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R.I.Singer30
02-01-2009, 01:26 PM
I just heard on the pre-game show that a British tabloid has a photo of Micheal Phelps smoking something that may be illegal in someones eyes. Damage control going into hi gear.Why don't people let people do what they wish if there is no victim.:confused:


A song for Micheal Phelps , Robert Parrish , Ricky Williams and all the other major and lesser knowns that have been affected by someones opinion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5dgAszVslA

Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it

Some call it tampee
Some call it the weed
Some call it Marijuana
Some of them call it Ganja

Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it

Singer smoke it
And players of instruments too
Legalize it, yeah, yeah
That's the best thing you can do
Doctors smoke it
Nurses smoke it
Judges smoke it
Even the lawyers too

Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it

It's good for the flu
It's good for asthma
Good for tuberculosis
Even umara composis

Legalize it - don't criticize it
Legalize it and i will advertise it

Bird eat it
And they leave it
Fowls eat it
Goats love to play with it

Captain Blight
02-01-2009, 01:46 PM
If you don't like my fire, then don't come around (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryLqfNwSSFE)

Oh i say god DAMN that is a tasty piece of music. Represent.

Yeadon
02-01-2009, 01:46 PM
Seriously ... the kid ought to tell everyone to leave him alone. He's out of season and smoked some weed. No difference between that and a bottle of scotch.

On the other hand, it is cold and flu season, and this is not the time to be sharing a water pipe.

watson1990
02-01-2009, 01:58 PM
Hello Ishmael,
I think if you look about,,,you will find out that Michael is a uber swimmer !!

Watson

Captain Blight
02-01-2009, 01:59 PM
On the other hand, it is cold and flu season, and this is not the time to be sharing a water pipe.Maybe not a sidecar bubbler, but a 18" Graffix ought to be okay. But seriously, you just can't change your bongwater often enough.

R.I.Singer30
02-01-2009, 02:01 PM
Ben Harper is the man.

Ish ,Micheal Phelps is the US swimmer who won 8 gold medals in the olymics.No biggie I'm sure there are many uber cyclist who relax after a hard workout with some herb.

I have to drive to Massachusettes to partake in a decriminalized session. I guess the only real reason it is illegal is so many people make a living off of this war, you know what would we do if we had all of those involved unemployed? I wonder what they made on that photo.?

LeeG
02-01-2009, 02:10 PM
Seriously ... the kid ought to tell everyone to leave him alone. He's out of season and smoked some weed. No difference between that and a bottle of scotch. .


I'd say there's a HUGE difference between a few tokes and a bottle of scotch. One can kill.

Paul Pless
02-01-2009, 02:49 PM
seriously, you just can't change your bongwater often enough.seriously... not much worse can be spilled on your couch than old bong water...:eek:

Concordia...41
02-01-2009, 02:55 PM
seriously... not much worse can be spilled on your couch than old bong water...:eek:

Au contraire my good man, au contraire ;)

George Roberts
02-01-2009, 03:11 PM
I think the phrase is role model.

I suspect his pay as a role model will drop somewhat.

Yeadon
02-01-2009, 03:13 PM
I'd say there's a HUGE difference between a few tokes and a bottle of scotch. One can kill.

Nice! It takes some skill (minimal) to turn my generality-based statement into an apples and oranges argument. Good work.

pipefitter
02-01-2009, 03:25 PM
That role model thing. A gold medal winner that got 'spied' smoking herb. I think when they keep spying on a celebrity's every move, the spy also ought to be up for as much personal scrutiny. For starters, the spy is somewhat of a peeping tom/stalker of sorts. It would be interesting to know of their social habits as well with the people that publish these things for credibility comparison, in which to allow for a more fair public assumption of characters involved. These paparazzi types are rather creepy if you ask me.

L.W. Baxter
02-01-2009, 03:37 PM
Here's the image in question. Looks like something taken by a "friend" and leaked, not a paparazzi shot. One price of fame is the worthless leeches that will insinuate themselves into your presence.

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gawker/2009/01/phelps_516_0102_25518a.jpg

He really shoulda stepped into the jon to do that. I bet next time he will.

shamus
02-01-2009, 03:43 PM
No sign of inhaling there, as far as I can see.

