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Denver Police: *ZERO* Cases Reported Of Pot Candy Distributed To Children

There's an overtly hysterical new ad campaign saying that because Denver has legalized pot, that children will be distributed pot candy as a result. The Denver Police have a different take:

DENVER (AP) – Denver-area authorities said Monday they received no reports of children accidentally eating pot-laced candies this Halloween. Police had warned parents to be on the lookout for the edibles, which can look almost identical to brand-name treats.

Denver Police and the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center reported no cases of people slipping marijuana to unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.

The popularity of pot candies in the new retail market in Colorado prompted warnings this fall from police in Denver, Fort Collins and Pueblo. They urged parents to be vigilant.

Greenwood Village Police Chief John Jackson says the educational campaign helped. His department in suburban Denver received no reports of children accidentally consuming the drug or parents finding it among their candy stashes.

“It’s just another area where we have to be really vigilant from now into the foreseeable future so we don’t have a problem,” Jackson said. “Now, you’re not just looking for razor blades anymore.”

Joe Hodas, of marijuana edibles company Dixie Elixirs, said the warnings were “overblown and ridiculous.” Parents should scrutinize their kids’ Halloween candy but most people who use edibles are diligent about keeping them away from children, he said.


Wow. 10 Years And 50,000 posts.

Never thought I would see this day! I remember being a lurker way back when, practically obsessed with the Top 10 Conservative Idiots lists. Since then it's been crazy what has happened. Two and a half presidential terms, and I've seen everything from Obama's election and reelection, and lots of republican insanity in between - everything from Swiftboating to David Vitter to Anthony Weiner and now Donald Trump.

Here's to 50K more!

Back To The Future Writer: Donald Trump Was Absolutely Inspiration For Alternate Reality Biff

Back to the Future writer Bob Gale has revealed that the trilogy’s villain Biff Tannen is based on Donald Trump, putting an end to fan speculation.
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In the second film, which was celebrated this week as part of Back to the Future day, Tannen becomes a successful businessman who opens a 27-story casino and, in an oddly prescient touch, uses his money to influence US politics.

“We thought about it when we made the movie! Are you kidding?” Gale said to the Daily Beast. “You watch Part II again and there’s a scene where Marty confronts Biff in his office and there’s a huge portrait of Biff on the wall behind Biff, and there’s one moment where Biff kind of stands up and he takes exactly the same pose as the portrait? Yeah.”


Who wore it better?

Dumb Criminals: Cyclist Arrested For Genitalia Hanging Out Of Shorts

And this is a repeat offense, which is what makes him a stupid criminal:

Police arrested a cyclist whose genitals were hanging too low to be considered an accident, according to a police report.

An officer driving in the 1300 block of Guthrie Avenue at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday spotted a man wearing only a pair of red shorts pedaling westbound. He was headed toward an intersection with 10 to 15 occupied cars, but his penis and testicles were clearly hanging out of the leg of his shorts, the report states.

The cyclist continued past the officer with his genitals still in clear view.

"At this point, I assumed that this male was either intending to expose himself to the general public, or was intoxicated, or had a mental condition and was not aware that his genitals were fully exposed," the officer wrote.

When the squad car turned around, activating its lights, the cyclist pulled over and put his genitals back inside his shorts. The officer took this to mean that the man knew "exactly what he was doing," according to the report.


I've got the perfect song for this thread:

Jeb! On Favorite Superheroes: "Supergirl Is Pretty Hot"

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is facing criticism after stumbling over an answer to what might have seemed like a perfectly innocuous question: who’s your favorite Marvel superhero?

Speaking to a Las Vegas audience that had just sat through an hourlong policy discussion at the Libre Institute, the former Florida governor first named Batman, who, it should be noted, is a DC Comics hero.

“I’m kind of old school,” he said. “I kind of like the old-school guys, like Batman.”

He then moved on to Supergirl, who is the subject of an upcoming CBS series starring Glee actor Melissa Benoist. Supergirl, too, is a DC Comics character.

“Supergirl is on TV – I saw that when I was working out this morning,” he said. “She looked pretty hot. I don’t know what channel it’s on, but I’m looking forward to that.”


Creepy alert! Creepy alert!

Dumb Criminals: Maryland Convenience Store Robber Had Uber Getaway Car

A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said.

The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said. Police said he then pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money.

