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The image above is an obvious forgery. Even as political satire, it’s in execrable taste, and probably prosecutable as seditious libel. Possession of it may be grounds for being interned as an enemy combatant.

I’m annoyed with the three people who have emailed it to me so far today, and ashamed of myself for posting it. You should be ashamed of yourself for rolling on the floor laughing at it.

Come on, now! Wipe that grin off your Bush-hating face! Goddammit, THAT ISN’T FUNNY!

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: