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Congressman Markwayne Mullin needs to get stoned…

10:14 AM EST on February 20, 2015

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I've never been snow skiing. And I've only attempted to water ski once. It didn't end well.

Knowing all that, if you asked me which one is a better experience or what they are like, I probably wouldn't be able to offer any valuable insight. I'd probably say something like "I don't know. I've never been snow skiing, and water skiing was one of the least enjoyable moments of my life, so I'm probably the wrong person to ask." The last thing I would do is pull an answer from my ass and comment on two things I know nothing about.

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin, who I really want to call Waynepayne Mullin, would laugh at such honesty.

Last night, he was at a town hall thing in Nowata and some constituent asked him about marijuana. Specifically, the constituent wanted to know why cigarettes (480,000 deaths each year) and alcohol (88,000 deaths each year) are legal, but marijuana (any deaths each year?) is illegal.

Being a loyal GOP foot soldier who claims he's never used pot, he used the question to spread misinformation about the green leafy substance.

Via The Tulsa World:

First District Congressman Markwayne Mullin disagrees with President Barack Obama on just about everything.

On Thursday, that included the relative hazards and of marijuana and liquor.

“You can be a social drinker and not get drunk,” Mullin, a teetotaler, told an audience of mostly Nowata Middle and High School students. “There’s no way you can take a drag on a joint without feeling it.”

Not, Mullin hastened to add, that he has any personal experience in the matter.

Mullin was responding to a question from the audience about why “alcohol and cigarettes” are legal but marijuana isn’t. Mullin said he disagrees with Obama, who last month said marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol.

“There is a huge difference,” Mullin said.

Being a "social drinker" who has also smoked marijuana "once or twice," I was going to write a serious response to Markwayne's misinformed statements, but...

1. I just took a hit from a joint and now I can't stop laughing at that photo of Markwayne. What the hell? When did Indiana Jones get a job selling carpet cleaner at the fair? Even a pothead wouldn't wear something that stupid.

2. I just can't take a guy named Markwayne seriously...  especially if he doesn't smoke pot. With a name like that you would think he'd smoke pot daily to deal with the pain.

Actually, he wouldn't:

What about pain?” an adult in the crowd asked after Mullin’s explanation.

“Pain?” Mullin said, appearing slightly irritated. “I have screws and plates in me from (my head) to my toes, so I know about pain. The pain doesn’t go away, you just mask it (with drugs). The pain is still there. You have to learn to deal with it.”

Yeah, if you live with chronic pain, you just have to learn to deal with it... or take pharmaceuticals or become a social drinker. Whatever works for Waynepayne, errr... I mean Markwayne... obviously works for you. He knows what's best.

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