Monday, May 18, 2015

In Seattle Protesting Pot & Impeaching A Mayor

I have opined a time or two, or maybe three, about the stark differences between my old home zone of the state of Washington and my current home zone of the state of Texas.

On Sunday, yesterday, reading the Seattle Times, online, those stark differences were starkly noticeable.

First example.

The mayor of Bothell, with Bothell being a Seattle suburb, is in hot water due to what some, apparently, believe to be ethics violations over the purchase of something to do with a golf course.

Resulting in impeachment signs sprouting around town.

Meanwhile, in Texas, in Fort Worth, the voters, and law enforcement, apparently, have no problem with an elected official finagling to rescue a bankrupt friend by arranging to use taxpayer's money to buy said friend's contaminated property for double market value.

In Texas such a thing does not cause an impeach impulse, it triggers a re-elect in a landslide impulse.


Protesting is something I have long made note of being absent, for the most part, at my current location on the planet, where there would seem to be so much to protest about.

Fracking earthquakes come to mind.

Meanwhile in Seattle.

The Seattle locals, and other Pacific Northwesterners, are not happy with the idea of oil drilling rigs poking holes in the Arctic Ocean. Shell Oil moving an oil drilling rig into Puget Sound, and Seattle's Elliott Bay, is what set off the massive 'kayaktivists' protests this past weekend.

Which leads us to Washington's pot problem, a problem we do not have in Texas, because pot has not been legalized in the Lone Star State, where the Lone Ranger and Tonto regularly used marijuana to calm their jangled nerves.

I did not know that legalizing marijuana in Washington included pot snacks and confections, with those pot edibles migrating across the country to "dry" states.

Texas is a dry state, pot-wise. And also in the not totally over Prohibition-wise. I live in what is known as a Texas wet zone where beer, wine and liquor can be sold. A short distance from my location one enters a dry zone where one can not buy beer, wine or liquor.

If Texas legalized marijuana, which has been considered lately, would pot be legal in the dry zones?

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