Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $10,500
12%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 12% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: doper

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiff’s lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and — for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa — a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • Rashad Charjuan Owens Photos: Pictures of the SXSW DUI Suspect

    03/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 26 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 2:08 pm EDT, March 13, 2014 | Matthew Guariglia
    That picture is worth a thousand words. Rashad Charjuan Owens is the feral thug who is now the suspect in the fatal DWI crash that killed two people and injured dozens more at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
  • Pot grower’s ‘Beast Mode’ strain packs punch [SEAHAWKS]

    01/27/2014 2:53:51 PM PST · by steve86 · 10 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 1/26/2014 | Robert Young
    With bartenders naming cocktails after Seahawks players, it’s no surprise a local pot grower has come up with a strain called “Beast Mode,” in tribute to Marshawn Lynch. “It’s extremely strong,” said Nate “Diggity” Johnson, owner of the Queen Anne Cannabis Club, which carries the strain named after the burly Seahawks running back. Most of the weed sold in Seattle medical-marijuana dispensaries has a THC content between 12 and 20 percent. An indica-dominant strain of the OG Kush family, Beast Mode has a THC content of 17.6, according to testing by Analytical 360, Johnson said.
  • Like William Buckley, I believe adult use of some drugs should be decriminalized. What say you? Zot!

    04/26/2013 8:31:00 PM PDT · by Mason880 · 210 replies
    My thought is certain recreational drugs, such as marijuana, should remain off legal limits for the under 18 year olds, but become legally available when used in the proper environment. In many ways, pot is quite similar to alcohol, in that they should be used responsibly. My thought is to make the sale of marijuana less profitable by making it legal for home use. Personally, I don't smoke anything now, and do not want the smell of tobacco or pot on my clothes should I visit a public place, such as a shopping mall or bus stop. I know this...
  • Obama and His Pot-Smoking ‘Choom Gang’

    05/25/2012 10:11:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Obama and His Pot-Smoking ‘Choom Gang’ Email 0 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama never tried to say he didn’t inhale. In his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father,” Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Zeus wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke “in a white classmate’s sparkling new van,” he would smoke “in the dorm room of some brother” and he would smoke “on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids.” He would smoke it here and there. He would...
  • Mexico and the War on Drugs: Time to Legalize

    10/22/2011 1:39:00 PM PDT · by 4buttons · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | 10/18/'11 | Vincente Fox
    70 minute VIDEO- Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox speaks on ending the drug war.
  • Loughner...... Confirmed Leftist by Friend on Twitter

    01/08/2011 2:05:00 PM PST · by blasater1960 · 187 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-9-11 | Caitie Parker
    caitieparker Caitie Parker @ @lakarune I haven't seen him since '07. Then, he was left wing. caitieparker Caitie Parker @ @antderosa As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal. & oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.
  • Merle Haggard on His Kennedy Center Honor, Meeting Obama and Oprah and More

    12/29/2010 12:34:22 PM PST · by blade_tenner · 42 replies · 5+ views
    Rolling Stones ^ | DECEMBER 28, 2010 | Patrick Doyle
    It was also nice to meet Obama and find him very different from the media makeout. It's really almost criminal what they do with our President. There seems to be no shame or anything. They call him all kinds of names all day long, saying he's doing certain things that he's not. It's just a big old political game that I don't want to be part of. There are people spending their lives putting him down. I'm sure some of it's true and some of it's not. I was very surprised to find the man very humble and he had...
  • Ed Schultz, you're no Glenn Beck: Why "One America" rally just didn't measure up

    10/03/2010 2:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Salon's War Room ^ | October 3, 2010 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    The hope of the organizers of Saturday's "One America" rally in Washington was that a big turnout -- something on par with the crowd Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin attracted at the end of August -- would alter the media's midterm campaign narrative, which to date has emphasized the energy of the Republican base and the likelihood of sizable GOP gains in November. And, to the organizers' credit, the turnout, to the extent it could really be measured, seemed impressive enough. But while we might want to take this as proof that the "enthusiasm gap" is vanishing and that the...
  • Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth (Is Hussein going a bit bonkers?)

