Video: I pledge … not to see anything with Ashton Kutcher in it

posted at 2:55 pm on January 28, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Big Hollywood, he’s shooting fish in a barrel. But darned if he didn’t hit every one.

Good lord. I feel like I just mainlined a two-liter bottle of Jolt cola.

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lorien1973 on January 28, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Okay, I was responding to your “its more complicated than just “Legalize it” post. Never mind.

But still, the headache thing still stands.

jimmy the notable on January 28, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Coffee Is For Closers!

Dr Evil on January 28, 2009 at 4:25 PM

jimmy the notable on January 28, 2009 at 4:23 PM

Did I say that? I’m saying that most people in favor of “legalization” haven’t thought through they position on it.

Right now, there are lots of pitfalls in doing so. This is a reality.

But saying “legalize it” (whether it’s prostitution or drugs) and expecting panacea is naive.

lorien1973 on January 28, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Zo is a social con first. I don’t care for him as much as others here, apparently. He’s repeated similar mantras in the past. He’s not really a small government guy; he’s more in line with a weekly standard big government social con.

lorien1973 on January 28, 2009 at 3:56 PM

My views as well. And I think that considering how hated Huck is on this site, I am amazed at how much love this Zo gets here for espousing the same ideology. Again, I say it is because people are fascinated by a young hip black guy who is not a uber liberal rapper, so their eyes gloss over and don’t actually listen to everything he says. It’s a bit like the obama hero worship.

keep the change on January 28, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Zo is a great messenger for a certain segment

jp on January 28, 2009 at 4:34 PM

The point is that we are FREE PEOPLE. The government DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL ME I CAN’T USE DRUGS.

That’s conservative. He argues that the government should have the right to determine what sins are to be punished.

ThackerAgency on January 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Your argument doesn’t hold water. So if sins shouldn’t be punished, does this mean that murderers, thieves, and rapists should be let loose in the streets? Those are all sins in the Bible. But hey, it’s supposed to be a free country, we should be allowed to do whatever we want.

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:34 PM

This guy is so cool!

terryannonline on January 28, 2009 at 4:37 PM

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Your religious concept of ‘sin’ is not a legal one. Violation of anothers’ rights is.

Suggesting that smoking a doobie and raping somebody are equivalent is ridiculous.

LimeyGeek on January 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:34 PM

The only victim to drug use is yourself. Conservatives should embrace the right to be stupid.

The other examples you cite have a 3rd party involved. And thus, would be punishable under a criminal system.

Try harder, would ya?

lorien1973 on January 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM

What a breath of fresh air. We need to elect him and put him in charge of welfare because he sincerely understands the victim show.

saiga on January 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM

God! I love this guy!

TheSitRep on January 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM

The only victim to drug use is yourself. Conservatives should embrace the right to be stupid.

The other examples you cite have a 3rd party involved. And thus, would be punishable under a criminal system.

Try harder, would ya?

lorien1973 on January 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Everything can involve a 3rd party. Someone high could easily go nuts and kill someone. Prostitution involves a third party if the people involved are married. To say a 3rd party is involved is making it too easy for my point of view.

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:44 PM

“If my mind were shaped by white people the new Slave Masters, I would be a liberal too.”

Tell ‘em brutha!

baldilocks on January 28, 2009 at 4:44 PM

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Reading your stupid crap could make me go crazy nuts and kill someone. Maybe you should be illegal?

LimeyGeek on January 28, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Reading your stupid crap could make me go crazy nuts and kill someone. Maybe you should be illegal?

LimeyGeek on January 28, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Heh, you are the morons that mentioned a 3rd party. Try harder would ya?

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:47 PM

Tell ‘em brutha!

baldilocks on January 28, 2009 at 4:44 PM

He clearly has balls like church bells to withstand the kind of liberal echo chamber he lives within.

LimeyGeek on January 28, 2009 at 4:47 PM

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:47 PM

No, Cletus, I mentioned rights

LimeyGeek on January 28, 2009 at 4:47 PM

I love this guy – I’ve been a subscriber to his YouTube channel for a while now, and I love what he has to say. I wish someone like him would have been the first black president.

YoungAmerican on January 28, 2009 at 4:48 PM

No, Cletus, I mentioned rights

LimeyGeek on January 28, 2009 at 4:47 PM

Speaking of rights, have you noticed that the founders always seemed to mention God given rights?

