r/WhitePeopleTwitter Oct 06 '22 Silver 2 Helpful 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Bravo Grande! 1

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u/manchupicchu Oct 06 '22

I’m waiting for the complaints of ‘but I had to finish out my term for marijuana possession and now they get to walk free’

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22 Take My Energy

I had to finish out my term for marijuana possession and hope no one else does. It would be cool.to get the mandatory drug fine back, but I'm not going to get mad because someone else doesn't have to pay one now.

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u/NoCoolScreenName Oct 06 '22

Because you are a decent human. Thank you for being you.

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u/Reddit_FTW Oct 07 '22

I got in a argument with a guy who hates my governor. And when I asked why he said because of the “kids first act” or whatever? Which put money in schools. So I said “so you hate kids?” He freaks out “what?! No. I have kids!!” “So you don’t like other peoples kids?” “No. Why should I pay for for other kids to get better?” “So you hate other peoples kids. Got it” continues to yell about it all then I just say. “You don’t wanna better the future by helping kids that are in school now. You hate kids” and just turned around. He left in a huff fighting with his buddy about calming down.

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u/PM_ME_NCIS_QUOTES Oct 07 '22

I don't even have kids, but I own a home. And my property taxes are sky rocketing.

We all need to vote so these taxes actually go to education, but I'm glad that I'm paying to educate our effing country

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u/jonmediocre Oct 07 '22

Dumb people prefer a dumber country.

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u/Shemydjent Oct 06 '22

I love the "make others suffer as I did" chucklefucks. They do this with loans, they do this with everything else that benefits people going forward.

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u/utprosimian Oct 06 '22

I wonder if there were people at the turn of the 19th century who were like “I had to make it without having electricity or plumbing, if I didn’t need it neither do you!”

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u/_dirtywater444 Oct 07 '22

Uh... yes.

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u/pale_blue_dots Oct 07 '22

Heh, there probably almost with 100% certainty a large contingency of people who were in that camp.

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u/TigerStripedDragon01 Oct 07 '22

I was born in the 1970's and at one point slept in a cabin with a dirt floor and nothing else. It had holes in the roof and had square spaces but did not have glass in the areas where windows should be, The door did not latch. Not all of us could sleep at the same time because somebody had to guard everybody else against coyotes.

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u/Procrasturbating Oct 07 '22

Sounds like my parents childhood in the 60's. Crazy world. Now I pass horses and buggies on my way to code software for a living in the middle of nowhere, and it just blows my mind knowing this still happens.

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u/TigerStripedDragon01 Oct 07 '22

Amazing world we live in. :)

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u/Pickle_Rick01 Oct 07 '22

Coyotes? Holy shit! I get pissed when my internet goes down.

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u/MissTakenID Oct 07 '22

A lot of Navajo folk still live like this. Theres a county in Utah thats finally getting funding to get basics like plumbing and electricity. The state is paying for some and Mormons are covering the rest of it. A lot of people don't even realize how good they have it just by being born in this country, even as bad as things seem, there are still people who are a lot worse off.

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u/TigerStripedDragon01 Oct 07 '22

Agreed. I really hope all of that works out. Humans deserve to be treated better than wild animals. We should all be trying more to help others and make sure they have basic needs met.

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u/AccordingCoyote8312 Oct 07 '22

Those people are called Amish, no?

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u/Petrichor_Beastie Oct 07 '22

As far as my experience with the Amish has gone (which is to say basically none), the Amish don’t seem to be avidly going after the generations that have access to utilities. Think that’s mostly old people on Facebook.

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u/AccordingCoyote8312 Oct 07 '22

#“I had to make it without having electricity or plumbing, if I didn’t need it neither do you!”

Was making a joke about this part^

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u/Petrichor_Beastie Oct 07 '22

Oh I know, I just felt like defending the Amish bc the few I’ve heard of were pretty chill lol

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u/AccordingCoyote8312 Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

I concur they are chill. Still, if you can't laugh at everybody, you can't laugh at anybody.

