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Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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G’day, GN!

I didn’t know that a peanut could entertain a cat so effectively.

I somehow missed this story from last week -- Heavily armed drug cops raid retiree’s garden, seize okra plants:

Georgia police raided a retired Atlanta man’s garden last Wednesday after a helicopter crew with the Governor’s Task Force for Drug Suppression spotted suspicious-looking plants on the man’s property. A heavily-armed K9 unit arrived and discovered that the plants were, in fact, okra bushes.

The officers eventually apologized and left, but they took some of the suspicious okra leaves with them for analysis. Georgia state patrol told WSB-TV in Atlanta that “we’ve not been able to identify it as of yet. But it did have quite a number of characteristics that were similar to a cannabis plant.”

Indeed! Like cannabis, okra is green and it has leaves.

“Gumbo Squad!! Let’s see those hands, Pops..NOW!!”

From another article:

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — A Cartersville man is upset after he said investigators mistook a garden full of okra for marijuana plants.

The man growing the popular Southern food said a helicopter woke him up Wednesday and then he had deputies show up at his door.

“I was scared actually, at first, because I didn’t know what was happening,” said homeowner Dwayne Perry.

All he noticed was that there was a chopper sitting unusually low over his house, then Bartow County deputies and a K-9 unit appeared at his doorstep in minutes.

“They were strapped to the gills,” Perry said.

Of course they were…officer safety is paramount. Certainly trumps fucking common sense.

Perry said his plants had five leaves, not seven like on the cannabis plant. He said a mistake like this shouldn’t happen.

“Here I am, at home and retired and you know I do the right thing,” Perry said. “Then they come to my house strapped with weapons for no reason. It ain’t right.”

The authorities apologized on the scene and again when Willis called.

“If we disturbed them in any manner, that’s not our intent. Our intent is to go out and do our job and do it to the best of our ability,” Stokes said.

Hahahahahahaha…FAIL! Drugs sho’ ’nuff make some people crazy.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

I find this suspicious:

“Perry said his plants had five leaves, not seven like on the cannabis plant.”

How did he know how many leaves were on a cannabis plant?

At least they didnt kill his dog or him.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Santa Anas have been blowing all night. Gusts up to 45mph here. Humidity is up to a whopping 9%!

No fires yet, but a good chance for them today.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Hey has anyone seen my safe zone? I can’t find the damn thing anywhere.

Hi Fatwa! And off to work I go!

Poof

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hai Sven!

At least they didnt kill his dog or him.

There’s that. Nor did they use a flash-bang to blow two holes into an infant like happened to Bounkham Phonesevanh a couple of counties over.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa and Sven!

While okra looks nothing like cannabis, the helicopter probably saw something like this and figured they had another opportunity for civil asset forfeiture:

Santa Anas have been blowing all night. Gusts up to 45mph here. Humidity is up to a whopping 9%!

They haven’t hit here, yet, and aren’t on today’s schedule. Our humidity is a comparatively dripping 22%!

Hey has anyone seen my safe zone?

Have you checked at the Bestest Place to Work, Ever!?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hai, Paddy!

I have been unable to ascertain whether those filthy, gung-ho drug goons had a warrant.

Presuming not, one can only hope Mr. Perry finds a bulldog civil rights attorney and files a federal lawsuit.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

My parents’ house goes on the market today. The RE agents are holding a twilight wine & cheese open house from 5-7 pm. We’re looking forward to seeing the finished product and hoping for a quick sale.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hai, Mac!

…our economy is just limping along as we try to absorb all the economic refugees from other states as these companies move here and expect us to somehow fill the many thousands of jobs they bring.

*Snort*

Paddy --

Hope your folks’ home sells quickly.

Wishing RabBeet and BW the same re TMP.

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

Odd Day
Today isn’t just Friday the 13th.
It’s Odd Day! That special time when the calendar features three consecutive uneven numbers: 11/13/15.
It’s the last time it happens THIS CENTURY!
Everybody hug.

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

He should have put some fake silk flowers on his okra to disguise it. That’s what I do.
Disguise

X_LA_Native
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5 years ago

discovered that the plants were, in fact, okra bushes.

As far as Mr. X is concerned, growing that gloppy vegetable *should* be an arresting matter.

He hates the stuff, can you tell?
/and our neighbor grows OODLES of it every year

And … I got nuthin’ else. I’m a crispy critter after this week.

Prayers for those who need ’em, and for those who don’t.

*mwah* y’all!

*ZzzzzzzzTTT*!

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Gee, I sure hope that James Taylor isnt busy cuz Obama needs him to go over to France and sing You Got a Friend again.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Isn’t it about time for Obama to come out and remind us that these killers arent really Muslims? And for us not to go all crazy with Islamophobia and do bad things to innocent Muslims over here?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hai, Cali, TeX and Sven!

He should have put some fake silk flowers on his okra to disguise it.

Cali --

¡Muy excellente! Also hee!!

This Paris carp is a bit reminiscent of Mumbai.

Also see some of the little dipshits at Mizzou are upset Paris is stealing stealing attention from their story because “they’re equally important”.

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Yes. Of course hurt feelings and fear over a swastika made of crap or white people wearing fake mustaches and sombreros is right on par with getting shot to death at a concert.

Somehow though it must all be the fault of the evil Joooooooish cabal.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Reply to  Sven

Shhhhh! Ixnay on teh Oooojay abalcay!

As re the scheiße swastika, I personally found it slightly amusing because I suspect the Stormfront ‘tards found it offensive. 🙂

Sven
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Sven
5 years ago

Well…I’d do the blonde girl. Just sayin’.