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:50 PM

A very great man once told me that America is a wonderful place because everyone has the freedom to fail. This was a man who tried several businesses that failed until he invented something that made him a multimillionaire. Not sure what Zo means by “right to fail” but I agree with my old boss that “freedom to fail” means you can keep trying until you succeed.

rivlax on January 28, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Everything can involve a 3rd party. Someone high could easily go nuts and kill someone. Prostitution involves a third party if the people involved are married. To say a 3rd party is involved is making it too easy for my point of view.

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Someone standing in line at the post office could go nuts and kill someone too. Or walking their dog and stepping in dog crap.

Personal responsibility regarding your other point. Thinking through things. If you are married and visit a prostitute, it’s your responsibility to tell her, isn’t it? It being illegal isn’t the barrier here.

lorien1973 on January 28, 2009 at 4:53 PM

And God gave us free will to be stupid as well, but just like with the U.S. Governments laws, if we want to be stupid there are consequences.

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:54 PM

MobileVideoEngineer on January 28, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Yet they officially settled on “Creator”, despite their personal religious convictions. They added a 1st Amendment too, to carve God out of the legal equation….very wise men indeed.

LimeyGeek on January 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Couldn’t have said it better myself. This guy needs his own show. Fox News needs some good late night tv. I would stay up late just to watch him!!

Callie C. on January 28, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Great point, this guy would make a great addition to RED EYE…I’ll send an e-mail to FOX and the host of Red Eye (can’t remember his name off hand) as it would be awesome to see Zo on Red Eye!

Liberty or Death on January 28, 2009 at 5:07 PM

Wow. Can we please get regular doses of that guy? He’s the black Ann Coulter.

Western_Civ on January 28, 2009 at 5:13 PM

With respect to Mary Jane…..it’s called “Weed” for a reason. If MJ was legal, you could just grow a personal bush or two in your garden or attic.
LimeyGeek on January 28, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Actually, it’s legal to grow a couple of MJ plants in California provided you can prove it’s for personal use and you’re not selling it, so one or two plants you can get away with, however any more plants than that and you’d have a difficult time esplaining yourself.

Liberty or Death on January 28, 2009 at 5:15 PM

I totally understand his points about bigger government surrounding the legalization of drugs and the legalization of prostitution.
Those are things I have considered but felt that if we ever go to the point of legalizing Marijuana and prostitution that most of the bigger goverment problems would have already been dealt with.
I would say at this juncture we as a nation are not ready for these two things to be legalized.

theguardianii on January 28, 2009 at 5:19 PM

He’s the black Ann Coulter.

Western_Civ on January 28, 2009 at 5:13 PM

She is kinda manly, isn’t she? :P

lorien1973 on January 28, 2009 at 5:24 PM

This guy is THE MAN! For those of you who don’t like him…get bent!

sabbott on January 28, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Nice. I really enjoyed the “where you been the last 8 years”.

Well, some of them have been hobnobbing with communist regimes among other things.

Hog Wild on January 28, 2009 at 5:54 PM

I love this guy’s beliefs, especially how lame it would be to legalize drugs.

Legalizing drugs is the main difference I have with Ron Paul, although I agree on a lot of his other stuff, not including foreign policy.

Time to donate again.

Sapwolf on January 28, 2009 at 5:57 PM

He asks the right questions. Some just don’t like the questions. Seeing as this is a BLACK man, what are they? Racists?

GarandFan on January 28, 2009 at 5:59 PM

The only victim to drug use is yourself. Conservatives should embrace the right to be stupid.

The other examples you cite have a 3rd party involved. And thus, would be punishable under a criminal system.

Try harder, would ya?

lorien1973 on January 28, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Bulls**t Lorien.

Drug addiction is bad for everyone who comes in contact with the addict.

And, it is our duty to help those addicted, not pass laws that enable the vice and make them shrivel to nothing.

Get a hold of yourself. You ever meet someone addicted to crack or meth.?

In your world, the Good Samaritan walks right by the mugged man and goes right by saying “His fault he chose this path, getting mugged.”

Go home and smoke your pipe, you who believes in lightly regulated selfishness.

Sapwolf on January 28, 2009 at 6:03 PM

After watching that video, just two words: awe.some.

Mallard T. Drake on January 28, 2009 at 6:17 PM

I’m of 2 minds on the legalization question. One the one hand, I’ve been around law enforcement personnel my whole life, so I’ve seen the consequences of drug addiction. I’ve also seen just how addictive some of those drugs are … Like Heroin – just one hit, and you’re pretty much addicted for life, or so claimed my psychopharm class. Then there’s crystal meth, and the rages it can produce, or PCP and the complete immunity to pain it creates…

On the other hand, there’s MJ, which you couldn’t OD on if smoked all day and all night for years. Can’t really see that one being illegal.

