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Rep. Steve Cohen, to the FBI Director, on Pot: Show Me the Bodies!

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This must be my brain on drugs, because I'm pretty sure the following video shows a member of Congress dismantling FBI Director Robert Mueller over the Drug War, and particularly the bogus criminalization of marijuana.

Link via Tony Pierce. I offered some optimism about pot legalization in this month's issue of the mag.

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  1. I especially liked his answer to the “gateway drug” theory.

    “kids probably started off with milk and then went to beer, and then to bourbon and then maybe marijuana….the gateway theory doesn’t work”

    I love the mix of mockery/condescension and absolute confidence in idiocy of the gateway theory.

  2. WASHINGTON-A shocking report released by the U.S. Department of Education this week revealed that a growing number of the nation’s educators struggle on a daily basis with some form of teaching disability.

    The study, which surveyed 2,500 elementary and high school level instructors across the country, found that nearly one out of every five exhibited behaviors typically associated with a teaching impairment. Among them: trouble paying attention in school, lack of interest or motivation during class, and severe emotional issues.

    More at:

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/report_increasing_number_of?utm_source=a-section

  3. “I love the mix of mockery/condescension and absolute confidence in idiocy of the gateway theory.”

    This.

  4. “I love the mix of mockery/condescension and absolute confidence in idiocy of the gateway theory.”

    This.

    Christ, that has got to stop. Soooo annoying. What does “this” in that context even mean anyway? Good gravy.

  5. Christ, that has got to stop. Soooo annoying. What does “this” in that context even mean anyway? Good gravy.

    QFT

  6. Is there any way we could get at least a partial transcript of this? I can’t youtube at work and when I get home I have stuff to do. Sounds like good stuff, though.

  7. Yeah, well I hope I live to see marijuana legalized, but I ain’t holdn’ my breath.

  8. Legalize it. Treat it like alcohol plain and simple.

    I’m so sick of the Gateway Drug Argument. Alcohol is the ULTIMATE GATEWAY DRUG. It’s probably 90% of people’s first buzz. And if they like it, the want more. None of my successful friends that smoke got into heavy drugs like coke.

    Once it’s legal it will be exciting for the first 3 months. After that, the people who smoke now, will probably smoke the same amount. And the people who won’t, simply won’t. Not much will change.

    And if treated like alcohol. Kids will have as much access to it as a 6 pack of beer.

    So legalize it. And to the folks that say NO and that have never done it, what right do they have to judge it?

  9. Christ, that has got to stop. Soooo annoying. What does “this” in that context even mean anyway? Good gravy.

    This.

  10. Oh, but wait. The Christian Science Monitor editors are suggesting that marijuana is so bad, comparing it to such horrors as alcohol and cigarettes which the government hasn’t been able to control, that we MUST stop this legalization mumbo jumbo. Not once, of course, did personal freedom ever get a mention.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20090522/cm_csm/emarijuana

  11. Yo, fuck Xeones :P. I think that you would defeat a Star Trek computer with that logic loop, X.

  12. Once it’s legal it will be exciting for the first 3 months. After that, the people who smoke now, will probably smoke the same amount. And the people who won’t, simply won’t. Not much will change.

    Oh, but much will change, as the prison/industrial complex loses a major product line. And parents lose one more excuse for not doing their fucking jobs.

  13. The ability to appreciate and explore paradox is part of the essential nature of humanity, AO.

  14. Wow, I had no idea that signalling agreement with “this” was such a sore spot for everyone. I’ll refrain in the future.

  15. Nick,

    that CSM article was horseshit but they did get one thing right. I don’t think the violence will diminish at the border with just marijuana legalization. We’d have to legalize all drugs but unfortunately that won’t happen anytime soon.

    thanks for the read, though!

  16. It’s probably 90% of people’s first buzz.

    Sorry, but this is wrong.

    100% of people’s first buzz was twirling around and around until you fell over dizzy. This is the first time you learn to deliberately alter your consciousness. Twirling: The Gateway Drug.

    You will never stamp out the human desire to alter consciousness on occasion. Drugs are a potent tool to do this and all attempts to curb them will fail. It’s as foolish as trying to eliminate sex. As The Shakers how that turned out for them.

  17. “Wow, I had no idea that signalling agreement with “this” was such a sore spot for everyone. I’ll refrain in the future.”

    This.

  18. Jonas, it’s probably only a sore spot for the douchey type of person who criticizes other people’s comment style. And, for that it should be done often.

  19. Jonas,

    Huh? You discovered it annoys other people and you are choosing to refrain?

    You arent enough of a fucking asshole to hang out here. 🙂

  20. Jonas, it’s probably only a sore spot for the douchey type of person who criticizes other people’s comment style. And, for that it should be done often.

    This.

  21. You arent enough of a fucking asshole to hang out here. 🙂

    this

  22. Twirling: The Gateway Drug

    As a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball, but tonight I say, we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!

  23. This.

    Word.

  24. LOL

    Fuck that. Marijuana legalization and thread comment standardization and normalcy are serious business! So says the Christian Science Monitor.

  25. LOL

    That.

  26. Yo, fuck this.

  27. Yo, fuck this.

    I concur.

  28. Why ‘this’? Is it to save time because “I agree” requires three more keystrokes? Then why no “yep”? 25% reduction in effort right there! Let’s see if we can get it down to one letter, or heck, better yet, just quote the statement just leave it at that!

    What a horrible thread derail this has turned into. What a sorry state of affairs we find ourselves in that we’re debating net-speak…

  29. What a horrible thread derail this has turned into. What a sorry state of affairs we find ourselves in that we’re debating net-speak…

    T

  30. “What a horrible thread derail this has turned into. What a sorry state of affairs we find ourselves in that we’re debating net-speak…”

    Ditto

  31. I blame marijuana for this thread.

  32. Just last night, my 2 year-old son was spinning and lalalalalaaaaa-ing round the bathroom, naked as the day he was born.

    First the breastmilk, with which I frequently made my son Milk Drunk.

    Now with the spinning…

    Clearly methamphetamine is next, and it’ll all be my fault.

  33. “This” is the secular alternative to “Amen”.

  34. Let’s see if we can get it down to one letter,

    k

  35. Every additional character that we write is actually increasing our carbon footprint.

    I hope that the new net czar will implement federal netiquette laws that will take care of all the aholes out there writing stupid stuff like “this”.

  36. The issue is picking up speed, and it almost seems from all areas. We just may live to see that day that weed is legalized…

  37. We just may live to see that day that weed is legalized…

    Perhaps Obama’s successor will sign the bill. Legalization, you may recall, isn’t even in Obama’s telempropter vocabulary.

    Perhaps if the issue was fronted by a Latina with a history of identity politics. . . . who was also a union official. . . .

    A guy can dream, can’t he?

  38. This is the director of the FBI?

    I wouldn’t put him in charge of a paper bag. What a complete retard.

  39. Man please, I see too Many people daily smoking their lights out… Trying to escape all the wrong decision they have being making all their lives. Dam drugs, get in shape, love your body. Marijuana, leaves a fungus on the brain. If you ever worked with a smoker, why they can’t remember nothing.

  40. Leon,

    Seriously, i think you are growing fungus on your brain, stop smoking your sweaty socks…

  41. If you ever worked with a smoker, why they can’t remember nothing.

    They remembered to come to work, didn’t they?

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