George Roberts
02-01-2009, 03:48 PM
I guess the question is: "Did Mr. Phelps what the photo seems to show?"

If not, there is no issue.

If so, we can decide if we want to approve or disapprove the actions.

Tar Devil
02-01-2009, 03:56 PM
I guess the question is: "Did Mr. Phelps what the photo seems to show?"


He admitted the photo was accurate.

Concordia...41
02-01-2009, 03:59 PM
I guess the question is: "Did Mr. Phelps [do] what the photo seems to show?"

If not, there is no issue.

If so, we can decide if we want to approve or disapprove the actions.

Whether he did or didn't matters not to me.

He's a grown man and he can smoke pot, snort coke, or shoot heroin with a dozen hookers on each arm if he chooses.

Maybe he looses a sponsorship or two. Or maybe he picks up Joker rolling papers :D It's his life. :rolleyes:

LeeG
02-01-2009, 04:00 PM
Nice! It takes some skill (minimal) to turn my generality-based statement into an apples and oranges argument. Good work.

hey, didn't mean to offend, "a bottle of scotch" is pretty specific and can kill some people. Grass won't.

BarnacleGrim
02-01-2009, 04:02 PM
ROOR - now that's a piece of solid German "engineering". Makes us Europeans proud. :D

L.W. Baxter
02-01-2009, 04:05 PM
I guess the question is: "Did Mr. Phelps what the photo seems to show?"

If not, there is no issue.

If so, we can decide if we want to approve or disapprove the actions.

The other option is to remain neutral, neither approving nor disapproving.

That picture is kind of sad and undignified to my eye, but morally speaking I think it's a private affair, for him to sort out for himself.

pipefitter
02-01-2009, 04:06 PM
Looks like a camera phone deal. I have had a few instances where idiots snapped my photo at inopportune times with those damned things. My nephew took my picture with his when I fell asleep watching tv once and decided it would be cute to put it on his myspace page until I held his toy hostage with the threat of total destruction until he removed it.

Also had a coworker take pictures of my work and used it to advertise his own business. I thought he was just dialing a number until I saw my projects on his brochures.

Funnier yet, many of the same people that are worried about the government eavesdropping on our personal activities, while throwing it out there ourselves, blabbing audibly to everyone within earshot and snapping photos of ourselves and everyone around us without discretion.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-01-2009, 04:11 PM
hey, didn't mean to offend, "a bottle of scotch" is pretty specific and can kill some people. Grass won't.

Large bottle of scotch can kill you - Quickly (ask Dylan)
Smoking can kill you slowly.

The man should learn to cook.

N.B. It's not "rôle" - it's "roll".

LeeG
02-01-2009, 04:13 PM
Legalize it! It's quasi-legal already. If I got caught with a few ounces of pot the law wouldn't come down on me hard. But why come down at all?

So, an uber cyclist is caught on camera smoking pot? Who cares? I don't smoke the stuff, but it's no skin off my nose if someone else chooses to.

the important thing is to not get caught. You must have been thinking of Smiling George!

http://www.usbhof.com/inductees/1997.cfm


http://www.sfweekly.com/1997-07-30/news/recycling-america/1

Mount won more than 200 races, in the US, Europe, and South America. He competed in five world championships on the road, and won national and district titles and medals on road and track. He held numerous records, including national distance records, which stood for years. San Francisco Weekly said:

LeeG
02-01-2009, 04:23 PM
[QUOTE=P.I. Stazzer-Newt;2090890]Large bottle of scotch can kill you - Quickly (ask Dylan)
Smoking can kill you slowly.
[QUOTE]

I'd say it's so slow as to be indistinguishable from aging. One of my best cycling days was 25yrs ago, three hits in the morning before a hard 75mile training ride then a criterium that night. I'd say the damage from those three hits wasn't any worse than breathing city air for a few hours and not as bad as carbon monoxide laden rushhour air for a few hours.

BarnacleGrim
02-01-2009, 04:40 PM
And besides, the average pot smoker does not smoke nearly enough to be at much risk, even if it is as unhealthy tobacco smoke. Most tobacco smokers smoke several cigarettes a day, the same is rarely true for joints.

