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Half-Baked Driving Deaths Triple in the US

Driving Deaths

Originally posted at The Blacksphere

Liberals are going to choke on their Chunky Monkey marijuana cookies, because just when the party was getting started, a study comes out that says car crash fatalities involving pot use have tripled in the U.S.

Surprisingly, the study found that smoking accidents are not exclusive to any one age group or gender; driving while high on marijuana occurred across all ages for both males and females.

Based on data gathered from California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and West Virginia –six states that perform toxicology tests on victims involved in fatal car accidents —  out of 23,500 drivers that died within one hour of a crash between 1999 and 2010, alcohol contributed to about 40 percent of traffic mortalities, and one of nine of the drivers also tested positive for marijuana.

In 2010, driving while drugged accounted for more than 28 percent of traffic deaths, which is 16 percent more than it was 10 years earlier.   The drug responsible for the increase, marijuana, which contributed 12 percent, contributed only four percent 10 years earlier.

According to Dr. Guohua Li, director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health:

“If a driver is under the influence of alcohol, their risk of a fatal crash is 13 times higher than the risk of the driver who is not under the influence of alcohol.”

“But,” Li pointed out, if the “driver is under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana, their risk increased to 24 times that of a sober person.”

That statistic doesn’t bode well for teetotaling drivers, because drinking and smoking pot has become the norm.  Smoke a little, drink a little, and then smoke a little more.

Moreover, our Dazed and Confused  former Choom Gang member president telling the New Yorker magazine that pot is less dangerous than alcohol could compound the driving high-fatal car accident predicament.

Instead of saying ‘the devil made me do it,’ pot smokers involved in fatal accidents being rushed to the Trauma Center can now tell the attending physician before losing consciousness that ‘the president made me do it.’

Jonathan Adkins, deputy executive director of the Governors’ Highway Safety Association, said that marijuana impairs driving in much the same way that alcohol does and that the legalization of marijuana in some states makes these findings important to traffic safety officials.

Adkins added:

“It’s a wake-up call for us in highway safety.”  Why?  Because “the legalization of pot is going to spread to other states. It’s not even a partisan issue at this point. Our expectation is this will become the norm rather than the rarity.”

And so, as legalized Reefer Madness sweeps America, for non-tokers, driving to work and the grocery store just became more dangerous.

Obama’s Choom Gang Tour of the Gulf Ports

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The level of criticism being leveled against Barack Obama because of his alleged gaffe concerning his geographic ineptitude concerning the Gulf Ports is unfounded.

In one sense, it could be that our president has bigger fish to fry than mastering a geography lesson.  However, what is more likely is, that in light of Barack Obama’s level of vision and super human intelligence, it is possible that he understands and see things that mere mortals do not see nor comprehend.

The source of the most recent snickering is rooted in the president’s casual banter while on the Jay Leno late night talk show.  After discussing his stray grays, his singlehandedly crushing al Qaeda, his obedience to Michelle, as well as casting aspersions toward super spy G.W. Bush and homophobe Vladimir Putin, the conversation ambled over to the economy and infrastructure.

While there, Leno mentioned that he lives in a town where the bridge is falling apart and isn’t safe when he tools around town in his antique automobile.

In response to Leno’s complaints, the president said: “I don’t know.  As you know, for the last three years, I’ve said, let’s work together.”  Obama would fix Leno’s bridge but, unfortunately it will remain in disrepair because, although he just canceled a conciliatory one-on-one discussion with Vladimir Putin, Bipartisan Barry just can’t find anyone to cooperate with him.

Betwixt lighthearted chuckles and affectionate chitchat, Obama told Leno, “Let’s find a financing mechanism [that’s a fancy term for taxes], and let’s go ahead and fix our bridges, fix our roads, sewer systems, our ports.”

In other words, let’s stimulate more shovel ready jobs that four years after the first stimulus are still not shovel ready.

Moving right along, the President endeavored to enlarge the understanding of inexperienced Americans when he revealed that he and his Choom gang traveled in that rolling Choomwagon to places the rest of America didn’t even know existed.

The president told a spellbound Jay Leno:  “The Panama is being widened so that these big supertankers can come in.  Now, that will be finished in 2015.”  Thus far, pretty good. Then the president said:

If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else.  And we’ll lose jobs.  Businesses won’t locate here.

Dear Lord, we don’t want those supertankers heading for Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville to go somewhere besides the Gulf of Mexico because of constricted ports.  Neither do we want businesses relocating, nor the loss of any additional jobs. Therefore, it’s best to get to work deepening those three ports.

Remember Sarah Palin’s revelation to ABC’s Charlie Gibson that Russia was Alaska’s next-door neighbor, and that from an island in Alaska you could see Russia?

Saturday Night Live comedian Tina Fey had a ball implying that, as evidenced by her geographical illiteracy, Sarah Palin was intellectually-challenged.

Yet, in retrospect, Sarah’s comment certainly gives credibility to Barack Obama hinting that while on his famous “57 states” Choomwagon tour of the United States, he actually perused the narrow gulf ports of Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville.

The Obama Youth Vote Can’t Afford the Reefer

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In the latest CNN/ORC poll, conducted June 11-13, among all age groups, Barack Obama’s job approval rating is down to 45 percent, with 54 percent disapproval.

That’s big news, but what’s really shocking is that Mr. Obama is losing his mojo with America’s “I have a crush on Obama” crowd. Currently, Barry is getting only 48 percent approval from those ages 18 to 34, which is only 3 percent above his national average.

The last time the youth supported a candidate as ardently as Obama was supported in 2008, was when George McGovern was the Democratic candidate for president, which proves that in both 1972 and 2008, certain people were hitting the reefer really hard before hitting the polls.

The dilemma for Obama is that the lack of money to buy pot has caused the stoners to realize that the economy, joblessness, and out-of-control student loan debt for worthless degrees is a buzz kill delivered by a guy who claims he ran with the Choom Gang.

Therefore, the balloon hat-wearing, kazoo-blowing acolytes who’ve been clamoring for free contraceptives are also beginning to realize that having lots of government-facilitated sex is not enough incentive to refrain from using that treasured “Hope and Change” t-shirt as a shammy to dry off the car sitting in Mom’s driveway for which there’s no money to gas up.

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