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18 Oct 2010 09:47


Politics: Former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders: Legalize pot and stuff

  • What I think is horrible about all of this, is that we criminalize young people. And we use so many of our excellent resources … for things that aren’t really causing any problems. It’s not a toxic substance.
  • Former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders • Arguing the case for pot legalization. But before you pot-heads get too excited about having a mainstream, respected ally, we just want to point out how she lost her job. Elders, who served (controversially) under President Bill Clinton, is known for saying things like this. She once argued in favor of teaching masturbation in schools – an argument that caused her firing just fifteen months in. We wonder what our boy Dr. Koop thinks about all this. source

05 Mar 2009 21:27


Culture, U.S.: No! Sanjay! You would’ve been a great Surgeon General!

  • Sanjay Gupta withdraws his name from conisderation. The CNN face of health – who has nearly as many jobs as Ryan Seacrest – would’ve given up a significant – and lucrative – media empire in the name of public service, and he wasn’t willing to make the sacrifice. Why man? It’s not like anyone else is tightening their belts right now. source

07 Jan 2009 10:06


U.S.: Sanjay Gupta: From Dr. CNN to Dr. Obama?

  • The next surgeon general CNN revealed today that Gupta, long a familiar face on the network, was tapped by the Obama administration to take a job which allows him to continue to be the most well-known doctor in the country. He’s up to the task: Despite his high-profile day job, he’s managed to continue work as a neurosurgeon and as a assistant professor at Emory University. He’s the Ryan Seacrest of medicine. source