With occasional reflection on the perpetual absurdity/intrigue of life and society in general.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Few Words for Willie's Arresting Officer...

I never thought that I would be posting a clip from TMZ, but this is too good.

Snoop, I couldn't agree more... and too funny. Living in Austin, I cross Willie Nelson Blvd on a regular basis - it cuts through the heart of downtown. Now, I may be wrong, but I'm relatively certain that Officer "blah blah blah" doesn't have a major street named after him in the capital of Texas. What was he thinking? No, officer, you are not important enough or qualified to arrest Willie Nelson on marijuana charges.
Also interesting, the arresting officer reported 6 oz. removed from the tour bus, of which Willie claimed all (a good old ethical smoker and friend). Anything over 4 oz. in Texas carries a minimum, mandatory time served. Funny, when the official weigh-in was reported, it came in right under 4 oz. - haha.
The charges came in late November, 2010. Willie was back on the road and playing a show by the next evening, and, by the end of December, was in DC at the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors, hosted and presented by President Obama. Any questions on who is more important in Texas (or in the U.S.) between Willie and the arresting officer? Really, what was he thinking?

Willie is currently playing The Fillmore in San Fran, and I have heard from a first hand source that the show (last night) was exceptional. For more info, visit Willie's website through the link below.

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