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Maureen Dowds long, strange trip to Colorado lights up Internet
Market Watch ^ | June 4, 2014 | by Shawn Langlois

Posted on 06/04/2014 7:28:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

In more cultured circles, Maureen Dowd is known as the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and columnist for the New York Times, who was once named woman of the year by Glamour and is regarded as one of the most influential left-leaning journalists in the country.

On Twitter, she’s just another superparanoid stoner with a keyboard.

Dowd’s half-baked odyssey began when she flew to Denver to immerse herself in some of the local culture. No, not hitting the slopes or visiting the rifle range. She had designs on getting high. You know, for one of her columns.

So she went down to the local pot shop and bought a THC-laced candy bar. She took a nibble, waited, then made a real rookie mistake: “When nothing happened, nibbled some more,” she wrote. Famous last words.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: czj; dope; maureendowd; michellemalkin; wod

1 posted on 06/04/2014 7:28:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She looks as wizened as the 5th grade nun who made my life a living hell in 1965. What a homely broad. She has amazingly big feet as well.


2 posted on 06/04/2014 7:31:00 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And here come the reasons why everyone on FR love Maureen Dowd threads.


3 posted on 06/04/2014 7:31:10 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Still waiting ....


4 posted on 06/04/2014 7:32:54 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does this woman sleep in a coffin when the sun is out?


5 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:16 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What did Michael Douglas ever see in her?


6 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:18 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maureen, I am pretty sure I don’t care!


7 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:23 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: miss marmelstein

Wait...She of Hollywood circles had to fly to CO to get stoned for the first time in her life?

Why am I rolling in laughter right now?


8 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:44 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Where’s Catheriine’s pics?

There are rules you know.... :)


9 posted on 06/04/2014 7:33:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: AU72

Bill Clinton’s ‘request’.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 7:34:23 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Left leaning? I suppose a tornado is just a breeze.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 7:34:41 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

12 posted on 06/04/2014 7:34:55 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ken in texas; EQAndyBuzz

can't leave a fellow FReeper hangin' ...

13 posted on 06/04/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In her youth from the tv show, Darling Buds of May

Purr-fick

14 posted on 06/04/2014 7:36:06 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Liberty Valance

15 posted on 06/04/2014 7:36:57 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: AU72

Iirc the story is that dating her was just an acting gig for him. She was being pretty scathing about Clinton over Lewinksy at the time, so they sic’d Douglas on her to encourage her to back off.

Her scathing commentary stopped almost immediately. Once the scandal abated he dumped her for CZJ.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 7:37:00 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Servant of the Cross

CZJ could make me grovel and write bad checks.


17 posted on 06/04/2014 7:37:18 AM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
My nomination for best Twitter response ...

"I really want to get high with Maureen Dowd." - said no one ever.

18 posted on 06/04/2014 7:37:49 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: AU72

Don’t hate me for revealing this, but Rush Limbaugh has said, in his early years in New York, he dated this half wit.....I think it was only one date, though.....Rush is a pretty smart guy...... ;-)


19 posted on 06/04/2014 7:39:07 AM PDT by soozla
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To: Norm Lenhart

She was pals with Sue Mengers, the Hollywood agent, who was the biggest pothead in the history of the world. In fact, she wrote a column about Mengers’ smoking. Who is she kidding?


20 posted on 06/04/2014 7:41:03 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not as interesting or revealing as Michelle Malkins pro-medical marijuana column from a few weeks ago.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 7:41:04 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: miss marmelstein

This is like Hugh Heffner writing about virginity.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 7:43:12 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Comments are hilarious.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 7:45:25 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: AU72
What did Michael Douglas ever see in her?

Only saw her from the back.

24 posted on 06/04/2014 7:48:27 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The edible pot must be serious stuff. There was an article about a group of New York chicks who went to Denver to meet millionaire men. When that failed they tried some marijuana cookies.

They also ended up in a fetal position for hours.

These are not margaritas.

25 posted on 06/04/2014 7:52:42 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: miss marmelstein

Mo’ Dowdy has merely evolved into the adult stage of the embittered Manhattan Prog-professional woman. Unlovable and unloved, under-appreciated intellectual by her peers and employers. When entertaining visiting “firemen” I used to see her type in mid-town hotel cocktail lounges after work sitting in the piano bar with a cigarette and “just one double Manhattan” trolling for a man. A bartender identified the type, they have that double and then move on to the next lounge to have the next “just this one double Manhattan” and repeat. Sad.


26 posted on 06/04/2014 7:54:41 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: ken in texas

Pot cookie overdose is a real problem. I saw a well-adjusted older man go outright psychotic for hours after eating half of one.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 7:59:22 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: Servant of the Cross

You hereby have my nonimation as FReeper of the Day!


