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Current Top 10 Questions At Change.Gov

As you may know, the Office Of The President Elect (you will bow down) has graciously asked for questions from the great unwashed about how Mr. Obama should rule.

As of this hour, here are the top vote getters:

Open For Question

Currently in the lead:

"Will you consider legalizing marijuana so that the government can regulate it, tax it, put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and create a billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?"
S. Man, Denton

"What will you do as President to restore the Constitutional protections that have been subverted by the Bush Administration and how will you ensure that our system of checks and balances is renewed?"
Kari, Seattle

"What will you do to establish transparency and safeguards against waste with the rest of the Wall Street bailout money?"
Diane, New Jersy

"Will you lift the ban on Stem Cell research in your first 100 days in office?"
James_M, Nashville, TN

"What will you do to promote science and mathematics education to Elementary and Middle School students?"
JasonWyatt, Raleigh, NC

"Will you appoint a Special Prosecutor – ideally Patrick Fitzgerald – to independently investigate the gravest crimes of the Bush Administration, including torture and warrantless wiretapping?"
Bob Fertik, New York City

"13 states have compassionate use programs for medial Marijuana, yet the federal gov’t continues to prosecute sick and dying people. Isn’t it time for the federal gov’t to step out of the way and let doctors and families decide what is appropriate?"
Greg, Minnesota

"What do you plan to do to our food industry to make it more sustainable? Will there be changes to our farming policies?"
Jentry, Lincoln, NE

"What will you do to end the use of mercenary forces (ie Blackwater) by our military?"
Betsie, Mtn Home, AR

"What will you do first to reduce pollution/waste and incentivize greener behavior across the country?"
Diane, Boston, MA

With such an informed and concerned citizenry, it’s no wonder Mr. Obama was elected.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 17th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

35 Responses to “Current Top 10 Questions At Change.Gov”

  1. Steve says:

    “Bob Fertik, New York City”

    A well know Democrat operative and thug.

  2. proreason says:

    The one they won’t let you see. “When will I get my check”

  3. Sisyphus says:

    When was stem cell research ever “banned”?

    Thanks Mr. Fertik. You gave me an idea. While Fitzgerald is investigating all of Bush’s “torture” and “warrantless wiretapping,” Fitzgerald could also investigate the Democrat Party’s engineering of the current international economic crisis. I am sure Barney’s Frank, Maxine Waters, Bill Clinton, Janet Reno, etc. would gladly cooperate.

  4. sheehanjihad says:

    Mr. President…when will you force people to forget about Bush, and prosecute the criminal democrats in the House and Senate? As soon as you bring change, real change, then perhaps people will see where the true enemies of this country reside. In the halls of congress. Corruption, graft, greed, bribery and power struggles are not what the Constitution intended yet that is what passes for our Government. Your people. Clean up the democrat party first, then worry about the non existent crimes of George Bush your mindless voters still cling to. Be a real President. Not the puppet you appear to be.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    (kissing ring on bended knee) Obamy, whens you becomes da man in dat place in DC wills you pay reporations to da slaves? Whens can I expecks ma monies?

  6. Colonel1961 says:

    Hate to jump off the S&L reservation here, but the question of ‘Will you consider legalizing marijuana so that the government can regulate it, tax it, put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and create a billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?’ is brilliant and would – at very worst – defer the huge transfer of marijuana wealth leaving our country…

    There is simply no rational argument against the legalization of pot.

    p.s. I do not smoke, grow, or otherwise participate in the substance.

    • 1sttofight says:

      Aint gonna happen , way too much payoff, kickback money involved.

    • DW says:

      There is simply no rational argument against the legalization of pot.

      Colonel, let’s look at this one small part of the gentleman’s question:

      …put age limits on it

      So all our marijuana growers and distirbutors -fine upstanding citizens all- are pleased as punch that their little industries are no longer illegal. They’re eagerly looking forward to going through what law-abiding small businessmen have always gone through in regards to obtaining business licenses, respecting zoning laws, paying taxes and getting used to the idea that competing in business doesn’t always involve the use of a handgun.

