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Abercrombie on Marijuana: “Of course it should be utilized”
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 8095 Views :: Energy, Environment

In a June 3 interview, former Rep Neil Abercrombie tells Maui Time readers he wants marijuana to be utilized, he thinks TEA Parties are manipulated “by cynical sociopaths”, and he “helped to keep sugar alive in this state for 20 years.”  And Charles Djou’s Congressional victory…well see for yourself.  

Abercrombie speaks to Maui Time June 3:

“Whether it's marijuana or any other drug, if it's medically sanctioned for use, for relief of pain or any other symptoms, then of course it should be utilized. If you can advertise drugs on television for public consumption that include death as a side effect—I've seen this, as I'm sure you have. 'Go ask your doctor.' This isn't even something that's being ordered or prescribed by your doctor, you're being urged to go see your doctor to see if you can use the drug. And it's being stated on TV as possibly having a side effect of killing you! And someone's worried about medical marijuana? We're at a point of public idiocy.”

Yup, if you’re not bowing down to the medical marijuana scam, Neil Abercrombie thinks you are an idiot.

Q-But philosophically, do you believe marijuana should be criminalized?
No, I don't think so. It's not a question of that, never has been in my mind. It's a public health question. Just like alcohol. The question is how do we regard [marijuana] in terms of what sanctions we put on it. In that sense, I think it ranks pretty low compared to, say, white collar fraud. I wish they would spend a lot more time going after the Bernie Madoffs who destroyed people's lives, or the Goldman Sachs who destroyed people's lives.

Now that’s funny that he mentions Goldman Sachs, because Abercrombie was up to his eyeballs with the Broken Trust crowd who were busy doing dirty deals between KSBE and …drumroll please…Goldman Sachs.  But if you smoke enough marijuana, you will forget. 

Speaking of forgetfulness… 

“I helped to keep sugar alive in this state for 20 years.”

Abercrombie was in Congress 1991 to 2010.  Basically as soon as he entered Congress, Hawaii sugar plantations started closing.  Some record, eh?  Oh, and the last plantation?  He doesn’t want to save their water.

Q-Alexander & Baldwin has made it clear that maintaining water rights is a prerequisite for keeping HC&S going, whether they're producing sugar for consumption or fuel—
Well that's what they say.
Q-So you don't believe them?

...Believe me, water will not be the principle or even, eventually, a peripheral consideration when it comes to whether these companies stay in business, or stay in the same kind of business.

TEA Partiers have been manipulated…

It is kind of a choked reaction to the idea that you've been shoved totally to the sidelines. You have no control over your life. Particularly when you're being propagandized all day long that you get to make choices, always variations on the theme of you as consumer of goods. And when politics takes on the same aspect, when you're just the consumer of whatever's being fed to you by cynical sociopaths who have no other purpose in life than to manipulate and maneuver you into doing what they want you to do, then you have a situation like the one we have now with the Tea Party.

Imagine that.  Neil Abercrombie pointing a finger at “cynical sociopaths”. 

Oh, and Charles Djou’s congressional victory?  Abercrombie says:

“It has nothing to do with me.”

The ability to utter that line with a straight face may alone qualify Abercrombie as an expert on both cynicism and sociopathy.

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