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Long may it wave

On Independence Day today, a flag made of hemp fiber is flying over the Capitol Building. A nice nod to tradition. The flag is from Colorado and was arranged by Representative Jared Polis.

Not everyone was pleased.

“This is a completely and utterly disgraceful way to commemorate the birth of our country,” says Calvina Fay, Executive Director of Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. and Save Our Society From Drugs. “There are millions of families in America that battle the scourge of addiction every day and many of them have lost loved ones to drugs,” continued Fay.

“This insensitive gesture makes a mockery of our nation’s prevention, treatment and law enforcement efforts. July 4th is a day that should be spent celebrating the privilege of living in America, not promoting or normalizing drug use to our citizenry,” concluded Fay.

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77 comments to Long may it wave

  • “makes a mockery of our nation’s prevention, treatment and law enforcement efforts”

    — damn right, those efforts need to be mocked!

  • allan

    You go Calvina! C’mon you can show more ‘tude than that… I mean really, I know that of all the anti-potnuts out there you’re the whackiest. Don’t waste that talent!

    Besides being puritanical, nonsensical, and a hemp history denier, it’s very exciing when those flecks of spittle gather at the corners of your mouth. OMG! and the way you bug your eyes when excited… c’mon girl, show the world how crazy Prohibitonists really are! And (not to gross out my couchmates, but…) consider doing a nude calendar w/ you and Linda Taylor as a fundraising project. I’d wager young Jack would buy one.

    • claygooding

      add the Admin from NIDA and you can sell it too hippie terrorist for bugger flinging contests.

      (blame that on dark,,he sent me the seeds.)

    • Allan, you crack me up 🙂

    • Duncan20903

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      .

      Goddammit allan, now you’ve gone too far. May you wake up hung over from drinking alcohol poisoning and clueless beside your naked Linda Taylor, your arm pinned under that sweaty mass of sickly white dough passing as human flesh. Two choices, wake her up or chew your arm off to escape having to face her…which is it going to be?

      Oh allan, I’ve never had a man like that before! I’m never going to let you go!

      Chew allan, chew!

      • claygooding

        you just described what Texans call a “coyote woman”,,the kind you chew your arm off instead of waking her up.

      • kaptinemo

        (Facepalm) You just had to do that, didn’t you? You just had to.

        I just get home after a long, hard day’s work, picked up carryout at my favorite Chinese place, I turned on the lappie and went as I always do to see what’s the latest on The Couch, and see that you had conjured up that horrifically nauseating image. To make matters worse, I’m all out of meds. (Retching sounds)

        Oh, well, the food can wait; that’s what microwave ovens are for. But I can’t eat right now, thanks to you. (Hissed) Sadist. (End snark)

        • allan

          my pleasure Kap. Cruel maybe but damn I had a good laugh. And I mean really, who better to represent the true female (?) side of Prohibitionland?

  • allan

    Independence Day… not a concept to be celebrated but a state of being, meant to be lived, an inherent right of humanity and the essence of all life’s striving for growth, for light and harmony of community. Independence is so real it hurts and its value so great that its denial has caused the greatest social upheavals in human history.

    Calvina’s drug war is anti-Independence. She’s free to hate drugs all she wants but she is not free to be part of the jackbooted thuggery masquerading as drug policy.

    To freedom, to liberty and to hemp flags flying over the capitol! Huzzah!

  • Paul McClancy

    Hemp isn’t a drug, mmkay?

  • kaptinemo

    What does this silly [female dog] think the original flag was made of?

    Like I said, the more they lose, the more foaming, raving, wide-eyed, mad-dog crazy they’ll get, and it will be noticed by those who were previously fence-sitters on the reform issue.

    Rave on, Calvina, you’re making it soooo easy…

    • Jean Valjean

      I can see her turning up to remove said flag in a hazmat suite. Can’t waste a photo op like that

  • thelbert

    the right to live in america is not a privilege. i don’t ask permisson to live my life. if you depend on governments to give you a fair shake you are fool. i don’t care what the prohibs say, i’ll take my liberty straight, without anyone’s permission.

