OKLAHOMA CITY — The nation’s chief climate change denier, Sen. James Inhofe (R.-Oklahoma), who will soon be the Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, is not happy with his fellow Republican, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. A confrontation between the two was witnessed here earlier today by a solitary reporter. Inhofe Is the author of The Greatest Hoax: How The Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.
It seems that Oklahoma does not appreciate the fact that Colorado voters, in 2012, passed Amendment 64, which, under restrictions, permits the sale of recreational marijuana. But neither Nebraska nor Oklahoma approves, preferring safety over hedonism. Since New Year’s Day 2014, when recreational pot shops were allowed to open in Colorado, the Centennial State has experienced an influx of recreational marijuana tourists.
Which is why Oklahoma and Nebraska filed suit yesterday in the Supreme Court of the United States, arguing that “Colorado has created a dangerous gap in the federal drug control system.” Both states claim that “Marijuana flows from this gap into neighboring states, undermining Plaintiff States’ own marijuana bans, draining their treasuries, and placing stress on their criminal justice systems.” For a short distance, Oklahoma borders Colorado just below Colorado's southeastern corner.
But Suthers, a lifelong Republican who actively opposed the passage of Amendment 64, vowed to defend Colorado’s pot law, saying “The grievance [of Oklahoma and Nebraska] stems from non-enforcement of federal laws regarding marijuana.”
Suthers then challenged the solitary reporter to confront President Obama and demand that the president instruct the rapidly diminishing numbers of Democrats in Congress to pass a law immunizing any state which legalizes marijuana from legal harassment by any other state. But the solitary reporter demurred, saying “General Suthers, don’t put that on me. You guys are the ones that will control all of Congress in January."
Immediately, Inhofe interrupted, saying, “It’s an open and shut case. God's still up there and He did not put anything in the Old Testament permitting His people to get stoned. On marijuana, that is.”
“So this is what I’m gonna do, SR and Johnny Boy,” Inhofe continued, “in my capacity as Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, I’m gonna pass a law saying that any Sooner driving a car into Oklahoma from Colorado, who is wearing long hair and driving in a haze, will immediately be put to work cleaning toilets in Oklahoma’s prisons. That’ll teach 'em."