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Monday, July 06, 2009
Marc Emery’s “Farewell Tour” comes to Calgary; libertarian leader prepares for jail
Marc Emery was in Calgary on Sunday night on the first stop in his “Farewell Tour” that will take the marijuana legalization activist across the country to say “good-bye” to his supporters before his extradition to the U.S. on charges related to selling marijuana seeds.
What might have a been a sad occasion for fans of the Vancouver libertarian publisher and activist turned into a celebration of the progress the “marijuana community” has made in turning public opinion against the unjust laws prohibiting marijuana use. And Emery is responsible for much of this progress. By selling marijuana seeds online, Emery financed Cannabis Culture magazine, political campaigns including the ongoing work of the B.C. Marijuana Party, marijuana-related ballot initiatives across the U.S., and court challenges, including a Supreme Court case.
It’s easy to connect Emery to virtually every organized effort to legalize marijuana anywhere in the world, something the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was keen to stop. In 2004, U.S. authorities, assisted by the Vancouver Police, arrested Emery. At the time, DEA officials boasted that the arrest would hamper the work of the global marijuana decriminalization movement, confirming the political nature of the arrest.
In May, Emery announced he would be pleading guilty to his charges in order to secure a deal which would see him face 5 years in a U.S. jail, and see his co-defendants, Michelle Rainey and Greg Williams, stay out of jail.
Emery told the Western Standard that he expects to be incarcerated by September and is working to get his business affairs in order. His wife, Jodie Emery, will take over Cannabis Culture and the B.C. Marijuana Party bookstore.
Emery’s “Farewell Tour” will take him to Banff, Alberta on Monday for an event being hosted by Krista Zoobkoff at her store, Hempire. Zoobkoff was the Libertarian Party candidate for the riding of Wild Rose in the last federal election.
(Picture: Marc and Jody Emery in Stampede finery / Emery supporter sacrifices favourite beer drinking t-shirt)
Posted by Matthew Johnston
Posted by westernstandard on July 6, 2009 | Permalink
I don't think this man (emery) likes Indigenous tribes or people of the Americas, he seemed bitter, or even racist, dismissive or hot headed with us when we contacted him.
We don't need a peoples hero that selects the people he fights for, even though we used his services for medical cannabis and to deal with chronic pain in our lives.
Posted by: TJG | 2009-07-06 4:30:00 AM
Emery seems to be under the impression that he will be writing his memoirs and having a Conrad Black of a time in the US prison system, but, sadly, I predict he will be dead inside a year.
He is a high profile activist who boasts about the fact that he caused millions of marijuana plants to come into existence in the US. I applaud that action, but I suspect some guard, inmate, warden, or politician will take a strong dislike to him and whack him. If he isn't bussed from one cage to another until he gets sick and dies, then he might be “disappeared”, tortured, or mysteriously found hanging in his cell.
I have told him repeatedly that he should take his chances and run for the forest, but some people don't listen to anything.
It should also be noted that Emery has repeatedly compared himself to Martin Luther King and Gandhi - two people who, to my knowledge, never entered a guilty plea.
Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User
Patients Against Ignorance and Discrimination on Cannabis
Posted by: Russell Barth | 2009-07-06 5:09:47 AM
Gandhi ALWAYS plead guilty. It was one of his guiding principles.
"None of us had to offer any defense. All were to plead guilty to the charge of disobeying the order.”
“I am here to invite and submit cheerfully to the highest penalty that can be inflicted upon me for what in law is a deliberate crime and what appears to me to be the highest duty of a citizen.”
King did the same where he could. In Albany, GA, he was arrested but the sheriff paid his fine in order to get him out of town as quickly as possible. Kennedy ordered his release in Birmingham, AL after pleas from national business leaders embarrassed by the heavy handed actions of local authorities there.
Putting Emery anywhere near these two is an insult to their memories. He's a drug dealer, pure and simple. He has derived a living from his activism and sales, and is only doing this because he'll lose a great deal. He shouldn't have sold his materials to the US, and definitely should not have bragged about it. He's a loser. Let him rot.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-07-06 7:19:26 AM
Russell, if Emery were to run for the forest, it would mean leaving the limelight. I think he'd rather get hung or disappeared than face that. For him, even one minute out of the public eye would be a fate worse than death, as this pathetic little "farewell tour" proves.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 7:48:08 AM
'as this pathetic little farewell tour proves'
writes Edson AB's 2005 Most Improved Cow Tipper.
