MY DEALER LOST HIS OBAMAPHONE  8:45 am December 14, 2012

Senator Patrick Leahy Wants to Know When We Can Smoke Our Government Pots Already

by Taylor Huffman

If B. Barry Bamz wanted to continue sitting back indefinitely, pretending to be “cool with the youngs” while locking probably at least half of them up in jail for drugs, he’s in for a rude surprise from Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt). Leahy wrote a letter last Thursday to Obama’s director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, because he would like to know when he should book his vacation to Denver! And when someone sends you a letter in Washington – well, normally you chill for a few years, see if they manage to organize a little hearing to discuss the possibility of another hearing to highlight the points that would be discussed should there ever be an actual, action-oriented, non-hearing discussion, and hope the stupid issue loses relevance. But does Patrick Leahy want to wait forever for his weed meeting?

According to Leahy, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing early next year to discuss the feds’ policy toward states moving forward with pro-marijuana legislation. This might force the President to clarify the specific actions he’ll take to continue eviscerating the only legislative movement the far-right and far-left seem to agree on (because the other option is simply nonsense!), but will likely result in further stalling behind tired, platitude-filled speeches and “evolving” positions, which means maybe weed is the new “gay?”

For now, Leahy’s letter offers possible (and might we add, pragmatic) solutions to the sticky State vs. Fed issue.

“Legislative options exist to resolve the differences between Federal and state law in this area and end the uncertainty that residents of Colorado and Washington now face,” Leahy wrote. “One option would be to amend the Federal Controlled Substances Act to allow possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, at least in jurisdictions where it is legal under state law.”

Leave the states alone, you know? This approach is certainly gaining popularity from voters, particularly those belonging to the center-left coalition that helped elect the President. Of course, taking a laissez-faire approach creates problems: as more and more states receive mandates from their citizens to lighten up on the pots, federal and local prison facilities alike will begin to seem hollow and empty. Public Safety jobs everywhere will be in jeopardy as a dwindling population of low-level offenders leaves fewer and fewer prisoners to escort to the prison cafeteria. Faced with this conundrum, the Obama Administration will presumably let everyone else wonder what state marijuana legalization means while they plug up their ears and sing “la la la la.”

[Talking Points Memo/NYT]

 

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memzilla December 14, 2012 at 8:47 am

When weed is outlawed, only outlaws will have weed. Outlaws that I want to know very, very well.

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

♫ ….on a steel horse I ride. I'm wanted, Dead Or Aliiiiiive ♪

EatsBabyDingos December 14, 2012 at 9:12 am

That song always bothered me. I thought it said "I'm a cowboy, gonna steal the horse I ride." Of course, I back Sen Leahy, so stoner is as stoner does.

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

What bothers me is he now sings it wearing a $300 black turtleneck from the Gap.

Texan_Bulldog December 14, 2012 at 9:22 am

Ha ha…yeah, I saw that too. Plus God knows what that haircut costs.

woolmyn December 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

He will leave no stoner unturned, also, too.

Toomush_Infer December 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Maybe it was"…on Senator Leahy's back I ride…." it was pretty prophetic, after all…

WhatTheHolyHeck December 14, 2012 at 11:20 am

[/snark]
I know this is a really stupid question, but what good does it do to allow possession only? How exactly is one intended to legally obtain what one will eventually legally possess?
[snark]

Lascauxcaveman December 14, 2012 at 11:52 am

I don't know about CO, but here in Warshington, the state liquor control board has been tasked with setting up regulations for grow ops and creating a retail infrastructure to be completed some time in 2013. We've got our state-employed workers bees on it even as we speak.

In the meantime, I guess you just ask your friendly neighborhood teenager where he gets his. If I ever decide to try the stuff again, I'll just stop in at the state dope store after it opens. I don't mind paying my taxes in support of good governance.

WhatTheHolyHeck December 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Right, but your state has already legalized it. From Obama's perspective, he's talking about legal possession in states that haven't legalized it. If growing and selling are still illegal, how does legal possession make any sense?

Toomush_Infer December 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Yeah, this is all coming too late for me….the buzz is nothing like it wuz….

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm

You don't know a negro?

Loch_Nessosaur December 14, 2012 at 8:47 am

WHEN WE CAN SMOKE OUR GOVERNMENT POTS

Duh, at 4:20, of course.

memzilla December 14, 2012 at 8:49 am

That's a pretty blunt answer.

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

Getting in yer phillie bad puns, eh?

memzilla December 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

(White) Owl of them, Katie.

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

How Di Nobili of you.

eggsacklywright December 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

Who's running this joint, anyway?

