“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Pot Heads Are Where It's At

Is there a doper anywhere that did not start with pot? I wonder how the productivity works out for a worker that shows up to work after having done bazooka size bong hits? We heard the "high minded" (I could not resist that low hanging fruit) civil libertarian blah-blah-blah,blah-blah.

Now let's get real and check it out for how it really is.

It Will Never Fail To Fuck You Up


  1. Other points of view

    "The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this."
    - Albert Einstein quote on Hemp

    "Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could."
    - William F. Buckley Jr. quote on Marijuana

    "When a private enterprise fails, it is closed down; when a government enterprise fails, it is expanded. Isn’t that exactly what’s been happening with drugs?"
    - Milton Friedman quote on Marijuana

    "It really puzzles me to see marijuana connected with narcotics . . . dope and all that crap. It's a thousand times better than whiskey - it's an assistant - a friend."
    - Louis Armstrong quote on Marijuana

    "That is not a drug. It’s a leaf,"
    - Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. President Wannabe quote on Marijuana

    "Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country."
    - Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President quote on Hemp

    "Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere."
    - George Washington, U.S. President quote on Hemp

    "When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it, and I didn't inhale, and I never tried again."
    - Bill Clinton, U.S. President quote on Marijuana

    "When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point."
    - Barack Obama quote on Marijuana

    "There's been no top authority saying what marijuana does to you. I really don't know that much about it. I tried it once but it didn't do anything to me."
    - John Wayne quote on Marijuana

    "I think pot should be legal. I don't smoke it, but I like the smell of it."
    - Andy Warhol quote on Marijuana

    "I enjoy smoking cannabis and see no harm in it".
    - Jennifer Aniston quote on Marijuana

    "If John Lennon is deported, I'm leaving too...with my musicians..and my marijuana."
    - Art Garfunkel quote on Marijuana

    "Forty million Americans smoked marijuana; the only ones who didn't like it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton."
    - Jay Leno quote on Marijuana

  2. Require All CRP land to be planted in Maryjane. Everyone will drive REEeeaal SLOOooow, and we'll save a bundle on energy.

    That was easy; now, let's go have a beeer. :)

  3. The administration and the DoE must of been smoking some good stuff to approve the loan for Solyndra.

    Where are those green jobs by Solyndra Rufus?

    Obama lied, the economy died.

  4. Marijuana is not as benign as people believe. Its use should not be encouraged. However, I doubt that its use should be criminal.

    I am a researcher at a university and have studied the effects of drugs, particularly alcohol, on the brain for the last decade or so. Like many of my friends and colleagues, I consider marijuana to be a relatively low-risk drug when used in moderation by responsible adults. However, I am now forced to admit that my view of the discontinuation syndrome was naïve and that I was completely unprepared for it myself:

    Week 1: Despite missing my evening smoking session and feeling some mild irritability, I felt fine.

    Week 2: Mild flu-like symptoms, which I assumed to be viral in nature though it did not exactly feel viral. No real desire to smoke marijuana. I assumed I was out of the woods and had gotten off easy.

    Week 3: Sudden onset of incredibly intense and vivid dreams. Profuse sweating at night. Difficulty discerning dreaming from waking state. Lack of energy. Upset stomach. Absolutely no appetite. Unable to focus. Saw my primary care physician. All labs normal.

    Week 4: This is where the real problems began for me. Sudden onset of intense, full body anxiety…. This led to complete insomnia for days. A very deep feeling of dread and a sense that I was going completely insane. Crying spells that came from nowhere….

    Week 5: The intense anxiety slowly began to dissipate… was able to sleep for 4-6 hours a night, which is approaching normal for me. Appetite slowly came back but the thought of eating was unpleasant. Feeling of confidence began to return. Feelings of hopelessness and of going crazy began to diminish.

  5. It wasn't the pot that caused those symptoms.

  6. Rufus has saddled it.

    You could also use the stuff for horse feed, though I don't know if anyone would want to ride me after.

    How about use it as biofuel, Rufus?


  7. You better believe that marijuana can cause castration. Just suppose your girlfriend gets the munchies!

  8. You're on a horse being chased by two lions. You're behind an elephant and next to a giraffe. What do you do? You get your stoned ass off the merry-go-round!

  9. Is there a pot smoker that did not drink water first?

    An alcoholic that was not weaned from his mother's or wet nurse's teat?

    We must declare upon water and motherhood, to save the Republic, from itself.

  10. Beer drinkin' is much more destructive than smokin' pot.

    Beer leads to obesity and drunk driving.

  11. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, this secretive group of men (and a few women) has grown tenfold while sustaining a level of obscurity that not even the CIA managed. “We’re the dark matter. We’re the force that orders the universe but can’t be seen,” a strapping Navy SEAL, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said in describing his unit.

    Nice image from Miss T's article.


  12. Man made beer, G-d made pot, who do you trust?

  13. Solyndra was a good product that had promise. They just couldn't foresee how cheap the standard panels were going to become.

    "Green" energy is the fastest-growing segment of California's economy.

    The U.S. has a positive Trade Balance in Solar Panels. We even have a Trade "Surplus" with China in Solar Panels.

  14. "Is there a doper anywhere that did not start with pot?"

