Saturday morning market.

Medical marijuana = reefer madness, baby.

Posted at 11:17 am in Detroit life, iPhone |

40 responses to “Saturday morning market.”

  1. nancy said on April 2, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    For those of you who saw this post without the picture: Sorry. Apparently WordPress for the iPhone has been self-medicating, as well.

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  2. brian stouder said on April 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I just thought it was yet another pop-culch reference that was sailing over my head

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  3. Connie said on April 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Hydroponic supplies about to open up near us as well.

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  4. prospero said on April 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    How marijuana is not taxed and regulated like alcohol and cigarettes is a mystery to me. Pot is harmless. Gateway hysteria is just that. People don’t get high and beat on their wives and kids. People don’t drive like idiots when they’re high. Well, they drive too slow for traffic. The pot prozcription is rank Puritanism.

    Did anybody know this asshole did this? I own a copy of the Koran. I don’t own a bible, but I do have the New Testament in Greek, which I can still read, and believe me, the King James makes some wide-ranging and occasionally bizarre assumptions in it’s translation. Padre Walrus-Whiskers should be prosecuted. That is not speech, that is lunacy and got a bunch of good people killed. What did this attention -starved idiot think would happen? If I publicly burned a bible because of the atrocities in the OT, I’d be besieged by fundamentalists. This is an authentic act of terrorism. Shitheel shouted “Fire!” in a crowded theater, and he did it on purpose.

    What is this horseshit. These are not family farms. Like what Republicans did with Medicare Part D. Gave huge amounts of cash to humongous corporations, that buy them elective office and give them jobs when they’re run out of government.

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  5. jcburns said on April 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I’m sure it’s all about growing tomatoes.

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  6. prospero said on April 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    If alcohol is legal, pot should be legal. Simple as that. Just say Yo. I’m buying. Cardiovascular disease? Nobody’s ever going to smoke a pack a day. Gateway drug? Maybe to hallucenogens, but so what? They’re harmless as well, except peyote might make you puke. Anybody that has a hard time with acid was damaged goods to begin with.

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  7. ROgirl said on April 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    It’s not just in Eastern Market. They’re popping up in suburban strip malls too.

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  8. prospero said on April 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Judgement. And it seems to be working.

    Black to Comm. Why MC5 is the second best Detroit band after SRC
    . Better than Iggy.

    This song would likely have been impossible without pot, and the world would be poorer.

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  9. Dexter said on April 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    One good reason for me that I am long-sober: even sober, that Snickers Peanut Butter Squared commercial has me falling out of my chair, howling.

    One good reason to be grateful even as I whistle past the graveyard on this issue: The furnace only needed a thermocouple and is only putting out a “1” or “2” on the carbon monoxide reader / indicator.
    The furnace “conked out” a couple nights ago and I’ll be damned if I couldn’t even remember the re-lighting process…I had to be talked through it by a heating guy over the phone. Oh well, I am sure I will have to buy a new furnace soon and it won’t have a pilot light.

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  10. prospero said on April 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Isn’t this the best Beatles song?? And it’s got chickens.

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  11. Julie Robinson said on April 2, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    You mean it isn’t for growing your own basil? 🙂

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  12. Connie said on April 2, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Yes, Butler. And by more than 2 points this time.

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  13. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on April 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm


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  14. brian stouder said on April 2, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    That Butler/VCU game certainly was compelling. I think Ovid Butler himself would admire the players, the coach, and their positive representation of their school.

    Jeff – the issue of whether Stephen Douglas really held President Lincoln’s hat at his first inauguration caused me to pull our copy of Did Lincoln Own Slaves? And Other Frequently Asked Questions About Abraham Lincoln (by friend-of NN.c
    Gerry Prokopowicz) off the shelf, and go looking for that question. In the course of leafing through, the sanitized/Sandburg story of the youthful Lincoln dropping “an extremely pungent paw paw” fruit* into his friend’s upturned hat got me laughing all over again.

    Anyway – I must have originally sailed right through the question about Douglas holding the new president’s hat, as – on rereading it in DLOS – the author clearly intimates that it isn’t based on much. I suppose this is a good lesson for me, about how one might automatically (as opposed to counciously) decide what to believe, despite pretty clear (in hindsight) contraindications.

