Obama’s high school pot-smoking detailed in Maraniss book

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    Obama’s high school pot-smoking detailed in Maraniss book

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    Bill Clinton he was not. When it came to smoking pot, the teenage Barack Obama had rules. You had to embrace "total absorption" or face a penalty. When you smoked in the car, "the windows had to be rolled up." And he could horn his way in, calling out "Intercepted!" and grab the joint out of turn.

    Best-selling author David Maraniss' "Barack Obama: The Story" describes the future president's teenage antics, notably his copious marijuana smoking, details of which were published early Friday by Buzzfeed. While the book won't be released until June 19, vast sections of it were already available Friday on Google Books.



    Starting on page 293, the reader begins to get the dope on high school-age Obama's group of basketball- and fun-loving buds, who dubbed themselves the "Choom Gang," from a verb meaning "to smoke marijuana."

    "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," writes Maraniss, author of a biography of the 42nd president.

    "When you were with Barry and his pals, if you exhaled precious pakalolo (Hawaiian slang from 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."
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    We elected someone that smoked a lot of pot as a teen! :eusa_boohoo:
     
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    These stories about what a pot-head he was in school are a distraction.

    He's a piece of shit now. We need to focus on that.
     
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    At least he didn't get 5 young men to hold down a student so he could assault him because he didn't "approve" of the way the kid looked. Imagine if Mitt tried to attack one, shy kid by himself and got his ass whupped? Do you think he would "remember" it? Mitt's a pussy.
     
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    Only piece of shit I see is the one who thinks he's wearing Magic Underpants.
     
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    Well Obama got somebody killed. Do you know of anybody Mitt killed in his life-time?
     
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    Who did Obama get killed?

    I'm almost afraid to listen to this answer, who knows what kind of crazy stuff we are going to hear.

    The one downside to Obama getting re-elected is how crazy these folks will get for the next four years.
     
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    Personally, I think the country would be better off if Obama just sat around all day smoking pot and doing nothing.
     
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    Obama got more than one killed.
    Obama got Bin Laden killed after Republicans let him go.
    Obama got Moammar Gadhafi killed without the loss of single American life.

    Bush and the Republicans got Saddam killed. At the cost of thousands of American lives, tens of thousands of American maimed for life and the cost of many trillions of dollars.

    What's the difference?

    Saddam never attacked the United States.
     
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    Because then, the auto industry would be gone and Bin Laden would still be alive along with most of al Qaeda. And Republicans think it is they who are "patriotic". Odd that.
     
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    Look into his new ROEs. I've been hearing about them for years.

    And he turned our troops over to UN commands......something Congress prevented Clinton from doing when I was in Somalia.

    His Koran burning fiasco has increased, not decreased attacks on our troops. Apologizing rather than handling it correctly from the outset would have prevented it from being a problem. Turning over the defaced Korans to locals would have ended it. He's covering up the ever-increasing numbers of attacks on our troops. We bury two of them a week here at Ft Campbell alone, not to mention Ft Bragg and all of the other posts that have casualties.
     

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