  • claygooding

    I quit calling it Independence Day because we traded independence for false security,,it is the 4th of July until we take our country back. NO incumbents back to DC until we take the Inc out of congress and the courts.
    The day that happens will be Independence Day once more.
    +I went around to every site that had the flag article that I could comment on and put.
    “I am impressed that the congress allowed a hemp flag to fly over the Capitol,the same kind of flag that had 13 stars on it,,I will be more impressed when they use hemp to make the ropes to hang the drug war criminals with.”

    I am sure Calvina or one of her cooties saw one.

    • allan

      a long way we’ve come since farmers had to grow hemp… if I remembers m’ learnin’s correctly that would be about an 180º directional shift.

    • kaptinemo

      Seriously, though, a reckoning is needed.

      In countries that were vanquished at the end of WW2, peculiar mythologies arose regarding their participation in that war.

      For example, WW2 is pretty much glossed over in Japanese schools, to the point an entire generation believes that incidents like the Rape of Nanking or Unit 731 are fables.

      Likewise with the resurgence of Nazi skinheads, who refuse to acknowledge the terrible cost of their ideology. The same sort of thing is happening in Russia, with unrepentant Commies refusing to acknowledge Lenin’s, Trotsky’s and Stalin’s near-genocidal purges of Russians and other minorities.

      This can only lead to more trouble in the future because it was not adequately dealt with.

      And we’re no better. The Church Committee found enough circumstantial evidence to have most of the Nixon top staff not just arrested and imprisoned but shot for treason, and the revelations regarding MK Ultra make it clear the US should never have imported Nazis into the US under Operation Paperclip

      We cannot, we MUST NOT let the prohibs slide on this or they’ll be back. After we win, they must be dragged into the docket to answer on the terrible crimes against Humanity they have perpetrated, here and around the world, or the poison tree will sprout again, as it always does.

    • Francis

      I quit calling it Independence Day because we traded independence for false security,,it is the 4th of July until we take our country back.

      Agreed. I suppose there are some people who continue to celebrate the birthday of a loved one who has died, but in this particular case I find it too painful.

      I suggest instead using the day to celebrate your independence as an individual.

      “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
      — Albert Camus

      • claygooding

        I do that for sure Francis,,I am sitting here smoking primo weed that nobody made any money on except the garden store and electric company,,that no bank made a dime makes me feel very independent.

      • Matthew Meyer

        As though there were a time when all people in this country could find themselves included in that 1st person plural pronoun, asking together whether those broad stripes and bright stars etc.

        As though the earlier celebrations of July 4th meant the same thing to the wealthy plantation owner who could now keep more of his income as they meant to the field slaves whose lives likely changed very little.

        It’s an illusion to think that we had, then lost, the true meaning of freedom in this country. We are still waiting for this nation to rise up and live out the meaning of its creed.

  • Irie

    (In Sylvester’s voice)

    Awwwwwwwww, shud’up (slap, slap), you stu’pid Calvina!!!

  • ezrydn

    Why doesn’t she walk around with a poster that shouts, “I Haven’t Got A Clue!” She clearly failed US History in school. Or, maybe she denies it, also.

  • Cmurua

    Over a flag. Really!?

  • Jean Valjean

    OT, the drug war grinds on….
    The URL pretty much says it all:

    http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/wisconsin-dad-faces-deportation-smoking-weed-teen

  • WatchinItCrumble

    Effin Priceless!!!

  • Francis

    A United States flag made from hemp flying over the Capitol on July 4th? That’s outrageous. I can only imagine how angry the signers of the Declaration of Independence on this country’s first Independence Day would be if they were alive to see it. Thomas Jefferson must be rolling over in his grave.

