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  • (June 9, 2016) Johnson Rising! Libertarian Party Candidate Hits 12 Percent in New Fox Poll

    06/14/2016 9:24:28 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 53 replies
    Reason ^ | |June 9, 2016 | Brian Doherty
    The Libertarian Party's presidential candidate Gary Johnson has long insisted that the presidential debates are key to his ticket's success. And getting into the debates, through the front door anyway, requires polling at 15 percent in five (as yet unnamed) reputable national polls. He's inching closer to that goal with today's announcement of his highest even national poll total, with 12 percent from Fox. He was only at 10 in their last presidential poll including him in May. Since that poll, Clinton stayed the same against him and Trump with 39 percent, while Trump fell from 42 percent to 36...
  • Gary Johnson Promises He Won’t Smoke Pot in the White House

    06/09/2016 12:17:47 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 34 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 06/08/2016 | Emily Zanotti
    Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is still a relative unknown, but according to the latest polls, he’s drawing double digits against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But while Johnson might be gaining fans because of his position on legalizing marijuana—it’s a key part of his campaign’s platform—he swears that, should he actually win the White House, he would quit smoking pot (at least for his first term)....
  • Watch: Hillary Clinton Has Another Coughing Spell

    05/06/2016 9:54:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies ^ | May 6, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday in California, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton had another coughing episode during her campaign rally.
  • VIDEO: Woman Eats Pizza While Walking Away From Fatal Fort Greene Crash

    12/08/2015 10:59:58 AM PST · by fungoking · 41 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | 12/7/15 | Rachelle Blidner and Aidan Gardiner
    FORT GREENE — Surveillance video appeared to capture a woman calmly munching on a slice of pizza moments after an unlicensed driver hurtled onto a curb and fatally struck a 30-year-old woman Sunday on Fulton Street. In the video, the hungry witness is shown turning to look back at the victim, Victoria Nicodemus, lying beneath the wheels of a Chevrolet, but continuing to walk down the street unfazed after the crash near South Portland Place about 5:26 p.m. Just before walking off screen, the woman lifts her slice and takes a bite while others race to the victim's aid, the...
  • Robert Lewis Dear’s Online Dating Profile & Rants (Pothead)

    11/30/2015 9:23:43 AM PST · by DCdude · 42 replies ^ | 11/30/2015 | Tom Cleary
    Dear wrote that “herb” was created by God, so man’s laws against the drug are against God. He also ranted against women, posting, “god made the woman out of the mans side sorry but womans lib cant change it.”
  • Brian Howard of Naperville charged with starting fire at FAA facility in Aurora

    09/27/2014 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 61 replies
    ABC7Chicago ^ | 9/26/2014 | Staff
    Brian Howard, 36, of Naperville has been charged with one felony count of Destruction of Aircraft or Aircraft Facilities after he allegedly set a fire in the basement of an Aurora FAA facility, cut the feeds to the radar and damaged the communications system, forcing a ground stop at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports, the FBI says. Investigators say Howard managed to do extensive damage to the host computer, as well as the lines to radar in the facility. The Air Route Control Center monitors high altitude aircraft before landing in Chicago or flying through the area.
  • County investigation: Michael Brown was shot from the front, had marijuana in his system

    08/18/2014 2:07:26 PM PDT · by madameguinot · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2014 | Thibodeaux et al
    <p>In addition, Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, according to this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.</p>
  • County investigation: Michael Brown was shot from the front, had marijuana in his system

    08/18/2014 9:54:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 94 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2013 | y Mark Berman, Emily Wax-Thibodeaux and Wesley Lowery
    Michael Brown was shot in the head and chest multiple times, according to Mary Case, the St. Louis County medical examiner. While Case declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation into Brown’s death, another person familiar with the county’s investigation told The Washington Post that Brown had between six and eight gunshot wounds and was shot from the front. In addition, Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, according to this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation. The...
  • Woman Calls Police to Complain About Bad Pot

    04/07/2014 10:24:18 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 19 replies
    NBC-DFW ^ | 4-7-14 | AP story
    Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer. Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper said Monday that an officer went to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton to hear her complaint that the dealer refused to return her money after she objected that the drug was substandard.
  • BEWARE: No-Knock SWAT Attacks