      BUT – I have a but here, and a big but it is…what about the ones who don’t care to get licenses, respect zoning laws, give up half their profits to the government or refrain from shooting their competition? Is it possible there might be other drug marijuana dealers out there who simply don’t care about the laws?

      That takes us back to:
      …put age limits on it…

      What market do you suppose they’ll target?

      Not out to flame you, sir. There are a lot of sensible people who agree with you -including a considerable number of law-enforcement professionals. But I’ll be requiring alot more discussion on this matter before I’ll jump on that particular bandwagon.

    • take_no_prisoners says:

      The situation if marijuana was legalized would be analogous to the alcohol situation. There are still people who make and sell untaxed liquor and there are still people who buy and drink it. That being said, there is nowhere near the profit potential that there was during the prohibition so there are far fewer moonshine makers and bootleggers than there were before prohibition was repealed–and correspondingly less murder and mayhem to defend these illegal operations. Governments on every level are making more money off of taxed liquor than the legal businesses who make and sell the product–instead of spending billions trying to eliminate it. Besides, even if marijuana was legalized, most people wouldn’t use it due to workplace rules that prohibit use with the threat of job loss if a required drug test comes back positive.

    • DW says:

      TNP – in the interest of disclosure, I’ll admit: I’m not find of marijuana users. Or the people that sell it. Maybe it’s a cultural thing or a family thing, or maybe it’s because of personal experience and observation -but there it is. I just don’t like the bastards. I admit it.

      Now I personally wasn’t alive in the thirties, so I can’t say this with any authority, but I somehow suspect that any moonshiner caught hanging around a schoolyard trying to get kids to try corn liquor would probably have been beaten half to death. I certainly hope that’s the case. School kids today, on the other hand, have no problem accessing marijuana.

      One thing I can say with certainty -after more than a decade working in heavy industry- is that there is no lack of people who would not dream of going to work drunk -yet who routinely smoke up on the job. I can also say with certainty that it does not make them better workers (contrary to what many of them opine) . For damned sure (again from personal experience and again contrary to what they say) -it does not make them safer – – in fact, it makes them Goddamned dangerous to work with.

      As long as I’m on an anti-pot jihad, I may as well mention that I’ve heard of very few drunks doing B&E’s to finance their habit (and the few I’ve heard of were actually breaking into the liquor store). But I’ve heard more than a few pot smokers mention how they needed to do more B&E’s to support their habit.

      Sorry (actually, I’m not). I still ain’t buying it.

    • Colonel1961 says:

      I understand that lucid people will disagree. I can only tell you – having lived in dry counties – that bootleggers (in this case no different that marijuana growers, legal or otherwise) do not check IDs.

      And, I have ‘friends’ who are pot-heads (and I find that side of them odd, i.e., grow up already) who are going to smoke weed in the same manner in which people drank during prohibition. Legalize and tax. I’m a pragmatist…

    • Perdido says:

      So, you agree in principle. I believe the good Colonel is suggesting only that it is time to move in that direction. I concur, and I don’t participate the activities.

  7. Reality Bytes says:

    “create millions of new jobs and create a billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?’ is brilliant and would – at very worst – defer the huge transfer of marijuana wealth leaving our country…”

    Thank you T. Boone Spliffins!

    Colonel, come on – admit it. You’re from Vermont aren’t you.

    • Reality Bytes says:

      President Obama. According to CBS news, on November 5th you said your first order of business was to meet with your Governor to discuss your replacement. Stangely, those reports have been scrubbed from that network’s website without a retraction. As President, Mr. Obama, will you appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Blagojevich’s administration as well as your “Office of the President Elect” for any wrong doing? Or, do you feel your internal review is sufficient enough?

  8. Colonel1961 says:

    1st: I tend to agree – follow the money. Unfortunate.

    RB: T. Boone Spliffens – I will admit that I get that, but am not from Vermont. I do like The Wailers, though!