    *Speaking of Lincoln’s hat and “hindsight”, Sandberg and others substituted paw paws for what young Lincoln actually dropped into the hat from a tree branch above (as the president himself recounted the story in the White House) – a load of shit; and it was a direct hit! But – Lincoln’s friend was no idiot, and anticipated events, so that Lincoln’s load landed in his own hat, and not his friend’s!

    Leaving the ick-factor aside, it would certainly have been easier to drop a paw paw on target, yes? That was one talented little shit, even at 7 years old!

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  15. coozledad said on April 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I am tired of drinking in order to give me some second rate link to the natural world. I am not willing to break the law, but I’m getting old, and I want to grow close to God.
    Any of you anti-drug fucks never ate a pot brownie are irreligious.

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  16. Connie said on April 3, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Love this story. It’s all about the bulldog.

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  17. Dexter said on April 3, 2011 at 12:40 am

    A high school pal has a son who graduated from Butler last spring…my plumber’s daughter works in admin on the Indy campus as well…reason enough to claim these Bulldogs as my own! IPFW sure as hell ain’t never gonna be playing for the NCAA crown.
    I was really for Kentucky too. It goes back fifty years to when our picture tube wore out and I spent my evenings listening to Cawood Ledford and Ralph Hacker call the games on WHAS-AM Louisville.
    Cawood was classy, as well-respected in basketball and football circles as baseball’s Vin Scully (LA Dodgers) is today.
    My blogger-guru Craig Crawford’s mom graduated from UK. She had Coach Afolph Rupp for a class on basketball theory. Craig wonders what the notes that his mom kept would be worth at auction….
    I have been to a few games in Lexington at Rupp Arena and I have run into UK fans around the country during tournaments. Lots of fans will venture to the venue without tickets, waiting for Providence and Lady Luck to show them a way to get into the games.
    Well, UK got beat and the focus has been on Butler anyway. Sir Charles Barkley says this will never happen again…a smaller school, two years in a row? He is right. Monday will be special.

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  18. Dexter said on April 3, 2011 at 1:31 am

    nance: did you see charlie sheen at The Fox? reports are saying it was a colossal flop….

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  19. Linda said on April 3, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Sorry, but I’m laughing right now. Just got done changing the water and putting new fertilizer in my hydroponic growing setup, and indeed I am growing tomatoes and basil. And zinnias. I can start up my outdoor stuff better than I ever could before, and have fresh lettuce all winter long.

    Here’s an interesting take on why Republicans are reluctant to cut farm subsidies, besides the fact that sticking up for the interests of the wealthy is pretty much their only reason to exist any more.

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  20. coozledad said on April 3, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Linda: We bought a greenhouse from Harbor Freight, but I can’t assemble it until I build a platform to put it on. We’ve had really good luck with lettuce this year. Arugula too.

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  21. prospero said on April 3, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Apropos of nothing,

    On the term, “bounty hunter”, originally applied exclusively to trapping and killing animals, According to the OED, Elmore Leonard first applied the descriptor as it is used on Dog.

    “A shift from a hunter of animals to a hunter-down of criminals is easy to understand but you have to come a lot nearer the present day to find examples. An ambiguous example dated 1930 is in the Oxford English Dictionary’s entry, but the first I’ve been able to find that explicitly refer to the apprehension of humans are the 1954 film The Bounty Hunter, which starred Randolph Scott on the track of three murdering train robbers, and Elmore Leonard’s book of the same title in the same year.”Michael Quinion, World Wide Words

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  22. nancy said on April 3, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I’m sorry, did Dexter actually ask if I saw Charlie Sheen at the Fox? Are you kidding me? I wouldn’t cross the room to see Charlie Sheen on my lawn.

    A snippet from the DetNews review:

    The show Saturday night at the Fox Theatre got off to an inauspicious start with a comedian so rambling and unhumorous that Sheen had to come out and ask that people stop booing and let the fellow finish.

    It didn’t improve from there.

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  23. basset said on April 3, 2011 at 11:24 am

    >>She had Coach Afolph Rupp for a class on basketball theory.

    basketball theory is a university-level course? I know you have to keep the athletes eligible some way, but still. would have made an interesting social-science course, though, given Rupp’s legendary crankiness and racism.

    we should follow the European model and let college sports be club level, with industrial/minor-league teams for the serious athletes. would at least do more to separate academics from what is essentially highly specialized manual labor.

