says GMO; Red says ‘digital titty’) out there which will destroy children’s souls and give everyone else brain cancer…. its part of the lingua franca of politics.

      but i think the more important question one should always ask when someone starts saying, “SEE!? They’re all the same!!” is = Which one is really going to *do something* about it? (versus simply jawboning about it)

      This is not a pro-GOP argument. Its just that i think there’s this libertarian habit of knee-jerk equivocation whenever it comes to “campaign rhetoric”; its very pleasing to point out that they both often play the same rhetorical game, just with different targets.

      But I personally think its more important to focus on where each party is currently building the machinery to make their shitty rhetoric into reality. iow, ‘what stuff is just gassing, and what stuff is actually “sincere”‘

      1. Declaring internet porn a “public health crisis” is just an excuse for the government to expand its role regulating the internet for the benefit of law enforcement. Can’t get Capone on racketeering? Get him on tax evasion. Can’t get Abu Muhammad Mohammed ibn Muhammed on terrorism? Get him on “accessory to human trafficking”.

        1. If it’s such a health crisis, can I get a tax exemption on men’s razors, like what the ladies are demanding with tampons? I need those triple blades with lubricating strips for my palms, and lord knows those aren’t cheap.

      2. To paraphrase Coulter: there are bad Republican ideas; there are no good Democrat ideas.

    2. And for their next crusade, they’ll go after the terrible scourge of dancing.

    3. Yep, other people lookin’ at naked people has nothing to do with A1! ‘Cause NAKED!

    4. Have no fear. I’m sure the CDC is already hard at work researching the causes and effects of this debilitating plague.

      1. Correct! It must be a disease worthy of funding!

        1. That’s gonna be the world’s third most disgusting disease quilt. Right above the Ebola and dysentery quilts.

        2. It is certainly something worthy of careful research!

  22. Ah so I see Derpman has made a return. Once again long on outrage and short on substance. And, like most “anti-war” libertarians, is a disingenuous hypocrite for attacking someone for saying things about Saddam Hussein that they themselves say. You know that overthrowing Saddam “destablized” Iraq which is bad and if that same omeone had attacked Saddam he would have brought that up and called him a hypocrite.

    1. Could you at least try to have interesting typos?

    2. Oh, this is an example of the whining people speak of.

  23. 2 ideas of things to put on my white board:

    1. a flying saucer picking someone up with a tractor beam with a caption of “listen and believe”

    2. A bottle labeled “suicide pills” with a caption of “I’m ready for Hillary” and maybe a star-oval on the bottle with the words “now with cool mint flavor!”

  24. Recent events have given Gillespie and Welch a sad. But what a minute I thought the libertarian Moment is upon us? Johnson/Weld will get 30% of the vote and turn the LP into a real force in 2020 and the Republicans will be embracing libertarianism soon and the Democrats secretly know they are full of shit and that Hillary is such an incompetent lying crook that she of course is a secret libertarian.

    1. Winston|7.12.16 @ 12:05AM|#
      “Recent events have given Gillespie and Welch a sad. But what a minute I thought the libertarian Moment is upon us?”

      Poor Winston! Go fuck your momma.

      1. Classy as always…

        1. Winston|7.12.16 @ 12:13AM|#
          “Classy as always…”

          Stupid as always…
          Poor Winston! Go fuck your momma.

          1. Ya know, Winston, this is as close to a libertarian site as I’ve found, dedicated to the presumption of moral agency and control over your life as opposed to abject victimhood.
            And yet, here you are, bemoaning the fact that that libertarians have yet to deliver libertopia to your pathetic existence.
            Cry me a fucking river, asshole.

            1. , dedicated to the presumption of moral agency and control over your life as opposed to abject victimhood.

              That’s all nice and good but “the libertarian moment” stuff always struck me as a “clap your hands if you believe!” type thing. Hoping that if you repeat it and shout down any dissenters then people will believe it and therefore it happen.

