ADHD is Over-Diagnosed and Over-Medicated, Which is the Fault of … Ladies

Not pharmaceutical companies, not overloaded and under-educated doctors, not even school administrators’ zero-tolerance policies or the general paranoid parenting culture. Nope. It’s all about women: “We are pathologizing boyhood,” says Ned Hallowell, a psychiatrist who has been diagnosed with ADHD himself and has cowritten two books about it, Driven to Distractionand Delivered from Distraction. “God bless the women’s movement—we needed it—but what’s happened is, particularly in schools where most of the teachers are women, there’s been a general girlification of elementary school, where any kind of disruptive behavior is sinful. What I call the ‘moral diagnosis’ gets made: You’re bad. … Continue reading ADHD is Over-Diagnosed and Over-Medicated, Which is the Fault of … Ladies

Slut Shaming the Scapegoat, Jersey Style

It has been quite some time since I wrote about Governor Assholeand his legal and political problems. It’s the way of scandals: they ebb and flow. The shit storm is starting to flow again in the GW Bridge Too Far scandal. This time Christie’s wounds are self inflicted. Does anyone take this “investigation” seriously? It’s really more of a defense brief in investigatory drag and it’s about as attractive as Chris Christie in a bustier, stockings, and stilettos. Sorry for searing that image into your brains but he deserves a bit of slut shaming after the shamelessly shameful way his … Continue reading Slut Shaming the Scapegoat, Jersey Style

Slut Shaming the Scapegoat, Jersey Style

It has been quite some time since I wrote about Governor Assholeand his legal and political problems. It’s the way of scandals: they ebb and flow. The shit storm is starting to flow again in the GW Bridge Too Far scandal. This time Christie’s wounds are self inflicted. Does anyone take this “investigation” seriously? It’s really more of a defense brief in investigatory drag and it’s about as attractive as Chris Christie in a bustier, stockings, and stilettos. Sorry for searing that image into your brains but he deserves a bit of slut shaming after the shamelessly shameful way his … Continue reading Slut Shaming the Scapegoat, Jersey Style

Slut Shaming the Scapegoat, Jersey Style

It has been quite some time since I wrote about Governor Assholeand his legal and political problems. It’s the way of scandals: they ebb and flow. The shit storm is starting to flow again in the GW Bridge Too Far scandal. This time Christie’s wounds are self inflicted. Does anyone take this “investigation” seriously? It’s really more of a defense brief in investigatory drag and it’s about as attractive as Chris Christie in a bustier, stockings, and stilettos. Sorry for searing that image into your brains but he deserves a bit of slut shaming after the shamelessly shameful way his … Continue reading Slut Shaming the Scapegoat, Jersey Style

Slut Shaming the Scapegoat, Jersey Style

It has been quite some time since I wrote about Governor Assholeand his legal and political problems. It’s the way of scandals: they ebb and flow. The shit storm is starting to flow again in the GW Bridge Too Far scandal. This time Christie’s wounds are self inflicted. Does anyone take this “investigation” seriously? It’s really more of a defense brief in investigatory drag and it’s about as attractive as Chris Christie in a bustier, stockings, and stilettos. Sorry for searing that image into your brains but he deserves a bit of slut shaming after the shamelessly shameful way his … Continue reading Slut Shaming the Scapegoat, Jersey Style

Slut Shaming the Scapegoat, Jersey Style

It has been quite some time since I wrote about Governor Assholeand his legal and political problems. It’s the way of scandals: they ebb and flow. The shit storm is starting to flow again in the GW Bridge Too Far scandal. This time Christie’s wounds are self inflicted. Does anyone take this “investigation” seriously? It’s really more of a defense brief in investigatory drag and it’s about as attractive as Chris Christie in a bustier, stockings, and stilettos. Sorry for searing that image into your brains but he deserves a bit of slut shaming after the shamelessly shameful way his … Continue reading Slut Shaming the Scapegoat, Jersey Style

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Putrid Pot-pourri edition

Good morning, gentle people – I’m kind of hoping the congresscritters will get off their dead asses and reauthorize EUIC, since it was all I had, and my benefits stopped in Janurary. Pulling the trigger early on Social Security may be my only recourse, but I don’t have to like it.