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u/Petrichor_Beastie Oct 07 '22

Fair point! As long as we’re online we can’t offend the Amish anyway. Not like they’ll see it lol

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u/duddun2000 Oct 07 '22

Is that like trash talking a deaf person?

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u/XarrenJhuud Oct 07 '22

They have their own subreddit actually.

r/Amish

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u/covered_in_sponges Oct 07 '22

I know Amish and women who've escaped the Amish community. They are not chill.

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u/Hayden2332 Oct 07 '22

They also treat their animals like shit

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u/putyerphonedown Oct 07 '22

The Amish are not “chill.” Lots of CSA, domestic violence, animal abuse, etc. Insular communities are rarely “chill,” especially those based on fundamentalist religious beliefs and a culture of conformity.

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u/devilsusshhii Oct 07 '22

Amish people all murder kittens for fun.

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u/CandiBunnii Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Uff da, That's what the butter churns are for.

Kitten churns was too much of a mouthful

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u/devilsusshhii Oct 07 '22

Can confirm I'm 6 quarters kitten and 3 quarters Amish

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u/APersonWithInterests Oct 07 '22

A boomer sees a teenager take a selfie, flying into a rage she rapidly pulls out her phone and furiously types a facebook status about how kids these days wouldn't be able to survive without the internet into her anti-vaxx, election denying, flat earth moms group. She proceeds to spend the next 16 hours scrolling every comment and replying in her unbridled rage, her child crying for sustenance in the next room. It's okay, she won't raise no pussy.

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u/Petrichor_Beastie Oct 07 '22

Well that got real uncomfortably fast. Probably because that’s not entirely inaccurate.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

Or Texans in February

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u/AccordingCoyote8312 Oct 07 '22

Lol. Take my upvote.

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u/Saltywinterwind Oct 07 '22

Still tons of those people around lol, the before internet times of the 80s and 90s group

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u/Crazy_Eye_4400 Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

70s here. Can confirm we had highly successful normal uninterrupted lives before the invention of the sun. We suffered eternal darkness and the deathly cold of outer space, and if we can manage it, so can you, SNOWFLAKE.

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u/RandomWalk55 Oct 07 '22

70s here too. Growing up I only had a rock and a stick. And it wasn’t even a nice stick.

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u/Evinrude70 Oct 07 '22

PET rock, you had a pet rock. Because everyone who really lived through the 70s had a Pet Rock, and it was a really NICE, well behaved Pet Rock, till it went through someone's window along with 47 rolls of toilet paper in their trees and roof 🤣

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u/SpiritMountain Oct 07 '22

Yes. My grandma remembered how people complained about cars and trains overtook horses. A lot of complaining and uteruses falling out

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u/bobafoott Oct 07 '22

This happens with literally any and every innovation or social reform

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u/OldStretch84 Oct 07 '22

Yes. They were called Luddites.

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u/Jolly_Method6266 Oct 07 '22

I mean, we have folks who get caught by every phishing scam known to man, but they love to brag about how they can change their brakes and write in cursive. Cool bro. We can too.

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u/bye-bye_boomer Oct 06 '22

"I've been stuck in a loveless hetero marriage for forty years, and these young fellas are traipsing around gay as a three dollar bill"

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u/Virtual-Cucumber7955 Oct 07 '22

"Sorry, that sounds like a YOU problem."

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u/DonDove Oct 07 '22

Toby Maguire moonwalks in the background

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u/BigJoeTimber Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

The phrase is "queer as a three dollar bill". Queer has the double meaning of both strange and gay in this context, as a $3 bill would be strange.

Gay as a three dollar bill doesn't work.

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u/Pressblack Oct 07 '22

Sounds like something a real chucklecuck would say as he jacks it focusing on the guy fucking his wife.

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u/YetisInAtlanta Oct 07 '22

Go on….

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u/Pressblack Oct 07 '22

I mean, ya know. Just like...getting your hand down there so you can just feel like the steam and sexual energy. Like a radiant sexual hand warmer.

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u/Salt-Pop-7778 Oct 07 '22

Something like feeding a horse a warm milkshake...?

