And The Oscar For Stupid Fucking Credulous Hackery Goes To: Joe Hornaday of the Greensburg Daily News...

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greensburg is a pit. they used to have a tree growing out of the courthouse tower.
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They still have a tree growing there - it's their claim to fame.

What I want to know is on what grounds they obtained a search warrant.
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This "news" article reads like it's from the Onion.
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I live in Indiana. For the most part, I hate living in Indiana. Stories like this remind me why I hate it so much. I'm definitely no rocket scientist, but to see the stupidity evident in this news story surrounding me every day....gah.
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I love the tardy CYA inclusion of an "alleged." First you have no less a luminary than the police chief himself identifying the strange smell as "burnt marijuana." Then "the police found marijuana and proof of marijuana consumption." Only then is this chamber of horrors called an "alleged marijuana den."

Oh, and thank god for the impenetrable police cordon. Without that, untold sums of money might have changed hands in purchasing the dreaded "snacks" at the nearest "alleged convenience store" while these fearsome bandits waited for their inevitable arrest.
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Seattle rents just got a little more reasonable to me. For operating a marijuana den, you've got to pay your dues.
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Barney Fife bags another master criminal. The citizenry can now breathe easy.
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They probably spend the rest of their time busting 20 year olds for underaged drinking. Seriously, if they can't get high, that really only leaves fucking and getting pregnant on the oh so long list of things you can do there to kill time. The real question is why does anyone stay there? Or go back, assuming they got out for college.
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Sure, and marijuana arrives with the dew during the night.

There's absolutely no criminality involved in how it gets here.
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Greensburg should hire Dan as a consultant to their police dept.
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Meanwhile tons of highly addictive painkillers and grain alcohol will be consumed in the houses of the upper class and those who wish they were them.
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Doesn't this clown know that WR Hearst is dead? Good lord. Two dozen grafs of absolute drivel that could be better expressed as, "Five locals arrested for pot use."

He must be paid by the word.
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No matter how bad Greensburg is, I would definitely move there if pot arrived with the morning dew.
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Is there any chance that this story is a parody? Joe Hornaday almost seems to be making fun of the police.
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If Hornaday is writing parody it would be a bad idea to call in anonymous tips of a grow operation in his basement.
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in a "marijuana den." Or, as we like to call them here in Seattle, "an apartment."

ROFLROFLROFL
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It's a shame that the Greensburg cops are messing around with busting people smoking pot in the privacy of thier homes. If you look at the statistics of meth labs in Decatur county (where the small town Greensburg, IN is), there are 78. Yes, 78 meth labs in Decatur county Indiana. And they are wasting their time with pot smokers?? see: http://www.indianaeconomicdigest.com/mai…

We might give them the benefit of the doubt that maybe, just maybe, none of those 78 meth labs are in Greensburg. But how would they know if they waste their time and resources like this?
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I wonder if Joe got to have a ride in a real live police cruiser after providing hand jobs for all the fellas. Maybe they even turned the blue lights and the woowoo on for him. It was such a big day!
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It would be great if the tips focused on cops who smoke pot or other officials.
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All I will say is, if I were a young journalist, one who maybe dreamed of getting into the profession because I wanted to rake muck, take steady aim at the big shots, etc., and my editor came to me with the police blotter and said 'write about this marijuana article,' this is exactly what I would write. I'd probably go even further over the top.

Thank god that part of my career is over.
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Ok, I am generally not on board with your hackery campaign, but this story is just absurd. What a waste of police time and resources.
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how about people call in with tips suggesting the police must be on drugs to waste so much public money?
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Oh, Loveschild, because marijuana is always grown by violent criminals who shoot up their rival gangs. It's not a plant that can grow in various climates or even in households.

Ima smoke the green and assume it comes from peaceful folk, but that's really the guvments territory now, innit?

Oh, right, your a Christian, so you're just using your default approach of circular logic.