Aug 13, 2013|
Scoot in for Tommy. Scoot takes your calls and talks to listeners about marijuana in the US
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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As kids head back to school yesterday we were talking about songs from my businesses going back to school. -- -- -- This morning we're talking about those movies that remind us of what it was like to beat the new kid at school. And of all the movies it really get a good job of talking about being educated school -- movie Karate Kid and a number of a text about that. We talked about footloose. Back to the future. Teen wolf. Karate Kid what's another good movie about being the new kid at school that was a tough position but there have been no a lot of movies about that as well. The things we're talking about I you consider some movie you try to find music from -- to go in and out of our breaks with that. Send -- to -- text number 87870. Rodeo clown has warned President Obama mask and asked the crowd if they wanted to see Obama run over by a ball. That was at the Missouri state fair rodeo is that offensive or is that comedy. -- -- Debbie have you a pretty general opinion -- 41% say it's offensive 79%. Say it's comedy. And you can give us your opinion by going to our web site WWL dot com to continue that conversation also a number. Of to attacks are coming in about that also we've got some action on our FaceBook page about this at this topic. Conversation going on there is set to WWL radio on FaceBook here's a comment from Jeff are. If he was wearing a bush mask would anybody care. While some people would care a lot like when we talk about making fun of the president well we're actually talking about making fun of any president. Now they are those who going to be overly sensitive when it comes pres Obama they are going to be those who will be overly sensitive when it's a Republican president. But understand that. -- comedy that is offensive. Is is to some degree what makes comedy funny something that you're offended by somebody else is laughing at somebody else's offended by something that. That you're laughing -- -- wanna join our show this morning our numbers 2601870. Toll free 8668890870. And a tech's number it's 877. Also on super chef Paula Deen has scored a victory -- this happened yesterday when a federal judge threw out the race discrimination claims against -- a lawsuit by a former employee. The judge ruled that since the former employee is white. She can't be the victim of racial discrimination. And can only be accidental victim of racial discrimination. And I believe that is the case when it comes to two lawsuits you -- you can't sue on behalf of somebody else and I believe that's one of the reasons why. The Supreme Court threw out. -- challenged proposition. Eight was a proposition eight proposition nine of his eight. Proposition eight. Comes as -- California where voters -- in the polls since everyone a ban same sex marriage. But the people who brought that lawsuit were we're not affected by same sex marriage and their four. And that could not be -- that you legitimate claim the court. If you bring something to court you have to be personally affected by. The reason that your that your suing. So Paula Deen has lost an awful lot because of this. This racial issue involving this lawsuit she. She still is being sued by this employee on other other matters but not racial discrimination. But yet Paula dean lost her TV show and she lost a lot of clients as a result of that. Is the federal government signaling a major move towards more acceptance of marijuana in America. Attorney general Eric Holder yesterday announced sweeping and systematic changes that suggest a significant shift. In America's war on drugs he was speaking at the American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco holder said. The Justice Department will no longer push for mandatory. Minimum sentences. For drug offenders that have no connections to gangs. And have not been involved in violence or large drug trafficking groups. Holder said long sentences. For low level nonviolent drug offenses. Do not promote public safety deterrence. Or rehabilitation. Now the public's attitude toward penalties concerning marijuana and it has changed and the states of Colorado and Washington have now legalized. Recreational use upon. But the federal government has always still. Adhered to this idea that hey even if you legalize it in your state it's still against federal law. But what Eric Holder said yesterday could be an indication that the federal government. Is taking a big step in the direction of reflecting changes. In society. We'll talk about this when we come back after -- -- join -- -- with a comment about anything we're talking about this morning. Our numbers 2601870. Toll free 8668890870. Text number -- 87870. Are you for the legalization of marijuana. And should the federal government reflect these attitudes in society and in some states that are changing toward the medical and also recreational use -- We're coming right back of your comments I'm scoops and Tommy Tucker this morning and all this week on -- WL. Do you remember that movie ten things I -- I and I think that was the first movie -- Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles was in its. Wasn't this the so it's they're. We are seeing him and Andy Williams can't tell my guys up -- I remember this by divorcing -- -- -- annually because I was. I heard on January it was even though we're probably close to say anything. But -- is that this is a great moving ten things I hate about you. Great movie about being educated school where things were talking about this morning. If you can think of a movie about being the new kids school we haven't mentioned yet send me text at age 7870. Over the weekend CNN -- this documentary titled wheat and it features doctor -- -- Who