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Hiking Newlyweds Who Took LSD Rescued After Wife Has Bad Reaction
Fox News ^ | 08/19/09

Posted on 08/19/2009 10:53:47 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie

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KEYWORDS: darwinawards; dope; dopers; drugwar; honeymoon; idiotalert; lsd; napl; stuckonstupid; substanceabuse; wod
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What a long strange trip....
1 posted on 08/19/2009 10:53:47 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie
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To: Slings and Arrows

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2 posted on 08/19/2009 10:55:19 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Don’t eat the brown acid!


3 posted on 08/19/2009 10:56:31 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Uncle Miltie
The husband was taken into custody for alleged drug possession.

Come on dude, you got to ditch your stash before the fuzz get there and start asking questions.

4 posted on 08/19/2009 10:58:07 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: shibumi

“Why do you think they call it dope?” ping.


5 posted on 08/19/2009 10:58:56 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: Uncle Miltie

What a loooooooooooooong strange trip....It’s been


6 posted on 08/19/2009 11:00:08 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Rastus

Lemmings?

Wasn’t it “The brown strychnine has been laced with acid, so watch it” ??


7 posted on 08/19/2009 11:00:41 PM PDT by Loud Mime (It's gone too far. Heterosexuals are now the perverts.)
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To: Loud Mime

I dunno. I wasn’t around for Woodstock, nor would I have had anything to do with it.


8 posted on 08/19/2009 11:02:31 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: trumandogz

To have and to hold ‘til death do us part...


9 posted on 08/19/2009 11:03:35 PM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: Uncle Miltie
I call BS on the "bad reaction to the drug".

Seizures and being admitted to hospital in "serious condition" are not associated with use of LSD per se. They might be associated with reactions to contaminants in the acid (e.g. strychnine). They might be associated with actions the people took while under the influence (e.g. doing stupid sh!t).

But acid itself is extremely unlikely to be the primary cause of the bride's misfortune and condition, any more than, say, "a bad reaction to beer" was the cause of a guy's broken jaw and black eye. Nope, it was the bar fight that did those injuries.

Sheesh, 40 years since Woodstock and the media is still trying to make LSD out to be the bogeyman...

10 posted on 08/19/2009 11:07:30 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: madameguinot

If our groom was holding some acid, he may do doing a few rodeos.


11 posted on 08/19/2009 11:07:37 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Uncle Miltie

If newly weds need drugs, they probably shouldn’t have gotten married....


12 posted on 08/19/2009 11:08:31 PM PDT by babygene
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To: Uncle Miltie

Stick to the shrooms, dude!


13 posted on 08/19/2009 11:08:52 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: Uncle Miltie

For outdoor hiking Orange Sunshine was the way to go. At least that is the rumor.


14 posted on 08/19/2009 11:09:59 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Rastus
> Don’t eat the brown acid!

And don't eat the yellow snow!

15 posted on 08/19/2009 11:10:19 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
Sheesh, 40 years since Woodstock and the media is still trying to make LSD out to be the bogeyman...

Far Out and Right On!

16 posted on 08/19/2009 11:10:58 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: ansel12
> For outdoor hiking Orange Sunshine was the way to go.

Ah, Sunshine. Yeah, I heard that too... Another fine product from the laboratory of Owsley Stanley...

> At least that is the rumor.

Yeah, rumor. Nudge nudge, wink, wink. ;-)

17 posted on 08/19/2009 11:13:59 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Uncle Miltie
"A newlywed couple who took LSD during a honeymoon hike had to be rescued after the bride reacted badly to the drug."

Really ? So there's a way to react well to it ?

18 posted on 08/19/2009 11:14:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: babygene

nor should they procreate, but they will.


19 posted on 08/19/2009 11:15:16 PM PDT by karatemom
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To: Uncle Miltie

you don’t get physically sick from actual LSD but you can sure as beans freak the eff out if you are already sorta fragile

the grandmother of all panic attacks with an aftermath that lasts decades

mushrooms and peyote can make you rather pukey

...”back in my day when the mikes were way excessive....ok kids enuff of grandpas LSD tales...off to bed and cosmic dreams for all”


20 posted on 08/19/2009 11:18:33 PM PDT by wardaddy (Kite Runner....good movie.)
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To: babygene
> If newly weds need drugs, they probably shouldn’t have gotten married....

