Jul 022018
 
wild-bill-sucks

Friends,

Iconic American author Mark Twain once opined, “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe when the legislature is in session.” The legendary wordsmith understood how government operated very well. Our state legislators are off fundraising in their districts right now, begging for money from special interests all summer. So our freedoms and finances are no longer under attack… for now.

I have fought tirelessly – with help from other independent medical marijuana caregivers and dispensary owners – throughout the legislative process to stop the beer, wine, tobacco, and gasoline companies from receiving a state-granted monopoly over the distribution of marijuana for patients. These interests have used the millions of dollars at their disposal in an attempt to dominate the industry. We have been able to fend them off with energy, enthusiasm and the truth thus far, but the lame duck session is when they plan to strike, and they want to keep the public in the dark about their illicit scheme.

Our insider sources have informed us that there is a massive push in Lansing to get transportation regulations related to medical marijuana amended during the lame duck session at the end of the year. This is the time period when the worst bills are usually muscled through the process at the midnight hour right before the legislative year concludes. It is the Boji’s, who were infamously responsible for the Senate building heist, and their clientèle leading the charge. Wild Bill’s Tobacco, Tom Calani, Adnan Shango “Ryo Tobacco” and other rich well-connected goons are trying to amend what was already passed and signed into law. They are desperate to pull off their heist behind closed doors without the public becoming aware, which is why we want to “smoke out” this conspiracy before it can take shape.

These interests want full control over the distribution of marijuana throughout the state of Michigan. This distribution monopoly would impose unnecessary costs upon the entire industry. The distributors would be able to squeeze the life out of the manufacturers, and the retailers would be bent over as well. The cost would ultimately be passed down to the consumer. This would ensure that medicine prices skyrocket for the sick patients who desperately need it. The free market could provide transportation services, through a private armored car agency for example, at a fraction of the cost without stifling the industry.

While marijuana is likely to become legalized in November, that progress should not make us take our eyes off the ball. The side of our industry that provides the world’s best quality medicine with no serious side-effects to a countless number of people, improving their quality of life by leaps and bounds, is what we need to preserve. A tax-and-regulate plan works fine for recreational marijuana and will go a long way toward fixing our criminal justice system, but it is not right for the medical side of the industry. We have to keep the barriers between people and their life-saving medicine at an absolute minimum. Basic regulations were already approved, so no more are necessary. Just let the industry function like Michigan voters wanted ten years ago – without any of the special interest power-grabs Lansing is known for.

When the legislature is back in session, we will continue to give updates on this developing situation.

Sincerely,
Your Champion
George Brikho

Jul 022018
 
growing-weed

Last month, I issued a red alert urging people to deluge their state representatives and senators with emails and phone calls to stop marijuana legalization from being enacted in the legislature. This was being done not for the purposes of legitimate public policy reform, but for the cynical purposes of keeping people out of the voting booth in November.

There was an apparent power struggle amongst the Republicans in the legislature. Some feared that this move would backfire and that it was unethical while others thought it was the only way Republicans could stay competitive in November’s elections. This debate was waged, but ultimately the proposal failed. Republicans decided to let the decision go to the people, and any controversy regarding legalization has subsided. Now the people of Michigan will decide.

The state legislature did the right thing last week when they put the kibosh on marijuana legalization. The process will now move forward as it should. The organizers who collected the signatures to put the question on the ballot will have their day in November. There won’t be any Republican subterfuge from Lansing that will upend the lawful process. Regardless of what we may think of marijuana legislation, this is a rare victory for a transparency and honesty within government.

While there were certainly Republican lawmakers who were pushing for this con to protect their chances in November, we have to thank the Republicans who stood bravely against this push. Years ago, a proposal like this would have sailed through the legislature without any serious opposition, but with the rise of the liberty movement and now the Trump revolution, there are many eyes on the swamp in Lansing and the legislators know they can’t pull off their schemes unabated. A new era is arising where common people like you and me can stand and win against institutional corruption.

The progress we are seeing is incremental, and although we have quite the ways to go toward restoring America to greatness, we should be proud that we are having a major impact. We will likely have another victory in November when marijuana legalization is approved by the voters. Marijuana prohibition is finally coming to an end. The disastrous drug war is unconstitutional, barbaric and now unpopular. The public is finally releasing that the government policies are far more dangerous than the substances themselves. Big Pharma can’t put the wool back over the eyes of the American people with their propaganda. ‘Reefer Madness’ is no more.

Now, I want Republican victory in November as much as anyone else, but we must achieve that victory in an honest, straight-forward manner. I invite all Republicans worried that the marijuana legalization vote will bring Democrats out to the polls to get their butts into action immediately. You need to walk doors, volunteer on campaigns, pony up the dough and do whatever needs to be done to assure victory in November. I plan to lead by example. Republicans win when the conservative grassroots outworks in the liberal grassroots. We saw it happen in 2016 when Donald Trump won our state. The hypocritical party bosses take responsibility for that win, but we all know the truth. Trump was the grassroots candidate, and we pushed him across the finish line with hard work and raw enthusiasm.

