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Bongs ’R Us
Posted by: McQ on Monday, August 20, 2007

Tom Scott sends along a link to remind us where all the old and new hippies have gone. Yes friends, a new generation of them are forming as we speak. And it looks like the crop is goooood.
 
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And the heck of it is... I agree with their primary political position on the silliness of the Drug War.

This being Seattle, I’d bet the rest of our common ground would be rather limited, though. That’s true even of most of the non-hippies I’ve met from that area.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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Huh?????

Duuuuuudddeeee - you re so harshing on my mellow!
 
Written By: meagain
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And the heck of it is... I agree with their primary political position on the silliness of the Drug War.
Me too ... but they sure do make it hard for anyone to take the position seriously, don’t they? ;)

 
Written By: McQ
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I think I just found a new market for frozen smoke!

Oh wait, the brownie part is essential.

All the namecalling and mockery is a little offputting, as if you can’t walk into any bar in North America at 1:30 AM and see people appearing as thoroughly devolved. I personally prefer a brew to a bong, but can occasionally get just as stupid as any stoner under the right circumstances (mainly, no plans to drive, care for children, or wake up the next morning), but to each their own.

...anticipating the genius who will suggest that I need neither to be stupid.

 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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This being Seattle, I’d bet the rest of our common ground would be rather limited, though. That’s true even of most of the non-hippies I’ve met from that area.
Such as? I would assume, then, you are at odds with those folks who inhabit a major metropolitan region that is home to several high tech industries that generate billions of dollars of economic activity, and that employ tens of thousands of Americans in relatively high paying jobs. Because that is what Seattle is about. Free market capitalism at its best.

What is fascinating about many conservatives is their contempt for ciiies and regions such as Seattle, the Bay Area, Boston, and, for that matter, New York City, when these areas are home to some of the greatest wealth generating engines and centers of innovation in the United States. It’s a form of envy, in one sense.

Billy, given your disagreements with most "non-hippies" in Seattle, you may want to consider booking your next flight on an Airbus, as opposed to a Boeing. After all, those 737’s are apt to fall out the sky, given the likelihood they were put toghether by a bunch of liberals, and, perish the thought, union members.

Just a suggestion.


 
Written By: mkultra
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What cities don’t conservatives have contempt for?

Here’s a list of the 25 most liberal cities followed by the 25 most conservative cities. Let’s just say that I don’t see the shining city on the hill in the second list.

http://www.votingresearch.org. Americas 25 Most Liberal Cities (in descending order)

Rank City State

1 Detroit Michigan

2 Gary Indiana

3 Berkeley California

4 Washington, D.C. Dist. of Columbia

5 Oakland California

6 Inglewood California

7 Newark New Jersey

8 Cambridge Massachusetts

9 San Francisco California

10 Flint Michigan

11 Cleveland Ohio

12 Hartford Connecticut

13 Paterson New Jersey

14 Baltimore Maryland

15 New Haven Connecticut

16 Seattle Washington

17 Chicago Illinois

18 Philadelphia Pennsylvania

19 Birmingham Alabama

20 St. Louis Missouri

21 New York New York

22 Providence Rhode Island

23 Minneapolis Minnesota

24 Boston Massachusetts

25 Buffalo New York

Americas 25 Most Conservative Cities(in descending order)

Rank City State

1 Provo Utah

2 Lubbock Texas

3 Abilene Texas

4 Hialeah Florida

5 Plano Texas

6 Colorado Springs Colorado

7 Gilbert Arizona

8 Bakersfield California

9 Lafayette Louisiana

10 Orange California

11 Escondido California

12 Allentown Pennsylvania

13 Mesa Arizona

14 Arlington Texas

15 Peoria Arizona

16 Cape Coral Florida

17 Garden Grove California

18 Simi Valley California

19 Corona California

20 Clearwater Florida

21 West Valley City Utah

22 Oklahoma City Oklahoma

23 Overland Park Kansas

24 Anchorage Alaska

25 Huntington Beach California

 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
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"Well ma’am, you’ve got hippies... Looks like a full bongo cirlce... We’re going to have to fumigate..."
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Thank you for the usual non-sequiturs, mk. Comment threads just aren’t the same when you’re away.

Actually, I met a bunch of people at Boeing when I did a training class for them a few years back. Nice folks. They were in that non-left minority of people in Seattle I consider grounded in political reality.

For the ones I know in the Seattle area who are not so grounded, the fun part is watching several of them have families and get more experience in the world, and thence drift away from their youthful, idealistic leftism. They see their main concerns becoming education (run by the government), high real estate prices (driven by zoning laws and lack of road infrastructure), and very large chunks of their income being taken out by various levels of government. Some of them are not so blind that they fail to draw lessons from this.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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OMG, I’m surrounded by conservative cities!

Plano? PLANO? hah.... you wouldn’t think it could snow that much in Texas and still have it be considered conservative.
 
Written By: looker
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Looker, I’m with you. I think this list is bogus. Must be built upon some sort of voting pattern.
I was born and raised in Madison, Wisc., and it’s not on the liberal list. I just moved to Washington from Anchorage. Alaska is conservative-Anchorage is not. It’s rapidly falling into the Eugene, Portland, Seattle mold.
MKULTRA, this is an example of what Billy’s talking about when he thinks of Seattleites.
Jason Buckley needed to immediately control his addiction to sugary sodas and begin exercising. But that’s hard to do while living in tent city- where donated bakery treats are plentiful and daily exercise isn’t a priority for those coping with poverty.

To help Buckley and others living in the temporary homeless camp, Eastside churches have donated $2,800 for short-term club memberships at Kirkland’s 24-Hour Fitness. Buckley is one of 26 men and women at the homeless camp who exercise using those donated memberships.

Now, this is not a slam of Buckley. He’s an honorable veteran with serious injuries, dealing with diabetes exacerbated by (illegal) steroid use and vitiated by his tragic sugary soda addiction. I can understand why Jeff Switzer, the reporter, centered on him. More power to Buckley for using the donation to good effect; it’s disturbing that he’s not getting more help from the VA. Nor do I want to cast aspersions on generosity.

But with the report I will take issue. Take the proposition: “Daily exercise isn’t a priority for those coping with poverty, ” or that exercising is hard to do while living in tent city.

Imagine: “Hey man, put down the eclair for a sec. Want to do some push-ups?”
“Can’t... too poor. Trying to cope.”
 
Written By: tom scott
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What cities don’t conservatives have contempt for?

Here’s a list of the 25 most liberal cities followed by the 25 most conservative cities. Let’s just say that I don’t see the shining city on the hill in the second list.

http://www.votingresearch.org. Americas 25 Most Liberal Cities (in descending order)
Since you seem determined to argue via non-sequiturs, why don’t you see which of the two lists shares more items with the list of the most dangerous cities in the country?
 
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