    03/24/2014 7:43:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies ^ | March 24, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Gun owners beware. Squirt gun owners, that includes you. If a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team SUSPECTS you of crime, you may receive a late-night visit from an armed SWAT team. That’s right, an armed and militant SWAT team could trot right through your front door as you slumber this summer. No-knock warrants are increasingly used by military-style police units, like SWAT teams for drug raids. Unfortunately, SWAT teams can obtain these warrants too easily from judges and consequently do not always perform sufficient due diligence. As a result, tens of thousands of decent, law-abiding American citizens are surprised...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Willie Nelson on same-sex marriage

    01/30/2014 4:10:37 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies ^ | March 28, 2013 | Willie Nelson
    “I’D NEVER MARRY A GUY I DIDN’T LIKE,” SAYS THE MAN WHO ONCE COVERED “COWBOYS ARE FREQUENTLY, SECRETLY FOND OF EACH OTHER.” Willie Nelson loves love. “Love is what I live on. Love is what keeps me going,” he wrote in his 2006 book The Tao Of Willie. And Wednesday night, in an interview in Austin on his tour bus, Willie said he believes love doesn’t discriminate, “and it shouldn’t be discriminated against.”
  • Obama says marijuana 'no more dangerous than alcohol'

    01/19/2014 10:49:34 AM PST · by Innovative · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 19, 2014 | Kevin Liptak
    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...
  • Obama: Marijuana 'not very different' from cigarettes

    01/19/2014 11:07:30 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama in an interview released Sunday said that using marijuana was not that different from smoking cigarettes nor any more dangerous than drinking alcohol. “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,” Obama said as part of an extensive profile published by the New Yorker on Sunday. “I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
  • Pothead Tried to Shoot Obama

    05/02/2013 4:56:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/2/13 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Idaho man charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting at the White House practiced with his weapon for six months and may have been upset about the country’s marijuana policy, prosecutors said in a newly filed court document. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez is currently awaiting trial for the 2011 shooting, which didn’t injure anyone but left more than five bullet marks on the executive mansion. Prosecutors filed a 14-page court document Tuesday that adds additional detail about Ortega-Hernandez, who allegedly shot at the White House the night of Nov. 11 while the president and...
  • The Smoke Has Cleared For Pot Reform

    04/20/2013 2:13:40 PM PDT · by nickbeckusa · 42 replies
    The Memo-Beacon of Public Policy ^ | April 20, 2013 | Melvin Davila-Martinez
    Lax marijuana laws may soon become a reality in the United States. ... National support is rising for this cause.[5] Cohen’s proposal comes as a bipartisan coalition of House representatives have sponsored the Respect Marijuana Laws Act.[6] It would exempt businesses that comply with state marijuana laws from federal prosecution.[7] Moreover, Kentucky senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul recently supported the passage of a regulatory framework allowing industrial hemp in their state.[8][9] McConnell is a figurehead for the GOP establishment. Paul represents the rising libertarian caucus. Ergo, the Republican Party may soon change its position on pot.
  • Failed Establishment Narrative

    04/20/2013 2:13:40 PM PDT · by LibertyByLogic
    New Media Central ^ | 4/20/13 | New Media Central
    Lax marijuana laws may soon become a reality in the United States. ... National support is rising for this cause.[5] Cohen’s proposal comes as a bipartisan coalition of House representatives have sponsored the Respect Marijuana Laws Act.[6] It would exempt businesses that comply with state marijuana laws from federal prosecution.[7] Moreover, Kentucky senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul recently supported the passage of a regulatory framework allowing industrial hemp in their state.[8][9] McConnell is a figurehead for the GOP establishment. Paul represents the rising libertarian caucus. Ergo, the Republican Party may soon change its position on pot.
  • Mendocino County Counsel cited for pot, concealed gun

    07/06/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    Ukia Daily Journal ^ | 3 July 2012 | TIFFANY REVELLE
    Doug Losak, the man just recently appointed as the acting head of Mendocino County's legal department, was pulled over early this morning and cited for allegedly having a concealed gun and marijuana in his vehicle, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. Deputies stopped Losak on Highway 101 at Lake Mendocino Drive at about 2 a.m. for allegedly speeding and having a faulty license plate light, according to MCSO spokesman Capt. Kurt Smallcomb. The deputies smelled marijuana and searched the vehicle, finding a pistol in a locked firearm box under the driver's seat, ammunition in a magazine in the glove...
  • 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...
  • A User's Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama

