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Fri May 25, 2012, 03:28 PM

 

President Stoner...

I would have totally hung out with this guy in high school.
He's only a year older than me, and I tended to hang out with older kids, so it would have happened.
Makes me like the fellow just a little bit more than I already do!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/gavon/a-users-guide-to-smoking-pot-with-barack-obama

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Reply President Stoner... (Original post)
RevStPatrick May 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #1
RevStPatrick May 2012 #2
bigtree May 2012 #3
SpencerShay May 2012 #19
SammyWinstonJack May 2012 #23
Spike89 May 2012 #4
Uncle Joe May 2012 #6
Uncle Joe May 2012 #7
Uncle Joe May 2012 #9
Uncle Joe May 2012 #11
Uncle Joe May 2012 #12
Uncle Joe May 2012 #13
Uncle Joe May 2012 #16
SpencerShay May 2012 #20
Uncle Joe May 2012 #21
RainDog May 2012 #27
stlsaxman May 2012 #14
Uncle Joe May 2012 #18
stlsaxman May 2012 #32
WI_DEM May 2012 #8
sadbear May 2012 #10
Romulox May 2012 #25
kentuck May 2012 #5
Romulox May 2012 #26
craigmatic May 2012 #15
whistler162 May 2012 #17
ellisonz May 2012 #35
KG May 2012 #22
Romulox May 2012 #24
originalpckelly May 2012 #28
WillyT May 2012 #29
stlsaxman May 2012 #33
WillyT May 2012 #34
RainDog May 2012 #30
maggiesfarmer May 2012 #31
ellisonz May 2012 #36
sevento47orpi May 2012 #37

Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 03:32 PM

1. OK, so he was a stoner back in the day...

But with his current attitude towards pot smokers, I'd say he's become a hypocrite.

His former attitudes have not carried over into his thinking now.

It's a real shame.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri May 25, 2012, 03:43 PM

2. That's certainly the appearance of it...

 

Personally, I think there is something more insidious behind it, but you never know.

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #2)

Fri May 25, 2012, 03:49 PM

3. so, why would it be 'President' stoner then?

Looks like a young Obama in that photo who bears little resemblance to the President (or his pot views and policy ) today.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri May 25, 2012, 05:01 PM

19. Who cares?

 

President was a stoner THEN, not now. He's changed. Deal with it.

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Response to SpencerShay (Reply #19)

Fri May 25, 2012, 05:20 PM

23. "Deal with it" sounds a lot like "Get over it". And he is a hypocrite on this matter. So

"Deal with" that.

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Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:04 PM

4. A little reality might help

I get that our drug laws (especially pot) are seriously flawed. However, it really isn't a topic that I expect Obama to come at "fairly". He is, as you have noticed, our first black president. You can throw all the other details into the mix (a fiscal meltdown, partisan deadlock, health care...) but really it boils down to race and perceptions.
Just like it took a republican to go to communist China, it will take someone you don't expect to reform pot laws. Obama can't, in my opinion, seem to be soft on the failed drug war. He couldn't really get big changes through congress anyway, but even trying, or appearing lax on pot would make it way too easy for the right to make a case that the President is a stoner, favors "his own" people, and other racial garbage.
Of course, they'll keep trying to do it anyway, but Obama simply can't afford to make it easier for their sick arguments to sway the middle/soft left. It is sad, but the truth is that race still very much affects the upcoming elections. It is possible that as a lame duck president, given a neutral or pro-reform congress, he could very well surprise everyone in a second term.
It might be hypocrisy, but it is also realistic politics.

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Response to Spike89 (Reply #4)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:09 PM

6. Well it isn't as if President Obama doesn't have cover, exhibit A.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #6)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:14 PM

7. Exhibit B.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #7)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:17 PM

9. Exhibit C.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #9)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:21 PM

11. Exhibit D.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #11)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:29 PM

12. Exhibit E.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #12)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:39 PM

13. Exhibit F.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #13)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:49 PM

16. Exhibit G.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #16)

Fri May 25, 2012, 05:02 PM

20. BUT...

 

All those examples are WHITE, you fool. White people can talk about to legalizing pot, black people canít!

