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Scott Walker doesn’t go to weddings

That’s about the only conclusion one could make from his bizarre statements about marijuana and alcohol.

“If I’m at a wedding reception here and somebody has a drink or two, most people wouldn’t say they’re wasted,” Walker said, according to The Cap Times. “Most folks with marijuana wouldn’t be sitting around a wedding reception smoking marijuana.”

“Now there are people who abuse [alcohol], no doubt about it, but I think it’s a big jump between someone having a beer and smoking marijuana,” Walker added.

It’s a fairly common fallacious argument to defend alcohol being legal while other drugs are not. The argument essentially is that with alcohol you can enjoy it socially without getting “wasted,” whereas with other drugs, there’s no such thing as moderate social use — in fact there’s absolutely no reason to use it except to get “wasted.”

The problem with this argument, other than the fact that it’s completely false, is that a lot of people have used marijuana or have friends who use marijuana, and so find the argument laughable.

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21 comments to Scott Walker doesn’t go to weddings

  • Nunavut Tripper

    How can a person who has never tried cannabis be so sure they know the effects.
    Scott Walker, you just don’t notice the tokers at the wedding because they’re behaving themselves or maybe they beat you to the crab legs in the buffet while you were busy dealing with drunks.

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    • you just don’t notice the tokers at the wedding because they’re behaving themselves

      Was just thinking that. They’re the ones wandering off to the garage or drifting into that obscured corner of the yard and coming back trying not to smile tooo much. Look for the guy wearing the “50% fail” T-shirt…

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  • Howard

    Scott Walker’s ludicrous statement reminds me of a recent statement from Kevin Sabet bemoaning — yet again — about the prospects of “Big Marijuana”. Take it away Kevvie;

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    Sabet said that the marijuana movement that has led to the drug’s legal recreational use in Colorado and Washington state is being driven by money and not from a “mom and pop” marijuana industry. He said it is “multimillion dollar, multinational conglomerate.”

    “This is not your old college roommate from the ’70s with long hair in a drum circle,” he said. “They look a lot more like the hedge fund managers an hour away from this state than they do your old college buddy.”

    Now, I did have long hair in the ’70′s. And I certainly enjoyed a good amount of marijuana back then. But somehow I was deprived of the drum circle ritual. Really missed out I suppose.

    Of course Kevin, not even born until the ’70′s were over, knows all about it.

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    • yeah, that’s a rigged game kev is playing. We’re damned if we have long hair (I’d settle for hair) and now when someof us cut our hair and dress like everyone else in business, that’s bad too. WTF? At least we wear clothes, unlike the emperor!

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      • Crut

        Kev had a nice chat with Mr. O’Reilly. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Bill being so nice to a guest! Didn’t cut him off, start talking over him, or even accuse him of babbling.

        http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/2014/02/17/marijuana-and-drug-legalization

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        • War Vet

          Because the pot laws are illogical due to the nature we have tons of other legal options just as dangerous or more dangerous than pot i.e. football, STD’s, driving, obesity etc, one must assume that Mr. O’Reilly is also against keeping gun ownership legal and religion etc as well–if not, then he’s mentally ill since hypocrisy is nothing less than extreme mental illness. One cannot be right in their head when one believes in something that they don’t believe in: hypocrisy.

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  • ezrydn

    Scott and Kev need to live with PTSD and AO poisoning. Their tunes would change quick enough.

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    • War Vet

      Agent Orange is how my father-in-law went from having a white man’s afro to looking like Mr. Clean. That’s what they suspect since baldness didn’t run in his family.

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      • Rasta

        Smelled 2,4D in the back of a Forestry truck the other day. Flashback to 1984, getting Soaked in it. Unforgettable Stench. My Hair still has its color, but very bad head pain from time to time. Nasty Stoff. Run Away, Stay away, 500 feet.

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  • claygooding

    My statement about 8o% of college graduates choomed is borne out by this governor and kev-kev represent perfectly the 20% of nerds and momma’s boys that didn’t.

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  • claygooding

    got me another one fresh out of the skillet

    claygooding Mike Barry • 2 days ago
    Watch candidates supporting reform take seats from the left and right and I will smile at your tears.
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    Mike Barry claygooding • a day ago −
    Keep inhaling…it’s killing what few brain cells you have left.
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    claygooding Mike Barry • 17 hours ago
    shut up cop
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    Mike Barry claygooding • 16 hours ago
    I’ll bet a gutless punk like youwouldn’t have the courage to say that to my face as you hide behind your key board in your stained underwear. And it’s SERGEANT, garbage man…
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    claygooding Mike Barry • a few seconds ago
    lol,,you need to seek help sir,,please call Law Enforcement Against Prohibition at once and find therapy.

