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So by buying/smoking pot that was in all probability grown in California or British Columbia, Willie contributed to the profits made by Mexicans? How did that happen?
The person who dreamt that up was smoking something no doubt.
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We will agree to disagree. The violent drug trade would not exist without the user, and it appears a majority of CA voters seem to think the law should still be in place even if you don't.

And, yes, if all pot was home grown, and there was no illicit trade, then Willie and those that think they are doing no harm by smoking pot would most likely be right. So if it soothes your conscious to grow you own, be my guest. But the kid next door, that thinks it is cool that his neighbor is a pot head, and buys his, is contributing to drug violence. We are great at rationalizing, and IMO that is exactly what is happening.
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Report is that he got popped at the border patrol check station on I10 in Sierra Blanca Texas coming back from thanksgiving in California. ... In line with the new 100 mile jurisdiction claimed by our government for border patrol.
So, REWahoo, Texas really has instituted border checks for illegal Californians?

I wonder if I should get my passport stamped next time I visit...
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...illegal Californians...
At the risk of being accused of being a member of the grammar police, you're being redundant.
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I wonder if I should get my passport stamped next time I visit...
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At the risk of being accused of being a member of the grammar police, you're being redundant.
Heh heh... Though I think Willie qualifies as a Texan.
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Willie has joined forces with the Tea Party to form - you guessed it - the Tea-Pot Party...

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And the verdict is:

Willie Nelson Fined $500 in Marijuana Case
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So how many ounces does that work out to?

I guess he could come up with a series of "Fine Aid" concerts...
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Willie Nelson, like fire ants, killer bees, axis deer, and tobacco stained Toyota Tundras pickups is a transplant to Texas, so his behavior is understandable (no relatives watching). He sings a good song, tell an interesting tale....occasionally his behavior spooks the livestock, but he is 78. Which proves we all have to get old, but we don't have to grow up.
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Purron, thanks--that is fantastic! I love the last line most of all.
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So how many ounces does that work out to?
About 0.5 for hydro...
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Willie started smoking weed when he was 10. You can't expect him to quit now. Give him some time, he's only 78. "Ain't it funny how time slips away?"
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Give him some time, he's only 78. "Ain't it funny how time slips away?"


He is one amazing old guy - I love his picking.
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Thanks REW for the link. I saw Willie at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth. He started playing about 10:30. The band and Willie played for about an hour straight, after which the band took a break and left Willie all alone on the stage with his guitar. His picking is worth the price of a ticket. I hope he's still playing when he's 88 (and of course, I hope to be around to enjoy it.)
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He is one amazing old guy - I love his picking.
I love him too. When he sings, you know there is a big, compassionate and very intelligent personality behind his songs. Unlike so many performers who clearly don't have a clue of the emotional depth of their songs.

I remember about 35 years ago I hardly knew who he was, and I saw him one day on daytime TV. He was singing Angel Flying Too Close to The Ground. It still sticks with me, I thought how does this guy who looks about like my grandmother pull this off?

He's a genius, one off.

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Seems like a good place to insert a good Willie Nelson story. About 10/15 years or so I went to see Willie play at Floore Country Store in Helotes, TX. John T Floore Country Store - Helotes, TX

(The sign in front says "Willie Nelson every Sat. Nite" ) Not true, but it's only a sign.

I was lucky enough to be walking by his tour bus just as the door opened. Willie emereged from the smokey vehicle feeling no pain and looking as happy as an entertainer can look. I was holding a large styrofoam cup containing an adult beverage and asked him to sign it, which he did. I still have the cup but the autograph has faded as has both Willie and I.

Near the end of the night Willie was introducing the band which now had Earl Campbell (UT/Houston Oilers) on guitar and well as Don Johnson (Miami Vice) also on guitar in the back. The crowd went extra nuts. How those guys ever got there is still a mystery to me. Were they smokin' with Willie in the bus? Yea, probably so.
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I went to see Willie play at Floore Country Store in Helotes, TX.
That looks like a neat place!

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We will agree to disagree. The violent drug trade would not exist without the user, and it appears a majority of CA voters seem to think the law should still be in place even if you don't.

And, yes, if all pot was home grown, and there was no illicit trade, then Willie and those that think they are doing no harm by smoking pot would most likely be right. So if it soothes your conscious to grow you own, be my guest. But the kid next door, that thinks it is cool that his neighbor is a pot head, and buys his, is contributing to drug violence. We are great at rationalizing, and IMO that is exactly what is happening.

Edit: Ciudad Juarez is considered the most dangerous city in the world! and it's not because of the drinking water!
The violent drug trade requires two factors: demand for drugs and laws making drugs illegal.
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I love him too. When he sings, you know there is a big, compassionate and very intelligent personality behind his songs. Unlike so many performers who clearly don't have a clue of the emotional depth of their songs.

I remember about 35 years ago I hardly knew who he was, and I saw him one day on daytime TV. He was singing Angel Flying Too Close to The Ground. It still sticks with me, I thought how does this guy who looks about like my grandmother pull this off?

He's a genius, one off.

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Ha, all I can say is that you got really lucky in the genetic lottery if your grandmother looked like Willie Nelson 35 years ago.

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