Thank You, Mr. President. Let Our People Go.

There, I said it.

It was November of 2007 where I titled a post Fuck Obama and His Stupid Bitch, that by now, has been read a few hundreds of thousands of times. I’ve had innumerable occasions to reiterate. But I’m a sucker for redemption, even careful, party-political measured ones.

I’ve been blogging this shit from time-to-time since 2005; and finally, Mr. President, AKA Choom Master, gets on board at the end of his 2nd term and calls it “mistakes” and “doing something stupid”—which of course is the usual standard political lying excused by people who feel empowered in getting a 1/300 millionth say in their own affairs at a curtained social masturbation chamber, AKA voting booth.

These are like a minute each, all you time-crunched people who spend hours reading blogs.

Now, I have many quibbles, but I’ll just quote my post to Facebook once I saw the second video.

I’ve got to salute the man and I’ll just go ahead and call him Mr. President as a show of respect for once. This is an act of statesmanship. Sure, I could quibble, in that he’s doing this near end of term, where hundreds of thousands have entered incarceration and hundreds of thousands endured it over the last seven years.

And, it’s not “mistakes” and “stupid things.” The stupid law is a mistake. But it’s something, not nothing, and babies ought never be tossed out with bath water.

Well I’ll be dammed. The choom master is going to go down in history as the President that turned the insanity of the Nixonian War on Drugs around.

Golf clap.

And so there you have it.

It’s the most important political thing on the radar. Currently, there are millions of people in prison who harmed no one. Millions of families have been destroyed to the delight of Christian Conservative Republicans who also delight in the idea that people who don’t believe in their sky doG will get eternal torture in some fantasy Hell.

So while stupid knows no bounds and hell hath no material furry at all, there are hundreds of thousands unjustly sitting in a hell of Christian Conservative making, and families have been devastated for decades.

Richard Nikoley

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  1. Bret on July 19, 2015 at 15:12

    Hear, hear. I have long believed and still do that the Republicans are the much bigger travesty of modern American government.

    Democrats are well intended but stupid. Republicans are smarter versions of nazis.

  2. Mike Wismer on July 20, 2015 at 07:03

    No victim, no crime. Period.

  3. Reid on July 20, 2015 at 20:16


    Super random question for you. How did you drain that tub you used to take ice baths in?

    • Richard Nikoley on July 20, 2015 at 23:31

      Clean and jerk, then dropped to the ground in such a way that it tipped over.

      I considered many other ways, including just removing the plug, but that would not have been nearly as dramatic, or healthy!

    • Reid on July 21, 2015 at 03:57

      Right on. Thanks.

  4. pzo on July 21, 2015 at 05:28

    Good for you, Richard! I think being able to adjust one’s perspective(s) is a sign of superior intelligence and maturity.

    But you forget, the lock ’em up and throw away the key sentencing is GREAT for the private prison shareholders. Not only should there not be private prisons, the record shows that there is much more guard abuse and failure to provide services as promised.

  5. Bret on July 22, 2015 at 05:53

    I agree, pzo. Private prisons are a good example of crony capitalism. Sweetheart deals for private investors at tax payer expense. Fucking terrible recipe.

    Prisons should be government owned and operated, and in any case must not house people who have committed nonexistent crimes, like selling or possessing drugs.

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