TLP: Any Talking Head Will Tell You That High Turnout Is Important

marijuana vote
It's not exactly a prime case study for PoliSci 101, but there's something to be said for figuring out a way to get the politically apathetic to take part in the system.

A coalition of liberals, police officers, and a former Reagan administration lawyer say weed could be the secret to high voter turnout this November.

The recently launched “Just Say Now” campaign – led by the liberal blog Firedoglake, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition – plans to spend $500,000 to mobilize young people in the five states where voters will consider the legalization of marijuana this year – Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and South Dakota. In 2012, the campaign will fight for pot votes in key battleground states like Washington and Nevada.

Their theory is that young people are more likely to come to the polls if marijuana is on the ballot.

Jane Hamsher, the editor of Firedoglake, said legalizing marijuana is one of the most popular issues among voters age 18 to 34.
I'm not sure we really needed to quote somebody on that last point. Sort of self-evident.

The key to success for this political movement, obviously, is going to be attention to detail. Registration, finding the right polling place, remembering to go, remembering not to forget the photo ID. You can understand how there might be a few of the newly politically active in this coalition who will really need to concentrate on all of that.

And to save the, ahem, celebrating until after the votes have been cast.

The Lazy Paperboy

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


Anonymous said...

What a great song! I have a catnip plant for Kid and get some clippings for him about once a week. He loves that shit. Someone who knows more about cats than me told me that catnip was like pot for him. I’m going to go get this cd for him to listen at his next “feeding”.

Glad to share. It really is the perfect lazy song, whether or not "cat nip" is being enjoyed.

I've got everything I need
Here on the Planet of Weed
There's not much going on
But it's just my speed

Anonymous said...

I'm not shittin' ya about the catnip.... it's in my windownsill right now - reminds me that I got to water her before the weekend. I clip bunches and put it in the freezer. The cat jumps into the freezer 'cause he knows that shit is in there... little junkie.

It is a good lazy song... beer buzz, pot buzz, whatever - thanks.

Nepetalactone causes a hallucinogenic effect. Some say the effects are similar to LSD, others say similar to marijuana. Because cats roll on the floor, which mimics a female in estrus, it has been suggested that catnip acts as an aphrodisiac, but this is unlikely as males react in just the same way. What is likely is the cat is reacting to similar "feel good" pheromones released during sexual courtship/activity. However, non sexual behaviour including playing, chasing & hunting can also be observed. The response to catnip is via the olfactory system. Even cats who can't smell will can still respond to catnip.

Mr. Google really does know everything.

It is quite entertaining, as the effects of neuro-chemical interaction often are o_O

I have heard JDA mention the antics of a certain cat, which are sometimes, but not always, fueled by catnip.