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DC Trawler

Question: What’s the sound of David Axelrod’s weekend getting ruined?

Alex Pappas reports:

A new book on Barack Obama reveals fresh details about the president’s youthful days as an avid smoker of marijuana — a time when he and his fellow weed smokers called themselves the “Choom Gang.”

Among the highlights:

— Obama was known for his interceptions. This is the act of joining a circle of people passing around a joint, taking a hit and yelling, “Intercepted!”

— Obama and his friends at the Punahou School in Hawaii called themselves the “Choom Gang” — choom means smoking weed — and drove around in a Volkswagen bus called the “Choomwagon.”

— Obama and his crew enjoyed what they called “roof hits,” smoking pot inside a car with all the windows rolled up to maximize the amount of smoke they inhaled.

Why did Obama put his dog on the roof of the car? So it wouldn’t get stoned.



  1. Poonces

    May 27th, 2012

    Why did Obama eat dog? Because the damn mutt ate his pot.

    Watch for Choompuppy brownies in Mooshell’s next cookbook.

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  2. squatch

    May 27th, 2012

    Noam Choomsky.

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  3. cfm990

    May 27th, 2012

    Question: What’s the sound of David Axelrod’s weekend getting ruined?
    Answer: Mr Axlerod, a question.
    Just who’s joint are you smoking?

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  4. the aardvark

    May 27th, 2012

    Hey, hey, Ho, ho the stoner in chief has gotta go.

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  5. Stirrin the B.S.

    May 27th, 2012

    Choom and shrooms!

    Chitty Chitty Choom Choom!

    Question: Name somebody that OChoomba admires?
    Answer: Noam Choomsky

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  6. Stirrin the B.S.

    May 27th, 2012

    @Squatch – sorry, I was typing while you were posting – didn’t see yours.

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  7. squatch

    May 27th, 2012

    There are no apologies necessary when mocking Obama.

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  8. TooMuchTime

    May 27th, 2012

  9. Tim

    May 27th, 2012

    BO: “Yo, dude, eat yer root for a joint?”

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  10. Buck O'fama

    May 27th, 2012

    He’s doing the same thing now! Except that it’s with people’s money. “Intercepting”, that is.

    F’ing freeloader!

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  11. the aardvark

    May 27th, 2012

    Too much time, thanks for the old R. Crumb cartoon. I forgot about that one, its still as funny now as it was then back in the 70′s.

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  12. Commissar M

    May 27th, 2012

    When it comes to “shocking revelations” about Obama, I remain deeply cynical about any negative effect they have on him. His entire being is a cult of personality. What he says, what he does or has said or done in the past isn’t relevant to the people who support him.

    Does anyone here think that his “evolving” stance on gay marriage, for example, has cost him a single vote? Was there a single white leftist put off by his obvious bigotry and antagonism towards them? Will this “choom gang” story matter one bit to a single Obama supporter? Not in my observation!

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  13. squatch

    May 27th, 2012

    2008 – Hope and Change

    2012 – Gloom and Choom

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  14. Dr. Tar

    May 27th, 2012

    hypocrisy from the left –best smoked through a bong filled with Avian water. It’s not so harsh a hit that way.

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  15. Boobie the Racist Dog

    May 27th, 2012

    @ Dr. Tar – “Avian water?” Bird piss? Sounds appropriate.

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  16. Dr. Tar

    May 27th, 2012

    @ Boobie my mistake

    That’s my gol darn Upper Midwest accent again. I meant Evian but even in my internal dialog most e’s and i’s sound like long aaa’s.

    But as they say around these parts “if the foo shits…”

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  17. Boobie the Racist Dog

    May 27th, 2012

    … “wear it.” They say that here, too.

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