As my British friends say, “spot on!” Radley Balko at The Agitator has nailed it with a sledgehammer:
I take it back. I don’t apologize.
Because you know what? It’s none of your goddamned business. I work my ass off 10 months per year. It’s that hard work that gave you all those gooey feelings of patriotism last summer. If during my brief window of down time I want to relax, enjoy myself, and partake of a substance that’s a hell of a lot less bad for me than alcohol, tobacco, or, frankly, most of the prescription drugs most of you are taking, well, you can spare me the lecture.
Go read the whole thing, it’s brilliant, especially the “let’s see you rationalize in your next lame ONDCP commercial how the greatest motherfucking swimmer the world has ever seen . . . is also a proud pot smoker” part. The comments are pretty good, too, especially this one from Eric Ogunbase:
You know who I feel bad for? Everyone who competed against him in the pool.
“You mean I’ve been training my whole life for these events and I STILL got my ass kicked by a dude who smokes the chronic?!”
Also, my diary at DailyKos could use some comments and recommendations. Let’s bump this one up!