Well, enough public shirt-rending.

In the meantime, there’s this:

My Trip to the Pot Shop
Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 3‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎01‎:‎42‎ ‎AM by Kaslin

PUEBLO WEST, Colo. — It’s 9 a.m. on a weekday, and I’m at the Marisol Therapeutics pot shop. This is serious business. Security is tight. ID checks are frequent. Merchandise is strictly regulated, labeled, wrapped and controlled. The store is clean, bright and safe. The staffers are courteous and professional. Customers of all ages are here.

There’s a middle-aged woman at the counter nearby who could be your school librarian. On the opposite end of the dispensary, a slender young soldier in a wheelchair with close-cropped hair, dressed in his fatigues, consults with a clerk. There’s a gregarious cowboy and an inquisitive pair of baby boomers looking at edibles. A dude in a hoodie walks in with his backpack.

And then there’s my husband and me.

(snip)

Before I tell you how and why my hubby and I ended up at Marisol Therapeutics, some background about my longtime support of medical marijuana: More than 15 years ago in Seattle, while working at The Seattle Times, I met an extraordinary man who changed my mind about the issue. Ralph Seeley was a Navy nuclear submarine officer, pilot, cellist and lawyer suffering from chordoma, a rare form of bone cancer that starts in the spine. He had undergone several surgeries, including removal of one lung and partial removal of the other, and was confined to a wheelchair.

Chronically nauseous from chemotherapy and radiation, weak from a suppressed appetite, and suffering excruciating pain, Seeley turned to marijuana cigarettes for relief.

Contrary to cultural stereotype, Seeley was far from “wasted.” While smoking the drug to reduce his pain, he finished law school — something he couldn’t have done while on far more powerful “mainstream” narcotics, which left him zonked out and vomiting uncontrollably in his hospital bed after chemo. Seeley had the backing of his orthopedic doctor and University of Washington School of Medicine oncologist Dr. Ernest Conrad. He took his plight to the Washington state supreme court, where he asserted a constitutionally protected liberty interest in having his doctor issue a medical pot prescription.

(snip)

This brings us back to Pueblo. For the past three months, my mother-in-law, Carole, whom I love with all my heart, has battled metastatic melanoma. After a harrowing week of hospitalization and radiation, she’s at home now. A miraculous new combination of oral cancer drugs seems to have helped enormously with pain and possibly contained the disease’s spread. But Carole’s loss of appetite and nausea persist.

A month ago, with encouragement from all of her doctors here in Colorado, she applied for a state-issued medical marijuana card. It still hasn’t come through. As a clerk at Marisol Therapeutics told us, there’s a huge backlog. But thanks to Amendment 64, the marijuana drug legalization act approved by voters in 2012, we were able to legally and safely circumvent the bureaucratic holdup. “A lot of people are in your same situation,” the pot shop staffer told us. “We see it all the time, and we’re glad we can help.”

Our stash included 10 pre-rolled joints, a “vape pen” and two containers of cheddar cheese-flavored marijuana crackers (they were out of brownies). So far, just one cracker a day is yielding health benefits. Carole is eating better than she has in three months. For us, there’s no greater joy than sharing the simple pleasure of gathering in the kitchen for a meal, with Grandma Carole at the head of the table.

Do I worry about the negative costs, abuses and cultural consequences of unbridled recreational pot use? Of course I do. But when you get past all the “Rocky Mountain High” jokes and look past all the cable-news caricatures, the legalized marijuana entrepreneurs here in my adopted home state are just like any other entrepreneurs: securing capital, paying taxes, complying with a thicket of regulations, taking risks and providing goods and services that ordinary people want and need. Including our grateful family.

