AZ Medical Marijuana Program Begins Today, April 14th

Sunrise ~ Monument Valley, AZ by Korbdog

And a big woohoo to you-hoo!

Thank you to the voters who have made it possible for those patients with the designated medical conditions, to access a safe, natural remedy to help alleviate their symptoms. (Note- MMJ is properly limited here in AZ, everyone who feels a twinge will not be getting stoned courtesy of a legal recommendation here- you really have to be ill)

QP07: What medical conditions will qualify a patient for medical marijuana?

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome;
    • Severe and chronic pain;
    • Severe nausea;
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy;
    • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

And thank you to the AZ Department of Health, which has done yeoman’s work on this issue and met all the required deadlines per the statute, incredible work!

Adult Patient Application Checklist.pdf

Adult Patient Application Instructions.pdf

Adult Patient Online Application Link (this is the AZ Dept of Health Online Application)

…collect all documentation required during the application process and follow all application instructions for Adult Patients, Patients Under 18, or Caregivers. Before beginning the application process, be sure you have the following items in digital format ready for upload:

Patient Attestation Form.pdf

AZ MMJ FAQ for Qualifying Patients found here

AZ MMJ DoH Home

April 14, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. 1 comment.

Romney endorses Rubio…

Mitt endorses Rubio, finally! :0) I want pics…

NRO Corner has good interview and discussion of what MiM considers his imminent announcement of an Indy run:

…In recent days, rumors have swirled in Florida over whether Crist will abandon his primary campaign against Rubio, either to drop out or to run as an independent. Polls show Crist potentially beating Rubio as an independent candidate in a three-way race — so does Rubio want Crist to stay in the GOP primary? “I actually, to be quite frank, really don’t even think a lot about it in those terms,” Rubio says. “To me, the race is about going to Washington, D.C., standing up to Obama’s agenda, and offering an alternative. As far as I’m concerned, I’m the only one in this race that will do that. That’s why I got in it when no one thought I could win. Whether it’s Charlie Crist or Kendrick Meek (the probable Democratic nominee), both have been supporters of the Obama agenda, so the race doesn’t really change from my perspective. It’s still about the same things, and still I’m the only one in the race that will stand up to the Obama agenda and offer a clear alternative.”

Does Crist still have a place in the GOP? Romney says he does. “He has a place in the party, because he’s still in the primary,” he says. “I hope that he either continues in the primary, or, if he concludes that he does not want to remain in the primary, steps aside and helps to unite the party behind Marco Rubio.”  And if Crist plays his cards right, Romney believes he will have a future in Republican politics. “Down the road, or in other spots, he may well find a place where he can make a real contribution. He helped to build the Republican party in Florida, and he certainly wouldn’t want to be one of those who want to detract from it.”..

Emphasis mine, I think that is Romney offering a nice spot to Charlie in ’12 or on his ’12 campaign staff if he will drop his Indy run…code for, hey if I get the primary spot in ’12 you won’t be on my coattails if you screw the party..but Crist is one of those with no loyalty whatsoever or he wouldn’t have pulled a ‘Bill Judas Richardson aka Arlen Benedict Specter’ on Rudy when he flipped his backing to MAC with no notice now would he?

Hotline reports that Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) called Gov. Charlie Crist to urge him not to run as an independent in the Florida Republican Senate primary. Crist did not answer the phone, and has reportedly not returned the call.

Yeah Charlie will go Indy any second now..and based on where he has been spending his time I bet he will split the Dem vote from Meeks, stealing the teachers union

another high-school rally/lecture:

Gov. Charlie Crist is making two appearances in the Tampa Bay area Monday, including a stop at his high school alma mater.

Crist, praised by teachers for vetoing a controversial bill last week that sought to tie teacher pay to student performance, stops at St. Petersburg High at 12:30 p.m. The governor will address the school in the auditorium and may take questions from the audience, which will include students.

