Saturday, March 22, 2008

not the brightest bulb

I'm at such a loss as to how to even begin writing about this one.

The article made me laugh and shake my head in disbelief, but the guy is so gut wrenchingly stupid that I don't know how to do it justice.

Reuters reports a 35 year old man from Adelaide, Australia called the police to report that his house had been broken into and some of his cannabis plants had been stolen.


Even the police must have been stunned by this guy's idiocy because they issued a very helpful public service announcement saying, "Members of the public are reminded that the growing of cannabis is not only illegal but can also attract other criminal activity such [sic]home break-ins and assaults,[sic]"

Reuters was so eager to get the article up and running that, at the very least, they left that comma hanging at the end. I don't know if dropping the word "as" was from the actual wording of the police statement or an error that got made in the rush to get such idiocy published first and fastest. Either way...

duh du-Duh duh DUUUHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!


Johnny said...

It is actually sort of understandable.
The marijuana laws in Adelaide are a little different to laws in the rest of the country, except for NT and ACT ithink (doesn't surprise me in the ACT that's where all he poloticians live and laws are different there for instance porn laws are much slacker there dirty pollies hahaha)
They are expiable laws regarding cannibis in SA that is you are issued with a cannibas expiation notice which really means you are just given an on the spot fine and no conviction like a parking offence for some offences including possession of small amounts, up to 100 grams I think, and cultivation of I think up to three plants at the moment it is constantly changing and though it seems pretty stupid for him to call the pigs a lot of people equate decriminilisation with legality, which is wrong. If he only had the prescribed amount of plants he would not have been arrested just issued with fine, so although still stupid for not checking it out I bet he was under the impression he wasn't doing anything illegal.
I was in Handorf, a small township southeast of Adelaide, a few years ago and out front of a nightclub we were at discussing where we could sneakily pop off and have a spliff when the bouncer who overheard us said not to worry it was legal and we could smoke it right there if we wanted, which we did, however he was wrong also it is illegal to consume in public, not decriminalised and certainly not legal so it shows you the misinformation about the stuff there.

doofus said...

In the immortal words of Peter Tosh:

"Legalize it"!

Fiery said...

Prohibition is an idiotic notion that does nothing but line the pockets of government thugs and the mafia.

Attila The Mom said...

Hahahahahaha! Maroons!