    09/28/2010 7:10:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 9/28/10 | Sheldon Alberts
    Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growthBy Sheldon Alberts - Washington Correspondent, Postmedia News September 28, 2010 6:02 AM WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday called Fox News Network "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of the United States, reopening a long-running feud with the conservative cable network that has led the U.S. conservative media's opposition to his administration. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Obama accused Australian-born Rupert Murdoch, Fox's chairman and chief executive, of being more concerned about profits than the well-being of the United States. He also compared Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the...
  • Obama: Not Moses, Merely Elmer Gantry

    09/29/2010 5:33:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 29, 2010 | Monty Peleriin
    The abject failure of the Obama administration is painfully obvious. Herman Cain described the situation: Millions of voters have come to realize that this presidency lacks leadership, direction, decisiveness, economic urgency and, most of all, solutions. This combination of deficiencies has produced a more than uninspired citizenry, except for the most loyal and misled supporters of the president. While many recognize the failure, few are aware of the potential dangers ahead
  • Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth

    09/28/2010 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 80 replies
    vancouver sun ^ | 9/28/10 | Sheldon Alberts, Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has reopened a long-running feud with Fox News Channel, branding the conservative U.S. cable network as "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of the United States. In an interview published Tuesday by Rolling Stone magazine, Obama took specific aim at Fox's Australian-born chairman and chief executive, accusing Rupert Murdoch of being more concerned about generating profits than promoting an agenda to improve America's well-being. The U.S. president likened Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper baron whose sensational publications produced the term 'yellow' journalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Investigate Racism in the Obama Justice Department

    09/28/2010 5:33:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Natiunal Review Online ^ | September 28, 2010 | An drew McCarthy
    Those who read this space know I am not a fan of the Republicans’ vaunted “Pledge to America.” I’m for simple pledges, the kind that get back to basics. If the Republican party is interested in making a pledge like that — a pledge that will resonate with the vast majority of the American people — here’s a suggestion: Promise an unwavering commitment to the principle of equal protection of the law for every American citizen. Promise, therefore, that Congress will investigate weighty allegations that the Obama Justice Department is engaged in racist law-enforcement practices. Promise, moreover, that any executive-branch...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 September 2010

    09/26/2010 5:12:31 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 359 replies · 1+ views
    various ^ | 26 Sep 2010 | V arious
    The Talk Shows Sunday, September 26th, 2010 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.; John Boehner, R-Ohio; and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Michelle Rhee, schools chancellor for the District of Columbia; Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers; Robert Bobb, emergency financial manager, Detroit public schools.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Marco Rubio, Republican nominee for Senate in Florida; Ken Buck, Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado; Sal Russo, chief strategist, Tea Party Express.THIS WEEK (ABC): Presidential adviser David Axelrod; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.;...
  • ABC News: White House Reacts to Woodward Book

    09/22/2010 6:26:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 22, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    A senior administration official who read the book says "the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role." The official says of the descriptions of the infighting in the book that "the debates in the book are well known because the policy review process was covered so exhaustively." White House officials are still matching New York Times excerpts with anecdotes in the book but one says not all the quoting is fair, especially Vice President...
  • Bronstein at Large: Should Obama have smoked crack?

    09/15/2010 12:05:13 AM PDT · by thecodont · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | September 14 2010 at 12:25 PM | Posted By: Phil Bronstein
    Barack Obama is a reformed doper, so of course he's against legalizing marijuana. Another disappointment for the legions of politically progressive fans who'd taken to Obamania as though it was its own opiate. Who is this guy, anyway? He's said he smoked dope and snorted coke in his youth. So where's the empathy, man? But forget about its effect on his policies. His druggie past is not helping him shape the overarching grit of his public character nearly as much as it could be. Weed and cocaine? Who's going to be impressed with that, when his hugely successful contemporaries like...
  • Video: Obama Goes Off Teleprompter and Claims Opponents "Talk About Me Like a Dog"