George Roberts
02-01-2009, 04:41 PM
"That picture is kind of sad and undignified to my eye, but morally speaking I think it's a private affair, for him to sort out for himself."

While it is his private affair, it is a violation of the law in the US. I will let him and the authorities sort it out.

Morally speaking it paints him as a poor role model. Much the same as a smoking or drinking parent is a poor role model.

One's behavior can be morally right and private and still be a poor role model.

Memphis Mike
02-01-2009, 05:01 PM
Pot smoking leads to harder drugs.

troutman
02-01-2009, 05:08 PM
So much for the picture on the Wheaties box.

LeeG
02-01-2009, 05:29 PM
Pot smoking leads to harder drugs.

like Zinfandel

Memphis Mike
02-01-2009, 05:32 PM
You can smoke crack in a bong.

LeeG
02-01-2009, 05:37 PM
you can drink cranberry juice in a glass

LeeG
02-01-2009, 05:45 PM
but you don't spit into the wind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLi186u-cis

The Bigfella
02-01-2009, 05:56 PM
your dog has anal gland difficulties?:(

You'd know, eh Dutch?

Ron Williamson
02-01-2009, 06:08 PM
If anyone had asked me who that was,I wouldn't have guessed Micheal Phelps.
This,on the other hand,
http://barfblog.foodsafety.ksu.edu/uploads/image/micheal-phelps-sports-illustrated.jpg
Big deal.
I bet he drives over the speed limit ,too.
R

LeeG
02-01-2009, 06:27 PM
there should be photos of people driving over the speed limit,,what poor role modeling that would be.

Memphis Mike
02-01-2009, 06:53 PM
I bet he's gay.

David Tabor (sailordave)
02-02-2009, 09:21 AM
Also had a coworker take pictures of my work and used it to advertise his own business. I thought he was just dialing a number until I saw my projects on his brochures.



I hope you reminded him that use of a picture for COMMERCIAL purposes must be compensated and if any humans are identifiable a release must be obtained.

DEPENDS on the image used he could be liable to you for damages. IE $$$$!

Hollingsworth
02-02-2009, 10:00 AM
So much for the picture on the Wheaties box.

Corn Flakes. Likely he'll pay a severe penalty per his contract with Kellogg's. They don't like box cover athlete controversy. The PR dept in Battle Creek is working hard today.

LeeG
02-02-2009, 11:37 AM
damn, David Hasselhoff and now Phelps,,how will Americas youth find the role models it can buy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH3JAp7vMuo

James McMullen
02-02-2009, 08:22 PM
Is there any greater waste of federal time, money and resources than Prohibition Mark II? I mean other than the boondoggle over in Iraq, of course. . . . .

troutman
02-03-2009, 08:27 AM
Grant, Gavin, MSgt. Luther K. Bernhart and my father. I keep my role models list free of athletes. Although Bobby Jones calling a stroke on himself was pretty great. When praised he said "you might as well praise me for not robbing banks. Theres only one way to play golf."

Rigadog
02-03-2009, 08:47 AM
It's obviously working for him. He's diagnosed ADHD, so the weed may be a bit of self-medication.

BarnacleGrim
02-03-2009, 09:31 AM
In that case he's much better off with marijuana than with prescription amphetamines. And the latter could be seen as a performance-enhancing drug, I suppose, not to mention all the side effects. I'd much rather see kids with prescription marijuana than with Ritalin.

Rigadog
02-03-2009, 09:37 AM
but widespread use will drive up the price:D

Windsong
02-03-2009, 10:41 AM
That was not a BONG! As all swimmers know that is the VO2 max inhaler test for lung capacity.
Go sailing and no bogarting
Lars

Captain Blight
02-03-2009, 11:01 AM
No... that's a bong.

I bet he can iron-lung a good solid hit, though. I'd hate to have to foot the bill for a night of partying with him!

