And in sports news…

White House softball team smoked by pot lobby’s bats

While the ONDCP’s softball team always seems to have something else to do whenever they’re scheduled to play the powerful One Hitters, STOTUS (Softball Team Of The U.S.) at least showed up, although they lost 25-3.

“The One Hitters enjoyed slugging it out with the White House,” said Aaron Houston, executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the group that sponsors the team. “Hopefully we can play them again when they aren’t totally absorbed in work.”

We almost missed the pun hidden there. Hint: David Maraniss’s latest book revealed that President Obama’s high-school pot smoking philosophy included “total absorption” of the precious weed.

Way to go, One-Hitters!

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27 Responses to And in sports news…

  1. darkcycle says:

    Just goes to show you. In any fair contest, we win. Every time. Go One-Hitters!

  2. Chris says:

    Seems like only yesterday that it was the lazy writers coming up with pot puns for every damn article.

    • darkcycle says:

      Puns are fun. It’s the stupid, easy puns that play to a stereotype that we hate. Those have been old since I was a kid.
      That was throwing the president’s own behavior back at him. THAT was good.

  3. Francis says:

    The “One Hitters” is a pretty great name. And I have to admit, “STOTUS (Softball Team of the U.S.)” is actually pretty funny too. But the ONDCP “Czardinals”? That’s just lame. I was trying to think of something more fitting, but the best I could do was 1) the “CZARS Virus” 2) the “Gillies” or 3) the “Anslinger Swingers.” (Hey, I didn’t say they were good.) Any other suggestions?

  4. claygooding says:

    Kerli’s team has to be the Dog Killers with a Shitzu for a mascot.

    Or the Brown Shirts without a mascot,,no one will volunteer to be a piece of shit.

  5. primus says:

    Meghan illustrates the inevitability of our movement; as our older people die off, the younger will be ever more open to this discussion. The biggest reason that discussion of ending prohibition is taboo is that ‘daddy won’t like it.’ When daddy dies, the rest of the family can move into the new millenium like the rest of us. Like many boomers, I was indoctrinated that ‘daddy knows best’ but when I discovered that he was just repeating platitudes which had no truth to them, he lost his power over me. Such is happening everywhere, so relegalization is inevitable. Just hope I live long enough to enjoy it.

  6. Duncan20903 says:

    Rhode Island’s Governor Chafee signed that State’s brand spanking new decrim law. I never before knew just how much fun watching dominoes fall could be.

  7. claygooding says:

    NY Assembly approves medical marijuana but rejection looms,0,5467172.story

    “”The New York State Assembly, in a move
    that was largely symbolic, o n W ednesday approved legislation that would make New York the second-largest state to legalize medical marijuana. The 90-50 vote marked the third time the Democrat-dominated Assembly approved such legislation, which would allow patients registered with the state to possess up to 2 1/2 ounces of marijuana or grow as many as 12 plants.

    The Republican-led Senate, however, has never allowed the bill to come up for a vote, largely because the proposal contradicts federal law. It is unlikely to allow a vote on the bill this session.”” ‘snipped’

    Comments open.

    • Peter says:

      how did ny state get such representative misalignment between state senate and assembly? sounds like another opportunity for primary challeges in the senate elections based on the will of the people. is this happening?

  8. Hey does anyone know the URL for the page on the CDC site where you can look up mortality rates by year, age cohort, and cause of death?

  9. Mr Ikesheeny says:

    OK “dentists”start pulling teeth in Albany!

    • Duncan20903 says:


      I recently had some dental work done and while in the chair I was thinking that the penchant of the Department of Homeland Security for water boarding was stupid. Taking all that bad publicity for torture when they could just put a couple of dentists on the staff and say that they’re providing free dental care to the prisoners would not only be more effective but much better PR. I was certainly ready to talk.

  10. n.t. greene says:

    We call that “intergenerational conflict”. As much as Daddy won’t like it, perhaps Daddy forgets when he was a Kid and thought the rules were stupid too.

    Ironically, the old cling to rigid rules for fear of becoming basically obsolete. These are generalizations, of course, but it is psychology at work. The surest way to get Daddy to go along is to prove we’re responsible.

    Hence we are seeing changes. Whereas it was easy to cast out the hippies perhaps, it is harder to cast out those who are actually responsible members of society who fight with “adult” methods.

    Like what we do here. It is easy to say someone is crazy when they’re acting crazy. But our movement looks pretty sane when compared to the opposition.

    • Duncan20903 says:


      You whippersnappers think you’ve got it all figured out, don’t you? Wait ’til you get to be an old man and figure out that your generation has its fair share of hall monitors, just like my generation.

      • B. Snow says:

        Yeah, but we have very few qualms about bitch-slapping the shit outta any such “Hall Monitors” – seeing as they aren’t our ‘elders’, we’re generally not all that inclined to automatically respect them or, defer to their wishes = like we would tend to do with our Parents…

        But many of us are winning them over to – to some extant, if it weren’t illegal – **Many of them would be totally fine with it** – For now the situation exists in a ‘Catch 22’ state = If they could vote for it anonymously (they wouldn’t want “everyone” to know they’re okay with that sort of thing) then we could pick up a sizable chunk of votes…

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