    05/25/2012 2:15:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 25, 2012 | Gavon Lessing
    Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story dealing with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles. He inhaled. A lot.
  • Sebastopol's anti-smoking law doesn't apply to medical marijuana (Calif Liberal Lunacy on Display)

    11/05/2011 4:19:03 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 14 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 2 November 2011 | Bob Norberg
    Users of medical marijuana have been exempted from a smoking ban that Sebastopol has imposed on apartment dwellers. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an amendment to its July anti-smoking ordinance that removes medical marijuana from the definition of smoking. The anti-smoking ordinance, aimed at second-hand smoke, requires apartment owners to write no-smoking restrictions into all new leases and imposes a smoking ban on other renters within 14 months. A similar ban for apartment dwellers has been enacted by Sonoma County supervisors and proposed for Santa Rosa. Sebastopol already prohibits smoking in work places, bars and restaurants, retail stores...
  • Herman Cain would loosen federal marijuana restrictions

    11/16/2011 12:53:06 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 123 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/16/2011 | Chris Moody
    At a campaign stop in Urbandale, Iowa, Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said he supports letting states establish their own laws regarding medical marijuana. "If states want to legalize medical marijuana, I think that's a state's right," Cain said, according to NBC News. "Because one of my overriding approaches to looking at all of these issue --most of them belong at the state, because when you do something federally . . . you try to force one-size-fits-all." The federal government restricts consumption of marijuana under current law, but 16 states and the District of Columbia have passed measures to...
  • Union Workers Making Body Armor Caught On Camera Smoking Weed (Insane Video)

    11/28/2011 8:24:36 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | November 28, 2011 | Staff
    <p>Several employees at a plant in Detroit called Tower Defense and Aerospace were caught drinking booze and smoking marijuana during their afternoon break for lunch.</p> <p>Tower Defense and Aerospace makes armored parts for U.S. military trucks and planes. According to the WJBK-TV report the plant makes "parts for Humvees and Stryker combat vehicles destined for Afgahnistan and Iraq.</p>
  • Obama’s foolish war on marijuana (Obama Regime Doing Bidding of Mexican Drug Cartels?)

    12/09/2011 6:35:47 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 1, 2011 | Kristin Davis
    When it comes to the subject of marijuana, Barack Obama appears to talk out of both sides of his mouth. As a candidate, Obama intimated that he would respect state laws regarding medicinal marijuana and would not prosecute medicinal marijuana sales and use in states where it is legal. “It’s not a good use of our resources,” he said at the time. When Obama took office, the Justice Department released a memo that seemed to confirm that position. But in the years since Obama’s inauguration, his administration has shifted course. Now, Attorney General Eric Holder is vigorously prosecuting medicinal marijuana...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-10-11 (DUmmies Upset Over Federal Crackdown On Legal Marijuana)

    12/10/2011 7:21:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 10, 2011 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Question: Which president's administration has done more to attack legal medicinal marijuana? The EVIL George Bush or the Beloved Barack Obama? Guess what? Even though the Bush Administration wasn't too keen on legalized medicinal marijuana, they pretty much left it alone. Meanwhile the Obama Regime is actively attempting to drive the current medical marijuana dispensaries OUT of business via the IRS declaring that such businesses can NOT declare deductions for their business expenses. This means if such a dispensary has a gross income of a million dollars and expenses of $900,000 they would be taxed on the full million,...
  • Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana set to close Dispensaries (Suckers Believed Obama Promises)

    12/10/2011 3:34:45 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Cal Pot News ^ | December 9, 2011
    The Obama administration’s statewide crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries has landed a one-two punch in Marin County.The Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, the state’s oldest dispensary, has posted a sign at its 6 School St. storefront office in Fairfax announcing that the dispensary will shut down at 9 p.m. Dec. 17. And Medi-Cone, a medical marijiuana collective that was cultivating, harvesting and packaging medical marijuana for several Bay Area dispensaries in West Marin, ceased operations this week due to increased scrutiny by authorities.Lynnette Shaw, the Alliance’s founder and operator, declined to comment on the advice of her attorney, Richard Halstead...
  • Ron Paul: Legalizing Marijuana Is a State's Constitutional Right

