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Obama On The Merits Of Pot Versus Booze, Summarized In A Cartoon
zero hedge ^ | 1/20/14 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 01/20/2014 1:04:18 PM PST by Nachum

Apparently fully content with the state of the economy, America's foreign affairs in pristine shape requiring none of the president's attention, and no golf course left untouched, Obama reverted to more important things over the weekend. Like the relative merits of pot and booze.

 

 

CNN summarized it as follows: "Marijuana, which is still placed in the same category as heroin, ecstasy and psychedelic mushrooms by the federal government, is no more dangerous than alcohol, President Barack Obama said in an interview published Sunday. Speaking to New Yorker editor David Remnick, Obama said he still viewed pot smoking negatively – but that on the whole, the drug wasn’t the social ill that it’s been viewed as in the past."

“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” Obama told the weekly magazine.

 

The president said pot was actually less dangerous than alcohol “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.”


(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libertarians; medicalmarijuana; merits; obama; pot; tylerdurden; versusbooze; zerohedge
Those rascally Taiwanese animators are at it again.

vid at link

(popcorn time...)

1 posted on 01/20/2014 1:04:18 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 01/20/2014 1:05:14 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Very funny! I especially liked Harry Reid toking up.


3 posted on 01/20/2014 1:08:21 PM PST by livius
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To: Nachum

I have heard the claim that pot is not addictive, at least not physically, where-as alcohol is clearly physically addictive.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 1:09:24 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

Brave New World needs Soma


5 posted on 01/20/2014 1:09:50 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: sickoflibs
Pot is a useful drug for the sick. It is not addictive for pleasure use, but it clearly has long term negative affects for recreational users.

It is just silly to try and prohibit it. If people really want it, they should be able to have it.

6 posted on 01/20/2014 1:14:14 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 01/20/2014 1:14:36 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: GeronL
RE :”Brave New World needs Soma”

Pot (taxed), gambling (taxed) , same sex sodomy licenses,

a drugged population puts up less resistance

8 posted on 01/20/2014 1:15:00 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

exactly the reasoning in the book

I think he understood something there that even Ayn Rand overlooked, although she pegged leftists.


9 posted on 01/20/2014 1:16:06 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Doogle

With the Choom Gang in the WH, it would be difficult for a parent to tell his kid not to smoke grass.

But I bet the next Republican who comes along that has admitted to a bit of toking will still get a colonoscopy from the journ-0-lists.


10 posted on 01/20/2014 1:21:46 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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11 posted on 01/20/2014 1:22:44 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nascarnation

you betcha


12 posted on 01/20/2014 1:23:30 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: GeronL

I also noticed that from where I live a Balkan-ized society that is composed of dozens of national cliques doesn’t resist either, you can raise their taxes as much as you want as well as adding endless mommy state driving offenses and green energy mandates, its like sheep. They don’t care.


13 posted on 01/20/2014 1:25:01 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: sickoflibs

“a drugged population puts up less resistance”

Very concise summary statement.
That’s billboard material right there.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 1:28:36 PM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Nachum; HollyB

LOL ... I think you and HollyB are interchangeable too.


15 posted on 01/20/2014 1:29:22 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals
LOL ... I think you and HollyB are interchangeable too.

No were not. She's much better looking :)

16 posted on 01/20/2014 1:31:08 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Eddie01

The trademark of drugged sheep is ‘I don’t care if they.......it doesn’t affect me very much”


17 posted on 01/20/2014 1:34:18 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Nachum

LOL ... the ladies always are. We dudes is dudes. Ladies are ladies. We dudes is dudes. Singular.


18 posted on 01/20/2014 1:34:49 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

Let’s see...GWBush is a reformed alcoholic. BHO is a reformed pothead. Who better to lead the nation?


19 posted on 01/20/2014 1:41:51 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Nachum
I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked..

Later in the interview, when Mr. Obama was told that Mayor Bloomberg had said that “A fifth of Jack Daniels is not more dangerous than a 16 oz. Cola”, Obama responded “Amen to that, Brother!”

/s

20 posted on 01/20/2014 3:52:24 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: Nachum

Agreed. It’s not my thing, never has been. However, from what I’ve observed alcohol seems to cause more negative consequences than marijuana.


21 posted on 01/20/2014 9:02:58 PM PST by HollyB
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To: Nachum; no-to-illegals

(blush)


22 posted on 01/20/2014 9:04:01 PM PST by HollyB
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To: HollyB
A drug is a drug. I heard a MD on Fox today say that pot affects the cognitive aspects of the brain...damage is damage, and we don't need a nation of damaged drug heads to contend with. Vision in your mind a future generation of saggy tattooed skin, brain damaged senior citizens....I'll be long gone and I'm glad I will have miss seeing this sad sight.
23 posted on 01/20/2014 11:09:11 PM PST by itssme
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To: Doogle

OBAMA ON DRUGS

Obama, is a great role model for the American youth.

In “Dreams of My Father” Barack Obama bragged about smoking reefer, drinking beer and enthusiastically doing drugs.

Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them, like this quote from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out - we have a lot of work to do.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

My other personal concern is the evil entities behind the fool.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 2:26:44 PM PST by Dqban22 (IVINIC)
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