July 6, 2017

This is your mainstream media on drugs.



Any questions?

The deplorable Washington Post video of children singing Trump tweets made me think — because those kids seem to be enjoying Trump's tweetstylings — of how anti-drug ads end up selling drugs. With the notorious CNN logo video in mind, I asked if someone could stick the Washington Post logo onto the egg yolk in the old "This is your brain on drugs" ad. And Tobias did it!

56 comments:

Matthew Sablan said...

I always wondered how the "drugs are bad" managed to sell more drugs, but it took until late 2000s for being an RPG enthusiast not to be a social stigma.

We were satanists in the 90s! SATANISTS! THAT SHOULD'VE MADE US COOL!

Matthew Sablan said...

My hobby ALSO transported you to an alternate world of fantasy.

ONLY IT DIDN'T EAT YOUR BRAIN!

Big Mike said...

Well done, Tobias.

Fabi said...

That's impressive, Tobias!

Ken B said...

Better get your apology ready Tobias.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Very impressive, but it makes the whole CNN logo kerfluffle so ridiculous. What an overreaction. As if, literally, anybody couldn't do this. Some little innocent petunia could have done this. Somebody who meant that Trump was mean could have done this. What could CNN have hoped by doxxing but to give the Creator fame, or at least notoriety? Too bad it wasn't Sabo, his fortune would be made. He'd be on every damn talk show.

Achilles said...

That is awesome.

I think the corner has been turned. Trump has destroyed the ability of the media to mislead the country.

This is when I expect serious attempts to kill the president.

It should be known that if President Trump is assassinated at any point, it doesn't matter who does it or how it was done, we are going to make sure you regret he died.

David Begley said...

Achilles:

Yes Trump has destroyed whatever credibility the MSM had left, but don't get carried away. POTUS has the Secret Service to protect him.

Ken B said...

CNN peddling fake news about Merkel supposedly pwning Trump OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD http://thefederalist.com/2017/07/06/cnn-falsely-claims-merkel-chose-g20-location-to-hurt-trump/

n.n said...

WaPo all over its face. What is an egg to do?

Scott said...

Get the yolk?

wildswan said...

OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD

Ted Cruz and Althouse for your litigators, Tobias. Laslo will report the trial. Chuck, Drago and Darrell will fight in the courtroom, they'll fight on the courthouse steps, they'll fight on the courthouse sidewalks. They'll never surrender. The rest of us will try to bud off new lawsuits as we hear the settlement in favor of Tobias is in the millions. The commenters on other side can swear they were offended and the rest of us can all swear on their behalf that we are certain they were offended. Then split the proceeds

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Oh, that's pretty clever! You guys are right on the cutting edge - of 1985!

Before we knew that cannabis decreased prescription opioid overdose deaths (without causing a single death of its own), that mass incarceration of nonviolent offenders did nothing but decimate the black community and that the government has no compelling interest treating the medical problem of addiction as a crime.

You bring it! It's 1985 all over again!

Make America incorrect again!

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

That sounds like Kevin Bacon doing the voiceover (can anyone confirm?). Which would be ironic with a fried egg.

It took me decades to realize that this Nancy Reagan campaign just confirmed her as an ignorant, moralizing liar - but that's the power of the government for you. Also, the campaign didn't work. And NIDA is full of shit.

Nowadays the issue is how Republicans are going to keep their red state RX opioid addicts from lethally overdosing themselves. Most of them have made weed available, which seems to work. It's probably not the only approach (and with Cracker Sessions, won't even be allowed); but ironic enough that it does.

The other thing would be to take on pharma's anti-regulatory heyday. But fat chance of that happening with the current Residential Administration. Except when it comes to vaccines, of course.

It's like there's almost nothing he gets right. Even when he's on the wrong side of an issue he crosses over to be wrong once again on the one part of it where he would be right.

Achilles said...

David Begley said...
Achilles:

Yes Trump has destroyed whatever credibility the MSM had left, but don't get carried away. POTUS has the Secret Service to protect him.