We can repeat his victory two years ago in November, but we have to be careful to put up the right candidates to do so. Vote in your primary elections and support the candidates with the most backbone who love America and the Constitution. We need fighters in Lansing, not stooges who will answer to lobbyists and special interests. If we put up enough fighters who call out the BS of the Democrats like Trump does, we will win. If we fail to uphold our principles and integrity within the Republican Party, the ‘blue wave’ will sadly become a reality in Michigan.

Sincerely,
George

Apr 302018
 
for sale marino

In November, Republicans are likely going to lose the governorship to the Democrats. They are going to lose the governorship because they have betrayed the public trust. The public will choose the Democrats because they have seen the Republican-dominated legislature piss in their faces time and again. This is true on every issue, but particularly true when it comes to medical marijuana. Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves for this predicament.

On the issue of marijuana, all but a small handful of legislators are woefully misinformed on the issue. They take their cues from the corporate lobbyists who they take orders from or from the laughable ‘Reefer Madness’ propaganda of yesteryear. EverGreen Management, an entity which I am closely affiliated, worked very hard through the process of the corrupt legislature to get through some sensible regulations allowing the medical marijuana industry and thrive. These were not perfect, but gave a little breathing room for the industry to function. I am very proud of this work, although Lansing has done a terrible job enforcing the regulations.

However, all of that progress is in serious jeopardy because of the work of Republican lawmakers. Republican lawmakers Steve Marino, Triston Cole and Joseph Bellino are leading the way to criminalize medical marijuana with House Bill 5845. This not only criminalizes the manufacture of common marijuana items, which would jeopardize the industry and increase the cost of medicine for patients who desperately need it, but also eliminates the caregiver model. This legislation would create a state-dominated monopoly that would punish patients while enriching powerful special interests at their expense. It is a blatant money-grab from the sick, enabled by the combined forces of ignorance and greed within the Republican Party.

Marino leads the effort to destroy the medical marijuana industry, and he hails from Macomb County, my own backyard. We have known about the seedy record of this wanna-be career politician who got his start in politics as a lobbyist representing the most greedy interests imaginable. He served his masters very well and slithered his way up the latter very quickly. A helpful resource was created by grassroots activists showing how Marino skirts property taxes, outsources jobs at his own businesses, supports making it harder for seniors to collect social security, and brags about how he used to buy favor with legislators during his days as a lobbyist. He was even forced to retract his own statements on the campaign trail to save his ass after an embarrassing audio recording of Marino was released to the public. Sadly, he was able to get elected to the State House despite all of his baggage and now the people of Macomb County and the rest of Michigan have to endure the schemes of this veteran lobbyist who revels in his own filth.

Although I have a license and would likely benefit from Rep. Marino’s proposed power-grab, I am still blowing the whistle against it. I have heard from other industry leaders that there is a well-funded push to eliminate the caregiver model completely. With the caregivers put out of business, those of us who are licensed by the state would dominate the industry completely. The supply would dry up, the prices would rise, and the rich would get richer. As a dispensary owner who wants to build a sustainable business by giving patients the best possible medicine the marketplace can provide, I do not want this kickback. This is a form of corporate welfare, and I prefer to stand on my own two feet. House Bill 5845 is fundamentally un-American and anti-free market. It betrays the principles that Republicans supposedly stand for, and this hypocrisy will be punished harshly by the people of Michigan who know exactly what is going on in Lansing.

If you look at who is donating to the authors of this reprehensible legislation, you can see they are owned by the usual suspects. The Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association fears the medical marijuana industry as a competitor so it throws money at crooked lawmakers to oppose medical marijuana. Unsurprisingly, they contribute a great deal of dirty cash to the coffers of Reps. Marino, Cole and Bellino. For introducing House Bill 5845, they will certainly receive even greater campaign contributions during the next election cycle that will play out this year. All three of these men know how the game is played, and it is why they filed the legislation. Marino, Cole and Bellino are not well-intentioned, but rather conniving vipers who treat the Michigan taxpayer like a gentleman caller treats Stormy Daniels after slipping her a $100 dollar bill (Only our Lansing daddies don’t even give us the $100 before they have their way with us).

This legalized system of bribery is what runs Lansing. The threesome of Marino, Cole and Bellino are emblematic of the problem, and it can be observed by looking at their funding sources. House leadership throws money their way through the Chatfield Majority Fund, the House Republican Campaign Committee, and the Michigan Values Leadership Fund. Established big money interests such as the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Michigan State Police Troopers PAC, the Auto Dealers of Michigan, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce fund these three men as well. Between the three of them, they are receiving ill-gotten gains from virtually every vulturous special interest that benefits from the corrupt status quo in Lansing. These three men are the epitome of the Lansing swamp that needs to be drained, and they won’t be going away anytime soon as they are rewarded for their compliance by their masters. We the grassroots have to stop them dead in their tracks.