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  24. Linda said on April 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

    More on the “inauspicious” run of Charlie Sheen. When I read about the $150 for a pair of tickets, I thought–WHY? One guy flew in from NJ (!), and said he wanted to be at the first show, because he didn’t know if there would be a second. So for some, it was like paying to stare at a guy standing on a bridge and egging him on to jump, only indoors with a plush, 1920’s movie palace ambiance.

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  25. prospero said on April 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    This Charlie Sheen shit is like paying for a ticket to a show by the late usually got arrested before any music was performed, for stuff like pissing on the audience.G.G. Allin, who usually got arrested before he could get to playing music, for bizarre behavior like pissing on the audience or taking a dump on the stage. More G.G.

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  26. coozledad said on April 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I just looked at G.G.’s Wikipedia entry.
    “We’ll name the kid Jesus Christ. What could go wrong?”

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  27. Joe Kobiela said on April 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    The one good thing about Kentuky losing, is it will give their players a chance to get back to class Monday morning
    Pilot Joe

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  28. Dexter said on April 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    BUT BUT BUT…people flew in from NOO York City for the Charlie premiere. I was all tied up with Bulldog basketball so the show wasn’t on my radar screen.
    It was a hoot to hear the few people featured on the exit interviews…I mean, they expected better? Charlie just played a short starring Johnny Depp that he had directed years back, and then more short crummy videos…show’s over, and Charlie told a dude who was demanding his dough back, “I got your money, Dude.”
    No refunds, and the goddesses were in fine form, I gather.

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  29. Dexter said on April 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    As the late Cornelius McGillicuddy and also John Wooden would have said,
    “goodness gracious sakes almighty”.

    You see, my G.G. Allin cherry has just been popped. Goodness fucking gracious!

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  30. Dexter said on April 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    basset, the lady must have taken the course to prepare to be a better all-round teacher. She graduated , had a long teaching career in Florida, then became sort of famous as an agitator against the construction of a Florida Walmart.
    Her cause was lost, and her retirement job as a K Mart greeter was lost also, as Walmart drove the K Mart out of business. All K Marts hang by a thread anyway. We lost our local store about five years ago, after surviving the first four major closings. I was a frequent customer, but I really preferred Walmart.

    basset, I like your idea about the college sports restructuring. Why should a coach like Pitino make $7.5 mil yearly and his players can’t even afford a chili dog? Free room & board & tuition are nice, but these athletes have no time to snag a part-time job for pocket cash.

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  31. brian stouder said on April 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    So I read the 21/2 men terrible-torpedo-of-truth-links above, and it’s like catching an ad for those latter-day stooge movies (“jackass”, et al); you know it’s going to be a pathetic failure; in fact, pathos is all it could possibly have to offer. (I suppose the easy pun is that we already know that Charlie has lost his sheen; this is just the flame-out tour)

    The people shouting that they want their money back are amazing. It is like buying a shit sandwich, taking a bite, and complaining that it tastes like shit. (or pawpaws)

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  32. prospero said on April 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Paul Ryan is supposed to be the GOP intellectual on budget matters. Ryan says “We want to get spending and debt under control, and we want to get the economy growing, and we want to address the big drivers of our debt, and that is the entitlement programs.” Yeah right you nitwit. The current Federal deficit has nothing to do with Obama acting like a grown-up and accounting for the immense costs (at least $3trill, in the long run) of the W invasions. In the first place, calling Social Security and Medicare “entitlements” is bullshit, when the cost of those programs is largely borne by payroll taxes. That’s some of my money, dickhead, and I want it used the way it was agreed.In the second place a huge amount of defense spending comes from revolving door sweetheart contracts and unconscionable cost overruns that are rubber -stamped without oversight. Now that’s entitlement, and it’s often Pure D waste.

    Shitcan the W rich people tax cuts. raise the Social Security salary cap to, well all of it. Actually tax hedge fund profits and managers. Problem solved dumbasses. Make corporate citizens pay for their political speech with taxes on obscene profits enabled by bailouts, the way the less influential and rich of we citizens do. None of this is rocket science., but it is apparently beyond the intellectual capabilities of average American voters.