    12/14/2011 3:36:46 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 173 replies · 2+ views ^ | May 19, 2009 | Dennis DiClaudio
    Ron Paul: Legalizing Marijuana Is a State's Constitutional Right Ron Paul recently told all 23 members of Air America's listening audience that he is strongly in support of state sovereignty concerning the legalization of the sticky icky pot weed… He said that he believes that the U.S. Constitution gives the fifty states the right to legalize hemp production or marijuana. He said the issue was a matter of personal liberty but added that drug users should not be entitled to government-funded treatment if they abuse legalized drugs. Not in a free market America, they shouldn't. That would make them...
  • Was Barack Obama smart enough to make it as an Air Force pilot?

    08/31/2011 9:02:33 AM PDT · by opentalk · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 31, 2011 | Douglas MacKinnon
    In their quest to widen the low-road and increase its rider-ship, the liberal Washington, D.C-based Politico just offered up this hackneyed but oh so predictable headline: “Is Rick Perry Dumb?” Really? While it’s no surprise to conservatives and independents that the liberal mainstream media would pull out the old “attack Ronald Reagan” hand-book, dust it off, and use its previously discredited assaults to go after the surging Perry, a better question to be asked is: “What are they all so afraid of?” First of all, something which must be highlighted and stressed by all who care about fairness and accuracy...
  • Could Shakespeare's Bones Tell Us if He Smoked Pot?

    07/09/2011 2:03:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Article: C6/27/2011 | Stephanie Pappas
    A South African anthropologist has asked permission to open the graves of William Shakespeare and his family to determine, among other things, what killed the Bard and whether his poems and plays may have been composed under the influence of marijuana. But while Shakespeare's skeleton could reveal clues about his health and death, the question of the man's drug use depends on the presence of hair, fingernails or toenails in the grave, said Francis Thackeray, the director of the Institute for Human Evolution at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, who floated the proposal to the Church of England. Thackeray...
  • Ron Paul Has Better Chance This Time Around

    04/27/2011 5:34:00 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Brian Koenig ^ | 4/27/11 | Brian Koenig
    In an effort to tap the tea party voter base, Ron Paul announced Tuesday that he will be forming a presidential exploratory committee, offering up a second chance at the Republican presidential bid. Congressman Paul formed a sort of "cult" following during the 2008 election, raising more than $35 million but falling short of wooing any caucasus or primaries. But Paul claims the country has changed since 2008, with "literally millions of more people now concerned about things I talked about four years ago." This may be true, and so far Paul's views on high government spending and the Federal...
  • The Obama Administration has entered into direct, secret talks with senior Afghan Taliban leaders

    02/19/2011 9:12:46 AM PST · by library user · 54 replies
    The New Yorker | Feb. 28, 2011 | by Steve Coll
    Per FR policy, I can only link to this New Yorker article. FULL STORYCheck out the third paragraph.
  • Police: Farmington Man Called 911 with Question About Growing Marijuana

    02/05/2011 11:36:11 AM PST · by FourPeas · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 4 Feb 2011 | HILDA MUŃOZ
    An aspiring marijuana grower was arrested Thursday after calling 911 to ask how much trouble he could get into for cultivating the plant, police said. Dispatchers traced the call to 192 Waterville Road, the home of Robert J. Michelson. He told narcotics officers who visited his home that he had spent a lot of money online buying everything he needed to grow marijuana. He had one small plant at home, along with seeds and equipment for growing, police said. Michelson also had drug paraphernalia for personal use. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession...
  • Cannabis fed to ducks by French farmer for 'deworming'

    11/19/2010 2:35:50 PM PST · by decimon · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | November 19, 2010 | Unknown
    > Mr Rouyer said there was "no better worming substance" for ducks and that his flock was in excellent health. A police spokesman said it was the first time they had heard such a claim. Mr Rouyer, who lives in the village of Gripperie-Saint-Symphorien on France's Atlantic coast, did also admit to smoking some of the marijuana.
  • Will the Pothead Lobby Be Victorious in CA on Tuesday?

