“I inhaled frequently, that was the point.” ~ Barack Obama
Buzzfeed posted excerpts from the new book by David Maraniss, on sale June 19th, “Barack Obama: The Story”. Maraniss conducted thousands of interviews for this book. I don’t know if the book leans for or against Obama, but these excerpts won’t help him with the majority of the population.
The excerpts show Barack Obama’s Occidental College Days as a dedicated pot smoker.
The photo above, allegedly from Barry Obama’s Yearbook, thanks the Choom Gang (choom meaning “smokes marijuna” and among others, he thanks the “scary” drug dealer, Ray.
Ray The Dealer
He [Ray the Dealer] was a long-haired haole hippie who worked at the Mama Mia Pizza Parlor not far from Punahou and lived in a dilapidated bus in an abandoned warehouse. … According to Topolinski, Ray the dealer was “freakin’ scary.” Many years later they learned that he had been killed with a ball-peen hammer by a scorned gay lover. But at the time he was useful because of his ability to “score quality weed.”…[Buzzfeed].
The Choom Gang
When you were with Barry and his pals, if you exhaled precious pakalolo (Hawaiian slang for marijuana, meaning “numbing tobacco”) instead of absorbing it fully into your lungs, you were assessed a penalty and your turn was skipped the next time the joint came around. “Wasting good bud smoke was not tolerated,” explained one member of the Choom Gang, Tom Topolinski, the Chinese-looking kid with a Polish name who answered to Topo. [Buzzfeed]
Click my Buzzfeed link for more information on “A User’s Guide To Smoking Pot With Barack Obama.”
While my Libertarian friends have no problem with this, I do, having worked with children and knowing that marijuana is indeed a gateway drug. Research now shows is NOT healthy. President Obama has already admitted to sniffing cocaine – I wonder if he still does.
Letterman, Mike Brezinski, Chris Matthews, and various other media sycophants found Obama’s drug deals very funny and refreshingly honest. I wonder if they would have thought the same of Romney if this was his history? In fact, is it a negative that Romney is not a stoner?
This isn’t from the book. It’s a video from 2007 of Obama talking about the legalization of marijuana, which he supports.