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I’ll believe drugs are victimless when a pot activist gets off the couch for an issue other than access to his addiction

I know as many functional drug users as victims of substance abuse addiction, so it’s a complicated issue for me. I’m against drug criminalization fueling our prison industrial complex, but marijuana rights activism seems too guided by self-interest for my comfort. Is your access to pot more urgent than suffering, injustice and inequity? Of course that may be my privilege speaking. It’s a condescending bugger.

MMJ patient Bob Crouse walks free, and that’s a good decision, Jury

What a disgusting police and government effort to go after trying to convict a leukemia patient for playing around with his marijuana! When are they going to simply decriminalize and end PROHIBITION? Instead, the Police State continues to try to wreck peoples’ lives in a way that only adds onto any dangers that widespread mj use could ever be doing to the public. Medical marijuana patient Bob Crouse acquitted: Another wasteful prosecution? ___Why Hell YES!

Was the Miami cannibal just out innocently smoking some ‘dusted’ marijuana when he was turned into a human monster?

______________________________________________________________________________ ‘On Monday morning, she (the girlfriend of the cannibal’) got a call from someone in his family saying ‘Rudy’s dead, Rudy’s dead.’ She went to meet his family to grieve and that’s when she learned Eugene was the ‘Miami Cannibal.’

‘She insists that he never used any recreational drugs besides marijuana and was even trying to quit. Eugene would refuse to take over-the-counter medication for headaches and was sweet and well-mannered, she said.The attack could only be explained by Eugene being drugged or the victim of a Voodoo curse, she said. ‘I don’t know how else to explain this,’ she said.’

Full report at 'I'm going to be late. I love you and I'll be back': The last words of Miami cannibal to his girlfriend just hours before horrific attack

‘That wasn’t him, that was his body but it wasn’t his spirit. Somebody did this to him,’ she said. ‘He loved God he always read the Bible he would give you knowledge on the Bible. Everywhere he went his Bible went. When he left he had his Bible in his hand.’

Ruth Charles, Eugene’s mother, was also shocked by the news reports of her sons crimes and reached out to the media to try and clear his name.
‘Everyone says he was a Zombie. He was no Zombie. That was my son,’ Ms Charles said to CBS.

She said that her boy was good-natured, went to church often and had recently given her a Mother’s Day card.
‘I never had any problems with him,’ she said, flipping open a photo album of Eugene growing up.’

ACTUALLY rather than a voodoo attack, the rather more probable explanation for the change that came over Eugene is simply that he had just smoked some dusted marijuana he might have just bought. It was dusted with ‘bath salts’ perhaps? That would explain his behaviors.

Sometimes marijuana can be not such a great ‘medicine’ after all.

Moms For Pot, damn the kids

For Mother’s Day I was wondering about… MOMS FOR MARIJUANA. Are you kidding me?! Could cannabis users choosing motherdom as commonality for a niche advocacy group be any more half-baked? Motherhood is more than a special interest, demographic or hobby; it bears maternal responsibility. Women For Marijuana for example, doesn’t imply there are children around. One infers from Moms For Pot that there’s a role for drugs in the mothering process, a Just-Say-Yes policy in store for her children, if even there’s an age of consent.

How literally do you want to chain yourself to the adage that an apple doesn’t fall far from the [stupid] tree? Let’s set aside the stupor-addled myopia. Where is that child supposed to go to school? I wouldn’t want a Moms For Pot parents participating with my school. Remember the permissive mother who let kids drink in her basement because they’re going to drink, she rationalizes, why not somewhere safe? But this is worse, more than the condoning of drug use, it’s advocacy of drug use, as a medical treatment, as home remedy, as cure for cancer, who knows, she might recommend it for acne.

I think Moms For Pot are taking a big gamble that pot legalization happens before their kids reach school age. Who is going to be the first one suspected of dealing in school, having the most obvious ready supply? Who will be called to always explain his mother’s public preoccupation with addiction? If the pretext is Medical Marijuana, does he have to describe her as disabled? Will he have to denounce her public advocacy or be accused of being in denial? All pretty heavy for a kid.

Instead of a family leg up, this is a push off the cliff, but not out of character with the drug abuser mentality of me me me.

