Undertoad Thursday Apr 11 12:26 PM
4/11/2002: Bloomberg enjoyed pot
dave Thursday Apr 11 12:33 PM
Word up. When I run for President, I'll be able to honestly say "Nope, I didn't. But I do enjoy a good steak. Mmmmmmmmmm, steak."
MaggieL Thursday Apr 11 12:37 PM
That "Alfred E. Newman" look certainly suggests he had a toke just before the pic was taken. :-)
dave Thursday Apr 11 12:47 PM
Man. I just read most of KenK.org and I must say... I'mma move to Pennsylvania and vote for that guy. He's spot-on on drugs, abortion and gun control. Amen.
Griff Thursday Apr 11 01:22 PM
Re: 4/11/2002: Bloomberg enjoyed pot
Hubris Boy Thursday Apr 11 07:13 PM
Or, even better, maybe we'll even reach the point where it won't occur to anyone even to ask the question?
I mean, does anyone really care anymore?
So, throwing caution to the wind and possibly ruining my chances of holding elected office in the future, I hereby freely admit to my own use of marijuana in the past. It was a youthful indiscretion... I was never a confirmed user... I merely experimented with it on four- or five-hundred separate occasions, before finally deciding that I didn't like it.
And, yes, I did inhale.
jaguar Thursday Apr 11 07:16 PM
Q: what is NORML?
Hubris Boy Thursday Apr 11 07:20 PM
blowmeetheclown Thursday Apr 11 07:20 PM
jaguar Thursday Apr 11 08:56 PM
fark, 4 or 5 hundred?
MaggieL Thursday Apr 11 09:09 PM
elSicomoro Thursday Apr 11 09:11 PM
No...you DON'T want to move to Pennsylvania.
Undertoad Thursday Apr 11 09:28 PM
I also freely admit to past use. I won't ever run for office, but if I did, and was asked, I'd admit it. If we don't have honesty, what do we have left?
MaggieL Thursday Apr 11 11:40 PM
So far the only complaints you've registered about Pennsylvania are that Frankford Hospital sucks (so why go there? Lots of other hospitals in town) and none of LadySyc's relatives live here....which you knew going-in but it didn't matter until you needed help taking care of her.
Pennsylvania rocks....and Northeast Philly is hardly representative of the whole state.
Griff Friday Apr 12 07:33 AM
One thing that strikes me as strange is the way local pot busts are reported here(NY border). We've had, as always, a bunch of tiny busts measured in ounces but recently they also accidentally made a 1 ton bust (which is hilarious since several of the tiny busts were the result of "extensive" investigation). They are reported as equivalent. I'd prefer it were all legal but an obvious first step would be a personal use exemption eliminating these tiny busts... Even if you don't see prohibition as the cause of the violence you've got to see the difference in potential trouble between somebody with a baggie in their sock verses a garage full of pot.
CharlieG Friday Apr 12 07:54 AM
Re: Re: 4/11/2002: Bloomberg enjoyed pot
Remember, we are talking about "King George" here
Griff Friday Apr 12 08:48 AM
You are of course correct. I blame our education system for producing an electorate and a press which doesn't have the background or moral authority to recognize unconstitutional actions or expose hypocrisy.
russotto Friday Apr 12 11:33 AM
dave Friday Apr 12 11:36 AM
D. Ham and M. Russotto - President and Vice Presidential candidates for 2016. Yeah!
Griff Friday Apr 12 11:52 AM
Sorry but you boys are unelectable. American voters prefer to elect people whose standards are lower than their own. It makes them feel better about themselves.
ndetroit Friday Apr 12 11:53 AM
( insert 8th grade philosophical argument here: )
but..... if you smoked it..... and it was against the law..... doesn't that make you a dishonest person by default..?
Just because you don't think it should be illegal, doesn't mean its not illegal!
(btw, i definately don't have anything against pot.. i'm from BC.. its like.. our 3rd largest industry up here!....HAH! )
dave Friday Apr 12 12:02 PM
1) Eliminate the War on Drugs
2) Eliminate big city problems like theft, poverty (see #1)
3) Work out an acceptable solution for the abortion debate
4) Do anything else that needs to be done
In no particular order, of course.
Baltimore is pathetic. It's just awful. Little kids talking about how their brother was killed down the street. You can't walk down MLK at night without feeling the threat of getting mugged. That needs to be changed.
The War on Drugs is silly. It's stupid. People know this. More people would realize it. They just need to be shown the evidence. They need someone to tell them that it's ridiculous.