has totally changed his opinion on marijuana. Now Sanjay -- had been opposed to marijuana use. Even for medicinal purposes but he's changed his opinion of dad and it was obvious in this documentary. It also seems as if politics are starting to change in the direction of more acceptance of medical and maybe even recreational use of pot. This -- blog this morning is about that is the federal government becoming more accepting. Of pot smokers. And you can find that out on our website at WWL dot com enter our opinions on the front page read it coming or if you like and share with others. Via the public attitude toward penalties about marijuana arrest of marijuana users have changed in Colorado Washington and now legalized the recreational use of pot. -- legalization of marijuana for medical use first began to spread across the country the federal government maintains. But even the prescribes medical use of pot is illegal in some states remained in violation of federal laws. Even though President Obama campaigned on the idea that the federal government would permit states to make their own decisions about medical pot. The Justice Department continue to spend millions of dollars prosecuting. Alleged medical pot users in states where it was legal. So that there always has been this disconnect between the federal government and the American public's changing view of medical and recreational use apart and it's announced by attorney general Eric Holder yesterday should be seen as a shift in the federal government's position. On punt. Last month Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal signed bills into sign bills into law. Then it's. That would indicate to local changes in attitudes. Toward drug offenders. One of the deals could lead to first time offender serving less time in prison. And another really clearly defines the time to inmates are credited. For good behavior. Every generation has the power to re define society when he reaches the status of the establishment. So I guess it should be no surprise that changing attitudes toward marijuana. Appear to be led by the baby boomer generation which is now the establishment present generation elevated pot to a more acceptable status through the sixties and seventies. The changing views on marijuana in America. I don't think are part of America becoming more permissive. The changing views seemed to me to be a reassessment of activity and crime. That involve more the individuals. In our society as a whole. And when you think about the incredible told -- alcohol. Takes on society. Is it difficult to justify the harsh treatment. Of pot smokers I'm not suggesting that we promote the use of -- Nobody likes the idea of drivers being stone behind the wheel. But if you wanna smoke pot smoke pot seems to be the attitude of a growing number. Of Americans. And let's be honest. -- illegal but almost everybody in America and right here nor was even teenagers. Who wanna smoke pot. Can find it and buy it. So maybe a more realistic approach toward that reality. Is a better way to. Control and regulate. Marijuana. Should marijuana just be legal in America and the UC Eric holder's comments. And is. I stepped by the federal government toward. Reflecting barrel on marijuana. Use and the more tolerance of that a -- American society. If you wanna join our show of the comments are numbers 260187. Toll free 8668890. -- seventy. In a text number is 877. I scoot him for Tommy Tucker this morning and all this week it seven Tony to here's another -- WL traffic updates. It's -- Tuesday morning -- -- And for -- -- this morning you know honestly. It's back to school week for most -- people in this area. And we're talking about movies that were really good movies about being the new kid at school and I and I never -- about this sort. -- these are moving we haven't mentioned yet I got to take just a moment ago about what was -- mentioned that earlier footloose was great movie about being a new kid in school. What was so another good movie about being the new kid. In school which is a tough position for all of us that we have all been there. Set -- to our our tech's number -- 87870. Now we're talking about whether or not it's time to just legalize pot in America. -- yesterday attorney general Eric Holder. -- some comments that indicate to me that the government today is really making a big step toward. Recognizing that prosecution. And mandatory sentences for. On marijuana arrest of marijuana use that really should be should be lessons and this is a major move I think by the by the federal government. Also doctor Sanjay Gupta of CNN has changed his opinion. On marijuana and there was documentary over the weekend called we'd assure the -- repeated but here's part of what doctor study group has had to say. You ordered to look at the medical journals right now about articles regarding medical marijuana he find lots of up to 20000 articles. The vast majority more than 90%. Are designed and had to look at the harm. The problems with marijuana for medicinal marijuana and less than 10% -- 6%. Actually to look at the benefits. And I think it paints a very distorted picture and it's part of the systematic. Misleading. Andrew Sabin our Larry you know and every W -- the morning Larry. It more refute your creature looked. -- -- I agree with you an output editor. On the agreement part -- -- now want it felt as a precaution you know by its so call late from other drug. -- -- -- -- I think marijuana unlike the drug is it not an. It's part of an addiction standpoint it's more mental you know -- need -- physical or other -- like actually -- Q would it take you to. Actually require the -- tobacco and and and other. I would agree and I would also think it's fair to say that it is an emotional it's and it -- in -- most you can have an emotional addiction to pot more than what seems to be a physical addiction like