Journalist (on the phone): So is he really going to criticize the mayor or is he going to be milquetoast about it? … I said “milquetoast.” … MILQUETOAST.
Mayor Vincent Gray intends to sign a law passed by the D.C. Council on Tuesday that would make possession of up to an ounce of marijuana punishable only by a $25 fine. As the chart above by The Washington Post’s Julio Negron shows, an ounce is enough to roll about 60 joints. Smoking pot in private would carry the same penalty, while smoking in public would be equivalent to carrying an open container of alcohol, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $500 fine.
"The end of this road is not clear
I know this, just like you do
Don’t tell me to stop loving
You can’t do that and I can’t either
We can’t go back to where we were
And we can’t find a way out of this dead-end
I know (they say) these feelings
should not be, but they are."
Journalist: I have an hour to kill.
Journalist picks up phone and hurriedly dials.
Journalist (on the phone, whispering): Friend! Where are you? I need a drinking buddy.