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u/Pressblack Oct 07 '22

They call that the Tom Green special

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u/BurazSC2 Oct 07 '22

If someone believes others should face hardship because they did and say they turned out fine, they didnt turn out fine.

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u/All_Work_All_Play Oct 07 '22

Lol I made that comment in a construction forum once and I get exactly the response I said wasn't fine. It was real selfawarewolves material =

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u/dancegoddess1971 Oct 07 '22

LOL. Back in my day we didn't have seatbelts, baby car seats or bicycle helmets and I only had 4 moderate concussions and 8 stitches in my head. I turned out FiNe.

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u/dhSquiggly Oct 07 '22

That self confirmation bias be hitting them hard.

Why the bar is at “did not die” for some people is beyond me.

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u/Sparkledog11298 Oct 07 '22

Says the guy who can't taste spicy foods or bitter. And has no sense of smell and is 3/4 deaf in their right ear. Also has been ordered by the courts to not drink at all and had put in a breathlizer into the car

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u/Saltywinterwind Oct 07 '22

Call them what they are “Crabs in a bucket”

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u/Cultural_Treacle_428 Oct 07 '22

Great The Corner reference…

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u/No-Programmer-2212 Oct 07 '22

Lol @chucklefucks.

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u/Virtual-Cucumber7955 Oct 07 '22

Now I'm thinking about how to incorporate chucklefucks into everyday life

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u/the_light_of_dawn Oct 07 '22

The thing I hate most about this mentality is how if everyone felt that way, suffering would never end.

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u/Doc12here Oct 07 '22 edited Oct 07 '22

Back in my day we didn’t have penicillin and we all turned out fine.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

Who is they? People in general?

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u/Captain_Waffle Oct 07 '22

I had to work to pay for my house and raise my three kids and allow my wife to be a full time mom!

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u/PrisonIssuedSock Oct 07 '22

I know far too many young people who basically say “‘my parents worked hard for what they have so why should their money help them” as if their parents didn’t grow up in a completely different economic situation which was much more beneficial to people of the time

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u/Fuck-Reddit-2020 Oct 06 '22

Well, things were bad for me, and I survived. So nothing should improve for anyone, ever. /s

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u/Jjhammer31 Oct 07 '22

The cool part is that he's pardoning everyone convicted of a marijuana possession. That means that even the people that are already out will no longer have a conviction.

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u/shadyantichrist Oct 06 '22

Literally everyone who paid back their student loans right now. They got fucked and want everyone else to get fucked as well. Same mindset as saying "Why does the new guy get paid more than me?" instead of saying "Why doesn't my employer value loyalty and pay me more?"

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u/TheMindfulnessShaman Oct 07 '22

As someone who paid off their student loans years ago through my own sweat, toil, and faeces (?), I wholeheartedly support people having life a little easier in this new era of pandemics, world wars, and insurrectionists.

It's nice to see my tax dollars going to things that help people rather than funding campaigns that undermine world stability and the rule of law.

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u/sjalexander117 Oct 07 '22

Bless you and your good attitude and your good faeces. I commend you for both paying off your own debts and not begrudging that others got something good. You’re a good person

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u/LiliNotACult Oct 06 '22

That is an amazingly accurate analogy. I've noticed that Right wingers are really sold on the whole us vs them argument. I wish they'd understand that we want things to be better for them too. By raising the baseline we don't take away from their progress, they get raises too.

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u/You-Nique Oct 07 '22

We won't get our 2% raises if we don't appease our corporate job creator overlords!

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u/Blackbeard6689 Oct 07 '22

I never had student loans but I wouldn't be against giving some kind of rebate to people who did pay off their loans.

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u/malexj93 Oct 07 '22

I paid off my 22k of student loan debt in a lump sum literally weeks before the forgiveness thing happened, of which I would have been eligible for 20k. I may be the most fucked person in America on this particular issue. And yet, at the end of the day, I'm not the least bit upset that other people did get money.

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u/Mello_Zello Oct 07 '22

I thought I read somewhere that if you were paying during the time you didn’t have to, you may be able to get that money back?

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u/SilentProx Oct 07 '22

You can still request that money back.

