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Wow, this cartoon smacked me right in the head ;-) Awesome.
It started with a joke from my best bud Cathy.♥
I was stressed wondering what to draw for 4/20?!
The universal day of
Celebration for Cannabis!!!
Grown from a seed.
Made by *GOD.
(*original patent holder)
Medical, Recreational, Hemp, Food, Fuel..
It's the day and I want to say THANK YOU!
I have said it so many times, I thank God daily for this Plant!
Give us this Day our daily Bud... <3 Wow. YES, I read recently how powerful that prayer is; Give us this dayour daily bread, -not thanks for yesterday, or make sure I have it tomorrow. Give us THIS day. Focus on today.
.. and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and that ^ ^ ^ That simply put means ^ ^ ^ : PEACE, PEOPLE!
Religion aside... who can argue with those lines? How else are we going to get ahead, clearly WAR is not the answer! Thank you Marvin, now in my head for the rest of the day.
People all around the world who suffer over a plant. A plant less toxic than many others, proven helpful to ease pain, yet illegal and lives destroyed because of it.
WTF? O.M.God. How disappointing.
A PLANT. While others rape, kill, abuse, terrorize, suffer & starve needlessly...
enough with the bullshit distraction.
FOCUS on the REAL problems at hand.
Rise Up people! Speak up! <3 Celebrate this Plant! Let it be a symbol of change.
It all starts with a SEED!!! Life.
So.. Yes! Give us this Day our daily bud, and thank you Lord for it!
I do! Everyday! Keeping the Love of my life happy - How could I not give thanks?
Celebrate 4/20, Spread Peace and Love !!! - there are already enough assholes doing the opposite;-)xox <><
Powerful image... as it should be.
Today is Good Friday.
A day to celebrate and awesome, righteous man. A day sadly where we are asked to remember a terrible, traumatic, nasty death. Good Friday.
Good for us. He have been forgiven.
I saw a post today of all days - something about religions fighting wars about ‘fictional characters’. It was a smart ass comment, the last thing I believe God wants - is his children killing each other. So that comment got me thinking...
Who is a fictional character, well in my mind when someone tells me we have a Prime Minister of Canada - My mind thinks (USE to), someone that cares for his country , the land and the people. A passionate man, Strong and true, to keep us Glorious and Free!! - Yes that is my fine Canadian mind at work. So then we have . S.T. who is nothing like that. To me he has become a fictional character. Just Like George Bush probably has become to many - not the Man they hoped would rise above, Stand beside her, and guide her. Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies,To the oceans, white with foam. NO, not G.W. Jr.
So you tell me, who is a fictional character? The men that lie to us?
That is fiction. They are NOT who they appear to be.
Jesus was a man, the perfect man. IMO.
Who was murdered for no reason. For doing, saying and being what he was. He was not hurtful, jealous, greedy, selfish.
It is a lesson of LOVE like no other.
So if you want to say it is fiction, that is fine. In my mind He is and always will be, the best example/role model of a human being I am aware of.
Fictional or real.
It is a sad day. Very unfair. Like life can feel.
I do not focus on the sad, I focus on the LOVE and HOPE that Easter brings.
About the Pope....
Last night we were discussing the Pope and Storm mentioned them smoking to vote, joking about them sitting in a room and saying 'blow it out the window!' The toon was born.
I'm not sure I'd have been able to draw Pope John Paul in the same situation, I liked him. The Pope is just a man. Clearly one who is capable of making some serious mistakes. Of which I am so disgusted it has really had me thinking twice about attending church ever again; I go for the people, community and friends as well as I enjoy the message from time to time... I don't need to go to church to spend time with God. I also have issues with Jesus (I❤Jesus) and everything he stood for... about giving to the poor? Perhaps the pope does not have internet and is not aware of starving HUMANS all over the world as they eat off gold plates.... the riches organization in the world. Good luck finding a needle for that camel.
I am not his judge and to be honest with you, drawing this cartoon today I felt sorry for him. A man of God... do not suffer the children. Well, his judgment day is coming and I bet he is doing some serious thinking.
I lost respect of the 'church' with this POPE.
BUT - It does not men I don't have hope in a POPE! A new Pope.
Someone commented "oh, they are all the same, it's just an excuse -
every priest is a peto- "
I said "Stop right there stoner!"
