What a Peanut Farmer Would Advise You, Your Mother Never Would

Guest post written by Joyanna Adams
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The only thing that made me feel good about paying big bucks at the gas pump here in Missouri, is that I tell myself,  it’s a good thing that I don’t live in California, where gas got up to over $5 dollar a gallon last year. It’s the old self inflicted psychological, “Hey, at least I  don’t have cancer.” logic that seems to work every time.Jimmy Carter peanuts

It’s also a good marketing ploy: Look! Gas went down from $4.50 to $3.50! Whew!

The reason Californians pay such a hefty price  is because of the higher standards from the EPA. But Obama has come out and said he wants to make us all like California:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reducing sulfur in gasoline and tightening emissions standards on cars beginning in 2017, as the Obama administration is proposing, would come with costs as well as rewards. The cost at the pump for cleaner air across the country could be less than a penny or as high as 9 cents a gallon, depending on who is providing the estimate.

The EPA is quick to add that the change aimed at cleaning up gasoline and automobile emissions would yield billions of dollars in health benefits by 2030 by slashing smog- and soot-forming pollution.

For those of us who actually remember how bad the pollution used to be in our cities, we are deeply impressed that Obama wants to save our lungs from the invisible smog that never happens here anymore.

It’s all for our health we are told, so pony up..but hey, if you want to inhale a big whiff of Mexican Green, and fill your lungs directly with a form of pollution more destructive than your grandfather’s old Marlboros, go ahead!  Since Colorado jumped on the legalization paddy, more states are considering hopping on the train to stoner highway…and you, like me, might be asking yourself…why?

Legalizing grass

 

(Hint: A stoned nation will accept just about anything as long as they can still afford pizza.) Not to mention, nobody can afford cigarettes anymore and taxing weed would make up lost revenue.)

This was also reported:

Former president Jimmy Carter came out this month and endorsed taxed-and-regulated weed. “I’m in favor of it,” Carter said. “I think it’s OK.”

So..it seems they are saying—Have some Acapulco Gold with some Canadian Black, but stay away from that cancer stick and gasoline, because we care about you. We don’t mind if you just stay home and get stoned. In fact… we’d appreciate it.

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Guest post written by Joyanna Adams