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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 10:34 PM
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55. It could be tobacco
But the Dell dude lost his contract when he was exposed for smokin the bud. Phelps makes more money from sponsors and this doesn't help.
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  -14-times Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps caught with cannabis pipe THUNDER HANDS  Jan-31-09 08:08 PM   #0 
  - Well, that explains his famously unhealthy diet.  LeftyMom   Jan-31-09 08:10 PM   #1 
  - The munchies  RedEmpress   Feb-01-09 12:20 AM   #75 
  - Um, it's just pot. A PROVEN-BENEFICIAL HERB.  Zhade   Jan-31-09 08:11 PM   #2 
  - Beneficial or not...  Unca Jim   Jan-31-09 08:31 PM   #21 
  - Eating fatty foods is bad for you too, but we don't destroy people's careers for eating McDonald's.  Bjorn Against   Jan-31-09 08:44 PM   #24 
  - What planet are you from?  TheEuclideanOne   Jan-31-09 09:52 PM   #40 
     - I said exactly what you said I meant to say  Bjorn Against   Jan-31-09 10:03 PM   #43 
     - You are 100% correct  TheEuclideanOne   Jan-31-09 10:30 PM   #54 
        - Thanks apology accepted, I have read things wrong before as well it happens.  Bjorn Against   Jan-31-09 10:38 PM   #58 
     - What if pot's analgesic and stress reducing effects help his workout? A benefit that  cosmicone   Feb-01-09 05:51 AM   #93 
        - Although it is a very interesting point, I doubt  TheEuclideanOne   Feb-01-09 06:39 AM   #96 
           - For fuck's sake, STOP with the bullshit stereotypes.  Zhade   Feb-01-09 06:05 PM   #122 
           - If you say so  TheEuclideanOne   Feb-01-09 07:04 PM   #128 
           - Amen Zhade! n/t  daggahead   Feb-02-09 08:57 AM   #148 
           - Marijuana is bad, bad, bad? Really? Why do you think so?  krabigirl   Feb-02-09 02:30 PM   #153 
              - Actually I don't really think it is.  TheEuclideanOne   Feb-02-09 08:38 PM   #174 
                 - HAHAHAHA!! Oh my, that was a funny post.  Zhade   Feb-03-09 12:25 AM   #181 
  - Not true. Marijuana smoke is a bronchial dilator -- it used to be prescribed to asthmatics.  Zhade   Feb-01-09 06:02 PM   #121 
  - I don't see any smoke in that bong.  Dr.Phool   Jan-31-09 08:41 PM   #23 
  - a snorkel?? n/t  Bacchus39   Feb-01-09 12:18 AM   #74 
  - I think  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 07:29 AM   #104 
     - that is a bong, not a vaporizer. n/t  Lance_Boyle   Feb-02-09 05:51 AM   #137 
  - "Proven beneficial"? You've been smoking too much of it yourself. Yes, I fully  salguine   Jan-31-09 09:51 PM   #39 
  - Carl Sagan smoked pot, did it gradually make him stupid?  Bjorn Against   Jan-31-09 10:13 PM   #51 
  - There are exceptions. I've seen a TON of weed-stupid people, and so have you.  salguine   Jan-31-09 11:04 PM   #63 
  - Yeah I have, but I have seen even more non-weed smoking stupid people.  Bjorn Against   Jan-31-09 11:11 PM   #65 
  - Really?  Missy Vixen   Jan-31-09 11:41 PM   #69 
  - That's a tested theory.  DUlover2909   Feb-01-09 12:21 AM   #76 
  - Self-Medicating  NashVegas   Feb-01-09 07:29 AM   #103 
  - DUlover, nice to meet you  Missy Vixen   Feb-01-09 11:52 AM   #114 
     - I have seen anecdotal evidence myself. I am included in that group.  DUlover2909   Feb-02-09 12:07 AM   #134 
