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Penn Jillette Goes On Epic Obama Weed Tirade [Obama used drugs, but jails others who do]
foxnews.com ^ | May 21, 2012

Posted on 05/21/2012 2:00:06 PM PDT by grundle

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1 posted on 05/21/2012 2:00:11 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Who?


2 posted on 05/21/2012 2:03:57 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: grundle
What does he mean "used?"

That implies past tense.

3 posted on 05/21/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: grundle

“I give it an 8...it has a good beat and it’s easy to dance to Dick”


4 posted on 05/21/2012 2:08:22 PM PDT by advertising guy ( Slo Joe Biden " I promise you the President has a big stick, but Michelle's is bigger ")
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To: icwhatudo

Penn Jilette of Penn & Teller fame. Two trained magicians who also had/have a series entitled BS (long form). They did a great show on the fallacies of gun control.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 2:09:26 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: grundle

Moronic.

Just because someone once broke the law, doesn’t mean it should be okay for everyone.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: icwhatudo

Penn of Penn and Teller


7 posted on 05/21/2012 2:09:52 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: grundle

He won’t be getting any Xmas cards from zero this year.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 2:15:04 PM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: wastedyears; advertising guy; icwhatudo; grundle; kalee
Penn is an atheist libertarian. While their 'BS' tv show is generally full of loads of common Conservative sense their social commentary IMHO is extremely skewed and not very good. As atheist libertarians they are but a hair away from being very leftist in a lot of their social commentary.
But then again, I myself have a skewed opinion of libertarians and atheists.
9 posted on 05/21/2012 2:15:13 PM PDT by brent13a (Glenn Beck is an a$$hat.)
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To: grundle

He makes some excellent points.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 2:18:41 PM PDT by DManA
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To: grundle

So, Obama is best friends with terrorists yet if a person associates with terrorists that person can be arrested.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 2:18:51 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: brent13a

I know and agree w/ ya BUT....when every man is called to bring a shovel and 2 bring a spoon, I’m gonna let em dig too


12 posted on 05/21/2012 2:24:45 PM PDT by advertising guy ( Slo Joe Biden " I promise you the President has a big stick, but Michelle's is bigger ")
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To: kalee

Teller (the silent one) is the person who turned Penn onto libertarianism. Betcha they’re big Ayn Rand fans. Atheist, small government, leave me alone etc.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 2:27:04 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: wastedyears
Penn and Teller's awesome show on the Second Amendment Anyone who hasn't seen it should...
14 posted on 05/21/2012 2:30:15 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: brent13a

So what business does fedgov have dictating intrastate drug policy?


15 posted on 05/21/2012 2:44:08 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: GeronL
Just because someone once broke the law, doesn’t mean it should be okay for everyone.

Agreed, but PART of Penn's argument, if you want the video, is that Obama's beyond hypocritical - and it's a class thing - to be smug and show how cool he is in front of a bunch of college students by saying he smoked 'weed' and 'maybe did a little blow.'

Obama even phrased it as if the act itself made him hip and cool.

After that, Penn pointed out that one in six people in jail are there for a pot-related crime (I can't believe they were all for possession). But I'll take Penn's argument about Obama's smugness and trying to make his own drug use sound cool- while cracking down on others for doing what he's trying to make look hip and cocky and cool.

16 posted on 05/21/2012 2:50:09 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: boop

I bet they turned from liberals to libertarians the minute they started making real money and saw their first income tax totals. That’s generally how it works in the average Hollywood liberal’s journey from left to (somewhat) right. Other recent examples - Jon Lovitz and Will Smith.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 2:51:38 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Scoutmaster

Hell, Obama even told everyone he was making federal enforcement against medical marijuana users the lowest priority of the DEA, but a couple years later, he started up with the busts again. If I was a liberal pothead, I think I would feel betrayed.


18 posted on 05/21/2012 3:09:47 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Ken H
So what business does fedgov have dictating the contents of your flower garden?

Is this a FREE COUNTRY?

Not anymore.

19 posted on 05/21/2012 3:38:20 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
thank you...
20 posted on 05/21/2012 3:42:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Boogieman
a couple years later, he started up with the busts again

Asset forfeiture = slush fund.

21 posted on 05/21/2012 3:52:42 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: advertising guy

penn and teller are big time anti Christian bigots.


22 posted on 05/21/2012 4:05:00 PM PDT by Ham Hock ( i)
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To: grundle

One gets the impression that to Obama it’s all about whether or not one gets caught instead of whether or not it’s legal.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT by clashfan (know your rights)
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To: grundle

Obama is an International Marxist! Individual rights mean nothing to him. Congressional power means nothing to him. Court authority means nothing to him. State rights mean nothing to him and if he’s successful in his global government ideals, national rights won’t mean anything to him either.


24 posted on 05/21/2012 6:54:11 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: grundle

Ehhh.
Both Conservatives and Liberals have control freak tendencies.
It’s just a question of what each side endeavors to control.


25 posted on 05/21/2012 7:31:52 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: grundle

Liberty means LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE, for those many of you who have forgotten. And many have.

The U.S. Constitution states EXACTLY what the government may regulate and control and tax, but drugs are NOT on that list. (Neither is education, energy, welfare, Medicare ... but I digress.) Hell, they knew they needed an Amendment to outlaw alcohol but today they can outlaw anything, right? Wrong.

Among other things, freedom means being free to make mistakes. If you wanna do something stupid, like drugs, then go right ahead but don’t interfere with anybody else’s rights. (And outside of driving under the influence, I defy anybody to tell me how drug use of any kind affects YOUR rights. If your kid is abusing drugs, then YOU need to fix it, not me.)

With all the laws and regulations being jammed down our throats, are we really free to do ANYTHING anymore? Or are we all just police-state junkies?


26 posted on 05/21/2012 7:53:33 PM PDT by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. — Robert Heinlein)
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To: grundle; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; ..


Video: Penn's Obama Rant

What troubles me about this... I think it's beyond hypocrisy. I think it's something to do with class. A lot of people have accused Obama of class warfare, but in the wrong direction. I believe this is Obama chortling with Jimmy Fallon about lower class people. Do we believe, even for a second, that if Obama had been busted for marijuana -- under the laws that he condones -- would his life have been better? If Obama had been caught with the marijuana that he says he uses, and 'maybe a little blow'... if he had been busted under his laws, he would have done hard f*cking time. And if he had done time in prison, time in federal prison, time for his 'weed' and 'a little blow,' he would not be President of the United States of America. He would not have gone to his fancy-a** college, he would not have sold books that sold millions and millions of copies and made millions and millions of dollars, he would not have a beautiful, smart wife, he would not have a great job. He would have been in f*cking prison, and it's not a god damn joke. People who smoke marijuana must be set free. It is insane to lock people up.
27 posted on 05/22/2012 8:30:24 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer
would not have a beautiful, smart wife

No change there...

28 posted on 05/22/2012 8:36:42 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1218 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void
No change there...

lol, I also noticed that strange comment.
29 posted on 05/22/2012 8:39:33 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: SaraJohnson

” Obama is an International Marxist! Individual rights mean nothing to him. Congressional power means nothing to him. Court authority means nothing to him. State rights mean nothing to him and if he’s successful in his global government ideals, national rights won’t mean anything to him either.”

Says it all.


30 posted on 05/22/2012 8:48:39 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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