    11/01/2010 4:52:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 1, 2010 | Jack Dunphy
    Prop 19 would decriminalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. But anyone with a little cash and a little creativity can already enjoy the protections afforded by the medical marijuana charade. The great thing about marijuana, itÂ’s most devoted advocates will tell you, is that itÂ’s not addictive. So itÂ’s no big deal if you smoke it every day.ThatÂ’s what a lot of Californians will be doing if Proposition 19 passes on Tuesday, probably even more than are doing so now. And letÂ’s face it, a whole lot of them are already getting a...
  • 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...
  • Man Arrested After Putting Pot in Courthouse Security Tray

    06/06/2010 11:38:16 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 327+ views ^ | June 4, 2010 | Gan Matthews
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man was arrested after placing pot in the security tray at a courthouse checkpoint. Cleveland County Deputies Steve Lucas and Jacob Wheeler said when Vaughn Ray Jones Jr. first went through the courthouse security checkpoint on Tuesday he put his belongings in a tray, including a bag of marijuana. When the deputies tried to arrest the 28-year-old, he ran off and got away. But on Wednesday, Jones returned at almost the same time to the checkpoint. This time Jones was wearing a hat in an apparent attempt at disguise. Deputies handcuffed Jones and took him into...
  • 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.
  • Fox News: Pentagon on Lockdown; Shooting at Pentagon Metro Station

    03/04/2010 4:17:20 PM PST · by kristinn · 602 replies · 25,060+ views
    Thursday, March 4, 2010
    Nothing on the wires yet. No more news given than what I put in the headline.
  • Visit to Gibson Island in Second Life and me playing a guitar at a building area.

    10/01/2009 2:44:26 PM PDT · by axlebookmite · 89 replies · 1,756+ views
    Second Life ^ | 10/01/09 | Axlebookmite
    Me in the Gibson trolley at Gibson Island. Me at the landing point Me playing with a guitar i got.
  • Wow: It’s time to legalize drugs, says … Tom Tancredo?

    05/22/2009 7:47:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 82 replies · 1,439+ views
    Hotair ^ | 5/22/09 | Allah Pundit
    Via the Cato Institute, a shocker that shouldn’t feel as shocking as it does. Because Tanc’s top priority has always been the border, it stands to reason he’d be willing to take bold measures to strengthen it. De-fanging Mexico’s narco-cartels by yanking their black market out from under them would go a long way towards making it safer, albeit not necessarily more secure. Even so, this is Sir Tancelot we’re talking about — staunch supporter of the war on terror, stalwart social con, and of course crusading anti-amnesty advocate. Watching him embrace one of the left’s pet social issues isn’t...
  • Actor Kal Penn ("Kumar") joins White House team to connect with Hollywood

    04/07/2009 12:19:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 2,627+ views
    The White House has hired actor Kal Penn as a liaison between President Barack Obama's administration and Hollywood. White House spokesman Shin Inouye said Tuesday that the actor who has a recurring role on Fox's TV show "House" and has starred in several movies would join the staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison. His role will be to connect Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, as well as arts and entertainment groups. Penn starred as Kumar in the movie, "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay."
  • One-legged man left to roam free after blundering security firm fit tracking tag to his FALSE leg

    02/13/2009 2:34:16 PM PST · by posterchild · 22 replies · 545+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Feb 13, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An investigation has been launched after a man convicted of possessing cannabis was fitted with a tracking device attached to his false leg. Bret Ravenhill, who lost his limb in a motorbike accident in 2003, said a security worker failed to spot his left leg was made of metal and detachable when they attached the tag. The forklift driver, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said the woman who came to fit the tag on his leg didn't bother to turn his trouser leg when his tag was fitted. Ravenhill was forced to wear the tag after being given probation by a...
  • USA Swimming suspends Phelps for 3 months

    02/05/2009 5:44:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies · 1,723+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 5, 2009
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Michael Phelps has been suspended from competition for three months by USA Swimming, the latest fallout from a photo that showed the Olympic great inhaling from a marijuana pipe.
  • Phelps selected USOC sportsman of the year

