Mid-term elections are just around the corner, and there are plenty of reasons to be concerned. Certainly those nutty Democrats with their crazy notions about health care had better keep their heads on a swivel, since you never know when a stray rock or threatening phone call is coming your way. And if the Republicans can ever stop foaming at the mouth and blaming everyone, including themselves, for the tumult that has become national politics then they might decide to campaign on something more substantive than fear.
That's why I am glad to live here in California. Not only do we have a chance to depose Arnold the Barbarian after seven years of cyborg-friendly rule, but we might actually cast a vote that makes a real difference: We will decide on the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana for adults. Then we, as a state, can start doing all those things that states do to make it less fun, but nonetheless available, like marketing and taxing it. I'm very much looking forward to the commercials from our new state spokespersons, Thomas Chong and Cheech Marin. Not only will there be a brand new wellspring of revenue for us Californian, but maybe everyone here can begin to mellow out a little bit.
Then we can start inviting folks from other states to drop by and chill out, you know, just to get their heads together. Then they can go back out into that "straight world" with their attitudes adjusted. Instead of worrying about which party they represent, they can start lo0king for the party. Even Arnold can return to his roots. I'll bring the Twinkies.