Welcome to Communist Cuba in the 1960’s. Thanks to Janet Napolitano and the “See Something, Say Something” meme. I hope the kids enjoy having no Dad around anymore.

Authorities say a Utah man was arrested after his two children called police to report that he had marijuana in the house.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the man was charged Tuesday with two third-degree felony charges of child endangerment and one class B misdemeanor accusing him of possession of a controlled substance.

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  1. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas. says:

    Exactly as every good citizen should.

    Think of Ted Kazinkzies Brother.

    Now–if you don’t support the law, then fine, let your brother blow people up, your father possess pot, your uncle cheat on taxes.

    Why not?

  2. WhamaLamma says:

    It would be nice if there was a link to the original story instead of just a picture of some pot.

    The story sounds interesting, where is it?

  3. Dallas says:

    Nothing to do with Janet Napolitano, everything to do with silly MJ laws.

  4. jasonpetri says:

    kare11.com/news/article/929304/333/Kids-turn-in-dad-for-pot-possession-

  5. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas. says:

    the good point is actually: be very careful about having laws on the books that many people would not enforce against their own family members. Not a hard rule. Just a guideline.

    Best example: Darth Cheney. He’d be burning gays right along with every other poor person he could get his hands on if it weren’t for his own daughter. That little bit of saving humanity is all he’s got.

    The rest of the moralizing hypocrites keep passing and enforcing laws against everyone else and when it comes to their own transgressions—best not thought about. Thats why ALL politicians admit to pot use but still want to keep it illegal.

    THAT is the real “same” example in common play and it is hypocrisy on the hoof==the basis of most if not all morality laws, unless you are a fundie living in a police state.

    “It states a moral value to aim for.”===BS christian hypocrisy.

    THE WHOLE POINT about morality is it is supposed to be all about choice, failure, redemption. Not jail.

    Silly Hoomans.

  6. Orion314 says:

    Perhaps, not having kids in the first place might bare some consideration. The world has more than enough of plate-headed toilet lickers…

  7. Eric Blair says:

    I am rolling in my grave.

  8. Guyver says:

    1, Bobbo,

    Now–if you don’t support the law, then fine, let your brother blow people up, your father possess pot, your uncle cheat on taxes.

    Is it really just that or is it manipulating kids to be tools of the government?

    “It states a moral value to aim for.”===BS christian hypocrisy.

    So Christians are the only ones pushing a moral code? 🙂

    THE WHOLE POINT about morality is it is supposed to be all about choice, failure, redemption. Not jail.

    It’s a baseline that people can choose to follow or not follow. The hypocrites who smoked but did not inhale would not change the baseline of what is moral or immoral.

  9. spsffan says:

    The most valuable lesson that these kids learned?

    Don’t trust the government.

  10. Floyd says:

    I actually read the article.

    The most valuable lesson that these kids learned?

    If you smoke weed, don’t do it around your family if you just did something to tick off your wife or kids. Especially in Utah.

    Weird state, Utah…

  11. edesart says:

    http://sacbee.com/2011/07/06/3751170/police-utah-kids-turn-in-dad-for.html

    This guy got felony child endangerment for having less than an once of pot. Insanity.

  12. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas. says:

    #9–Guyver==we could probably have a long rewarding conversation if either one of us weren’t more interested in the contest.

    Laws “should be” of the sort that everyone “should” want them enforced. Laws like those against murder are much like that. Few of us would not report a family member who went out each night to kill hitch hikers.

    That is one marker.

    What to do with laws, most of the morality based laws, that many if not most people would vote off the books if the powers that be did not keep them in place. What is the morality of not reporting those violations?

    It becomes more problematic but it doesn’t take much to outline a few rules about what kind of society you will have in either case.

    No real hardships either when everyone knows the rules: the real rules.

    This case shows one of the real rules: when you violate the law, regardless of your appreciation of them: do it in private. Our blessed little kiddies are wild cards. The wife can’t testify against you—your kiddies can.

    Know the rules. Make your choices. suffer the realities.

    Morality should not be about going to jail or not. The harder “rule” is how to understand laws against murder as being something more than morality. I confess, I can’t do it. My existential underpinnings disable me as much as a liebertard trying to discuss economics.

  13. deowll says:

    I grew up a the street with a buddy who had a weekend drunk for a father. Ford was sort of within the law and he made a living for his family but it still wasn’t good.

    As for this guy…I guess the question that wasn’t asked is not how much he had on him but how much he’d been smoking. Was his presence a good thing or was the family better off with pop in jail? I sorry to say this but having some parents around isn’t a plus.

  14. Nobody says:

    UTAH in the present is “Communist Cuba in the 1960′s”

    Try and get a ‘cup of coffee’ at 11:00PM off of the interstate..

  15. Here’s another kid that will be found in a plastic bag in a swamp with duct tape around his head.

  16. High Karate says:

    “Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.” – Abraham Lincoln

  17. Publius says:

    If kids turned in parents at all the houses in the town I grew up in, the entire town would have been vacant houses. Every parent smoked weed.