Posted by: jeff franklin | 2009-07-06 9:13:05 AM
""It’s easy to connect Emery to virtually every organized effort to legalize marijuana anywhere in the world,""
Wow ....only if you really do not have a real clue about what is actually going on and who really is doing it...or why.
Sorry...hahahha that's not real in my world and as it is really just a political problem and solution ....why then would he try desperately to destroy all my political efforts within the ndp or my success's like in getting the greens to even say they would in fact re- legalize cannabis....yes as he worked against all my efforts and hampered me and anyone who helped me....slandering and belittling all my and my teams efforts.
He never ever even gave me one cent ever....yet I personally gave thousands of dollars to his group in the fight.
Yet strangely if you were a women you stood a much much better chance of getting any help from emery in my view.
I will not be part of any bullshit hero worship where it is not deserved and it is not here.
I believe jail is really what he is after as he has a martyr complex and getting a plea bargain like the other two co-accused or even further court room fighting wont have the same impact to the self aggrandizing movie playing in his head only.
Everyone knows the DEA only made a political attack with his arrest and it would probably be proven over time in his court fight.
There is no rush here and it would have come to a different conclusion in a year.
It is all just about him .....not the cause in my view.
Good luck in jail ...even if in jail needlessly and stupidly.
Sorry to his fans .....but I saw it very close at hand and stand by all my views.
Posted by: john shavluk | 2009-07-06 9:29:46 AM
It's sick that a guy was doing something that B.C. didn't care about, until U.S. authorities started making a stink about it. They guy sold seeds! I can buy seeds for a lot of things at Wal-Mart, but oh no, those seeds were illegal. Stupid, stuipid. Illegal vegitation.
Posted by: Scott Carnegie | 2009-07-06 9:40:13 AM
Marc will be fine in the USA prison. I can't believe you think a prison system where you stand a good chance of dieing in is a good thing. Just by being Canadian and standing up for what he does, he will be looked after. He needs to be transfered back to a Canadian prison as soon as possible.
Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2009-07-06 9:52:19 AM
Shavluck, I suggest you change suppliers. You have yourself a bad batch of weed, my friend.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 10:36:32 AM
"writes Edson AB's 2005 Most Improved Cow Tipper."
Oh, snap. Got a rebuttal, or is an off-the-cuff gonchie pull the best you can manage?
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 10:37:54 AM
Be careful, Scott. By legalizing marijuana on the basis of its being a plant, you also legalize the opium poppy and the coca plant. Now grow up. The plants themselves are not illegal. CULTIVATING, POSSESSING or DISTRIBUTING them are. There is NO effort underway to eradicate wild hemp from our fields or forests. The opium poppy and the coca leaf are likewise allowed to grow wild. Tigers and king cobras are naturally occurring, too, but as of this year they are no longer legal for the average citizen to possess, purchase, or breed.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 10:41:15 AM
Steve, what makes you think that being a Canadian is any protection in a U.S. prison? Inmates tend to be conservative in their social outlook (except in matters of crime and justice of course), and American conservatives right now aren't too enamoured with Canadians, who have turned America-bashing into a national pastime and a de facto entrance requirement into politics.
Emery is a malignant narcissist, abrasive and arrogant, overflowing with self-importance, educated far beyond his intelligence, and pathologically incapable of keeping his mouth shut when it would be prudent to do so. Perhaps nothing will happen to him, but don't expect his fellow inmates to like or respect him. There is little about him worth liking and even less worth respecting.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 10:45:08 AM
"I believe jail is really what he is after as he has a martyr complex and getting a plea bargain like the other two co-accused or even further court room fighting wont have the same impact to the self aggrandizing movie playing in his head only."-john shavluk
I'm inclined to doubt that he wants to go to jail. I think he actually believes that most people realize that Alcohol is more dangerous than Marijuana, and that people shouldn't be going to jail for cultivating, possessing or distributing it.
What he does not seem to realize is that many people who cultivating, possessing or distributing it belong in Jail. Marijuana is as good a reason as any to put them there.
Posted by: Timothy | 2009-07-06 10:58:56 AM
""shame matthews is a malignant narcissist, abrasive and arrogant, overflowing with self-importance, educated far beyond his intelligence, and pathologically incapable of keeping his mouth shut when it would be prudent to do so. Perhaps nothing will happen to him, but don't expect his fellow neighbors to like or respect him. There is little about him worth liking and even less worth respecting.""
best thing you have said Mr shame matthews of surrey
still waiting for your visit over here as you said would happen
delta is not far from surrey so it must just be cowardice
Posted by: john shavluk | 2009-07-06 11:04:57 AM
As long as he keeps his nose clean, he will be fine. He won't be in a severe enviornment for long. Probably just long enough to give him a scare, then he will be moved to a medium or light security prison. He took the deal, which in the USA is the way its done. Much like I like americans, most americans like canadians. I of course am just judging by my own interaction with americans, I have not seen a study on it. I used to be helpdesk computer support for the Bank of America and talked with lots of americans, don't recall 1 who didn't like canadians for some reason. Just not wild about thier government, much like many americans.
Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2009-07-06 11:25:39 AM
If emery is a socialist to you well obviously you have not been following nor have a clue about him.
He to me is a hard core conservative along the lines of this anonymous non existent Mr. shame matthews....yes..just all about themselves and free of all regulation without responcibility.
Wind bags thinking themselves worth something.
As I said he bragged he was ready to go to jail for his beliefs all along and fight forever.
Now he will just attempt a deal out of fear.
He sure enjoyed the % of the seed money not given to activism living the high life while doing so.
I saw it as he ripped me off and supported 5 women while begging more from poor people at the same time.
A life sentence would have done something....raised interest and recruited fair minded people in to the cause.
Pleading guilty only confirms the view that he is just a criminal with no help required.
He should fight till they drag him south then yes some would stand and be counted.
No seeds were sold at gun point...its like arresting bullet makers for the damage their efforts created
Again there really is no rush here and it probably would have just died away after the next election.
Just silly his latest act in my view.
But hey again as its really just all about him anyway .... have a nice trip emery.
We will just carry on with out you..... somehow ...LOL
Posted by: john shavluk | 2009-07-06 11:28:32 AM
"No seeds were sold at gun point...its like arresting bullet makers for the damage their efforts created."
Except bullets are legal products. And "bullet" describes only the projectile; the complete round, with bullet, propellant, primer, and case, is properly termed a "cartridge."
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 11:35:33 AM
Say what you like about Marc, I saw him in Calgary, and thought he was well spoken and intelligent. He only has one objective, end prohibition, so he is going to support a party that supports this, and since the Libertarian Party is not on the map yet, he is going to support the NDP or the Greens. I can't state this as fact, I have never discussed this with him or seem any media on it, but it seems the case.
Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2009-07-06 11:43:49 AM
Steve, this is not the first time you've made unfounded statements based on either what you believe or what you wish to be true. Even the U.S. authorities don't know what sort of environment Emery will be in yet. That is up to the Department of Corrections, a decision not made until after the trial and based on the evidence presented at the same. So forgive me if I take your confident predictions with a grain of salt.
As for Emery being fine in jail, that's an iffy prospect at best. Even in a light-security institution, big mouths tend to do poorly unless they have muscle to back up their loud conversation. Emery is twice the age of most inmates, weighs maybe sixty kilograms soaking wet, and doesn't look as if he could wrestle a plate of spaghetti to the ground. The leeway extended to him will be slight indeed.
If nothing else, perhaps prison will finally teach him the wisdom of keeping his tongue behind his teeth. But I doubt it. If he hasn't smartened up by now, he never will.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 11:46:37 AM
Mis-quoting people now, are you, Shavluck? Just a minor detail, but isn't that illegal? Not that potheads or their sympathizers have any trouble with being criminals...
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 11:49:01 AM
I took the time to do a quick blog search on Shane Matthews. You really are a vexing little troll. Thankfully, your odds of breeding are slim. Women of the world can read your blogs. Few employers would be delighted with your passive aggressive tactics either and that whole thing about deliberately misunderstanding points...so amateur.
Posted by: 1286 Wilton | 2009-07-06 12:17:48 PM
"He to me is a hard core conservative along the lines of this anonymous non existent Mr. shame matthews....yes..just all about themselves and free of all regulation without responcibility."
This has to be the most ironic statement I have ever read of this site! Shane, a supporter of free markets ... ;)
Actually, Shavluk, freedom and liberty was originally a leftist idea. Most liberals simply forgot that illiberal means, which are immoral to begin with, don't produce the desired ends. Conservatives don't believe in unregulated markets, they never have. They believe in unregulated cartels, they type of cartels that their laws create in the first place.
But thanks for confirming what I believe P.M. told me a few weeks back, Emery is a libertarian. Unfortunately he's probably a single issue voter and hence his support for the NDP.
Posted by: Charles | 2009-07-06 12:33:29 PM
There've been a fair bit of posting recently by libertarians and I must admit they piqued my interest as to what their core beliefs are.
