Felicitously Named Initiatives

At lunch today, my friend pointed out that the proposed initiative to legalize and tax marijuana in California had recently announced that it has obtained half again as many signatures as needed to qualify for appearing on the ballot in 2010.  I joked that it should be titled “Proposition 20.”  That way, the sponsor’s political entity could be called “Californians For Twenty.”

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. Can this happen on Spring? I thought I was dreaming, last night, when I watched the latest episode of the CBS legal drama, “The Good Wife,” and the villain was a racist, crooked, LIBERAL judge.White Lawyer at Law Firm: No way, the Judge would never discriminate. He’s liberal all the way. Million Man March and everything. Black Lawyer at Firm (incredulous at assumption): So, you’re saying a liberal can’t be a racist?! Sorry, man. The facts are clear. He discriminates.Then, there was this exchange between Julianna Margulies, the main character, who is representing a Black juvenile sent to prison for nine months for throwing a book at a bully. Racist Liberal Judge: You’re accusing me of being a racist? Look at these pictures. Who are these? [Motions to pictures of himself with Barack Obama and Illinois U.S. Senator Roland Burris.] Barack Obama, Senator Burris. They’re African Americans. And you’re accusing me of being racist?!And, in fact, he is a racist. A liberal racist, who is tight with Obama and Burris.

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