1 posted on ‎3‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎01‎:‎42‎ ‎AM by Kaslin

So – Michelle (Defeatocrat’s cheer) Malkin went to a dispensary. Imagine that.

I’ve always described Republicans as “A Democrat who hasn’t gotten their cancer diagnosis yet”, but this should be instructive – Freeperati-wise.

Every discussion about decriminalization I’ve ever seen in Freeperville has been about 9-1 in favour of killing the stoned hippies (the 1 being a Paulian or other flavour of Libertarian). Now, it’s one of their very own right-wing masturbatory fantasy women pimping the Devil Weed.

To: Kaslin

There should be a double emphasis that the author is MM herself!!!!!!!!!

The law abiding suffer while all the effort and money goes into beating up the dealers, producers, and users, to what end?

Ask the privatized prison-owners.

Please remember this article is about a single product that has nothing to do with narcotics trafficking.

It never had anything to do with narcotics trafficking. Opioids are narcotics. I can call a cat a dog if I want, but it still won’t bark.

A product by the way that is still a federal crime to possess.

Please notice also that the federal push back on state sovereignty seems to be focused on an illegal substance rather than the pursuit of God given rights.

Maybe that’s because (unlike freedom from religion) there is no reference to hemp in the Bill Of Rights?

On the one hand CO has legalized a federally prohibited product, and on the other cannot muster the proper vote on legislation that puts the fringe on “shall not be infringed”.

3 posted on ‎3‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎22‎:‎37‎ ‎AM by wita

Deeply conflicting, no? The Damn Gummint shouldn’t be telling us what to do with our slaves weed, and still – on the other hand, hippies,

Oh my daughter, oh my ducats!

To: Kaslin

Truly tragic to see MM (who I admired greatly before this) support the Marxists effort to put the final nail in America’s coffin, by getting the population stoned on pot.

8 posted on 3‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎47‎:‎12‎ ‎AM by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
Aaaaand we’re OFF!!
To: Kaslin

The staffers are courteous and professional.”

…the guy pictured may be couteous but he looks exactly like what I’d expect to see in a dope shop. And “professional” ain’t it.

13 posted on ‎3‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎54‎:‎34‎ ‎AM by albie
GOPimp
To: Above My Pay Grade
Truly tragic to see MM support the Marxists effort to put the final nail in America’s coffin, by getting the population stoned on pot.

Oh, please. Pot wasn’t even illegal until the 1920’s, so it has been legal longer than it has been illegal.

The article has nothing to do with MM supporting ‘getting stoned’ either, which you would notice if you’d read the article instead of knee-jerking into melodramatic swill mode.

17 posted on 3‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎21‎:‎52‎ ‎AM by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
ClownSlapFight
Who else can the Freeperati smear with the rancid reefer references?
To: MamaTexan

>>>Oh, please. Pot wasn’t even illegal until the 1920’s, so it has been legal longer than it has been illegal.<<<

That was before America was a welfare state. If 47% percent are paying no taxes and 47 million are on food stamps now, wait 20 years. When half of the next generation of American children is raised by semi-conscious potheads and are abusing pot by the time they are 9 years old, 70% will be paying no taxes and there will be 100 million on food stamps (and weed stamps).

The only possible bright side is that the small minority of us who remain straight, sober and armed might be able to easily take back America from these hoards (sic) of brain dead sissies.