a cocaine or heroin. Right now but are also -- see personally it -- in not only law enforcement local state and federal. I think they're in Korea is a single thing in the -- our society has had like diplomatic view. Of drug and drug addict until somebody in your family or or yourself is it actually becomes addicted to something Margaret rape and drug. Or -- all or street drugs. Are we that the attitude you know the book at these people. Obligate torture realized that you know the attic. Who -- common -- -- on the street -- whether he'd like that by -- and drug -- our. Odd that person and I'll get a minimum of say ten years because -- instead of the treatment that required and needed. Person good deal -- -- bought a boat dealer here I'm talking about you. Pot dealer as far as I'm concerned that it is there the -- kind of look at pictures and into that problem Bob all of these other people's lives. Like the attic need treatment to more so and in jail -- they -- saying the minimum you know patent it or not. And I think that was in response to all judges in the past but -- decades ago we just you know let people just keep the revolving go walking out without any treatment apart early. But. Senior and pollution of our outcome that. I'll let -- show people the great work -- protect. Merry I'm glad you called the federal government the DEA has maintained that marijuana has no medicinal. Nine advantages at all. Nobody is still attributes and that marijuana. Is as harmful as heroin. From a health standpoint. How ridiculous is that. So anything the federal government denies that becomes more realistic toward pot use and by the way. I don't smoke. I asked in in the past long time ago. But I don't smoke and -- pot was legal I wouldn't start smoking so I don't gain anything personally from him suggesting that. Marijuana should be legalized in this country. But when you think about all the other things that are legal. Why do we spend so much time and is it just because of this stigma of marijuana. And maybe it's time for us to mature and realize that maybe there shouldn't be this statement and what about the the that the pot dealer. Who is selling pot to people over 21. If you're -- stay with us I'm -- if Tommy Tucker coming right back with more of your calls and got a lot of text to get to as well all of that is next. It's 7:31 Tuesday morning August 13. Here's a look at WWL news update with Chris Miller. Since this is back to school week for a lot of young people in this area we're talking about movies that we're done about being that the new kid in school we talked about footloose. And greased ten things I hate about you that song from Blondie was on the soundtrack for mean girls and other movie about. Being a new kid in school also the -- it what's what's another when that we haven't mentioned. I've sent a text to 877 -- there's music for that movie and there will be will find it and will go in or not ever breaks yesterday were talking about the songs that. -- reminded us of a driving to school in the morning. And today we're remembering that some of the movies they were of good movies about being the new kid at school. We're talking about whether or not this time -- legalize pot in America yesterday a attorney general Eric Holder makes a rather bold statements indicating that. The federal government seems to be moving in the direction of more acceptance. Of medical and maybe even recreational pot in America here's part of what Eric Holder had to say yesterday. By reserving the most severe penalties for seriously high level war violent drug traffickers. We can better promote public safety deterrence and rehabilitation. While making our expenditures smarter and more productive. And -- -- governor Jindal recently signed into law a couple of bills that seemed to indicate that there is a shift locally. And how we treat people who have been arrested for as long as it's not a gang related. It is sex related or violence related for Picayune Nicky you're on WW on good morning. Good moment scoop my brother I you don't want to show we love you man to listen -- you afraid of long term but. We won't go or how alone -- that -- parties. Well that's all right Nikki and if we didn't make it to this point we'd be dead so I'm glad I -- Every day -- present this. Award. I'd just like to say thank you previous scholars to a little bit about ponder but. I'm not proud that but I don't hide that fact that I do use marijuana -- smoke into the state is seventeen. I don't think it's a gateway -- I don't believe because like he says it won't go -- -- ones and all the other stuff that stop there if you're gonna use that. It's already knew in my hand you're curious about it you don't attract. Marijuana does not lead you today. -- I totally agree with you're not going to Kohler show this morning when people say that pot is a gateway drug they base it on the idea. That. People who smoked pot quite often go on and try other drugs. And I think it's it's it's wrong to say that that -- city gateway drug. Let's consider the type of person that is adventurous enough to try pot -- an early age. That is the same type of person personality -- Who might wanna experiment with other drugs but I don't think it's the drug itself I think it's the type of person that might be an early marijuana smoker. It might also be the kind of person who would want to try something else. Is it time to legalize pot in America. There's more and more talk about this and an entire new debates is a rising about pot use in America -- and ended a special iron over the -- him doctor Sanjay Gupta. Changing his opinion about -- And attorney general Eric Holder yesterday seemed to indicate that the government wants to spend less time and not demand. Maximum minimum sentences. For many drug offenders. Here's -- WW a pretty general opinion poll is it time to legalize pot and America 33% say no. And 