That wont be enough. There are globalists with billions of dollars on the line. Bezos didn't buy the WAPO just to have it rendered worthless by Trump. Carlos Slim didn't buy the NYT so Trump could build a wall and renegotiate NAFTA.

There is a Scifi book called Snowcrash. It was scifi when it was written. Anyhow one of the bad guys stole a nuclear warhead and wired it to his brainwaves. If he died the bomb went off. He was a really evil person but everyone tried to keep him alive for obvious reasons. It should be known that if something bad happens to Trump it means hell.

People try to play Hinkley off as a nut. That is Bullshit. He might have been a nut but there is no way he gets that close without help. God intervened. How would history have been different had that succeeded? You know the same people who wanted Reagan dead want Trump dead.

Be ready for it.

Drago said...

It's like there's almost nothing he gets right. Even when he's on the wrong side of an issue he crosses over to be wrong once again on the one part of it where he would be right

There has been no bigger advocate for Western Civilization, its history, its accomplishments and what it offers for the future than you.

Today, Trump, despite all that has been said about him and even all that is true about him personally, gave a speech that was the strongest statement about the value of Western Civilization and its proper place and how it must be defended.

I would have expected at least a passing, even grudging, statement from you that it was the right thing to do and a noble effort.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

I would have expected at least a passing, even grudging, statement from you that it was the right thing to do and a noble effort.

Hey, man. Well, thanks. But anyone can talk the talk.

I'll do you one better, in fact. I don't have any problem with pushing for greater European funding of NATO or other Western allied defenses. That's fine. If he gets that done, great. It's a win. I doubt he will get it done, though - because of how damn off-putting and insulting he is to them and how much he buddies up to their Russian spoilers. And being on the side of European disintegration doesn't help, either. But if he gets them to fund more, great.

As for the rest of it, it does seem to be a lot of talking the talk. I, like Hitchens, see America as not just a part of Western civilization but a logical progression of it. And that starts with the structure of the government and the freedoms spelled out in our Bill of Rights - particularly the first one.

Once he does more to respect an independent judiciary over a "unitary executive" and learning that a free press is not the "enemy of the people" - no matter how much it annoys him, then I'll see him as legitimately in the line of succession of the west and its protection.

As for Russia, he could stand to learn a historical lesson. They've been on the periphery of the west, and rarely at its vanguard. Even under their most powerful rulers (despots) and imperial extensions, they were going internally backward. The country seems destined to stay wedded to its entanglements in the east, and Trump will be well-advised to avoid their course and anything unecessary to do with them diplomatically. But he won't. He's too enamored of power - which is not the province of west. The west has as little to do with worshipping power for its own sake as any great civilization.

I still think he is weakening us. We need to draw others into our orbit - (EXCEPT the Middle East!). Not make enemies of everyone so as to encourage them to create power centers that serve as competing challenges of their own against us.

Khesanh 0802 said...

Here is another collection of Tump/CNN memes. CNN was certainly effective in shutting down the ridicule.

Tobias, nicely done.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Did someone just post a YouTube video produced by Alex Jones' henchman as a stab in the eye of "conventional" news?

Right. Alex Jones. The guy who says the Chobani yogurt company harbored tuberculosis, whose wife - while divorcing him - in court documents got him to admit that he was a "performance artist," who believes in chemtrails and thinks the U.S. government is making the frogs gay.

This is the guy who will lead the take-down of CNN. Yep. Sure.

Drago said...

A couple quick responses for TTR.

- Trumps policies will slam the Russians economically. Trump is their worst nightmare.
- the press by and large is the media arm for the Democrats and acts as cheerleaders for the "hey hey ho ho Western Civ has got to go" groups on the left.
- "independent" judiciary is off the table as evidenced by the non sensical rulings coming from leftist jurists which explicitly ignored the law because "Trump". Sorry, but leftists don't get to rewrite the laws because they don't like the results of elections and they sure the hell aren't above criticism for jerking the law around on a whim. And where were you when Obama lectured the Supremes on Citizens United?

FullMoon said...

A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”

“Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published [global average surface temperature (GAST)] data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of record setting warming,” according to a study published June 27 by two scientists and a veteran statistician.

