It’s August 12, a few days before the Republican convention and our biggest worry is that the President and/or Vice President is going to drop out of the race, ruining Flick Ford’s beautiful cover. The idea of putting George and Dan in a space cart originated with Nate Eaton, who worked a lot of overtime on this issue.
I am deeply grateful for the article on hemp seed by Lynn Osburn (Apr. ’92 HT). I had bleeding from my urinary system (caused by a bad surgical procedure) for almost two years. I went to many urologists. None helped my condition. I started taking flax seed on July 1.
The king of the jam bands bring boogie music back from the Dead.
A midsummer’s night moon shimmers over the tribal gathering of 10,000 tourheads at Long Island’s Jones Beach, where the Northeast migration of the Great American HORDE—a five-band posse consisting of Blues Traveler, Phish, Spin Doctors, Widespread Panic and Aquarium Rescue Unit—is beginning to peak.
It has been suggested that for my “front-of-the-book” debut in BUZZ I write about something “contemporary.” I, however, contest the idea that there is anything new in the world of pop culture. The myth of the new is the media’s great self-perpetuating sucker game.
I wish to whisper into your ear a thought that has been recurrent in my mind since I first read this book about eight months ago. That is that this massive volume, whose first printing is already sold out, might well be the most important document of this century!
House of Pain (Tommy Boy) If 3rd Bass smoked blunts they would have sounded like House of Pain, the hot Irish bomb squad out of LA. Taking their cues from Cypress Hill and the Beastie Boys, HOP rock non-stop about their favorite substances. “I write rhymes, drink beer, fight, smoke bud—that’s all I do,” raps Everlast on “Come and Get Some of This.”
Ladies and gentlemen, there’s some serious shit going down in this country...” Chris Barron’s voice cuts straight through a surging crush of Spin Doctors fans in Syracuse, and even the mindlessly moshing slam-dancers stop for a minute and listen up.
When Bill Clinton picked high-profile environmentalist Senator AI Gore of Tennessee as his presidential running mate, he was obviously trying to win the good graces of the environmental movement. Bill needs all the help he can get. As governor of Arkansas, he has long been in bed with the worst polluters in a state notorious as a dumping ground for dirty industry.
For a few months it looked like H. Ross Perot, the ex-Texas “War on Drugs” Executive Director, was going to be able to implement his war against marijuana, cocaine and civil liberties on a national level—as an elected, independent “folksy” American dictator.
BEYOND BUSH & CLINTON: ALTERNATIVE CANDIDATES SOUND OFF ON DRUG WAR
NEW ALLIANCE PARTY
SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY
By now, the ultra-conservative Republicans like Pat Buchanan who would unleash a police state in the name of fighting the Drug War have dropped out of the race. So have the liberal Democrats like Jerry Brown who might have considered rolling back the Drug War militarization.
Cops Bust Mayor A police SWAT team in Venice, MO, broke down the back door and crashed through the window of the home of Mayor Tyrone Echols in a fumbled crack raid. Police claimed that the goof resulted from a wrong address on the search warrant, but the furious Mayor Echols, a black man, says the cops were lucky he was not home at the time: “I probably would have taken my pistol and shot through the door.”
Businessman Dick Cowan was elected to succeed Greg Porter as the new National Director of NORML at the Spring meeting of the NORML board of directors. Cowan, from Fort Worth, TX, will officially take over the post on October 1. Born in 1940, Cowan graduated from Yale in 1962 with a degree in economics.
At 2:00 PM, on Thursday, August 6, members of the highway patrol, the FBI, DEA, the State Bureau of Investigation and the local sheriff’s department arrived at the headquarters of Ohio NORML in New Plymouth, OH demanding to search both the offices and van.
A pair of psychiatrists at the Psychiatric Clinic in Prague claim carrot consumption is addictive and causes your skin to turn orange. One 40-year-old Czech, who turned to carrots as a substitute for cigarettes, went on binges and often chomped more than five bunches a day.
In 1865, General William T. Sherman defined an Indian reservation as "a parcel of land set aside for Indians, surrounded by thieves." His definition is as true today as it was then. During the early days of reservation life, federal agents from the Department of Indian Affairs—now the BIA—had almost absolute power over the reservations on which they worked.
Matthew Mager wants his HIGH TIMES. After Mager began corresponding with the magazine from his jail cell in Indiana in 1990, I occasionally sent him copies of HT. But this past March the prison confiscated a package of mags I had mailed him. When Mager protested, he received this sarcastic response from Don Silas, Manager of Offender Relations, Indiana Department of Correction (DOC): “Come on Mr. Mager, be serious.
