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What’s Left

In Communication, Dream Journal, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on June 21, 2017 at 7:34 am
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Opportunity over Rabbit hole

What’s left in a world that’s chasing its tail
down a rabbit hole to hell
with an over inflated Wall Street, at the bell
and a healthcare plan that wishes you’d never get well?

I’ll tell you on a dime, exactly What’s Left:
Your GOOD MIND! Now, tend to your health.”

Good morning baby! How’d you sleep last night?
Me? Snug as a bug in a rug; solid and tight.

My dreams were alright, easy going, I’m sure I cooed.
Then I woke up to Life, Wednesday and YOU! All of which is cool.

What’s Left for me today? To hang with you and highlight the good
Since Jon Ossoff won’t be representing that Georgia hood.

And that’s okay, right? The political pool is filled with smoke.
I respect the people’s choice – twas the people who cast the vote.

Let yesterday’s story be wrote and make today memorable still.
What’s Left is opportunity! Go ‘head and cop a feel. 🤗

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Making it my own…

I went shopping yesterday and bought a cute little chaise.
I’m in the mood today to rearrange this place.


I’m in the mood today to make a new space
In my life, my heart – renew the smile on my face.

I do meditate.
It’s the best way
to start the day.

What’s Left after you loose your sanity and your cool?
Well, there’s always, a cave and a bib for your drool.😄

But that’s not you! And I’m willing to bet
If you put forth new effort you can increase What’s Left.

Exercise your body, exercise your mind.
You’ll find What’s Left beyond a tighter behind

Is clarity of thought and creativity in flow.
I recommend focusing on YOU – you deserve it, Yo!

So with this beautiful new days begin,
I’m Qui
bidding you encouragement to Win! Win! Win!

Yesterday had its relative depths.
Today: opportunity is absolutely What’s Left.

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Take it. Make it your own.
I’ve got your back. You are not alone.

Peeping the VANTAGE VIEW via a few

In Griot, Networking, News, Politics on May 26, 2017 at 11:56 am

vantage-view.jpgSo I don’t do too much talking if much isn’t needed to say,
that’s always a good time to drop in on others and their convey.

I particularly like blogs, I fancy the bloggers truths
whether I agree with them or not, I respect their vantage view.

You’ve got to! No man nor woman is speaking out to be ignored.
I know the difference between writs of purpose and those born of the bored.

Those are the ones I ignore and they eventually go away.
But when there’s birth of a write filled with purposeful excite
that piece earns its publishing stay.

Google and other search engines memorialize it
It is then vetted to be “a vantage view” hit.

So without adieu, let’s get to it.
Link by link is how I do it:

Being the confrontational chick that I am
I’m going to start with Gianforte and “The Body Slam”

body-slamming-gianforteWhat’s up with that? Civil servants no longer give a damn?
So are we, the inquisitive constituents, to also expect a body slam?

I’m not in line for that slaughter. I’m not that type of lamb.
You give what you get; an eye for an eye, a body slam for a body slam.

I don’t think this is going to go over too well, congressionally in the round.
I predict a few uprisings in Gianforte’s future where he may feel ‘a pound.’

Karma. She is real.
Ask former Rep. Michael Grimm how it feels:

But you can’t ask him. He’s no longer civilly serving any constituents.
Gianforte is up to revive the spirit of tyranny – let his 15 minutes be spent.

Micheal Grimm thought he was above the law,
When serving the public, no such immunity is bought.

Welcome to Congress Mr. Gianforte. May your media light shine forever bright.
And next time you lay hands on someone may the cameraman reel you right.

Michael Grimm served 8 months in prison post his “break you in half” threat to the reporter.
Though it was his evasion of taxes, fraud and lack’ness that delivered him to the big house border.

All is in order for Gianforte to follow the footsteps of the strong armed.
And like Paul Ryan is pretending — we’ll call it a ‘voters right’ norm.

Another overriden alarm.

Anywho, between me and you,
these are a couple of vantage views
that call on Americans to be @ the include.
And God bless the look of us all when the grump is being rude:

Ahhh. The vantage view of the elitist and rich.
Ahhh. The slim ass percentage of 100% bitch.

