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Some Baby Boomers Still Getting High
Newsmax ^ | August 19, 2009 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/19/2009 7:05:28 AM PDT by Publius804

Edited on 08/19/2009 7:07:11 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aginghippies; babyboomers; boomers; drugs; potheads
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Some boomers really need to grow the hell up!
1 posted on 08/19/2009 7:05:29 AM PDT by Publius804
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To: qam1

Ping!


2 posted on 08/19/2009 7:07:24 AM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Publius804

Maybe that helps explain the ascension of the ObaMessiah.


3 posted on 08/19/2009 7:07:36 AM PDT by chrisser (Jim Thompson is the the finest, bravest, most honorable American I have ever known...)
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To: Publius804

So 91% don’t.


4 posted on 08/19/2009 7:08:15 AM PDT by Brookhaven (http://theconservativehand.blogspot.com/)
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To: Publius804

That’s really weird. I know some people from just about every age group, that still drink a lot!!


5 posted on 08/19/2009 7:08:56 AM PDT by stuartcr (When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.)
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To: Publius804

What a strange story, sure short on details.
As a baby boomer, I ask who are these people? My baby boomer friends are to busy and involved in life to get high. And if they are, why aren’t they sharing?


6 posted on 08/19/2009 7:10:08 AM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: Publius804

Some boomers really need to grow the hell up!
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Yes. They should be catching their buzz with approved substances only. Wine, beer, spirits, cigarettes, you know, stuff like that. How dare they go off the reservation and smoke some reefer?


7 posted on 08/19/2009 7:10:34 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Publius804

My newly single mother has recently started hanging out with some single folks her own age and she says everybody smokes weed. She was shocked.


8 posted on 08/19/2009 7:10:52 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Publius804

A lot are still getting high on liquor as well. We should kick in their doors and shoot their pets because they feel intoxicated. Additionally, we should report our neighbors and give the police paramilitary powers to stop people from consuming beer because beer makes people high.


9 posted on 08/19/2009 7:13:07 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: numberonepal

Just curious...how old is your Mother? Mine’s 81 and it wouldn’t cross her mind.


10 posted on 08/19/2009 7:13:18 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

59, and from a very small town in LA (Lower Alabama). They pretty much missed all the hippie crap in the 60’s.


11 posted on 08/19/2009 7:14:39 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: svcw

As a baby boomer, I ask who are these people? My baby boomer friends are to busy and involved in life to get high. And if they are, why aren’t they sharing?
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They are your kid’s school teachers. Maybe the librarian at the public library. Perhaps even your attorney. Maybe your banker, or the PR guy.

I get a call periodically to sit in on the poker game my bro in law sits in on. The paragraph above is a list of their actual professions. Tokers, all of them. Boomers, all of them.

As for why they are not sharing ... maybe they don’t think you’d approve or want to join in.


12 posted on 08/19/2009 7:15:19 AM PDT by dmz
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To: chrisser

Or how people are going to cope for the next 3.5 years.


13 posted on 08/19/2009 7:16:12 AM PDT by karatemom (watch your beagle, Vick is now an Eagle)
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To: Publius804

My AA sponsor says weed is also verbotten. :-(


14 posted on 08/19/2009 7:19:20 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Publius804

15 posted on 08/19/2009 7:19:27 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: numberonepal

59 makes perfect sense. I went to a James Taylor concert 20 years ago and joints were being passed around by all the 40 somethings. I was 28 at the time.


16 posted on 08/19/2009 7:26:10 AM PDT by albie
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To: chrisser
Maybe that helps explain the ascension of the ObaMessiah

I do think this has alot to do with it. I have tried to have logical conversations with weed smoking idiots in their 50's. They all have pits in their brains and keep repeating " global warming", " pot should be legal", " we need change", " big companies are bad", " Bush ruined this country". So we have stoned out mind numb robots as well as mind numb robots who are just morons out there voting.

17 posted on 08/19/2009 7:26:55 AM PDT by jetson
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To: numberonepal

Perhaps she needs to find a different crowd!


18 posted on 08/19/2009 7:30:04 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea
Perhaps she needs to find a different crowd!

Perhaps, but the folks she hangs with are all conservative and moderately to very successful people. Oh, and she met a lot of them at Church.

19 posted on 08/19/2009 7:34:34 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: svcw
And if they are, why aren’t they sharing?

They are too paranoid ; )

20 posted on 08/19/2009 7:35:24 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: dmz
Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I see no benefit to illicit drugs. I have made 59 years without them. Yes, I do enjoy my scotch, wine or beer.

I think there is a “bigger picture” to life than getting high on illicit drugs. Even if they were legalized.

21 posted on 08/19/2009 7:36:34 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: Publius804

Some people need to mind their own business.


22 posted on 08/19/2009 7:39:51 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: numberonepal

Yeah, but she could end up thrown in the pokey! BTW I hang out with a crowd similar to that, except none of them smoke pot (or if they do, they don’t brag about it).


23 posted on 08/19/2009 7:40:15 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: jetson

Stereotype much? The majority of people I know that smoke are conservatives, many are professionals and all but one are quite intelligent...he pickled his brain on booze.


24 posted on 08/19/2009 7:41:23 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: DogBarkTree

Thanks for the tip.


25 posted on 08/19/2009 7:43:26 AM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Publius804

The rest get their Prozac legally.


