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The 7 Most Ridiculous Things Said on Meet
the Press’ Panel on Pot Legalization

Mediaite, by Evan McMurry

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Posted By:Drive, 7/28/2014 7:41:54 AM

Meet the Press convened a panel this morning to consider the New York Times’ notable editorial calling for the national legalization of marijuana. For reasons far passing understanding, MTP did not invite to that panel a single expert on the subject at hand. Instead the show gathered a gaggle of columnists whose previous ignorance about the subject has been well documented. All this thing needed was Maureen Dowd fear-and-loathering her recent Denver adventure to be perfect. Anyhoo, these are the people who influence drug policy in this country, and here are the seven most ridiculous things that came out of their

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/28/2014 8:15:46 AM     (No. 9942795)

The panels combined intelligence reminds me of the song, "Send in the Clowns".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: AltaD, 7/28/2014 8:34:19 AM     (No. 9942815)

Six comments were childish, one was frightening. FTA: To me, there’s some role of government in playing some role in restraining some individual choice, just to create a culture of health for teenagers.” — David Brooks

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gerty, 7/28/2014 8:53:14 AM     (No. 9942840)

While we´re at it...I could never understand one aspect of comparing pot to alcohol consumption.

No one has ever been intoxicated from alcohol fumes in a crowded room full of drinkers.

The results of smoking pot are airborne making it impossible to avoid!! Good Lord!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: farmwife, 7/28/2014 9:26:30 AM     (No. 9942898)

We have spent billions to fight smoking tobacco, but now want to allow smoking pot everywhere. And there is absolutely no discussion of the health risks. How can pot smoke be good for your lungs?

But then a populace that is high on pot is a more compliant populace.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Avanti1, 7/28/2014 10:25:20 AM     (No. 9942990)

The most ridiculous thing is Meet the Press.

David Gregory has ruined a legitimate news program.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/28/2014 10:38:56 AM     (No. 9943020)

To me the most frightening thing is - - how many otherwise-sensible posters on this forum are willing to surrender their freedom - - and mine - - to executive orders and jackbooted thugs for the purpose of preventing other individuals from leading lives of their own choice.

Prohibition of narcotics - - as with Prohibition of alcohol - - has spawned vicious gangs and vicious enforcement which has literally ruined the lives of millions and ended the lives of countless thousands more.

Sad to see L-dotters backing big-government tyranny - - but there we have it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CecilStrange, 7/28/2014 10:48:27 AM     (No. 9943036)

Live and let live.
Row your own boat.
Stick to your own knitting.

Frank Zappa sang in the mid 60´s - in Bow Tie Daddy: *Don´t try to do no thinkin, just go on with your drinkin. And, have your fun -- you old son of a gun, and drive home in your Lincoln.*

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Reply 8 - Posted by: saguni, 7/28/2014 10:59:02 AM     (No. 9943055)

Not completely, poster #3. I am extremely sensitive to alcohol, when I am foolish enough to drink, I go straight to hungover, with no happy buzz in between, and I am affected by the fumes.

My husband--may he rest--would often try to wave his glass at my face because he couldn´t believe it really made me ill.

But your average person wouldn´t become intoxicated without actually drinking alcohol, unlike the next apartment neighbor of a pot addict.

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