67%. Say yes. We'll try to pull through our show give us your opinion by going to our website WWL dot com. A -- blog this morning is about Vista federal government are becoming more accepting of pot smokers. That's on our web site this morning at WWL dot com read it's coming over to feel like -- and others. It's under our opinions on the front page. I'm studio for Tommy Tucker it's 7:43 on this Tuesday morning August 13. And we're coming right back on him to do well. But the movie back to school. Mr. Nolan went back to school he was to do well it was a new kid at school who was in new but don't this. Then moving eleven -- in the economics class. And he's been very realistic amount. Economic -- economic professor who was being very. Idealistic but by the day if I got interviewed Rodney Dangerfield TV interview when -- -- -- -- -- -- Los Angeles and interviewed him and. Sally -- Back to school we're talking about movies that remind us of being net new kid at school back to school was certainly one of high do you think of a movie we have a nation yet this morning send it to our -- -- A 7870. Is it -- to legalize pot in American SR WWL pretty jaguar opinion poll give us your opinion at WWL dot com. Here is a text get high and church school jobs driving around babies. What's next to be legalized. After all everybody's doing it so legalize it. Nobody should be talking about. Being stone behind the wheel car. Nobody should be talking about going to work stone why is it that we can have alcohol legal and again I don't smoke pot. And it was legal I wouldn't smoke itself might assist that's something that. It makes me feel the way I wanna feel. But I don't criticize those who don't as long as they're not hurting somebody else. But we have alcohol it's available when you're not supposed to go to work truck. So why could we legalize marijuana and and then we would expect everybody to go to work stoned. Now and then I guess yeah I guess it also comes down to this idea of well if marijuana is legal then how to we do an infield -- how to police to an infield. Sobriety test if you will to see if somebody still behind the wheel. And I'm sure there's a lot of creative ways to do that I mean one thing you might do is a police officer they take somebody's driving stoned. They can offer didn't the motorist like an apple. Or some points. And depending on what state picked -- might lead in the direction of whether or not somebody was. Was stone if you wanna join our show with a comment this morning our numbers 260187. Toll free 8668890870. In a text number is 877. Also this morning on the show we've been talking about a controversy involving a rodeo clown at the Missouri state fair. The rodeo clown was wearing an Obama mask. And said to the spectators. Do you wanna see Obama run down by a -- The crowd cheered. State fair officials called it inappropriate and does not reflect the opinion and standards of the fair. On the lieutenant governor of the state of Missouri who is a Republican. Said it was disrespectful. Democratic senator from Missouri Claire McCaskill said. That if this is what really did happen it shameful and unacceptable and a spokesperson for democratic governor Jay Nixon. Said the performance was disrespectful. And offensive and another another point in the show rodeo clown went up to the -- wearing the Obama mask. And pretended to. -- on him. Is it okay to make fun of the president. If you wanna join our show this morning our numbers 260187. Toll free 8668890870. And a text number is 87870. Is attacks that reads I saw the weeds show on CNN and wondered how many people against pot. Tuned into watch. I'm -- for Tommy Tucker 75100. Tuesday morning in August ever coming right back with more here's another WW ultra creates terror Robinson. The movie real genius way is about being new kid at school. I'm secure neighbor Tommy Tucker it's 7573. Minutes until 8 o'clock on this Tuesday morning really nice morning. But we are expecting some showers have them could be heavy by this afternoon an update on that with Laura -- -- coming up in our writers update. At the top of the hour talking about movies -- it's reflected being that new kid in school and most of us remember that feeling -- at some point you were always the new kid in school it was a very very comfortable feeling in there have been a number of movies. That have been done about this mean girls ten things I hate about you Karate Kid Greece footloose. Back to the future when it went back to the future there was. A story line there where he was new school. So if we haven't mentioned a movie that you can think of it was a good movie about being the new kid at school says it -- -- number 87070. And we'll go to a break played some a song from that movie from -- rich the -- WWL a good morning. -- -- Well on my own legalized they want and it should either yeah. I. Doubled the -- -- Lebanon. Quote there's been a remarkable. I think -- are joining order form -- Or any way is that -- pain pill. -- time that parents. -- did you say you've had seizures. About twelve years old twelve surgeries so intensive fighting pain. You think there's better ways it is better for you but I think it's -- -- they should be able to select marijuana I would think that pot would be less destructive on. The bodies in pain pills if that's something that works for years and why deny somebody something that makes him feel better if we've -- all these other things that are legalized for pain control. Well in what was being in the paint -- other types. -- and other. Like ignored by a hundred years somebody you think marijuana -- -- injured and I'd be invited -- better than. All right -- oral I've got to get your break you referral to go with all the surgeries -- are you doing all right. OK. Okay. All right good. -- -- rich and logical to show I'm studio for Tommy -- hangover coming right back with more on --