Pot, Aliens And Politicians... And The Unending Saga Of Florida GOP Gangster David Rivera
The self-described "bad girl" of Florida Republican politics, Ana Sol Alliegro, says she just wants "to cut hair like Paul Mitchell and make people feel good." So he's on the lam, hiding out from the FBI in the picturesque town of Granada on the shore of Lake Nicaragua, under the name Ana Solá and running a beauty parlour, Salon La Libertad, next to the Roman Catholic bishop's house. From a prominent Cuban fascist family under Batista, the violent, drug addicted Alliegro brags that "All my life, I have fought for the GOP." Her bungled dirty tricks on behalf of then-Congressman David Rivera helped cost him his House seat last November and is likely to land both of them in prison eventually.
She's said to be using much stronger drugs than the marijuana Republican Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher is trying to get legalized back in the U.S.-- well kind of legalized. With right-wing fanatics Andrew Harris (R-MD), Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Jo Bonner (R-AL) demanding Obama crack down on states whose citizens have passed pro-pot laws-- as Colorado and Washington just did, following 16 other states-- the more libertarian-leaning Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced H.R. 1523, a bill that would immunize from federal prosecution "individual marijuana consumers [as well as] medical and non-medical marijuana businesses operating in states in which they are legal." His co-sponsors are Justin Amash (R-MI), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Jared Polis, (D-CO) and Don Young (R-AK).
“This bipartisan bill represents a common-sense approach that establishes federal government respect for all states’ marijuana laws,” says Rohrabacher. “ It does so by keeping the federal government out of the business of criminalizing marijuana activities in states that don’t want it to be criminal.”So where do the aliens come in? If you watch History Channel, you know they're out there-- and that they've visited earth and interacted with man for centuries-- and so do former Members of Congress Mike Gravel (D-AK), Darlene Hooley, (D-OR), Merrill Cook (R-UT), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI), and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). They're holding a mock hearing in later April-- since Congress won't-- about the conspiracy within the U.S. government to cover up the existence of extraterrestrials. The 5 day meeting will be available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese and Mandarin.
The bill’s approach to marijuana policy is seemingly consistent with the views of a solid majority of voters. A recent Pew Research poll found 60% of Americans believe, “the federal government should not enforce federal laws prohibiting the use of marijuana in states where it is legal.”