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The Aftermath of the Fourth of July

 

Pitbull partied down on the Fourth, but in a manner that honestly reflected this country’s history. Can the rest of the Country do the same?

Each year on the Fourth of July people throw up the flags, go to a parade, enjoy fireworks, and generally cheer, blindly, about how GREAT the USofA is as a Nation. In light of recent migrant jailing and child separations, Supreme Court’s upholding of the Muslim Travel Ban, the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, and general hostility from the Oval Office towards anything different (think: “Shit-hole countries”), many in America on the losing side of the culture war seem to feel as if the Country has taken a step back.The Fourth of July felt a little off this year. As best summed up by the Gay Boy, aka Joe Jensen, who was undercover reporting from Mississippi during Independence Day:

Look at this collection of winners. In particular, notice the combo confederate / thin blue line flag on the far left – appropriately hanging on portable shitter – where it belongs. 

Ironically, those in support of thin blue line buck at the notion of infringement of civil liberty. It’s about time we stop being so damn hypocritical as a country and recognize what the thin blue line really means:

Editors note: Some may argue, well surely it is fine, if you are policeman, relative, or family member to sport the thin blue line. Wrong. You are falling into the crowd-like mentality of a gang. The first rule to joining any gang is – don’t rat out your friends. Snitches get stitches. If you are sporting the thin blue line, and following its mentality – you are engaging in a mafioso-style Omerta form of endorsement. The symbolism of the flag means that no one steps over the blue line. It means that police protect their fellow cops by refusing to report or testify against them. This is what we expect from criminal organizations – not tax-payer funded civil servants expected to serve the public. 

We at the Partyblog do not condone the use of the thin blue line superimposed with the American Flag. The Constitution embodies distrust of the police state, while the thin blue line wholeheartedly endorses it.  We at the Partyblog understand the unfortunate reality that large swaths of the population are drinking the kool aid. Most just follows what Fox News, Rush Limbaugh or Alex Jones tell them to think.

We cannot, however, understand how the Stars & Bars can continue to be viewed as an acceptable form of promotion of ideology or community. After all, what are flags other than a symbol of endorsement of the community with which you seek to be associated. It is time for those who fly the confederate flag to understand how offensive it truly is. The “Stainless Banner” aka the “Blood Stained Banner” aka the “American Swastika” shit-flag was the second flag of the Confederacy. It was used during the Civil War and as a result it is a living symbol of treason against the Union in perseverance of the institution of slavery. In the after- math of the Civil War – beginning in the Jim Crow era South and continuing until today – the Stained Banner acts as rallying cry for those opposed to equal rights. The Blood-Stained Flag was flown by proto-fascist, terrorist, militant organizations whose goal was the subjugation of an entire race of people upon whose blood and sweat this country’s was built upon. From the inception of its use, the flag’s purpose and intent was to terrorize those brown people who showed the tiniest sliver of independence, civil liberty or yearning for freedom.  When people say, “it’s our history,” you are correct. It is our heritage – of a racist, decrepit, and shameful past. It is time to accept the truth of our past, not deny the reality of our shameful history of racist impulses, state-sanctioned murder, and degradation.

Shady G reported this Fourth of July from  the Lynching Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. His parents – naturalized citizens – were not born with the right to vote.  His great great uncle was lynched. From Shady G:

I was looking at my great great uncle’s name and started thinking about his mother, who I have heard my great grandmother talk about. She was a slave. A legit cotton picking, what you see in the movies slave. She faced horrors that we cannot fathom, but she had hope for a brighter tomorrow. Because of her hope, I am here. Realistically, we may not live to see the changes we fight for. We do it for future generations. Part of being black in America is having to have hope for a brighter tomorrow. What we are seeing now, the backlash, may be a moment in white fragility in America. We are making progress and cannot focus on the dark clouds, but instead must see the sun breaking through. 

Regardless, for us all to move forward as a nation, we must recognize our collective history.  The “ideal” that we assign to the founders and the Fourth of July is itself a myth. Our founding did not provide that all “men were created equal,” other than land-owning white men.  The country’s founders were not interested in equality for all. Inequality was institutionalized in every founding document of our nation. To ignore the stark history and create a noble myth is a problem. The longer we believe the ahistorical ideal that America was founded upon, the harder it is to actually achieve justice and equality. If you look at America from the perspective of a married, inter-racial couple, it’s as if White America cheats on Black America, and then gets mad when called out for its infidelity.

Now, there may be some benefit in seeing the country’s founders today in a mythical quality. It provides citizens with a set of common goals to work towards beyond self-interest. However, when one-half refuses to acknowledge historical reality, it keeps all of the country mired in a zero-sum game.The longer we hold onto the notion that the founders were completely just and honorable, the harder it will be for those disenfranchised by the country to buy in.  If the reality of our past is built upon a lie, claiming that the country was based upon a notion of equality for all when in fact it institutionalized slavery and degradation of fellow man, we cannot move towards the ideal that this country may still become.  Upon recognition and acceptance that all people are truly equal, “zero-tolerance”  is not a winning argument.  We may “today” ascribe a progressive vision to the founders’ view that their intention was for all people to be “equal” in the future, but the reality is the founders legalized a system that resulted in massacres of “savages” and enslavement of millions of people. So instead of prescribing idealism to the founders – we must recognize the idealism in ourselves. We must repatriate the view of the founders and make it our own, as oppose to ascribing universal freedom and liberty to men who were to beholden to wealth, pressure, and mercantile / capitalistic impulses to make it a reality. “If there be an object truly ridiculous in nature, it is an American patriot, signing resolutions of independency with the one hand, and with the other brandishing a whip over his affrighted slaves”  -Thomas Day, 1776

So next time the Fourth of July rolls around, we should view it as a memorial, not simply a blind, bro-ish celebration to blow up as much shit as possible. Our country is founded on a compromise that resulted in the royal mistreatment of a lot of people. So now we have to make up for it. Time to admit to the sins and abominations and move forward. There are two potential solutions: 1) put high doses of liquid LSD in Busch Light so that White America can have a collective out of body experience and view the world from a different perspective (see Party Tips, No. 6) in the or 2) start to support a form of pay-it-forward, truth and reconciliation, and a real form of reparations that can help all of those whose families were totally screwed improve and build upon the future through education and enlightenment.

We are talking about free public tuition for all ancestors of indigenous peoples and slaves. If you can trace your lineage, you get free public college. It shouldn’t be that hard to sell. We also believe that public college should be super cheap for everyone. But for a small percentage of the population, whose families got screwed, it should be completely free.

