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He saw The Beach one too many times.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 21, 2008 1:15 PM

That's strange, medical research from around the world disagrees with him.

Maybe he lives in some alternate reality where up is down, $4 million a year salary means you're Middle Class, and we have always been at war with Iraq Iran Iceland and are willing to die in a nuclear holocaust for Georgia (the occupied former Russian state, not the US state).

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 21, 2008 1:17 PM

Every time I read something by you, I wanna ask: "Dude, you holden?"

Posted by Ziggity | August 21, 2008 1:20 PM

William Holden come to the party? You got Holden Caulfield in there? Is Dominic Holden ready for dessert?

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 21, 2008 1:25 PM

I don't know if this is obvious logic. It seems like bad logic:

But more pots bust on public land require even more pot to be grown on public landódemand elicits more supply

Couldn't you use that same argument to oppose busting, well, pretty much anything?

Posted by leek | August 21, 2008 1:27 PM

@ 5) No, the argument of supply and demand applies to drug and alcohol production. Roughly the same number of pot smokers are always going to keep buying pot--there's always a stead demand in the market--so if a field gets torn up or a grower gets busted, someone will take his or her place.

In contrast, there is no consumer market for murder. People aren't walking around hoping to be murdered. Thus, taking a murderer off the street doesn't draw out people from the woodwork to go murder.

Posted by Dominic Holden | August 21, 2008 1:37 PM


We're still waiting for the Stranger's in-depth pro-marijuana story on legalization. it's been many months now and still no sight of it in your pages. Did it get bounced off the budget?

Until then ...keep crowing.

And again, you calling someone else a hack is a bit like Thomas Kincaid criticizing other painters for their lack of originality.

Posted by Jeff | August 21, 2008 1:41 PM

7 - please freshen it up, it's getting boring.

Posted by Liston | August 21, 2008 1:45 PM

@ 7) It has been months... since you started repeating this comment. But we've written those sorts of pieces weeks ago, months ago, and years ago. Here's a feature by Eli about drug legalization. Here's feature by me about drug homicide laws. Plenty more drug articles if you search on Google.

Posted by Dominic Holden | August 21, 2008 1:49 PM

I've never met a Jeff I liked.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 21, 2008 1:52 PM

It's the fucking stupid sheep who believe this crap. That's the problem.

Posted by Vince | August 21, 2008 2:24 PM

There used to be nice hippie growers, but ever since Nancy Reagan's Just Say No crackdown they've mostly been driven out of business by organized crime. Just like alcohol prohibition created Al Capone.

The Drug War mouthpieces never met an effect of their failed policy that couldn't be turned into an argument for pursuing their failed policy more aggressively.

Posted by flamingbanjo | August 21, 2008 2:48 PM

Well, ok, right, anything involving a product. So how about people selling highpowered weapons to drug dealers or something?

Posted by leek | August 21, 2008 3:03 PM

Hey Poe,

I used to feel the same way, but now know two Jeff's that I like very much.

I still haven't met a Derek or a Kevin that didn't invoke a neck hair bristling response of some kind.


Posted by diggum | August 21, 2008 3:03 PM

leek @ 13) Perhaps. The thing to keep in mind is that the drug market specifically is fueled by an unwavering demand. Society has a steady appetite to alter its consciousness, regardless of penalties or price. So, while most product will always have some market--like say, snap-on bracelets--the demand will wane based on outside forces and trends. But some people will always want to get stoned.

Posted by Dominic Holden | August 21, 2008 3:37 PM

dominic, who is his editor? who is his editor's editor? they make the rules he plays by.

Posted by max solomon | August 21, 2008 4:19 PM

Chittim is probably trying to compensate for Rick Steves pro-pot rant on KUOW this morning.

Rick Steves should win a medal, by the way. He makes an incredibly common-sense argument in favor of decriminalization.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | August 21, 2008 4:27 PM

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