The peer-reviewed study tried to validate current surface temperature datasets managed by NASA, NOAA and the UK’s Met Office, all of which make adjustments to raw thermometer readings. Skeptics of man-made global warming have criticized the adjustments.

FullMoon said...

Before we knew that cannabis decreased prescription opioid overdose deaths...


Doubtful

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

- the press by and large is the media arm for

Reality. Which has a well-known liberal bias.

Your last point is just completely unserious. "Leftist" jurists? How many Scalian weirdos do you need to appoint? Scalia - who changed opinions depending on whether the his ruling's beneficiary was of his party or apart from it. Read Alan Dershowitz's take-down of how partisan he decided the Bush v. Gore case. Sorry if these factual reminders get in the way of your vague rhetoric and demagoguing about courts.

And where were you when Obama lectured the Supremes on Citizens United?

Obama was completely right about that one. The judges have effectively decided that there is no way to define bribery/corruption as a crime at all any more. It's all politics and all fair game, they now say. Obama knew as does the vast majority of America that this means your democracy's completely for sale to the highest bidder. You think he shouldn't have called that out? Sorry, but blaming a judge for a terrorist attack (as Trump does) is a bit more destabilizing to your republic than noting the plain, simple truth that making it impossible to have any anti-bribery/corruption laws in campaign finance mean the system is 100% corruptible. The former invites fear and violence, the latter - reform and civic engagement.

I hear a lot right now about how the right wants to justify the violence they'd like to take out on the left because PROTESTERS! Ask yourself what Trump's tweet does to resolve that. He thrives on fear; it's like crack to the right-wing mind. The big problem with terrorists and Muslims is that we're not fearful enough of them, your side says. This is how republics die.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Doubtful

Evidence doesn't care if you doubt it. Or if it hurts your feelings. It's still evidence.

Weed kills pain. Opioids kill pain. One kills you, too. The other doesn't.

Only an irrational Drug Warrior will deny the rationality of making the obvious conclusion as to why cannabis-permitting states therefore have lower rates of RX opioid deaths.

Rational. Evidenced.

But the right-wing mind saith: "Doubtful!"

You keep standing athwart that history and yell, "Stop!" Full moon. The rest of the world will go on and take little note of your emotionalized, unevidenced objections.

Sample Commenter said...

According to an aide to Flake, Prichard told a staffer:

“You know how liberals are going to solve the Republican problem? … They are going to get better aim. That last guy tried, but he needed better aim. We will get better aim.”


Violence is a Republican problem.

FullMoon said...

Tootless lies

Weed kills pain.

Nope. Try it. see what happens.
Funny,'cause I assumed you actually had some experience with drugs.

FullMoon said...

Opioid use down since Trump elected. Therefore, people feel more optimistic and need less opioids.

The Godfather said...

I won't mention a name, because our hostess discourages that, but there's a commenter who should go to bed now.

Achilles said...

TTR said...

Obama knew as does the vast majority of America that this means your democracy's completely for sale to the highest bidder.

Actually it was Hillary that wanted to silence a documentary about her that she didn't like. It was a group of people that formed a corporation and made a movie. No matter how you spin it it was suppressing speech Hillary didn't like.

And Trump won the election despite Hillary spending a Billion dollars.

So... pretty much everything you think/say about Citizens United is wrong.

Achilles said...

FullMoon said...
Tootless lies

Weed kills pain.

Nope. Try it. see what happens.
Funny,'cause I assumed you actually had some experience with drugs.


What kind of nonsense is this? Marijuana is very effective at relieving pain. This post is a little terse and I am not sure if that is what you are saying or not.

If you want to turn this into a weed discussion thread I am ready to dispel all of the reefer madness ignorance I assume I will see.

FullMoon said...

What kind of nonsense is this? Marijuana is very effective at relieving pain. This post is a little terse and I am not sure if that is what you are saying or not.

Take your word for it. Didn't work for me. Enhanced the experience, however.

Achilles said...

The Toothless Revolutionary said...
- the press by and large is the media arm for

Reality. Which has a well-known liberal bias.