Did you say make billionaires pay for it?

While we are at it – let’s reduce our defense and NSA spying budget, use that towards infrastructure improvements, and suddenly we have a Fourth of July the Partyblog can celebrate with a huge bonfire on Ron Paul’s lawn and roasted marshmallows with Rene Boucher (see Party Tips, No. 5).

Which brings us back to Pitbull’s Fourth of July Concert. If you are going to party on the Fourth of July, do it like Pitbull.  Excuse the Facebook video. Facebook is the worst video platform imaginable. We need to make a rule that organizations and people just post to Youtube. I don’t want to see Russian fake news when I click on a video. But this clip was not available elsewhere.

"Let's help each other, not divide each other. Let's unite each other." Thank you, Pitbull for an amazing and memorable Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert on the Parkway. You're always welcome in the 2-1-5! Relive all the coverage: http://on.nbc10.com/1nlsB41

Posted by NBC10 Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Pitbull understands the ideal that we can achieve today. The founder’s view was imperfect. Pitbull’s view is not. Pitbull is the real leader of the free world. The Party World.

Final Note: at the end of the video when the crowd starts chanting “USA! USA! USA!” most of the POC’s look around uncomfortably. It’s probably time to retire the “USA! USA! USA!” chant. It was cool when it was chanted against the Iron Sheik in WWF wrestling matches. But the Iron Sheik is retired. And he lives in Georgia, USA. If you see the Iron Sheik, by all means…yell in his face “USA! USA!” Otherwise, it is reminiscent of a 2016 RNC thing. Like the person chanting is taking ownership over the USA. The USA does not belong to anyone. Except for billionaire Republican donors. This is whom “our” country’s founders were protecting.  So remember the only people who can credibly say “my country” and “my history” are the billionaires who want to keep this country, and this world, all to themselves, and divided so that one half will support their kleptocracy by way of identity politics. To get the country – it’s going to require reconciling with the past and the foundation this country was built upon. Once we can do that, then we really are the same. We are united against the rich capitalist bastards who want to steal our country and our Party – in whatever form it takes – and keep it to themselves. 

Look. So here is the final word. On Some Supreme Court

An explanation on the following entry. The original post – linked at the bottom as “The Coward, Ted, and the Brave Man – was originally written in the aftermath of the WDAS Presents the Philly Block Party (which was awesome by the way. When Boyz II Men’s Nathan Morris did a shout out to “everybody make some noise if you were born in the 60’s” there was applause up front in the expensive seats. ” Make some noise if you was born in the 70’s…” Louder…but more spread out towards the back. “…if you were born in the 80’s…” This was the loudest – but mostly towards the back and the cheap seats. So yes, it is true that elderly in America are rich and it trickles down from there. “…born in the 90’s?” A few cheers – all in the back by the lawn. “What if you were born in 2000 or later.” [Dead Silence.] So yeah. We gettin’ old.  And to top it all off, we will not have social security to support us. Basically, this country is on the fast track to the idle rich having fun and everyone else working their butts off until death…but I digress.). Partyboygeez had been partying for about 7 hours straight with no chaser throughout the Block Party (that’s how we do). Instead of going to bed next to a fine woman, I decided to drunkenly drivel on a page. The point / or the intention – which is impossible to appreciate without explanation – was to try to explain what exactly this all means.  Anthony Kennedy is retiring. Anthony Kennedy is  described as the “Wild Card” on the Supreme Court. He is often (misdiagnosed) as the great moderating factor on the highest court of the US of A. This is false. Kennedy is a conservative by all means. He originally was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade in Casey v. Planned Parenthood but switched at the last minute according to lore – which Kennedy refuses to officially confirm or deny. So this so called “moderate” really wasn’t that moderate. He did on a few occasions side with an individual’s right to liberty and privacy.  Nevertheless, he was VERY successful at pissing off the right (because he did not give them everything they wanted, like two-year olds in the midst of a temper tantrum, a sound analogy for the right as a whole). You can see why exactly Kennedy pisses off the Right in the following  article from the baloney Weekly Standard (PS I don’t know much about the author John McCormack, but he’s clearly insane):

“Then, apparently on a whim, [Kennedy] changed his mind on a fundamental matter of constitutional law and human rights. And following this period of indecision, he chose not to restore the constitutional right of the American people through their duly elected state representatives to regulate abortion, but arrogated that right to himself.”

The above is also a good summary of how insane the Right is when it comes to Constitutional Law.  The right views Constitutional Law as something that needs to be protected by elected state officials through the enactment of laws restricting personal liberties, such as the decision (which cannot be more personal) to start a family. That’s. Not. How. This. Fucking. Works.  The role of the Supreme Court, traditionally, is to STOP the state from acting in ways that violates your personal liberties. Such as a law written whereby police can break down your door, sleep in your bed, and drink your beer. (Cue the Fourth Amendment). Samesies with a law that criminalizes abortion. This is a violation of privacy. Medical decisions are a private matter. The State cannot dictate what medical procedures a person of the majority age decides to do with one’s body. The State cannot force you to start a family or get married. Whether you like it or not (morally), to criminalize abortion is akin to an illegal search and seizure.  Abortion was (when Roe was decided) and is a developing medical procedure. It did not exist when the Constitution was drafted. However, there are many medical procedures that did not exist. If States wanted to ban, for example, prostate removal surgery for those with prostate cancer, because we cherish erect penises as a society, that too would be a violation of 14th amendment right to privacy, liberty and due process. Again, the body, for all intents and purposes, is considered the same (or should be) as the home. It’s an easy concept to understand.

Anthony Kennedy also sided in favor of basic civil and civic rights for gays in the arena of marriage and civil partnerships. Again, these are private matters in which the government HAS NO BUSINESS TO interfere (Isn’t this what the Conservative Right supposedly supports – personal liberties? Small gubment? Get out my damn house and give me back my Natty Light Officer McShmeckels).  So – hypocritically – because of two issues where Kennedy favored individual rights (which conservatives supposedly support), he gets panned by the Right and called (wrongly) a moderate.

Now, that he’s leaving, the Right is trying it’s hardest to quash these two issues of civil liberty- gays marrying and abortion – with a new Supreme Court pick from its dictator-loving, philandering Champion. 

