I fully expect the State of New York to start pushing for the legalization of Marijuana for recreational use because it is possible that some of their elected servants may already be under the influence of this drug. By now most have heard that Manchin-Toomey was defeated in the Senate today. Despite a 54-46 vote the legislation was defeated, falling short of the required threshold of 60 votes for passage.
One of the first to spout off about the defeated legislation is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While insistently depriving himself of a refreshing “Big Gulp,” due to health concerns, Mayor Bloomberg issued this statement:
90% of Americans? Come on Mayor Bloomberg. There is propaganda and then there is “Bloomberg-Propaganda.”
Oh, and by the way… John Mcain and three other Republicans voted for the amendment:
“Four Republicans voted in favor of the bill: Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.) and Toomey.”
Where do we go from here? My suggestion is to get yourself an ice-cold 44 ounce drink and celebrate the fact that this is still the land of the free.
The good guys won this time.