Not Made for TV
Serious drama may appeal to a teen's dark side: No matter how darkly they portray the perpetrators on the proposed miniseries ["The Columbine Effect," Alan Prendergast, feature, 3/21], someone out there is thinking, "I can do a better job shooting up my school. Look at Dylan and Eric; they got famous, so will I."
April Fools' Day came early this year: The fake editorial had me going for awhile ["Progressives Can Abuse Their Wives: A Guardian Editorial,' SF Weekly Staff, Sucka Free City, 3/21]! An early April Fools' prank, and I love it!
The Yay at SXSW
Reader didn't hear the same thing as the writer: Is the writer, Ian S. Port, joking? He didn't even dare to post the link to the video where Kreayshawn performs her new song "Breakfast," ["Finding the Yay Area: Local Artists Pull a Few Surprises at South by Southwest," Music, 3/21]. It's so bad it's ridiculous!
Blog Comments of the Week
Marijuana laws don't protect children: Oh please! If they really cared about children, they would put this money into education and stop cutting children's programs ["Medical Marijuana Crackdown Explained: Feds Are Saving the Children," Chris Roberts, the Snitch, 3/19]! Using the 1,000-foot rule, children would have to have the ability to walk through walls to be affected by at least two of the dispensaries that I know of. And why is the Planning Department in San Francisco giving permits for daycare and playgrounds to open near an established, permitted, tax-paying, and employing dispensary? It is just an excuse to impose their will on the people of California?
Pot at the federal level: This is the kind of oversimplified journalism that SF Weekly specializes in. Pot is, and has been, illegal under federal law. There are no exceptions, in case law or statute, that legalize marijuana under federal law. It is irrelevant that the state of California made it legal. Haag is a federal prosecutor who is going after what are, in her eyes, drug dealers who violate a federal law. Dress it up however the writer wants, rail about the will of the voters, scream at the hypocrisy — but don't naively expect that a federal law enforcement official is going to give a shit about California's pot law. And, she was appointed by Obama and confirmed unanimously, without debate.
Feds are not looking at the whole picture: So it's okay for liquor stores, massage parlors, and adult theaters to be near schools, daycares, and the like? Why — because they are legal? Those things pose just as much of a problem and danger to kids as do the marijuana stores. So why let them stay open around schools? I think [some people] are just being biased, and marijuana needs to be legalized! And, one more thing, a child can be raised in all the right ways and still turn out to be bad when they are grown. It is not written in stone that a child will grow up to be good just because they are not around those marijuana-related kinds of things.