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This video cracked me up and made me feel much better about driving under the influence of marijuana. Yes, I do drive while high. And for many people who don’t actively use marijuana, the idea of driving under its influence seems ridiculous. But, like most things, if you’ve built up a tolerance (like “Addy” in the above video), even being 5x over the legal limit doesn’t impair you enough to be a danger on the road. She had to smoke more than a gram to be told that she wasn’t in good enough condition to be driving, and even then, she agreed. I don’t know about you, but when I am drunk and want to go somewhere, I think I am capable of driving there safely. Yet, when I smoke, if I know I’m to high, I’m content with waiting until I’m no longer feeling incapable.
My favorite part about this video is how they tried to show in the end that all these individuals would have been arrested, according to the officer. Ironically, most of the drivers wouldn’t have even been pulled over, because their driving was still “pretty good”.
Thank you CNN for proving what I already knew. Stoners are more patient and rational than drunks (but if you’re a combination of the two, I have no speculation for how you might act or when you might or might not drive).
The Mormon church has continuously changed it’s views on political issues throughout the years; Polygamy is no longer acceptable and hasn’t been since 1890, whereas ordaining black men to the priesthood was banned from holding a priesthood until 1978. In fact, people of African descent were considered to be “cursed”. Funny how now that it’s not socially acceptable to discriminate the church openly allows black and white men to be ordained and makes no mention of the black men being cursed. So it makes sense for many participating Mormon‘s to change their stance considering we are obtaining more and more rights and have more of a voice.
Above is former Mormon Bishop Kevin Kloosterman, and not only does he show his support, he extends an apology during this conference in November of 2011.
“I came out and basically made a personal apology to [LGBT] folks for really not understanding their issues, not really taking the time to understand their lives and really not doing my homework,” said Kloosterman.
I’d like to think that there was nothing behind this sudden kindness to the LGBT community, but unfortunately, with everything that has occurred with Prop 8 (which is closely tied to the Mormon church), I can’t say that I’m too sure. I do feel that the younger generation has more open-minded, free-thinkers and that as a whole, the church is growing friendlier, but I don’t feel those in charge are simply remorseful. And, I’m not the only person who feels this way.
“The church’s image is still heavily associated with the 2008 Prop. 8 campaign in California, and even though many Republicans oppose gay marriage, it’s not helpful for the Mormons to be tied to such a politically-charged issue at a time when it’s about to be under a lot of election-season media scrutiny,” wrote Commentary Magazine’s Alana Goodman, after noting that the CNN story felt like “part of some sort of Mormon church rebranding campaign.”
- [VIDEO] BYU LGBT Students: ‘It Gets Better’ (practikel.com)
- Baptist pastor backs Romney in spite of Mormonism (kansascity.com)
- to mormon church we go (mosthopeful.com)
- BYU: Gay student video not a violation (kshb.com)
- Romney saddled by Mormon church’s refusal to fully repudiate its racist past (americablog.com)
- Why Can’t the Mormon Church Stop Baptizing Anne Frank? [Mormons] (jezebel.com)
- EXCLUSIVE: Rubio Explains Tie To Mormon Church In Upcoming Autobiography (miami.cbslocal.com)
Barry Hinckley, who is a Republican candidate running for US Senate, has gained some attention after this creepy interview he did with his 5-year-old son. Instead of allowing his child to talk openly and truthfully, it seems as though he has been coached by his father on what to say. To see the CNN report on the interview, please watch:
The original video that gained his son attention is this one here:
- Checking the math in RI GOP Senate candidate Barry Hinckley’s “economics for 5-year-olds” campaign spot (boingboing.net)
- CNN Follows Up With Senate Candidate On Creepy Interview With Son: âNo Conspiracy Theoriesâ Afoot (mediaite.com)
- this is how REPUBLICANS FROM RHODE ISLAND ROLL…and they are creepy…very creepy (bonjupatten.com)
- Barry Hinckley’s Weird Interview with 5-Year-Old Son: What Happened? (ibtimes.com)
Chritine O’Donnell has a book coming out and chose to discuss the book on Piers Morgan’s show. When he decided to ask the author about some issues that were addressed in her book, she got rather offended and explained that she was uninterested in speaking about those matters. Morgan kept persisting because they were issues that she has addressed, not just in her book, but in previous interviews on other programs.
Here is the video of O’Donnell ending the interview while trying to publicize her book, ‘Troublemaker’:
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