    01/31/2009 3:24:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 685+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/09 | AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP)—Another award for Michael Phelps: The record-setting swimmer was chosen the U.S. Olympic Committee’s sportsman of the year on Thursday. All-around gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin and swimmer Natalie Coughlin, who won six medals in Beijing, tied in voting for sportswoman of the year. Erin Popovich was selected paralympian of the year and the U.S. men’s volleyball team, which won a gold medal in the aftermath of the attack and killing of coach Hugh McCutcheon’s father-in-law, was team of the year.
  • McCain lawyer asks why New York Times has not looked for Obama's drug dealer

    10/18/2008 1:07:33 PM PDT · by Kukai · 40 replies · 2,135+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 18, 2008 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON--The McCain campaign unleashed a furious attack on the New York Times for digging into the background of Cindy McCain--as her attorney asserted the paper is not looking deeply at Barack and Michelle Obama. Her attorney wrote a stinging letter to the managing editor of the New York Times about how the piece was prepared--claiming a reporter contacted a teen on her Face Book page to get some leads. In the letter released by the McCain campaign, attorney John Dowd notes that Cindy McCain's battles with drugs and the management of her charitable life have been long reported and then...
  • Don't arrest, invest

    What ending the War on Drugs can buy.
  • Next president might be gentler on pot clubs

    05/12/2008 4:43:29 AM PDT · by Aristotelian · 91 replies · 58+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2008 | Bob Egelko
    Ever since California voters became the first in the nation to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, the state has faced unyielding opposition from the federal government, which insists it has the power to prohibit a drug it considers useless and dangerous. That could all change with the next presidential election. As the candidates prepare for a May 20 primary in Oregon, one of 12 states with a California-style law, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois has become an increasingly firm advocate of ending federal intervention and letting states make their own rules when it comes to medical marijuana. His Democratic rival,...
  • The Sad Spectacle of Dee Dee Myers

    04/10/2008 5:58:56 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 114 replies · 2,307+ views
    Renew America ^ | April 10, 2008 | Carey Roberts
    Dee Dee Myers has just come out with her amusing tale, Why Women Should Rule the World. You may recall Mrs. Myers was the first female White House press secretary, appointed during the first two tumultuous years of the Clinton administration. Simply put, Myers is a female supremacist. "Women tend to be better communicators, better listeners, better at forming consensus," she argues. That entitles women to run the world because they do everything better than those power-hungry men, Myers believes. As the unsmiling Myers goes about promoting her book, one wonders what led her to pen a tome filled with...
  • LA minister cites religious protection in marijuana defense

    07/25/2007 7:04:48 AM PDT · by GOPmember · 5 replies · 419+ views
    Associated Press / San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/24/2007 | Andrew Glazer
    LOS ANGELES—Marijuana is a religious sacrament and a Hollywood church that burned the drug during services and distributed it to members is protected under federal law, the leader of the congregation argued in a hearing before his drug possession trial Tuesday. The Rev. Craig X Rubin, 41, the leader of the 420 Temple who has appeared in episodes of the Showtime comedy "Weeds," faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of possessing marijuana for sale. < snip > Though ordained in 1990 by the Universal Life Church, police and prosecutors describe Rubin as a drug dealer. < snip...
  • Parents condemn drug culture at top private school after beautiful ...(Harrow murder)

    07/13/2007 9:43:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies · 1,357+ views
    thisislondon ^ | 07/12/07
    'Hugely talented': Lucy Braham pictured at work in her studio when she was still at school The father of a fashion designer hacked to death by her drug-crazed neighbour has condemned Oxford University and Harrow School for failing to tackle his addiction. Old Harrovian William Jaggs, 23, stripped and then stabbed 25-year-old Lucy Braham 66 times at her home after she rejected his gift of a kitten. The two were the children of masters at the public school and had known each other for over 20 years. An Old Bailey judge accepted Jaggs's plea of guilty to manslaughter on...
  • Al Gore's Son Arrested on Drug Suspicion

    07/04/2007 11:58:55 AM PDT · by Palladin · 181 replies · 4,229+ views
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2007 | AP pool
    LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) - Al Gore's son was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana and prescription drugs after deputies pulled him over for speeding, authorities said. Al Gore III, 24, was driving a blue Toyota Prius about 100 mph on the San Diego Freeway when he was pulled over at about 2:15 a.m., Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino said. The deputies said they smelled marijuana and searched the car, Amormino said. They found less than an ounce of marijuana along with Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall, which is used for attention deficit disorder, he said.