Spark a Bowl, Dude!

White House officials confirm that President Barack Obama will be in San Francisco on 4/20.


Despite everything, he will always be President of the Stoned .

@Dodgerblue: Why, are the Dodgers in town that day?

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: I will always heart Barry for no other reason than his line of “Yes, I inhaled. Repeatedly. That was the point.”

TJ/ sorry to harsh the buzz, but may I nominate poor Hena for today’s “atrocities against women” outrage:

@Mistress Cynica: Terrible. Even more terrible that the orcs, most likely Pam Geller, are going to use this as a beatstick for the muzzies, as they so charmingly call them.

@Mistress Cynica: I saw that this morning as I was going out the door to meetings, and didn’t have the psychic strength to do a “Department of Lady Bits/Die!Die!Die!You Motherfuckers” post at what felt like 5 am to me…maybe later this evening if I have a martini.

Like the Libyan woman, this is just one we heard about. There was a pregnant rape victim who was lashed a few weeks ago, and the Afghan stoning late last year . In that one, they buried the girl up to her waist so she could not get away.

“The sky hides the night behind it and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above.”

@redmanlaw: Nicholas Kristof had a really interesting column a while back that I always share with my interns that was called “Save The Darfur Puppy” – basically that the human mind is equipped in such a way that we can’t handle tragedy in the abstract, whether it’s six million dead by Hitler or 90,000 women raped in Sudan. That we need to have things embodied by one person or animal to make the venality and cruelty real. It can be really hard to be an advocate for social change when you throw around big numbers (“46 million uninsured, 21 million poor children”) and that you need the sad story of one person (“dad of three denied liver transplant dies,” “poor kid with no Medicaid dental coverage dies from tooth infection”) to get people’s attention. It’s really true, and I don’t think it’s a judgment on how bad people are. I think it’s a human coping mechanism and if we tried to conceptualize the thousands or the millions that we would all just pass out from the overwhelming pain and sorrow.

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