The Right is not going to be happy until Obamacare is completely outlawed (even though it clearly relates to market-regulation. Regulating the insurance market is clearly constitutional as it relates to the movement of things and people.  It used to be that matters such as kidnapping, movement of guns over state lines, tobacco, drugs and alcohol were clearly within the purview of the feds. Health insurance is no different. That is, until it got political.)  Outlaw abortion. Outlaw gay marriage. Allow dumping of toxic sludge into the rivers and toxic fumes into the air. We at the PartyBlog conclude that the Right is not going to be happy until they get everything they want, like a screaming toddler. Regardless if this has a benefit to society or extends humanity’s time and success on Earth.  The PartyBlog supports laws and rules that promote human health, therefore extending the party. We also support laws that promote unity and celebration. Two loving people being married is something to celebrate.We also support personal freedom and liberty.

Kennedy was holding the Right in bringing the country back to the 50’s…. The 1850’s. The right twists it as — we just want people to follow the laws.  “Following the law” 60 years ago looked like segregation of races, arrests of gays for engaging in relationships deemed illegal by states, and no right to vote for blacks and other people of color. These are the laws that the “States” gave to non-whites. It is happening now through voter ID laws and purging of voter registration rolls (Thanks again Kennedy).   It makes us wonder if the Right would take all votes away from people of color unless they conform like fucking Diamond and Silk.

Kennedy was not conservative enough. We just want someone to follow the laws. Our laws.”

 Abortion – bye. Gay rights – bye. Whatever remains of the civil rights act and voting laws – bye. Some type of campaign finance reform – bye. The corporate big money backers sell 45% of America on social issues.  Americans buy-in believing that our religions tells us this the right thing to do. Go conservative. Support your president. Corporate Big Money then ass fucks the entire country on everything – wages, worker’s rights, environment, you name it – yeah fuck me harder Koch twins. The Right finally gets what they want, or what they think they want. Social conservatism at its pinnacle and we have moved back in time 70 years socially and racially.  But what do we really have? Economically nothing. We are left with plutocrats enslaving white men through brain wash and social messaging – in turn enslaving their white wives – in turn enslaving everyone else.

For once, ironically, PartyBlog wishes that Alex Jones was telling the truth:

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/2/1777364/-Alex-Jones-Democrats-are-Launching-a-Civil-War-on-July-4th

How far have we gone under the “balanced” decisions by Kennedy over the years, and conservatives still believe we have not gone far enough?  Gutting Voting Act – check.  Gutting campaign reform and allowing endless corporate dark money into any political elections. Check. (Yes! That’s what I’m talkin’ about. Corporations are people, clearly have First Amendment rights, and all hail our Corporate Overlords. Question: Who wins in a fight? Ayn Rand or Jesus. Answer: Ayn Rand is Jesus.). Union Busting – check. Banning class actions suits for harassment / discrimination or wage theft in the work place – check.  Gun rights – check (voting with the conservative block in DC v. Heller, written by the beloved Scalia).  Interestingly, Scalia means “Staircase” in Italian … and if you’ve seen the Staircase … it’s creepy …   

Scalia means “Staircase” in Italian. Staircase the show is seriously creepy. Scalia is seriously creepy. Coincidence? We think not…

Thanks to Kennedy, the current Constitutional Law on guns is that an individuals’  private right to hand-gun ownership outweighs a city’s or state’s ability to regulate said gun in certain circumstances. Look – I can’t whip out my dick in public. That’s basic decency, part of living in a civilized society. Why not ditto on guns? While it is unclear at moment what exactly a government can do in the realm of gun control, Kennedy (and his buds) gave the NRA and its backers a private, definite right to own a loaded gun in one’s home. However, per Kennedy and his buds, it is still illegal to own a loaded joint in one’s home.

Does not matter that the actual text of the Second Amendment reads like a Victorian novel (rights of a state to maintaining a well-armed militia, blah blah blah) and was drafted when high capacity magazines, semi-automatic rifles, etc., were about as real as Doc Brown’s time machine. “Fuck that – I get to own a fucking AK 47 with armor piercing bullets NOW b/c George Washington says so … SUCK MY DICK OBAMA (but not in a gay way or nothin’).”  And you know who doesn’t give 2 shits that gun violence kills over 30,000 people per year…5 powerful Right dudes on the Supreme Court. “AND MY DICK!” 

The great “moderate” Supreme Court Justice, in his final, important, split decisions  was four for four (fo’ fo’ fo’***) in favor of conservative ideals. Namely, taking away the rights of people, voters, and workers. (See Abbott v. Perez – in favor of shameless political gerrymandering; Trump v. Hawaii – in favor of Muslim Ban; Janus v. AFSCME – Public Union busting; and Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis – barring employee’s class action rights via arbitration). Kennedy, time in time out, delivered big wins for the Right. Throw in for good measure an extra time goal (World Cup reference) for religious anti-abortion pregnancy centers, who also are people with First Amendment rights (Wait – Scalia said, in DC v. Heller, the gun case, that the Amendments only protected people, so by that logic, a pregnancy center would not be a person so why…? Ehhhh fuck you and your logic. It’s not my problem).

***Moses Malone also went fo’ fo’ fo’, but in a good, liberating way, such as beating the piss out of the evil Lakers (screw the Lakers and screw Lebron for leaving Cleveland). This is good thing – as in good triumphs over evil – the exact opposite of a bad thing, like screwing over the American worker in favor of Massa’…

FO FO FO – but in a good way…

It’s not bad enough that SCOTUS’ conservative majority consistently handed down epic anti-worker; anti-labor; anti-voter decisions (it’s been a consistent pattern over the past few years).  It’s not bad enough that the Right abdicated it’s Constitutional obligation to consider Merrick Garland to the Court two years ago, in the Senate’s version of Heads I win, Tails You Lose.

Now, only a few days after the Muslim ban is upheld by the Trump v. Hawaii’s decision, the other shoe drops by way of a back door (Trump voice: mmm love the back door) off-record meeting between Trump and Kennedy, culminating in Kennedy’s announced retirement.