If they "needed" the drugs, you're right, of course.

But my guess is simply that they had been screwing already for long enough that their honeymoon held little suspense in that department, and so they dropped acid to add that extra element of surprise and randomness.

21 posted on 08/19/2009 11:19:00 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Bet the blair witch movie kept going through her head! Woods alone on acid-NOT A GOOD IDEA!


22 posted on 08/19/2009 11:19:40 PM PDT by crazydad (=============)
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To: Uncle Miltie
One time my buddy Richard ran down the aisles of a Tom Thumb store with both arms out sweeping everything off the shelves as he ran screaming "TOTAL GLOBAL THERMAL NUCLEAR DESTRUCTION!"

Now that was a bad reaction to LSD.

23 posted on 08/19/2009 11:20:31 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: dayglored

You are right. If it was real LSD and not cut with Speed or some other chem then it would not cause siezures. OTH she could have just had a bad bad trip and panicked!


24 posted on 08/19/2009 11:21:32 PM PDT by crazydad (=============)
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To: Salamander
I'm confused and terrified by the things that my brain conjures up without help.

Stay away from the red rope licorice!
25 posted on 08/19/2009 11:23:08 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Manic_Episode

Had a good friend. Jump through a pane glass window... Just what I want to do.. Get doped up and go through a window.. Now I know why I didn’t do it when I was younger.


26 posted on 08/19/2009 11:23:46 PM PDT by crazydad (=============)
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To: Rastus

OK. You’re right. At Woodstock the announcement was made about the brown acid. In National Lampoon’s spoof, Lemmings, John Belushi gave the joke I referred to.


27 posted on 08/19/2009 11:24:59 PM PDT by Loud Mime (It's gone too far. Heterosexuals are now the perverts.)
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To: wardaddy
> ...you don’t get physically sick from actual LSD but you can sure as beans freak the eff out if you are already sorta fragile...”back in my day when the mikes were way excessive...

A clinically dangerous dose of LSD is so large that your brain would have long since melted down into slag.

A reasonably fit and stable person can drop a dozen hits and come back down just fine... or an unstable person can drop half a hit and lose their sh!t entirely.

Yeah, uh-huh, it's the drug's fault. Right.

I sure wish people were raised to take personal responsibility for their actions. Blaming "the drug" is just a load of irresponsible crap.

28 posted on 08/19/2009 11:25:06 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Manic_Episode

A buddy of mine took some acid and went to the airport and attempted hijack a plane to Jamaica so he could get some good ganja.

The lame attempt at air piracy was not a problem.

The sheet of blotter acid in his back pocket was a problem.


29 posted on 08/19/2009 11:25:14 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Manic_Episode

Was that in the mid 1980s? Maybe 1983 or 1984?


30 posted on 08/19/2009 11:26:20 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: dayglored
A reasonably fit and stable person can drop a dozen hits and come back down just fine... or an unstable person can drop half a hit and lose their sh!t entirely.


31 posted on 08/19/2009 11:29:34 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz
A buddy of mine took some acid and went to the airport and attempted hijack a plane to Jamaica so he could get some good ganja.

My stepbrother and I took three girls on a wild ride all over the airstrips at Houston Intercontinental Airport with a mass of law enforcement from what looked like a dozen agencies chasing us and I think that we were only liquored up, maybe a little more.

32 posted on 08/19/2009 11:31:32 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: crazydad
> OTH she could have just had a bad bad trip and panicked!

Yes, that's probably what happened. But that said,....

Many years decades ago I was around a lot of people who dropped a lot of acid. I saw a few "bad" trips in there, though none that resulted in permanent injury or death, just a little time in the local ER, waiting to sober up.

Every single one of those "bad" trips was caused by over-reaction to external circumstances that were entirely preventable. I have never witnessed LSD itself create a bad trip, nor do I believe it does. Sick people, and bad circumstances, yes, no doubt.

Personal responsibility, and responsibility for the safety of one's friends and family, can prevent bad trips. Staying away from bad (i.e. contaminated) acid is, of course, a good idea too.

33 posted on 08/19/2009 11:32:06 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

I note that aging hippies are still trying to make LSD out to be a harmless recreational pastime. When the truth is that excessive alcohol and binge drinking can trigger seizures, as can street drugs, even in those people who do not have epilepsy or such symtoms. It is not uncommon to have patients in the emergency room with seizures after exposure to a wide variety of street drugs. Visit an ER sometime and watch them arrive unconscious and without their tongues.