Now today I read homages to Marc Emery, libertarian leader, and Lizzie May in a libertarian context.
Consider my interest un-piqued as I file Libertarianism right next to "Alien Abductees for Proportional Representation".
Posted by: BoomNoZoom | 2009-07-06 12:40:21 PM
As usual, another great post Matthew.
Posted by: Robert Seymour | 2009-07-06 12:53:01 PM
Marc Emery is the Jesus Christ of the cannabis movement.
His martyrdom will solidify and energize us.
Cannabis prohibition is doomed.
Posted by: Dave | 2009-07-06 1:15:23 PM
i would put a bullet in my brain before i would hand myself over to the US authorities. The US is the modern Roman Empire. The Fifth Reich. The nazi won WW2, they just changed their letterhead.
as for the Gandhi and king stuff, I stand corrected.
Posted by: Russell Barth | 2009-07-06 1:20:42 PM
and can shane or zebulon explain why we "Legal" means good and "illegal" means bad. A bad law is a bad law.
Posted by: Russell Barth | 2009-07-06 1:22:08 PM
But I can buy poppy seeds at the grocery store in Canada and in the US which do contain enough traces of drugs to fail drug tests.
The seeds he was selling contain no traces of drugs and I understood that mostly he was selling hemp seeds across the border. Hemp, used to make fabrics, soaps etc...why is that a crime?
This whole cannabis plant family prohibition is ridiculous! Perfectly intelligent gentle contributing people are treated as criminals due to this prohibition and that is very wrong. It is well beyond time the laws change in Canada and the US.
Posted by: Mika | 2009-07-06 1:39:43 PM
Had Emery not worked out a deal he would be looking at a lot more than five years in prison without the possibility of parole. With "good time" with a five year sentence he'll get out in something like four years and three months. That's a long time, but much less than he would have gotten had he have fought his charges. That's just the way things work in the criminal justice system in the U.S., especially when the defendant is obviously guilty and a conviction or convictions for multiple offenses are certain.
You say that had he fought his charges it would have come out that this was nothing more than a political attack by the DEA. So what? That's what a lot of their medical marijuana prosecutions have been, but that hasn't stopped people from being convicted. They could have hit Emery with all sorts of different charges and racked up an awful lot of years. At least by taking a deal he'll be able to get out while he's still fairly young. He probably will write a book or two and make some money from this experience that he'll be able to enjoy while he's still young. He's going to get out and go back to being the same old Marc Emery, making money from the marijuana legalization movement. Had he have gotten a long sentence he would have missed out because marijuana would likely have been legalized while he was away and everyone would have forgotten about him. With his deal now he'll go back to being the self appointed "Prince of Pot" in less than five years and he'll capitalize on that during the last few years marijuana remains illegal, and will be able to make even more money when it is legalized. Emery was well advised to make a deal.
Posted by: Jack | 2009-07-06 1:39:52 PM
"I took the time to do a quick blog search on Shane Matthews."
Too bad you didn't put that effort into debate instead of personal smears, vulva-muncher.
"You really are a vexing little troll."
No, a troll is what YOU are--an anonymous douchebag who flames another blogger without making any effort whatever to change the subject matter and who sometimes follows his chosen victims from blog to blog.
"Thankfully, your odds of breeding are slim."
Thankfully, you show as much insight on this subject as on all others--I already have too sons that my wife describes as "Shane's mini-me's."
"Women of the world can read your blogs."
Wonderful. Let me know when they can write, too.
"Few employers would be delighted with your passive aggressive tactics either and that whole thing about deliberately misunderstanding points...so amateur."
No, passive aggression manifests itself in deliberate inefficiency. I do my job just fine. In fact I often have to pick up the pieces when others in the company don't do theirs. I'm all aggression, pal, but at least I direct some of that energy into the actual topic instead of indulging in drive-by smears like a pathetic dickwad. Now why don't you take the kids and go back to the clubhouse?
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 1:58:06 PM
"Marc Emery is the Jesus Christ of the cannabis movement. His martyrdom will solidify and energize us."
Be sure and let us know when that happens, Dave. Because I have to admit that even I am somewhat surprised at how little protest is being raised at Emery's impending imprisonment.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 1:59:25 PM
"i would put a bullet in my brain before i would hand myself over to the US authorities."
And in so doing you'd be handing them a final victory--you would have paid the ultimate punishment without them having to spend a cent.
"The US is the modern Roman Empire. The Fifth Reich. The nazi won WW2, they just changed their letterhead."
