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Friday, March 23, 2018

Trump Vows To End Addiction With ‘Some Great Commercials’

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Trump gave a rambling and incoherent speech to promote his opioid crisis initiatives, which included the absurd claim that he could end drug addiction by airing television commercials.

“This is something that I have been very strongly in favor of,” Trump told the crowd at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire Monday afternoon. “Spending a lot of money on great commercials showing how bad it is.”

Trump didn’t say how much money he wants to spend.

“When they see these commercials, they say ‘I don’t want any part of it,’ that’s the least expensive thing we can do,” Trump said.…

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Trump, Slayer Of Pushers

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

The president wants to kill drug dealers, which he thinks would be a legal, moral, and effective way to prevent opioid-related deaths. He is wrong on all three counts.

“Some countries have a very, very tough penalty — the ultimate penalty — and by the way, they have much less of a drug problem than we do,” Donald Trump said during a White House summit on opioid abuse last Thursday. The remark was consistent with reports of private conversations in which Trump has said drug dealers deserve the death penalty.

Federal law already authorizes execution for certain drug traffickers.…

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WATCH: Jeff Sessions Marijuana Rolling Papers Are A Thing

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

A group supporting the legalization of marijuana has come up with a nifty fundraising scheme: Rolling papers with the attorney general’s image on the packaging.

Who better to poke fun at than the cluelessly anti-marijuana Sessions—the man who claims “good people” don’t smoke pot, that marijuana is a gateway drug, and who once said he liked the local Ku Klux Klan boys until he found out they smoked weed?

The folks at #JeffSesh apparently agreed, selecting the attorney general’s visage to grace the packages of “General Jeff’s Old Rebel Session Papers,” replete with the warning to “Don’t Beauregard That Joint My Friend.”

“We’re not criminals, junkies or idiots.…

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