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Dana Milbank saw a boobie!

In an embarrassing column in the Washington Post, Dana Milbank acts much like a young boy who just saw his first breast.

How can Congress cure political ills? Smoke some marijuana.

Except in this case, the sniggering and giggling juvenile is discussing… marijuana!

Legal marijuana is spreading like a weed […] redefined the meaning of a grass-roots movement. […] There were no complaints, perhaps because munchies had been provided […] If the pot proponents were any more laid back, they would have been horizontal. […] Congress should immediately reefer the matter to committee to draft a joint resolution: Everybody must get stoned. […]

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27 comments to Dana Milbank saw a boobie!

  • claygooding

    It is too bad smoking weed doesn’t fix stupid,,luckily it doesn’t cause it.

  • Russell Olausen

    A clown fronting the industrial prison complex is so clever. Then again, that was probably all that had to get this ball rolling 8 decades ago.

  • Russell Olausen

    “they had” Listening to Carlos Castaneda instead of proof reading.

  • Francis

    What? Not a single reference to legalization advocates having “high hopes” for reform? Did he lose his copy of the style book?

  • allan

    *snicker*… Pete said Boobie! and he did it w/o actually calling Milbank a boobie. Even tho’ he sooo obviously is.

  • Duncan20903

    I hope that it was Linda Taylor’s boobie. That would serve him right.

    • kaptinemo

      Awful! Awful mental image! Feeling nauseous…Gakk! Glarg!

      Must medicate! Must medicate!

  • Jean Valjean

    Wasn’t he the tit who said he liked to smoke weed, but preferred it stay illegal? Or am I mixing him up with some other boobie? Maybe he could start a new chapter for SAM, “Weed Smokers for Prohibition,” perhaps.

  • Duncan20903

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    OK, got your safety helmets on and fastened? Our friend Pepe sure doesn’t waste any time:

    Uruguay to give medicinal marijuana to prisoners

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Prisoners in the jails of Uruguay will be able to use marijuana if a doctor says it will benefit their health.

    Uruguay’s drug czar Julio Calzada told The Associated Press on Tuesday that any inmates with doctors’ orders will be prescribed marijuana to their improve physical or mental health.

    Meanwhile, social development minister Daniel Olesker told a medical marijuana symposium in Montevideo that medicinal pot will be incorporated into the country’s public health system, alongside acupuncture and homeopathic remedies.

    Calzada says his agency needs two more weeks to complete the regulations for the government’s legal marijuana market, which he now expects to issue between April 20 and 25. He says the actual rollout won’t be until the end of the year.

    I wonder if the Uruguayan authorities are aware of the significance of April 20th? But it’s also Easter Sunday this year and I’m having a hard time imagining that the mundane business of government administration are going to be up and running in a Latin American country on Easter Sunday. Yes, I’m aware that Pepe is an atheist but is the rest of Uruguay?

  • Servetus

    For the drug illiteracy crowd, amateur pot comedy will stop once marijuana is fully legal. By then, jokes about marijuana won’t be any funnier than jokes about Caesar salads. At least, I’ve never thought of a Caesar salad as amusing.

    • kaptinemo

      It will have to run deeper than that. The humor based on cannabis stereotypes has been used as a weapon against cannabists for decades, and is ingrained in the culture. It’s something the prohibs count on.

      The tone of most non-cannabist derived humor aimed at cannabists is essentially disrespectful, and deliberately so. Because what you feel safe in disrespecting you eventually feel safe in destroying.

      The process of ‘dehumanization’ of ‘the enemy’ serves to remove any moral qualms that might exist against destroying that enemy. A tactic as old as dirt, and one used by the prohibs to justify their predations. (Drug addicts were seen as sub-human bipedal vermin, bearers of disease, who required elimination, not treatment.)

      Those stereotypes will die out as soon as the cannabis-naive generation that created them does. Until then they have to be fought tooth-and-nail; recall that such denigration is part of the same process that History shows time and again leads to the murder of innocents. No one knows how many lives have been sacrificed on the altars of the Sacerdotes of Sobriety. but that was part of the process of how they – and we – get there.

      • claygooding

        The day of being a former drug warrior will be a shameful and hidden past are near.
        Admitting working for the ONDCP/DEA/NIDA will not be a “good” job reference unless you are applying for jobs where corruption,no morals or honesty are required or frowned upon.

    • Duncan20903

      Jokes about Caesar Salads aren’t funny because any salad can be a Caesar salad if you stab it enough.