Trump probably comes onto Kennedy all creepy – Stormy- style full press, buttering up Kennedy with whatever Supreme Court Judges crave: weird flattery, French cuisine, and imported sparkling white. Picture a PG all male, Seventies-something, it’s just lunch.  ***HHCICSMMSCR*** “You’ve done such a great service to the Country. I’ll make sure to replace you with someone in your mold – who put truth above the fray.” Wait, no, Trump would not say sophisticated phrases like “truth above the fray.” Drumpf says. “I’ll put in someone who could never be as good as you, because you’re the best, but maybe just as good, since I’m doing the nomination, so it’ll be better than you, but not really. But it’s the best replacement, Can’t tell you who. But stay tuned. It will make Supreme Court Great Again. MASCGRA. More Escargot mon amigo? MAGA Escargots with MEGA amigos. More Moscato? Even though I could never beat you. You’re great. The best. Best judges. Best buds. We’ll have the best judges. Try this spotted dick. I have the best spotted dick.” 

***Hot Horny Commander in Chief Seeking Male Moderate Supreme Court Retiree***

But really – all of this has been said, and better than I ever could. “Kennedy wasnt a moderate,” good analysis by . There is also Will Bunch’s,  Borked!! GOP’s long game finally bringing nightmare of Robert Bork’s America to Supreme Court (providing some historical context to the despair felt by the majority of the country). And of course, Kennedy’s retirement announcement comes after the beginning of the rumblings that maybe, just maybe, putting kids in cages means we have had enough. There is a “crisis of democracy, not manners” (credit to the Time’s Michelle Goldberg), and maybe it is time forget about civility.

What Kennedy’s retirement means, potentially, is the final straw for liberalism in America. Fascism here we come – full bore. The original post which follows, first posted at 2 AM ET (after approximately 3 hours of writing) on July 1, 2018, was intended to somehow comment on all of the above, mirroring Becket’s existentialism – akin to waiting for Godot. The feeling that potentially we / it is coming to an end, the society as we know it. We cannot avoid but to see our inevitable demise. We are just waiting, with hints of the downfall in Kennedy’s retirement. The despair we are all feeling, due to the loss of what we were taught as children was a great democracy. Robert Bork’s America. There is nothing left but this powerlessness. How do we overcome it?   

Yeah, that’s what I was going for at 2 AM after 3 Captains, 5 pints of Hop Devil, and no dinner. The following utter nonsense seemingly written by one of the Russian bots that have spammed my computer by way of the over 120,000 unapproved or blocked comments to this blog (none of which have ever been approved) was actually quite well thought out in retrospect. Some bots claim to be selling drugs. Some bots claim to be selling sex. All bots lead down a rabbit hole of computer virus-laiden identity theft. Except for one bot – Mamukbu – whose comment  we almost approved (but did not out of fear that merely clicking on a comment for approval might result in identity theft, surveillance and Putin poisoning). And Mamukbu’s message:

“Molecular and func- tional changes in voltage-dependent Na+ channels following pilocarpine-induced repute epilep- ticus in rat dentate granule cells. Molecular markers resolve take able a greater potential to delineate sub- groups within histological types as demonstrated in return high- estate serous carcinomas 4, 55]. The participants were bestowed” Thanks Mamukbu! 

So in reality – there is no message – no hope for the future – Mamukbu, the modern day Becket, is the inspiration. Just random word generated gibberish. It felt like that at 2 AM after a night of beautiful music and drinking, that reality set in and we are just at a desperate place. Even though conservative America has won so many of the culture wars, it’s still not good enough. While conservatives may be winning the culture wars in the courts, we all lose our rights to fair wages. Because the conservative judges follow the direction of their corporate overlords. Accordingly, we must continue to fight the good fight, so that we do not end up like quasi-conscious drunk sub human robot random word generating beings. And if we the People do not take our country from the oligarchs and their brainwash (successfully causing social wars so that fellow citizens fight each other for and over civil rights instead of fighting the rich oligarchs that have never had our best interest at hand), and save our country and world from the brink of environmental destruction, inter-party civil war, and capitalist-slavery, we all doomed to become:

The Coward, Ted, and the Brave Man.

 

So How Does One Abide by The Supreme Court’s Upholding of the Travel Ban

Answer:  you don’t!

Here’s how (somehow) you justify the redic logic of the Supreme Court’s decision on upholding the Travel (translation: Muslim) Ban. Basically, you 1) like it or 2) you don’t. And if it’s No. 2, we don’t give a shit:

Federal judge rules Muslim-free zone at Florida gun store fails to harm Muslims (Courtesy of Sott.net)

To get to the decision, the Supreme Court basically assumes that the Administration’s justification for the Travel Ban is legitimate. Namely, it views the “Muslim Ban,” (shit, I mean, “Travel Ban,” aka “Tan Ban,” aka “Travel Ban on Those with the Tan” aka “I Don’t like the Tan” AKA “GITONUPOUTTAMYMOMMACUNTRY”)  as based upon the origin of country, as opposed to the origin of religion.

In reality, it’s a friggin’ Muslim Ban.

Here’s the deal. A Muslim Ban is bar none unconstitutional. It favors one religion over another. It also bars a person from entry into the Country on the basis of religion. This is a clear violation of the Constitution’s First Amendment to the Bill of Rights. You can read about it here.

If you ban people, however, on the basis of the country of origin, as opposed to their religion, it seems neutral. The Supreme Court, at least 5 justices out of 4, assumed the ban of entry of certain individuals, in the case of Trump v. Hawaii, was based upon the country of origin as opposed to the religion.

In law school, they teach you, if it smells like shit, it’s probably shit. And yes, this decision is shit. If you want to read something that actually makes sense (because Robert’s decision does not, despite logical gesticulations, and rationalizing for 90 pages that makes it seem somewhat sensible, thanks to the law clerks, until the waft of shit returns, like an infant with the milk shits, and then just when it can’t get shittier… appears Kennedy’s two-pager … which in the midst of a giant diarrhea doesn’t even cover enough pages for a wipe, so you realize the ol’ man may have finally lost his mind, the ol’ guy who you put your faith in once, when suddenly his reasoning makes even less sense, and you need to feel better), read the dissent.

Did these damn powerful judges on the majority not even write those 90 plus pages? Roberts’ decision is so dog-shitty, he must not have. He’s too smart. Must have been those minions from Harvard or Barvard or whatever. Roberts was probably at Virginia Beach, doing cocaine or something…Does that make us feel better at the Party Blog? Probably…

Now all of sudden, this whole thing is out of control…

 

So if you break down the decision, there’s two options:

  1. Roberts and Kennedy believe that the Admin. is telling the truth when they justified their travel (Muslim) ban. This assumes that the reason for the travel ban was for “national security.” Which is why we had to ban some random ass countries that have 0% evidence of inflicting terrorist attacks.
  2. Roberts and Kennedy know the Admin. is lying, and don’t give a shit…because…well…oh shit…there’s not a good reason “because.”