    09/06/2010 2:08:51 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 161 replies · 1+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | September 6, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    I can't wait to see Robert Gibbs walk this one back tomorrow. Surely, some able reporter will ask him to explain in more detail exactly who President Obama was referring to and what comment met the bar for "talk about me like a dog." Video is here.
  • G-20: Obama Gives Press the Slip

    06/26/2010 10:53:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    WSJ Washington Wire ^ | June 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Williamson
    Holed up with seven other global leaders in the woods of Muskoka, Canada, President Barack Obama gave the White House press corps the slip last night. The president is attending the G-8 and G-20 summits with his global counterparts this weekend. The G-8 began yesterday in Muskoka in Huntsville, Ont., and ends today. The G-20 is in Toronto, about 150 miles away, and starts this afternoon.
  • The pigtails are gone: Willie Nelson cuts his hair

    05/28/2010 11:17:49 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 68 replies · 1,911+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Thu May 27, 6:23 am ET | no byline
    Country music fans have come to expect a little eccentricity from legendary crooner Willie Nelson, but he pulled off a real shocker this time: He cut his hair. ...Nelson's waist-deep, reddish pigtails have long been one of the singer-songwriter's signature features. But spokeswoman Elaine Schock said Nelson, who's been hanging loose in Hawaii, got his hair cut in the past couple of weeks.... he might have grown tired of dealing with long locks. She said, "there's a lot of maintenance."
  • Pentagon shooter pot scandal grows

    03/13/2010 11:48:11 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies · 1,290+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | March 11, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Even before it was revealed that Bedell had shot two Pentagon guards and was a marijuana addict/psychotic, questions were being raised about how doctors in California were approving access to the drug. Left-wing California politicians have been talking about legalizing and taxing marijuana to save the state from bankruptcy. But thanks to the state's most notorious pothead, Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell, that vision may now go up in smoke. Bedell's easy access to "medical marijuana" in California is quickly becoming a scandal that threatens the well-funded movement to increase access to the weed by legalizing it statewide-and perhaps nationwide.
  • Oliver Stone revealing 'Secret History of America'

    08/18/2009 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cups · 26 replies · 876+ views
    Oliver Stone is making his most ambitious stab at American history yet. The controversial director is creating a 10-part documentary series for Showtime titled "Secret History of America." Narrated by Stone, the series promises to focus on events that "at the time went under-reported, but crucially shaped America's unique and complex history of the last 60 years," according to Showtime.
  • Actor Jamie Waylett Reportedly Arrested for Drug Possession in London

    04/09/2009 5:02:41 AM PDT · by CholeraJoe · 18 replies · 810+ views
    The Leaky Cauldron ^ | 4/8/09 | Sue
    We have some troubling news to report tonight regarding one of the actors in the Harry Potter films. Stemming originally from a UK tabloid, world wide media have now carried the story that actor Jamie Waylett, who portrays actor Vincent Crabbe in the beloved film series, was arrested on charges of possessing an illegal substance. A rep for Scotland Yard told the BBC that police made the arrest after searching a car carrying 19 year old Jamie and a friend. "The car was searched and officers found eight bags of a substance believed to be cannabis," he said. The report...
  • Robin Crosby/Ratt

    04/06/2009 9:20:34 AM PDT · by shazaz21 · 16 replies · 1,146+ views
    I've just learned of Robbin Crosby's death 7 yrs after his death. How sad, I remember way back when Bon Jovi warmed up for Ratt, during their 7800 degree's album,Robbin got busted in Boise ID, for smoking a joint outside the tour bus, Figures, BPD is so absolutely notoriously up one's a.s.s. and will do every thing possible to make criminals over the smallest of offense's I met Robbin the following yr when they came back a second time to Boise. He really was a fun and personable guy, he was really fun to hang out with. I really liked...
  • Weed it & weep! Granny's busted

    04/30/2007 2:17:03 PM PDT · by microgood · 66 replies · 907+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Apr 30, 2007 | CHRISENA COLEMAN
    She is 71 years old, a great-grandmother - hardly the type of person you would expect to see in Bronx Criminal Court to answer charges of buying two dime bags of pot. Yet at the appointed time today, Barbara Jackson will make her way to the courthouse, a colorectal cancer survivor ready to plead her case. "I smoke it to live," the feisty granny told the Daily News. "I don't think I should have been arrested." Jackson said she started smoking the green, leafy drug eight years ago - a year after being diagnosed with cancer - to restore her...
  • . . . but if he (OBAMA) does, he'd better be ready to face nasty opposition (GREELEY ALERT)

