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Editor's Note: the Banned List

Monday, September 25, 2006

Many people have commented to me that our reader poll has not changed in quite a long time. There is a good reason for this. It's difficult for our readers to know what opinion to have before we have told them what to think about an issue.

Enter Toby Keith. The other day on the Colbert Report, Toby admitted to smoking marijuana with Willie Nelson. Colbert blamed Keith for the subsequent arrest of Nelson for possession of a pound and a half of marijuana. But I take a different issue with Keith.

As far as I am concerned, when you smoke marijuana, you are breaking the laws of the United States of America, and are an enemy of the state. That's right, when you smoke marijuana, you're smoking al-Qaeda.

Now I could make up some of lame boycott of Toby Keith's music, but I say hit him where it hurts. I say we stop eating at Toby Keith's I love this bar & grill. Assuming that each reader of NewsBlog 5000 does not eat at his restaurant every day, it will cost Keith $168,000 a year.

So congratulations to Toby Keith's I love this bar & grill, the first member of the exclusive NewsBlog 5000 banned list. May you all rot in hell, traitors.

Dr. Ryan Maynard, Editor, NewsBlog 5000

I would smoke pot with Willie Nelson.
Too funny! Anybody who writes songs like that deserves everything they get! I think Toby Keith should smoke way more pot.
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