    • Reality Bytes says:

      Yah Mon! I tell ya one ting foh shoe, Once U try one RBtini, U wune need to erb, no mow, Mon!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      RBtini da bom mon….no sheet!!

    • Colonel1961 says:

      I keep hearing of these RBtinis. Methinks that BHO should adopt a windfall profit tax on these rich bloggers, such as SG, and then fly us off to an S&L conference (somewhere warm, with beaches) where RBtini samples can be made available to the group. I’m just sayin’…

    • Reality Bytes says:

      Note: RBtini’s are classified according to the ratio between gin & vermouth. E.G. a 10 to 01 = 10 parts gin to 1 part vermouth (legend has it RB was conceived one such batch). Anything less than an 8 to 2 is for girls, however, any dame that can still stand after an 8 to 2 is a lady of fine standing & composure. The following is in the 10 to 1 category.


      1 – Quart crystal martini pitcher (preferably Swedish or Danish modern in design)
      1- Matching crystal stirrer


      29 oz. of Beefeater London Dry Gin (no exceptions, though the use of Hendricks gin is also exceptional, it is not an RBtini).

      3 oz of Nolly Pratt French Dry Vermouth (no exceptions)

      Prepare early morning for early evening consumption (preferably 12 hrs)

      With pitcher slightly tilted so as to allow liquids to run down its side, pour Vermouth into specified pitcher followed immediately after with said Gin pouring carefully so as to not bruise the gin.

      Stir gently with stirrer for 20-30 seconds & place in freezer for 12 hrs

      At the appointed hour, remove pitcher from freezer & place on matching Swedish or Danish modern teak & stainless tray. Martini glasses need to be chilled as the liquid is already at freezing.

      If you must, you can add an olive (no pimento, please), however, if you want a salad, you should just ask for one.

      Pour the liquid into the glasses. As you pour, you will notice a mercury like thickness to the liquid which is the direct result of its low temperature achieved without the use of ice, which of course melts thereby diluting the liquid, which will then render the presentation suitable only to liberal democrats (as they are particularly attracted to diluting everything).

      While enjoying your RBtini, please be sure to maintain the proper fuel/air mixture by slurping a certain amount of air while you sip your RBtini. Failure to do so can lead to fouling of your system, backfiring (not to mention unconsciousness).

      There you have it. Just in time for the holidays. Enjoy.

  9. 11ten1775 says:

    “What will you do to promote science and mathematics education to Elementary and Middle School students?”

    Malkin has mentioned the possibility of Arne Duncan and Everyday Math on a national level. Having dealt with this junk personally, I couldn’t believe the cowardice of the public school teachers who knew this was a bad program and taught it anyway. “State test scores are going up,” I was told. Could it have anything to do with the fact that it’s a University of Chicago program, and they might have a little influence on the content of state tests?
    Of course, Obama’s girls will not be affected. Private schools would laugh at the thought of using such a ridiculous program that would ensure low SAT/ACT scores. This works well into the agenda of keeping the general public down while making the wealthy more powerful, though.
    And science? Well, that’s already been Gored. Students will only study plant life and animal life in the framework of what humans are doing to ruin them. What an injustice to children who have a natural curiosity about the world around them! It will all be agenda driven, if it isn’t already.

  10. BillK says:

    Come on, there have got to be enough people willing to vote for “Why won’t you release your birth certificate” to get it higher on that list…

  11. As long as alcohol kills more people per year than all illegal drugs combined (which it does), I think it is counter-intuitive to keep marijuana illegal. If we insist on regulating consciousness for ‘public safety’ or any of the other ludicrous reasons pot remains illegal (it’s a ‘gateway drug’, etc) then alcohol should also be illegal. Not to mention that its unconstitutuinal for such laws to even be under federal jurisdiction in the first place.

    Since it’s illegality does not keep anyone from smoking it, it would make more sense to me that cannabis be regulated and taxed like every other commodity.

    He wouldn’t be a hero to me if he legalized it, and I don’t think it is within his jurisdiction to even do so. But I do not oppose legalizing cannabis…I just think such things should be decided and regulated at a state level….with voters being given a say in the matter.