    • he’s doing about 40,000 rpm

    • Duncan20903

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      We could eliminate worries about “climate change” by hooking up turbines to the cadavers of our Founding Fathers. It’s about as close as you can get to a perpetual motion device and still be in compliance with physical law.

  • darkcycle

    I thought this was a joke. I really did! I didn’t click the link ’till just now. I thought I’d see a funny picture or something….but WHAT???
    No wonder sarcasm is dead. This is the reason! Hate her because she’s stupid and evil, hate her because she’s a prohibicite, but also, hate her because we cannot even laugh at this stupid war because of her ilk.

    • Francis

      Yeah, I was honestly about 50-50 on it being a joke until I clicked the link. And had it been anyone other than Calvina quoted in the excerpt, I would have been about 90% sure it was a joke.

    • strayan

      I still think this is a joke. Surely someone must have hacked the website or something. At least that’s what they’ll claim because this is so laughably stupid.

    • Matthew Meyer

      Speaking of jokes, I still can’t confirm whether Michele Bachmann really paid for ads saying “I smoked pot, now I’m gay.”

      Gotta be fake, right? Right??

  • Tony Aroma

    I wonder what she has to say about the Founding Fathers printing the Constitution on hemp paper? Surely that’s far more disgraceful that just flying a flag.

    • Windy

      Actually, though the first draft was on hemp paper, the final draft of the Constitution was written (not printed) on parchment.

      • primus

        The original drafts were all lost or destroyed except for one, which had been sent to the French for some reason. There was an attempt to rewrite the original from memory, which evolved into the final draft. When the final draft was compared to that original it was found to differ markedly from what had first been proposed.

  • War Vet

    Where was this flag grown at? Maybe we’ll be lucky and it came from real legal plants grown in the U.S. Maybe the DEA for one moment didn’t violate Federal Law: The 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Act. If it’s legal to buy foreign hemp, then it’s legal to grow domestic hemp. If hemp can produce clothing and compete with cotton clothing, then it’s logical to assume American grown hemp is legal or all American made clothing is illegal. Likewise every other American made/grown product that can compete with hemp. I wonder: does one Federal law trump another Federal Law? I can list almost two dozen Americans who gave their life for that beautiful hemp flag. God I hope it was American made from our very own soil. If not, we’re at least one close step in the right direction.

    • crut

      From the huffingtonpost article:

      “According to the Post, Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman gave the flag — made with Colorado-grown hemp — to Polis”

      • War Vet

        Well that’s a relief. I bet the DEA are foaming at the mouths because we used an American grown/made hemp flag. I wish I was there to have seen it get processed and then made. I bet this flag will outlast most. I’d so take this one into battle.

      • allan

        something is amiss… CO hasn’t had a legal hemp crop (or any that I’m aware of) for at least 70 years… this year’s CO hemp planting only occurred a couple of months ago, not long enough to cure and process the fiber.

        So what are the origins of the flag?

        • War Vet

          I believe Hemp and marijuana are the same things in the long run, but if I wanted to get high, I’d be careful in picking which marijuana hemp plant to eat/smoke/vape. So could this flag not come from medical crops? Would there have been a legal crop big enough if any were allowed to grow after the election thus so far? Could we not call a group of medical plants’ stalks being donated for the flag a hemp flag? Once processed and turned into a flag, I doubt it would contain any amount of THC. I hope it was at least grown in America. Do we use the ‘Blue Dream’ stalks to get high from and would we not use the stalks to procure the fibers for the flag? If it’s the buds and leaves that make for the best marijuana, then the stalks could have been donated –meaning a good beautiful Cannabis Sativa or Indica or hybrid plant gave up its life so we may have this flag. So, could it not be technically correct that Colorado grown hemp was utilized for the flag since the stalks do grow . . . maybe a little misleading and miss-worded, but not totally inaccurate if it did come from a plant grown in the U.S.A.