That is true. A classic liberal view of freedom is the foundation for our economic success.

The media version of "liberal" is not this though. The media needs a good cleansing.

FullMoon said...

What kind of nonsense is this? Marijuana is very effective at relieving pain. This post is a little terse and I am not sure if that is what you are saying or not.

Have you canceled a prescription in favor of weed?

FullMoon said...

AA 2012
It seems to me that a big option for Hillary is to create the future political phenomenon that is Chelsea!


Interesting in retrospect


https://althouse.blogspot.com/2012/12/what-is-most-dignified-way-for-hillary.html

Achilles said...

FullMoon said...

Take your word for it. Didn't work for me. Enhanced the experience, however.

The first thing most people who don't really have a lot of experience need to understand is there are dozens of different genetic strains and they have a wide variety of effects. There are strains that are great for pain and many that are better for other things.

Most of the "medical" benefits you see advertised at pot shops are bullshit. They don't really know what strains they are selling. Growers tend to be a more honest group and if you find a good grower or group you will tend to get better advice. I can identify about a dozen strains but most of the names out there are made up crap. One thing you will learn about dispensaries is they like to sell the same thing under multiple names.

Achilles said...

FullMoon said...

Have you canceled a prescription in favor of weed?

I know a bunch of people who have. I am not a user, just used to be a provider.

Most people use some sort of reality inhibitor. Alcohol Opiods etc. My vice is caffeine. Pot used properly really take the edge off for some of the joes who have anxiety and nightmares.

The old medical system in Washington state was better. The current state controlled "recreational" system is terrible.

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clint said...

Wow. Is the left still going on about President Trump being pro-Russian? Even after he reinstated the missile defense sales to Poland -- the ones that President Obama reneged on as a favor to Putin?

Sad.

bagoh20 said...

I thought the "WP" meant White Power. Thus the "Alt-brain" meant something else too.

See, this is a perfect example of the dangers of weed and opioids... if you can't just choose one.

Drago said...

Wow. Is the left still going on about President Trump being pro-Russian? Even after he reinstated the missile defense sales to Poland -- the ones that President Obama reneged on as a favor to Putin?

It is indeed true that there is not a single policy being advocated for or implemented by Trump that is advantageous for Russia at the expense of the US.

Not a single one.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Take your word for it.

So FullMoonbeam accepts reality immediately when Achilles explains it to him; just not when anyone else does - including the publicly available data.

What is he, like your daddy or something?

This "acceptance of the world's reality by personal loyalty tests" must get pretty exhausting for you. Good thing no one has to rely on your own inability to interpret the world's realities for what they are.

Never respond to me again, you phony hack.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

This post is a little terse and I am not sure if that is what you are saying or not.

You see, I stated a basic fact of reality for him; but since he is at war with the messenger, he thought he was too "good" to check his own fucking facts for himself. A jerking knee deployed for the purpose of kicking at that reality then immediately resulted.

I imagine a conservative's understanding of the world must proceed something like that "telephone operator" game that's played in grade school. A process with a high person-to-person signal decay factor. By five word-of-mouth rotations, "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" turns into "Stalin-Mao-Chavez-Socialist-Liberal-Arrogant-Statist." Less predictable enemies-in-waiting all around are probably documented in psych ward patients.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

A classic liberal view of freedom is the foundation for our economic success.

For billionaires and trust-fund babies, it seems to be.

For the rest of us, an accounting of the industrial revolution's impact on life chances is considered.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Check out erstwhile "classical liberal" Rick Perry's understanding of basic economics, everyone!

Sample Commenter said...

That's funny coming from Toothless, who claims a "more sophisticated understanding" of "supply and demand" that allows Democrats to flood the labor market with cheap foreign workers without depressing wages. An understanding he won't deign to explain for some reason, probably because it involves intensive government surveillance wherever a free market might arise, which is everywhere, and state coercion.

It's like he doesn't understand that once you create a mechanism powerful enough to crush free markets, an unsavory character like, for example, Stalin, is going to maneuver to gain control of it and then everybody is fucked.

Sample Commenter said...

