Saturday, May 26, 2012

Barack Obama, starring in: Tales From The Choom Gang

The young socialist, seeing others had weed and he had none, took the courageous step of redistributing it to...himself.  And giving back nothing more than a second-hand contact high.

Obama was known for his interceptions. This is the act of joining a circle of people passing around a joint, taking a hit and yelling, “Intercepted!

All this, and more, from a soon-to-be published biography by David Maraniss entitled “Barack Obama: The Story”.

Another, equally instructive, Tale form the Choom Gang:

 Maraniss concludes his chapter on Obama’s high school years by looking at a note Obama had written in his high school yearbook in a section reserved for students to give a line or two giving thanks to those who helped along the way.

 Obama had written this: “Thanks Tut [his grandmother], Gramps, Choom Gang, and Ray for all the good times.”

 Maraniss notes: “Ray was the older guy who hung around the Choom Gang, selling them pot. A hippie drug dealer made his acknowledgements; his mother did not.”

Well, in all fairness, she was white...

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