  12. Perdido says:

    I suppose doing something positive about the Internal Revenue Code and Internal Revenue Service wouldn’t be considered change…sigh.

  13. proreason says:

    Economy close to collapsing, 10% of home owners may walk on their mortgages, governors are selling senate seats, Putin is sending warships into the western hemisphere, Iran is months away from a nuclear device, the world is sinking into a recession/depression that will destabilize dozens of weak countries (which historically has led to wars big and small) including China and many in the Middle East and South America……….so what is on the loons’ minds? Cheaper dope, BDS, Blackwater, and Al Toad.

    Oh my my, we do have a lot to look forward to from the obamy obamistration.

  14. Eagle334th says:

    Is it just me, or do some of the names and the questions seem a bit.. stereotypical?

    S. Man. (Stand for something else? Like ‘Screw the Man’) All about
    Marijuana. Where the heck is Denton, anyways?

    Kari, Seattle. Of course a Seattle-ite would be against President Bush and his policies. Suprise, suprise. A cutesy name like that just tops it off.

    Diane, New Jersey. Well, someone didn’t spell it right in SG’s post, but imagine that.. someone in N.J. worried about Wall Street!?!

    James_M, Nashville, TN. Christian sounding name, from a ‘country’ area worried about stem cell research. Nashville isn’t, exactly, known for it’s progressives.

    JasonWyatt, Raleigh, NC. Probably a real question thrown in for good measure. ;)

    Bob Fertik, New York City. Only one with a full name given, and someone one poster knows. I’ll leave it at that. ;)

    Greg, Minnesota. The heartland! Who isn’t more concerned about getting their pot than the heartland? And with an ‘average’ name like Greg? Everyone should be on the wagon to consider the possibilities. Doesn’t the ‘heartland’ run America?

    Jentry, Lincoln, NE. What better freaking name for a ‘farmer’ than Jentry? Did they watch the CMA awards before writing these questions up?

    Betsie, Mtn Home, AR. What a patriotic name.. with a creative bent. Don’t know much about the community, but it looks a bit ‘heartland’ with a few military org’s built-in. Do a Google search.. you’ll see what I mean.

    Diane, Boston, MA. All about the environment. I bet, if she really existed, she’d be one of those ‘hybrid’ driving millionaires that go to the cause-du-jour with her perfectly coiffed hair and expertly done nails and make-up, with her mink stole stowed away in the trunk.. just in case it isn’t cool to wear at the event.

    I know, I know.. you can see a butterfly in a cloud when I see a mug of beer, or Jesus in a french toast when I just see yummy butter.. but something about these ‘questions’ and the ‘submitters’ just seems a bit too.. convenient.

    • Eagle334th says:

      Where are the ‘ethnic’ names? Just curious. It’s a wonder that many more didn’t turn out for our run-off here in GA. ;) Guess the hype died down?

      Oh, and I’ve got one from “Kristi in GA”: Will you push our Gov for Sunday Alcohol Sales? Tell me that won’t bring around some ‘change’. ;)

  15. sheehanjihad says:

    “Will yall legalize moonshine when them hippy folks in San Francisco git free whacky tabacky?” “Cooter” Atlanta

    “Them peoples in the raid tee shirts said you was gonna pay my rent! Where’s mah crinkle?” Tannikwaa Shabazz Cincinatti

    “I lost my dog last weekend. And my toilet leaks. When will you take care of this?” Manny Council Bluffs

    “Will your administration be doing business as usual, or will simple cash do?” Tony Rezko Leavenworth

    “Will you remove the Federal Tax on Scotch Whiskey?” Ted Kennedy Chappaquiddick

    “Can you send someone to remove the leaves from my downspouts?” Scott Springfield

    “Will you allow chipmunk hides to be used as change at my local Waffle House?” Cindy Sheehan

    “Will you cool the planet by legalizing pot, man?” Moonbeam Oregon

    “Is your policy on terror going to change pretty soon? I mean, come on!” Osama Tora Bora