I’m not mad though I am embarrassed.
The pussy grabber is always up, out and at it….

Jester moves.

I’m sure the weekend late show comics are going to have a field day at the state of our country today,
I’m Qui
Happy Friday baby. Peep the vantage view in play. If you dare, send up a prayer and then walk STRAIGHT away.

Let your awesome agenda rule the day.
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It’s getting FUNKY

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, TV Shows, Video on May 17, 2017 at 5:06 am

Last night as satellite news was spilling it–
The world beside me was watching and reeling it.

Taking notes.
Making jokes.

On that man in the white house
whose not working but should be kicked out?

I don’t know, I’m not crazy about the orange homey,
but he had my patience-pending then he fired Comey.

And then he did an interview with Lester Holt
to prove his good mind may be on the fro.

He admitted on camera like a bird that sings
how he fired James Comey while thinking of “this Russia thing.”

McMasters, Huckabee-Sanders and Sean Spice alike
Have all looked like fools behind Trump on the mic.

Each one braving reporters to buff for the orange twitter.
Just to have the rugged pulled from under them; the prez is no quitter.

Sean is worn out and Huckabee-Sanders is looking crazy.
McMasters came out with a “non-denial” denial, like that would phase “we.”

But to phase or erase from yesterdays memory — It did not.
It just reconfirmed that the SPOT is quite HOT!

Pennsylvania Avenue is still the hottest soap opera (to date) brewing.
Isn’t the prez protected from being court dragged by the suing?

Some are hinting the prez to take a thwarted term and go hiate
after it was leaked that he asked Comey to drop the investigate.

Look guys he’s 70. He is living long,
but that holds no guarantee on the mind being strong.

We should all be concerned
from what I’ve learned.

My father passed 2 weeks ago
and he was only 69, yo!

But I can tell you from recent dealings
a strong mind is not what he was feeling.

In fact to watch him slip on basic judgments — broke my heart.
To recognize the prez may be “slipping in judgment” would be smart.

Sadly, it’s Ivanka’s daddy. I too am a Daddy’s girl.
So yeah, It’s Getting Funky is the jam being heard across the world.

Good morning baby, It’s Wednesday again,
Pray up, stay up and forgo building sin.

I’m up early with my cup of jo and a smirky grin,
I’m Qui
On that Dr. Dre piece. ‘Bout to run it again.

It’s Getting FUNKY!!!

Hump @ The Hill

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on May 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

nixon-comey-firing.jpgGood morning family, friends and kin. What’s good play cousins and homeys?
What do you think about the firing of FBI Director James Comey?

Oh. Me? I, well… I wasn’t surprised
that his role was thwarted and insignificantly surmised.

He was up for sounding the hacking alarm about Clinton emails…
I reckon he’s up for shouldering this orange backlash of hell.

Riveting TV? It’s easy to sell. Good Lord I’m tuning in daily.
The White House is so messed up… I’m watching like they’re paying me.

dancing-jester.gifEntertaining but not “phasing.” I don’t have time to be “phased.”
It’s Hump Day baby and I’ve got cobbled stones to lay; a street to pave.

I’m up early on my writes, blocking pages of excite.

I’m up early talking to you. The collective vibe pulls me through.

Ooo! I thank God for this another brand new day.
I’m glad to be of sound mind and with a smile on my face.

I’m grateful for oxygen, limb activity and the warmth of human touch.
I’m Qui
Happy Hump Day baby — be responsible for firing off LOVE.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Sports, Video on May 8, 2017 at 5:26 am

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I am quite alright and refreshed
Yesterday God was good and I copped the best rest.

Wooo and Yes! Do indulge, and tell how are you?
No child, I’m not crying any more – I insist, I am through.

I’ve de-puffed my eyes and returned to caring for me.
SELF PRESERVATION, fam, is still key and good for Qui.

Ooo Wee! I’ve also learned a lot about me and “loss grieving,”
It released the shopping gene in me – my CC was cash heaving.