Uh huh. How many joints have you smoked today, Russell?
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 2:02:27 PM
"and can shane or zebulon explain why we "Legal" means good and "illegal" means bad. A bad law is a bad law."
Only the one against pot isn't.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 2:02:56 PM
"But I can buy poppy seeds at the grocery store in Canada and in the US which do contain enough traces of drugs to fail drug tests."
Putting a few poppies in your window box is not going to attract the attention of the authorities. Growing poppies in sufficient quantities to yield a measurable harvest of opium, however, would be another story. Opium is far more demanding in terms of labour and growing space than marijuana, which can be grown in a closet.
"The seeds he was selling contain no traces of drugs and I understood that mostly he was selling hemp seeds across the border."
Under both Canadian and American law, selling viable marijuana seeds is the same as selling the refined product, for the reasons noted above. A handful of seeds, even just one, is all you need to get a grow-op going if you're patient.
"Hemp, used to make fabrics, soaps etc...why is that a crime?"
It isn't, at least not in Canada. Both Canadian and American companies use industrial hemp grown in Canada for the garment industry and others. However, industrial hemp is worthless for smoking, as the plants are tall, lean, and stringy, whereas hemp strains suitable for smoking is useless for fibre, being short and bushy.
"This whole cannabis plant family prohibition is ridiculous!"
That's your slant on it. Mine differs.
"Perfectly intelligent gentle contributing people are treated as criminals due to this prohibition and that is very wrong."
This "perfectly gentle" demographic contributes to delinquency, radical activism (including violent protests), and criminal activity out of all proportion to its numbers and is noted for emotional immaturity.
"It is well beyond time the laws change in Canada and the US."
Why? Because the single demographic that grew up smoking it simply can't accept the reality that they are an aberration in our social evolution?
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 2:11:03 PM
P.S. That should read: "without making any effort whatever to DEBATE the subject matter" and "I already have TWO sons." My bad.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 2:14:14 PM
Well thanks Jack although it just shows he was a liar the whole time he stood and said otherwise
sorry life in prison as he stood defiant would do something pleading like a scared little boy wont do dick
forget about him
I could careless what time he does or how much money he can make...he is the micheal jackson of the movement....a nut job
the sooner he goes the better off the rest of us non self described princes can get on with it
at least you and he confirmed all our suspicions with his real motives....himself
and shame matthews who cares what you think as you are less than even emery and no one
I cant wait to blow smoke in your face legally!!
the pimp of pot goes to jail big deal
after doing some good with a very small part of the seed money he garnered (as he did not pay the sources of those by the way)
he slowed our efforts for years with his stupidity and self aggrandizing
4 people showed up to greet him in alberta on the news so I dont think too much sympathy will be coming his way just yet
if he wanted to overgrow anything besides his brothers bank accounts he could have been the cheapest seed seller not the most expensive !!!
some of you here are whacked in your beliefs and obviously do not know the real mark....LOL
(he loves when we misspell his hi-ness's name ..LOL)
Posted by: john shavluk | 2009-07-06 2:21:04 PM
Marc Emery is the Jesus Christ of the cannabis movement.
His martyrdom will solidify and energize us.
Cannabis prohibition is doomed.
Posted by: Dave | 2009-07-06 1:15:23 PM""
what are you smokin little girl hahhahahha
now stop making us look bad with your insanity please
how stupid !!
you think this guy was the alpha and the omega ???
you better learn your cannabis activist history a lot better goofy guy
Posted by: john shavluk | 2009-07-06 2:25:30 PM
"and shame matthews who cares what you think as you are less than even emery and no one I cant wait to blow smoke in your face legally!!"
Until then, I can't wait to wrestle you to the ground and sit on your face and fart until the cops come to bust your sorry ass.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 2:45:39 PM
P.S. Actually, check that. In your case it would probably be the guys in the white coats with the butterfly nets. You know how raving looneys like you can really help the legalization movement? By being quiet. As long as you are walking, talking advertisements for the effects of marijuana, the movement hasn't got a prayer.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-06 2:47:21 PM
Cogent point, Shane.
Case in point. Russell Barth fretting about how Emery will probably be "disappeared" or "tortured" by guards or politicians.
Wonder how many of these proponents are hiding in their basements toking on a joint as they nurse their paranoid imaginings. One thing for sure, these people are Exhibit A for the case against legalizing marijuana.