TheUnrepentantGeek on January 28, 2009 at 6:21 PM

He clearly has balls like church bells to withstand the kind of liberal echo chamber he lives within.

LimeyGeek on January 28, 2009 at 4:47 PM

Liberty Bell….Liberty Balls.

The Race Card on January 28, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Very well done!

Yakko77 on January 28, 2009 at 6:59 PM

Go home and smoke your pipe, you who believes in lightly regulated selfishness.

Sapwolf on January 28, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Seriously? This is a debate worth intelligent responses. There are good arguments on both sides, so there’s no reason to start with the insults. That’s nearly always true here, but this one in particular seemed to come out of nowhere.

Plus, not all people who use drugs are addicts, just as not all people who drink become drunks and not all people who consume caffeine have the desire to mainline Jolt (Cherry Jolt’s my fave).

Personally, I’m more in favor of decriminalization if only because I don’t want drug use out in the open, nor do I want drug users jailed. I don’t believe either is beneficial to society.

Esthier on January 28, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Drug addiction is bad for everyone who comes in contact with the addict.

And, it is our duty to help those addicted, not pass laws that enable the vice and make them shrivel to nothing.

Sapwolf on January 28, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Alcoholism imposes a far more devastating social cost than drug-taking. Unless one supports restoring prohibition, it’s incoherent to reason from “bad for everyone” to “ban the activity”.

Ponz on January 28, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Ponz on January 28, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Depends on the drug, but otherwise your point is solid.

Esthier on January 28, 2009 at 9:37 PM

Just got the chance to see this. I like him, Californian who has more sense than the whole gaggle of Hollywood libtards.

AZfederalist on January 28, 2009 at 9:37 PM

Huckabee wasn’t his first choice guys. He’s actually more in tune with Alan Keyes. But since Keyes isn’t a very good messenger he had to back Huckabee. Like him or not, Huck is a good speaker. Zo is not a populist like Huck though.

Check out all of his videos on his site. It’s worth every minute! This guy knows how to entertain. “The Vote Reaper” and “The O-team” are probably the best IMO. He has a few music videos on there too.

rmel80 on January 28, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Zo is the greatest!

SheofTwoMinds on January 28, 2009 at 10:25 PM

He argues conservative positions better than any talking head on any TV channel, IMHO.

cryptojunkie on January 28, 2009 at 10:49 PM

I have a man crush on Zo…

yubley on January 28, 2009 at 10:50 PM

Zo on illegal immigration—> “when you got ants comming into your house, you got to put away the sugar”

Dollayo on January 29, 2009 at 1:05 AM

There is something truly life affirming about listening to this guy…

Viewtifulgare on January 29, 2009 at 1:09 AM

I like this guy.

Johnny 100 Pesos on January 29, 2009 at 1:41 AM

I think I’ve just developed my very first man-crush…

Knuckledragger on January 29, 2009 at 3:14 AM

I gotta admit, this does help take the edge off of that burning rage I’ve felt every time I see one of those insulting commercials.

Cylor on January 29, 2009 at 3:58 AM

I wish this guy would sub for Rush Limbaugh someday.

heavenhelpus on January 29, 2009 at 2:18 PM

YOU GO GUY!

afotia on January 29, 2009 at 3:33 PM

RE: Legalizing Marijuana–

I have a friend who was a cop in L.A. for 25 years. I asked him once what the source of most of the calls he got called out on were, and he said “domestic violence.” Also said it went both ways: male on female, and female on male.

Out of curiosity, I then asked what was the major factor in most of the incidents, and he said “alcohol.” Following up that, I asked if there were ever any incidents of domestic violence brought on or made worse due to marijuana as a factor. Without missing a beat, he said “never.” And this is a guy who is personally vehemently opposed to legalizing pot.

Sure it’s anecdotal, but it is telling. Go figure…

LooseCannon on January 29, 2009 at 4:38 PM

He had me for the first 2 minutes or so, but then he sort of derails. Noting that neither is completely compatible with freedom, which is more compatible with freedom: taxing marijuana sales or jailing marijuana users?

By his logic, we’d have smaller government if we just jailed people for smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. Right.

Mark Jaquith on January 29, 2009 at 5:06 PM

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