    12/09/2006 8:41:00 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 61 replies · 1,714+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 8, 2006 | ANDREW GREELEY
    Should Sen. Barack Obama run for president? It will be a tough call for the senator and for those who admire and respect him personally. If he runs, he has a good chance of winning because he represents what Americans want in their president at this very troubled time in their history, a man of firm principles but not an ideologue, a moderate who can sympathize with his opponent's position, a modest man with self-deprecating wit, a politician who tries to bring people together instead of polarizing them against one another. A candidate who does not swagger or shout and...
  • HOW THEY STOLE THE MID-TERM ELECTION (liberal barf)

    11/07/2006 11:38:04 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 63 replies · 3,394+ views
    Greg Palast ^ | Greg Palast
    <p>Here?s how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.</p> <p>Note the past tense. And I?m not kidding.</p> <p>And shoot me for saying this, but it won?t be stolen by jerking with the touch-screen machines (though they?ll do their nasty part). While progressives panic over the viral spread of suspect computer black boxes, the Karl Rove-bots have been tunneling into the vote vaults through entirely different means.</p>
  • No denying that history is calling upon Obama [Obamamania, you'll be hearing the word again]

    11/06/2006 4:45:02 PM PST · by SJackson · 69 replies · 1,016+ views
    Capital Timew ^ | 11-6-06 | Joel McNally
    Wisconsin is squarely in the eye of Obamamania this week with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama crossing the border to campaign for Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, attorney general candidate Kathleen Falk and Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Two years ago, when Obama showed up at Milwaukee's Martin Luther King Park to campaign for Moore and Sen. Russ Feingold, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel didn't even bother to run a story the next day. With every magazine and talk show in the nation now promoting the possibility of Obama becoming America's first black president, even the most oblivious local media have taken notice. That's why...
  • Family of 5 Found Dead in Iowa Home

    10/15/2006 1:39:33 AM PDT · by hawkeye101 · 55 replies · 2,522+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 10/14/2006
    Officials: Family of 5 Shot Dead in Iowa BONAPARTE, Iowa — Three high school girls and their parents were found dead Saturday morning at their home in eastern Iowa, and the couple's son was arrested in Illinois and considered a suspect, officials said. The victims were found shot at about 4 a.m. near Bonaparte, according to the Van Buren County sheriff's office. It was not immediately clear what prompted the slayings. Shawn Bentler, 22, was arrested Saturday in Quincy, Ill., on an unrelated charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, the Van Buren County sheriff's office said. The Iowa Department of...
  • Claire McCaskill Admits Drug Use

    08/21/2006 2:43:10 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 50 replies · 2,894+ views
    KOTV, Channel 5, on You Tube ^ | July 21, 2005 | KOTV
    Please view the video at:Claire McCaskill Federal Drug Investigation (Admits Drug Use)
  • Just on CNN: DEA has arrested Mexican drug king pin Javier Arrellano-Felix at sea in a sting

    08/16/2006 11:32:27 AM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 27 replies · 3,528+ views
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2006 | Terry Fridman
    A reputed Mexican drug lord who tops the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Most Wanted List has been captured in an offshore operation in the Pacific Ocean, federal law enforcement sources said. The DEA lists rewards of $5 million each for the capture of Javier Arellano-Felix and his brother, Eduardo, who allegedly head the cartel that bears their name
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters urges Israel to 'tear down the wall' [BARF!]