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

What a hash house.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Can you reefer me to someone for an answer?

Toomush_Infer December 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm

This is the height of silliness…

mavenmaven December 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

He just wants this legislation to be in the pipe-line, he wants it as a paper allowing a roll-call in the house.

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:07 am

Instead of a gavel, Boener will need a BONGGGGGGGGGGGGG!

Biff December 14, 2012 at 11:04 am
memzilla December 14, 2012 at 9:07 am

And writing a rider to this bill should be easy.

eggsacklywright December 14, 2012 at 9:11 am

They should stop all this zig-zagging and get straight to it.

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

He'll write it on Bambu

chicken_thief December 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

Now you're just trying to get us fired up.

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

It's no pot-boiler, that's for sure.

JackDempsey1 December 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

This is all part of Cheech and Chong's "long game."

memzilla December 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

Yes, Reps. Marin [D-Bambu] and Chong [D-Zig Zag].

memzilla December 14, 2012 at 8:55 am

What about the smoke-filled rooms?

VodkaGoGo December 14, 2012 at 8:56 am

This might force the President to clarify the specific actions he’ll take to continue eviscerating the only legislative movement the far-right and far-left seem to agree on

Next up: hookers!

weejee December 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

See response to MG, below.

VodkaGoGo December 14, 2012 at 9:14 am

Who am I kidding, they'll never legalize hookers. Besides, finding one in your local alt-weekly and having a tranny show up is half the fun. The other half is shame.

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

Shame? I've heard of it. Never actually experienced it.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 14, 2012 at 10:25 am

Have you considered being Republican?

Monsieur_Grumpe December 14, 2012 at 8:56 am

As liberal a state as Minnesota is I have no hope for the government legalizing pot anytime soon. After all, we still can’t sell liquor or cars on Sundays.

memzilla December 14, 2012 at 8:59 am

Tennessee still has wet counties and dry counties. And a proud moonshining tradition, in the dry counties. Which is the basis for the old joke:

Q: What's the difference between a wet county and a dry county?

A: In a dry county, you can get a drink on a Sunday.

IncenseDebate December 14, 2012 at 9:18 am

I'm laughing so hard at that joke because I'm high as hell in Denver.

memzilla December 14, 2012 at 9:20 am

It's funny because it's true!

freakishlywrong December 14, 2012 at 9:24 am

I remember a while ago in Virginia you couldn't buy panty hose. Now, you can't get a vaginal probe.

CommieDad December 14, 2012 at 9:49 am

http://www.absolutemed.com/Medical-Equipment/Ultr….

Or, just go to head shop and get one.

weejee December 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

I think all states have some of those sillies on their books and cleaning up some of these things take an amazing amount time. When I first move to Washington in the mid-70s, the grocers couldn't even show they had beer in the coolers or shelves and had to keep it under tarps until nooner o'clock on Sunday. And womenz couldn't go unescorted to a bar, 'cause unescorted meant workin' gal obvs. They didn't really enforce that second one & eventually got rid of it.

Negropolis December 14, 2012 at 9:30 am

There are places were the Blue Laws are still very much a real and supported thing. In these places, they just aren't some obscure laws on the books like the former ban of tying a giraffe to a telephone pole in Vermont, but something the people still believe in religiously, particularly the old-timey liquor laws.

James Michael Curley December 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

Well into the 70's in NJ in the Blue Law counties 'Supermarkets' were allowed to stay open provided they roped off non-food, non-health related items. The 'health related items' controversy was weird; vitamins were non-health related but hair dressing was health related thus you could buy it.

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:14 am

Funny enough, the pubs in England used to close at 11:00.

The law was changed to let them stay open later, but in most villages they still closed at 11:00.

shelwood46 December 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

These still exist in some places in NJ because just after Sandy, the Governor convinced them to temporarily lift the Sunday ban so people could restock post-storm. The mayor interviewed in the news said they would only agree to a temporary life because they felt it was important that workers get a day off, so there's that.

Chet Kincaid_ December 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

Can't buy booze until Noon on Sunday in Chicago, and a minor can't sell it to you anytime. If you've got booze and an under-age checkout kid, he has to yell "21" so somebody else can come and swipe it across the scanner for you. I don't know why they bother with either rule anymore.

BerkeleyBear December 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Because it is fucking hilarious, Chet. I always loved the ritual of the zit faced teen having to move back 3 inches or so in order to let the grizzled supervisor slide the six pack over the bar code reader and punch in a fake DOB (since they never actually checked ID).