Unfortunately, it may be too late to turn it around for the Republicans. Between screwing the medical marijuana industry, enacting massive tax and spending hikes and overseeing the Flint water crisis, Republicans have made their own bed and have to sleep in it come November. But in the mean time, we must defeat this terrible senseless Republican legislation designed to devastate the medical marijuana industry in Michigan. We have to prevent the Republicans in our legislator from destroying the rights of medical patients. You can find how to take action to stop House Bill 5845 at this link.

Please share this around as much as you can, as it is imperative for us to stop yet another Republican-led screwjob of the medical marijuana industry in Michigan.

Thanks,
George

SOURCES:

1. “24th House District, Rep. Steve Marino.” http://mcfn.org/donor-tracking?candidate=75

2. “17th House District, Rep. Joseph Bellino.”http://mcfn.org/donor-tracking?candidate=68

3. “105th House District, Rep. Triston Cole.” http://mcfn.org/donor-tracking?candidate=90

Feb 102017
 
saddam a go go

When my family came to America from Iraq, it was to escape political tyranny. They were able to practice their religion over there as Christians. They were able to live in relative peace. They were able to feed their children, but it wasn’t enough. My family yearned for their rights as citizens to have political representation, to have the freedom to say their conscience without persecution, to have the freedom to know their vote matters.

What I witnessed a little over a week ago at the hands of the Michigan Republican Party and Oakland County Republican Party was the vicious RAPE of every American value we hold dear. The majority, which I was apart of, had their convention thrown out after a minority, as apart of a coordinated plan directed by Jeff Sakwa, co-chair of the MIGOP, surrendered on their Party and threw in the towel on their civic duty. He bragged to me personally how the convention would have to be re-done. But since they were the clear minority, they knew they would lose again. So they just did it to us Saddam style: pure gangsterism. And anyone who tells you differently is committing a blood libel.

At least the tyrants in Iraq were more honest and open about what they trafficked in. When one of Saddam’s goons stripped away your freedoms, you knew because you were living under a dictator. The Iraqi people had a self-awareness that Americans do not of the situation that was facing them. The dictators of the Michigan GOP hide their evil behind lawyers, phony baloney rules, red tape, deceptions, and obfuscations. They conduct themselves in public life as if they have common decency, but when behind closed doors, they desecrate and pillage you.

Quite frankly, these individuals are demons locked in a war against the Republic. I am a firm believer in the Bible, and know those words to be the divine creation of our Lord. Yahweh said that end times would come, and they are facing us right now. After looking into the eyes of these people face-to-face, I can tell you for certain that they have no souls. In the end times, 2 Timothy 3:2 stated that the people would be “lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy.” I’ve seen all of the above from these corrupt abusive Republicans, and I am willing to see these devils to the gates of Hell to vanquish them if need be.

I vow that I will never give up this immense battle that I have waged against political corruption, but I cannot BS you today. These is no putting on rose-colored glasses for this atrocity. The vermin of the GOP makes the Redcoats look like angels by comparison. We are going to have to make very tough decisions if we really want to reclaim our liberties. There’s no two ways about it. We have to look ourselves in the mirror, see what we are made of, and heed the call just as the Founding Fathers once did.

With that being said, there is one man who is such a chicken shit weasel that I need to call him out personally. This man is named Ron Dwyer.

fat fuckin bitch
Baghdad Bob has nothing on this coward, Ron Dwyer. He is a propagandist with no honor, a man with no courage or fortitude. A man who is so weak and little that he gleefully lets a few frigid old hags boss him around. He needs to bow to these worthless hags, who are petty tyrants, in a futile attempt to give his sorry life some meaning. The Founding Fathers would have smashed this man’s hideous pig face in with the butt of their rifle, and laughed at him as he choked and cried, not even willing to waste one bullet on such trash.

Ron, when I look at my family every night, I can be proud that I am doing everything that I can to make their lives more free. When you go to bed by yourself every night, you do so as a miserable unaccomplished little speck of dirt of a man. That’s why Barb Harrell uses you like a two-dollar whore. She gives you a pat on the head, fills your ear up with complete nonsense, and manipulates you as her pawn. And the most pathetic thing about you, Ron, is that you live to be a puppet. You live to carry water for tyrants.

Make no mistake about it, Ron: You will rot in hell when you die, and deservedly so. Try explaining away your avarice and cowardice at the pearly gates, buddy. You’re not even smart enough to con folks in internet groups, much less our Creator. Even your establishment cronies won’t defend you after your latest shameful attempt to defame grassroots patriots. They’ll soon realize what an albatross you are, and kick you to the curb before long. Then you’ll be completely alone – too much of a dumbass to even function as a lowly sycophant.

Feel free to come find me at a convention if you don’t like that I have exposed you and called you out for your crimes against liberty. My guess is you will quiver in your boots behind little women like you always do – because you have no balls, shitbag.