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June 2007



Images of drugs can be political speech

False witness against legalizers

Scott Morgan and Allan Erickson have already addressed this, but I wanted to comment as well. In this post by Clara Jeffery at (which has some good points), there is a really uncalled for remark:

As in so many things these days, one wishes for something approximating independent analysis. I don’t trust the government’s […]

Fun with the Lord’s Bong Hits

“bullet” First: Bong Hits 4 Jesus – the game. The trick here is to guess not which ones you should suspend a student for, but which ones you are allowed to suspend a student for/censor, based on the recent Supreme Court decision. Can you get a perfect 23/23 score? (How many times does it take […]

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Democratic candidates touch on the drug war

I didn’t watch this round of debates – Democratic candidates dealing with minority issues: U.S. Senator Joe Biden, U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, former U.S. Senator John Edwards, former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich, U.S. Senator Barack Obama and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. But from the brief recaps […]

Why aren’t you in jail yet?

The United States has 5% of the world’s population…

… but 25% of the world’s prison population.

We lead the entire world in incarceration rates.

We even lead the world in actual numbers of those imprisoned

So…, and I’m just asking here…, with all these people in jail, how did we manage to […]

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Daily Show

Jon Stewart, showing the banner Joseph Frederick held up on that snowy day at the Olympic torch relay, along with video of the large Olympic torch…

“If Jesus had a bong, that is totally the lighter that He’d use.”