The Green Party USA officially entered electoral politics in 1991, after seven years of local organizing in communities across the country. The Greens stand for grassroots democracy, decentralized economies, small government, ecology, feminism and nonviolence.
On Wednesday, July 15, at the peak of Unconventional Action week, the Unconventional Smoke-in went down at Washington Square Park in honor of the Democratic convention hitting New York City. The theme: to teach Bill Clinton how to smoke cannabis.
It wasn’t only the sad state of the American economy that forced the Democratic and Republican parties to combine their conventions in 1992. It was also the popularity of Oliver Stone’s film, JFK, which began with a quote from the farewell speech of Dwight Eisenhower—a former general as well as a retiring president—warning against the dangers of a military-industrial complex.
The earth burns, the banks fail, and America goes homeless. Just how deeply mired is George Bush in the international drug trade? Is he the most corrupt president in US history? This author thinks so.
The BCCI Octopus
At the helm of the one remaining super-power, standing astride a unipolar world, George Bush has achieved his lifelong goal as well as the longtime strategic aspiration of the elite ruling circle he represents. But, as our shattered economy attests, victories come with a price, and Bush is now attempting to shift the burden onto the backs of the common people outside of the power elite.
As Washington correspondent Jack Colhoun recently reported in Covert Action Information Bulletin, nearly every member of Bush’s immediate family is mired in slimy deals exploiting their connections in the worlds of crime, intelligence and big business.
A hysterical look at Dan Quayle’s life as a Hoosier, Congressman and Vice Presidente.
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
ALL QUIET ON THE MIDWESTERN FRONT
THE PAPER CHASE
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
IN THE HOUSE
IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
THE LAST FRONTIER
THE RULING CLASSES
George Herbert Walker Bush
Anytime Dan Quayle talks, we at The Quayle Quarterly are compelled to listen. After all, this is the man who said, in attempting to paraphrase the United Negro College Fund motto, "What a waste it is to lose one’s mind, or not to have a mind is being very wasteful.
Although forfeiture was supposed to deter criminal activity, it has become little more than a legal form of theft. Since 1985 more than $2.5 billion in cash and property has been seized by the Federal Government. Some of it went for new cars, helicopters, high-tech toys, fitness centers, Las Vegas junkets, or to pay off informants and snitches. A large portion of the money, however, has disappeared down the bureaucratic black hole of corruption.
INCENTIVE TO FORFEIT
ABUSING THE LAW
Case #1: On May 27, 1988, Port Orange, FL police armed with a search warrant arrived at the home of 58-year-old Marjorie Crawford and discovered 17 marijuana plants growing in pots along the back fence of her property. Though the property had been hers for nearly 30 years, Crawford was estranged from her husband and sons and was not living in the house at the time.
HIGH TIMES: Let’s pick up where you left off when you revealed in 1988 that you were Dan Quayle’s pot dealer from 1971 to 1973. How well did you get to know the future Vice President during that time? Brett Kimberlin: Fairly well. I didn’t go places with him. It was business.
1947 Dan Quayle born in Indianapolis. 1954 Brett Kimberlin born in Indianapolis. 1970 Kimberlin opens Good Earth Natural Food store in Broad Ripple section of Indianapolis. (Still in existence, but no longer owned by Kimberlin.) 1971 Begins selling marijuana to Quayle, an Indiana University law student.
The mercury-vapor high-intensity discharge lamp is misunderstood and usually not utilized by indoor gardeners. This is mostly because its lamp-power output, for horticultural purposes, is prone to be misinterpreted. Lumens per watt is the rating system that light manufacturers list with every lamp they send.
Skunk#1 and Skunk#1 x Northern Lights, grown and hand-watered in a perlite-vermiculite mix under a 1000-watt MH lamp. I start with 20-20-20, then switch to a 10-30-20 when the plants are forced under a 12-12 light regime. I finish the flowering using a 5-50-17.
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Craftsmanship.... It’s that rare dedication to making a quality product that not only works, but is also enduring. It’s a word that well describes Joe Pipe’s primary passion over the last 24 years: to construct the finest pipes money can’t buy.
In this excerpt from Victor Bockris’ new book about the Rolling Stones’ legendary guitarist, we go back to 1976, when Keith Richards sweated out a harrowing bout with dope. FORFEITURE: THE SEIZING OF AMERICA, Part II You don’t need to commit a crime.