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Smokers are jokers

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:09 am

How dare you pot smokers of the world!? I heard about your “holiday” on April 20 A.K.A. 4/20. Your celebration is a mockery and insult to America. A holiday that celebrates breaking the law­—you should be ashamed. With 17 percent of Virginians between 18 and 25 admitting to smoking the reefer, that means there are thousands of Americans not being arrested on a daily basis. Sure, the courts are doing

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    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

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  • Religious freedoms restored at last!

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I can drop a baby from 50 feet in the air and social services can’t touch me so long as I hold a sincere belief in Islam. This is what happens when you hear government and religion making strange sounds in the other room late at night. Nine months later a Religious Freedom Restoration Act is born. Indiana’s RFRA has received plenty of attention lately, but what many don’t realize

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    Posted on April 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I was the disc jockey at a wedding one time and they had these beautiful ice swans flanking the buffet table. They were about five feet tall and there was a guest admiring them as I walked by. “What do they do with those ice sculptures after they melt?” I’m not talking that kind of stupidity here, but I felt like that was a good place to set a bar.

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  • Andrew Woolfolk’s so long

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I have spent approximately the past week or two deciding how I should begin this editorial. It’s a few hours before deadline, and all the witty ideas I can usually rely on are nowhere to be found. So here we go. As of Wednesday, April 8, I am no longer employed with The Central Virginian. It feels very surreal to write those words. If you haven’t heard the rumors by

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    Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I played varsity basketball with a guy who was, as best I can remember, about nine feet tall. I’d estimate his weight to have been around a half-ton, though, as I said, that’s an estimate. There was a rumor (none of us were able to substantiate this) that, in the off-season, his high tops were used as fishing boats in the Gulf. He had this habit of coming down with

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  • How do we pick our pets?

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

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