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Maher faces off with Patrick Kennedy

Maher Rips Apart Patrick Kennedy’s Anti-Pot Crusade: You Sound Like ‘Nancy Reagan In 1983′

Patrick Kennedy really sounds like he’s been brainwashed in this segment. Seems to me that Maher just gave up at the end, there, because Kennedy was so pathetic-sounding.

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36 comments to Maher faces off with Patrick Kennedy

  • Petes Neighbors Cats

    “RaaaRR!!!”
    Translation;
    “Like Fingernails on a Blackboard! Jeeeez!”

  • kaptinemo

    Like I’ve said, the more the prohibs are backed into a corner, the crazier they’ll sound.

    One complaint: I do wish Maher had asked him who’s funding his efforts. I’ve a sneaking suspicion that we, the taxpayers (who are becoming ever less enamored of the DrugWar as recent polls prove) are the ones footing Kennedy’s bill, courtesy of the ONDCP. That’s just more propagandizing the public under false pretenses, as the GAO had proved the ONDCP had been guilty of before.

    Just as dogs return to their vomit, prohibs can’t help recycling their stale old lies, forgetting that the targeted generation they lied to has grown up hearing those lies and knows them as lies.

    In the end, the prohibs are only embarrassing themselves, as Kennedy did so conveniently. The more face time he – and they – are given, the more face he – and they – loses. They should all quit while they are able.

    • War Vet

      Let’s see if we can get any of these prohibs to set themselves on fire. I’ll pay $500 to see Kevin or the others blow themselves up (as long as they don’t hurt anyone else of course) . . . I’d love to see them shoot themselves or jump off tall buildings . . . If they were real men (or women too -not forgetting Mrs. DEA, Michele) and really cared about keeping drugs illegal, they’ll commit suicide the way our brave Japanese enemy did in WWII (as long as no one else is hurt of course). If Mr. Kennedy was a real man, he’d fall on his sword or hang himself at least. I know I didn’t go to war for his rights –I went to war for all you on the couch and your rights. I went to Iraq that way I can tell those in LE and other prohibs: ‘If you really believe you were right –why didn’t you serve your country?’ No, these prohibs knew that American drug policy enhanced, held up and inflated ‘global drug policy’ . . . they know keeping drugs illegal finances our nation’s enemies . . . that’s why we have more proof calling these prohibs and DOJ officials (a.k.a. ‘enemies of the state’): Radical Muslim Terrorist Sympathizers . . . this is more true than calling any of them, ‘American citizens’.

      One of my CO’s asked me: ‘Why did you sign up?’ I said: ‘so I can have the right to hate my country’ . . . now I know why I really signed up: ‘So I can be righteous in helping all you guys topple this War on Drugs and thus be ready for the next ‘War on Something else’. America is like a video game: many levels and challenges to conquer before we win . . . that Statue of Liberty is the princes we must save from the evil tyrants.

    • Irie

      Realizing I am going out on a limb here, but I don’t think Maher is going to change his mind on the “public health stuff”, even it he does get Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse on the show!!

  • Servetus

    Listening to Patrick Kennedy talk about weed is like listening to Tom Cruise preach about anti-depressants.

    Congressman Kennedy’s facts are beliefs, not facts. He’s the last person in the world likely to pick up an actual scientific study and read it. And he’s wrong about marijuana lowering intelligence. Marijuana doesn’t lower IQs. Congress does.

  • jean valjean

    kennedys long history of brain damage has nothing to do with his principle drug of choice of course, the proven brain cell destroyer alcohol.
    i was interested to hear about mitts investment in the treatment biz. put into perspective his dogmatism when confronted last year by a wheel chair bound mmj patient. when dogma didnt work he just dismissively walked away

  • Duncan20903

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    I was kind of disappointed with Mr. Maher. He let Mr. SAM slide several times when he could have body slammed the stupid jack ass.

  • claygooding

    Would it do any good to petition the FBI to stop the governments banning of marijuana since the National Cancer Institute has recognized that cannabis shrinks tumors and stops cancers from spreading,,isn’t their continued banning of a substance and allowing people to contract and die from cancers a crime?

    At the least it would show that the government is just as corrupt as we think it is.

