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Obama And The Poodle Share A Problem

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Top Rated Questions For The President

I believe there was a “Your Freedom” type online initiative by Obama, even before he took office.  The highest rating idea was that inconvenient question of legalising marijuana.  So many people in America seem to be concerned about it, however hard the righteous and religious try to persuade them otherwise.  Why won’t America think as it is told to?

Then back in the heady summer of 2010, when coalition seemed hip and LibDem was cool, Dave’s poodle came unstuck with the same problem.  He said he’d “repeal unjust and illiberal laws” but he didn’t mean cannabis.  That was the top suggestion on his website too.  No, no, no – such nonsense won’t be considered.  Let’s hush it up, forget it happened.  What?  Your freedom?  Whose freedom?

Now Obama is there again.  His online town hall meeting on YouTube tomorrow night is dominated by calls to legalise the weed.  It happens every time.  YouTube cooperates of course and last time deemed such ideas “inappropriate”.  By the time you read this you will probably know the latest excuse.

See here for the latest update on the top questions for the President.

Obama and the poodle.  Two of the same.  Both once claimed more liberal attitudes.  Indeed, both have inhaled.  What useless, insincere, inadequate, weak and pathetic politicians we end up with.

Both of them are out of time.

Written by Peter Reynolds

January 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm

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  1. Obama may skirt the issue, but at least he won’t respond with the same outright lies about potency and harms, or the tired “send the right message” rhetoric you’d expect from our dinosaur of an establishment.


    January 26, 2011 at 10:43 pm

  2. Oh look. The salient questions are deleted, or removed for being inappropriate.


    January 26, 2011 at 11:53 pm

  3. Hi Peter,

    You know why I’m here, don’t you, as I drag on my filter tip?

    I saw the word “poodle” and some American guy and I thought – here we go again. BS to the rescue.

    Glad it was only Dave’s poodle.

    Btw, didn’t they do well today?

    In one fell swoop they managed to re-instate Blair’s Control Orders (a weaker version of course, as suits their characters) right under Nick’s nose. But they renamed it – something about Earl Greys and a Pyms – so the puppy dog thought he was having a nice new bone.

    My dog used to do that. Bury things and then dig ’em up all excited – surprising himself with something new.

    Starting a new blog soon. Outing the brainwashing press. You might want to join me as an author. Another platform another show…


    January 27, 2011 at 1:54 am

    • I took the pledge before Christmas never to mention Dave’s poodle by name again.

      I would, of course, be keen to work with you in nibbling at the coat tails of our masters in the media. All you have to do is ask.

      Peter Reynolds

      January 27, 2011 at 8:29 am

  4. There are aspects of ‘drugs’ that need policing, but we can’t get to them without decriminalisation. I suspect the reason we never get to serious discussion is that our political and business models are more criminal themselves than we can admit. Some of the question are more basic, like why Peter would be a good neighbour and so many druggie creeps are not (i.e. what is it we really want to police on drugs matters?)


    January 27, 2011 at 7:29 am

    • You might be surprised at what your civilised neighbours are up to already.

      We are reasonable, respectable, responsible citizens!

      Peter Reynolds

      January 27, 2011 at 8:31 am

  5. Well.. even though if you searched ‘Cannabis’ or ‘Marijuana’ and returned nothing due to YouTubes filtering… LEAPs question still managed to come top of the list!! That is big in of itself.

    Of course expect the usual obfuscation and diversion about not ‘believing’ that legalisation is the answer or how it will affect the ‘kids’ blah blah…

    Even so, Obama’s answer will be telling, as maybe he is realising that a large proportion of his dissatisfied voters actually now care about their civil rights and sovereignty of their own minds, maybe realising that he has to now respond in order to have a shot at that second term.

    As our politicians are sheep globally, change will come from abroad, and we should welcome this small development across the pond… you know.. if they don’t remove the question it as its ‘deemed inappropriate’…


    January 27, 2011 at 10:32 am

  6. Peter

    I suggest both Obama and Clegg answer the following question:

    As a person struggling with tobacco addiction, do you think the criminal justice system works better than health services to ween drug abusers from self-destructive behavior? Is the decision to stop using a drug, like tobacco, or marijuana, a personal or governmental decision?


    January 27, 2011 at 10:56 am

    • Rory, I added a question to YouTube for Obama.. same kind of question could apply to Clegg.. or many others in our Cabinet as it kind of highlights the hypocrisy of current drug policy:

      “Mr President, by your own admission you smoked Cannabis and took Cocaine. Had you been caught with either of those you would not be President right now. How can you justify denying your fellow citizens their freedom for something you also did?”

      (only got a couple of hundred votes though – LEAPs question is far better!)


      January 27, 2011 at 11:40 am

      • i would love to ask Cameron that question. Failing that: how about Francis Maud, Boris Johnson etc Cos they have all imbibed.

        I love LEAP – they are such a great organisation, and whenever we come up against the police saying cannabis should continue to be illegal we need to mention LEAP at every turn.


        January 27, 2011 at 11:56 am

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  8. America hold 25% of the world’s prison population? Really? If that’s true, then it’s a frightening statistic for somewhere claiming to be ‘the land of the free’.

    Of course, some of that population is being housed in private prisons; the corporate owners of which will stand to lose billions if cannabis is decriminalised.

    There’s at least part of your problem.


    January 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm

  9. Google says EST is GMT -5 so it should kick off at 19:30 GMT if my maths is up to scratch.

    There are far too many businesses in the USA making a fortune out of cannabis prohibition for them to legalise it – so I forcast he will sit-step all drug related questions and go straight for the deficit & economy.

    Mr Bimble

    January 27, 2011 at 7:11 pm

  10. 27 minutes in and LEAP asked the question and the answer was “Legalisation = NO” so that’s going to be a big “NO” in the UK too. Didn’t even mention medical MJ.

    Mr Bimble

    January 27, 2011 at 8:08 pm

  11. Was anyone expecting any different?

    I’m watching the cannabis programme with Martin from Eastenders (christ knows his real name!), and if you take out the mandatory POLICE SMASHY SMASHY part it’s not too bad, considering. Am I right in thinking this is an old one?


    January 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    • No it’s brand new and excellent. My friend Jason Reed has an important part. He and his Mum and Dad make a wonderful and moving contribution.

      Peter Reynolds

      January 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      • My mistake then.

        I thought the Californian’s contribution was quite good, something along the lines of “We know what the effects are, we don’t get super baked and fuck shit up, we sit at home and watch TV on the sofa and have a good time”

        I’m heartened that such documentaries are beginning to put the focus on really horribly suffering people. The greatest injustice of the entire situation is the cruelty inflicted upon suffering people. Essentially the government is telling people to take their meds, with documented side effects, when there is better medicine out there.

        Makes me quite angry to be honest!


        January 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm

  12. like, i said in my podcast past week, theyre just mocking us. they have seen the cry and they know we know they have seen it. episode 2 goes into this for anyone that hasnt tuned in yet. i also wrote an artice about this leading up to prop 19 for norml, i will dig it out and repost it to myown blog.

    Cure Ukay

    January 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

  13. Peter, have you seen this?

    I commented, but not sure it will get through the moderators…

    Even their own readers don’t agree with their stance…


    January 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

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