And here Rubio demonstrates how to handle the fact that Romney helped implement a UHC system in Mass, it is very simple and I do not understand all the flustered GOP speak about Romney not able to ‘defend’ it in ’12, don’t let Dems frame the topic, sheesh:

Rubio has spent much of his campaign focused on health care. Is he a fan of Romney’s Massachusetts health-care plan? “It’s a work in progress,” Rubio says, speaking of the Bay State program.

“There are major distinctions between that and what Obama is trying to do in Washington. For one, it didn’t raise any taxes. Number two, it is not adding to our deficit. That is my biggest objection to Obamacare, although there are many others. My number-one objection to Obamacare is that we can’t afford it, even if it was the greatest idea in the world.”

“Florida and Massachusetts are very different places,” Rubio continues. “All I would say to you is that states were designed to be laboratories for creative thoughts and ideas. That’s what the Framers of our great republic intended. They wanted the states to be the places that came up with innovation and competition. And I’ll tell you what, if Massachusetts gets it wrong and Florida gets it right, people will move to Florida, and businesses will move to Florida, and vice versa. There are just major distinctions between what’s happening in Washington and what I hope states will do. Like I said, what I’m not in favor of is what Barack Obama has done, which is to raise taxes and add to the federal deficit in exchange of taking a step toward a single-payer system in America.”

Free and Strong America, Romney’s PAC, is contributing the maximum $5,000 allowed to Rubio’s campaign. In 2006, Romney, then head of the Republican Governors Association, traveled to Florida to support Crist’s gubernatorial candidacy with a $1 million check. In light of that history, Rubio says, Romney’s endorsement is “another boost” for his campaign….

Since people are all ‘wee weed up’ about how to handle MASS UHC in ’12 if Romney wins the primary, can I add I would like to vote for the Romney/Rubio ticket? Of course I am a recovering Dem without a voice in the GOP primary, but hey I am all on board with Mitt-Marco. The business saavy of Mitt, with his slightly squishy center on some social issues to keep we moderates, plus the rock solid fiscal conservatism of Marco and all he brings on social issues to the ticket for those on the right.

Win/Win AFAIAC, easy on the eyes too *cough cough* fundraising calendar GOP where is it? !

April 19, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. Leave a comment.

2010 – Election Blitz

So Stupak and the ‘pro life’ Dems sold out. Well they have hung this albatross around their necks for generations and no ‘conservative’ Democrat (or liberal ones for that matter- See Brown, Scott – MASS), will survive the elections IMO. And now there are a few million Catholic Democrats looking for a new home.

We have only just begun to fight.

November is coming…..

Americans, start your engines!

March 21, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. Leave a comment.

Kudlow & Cramer: Obamacare Passage would tumble stocks, kill recovery, open door to double-dip & pave way for cap and trade, amnesty & card check – Plus, People’s Surge Rally in D.C. Saturday…

CALLING ALL PATRIOTS

SATURDAY, MARCH 20

10 AM – WEST LAWN of the CAPITOL

LAST STAND TO STOP HEALTH CARE BILL

Obamacare a suicide pact for small business says Jim. We agree.

Jim is shifting his advice to have 10% in gold, 30% in foreign stocks. Yep, 40% defensive. Ouch. No reason to risk capital when the Bush tax cuts on cap gains exp in Jan ’11 and this new 3.9% hammer is coming down on investment income says Larry. Agree again.

Everyone please try to get down to DC Saturday at Noon at the Capitol for the Last Stand Rally to kill the bill. Michele Bachmann R-MN talked about it on Hannity tonight

UPDATE: Jon Voight issues Call to Arms to Americans to join him at the Rally Saturday in D.C.:

I am calling to all of you freedom-loving Americans to come once again to Washington D.C. to gather at upper Senate Park, across from the Capitol on Saturday, at 12 o’clock noon.

We must come by the thousands.