        • Windy

          I have seen many comments, mostly on StoptheDrugWar.org, from MMJ growers who claim their stalks, roots, and leaves are superior to industrial hemp, so perhaps the fibers did come from MMJ plants. Why shouldn’t each MMJ or rec plant be utilized fully in those ways, too? Why just save the buds and waste the rest?

  • darkcycle

    Well, here’s something we can celebrate…Oakland claims a small victory in the Harborside fight, and the dispensary will remain open for at least another year.
    http://tinyurl.com/kmbhs2c

    • Duncan20903

      Gosh I love seeing the Feds get their ass kicked. It’s nice that they’re such gluttons for punishment.

      • Matthew Meyer

        If you already know Gonzales v O Centro, it’s still nice to review every once in a while.

        And Mark Kleiman got to be the knight in shining armor there, too.

        Really, there is a lot of good stuff in that case when it comes to balancing drug war priorities and liberties. Like, the government can’t use the circular reasoning of the schedules (“Congress has found”) to avoid looking at empirical reality every little once in a while.

        Really plenty ass kicking of the feds.

        Taxpayers picked up the UDV’s tab, surely millions but actually prolly worth every penny to get those points litigated.

  • Tony Aroma

    Now that I think about it, since hemp is banned in the US, that means this American flag was made from foreign hemp, probably in a foreign country. How shameful!

    • claygooding

      according to one article the flag was made with hemp fibers grown in an illegal hemp crop in CO,,however I would bet someone sent some marijuana stalks already debarked to be processed,,without the bark on the stalk the fibers would not have any thc or cbd to be detected. After all,,the fibers in both are the same.

      • Tony Aroma

        I wonder if the DEA will raid that guy. Maybe when flags start being made from hemp (again), they’ll start raiding American flag companies on a regular basis. I can’t wait to see the pictures of patriotic DEA agents proudly standing next to piles of burning flags. I guess that would send the right message to the children. Or at least a sincere message.

  • Francis

    “There are millions of families in America that battle the scourge of addiction every day and many of them have lost loved ones to drugs,” continued Fay.

    Yeah, this is a real slap in the face to everyone who has battled the scourge of hemp addiction or lost a loved one to a hemp overdose. And we also shouldn’t forget that hemp is the gateway fiber. Sure, today’s flag is “just” hemp, but mark my words, pretty soon the Capitol’s flag will be flying high on something even worse, perhaps even one of the synthetics, like the infamous polyester (or “Polly” to use its more-familiar street name).

    • Howard

      “…hemp is the gateway fiber.”

      HA HA HA!!!

      Francis, you are correct. Just as ‘synthetic’ marijuana is sweeping the country and degrading our youth, ‘synthetic’ hemp can’t be far behind. Think of all the hemp flag addicts who will soon have another demon to wreck their lives.

      Anonymous hemp flag addict: “It was bad enough when I was consuming three or four hemp flags a day. And now these ‘synthetic’ hemp flags are flooding the streets. I can’t help myself. I am doomed. I’m addicted after all.”

      (one more time: hemp is the gateway fiber. HA HA HAAAA!)

  • DdC

    A Real Live Third Amendment Case
    Ilya Somin • July 4, 2013 6:16 pm
    The Third Amendment, which forbids “the quartering of soldiers” in private homes in peacetime without the owner’s consent, is often the butt of jokes among lawyers, because it generates so little litigation. But the Amendment has come up in this ongoing Nevada case, along with the Fourth Amendment and state law claims…

    review: “Rise of Warrior Cop”@radleybalko

    Ganjawar Puppycide
    Got SqWAT?
    DAREyl SWAT Gates, LAPDog Perversions.

