Michael Phelps needs cooler party buds

UPDATED

Somebody put a stop to this. Should Michael Phelps be smoking pot? No, but leave the kid alone. He’s 23 and living like a 23-year-old. Aren’t there more important things to occupy our time?

I don’t really see how smoking pot enhances his swimming ability — thus negating any allegations that he’s “doping.”

And somebody get him some better friends.

Not only did they sell the picture of him smoking out of bong to a British tabloid, now they’re getting busted for trying to sell the bong on eBay for $100,000. Not cool.

“Saturday Night Live” hasn’t been worth watching lately, but I couldn’t agree more with Seth Meyers take on the Phelps-smokes-pot circus:

I wonder what kind of outrage there would be had he been smoking (gasp!) tobacco. And where were his sponsors when he was busted for a DUI?

UPDATE

Boycotts begin

There’s a lot of people upset over this, so much so that boycotts are being organized and Kellogg’s had to set up a designated phone line to field calls about the company dropping Phelps. From Meaningful Distraction:

There is currently a Facebook group titled “Boycott Kellogg’s for Dumping Phelps Over Bong Photo,” with nearly 6,000 members calling for a boycott of all Kellogg’s products.

The group states, “More than 100 million Americans — our friends, our family, and our president — have admitted to using marijuana, and they shouldn’t be treated like criminals!” and calls for people to dial up the company and complain.

Apparently, so many calls have been placed that Kellogg’s needed to set up a special line. When you call, you are asked to press 1 to leave comments about the Phelps controversy. Button 2 is for salmonella in peanut butter! And people say marijuana makes you lose motivation!

Other groups are also outraged. The Marijuana Policy Project, the Drug Policy Alliance, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws have also called for a boycott.

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‘Always good for a (weak-ass) beer’

obamabeer2It’s been said that the kind of alcoholic beverage you prefer speaks volumes about your personality. If that’s true, Barack Obama is a weak-ass sellout to European interests.

That explains why he let Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid take the lead on writing the boondoggle stimulus bill. And why Iran views him as a wimp.

But at least he’s willing (or at least he’s saying he’s willing) to have drinks with someone who disagrees with him.

While pushing the stimulus plan in Elkhart, Ind., Monday, Obama signaled he’d be willing to meet with Sean Hannity — who said he wanted to have a beer with the president:

“With respect to Sean Hannity, I didn’t know that he had invited me for a beer,” the president said to laughter from the crowd.

“But I will take that under advisement,” he added in a tone that suggested it may be a long consideration, prompting even more laughter.

“Generally,” Mr. Obama went on, “his opinion of me does not seem to be very high.”

More laughter.

“But I’m always good for a beer.”

That exchange prompted Hannity to offer to buy the beer on Greta Van Susteren’s program Monday night. In fact, the conservative radio and TV host said he’d pay for Obama’s beer and cigarettes for his entire term in exchange for one interview a year (I now have a solid reason to enter politics).

Then, this morning, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on “Fox & Friends” that he told the president to take the offer. When Steve Ducey asked what kind of beer the president preferred, Gibbs said Hannity should bring along a six-pack of Budweiser. That was even after Ducey suggested selecting a domestic brew.

“Give him a six-pack of Budweiser,” Gibbs said, “and we’ll meet him anywhere he wants to go.”

Here’s the video:

Budweiser? That’s the best the president can do?

First, Budweiser is no longer an American company — Anheuser-Busch was bought out by Belgian-Brazilian company InBev last summer.

Second, Bud is a weak-ass beer. The president may as well drink PBR — or toilet water. I thought Obama and his people were supposed to cool and hip. I guess that’s not the case. I want a president with gravitas — a president who relishes drinking real beer. I want to know the president can hold his own at a D.C. cocktail party and at the local dive bar.

Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air suggested the two drink Sam Adams or Guinness, but there’s some great, lesser-known American brews out there, and here’s a suggestion for the Hannity-Obama beerfest: San Diego’s own Stone Brewery.

Stone was recently placed on the top of the list of “the most popular and highest-rated brewers — ever” by Beer Advocate magazine.

I would suggest the two grab a six-pack of Stone Pale Ale. Though, Ruination IPA might be more fitting with the direction in which Obama is taking the country.

Of course, perfect irony would have the two sip on some Arrogant Bastard Ale, but that might force the president to grow a spine.

At least then the meeting would expose the president to some real beer, and maybe send a message to Congress and the rest of the world that he’s not a Bud-drinking wimp.

And, Sean, Stone brews are available in Washington, D.C. You can pick some up on your way to the White House.

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