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Does President Obama have a Soda ‘evolution’ in the works?

Kered Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 8:38 PM
That comparison is kind of a reach, don't you think? Are you in favor of other Nanny State policies like drug enforcement?
wulf73 Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 11:40 PM
Kered Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 9:04 PM
OK, how about cigarettes? Do they impair judgement like alcohol, and other narcotics? Yet would you take out restrictions for it?
RockinRickOwen Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 8:52 PM
Dude, don't be a moron. Drug enforcement is NOT a nanny state policy. I work in a convenience store. A lot of people come in to buy soda, beer, lottery tickets, cigarettes, and cigarillos (for the purposes, mostly, of smoking pot). BIG big difference between buying soda, cigarettes, and lottery tickets and having dealing with the drunks and pot-heads, as well as those sundry individuals who come in hyped up on meth, cocaine, or some other of drugs. There are reasonable arguments to be made for drug and alcohol enforcement--these are things that cause people to behave irrationally (and dangerously). Even pot, while causing "mellowness," also inhibits rationality, which causes people to make bone-headed decisions that can lead to death.

I always knew politicians had an artful way with words. But if politicians are lingual artists, then President Obama is the Michelangelo. I’ve unfortunately never been able to get Hillary Clinton’s 2010 “dialogue” proposal out of my head. (Its the 1:15 mark) What a wonderful way to sound friendly and inviting, I thought…not realizing that the awkward Presidential campaign announcement would plant itself in my head for years to come. But Obama’s “evolution” on gay marriage will forever hold a place in my mind. For the rest of our lives, we’ll all be hearing a politician talk away a...