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Tommy Chong addresses NORML conference
The Times Standard ^ | 4/22/2006 | Chris Durant

Posted on 04/25/2006 7:54:25 PM PDT by Number57

The Times-Standard

SAN FRANCISCO -- Actor and comedian Tommy Chong entertained more than 500 National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws conference-goers Friday.

”If more people were stoned there would be less violence in the world,” Chong said.

Chong was introduced by NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre.

”It was Tom Chong the man that was wrongly sentenced to nine months in jail when everyone else paid a fine,” St. Pierre said. “I'm so proud and happy that Tommy is joining us today.”

Chong took the stage to a standing ovation.

”I would like to thank what's his name,” Chong joked.

He began by talking about his time in prison, saying the rumors about prison are wrong.

”It doesn't hurt,” Chong said. “But it does hurt when the government is doing it to you.”

He talked about politics, too.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bong; captainbong; cheney; chong; delusions; dick; evrbodymustgetstoned; haha; lies; pot; potheads; secret; service
Well, I can't expect all of my boyhood heros to remain heroic. Tommy Chong & Cheech Marin were the rebels in the 70's. But they lost the rebellious attitude and chased the commercial carrot.
1 posted on 04/25/2006 7:54:28 PM PDT by Number57
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To: Number57
”I would like to thank what's his name,” Chong joked.

At least he still has a sense of humor.

2 posted on 04/25/2006 7:56:35 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Life is like a cow pasture, it's hard to get through without stepping in some mess. NRA.)
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To: Number57
Cheney smokes pot too. Bush does coke and Condi pops ludes.

OK, everything from now on will be a let down.

3 posted on 04/25/2006 7:57:32 PM PDT by zarf (It's time for a college football playoff system.)
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To: Number57
Note to Chong:

There's more to life than cannabis.

It's been 30 years.

Move on.
4 posted on 04/25/2006 7:58:26 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Number57
Oh man I am so high.

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5 posted on 04/25/2006 7:59:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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”If more people were stoned there would be less violence in the world,” Chong said.

”If more people were [stoned, drunk, in jail, asleep, dead, at the movies, at work, shopping, watching TV, doing yoga, doing community service, etc] there would be less violence in the world,” Chong said.

Chong is a moron.

6 posted on 04/25/2006 8:00:42 PM PDT by CAWats (And I will make no distinction between terrorists and the democrats.)
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To: Number57

7 posted on 04/25/2006 8:01:31 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: zarf

WRONG! Condi drinks the crack, Bush smokes the ludes and Cheney shoots the pot.

Now... don't you feel better, knowing the truth?


8 posted on 04/25/2006 8:02:35 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: cripplecreek

Appropriate :)


9 posted on 04/25/2006 8:03:15 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: Number57

So did Tom at any time during the speech utter the two little words that made him famous...

"Wooooow, maaaaaaan...."?


10 posted on 04/25/2006 8:03:23 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Hey, man! I didn't know your name was Alex!")
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To: CAWats

i know i'll get burned for this but, some people are better off stoned (marijuana).


11 posted on 04/25/2006 8:04:14 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Echo Talon
BREAKING NEWS

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have been captured by insurgents in Iraq. The Insurgents demand that all American Troops leave Iraq within one week or they will let the duo go free.

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12 posted on 04/25/2006 8:05:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Number57
”If more people were stoned there would be less violence in the world,” Chong said.

Yeah, we'd all be dead, killed by stoned motorists, bus drivers, airline pilots, train engineers, doctors, nurses, police, firefighters...

13 posted on 04/25/2006 8:05:54 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Number57

In my opinion, having a person like Tommy Chong who won't be taken seriously talking (and defending marijuana use instead of simply marijuana legalization) is not the way to go. Even the acronym NORML screams out "hippie freak!" to the mainstream.

I support legalization of all drugs. I just wish my brethren knew how to better sell the issue to the average American. The spokespeople should be those who care deeply about individual liberty, not well-known potheads.


14 posted on 04/25/2006 8:10:27 PM PDT by Phocion ("Protection" really means exploiting the consumer. - Milton Friedman)
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To: Phocion
I support legalization of all drugs. I just wish my brethren knew how to better sell the issue to the average American. The spokespeople should be those who care deeply about individual liberty, not well-known potheads.

Legalize drugs, and you'll have a drugged nation. It's bad enough that cigarettes are legal (I smoke, and am addicted, and have a problem with the taxes imposed on smokers), and the government will only get richer while reducing the quality of your drugs, and limiting usuage and taxing the hell out of you.

What do you want legalized? I might disagree.

Do we want the g'ment to decide for us, or do we actually set aside a date for a popular vote?
15 posted on 04/25/2006 8:18:57 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: Number57
Legalize drugs, and you'll have a drugged nation.

Like we don't now.

I for one would not do heroin if it were legalized. Would you?

If drugs were legal, people would not be getting shot up in the streets trying to sell them.

Personally, I say legalize it and tax it. Alcohol causes far more damage than all other drugs put together. Prohibition didn't work for alcohol, and it doesn't work for any other drug, either.

People who want to do drugs are going to do them whether they are legal or not.

Take the criminal element out of it, and the profit goes out of it for drug lords and the fifteen year old boys they use to sell it.

Not only that, but we would spend a whole lot less money on cops trying to stop it, which is futile, and putting non-violent offenders through the court system and into prison.

16 posted on 04/25/2006 8:45:21 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott

Your name suits you.

The minute you legalize cocaine, heroin & pot, you open the door to political scrambling for the biggest chunk of taxation. You think it's bad now?

We cannot legalize illicit drugs. If we do, we will only be taxed further and ours will become a socialist society.

Then, when we're under control, they take away the drugs, then the rights. Then guns.

What do you do then? You're addicted.


17 posted on 04/25/2006 8:56:38 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: Number57

Your post makes NO sense.


18 posted on 04/25/2006 9:01:15 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: teenyelliott

Ok.

Do you want drugs legalised?


19 posted on 04/25/2006 9:04:48 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: teenyelliott
I for one would not do heroin if it were legalized. Would you?

If drugs were legal, people would not be getting shot up in the streets trying to sell them.

Personally, I say legalize it and tax it.


Well then. Legalize suicide, but tax the Hell out of the surviving family.

Legalize private ownership of an MI Abrams tank, and the use thereof on public streets & highways. Be sure to tax it ;)

Tax tax tax. Bah.
20 posted on 04/25/2006 9:16:32 PM PDT by Number57 ("Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.")
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To: Number57

Smoking marijuana causes liberalism. With absolutely no scientific proof to show as evidence, I would wager that a much greater percentage of people who identify themselves as liberals smoke dope than do either conservatives and all the libertarians put together. Dennis Kucinich was the dopers candidate, and he was a very lib Dem. Enough said.


21 posted on 04/26/2006 2:55:08 AM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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