post #91 of 159
12/31/06 at 5:55pm
(1) You know, US attorney often hype their cases...biggest conspiracy in history of the Silver state...yada yada yada. It is apparent that keeping that much cash and receiving nearly no sentence that any conviction was a plea deal and under close scrutiny the government's case was really weak. Really, really weak. "One of the largest drug cartels in US history"..is empty rhetoric unfortunately and just an example of the language that too often spills out of the justice department p.r. effort (of course it has to be PR because if it wasn't then what would be the purpose of a press release...influencing the juror pool before the trial? Certainly, the PR realese wouldn't come after the plea because most folks would be left scratching their heads over this very very modest sentence for such profound criminality). I understood Julia's dad made his money the old fashioned way in California...land speculation. It's been more lucrative here in California than peddling weed. Especially around Tahoe.
(2) In the 60's and 70's there was no good marijuana from BC. Imporatation from Canada then was zip. BC bud is a recent phenonenon and it's an industry that seems to exist with a certain passive acceptance from Canadian authorities. Thailand was famous for the quality of it's (santiva (not indicia strain)) marijuana.
(3) I doubt Julia is being exploted by anyone and the Lange campaign is using the absurdity of pairing one very attractive champion skier in lingerie with their boots. I like the image and it's fun. My wife says it demonstrates that women athletes are sexy. I already knew that, but Julia is a nice reminder.
RE Julia and the Lange promo:
Check out this link for a video (basically her in a hot tub discussing the issues):