    Meanwhile back on Maggie’s Farm de man from de governments mixing up the medicine. Don want no homegrown, Koch cages harvest growers for a profit. Long term NRA Mandatory Minimum investments. Congressions lying while the dying are traumatized with weekly threats. Gonna get Granny’s rhumetiz meds. From her Grand kid just trying to obey the SWAT cop in DARE class to turn in your parents. Take the house, car and furniture, farm out the kids and cage ma and pa kettle. Who just settled in for a long winters nap. When out on the porch there arose such a clatter. Pa sprang from his bed to see what was the matter. When out of the corner of his swollen shut eye. He made out a badge, a black mask and serial number on the bottom of a rifle butt. Before the handcuffs. Shoot the dogs trash the place finding evidence, to get a warrant. SneakaPeak 4 Homeyland Insurance. Lie in court, cause its expected, and apparently legal if its for the right reason. If perjury was a crime the drug war’d be over. Congress would be in jail alongside of the Banksters. The preachers would be on probation and teachers following faith based science agenda’s need shaming more than stoners choosing a less toxic stress reduction. We gotta stop maintaining dysfunction. This ball of confusion is not by accident, its no coincidence or can it defend its means to its end. Profits in perpetuating war and profits on preparations and military reparations. To win our Indie Pin Dance marathon telethon healing goiters via satellite TV. Pledge allegiance to the fortune 700 club. Please bargain Calvina Rehabilitation Asylums and Koch’s caging citizens with mandatory minimum long term dividends. Sabet still sucking up to whoever is desperate enough to listen. I saw him down at the homeless camp, by the river. Handing out SAM Club coupons for his new book. How to get rich selling hobgoblins…

  • DdC

    Happy Indie Pin Dance
    appropriate for the occasion…

    Hemp Flag To Be Flown At Capitol On July 4
    According to the Post, Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman gave the flag — made with Colorado-grown hemp — to Polis, who worked out the details with the Capitol’s flag office. Colorado has legalized hemp production, along with eight other states. While federal law still prohibits its cultivation, some enterprising and daring individuals have already started farming hemp.

    Home of the Genuine Hemp US Flag.
    American High Society
    Wyden Fails as Statesman after Hemp Bill Ignored

  • N.T. Greene

    Another example of pure, unadulterated ignorance.

    Let’s start them off with a simple equation:

    hemp =/= marijuana

    Similar plants, but one is used for food and industrial purposes, while the other has potent physiological effects, and medicinal qualities (‘according to some’).

    Once you get that equation down, though, the view of things can drastically change.

    • War Vet

      Future Advertisement for home growers and big growers: ‘Do you like American jobs and buying ‘Made in America’? Do you also like getting high on good Sensi or Blue Dream or NYCD etc? Well then folks, our company is asking you to donate your stalks and seeds so we can process them into various ‘MADE IN AMERICA’ hemp products. Call us. Our number is 420-DEA-Suck. Feel free to plant different strains in your garden, but feel freer to donate your used stalks, stems and seeds to us. All donations are tax deductible and help provide work to Americans.” [Camera Pans to a little girl in her hempen nightgown holding her made from hemp stuffing Teddy Bear giving her daddy a kiss before he goes to work and saying, “I’m glad you have your job daddy.” And the Father says, “I couldn’t provide for us sweetheart, if it wasn’t for all the wonderful donations from the leftover stalks and seeds our company uses”]

      • N.T. Greene

        I don’t know if it works quite like that, and I’m not sure it should for the sake of political capital.

        We really should make it ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that hemp and marijuana, despite any appearances, are actually different things… jokes aside.

      • N.T. Greene

        I don’t know if it works quite like that, and I’m not sure it should for the sake of political capital.

        We really should make it ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that hemp and marijuana, despite any appearances, are actually different things… jokes aside.

        • War Vet

          Maybe not for today or the next . . . but what about in the next 50yrs? I’d like to think that the ones who discovered THC filled plants also used the plant for things more than medicine or getting high on back in the days of old. The stigma behind Marijuana vs. Hemp may be eroded in the future. We may call all hemp plants marijuana in the future and even call all high yielding THC plants as primo hemp . . . look at the difference between Simpson’s ‘Hemp Oil’ vs. ‘hemp oil’ when it comes to the name.