  - maybe he just didnt like you around!  Lost4words   Feb-02-09 08:46 AM   #147 
  - Drunks are a stupider lot for sure eom  EndersDame   Feb-02-09 05:09 PM   #162 
  - I've seen more non-weed stupid people......  snooper2   Feb-02-09 08:25 AM   #143 
  - Maybe he would have been even smarter without pot.  DUlover2909   Feb-01-09 12:13 AM   #72 
  - You are confusing Carl Sagan with Richard Feynman.  dnbn   Feb-01-09 01:09 AM   #83 
  - Carl Sagan was a marijuana enthusiast  Frank Cannon   Feb-01-09 03:19 AM   #89 
  - Educate yourself. Sagan himself stated he smoked pot.  Zhade   Feb-01-09 06:10 PM   #124 
  - Jesus, did you ever listen to him?  LeftyMom   Feb-02-09 11:56 PM   #180 
  - As did Shakespeare, Baudalaire, Dumas  EndersDame   Feb-02-09 05:30 PM   #165 
  - Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows  ronnie624   Feb-01-09 02:31 AM   #87 
  - Marijuana takes on colon cancer  ronnie624   Feb-01-09 02:33 AM   #88 
  - others have been all over you for the ignorance of your statement...  mike_c   Feb-01-09 10:36 AM   #111 
  - My doctors found that it not only keeps me from developing glaucoma, but MADE MY EYES BETTER.  Zhade   Feb-01-09 06:08 PM   #123 
  - Do you have proof of the gradually makes you stupid part?  Lost4words   Feb-02-09 08:44 AM   #146 
  - It also helps anxiety and depression, so yeah, it IS beneficial.  krabigirl   Feb-02-09 02:31 PM   #154 
     - I found that to be true as well. Used to take meds, hated the side effects.  Zhade   Feb-02-09 06:37 PM   #168 
  - Vitamin M. n/t  WheelWalker   Jan-31-09 10:06 PM   #45 
  - If you eat it  CreekDog   Jan-31-09 10:36 PM   #56 
  - Over 400 chemicals in it. INHALING ANY SMOKE INTO YOUR BODY IS UNHEALTHY. GROW UP !  RBInMaine   Feb-01-09 05:51 AM   #94 
     - I'll trust my doctors over your ignorance, thanks.  Zhade   Feb-01-09 06:11 PM   #125 
     - Well your doctors probably don't say that inhaling smoke is good for you....  Political Heretic   Feb-02-09 11:19 PM   #177 
        - They actually aren't concerned about the smoke. At all.  Zhade   Feb-03-09 12:27 AM   #182 
     - Don't smoke it---Vaporize it.  roody   Feb-02-09 11:29 PM   #178 
     - Hell, have you had your air analyzed lately?!  Lost4words   Feb-03-09 09:42 AM   #185 
  - Oh no! He's considered a god.  Liberal_in_LA   Jan-31-09 08:12 PM   #3 
  - oh no !! he can smoke pot and still win 8 gold medals!  madrchsod   Jan-31-09 08:14 PM   #4 
  - Now I am ZEROUSY impressed with his lungs.  WheelWalker   Feb-01-09 12:34 AM   #80 
  - Doesn't look like Phelps to me....  BrklynLiberal   Jan-31-09 08:14 PM   #5 
  - this is him with facial hair  THUNDER HANDS   Jan-31-09 08:17 PM   #10 
  - That's what I thought. Doesn't look like him.  sasquuatch55   Feb-01-09 07:11 AM   #101 
  - big deal  DeepBlueC   Jan-31-09 08:14 PM   #6 
  - Other news organizations are picking up the story.  Liberal_in_LA   Jan-31-09 08:15 PM   #7 
  - LOL!  montanacowboy   Jan-31-09 08:15 PM   #8 
  - It doesn't look like Phelps,  blue neen   Jan-31-09 08:16 PM   #9 
  - Is that really him? I hope for his sake it is not.  Jefferson23   Jan-31-09 08:18 PM   #11 
  - I thought he got caught  NOW tense   Jan-31-09 08:21 PM   #12 
  - No, it was a DUI in 2004.  salguine   Jan-31-09 09:54 PM   #41 
  - Sane marijuana laws would render this story moot.....  marmar   Jan-31-09 08:22 PM   #13 
  - Pot is hardly a performance  Mz Pip   Jan-31-09 08:23 PM   #14 
