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COP on the Hill: Stories from the week of August 28, 2015


Stories from the week of August 28, 2015

Just show up: On the Metro going to work the two gentlemen were asking each other where they should get off – in French. I offered to help. We had a nice 1 minute chat before they left. The woman next to me asks, “Are you the cowboy who wants to legalize marijuana?” “Yes, I am.”….and she works for the DEA, is writing a master’s thesis on MJ legalization, saw me ask a question at the Wilson International Center in Spanish, asked me for a card and could she contact me for help with her thesis…. We then broke into fluent Spanish for the last minute, before she had to get off…..this kind of stuff floats my boat.

Where’s the shirt?:   Lunching at Chipotle’s in Union Station, I had put my Presidential candidate shirt over my dress shirt for 90 minutes. “Where’s your pot t-shirt?” the voice rang out.   I laughed and replied, ‘tis the season of politics and I will promote Mr. X until he becomes president…then back to the ‘Pot’ shirt.

Lucky: Heading for work on Thursday afternoon, I was cruising on my bike on the expressway at fifty as my exit approached. I engaged the brakes, the front ones locked up, the HD went down and I was sliding behind it by 50 feet. SOB. Good News is: the car behind me stopped, only two slight fractures in right foot, 5 square inches of road rash, lots of swelling and black and blue stuff. Took my first ever Oxycodone…surprisingly, it did not cut out all the pain.

Missed my two Senate meetings, spent the night in the hospital (being on blood thinners, the doc was justifiably concerned) and Karen is taking good care of me, if highly annoyed with my near miss at serious injury/death. I say back to work next week, Karen says over her dead body.. we’ll see.

PS — the crash bars on the bike took all the punishment… the cop who handled the accident drove it to the nearby parking lot, saving me 250 bucks.


1949 Presentations to Congressional staffers..    11 this week

01 meetings this week

60 Radio Interviews..  01 this week

01 Misc: 2 pages in a book about Howard & COP on the Hill: Los Legalizadores by Rafael Ruiz & Isabel Piquer


  COP stats since inception: August 2009

19 Conversations (five minutes or longer) with Member of Congress..  0 this week

82 brief chats with Members of Congress..   0 this week

82 published letters to the editor (value per MAPINC in free publicity: $80,000).. 0 this week

149 chats with other elected officials, state reps, senators, VIPs, etc.     00 this week

38 published interviews in major (daily) newspapers or magazine… 00 this week

88 interviews and reports in minor media = blogs, cable TV, weekly papers, etc..    this week

22 major conferences attended..   (United Nations drug conf, CPAC, LULAC, NRA, CBC, ASA, DPA, Dem & Repub. Presidential conventions., National Review,  etc)    0 this week

38 Appearances on major TV networks..this week (Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, BBC)…0 this week (BBC)

*   2 editorials in daily papers mentioning Howard’s efforts & in support of COP position

Weekly attendance at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday brunch attended by 150 conservative leaders.   Named the “Grand Central Station of the Conservative Movement.”

*      Consider being a member of COP at $30.00 or more per year.   All contributions are tax-deductible.  30 dollars buys all the copy paper COP uses in one year.   Law Enforcement’s voice in opposition to current policy is vital on the Hill to achieve a repeal of federal prohibition.  COP provides that voice.  www.citizensopposingprohibition.org










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