I killed DSW on Friday evening. I tell you, me…
They said I had a $40 credit so I spent (more than) bills of 3.
I reckon it’s just how I grieve. 🤗

Dear Monday: it’s good to be back. I am so ready to settle in.
Last week I took an “L”, this week I can only WIN.

Big Sean knows what’s up,
Take a minute and jam his cut:

Congrats to the French peoplethey voted beyond hates hump
And sent Marie LaPen packing – they didn’t want a female Trump.

I’m so happy for them (the French people). With unity they’ve made no exit.
They didn’t follow our funky dumb asses like we followed Brexit.

Oh heck! It’s too early in the week for me to start “a read“…
Aw that’s a lie. Reading gets me by.  Pardon me, please.

I’m akin to starting up early and carrying on, rather late.
I’m also tuned into what’s going on this week with Sally Yates.

What is this business that the administration is tangled up in?
And what do you mean you skipped the vetting process and let Mike Flynn in?

Is this the old “I just copied off of her,” antic that dummies used in high school?
Or do they really think the world is “like them?” A bunch of knowledge-less rich fools?

Either way, this day has got to be a funday.
There’s nothing like congressional testimonies on a Monday.

Cleveland Cavaliers! We saw you, baby! All Dunks and laughter.
After you put that can of whoop ass, 4-in-a-row on them Raptors.

King James keeps doing his thang, so I’m encouraged to continue to break through,
I’m Qui
And Good Morning Monday. Communing with you is what I do.

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I love it, too.

News Peruse 

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics on May 5, 2017 at 7:01 am
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The Dapper Gent in the middle is MY DAD

First up and out of the box I want you to know
My Dad crossed over Wednesday – yes, the credits did roll.

I cried quite a bit – my eyes are still on swoll.
The love I have for my Dad could never be measured in gold.

His story is a majestic one of fun, misplaced love and good.
We called him Redd – his life was taller than Majestic Redwood.

I’m a DADDYS GIRL. I’ve been one since I was a baby.
And nothing has changed for this grown lady.

Today is Day 2 of journeying in Phoenix without dad,
And while my spirits are still high I won’t lie I’m a little sad.

Darn human feelings and emotions… I feel like I should write a song,
After I get on with business of living, pull my straps up and move on.

I have to, we all do. We all are born to die,
As I say hello to Friday to Redd I’m saying goodbye.

For now…

I’m concerned about The House and THE ACA vote
I’m concerned we don’t care about the poor no ‘mo.

My dad was a USAF Veteran during the era of the Vietnam war
He didn’t have much strength or cash with which to buy insurance or spar.

He had awesome Veteran benefits and that’s how we largely made it through
Though we were prepping him for the expanded Medicare situation too.

Because hospice home care isn’t cheap
Folks don’t take care of the sick and elderly for free.

I’m concerned for the application process for which my dad was about to be approved
For an ACA expansion program because of the things that he could not do.

He couldn’t walk anymore to the potty, bathe or cook food for himself
So what the hospice folks afforded us would have killed most of our personal wealth.

My dad is gone now – he left the other day
And yesterday the Republicans voted to repeal the ACA away.

What about people like my dad? Aging and/or in bad health?
What about new babies born to parents with no savings or monetary wealth?

I’m saddened about having to let my Daddy go
I was also sad to see the Congress on the White House patio

Celebrating and taking selfies to exactly commemorate
The day they voted to take fair (incl. pre-existing) healthcare away.

This is way too cray. Hardly any of them read the bill
But the majority voted for it yesterday on the hill.

They know it’s no good so let us not forget
They’ve just kicked a bad bill into the court of the Senate.

I didnt understand the high-school group photo tho. What a louse!
I wonder how many of these representatives in 2018 will be kicked out?

At least they’ll have the photos
To frame and hang and take with – when they go.

Re-election is not yours to assume, ( Dear YAY voters) in the house.
Your poor consideration and judgment does make you a certified louse!

GTFO!

Believe it or not when I sit too silent and start feeling sad about Dad
I surf satellite news to peep the views and then laugh.
Suddenly my circumstances aren’t so bad.