CLARIFICATION: I’m in favor of drug legalization, and MMJ, just not pushed on kids. And I’d like to see people, for whom chemical dependency doesn’t upset going about their normal life, give serious thought and empathy to the large number who succumb to pot’s worst predations. I know far too many victims of pot and alcohol than can be ignored.

Willie and Waylon and Some Other Guy: A story about weed, marriage, and Texas tall tales. Part I

I like telling the story of the time we went to Telluride with my brother David to catch the Bluegrass Festival there. Dave is a pretty dang famous fiddler, and this happened 13 or 14 years ago when his Freight Hoppers were riding a crest, having two then current Billboard Top 20 Americana list releases on Rounder, (Rounder is pretty much a ripoff, but that’s for another time). The Freight Hoppers were hot in Colorado, and their set would draw some 30, 000 festival-goers, with a respectable bevy of hairy Deadheads looking for an outlet following Jerry’s departure bouncing , flouncing and working their little Tai Chi dance up at the stage. Lots of really notable musicians liked them, too, and still do, actually.

Anyhow, we would meet up with Dave and the band at the festivals after winding through a long cattle-line setup, to get to the will-call desk and pick up our magic-rainbow all-access wristbands and hang out all weekend with all these niche-famous musicians, eating, drinking, being merry, smoking, and playing music together. That shit is great!

So one day we’re back stage chillin’ with Tony Furtado, (hi Tony—rock on!), and someone goes, “Is that Johnny Cash?” and sure enough, the Highwaymen had showed up to play an unscheduled set. We never made it away from whatever we were doing at the time to see them play, but not long later, as if they had come for no other purpose, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson show up looking for my brother to tell him how much they dig his music. How cool is that!? Well, we all got to jawin’, and knowing a little about Willie I pulled a little fairly decent weed out of my pocket and offered it, but Willie said, “Oh, no thanks, son, put that away,” and busted out some G13 mutant weed or something, and sparked the stoniest joint I’ve ever smoked in my life, to this very day. What a day!

Now, Willie has always been a hero of mine. His heroes have always been cowboys, he says; mine have always been outlaws, and I always figured Willie for a true outlaw, to the core. I mean the guy runs for president on a platform built of pot smoke, with Ani DiFranco as his running mate. Go Willie! That’s why some things he’s said lately trouble me. I’ll get to that in a minute but the first order of business here is to retell that story one more time, (not that I won’t tell it again—it’s a great staple of mine at parties and such), and to let you in on a secret: It’s all bullshit! It never happened!

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I am a teller of tall tales, a spinner of yarns, a slinger of bool-shyte. That’s what I do. I’m gonna do some now, here; it’s my schtick, and folks who know me will instantly recognize some of the regular phraseology of my everyday standup, right here on the page. Hi Tim! Hi kids! Hi Willie! Some will recognize little inside tidbits and feel special. They’ll pick out my little eddies and anticipate how I circle back around myself. Hell, if you’re reading you might just as well go ahead and start feeling all conspiratorial and special right now. I mean, this is certainly not USA Today. You can pretty much count on being in an exclusive number by this count.
So if this is a bit of improv by a bullshit artist, how do you know this isn’t all bullshit right now? I’ll let you in on another secret: it is! That’s right—it’s the Lying Cretin. Everything I say is a lie. The Lie is truer than the Truth. Willie and I will be burning one in Austin when I make it down that way in a few months and we’ll laaaugh and laugh about this whole thing, because he gets it, you know. This statement does not belong in the set of all true statements.

Wrap your head around that a spell. It can’t be done. And no side-winding tap-dance involving imaginary words like”pseudo-statement” allowed, either. This is True Lies. It’s a breakdown in reason, a blind spot in our panoramic window to Reality like that thing with the dots you learned in elementary school. You can not manipulate the notions here to fit your mind, though you may, just maybe, be able to manipulate your mind to fit the notions. OK, so I’ll admit we can’t prove the magick here, and maybe someday some mathematician will build a technical ladder up and out of Gödel’s pit, but, we can’t prove a negative, right? But let’s see ya prove that. And now follow it back to the beginning of this paragraph, the beginning of this rant, the beginning of everything you’ve ever read, heard, saw, sensed felt.

