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Phelps got busted for smoking pot. However, Sheriff Lott from South Carolina has decided not to pursue charges due to lack of evidence–as though the photo and admission of guilt wasn’t enough. Anyway, I think this whole thing is a little ridiculous. First of all, Phelps got in trouble for drunk driving a few years back. I believe that is WAY worse than smoking some marijuana. Drinking and driving not only puts the user at danger, but also all those around him or her. Also, I’m for legalization of pot. Why? Think about it: people always want what they can’t have. Young teens love staying up late and drinking beer because it’s against the rules and law. Let’s say that it was legal to smoke pot. Would the number of people that abuse the drug go down? I think so. It would be one of those things that you just try once and then never do it again. Also, kids do weird things to get their hands on pot. One of my friends flew to California and stayed in a very sketchy neighborhood by himself. That’s some weird business going on just to get some illegal pot. If it were legal, I don’t think that would’ve been an issue. My point? Phelps, don’t be an idiot. Also, make pot legal. Temptation kills everyone.
From The Agitator, a letter from Michael Phelps to America (full text here):
I take it back. I donâ€™t apologize.
Because you know what? Itâ€™s none of your goddamned business. I work my ass off 10 months per year. Itâ€™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 thatâ€™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.
Yet you all get bent out of shape when Ricky Williams, or I, orÂ Josh Howard smoke a little dope to relax. Why? Because the idiots youâ€™ve elected to make your laws have without a shred of evidence beat it into your head that smoking marijuana is something akin to drinking antifreeze, and done only by dirty hippies and sex offenders.
Youâ€™ll have to pardon my cynicism. But I call bullshit. You donâ€™t give a damn about my health. You just get a voyeuristic thrill from watching an elite athlete fall from graceâ€“all the better if you get to exercise a little moral righteousness in the process. And itâ€™s hypocritical righteousness at that, given thatÂ 40 percent of you have tried pot at least once in your lives.
SNL will be kicking off it’s season premier this Saturday with two big names: Michael Phelps and Barack Obama.
The details are still under wraps. An Obama spokesperson said, “The details of the sketch are still being worked out.”
I’m also going to keep my fingers crossed for a Palin sketch. If you’re wondering who would be playing the role of sassy, trashy Alaskan Governor, even the SNL team is unsure. Check out an article from newsday.