  - you never know  THUNDER HANDS   Jan-31-09 08:23 PM   #15 
  - Seems like I remember a few years back  Mz Pip   Jan-31-09 08:29 PM   #19 
  - It wasn't the whole team  DeepBlueC   Jan-31-09 08:50 PM   #26 
     - Thanks for the clarification  Mz Pip   Jan-31-09 10:51 PM   #62 
        - Depends on the sport.  Angleae   Jan-31-09 11:08 PM   #64 
        - I think so  DeepBlueC   Jan-31-09 11:13 PM   #66 
  - ROFLMBAO!! ....AND SMDH!! eom  Ecumenist   Jan-31-09 09:08 PM   #33 
  - Actually, it is a bronchial dilator.  WheelWalker   Feb-01-09 12:35 AM   #81 
     - Link please?  TroglodyteScholar   Feb-01-09 06:49 AM   #98 
     - Try this one...  WheelWalker   Feb-01-09 11:53 AM   #115 
        - Interesting...  TroglodyteScholar   Feb-01-09 06:16 PM   #126 
           - Really, smoking is not the preferred route of administration. Me want COOKIE!!  WheelWalker   Feb-01-09 10:04 PM   #132 
     - that's why you see people coughing like crazy sometimes  DeepBlueC   Feb-01-09 08:30 AM   #108 
        - You might just notice  WheelWalker   Feb-01-09 11:54 AM   #116 
           - it must be the other ingredients that trigger asthmatic bronchospasm  DeepBlueC   Feb-01-09 02:17 PM   #119 
           - The cough is more productve...  TroglodyteScholar   Feb-01-09 06:19 PM   #127 
  - Well, you know, if a British tabloid says it's true, it MUST be true.  Berry Cool   Jan-31-09 08:27 PM   #16 
  - bummer...I didn't trust some of the..  stillcool   Jan-31-09 08:27 PM   #17 
  - Oh dear...  Karenina   Jan-31-09 08:28 PM   #18 
  - Anyone who thinks this should get in the way of his career are the ones with a real problem.  Bjorn Against   Jan-31-09 08:31 PM   #20 
  - Not certain that's him....  BlooInBloo   Jan-31-09 08:34 PM   #22 
  - Pot is a hell of a lot better for you then government sanctioned cigarrettes and alcohol  ORDagnabbit   Jan-31-09 08:45 PM   #25 
  - First sentence is wrong.  pacalo   Jan-31-09 08:51 PM   #27 
  - This is quite obviously real. No question about it. And it's a big deal.  time_has_come   Jan-31-09 08:55 PM   #28 
  - You have to be kidding. They really did brainwash you well when young, didn't they?  krabigirl   Feb-02-09 02:34 PM   #157 
  - Actually, what the photo proves is that  Occulus   Feb-02-09 06:41 PM   #170 
  - There are other things smoked from bongs besides pot  TrogL   Jan-31-09 08:58 PM   #29 
  - They're popular in the US too...  jmowreader   Jan-31-09 10:49 PM   #61 
  - This isn't the middle east and he's not at a hookah bar.  HughBeaumont   Feb-01-09 07:36 AM   #105 
  - Phelps looks like an ironing board from the side...  DCKit   Jan-31-09 09:00 PM   #30 
  - So long as he pissed clean, who cares?  Alcibiades   Jan-31-09 09:05 PM   #31 
  - SO? AND?  Ecumenist   Jan-31-09 09:07 PM   #32 
  - You not caring doesn't make it a non-issue.  time_has_come   Jan-31-09 09:22 PM   #35 
     - The two things are really not related in my mind and it is simply  Ecumenist   Jan-31-09 10:07 PM   #47 
     - I have some understanding of the media and the law surrounding it  time_has_come   Jan-31-09 10:40 PM   #59 
     - It is a big issue that our country would destroy a person's career over something so minor.  Bjorn Against   Jan-31-09 10:10 PM   #49 
     - Lots of people care about his marketing value?  alcibiades_mystery   Feb-01-09 12:47 AM   #82 
        - Lots of people would care about him being ineligible for 2012.  time_has_come   Feb-01-09 01:09 AM   #84 