Of course, that wasn't as stupid as the Indiana law that you couldn't buy beer at a grocery store on Sunday but could get overserved just fine at the local sports bar and grill (or wine tasting room, for that matter). And no one can explain to me why it makes sense that I have to buy my olives and mixers in the grocery store (along with beer and wine) and my vodka next door here in Oregon.

CommieDad December 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

My Dad lives in the tri-cities. The cops there are not cutting any slack do to the change in laws. Official position is that it is federal crime.

VodkaGoGo December 14, 2012 at 9:01 am

I'd say don't hold your breath but then you're just wasting good weed.

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

Oh, Senator….may I have your babby?

petforest December 14, 2012 at 9:05 am

Weed is the new gay?
Hell, weed MAKES you gay. As in happy, delighted, frisky. . .

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

Wait…so that guy who blew me for a joint? He was lying????

CommieDad December 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

He just said, "Weed makes you gay." That's not a lie.

So, what size joint are we talking about?

Vecchiojohn December 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

Something something joint session.

woolmyn December 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

So is that what Joint Chiefs of Staff are all about? I always wondered.

SnarkOff December 14, 2012 at 9:07 am

"Leave the states alone, you know?"

I look forward to the day when I can do bong hits while having an abortion.

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:15 am

For the only time in my life, I am for states rights.

Texan_Bulldog December 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

As they used to say in the Army during breaks, 'smoke 'em if you got 'em'.

OT why is Dolly Parton's autobiography being advertised on my Wonkette page? I'm pretty sure I've never done teh Google on her.

eggsacklywright December 14, 2012 at 9:12 am

But have you done the goggle on boobies?

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

*shutting extra browser down*

Why, no! No! Why do you ask?

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:16 am

*Alt Tab, Alt Tab, Alt Tab, Alt Tab.*

jodyleek December 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

But, have you googled "Boobs!"?

Texan_Bulldog December 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

Yeah, and John Boehner, Lindsey Graham and John McCain came up. JK–no, I have not googled 'boobs'.

memzilla December 14, 2012 at 9:18 am

The page sees your IP address, is calling you a Southron, so country music; also, woman, interested in reading about a woman. For me, it would just be because of her enormous… er… talents.

Or, in the spirit of Jack Paar delivering the line written by Dick Cavett: "Ladies and gentlemen… the two and only… Jayne Mansfield!"

Texan_Bulldog December 14, 2012 at 9:32 am

Ughh…country music. I listen to satellite radio or a local station here KGSR.

memzilla December 14, 2012 at 10:04 am

As the old joke goes, what happens when you play a country music song backwards? Your wife comes back to live with you, your pickup truck runs again, your dog comes back to life, and you sober up.

Texan_Bulldog December 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

Yeah, and grandma doesn't get run over by a reindeer on Christmas Eve.

Biff December 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

Outlaw Country on satellite ftw! (Channel 60)

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Sweater puppies. 'Nuff said?

freakishlywrong December 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

I like the cut of this Leahy character's jib.

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

That's Senator Choom to you!

HistoriCat December 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

Why does Vermont get all the cool senators?

weejee December 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

As part of his budget apocalypse talks with Mr. Speaker Agent Orange Boner, B. Bamz should talk straight bluntly, and push to get rid of Federale weed lawz and release all the prisoners who are in for weed only. For the freedomz monies.

Lot_49 December 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

It worked with booze, after all. Gummint needz moniez!

memzilla December 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

The question is, will lower revenue because of fewer inmates to the Prison Industrial Complex be offset by higher revenue from taxing weed? And into whose pockets?

freakishlywrong December 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

And the blingee. TDF, bitches.

Ruhe December 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

The aspect of this that makes me nervous is the possibility of marijuana legalization being analogized with ever more lax gun control. Could the gun-nuts make that work?

IncenseDebate December 14, 2012 at 9:22 am

Yes, but more people would be high and wouldn't be so uptight and shooting shoppers in malls. So, one cancels out the other.

BadKitty904 December 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

Plus they couldn't remember where they put their bullets.

Negropolis December 14, 2012 at 9:34 am

But, they are already making it happen. Gun laws have one tragectory, and little seems to have an affect on that one way or the other. Legalizing weed isn't going to weaken gun laws. Gun laws are going to get chopped up regardless because they already are.

Ruhe December 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

Right. I get that. I guess what I'm interested in is the fact that a predominant part of the argument, as exemplified right here in these comments, for legalization is that it basically is a state's rights issue. But if you concede that as a general principle then the gun fetishists and other libertarian wackadoos get everything they want. I'm just thinking that perhaps we need to stay on point and make sure the focus of the discussion is always the merit of laws proscribing pot use in the first place. Know what I mean?