I think the American public really would like to see an honest, high-standards President. I think they really want change. They just need to know that it's an option.
Undertoad Friday Apr 12 12:15 PM
nd, it's not dishonesty, it's civil disobedience!
mitheral Friday Apr 12 12:56 PM
leif Friday Apr 12 04:44 PM
<i>"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."
blase Friday Apr 12 05:47 PM
I'm down with him, in fact I'm quite high right now and feeling very normal. Thanks for your time.
elSicomoro Friday Apr 12 08:53 PM
*reads Maggie's post*
MaggieL Friday Apr 12 10:05 PM
They did sound like you got lousy care. There's *lots * of other hospitals in this town. I have no idea why you'd go back there.
I mostly get the impression that LadySyc just wants to go home to Baltimore. That's an assumption too, of course. But if you guys don't like the area anymore, for whatever reason, by all means please *go*, and quit complaining.
elSicomoro Friday Apr 12 11:19 PM
Your last post was another good one. Thanks for making me smile.
Undertoad Friday Apr 12 11:55 PM
You two oughta get high together. I think it would solve things. If you want I can make my place available as a safe house. Kidney patients and any and all dykes are perfectly allowed to accompany.
elSicomoro Saturday Apr 13 12:04 AM
Damn Tony...that was indeed funny. I almost spit my beer out.
MaggieL Saturday Apr 13 09:03 AM
Undertoad Saturday Apr 13 12:48 PM
That's dirty pool, Parm, unless you are willing to submit a photo of yourself.
Undertoad Saturday Apr 13 12:49 PM
OK, OK, I take it back. I'm having FAR FAR FAR too much fun on this thread! Still, Syc and I do resemble each other in too many ways. If you don't like him for his looks, don't leave me out of it! Hate me too!
Hubris Boy Saturday Apr 13 01:15 PM
ladysycamore Saturday Apr 13 03:09 PM
Lawdhavemercy: All I can say is during 1993-1997, I was in a fog...literally.
"Did you smoke pot in the past?"
*"I don't know...I was too stoned to remember..."
ladysycamore Saturday Apr 13 03:36 PM
Currently, I'm in the Frankford Hospital system regarding my dialysis. The center that I'm at now is great (after being in two other locales prior). I have a history with FH, so I'm going to stick with them...for now. In addition, it was only the TORRESDALE location that sucked major ass. The Bucks County locale was more pleasant. Too bad it's further away from the apt.
Well, I thought it was pretty admirable of him to think about MY needs regarding my health, something to which we BOTH agreed upon.
I don't recall anyone saying that it WAS. Admittedly, NE Philly is quite nice. IMO, our particular area could use a bit more..."culture" (and I KNOW I'll get in trouble with that, but oh well), but hey, we work with what we have.
ladysycamore Saturday Apr 13 03:44 PM
*see post prior regarding explaination*
I think we'll continue to exercise our right to complain, and by the way...turns out that we're NOT leaving after all (at least, not for a while...).
elSicomoro Saturday Apr 13 04:12 PM
Thanks for the free publicity Parmenion. I'm always trying to get more people over to the site, so that might help.
Listening to music
Playing sports games on PlayStation
Watching sports (particularly hockey)
Learning the intricacies of Philadelphia
Going on road trips
Enjoying beauty and nature in its simplest forms
And there are even more beyond that.
What's wrong? Do you fear my striking good looks?
Or, is it just the picture itself. Oh dear, I'm sorry. I can see how it might scare some folk...it might give off that "angry vibe." Here's what I would call a more "normal" pic, taken in Chicago in July 1998.
Now, run along and go back to lurking...
elSicomoro Saturday Apr 13 04:18 PM
Look...I even smile in some pics!
elSicomoro Saturday Apr 13 04:38 PM
Put Chris Simon of the Washington Capitals in, and we could possibly pass for triplets.
Undertoad Saturday Apr 13 11:00 PM
Yah, but the weird thing is, I don't look much like that. They say I look a little like that Michael Moore, is what they say. And that was before I put on some weight and started wearing ball caps everywhere. I guess I wanna be like Mike.
elSicomoro Sunday Apr 14 12:01 AM
Undertoad Sunday Apr 14 12:13 AM
jaguar Sunday Apr 14 04:26 AM
Man you to a way...too similar. Syc loosk roughly how i expected (i think i may have seen a pic before) UT...i donno..*laughz
Undertoad Sunday Apr 14 10:14 AM
If it's just an old-fashioned flame war you want, there's one thing I don't understand. How come your posts don't rhyme?
elSicomoro Sunday Apr 14 01:13 PM
Hmmm...troll...insecure individual...or poor misguided soul?
elSicomoro Sunday Apr 14 01:28 PM
Back to the topic...
