Politifact also caught the drug czar playing loose with the drugged driving statistics. The quote they caught on C-Span was a less egregious one than Director Kerlikowske has used other places, but it’s still good to see that others are catching on to this dishonesty.
Still no word from the ONDCP on my Petition for Correction Under the ONDCP Information Quality Guidelines although they have 60 days to respond and it’s been less than 30.
Their Significant Corrections Made page is an “interesting” read.
By the way, we’re not the only ones who are going to be interested in hearing the outcome of my petition. The staff of Senator Richard Durbin (IL) are also aware of the petition, and since he serves on the subcommittee that oversees the ONDCP, I believe that they would want to see a substantive response.
Gateway to Violence by Dan McGraw
The move to legalize marijuana shouldnâ€™t be dominated by the stoners trumpeting their right to get high but by the general public, who bear the social, economic, and political costs of the illegal drug trade. Keeping pot illegal is a bad policy that, in essence, prints money for murderers.
Reports that Afghan president Karzai has a fondness for hashish, opium and heroin.
At least he won’t have to worry about running out of his supply.
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I’m going to visit my dad and may be out of touch for a day or two. This is an open thread.