I said this to medical patient who hates to be thought of as a stoner.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch baby.. I have known a few good priests who I still miss to this day. Father Yves and Father Hull - I think of them often and consider my life blessed because they were both in it.
Many men do good and many are NOT all about the bling. So, Let's hope when we see the smoke it will the to announce a new, caring, compassionate man - who truly wants to do Gods work and make this world a better place.
Just a man.
Who works for God...
so do I, just in a different department. ;-)
I sent this toon to a friend and his reply:
"I wish they would smoke...it would probably make them more compassionate."
I was thinking exactly the same thing when I drew it.
I think I will write to the new POPE to get his opinion on Cannabis ;-)
You can do that I hear... I wonder if I can e mail him.
I think it will be interesting if he is Black! I do not care what color he is as long as he is a good man with a good heart. From what I understand they are all very intelligent, well... appear to be.
This Pope resigning... may he rest in peace in hiding.
I hope I have not offended anyone, especially my women friends but this is a cartoon with a pope smoking cannabis. Not a real life situation where the pope did much worse.
I really enjoyed the following article, I hope they do not mind I share.
What would Jesus do! He would not be letting his people suffer over a plant - that is for sure.Christians say “No” to cannabis?
01 March 2013, 14:01
Not all Christians are the same. This I understand and appreciate as it would be wrong to generalize based on religion. Christian scripture (aka The Bible) contains a lot of conflicting and sometimes scary information, much of which simply cannot be applied in today’s world. Yet I respect that one be allowed the freedom to practice their religion privately and not harm others in the application of their religion, even if there are aspects of it which I may not personally agree with.
The crunch comes through when political parties perch upon their religion as if makes them morally superior to others and then feel that their personal beliefs entitle them to make unfounded, ignorant and otherwise deliberately misleading statements to the public
. Statements that are severely at odds with their religion which they have based their political tenants on. Sure, you cannot be expected to kill your neighbor because he or she worked on a Sunday or be entitled to sell your daughter. But what about a defining aspect of your religion, an aspect on which your very religion is named?
The sweet and short on the origination of the word “Christian” is that it means followers of the anointed one (aka The Messiah or Jesus). But as we all know, the devil is in the details. What do you think was a key ingredient of this holy anointment oil? I’ll give you three guesses. You probably only need one though.
Did you guess that the magic ingredient
was cannabis? Then you are correct. So here we have a religion which is based on cannabis being a part of the many pivotal aspects of their Messiah’s good deeds. Throw in the aforementioned origination of the word Christian and we see how relevant cannabis was to the foundations of Christianity. Do I think that this means Christians should therefore by default support and promote the use of cannabis? No I do not. Just because Jesus also made booze out of water, does not mean that I would expect them to support the consumption and promotion of the stuff. .. even though they do by teaching kids about the holy relevance of wine.
A recent article
of mine highlighted how absurd it was for the some groups to continue supporting the prohibition of cannabis, as it is becoming increasingly clear
that cannabis prohibition does not work and creates more problems than it attempts to resolve. Unlike their views on the matter, I have long provided supporting objective studies regarding the need for an end to this failed and expensive social burden. But what help is it playing study poker with an organisation that prides itself on putting its personal beliefs before facts and ignores the very foundations of these personal beliefs on its mission to have its bible buttered on both sides.
I only hope that this political party does not continue to reflect so negatively on its fellow Christians. Besides, judging by the longstanding religious violence that continues to plague our planet it would appear that smoking some grass is not as bad for your health as it is to be Christian, Muslim, Jewish, etc.
Yet people are afforded the freedom to subscribe to a religion without being considered criminals, even if it costs them their lives. A fundamental mistake in thinking that the cannabis legalization movement is about promoting cannabis use when it is in fact a movement that is against the persecution of responsible adult cannabis users and intends on ending the damage done by a law that’s harm far exceeds its intentions.
The discussion is being had one way or another, will others continue to make themselves completely irrelevant by spouting cherry picked and outdated news stories or will they face the facts and help in the discussion towards a legal, regulated and constructive South African cannabis industry? What would Jesus do?For more info on the cannabis culture or the fight to free the weed, please visitwww.belowthelion.co.za
Thank you! ^^^
Wow! I found it really interesting to check out that website just now, after the post I made earlier on FB- I'd say it's a sign ;-)
Oh, and then I found that image of Jesus and yes, It made me giggle... still giggling.
