Thursday, January 31, 2008

Far out, dude!

Jen Haberkorn gets a huge scoop:
"I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws," Mr. Obama told an audience during a debate at Northwestern University in 2004.
(Via Memeorandum) The Washington Times also has video.

I'd blog more about this but, dude, I gotta go get me some grow lights and potting soil ...

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.

Yo, man, I'm back. I forgot to get the grow lights, but I did get this cool Zeppelin CD. Anyway ...

Oh, yeah, so it's not like I have any inside sources at The Washington Times, or anything, but this looks like a classic Team Clinton smear job, if I've ever seen one, man.

And you've got to figure this little bit of oppo-research had already been rejected by the NY Times, CBS, etc., before Team Clinton would ever give anything to The Washington Times. I mean, Hillary's people -- Sidney Blumenthal and that bunch -- they always resented the very existence of such a publication.

So, congratulations to Jen Haberkorn on the scoop. And congratulations to Senator Obama, on having driven Team Clinton to such desperation tactics.
I'll blog more about this later, but right now, I gotta listen to my Zeppelin CD. Hey, man, where'd I put those Little Debbies?


  1. Do not knock Led Zeppelin. Rip on the Pink Floyd fans. They always seemed to be more likely to be stoned.

  2. Sean, I'm not knocking Zep. I'm a total Zep-head from waaaay back in the day.

    Put it to you this way: I was digging on Zep when an ounce of Columbian redbud retailed for $30.

    Just say "no," kids.

  3. Being a fellow Zeppelin fan, you're forgiven. For the record I have know idea what Columbian redbud is or what it ever sold for. And I don't think I'm missing out.

    "Ramble On."

  4. History lesson: In the mid-1970s, before the development of modern indoor agri-technology made possible the production of high-quality domestic marijuana, imported Colombian was the premium weed.

    "Red bud" was a super-premium variety composed primarily of mature female flowers ("buds") distinguished by their red cilia.

    The most powerful marijuana is what is called sinsemilla -- "seedless" -- a method that requires separation of male and female plants, so that the mature buds are seedless. Perfect sinsemilla conditions were difficult to obtain in outdoor plantation methods, such as those used in Colombia in the '70s, so "red bud" had lots of seeds. If you didn't carefully remove them from the week before smoking it, the resulting seed-explosion could cause painful injury.

    The statute of limitation on all this ran out long ago -- I quit smoking weed when it went past $40 an ounce in the early '80s. (A price increase largely due to Ed Meese's get-tough enforcement policy.)

    "Trampled Underfoot."

  5. Wow. A history lesson I probably didn't need.

    You'd be surprised with how many people don't believe I've never consumed any illegal drugs. I've made up for it with alcohol consumption.