          Even in the backwoods redneck state I live in, my Generation –Post 9/11 generation doesn’t see the stigma behind marijuana as much as the older generation does and even the older folk are lessening their stigma. The worst comments I’ve seen in regards to a marijuana grow bust are ‘He shouldn’t have done it, the law is the law and UNTIL WE CHANGE the LAW’ . . . which indicates to me the lowering stigma behind cannabis –stigmas created by lies.

          We allow ‘healthy’ eaters to grow their own vegetables, why not support parents that want to get high, but not baked or ripped, to grow seedy Mexican style weed for heart healthy foods coming from the seeds? A new generation that will see marijuana have multiple uses other than medicine and something to party or relax with.

          Here is another example of the lowered stigma: A U.S. National Guard soldier I served with got an honorable discharge for smoking hash in Afghanistan and sent home early, but was called back to duty and made to attend more drills . . . the other soldier just was forced to do more detail while in the Stan . . . it’s not uncommon for U.S. soldiers to smoke hash/cannabis. I was arrested for pot possession while at college, but I wasn’t kicked out of the Army. One could accurately state that the military doesn’t necessarily reflect the values of the government and our Law Enforcement when it comes to cannabis. When it’s known that cannabis stays in the body for long periods of time, drug tests are used less and less because of this . . . meaning that a drug test could cost the U.S. government $80,000-$100grand per test if they were to kick out every soldier that smoked pot while on deployment. Granted, Iraq is different than Afghanistan in regards to drug testing troops. I’ve heard stories of black balls being thrown up to our soldiers so ‘tower duty’ won’t be so boring . . . that there’s no physical difference between drinking a beer and smoking hash while on duty when you add the Afghan Army/U.S. military camaraderie element of deployment in the mix. If one penny was taken out of your paycheck for every time a U.S. soldier took a friendly non-judgmental picture of a weed field or plant or wished they could smoke it or even smoked weed/hash while on deployment –you’d be broke. The War on Terror soldiers will be a huge push when finally eliminating the stigma of cannabis and they got their education from the music they listen to and the Vietnam troops who smoked weed in the movie ‘Platoon’ or ‘Apocalypse Now’. Pot is as common for the military as military uniforms are common for the military.

        • claygooding

          NT,someday,over the rainbow,a farmer will raise high potency seed crops because it opens another market for his crop. He can sell the mature stalks as fiber for coarse textiles or hempcrete and the seeds to the food or biofuel companies and the vegetation to the edibles,tinctures and recreational market.
          Low THC hemp is just another strain of hemp like Kush or Northern Lights are different strains. We need to breed out their industrial hemp strains,,it is unnecessary.

  • Duncan20903

    .
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    So the first time I heard the idea of Ronald Reagan as POTUS and scoffed, yeah, it’s bedtime for somebody. But god help us all, President Nugent?

    “Hi, I’m Ted Nugent, I have nine children from seven women, and I’m running for president”

    P.S. Most unfortunately this isn’t a joke despite it’s strong, identical twin worthy resemblance to one. That is his chosen slogan above. Google is my friend if you don’t believe me. Don’t worry, I can’t blame you for being skeptical.

  • darkcycle

    Cato releases a fun, interactive map of botched SWAT raids. They document wrong-house, wrong suspect raids and map them Nation wide. They do not include pet deaths, however.
    http://www.cato.org/raidmap

    • War Vet

      That’s a very good map and its also very sad as well when reading the stats . . . one of them was funny: looking for a man already in jail.

  • claygooding

    Drug Policy Alliance’s executive director, Ethan Nadelmann, debates Asa Hutchinson, former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Chief, in a debate about marijuana legalization at the Aspen Institute on July 1, 2013.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D05OI982hUY

    To see the full 1 hour debate please go to:
    Matter of Debate: Should Pot Be Legal? (Full Session)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D05OI9

    Recent elections in the states of Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana, catalyzing the national debate regarding drug policy and reform. Would it be easier on health and police departments now pulled between conflicting state and federal laws to just legalize marijuana? Underwritten by Booz Allen Hamilton

    Featuring Ethan Nadelmann, Asa Hutchinson, and James Bennet

    • Duncan20903

      They’ll have to gag Ethan to make it a fair debate.

