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February 2006
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Walter Cronkite sullied by an earthworm

I posted an excellent letter from Walter Cronkite that meant a lot to me, and several of you expressed similar feelings. After all, who could object to the common sense expressions of one of the top journalists of our time? Wait for it… Yesterday, on Bill O’Reilly’s show:

O’REILLY: Time now for “The Most Ridiculous […]

Police unsuccessfully attempt to turn man into bong

Via TalkLeft.
It seems the police set a guy’s head on fire in an effort to get him to spit out marijuana he was trying to swallow.

A man whose head caught fire when police simultaneously zapped him with pepper spray and a Taser gun during his arrest last summer faces prison time after being sentenced on a drug charge in the same incident.

The judge sentenced the flambed man to 14 months and 12 days in prison.

Walters’ turns facts upside down

Our Drug Czar is known for asserting the complete opposite of the truth (like when he blamed drug users for damaging the environment in Colombia, while calling for increased spraying of toxic chemicals). Here, he does it again when referring to drug use.

“It breaks up families; it destroys learning, memory, retention, self-discipline; it is […]