    • Duncan20903

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      At this point I favor letting Dr. Abrams quietly edit out the misinformation on the NCI website. Do you recall the first time he put up accurate info how it was deleted and the nonsense returned to those pages after it was pointed out by us? In almost any other case I’d favor making a ruckus but I trust Dr. Abrams to do the right thing. Just the fact that he’s quietly gotten the deleted information back up supports that position. He’s talking doctor to doctor, and I fear that all us non-doctors could do is to interrupt the conversation and to delay the realization of the facts by the doctors who he’s trying to inform.

  • War Vet

    The video on your link doesn’t play . . . I tried twice and then just had to find another link to get the video playing . . . maybe it’s just the FED’s messing with my computer.

    I cannot believe people clapped for the drug court bragging. I had roommate who went to drug court and he used to douse himself in lighter fluid and beg me to set him on fire . . . he always went to bed early and woke up early, telling me -‘Old habits are hard to break’ because of what drug court does . . . he acted like he was an old man . . . that being in your late 20’s was way past the age of dating and going to concerts . . . clapping over Drug Court is like clapping because you were successful in getting AIDS over terminal cancer.

    How about this: let’s not advertise pot or alcohol, but just give cold hard facts after study after study . . . I like getting drunk every once in a while, but I don’t need to see a beer commercial and don’t want any of my kids or neighbor’s kids to be exposed to advertising . . . I don’t want them to be exposed to ‘legal’ pot ads either. If you legalized every drug and then hid it out of sight and away from ear by denying advertisement: people for the most part will forget (not think about that is) that coke, smack, Acid, MDMA, beer, Tobacco, meth and pot will exist. I bet fewer people will use crack, meth or heroin if they could pick pot in the long run. Legal Pot will hurt the syringe industry. Legal pot will hurt the rehab industry too.

  • Howard

    Patrick the Imbecile claims that cannabis is “bad” based on facts gleaned from the NIDA? The same NIDA that has admitted to considering funding research only if the applicants seek to prove “bad” things about cannabis? One thing Patrick the Imbecile needs to figure out is that if he points to any government agency for “facts” about cannabis, his ship is sinking before leaving the harbor. Sail on Patrick.

    • Patrick

      glub glub…

    • Patrick Kennedy

      and that’s Patrick the Imbecile, sir, to you sonnyboy.

      • thelbert

        ah, the aristos are ever so charming. even when inebriated.

      • Duncan20903

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        Hi there Patrick! I’m feeling mighty foolish today thanks to you. Thanks to you because until you started regurgitating hysterical rhetoric I hadn’t made the connection between John F. Kennedy and his furthering the proven, epic failure of public policy which we call the war on (some) drugs. It was during the Presidency of Mr. Kennedy that the Single Convention Treaty was perpetrated on the American public.

      • Howard

        Sir Patrick the Imbecile. Yes, that’s better. Lends even more inbred incredulity. Very good.

  • jean valjean

    and he cites nora volkow as a reliable source. that alone should tell us something about pats reasoning ability

    • kaptinemo

      I am once again reminded of what an internationally-known psychologist friend told me back in 2003 when he attended an anti-drugs confab in DC; the consensus was that Volkow was ‘really out there’, but because most of the attendees were dependent on Gub’mint NIDA grants for their research, they had to sit there and listen to unmitigated bullsh*t.

      I’m not the only person who has likened prohibs to some kind of virulent religious sect; they have their own dogmas and rituals, and they really hate you when you laugh at them during their high (no pun intended) masses.

      • allan

        I’m not the only person who has likened prohibs to some kind of virulent religious sect

        been thinking on that one lately Kap… and I think I’ve come to the conclusion the drug war is misnamed.

        It should actually be, the drug jihad. Just as for those following the Q’uran all non-believers are infidels, those on the prohibition side are against ALL illegal drug use and thus, we be a pack of infidels… in need of either compassionate conversion (rehab) or…

      • jean valjean

        i ve noticed science friday treats her like a real scientist during her frequent visits. must be that gubmint teet again

  • Uncle Albert's Nephew

    Is it just me and my amotivational syndrome or haven’t Mr. Kennedy or Mr. abet told us what they are for? I get that they hate MJ and are against legalization. I get that they say they don’t want us all in prison. They talk about a “third way” but don’t tell us what that “third way” is.