At least I’m not an orange, well fed, elderly lad
Who threatens party members with “you better have my back!

Black-Girls-Shopping.jpgWhat about you? It’s the weekend baby!
I’ve got plans to kick back and spoil THIS lady!

I’m just human, just a Daddys Girl, I was bound to go bad
when hearing about the repeal of the ACA from folks like my dad.

God bless me, God bless you, God bless the USA,
I’m Qui
Bidding you an awesome end-of-the week. Live loud, Love, Pray.

I’m in a VICE

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on April 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

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…and each episode of VICE NEWS succeeds in yielding me much.
Research and journalism is showcased so “real to the touch…”
last nights episode recounted The 1st 100 Days of Trump.
Did you manage to catch any of the such?

Perhaps you didn’t catch it and would like to see it, my friend?
On the other hand perhaps you did see it and would just like to see it again?

Either way, me too!
So let me share this VICE with you:

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Click the image to open the VICE

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use this line for an alternate connect.

Let’s talk about it after you watch it.
Once I focused my attentions on the view, I could not stop it.

I was enlightened…
senses heightened…
I traveled the world without leaving the couch.

It was all about Trump…
100 days of gas and brake pumps…
and the sling shots that have come from within the house.

What a VICE of a view?
A real constitutional head screw,

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👉🏾Day 21. Executive Orders [7:59]
On Feb 9th the president swore in Attorney General Jeff Sessions then signed 4 Executive Orders designed to look like he was getting tough on crime.  One called for the creation of an Anti Drug Smuggling Task Force that already exists. Another created a succession plan if the Attorney General dies and the two people below him also die. Trump likes Executive Orders, so far he’s issued 29. A few could have a real impact including the travel ban despite being blocked in federal court, but for the most part – their just show business…

Executive Orders can get attention but Trump isn’t using them to make actual policy, for that, he turns off the cameras and pivots to the little known Congressional Review Act. The CRA allows congress to get rid of legislation that it doesn’t like provided that they act within 60 legislative days. Because the Trump presidency is still so young the CRA’s time window reaches back into the last administration letting Trump and Congress erase Obama era regulations. The catch, once rules are overturned by CRA, they can’t be easily reinstated…

👉🏾#35 Detained at the Airport [13:24]

Henry Rousso, Holocaust Historian: Yes – I landed in Houston, it was about 2pm, I was interrogated by a young (U.S. Immigration) officer, actually. He asked me a lot of things about my parents, about my family. He told me that ‘I wasn’t allowed to give a lecture and be paid for that lecture.’ He said, “You will be deported back by the next plane.” As a whole I spent about 10-hours in this room where people were being checked, so called “vetting,” and finally I was released because it was an intervention from a lawyer from the university. The officer who released me was a more experienced officer than the previous one and he said to me, “You know the guy who interrogated you was absolutely inexperienced and didn’t know there was an exception for people giving lectures with a normal tourist visa.”

butt-kickWhat was really disturbing to me, this officer told me, “the next time you come into the U.S. you will have your passport of course, you will have your letter of invitation from the university but bring with you the excerpt of the U.S. Immigration law to show to the officer.” So I said, “I have to show the U.S. Immigration officer what is U.S. Law?” This is absolutely unbelievable.

👉🏾#50 Detained at the Airport [21:18]

Muhammed Ali, Jr.:  Immigration pulled me aside and asked me if they could ask me a couple of questions.  I said, “Okay. Sure.” [They said] What’s your name?  I said, ” Muhammed Ali, Jr.”  Then they asked me, “Who gave you that name?” I said, “My mother and my father.”  So they asked me, ‘What is your religion?’ I was like, “I’m a Muslim,” but what does that have to do with my travel?

Khalilah Camacho Ali: (wife of the late and GREATEST OF ALL TIME, Muhammed Ali) In the meantime, they roll me into another room and the first thing that they asked me was “What is your religion?” I just happened to have pictures with me, with signed autographs, and so they were like, ‘Oh. You’re Muhammed Ali’s wife. Oh okay. Okay. You’re free to go.’ And I said, “Well, where is my son?