    Never trust a lying government worker for your safety.

  18. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas. says:

    I have never thought that life was about moderating the sensations of our brains. Drugs just being another way to do what we are all about.

    You get the main point in the first 2-3 paragraphs.

    http://huffingtonpost.com/sam-harris/drugs-and-the-meaning-of-_b_891014.html?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=070611&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief

  19. bbjester says:

    I am tired of law enforcement placing marijuana in the same category as the hard drugs. Want to stop the violence that smuggling brings, well I think you cops/legislators know how we can REALLY do that. Legalize it, tax it, control it. Just don’t get too insane about the taxation/control part or you may have another “Whiskey Rebellion” on your hands. Bada Bing, no more violence, simple huh? Did they learn nothing from alcohol prohibition in the nineteen-twenties.

    But on every cop show on TV, the arresting officers always seem to speak about “Dimebag Joe” as if he was the devil incarnate. Now does “Dimebag Joe” possibly have a drug problem? Maybe so! But does his possible drug problem warrant the destruction of his life by the legal system? Probably not!

    It’s funny how marijuana laws were born anyway. First it was a convenient way to rid the streets of Mexican migrants. Later on it became a great way to get some of those pesky anti-war protesters off the street. Such a sham!

    Furthermore some of the biggest pot heads I went to high school are now… you guessed it! Cops! It is time to admit the “War on Drugs” is nothing more than a revenue stream for the prison industrial complex. When murderers and rapists wind up getting lesser sentences than non-violent drug offenders; it’s time to fix the system.

    Besides, wouldn’t it be far better to instruct the children to dial the number of a substance abuse counselor instead? How is putting their parents in jail going to make life any better on the children? Is turning the children into wards the state really going to improve these children’s lives? I don’t think so!

  20. chris says:

    I hate those big road signs that were intended to warn about upcoming accidents, but mostly just show these messages. Sometimes they are up and sometimes blank. Whenever there is text on the sign everybody freaks out and slam on the brakes.

    90%+ any announcement is one of those paranoid-agrams. So many people are barely paying attention to the road anyway… they don’t need any help.

  21. bbjester says:

    @ # 15
    “Try and get a ‘cup of coffee’ at 11:00PM off of the interstate..”

    I am sorry but I don’t understand. Is their a law in Utah prohibiting the sale of coffee after 11:00pm?

  22. Earl Bob says:

    # 13 – Few of us would not report a family member who went out each night to kill hitch hikers.’

    Well hell man. What’d you
    exspect us off-duty cops to do in El Paso?

  23. Cursor_ says:

    Good for the kids.

    Cursor_

  24. Mr. Fusion says:

    #1, bobbo,

    Think of Ted Kazinkzies Brother.

    David Kacsynski was well aware of his brother’s mental condition. He was worried that the FBI would go in shooting and ask questions later. While Ted Kascynski wasn’t the number one suspect, he was a known person.

    I don’t think there is much moral comparison between turning in a dangerous, schizoid killer and a man with some pot.

  25. Kevin says:

    If these were my kids the answer would be simple, if they like the state so much? let the state have them. I would rather give the little brats up than have to live under my own roof while being monitored 24/7. What if they decide what he is watching isn’t appropriate for children? And his music might have curse words! Can’t let kids be exposed to that.

    Sorry kiddies but since you think the state is so wonderful let them take care of you. Buh bye

  26. bobbo, you can think----or decide not to----- says:

    Fusion–you don’t think there is “much moral comparison?” Let me quibble and re-write for you: on balance keeping quiet about a mail bomber is more reprehensible/damaging to society than not reporting simple illegal drug consumption. But many of the moral questions/comparisons are very much “the same” and even identical.

    I recall several interviews/commentators to the point of “How can you turn in your own family member?” and those that congratulated him for doing so had that tinge of over coming the hurdle of turning in a family member.

    “Blood is thicker than water.” is a strong cultural value across the world. Expand it to the tribe is popular in many places. Expand it to the Muslim Religion and you’ve got one third of the worlds population. What do you mean there’s not much moral comparison?

    Thats one of the corrosive attributes about morals. Everyone thinks theirs are and everyone else’s isn’t.

    Silly Hoomans.

  27. Glenn E. says:

    He’ll probably end up getting as much time, as Casey Anthony did for “lying” to police, about the death of her child. Doesn’t seem a fair justice system, for just smoking a weed, compared with possibly murdering a human being. Does it?

  28. Stopher says:

    #1 Bobbi is spot on. You have to either support all the laws or not. My mom tried to get away with j walking in front of me the other day. I had to throw a choke hold on her and take the bitch down then and there.

  29. bobbo, happy to have no musical talent at all says:

    Stopher==you probably saved her life or someone elses. If you ever can’t enforce the law yourself, call the cops.

    Every good citizens duty…………


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