    • claygooding

      The 3rd way is drug treatment centers instead of jail cells except for two things,,Kevin Sabet has not been able to convince investors to build the required centers to put the policy in place according to the GAO report last month.
      The other is the usual smoke and mirrors we have come to expect from the ONDCP/DEA,,the minorities and poor white trash will continue filling our prisons because they can’t afford lawyers,court costs and rehab fees.

      • jean valjean

        except for shmuck mitt who invested 720 million oin a rehab company. i think hes going to lose his shirt on that one

        • Windy

          It would serve him right if he did lose his shirt on that investment, what a tool he is, but then his opponent (the tool who “won”) is just as bad if not worse.

  • Owata Guese Siam

    The Portuguese word for “cool” is “legal”. http://translate.google.com/#en/pt/cool

  • claygooding

    Three out of four doctors would prescribe medical marijuana to patients: Study

    http://tinyurl.com/kcu5ker

    “”(NaturalNews) New York City Mayor Michael “Nanny” Bloomberg thinks medical marijuana is a hoax, but as far as I know he’s never been to medical school, which is obvious based on the results of a new survey that found more than three-quarters of physicians would prescribe it to their patients if they could.

    The results of the study, which were published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that 76 percent of physicians polled would prescribe pot to patients who were experiencing pain from cancer.””‘snip’

    One has to wonder how many doctors it takes to trump politicians and cops.

    • Duncan20903

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      Do cops have much lower than average upper body strength, or is the picture linked below the result of some kind of union rules? This is a task which requires two full grown men to accomplish? Lance Luckey and David Criddle carry the cannabis into custody

      Even more remarkable is the fact that an American news media outlet refers to cannabis using the word cannabis.

      • Nunavut Tripper

        Security reasons. That scary looking plant could start an unprovoked attack at any moment.
        Our tax dollars being well spent.

      • B. Snow

        IDK , If I had to guess it was just that they were both really eager to be in the photo – for the love of baby Jesus/FSM/*insert-your-higherpower-here*), the guy in the purple shirt’s nipples are hard!

        I mean… Is it really that cold in Mississippi this time of year Agent Criddle?
        Or are you just -Really Happy- to have a picture showing you “earn” your paycheck?
        I’d guess it’s 50-50 chance – either way, But after reading they charged the guy with “manufacturing marijuana” (and set his bond at $4,000) – Pardon moi, But that’s just retarded you don’t manufacture plants = they’re grown!

        You might “manufacture hash” but that’s a whole other matter, I suspect it’s one of those ‘Penalty Enhancer’ trigger phrases – first used regarding “designer drugs” in the 80’s or something…
        IDK, but One Really SAD Looking, one stupid little plant found in the backyard of a house – Just doesn’t equal a “manufacturing operation” in anything remotely resembling the English definition/usage of the phrase.

        And it doesn’t justify radioing in for a narcotics agent to “arrive on the scene and positively identify the plants in the pot as marijuana and brought the plant to his vehicle to be processed into evidence.”

        Then again maybe it DOES, in BFE Mississippi… And the news bit says ‘Plants’ then ‘Plant’ = IDK if that’s was just the reporter’s fault or not. But IMHO, if it’s so small you can’t readily tell if there’s more than one plant or not – And if even worse – that the local Columbus Police and County Deputies have to call in a ‘County Narcotics Agent’ to tell if it’s really Cannabis or not, then everyone involved is – really wasting the local tax-payers’ money.
        I guess THEY ALL –JUST LOVE– to be in the news articles and photos so much they didn’t want to leave anyone out?
        I suppose they literally can’t seem to find better things to do with their time?

        • Duncan20903

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          A while back I was annoyed with LE calling it manufacturing and looked it up in the dictionary. It’s being used within the accepted meaning of the word. Calling THC an “ingredient” caused similar annoyance but I found that its also within the dictionary’s list of accepted uses of that word. “Disease” ditto in the context of addiction although this one only works in the broadest definition of the word. Move along now, no hairs to split here.