Wily Willie Could Teach Those UT Potheads 

Wily Willie Could Teach Those UT Potheads 
Posted by CN Staff on September 22, 2006 at 16:14:33 PT
By John Kelso
Source: Austin American-Statesman
Texas -- I'm surprised state police in Louisiana found a pound and a half of pot on Willie Nelson's tour bus. Now, 2 1/2 pounds of pot wouldn't have surprised me. Then again, maybe Willie only had a pound and a half of weed on his tour bus because he was only going a couple of miles. Either way, Willie showed his street genius during this escapade, and managed to skate legally because of it. After being stopped on Interstate 10 near Breaux Bridge, Nelson and four members of his traveling crew managed to avoid a felony charge.
How did they do this? They all craftily told the cops the pot was their pot. If they had been like these dumb college football players who say it wasn't their pot, it was somebody else's pot, they could have gotten nailed for intent to distribute. But since they all claimed it was their pot, there couldn't be any distributing going on since they obviously intended to smoke it all up by themselves. Sometimes gluttony is even more than its own reward. So instead of being charged with a felony, Willie and friends were given misdemeanor citations for possession. The news story I read about this said a trooper "smelled the strong odor of marijuana" when he approached the door of Willie's bus. No kidding? That would be like saying authorities noticed a large hole when they drove to the edge of the Grand Canyon. I can hear that discussion now between Nelson and his friends, while being questioned by troopers. "That's my pot." "No, that's my pot. Git yo hands off my pot. Your pot is in the overhead." "No, that's my pot. Smoke y'own damn pot." Let this be a valuable legal lesson for you college football players who are fixing to drive around town with weed in your car at 3 o'clock in the morning. Just wondering: If former Texas running back Ramonce Taylor had used this approach, would he still be running for the Longhorns today? His attorney said the 4 pounds of pot the cops found in the back of his sport-utility vehicle weren't his. And now he's gone. Remember in the good old days when Darrell Royal would bring Willie Nelson around to sing a few songs for his players before a bowl game? Maybe it's time Mack Brown brought Willie back to visit with the team. He could dispense spiritual advice. This could be uplifting, and save on bail money. I'll admit I don't understand how Willie and his bus buddies managed to avoid a felony for the three ounces of funny mushrooms troopers found on the bus. Maybe they gave the Louisiana troopers a large sack of crawfish and a possum. The average age of the five people busted on Willie's bus is 62. Do you know how you can tell Willie's tour bus from the nursing home bus? Willie's bus has the bags of munchies and a bong. Average age of 62: sounds to me like Willie's tour may soon switch from on the road again to in the home again. "In the home again, "Gotta check back into the home again, " Smokin' reefer in Depends, "Gotta check back into the home again." John Kelso's column appears on Sundays, Tuesdays and Friday.Complete Title: Wily Willie Could Teach Those UT Potheads a Thing or TwoSource: Austin American-Statesman (TX)Author: John KelsoPublished: Friday, September 22, 2006Copyright: 2006 Austin American-StatesmanContact: letters statesman.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Willie Nelson The Rope Again't Willie Be Left Alone?, Others Cited for Drugs
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Comment #13 posted by ekim on September 23, 2006 at 15:21:01 PT
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Comment #12 posted by whig on September 23, 2006 at 13:28:38 PT
Simply brilliant.Also, who ever referred to psilocybians as "narcotic mushrooms"? How much obfuscotoxicity do you have to suffer in order to refer to Teonancatl that way?
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Comment #11 posted by whig on September 23, 2006 at 12:53:34 PT
9/11 Press For Truth
CIA-ISI, not ISA. Sorry.ISI is the Pakistani intelligence service. There is certainly a credible basis to connect the ISI with the Taliban, in collaboration with the US CIA involvement with al Qaeda in opposing the then-Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.Out of this combination, Taliban/al-Qaeda with ISI/CIA, it is not unreasonable to believe a four-cornered plot could be hatched to help everyone get what they want -- a war.And here is the 9/11 Press For Truth video to view online:
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Comment #10 posted by whig on September 23, 2006 at 12:49:10 PT
I recommend the 9/11 Press For Truth to you, as I watched it and found it very moderate in tone and therefore very persuasive when it made the case that there was more to the story than the mainstream media would have us believe. They did support the CIA-ISA theory, but I am not persuaded of that or any other particular single-conspiracy view.