If you believe #1, then completely disregard the numerous statements that the purpose of the ban was to bar muslim dudes. (Goddamit Maverick!)

Let’s be honest – No. 1 was the reason. Everyone knows a hot dog is made of pig lips and assholes. Everyone knows the travel ban is for Muslims. But for some reason the Supreme Court does not (or at least 5 dudes on the Supreme Court does not. So Forget about no. 1. Ignore No. 1. It’s not No. 1.  I can’t get him off my tail.).

No. 2. Well, No. 2 puts us into some deep shit.

And in deep shit we appear to be. Here are the 13 worst Supreme Court Decisions of all time. Add Trump v. Hawaii to No. 14.

Finally (in the truly inexplicable pattern which is starting to develop) the aiders and abetters of the current administrations are somehow trying to right the wrongs of years past. Why? Not sure. Hopefully to make themselves feel less shitty at night.

“Yo, Adrienne! We are the PartyBlog were pissed off when Drumpf pardoned Jack Johnson.  Why didn’t you pardon Rocky Balboa when he went to jail for tax evasion! Pardon Rocky yo! YO!”

Also, new party rules:

  1. Sly Stalone will never, ever be cool again? Sorry Rambo.
  2. Do not appear in the same room as the Donald, aka the Great Gastro. There is no reason to ever appear with the Colace in Chief unless you are serving him with Court papers. It’s just for “PR” (that stands for “Public Relations” not “Presidential Respect”):

There is no way to undo past harms and injustices. Unless of course…REPARATIONS…There was ZERO reason to pardon a dead black boxer other than: 1) to prove a point to Cohen not to testify, and 2) to look cool with “YO ADRIENNE” and some other boxers so you seem less like a racist fuck.

Dickface Dump McShitterpants and reparations is like a dog not sniffing another dog’s asshole…or it’s like Muslims and the United States. Not happening…

CHIEF ROBERTS: “YO ADRIENNE – IM A NOT A RACIST FUCK!” 

In line with the (white) notion of “let’s undo wrongs and make a right” without actually doing anything, Monsieur Supreme Court Justice of the Fascist Right overturned No. 3 of the ignominious distinction of the Worst Decisions of All Time (noted above): Korematsu v. United States (1944).  As reported by CNN’s Ariane De Vogue

“Roberts was troubled enough with the comparison [ by Justice Sotomayor, of the similarities between his decision and that of the Korematsu decision] that he did something that no party involved in the travel ban case had expressly asked for: He announced that the Supreme Court was overruling Korematsu.”

Weird. To summarize – Justice Chief Wompom Pow Ban All Nonwhites – was so disturbed with his law clerk’s decision’s being compared to Korematsu … wait for it … he declared Korematsu no longer existed…  So just like that, with the swipe of the pen. Japanese in pens no longer part of American history.

To summarize. The SCOTUS Court, highest Court of the highest country in the land said:

  1. We can ban muslims, as long as we don’t call it a muslim ban.
  2. Do not compare this decision to the Korematsu ban, which said that we can ban Japanese, as long as we don’t call it a Japanese ban.
  3. Because I don’t like the comparison between these two cases, Korematsu is no longer the law of the land.

One of these things are not like the other…So let’s keep out the Other. Less representation, less reparations, less rights. And by less rights, I mean, less Muslims. As long as their circle is smaller than ours, it’s cool.

 

 

 

 

Party Tips

Seeing as it is now officially summer – here are my summer tips:

  1. I don’t always choose beer, but when I do in the summertime heat, I always choose – Coors Light. True, craft beer packs a bigger punch and therefore is conventionally better to party with. However, the Silver Bullet is an ideal beer to drink when in need of hydration. So enjoy a cold Coors Light while on the beach, at an outdoor festival doing whatever floats your boat (perfect when getting your mind flexible, particularly because it will act as an anchor, as a familiar reminder to pull you back into reality), or just in the back yard. Remember – you need to stay hydrated. Even better if you’re already wasted. Coors Light will not take you deeper into the rabbit hole. In some instances, it will even sober you up.  At minimum, it will keep you floating merrily along.
  2. If you’re going to go to a fest – go small. Music festivals are a great summer tradition. If you are a festival newbie, and you’re not sure if you can handle 3 days without showers, toilettes, or general non-stickiness / non-stinkiness, go small first. The facilities will be less overcrowded, there’s less people, and more of a community feel. If you don’t like being “on the farm” at a small fest – just skip the big ones and order on TV. Or just go to the local show for one night, get your jollies that way, and sleep in your bed.
  3. Use Waze and Google Maps at the same time to get around – but keep the sound up on Waze. I don’t really care that this is turning into a product promotion party tip line, but so be it. Google Maps has better mapping so it’s a good way to see where the hell Waze is taking you. If you need to back it up to make sure the route makes sense – because sometimes Waze does crazy shit – keep Google Maps running on your phone while driving. Most importantly, Waze tells you where the cops are out waiting to fuck your world up. Whether it’s a speeding ticket, drug sniffing dogs, car searches or worse (jail maybe?) don’t forget to use Waze. I remember when I was learning to drive – Radar guns were illegal and cops would f#ck you up if they saw you using one. Now we have free radar detectors on our phones – so use it.
  4. Also don’t drive under the influence. Yeah – I am your mom, and your dad.  With Uber and Lyft and stuff it’s really easy to get around. And yes – if you’re on weed you can get a DUI.  Remember – DUI can kill you, others, and costs thousands of dollars to defend in Court. If you’re not careful, you may end up with the Partyblog as your legal representation, which you don’t want…

5.  Partiers use charcoal. Don’t be budge and use gas. I’ll grill you dude. If you’re gonna grill, use wood or charcoal. Look, we get it. It is easy to use propane.  King of the Hill is a good show. You get an even grill. But you know what you don’t get. You don’t get fire burning on the fuel of life. You don’t get every sorry ass, non-partyin’, propane usin’ shmekel jealous over the delicious smell of wood or coal coming from the brown side of the grass-is-always greener fence. My Dad uses propane. I love my Dad. But he’s out there bustin’ his ass 9-5 PM so his privileged kids can party every night. He doesn’t have time for propane. The fire, however, takes time. Just like a good party. There’s nothing more satisfying than a large flame jumping out of your grill threatening to burn off your eyebrows. It takes balls to start a fire – a real fire – in the summer heat.    You know who uses propane – Ron Paul. He’s like, “Oh, I’m a libertarian.  I can cook with whatever I want. Because I’m a stupid libertarian and I don’t believe in rules or anything.” You know who uses charcoal? Rene Boucher – bad ass neighbor of Ron Paul who beats Ron Paul’s ass over a pile of bushes and damn near burns his face off starting a bonfire on Ron Paul’s property — probably because he wanted some marshmallows.