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:21 am

"is that it basically is a state's rights issue."

Shouldn't be. I believe it was a federal tax act that started the whole cucaracha.

Toomush_Infer December 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Depends on how stoned they are…

fuflans December 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

wow, this is hard to read 7 hours in the future.

bobbert December 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Yeah, huh?

EatsBabyDingos December 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

If pot is the new gay, does Dick Cheney have to buy a Tokemaster for the childrens?

Toomush_Infer December 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Only after he sprays them with his special buckshot…

eggsacklywright December 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

Bammer's hypocrisy in this matter is appalling.

eggsacklywright December 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

Or perhaps he's changed his tune? Maybe it's just Placeholder who's being the hardass.
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019900150

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:22 am

Hard to say, but somebody is clearly not seeing the handwriting on the wall.

VodkaGoGo December 14, 2012 at 9:21 am

I can't wait for the very serious folks in the lamestream media to cover this in a two second drive by. "Heh, heh, weed. People be smoking that reefers. In other news Sen. Lindsay Grahm says the fight over Benghazi isn't going away."

chicken_thief December 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

And the mosque at Ground Zero!!!!

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

And the war on Pissmass.

Negropolis December 14, 2012 at 9:26 am

Taylor, there is literally a headline on the side of this website at this very moment that reads "Obama Not Going After Pot Smokers" and it's been there for some hours.

commiegirl99 December 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

Yeah, not going after "recreational smokers." Still raiding the hell out of the dispensaries though.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

You can smoke it, but you can't get it. Except from street dealers.
Makes perfect sense to me.

BerkeleyBear December 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Well, when the guys running them openly brag about breaking the law (like they did here) it doesn't leave the Feds a lot of room to back off.

Negropolis December 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm

The point is that the president had moved quite a bit with a delcarative statement the day before, and yet we pretend their was no shift. There was, and that needs to be reported for the fact that it is.

I live in Michigan where the state and Feds had basically shut down our medical marijuana system, so I know full well the problems and have been angered by them. My city went from having 40 dispensaries to a handful. but I'm tired of this reflexive "Obama is morally weak" bullshit when he moves on an issue. This man has went further than any other persident in history against prohibition, and while it's nowhere near as far as I'd like, to not even acknowledge a start on the literal day after he comes out for rolling back the War on Drugs is disingenuous and irresponsible, and it does not serve our Wonnkettes well.

Sorry.

TootsStansbury December 14, 2012 at 9:27 am

Jeeze, people. Mellow the hell out man. Just…maintain…

EatsBabyDingos December 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

Sen Leahy tried to get support to pass the bill, but it was… intercepted!

Ruhe December 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

Don't sleep on Barry, now.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 14, 2012 at 10:32 am

Somebody bogarted the bill?

calliecallie December 14, 2012 at 9:30 am

As soon as the other states figure out how much money Colorado and Washington are making from legalized weed sales, they will be lining up to legalize it themselves. This is 'Merica, after all. The reason Congress hasn't rushed to act on this is that they don't get a piece of the action. We need a well-funded weed lobby first.

PubOption December 14, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hey, dude, we had an appointment to see the congressman this morning. Do you think he can see us sometime after lunch?

prommie December 14, 2012 at 9:52 am

I tells ya, its gonna be the new Gambling, as shitholes across amurrica will start tripping over each other to grab that Pot-Tourism money! Choctaw Bingo my ass, just wait for Biloxi Sensemilla!

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:26 am

Comanche Colitas.

Toomush_Infer December 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Amsterdam isn't going to like this….

BadKitty904 December 14, 2012 at 9:52 am

That's precisely what my bf says – tax revenues will drive this decision, not "morality, et al."

memzilla December 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

The question is, how hard will the Prison Industrial Complex lobby against legalized weed? Fewer prisoners = less money for them; also, fewer people in prison = less congressional representation for those prison districts = less federal money inflow.

Negropolis December 14, 2012 at 10:02 am

As hard as they've been for decades on end, now.

SoBeach December 14, 2012 at 11:10 am

Then there's the stealth lobbying from the alcohol industry. Lord knows the good folks at Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum would get fewer of my dollars if other stuff were legal where I live.

DixvilleCrotch December 14, 2012 at 9:38 am

Gay weed… what a concept. That sounds like a communist plot of some sort.

I learnt long ago weed was dangerous when I saw '9 to 5'… the girls had a pot party and then Lily Tomlin came in hung over the next day and put Skinny & Sweet in Dabney Coleman's coffee, and then dangerous wackiness ensued.

