Dianne Feinstein Tells Francisco to Go Smoke a Fat One

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Put that in your pipe and smoke it, San Francisco.
​Wait, not all of your tax dollars are wasted in San Francisco. Your local bureaucrats make it part of their job to send a letter every February to state and federal politicians restating the city's desire that the government legalize marijuana.

No, that's not what you think it is: Bill O'Reilly imagining the most absurd extension of San Francisco-style piss-in-the-wind left-wing symbolism. In 2006, the heyday of San Francisco lefty politics, the Board of Supervisors really did pass a law requiring officials to send this letter annually to the governor, the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the California Assembly, and the California Senate.

But with every year that passes, and each with missive sent, federal and state bodies respond with sweeping disregard.

That was until this past April.

On April 13, Sen. Dianne Feinstein had a staff member write what was believed to be the first-ever response, essentially telling San Francisco city officials and local potheads to go smoke a a big fat one.

As much taxpayer money that is seemingly wasted every year, reminding politicians that San Francisco has a pro-toker stance isn't particularly egregious: A City Hall staffer simply sets a reminder for every February to send the city's annual letter to these higher-up pols.

"The most time-consuming part of the task is making sure you have the latest and greatest politicians," said the city official assigned to the task, who didn't want to be named because, well, she's merely doing her job. "This year the governor is Jerry Brown. We wouldn't want to be sending the letter to Arnold Schwarzenegger."

Besides periodic name changes, the letter remains the same. The city makes its message short and sweet -- and it will continue to do so for all eternity unless the law is overturned -- that San Francisco wants the federal and state governments to "take immediate steps to tax and regulate marijuana use, cultivation, and distribution and to authorize local communities to do the same."


Unlike other politicians, who've apparently agreed to ignore this message, Feinstein decided to have a little fun with her hometown. So she sent a letter to the city supervisors, wondering what they've been smoking. She declared that their request wouldn't come to fruition if she had any say in the matter.

An excerpt from Feinstein's letter:

"I received your letter and want to thank you for informing me of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' passage of an ordinance to deprioritize marijuana offenses by adults and request that the federal and California state governments do the same. I appreciate hearing the views of the Board on this issue. I do not support the legalization of any illegal narcotics, including marijuana. As you may be aware, I opposed California Proposition 19, which would have allowed adults to possess and cultivate marijuana for personal use. My convictions on this matter have developed over many years of experience in criminal justice, including nine years as a mayor who worked very closely with the law-enforcement community. I know the tragedy that drug abuse causes in the lives of the addicted and to victims of drug-related crimes and their families. I have also seen the devastation drugs can inflict on communities. 

As if that toke wasn't harsh enough, Feinstein ended her letter making it clear she has the means, along with the will, to nip San Francisco's legalization desires in the bud.

"If I may be of assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to contact my staff on the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, ofwhich I am Chairman," she wrote.

So put that in your pipe and smoke it, San Francisco.

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Prolitariat
Prolitariat

The Senator may have convictions regarding protecting Californians from "potentially harmful" plants, but it seems to me she has no convictions whatsoever when it comes to the protection of innocent people from the slaughter in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Who cares about collateral damage when there are huge profits to be made from waging war for whatever reason? Retire already!

Admin
Admin

ditch the witch!

rsteeb
rsteeb

Feinstein will not be reelected if I have anything to say about it.

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

Marijuana is the safest drug with actual benefits for the user asopposed to alcohol which is dangerous, causes addiction, birth defects, andaffects literally every organ in the body. Groups are organizing all over the country to speak their minds on reformingpot laws.  I drew up a very cool posterfor the cause which you can check out on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot...  Drop in and let me know what you think!Drop in and let me know what you think!

Jillian
Jillian

So, Ms. Feinstein is happy forcing NON-smokers to pay for a prohibition which *doesn't* stop people smoking marijuana and which *doesn't* stop other people supplying them but which does draw criminal drug dealers into our communities making all of us LESS safe.

That is repugnant!

If Ms. Feinstein wants to see real tragedy then she should take a trip to Juarez and see what she's truly achieved!

ushemp
ushemp

Maybe Feinstein should hang out with patients instead of law enforcement who police for profit

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

Dianne Feinstein to voters: "I know what's good for you, and you don't."

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