Speaker Pelosi will stop at nothing to fulfill her corrupt conquests. She will bring all of the corrupt ACORN liars to try to bully all the Democrats that may be having pangs of guilt knowing quite surely what their votes can and will do. If they’re bullied into saying “yes,” it will destroy America.

Join me and Rep. Michele Bachmann in Washington DC at 12 noon EST so we can give all the Democrats who know what the end result will be the courage to say: “No, do not pass this destructive bill.”

I’ll see you there.

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March 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Leave a comment.

Update: House Bill – 3.8% Medicare tax on investment income (interest, dividends, cap gains, annuities, rents; 222 House Democrats climb aboard the Pelosi-Obama Crazy Train – vote Yes on Slaughter Rule…

Update: Tom Coburn promises exposure and a fight for any House Dem who sells their vote on Obamacare. No NASA chief job for you!!

Update: The Taxes have increased as predicted- TaxProf h/t Instapundit:

the House Health Care bill unveiled today includes a 3.8% Medicare tax on investment income (interest, dividends, capital gains, annuities, rents) earned by those with incomes in excess of $200,000 (single) and $250,000 (joint).

Update: The Corner has a list of the key votes to call!!!! Call baby call like the wind!!

“Yes” on Obamacare Last Time but Might Want to Switch:

Gabrielle Giffords, (D., Ariz.)—202-225-2542

Ann Kirkpatrick, (D., Ariz.)—202-225-2315

Harry Mitchell, (D., Ariz.)—202-225-2190

Vic Snyder, (D., Ariz.) (S)—202-225-2506

Marion Berry, (D., Ark.) (S)—202-225-4076

John Salazar, (D., Colo.) (S)—202-225-4761

Melissa Bean, (D., Ill.) —202-225-3711

Bill Foster, (D., Ill.) —202-225-2976

Joe Donnelly, (D., Ind.) (S) —202-225-3915

Brad Ellsworth, (D., Ind.) (S) —202-225-4636

Baron Hill, (D., Ind.) (S) —202-225-5315

Bart Stupak, (D., Mich.) (S) —202-225-4735

Michael Arcuri, (D., N.Y.) —202-225-3665

Tim Bishop, (D., N.Y.) —202-225-3826

Bob Etheridge, (D., N.C.) (S) —202-225-4531

Earl Pomeroy, (D., N.D.) (S) —202-225-2611

Steve Driehaus, (D., Ohio) (S) —202-225-2216

Zach Space, (D., Ohio) (S) —202-225-6265

Charlie Wilson, (D., Ohio) (S) —202-225-5705

Chris Carney, (D., Pa.) (S) —202-225-3731

Kathleen Dahlkemper, (D., Pa.) (S) —202-225-5406

John Spratt, (D., S.C.) (S) —202-225-5501

Ciro Rodriguez, (D., Texas) (S) —202-225-4511

Solomon Ortiz, (D., Texas) (S) —202-225-7742

Tom Perriello, (D., Va.) (S) —202-225-4711

Alan Mollohan, (D., W.Va.) (S) —202-225-4172

Nick Rahall, (D., W.Va.) (S) —202-225-3452

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“No” on Obamacare Last Time but Might Need Encouragement:

Mike Ross, (D., Ark.) (S) —202-225-3772

Betsy Markey, (D., Colo.) —202-225-4676

Allen Boyd, (D., Fla.) —202-225-5235

Suzanne Kosmas, (D., Fla.) —202-225-2706

John Barrow, (D., Ga.) (S) —202-225-2823

John Adler, (D., N.J.) —202-225-4765

Michael McMahon, (D., N.Y.) —202-225-3371

Scott Murphy, (D., N.Y.) —202-225-5614

Larry Kissell, (D., N.C.) —202-225-3715

John Boccieri, (D., Ohio) (S) —202-225-3876

John Tanner, (D., Tenn.) (S) —202-225-4714

Glenn Nye, (D., Va.) —202-225-4215

Brian Baird, (D., Wash.) —202-225-3536

Update: MichelleMalkin has the RollCall of the vote on the Slaughter Rule. 222 Democrats in the House climbed aboard Pelosi and Obama’s Crazy Train.I am very proud to report my Critter broke against the flow of dead fish as Sarah would say and voted No. Big Booyah to Harry Mitchell AZ 05!!! The rest of the Crew will be on the Highway to Hell with their constituents come Easter Recess..good luck with that!