    “Where did you put those new clothes Blago sent us?” Michelle Next Room

    “If you create 2 million new jobs, can I still collect welfare instead?” Malik New Orleans

    “Will your administration pay for my scuba lessons?” Mike Santa Barbara

    “How will you replace all the ice Bush melted in the Arctic?” Rusty South Bend

    “Will you endorse my new “Empty Suit” line of executive wear for free?” Maurice New York

    “Will you ever tell us how you got elected?” Bill Tulsa

    “Is there anything you need? Anything I can do for you Sir?” John Washington DC

  16. Kilmeny says:

    Here’s my question for the Messiah:

    “What will your administration do to ensure that I never have to hear the words ‘transparency’, ‘bailout’, ‘sustainable’, ‘crimes of the Bush adminstration’, ‘green’, ‘incentivize’ and while we’re at it ‘hope’ and ‘change’?”

    This strongly reminds me of those Q and A columns in the magazines you’re forced to read in doctors’ offices where the questions all sound suspiciously like they were written by the same person. Or like the last PTA meeting I attended.

  17. brad says:

    Change! Change?

    anyone got spare change?

    At least all those companies that got bailed out got their Christmas bonuses…….

  18. W1n5t0n says:

    Kilmeny, don’t forget the word ‘distraction’. It seems as if any time the slightest hint of an almost-scandal related to The One escapes through the MSM firewall, all Bamy needs to do is declare it a ‘distraction’ and the unwashed masses gleefuly look the other way.

    Ironic, considering Obama will likely attempt to distract us all while our liberties, and earnings are all stripped away in favor social programs and higher taxes.

  19. Squito says:

    I agree with Colonel. However, why don’t people ever advocate the legalization of hemp, instead of marijuana? (They are different species, despite the fact that both have the scientific name Cannabis sativa, with different subspecies names–sativa and indica). Marijuana can have levels of at least 20% THC, the chemical that gets you “high”, while hemp only has 0.3% (you would pass out long before you smoked enough to reach an intoxicated state). Industrial hemp has just as many medical benefits as marijuana, plus several in industry (paper, textiles, plastics, etc.), is environmentally friendlier than cotton and other plants, and is a very nutritious food substance. We even import it, but can’t grow it ourselves, thanks to that f##king Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.

    Of course, they probably don’t even know the differences between the two plants (like the people I interviewed when I wrote the research paper last year).

  20. aze_216 says:

    these are the same dimwits who don’t know or aren’t fazed at all with their great leader (peace be to his name) when he declares that he’ll have a national police force as
    strong as the military? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fO-usAlqak

  21. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    According to Kari from Seattle we’ve lost some of our constitutional protections under George W. and hopes Obama will restore them. And Bob Fertik of New York City wants a special prosecutor to investigate the crimes of George W. I’ve not once lost any of my freedoms since 9-11. Sure I saw a spike in security and precautions when traveling but it’s tapered off now. If you’re a person of questionable character, regardless of being an American, and you’re making phone calls overseas to members of known and suspected terrorist organizations, well,..that raises a red flag to the FBI, CIA, etc. and no doubt they will be tapping and listening to your lines for reasons of security. Is there a possibility of crimes against humanity committed by our government? Perhaps. But I’m willing to bet that a lot of these accusations are driven by mass hysteria and pure outright hatred for our sitting president. But if you look into the past you’ll see previous presidents who usurped the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Such as John Adams who had a reporter, critical of his administration arrested and imprisoned. And FDR who had Americans of Japanese descent forcibly removed and relocated to internment camps, strange however, that he didn’t do this to Americans of German descent. And speaking of Germans, and this is a bit of a stretch, if George W. is like Hitler as his critics claim, then they wouldn’t be alive the next day nor the next for Hitler tolerated no critics but made them simply disappear. Sorry for the long rant but these asinine outbursts from the left really tick me off.

    P.S. My mistake. Hitler was Austrian. Not German but he was brutally barbaric and evil nonetheless.

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