34 posted on 08/19/2009 11:32:41 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: trumandogz
My old roommate was tripping and decided to hitch hike to Mexico and start a religion and the guy next to him said he would go with and be his disciple and they took off right then and there in the middle of the night.

When they got to Iowa the acid wore off and they decided this was a really bad idea and they started for home. They got stuck under an overpass in the rain and when they finally got back home the next day they looked really disheveled and tired.

35 posted on 08/19/2009 11:34:04 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: trumandogz
> The sheet of blotter acid in his back pocket was a problem.

I don't suppose the cops let him keep it?

Dang, didn't think so...

36 posted on 08/19/2009 11:35:35 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ansel12
Yeah, in Wayzata. 81 or 82
37 posted on 08/19/2009 11:36:32 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Really ? So there's a way to react well to it ?

There sure is. Don't freak out.

38 posted on 08/19/2009 11:39:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: dayglored; wardaddy

I’ve heard that an almost stable person could drink a fifth of whiskey in the night, drop a hit of acid in the early morning and still pull off his second day of parachuting during the final week of army jump school.

The rumor is that he swore never to do that again because of his slowed reaction time, but then the rumor is that he did a National Guard helicopter parachute jump many years later in the 1980s fully drunk on Margaritas from the Cadillac Bar in Houston and having been driven to the drop zone just in time to jump with his unit, he again swore that it was insane and vowed to never do that one again either.


39 posted on 08/19/2009 11:40:06 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: Manic_Episode

In 1983 “Wargames” came out and it had that wonderful phrase.


40 posted on 08/19/2009 11:42:34 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: ansel12

Wow, I was just the other day thinking about the night in high school when friends of mine and I got drunk and went to the IAH terminal around midnight and made our way onto a 727 parked at a gate.

I went into the cockpit and sat in the left seat. I made a joke about finding the keys and they, apparently not all trusting of my aviation skills took off running down terminal C.

Around ten minutes later, I walked past them as they were being questioned by IAH security.


41 posted on 08/19/2009 11:43:38 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: CanaGuy
> I note that aging hippies are still trying to make LSD out to be a harmless recreational pastime. When the truth is that excessive alcohol and binge drinking can trigger seizures, as can street drugs, even in those people who do not have epilepsy or such symtoms. It is not uncommon to have patients in the emergency room with seizures after exposure to a wide variety of street drugs. Visit an ER sometime and watch them arrive unconscious and without their tongues.

I'm not saying folks should drop acid. I'm just saying that the chemical itself is NOT the cause of the problems that the media like to associate with it. It's people's actions, and the circumstances in which the people act and react.

It's no different with a six-pack of beer. You can sit at home and drink a couple of beers, talk with a few friends, have a good time, and toddle off to bed. Or you can have those beers at a wild party and decide to do something stupid like shoot firearms and drag-race your car. The beer is not the cause of your injuries and arrest, your actions are.

Millions of people dropped acid over the years with no adverse reactions, because they did so in safe surroundings with friends who helped keep them from doing stupid things.

What you say about the ER is certainly true. But it's not the chemical compound at fault, it's the people. Blaming personal irresponsibility and stupid actions on a drug (whatever the drug) is a cop-out. If one is so weak that one can't take responsibility for oneself, and one doesn't have friends to help out, then one should not do drugs, any drugs.

Unfortunately, as you correctly point out, a lot of people do, who shouldn't.

42 posted on 08/19/2009 11:45:45 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: CanaGuy

I note that people who think they can get away with it start with one premise (LSD) and switch to another premise (various street drugs) hoping no one will notice their deceit.


43 posted on 08/19/2009 11:45:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: shibumi

But blue M&Ms will heal your spine.

It all balances out.

[color-wise, any way]...:)


44 posted on 08/19/2009 11:46:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: ansel12
...he again swore that it was insane and vowed to never do that one again either.

Some people just never stop living the rumor. ;^)

45 posted on 08/19/2009 11:48:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: trumandogz

Ahh the power of positive drinking.

Nowadays we would be in prison for that airport stuff.


