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  • Lance Armstrong vs. John Edwards: Who Has Fared Worse?

    Ah, the summer of 2007. Simpler times. When two dudes could ride together in The Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa without anyone thinking the resulting photograph would be hilarious. Today, the only argument is about who has fallen further.

    Consider the fall of Edwards: On June 7, 2007, John Edwards gave a speech accepting the National Father's Day Council's Father of the Year Award. On February 27, 2008, Frances Quinn Hunter was born.

    On July 25, 2007 Edwards staged the above photo-op with Armstrong, which also happened to mark the only time Edwards has actually sweated like a millworker, and was well on his way to a second-place finish in the Democratic Iowa Caucus. By April 2012, he was facing a federal indictment and a 3% favorability rating.

    But then there's Armstrong: One day, he's an inspiration to millions and one of the most storied and dominant athletes in history. Today, he's being forced to admit he knows what channel the Oprah Winfrey Network is on. The winner of the disgrace-stakes is clear. Congrats, Lance. Enjoy winning this one thing you won without taking drugs.

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    Tags: Drugs, John Edwards, Lance Armstrong, Oprah Winfrey
  • DEA and Secret Service Set New Standard in Cooperation

    According to an NBC report, a pair of DEA officials used their government-issued Blackberries to arrange for "sexual services" between Secret Service suits and Colombian prostitutes and — more disturbingly — attempted to destroy the evidence.

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    Tags: Colombia, Drugs, Prostitution, Secret Service, Sex
  • Tweet Untweet: A Politician Is a Terrible Thing To Trust

    Tags: Barack Obama, Drugs, Marijuana, Tweet Untweet, Twitter
  • Support for Marijuana Legalization at All Time High

    If this new poll is to be believed, then more Americans favor legalizing marijuana than ever before

    Support for marijuana legalization has edged up recently and is now tied with the opposition, according to a CBS poll released Friday — the first time since that survey started keeping track of the issue.

    Forty-seven percent support legalization, and forty-seven percent oppose it, according to a CBS News poll. Support for legalizing pot crept up slightly from 45 percent in September, the poll found.

    I don't know about you, but I don't buy it. I don't care what this poll says. I find it incredibly difficult to imagine that 146,448,200 red-blooded patriotic Americans are in favor of taking these marijuana drugs and injecting its pot dust into their veins so that they can "get off" and "feel groovy."

    Hey, I'm young! I'm hep! I realize that kids like to get free love while going on their marijuana trips. But that's a phase. All of these 146 million people who support legalization are eventually going to grow out of it. Unless they become jazz saxophonists. But, let's be realistic here, how many job openings for jazz saxophonists have you seen recently? Everybody else is going to go out and get one of the many high-paying factory jobs available to them, and they'll go back to drinking beer or taking prescription drugs like our Founding Father intended.

    Mark my words. This is a phase. It'll pass. Just like bell bottoms did.

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    Tags: Drugs, Marijuana, Polls