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Boardwalk Empire

In less than two hours, liquor will be declared illegal by decree of the distinguished gentlemen of our nation’s Congress. [raises glass] To those beautiful ignorant bastards!” (“hear, hear!”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KfUNiFlo4c

Via Radley, and yes, I may need to fire up my DVR as well.

(I am constantly amazed by the fact that some people seem to have a hard time relating drug prohibition with the earlier one in terms of its destruction and corruption… It’s so incredibly obvious! )

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12 comments to Boardwalk Empire

  • Tim

    I am constantly amazed by the fact that some people seem to have a hard time relating drug prohibition with the earlier one

    But… it’s….DRUGS!!!

    (Sorry, that’s the best answer I could come up with, and it’s one I’m used to hearing.)

  • Maria

    O.o Looks interesting! Like I said over at tA, gotta love a good Buscemi vehicle.

    Usually when someone gives me a “but drugs are drugs!” type line I find it fun to ask them exactly why Alcohol isn’t a drug. I mean, you know the conversation’s not going anywhere intelligent at that point you might as well have fun with the bumbling.

  • claygooding

    The obvious answer to getting the DEA and ONDCP’s bureaucratic empire on board with ending prohibition is for someone to guarantee their budgets after prohibition ends.

  • kaptinemo

    We all know the answer.

    Alcohol drinker, riding the moral high horse: “I don’t do drugs!”

    Reformer: “Then what’s in that bottle in your hand?”

    Alcohol drinker: “Huh?”

    Reformer: “Alcohol’s a drug,friend. A D-R-U-G”.

    Alcohol drinker, red-faced from being called on hypocrisy as well as booze: “I AM NOT A DRUG USER! I’M NOT, I’M NOT, I’M NOT!”

    And, yes, it’s that childish. And that simplistic. And that stupid. But it was Frank Zappa who said:

    “Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”

    Maintaining drug prohibition in the face of all the evidence of its’ failure is stupidity raised to the nth power. Poor ol’ Frank’s ghost must be shaking his head in rueful vindication.

  • Malcolm Kyle

    ‘Munchies Tip of the Week’: Wholemeal Sour Dough Bread saturated in Hemp Oil swilled down with half a liter of Ukrainian beer.

  • trust your mechanic

    Drugs are bad except for cigarette ads, beer & liquor ads and all those drug ads on teevee. Please see your dealer if your high lasts for more than four hours in order to reup (sorry viagra).

  • Just me.

    Stupitity? No…they know what they are doing…how else could banks launder so much money and get away with it?

    On a side not: The SEC finds two investors 650k on a 14mil insider trading. No jail time,nothing. How bout tax evasion on that ? Martha stewart got fined and jail time, hell we go to jail for the smallest things.

    These bastards running this country are crooks……..Protecting their own…..the drug war is just part of that….not a separate thing.

  • ezrydn

    Consider, for a moment, how many people will view this series and NEVER make the connection. That’s what’s sad.

  • CJ

    Someone needs to set up a website called beautifulignorantbastards.com. It could have a “BIB of the week” feature. It could sell T-shirts: “Thanks for your support, BIBs. Love, drug cartels.”

  • BruceM

    “But drugs are different!”

    *sigh*

  • BruceM

    Claygooding: even if you could guarantee their budgets, their shiny little badges wouldn’t give them the power they get off on and love to abuse. For a lot of them the power is more important than the money.

  • Remember what species you were born into. Anyway, modern-day prohibition only affects dark-skinned minorities, right? Differential sympathy. Watch the carnage in Juarez:
    http://groups.google.com/group/frontera-list