           - That's true, I guess  alcibiades_mystery   Feb-01-09 08:25 AM   #107 
  - it's him  TheWebHead   Jan-31-09 09:15 PM   #34 
  - If only he had gotten himself into a drunken stupor and engaged in a group orgy  Hugabear   Jan-31-09 09:42 PM   #36 
  - Alcohol and orgies aren't illegal.  HughBeaumont   Feb-01-09 07:41 AM   #106 
  - Pot is NOT a performance enhancing drug  Titonwan   Jan-31-09 09:46 PM   #37 
  - Looks like he's blowing bubbles to me  bluestateguy   Jan-31-09 09:50 PM   #38 
  - Weedies - Breakfast of Champions n/t  change_notfinetuning   Jan-31-09 09:56 PM   #42 
  - lol  Liberal_in_LA   Jan-31-09 10:04 PM   #44 
  - LMAO! Weedies...ROFLMA!  paparush   Feb-02-09 02:06 PM   #151 
  - LOL!  complain jane   Feb-03-09 02:49 AM   #184 
  - That doesn't really look like him.  Renew Deal   Jan-31-09 10:07 PM   #46 
  - That's tobacco. I can smell it from here.  byronius   Jan-31-09 10:07 PM   #48 
  - lol  DeepBlueC   Jan-31-09 11:15 PM   #67 
  - If had been allowed to smoke weed during the Olympics  Autonomy   Jan-31-09 10:13 PM   #50 
  - perhaps he wishes to be free of the TYRANNY of competitive swimming and  msongs   Jan-31-09 10:21 PM   #52 
  - OMG! Anyone would think he was a... a... TEENAGER!! n/t  TygrBright   Jan-31-09 10:27 PM   #53 
  - INORITE  Chovexani   Feb-02-09 04:35 PM   #159 
  - It could be tobacco  Politicalboi   Jan-31-09 10:34 PM   #55 
  - ...... or even opium!  nolabels   Feb-01-09 12:13 AM   #73 
     - or peyote.  roody   Feb-02-09 11:31 PM   #179 
  - Yawn...  bhikkhu   Jan-31-09 10:36 PM   #57 
  - Um, let me see if I've got this straight. My Bawlmer homie might be stuck at a lousy 14 gold medals?  KamaAina   Jan-31-09 10:45 PM   #60 
  - Jail the useless voyeur that took the photo!  deepplaya   Jan-31-09 11:36 PM   #68 
  - 2nd that!! useless squealer wannabe  IADEMO2004   Feb-02-09 10:32 AM   #149 
  - Seems the best we could hope for is this doesn't hurt Michael's career or his swimming  bertman   Jan-31-09 11:41 PM   #70 
  - All I have to say is...  Tafiti   Feb-01-09 12:12 AM   #71 
  - Dumbass...  Endangered Specie   Feb-01-09 12:23 AM   #77 
  - I don't see anything that would identify him as Phelps 100%...  SKKY   Feb-01-09 12:27 AM   #78 
  - I don't see any otpa, either.  WheelWalker   Feb-01-09 12:31 AM   #79 
  - Well now. Recent events have certainly change things a bit for Mr. Phelps.  SKKY   Feb-01-09 10:03 PM   #131 
     - I understand he had severe ADHD and swimming has  JeanGrey   Feb-02-09 05:04 AM   #136 
  - "The glass pipes are generally used to smoke cannabis". GENERALLY  uppityperson   Feb-01-09 01:34 AM   #85 
  - One can smoke tobacco from bongs, also. Btw, when is pot going to be made legal?  w4rma   Feb-01-09 02:12 AM   #86 
  - I have to say this...  leapinggnome   Feb-01-09 03:19 AM   #90 
  - AWESOME!  JVS   Feb-01-09 03:59 AM   #91 
  - Rec all ya want, It's not him - doesn't look like him or his ear (check out the photo in the thread)  Divine Discontent   Feb-01-09 04:07 AM   #92 
  - Respiratory therapy.  BobRossi   Feb-01-09 05:59 AM   #95 
  - Michael, Michael, Michael, you stupid, young boy.  Vinca   Feb-01-09 06:47 AM   #97 
  - Priorities! Duuuude!  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 06:59 AM   #99 
  - What an idiot. Why is it when people achieve great success  JeanGrey   Feb-01-09 07:05 AM   #100 