21 posted on 3‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎7‎:‎57‎:‎23‎ ‎AM by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
Silly me. The “takers”. How could I have not seen that coming?
Waitaminnit – “weed stamps”?
Nobody tells me anything.
Anywhoo, would Michelle Malkin hold as much sway over the alleged minds of the Freeperati if she were, say, male and/or ugly?
Are her supporters thinking only with their auxilliary heads?
I was going to post TBogg’s favourite, the “Michelle Malkin defeatocrats’ cheer”video, but in looking for it, I came across something even more disturbing, which is below the fold because it’s possibly NSFW.
(depending on your interest in toe-sucking and pre-pubescent-looking females)
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Continue reading “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Putrid Pot-pourri edition”

Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Just because Buzzfeed is good at what Buzzfeed is doing, does not mean that you need to be Buzzfeed: Internal documents obtained by WW show that a quota system is being put in place that calls for steep increases in posting to Oregonlive.com, and promises compensation for those employees who post most often. The new policy, shown to the editorial staff in a PowerPoint presentation in late February, provides that as much as 75 percent of reporters’ job performance will be based on measurable web-based metrics, including how often they post to Oregonlive.com. Beat reporters will be expected to post … Continue reading Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Just because Buzzfeed is good at what Buzzfeed is doing, does not mean that you need to be Buzzfeed: Internal documents obtained by WW show that a quota system is being put in place that calls for steep increases in posting to Oregonlive.com, and promises compensation for those employees who post most often. The new policy, shown to the editorial staff in a PowerPoint presentation in late February, provides that as much as 75 percent of reporters’ job performance will be based on measurable web-based metrics, including how often they post to Oregonlive.com. Beat reporters will be expected to post … Continue reading Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Just because Buzzfeed is good at what Buzzfeed is doing, does not mean that you need to be Buzzfeed: Internal documents obtained by WW show that a quota system is being put in place that calls for steep increases in posting to Oregonlive.com, and promises compensation for those employees who post most often. The new policy, shown to the editorial staff in a PowerPoint presentation in late February, provides that as much as 75 percent of reporters’ job performance will be based on measurable web-based metrics, including how often they post to Oregonlive.com. Beat reporters will be expected to post … Continue reading Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Just because Buzzfeed is good at what Buzzfeed is doing, does not mean that you need to be Buzzfeed: Internal documents obtained by WW show that a quota system is being put in place that calls for steep increases in posting to Oregonlive.com, and promises compensation for those employees who post most often. The new policy, shown to the editorial staff in a PowerPoint presentation in late February, provides that as much as 75 percent of reporters’ job performance will be based on measurable web-based metrics, including how often they post to Oregonlive.com. Beat reporters will be expected to post … Continue reading Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Just because Buzzfeed is good at what Buzzfeed is doing, does not mean that you need to be Buzzfeed: Internal documents obtained by WW show that a quota system is being put in place that calls for steep increases in posting to Oregonlive.com, and promises compensation for those employees who post most often. The new policy, shown to the editorial staff in a PowerPoint presentation in late February, provides that as much as 75 percent of reporters’ job performance will be based on measurable web-based metrics, including how often they post to Oregonlive.com. Beat reporters will be expected to post … Continue reading Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Just because Buzzfeed is good at what Buzzfeed is doing, does not mean that you need to be Buzzfeed: Internal documents obtained by WW show that a quota system is being put in place that calls for steep increases in posting to Oregonlive.com, and promises compensation for those employees who post most often. The new policy, shown to the editorial staff in a PowerPoint presentation in late February, provides that as much as 75 percent of reporters’ job performance will be based on measurable web-based metrics, including how often they post to Oregonlive.com. Beat reporters will be expected to post … Continue reading Newspapers: Someone Else Is Successful At Something So We Need to Do That

Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Not that it would matter if he was: Rumsfeld and McNamara seem to be very different kinds of people. They couldn’t be more different. But they presided over disastrous wars. That’s not OK. You can be reflective, you can be remorseful, you can be really engaged by the tales of what you have done and haven’t done. And McNamara realized this. There’s no magic slate for any of us; we can’t just pull up the acetate and it all goes away. McNamara at least had some regrets that he was willing to share. Rumsfeld is also willing to share the … Continue reading Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Not that it would matter if he was: Rumsfeld and McNamara seem to be very different kinds of people. They couldn’t be more different. But they presided over disastrous wars. That’s not OK. You can be reflective, you can be remorseful, you can be really engaged by the tales of what you have done and haven’t done. And McNamara realized this. There’s no magic slate for any of us; we can’t just pull up the acetate and it all goes away. McNamara at least had some regrets that he was willing to share. Rumsfeld is also willing to share the … Continue reading Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Not that it would matter if he was: Rumsfeld and McNamara seem to be very different kinds of people. They couldn’t be more different. But they presided over disastrous wars. That’s not OK. You can be reflective, you can be remorseful, you can be really engaged by the tales of what you have done and haven’t done. And McNamara realized this. There’s no magic slate for any of us; we can’t just pull up the acetate and it all goes away. McNamara at least had some regrets that he was willing to share. Rumsfeld is also willing to share the … Continue reading Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Not that it would matter if he was: Rumsfeld and McNamara seem to be very different kinds of people. They couldn’t be more different. But they presided over disastrous wars. That’s not OK. You can be reflective, you can be remorseful, you can be really engaged by the tales of what you have done and haven’t done. And McNamara realized this. There’s no magic slate for any of us; we can’t just pull up the acetate and it all goes away. McNamara at least had some regrets that he was willing to share. Rumsfeld is also willing to share the … Continue reading Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Not that it would matter if he was: Rumsfeld and McNamara seem to be very different kinds of people. They couldn’t be more different. But they presided over disastrous wars. That’s not OK. You can be reflective, you can be remorseful, you can be really engaged by the tales of what you have done and haven’t done. And McNamara realized this. There’s no magic slate for any of us; we can’t just pull up the acetate and it all goes away. McNamara at least had some regrets that he was willing to share. Rumsfeld is also willing to share the … Continue reading Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Not that it would matter if he was: Rumsfeld and McNamara seem to be very different kinds of people. They couldn’t be more different. But they presided over disastrous wars. That’s not OK. You can be reflective, you can be remorseful, you can be really engaged by the tales of what you have done and haven’t done. And McNamara realized this. There’s no magic slate for any of us; we can’t just pull up the acetate and it all goes away. McNamara at least had some regrets that he was willing to share. Rumsfeld is also willing to share the … Continue reading Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

Not that it would matter if he was: Rumsfeld and McNamara seem to be very different kinds of people. They couldn’t be more different. But they presided over disastrous wars. That’s not OK. You can be reflective, you can be remorseful, you can be really engaged by the tales of what you have done and haven’t done. And McNamara realized this. There’s no magic slate for any of us; we can’t just pull up the acetate and it all goes away. McNamara at least had some regrets that he was willing to share. Rumsfeld is also willing to share the … Continue reading Rumsfeld Isn’t Sorry

RIP TWOP

One of my favorite parts of the Internet is being killed off: DailyCandy and Television Without Pity, two high-profile Internet content properties owned by NBCUniversal, are being shuttered, a move that management told staff this morning would be occurring next week. Local recommendations site DailyCandy had been purchased by the Comcast media unit in 2008 for $125 million from the New York-based Pilot Group. The sassy TWoP TV review and recap site — its motto is “Spare the snark, spoil the networks” — was purchased by NBCU’s Bravo cable unit in 2007. Both were founded in the Web 1.0 era. … Continue reading RIP TWOP

RIP TWOP

One of my favorite parts of the Internet is being killed off: DailyCandy and Television Without Pity, two high-profile Internet content properties owned by NBCUniversal, are being shuttered, a move that management told staff this morning would be occurring next week. Local recommendations site DailyCandy had been purchased by the Comcast media unit in 2008 for $125 million from the New York-based Pilot Group. The sassy TWoP TV review and recap site — its motto is “Spare the snark, spoil the networks” — was purchased by NBCU’s Bravo cable unit in 2007. Both were founded in the Web 1.0 era. … Continue reading RIP TWOP