    http://tinyurl.com/kdmcbl9

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    • War Vet

      Mike Barry plays cop in his mind while he mops the floor at the Nursing Home

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    • Common Science

      Sorry clay, got one comment on his thread right after his fantasizing about you computing in “stained underwear.” Pointed out the re-acceptance of cannabis into our society despite the unrelenting propagandized efforts over the decades. It remained on there long enough for MB to responded to my “hysteria on the issue.” The bitter sarge spit back a couple of old canards, other untruths and “Colorodo’s NVA fatalities are up 6%”. My fatal response to get that thread neutered was:

      NVA fatalities? The Vietnam war was waning as the Drug War got started over 40 years ago. Since the 1970′s, taxpayers have been fleeced over $1,000,000,000,000 to fight legalization. Should’ve been a fait accompli a few pallets of money ago – don’t you think?

      Having friends in law enforcement, my gratitude for your service to the public is unwavered, but what is really hysterical is the obsession with maintaining the status quo profiteering for the cartels, rather than through enforced regulation as this article covers. For my gym buddies – this certainly is not their raison d’être, and though not members, they know Law Enforcement Against Prohibition endured and now thrive in numbers and support for their stance to move on from that failed public policy.

      “Just 10 percent of the public now believes that the drug war is succeeding, and a majority now favors marijuana legalization. To mix metaphors a bit, public opinion is undergoing a sea-change and is quickly approaching an inevitable tipping point.”

      -Sean Dunagan; 13 year Intelligence Analyst with the Drug Enforcement Administration

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    • Common Science

      Sorry clay, got one comment on his thread right after his fantasizing about you computing in “stained underwear.” Pointed out the re-acceptance of cannabis into our society despite the unrelenting propagandized efforts over the decades. It remained on there long enough for MB to responded to my “hysteria on the issue.” The bitter sarge spit back a couple of old canards, other untruths and “Colorodo’s NVA fatalities are up 6%”. My fatal response to get that thread neutered:

      NVA fatalities? The Vietnam war was waning as the Drug War got started over 40 years ago. Since the 1970′s, taxpayers have been fleeced over $1,000,000,000,000 to fight legalization. Should’ve been a fait accompli a few pallets of money ago – don’t you think?

      Having friends in law enforcement, my gratitude for your service to the public is unwavered, but what is really hysterical is the obsession with maintaining the status quo profiteering for the cartels, rather than through enforced regulation as this article covers. For my gym buddies – this certainly is not their raison d’être, and though not members, they know Law Enforcement Against Prohibition endured and now thrive in numbers and support for their stance to move on from that failed public policy.

      “Just 10 percent of the public now believes that the drug war is succeeding, and a majority now favors marijuana legalization. To mix metaphors a bit, public opinion is undergoing a sea-change and is quickly approaching an inevitable tipping point.”

      -Sean Dunagan; 13 year Intelligence Analyst with the Drug Enforcement Administration

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  • thelbert

    the prohibitches think there is only one entry point to the human body for marijuana, the gateway drug. other drugs that can pass through the throat-tongue barrier, like beer, are ok because a god said so. but the wily stoner makes brownies before the wedding and has fun without getting sloppy drunk and making a specticle of himself. that’s why the juicers have no clue.

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  • claygooding

    Driving Under the Influence, of Marijuana

    http://tinyurl.com/pu4fdsp

    “The joke with that is Cheech and Chong being arrested for doing 20 on the freeway,” said Mark A. R. Kleiman, a professor of public policy at the U.C.L.A. School of Public Affairs.

    For instance, states that legalize recreational marijuana, Dr. Kleiman said, should ban establishments like pot bars that encourage people to smoke away from home. And Dr. Romano said that lowering the legal blood-alcohol concentration, or B.A.C., to 0.05 or even 0.02 percent would reduce risk far more effectively than any effort to curb stoned driving.

    mark klieman can’t be happy unless he is banning something.

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  • Sorry about the difficulty accessing the site today. The CNOA post got a bunch of reddit traffic, and, while I tried upping the bandwidth, the site was still having a tough time dealing with it.

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  • War Vet

    So this is why no one invites Scott Walker to weddings. I wonder how large his ‘drink or two’ is he has. I can get pretty drunk off two drinks myself if you make the glasses big enough.

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  • Rasta

    Government Man Funny. HA You Funny Too. Weddings, HA Crack me Up. We like Smoke, no Pants and swimmin. One time Woman no find Husband for two weeks. Good Times Ja.

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  • Paul McClancy

    By far the most cringeworthy defense (and I use that word lightly) is Hitchen’s little opinion piece here http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2012/03/a-serious-answer-to-a-silly-argument.html

    If that isn’t grasping for straws, I don’t know what is. The drinker’s argument against cannabis is truly an icon of prohibition. So old and so false, it will continue to be believed after legalization.

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