Rene Boucher – bad ass neighbor of Ron Paul – burns fires with wood. Also beats Ron Paul’s ass because he feels like it.  

And don’t give me the excuse that it takes too long to start a fire with charcoal. Buy one of these for under 20 dollars at your local Big Lots (make Jerry Van Dyke proud):

You get a perfect fire – every single time. You don’t even need the pansy, kerosene soaked coals. Get those flames jumping. You’re camping in your back yard now. Bust open that Silver Bullet, and take a mini-vacation from the rest of the gas burning world.  (Warning: when camping in the Pacific West – this does not apply – please use propane. Don’t start a f-ing forrest fire you dipshits). Get progressive while you’re at it. Throw a nice red pepper, eggplant, or veggie burger on that grill. Top it with some Veganaise. Real Men use wood. Real Men that are Vegan save the world by being kind to the environment and reducing the stock of killer chickens, cows, and turkeys that are coming after us once they evolve from the upcoming war’s nuclear fall-out … Cowabunga dude.

Warning: These turtles are not cute. They are the portend of death. So eat vegan and reduce the number of domesticated turtles, thereby reducing the likelihood of mutant ninja turtles. 

6.(Since we’re talking about talking turtles.) Do Acid, Shrooms, or something to get your mind flexible.  Hallucinate – because – why not? It is the only way to break your mind from the doldrums of the current state we are in. If you ENJOY the current state we are in, hopefully it will break you from the  brainwash. Our government has completely sold itself out to the highest bidder. The Civil War could never have been fought without poor white folk in the South believing it was their duty to fight a rich man’s war.

There is a reason why Richard Nixon hated acid – it allows vision through all of the bullshit. When you break down all sense of the structure from which your personality and world view is built – you are no longer afraid that everything you may have once believed is meaningless. Once you leave behind every social construct which you once believed, and the narrative of your life dissipates, then true faith may be achieved.  Experience a mind emptied from all preconception and freed from boundaries. If you are not ready, at least go party with someone you would not normally party with to see a new viewpoint. Go engage in a conversation outside of the normal belief system. It is only by defeating the current capitalist system – where wealth is valued over people – that we may begin to once again know what truth is, looks like, or could be.

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Space Force!

Donald Trump and his supporters officially jump the shark.   (Link courtesy of Daily Mail)

Ok so we at the Party Blog thought that Donald Trump and his supporters jumped the shark when they claimed Mexico sends only rapists over the border. (Cesar Chavez be damned.) We were wrong.

Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, you’re not gonna fool me twice.

Michael Flynn chanting “Lock Her Up!” at the RNC, then less than a year later facing federal charges and jail time, certainly that was it.

Fine fine fine. Certainly if Donald Trump supports a child molester…

Wait – no?

How about overseeing a pathetic response to a historical natural disaster that killed over 4000 American citizens – which went ignored by the Admin. because CNN did not cover it in the manner in should have? No…

Overseeing his family’s attempt to cooperate with a hostile foreign government to win the election…#fakenews.

Well surely locking up children and ripping away babies breast-feeding from their mothers? #Obamasfault.

Well…ok fine…sleeping with a porn star and making sad attempts to continue the affair while your wife – now first lady – was pregnant with your child, paying her off, lying about it the affair and lying about not knowing that your henchman consiglieri paid her off…c’mon…that’s gotta piss off the evangelicals am-I-right? #Giv’em-a-mulligan…

So none of this passed muster for the official Zombie politician of the 21st century. If only the American populace knew that Zombies are not desirable and should be immediately decapitated (figuratively of course!).

But this is it. This is seriously it. Trump supporters yelling “Space Force! Space Force! Space Force!” during a Minnesota rally and being excited about it. This has got to be the dumbest show of Donald Trump support ever. Social Evolution at its finest! It cannot be that in two years we will be looking back at this and saying, “Space Force! Brilliant!”

Sixth branch of the armed forces. This must be the stupidest thing I have ever seen and heard. Space Force! We are going to use the Force. And it’s going to be in Space.

Trump orders U.S. military to form ‘Space Force’

Trump orders U.S. military to form ‘Space Force’ as the sixth branch of the American military.“We must have American dominance in space.”The U.S. military currently consists of five branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

Posted by Astrophysics on Monday, June 18, 2018

Not lost in all of this … the day before Juneteenth (which our ethnically challenged President failed to even remotely address in his personal twitter account) … El Dookie states (Note: punctuation is best attempted, but let’s be honest his holiness the Dali Lama of shit hotels and even shittier ice-wine cannot be bothered with punctuation):

“VERY IMPORTANTLY I am hereby directing [SNIFFLE] the Department of Defense and Pentagon to IMMEDIATELY BEGIN the process [weird pointy maneuver] necessary [SNIFFLE] to establish a SPACE FORCE as the Sith [sic] branch [more creepy hand motions] of the Armed Forces [double pointy maneuver] that’s a BIG Statement [Mike Hot Pants nods, and the Great Cornholio blinks twice] We are going to have the Air Force [Triple H Crotch Motion Dance] and we are going to have the Space Force [large penis gesture] separate [small penis] BUT EQUAL [large penis motion repeat] It is going to be something…”

Yes indeed … separate but equal.

And the crowd cheers for separate but equal…the old Space Force. Yup – we put the Dick in dictator.

Separate but equal is a notion from the Jim Crow South. It’s a bad thing. It is how our various forms of local and state governments justified systemic racism throughout the country. History Lesson: Separate but Equal is how school districts throughout the country argued that segregation in schools was acceptable. Think about that for a second. This country believed that it was not appropriate for a white person to go to school with someone who is not white. The Supreme Court in Brown v. the Board of Education, in 1954, ruled that separate facilities for education are inherently unequal. 

Now – 64 years later – Separate but Equal is Back – and in SPACE!

So…now what? Trump is going to reinstitute the draft and send the blacks to space? Tune in next week on – “HATE YOUR NEIGHBOR!”