CK 17
02-04-2009, 09:02 AM
Jesus Christ! Andy must be in the city this week at a conference. Barney is in charge for this crime wave!


http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/feb/03/michael-phelps-smoking-marijuana

South Carolina sheriff may seek charges against Michael Phelps

<LI class=byline>McClatchy newspapers <LI class=publication>guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/), Tuesday 3 February 2009 16.32 GMT <LI class=history>Article history (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/feb/03/michael-phelps-smoking-marijuana#history-byline)
Leon Lott, a South Carolina sheriff, says he will charge Michael Phelps (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/michaelphelps) with a crime if he determines the Olympics hero smoked marijuana in Richland County.
Phelps, who set a record with eight gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics, was photographed smoking a marijuana pipe at a November party in Columbia, South Carolina.
The picture was published in the British newspaper News of the World. Phelps apologised on Sunday (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/feb/02/swimming-michael-phelps-marijuana), calling his behaviour "inappropriate".
"This case is no different than any other case," Lott said yesterday. "This one might be a lot easier since we have photographs of someone using drugs and a partial confession. It's a relatively easy case once we can determine where the crime occurred."
Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanour, punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a $570 (£395) fine, plus court costs.

R.I.Singer30
02-04-2009, 09:40 AM
Jesus Christ! Andy must be in the city this week at a conference. Barney is in charge for this crime wave!


http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/feb/03/michael-phelps-smoking-marijuana

South Carolina sheriff may seek charges against Michael Phelps

<LI class=byline>McClatchy newspapers <LI class=publication>guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/), Tuesday 3 February 2009 16.32 GMT <LI class=history>Article history (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/feb/03/michael-phelps-smoking-marijuana#history-byline)
Leon Lott, a South Carolina sheriff, says he will charge Michael Phelps (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/michaelphelps) with a crime if he determines the Olympics hero smoked marijuana in Richland County.
Phelps, who set a record with eight gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics, was photographed smoking a marijuana pipe at a November party in Columbia, South Carolina.
The picture was published in the British newspaper News of the World. Phelps apologised on Sunday (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/feb/02/swimming-michael-phelps-marijuana), calling his behaviour "inappropriate".
"This case is no different than any other case," Lott said yesterday. "This one might be a lot easier since we have photographs of someone using drugs and a partial confession. It's a relatively easy case once we can determine where the crime occurred."
Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanour, punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a $570 (£395) fine, plus court costs.


“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God”.

I guess Sheriff Leon Lott is taking this drug war seriosly.:confused:

probably bought this "toy"(so called in in one article) with the profits from his last bust




next » (http://jalopnik.com/5044578/)


Rambo P. Coltrane: South Carolina Sheriff Invests In APC Armed With .50-cal Machine Gun (http://jalopnik.com/5044539/rambo-p-coltrane-south-carolina-sheriff-invests-in-apc-armed-with-50+cal-machine-gun)

By Matt Hardigree (http://jalopnik.com/people/Matt_Hardigree/posts/), 6:00 PM on Tue Sep 2 2008, 5,519 views
http://jalopnik.com/assets/images/jalopnik/2008/09/Put-Down-The-TV.jpgSheriff Leon Lott of Richland County, South Carolina has gotten ahold of an M113A2 Armored Personal Carrier (APC) for some serious police work. And though a new APC fitted with a .50-cal belt-fed machine gun is a scary prospect, the Sheriff's department claims it only pays about $2,000 a year to acquire this kind of equipment (though we're not clear if that means the total cost). Perhaps they could replace the old Crown Vics with APCs. Either because he's a religious nut or has a sense of humor, Sheriff Lott is calling the vehicle "The Peacemaker" in reference to Matthew 5:9 because "Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be the children of God." No joke, that's in the press release below. Don't speed through Coumbia, South Carolina. Seriously.

