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Post by johninajijic on Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:40 pm

Barry The Dope Dealer; one reason Obama's school files are SEALED.

Barry was quite the accomplished marijuana addicted enthusiast back in high school and college. Excerpts from David Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story "Barry the Dope dealer" with the elaborate drug culture surrounding the president when he attended Punahou School in Honolulu and Occidental College in Los Angeles . He definitely inhaled, a hell of a lot of smoke.

1. The Choom Gang

A self-selected group of boys at Punahou School who loved basketball and good times called themselves the Choom Gang. Choom is a verb, meaning "to smoke marijuana."

2. Total Absorption

As a member of the Choom Gang, Barry Obama was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends. The first was called "TA," short for "total absorption." To place this in the physical and political context of another young man who would grow up to be president, TA was the antithesis of Bill Clinton's claim that as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford he smoked dope but never inhaled.

3. Roof Hits

Along with TA, Barry popularized the concept of "roof hits": when they were chooming in the car all the windows had to be rolled up so no smoke blew out and went to waste; when the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling.

4. Penalties

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.

5. The Choomwagon

[Choom Gang member] Mark Bendix's Volkswagen bus, also known as the Choomwagon. … The other members considered Mark Bendix the glue, he was funny, creative, and uninhibited, with a penchant for Marvel Comics. He also had that VW bus and a house with a pool, a bong, and a Nerf basketball, all enticements for them to slip off midday for a few unauthorized hours of recreation...

6. Interceptions

Barry also had a knack for interceptions. When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted "Intercepted!," and took an extra hit. No one seemed to mind.

7. Slippers

Choom Gang members often made their way to Aku Ponds at the end of Manoa Stream, where they slipped past the liliko'i vines and the KAPU (keep out) signs, waded into waist-high cool mountain water, stood near the rock where water rushed overhead, and held up a slipper (what flip-flops are called in Hawaii) to create an air pocket canopy. It was a natural high, they said, stoned or not.

8. Ray The Dealer

He 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."
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In another section of the [senior] yearbook, students were given a block of space to express thanks and define their high school experience. … Nestled below [Obama's] photographs was one odd line of gratitude: "Thanks Tut, Gramps, Choom Gang, and Ray for all the good times." … A hippie drug-dealer made his acknowledgments; his own mother did not.

9. Pumping Stations

Their favorite hangout was a place they called Pumping Stations, a lush hideaway off an unmarked, roughly paved road partway up Mount Tantalus . They parked single file on the grassy edge, turned up their stereos playing Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult, and Stevie Wonder, lit up some "sweet-sticky Hawaiian buds" and washed it down with "green bottle beer" (the Choom Gang preferred Heineken, Becks, and St. Pauli Girl).

10. Veto

One of the favorite words in their subculture revealed their democratic nature. The word was veto. Whenever an idea was broached, someone could hold up his hand in the V sign (a backward peace sign of that era) and indicate that the motion wash not approved. They later shortened the process so that you could just shout "V" to get the point across.. In the Choom Gang, all V's were created equal.

11. Maui Wowie, Kauai Electric, Puna Bud And Kona Gold:

In the Honolulu of Barry's teenage years marijuana was flourishing up in the hills, out in the countryside, in covert greenhouses everywhere. It was sold and smoked right there in front of your nose; Maui Wowie, Kauai Electric, Puna Bud, Kona Gold, and other local variations of pakololo were readily available.

12. The Barf Couch

The Barf Couch earned its name early in the first trimester when a freshman across the hall from Obama [in the Haines Hall Annex dorm at Occidental College ] drank himself into a stupor and threw up all over himself and the couch. In the manner of pallbearers hoisting a coffin, a line of Annexers lifted the tainted sofa with the freshman aboard and toted it out the back door and down four steps to the first concrete landing on the way to the parking lot. A day later, the couch remained outside in the sun, resting on its side with cushions off (someone had hosed it clean), and soon it was back in the hallway nook.

13. The Annex Olympics

(The main hallway at Haines Hall was called the Annex,) home to the impromptu Annex Olympics: long-jumping onto a pile of mattresses, wrestling in underwear, hacking golf balls down the hallway toward the open back door, boxing while drunk. There were the non-Olympic sports of lighting farts and judging them by color, tipping over the Coke machine, breaking the glass fire extinguisher case, putting out cigarettes on the carpet, falling asleep on the carpet, flinging Frisbees at the ceiling-mounted alarm bell, tasting pizza boxes to the floor, and smoking pot from a three-foot crimson opaque bong, a two-man event involving the smoker and an accomplice standing ready to respond to the order "Hey, dude, light the bowl!

Resources:

1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/the-choom-gang-president-obamas-pot-smoking-high-school-days-detailed-in-maraniss-book/2012/05/25/gJQAwFqEqU_blog.HTML

2. http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/10218-for-choom-the-bell-tolls

3. http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/politics-raising-children/2012/may/29/lessons-choom-gang-dont-air-your-dirty-laundry/

4. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-and-his-pot-smoking-choom-gang/

5. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2012/05/27/the_choom_gang_obama039s_pot-smoking_days_280927.html

6. http://theweek.com/article/index/228490/the-choom-gang-9-juiciest-details-from-barack-obamas-days-as-a-pothead

7. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/the-top-headlines-about-barack-obamas-pot-smoking-high-school-choom-gang/

8. http://www.buzzfeed.com/gavon/a-users-guide-to-smoking-pot-with-barack-obama


WHY WASN'T THIS ALL ON THE NEWS IN 2008 WHEN HE WAS RUNNING FOR OFFICE ?????

and WHY ISN'T THE NEWS TALKING ABOUT IT TODAY ?????

Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way that you can quickly understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. It was translated into English from an article in the Prague newspaper Prager Zeitungon on 04.28.2010.

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, 'merely a fool'. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President."

We are in deep kimchi!
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Post by Rolly on Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:47 pm

Do you take hate pills, or is it your natural state?
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Post by viajero on Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:53 pm

John don't quit your day job as a restaraunt critic because you really suck at political commentary.

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Post by johninajijic on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:06 pm

viajero wrote:John don't quit your day job as a restaraunt critic because you really suck at political commentary.

you're right about that. LOL
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Post by Jim W on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:39 pm

johninajijic wrote:
viajero wrote:John don't quit your day job as a restaraunt critic because you really suck at political commentary.

you're right about that. LOL




John, I am disappointed, I really thought this thread would make it from Jokes to the Octagon......Tooooo funny,

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Post by arturo cuatro ojos on Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:41 pm

johnny boy sweet cheeks LOVES Mitt the twit.
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Post by CheenaGringo on Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:48 pm

Please take a close look at John's post. He actually included a live link into the posting which he as previously admitted he didn't know how to do. One can therefore assume that this was a "copy and paste' from an email that John received.

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Post by Parker on Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:39 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:Please take a close look at John's post. He actually included a live link into the posting which he as previously admitted he didn't know how to do. One can therefore assume that this was a "copy and paste' from an email that John received.

And why would you think this would be important information for others?

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Post by ferret on Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:53 pm

'cuz some people need it spelled out for them?
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Post by gringal on Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:38 am

Oh heck......why don't we talk about Mitt's secret underwear for a change?

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Post by CheenaGringo on Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:35 am

It has been my policy not to respond to a "Parker comment" because it is generally such a waste of time. Apparently, Parker has assumed duty as the defender of John without adequate knowledge or understanding of just what she is defending. When John posts a topic like this with live links, it means that he is simply doing a copy & paste of the contents of an email sent to him by one of his conservative buddies. By doing so, he considers this to be fact and would be equal to someone else who actually researches their topic. After all, the credibility John has earned through the publication of all his lists, relieves any obligation to check the accuracy of anything else he posts.

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Post by gringal on Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:09 pm

Just this: If everyone who smoked pot in their youth were removed from their jobs today, there would probably be new vacancies in most companies, not to mention most legislatures and court houses. I'd say that pile of junk from the Obama haters is really reaching, and is very old news we heard before 2008.

I'd be much more concerned if the POTUS or current opposition candidate went to bed drunk, currently.
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Post by johninajijic on Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:17 pm

gringal wrote:Just this: If everyone who smoked pot in their youth were removed from their jobs today, there would probably be new vacancies in most companies, not to mention most legislatures and court houses. I'd say that pile of junk from the Obama haters is really reaching, and is very old news we heard before 2008.

I'd be much more concerned if the POTUS or current opposition candidate went to bed drunk, currently.
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If there was a criteria for joining this forum of not smoking pot in your youth, none of you would be forum members. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the forum members here do smoke pot even now.
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Post by gringal on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:21 pm

johninajijic wrote:
gringal wrote:Just this: If everyone who smoked pot in their youth were removed from their jobs today, there would probably be new vacancies in most companies, not to mention most legislatures and court houses. I'd say that pile of junk from the Obama haters is really reaching, and is very old news we heard before 2008.

I'd be much more concerned if the POTUS or current opposition candidate went to bed drunk, currently.
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If there was a criteria for joining this forum of not smoking pot in your youth, none of you would be forum members. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the forum members here do smoke pot even now.

You're making assumptions again, John. Careful. Rolling Eyes

It is interesting that you (or someone whose words you're using) is bashing Obama for pot smoking, but now you're coming close to assuming everybody was doing it......that doesn't pass the bashing logic test, does it?

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Post by johninajijic on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:27 pm

gringal wrote:
johninajijic wrote:
gringal wrote:Just this: If everyone who smoked pot in their youth were removed from their jobs today, there would probably be new vacancies in most companies, not to mention most legislatures and court houses. I'd say that pile of junk from the Obama haters is really reaching, and is very old news we heard before 2008.

I'd be much more concerned if the POTUS or current opposition candidate went to bed drunk, currently.
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If there was a criteria for joining this forum of not smoking pot in your youth, none of you would be forum members. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the forum members here do smoke pot even now.

You're making assumptions again, John. Careful. Rolling Eyes

It is interesting that you (or someone whose words you're using) is bashing Obama for pot smoking, but now you're coming close to assuming everybody was doing it......that doesn't pass the bashing logic test, does it?

It was not aimed at you. And you wouldn't believe the very good source I got that from. But I'll never tell.
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Post by ferret on Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:16 pm

Your source sucks John.
I never smoked pot until I was thirty. Did it twice, didn't like it and that was the end of it.
You really do like to tar everyone with the same brush don't you? It's beyond irritating.
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Post by gringal on Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:52 pm

ferret wrote:Your source sucks John.
I never smoked pot until I was thirty. Did it twice, didn't like it and that was the end of it.
You really do like to tar everyone with the same brush don't you? It's beyond irritating.

I tried it at a party once and guess what? After one drag, I had to throw up. End of pot indulgence.
John is just plain full of it sometimes, as is his "source".

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Post by CheenaGringo on Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:57 pm

Quoting John: "And you wouldn't believe the very good source I got that from."

Not sure how you can even say that it was a "very good source" when there were so many falsehoods. Are you sure you aren't being set up?

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Post by arturo cuatro ojos on Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:06 pm

johnny boy's favorite movie.......

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