Four days before the 2000 presidential election a Democrat operative in the state of Maine revealed that candidate George W. Bush had received a drunk driving ticket… in 1976.
This, of course, was treated as a major story by the Media Left. Because instead of dismissing it as an unfortunate incident in Bush’s earlier years of admitted alcoholism, the media kept the story alive hoping to derail Bush’s election.
Those media did their dirty deed by omission, by not saying that the incident had happened 24 years before and that Bush’s alcohol problems were well known and had been resolved.
Then in the 2008 campaign we had Barack Obama admitting that he had used not legal alcohol in his youth, but in fact had abused illegal marijuana and cocaine. And of course the same media that let Bush twist in the wind over his drunk driving citation dismissed Obama’s drug use and still do today.
After all, this was a young man in Hawaii! And, oh dear, this poor soul, well he was just living out his times! And he had “issues” about his race, his runaway father, his crazy vagabond mother etc., etc.
Baloney. And thanks to writer David Maraniss we now know that Obama was a heavy marijuana user. And this is yet another reason that we should throw Obama out of the White House.
Abcnews.go.com recently reported:
In his 1995 memoir Dreams (from) My Father Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke “in a white classmate’s sparkling new van,” he would smoke “in the dorm room of some brother” and he would smoke “on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids.”
He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere.
Now a soon-to-be published biography by David Maraniss entitled Barack Obama: The Story gives more detail on Obama’s pot-smoking days, complete with testimonials from young Barry Obama’s high school buddies, a group that went by the name “the Choom Gang.” Choom was slang for smoking marijuana.
Maraniss portrays the teenage Obama as not just a pot smoker, but a pot-smoking innovator.
“As a member of the Choom Gang,” Maraniss writes, “Barry Obama was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends.”
Maraniss goes on to detail that Obama was not just an occasional pot smoker but a heavy user of the drug. And this explains a lot, like why Obama’s remarks and press conferences so often run completely off the page of rationality. Nikitas3.com has debunked many of Obama’s speeches, press conferences and public remarks as illogical and disconnected.
But according to the Media Left template Obama’s marijuana use should not concern us because “marijuana is not dangerous” or “marijuana is harmless compared to alcohol”.
Nonsense, friends. Marijuana is very dangerous stuff, much more dangerous than alcohol. That is why it is illegal throughout most of the world.
Yet recently billionaire Richard Branson, the very liberal and ultra-rich Briton and the owner of Virgin Airways and other big businesses, told an audience after a visit to the White House that during the visit “I asked (Obama) if I could have a spliff.”
He was joking of course. A ‘spliff’ is a marijuana cigarette.
Reported politico.com about Branson’s comment:
‘What’s he smoking? Well, Branson is a longtime advocate for the legalization of marijuana — and an admitted recreational pot puffer — and spoke at an Atlantic Exchange panel discussion titled “Benchmarching the War on Drugs.” Branson appeared alongside The Atlantic’s Washington Editor-At-Large Steve Clemons and Ethan Nadelmann, the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. The …crowd guffawed mightily…’
So we have a major figure in our popular culture who is looked up to by millions of people all over the world and it turns out that he today is a recreational marijuana smoker who jokes about the drug and wants it legalized.
What is wrong with Branson? He apparently has everything a person could want – money, fame, power etc. – and he still smokes marijuana like a stupid college kid.
I’ve always been suspicious of Branson. He always has had that ‘hippie’ look about him – that big grin on his face. And if you grew up with these people, you know what I mean. It cannot really be explained. And I never knew that he was a pot-head until I read about his comments. And so I was right. Just by looking at him I knew who he was. I can ‘read’ people that way.
And today he is pushing for legalization of a drug that has ruined many, many millions of people. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the world and it is very harmful. Reports the American Council for Drug Education (acde.org):
The Impact on the Mind – Marijuana use reduces learning ability. Research has been piling up of late demonstrating clearly that marijuana limits the capacity to absorb and retain information. A 1995 study of college students discovered that the inability of heavy marijuana users to focus, sustain attention, and organize data persists for as long as 24 hours after their last use of the drug. Earlier research, comparing cognitive abilities of adult marijuana users with non-using adults, found that users fall short on memory as well as math and verbal skills. Although it has yet to be proven conclusively that heavy marijuana use can cause irreversible loss of intellectual capacity, animal studies have shown marijuana-induced structural damage to portions of the brain essential to memory and learning.
Wow. Look at this line again:
…animal studies have shown marijuana-induced structural damage to portions of the brain essential to memory and learning.