Acutal Press Release
Sheriff Leon Lott unveiled the armored personnel carrier (APC), having the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Special Response Team (SRT) demonstrate the functions and abilities of the SRT and APC. Sheriff Lott was accompanied during the press conference today by the South Carolina National Guard who will assist the Sheriff’s Department with training, maintenance and general support for the operation of the APC. The APC was purchased under the “1033 program” which falls under the State Budget and Control Board, General Services Division. The program allows law enforcement agencies to receive military surplus – the Sheriff’s Department pays a fee per year of $2,000 from our general fund budget to acquire access to equipment, worth thousands of dollars on the open market. Sheriff Lott stated that during the Army’s use of the APC, the Federal Government paid over $300,000 for each M113A2 APC. Sheriff Lott stated that “1033 program” is a great resource for improving the effectiveness of the Sheriff’s Department while saving the citizens money (Mr. Ron Cathey runs the 1033 program for South Carolina and his number is (803) 896-7628).
The armored personnel carrier (APC) will provide additional assets to the Special Response Team (SRT) as they deal with a wide array of threats to our citizens. The Special Response Team involves two dedicated seven-person teams - SRT members are part time and have regular full-time duties. Sheriff Lott stated that the members of SRT have been trained to address barricaded suspects, hostage scenarios, high risk warrants, engage in active counter measures, crowd control, and hostile environmental situations. All SRT operators are required to be Hazardous Material Technicians to better serve the populous in the ever-changing threats to our country — all SRT members are a part of the Richland County COBRA (Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological) response team as we prepare to protect our citizens from the threat of explosives, chemical hazards or spills, or biological release. SRT utilizes different forms of weaponry (both less-than-lethal and lethal) in order to address any threats to our citizens.
Sheriff Leon Lott extended his appreciation to the citizens of Richland County and to the State Paper for their contributions in naming the APC (the State held an online search to garner public assistance on naming the APC). The purpose in obtaining this equipment is the protection of life and our protection of our communities – that the mere presence of the APC will prevent loss of life or injury to any and all citizens. Sheriff Lott stated that the name selected from the entries will be “The Peacemaker” because that is the APC’s purpose and the bible refers to law enforcement in Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God”. Sheriff Lott hopes to always bring resolution to all conflict through peaceful means.

oznabrag
02-04-2009, 07:10 PM
Guy Clark on marijuana...take that statement however you like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh_BF5h9j2w&feature=PlayList&p=535D1F212E59B6C8&playnext=1&index=4

Gary E
02-05-2009, 07:08 PM
The POT HEAD is toast....
Kellogg has dropped his dumbass from the ceral box...

Costly smoke there you DUMBASS !!!!

LeeG
02-05-2009, 07:17 PM
I bet he can spell cereal. Think of it this way,,all those other Olympic competitors were beat by a stoner!!

Glen Longino
02-05-2009, 07:18 PM
The POT HEAD is toast....
Kellogg has dropped his dumbass from the ceral box...

Costly smoke there you DUMBASS !!!!

You're a very stupid dumbass.
Phelps has more millions of bucks than you will ever have.
My only hope is that he does not make his penitent way around the TV circuit apologizing to a country full of morons like you. You frigging idiot!

Gary E
02-05-2009, 07:23 PM
You're a very stupid dumbass.
Phelps has more millions of bucks than you will ever have.
My only hope is that he does not make his penitent way around the TV circuit apologizing to a country full of morons like you. You frigging idiot!

Go side with your moron buddy... two of a kind...
It's ILLEGAL.. you fookin MORON

LeeG
02-05-2009, 07:35 PM
so is driving 42mph in a 35mph zone.

the country is full of lawbreakers.

Glen Longino
02-05-2009, 07:37 PM
Go side with your moron buddy... two of a kind...
It's ILLEGAL.. you fookin MORON

People who obey unjust laws are not patriots, you fookin MORON! They are SHEEPLE, like you!

Gary E
02-05-2009, 07:49 PM
People who obey unjust laws are not patriots, you fookin MORON! They are SHEEPLE, like you!

Just another dumb as sh!t moron from TEXASS...
Are you an Aggie too???

Peter Malcolm Jardine
02-05-2009, 07:51 PM
Legalize it! It's quasi-legal already. If I got caught with a few ounces of pot the law wouldn't come down on me hard. But why come down at all?

So, an uber cyclist is caught on camera smoking pot? Who cares? I don't smoke the stuff, but it's no skin off my nose if someone else chooses to.


Why not apply the same logic to same sex marriage? Pot can affect driving, health and other issues...being gay can't. So I assume you're for gays getting married

Glen Longino
02-05-2009, 07:56 PM
Just another dumb as sh!t moron from TEXASS...
Are you an Aggie too???