It is indeed true that there is not a single policy being advocated for or implemented by Trump that is advantageous for Russia at the expense of the US.

Come on, just ask Toothless. Trump's advocacy of energy production and export, like support for fracking and Keystone is putting downward pressure on the price of oil, and we all know, according to Toothless's "sophisticated understanding" of economics, that Putin and his petro-state cronies LUVV cheap oil!

Sample Commenter said...

Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State; and it is for the individual in so far as he coincides with the State, which is the conscience and universal will of man in his historical existence. It is opposed to classical Liberalism, which arose form the necessity of reacting against absolutism, and which brought its historical purpose to an end when the State was transformed into the conscience and will of the people. Liberalism denied the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual. And if liberty is to be the attribute of the real man, and not of that abstract puppet envisaged by individualistic Liberalism, Fascism is for liberty. And for the only liberty which can be a real thing, the liberty of the State and of the individual within the State. Therefore, for the Fascist, everything is in the State, and nothing human or spiritual exists, much less has value, outside the State. In this sense Fascism is totalitarian, and the Fascist State, the synthesis and unity of all values, interprets, develops and gives strength to the whole life of the people. - Mussolini

I wonder what is here that Toothless utterly rejects? Probably the prose style only.

Achilles said...

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

So FullMoonbeam accepts reality immediately when Achilles explains it to him; just not when anyone else does - including the publicly available data.

You need to ask yourself what your goal is with your post. Most people look at your posts and correctly assess you are just trying to be an asshole.

There is a part of you that cares about people but you hide it under a reactionary layer that you use to subconsciously or consciously keep people from engaging with you. You do that because you have never really allowed your beliefs to be challenged and you are not confident in them. You substitute a fake moral superiority for confidence and brand everyone who disagrees with you morally deficient.

Nobody wants to listen to that.

Sample Commenter said...

^^^^ This

I've been trying to tell him that he is as transparent as cellophane.

exhelodrvr1 said...

"Nobody wants to listen to that."

TTR does.

Ralph L said...

I'm tempted to hush TTR with killfile, but then half the other posts won't make sense.
He'd say they don't already.

damikesc said...

Id pull the WaPo permanent credentials for press credentials, mentioning that Colbert and SNL do not get them either.

Paco Wové said...

"but then half the other posts won't make sense."

Kill 'em all, I say.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

Not content to dispense with a single or even few straw men, "Sample Commenter" threw out a whole slew of them, and added an extended quote of Mussolini's as a cherry on top, demanding something that sounds like, "Bet you can't disavow that! Bet you can't disavow that!"

Pretty civil behavior there, wouldn't you say, Father Achilles? Nevermind all the "isms" in it, abstract prose, lack of factual detail or reference, and obsessively politicized rhetoric. Which, come to think of it, actually makes it sound rather like it came from Trump (who retweeted him) or esp. one of his followers. One thing's for certain - it's incoherent and unreadable. Much like you know who.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

You do that because you have never really allowed your beliefs to be challenged and you are not confident in them. You substitute a fake moral superiority for confidence and brand everyone who disagrees with you morally deficient.

On the contrary, I don't even bother to have a belief unless I can support it with this quaint little thing called a "fact." There is massive projection in this statement. I challenge you to find me a single argument I made that didn't have a factual basis. I am 20 times more interested in empiricism than rationalism.

I don't care if you or anyone else insults me or not. Unlike the people who hate me, I am not some precious snowflake that melts at an unkind word. Just put a fact into the beliefs you insult me for not holding, is all I ask. Shouldn't be too hard to do.

Yesterday, "Sample Commenter" insisted that plants would go extinct without industrial human carbon emission and that water vapor is spontaneously created from nothing. These are the massively mistaken, hallucinated "observations" that apparently undergird his own anti-AGW view. You can't expect me to take seriously his belief when non-facts that far out of whack and out of order are presented as the reason for his belief. This is not about ego or superiority or anything social. It's about whether or not a madman gets to commandeer a math class, shout, "2 + 2 = 5! 2 + 2 = 5!" and then complain that people aren't responding to him nicely for it.