Posts Tagged ‘The War on Drugs is a Disaster’

Don’t get busted selling cocaine while getting your hair done.

June 21, 2009

Because you can end up looking like this.  The gentleman above took a time out from the barbershop to go and (allegedly) sell some crack cocaine.  Police didn’t even allow him to get his braids finished before booking.  Man, if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a 1000 times.  Selling narcotics can wait until after you’ve had your hair fully braided….or your wax done.  What?  Too much?  Look, you’ll thank me one day.

Via Evansville Courier & Press

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Steve the Drunken Lawnmower Man: The Final Act

February 3, 2009

Dear Steve the Drunken Lawnmower Man,

I want to thank you for the many laughs I have had watching you and your arrest video footage.  Some would condemn your first offense of driving a lawnmower while intoxicated, but I am not one of them.  And others, far more pious than I, would scold you for being arrested a second time for a lawnmower DUI.  I will not judge you for those crimes.  However, Steve, you get no sympathy from me for your final offense.  Just.  Plain.  Dumb.

VICTORY! Proposal 1 passes in Michigan-A special note of thanks from the Chum Master

November 6, 2008

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I sent this letter to friends and family early Weds, but thought I’d share it here as I know there are 1000’s of others in my state and around the U.S. who have similar stories.

Michigan’s Proposal 1, which would legalize the use of marijuana by patients with serious medical conditions such as cancer, AIDS/HIV, MS, and others, passed overwhelmingly Tues. evening, 63%-37% at last check. Michigan residents demonstrated what true compassion is, and seriously ill patients no longer face jail for relieving their suffering. This was a true grassroots, volunteer-lead campaign effort from beginning to end. I’d like to personally thank everyone that signed the petitions a yr. ago when I was hounding you at work, school, or anywhere I could find you, as well of those of you that took yard signs from me and spread the word to your friends and family, or donated money, and most importantly those of you that voted “Yes.”

As you may have guessed, I’m very passionate about this subject. While I’ve become kind of an amateur medicinal marijuana expert because of my policy studies in grad school, I also have a personal stake in this movement. In the interest of disclosure, yes, I do have a condition that is covered under Prop 1. I share these details only to perhaps put a familiar face on this vote. Some of you may have visited me in the hospital after one of my surgeries, or had me skip out on work or family functions because I’m knocked out on pain meds or side effects from treatment. I’ve been on 21 different medications in the last 3 yrs to keep my condition in check but so far, the most relief I can manage is a few months before the medicine decreases in effectiveness. Every “miracle drug” I’ve tried had results far less impressive than the shiny drug co. booklet promised. I will evaluate whether to use marijuana when the law is in full effect after I consult with my doctors and my employer to see if my employer will accommodate the new legislation or not. However, it’s comforting to know that an option which has demonstrated tremendous effectiveness, with far fewer side effects than my current meds, is legally available. Playing with my two little babies while hooked up to assorted machinery, although exciting, isn’t as easy as one would think.

I met some amazing people while working on this initiative, people whose suffering and bravery far exceed my own. These people and their loved ones were forced to sneak around to avoid arrest and prosecution. They and their families have gone through a hell that you and I can never imagine and marijuana has been the only medicine that enabled them to go through yet another round of chemotherapy, or to ease the debilitating nerve pain that keeps them bedridden, or prevents them from vomiting up the meds that keeps AIDS/HIV from taking their life. So, even if you supported Prop 1 just because I was hounding you, please know that your vote has removed the threat of arrest from the minds of some seriously ill people who already carry too heavy a burden. So, pat yourselves on the back as you’ve done a very good thing. Sick people simply wanted relief, and you’ve given it to them.

Blessings,

The Chum Master

Some unintentionally funny anti-drug PSA’s

August 4, 2008

The thing I kept thinking while watching these was, “man, these would be really funny to watch while high….” I was imagining that of course, not drawing on any firsthand experience whatsoever. Nope…….none.

Now this next one is puzzling. How many 3rd grade drug dealers were really lurking the hallways of elementary schools in the U.S. during the 1980s? Also, are you going to tell me that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn’t get high when they were stuck in the sewer all day? Come on….you’d need something to kill the smell of your rat “father” let alone make you forget that you’re liable to step on medical waste when you get up to grab a drink of water at night.

Check out Cracked.com for even more funny and ineffective anti-drug PSAs.

Meth will ruin your chances of winning a beauty contest

July 28, 2008

I’m pretty critical over the failed “war on drugs (users)” but that doesn’t mean I think people should abuse drugs.  Case in point, the people featured on Faces of Meth, a collection of mugshots that shows the havoc meth causes on a user in a very short time.

Click here for a very scary chronological series of mugshots of meth users.  Not pretty.