…‘structural damage’ is serious stuff. And if you grew up in the 1960s you know people who were ruined by marijuana and now you can understand it better. Some still are smoking pot. They are addicted. They cannot quit. And they do not even know what marijuana has done to them. They just keep saying that “pot is better than alcohol” as their brain fades away.
Acde.com continued about the adverse effects of marijuana:
The Impact on the Body – Chronic marijuana smokers are prey to chest colds, bronchitis, emphysema, and bronchial asthma. Persistent use will damage lungs and airways and raise the risk of cancer. There is just as much exposure to cancer-causing chemicals from smoking one marijuana joint as smoking five tobacco cigarettes. And there is evidence that marijuana may limit the ability of the immune system to fight infection and disease.
Marijuana also affects hormones. Regular use can delay the onset of puberty in young men and reduce sperm production. For women, regular use may disrupt normal monthly menstrual cycles and inhibit ovulation. When pregnant women use marijuana, they run the risk of having smaller babies with lower birth weights, who are more likely than other babies to develop health problems. Some studies have also found indications of developmental delays in children exposed to marijuana before birth.
Marijuana Dangers – Impaired perception, Diminished short-term memory, Loss of concentration and coordination, Impaired judgement, Increased risk of accidents, Loss of motivation, Diminished inhibitions, Increased heart rate, Anxiety, panic attacks, and paranoia, Hallucinations, Damage to the respiratory, reproductive, and immune systems, Increased risk of cancer, Psychological dependency
These are widely known and accepted facts. But we never hear the truth in the leftist world media because marijuana is the darling drug of the 1960s socialists. And they never tell you about the dangers of their culture, but only about the alleged pleasures. Because once people are ruined by drugs, the Democrats come along and tell them that they can collect a government handout. Or that they were just having “fun”.
You can find much more online. Type ‘marijuana dangers’ into your search engine.
‘Here’s another reason to “keep off the grass.” Researchers in Canada report that marijuana smoke contains significantly higher levels of several toxic compounds — including ammonia and hydrogen cyanide — than tobacco smoke and may therefore pose similar health risks.
Their study, termed the most comprehensive to date on the chemical content of marijuana smoke, is scheduled for the Dec. 17 issue of ACS’ Chemical Research in Toxicology, a monthly journal.
David Moir and colleagues note that researchers have conducted extensive studies on the chemical composition of tobacco smoke, which contains a host of toxic substances, including about 50 that can cause cancer. However, there has been relatively little research on the chemical composition of marijuana smoke.
In this new study, researchers compared marijuana smoke to tobacco smoke, using smoking machines to simulate the smoking habits of users. The scientists found that ammonia levels were 20 times higher in the marijuana smoke than in the tobacco smoke, while hydrogen cyanide, nitric oxide and certain aromatic amines occurred at levels 3-5 times higher in the marijuana smoke, they say.
The finding is “important information for public health and communication of the risk related to exposure to such materials,” say the researchers.’
Amazing. Yet people like Branson are still promoting marijuana along with thousands in America who are using ‘medical marijuana’ as a foot in the door to total legalization.
Marijuana has literally caused millions of people to go crazy. Many of us know some of these people going all the way back to the 1960s. Today many are insane adults. Some are in positions of power and are promoting wacko ideas like windmills, solar panels and ‘global warming’. Now we understand why. Because they are off their rockers from pot smoking and other drugs.
And then think about the many millions of people globally who are heavy pot users. And then think about how the very powerful marijuana of today is said to put the mind into orbit with just a few puffs, like being very drunk.
Some of the most famous people in black American popular culture are big-time pot-heads. They are role models for millions of young blacks who are further ruining their already-ruined lives. It is shameful. And the Democrat left will never call out these marijuana addicts like the one known as Snoop Dogg for fear of offending the black ‘street corner’ vote.
Indeed millions of people have put themselves at great risk with pot after their whole lives have been made pointless by the empty template set by the socialistic left – that you should pursue pleasure, that you should think only about yourself, that life must be ‘fun’, that you should reject God.
In other words, the whole ‘hippie’ lifestyle. This is part of the materialistic, spirit-less, faithless ethos of liberalism that leads millions to think only about themselves but who, at the same time, are destroying themselves.
Look at this line again:
‘There is just as much exposure to cancer-causing chemicals from smoking one marijuana joint as smoking five tobacco cigarettes.’
This is just one single danger of marijuana. Yet where are all the anti-tobacco fanatics to warn of a much worse danger in pot?
Answer: They are on the political left and are silent about the dangers of marijuana. Including people like Branson and the American Media Left.