Posted by: BoomNoZoom | 2009-07-06 2:58:20 PM
sadly ...mark fan ...no one joined the ndp because of emery....he did nothing
we joined because of layton and his lies
we are not part of the emery team no matter what he thinks
contrary to these uneducated emery did very little except give pennies to those doing the real work
like russel barth for example
he has been published so many times he is a major voice about prohibition
only thing close in numbers for emery is how many times he wrote about himself
sorry but nothing will change with emery gone except exposure by the real workers in prohibition
sadly those against our winning our freedoms are damaged DNA and dinosaurs who say shit like below in response to the likes of this
""Women of the world can read your blogs."
Wonderful. Let me know when they can write, too.
nice ....I feel sorry for your wife ...he/she doesn't deserve to be belittled like that
No you guys will loose then we will hunt you all down and show you the next jail bait....hey we always need scapegoats and the stupid and obsolete should be jailed next
Posted by: shavluk | 2009-07-06 3:33:55 PM
What has this world come to when a country like Canada roll over to the US for a trumped up allegation? Especially when it's based on some bizarre ideology about drugs?
I used to look up to Canada but since Harper gained power, your country is slowly becoming a mini US.
Posted by: Terry Wright | 2009-07-06 5:54:30 PM
Wow Shane, you must have calluses on your fingertips. Can you still read the letters on the keyboard? Lol, just messing with you, no attack needed.
Everyone is in it for the money in one way or another. That's the name of the game for everyone.
I don't think the government needs more money to enforce a prohibition that has failed. And has never worked since day 1. I know your sputtering right now, but show me the proof it is working? I can find lots of proof its not. Drugs are bad, no doubt about it, any drug, even aspirin can kill you. I think Canadians would come up with a sensible way to regulate drugs. Then we could deal with the drug problem.
Posted by: Steve Bottrell | 2009-07-06 11:33:49 PM
Ironic that Mr. Emery faces a USA Prison Term for distributing Cannabis Seeds.
Yet makers and distributors of Alcohol, where 1 in 25 deaths worldwide can be directly attributed to Alcohol, are not being threatened with Jail, loss of freedom etc.
When drunks who kill, injure and maim are given relatively little jail time, if any, and are soon free to continue their Alcohol induced mayhem.
C'mon Mr. Harper and Mr. Van Loan. Please back away from the buffet table and help enact legislation that will Ban Alcohol and help save Canadian Lives.
illegitimi non carborundum Mr. Emery.
Posted by: jeff franklin | 2009-07-07 3:18:32 AM
'until then I can't wait to wrestle you to the ground'
Gonna use some of them Edson AB Cow Tipping Moves Mr. Matthews?
Posted by: jeff franklin | 2009-07-07 3:23:23 AM
"nice ....I feel sorry for your wife ...he/she doesn't deserve to be belittled like that"
She doesn't, and she hasn't been. Not that you would have any way of knowing.
"No you guys will loose then we will hunt you all down and show you the next jail bait....hey we always need scapegoats and the stupid and obsolete should be jailed next"
Go ahead and try, tough guy. We'll be able to shoot a lot straighter than you, because unlike you, we won't be stoned.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 6:35:44 AM
"Gonna use some of them Edson AB Cow Tipping Moves Mr. Matthews? Yee Haw."
I was thinking kung fu...you have a preference? Maybe like to share some of your gonchie-pulling secrets?
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 6:37:08 AM
"What has this world come to when a country like Canada roll over to the US for a trumped up allegation? Especially when it's based on some bizarre ideology about drugs?"
Actually the offence is on the book in both the United States and in Canada, and in both countries the maximum penalty is life imprisonment. The allegation is true; Emery has admitted as much. And it's based on the laws of both countries, independently passed. You know what's truly bizarre? The behaviour of people on drugs and the fumbling, grasping excuses offered by their symps.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 6:39:30 AM
You keep saying "failed, failed, failed," Steve, along with a whole laundry list of articles of faith that you can neither prove nor do you try. Show you proof it's working? How about the fact that marijuana use is nowhere near as common as either alcohol or tobacco use?
Using your logic, NOTHING would be illegal, and we'd have anarchy. But then, I've noticed that a lot of libertarians are really neo-anarchistic in their outlook.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 6:41:45 AM
You can quit whining about the law, Jeff, because Emery had no good reason to break it. He did so totally for his own selfish purposes. Marijuana is completely unnecessary and serves no useful purpose. A small amount of alcohol is actually beneficial for most people. Granted, it causes problems if you have too much of it, but the same is true of damned near anything. Most people drink without getting drunk. How many dopers do you know toke without getting stoned?
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-07-07 6:44:14 AM
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