    06/21/2006 4:13:51 PM PDT · by Alouette · 72 replies · 1,432+ views
    Am-Haaretz ^ | June 22, 2006 | Jonathan Lis
    Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, who inspired the rock band's iconic album "The Wall," scrawled "tear down the wall" on the concrete panels of Israel's West Bank barrier on Wednesday. The barrier was the first stop on a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories for Waters, who had been criticized by some fans for planning to play a concert in Israel. "It's a horrific edifice, this thing," Waters told reporters as he stood beside a section of the barrier in Bethlehem. "I've seen pictures of it, I've heard a lot about it but without being here you can't imagine...
  • A WHINE FROM THE WUSS OF CAMELOT (first drug rehab--then a presidential run)

    05/06/2006 4:36:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 49 replies · 1,909+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 6, 2006 | ANDREA PEYSER
    What a wimp. Even by the exceedingly high standards of scandal pioneered by the House of Kennedy, Rep. Patrick is no JFK. When he played bumper cars in our nation's capital at 3 in the morning, appearing intoxicated - but later insisting he was just on pills - the shnook was alone. That is, except for his pathetic bag of excuses and his famous name, which still holds the power to get a guy out of a jam without a Breathalyzer or a body-cavity search. Let's recap. Kennedys, you see, never pay for their criminal recklessness. Now that Patrick has...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • Man arrested after asking police to test his crack pipe

    03/22/2006 11:51:17 AM PST · by holymoly · 10 replies · 319+ views
    Tampa Bay's 10 News ^ | Today | Tampa Bay's 10 News
    Tampa, Florida -- A man is in jail for asking a couple of officers to test his crack pipe. Tampa Police say 47-year-old Phillip Williams wanted to make sure he was getting real drugs. So he approached the officers on Tuesday morning and asked them to test the drug. They did, and it was. Police arrested Williams and charged him with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Jail records said Williams was a security worker at MacDill Airforce Base, but officials at MacDill deny him being an employee. Williams is currently being held at Orient Road Jail.
  • 2 ex-football players die in LA car crash

    12/15/2005 4:11:32 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 14 replies · 2,065+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12-15-05 | Dan Whitcomb
    Former NFL tackle Darrell Russell and another ex-football player were killed on Thursday when their speeding car veered out of control on a Los Angeles street -- hitting a curb, fire hydrant, two trees, a newsstand and light pole before slamming into an empty bus. Authorities said Russell and Mike Bastianelli, who starred alongside Russell at the University of Southern California, were rushed to local hospitals after the 6 a.m. (9 a.m. EST/1400 GMT) crash and died there of massive injuries. "This was a very serious car accident. The car was traveling at a very high rate of speed," Los...
  • Ex-NFL Player Dies In Car Wreck

    12/15/2005 9:15:50 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies · 608+ views
    WFOR TV 4 MIAMI ^ | 12/15/2005 | AP
    (AP) LOS ANGELES Former NFL standout Darrell Russell and his one-time University of Southern California teammate Michael Paul Bastianelli were killed in a high-speed car crash early Thursday, police said. Both were 29. Bastianelli was driving and Russell was a passenger in a car that went out of control about 6 a.m. and hit a curb, tree, newsstand, fire hydrant, light pole, another tree and an unoccupied transit bus, Lt. Paul Vernon said. Both Russell and Bastianelli were unconscious when firefighters arrived. Russell died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Bastianelli died at UCLA Medical Center, police said. Russell, who last...
  • Former NFL Player Darrell Russell Killed

    12/15/2005 2:24:14 PM PST · by darkangel82 · 38 replies · 2,256+ views
    AP ^ | December 15, 2005 | Tim Molloy
    Former NFL Player Darrell Russell Killed By TIM MOLLOY Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Darrell Russell, a former standout NFL and Southern California defensive lineman, was killed in a high-speed car crash early Thursday. Russell, 29, was a passenger in a car that went out of control about 6 a.m. and hit a curb, tree, newsstand, fire hydrant, light pole, another tree and an unoccupied transit bus, Lt. Paul Vernon said. Both Russell and the unidentified driver were unconscious when firefighters arrived. Russell died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The driver died at UCLA Medical Center. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound...
  • Ex-mobster gets 180 days for threats