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Comment #9 posted by whig on September 23, 2006 at 12:46:41 PT
The News With Views piece loses its persuasiveness very quickly due to the overheated language like saying the "FDA...has taken a blood oath" -- this is maybe true figuratively but if you require people to imagine this literally in order to take you seriously when you are not being figurative -- well I hope you get my point.Metaphors are tricky, and I do try to warn people when I'm using one. Though sometimes things are both literally and metaphorically true at the same time, I am assuming that there is no actual claim that everyone in the FDA literally takes a blood oath.
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Comment #8 posted by museman on September 23, 2006 at 10:51:14 PT
I love 'em. Exitotoxicity. I protest! Why should some half-brained researcher funded by right-wing mis-information agencies get to coin such a word?Not to be undone, I have one too "obfuscotoxicity." That is an effect where after years and years of denying the facts, deliberate disbursing of incorrect information, forcing others to agree to it with armies, police, and big-brother type legislation - constant obfuscation, a similar thing occurs in the brain; After lacking any reality for so long the mind begins to believe the finite circles of logic it's user has accumulated in the place of real and actual facts and experiece. The unused neuro connections atrophy, and close off therefore leaving the poor individual with the only functional 1% of their brain they allowed themselves to have during their lifetime of denial and enforced ignorance. A modern example of this is mr GW Bush, who in his solidified neuro-stagnation still claims Osama Bin Laden-and Al Qaeda as the reason and justification for the unconscionable war in Iraq. obfuscotoxicity
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Comment #7 posted by BGreen on September 23, 2006 at 09:38:32 PT
re: #5 more made up findings from drew pinsky
Wow, I've never heard of anybody ever suffering from this malady called excitotoxicity from mushrooms.However, it appears that this horrible malady can happen from naturally occurring chemicals in our bodies:Excitotoxicity can occur from substances produced within the body (endogenous excitotoxins). Glutamate is a prime example of an excitotoxin in the brain, and it is paradoxically also the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian CNS [6]., somebody gets excitotoxicity many years after eating mushrooms and somehow they're able to eliminate all endogenous excitotoxins as the cause and pinpoint the cause as the mushroom consumption.Today's word of the day boys and girls is "implausible." Can you say that? I knew you could.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on September 23, 2006 at 08:49:43 PT
Thanks Sam
I lost a horse to Laminitis and I know how serious Foundering is so it is a miracle that he is still alive. He is such a beautiful horse and so gentle for a stallion.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on September 23, 2006 at 07:59:34 PT
Related Article from The San Antonio Express-News
Let's Hear It for Democratic Icon of the Week — Willie Nelson! ***By Roddy StinsonSeptember 21, 2006San Antonio Express-News Democratic Party Icon of the Week Award TO: Longtime Democratic performer/fundraiser Willie Nelson. FOR: Continuing to set a high example for American youth, as described in this Sept. 18 Associated Press report: "Lafayette, La. — Willie Nelson and four others were issued misdemeanor citations for possession of narcotic mushrooms and (1.5 pounds of) marijuana after a traffic stop Monday morning on a Louisiana highway, state police said. "Each was released after being issued a citation." For readers who aren't familiar with "narcotic mushrooms" (a.k.a. "magic mushrooms") ... They contain two hallucinogenic compounds, psilocin and psilocybin. One potential danger of consuming them: Brain damage by excitotoxicity. "This happens when brain cells become over stimulated, and they either die off or decrease their connection with other cells," says Dr. Drew Pinsky, a well-known addiction specialist and TV-show host. "The result of this is usually some kind of mood disturbance, such as a panic or anxiety disorder, which often doesn't develop until years after exposure to psilocybin or psilocin." On a list of dangerous substances, the doctor puts magic mushrooms after marijuana, which he says is "more likely to cause significant neurological or psychiatric problems." Pick your iconic poison. Austin American-Statesman Icon of the Week Award TO: Willie Nelson FOR: Proving the brilliance of the newspaper's