This may be the least surprising news story since Michael Jackon was accused of child molestation:
Art Garfunkel, part of the folk music duo Simon and Garfunkel, was charged with marijuana possession after police pulled his limousine over for speeding in upstate New York.
Garfunkel, 62, had a small amount of marijuana in his jacket pocket when a state trooper stopped the limo Saturday afternoon in Hurley, 55 miles southwest of Albany, the Daily Freeman of Kingston reported.
The trooper smelled marijuana after approaching the vehicle, in which Garfunkel was the lone passenger.
Garfunkel, of Manhattan, was scheduled to appear in court on January 28 on the charge, which carries a possible $100 fine, or he could respond by mail.
I guess I just missed the part where someone was hurt by Garfunkel’s behavior- you know, the part that makes this worthy of arrest and public attention. I just hope Willie Nelson steers clear of Hurley, New York.
I’m amazed that he was in a limo. With the way his career has gone, I was expecting him to climb out of a Dodge Dart.
Like you, I was amazed it was considered news.
So that’s what happened to his career.
If he’d put down the weed, he might have been able to hook up with a cute hippy chick half his age, like Paul did with Edie Brickell.
The True Drug Czar
Are you Kidding me? Only a $100 fine in New York? No F-ing way!! I thought New York was supposed to have harsh drug laws. Out here in Oregon posession of less than a Z is a minimum $500 fine. It is actually written into law. so I just refuse to pay the fines. Screw the law any way why we need a group of people who get paid to make more laws is beyond me. I think it is time some laws are unmade!! When ballots fail us bullets become our only option!!
The Voice of Reality
Any informed, rational human being knows that marijuana should be decriminalized. Too much religious conservatism taints our politics. But working within the law, a $100 fine ain’t bad. Just don’t drive around with a pound of weed in your car. If I were Art, I would have said, “Yeah – so what! I laugh at your $100 fine. Now – let me go get high in peace.”