Friday, March 31, 2006

Hillary Clinton, Tony Rudy & Marijuana

Couldn't resist the title...sorry....the only connection between the trio is that I currently have three articles running at Raw Story.

From Conservative Dem to fight Hillary for Senate seat:

A conservative Democrat has decided to take on Hillary Clinton in the New York primary for her Senate seat, RAW STORY has found.

Mark Greenstein, a 42-year-old businessman is aiming to "take a stand against 'sellout' liberals" by facing off against the freshman Senator and former first lady.


At this moment, the Endorsements page at the Greenstein for Senate Web site doesn't list any endorsees at all. A WHOIS search at NetworkSolutions indicates that the site's domain name was purchased last November.

Greenstein's campaign site includes a comparison between the Democrats which labels Senator Clinton as a "leftist Democrat."

Hillary Clinton "[p]refers wasteful regulation that hurts private enterprise," and "[h]olds stay-at-home-moms with disdain, giving scorn to a choice that most women find more fulfilling than corporate work," according to the Web site.

From Did convicted ex-DeLay aide write Amazon review attacking campaign finance reform? about the athletic Tony C. Rudy:

A book review at attacking campaign finance reform written nearly five years ago bears the same name as an ex-aide to Congressman Tom DeLay (TX-Rep) who pled guilty to conspiracy earlier today for his work with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, RAW STORY has learned.

The review is attached to "Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform," a book written by former FEC Chair Bradley A. Smith, and was submitted on June 11, 2001.

"We live in a strange age where advocates for free speech like Bradley Smith are cruxified [sic] in the newspaper and those who call for government regulations of speech are lauded," states the review credited to Tony Rudy. "In this important work, Smith points out the this hypocrisy and others dealing with America's number one feel good issue -- campaign finance reform."

From Ohio set to pass zero tolerance 'drugged driving' law:

After approval by the State Senate and House, a bill that bans "drugged driving" is set to become law in Ohio, RAW STORY has found.

Activists groups that focus on the decriminalization of marijuana are outraged that the almost-certain-to-become law will also target individuals found with trace amounts of tetra-hydro cannabinol or THC - the active ingredient in the drug - still in their system, even if they weren't "drugged" at the time. Marijuana can remain in a user's system for up to weeks afterward.

According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law (NORML), Ohio will soon be joining Nevada and Indiana as "zero tolerance" states that handout DUIDs (driving under the influence of drugs) to motorists for detectable trace amounts of THC.

Who knows?

All three might actually be related. As both Rudy and Greenstein seem to be a little bit out there.


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