      • claygooding

        Ethan owned ASA and Asa came off looking like the bigoted self-serving asshole he is,,,anything that does not include the continued use of law enforcement to put users into the justice system,,even if it’s only for rehab is unacceptable and he completely ignored the racial application of the drug laws.

        Take a bong,,it is an hour long but Ethan wins it without breathing hard.

  • allan

    ok fellow spuds, I’m off for a weekend’s festing. The Cascadia Music fest at beautiful Mt Pisgah, w/ Railroad Earth and more. I’m actually working a show! Camping, music, be-ootiful peoples… you know, the usual selection – drugs, sex and rock and roll! And not necessarily in that order.

    And I kinda apologize for the Linda/Calvina calendar comment. Kinda not too… I thought it was funny. I may call Calvina…

    • Duncan20903

      allan, I wasn’t serious..was just picking up the ball and running with it. But you may want to avoid the booze, I heard that Linda is going to be picketing that show…

    • allan

      well I’ve found another indication of creeping dotage. I was prepared for a 2 1/2 day show but it was a one night gig.

      Bruce Hornsby, Railroad Earth, the Shook Twins and Jelly Bread. Jelly Bread and Shook Twins my faves for the night.

      Outstanding show, mid-80s, hot but not sizzling, smoked a bowl and went skinny dipping at sunset w/ a beautiful woman in the coast fork of the Willamette River… why do I love Oregon?

      And why am I up at 1:30 in the morn? A triple shot 16 oz mocha at 10 o’clock at night has that effect… in fact if anyone wants to come over I can talk for a cuppla hours more… dog, TV is bad this time of night/morning.

      • claygooding

        Cartoon channel is about the only one that isn’t selling you a vacuum machine to get your dick hard because your girlfriend won’t.

  • Lee Galizer

    Poor Calvina…. she better be careful or somebody might drop a house on her too……

  • Servetus

    Calvina (hemp-flag) Fay knows nothing of the history of the Fourth of July. She’s condemning the very things that made this country great: contraband and the smuggling of contraband.

    Who did Adam Smith admire for breaking down trade barriers? Smugglers.

    How did John Hancock make so much money? Smuggling.

    What caused the Boston Tea Party to happen? Smuggling.

    How did George Washington beat the Redcoats? Smuggling.

    How did America compete economically with England? Smuggling.

    Why didn’t the U.S. annex Canada after the War of 1812? Smuggling.

    Who was Jim Bowie? Smuggler

    Why did the South last so long against the North in the Civil War? Smuggling.

    How did Americans get French condoms during the Comstock era? Smuggling.

    Who was Warren Delano II, besides being the grandfather of Franklin Delano Roosevelt? Opium Smuggler.

    How did John Jacob Astor make so much money? Opium Smuggling.

    As much as smugglers and smuggling has achieved for American citizens and others, the Fourth could be renamed National Smugglers Day for all those who took the risks to make it happen. The Declaration of Independence was as much about free trade as it was about personal freedom and independence from England.

    BTW, check out Peter Andreas’ book, Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America, where you will find many more fascinating smuggling facts, like those above.

    • claygooding

      I saw a documentary about how many of the first congress were in shady businesses or outright smuggling,,it seems even then crooks had the most money.