    12/06/2005 10:28:29 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 493+ views
    AP ^ | 12/6/5
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - Henry Hill, the former mobster immortalized in "Goodfellas," was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail for threatening his wife and another man last summer. The judge ordered the sentence to be served concurrently with a six-month term Hill is already serving for attempted methamphetamine possession. Hill pleaded no contest to making terroristic threats. Hill, portrayed by Ray Liotta in the 1990 mob movie, was also given credit for time served after Hill's wife and the other victim wrote letters on his behalf. The victims told the judge they didn't want Hill to receive additional jail...
  • Call for Public Health Campaign on Cannabis

    09/28/2005 1:50:35 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 77 replies · 856+ views
    RxPG News (news channels for medical professionals) ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | By Rethink, The mental healthy charity
    “Cannabis is still seen as a risk-free drug despite mounting evidence that it can lead to serious mental health problems, particularly amongst young teenagers, people with a family history of severe mental illness and in long-term users.” The charity called for the money to be spent on a massive public education campaign to inform users and potential users of the well-founded mental health dangers of using cannabis at a young age and over a long period of time. Rethink chief executive Cliff Prior told the committee: “Cannabis is still seen as a risk-free drug despite mounting evidence that it can...
  • Cali cartel leader, brother reportedly offer deal to feds

    01/10/2005 10:16:59 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 315+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | Elaine de la Valle and Jay Weaver
    A Cali cartel leader in detention in Miami and his brother -- who is awaiting extradition to the United States -- are offering federal prosecutors a deal: Leave our relatives alone and we'll plead guilty. In exchange they are also offering new information they claim to have about unsolved murders in Colombia and corrupt judges, lawyers and government officials. The offer was published Sunday in the Colombian magazine Semana. The article -- online at www.semana.com.co -- cited a five-page letter sent Dec. 7 to U.S. Attorney Marcos Jiménez in Miami by an attorney for drug lord Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, who...
  • RS: Bush Like Me - Ten weeks undercover in the grass roots of the Republican Party

    10/13/2004 11:34:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 103 replies · 5,703+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | (Posted Oct 06, 2004) | By MATT TAIBBI
    I never felt any longing to go to Orlando, Florida. What I felt, in traveling south to volunteer for the campaign of George W. Bush, was an obligation. Let me explain by first saying something about the critics of our president. A great many of them like to laugh at George Bush for not reading books and for being uninterested in visiting other countries. But a lot of those same people are guilty of the opposite offense. They prefer to read books and travel abroad rather than actually getting to know their own country face to face. These critics do...
  • TYLER HAMILTON 'B' TEST POSITIVE (Tour of Spain Result, Not Olympic Gold Medal Sample)

    09/23/2004 9:15:06 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 17 replies · 804+ views
    BBC News ^ | 9/23/04
    The Phonak cycling team has revealed that a 'B' sample from Olympic gold medal cycling champion Tyler Hamilton had tested positive.Phonak confirmed the second sample of a test taken during the Tour of Spain had failed doping regulations.The team said it was still waiting for the B sample results from the Olympic Games in Athens, and believed it would be negative. Phonak said it was setting up a scientific panel to investigate the tests and said they would not sack Hamilton until 'clarity' was achieved.Hamilton is the first person to be found to have tested positive for blood doping-when athletes...
  • Marijuana Rights Group Uniting Behind Kerry

    08/24/2004 4:58:02 PM PDT · by dep · 19 replies · 434+ views
    SEATTLE -- More than 150,000 denizens of the Northwest will gather this weekend in a waterfront park for Hempfest, billed as the largest promarijuana gathering in the country, to listen to speeches from the biggest names in the national drug-law reform movement between band sets and bong hits. But this year, attendees will hear an explicitly partisan message, too: Organizers are pushing pot smokers to help elect Senator John F. Kerry president. The size of Hempfest indicates the potential power of the pro-pot vote, particularly in the Northwest, reformers said.
  • (Kerry) Edwards Campaign Worker Arrested