    I knew a lot of people growing up that didn't smoke a damn thing, but waited patently for the lines to be cut.

    It doesn't always start with weed and most likely is not the cause of moving on to the next step of using heroin and myth. They are two different highs.

    If you said alcohol than maybe…

    Just my opinion.

  15. I smoke myth.


  16. "hey you smoking Mother Nature, I think this is a bust"

  17. Hemp is, supposedly, a wonderful biofuel crop; but it's illegal to grow in the U.S.

    It is legal to grow in some other countries, however, and, to date, no biofuel production has grown up around it.

  18. Hemp grows wild in Kansas along side the road. Locals don't seem to notice or care. I am in Napa this weekend. Lots of weed up here too. And wine of course. Beautiful place.

  19. Lauren Bush, daughter of Neil Bush (the quiet one) will marry the son of Ralph Lauren at the Lauren Telliride ranch this week end. Her name will be Lauren Lauren.

  20. France is going to house the new nuclear fusion reactor!

    If it suceeds, cheap long term energy. If it fails, BAM! France is gone!

    It's win win!

  21. "Hemp is, supposedly, a wonderful biofuel crop; but it's illegal to grow in the U.S."

    It was also good in the chocolate cup cakes my nephew served at my sister's BBQ today, but not disclosing what was in them until hours later.

  22. Big, big day in the wolf killin' business. Tracks, I found tracks.


  23. "heroin and myth. They are two different highs."

    I'll remember that typo quote. Was my real laugh for the day.

    They are, indeedy, two different highs.

    Not that I've ever done the first.



  24. Drugs are the false attempt to get to what only myth talks about, transcendence, top o' Everest.

    Anybody wanna smoke some myth?

    risky moved up today from what amounted to accomodations in a garage with a cot, to a well furnished condo more fitting to a gelding of his quality. The search for the right saddle continues, and it's gonna cost more than the damn horse. The bearded bastard from Reno that fired Ky the manageress whom everybody liked is now left with a total of two horses. Ky told all the boarders they ought to leave, to get out, that the new owner don't know shit, and they all did. Ky's revenge. heh


  25. .

    U.S. Appeals to Palestinians to Stall U.N. Vote on Statehood

    The Obama administration has initiated a last-ditch diplomatic campaign to avert a confrontation this month over a plan by Palestinians to seek recognition as a state at the United Nations, but it may already be too late, according to senior American officials and foreign diplomats.

    The administration has circulated a proposal for renewed peace talks with the Israelis in the hopes of persuading the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, to abandon the bid for recognition at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly beginning Sept. 20...

    Senior officials said the administration wanted to avoid not only a veto but also the more symbolic and potent General Assembly vote that would leave the United States and only a handful of other nations in the opposition. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss diplomatic maneuverings, said they feared that in either case a wave of anger could sweep the Palestinian territories and the wider Arab world at a time when the region is already in tumult. President Obama would be put in the position of threatening to veto recognition of the aspirations of most Palestinians or risk alienating Israel and its political supporters in the United States...

    UN to Vote on Palestinean Statehood


  26. There was another article in the local paper today confirming, though down playing, what we all here knew anyway, and that is the wolves have indeed crossed the Snake and are into the Wallowas and Blues. In fact, they were there three or four years ago. That 57 head of elk, like the number of our states, my wife and I saw a couple years ago, I imagine by now it is nowhere to be seen. Again, as always, Fish and Games underestimates the numbers dramatically.

    If Rufus can talk about ethanol endlessly, I feel entitled to do the same about the disaster occurring here.

    Quirk, I hope you listened to Sarah's speech today, as I just have done. Not a great speech, filled with cliches, but she did touch on some themes dear to your heart. How both parties are filled with bastards - who become, as is well said, not that she said it, much more numerous the further you get from Missoula, Montana, and how they are going to be hard to get rid of.

    She also, if I heard aright, advocated cutting the taxation of corporations to zero, a position I'm sure you wouldn't like. Remember though the dividends are taxed. She thought it would jump start the economy. To my despair she didn't mention the capital gains tax.

    Tracks, Quirk, tracks, I'm on the tracks.....


  27. Nobody wants to shoot up with a little myth?

    I'll smoke it myself, then, alone.

    Was reading today, in a deep book, bout a mythy understand of the usual image in our modern age of the Cross.

    The horizontal cross beam, of course, is symbolic of the secular world, our sufferings and redemption.

    But notice, how in the usual depiction of it, at least today, it is a little higher up than midway, thus signifying the importance of the secular life, and the necessity and urgency of trying to do something about the forever and endless sufferings of the world, which will of course never cease.

    But the vertical beam is longer, compared to the horizontal, the beam that is reaching towards transcendence, always available, dissecting the horizontal beam, putting all things in perspective.

    One way of looking at that myth.

    Drugs ain't gonna get you there.

    But such an understanding might help.

    The Cross we bear today, and always and ever, is the Cross of everyday life. Remember the vertical beam, as you bear.


  28. .

    Tracks, Quirk, tracks, I'm on the tracks.....

    Don't know about that, but you are definately off the rails.

    Have been for some time.


  29. O soda pop from Detroit.....o compassionate none....Quirk, all they do is ruffle the tongue, genitals and anus, I know this is hard to believe.


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