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Sat Jan 31, 2015, 01:36 PM

Jeb Bush was a pot-smoking bully, say former classmates; Rand Paul adds 'hypocrit'

From TheHill
By David McCabe

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said in the 1990s that he smoked marijuana while he was in high school, but a new profile of the likely 2016 presidential candidate paints a more detailed picture of his use of the drug.

More:
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/231328-jeb-bush-was-a-pot-smoking-bully-say-former-classmates

And in related news...

Rand Paul slams Bush 'hypocrisy' on pot
By Alexander Bolton

DALLAS Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Jeb Bush of hypocrisy after The Boston Globe reported the former Florida governor was a heavy marijuana smoker while at an elite prep school.

More:

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/231351-rand-paul-slams-bush-hypocrisy-on-pot

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 01:39 PM

1. Dan Hopsicker in his book Barry and the Boys says GW and Jeb were caught loading cocaine in fla

 

on little puddle jumper planes....Barry Seal of the CIA says he pulled up in the night and THERE THE TWO WERE...LOADING KEYS OF COKE! Think it's page 83?

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Response to TheNutcracker (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 05:55 PM

10. If true, how did they avoid jail?

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 1, 2015, 01:45 AM

12. Too Big To Fail / Too Big To Jail

 

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 01:40 PM

2. Anybody who is now a con, would have been a bully if they were able to be, it is why they

are a con now.

ALL of these people have common traits.

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 01:40 PM

3. It bothers me that Jeb smoked pot in his formative years.

I'd hate to think that the weed turned him into the monster that he is.


(And previous experience has proved I need this: )

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 03:41 PM

7. But recent study sez no deleterious effects from teens smoking weed

So I guess Jeb was just a bully who liked to get buzzed.

In my 45 yrs of tokin, never saw anyone become a bully after smokin. But didn't see it 'cure' any bullies either.

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Response to Panich52 (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 04:49 PM

8. I used to work in Corrections, and a lot of the older agents

would say things like, "I shouldn't let the two of them get together unless they both been smoking."

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Response to Panich52 (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 06:01 PM

11. Not according to a researcher who was on NPR...

" It has, for the most part, a more dampening sedative effect. So when you actually ingest or smoke or get cannabis into your bloodstream, it does get into the brain and it goes to these same targets.

It turns out that these targets actually block the process of learning and memory so that you have an impairment of being able to lay down new memories."

From ... http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/28/381622350/why-teens-are-impulsive-addiction-prone-and-should-protect-their-brains

According to the research pot makes teens stupid. Just what we need, another stupid Bush.

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 01:42 PM

4. Only a Bush

Leave it to a Bush to be both a pot smoker AND a bully.

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Response to Basic LA (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 01:52 PM

6. 90 % of people are pot smokers. I am sure some of them are bullies as well,

whether Democrats, Republicans, or independants.

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 01:49 PM

5. No to oligarchies, whether Clinton, Bush, or Paul.

The rest is really BS. Who cares what they did when they were teens? But the fact is that our system is so corrupt that most people who run for president (and now even for Senator or Representatives) have somebody in their close family who was an elected official or a highly ranked civil servant/military person.

Time to make place for regular people.

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 05:30 PM

9. As Florida Governor, Bush was for jail instead of treatment for nonviolent drug offenders,

"and pushed for mandatory prison sentences for drug offenders -- with the exception of his daughter, Noelle, who has struggled with crack cocaine use."

"Bush publicly opposed an amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/31/jeb-bush-smoked-marijuana_n_6585346.html



IMO, Jeb Bush is a two-faced, hypocritical asshole!

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 1, 2015, 10:37 AM

13. Perfect for the Republicans!

He gets the nom.

But the general will bring hell down on him. Nobody likes a bullying hypocrite. I'm sorry about his family's drug issues but I can't take his slighting of people's struggles with pain.

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Response to Panich52 (Original post)

Mon Feb 2, 2015, 05:38 PM

14. I don't care who this guy was 35 yr. ago. Who is he now. There is more than enough

to disqualify him with who he is currently vs. who he was as a stupid adolescent.

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