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Smacked Around Aspen
The Aspen Times, by Glenn K. Beaton

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Posted By:mytoocents, 8/3/2014 4:54:35 AM

Private clubs are typically considered a bad thing in Aspen. They smack of exclusivity, to borrow a phrase from the class-warfare zone. But some local business types want to take the exclusivity out of smack. In hipster language, they wanna make some smack by openin’ private joints for gettin’ smacked. In English, this means they want to make money by opening private clubs where a person can get high on marijuana. People are talkin’ smack about this, you see. They’re grievin’ that gettin’ smacked has been legalized in Colorado but there isn’t anywhere to do it. Talk it, yes. Do

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Now that getting high is legal in Colorado, you might think that Aspen would be highest of all. Not so fast. There´s a real debate about the subject. Aspen humorist Glenn Beaton sniffs out the controversy, and concludes with a serious look at the resulting booming business -- in homeless shelters.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/3/2014 6:57:28 AM     (No. 9951392)

About twenty-five years ago or so, Colorado was the place where people escaped from the rat race to live a healthy lifestyle - to jog, ski, eat yogurt (plain) and crunchy granola, and turn that hobby working with macrame into a means to make some money to survive. Maybe the young were smoking marijuana too, but they all seemed happy and healthy when they came home to visit.

I wonder if the kids who are moving to Colorado today still jog and ski - though maybe it´s better if they stay off the roads and slopes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 8/3/2014 11:06:05 AM     (No. 9951716)

Memo to Glenn K. Beaton: "SMACK" has always been, at least for the last sixty or seventy years, a nickname for HEROIN. Or is heroin now lacing the weed, pot, ganja, grass or whatever that the kool kats in Colorado are now legally toking? Or did you (and they) get mixed up in the use of Cool Drug Abuse Slang? I´ve read smoking dope will do that to you.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/3/2014 11:22:45 AM     (No. 9951741)

#1 - I have for years lived in a small town on Colorado´s Western slope. No culture, no fancy restaurants or groceries, no cable TV .. why, we had nothing out here. Which was cause for a huge Hallelujah.

In the middle 90s the invasion began. The hippies of the 70s in Boulder and Denver, their Colorado dreams were being crowded out by new generations of newbs from back East. So, the people who came West to get away from the East moved further West and brought their infections with them. The demands for culture, fine groceries, cable TV, fine dining and that´s when the Californicators caught on that today, you can actually live in what had been the Empty Places. The Californicators sold their 1940s era track homes for a million bucks moved here bought 40 acres, acted as their own contractor and swarmed over the land like Biblical locust. In 15 years one county went from 29,000 people (and it´s a big county) to nearly 200,000. And with that invasion came a flood of Mexican and Central American killers, robbers, rapers and wife beaters, drug dealers .. and 30mps internet.

The suck is unbelievable if you lived here before.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/3/2014 11:38:07 AM     (No. 9951762)

Aspen, by it´s very existence, smacks of exclusivity. What is Aspen but a playground for the rich?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mytoocents, 8/4/2014 4:09:42 AM     (No. 9952379)

Ehue-- "Smack" is slang for heroin. But "smacked" is slang for getting high on pot. Geez, get with the program, dude!

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=smacked

I know it doesn´t make sense. There´s a good reason this kind of language has not replaced English.

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