Heheh!
Hell no! Now you're hitting below the belt!
Have you no sense of propriety?
Many friends are Aggies, but we get along fine.
A Texan with no Aggie friends is called an Effigy around here.:eek:

Pugwash
02-05-2009, 09:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5X-9brvoq0&feature=PlayList&p=3091F393CA8AE593&playnext=1&index=50

LeeG
02-05-2009, 09:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5X-9brvoq0&feature=PlayList&p=3091F393CA8AE593&playnext=1&index=50

now you did it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKfeJ2mw0LU&feature=PlayList&p=3091F393CA8AE593&index=51&playnext=2&playnext_from=PL

Pugwash
02-05-2009, 10:06 PM
"What do they want?"

"I don't know, but they've got a flag...."

"Oh damn"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTduy7Qkvk8&feature=related

:)

Captain Intrepid
02-05-2009, 10:30 PM
Pot smoking leads to harder drugs.

The only thing I've heard pot smoking leading to is pizza and chips.

If you want to play the gateway effect card, you'll have to back it up with some facts. Alas for you, they don't exist. In the Netherlands for example, marijuana use increased almost by a factor of three by 12 to 18 year olds, while the usage of cocaine was not effected at all. Marijuana usage rates are quite independent from usage rates of other drugs.

Pugwash
02-05-2009, 10:42 PM
The only thing I've heard pot smoking leading to is pizza and chips.

If you want to play the gateway effect card, you'll have to back it up with some facts. Alas for you, they don't exist. In the Netherlands for example, marijuana use increased almost by a factor of three by 12 to 18 year olds, while the usage of cocaine was not effected at all. Marijuana usage rates are quite independent from usage rates of other drugs.


There is indeed a gateway drug, but it is the other evil weed, Tobacco.

Marijuana use does not lead to harder drugs and if it does it is mostly by the tenuous link of association.

http://www.weedforums.com/images/smilies/roll-up.gif

Glen Longino
02-05-2009, 10:45 PM
Phelps could make millions if he could hypocritically feign remorse and go onto the Fundamentalist Christian Cathedral circuit, recounting to the idiot faithful how he was a successful athelete brought down by the devil and demon drugs.
I do hope he has more integrity than that, unlike hundreds who have gone before him.

oznabrag
02-05-2009, 11:45 PM
I bet he can spell cereal. Think of it this way,,all those other Olympic competitors were beat by a stoner!!

Goddammit man! You owe me a keyboard!

John T

oznabrag
02-05-2009, 11:49 PM
Just another dumb as sh!t moron from TEXASS...
Are you an Aggie too???


Alright now, Ol' Son. Settle down. The's dumb**** morons fum ervrawhar.

Glen Longino
02-06-2009, 12:05 AM
Alright now, Ol' Son. Settle down. The's dumb**** morons fum ervrawhar.
:D:D
Why do they always feel compelled to single us out?
Cuz we got spurs n hats n ropes n guns n wimmen?
Jealous bastards!:eek:

oznabrag
02-06-2009, 12:11 AM
Why not apply the same logic to same sex marriage? Pot can affect driving, health and other issues...being gay can't. So I assume you're for gays getting married

Naw... Hell naw, dude, I'm for gays getting stoned!

I'm also for getting righteous f%$#ed-up with 'The Girl', along with erraboddy else!

If'n ya figger there's a purpose for everything under the Sun, what in the walleyed, sweet Bee-Jesus did you figger weeuzappostadoowiddit? Burn it for heat?

John T

L.W. Baxter
02-06-2009, 12:14 AM
Did I just spend two hours being lectured on history and culture by an executive transvestite?

I laughed until I cried.:D

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
02-06-2009, 12:27 AM
I'd sure hate to be held to such a high standard as poor Mr. Phelps.
Kelloggs is overpriced anyway.
It's gonna be a long time before anybody wins 8 gold metals again.
That was hard work I'm sure.
He's gonna do whatever he wants now.
Who can blame him?

L.W. Baxter
02-06-2009, 12:33 AM
I think Kellog is making a mistake.

It's time for a recognition that the world has changed and there is no such thing as the pure hero. Not that they ever existed before, but now there is no hiding, and precious little room for myth-making. It's the "pics or it didn't happen" age, and there are pics of everything that happens.

Glen Longino
02-06-2009, 12:41 AM
I won't buy a dime's worth of Kelloggs in the future.
Sanctimonious hypocrites.
How many of their own executives are anywhere near the man Phelps is? None? I figgered!
I hope their decision backfires on them and nobody buys a single box their processed People Chow!