Muhammed Ali, Jr.: And then after that was up – my 4 or 5 minutes, they told me I was free to go.  Then were invited to Washington, to Capital Hill to speak about this whole incident…

On the way home from Washington, DC —- 

Muhammed Ali, Jr.: I presented my ID and he [Immigrations Officer] said, ‘Oh. I’ve got to call somebody.’ We were like, ‘Who have you got to call?

Mrs. Muhammed Ali: Homeland Security.

ouch.jpgMuhammed Ali, Jr.: He said, “They’re checking something, – I don’t know?” And then he said my ID was invalid, so that’s when I presented my passport. But if I didn’t have my passport I wouldn’t have gotten back to Fort Lauderdale.

Mrs. Muhammed Ali: This is total harassment. Total discrimination. Totally out of line and totally unacceptable.

Muhammed Ali, Jr.:  Totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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Friday night, there were 99 bullet points to mark 99 days +1 still shot of the President, today
that trailed the 50-minute VICE GRIP of raw journalism shooting from the hip to the lip; a real heavy lay.

While I may not be a visitor in the U.S. or on a visa, I’m pretty willing to bet
that most folks living & thriving here – have roots to IMMIGRANTS.

Yet, we are a stinker about it, because immigrants aren’t working for free anymore nor are they the fairest complexion of friends.

America! We’ve worked hard on the beautification of our yard, what’s the deal with the sharp turn in trends?

Come on!!! 100 Days in and we are going to burn to the ground
the grace of this country; from her sole to her crown?

Gather round and see a fool, who’s looking for acceptance!
I feel like the circus is in town and pimping our adolescents.

The last 100 Days have indeed been a blessin’ for the rich and their friends.
But you’re not rich. So SIT DOWN short ends. 🙂

You’re not even at the level of lecturer, nor are you Mrs. Muhammed Ali and son.
Will there be any force coming to your aid when you’re rights are being undone?

blonde-qui-april2017Think about it once, then then think about twice…
then relate to the sound of the title, “We’re in a VISE.” 🙂

Oh yes! I’m laughing at it. Don’t let lifes realities pull you down,
I’m Qui
A well versed and informed she – taking it as a grain of salt to the ground.

These D’s

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics on April 27, 2017 at 7:52 am

sign-language-letter-D.jpgD is for Donut. I prefer one with my morning cup of jo.
A little sugar sweet with  my caffeined bean and I am good to go.

Good morning baby, how did you sleep? I hope you slept well and do not Doze
On the job, the kids, the first pew at church or as you’re driving on the road.

D is for Don’t: Don’t ever shortchange YOU.
And be mindful to do unto others as you’d like to be done unto you.

D is for Dunce. Don’t be a dunce or act like a drumpf.
Ditch the funk to become an egotistical, self centered punk.

assorted-donuts.jpgD is for DO — as in DO your job! Ol’ Congress get’s a D.
Paul Ryan’s dancing with defiance and making bleak history.

D is for Deny. Lies from the mouth create a documentable stench of pollution.
So the white house is saying nothing as it pertains to the case of  ‘Russian collusion.’

Lord Deliver us from confusion. The D – is good for that.
The ACA is on the chopping block with the threat of it’s line going flat.

D is for Deal making. There’s a communicative art to doing it.
WH administration needs a course on deals — they’ve been duly screwing it.

Nafta? Canada? Mexico? Just who are we leaving?
The commander in chief is a whole lot of hot air and gutteral heaving.

D is for the devil in the details
Are we in a hand basket on our way to hell?

These D’s are on the table;  these D’s are capitalized.
These D’s are the Dumb ass moves that will play their part in tomorrows cries.

These D’s are just alphabetized thoughts that I woke up with – on my mind.
Likely because I fell asleep to CNN’s satellite grind.

Thank God for a new Day! I’m awake and I have Duly changed the channel,
I’m Qui
on These mid-week D’s… because there’s nothing we can’t handle.

Time to get on These D’s….