  • DdC

    We need a law here…

    Dr. Oz, Bryce Wylde, and the Canadian Law Against “False or Misleading News” 17 January 2013

    These regulations, which are enforced by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), state that “A licensee shall not broadcast any false or misleading news” (5.1d). You may remember this little regulation from a few years ago, when the CRTC thought about getting rid of it, but backed down under unprecedented public outcry. Apparently we Canadians like to be able to trust our news media. Crazy, eh?

    But should we care? I think so, but I suspect few of us really feel like there’s much we can do about these gurus of daytime television who regularly make claims that simply aren’t backed up by medical evidence. But maybe there is: maybe it’s time to give the CRTC a call. By clicking the link to the CRTC you’ll be taken to a fill in the blank style website that would allow you to lodge a complaint, and if you think news should in fact be factual, why not take a minute or two to register your concern?

    “Marijuana is one of the least toxic substances in the whole pharmacopoeia”
    ~ Professor Lester Grinspoon,
    Harvard Medical School, USA

    Dr. Oz: Medical Marijuana: The Hot Debate, Pt 1. 3/28/2011
    Is marijuana a powerful medical tool or a public health hazard?

    Dr. Oz: Medical Marijuana: The Hot Debate, Pt 2.
    Since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Montel Williams has launched a personal campaign to find a cure for MS and legalize medical marijuana. From the time he began taking medical marijuana, no additional plaque has formed in his brain. Hear his story.

    “The FDA should change its name to the Politically Approved Food and Drug Administration – PAFDA. It’s a longer acronym, but it rolls off the tongue nicely and people would appreciate its greater honesty. The agency’s other option is to stop embarrassing its dedicated doctors and scientists with utterly unscientific announcements such as the recent bulletin that smoked marijuana has no medicinal value.”
    ~ A Register-Guard Editorial
    May 01, 2006

    Dr. Oz: Thoughts on the Marijuana Debate 12/04/2013
    Let me be very clear: A discussion of the health risks of marijuana is not a moral judgment on someone who smokes pot – rather it’s my moral obligation as a physician to inform my audience of the dangers.

    But my bottom line is that I cannot condone any type of impairment for recreational purposes, especially when the consequences are diminished mental capacity and possibly even dependence.

    “The commission has come to the conclusion that the moderate use of hemp drugs is practically attended by no evil results at all. … …moderate use of hemp… appears to cause no appreciable physical injury of any kind,… no injurious effects on the mind… [and] no moral injury whatever.”
    ~ Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, 1894

    Dr. Oz: The Big Deal About Marijuana Use
    Posted on 12/03/2013 | By Paula Riggs, MD
    Paula Riggs, MD, explains how marijuana affects health and why users should think twice before they smoke.

    Regular use over long periods can cause changes in the brain and behavior similar to other addictive drugs and can lead to addiction. Research shows that approximately 1 in 11 (9%) people who use marijuana will become dependent on it.
    Withdrawal and continued use despite negative personal, social, legal or medical consequences are hallmarks of addiction and dependence.

    Because of marijuana’s negative effects on attention, memory and learning, individuals who smoke marijuana daily may function at a reduced intellectual level some or all of the time.

    “Cannabis smoking] does not lead directly to mental or physical deterioration… Those who have consumed marijuana for a period of years showed no mental or physical deterioration which may be attributed to the drug.”
    ~ LaGuardia Commission Report, 1944

    “The use of marijuana does not lead to morphine or heroin or cocaine addiction and no effort is made to create a market for these narcotics by stimulating the practice of marijuana smoking”

    “Marijuana is not the determining factor in the commission of major crime….The publicity concerning the catastrophic effect of marijuana smoking in New York City, is unfounded”
    ~ The LaGardia sub-committee of New York 1944

    We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that,” “They didn’t have the science to support that claim, and I now know that when it comes to marijuana neither of those things are true,” wrote Gupta, citing patient cases including a 3-year-old whose seizures were dramatically reduced from 300 a week to three a month with medical marijuana’s help.
    ~ Dr. Sanjay Gupta

    • claygooding

      “”Politically Approved Food and Drug Administration – PAFDA.””

      Paid and/or Politically Correct Food and Drug Administration,,PPAFDA

  • DdC

    Dana Beal is free!
    http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Danabeal

    Global Marijuana March
    http://cannabis.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Global_Marijuana_March
    Dana Beal is the founder of the GMM.

