Howard Schultz On George Strombopolus

First of all there was a local ownership group ready to step up and buy the team. That is nothing more than revisionist history from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

The part about maturity really got me at the end. This is the guy who got butt hurt when Gary Payton wouldn’t be buddies with him and would pout at games when his team wasn’t doing so well.

Howard Schultz is Ken Behring reborn. Howie, you are the worst sports owner in Seattle history.

Mark Kleiman Talks Marijuana

Mark Kleiman is in charge of the “recreational'” (he dislikes that term almost as much as, “Czar”) marijuana for Washington State. It’s a really interesting hour where he confronts the myth of legalizing pot, the Netherlands experience, and Washington State’s plan to capture revenue from the newly legalized drug market.

The problem is this, the public has recognized that there is a limited public health risk from Marijuana, legalization is going to put downward pressure on the current price, and the State of Washington still wants to make money on this system.

Recent draft rules from the Liquor Control Board appear to affect the Medical Marijuana patients and dispensaries, something that the proponents of the Initiative promised wouldn’t happen.

There is no, “Liquor Czar” and there is no such thing as “Recreational Alcohol.”

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