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Friday, July 18, 2008

This Week on Drugs

posted by on July 18 at 18:00 PM

Mess in Texas: Prosecutors used seized money to rent a margarita machine.

Blow Up in Oklahoma: Publisher sues sports fan for fabricating story about quarterbacks caught with cocaine.

Ayahuasca: Peruvian government approve tripping for “entering the secrets of the spiritual world.”

California: Prison reform and sentencing measure makes ballot.

Ciao: Point one, Italian Rastas exist. Point two, one had pot charges dropped for religious accommodations.

Auf Wiedersehen: Ketamine comas help cure pain in Germany.

Aloha: State of Hawaii accidentally emails medical-marijuana registry to newspaper.

Loco: McCain spokeswoman babbles incoherently about Obama, drugs, and nuclear facilities.

Obama in his book about his father talked about his use of drugs. And I think it’s disingenuous of people to vote for somebody for President when you won’t allow a drug user in any secure or nuclear facility. Yet we as a nation, are willing to consider making somebody President of the United States I think that speaks very poorly…Bill Clinton said he smoked but he didn’t inhale…But he didn’t come out and flagrantly say he used drugs…and if that’s going to be our standard God helps us in nuclear facilities and secure facilities who have this kind of history … and this nation must be very careful when it lowers the bar on who and what it will accept.

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That was a spokesperson? Dang. Talk about setting the bar low.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | July 18, 2008 6:14 PM

And dubya was arrested for cocaine possesion. The nation has already lowered the bar. At least Obama appears to have a few brain cells left that are rubbing together. That's more than we can say about dubya.

Posted by Hold the W | July 18, 2008 6:38 PM

That is pretty weird, given that W is an admitted former drug addict... I would have thought that pretty much eliminates any potential attacks on Obama about past drug use. But, that would be too logical for the Republicans, I suppose.

Posted by Julie | July 18, 2008 7:36 PM

mccains' campaign people continue to amaze me. unlike reagan's people, they appear to b as fuzzy-headed a their candidate. if he wins, i'm sure of a fix. i want to go on record with this prediction.

Posted by ellarosa | July 18, 2008 8:01 PM

I'm surprised to learn that McCain has never been drunk before in his entire life.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | July 19, 2008 1:04 AM

WTF... She went on to say that *admitting* drug use disqualifies people from becoming president.

So the liars are better, I guess? Wow.

Posted by raisedbywolves | July 19, 2008 4:10 AM

And, you know, I guess having a president who admits to having taken drugs in the past sort of points out the glaring idiocy of the drug war, and we can't have that.

Posted by Gretchen | July 19, 2008 11:27 AM

This reads exactly like those old coots that dream up those chain emails about secret Muslim Obama Osama America hater baby eater.

Posted by The CHZA | July 19, 2008 12:08 PM

How does she feel about the current coke addict/alcoholic that's been in control for the last 8 years.

Stupid cunt.

Posted by monkey | July 19, 2008 2:33 PM

W did not admit it.

The press lets him get away with it.

It's totally fair to bring up that OBama's a past drug user.

And to ask:

if it's okay that you didn't go to jail, why is it okay that all these people are in jail right now for doing blow, too?

as long as you then demand W and all the rest cop to their prior drug use and ask the same questions of them.

Posted by PC | July 19, 2008 3:02 PM

She sounds like someone who really knows what she's talking about when it comes to drug use.

Now, if she'd just pass me a bit of whatever she's been smoking...

Posted by COMTE | July 19, 2008 10:14 PM

Dan Savage advocates for the Iraq War in The Stranger--Oct. 2002

"War may be bad for children and other living things, but there are times when peace is worse for children and other living things, and this is one of those times."

"In the meantime, invading and rebuilding Iraq will not only free the Iraqi people, it will also make the Saudis aware of the consequences they face if they continue to oppress their own people while exporting terrorism and terrorists. The War on Iraq will make it clear to our friends and enemies in the Middle East (and elsewhere) that we mean business: Free your people, reform your societies, liberalize, and democratize... or we're going to come over there, remove you from power, free your people, and reform your societies for ourselves."

Posted by ................... | July 19, 2008 10:20 PM

You all sound like you can read a coherent message in that. I'm impressed.

Posted by hillpagan | July 21, 2008 12:39 PM

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