And, lo and behold, you find yourself “poised on the wave of explicit Presence, the clockless Nowever.” But don’t forget what kinda bullshit you’re reading.

(Reprinted from Hipgnosis)

Border wars of the drug cartels, ours

So, on Telemundo the “Border War” rhetoric took some serious hits which I cheerlessly predict the Minutemen, Tea Party and other klan groups are going to spend a lot of time, corporate money and hot air trying to patch.

La Migra admitted that they are losing the border, contrary to what the Republican puppet Partido Accion Nacional predicted when they  sold the Socialist economy of Mexico, and the future of the people to Anglo-American Cartels.  Two decades of capitalist “reform” have left the land and water poisoned, a lab-created mutant corn displacing the native strains which have existed thousands of years before the English existed as an organized society, the price of food, fuel, medical care have skyrocketed….

They WERE subsidized by the Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) national oil company.  “Oh NO!!” scream the “Free” marketeers… “Socialism must fail, partly because we spent so much other People’s Money and Military Power (composed of Other People’s Sons) pressuring it to fail!!

So now, those fleeing the newly created Capitalist Wasteland to feed their families are forced into a system of Immigration Control led and mandated by Racist hate groups.  Who also happen to be funded by the same foaming at the mouth capitalists who ruined their homeland.  And who feed their hate filled minions on the rage of people whose lives Here were torn down by the “Capital Cartel,” who sell the most dangerous and lethal drugs know to man, and the worst of the all is Greed.

The delusion that through faithful, arduous and low-wage servitude to the Cartel, and investing those wages back, they, too, might aspire to wealth.

They sold the same line of shit to the Mexicans.  In the two decades of NAFTA privatization, Poverty has grown, hugely, in both the U.S. and Mexico.  So has “illegal” immigration, and the poisonous hatred of murderous Terrorist groups like the Minutemen.

Thus to the next area of the web of Right-Wingnut Lies.

Drug Cartels.  Here we have a people whose subsistence Crops, corn for instance, have been displaced by plantations owned by the corporate partners Accomplices of British Petroleum, Exxon-Mobile, Monsanto…  Mutant corn with genetic material from squid spliced in, to feed the chemically altered cattle, hogs and chickens, which make up the unhealthy American McDiet.

To make “High Fructose Corn Syrup” which doesn’t chemically match the equally lethal processed cane sugar, but Provides the human body the signal to store calories as fat.  And the signals to make more insulin, which is chemically geared through the two million years of normal diet to carbohydrates such as in honey.

The people of Mexico eat corn.  No, no, I mean they EAT corn.  And all the indigenous peoples from Canada to Tierra del Fuego having their dietary staples being displaced by the U.S. led McFake-food corporate McDiet.  Poisoning other nations to enable poisoning us.  John the Baptist’s diet of locust and honey was much healthier than ours.

So they run to other crops, local favorites like hemp and coca, introduced crops like opium.  What they can grow in the land not deemed suitable for the Corporate Plantation.

Incidental note: More opium and coca is produced LEGALLY for Big Pharma, Codeine (Vicodin is the most prescribed drug in America), Morphine, Dermerol, Methadone, Lidocaine, Novocain… Lidocaine is in toothache remedies (we start “coking up” when we’re infants), skin creams, sunburn lotions…

One word for Hemp is “weed” and is very apt.

Unregulated dope would put legalized dope dealers out of business, must protect capitalism at all costs.

Bring that back down, remember Monsanto and the Mutant plants?  They have the patent on the McPotato, developed for the McFat food corporations French fries.  THE most common potato in the U.S. market.  It gets weird from there.

They teamed up with R.J Reynolds and Liggett-Morris, the freakin’ biggest drug dealers in the WORLD, mon…  Sellers of the single deadliest product, very addictive and even Kills people who don’t voluntarily “partake” (like unborn children).  Add in their top shareholders own gun companies, Alcohol brewers and distillers, oil companies, Mc”Food”, the Republiklan and Tea Parties, Auto makers, mortgage bankers and other death-dealing organizations…

…and the “Right to Life” organization.