    4/20 @ 4:20 Smoke Out The Globe
    http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1533

    Global Ganja Gathering Million Marijuana March
    http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1538

    MAY 03 Global Cannabis March (Los Angeles)
    https://www.facebook.com/events/281062982058007/

  • Howard

    Someone who actually refuses to believe ‘boobies’ exist. Check out the video of Rep. Steve Cohen grilling ‘Boobie Blind’ Eric Holder;

    http://tinyurl.com/prqlqfg

    He’s “satisfied” with his department’s work on rescheduling marijuana? Eric, get that smirk off your face. Turn in your resignation and BE GONE!

    • Duncan20903

      It really takes a special kind of public official to have both sides of the table screaming for his being cashiered from the service.

  • Duncan20903

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    Well speaking of stupid jokes about cannabis, someone has heard my lament and come up with a new one.

    Cannabis law reform advocate: “3000 years ago the Egyptians were using medicinal cannabis to treat hemorrhoids!”

    Sycophant of prohibition: “…which they probably got from sitting around being stoned all day.”

    Hey, I didn’t say it was funny, just new. But that’s a prohibitionist for you…even the new material takes 3000 years to develop.

    From “Bones” Season 9 Episode 20. But good golly, what a horrid TV show. Even the medical merrywanna device couldn’t hold my interest. Then again, a full time job at a D.C. dispensary is a pretty darned far fetched piece of fiction. Getting murdered because of it is just plain stupid. How in the world did this show manage 9 full seasons?

    • darkcycle

      Duncan, you’re watching too much Tee-Vee. Put the remote down and take a hit off this…

      • kaptinemo

        I stopped watching TeeVee back in 2003; couldn’t stand the lies anymore. I get my news (as opposed to ‘nooz’ read by blow-dried buffoons) from the Web…after suitable filtering via built-in BS detectors. Said detectors overload and fail-safe to null after only a few minutes of watching any Boob Tube.

        And I’d swear the quality of discourse, never much good before I stopped, is noticeably much, much worse…or so it seems. At least as far as popular entertainment goes, it looks like The Marching Morons won.

        • Duncan20903

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          Well kaptin, putting the horrid acting, pathetically sad story line, and bush league direction and production of this particular TV show aside they most certainly had someone who knew the details of the arguments in favor of medicinal cannabis. Somehow I thought that might be inferred from the arcana of Egyptians using medicinal cannabis for hemorrhoid relief.

          Should I presume that all of those pro-medicinal cannabis statements are lies since I saw them on a primetime TV show?

        • kaptinemo

          Nope, I was referring to the (very obvious) corporate control of the media manifesting itself at that time, with newsreaders acting as cheerleaders for the Af-Pak and Iraq Wars.

          The same corp-rat control of media ‘gateways’ had been the bane of reformers in the past, as those corps have interlocking interests in maintaining prohibition.

          Which is why until very recently you could not get an articulate reformer on any panel discussing the issue, only input from the ‘expected stereotype’ of the inarticulate, demi-conscious ‘stoner’. Which always served to bolster the LE side…which was always given the bigger microphone courtesy of those interlocking interests.

          The Internet evened the score. The information gateways have been end-runned by it. More people know about cannabis’s ever-increasing catalog of beneficial uses. And they’re not buying the BS anymore. And that is reflected in our current successes.

          It’s an exponential effect: people only interested in cannabis issues invariably are exposed to the varied aspects of prohibition which impinge upon it. History, politics, finance, etc., all come into play, and the seeker is exposed to an ever expanding sphere of knowledge. And is encouraged to act upon that knowledge. And an activist polity is the bane of the would-be lords and masters. The seemingly inflexible media status quo is bending to reflect a reality it can no longer dictate.

          So…the LameStream Media is having to bow to the inevitable, and begin airing programs that are, if not positive on cannabis, at least are neutral. This to avoid irrelevance to an up-and-coming electorate that is used to alternate sources of media…and fully agrees to why they’re needed, from looking at the intelligence-insulting crap of not just ‘entertainment’, but by what purports to reflect reality as ‘TV News’.

        • primus

          This is one of the reasons that net neutrality is such an important issue; if “they” can also control access to information on the ‘net then this coalescing of ideas and efforts will be a one-off. Control is the issue. “They” want it. It is in the best interests of the country and the people that control is not ceded to “them”.

  • claygooding

    Doggie decoys for the DEA and your local terrorist group with badges:

    http://tinyurl.com/q39lkzr

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