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Let’s Talk

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Science on April 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

talk.gifThe weekend has been nigh and the hours have been great
for the most part, I’ve maintained a smile on my face.

Life is a race but I don’t think it’s about being swift,
more than about what you do, what you’re into and who you do it with.

You know?
Today Let’s Talk and exchange the blunt info.

Like, what’s going on in your life? Are you making positive strides?
Is your health, diet and fitness, shaking out to be alright?

Do you have a plight that you would love to voice?
Never settle for anything – you deserve a choice.

Especially within intelligent legislation as it pertains to health care… just an off the cuff mention.
I’m not down with the “repeal and replace,” as much as I’d like to talk about a SINGLE PAYER system.

Our health is in need of care and is nothing at which to squawk,
So yeah, today I’m feeling intimate, give me a minute and Let’s Talk.

Today I was up early, but much too early to rise,
I waited for the sun to break through the clear AZ skies.

Once it broke, I pulled it together and hit the road
a day of leisure will be my unfold.

I have writes to create and film editing — what a fun day.
The remainder of my desks chambers will have to wait until Monday.

Right now, I’m more interested in you, the weather and the GOOD that you’re farming.
I also wanted to know what are your thoughts on Global Warming?

I want to make sure that you’re still focused on tomorrow and constructively making lays.
I want to make sure you secure your future — stack chips for tomorrow (plan not to borrow) today.

These are notes that I have for myself on sticky notes and always on mind.
Let’s Talk, compare notes, look at our interests and plan our votes —
I’m curious to learn your finds.

When I decided to chat it up today I was duly thinking of Joan Rivers’ historical indention,
She used to do a CAN WE TALK routine that surely helped me to title THIS rendition.

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Let’s Talk about being bold, being fierce, being raw…
Let’s Talk about congress, bills and laws.

What do WE really want, y’all?
Our country is looking funky to the rest of the world, y’all.

We could talk about how we got here and how we can reverse what we’ve put into action.
I think it’s time we take these discussions seriously. Child, serious talk is in fashion.

Clothe yourself with knowledge and learn what the heck is going on.
The PROTESTS in the streets are thoughtfully planned to go long.

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Washington Post – Earth Day 2017

Let’s Talk about your interests and where you stand on the EPA.
Let’s Talk about how bills have been signed to roll EARTH HELP protections away.

A few days ago was EARTH DAY and so many held signs, shoulder to shoulder in the streets
Across the world, there was man, woman, boy and girl, bearing weather – be it cold or heat

To make a point:
420 weekend was less about smoking a joint

and more about coming together across the worlds lands and seas
to say Earth deserves to be loved. A demand shown by WE.

Let’s Talk about what we mean more often, we deserve to be heard,
I’m Qui
Open to hearing your point of view. Communication rules the nation. WORD.

So what’s on your mind?
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Four 10×2

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on April 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

420-holidayGood evening Munchie! 🙂 I’m here to divvy the sticky skinny
of the goods in Arizona on this day of 420.

Gimme! Gimme that tincture in a medicinal frame…
I could use it for this maxillofacial pain.

Despite Marijuana not being legal in all 50 states
Seems citizens support legalizing it– but it’s too little too late.

mmj-tincture.jpgOf states that are bold enough to put it on the ticket
The opposition to shut it down – comes in the thicket.

Personally I think law makers who voted it down smoke pot – the most.
And I think the smokers who voted it down don’t deserve to smoke no ‘mo.

Yes!! There is no such thing as a conservative pot smoker
But let them tell it – they’re true old school stoners; relic tokers.

They hail it “a gift from God; an all natural intimate sport.”
Q: So if you enjoy it so much, what did you vote it down for?

Medical card numbers soar, as the masses realize
You don’t have to take RX meds to pain disguise.

Knowledge is on the rise. The more I read, the more I score plenty.
Knowledge is in abundance today on this 420:

MMJ Legal States
Qualifying Medical Issues
What to do next?

The time, here in Arizona is 4:20 on the dot,
I’m Qui,
Elevated near the mountains – down below, it’s a little too hot.

Sitting to the left? What have you got?