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u/darqitekt Oct 07 '22

You can probably get 20k back depending on your circumstances. Visit r/studentloans they've consolidated the info well.

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u/Sikelgaita1 Oct 07 '22

Actually no...I think most people that paid them back are glad to see others get relied from the student loan clusterfuck that crippled an entire generation. The only people I know mad about it never went to college

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u/Sanchopanza1377 Oct 07 '22

It clearly said past and present...

you get a pardon. And You get a pardon, and you get a pardon, everyone gets a pardon

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u/rewbzz Oct 07 '22

It's called crab bucketing 🦀

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u/Torgo_the_white9901 Oct 07 '22

I’m sure it’s already going on at the conservative subreddit. Along with all the pearl clutching from the church moms

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u/razaghuul Oct 07 '22

For those complaining Biden should give them free McChicken’s for a year

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u/Grouchy-Culture3946 Oct 07 '22

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

--Greek Proverb

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u/KuroKitty Oct 07 '22

Yeah a weed plant is hard to sit in the shade of

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u/howyadoinjerry Oct 07 '22

Idk I’ve seen some pretty shade-sittable marijuana plants

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u/AppleToasterr Oct 07 '22

Road trip or it didn't happen.

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u/Dont-tell-the-wind Oct 07 '22

Tell me you haven’t been to northern california without telling me you haven’t been to northern california

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u/cultured_banana_slug Oct 07 '22

American version: We cut down the trees to build gazebos and then make laying down in public illegal.

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u/step6666 Oct 06 '22

Dank Brandon

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u/Sorry_I_Am_Stoned Oct 07 '22 Silver

Let's grow Brandon

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u/ImInevitableyall Oct 07 '22

I'm holding off on that one till federal legalization.

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u/whywasthatagoodidea Oct 07 '22

He explicitly did not pardon those crimes.

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u/numberonebuddy Oct 07 '22

That's why they're asking him to let them grow. Come on Brandon, let's grow, it's fine.

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u/vadeforas Oct 06 '22

This comment needs more upvotes.

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u/00cjstephens Oct 07 '22

Thanks for telling me, I never would've made the decision on my own

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u/thummydick Oct 06 '22

Then go to r/blackpeopletwitter and upvote the person who came up with this

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u/Truebug2020 Oct 07 '22

I bet hundreds, if not thousands, of people thought of saying dank Brandon when the news broke lmao

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u/Schultzie98 Oct 07 '22

It was at the moment all stoners across the US nodded their heads and uttered four simple words, "My man, Dank Brandon"

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u/bobafoott Oct 07 '22

The same number of people who also thought about being high on potenuse

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u/Affectionate-Run-989 Oct 06 '22

Nah, because the people who are freaking out likely live in Deep Red States…truly, getting caught with a joint in Indiana (Indianapolis excepted) is still a potentially life ruining event. Fired from your job, no access to credit, limited access to housing, the list goes on. Coming here is like stepping 20-25 years into the past (but only in the bad ways). This is incomprehensible to folks on the coasts but that’s the reality for those of us in Red America. Progress isn’t coming unless it’s imposed from the outside. Local gerrymandering means real change in party or ideological tilt at the state legislative level is effectively impossible. It means referendums on the legality of cannabis and abortion are practically impossible. There is truly very little that non-Republicans can do to affect change here. We’re honestly helpless in this sense. Very appreciative of any progressive change that is imposed on us from the outside because it’s clearly never coming from the inside. Honestly, the ideological extremism and codified intransigence of the Red State GOP of today reminds me of segregationist Democrats who governed the Southern states during the final years of Jim Crow. Those old farts had to be dragged kicking and screaming by the Federal government into the 20th century. It may take Federal intervention again.

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u/CharmingTuber Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Just another reason to come to Illinois. We're right across the border and there are lots of jobs and weed! And abortion and gambling too.

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u/Metahec Oct 06 '22

blackjack and hookers?

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u/CharmingTuber Oct 07 '22

I mean I'm sure you can find hookers if you look. They aren't legal, though so be careful.