46 posted on 08/19/2009 11:48:31 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: ansel12; wardaddy
> I’ve heard that an almost stable person could drink a fifth of whiskey in the night, drop a hit of acid in the early morning and still pull off his second day of parachuting during the final week of army jump school... The rumor is that he swore never to do that again because of his slowed reaction time, but then the rumor is that he did a National Guard helicopter parachute jump many years later in the 1980s fully drunk on Margaritas from the Cadillac Bar in Houston and having been driven to the drop zone just in time to jump with his unit, he again swore that it was insane and vowed to never do that one again either.

Damn! That's way above my league. My hat is off to the fellow you're describing -- I can't imagine doing that. No matter how hard I try.

Damn...

47 posted on 08/19/2009 11:48:39 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ansel12
Ahhh. Seems likely that it was 83 then and it must have spooked him.
48 posted on 08/19/2009 11:49:39 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: TigersEye

From SNL’s Ask President Carter

Walter Cronkite: ...Looks like you’ve been doing your homework, Mr. President. I’d like to take this opportunity to say that none of these calls are screened, that the people of America are talking directly with the President. Our next call comes from a man who calls himself Dr. Midnight.

President Jimmy Carter: Hello, Dr. Midnight.

Dr. Midnight (on phone): Is Rosalyn there! I really like her!

Walter Cronkite: Alright, sir, thank you very much for calling..

Dr. Midnight (on phone): Hey, Cronkite! You stupid motherfu..

[ Carter jumps out of his chair to disconnect Dr. Midnight’s call ]

Walter Cronkite: Thank you, Mr. President, ha ha! Our next call is Peter Elkin of Westbrook, Oregan, whom I am told is 17 years of age.

Peter (on phone): Hello? Hello?

President Jimmy Carter: Yes. Hello, Peter?

Peter (on phone): Is this the President?

President Jimmy Carter: Yes, it is.

Walter Cronkite: Do you have a question for the President?

Peter (on phone): Uh.. I, uh.. I took some acid.. I’m afraid to leave my apartment, and I can’t wear any clothes.. and the ceiling is dripping, and uh.. I, uh..

Walter Cronkite: Well, thank you very much for calling, sir..

President Jimmy Carter: Just a minute, Walter, this guy’s in trouble. I think I better try to talk him down. Peter?

Peter (on phone): Yeah..?

President Jimmy Carter: Peter, what did the acid look like?

Peter (on phone): They were these little orange pills.

President Jimmy Carter: Were they barrel shaped?

Peter (on phone): Uh.. yes.

President Jimmy Carter: Okay, right, you did some orange sunshine, Peter.

Peter (on phone): Very good of you to know that, sir.

President Jimmy Carter: How long ago did you take it, Peter?

Peter (on phone): Uh.. I don’t know. I can’t read my watch.

President Jimmy Carter: Alright, Peter, just listen. Everything is going to be fine. You’re very high right now. You will probably be that way for about five more hours. Try taking some vitamin B complex, vitamin C complex.. if you have a beer, go ahead and drink it..

Peter (on phone): Okay..

President Jimmy Carter: Just remember you’re a living organism on this planet, and you’re very safe. You’ve just taken a heavy drug. Relax, stay inside and listen to some music, Okay? Do you have any Allman Brothers?

Peter (on phone): Yes, I do, sir. Everything is okay, huh Jimmy?

President Jimmy Carter: It sure is, Peter. You know, I’m against drug use myself, but I’m not going to lay that on you right now. Just mellow out the best you can, okay?

Peter (on phone): Okay..!

President Jimmy Carter: Okay.

Walter Cronkite: Well, thank you, Mr. President. Our time is up for this week, but let me remind you that it is now time to buy your tickets for the first annual “I Slept At The White House” lottery, on sale at federal office buildings everywhere.

President Jimmy Carter: I figure there’s no harm in trying, Walt. The tickets are only a dollar, and maybe someone out there will win an all-expense paid trip to spend the night here with us in Washington. Good night!

Walter Cronkite: Good night, thank you very much.


49 posted on 08/19/2009 11:51:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: dayglored

No, they did not let him keep his sheet of acid and the day after he was bailed out of jail, he bailed out of town, never to be seen again.

That was more than 20 years ago. My guess is that by now he is dead as he had been doing LSD and meth every day for around a month before his arrest.

He was a real smart person, working on his PhD in physics and then started on the speed and LSD and away his mind went.

In all actuality, the meth was the problem.


50 posted on 08/19/2009 11:53:09 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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