Monday, October 19, 2009

Incremental Progress is Still Progress

Via Mr. Atrios, progress:
The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under new policy guidelines to be sent to federal prosecutors today.

29 comments:

Rusty Shackleford said...

I reject anti-drug abuse counsel from the Replacements.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

4:20 comes early today!!!

J— said...

Black man tells federal government to respect states' rights.

Substance McGravitas said...

I think of it as touting the bottle over the weed.

Rusty Shackleford said...

The 'mats played a show at a redneck bar in my hometown on the Pleased to Meet Me tour (first without Bob, I think). They rolled in around 3, fell out of the van, started drinking liquor right away and kept right on through the show and after. At the end of the night Paul was behind the bar serving drinks and Tommy was in the middle of the street outside trying to sell his jacket. Awesome show.

Substance McGravitas said...

I recall a Bob-pissing-in-his-shoe-and-thowing-it-at-the-audience show. That was apparently not a unique circumstance.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

First time I saw the Mats (probably Pleased to meet me, maybe the end of Tim, but definitely after Bob) PW got so drunk he had to play the encore, a mashup of "Skyway" and "Fuck School" (OK, it was definitely PTMM) from a chair. Mars was in a clown costume, for some reason involving his birthday and an earlier record store appearance.

It was GREAT.

The next couple of times were less drunken (and the last one, I think, after PW stopped drinking) and more professional, and thoroughly great; but the shambolic abandon of those early days was sublime.

I understand, of course, that no one can continue in that vein forever, and as Steve Simels says "If Westerberg feels like he's due a little commercial success, he's entitled for all that he's given so far".

Holy hell, I still love punk music.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Plus, I totally hate Substance Bubba McChangMyNym for seeing them with Bob Stinson.


Pbpbpbpbpbpbpbpb.

Substance McGravitas said...

"If Westerberg feels like he's due a little commercial success, he's entitled for all that he's given so far".

That's true, although I'm still grumpy about it.

A friend of mine had a 40 minute rule for records, meaning LOOK OUT when a band that was ordinarily under went over. Not sure I buy it, but it seems to me that it was true of The Replacements.

Oh, and Slayer too.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

That's true, although I'm still grumpy about it.

I had a friend that always though we should send a bottle of Courvoisier to Pete Townshend, in his pater sober years. I confess sometimes feeling the same way about PW's post-sobriety output.

That, of course, makes me a bad person, but hey! Zombie here!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Crap, look at the typos. Nobody tell Jennifer.

You get what I was trying to say, anyways, right?

Right?

fish said...

I am wondering what Obama's position on therapeutic peyote is going to be.

tigris said...

So wait, should I make some tea for this, too, or is tea-making only for when the black socialists are drunken? Maybe nachos this time?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

when the black socialists are drunken? Maybe nachos this time?

Paul Westerberg is a Black Nationalist?

Dammm, I'm confuzzled.

mikey said...

My bro-in-law got his pot card last month. We went over to this pot store in oakland. I got a bag of this shit that is so smelly and sticky it scares me, so a couple nights a week I take it out and look at it. Then I put it back and step away quietly.

They had some of the butter too, which I'd like to check out, but it's really expensive....

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I got a bag of this shit that is so smelly and sticky it scares me, so a couple nights a week I take it out and look at it. Then I put it back and step away quietly.


I believe you need an Undead test subject, my friend.

mikey said...

Yeah, sez you, but I'm thinking maybe that's how you came to BE a zombie...

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Not much of a surprise from an Attorney General named Holder.

herr doktor bimler said...

I sent my tea back. It was not sufficiently iced.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Yeah, sez you, but I'm thinking maybe that's how you came to BE a zombie.

Yeah, so I've had some G-13. So?

Share, man.

J— said...

They had some of the butter too, which I'd like to check out, but it's really expensive....

Leave it to the great state of California to bring new meaning to Brando's "Get the butter" line.

Rusty Shackleford said...

Pot butter?

Another Kiwi said...

Pot pepper
Pot kettle

Gee this is a good game

Substance McGravitas said...

Tigris tea please.

Substance McGravitas said...

the black socialists are drunken

Also clever bartenders can make the black socialists float in suspension between different layers of alcohol.

Another Kiwi said...

I think you may be confusing that drink with the Black Russian drink, Subby. Which is made from frozen ancient Siberian body parts floating in vodka, an ear or something that fits in a glass, not Mikey's Hadrons.
Technically those people weren't socialists, more like capitalists really.

Jebus. I've been re exhied!!

herr doktor bimler said...

HA, Tigris Tea is a New Zealand staple.

Pot Kettle Black.

However, our local Mammoth Beer does not contain fragments of recently-thawed Siberian pachyderms.

Substance McGravitas said...

The Yeastie Girlz.

Substance McGravitas said...

Hey, didn't I post about this before?