  • DdC

    Smuggling… Least Violates the Consciences of Men

    “You see it in the headlines, you hear it every day. They say they’re gonna stop it, but it doesn’t go away. They move it through Miami and sell it in LA. They hide it up in Telluride, I mean it’s here to stay. It’s propping up the governments. in Columbia and Peru. You ask any D.A., man, they’ll say there’s nothing we can do. From the office of the president right down to me and you. Me and you. It’s a losing proposition, but one you can’t refuse. It’s the politics of contraband, it’s the smugglers’ blues.”
    ~ Glenn Frey

    Those magnificent men and their flying machines

    The Lost Opportunities of Iran-Contra 25 Years Later

    New Colombian Drug Smugglers Hold Tech Advantage
    A new generation of Colombian drug traffickers, light-years ahead of the traditional Medellin and Cali cartels in using the Internet and other modern technology, has sharply increased cocaine production and smuggling in the past two years despite growing budgets for law enforcement, according to senior U.S. and Colombian intelligence officials.

    Sanctioned Smugglers Déjà vu 1999
    U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court.

  • “There are millions of families in America that battle the scourge of addiction every day…”

    Yes. The addiction to corrupt law.

  • ageduncle g

    As for the hemp flag…long may she wave.

  • Tony Aroma

    I went to that web site (World Federation Against Drugs) and found this on their main page:

    Approximately two-thirds of teens who already use marijuana report that legalizing the drug would increase their likelihood of using.

    My emphasis added.

    Think about that statement for a second. If these teens are already using marijuana, isn’t the likelihood they will use marijuana already at 100%? How can it increase?

  • DdC

    CANNABIS EXTERNAL
    Corn Removers & Lotions
    Corn and Callous Remedy
    At the close of the 19th century, almost all corn removers, remedies and plasters, contained Cannabis as one of their key ingredients. It was used not only for its anti-bacterial properties, but also, at a time when [for psychological reasons] all good corn removers were expected to have a rich green color, served as an excellent (and inexpensive) coloring agent as well.

    “It’s–uh… (sniffs contents of bottle) Well, it’s green.”
    Scotty, Montgomery Scott, chief engineer.
    serial number SE 19754 T, USS Enterprise

    TheHemp&CannabisFoundation Museum

    “The greatest service that can be rendered to any country
    is to add a useful plant to its culture.” Thomas Jefferson

    No. 96 One Pint (475 CC.) Fluid Extract.jpg
    Cannabis, U.S.P. (Cannabis Sativa)
    Contains Alcohol 80 Percent
    Physiologically Standardized according to the U.S.P.
    Use-Antispasmodic, Sedative and Narcotic
    Average Dose-1.5 min. (0.1 cc.)

    Antidotes-Emetics to remove as much as possible.
    Strong Coffee as a respiratory stimulant.

    Tincture Cannabis
    FL Ext. Cannabis, U.S.P.,
    Eli Lilly & Company
    Indianapolis, IN USA

    Herb Museum

    THE ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK
    With Over 2,000 Pre-1937 Medical Cannabis Products Documented;
    —a Great Resource book for the Antique Cannabis Collector

    • DdC

      Patients Out of Time
      At a picnic table outside his office building Friday, stockbroker Irvin Rosenfeld took a long drag on his 115,000th marijuana cigarette.

      Irvin Rosenfeld’s 115,000th joint youtube

      This 6-inch diameter canister held 254.89 grams of federal medical marijuana for an IND patient, a typical monthly supply mailed from the federal cannabis research garden in Mississippi.

      Elvy & Her Canister.jpg
      Elvy Musikka FB

      “Let It Be”

      Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Whisper words of wisdom, let it be. And when the broken hearted people. Living in the world agree. There will be an answer, let it be. For though they may be parted. There is still a chance that they will see. There will be an answer, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Yeah there will be an answer, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Whisper words of wisdom, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Ah let it be, yeah let it be. Whisper words of wisdom, let it be. And when the night is cloudy. There is still a light that shines on me. Shine on until tomorrow, let it be. I wake up to the sound of music, Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. Yeah let it be, let it be. Let it be, yeah let it be. Oh there will be an answer, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Let it be, yeah let it be. Oh there will be an answer, let it be. Let it be, let it be. Ah let it be, yeah let it be. Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.