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u/HalfSoul30 Oct 07 '22

Progress nonetheless

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u/nightshiftlife77 Oct 07 '22

If you know where to look.

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u/pale_blue_dots Oct 07 '22

I forgot Illinois went legal. Good to hear/remember.

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u/CharmingTuber Oct 07 '22

I've heard it's pretty expensive so best to bring your own or find a friend who's growing it, but yeah, it's been legal for a few years.

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u/kkaavvbb Oct 07 '22

I spent most my time growing up in Indiana.

I left for NYC in 2010 at 21. Im in NJ now (&33) but..

Anytime I visit “home” (where family is) I feel like I’ve gone backwards in my life. I mean, technically I have - high school, the people, etc. BUT I have so much changed as a human being due to culture, food, people, religions, whatever - I visit Indiana and it feels just gross.

My family has been dying to get me to move back. But I refuse. My dad has even asked me if I’m in an abusive relationship and if my husband is stopping me from moving back.

It’s not. Absolutely not. I haven’t visited since 2017 or 2018, I can’t remember. But now it’s strictly politics. I have an 8 year old daughter. I’m boycotting.

They can come visit me.

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u/Mama_Odi Oct 06 '22

Interesting how the Republicans find this to be a wide motion to pardon criminals. Meanwhile, after the Insurrection, the participants and their fellow Republicans honestly thought they would be pardoned for being a part of the Insurrection. Alas, I guess this is just another golden example how fantastically hypocritical they are

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u/Blackbeard6689 Oct 07 '22

Have Republicnas actually been complaining about this? I'd have thought they would have just kept quiet and try not to give it a lot of press.

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u/snarfalarkus42069 Oct 07 '22

Even r/conservative seems to be on board with it; and those guys are fucking morons

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u/derff44 Oct 07 '22

I got banned so fast from that sub for questioning with any sort of fact based logic

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u/squirrelhut Oct 07 '22

They do NOT allow that there

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u/JustAnotherHyrum Oct 07 '22 Wholesome

I was banned for saying that I needed to stop posting on /r/Conservative in order to prevent a ban in /r/JusticeServed.

They didn't like that I chose JusticeServed and banned me.

I made the right choice, obviously.

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u/pale_blue_dots Oct 07 '22

Yep. Happens daily to multiples of people.

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u/brendan87na Oct 07 '22

this is the most amazing part to me

it's as if the last rational part of their collective idiocy came alive, for one brief shining moment

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u/VLADDY_POOT Oct 07 '22

I dont think any republican constituents are complaining about it, however some republican officials who’ve been in the pocket of pharmaceutical companies and PDs (or whoever the fuck it is that has an interest in keeping weed illegal) are throwing a fit for sure. Everyones pretty much unanimous on the morality of weed at this point, its the god damn party itself that wont get their head out of their ass.

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u/Arctica23 Oct 07 '22

They can't support the decision because of who made it, so they have to find something to pick a fight about

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u/LiliNotACult Oct 06 '22

IMO the biggest benefit of this will be that jobs that don't involve operating heavy machinery will stop requiring drug tests. It was already happening because of the labor shortage, but this will help.

Which in turn lowers the stigma on psychedelics and will lead to more research being done. Psychedelics, along with CBT found in cannabis, have real world applications like anxiety, depression, and behavioral therapy.

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u/larrysgal123 Oct 07 '22

California just passed a law making it illegal for employers to discriminate employees for off the clock cannabis use.

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u/Drop_Tables_Username Oct 07 '22

That wouldn't apply to federal contractors or employees even in California though, rescheduling might though depending on how it's done.

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u/xxpen15mightierxx Oct 07 '22

It would. Security clearances were addressed in the last CAOA.

And this is a sleeper of a huge deal because it would let a ton of cooler people into the government.

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u/bobafoott Oct 07 '22

anxiety, depression, and behavioral therapy.

You mean character flaws? They should just be Real Red Blooded Americans ™️ and pull themselves up by their boot straps

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u/PointsOutTheUsername Oct 07 '22

Ah the, "I was abused by my parents and I'm damn proud of it!" crowd.