Just wait, two years from now when the trade war with China is at full thrust, the banking industry and evisceration of banking laws causes another financing catastrophe, the housing market is tanking (due to raising interest rates and skyrocketing building materials), and no one has healthcare…that’s not what takes down the administration.  Nope. It’s how dumb those Minnesotans and others in the near future felt when they chanted – like a bunch of drunken uncles – “SPACE FORCE! SPACE FORCE!”

IN OTHER NEWS:

Trump overturns rule that his administration created to separate families at the border.

He Fixed it! Yay! Only our leader – the Supreme Commander of the Space Force Army can be so benevolent! Give him credit for fixing a problem that he created when he didn’t really fix anything…

Turns out – according to the cheap rag New York Times and their shoddy two-bit reporters who never say anything nice (Michael D. ShearAbby Goodnough and Maggie Haberman) – there are still problems with the policy. Families may still be separated after 20 days (Wait – they all can’t stay in prison together forever? If only we could get rid of Courts). Still don’t know what’s going to happen to the 2000 + children, toddlers, and infants in custody (who remain in custody on average for approx. 60 days)? Oh don’t worry that the officers who are “watching” these babies aren’t allowed to touch them, hold them, basically leave them in a crib unattended. There are diaper changers on hand. It’s fine.

And then there’s this…which is clearly an Onion Article…

Melania Trump does not care – do u?

This take down in Splinter shows that (gulp) maybe this was all just for a photo-op (GASP)?!? Just take off the jacket upon arrival, avoid the bad optics, and there’s no harm. No! I’m so sick of the media presenting the mail-order bride-in-chief negatively! 

State-sponsored murder in the ‘Burgh.

And to top it all off, a seventeen year old, unarmed kid in Pittsburgh (Antown Rose) was shot to death (note: for a non-state actor, this is called murder) by a policeman who was sworn in a mere 90 minutes before the shooting.  But according to Fox News’ reporting (vis-a-vis the Allegany CountyPolice Superintendent Coleman McDonough), it’s fine because under PA Law:

“…there are circumstances that permit officers to use lethal force on a fleeing suspect. It is allowed to prevent death or serious injury to an officer or another person or if the suspect has used or threatened violence or possesses a lethal weapon.”

Whew! Fox News – just when I was worried that my whole privileged world-view may spontaneously combust around me and light my head on fire – you answered everything and made it better. So what that the kid was unarmed and running away? Fougetaboutit. Let’s just call the kid a thug and move on…

Not so fast. Apparently the officers’ claims that the child was involved in a prior shooting was “unsubstantiated” (translation: made up). The family attorney, D. Lee Merritt, wants answers.

Hold on hold on…what’s this look like – Jeopardy! We’re the police. You don’t get answers.

Jeopardy does not have answers, it has questions…and yes we have questions…

What’s this look like – Jeopardy? We’re the Police. You don’t get to ask questions.

Party Blog Turns 6!!!

HELLO PARTY PEOPLE.

Turns out – that the party blog is now 3 years old!

What was the Earth like when it was 3 years old? It was molten lava and had no atmosphere…

What was a baby like at three years old? Maybe baby was still pooping his / her pants. If baby was advanced / precocious, baby was talking in sentences and wearing diapers.  Party Blog is three years old.  Party Blog still likes to party…

Did Someone Say 72 Hours of Music…Hooplah in the hills….Anybody driving to Athens got a ride for me?

Yeah so this looks AWESOME!
https://www.facebook.com/events/545572588846643/
How does one get through 72 hours straight of music? Lots of Frampton (do you feel, like I do?)
Athens, OH: Papadosio, EOTO, Keller, Ott, Zoogma & Kang! 4 day 3 night art & music festival campout in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southeast Ohio featuring 72 hours of continuous music between 3 stages with 60 acts performing 70 sets of music.

www.HooplaintheHills.com

Papadosio – Friday & Saturday… Night
EOTO – Saturday Night
Keller Williams – Friday Night
Ott. – Friday Late Night
Chris Berry Trio w/ Michael Kang – Saturday Day
(EOTO + Michael Kang + Chris Berry encore set)
Zoogma – Saturday Evening
Cornmeal – Thursday Night
Phutureprimitive – Thursday Night
Rumpke Mountain Boys – Thurs/Fri/Sat Night
Cosby Sweater w/ Joel Cummins – Saturday Late Night
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge – Friday Evening
David Gans – Thurday/Friday/Saturday
Moon Hooch – Friday Night
Up Until Now – Thursday Night
EarthCry – Friday Late Night
Any Colour – Pink Floyd tribute w/ laser lights- Friday
Jahman Brahman – Friday Night
Mike Perkins – Saturday Day
The Recipe – Saturday Night
Mullins & Stone – Thursday Night
Sassafraz – Saturday Late Night
Aliver Hall – Friday Evening
The Spikedrivers – Sunday Day
The Coop – Friday Evening
Arpetrio – Friday Night & Friday Late Night
Davisson Brothers Band – Saturday Day
Dixon’s Violin – Saturday Night
Jones For Revival – Friday Late Late Night
Broccoli Samurai – Thursday Late Night
Boogie Matrix Mechanism – Thursday Late Late Night
Manitoa – Saturday Late Late Night
Le Moti – Thursday Late Night
Under the Sun – Friday Day
The New Old Cavalry – Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday
Twiddle – Thursday Night
KR-3 – Thursday Evening
Boomslang – Friday Day
Derick Howard – Thurs Night w/ Magnetic & Friday solo
Flatland Harmony Experiment – Saturday & Sunday
Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk – Saturday Morning
Bats Dynamic String Band – Friday Morning
Rick Kline & Friends – Saturday Day
Smilin Joe – Saturday Night
Relish – Friday Late Night
The Bees Trees – Thursday Day
Cosmic Village – Saturday Evening
Peridoni – Saturday Day
Bassface – Saturday Late Late Night
TroniK Vision – Saturday Late Late Night
KrisB – Saturday Day
Bmass – Thursday Late Late Night
The Paranormals – Sunday Morning
Falcon Won – Friday Late Late Night
Johnny O Does Dylan – Friday Morning
Toadnuggz – Friday Late Late Night
Kashmerik – Thursday Late Late Night
Creation Station – Saturday Late Night

EVERYONE who comes through the gate will be able to camp w/ their vehicles!

