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Name: Harvey the Rabbit
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Home country: USA
Current location: Hollywood
Member since: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 01:52 PM
Number of posts: 5,336

About Me

Nixon was a fucking crook. As a teenager I marched on the UN in 1982 with a million other people demanding we get rid of the threat of nuclear weapons hanging over our heads. Since then I've worked to get Democrats elected like John Aristotle Phillips, known as the A-Bomb Kid when he ran for Congress against Stuart McKinney in CT in the 80's (we lost twice) through the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012. I want to legalize cannabis, reform our prison for profit system, cut our military budget, get out of Afghanistan and push solar energy panels into every building in the USA.

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Video cameras worn by every cop, every day. I want it.

So I signed the petition.
You can too.

Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera.

Create a bill, sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera. Due to the latest accounts of deadly encounters with police, We the People, petition for the Mike Brown Law. Create a bill, sign into law, and set aside funds to require all state,county, and local police, to wear a camera.The law shall be made in an effort to not only detour police misconduct(i.e. brutality, profiling, abuse of power), but to ensure that all police are following procedure, and to remove all question, from normally questionable police encounters. As well, as help to hold all parties within a police investigation, accountable for their actions.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

Chuck Todd takes over Meet The Press. Because there wasn't enough bad news this week.

Bad news is Gregory keeps his job.
Worse news is Chuck Todd getting it.
At least they didn't pick Joe Scardouche.
Looks like I'm still sleeping til noon on Sunday mornings.

Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert could save Meet The Press. Who else could do it?

Not that Jon or Colbert are available but there has to be someone else with that skill set that could excite viewers and hold their own against our nation's politicians.
Who could NBC pick to get you to watch MTP?

GOODBYE DICK

GOODBYE DICK
It was forty years ago today.
Richard Nixon had to go away.
Hearings in the Senate it took,
Obstruction made him a crook.
President for a lot of years.
He resigned to lots of cheers.
Ever since the GOP's been mad,
Their guy's the one who went bad.
So evil they try to project,
on the one they don't elect.

High and Dry in Pot Country: How California's Historic Drought Is Threatening The Marijuana Industry

High and Dry in Pot Country
By Sean Patrick Farrell, August 6th, 2014

California’s drought is affecting agriculture including marijuana.
Illegal growers are being blamed for stolen water and environmental damage.
Small-scale farmers say the crop can be grown green.

Story and video at link

http://nyti.ms/1kJsUSF

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CA A.G. Kamala Harris (D) refuses to endorse legalization of cannabis but her GOP opponent has....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/kamala-harris-marijuana_n_5652387.html?utm_hp_ref=los-angeles&ir=Los+Angeles

While her Republican opponent gave a full-throated endorsement for legalizing marijuana, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) declined to say whether she supports allowing recreational use of the substance.

Republican Ron Gold, the state's former deputy attorney general, is challenging Harris in her reelection bid this fall. Gold has voiced his support for both medical and recreational marijuana, pointing to the failures of prohibition.

"It is common sense, reasonable and rational to change laws that have driven the market for marijuana into the hands of drug cartels and street gangs," Gold wrote in an op-ed last month.

In an interview with Sacramento NBC affiliate KRCA, Gold further explained his pro-marijuana position, noting the potential tax benefits for the state.....
More at link

This is the kind of shit that will lose us key positions in state and federal office if the Democratic Party does not get its act together and endorse legalization otherwise the Libertarian/TeaPartiers will take the youth vote from us.
Come on Kamala!

I admire that these kids from Central America still want to come to the USA despite the fact...

that our country seems to be packed with racists.

My Breakfast with James Garner

When I first moved to Los Angeles in January of 2001 my best friend had an office in Malibu on the PCH that I would visit from time to time.
One day, during my very first week here, on the way to his office, I stopped to have breakfast at the restaurant in the Malibu Country Mart.

I bought a newspaper, ordered my food, started to read and waited for my meal.
An older man with big eyeglasses, also sitting alone, at the table right next to me, asked if he could borrow my Sports section.
"Sure thing. Here you go." I said.
As I handed him the LA Times Sports section I realized it was James Garner next to me doing the borrowing.

Now, you have to understand that I love, love, love James Garner and his work. THE ROCKFORD FILES, his SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL... movies, 36 HOURS, MAVERICK and almost everything else he had done were my favorites. I am probably one of the world's biggest Jim Garner fans, period. So I'm kind of proud about how cool I acted when this happened.

He and I shared the paper, chatted about the news and sports, and ate breakfast for almost an hour in a way two local guys would at any diner across the country. The NFL payoffs were going on at the time and we talked about my NY Giants chances to go all the way. He didn't think they would do it, but they did later that month. I did not "go fanboy" on him.

About 20 minutes in, while talking sports, I called him "Mr. Garner", acknowledging that I knew who he was, he told me to call him Jim. So I did, and he called me Kevin when I introduced myself and we shook hands. We never discussed his work as an actor or how much I loved it, and him over the years. We simply had a nice conversation over breakfast.

James Garner is the first famous person/superstar that I met when I moved to Los Angeles and was the nicest, most pleasant, funny and charming guy during the encounter.

It is rare to meet a personal hero that lives up to your image of them in your mind. Talk about the best Welcome Wagon ever. I was the happiest person on Earth afterward.
Cloud 9 exists.
I've been there.

I never met or saw him again after that morning, but I probably went to that place for breakfast about 20 times over the next few years hoping for another run-in.

The memory of this meeting came flooding back to me this morning with the news of his passing. It made me as happy as the news of death saddened me. Later today I'll go for a drive and listen to that iconic theme song to The Rockford Files while cruising up the Pacific Coast Highway to Paradise Cove.

Rest In Peace Mr. Garner, and thank you for your time.

http://www.deadline.com/2014/07/rip-james-garner/

My dog loves America, but hates the 4th of July

She hates fireworks.
They freak her out big time.
Mrs. Pooka got a Thundershirt a couple years ago and I must admit it does work.
Pulled it out last night after the kids started celebrating the 4th early and she calmed down.
She gets so scared/anxious we now go for a car ride in the evening on the 4th so she can't hear all the bang bangs.
The irony is Mrs. Pooka LOVES Fireworks displays.
Fortunately there is a mall parking lot we can park in to watch the town fireworks display so we get a win win, kinda.

SCOTUS wants to know if you will Get Out The Vote in 2014 & 2016? Or roll over and lose?

Because they will just keep on taking away the rights of citizens and give them to corporations if you're cool with it.

They think you don't care.

They think you will let a Republican get elected in 2016 so they can pack the Supreme Court even more.

They want to fuck you over.

The question is: What the fuck are YOU going to do about it?

Whine and complain after your candidate loses the primary and divide the party so we have no chance?

Or come together, no matter who wins the primary, and kick GOP ass?

It is on us to lead this party to victory.

GOTV 2014, 2016
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