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u/chariot122 Oct 07 '22

Couldn't agree more! Also minor edit, you meant CBD, not CBT 😊

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u/MerciBeauCul69 Oct 07 '22

Reading this from Canada , with a 100% legal joint in hand, wondering wtf is taking you guys so long?

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u/SammyScuffles Oct 07 '22 Gold

There's a lot of money in incarcerating people. Like really a lot.

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u/KuroKitty Oct 07 '22

I know itll likely never happen, but for profit prisons need to be abolished if america wants to start recovering

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u/still_gonna_send_it Oct 07 '22

They need to be safely evacuated then burned down with the company ceo inside

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u/arod303 Oct 07 '22

A man can dream

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u/T3n4ci0us_G Oct 07 '22

Republicans aka Regressives

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u/derff44 Oct 07 '22

Because the plant that the almighty great sky fairy created, is bad. Or something

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u/PoopEndeavor Oct 07 '22

Sorry, we’re too busy debating whether women deserve healthcare when they get raped by a family member.

Some of my countrymen literally don’t think they do. Like, they spend their days ensuring 10 year old rape victims must birth their incest-rape babies.

I want to vomit.

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u/_dirtywater444 Oct 07 '22

Next up we need to require insurance to cover medical marijuana.

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u/drrj Oct 07 '22

If I could get VA provided weed before I die, that would be awesome.

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u/_dirtywater444 Oct 07 '22

My insurance company covers narcotics but my doctors won't prescribe them. My doctors tell me to take marijuana but it's not covered by insurance. Then they all sit together and laugh at people who are in pain but aren't wealthy

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u/drrj Oct 07 '22

Brother, you aren’t kidding.

My back got screwed up in the military and I will be in pain until I die. No opiates, because we don’t do that for chronic pain. Then they took away my tramadol (which, while wasn’t perfect, at least made a dent in the pain) and it’s been just nsaids and muscle relaxers for years now. They may as well give me tic tacs.

If MMJ wasn’t legal in my state I’d probably have started trying to figure out a way to score opiates. A person can only tolerate so much.

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u/_dirtywater444 Oct 07 '22

And they truly don't care if you abuse ibuprofen and Tylenol. I tell them every visit "I'm taking far more ibuprofen than I should be because it's the only thing that stops the pain" and they say "oh, try to take less, have a good day" and "hey we're putting you on an antidepressant because you said you can't live with the pain"... bitch, what?

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u/Thoughtfulprof Oct 07 '22

My chronic pain is well managed at this point, but there was a time it wasn't.

I didn't understand how bad pain can be until I experienced pain that made me want to be dead. (Not kill myself, mind you. I just kept coming back to the idea that being dead would somehow be the only thing that could make that pain stop.)

Sometimes I wish that some of the people making these policies could experience what I did, even if only for a week.

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u/KathyBlakk Oct 06 '22

It's also good for aggravation over Biden's forgiveness of student loan debt, as well as his promotion of LGBTQ+ rights, gun control initiatives, civil rights bills, etc. Also mellows out the desire to violently overthrow the government and other harsh vibes.

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u/SheWhoLovesToDraw Oct 07 '22

I'd much rather deal with stoners walking the streets than murderers, rapists and pedophiles.

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u/maksgee Oct 07 '22

“Yeah my dad was a weed smoker, he’d come home and ask me and my mom what we wanted to order to eat and watch on TV.”

Compared to hundreds of thousands of abused and neglected spouses and children at the hands of drunk parents that turn into demons once they get that liquor in them.

Drink all day, a bad choice that could affect your life forever is way more likely to happen, smoke weed all day, the worst choice you could make is ordering Dominos.

How do people not see the differences here and are angry at this??? It truly amazes me.

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u/22022004 Oct 07 '22

Growing up, my dad was a drunk and my mum was (and is) a stoner. My mum has never punched me in the face and spat on me. This hit home a little.

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u/still_gonna_send_it Oct 07 '22

Shit now I might order Dominoes

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u/Rsn_calling Oct 07 '22

I have not seena single person against this on any political sub

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u/cosmistcosima_ Oct 07 '22

Yes. Weed should not be criminalized. I think he's doing a good thing and helping out so many people.