    08/03/2004 3:47:57 PM PDT · by LincolnLover · 68 replies · 3,565+ views
    WAFB-TV (Baton Rouge, La.) ^ | 8/3/2004 | (Wire report)
    Edwards Campaign Worker Arrested An Edwards Campaign worker has been charged by Baton Rouge Police. BRPD charged 33-year- old Tanya Leigh Flores of Alexandria, Va with resisting a police officer, disobeying a police officer, and issued her several parking violations. Police say Flores drove her van into an area reserved for police and news media to unload campaign materials. They say they attempted to get Ms. Flores to move to a different area to unload and she refused numerous times. Then they tell us a Secret Service agent was summoned who, again, asked Ms Flores to move her van, and...
  • Police claim man coughed up cocaine in patrol vehicle

    05/24/2004 11:00:41 AM PDT · by Eldedomuerto · 5 replies · 134+ views
    The Jackson [MI] Citizen Patriot ^ | Monday, May 24, 2004 | Not indicated
    A 21-year-old man arrested on an outstanding warrant coughed up the goods literally early Saturday morning. A Jackson police officer recognized the suspect at a gas station and followed him to the 1300 block of Chittock Street where he was taken into custody. While in the patrol car's back seat, the suspect started to choke. After clearing his throat, the suspect produced a plastic bag containing 32 rocks of suspected crack cocaine, Deputy Chief Matt Heins said. He was lodged at the city police jail. The same man, whose name was not being published pending arraignment, was on parole for...
  • Woman released from life sentence-sentenced to life for getting caught with $40 worth of cocaine

    05/19/2004 4:22:15 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 57 replies · 430+ views
    Woman released from life sentence A woman sentenced to life in prison for getting caught with $40 worth of cocaine is now enjoying her freedom. By Corey Rangel KSNT-TV May 18 A woman sentenced to life in prison for getting caught with $40 worth of cocaine is now enjoying her freedom. Gloria VanWinkle had been in prison for 12 years before a Geary County judge ordered she be released for time already served. Last month, the secretary of corrections had reviewed her case and recommended her sentenced be shortened. The judge agreed and freed her. Since then she's already...
  • Garfunkel Fights Pot Charges

    01/29/2004 7:44:17 AM PST · by Pern · 45 replies · 825+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/29/2004 | AP
    <p>HURLEY, N.Y. — Folk-rock legend Art Garfunkel apparently is contesting a marijuana possession charge he faces in upstate New York.</p> <p>Settling the matter Wednesday could have been as easy as paying a $100 fine, but instead a judge set a Feb. 11 hearing after Garfunkel's attorney Michael Federoff appeared in court.</p>
  • Rush seeks to keep med records private

    12/15/2003 4:53:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies · 340+ views
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rush Limbaugh asked a court Wednesday to hear his claim that investigators violated his privacy by seizing his medical records and asked that the records not be released.</p> <p>The conservative radio host cannot be treated for his medical conditions because the state seized his charts and files last month and intimidated his doctors, the court petition said.</p>
  • Rush Limbaugh deserves prosecution

    12/04/2003 11:04:54 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 114 replies · 505+ views
    Journal Standard ^ | Don Gaines
    What's next? Many captains of industry and managers of most mutual funds seem to be crooks. Now we learn that America's premier right wing talk show host is a junky. Rush Limbaugh is back from five weeks in detox doing business at the same old stand: spewing bile and defaming liberals and Democrats 15 hours a week. The interesting thing about this episode is that Rush sounds no different now than he did before detox, when he was high as a kite most of the time. Maybe drugs aren't so bad after all. It would be ironic indeed if Rush...
  • Florida State Attorney Persecuting Rush Limbaugh is Democrat--Liberal Media Not Telling.

    12/05/2003 1:42:39 AM PST · by j.cam · 155 replies · 465+ views
    JosephCamhi
    Funny how the partisan Democratic, liberal journalists in the AP and the rest of the liberal media are not pointing out that the man who is going after Rush Limbaugh, Barry Krischer, the Florida State Attorney of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (which includes Palm Beach County), is a Democrat. The liberal media are letting people assume that because the Florida Attorney General, Charlie Crist, is a Republican, and because Governor Jeb Bush is a Republican, the Florida State Attorney for Palm Beach, who is going after Limbaugh, is also a Republican. We saw the liberal media do the same thing...