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Tue May 06, 2014 at 05:15 AM PDT

A final warning before I leave DK

by pollchecker

This is my final diary here at Daily Kos.  I leave Democrats with these words of warning.  I hope they find fertile soil although I have my doubts.  But if you don’t try, you can’t succeed, so here goes.

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Dear Mr. President:

Two weeks ago, after the state of the Union address, where you stated that you would

“Do wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do”
I wrote you imploring you to take action to right an injustice that happens every day in America by removing marijuana from the controlled substance list and showing you how ACCORDING TO THE LAW you had the ability to act.   You can reread it here.

Last week, I wrote you and broke down the law you use to persecute and prosecute people and proved that by the very definition of the Controlled Substance Act, marijuana no longer qualified as a controlled substance let alone a Level 1 Controlled Substance in the same category as heroin  You can review that here.

Today, I come to you today to ask one question.  Will you, as our POTUS, act like a hero or act like a slave?   A Hero does what is right even in the face of adversity.  A Hero does what is right even when the odds are against him.  A Hero does the right thing even when they personally disagree.  A slave does his master’s will.  He has no responsibility because he is just the means to an end.   Today, America needs you to be a hero and do the right thing according to the law and stop the injustices that are occurring every day to thousands of Americans.  The outstanding question is will you be that hero?  Or will you be a slave to the FAILED policies of past politicians?

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Dear Mr. President,

Last Sunday (02/02/14), I wrote you about mistakes you had made in recent comments about removing marijuana from the Controlled Substance list.  If you need to review what I wrote you, you can find it here.  After posting it, I attended church where Joyce Meyers was a guest speaker.  Ms. Meyers said something that stuck in my mind.

Passivity is one of the greatest deceptions of the devil…….Joyce Meyers 2/2/2014”
(For the atheists in the audience, please just substitute the word WORLD for devil.)
For 4 decades, I have been passive on this issue.  I believed in my heart both times I voted for you, that you would be the one with the courage and the intestinal fortitude to stand up for what is right and just and in the process, right this wrong.  Was I mistaken?
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Dear Mr. President:  

At the State of the Union, on January 28, 2014, you said:

So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do.
State of the Union 2014
Numerous times since you became President, you have said you were open to other people’s ideas and proposals.  So, Mr. President, I’m going to put you to the test.  Are you a man of integrity, a man of his word?  Or are you just another freaking politician?  
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Should marijuana be removed from the Controlled Substance List?

73%14 votes
26%5 votes

| 19 votes | Vote | Results

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Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 06:35 AM PST

Wow, Big Brother is here to stay

by pollchecker

I just read this in the Washington Post.

Don’t be surprised if your TV soon seems to know everything about your politics

All I could think about was George Orwell's 1984 and think to myself WOW, Big Brother is here to stay!

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Would you cancel your TV provider if they were to insert political ads into your DVR?

72%21 votes
3%1 votes
10%3 votes
13%4 votes

| 29 votes | Vote | Results

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This weekend there was another shooting.  This time it was at a mall.  A couple of weeks ago, there was a senseless shooting at a movie theatre.  I shake my head at this news and grieve for the children.  I grieve for the child of the single mother killed this weekend.  I grieve for the 2 year old toddler of the man shot at the Florida movie theatre.  I wonder what will become of these children without their loving parents.  Or do we even care?  Have we become so use to it that we just turn a blind eye?

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Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 07:47 AM PST

Where’s the Beef, Mr. President?

by pollchecker

Over the past weekend, POTUS Obama said in an interview that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol.  If he really believes that to be true, then he is either a hypocrite, a bad lawyer, or a poor leader for doing nothing to help millions of people in USA that can be imprisoned and lose their livelihood for smoking pot regardless of whether for medical or recreational use.  

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Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 05:36 AM PST

How to win Red States in 2014

by pollchecker

Dear Mr. Robert Reich,

I have always respected your opinion, so when I read your recent blog post on Huffington Post entitled “Fear Is Why Workers in Red States Vote Against Their Economic Self-Interest”,  I had to address it.  Bear in mind, that what I am saying is based on statistics, not opinion.  The same statistics, sir, which Democrats have been ignoring for the past 20 years against their own best interests.

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I am so sick and tired of hearing about the failure of healthcare,gov.   You can't listen to the news on any station without hearing lengthy conversations about it.   Personally I'm sick of it

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Now that the government is back up and running, the GOP is already working on their next set of demands to take to the Budget conference committees.    And of course the issue of entitlements once again comes to the forefront.  At the beginning of the year, I wrote that Dems should not touch entitlements but instead take the issue to the people making certain that they understand that there is a very clear difference.   Apparently the AFL-CIO is concerned about the Dems caving to get a budget deal.  

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Every time I turn on the news, I have to see and listen to Ted Cruz.  I’m sick of it.  Ted Cruz is a nobody who got elected to Senate by a handful of crazies and enabled by conservative pundits and the media.  Ted Cruz was not elected by any mandate.  Ted Cruz was elected by a very small following of special interests that are far removed from the interests of the people of Texas.

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Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 05:02 AM PDT

I LOVE ACA

by pollchecker

I was one of the Dems who was FURIOUS at POTUS Obama for not having a public option and making health care mandatory.   But today I am one of few who has been on healthcare.gov, created an account, and enrolled in healthcare.  And today my motto is I LOVE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.   And I believe that if POTUS Obama and his administration did a better job of explaining how it works, more and more of America is going to love it as well.

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