Cochran ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, but officers began to track his path, police said.


Or is this guy a smart criminal? Think about it - Uber drivers go wherever you tell them to go.

John Oliver Rips North Dakota Over Giving Big Oil A Free Pass On Rig Inspections

In Sunday evening’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver went after the state of North Dakota, or as he called it, “south of Canada.” The state has been experiencing both a boom and bust thanks to an uptick in oil drilling and fracking. Boom because it’s making people a ton of money and reduces the dependency on foreign oil. A bust because it’s literally destroying the state and killing people.

The Bakken Formation is a 200,000-square-mile “rock unit” located in the northwest portion of the state, and named after Henry Bakken who is basically the Jed Clampett of North Dakota oil drilling. The formation itself has about 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of oil according to the USGS. It’s about 25 percent more than they initially thought it was. Yes, “like Channing Tatum, North Dakota suddenly turned out to be a lot more interesting once it was covered in oil.”

Since the oil boom, the state has had several environmental disasters that has demolished farmland. Oliver showed footage of one farmer whose land had a saltwater spill, which at first doesn’t have a huge impact, but over time strips the land of all of its nutrients. In fact, there has been as much as 18 million chemicals and oil spilled onto the North Dakota land in just 8 years time. That doesn’t count 5.2 million gallons of non-toxic substances, mostly fresh water, the oil industry admits to spilling in that time, which can severely alter the ecosystem. Plus, what do they consider to be “non-toxic?”

But the worst part is not that the drilling is hurting farmers, it’s that it’s actually killing people. North Dakota’s increase in oil production kills at least one person every six weeks on average. Perhaps because the boom happened so quickly, North Dakota has so few regulations that oil companies are getting off with a slap on the wrist. Actually, most get off with less than that. It’s surprising that they even show up to court anymore.


John Oliver does it again!

Dumb Criminals: Florida (Obviously) Man Suspected Of Car Theft Drives Stolen Car To Police Station

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man drove a stolen car to police headquarters to pick up court papers about a previous auto theft he was involved in — documents that were found in yet another stolen car.

Carnell Eugene Butler now faces charges in three stolen car cases.

St. Petersburg police say officers found a stolen Infiniti on Sunday. Inside, they found Butler's documents related to a June auto theft arrest.

Detectives contacted Butler, who arranged to pick them up. When he arrived at police headquarters, a detective arrested Butler and found keys to a Hyundai Sonata in his pocket. The car was located a block away.


Hey Fox News!

And Breitbart and every other conservative news outlet whose playing Ben Carson's downfall like it's the result of some of liberal media witch hunt. I've got news for you. First off there is no liberal media anymore. Second, there's no one to blame for Ben Carson's downfall but Ben Carson himself.

The things that he's saying about guns are not only jaw droppingly ignorant, they're also completely insensitive. When a tragedy like Oregon strikes, you don't blame the victim. Especially if you want to hold the highest office in the country. And if you say the things that Dr. Carson is saying, if you are running for president, people are going to hold you accountable for every word you say.

If the things that Ben Carson is saying don't come up now, they're going to come back to bite him in the ass. A tragedy strikes and a presidential candidate is completely insensitive to the cause. You can't make comments like Ben Carson is making when you are running for president and expect people to be like "oh move along, nothing to see here". And you can bet that if Ted Cruz, or Mike Huckabee, or Paul Ryan were to say these things that they'd be held to the same scrutiny.

Ronda Rousey Wants To Fight Justin Beiber

Justin Bieber may have made a splash with some ill-timed paparazzi pictures (or well-timed depending on who you ask) yesterday, but he won't be impressing Ronda Rousey.

The MMA fighter and UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion is holding a bit of a grudge against the What Do You Mean singer after he unceremoniously snubbed her little sister's request for pictures at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Bieber was taking pictures with fans when Rousey's sister spotted him and asked Rousey if she could get a picture with him. Rousey enthusiastically obliged, but Bieber wasn't having it. She told Cosmopolitan:

"I walked over there and I said, 'Excuse me,' and he turned to me and said, 'I've already taken a billion pictures today, okay?" ... And I only got a, 'Yeah, but--' out, and he goes, 'A billion,' and walks off and totally snubbed my little sister."


Oh please please make this happen. I would pay literally any amount of money to watch this fight on pay per view.
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