Pubdate: Sun, 09 Nov 2003
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)
Copyright: 2003 Lexington Herald-Leader
Author: Charles Byrnes


The U.S. government must be pleased with itself, bringing down a man
who has spent most of his life making us laugh.

Tommy Chong, one half of the Cheech and Chong comedy act that
practically invented marijuana comedy back in the 1970s, was arrested
for selling bongs and smoking paraphernalia.

For this, our government has incarcerated a non-violent person for
nine months. Does anyone think this will stop the sale and production
of such products or stop the use of marijuana?

All the government has accomplished is a little less laughter for the
next nine months, but it will not be long before the government sees
who has the last laugh. How much longer are the taxpayers going to put
up with such nonsense?

Charles Byrnes

Taylor Mill
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