              Not to mention that society always has its hopemongers and doommongers who are neither totally right or wrong. You know the people that predicted that the Jazz Age and Rock ‘n’ Roll would doom America were wrong…but on the other hand the whole “Prosperity is here to stay” and “technology will end war and all social ills” weren’t right either.

              Also it at times reminds me as if someone in Weimar Germany argued that things won’t go wrong because of female suffrage, talkies, radio, parliamentary democracy, the Berlin nightline, that life is better than a feudal peasants and that Germany had gone through worse before (such as the Thirty Years War) so there was nothing to worry about.

              I’m just kinda a depressed that’s all. Maybe a corner will come or things will get worse, hard to say.

              1. “I’m just kinda a depressed that’s all. Maybe a corner will come or things will get worse, hard to say”

                So you’re only ‘partly’ a victim? Tell it to someone who cares. It ain’t me and I’m tired of your constant whining

    1. I didn’t know we were ever supposed to stop. Was there a starter pistol or something I missed?

    2. Andy Marlette? @AndyMarlette
      New cartoon: The girl in Baton Rouge

      [insert picture turning woman who accomplished the “Selfie of the month” into a living goddess]

      ……. …… aaaaaaaand the response =

      Amy Santee? @amysantee
      @AndyMarlette *Woman*

      Jennifer Medbery? @jenmedbery
      @AndyMarlette lovely. tho why “the girl”? consider reposting with her name? she is iesha evans. we should all know that name.

      Eli Kean? @eli_kean
      @AndyMarlette a powerful image, but why ‘girl’ instead of ‘woman’?

      Gail Drakes? @GailDrakes
      @AndyMarlette Ms. Leisha Evans is a grown woman, not a girl.

      AR Hamed? @MadMaxFlapper
      @AndyMarlette Pretty sure she’s a woman.

      Rae Busch? @GammaRae206
      @AndyMarlette @creekbear THAT is a WOMAN. A mother. A heroine. And now, an icon. #BlackLivesMatter

      Bob Chappell? @rdchappell
      @AndyMarlette @GreatDismal yes, let’s refer to a grown woman as a girl

      I FOR ONE AM **OUTRAGED***!!! OVER HERE!!!! BEING OUTRAGED!!! LOOK!!!!! SOMEONE WITNESS MY OUTRAGE!!!

        1. I had to google a bit to find out WTF this was all about.

          Some BLM protestor got busted for obstructing the highway. The asshole part of me wants to see how well she would do trying to stop traffic without a bunch of cops around. Rosa Parks she is not.

  25. Suel had commented and I don’t know who GenDissarray is, but the slavers are not getting a pass here:

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/art…..348251.php

    Short story: Guy’s BF who held the lease on a ‘rent-controlled’ unit in SF was a suicide. Owner of unit now has the chance to raise the rent to market, and of course, it’s the owner who is the bad guy, not the ‘rent-control’ laws.
    Scare quotes intended.

    1. > SFGate

      SFGate comments are… I’d say cancer but cancer happens to good people sometimes. Something worse than cancer. For your dick… and brain..

  26. Q&A with Alex Guarnaschelli on reddit

    [?]CheezIt624 272 points 1 year ago
    Alex, I’m a huge fan! You seem to really love what you do – I love your thoughtful critique of the dishes on Chopped. Two questions:
    Have you ever experienced any challenges being a woman in this profession?
    Also, what does Geoffrey Zakarian smell like?
    Thanks!
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    [?]Alex_Guarnaschelli[S] 655 points 1 year ago
    Mom, is that you? Hahaha!
    There are so many challenges in this profession, I would hardly relegate any to gender. Put your head down, set up your cutting board, and cook. That’s my plan.
    smiles
    Geoffrey smells like – that is fucking brilliant – he smells like Madagascar vanilla extract combined with 25 year barrel-aged Scotch. And orchids.
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    [?]CheezIt624 499 points 1 year ago
    he smells like Madagascar vanilla extract combined with 25 year barrel-aged Scotch.
    I knew it. I knew it in my heart.

  27. Wow, you apparently can add the word BIG to anything and pretend that makes it a credible political oppressor.

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