Cuyahoga Chuck
02-06-2009, 12:43 AM
It's great to be a kid with athletic talent. Face on TV. Endorsment contracts. Money dropping from the heavens. It's great until you get caught in a compromising situation and the folks throwing money at you wave the "moral terpitude " clause and cease paying. And your sports governing body says you ain't living up to snuff and they pull your competion license.
It's a cold cruel world out there for a lot of ordinary folks and suddenly you are one of them. "How fallen are the mighty" Welcome to life as most people know it, kid.

L.W. Baxter
02-06-2009, 12:45 AM
Well, they'll sell out of their current stock of corn flakes, with Phelps on the box, in record time, I bet. Then, they may make another announcement of reconciliation with Phelps. That would be the smart, cynical play.

Glen Longino
02-06-2009, 12:54 AM
It's great to be a kid with athletic talent. Face on TV. Endorsment contracts. Money dropping from the heavens. It's great until you get caught in a compromising situation and the folks throwing money at you wave the "moral terpitude " clause and cease paying. And your sports governing body says you ain't living up to snuff and they pull your competion license.
It's a cold cruel world out there for a lot of ordinary folks and suddenly you are one of them. "How fallen are the mighty" Welcome to life as most people know it, kid.

You better delete that post before somebody mistakes you for jbelow.
Phelps has been convicted of Nothing.
He's "fallen" into the ranks of ordinary multi-millionaires who don't give a big rat's ass for the opinions of misguided bigots.:rolleyes:

Cuyahoga Chuck
02-06-2009, 01:19 AM
You better delete that post before somebody mistakes you for jbelow.
Phelps has been convicted of Nothing.
He's "fallen" into the ranks of ordinary multi-millionaires who don't give a big rat's ass for the opinions of misguided bigots.:rolleyes:

Bigotry? If he violated his endorsemnt contract the sponser can stop payements. That's contract law, booger. You have to live up to agreements you put your name to.
I don't know much about how the swimming federation works but I assume they have the legal right to discipline members who violate certain standards.
I don't want to see Phelps crucified but I would like to see him get a grip on life in the adult world. He has a sweet trip going for him. It won't last forever so it is imperative he learn how the game is played so he can profit while he is still competitive.

Paul Girouard
02-06-2009, 01:24 AM
He has a sweet trip going for him.


It won't last forever so it is imperative he learn how the game is played so he can profit while he is still competitive.




I agree Chuck except for the has word , I think HAD is more like it :D

Oh and yes I do believe hell is freezing over as I type this :D

oznabrag
02-06-2009, 01:33 AM
I don't wanna see Phelps crucified either. I wanna see him show us all that reefer is a mainstream, legitimate mood/physical enhancer that everybody of legal age should be able to partake of. As God Almighty intended.

He wouldn't get the boot if he got drunk. The whole thing is bogus and it reeks of Du Pont and 1936.

Paul Girouard
02-06-2009, 01:38 AM
Reefer is a controlled substance , it's NOT legal to possess it ( or rarely is it legal there could be a few exceptions but they are rare) , it not like booze. Your living in your own dream world, some day it may change , it's not "some day " today.

Glen Longino
02-06-2009, 01:44 AM
Bigotry? If he violated his endorsemnt contract the sponser can stop payements. That's contract law, booger. You have to live up to agreements you put your name to.
I don't know much about how the swimming federation works but I assume they have the legal right to discipline members who violate certain standards.
I don't want to see Phelps crucified but I would like to see him get a grip on life in the adult world. He has a sweet trip going for him. It won't last forever so it is imperative he learn how the game is played so he can profit while he is still competitive.