SOLD OUT – First Tier Tickets
Thurs-Sun $75/ Fri-Sun $65 / Sat-Sun $50

Second Tier Tickets* – available 1/7/14 thru 3/6/14
Thurs-Sun $85/ Fri-Sun $75 SOLD OUT / Sat-Sun $55
* limited number available

Final Tier / Gate Tickets – 3/7/14 thru 3/30/14
Thurs-Sun $100 / Fri-Sun $90 / Saturday $60

FREE parking & camping!

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Disappointing news, Philadelphia, Your Mardi Gras is Lame

 

So, having viewed the Mardi Gras options, PartyBoyGeezy feels discouraged, disappointed, flabbergasted, bamboozled…

Where have you been for the past two months PartyBoy?  You were all hyped about the election, recent legalization of marijuana in two states, reelection of the most liberal president in 16 years, etc. etc. etc.

Well, party people, when the elections happen there is an inevitable disappointment that follows.  The expectation that things will change, only to have your dreams dashed, and John Brennan – the drone czar – nominated as secretary of the C.I.A., so that the USA, your home town, will inevitably continue along with a course of secretive killings of people that already hate us.  Only to hate us more.

So then, there it is, in the distance, Mardi Gras, the promise of things to come, only – whaaaaaa…THERE’S NOTHING GOING ON FOR MARDI GRAS?!?!?  Times are tough, dude-bro, times are tough…

Well, there are some happenings, just not till Friday weekend.

http://www.johnnybrendas.com/event/206347-west-philadelphia-orchestra-philadelphia/

The West Philadelphia Orchestra

West Philadelphia Orchestra and another brass band (Raya Brass Band) is playing Friday Night at Johnny Brenda’s ($12 at the door) and that seems to be the best option so far.

So at least there’s that going.  Bad news, however, is there’s nothing coming down the pipe after that. Harsh.  Lent is just that party people – without chocolate boomers or sugary spice.  The best thing we got going is a 420 show with Keller Williams (note: 420 falls on a Saturday this year) then 2 Bassnectar shows at the E Factory on May 1 and 2- one of which is already sold out? Are you f-ing joshin’ me bro?  Bassnectar is sold out 3 months in advance? Budge. Then you know there ain’t dick going on.  So – that’s it.  I’m moving to Costa Rica, bra, buying a long board (cuz short board is too rough), and it’s beachtown shanty bar time, like Hemmingway, forcing my local hookers to give me a kickback while buying their condoms for free, fighting crime sensibly one day at a time, and that’s it – maybe even settling down with Dr. Goodlove and living the easy life – cuz working all the time, then not even having good parties to go to at night – that’s that sh*t I don’t like!

Consider the Source – Tonight at the Blockley

Hello PartyPeOpLe–

TONIGHT!! BLOCKLEY!! Consider the Source…Playing at 9 PM.  You will be remiss if you miss…

From http://considerthesourcemusic.com/source/

Three Musicians converging on an epic plateau of sound and reflex. Three conscious minds communicating on sub-conscious levels. New York City’s CONSIDER THE SOURCE is the fourth voice, produced when the trio’s three distinct personalities combine forces to share their inner music freely with each other.

PartBlog first partied with the Source at Amberland XI, and they proved to be a remarkable trio of individual musicians, yet together push the envelop of perception to another plateau, combining old word eastern melodies and scales with novel electronically augmented interpretations.  While the most appropriate venue for Consider the Source is before the pyramids of Gaza or the Colosseum of Pompeii, with their distinctive brand of music presented as an homage to the greater rational invisible forces that control the universe, Consider the Source is playing instead at a local PourHouse, saving us all the trip to the Middle East.

Read more about Amberland XI and Consider the Source here:

http://jambandsonline.com/amberland-xi/

 

Time for Real Estate Speculation in Colorado and Washington

If you haven’t heard, Tuesday night Colorado became the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, and Washington quickly followed suit.  Massachusetts also passed marijuana for medical purposes, proving the night to be a historical one for de-penalization and anti-prohibition fans everywhere.

Allen St. Pierre, NORML’s executive director wrote:

The citizens of Colorado, Washington and Massachusetts delivered game changing victories last night for the nearly fifty year-old cannabis law reform Movement. Massachusetts becomes the eighteenth state to pass legal protections for qualified medical patients who’ve cannabis recommended to them by a physician. Colorado and Washington become the first places in the world, ever, where citizens have cast votes to reject cannabis prohibition, and replace the failed public policy with alternatives like tax-n-regulate models (similar to the control and taxation models widely accepted for alcohol and tobacco product use by adults).

http://blog.norml.org/2012/11/07/r-i-p-marijuana-prohibition/

Thus, the new laws beg the questions:

1) what will this do to the local economies in Washington and Colorado?

2) how will the Mass law affect other major states on the Eastern seaboard?

3) is it time to buy real estate in Colorado or Washington?

Certainly, flocks of marijuana advocates are likely to plan trips to Colorado and Washington, in lieu of other potential destinations out West.  Tourism is likely to increase, along with the other perks that go with it – restaurants, parties, concerts (just think what a Toots and the Maytalls concert would be like in CO at this point), art.

As for Massachusetts, once the other behemoth states along the Eastern seaboard such as New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia observe the amount of tax dollars that flow into the state treasuries from the sale of medical marijuana – is it inevitable that at least a few of these states will pass similar legislation?  Now that the first state in New England has transitioned, it seems also inevitable that Maine, VT, and possibly NH will also follow suit.

It remains to be seen the ultimate economic and social effects that these new laws will have on Washington and Colorado, but the PartyBlog believes that such activity and legalization will be a major economic boon to those states.  Further, the social and/or legal consequences are likely overblown, and much of the resistance is based on faulty impressions that have been fed to the American people through governing individuals with questionable political motives (such as Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, champions of the “War on Drugs” and prohibition, but likely for the positive consequences upon garnering votes and political capital, as the social and fiscal costs of such prohibition efforts have outweighed the benefits in the short and long run).

As the “first actors,” Colorado and Washington will be the quickest to leverage a positive reputation as weed-friendly.  This will result in attracting new residents, new businesses built around the product, other supporting/complimentary industries, and the tourism that logically flows therefrom.

Furthermore, the laws are written so that local communities can prohibit the sale and distribution, preventing “weed” bars from popping up all over the state or next to schools, for example.  With all of the upcoming tourism and resultant activity that is likely to flow in these “weed-friendly” cities around Colorado and Washington, the PartyBlog can’t help but assume that is a good time to buy real estate there, to beat the “Jamaican Gold” rush.