William Barr and the Pot Fairy

I must admit.  After reading many Tom Robbins books and John Updike and Kurt Vonnegut…I began to believe in the Pot Fairy!  

For example, after having hidden a ‘stash’ in the tiny, tiny, tiny, compartment of my moped (the compartment that can easily be popped open with a butter knife).  I can go off into ‘space cadet’ fashion for several seasons.  Forgetting the 1/8th neatly tucked into my zip locked registration.

Two years later, on a transcendental ride…lonely for a toke and one on one with Zen Cows out to pasture…I will scrounge about the vehicle, looking for a light!

And, lo and behold, in the tiny, tiny, tiny, compartment?  A small Bic lighter and pot!

Therefore, the…Pot Fairy…she doesn’t always put out for wishes.  But when she does…she delivers!

Giving into innocence…an adults want to believe in the distortion of reality!

William Barr Reads “Moby-Dick,” Finds No Evidence of Whales

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attorney General William Barr has just read the classic American novel “Moby-Dick,” by Herman Melville, and found that the book contains “no evidence whatsoever of whales,” Barr stated on Tuesday.

The Attorney General issued his statement on the absence of whales in the Melville classic in a two-paragraph book report released to the news media.

“Those who read ‘Moby-Dick’ looking for whales will be sorely disappointed,” Barr wrote. “There are no whales here.”

To illustrate his point, Barr quoted the book’s first sentence: “Call me Ishmael.”

“As you can clearly see, that sentence does not have a whale in it,” Barr wrote.

The Attorney General indicated that he hoped his report would put an end to “reckless speculation” about the existence of whales in “Moby-Dick.” “It’s time to move on,” he wrote.

Barr disclosed that, after waiting years to read “Moby-Dick,” he was able to finish reading it in approximately fifteen minutes.

  • Andy Borowitz is a Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. He writes The Borowitz Report, a satirical column on the news.

Pot and Prohibition

Beginning’s of Prohibition-

After 112 holiday revelers are hospitalized or killed by poisoned alcohol, New York City’s first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris issues a harshly-worded public statement on Dec. 28, 1926 denouncing the government:
“The government knows it is not stopping drinking by putting poison in alcohol… The United States government must be charged with the moral responsibility for the deaths that poisoned liquor causes…

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Charles Norris/1926

1966?…

One of the consequences of the marijuana laws is that an unknown number of Americans, estimated variously from 12 to 20 million people are, by law, felons. Those felons include not only the young, but an increasing number of business and professional people who other wise lead conventionally productive, crime‐free lives. Even the forces of “law and order”— perhaps that group especially— might wonder, as John Kaplan does, whether a second crime is easier to commit than the first:

“The wisdom of a law should be determined in pragmatic terms by weighing the costs It imposes upon society against the benefits it brings. The purpose of this book is to apply this principle to the laws criminalizing marijuana.”

…one frequently finds those opposing changes in the marijuana laws connecting use of that drug with a life style emphasizing immediate experience, non-competitiveness, disinterest in wealth and dis regard for traditional conventions. Alcohol and marijuana prohibition have in common then the widespread and in creasing use of an illegal drug, association of the drug with a definite life style, and an era of unprecedented lawlessness.

 

‘My lifestyle consist of wanting a Domino’s pizza, taking a toke off the pipe to alleviate severe arthritis, binge watching, Ozark…And, eventually forgetting what it was I wanted for dinner.’

The big winners?  Big Pharma and in due course, our corrupt government.

2017?…

Arrests for possessing small amounts of marijuana exceeded those for all violent crimes.

…a disproportionate number of those arrested are African-Americans!