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Rocky Mountain “High”

By Wyatt Earp | August 22, 2008

Attention pot-smoking hippies: Your nirvana awaits you in Denver, Colorado!

A city drug panel has voted to urge police to refrain from arresting adults for marijuana possession during next week’s Democratic National Convention, but the cops aren’t necessarily on board.

Lt. Ernie Martinez, the police department’s representative on the panel, said police, bracing for potentially tens of thousands of protesters during the Aug. 25-28 convention, would have more pressing duties than rounding up pot smokers.

At the same time, he said, authorities wouldn’t ignore blatant flouting of the law. “If something occurs in front of us, we’re going to act,” he said.

The Denver Marijuana Policy Review Panel, appointed by Mayor John Hickenlooper, voted 5-3 at its Wednesday night meeting to issue a recommendation discouraging police from “arresting, detaining or issuing a citation” to any adult caught with up to one ounce of marijuana during the four-day convention.

In fairness, if I had Barack Hussein Obama as my candidate, I would want to smoke some doobies, too.

Mason Tvert, a panel member and pot-legalization activist, Thursday delivered a copy of the panel’s recommendation to Mr. Hickenlooper and police Chief Gerry Whitman, saying that “we expect police to abide by this very logical recommendation.”

“If police expect the taxpayers to cover their $1.2 million in overtime during the DNC, it is only fair that they respect the laws adopted by those taxpayers,” said Mr. Tvert, leader of Safer Alternatives for Enjoyable Recreation. “There will be plenty for police to do during the DNC aside from arresting or citing adults who are simply making the safer choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol.” (H/TThe Washington Times)

And how many people in your little hemp coven are taxpayers, Mr. Tvert? I’m guessing very few.

The fact of the matter is that the taxpayers wouldn’t have to foot the OT bill if you and the rest of The Great Unwashed stayed home during the convention. No one is going to listen to or care about your issues, anyway. You know that, right?

Philadelphia hosted the GOP Convention in 2000 and it was a nightmare. Assaults on police were constant, but at least we all got plenty of “stick time.” Oh, and the overtime check was out of this world! Maybe the hippies are good for something . . .

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4 Responses to “Rocky Mountain “High””

  1. Old NFO Says:
    August 22nd, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    OT, yep that is about the only thing good out of a convention (that and getting a few frustrations out) :-)

  2. Bloviating Zeppelin Says:
    August 22nd, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    In 2003 the Usual Fucking Idiots converged in Sacramento to protest those HORRIBLE bioengineered foods. The Ministerial Conference and Expo on Agricultural Science and Technology attracted all kinds of organized dipshits and we held them all off, beating them at their own game. We had plants inside their meetings and knew where they would be every hour of every day. We did not only our research but our planning. And YES, I got a BUTTLOAD of O.T. out of these robots. They were SO pissed off and I made SO much money off of them!


  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 23rd, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Old NFO – The OT was fantastic, but I could do without another convention in my career. Brings out all the nuts. I think it’s hysterical that the hippies protest the DNC, too.

    BZ – The only thing that Commissioner Timoney did right in his tenure was exactly that. We infiltrated the scumbags, held the ringleaders as long as possible to keep them off the streets, and kicked ass with extreme prejudice.

  4. marvin Says:
    August 23rd, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Why are pacifist always the most violent of all protesters?