28 posted on 06/04/2014 8:00:51 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: soozla

I mean it’s not like she was all that unattractive, it’s her attitude that makes her ugly.


29 posted on 06/04/2014 8:02:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If she had any brain cells left, I’m sure they’re gone now.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 8:03:37 AM PDT by Cato in PA
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To: GSWarrior
Not as interesting or revealing as Michelle Malkins pro-medical marijuana column from a few weeks ago.

You mean this one?

'some background about my longtime support of medical marijuana: More than 15 years ago in Seattle, while working at The Seattle Times, I met an extraordinary man who changed my mind about the issue. Ralph Seeley was a Navy nuclear submarine officer, pilot, cellist and lawyer suffering from chordoma, a rare form of bone cancer that starts in the spine. He had undergone several surgeries, including removal of one lung and partial removal of the other, and was confined to a wheelchair.

'Chronically nauseous from chemotherapy and radiation, weak from a suppressed appetite, and suffering excruciating pain, Seeley turned to marijuana cigarettes for relief.

'Contrary to cultural stereotype, Seeley was far from “wasted.” While smoking the drug to reduce his pain, he finished law school — something he couldn’t have done while on far more powerful “mainstream” narcotics, which left him zonked out and vomiting uncontrollably in his hospital bed after chemo. Seeley had the backing of his orthopedic doctor and University of Washington School of Medicine oncologist Dr. Ernest Conrad. He took his plight to the Washington state supreme court, where he asserted a constitutionally protected liberty interest in having his doctor issue a medical pot prescription.

'The court rejected Seeley’s case for physician-prescribed marijuana, arguing that the government’s interest in preserving an “interlocking trellis” of costly and ineffective War on Drug laws trumped his right to individual autonomy and physician treatment.'

http://michellemalkin.com/2014/03/25/my-trip-to-the-pot-shop/


31 posted on 06/04/2014 8:14:19 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: cicero2k

Hey, that bottle of shiskey didn’t have a label saying, “Don’t drink all of this at once, dumbass!”


32 posted on 06/04/2014 8:15:17 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Liberty Valance
That has to be the most beautiful dark-haired Caucasian in the world. And the reason is that she's happy. She is bountiful, she loved her husband, she gladly gave him three children, she was happy to be a mother and wife. Progs don't operate that way.
33 posted on 06/04/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What the heck? Are they pushing marijuana tourism, so you can go smoke marijuana legally somewhere????

Gives new meaning to the term “Rocky Mountain High”.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 8:22:31 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: AU72

It wasn’t her personality. As they say p***** is p*****. The little head was in control.


35 posted on 06/04/2014 8:25:26 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

My fav.

I’ll only pay for NYT Opinion if it’s a captain’s log-style documentation of Maureen Dowd’s spiral into drug addiction.


36 posted on 06/04/2014 8:28:48 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima
Maureen Dowd’s spiral into drug addiction.

Don't hold your breath - pot is less addictive than alcohol or tobacco.

37 posted on 06/04/2014 8:40:04 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: miss marmelstein
She looks as wizened as the 5th grade nun who made my life a living hell in 1965.

And I had her cousin, twice. My therapy (twitch) is going well (twitch), thank you.

38 posted on 06/04/2014 8:43:22 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Consumption of cooked edible marijuana should be used only by those used to it.

Anyone unaccustomed should go very slow and wait an hour to hour and a half for effect

Its a gimmick really

The real way to smoke pot is in a joint...in today’s weed a jay will last thru several buzzes for average smoker


39 posted on 06/04/2014 8:56:07 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
 photo catherine-zeta-jones-06.jpg
40 posted on 06/04/2014 9:09:53 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: ottbmare
She has been treated for bipolar disorder. Maybe she looks happy because she was in a hypomanic phase.
41 posted on 06/04/2014 9:15:20 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Are they pushing marijuana tourism, so you can go smoke marijuana legally somewhere????

You didn't see this coming a mile away?

42 posted on 06/04/2014 9:17:17 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: VRW Conspirator

I stutter. Thank you Sister Virago!


43 posted on 06/04/2014 9:34:12 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is it me or is Maureen looking more and more like Helen Thomas?


44 posted on 06/04/2014 9:39:57 AM PDT by archaicoldschool (.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
She has been treated for bipolar disorder. Maybe she looks happy because she was in a hypomanic phase.

Could be. But bipolar people can also be just honestly happy and fulfilled.

45 posted on 06/04/2014 9:42:23 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; hinckley buzzard
Are they pushing marijuana tourism, so you can go smoke marijuana legally somewhere????

Did Dowd have to be "pushed" to go to CO and consume pot?

46 posted on 06/04/2014 10:27:17 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Liberty Valance

That is one classic picture! I bet it made MoDo’s day.


47 posted on 06/04/2014 11:48:34 AM PDT by seanmerc
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