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u/dumbasses_r_us Oct 06 '22

Aren't most simple pot charges state level though?

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u/Grogosh Oct 06 '22

Yeah, but he also talking about rescheduling it which would drastically change things on the state level.

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u/Sanchopanza1377 Oct 07 '22

He pardoned federal simple possession convictions.

He asked the state governors to follow his lead and pardon state charges...

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u/CharlotteLucasOP Oct 07 '22

Yeah but if the president could change things on a state level we’d have a lot less of the problems that currently exist.

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u/dumbasses_r_us Oct 07 '22

That's what I was thinking. If he needs the states to get involved then it will be split blue/red and red states will not adhere to it just to make a stand

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u/lt1brunt Oct 07 '22

If Joe b lives long enough he definitely getting my vote for 2024 for all the things he has done, doing or trying to do. BTW I don't smoke Marijuana and never have. The past and depending on where you live current drug policies have decimated my community for minor offenses.

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u/sgtpepperslaststand Oct 07 '22

My parents are literally complaining about this… yet they smoke weed…. There’s no helping these people

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u/revenantae Oct 06 '22

Is it still a schedule 1 drug?

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u/JokerVasNormandy Oct 06 '22

In the 3rd part of this tweet he actually calls for it to be rescheduled. I recommend looking up all three parts. They were put out at the same time I don't know why people are only showing this one. In part 2 he calls on state Governors to pardon all simple marijuana convictions at the state level as well.

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https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1578097880744820736?s=20&t=XZZ-otlST2HOIwVswssDvw

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u/revenantae Oct 06 '22

I'm Lib Right on the compass. I think MJ is just the start, and a whole bunch of things should be over the counter. The only government interference I want to see in the drug arena is

  • Make sure you get what it says on the label
  • offer government rehab programs

The war on drugs is over. Drugs won.

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u/JokerVasNormandy Oct 06 '22

I fought the drugs and the drugs won.

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u/igivelurks Oct 07 '22

If I could not jump through hoops to get the medication that helps me jump through hoops better, that'd be grand.

Looking at you Adderall.

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u/Memegunot Oct 07 '22

We could actually solve all of our countries problems ms if the GOP was stoned. I see what your doing here Joe. Smart.

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u/Kombat-w0mbat Oct 07 '22

people are taking every moment to say “oh joe Biden did this tho enter something here usually related to gas because he controls the gas price definitely not gas companies” like no one celebrating this cares about joe Biden they care about the verdict itself

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u/jayracket Oct 07 '22

Imagine my shock when I saw r/Conservative actually supporting this like it's a no brainer

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u/glitter_h1ppo Oct 07 '22

They're still making ridiculous excuses for Trump and his anti-marijuana actions and policies though. The level of double think is amazing.

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u/Vidal_The_King Oct 07 '22

I'm right leaning and all for this. Just because a side does something it doesn't mean you have to automatically disagree. Good is good

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u/sunyjim Oct 07 '22

I suspect the real complaint is more like Blacks and latinos have been traditionally charged and incarcerated for simple possession in far greater numbers than whites. And felons are not allowed to vote in many states. So that 'solves the problem' for the dirt bag racist party that wants to limit voting. Now if these charges are pardoned, then potentially all those people can vote again. And only that one party finds more people voting to be a problem.

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u/LunchOne675 Oct 07 '22

Vast vast majority of these charges are at state level, so while this is a step in the right direction it’s not necessarily that threatening to the voter suppression states

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u/Smartguy898 Oct 06 '22

Are people actually freaking out about this?

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u/kaoko111 Oct 06 '22

Dude, right wingers freak out about fucking M&M's.

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u/StockingDummy Oct 07 '22

I mean, there's good reason to freak out about M&M's.

Because of the slavery in cocoa plantations, not because of the stupid shit the right freaks out about.

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u/Sensitive-Trifle9823 Oct 07 '22

Why didn’t he do this on 4/20?

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u/HeronSun Oct 07 '22

They're mad because they realized Trump could have done it, but didn't.