Update: Emailer points out ‘Suicide Solution’ is more apropos, heh. Agree!

Is it November yet? :)

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March 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. Leave a comment.

Dems to raise excise tax on middle class health care benefits *HIGHER STILL* to win CBO score…

Mashup by rx2008

Not enough to break your word and tax the middle class, they want to raise it HIGHER to get their ‘good’ CBO score. And of course their BOSS, Richard Trumka of AFL CIO has to say ok. Frak we middle class workers not in a union right Nancy?

Is it November yet?

Ben Smith has it at Politico:

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is headed into a meeting with President Obama this afternoon after the White House and Congressional leaders have begun to discuss a higher-than-expected excise tax on some health care plans, in order to maintain their claim that health care legislation will reduce the deficit, a source involved in health care talks said.

Any unexpected change to the health care plan could endanger support for the bill from labor, which agreed to back it after reductions to the planned excise tax. Proposed new changes, I’m told, concern cuts to the rate at which increases to the tax exemption cap are indexed.

CALL AND CALL AGAIN! AND FAX YOUR LOCAL OFFICE!!

INDIANA

Rep. Peter Visclosky, Indiana, 1st

http://www.house.gov/visclosky/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-2461, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-2493
Local Office Number: (219) 795-1844, DC Fax Number: (219) 795-1850

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Rep. Joe Donnelly, Indiana 2nd

http://donnelly.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-3915, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-6798
Local Office Number: (574) 288-2780, Local Fax Number: (574) 288-2825
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

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Rep. Brad Ellsworth, Indiana, 8th

http://www.ellsworth.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-4636, DC Office Fax: (202) 225-3284
Local Office Number: (812) 465-6484, Local Fax Number: (812) 422-4761
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

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Rep. Baron Hill, Indiana 9th

http://baronhill.house.gov/

DC Office Number: (202) 225-5315, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6866
Local Office Number: (812) 288-3999, Local Fax Number: (812) 288-3873
Voted Yes on Health Care, Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition Membership

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Rep. John Boccieri, Ohio, 16th

http://boccieri.house.gov/

DC Office Number:                             (202) 225-3876         (202) 225-3876         (202) 225-3876, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-3059
Local Office Number:                             (330) 489-4414         (330) 489-4414         (330) 489-4414, Local Fax Number: (330) 489-4448

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March 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. Leave a comment.

Obama is replaying his primary moves in health care…

He really is. If the rules don’t let you have enough votes (or steal enough in caucuses), change ‘em, take some of Hillary’s MI votes to win.

Ignore the people (Dem primary voters, now all of us nationwide).

Slaughter Rule (in the primary we HRC supporters were informed there is no legal right to challenge the way the DNC sets and interprets its own ‘rules’, and Slaughter Pelosi and Obama seem to be confident they can change the rules again and no one will challenge them).

Then act like it is a fait accompli with the media lending both hands,

Then roll out ”endorsements’ like Richardson, Gore, Edwards. This morning it is a big presser with Kucinich. This to push the aura of inevitability.

They are replaying every move. We need to hold the line.

Please KEEP CALLING YOUR CRITTERS. And Fax! Fax like the wind!!

Mike Pence identified these votes as key

The American electorate is big enough to stop them. We are the people.

March 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. Leave a comment.

Sen. Scott Brown GOP Weekly Address – start over on health care bill

Scott Brown tellin it like it is.

March 13, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. 3 comments.

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