    And how could Charlie Sheen be the sibling of that clean-cut young man Emilio Estevez, Otto from the film classic Repo Man? Makes one want Drinks and Smokes.

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  33. prospero said on April 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    On the subject of Social Security, the Republicans would have put all of that money in the hands of Wall Street criminals after the purloined election of 2004 if they could have gotten away with it. That sure would have turned out great.

    As things stand, I’m not working anymore and will ride out the next three years until SS kicks in on savings and investments, because I am sure these nefarious bastards intend to fuck with my money, and Christian values, of which I’m a serious and committed proponent will have nothing whatever to do with their shenanigans. Matthew 25:35 is not in their playbook. I like what I do for a living, and I’m good at it. Turns out, I can do it in service to Habitat for Humanity, and do a lot of people a lot of good without earning money and paying taxes. So flaming assholes like Paul Ryan never get their hands on my money to privatize government.

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  34. beb said on April 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    riffing on Prospero’s rant, not only is social security paid out of worker’s wages (ever the part that is “paid” by the employer since wages are depressed y the amount of the tax) but so are all pension plans. These plans are part of a worker’s over all wage compensation packages. So when yahoos like Walker, Christie, Daniels or Snyder complain about pensions destorying the country they’re lying. That money was promised to the workers as a form of deferred compensation. That money is owed to the workers and tasking pensions away is a form of theft. But of course robbing other people blind– that’s a core value of the Republican party.

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  35. prospero said on April 3, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Beb. Republicans positing weaselling out of pension payments as a means to cut the deficit is pretty much identical to a situation in which I tell a bank it’s inconvenient to pay my car loan, and hell, I’m not giving the lhamborgini back either. Nobody held a Mosburg to their pointy little heads. And when these shitheels produce statistics supposed to illustrate exorbitant compensation in the public sector, they are invariably comparing high school teachers to burgeer flippers. They certainly know this is patently dishonest, but they don’t give a shit.

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  36. Deborah said on April 3, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    A gray but lovely day in Chicago. It’s supposed to wreak havoc tonight with thunderstorms, ok with me as long as it doesn’t snow or turn frigid. looking forward to spring, lots of flowering sprouts everywhere along a stroll we took to Lincoln Park today.

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  37. prospero said on April 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I was an unadulterated jock (football, swimming and track) and I was a National Merit finalist. The idea that athletes are all a bunch of dummies is asinine, and mostly a result of jealousy of athletic accomplishments. Herschel Walker went back to school and got a degree. At Georgia, two great hoops players, the Kessler bros. are now doctors after illustrious academic careers, and producing more benefit for real people than the Kochs. Richard Tardits, the all-time sack leader at UGA was a Rhoades Scholar. Terry Hogue, a three-year All-America safety, carried a 3.9 when he graduated with a degree in molecular bilology, and forged a pro contract that paid for medical school. Meantime, the swimming, softball and gymnastics programs graduate everybody, with many illustrious academic careers, and they would not be possible, as is the case with most Title IX programs, without football cash. I used to work as a tutor for the UGA athletic department. These kids were dedicated, and they worked harder at academics than did my fellow students when I was an undergrad, and worked their asses off for grades. They were also frequently victims of incompetent, doctrinaire TAs that disliked them because they were scholarship athletes.

    Last football season, AJ Green, the Georgia receiver that was the best college player in the country, sat out a four game suspension for selling a jersey from a bowl game that was his property. The season was ruined. AJ needed the cash for family concerns. The Ohio State players traded in their athletic prowess for tats and rental cars, had their suspensions deferred to next season, while the coach lied his sweater-vested ass off. Obviously, the NCAA has no clue.

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  38. Dexter said on April 4, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Don’t forget Notre Dame and Minnesota Viking (later Chicago Bear) Alan Page. He’s a member of Minnesota’s Supreme Court and he has a very long bio, full of honors.
    And he was a really BadAss footballer.

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  39. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on April 4, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Hey, Brian Stouder — ya woulda loved Newark, Ohio yesterday:

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  40. brian stouder said on April 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Jeff – excellent stuff; and it was fitting to read your unambiguous moral appeal, too. A worthwhile enterprise, altogether

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