Mumbletypeg December 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

" 'Atta girl!" — Drunk Margaret

CommieDad December 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

Sorry if my post is a little weird, I am from Washington, and still a little cotton headed. It is clear that making weed illegal has benefited prison guards, private prison contractors, border guards, gangs, cartels, and big pharma. In other words, Republicans. So Mr. Obama, please stick it to the republicans and let the states decide what to do with stoners.

BadKitty904 December 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

*applauds*

Kid_Charlemagne December 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

That's just like, your opinion man.

noodlesalad December 14, 2012 at 9:47 am

Dank you very much, Senator.

prommie December 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

Where is the tenderness? Sorry, it was that book ad got the song stuck in my head.

smellypossum December 14, 2012 at 9:49 am

The senator is too kind…

BadKitty904 December 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

I dunno – I think I liked Leahy better in his "Batman" cameos…
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090509104

"Why so SERIOUS, Bamz?"

fuflans December 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm

he was in the most recent one too. i've seen it 3 times and missed him all three.

southernboyman December 14, 2012 at 9:57 am

That rolling kitty would make the perfect Xmas gift.

BadKitty904 December 14, 2012 at 10:02 am

HEY!

chicken_thief December 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

Is Leahy bent over that table so he can fuck himself, per VP Cheney's instructions?

OneYieldRegular December 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

I don't care much about pot, but if legalizing it will help raze the prisons to the ground, then by all means toke away. Oh, and but also, it seems to be really helping my 87-year-old neighbor with her palsy.

Toomush_Infer December 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I wish my Dad would smoke it….turning 92 hasn't improved his disposition any..

HateMachine December 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

OT, re: ads
No, Dr. Ruth, you are probably the very last person on earth I want to hear from concerning aphrodisiacs.

HistoriCat December 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

Do not mess with Dr. Ruth – she is a badass.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm

And think of the things she knows.

ttommyunger December 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

Never heard of anyone going on a pot-fueled rampage. Driving while stoned always seemed to make me drive slower (usually checking out likely spots to pull over and take a nap). Legalize it? Hell yeah! PS haven't smoked in years.

Lionel[redacted]Esq December 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

As Jon Stewart pointed out a few years ago, when England lost to Holland in a soccer game and there were no riots in Amsterdam, you never hear of a pot fueled riot.

ttommyunger December 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Eggszckley!Sent from the Field, not in Garrison.

zippy_w_pinhead December 14, 2012 at 10:42 am

For now, Leahy’s letter offers possible (and might we add, pragmatic) solutions to the State vs. Fed sticky issue, too also…

walterhwhite December 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

Hey, we have the same avatar! Zippy the Pinhead forever!

GoodDogThor December 14, 2012 at 10:59 am

STATES RIGHTS! Leahy's been hangin' out with Carter.

RE ads: Drew Carey yelling at me about joints, well played.

DahBoner December 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

Put the Fed on the Columbian Gold standard?

Dumbedup December 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

You know, I love my senator, and I really, really love my state, and now with the global warming and all, it ain't even that cold here anymore. Long live the Green Mountain State.

sundaytrucker December 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Starting everyday with a weed story is not what "wake and bake" means people.

Thunderclees December 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

the sticky State vs. Fed issue

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Lionel[redacted]Esq December 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm

The interesting thing is that Leahy's letter was written on Drum brand rolling papers.

Halloween Jack December 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I dunno about Pat Leahy. On the one hand, he was the sponsor of PIPA; on the other, he was in the Christopher Nolan Batman movies.

ttommyunger December 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Trying to imagine the most boring porn possible: Sen Patrick L. and Sen. Susan Collins immediately come to mind.

actor212 December 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

I dunno, how much IS a good toupee these days?

Guy's like my age. No way that's real.

thatsitfortheother1 December 14, 2012 at 10:32 am

If ever a group could teach us something about shame…

Chet Kincaid_ December 14, 2012 at 11:16 am

Someone sings that? I thought it only existed as background music for Photoshopped-with-the-Gritty-filter portraits of Alaska crab fishermen.

James Michael Curley December 14, 2012 at 11:56 am

Bergen County is where the major issue was enjoined. It wasn’t too long ago that voters in Bergen turned down a referendum to repeal the Blue Law. Always interesting because the Route 17 & Route 4 corridor has got to be one of the greatest concentration of retail in the East, now more national then when I was a kid there.

James Michael Curley December 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Wasn’t there something in London which allowed people to establish ‘pubs’ in their own house during WWII? Those who did were allowed to continue after the war and the last did not close down until the late 80s as I recall.

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