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u/lotrnerd503 Oct 07 '22

It’s not even that many. Like there are so many people incarcerated on state charges for the same crime ha has no power to pardon. People getting upset over this need to seek help

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u/arod303 Oct 07 '22

Who TF is actually against this in 2022?

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u/ramhamtp Oct 07 '22

The DOJ reported there are currently 0 people in federal prison for only marijuana possession. 6,500 people will have their records expunged. Not as big a deal as I originally thought I guess 🤷‍♂️

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u/IFistedABear Oct 07 '22

It's kinda surprising how no one is really pointing out how much of a massive financial benefit legalization of marijuana nationwide would be.

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u/ImTheeDirtyDann Oct 07 '22

All non violent drug crimes should be pardoned. Unless the drug contributed to the death of others maybe. But even so, why are drug possessions getting the same time in prison as manslaughter, rape, violent crimes etc? Shits dumb as hell

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

Joe should push decriminalizing it at the federal level. Pardoning is a good start, but it should be handled just like alcohol. Dems need to push that.

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u/Bahamut1988 Oct 07 '22

Yes, time to unclog the system with useless weed charges so actual criminals can take their place.

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u/Early-Size370 Oct 07 '22

I bet the same shit ppl complaining about this cheered when trump said he'd pardon all the J6 insurrectionists.

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u/DonBoy30 Oct 06 '22

Republicans, the party that makes believe they are the party of individual liberties.

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u/[deleted] Oct 07 '22

I mean yes but people often pick up criminal behavior in jail/prison it’s like a university of crime. It’ll be interesting to see crime statistics after the fact.

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u/TigerStripedDragon01 Oct 07 '22

Right, people freak out over some parolees getting sentences lightened for their use of some actually GOOD MJ but they DON'T have problems with people that THE DON was handing Presidential Pardons to? Come on, guys, get your priorities straight...

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u/Cheese_B0t Oct 07 '22

If you're freaking out about these pardons and not any of the ones from 2016-2021 then...

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u/Grand_National_ Oct 07 '22

Check out r/conservative , everyone agrees except for the old generation which shouldn’t be in power

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u/Alecto53558 Oct 07 '22

Why thank you. I think I will.

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u/rstonk Oct 07 '22

I was going to make a comment .....but then I got high.

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u/IsAnAlien00 Oct 07 '22

I was going to upvote your comment….but then I got high

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u/SleepyBitchDdisease Oct 07 '22

I dipped into r/conservative to see how the right was taking it and a good chunk of the comments were positive. So it seems everyone is on board with this one!

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u/biggiedaboss Oct 07 '22

the same people complaining about what biden did turned a blind eye to all the people trump pardoned last min before he lost the election.

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u/UnifiedChungus666 Oct 07 '22

Let's go Brandon, 4 more years!

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u/_Denzo Oct 07 '22

So republicans are crying about this because Biden put it in law but are completely fine with murdering women for being women?

Republicans would be all over hospitals if they were forcibly giving people cancer but they think it’s ok to force a woman who was forcibly impregnated to give birth or face murder charges, who’s the more extreme one?

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u/Alone_Cauliflower_74 Oct 07 '22

Because of the "3 strikes" law; there are a lot of people with 10+ years prison sentences for the possession of a joint or low quantity, (less than a quarter). It's about time this was done.

Now let's decriminalize it, or at least take it off the schedule 1; so it can be studied and researched.

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u/hills21 Oct 07 '22

Who's freaking out? Stop trying to start shit with these stupid political accounts.

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u/mollyclaireh Oct 07 '22

I’m over here hoping he can legalize marijuana on a federal level. SC is like the strict parent who doesn’t want you to have fun.

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u/Electronic_Agent_235 Oct 07 '22

Just get ready for the outrage from the privatized penal institution. Definitely not proffering this point to say it shouldn't be done, just saying there's gonna be some real fuckary comes along with excising that big of a cash cow for them greedy fuckers who make billions off bullshit incarceration.

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u/Colpotripsy Oct 07 '22

If you don't vote for Joe are you even a stoner?