Well, of course they can stop payments, "booger".
The question is, does Phelps care? Does he need Kelloggs' endorsement in order to have a life? Of course not!
Phelps won gold medals in the past two Olympics and is/was thinking of participating in the next Olympics.
By now he knows how the game is played, and I hope he takes a break and enjoys the millions he already has, rather than trying to accumulate more millions and catering to the whims of lawyers, federations, and corporate nurds.
He's already a hero, while Kelloggs is nothing but People Chow.
If he wants to take a toke, God bless him, and to hell with Kelloggs.

oznabrag
02-06-2009, 01:46 AM
Well, of course they can stop payments, "booger".
The question is, does Phelps care? Does he need Kelloggs' endorsement in order to have a life? Of course not!
Phelps won gold medals in the past two Olympics and is/was thinking of participating in the next Olympics.
By now he knows how the game is played, and I hope he takes a break and enjoys the millions he already has, rather than trying to accumulate more millions and catering to the whims of lawyers, federations, and corporate nurds.
He's already a hero, while Kelloggs is nothing but People Chow.
If he wants to take a toke, God bless him, and to hell with Kelloggs.
To which I can only add: Rock on!!!!

Glen Longino
02-06-2009, 01:54 AM
I don't wanna see Phelps crucified either. I wanna see him show us all that reefer is a mainstream, legitimate mood/physical enhancer that everybody of legal age should be able to partake of. As God Almighty intended.

He wouldn't get the boot if he got drunk. The whole thing is bogus and it reeks of Du Pont and 1936.

Exactly!
Some enterpising ad man should take Phelps aside and convince him that he holds All the cards, not Kelloggs or any other Corporate Bigot.
Sell ten million posters of Phelps showing the Finger to a box of Corn Flakes for $10 each. Hell, I'll buy one.

oznabrag
02-06-2009, 02:05 AM
Exactly!
Some enterpising ad man should take Phelps aside and convince him that he holds All the cards, not Kelloggs or any other Corporate Bigot.
Sell ten million posters of Phelps showing the Finger to a box of Corn Flakes for $10 each. Hell, I'll buy one.

That's exactly it!

Those who want legal reefer outnumber those who don't at least 2 to 1.

Captain Blight
02-06-2009, 03:09 AM
Reefer is a controlled substance , it's NOT legal to possess it ( or rarely is it legal there could be a few exceptions but they are rare) , it not like booze. Your living in your own dream world, some day it may change , it's not "some day " today.
Well, the only thing that's changed here is time. Think about it: In 1921 reefer was legal and alcohol wasn't. What are ya gonna do in your free time?

No. If it's illegal, and the population at large could benefit from it not being illegal, then why not legalize it? For the life of me I don't understand how it can be illegal.

IMHO it's kept illegal for a couple of reason, the foremost being that many municipalities derive a goodly poportion of their income from arrest statistics; and busting a kid at the Kwik trip with an eighth of the chronic in his baggy pockets counts toward the total. Seizures from bigger hauls are also worth significant money.

Way down the list is that it's an easy attitude check--if somebody smokes reefer, they probably aren't going to want to listen to one inveigh against the evils of Satanic counterculture. If somebody has a crew cut, maybe they hate reefer and vote republican, too! Think of the market-targeting possibilities!

So Phelps got caught cheefin' it. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR9GRK9vrlU) Big deal, so what. Isn't it one of the pimary tenets of the republican party that less government involvement in personal lives is a good thing? So let's let people chill the hell out however they want to.

Paul Pless
02-06-2009, 09:24 AM
“The Peacemaker” because that is the APC’s purpose and the bible refers to law enforcement in Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God”. Sheriff Lott hopes to always bring resolution to all conflict through peaceful means.

what an effing jerk off!

imagine2frolic
02-06-2009, 10:07 AM
Mr. Phelps is old enough to make decisions. Although I would think a stupid one to throw away that kind of income. That's just my personal opinion. Hopefully for him things will workout, and he has made enough money to get him through life.

I find the remark that a stoner beat all the rest quite funny. What does that say about his true potential? He get's my BEST WISHES for getting through life with a big smile on his face. He would be a fantastic POSTER BOY for the legalization. It's alot less harmfull that booze!......i2f

Cuyahoga Chuck
02-06-2009, 10:41 AM
I don't wanna see Phelps crucified either. I wanna see him show us all that reefer is a mainstream, legitimate mood/physical enhancer that everybody of legal age should be able to partake of. As God Almighty intended.

He wouldn't get the boot if he got drunk. The whole thing is bogus and it reeks of Du Pont and 1936.

I ain't into sports medicine but if gonja effects his performance in the pool it's a no-no. From an athletic standpoint which I am familiar with ingesting any kind of gung unto your lungs, from which all good things flow, is not going to help you stay on top.