Quite the murderous lot o’ sodding gits, they are.

Monsanto was developing tobacco which would be resistant to some of their other products…  Round-up, Paraquat and Agent Orange.  Chemically they’re closer than beer is to brandy.

And they kill every plant already sprouted.

The resistant mutant could be planted and the “farmer” could still spray for weed control.

Now how much would you pay?  But wait, THERE’S MORE!!

This “Team Effort” to make cigarettes MORE deadly came less than a decade after Monsanto “settled” a lawsuit in a Reagan appointed court for less than a tenth of the med expenses of Vietnam vets who were sickened, even killed, by Agent Orange, and all who hadn’t been diagnosed yet cut completely off.  Monsanto had insisted A.O. was harmless, until the DEA ratted them out.  They were using the chemical twin, Paraquat to spray hemp crops and warned U.S. smokers that Army documents had shown that inhaling the smoke of burning A.O causes cancer of the lungs, kidneys, and liver.

So, how’s that cool, refreshing full-flavor ciggie taste right now?

Yet, their political Shock Troops in the Tea Party condemn the violence of what is really a revolution, in Mexico, especially, against their Corporate Whore-Lords.  While promoting a similar “Revolution” here in favor of maintaining the power of their Racist establishment.  

And selling the Guns to both sides.

Colorado rallies against Prohibition and violent drug wars

10,000 rally in Boulder and 3,000 rally in Denver against laws making marijuana illegal. It’s time to end Prohibition, end the violence- inducing ‘War on Drugs’, and to at last end Prohibition. It’s also time to end the war on women and make prostitution a legal act, too. All these activities need to be regulated of course, but legalization can only help reduce disease and stop violence due to bad enforcement of bad law. See article about the Denver protest

Prohibition is Stupid- there is something wrong with the law

McMarijuana‘Nearly half of all Americans say they have tried marijuana. That makes them criminals in the eyes of the law. Luckily, not all of them have been found out – but when one is grateful that most law-breakers go undetected, there is something wrong with the law.’
 
YES, there is something wrong with the law, when the law is made by elites to deliberately criminalize millions of poor people so as to further brutalize them.

See Financial Times columnist Clive Crook (good name!) writing about Prohibition- A criminally stupid war on drugs in the US

When elites do something as overtly and obviously dysfunctionally stupid as promoting Prohibition and a ‘War on Drugs’ then there is almost always a covert reason for why they are doing it, too. Same is true with all their other war making policies.

When a ‘Global War on Terrorism’ produces more terrorism than it eliminates yet the elites keep on pushing it, then there is a covert reason for doing that, too. What would those covert reasons be? Begging the elites to stop it because their overt reasons don’t add up right just will not succeed. They continue to do what they are doing for hidden reasons, and often even hidden from themselves reasons as well.

One of those hidden reasons is that what the program is really about is building a security apparatus to protect themselves, and not really to be used against drug spread and terrorism spread. They simply need a society blindly following authoritarian orders that are used to keep themselves, the elites, in power. Consider these ‘wars’ as excuses to build a security structure around themselves. It is a welfare program for the building of a group of security ‘servants’ for the top dogs. It is a program to make the lower classes of society more miserable and therefore more demoralized and self-destructive. Demoralized and self-destructive people are less able to rebel when there is military, courts, and police around every corner of their lives.

Does Dope Fiend Michael Phelps stand alone?

Do you think Michael Phelps should be suspended, and lose commercial endorsements, because a photograph surfaces of America’s winningest Olympic athlete with America’s most unfairly maligned recreational drug?

How antiseptic can corporate media expect to paint its role models? TV land can use cosmetics, hairspray and vivid primary colors to shut out the real world, but indignation about the image of a marijuana bong repudiates plenty of very ordinary sensibilities. It demonizes a broad cultural element that has been leading the charge, actually, against this nation’s disastrous “War on Drugs.”

Do we allow these intolerant, no doubt hypocritical, prudes to marginalize pot smokers? I’m just dumb enough to think it’s time to flood the web with our own bong snapshots!

Next the klieg-lit culture makers are going to insist their washed out features are natural and that it’s an aberration to have freckles.