Jay Leno had this on his show the other night. For his Thursday and Friday shows, he had "Mike Bloomberg's Pot-Smoking Tip of the Day."
Griff Sunday Apr 14 01:59 PM
After a little research, (I was actually looking for photo shop material ) it appears that Parm thinks you are a gay baiter. He takes his name from a Macedonian general who "served" under PhilipII.
elSicomoro Sunday Apr 14 02:16 PM
Re: Flaming Flamer
If this IS the case, they obviously never read my essay on gays and lesbians.
datalas Sunday Apr 14 02:18 PM
and that gives him a right to be rude after a few posts? is that all it takes... cool
elSicomoro Sunday Apr 14 02:21 PM
It's been unusually warm on the US East Coast this year.
MaggieL Sunday Apr 14 08:05 PM
Re: Back to the topic...
(Maggie returns from a short trip out-of-town to Lisa's new place...nice)
And in fairness I have to say I don't recall syc's ever trolled me about being queer. Tony only mentioned dykes and kidney patients because my lifepartner's a dyke, and syc's has serious kidney problems. I took it as a quaint way of saying "you can each bring a date." :-) To flesh out some details, Gwenie and I are both bi. Some folks say that's "not lesbian"; go fiigure.
LadySyc's observations about the "limited" cultural opportunities in NE Philly are ponts well-taken. Goodness knows there are some places in Pennsylvania I wouldn't live in on a bet. There are entire other *states* I wouldn't live in on a bet either, like Texas, or New Jersey.
jaguar Monday Apr 15 03:40 AM
Parmenion i don't follwo you..what do you find so funny about syc's picture? Geez even your average troll can make *some* sense...
ladysycamore Monday Apr 15 09:19 AM
Re: Re: Back to the topic...
(ok, it was really an ounce, and not a true "brick") :p
*steps out of the confessional...*
Griff Monday Apr 15 10:26 AM
thanks fer the heads up, I'll get right on that. (checks homepage for weaknesses)
oh yah Land Rovers bite I used have a CJ-7 my last made in USA vehicle, got it for $10,600 american back in '86 brand new are rovers as touchy on the highway?
datalas Monday Apr 15 03:55 PM
hey each to their own....
ndetroit Monday Apr 15 07:58 PM
Griff Monday Apr 15 08:44 PM
The short wheelbase on those jeeps used to make them overly "responsive" on the highway, if you had to swerve or brake quickly you could flip it pretty easily. They were not geared that low (they have a low range for off road) so you could maintain highway speeds if you had a gentle touch. You could get the older smaller CJ-5s with an 8 cylinder engine, that must have been a scarey machine. I actually find the LRs to be pretty attractive machines but I had to flame something.
dave Wednesday Apr 17 10:25 AM
dave Wednesday Apr 17 02:10 PM
I also bear a strong resemblance to sycamore and Undertoad. Picture taken in July 2000.
elSicomoro Wednesday Apr 17 02:30 PM
Bloomberg's Pot Tip of the Day from last night's Tonight Show:
dave Wednesday Apr 17 02:47 PM
Eh, I didn't really pay too much attention to how tall you were or what you looked like. I was too busy thinkin' about pad gai. In my shoes I'm about 6'2" or 6'3", yeah. I'm somewhere between 6'1" and 6'2" barefoot. I think. How tall are you?
übermensch Wednesday Apr 17 02:54 PM
It wouldn't be <b>that</b> difficult...
elSicomoro Wednesday Apr 17 03:26 PM
elSicomoro Wednesday Apr 17 03:51 PM
But we already know what the IP address would be. Is there a way to pinpoint a provider merely from the IP address? *ignorant on this subject matter*
dave Wednesday Apr 17 04:28 PM
Absolutely. I'm not going to ask for such information, nor should it be given to me. But a certain administrator could certainly make a comparison between a few individual handles and determine, with a reasonable amount of certainty, whether or not two of them were the same person.
richlevy Sunday Apr 21 11:44 AM
dave Sunday Apr 21 12:56 PM
Nah. All my friends are vegetarian. Well, most of them.
elSicomoro Tuesday Aug 13 08:22 PM
russotto Wednesday Aug 14 02:43 PM
blowmeetheclown Thursday Aug 15 08:37 AM