Ah, God is Good.
It is REALLY a WORLD WIDE problem and it has to end.
Hangs in my office. Above my desk. NFS
I have a friend who says his all the time.. Let Go and Let God. Surrender. Have faith. I struggle every day with this.
It is so hard to just let go. I try to control this ^%$# twitch - still - 3 years later and I say to myself - I can make it stop. It's no different from yesterday - it just seems like on some days it becomes too much. Little things that I deal with all the time suddenly seem HUGE and I want to scream out of frustration. I feel myself build up anger, resentment - I start to feel emotionally and physically exhausted and overwhelmed.
Time to LET GO!
Time to stop fighting it, take a mental break - step aside, read a book, distract yourself, meditate. Time to hand it over.
As if we have any control over any of this anyway.
2013 Is here and I AM Thrilled!! New day, new year -new chance to get it right! I am ready, we have spent the past few days re-organizing my craft room/painting studio/guest room, when I was recovering - all stuff ended up in there - so that when I looked at it I felt anything but crafty! More like closing the door and running. Well it is done now, we also took down the tree and all the decorations! I woke up today to a clean house for January the 1st!
Cartoons waiting to be inked and colored - enough for a couple of weeks easy! I was thinking, I shall call consider last year my wake up call year, with my own health issues & surgery behind me, still on the road to recovery but more determined than ever to get better and be better. For my own sense of balance I will force myself to work on all topics I enjoy and not get consumed by the insanity that comes with Cannabis education. Since so near and dear to my heart - the topic - will be a focus that is for sure! I plan on getting more out of 2013...
More time loving less time dreaming!
More time drawing less time looking at FB!
More time focusing on positive - less time to bitch!
More time playing with the dogs- less time worrying about regular exercise!
Time to draw and then perhaps a bit of painting.
I'd like to start my year off by thanking God for ALL of it.
Every pencil, every piece of paper and every puff.
* Rant warning! Read no further if you think I don't get angry. As much as I try to stay positive - IT gets the better of me- I have to get & let it out.
From time to time I am compelled to draw the same cartoon with a twist. WHY?
Because it is the same bullshit - different day. I have drawn this one far too many times.
I thank GOD when people say "Storm looks great! "
Yes he does!! ***BEAMING***
He eats healthy - and he is the one that has his dad and I also eating better.
He drinks very little alcohol - perhaps a beer from time to time.
He works out at he gym. He is determined NOT to let his bone disease get the better of him. This however does not mean he is not in pain. He is never really out
With his medicine
- he able to control it where it is NOT controlling him.
I don't know if you get that. I don't care.
He works hard to look good and keep his body as healthy as he can.
It does not mean his bone disease in not progressing. It is. We know it. He knows it.
and we don't give a f*ck if you know it or not.. (oops control)
LOOK around you.
If you were able to match all the numbers with the people in the cartoon above, then I am afraid one of us has failed. Me as the cartoonist or you as a person?
I'll leave that for you to judge...
When I drew the above cartoon I thought of each person with love. I did not have in my mind that anyone of them did/was anything. Just people.
Because, quite frankly - I have no f*cking clue who does what, and neither do you!
Hello!? A murderer? If we knew what they looked like...
I'm pretty sure there would be fewer murderers!!!
So please stop.
Think - AM I Judging this person with out really understanding??
I AM far from perfect... I tell this ^ to my own mind all the time and I believe it is working. I will not give up.
AT the end of the day I have to judge myself.
You do not know what someone is dealing with by looking at them, think about it.
Then again - with the expection of some seriously ill. They look like they are dying. So thank you GOD my son looks great! I want to shout it to the world! And you know why! Plant and prayer;-) IMO.
On top of everything else do you think people who are sick, living with a serious condition, NEED you to say - "Well you don't look sick!?" `WTF?
YES there are fakers. They will be judged soon enough. We can't stop them or prevent them. Then there are people like my son, who wishes every single day, more than anything they were not in the situtation that they are but they try to rise above it -every day!
We have always told Storm you will grow up to be what ever you want!
You have to believe!