editorial board. Austinites are different from you and me. They are better educated. (Austin is the home of the University of Texas.) They have plenty of leisure time. (Thousands of state government employees live in the city.) And they are more enlightened. (Progressive Democrats are on every street corner.) Most of them read the American-Statesman. Which I mention to help explain an April 23, 2005, editorial in the newspaper, titled "On the (toll) road again." The focus of the commentary: An appeal to state legislators to name Texas 130 the "Willie Nelson Tollway." Excerpts: —"(GOP opponents of the Democrat-proposed idea) cited Nelson's highly publicized trouble with the IRS and his affection for pot." —"C'mon, guys, lighten up. Naming Texas 130 after Willie isn't going to get your Republican credentials yanked." —"... we're making a last-ditch appeal before end-of-session frustrations completely devour everyone's sense of humor and goodwill." The "affection for pot" mentioned by the amused editorialist was a bit of an understatement. My all-time favorite Willie quotation (from a 1990 issue of the San Antonio Star): "I'm not in favor of the war on flowers and herbs. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here ... I've been a smoker for 25 years." Make that 41 years. If you point your ears north and listen closely, you can hear the yuk-yuks from the American-Statesman editorialists and their readers as they giggle over Willie's latest amusing escapade. Kinky Friedman Icon of the Week Award TO: Willie Nelson FOR: Proving the brilliance of gubernatorial candidate Friedman, who once promised that as governor he would appoint Nelson head of the Texas Rangers. If the incident in Louisiana last Monday morning proved nothing else, it demonstrated Nelson's amazing ability to get along with law enforcement officers. Or as one caller said in a message left on my telephone recorder: "It they'd caught me in Louisiana with a pound and a half of weed, I'd be eating jail jambalaya for the next five years!" To contact Roddy Stinson, 
call (210) 250-3155 or e-mail: rstinson express-news.netHis column appears Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Copyright: 2006 KENS 5 and the San Antonio Express-News
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Comment #4 posted by sam adams on September 23, 2006 at 07:52:15 PT
This is great, I thought he was all done back in July, looks like he'll probably be OK.Barbaro continues to improveSeptember 19, 2006KENNETT SQUARE, PA — According to veterinarians at Penn’s George D. Widener Hospital, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to gradually improve. “He had an excellent week,” said Dr. Dean Richardson, Chief of Surgery. “We replaced the boot on his left hind foot with a bandage because the hoof is doing well.”In addition, Barbaro continues to be comfortable in the cast that has been on his right hind leg for the past three weeks. “We won’t change it unless there is a reason to do so, and we will continue to monitor his comfort closely before deciding when to replace or remove this cast,” said Dr. Richardson. “He is enjoying his daily excursions outside to graze, and his appetite is excellent.”Barbaro remains in the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Pennsylvania’s George D. Widener Hospital, where he is recovering from injuries suffered at the Preakness on May 20.The next update will be posted on Tuesday, September 26, unless there is a significant change in Barbaro’s condition.
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Comment #3 posted by mayan on September 23, 2006 at 04:09:52 PT
Off Topic
Here is a must read... SECRET RUMSFELD MEETING TO IMPLEMENT NORTH AMERICAN UNION: must read for those who missed it...War Signals? WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...Sergeant Lauro "LJ" Chavez, 9/11 Whistle Blower Speaks Out in Cincinnati Post: Whistleblower Who Met 9/11 Hijackers Poisoned To Death: Evidence “al-Qaeda” is a CIA-ISI Contrivance: Alliance For 9/11 Truth: 
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on September 22, 2006 at 17:56:09 PT
Off Topic: About Barbaro
Most people know that I love horses and when I found this video of pictures to Long May You Run I thought it was very good. Barbaro is still alive and still in Intensive Care. I sure hope he makes it.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on September 22, 2006 at 16:26:29 PT
DPFCA: Willie's Response To His Arrest in LA ***  This is what Willie had to say this morning on a Houston radio station: "It's a good thing I had a bag of Marijuana instead of a bag of spinach. I'd be dead by now."
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