Pat Robertson offers a reasonable argument in favor of decriminalizing marijuana. I said, PAT ROBERTSON offers a REASONABLE argument IN FAVOR of DECRIMINALIZING MARIJUANA.
“I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot, that kinda thing it’s just, it’s costing us a fortune and it’s ruining young people. Young people go into prisons, they go in as youths and come out as hardened criminals. That’s not a good thing.”
Robertson even laments the tyranny of mandatory sentencing. For reals.
Damn big government! I’ll show her. I’ll never read another book again.
Funny, I don’t remember hearing anyone say that when the former First Lady embarked on her literacy crusade.
Palin has made clear more than once that she sees the first lady’s efforts as an overstep by the federal government. Most recently, on the episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” that aired Sunday, the former vice presidential candidate dedicated the s’mores her family was making to the first lady. “This is in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert,” Palin said.
Here’s what the First Lady actually said.
“In my house, in Marian Robinson’s house, we ate what we were served,” she said. “We ate what was there, or we didn’t eat; [and] there was always a vegetable on the plate.”
“In the afternoon, there was no way we’d be allowed to lie around the house watching TV,” she continued. “Our parents made us get up and play outside.”
Later, she added, “As I tell my kids, dessert is not a right.”
Don’t believe it.
In approving the deal, the PSC gave Georgia Power an allowed return on its investments of 11.15 percent, slightly lower than it had been. The commission also allowed the company to keep all profits in excess of that up to 12.25 percent, the same deal the company has had for the past three years.
Casting his final vote as a PSC member, [Bobby] Baker aid he couldn’t support the allowed profit: “Everybody in this room has been impacted by the recession. We’ve had record foreclosures. Business bankruptcies are the highest in Georgia history.”
The deal also changed the rules under which Georgia Power and its regulators have reached three year deals in the past. Previous deals gave the utility a higher rate of return in exchange for taking the risk of a three-year rate freeze.
Tuesday’s deal eliminates the freeze, letting the utility come back for more money if its profits fall too low.
In other words, more rate increases are imminent. Blame the blamers.