So... every time some thoughtless F%$! says- "you dont' look sick" with a 'snarky smirk' on their face - I want to smack them. *Sigh*
I apologize. Please forgive my momentary loss of control.
I AM a MOTHER - I LOVE my SON.
We know what he has lived with and continues to deal with daily. Be thankful you do not. You or your children.
WHO are you to make the ASSumtion my son is fine because 'he doesn't look sick'?
Or anyone for that matter? Have you walked in their shoes? Have you experienced what they experience?
WHO are you to tell us, as a family what we can or can not use to heal his pain and make our all lives happier?
WHO ARE YOU?!
“You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter.”
― Nicholas Sparks
, The Rescue
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.”
― Erma Bombeck
I AGREE !
☮☯☝✞☭☬☫☩☪☨☧☦☤ = ONE LOVE
I have said it before.
Walk in my shoes, learn what we have learned about Pharmacetuical drugs and then tell me you would not give your child Cannabis under the same circumstance!
Watch this link and tell me this mother or father is wrong
- LISTEN to the DR. then .. imagine it is your child.http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/parents-choose/50b663372b8c2a5d91000184
I am so tired of hearing this argument.
WE live it. WE see it's miracle and I <3 these parents!
SHARE - teach! Sooner or later Dr.s will have to agree.
AS PARENTS we must demand what is best for our children. ASK them - what would they do if it was their child?
The next time someone says - but there are medications for nausea - yes there are and while you are at it - LOOK up the side effects!! Dr.s have no problem prescribing drugs to children - but have issues with a PLANT? * That has never caused OVERDOSE or DEATH.
WHAT parent in their right mind would give their children an opiate that they can become addicted to or even die from? I'd rther watch my child laugh and happy than be a zombie on the sofa- TRUST me - I saw him for far too long sit and suffer and not play because he was in pain. UNTIL he tried cannabis.
TALK to your Dr.
The choice is Clear- Cannabis!!!
I feel great about this news! Can you tell? I drew this cartoon last week in bed and finally felt good enough to paint it today ;-))) - so Thank You God! xox <><
* Note: Not all Dr.s I have been blessed with the best. ♥ .
Talk to your Dr. Help educate them.
They are ONLY human. <super smart but still human ;-)
Above my desk for the past 5 years. <><
We say In God we Trust, it's on every American $$$.
The USA president put his hand on the bible... is this all for show? Have ye so little faith?
It says in the Bible, fist page: 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
I do not recall anywhere in the bible where it states that one person, country, organization can take out a patent on one of God's creations. Is it just me? But here it is, BEHOLD...
USA Patent on Cannabis: http://www.google.com/patents/US6630507
W.T.F? I also have watched several documentaries on companies like Monsanto trying to hold patent on plants in India- Until crops started to fail and EVEN MORE people started to starve and die & have since decided this is not a good thing.
IF you don't believe in God - then substitute in my drawing who ever you want!
Imagine Mother nature, Buddha or your friendly family farmer! What ever it takes for us to get it and help educate others before this continues to get out of complete control.
Consider it the religion of all humanity - One Love
WHY would we let any ONE person, government, country - hold a patent to a plant!
2 words should be popping into your mind... WORLD HUNGER
Yesterday I watched a Doc., it was about beautiful Burma : They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain.
< click *Well worth the watch. I was touched at the comment if they have 3 meals a day (and I'm not talking Popeye's chicken or Swiss Chalet) they consider themselves rich. Their children lucky if they can go to school for one year. ;-( Then it's off to work - job's I cannot imagine doing. They are peaceful people with a great faith that have been neglected for far too long. They inspire.
You should watch it and see what happens when we lose control.
WE lose control when we let others have it, and to have it over what is most important to every single being on this planet - nutrition/food- is incredibly frightening and quite stupid of us. HOW many are we??? So this toon is about Cannabis and so much more- it is about every single plant and seed on this planet that we all MUST share.
I love plants as you can see below I have them on every window in my home , every room... what's next? I'm afraid to think of the possibilities if they continue the direction they are going.
Another few great Documentaries to watch.. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/poison-on-the-platter/http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/life-running-out-of-control/
^^ One of my favorites. There are SO many - I wonder why?
Watch or don't, Monsanto is hoping you don't.
xox <>< ❤☮☯