Ohio is scaring me. Who scares you? NJ edition.

Thx, guys! (Though i'd rather it turned out not to be so.)


mjc said:

Has anyone else heard this?

Comment heard on NPR this morning:  RNC staff members who were fired from their positions were given an option to re-apply for their jobs, but only if they agreed (signed statement? not listening that closely) that the 2020 election was stolen.  RIP R party??

If true, one more step into scary.

eta: glad to retract if not true

yeah I had heard that, but it's a bit old. from a few weeks ago.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/27/us/politics/rnc-trump-2020-election.html?ugrp=m&unlocked_article_code=1.k00.VCak.m2ATuhseXq2l&smid=url-share


drummerboy said:

hey, what's going on in NJ? you guys are embarrassing me.

The Democratic Party machine is very real and powerful in New Jersey. Even in our little town of Maplewood.


yahooyahoo said:

The Democratic Party machine is very real and powerful in New Jersey. Even in our little town of Maplewood.

Could we not have silly claims like that spread here, as if this was the "SOMA Talks" FB group?


The buckeyes are on a roll lately.

yesterday I read this story. The doctor had previously claimed that the covid vaccine made your body magnetic. Not surprisingly, (it's Ohio after all), that's not why her license was revoked in the first place.

Ohio board reinstates license of doctor who made controversial claims about COVID vaccines


https://www.statenews.org/government-politics/2024-05-06/ohio-board-reinstates-license-of-doctor-who-made-controversial-claims-about-covid-vaccines

and today there's this. If you haven't read anything about Ohio State's commencement yet, google it. The speaker was Chris Pan. OSU's prez is a real piece o' work.

Ohio State's drug-fueled Bitcoin shame starts at the top

A member of the Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee breaks ranks to set the record straight on Ohio State's national embarrassment.

https://www.rooster.info/p/ohio-states-drug-fueled-bitcoin-shame


yahooyahoo said:

drummerboy said:

hey, what's going on in NJ? you guys are embarrassing me.

The Democratic Party machine is very real and powerful in New Jersey. Even in our little town of Maplewood.

Live in Hudson County for a while, then come back and tell us with a straight face that Maplewood is machine politics. 


nohero said:

yahooyahoo said:

The Democratic Party machine is very real and powerful in New Jersey. Even in our little town of Maplewood.

Could we not have silly claims like that spread here, as if this was the "SOMA Talks" FB group?

Why do you think the MDC changed their policy on endorsing candidates for TC?


yahooyahoo said:

nohero said:

yahooyahoo said:

The Democratic Party machine is very real and powerful in New Jersey. Even in our little town of Maplewood.

Could we not have silly claims like that spread here, as if this was the "SOMA Talks" FB group?

Why do you think the MDC changed their policy on endorsing candidates for TC?

Well, a local committee isn't the same thing as a "machine". I recall that the local committee has had discussions over the years about the candidate endorsement process, but maybe you have more specific information that you think is relevant here.


yahooyahoo said:

nohero said:

yahooyahoo said:

The Democratic Party machine is very real and powerful in New Jersey. Even in our little town of Maplewood.

Could we not have silly claims like that spread here, as if this was the "SOMA Talks" FB group?

Why do you think the MDC changed their policy on endorsing candidates for TC?

anyone alleging that the local Democrats are a "machine" is placing the blame in the wrong place. There is no Republican Party in Maplewood and thus no organized opposition to the Democratic nominee(s) in November. 

Yes, it's a foregone conclusion that the Democratic TC primary is the de facto election. But whose fault it that?


ml1 said:

yahooyahoo said:

nohero said:

yahooyahoo said:

The Democratic Party machine is very real and powerful in New Jersey. Even in our little town of Maplewood.

Could we not have silly claims like that spread here, as if this was the "SOMA Talks" FB group?

Why do you think the MDC changed their policy on endorsing candidates for TC?

anyone alleging that the local Democrats are a "machine" is placing the blame in the wrong place. There is no Republican Party in Maplewood and thus no organized opposition to the Democratic nominee(s) in November. 

Yes, it's a foregone conclusion that the Democratic TC primary is the de facto election. But whose fault it that?

The MDC has effectively controlled who wins the primary via their endorsement process for the past couple of decades (at least).  They should cease endorsing anyone, period.


Rumor has it that legal weed may be available for sale by the end of June. Which is kind of impressive. I thought it would take longer.

My recollection is that it took about 18 months for dispensaries to finally open up in NJ. Is that right?


drummerboy said:

My recollection is that it took about 18 months for dispensaries to finally open up in NJ. Is that right?

Fourteen months. Signed into law on Feb. 22, 2021. First dispensaries opened on April 21, 2022.


yahooyahoo said:

The MDC has effectively controlled who wins the primary via their endorsement process for the past couple of decades (at least).  They should cease endorsing anyone, period.

Who did they endorse this year?


DaveSchmidt said:

drummerboy said:

My recollection is that it took about 18 months for dispensaries to finally open up in NJ. Is that right?

Fourteen months. Signed into law on Feb. 22, 2021. First dispensaries opened on April 21, 2022.

I guess I was counting from when it was voted on in November 2020.


the scuttlebutt says that Ohio prices will be sky high at first. Luckily I'll be going to Michigan in a couple of weeks, where the weed is dirt cheap.


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