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Response to SpencerShay (Reply #20)

Fri May 25, 2012, 05:11 PM

21. Then President Obama can half way talk about it,

he's half white.

Although to correct your post, one of those cops I used up-thread, was and to my knowledge still is black.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #21)

Fri May 25, 2012, 07:02 PM

27. Great posts, Uncle Joe!

thanks!

I hope Michelle Alexander and LEAP can have an effect on the President to let him see the social injustice side of this issue that needs to be addressed.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #6)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:45 PM

14. Hey Joe- you got that clip of the VP debate where Al Gore stands up

and says- "Everyone who's smoked pot stand up- c'mon, stand up... who's with me... er, uh... i'll sit down now." ?

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #14)

Fri May 25, 2012, 05:01 PM

18. No, but here is his take on how times have changed regarding public perceptions on Marijuana.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #18)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:42 PM

32. thank you for this post, Joe!

Al Gore is a good man.

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Response to Spike89 (Reply #4)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:16 PM

8. Good points.

It's also like a lot of people here on DU expected him to be this extreme liberal. Being the first black president, I didn't expect him to shake the boat. He did that with his election. He also did pass a lot of progressive legislation which in many cases could be built on and improved.

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Response to Spike89 (Reply #4)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:18 PM

10. Agreed 100%.

Everyone must remember that current drugs laws are so harsh today because back in the 20's and 30's, drug abuse was associated with blacks and Hispanics. It's going to take a white guy, and probably a republican, to legalize anything.

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Response to Spike89 (Reply #4)

Fri May 25, 2012, 06:58 PM

25. The President can reschedule marijuana by executive order. Most Americans support this.

So the excuses fall flat.

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Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:06 PM

5. The rumor is that ...

he and a couple of his stoner friends held a young kid down and cut off all his hair...

Oh never mind!...that was the other guy!

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Fri May 25, 2012, 06:59 PM

26. If it doesn't matter what the President did in High School, why should it matter what Mittens did?

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Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:46 PM

15. Was he ever uncool?

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Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:53 PM

17. let see... young men of certain complexions

can't wear hoodie's because then you must be a gangsta.

can't wear sunglasses because then you must be a stoner.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #17)

Sat May 26, 2012, 03:44 AM

35. "tea shades"

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Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 05:15 PM

22. he's finally starting to get on the right side of history on gay rights,

time to do so regarding weed also.

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Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 06:57 PM

24. It's too bad he wasn't caught and arrested under the same policies he advocates today--it might have

turned him around, and allowed him to make something of himself.

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Response to Romulox (Reply #24)

Fri May 25, 2012, 07:04 PM

28. Yeah, I know.

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Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 07:09 PM

29. Oh Yeah... I Had A Similar Group Of Friends In High-School And College...

And ya know what ???

So did most of the people serving in government today!!!














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Response to WillyT (Reply #29)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:45 PM

33. beautiful pictures.

thank you!

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #33)

Sat May 26, 2012, 01:02 AM

34. You Are Quite Welcome !!!




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Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 07:11 PM

30. He was like a whole lot of other Americans

and I'm very glad he didn't get arrested.

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Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:11 PM

31. Romney would've pinned him down and cut that hair!

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Response to maggiesfarmer (Reply #31)

Sat May 26, 2012, 03:45 AM

36. And felt no remorse...

It's

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Response to RevStPatrick (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 05:02 AM

37. Back in the 70's I was told that if I smoked weed I could never be President

 

Guess I was lied too!

In the day I would have made Jeff Spicoli look like Mitt.

OK so I can't be President cuz I like to smoke weed so I did the next best thing, joined the military and get to play with nuclear weapons, which is what I did! Little factoid back in the day over 50% of the people who had the ability to launch and the technical knowledge about nuclear weapons smoked weed on a daily baisis.




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