Sisyphus has already addressed the arrest of scofflaw and son of Goracle, Al Gore III (as if one al-Gore wasn’t enough). It was yet another sterling example of How Democrats Celebrate America’s Birthday.
For those who are not news junkies among our readership, 24 year old al-Bore III was pulled over driving his Prius clocked at 100 mph, high as a kite, with an ounce of pot and a satchel of pharmaceutical fun pills. I haven’t followed the aftermath of the story, but were I the judge, I’d throw the book at this deadbeat. Intent to distribute and no bail. Zero tolerance is a form of tough love. It’s time to get it through young people’s heads (pot heads and hippies) that getting blotto or ‘scoring’ an ounce of weed to sell to school children is not cool.
I never would have expected the Washington comPost to use this as an excuse to plead for revocation of the laws against marijuana, but the MSM never fails to outrage and shock.
News that Al Gore’s 24-year-old son, Al Gore III, was busted for pot and assorted prescription pills has unleashed a torrent of mirth in certain quarters.
Whatever one may feel about the former vice president’s environmental obsessions, his son’s problems are no one’s cause for celebration. The younger Gore’s high-profile arrest does, however, offer Americans an opportunity to get real about drug prohibition, and especially about marijuana laws.
Which quarters? She doesn’t say. Because it came out of the quarter of her brain that’s not been choked off with ‘bong resin.’ And we do need to “get real” by enforcing the law and making sure that liberal judges don’t get to hand out soft sentences (mandatory minimums).
The author goes on to make the case that we should abandon the prohibition of marijuana (and presumably give heroin and crystal methamphetamine to welfare and food stamp recipients). In other words, declare a surrender in the War on Drugs. It’s the same old tired argument we’ve been hearing since the “Summer of Love [and herpes].”
I think it’s high time (pun intended) for the DEA to search Kathleen Parker’s handbag. I bet she’s ‘holding.’ The first thought that came to mind when I read this rubbish was, “What is she smoking?” (Read the whole thing if you want to be ill.)
Quite awhile back, I answered the immortal question: Why do hippies smoke pot? Hint: it has something to do with being stupid.
Why don’t druggies just jump off a cliff and get it over with rather than killing themselves and their brains slowly, getting stupider and stupider? Do us all a favor, junkies. Take that leap of faith. Your buzz will protect you, Superman.
Idle thought: I wonder if al-Gore, Sr is raiding his son’s stash after the dismal failure that was Live Earth (Dead Earth, according to our friend and co-author of Caucus of Corruption, Mark Noonan). Clinton could always front him a lid (hippie parlance for a bag of the pot).
Update: See also Passover the Pot.