On Friday night’s opening segment of Real Time with Bill Maher, guest Ethan Nadelmann –executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance— said that “the tide is turning” on marijuana legalization.
During the discussion, Maher and Nadelmann drew comparisons between the rising support for drug reform and the ever-increasing public support for LGBT issues.
Nadelmann said, “There’s a very smart political activist named Ted Trimpa –who’s very active in the gay rights movement– who’s been saying that ‘pot is the new gay.’ I mean you look at the Gallup Poll [sic] that’s been coming out …there’s a lot of wind that’s at our back now. But victory is not inevitable.”
Maher and Nadelmann also discussed the recent report published by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, as well as Obama’s record on drug reform.
Watch the entire segment below, originally uploaded to YouTube by user claw7man on July 8, 2011.
Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island
ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take the "extensive" collection of topless women photos displayed throughout Epstein's island compound.
The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.
"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."
Scully, who is a father of three girls, called the island "Little St. James," though near St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed
Stephen Colbert mocked Eric Trump so badly it has to be seen to be believed.
The moment came after Colbert played a clip of the young Trump child saying that 95 percent of the United States supports him, the camera cut to Colbert doing his Eric impression.
"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.
"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.
Black Pennsylvania Trump voter wonders if he’s still welcome in the GOP
Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.
Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.
"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."