  - finished? for smoking pot? You can't be serious.  krabigirl   Feb-02-09 02:32 PM   #155 
     - It depends on how his sponsors who have paid him a great  JeanGrey   Feb-02-09 05:26 PM   #164 
  - oops  Why Syzygy   Feb-01-09 07:18 AM   #102 
  - Unless he has a hot urine test, tehre is NO PROOF THAT IS POT  LostinVA   Feb-01-09 08:40 AM   #109 
  - oh for pete's sake....  mike_c   Feb-01-09 10:32 AM   #110 
  - When I swam in college in  tomg   Feb-01-09 11:22 AM   #112 
  - watch the press be all over this  lifesbeautifulmagic   Feb-01-09 11:43 AM   #113 
  - Photo of Michael Phelps smoking pot? He says it's him  RamboLiberal   Feb-01-09 12:06 PM   #117 
  - The statement of guilt was a mistake...  catnhatnh   Feb-01-09 12:29 PM   #118 
  - I bet Roor is pretty happy  ozu   Feb-01-09 03:13 PM   #120 
  - let the young man be. he did great, let him enjoy the down time.  NuttyFluffers   Feb-01-09 07:25 PM   #129 
  - Not when he's a role model for kids  silverojo   Feb-01-09 09:58 PM   #130 
     - Well, that's a typical leap.  Bluebear   Feb-01-09 10:05 PM   #133 
     - Nobody asks to be a "role model"  treestar   Feb-02-09 06:23 AM   #139 
     - He never claimed to be a role model for kids.  tinrobot   Feb-02-09 08:31 AM   #144 
     - And who would be a good role model for kids?  krabigirl   Feb-02-09 02:33 PM   #156 
     - PRO TIP  Chovexani   Feb-02-09 04:36 PM   #160 
     - lol, good one  krabigirl   Feb-02-09 06:34 PM   #166 
     - I think the DUI is a huge issue and the only issue  EndersDame   Feb-02-09 05:11 PM   #163 
     - Kids shouldn't smoke... until they're 18.  Zhade   Feb-02-09 06:40 PM   #169 
     - He just proved to millions of kids that pot doesn't make you into an unmotivated loser.  Occulus   Feb-02-09 06:58 PM   #171 
  - So what?  wiley   Feb-02-09 01:07 AM   #135 
  - Oh for crying out loud  treestar   Feb-02-09 06:22 AM   #138 
  - A pot smoker? And yet he can still dive? But the War on Drugs people told me that pot ruins you...  Romulox   Feb-02-09 07:10 AM   #140 
  - he better hope  THUNDER HANDS   Feb-02-09 07:17 AM   #142 
  - Firstly, News of the World is probably THE most unreliable British scandal-sheet ..  LeftishBrit   Feb-02-09 07:16 AM   #141 
  - Big f***ing deal.  tinrobot   Feb-02-09 08:36 AM   #145 
  - That looks like one of those penis enlargers  marshall   Feb-02-09 01:14 PM   #150 
  - Lol. Proof that pot is harmless. Give me a break with the false hysteria.  krabigirl   Feb-02-09 02:29 PM   #152 
  - OH NOEZ  Chovexani   Feb-02-09 04:34 PM   #158 
  - There is a naivete about him. Anyone else think he was set up and  kiranon   Feb-02-09 04:54 PM   #161 
  - He should have chosen a joint. I don't think he realized how freaked everyone would be.  krabigirl   Feb-02-09 06:35 PM   #167 
  - Dumb. If it where the average person I would say so what, but since he's  superconnected   Feb-02-09 07:29 PM   #172 
  - Hey, that doesn't actually look like a bong, are you guys sure it isn't 1. that tea stuff  superconnected   Feb-02-09 07:33 PM   #173 
  - There are other things on peoples minds than this  Life Long Dem   Feb-02-09 10:40 PM   #175 
  - Why would this destroy his career? The PRESIDENT OF THE US did drugs.  Political Heretic   Feb-02-09 10:50 PM   #176 
  - He is very young and hasn't had a chance to grow through that phase yet.  BrightKnight   Feb-03-09 01:21 AM   #183 
 

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