26 posted on 08/19/2009 7:43:34 AM PDT by donna (1,350 Palestinians, guests of Iraq's Saddam, to resettled in southern California in fall '09.)
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To: Publius804

They sure as hell got high when they voted for Odinga!


27 posted on 08/19/2009 7:51:01 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: albie

LOL. About 20 years ago, in my 20’s, some friends and I were sitting in a Middle Eastern restaurant. The group of 30-somethings and 40-somethings sitting on pillows at the next table were passing around a joint, laughing and talking about how they were schoolteachers who busted some students for doing the same thing. :-0


28 posted on 08/19/2009 7:52:13 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: qam1; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; m18436572; InShanghai; xrp; ...
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29 posted on 08/19/2009 7:52:18 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Publius804

Nothing personal directed at you. What people do in public or on the road is one thing but this is one of those “things” that’s a personal choice and a privacy issue on one hand and an area the government intrudes on the other.


30 posted on 08/19/2009 7:55:32 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: Publius804

Ever go to a Phish concert? Check out “ Shakedown Street “ in the parking lots . I would say 99% of the people at the concert were high on some sort of drug . From nitrous to acid . The lights went out , the lighters lit up, and in ten minutes all you could see was tops of heads in the floor level seating .


31 posted on 08/19/2009 7:58:35 AM PDT by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: DogBarkTree

I generally agree, I guess my comment was aimed at those boomers who keep cramming their youth down our throats. I don’t care about the 40th anniversary of woodstock, etc.. It is like they keep trying to relive it over and over again. I know it is not all of them.


32 posted on 08/19/2009 7:59:39 AM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: dmz
Tokers, all of them. Boomers, all of them.

Thanks. I now understand why the Boomer generation is so screwed up. It all makes sense now.
33 posted on 08/19/2009 8:01:16 AM PDT by chrisser (Jim Thompson is the the finest, bravest, most honorable American I have ever known...)
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To: svcw

they are sharing just not with you. LOL, I am constantly surprised at how many of my business contacts still smoke a little green leafy plant. People you would never guess that do.


34 posted on 08/19/2009 8:04:09 AM PDT by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: Publius804

(Knock on nursing home dooor)

“Dave’s not here, man!”


35 posted on 08/19/2009 8:05:56 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Publius804

Most of us baby boomer-types gave up drug use soon after getting a job, or after realizing that drug use was hurting our ability to do our jobs well and making us mentally ill, too. For, me it was the latter. I quit the devil weed over 20 years ago (after a dozen years of abuse) and have never touched it again. I wouldn’t even know where to get it at this point, nor do I care to know. The prospect of confused thinking and paranoia is not all that compelling. I’ll stick to my Scotch and cigars, thanks.


36 posted on 08/19/2009 8:07:00 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: mysterio

Doncha know, folks don’t get high, or catch a buzz on alcohol. It is only illegal drugs that folks get high on. Folks consuming alcoholic beverages are just being social.

/sarc


37 posted on 08/19/2009 8:09:01 AM PDT by dmz
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To: andy58-in-nh

I wholeheartedly agree about the Scotch and Cigars!!!


38 posted on 08/19/2009 8:09:45 AM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Publius804

420 Seniors bump


39 posted on 08/19/2009 8:10:36 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: dmz

lol


40 posted on 08/19/2009 8:11:42 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: dmz

At least boozers won’t eat an orange couch cushion thinking it was a Cheeto.


41 posted on 08/19/2009 8:17:21 AM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: Publius804
I wholeheartedly agree about the Scotch and Cigars!!!

My tastes have changed somewhat, over the years.

42 posted on 08/19/2009 8:17:25 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: brytlea

I think there’s something in the water in Nashville. I don’t have a problem with it, but I was surprised.


43 posted on 08/19/2009 8:18:11 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: stylecouncilor; onedoug

ping


44 posted on 08/19/2009 8:18:59 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: donna

Dependent Subjects are Odedient Subjects, and less likely to be able to resist the effects of the “guests” referenced in your tagline...

Will the pot smokers enjoy having their daughters forced to wear burkas?

Stupid is as Stupid does.


45 posted on 08/19/2009 8:21:31 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Publius804

I don’t do dope anymore but I sure do a lot of acid....ahem...reflux that is.

Used to be you could get heroin and cocaine at the local drug store, and all the marijuana you could stand, maybe we should go back to those good old days of the early 20th century. What could go wrong?

My favorite drug is Jack Daniels, or any good bourbon for that matter, matched with a good cigar......no other drug I have ever done is as good as that combo and I am so happy they are still legal.......for now.


46 posted on 08/19/2009 8:25:24 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: andy58-in-nh

Is that the new logo for the BATF?


47 posted on 08/19/2009 8:32:50 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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Is that the new logo for the BATF?

No, but it damned well ought to be.

48 posted on 08/19/2009 8:34:23 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: numberonepal

LOL it may well be an issue of where one is.


49 posted on 08/19/2009 8:35:30 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Tahoe3002

Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but I see no benefit to illicit drugs. I have made 59 years without them. Yes, I do enjoy my scotch, wine or beer.
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Exactly, my friend. You say potayto, I say patahto. 6 of one, half dozen of the other. The primary difference, the 6 is legal, the half dozen not.


50 posted on 08/19/2009 8:39:38 AM PDT by dmz
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