Recently, I saw a post on LinkedIn praising a church in a minority community for having a seminar on the coming wave of cannabis to New York and how the community could profit from it. I watched the video attached and found myself in disbelief.The pastor was excited about giving his congregants the chance to make money off a drug that permanently changes the brain functioning in children and young adults -- a “gateway” drug that is known to bring our children down the dark path of addiction. How could a church promote drug use by encouraging its community to embrace the financial benefits of legalizing marijuana? It’s OK to make money off it because it’s going to be legal? Has the church lost is moral compass? I can’t think of anything but Judas and the 30 pieces of silver. We sacrifice our children for money? Isn’t that one of the lessons we learn from the Old Testament? We should not sacrifice our children to false gods. The title of the LinkedIn … [Read more...] about ‘Just say no’ to tempting pot profits (letter to the editor)
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I always wondered why Mr. trump would crank out those early morning tweets as if he was not sleeping at all at night. Well, as it turns out, there might be an answer for that. “During a recent set at Gotham Comedy Club in New York, comedian Noel Casler, who worked six seasons on Celebrity Apprentice in talent logistics, claimed, among other things, that Donald Trump is a “speed freak” who has a special love for Adderall. “He’s a speed freak,” Casler told the crowd during his Dec. 1 first performance. “He crushes up his Addreall and sniffs it because he can’t read and he gets really nervous when he has to read cue cards. I’m not kidding, this is true.” Before getting into the drug accusations, Casler explained his role on Celebrity Apprentice. “My job was taking care of the Trump family, too,” he says. “Yeah, Don Jr., Omarosa, Melania—it was like a freaking MENSA meeting every … [Read more...] about Field Negro: Just say no.
Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 2:31 PM EST Nov 21, 2018 Ann Arbor – Michigan pass-game coordinator Pep Hamilton takes a hard line on seconds during Thanksgiving meals. He tells his players to just say no. Hamilton might be a Thanksgiving grinch, but there’s a reason he wants the Wolverines’ offensive players, particularly the quarterbacks, to scale back and avoid over-indulgence on the biggest food-focused holiday. After all, the fourth-ranked Wolverines are only days away from playing at No. 10 Ohio State for a spot in the Big Ten title game and a chance to keep their national playoff hopes alive. The teams meet Saturday in Ohio Stadium. More: Jim Harbaugh OK with admitting Michigan preps for Ohio State all season long More: Patterson paves winning way for 'playoff ready' Michigan “It feels different because it’s a holiday week and my philosophy over the years with the players, I would tell them to … [Read more...] about Pep Hamilton’s Thanksgiving advice to Michigan quarterbacks: Just say no
The Democrats have a good chance to win lots of seats in the Nov. 6 congressional elections, possibly becoming the majority party in the House and cutting the Republican majority in the Senate. This will only occur if the Democrats show the American people that they have a better plan for the majority of us than what the Republicans have provided. The Democrats can accomplish this worthy goal if they don't make destructive mistakes. They must be more than anti-Trump. Instead of plans for continued growth and to help heal a divided America, what I'm hearing from them are plans to possibly impeach President Donald Trump. And, now, after the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, some Democrats want to impeach him, as well. What many Americans don't want to see are actions that will continue to divide us instead of bringing us together. Democrats must figure out a way to regain the confidence of the American people. Paul … [Read more...] about Democrats can’t blow potential election gains; Just say ‘no’ to Clayton pot cultivation bid
Daniel W. Drezner, The Washington Post Published 9:19 am PDT, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs, speaks during a press briefing in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2018. Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs, speaks during a press briefing in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 2018. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Just say no to hard and fast rules about Trump appointees being at universities 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Many people are saying that higher education is a zone of political correctness, intolerant to conservative points of view. I would respond that this is a GOP talking point in the War on College that has a small grain of truth and a healthy dollop of misperception. There … [Read more...] about Just say no to hard and fast rules about Trump appointees being at universities