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Operation pipe dreams

Cowboy hat By Jim Hightower and Phillip Frazer - Wed., 6/28/06
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I’m thrilled to learn that our evil-fighting attorney general has that foreign-terrorist problem solved, so he can focus on more serious threats to our nation—such as glass blowers.

Some folks in Humboldt County, Calif., sent us a clipping with the news that three local owners of glass-blowing companies had their homes stormed by the feds at 6 a.m. on February 24. They were nabbed as part of Ashcroft’s nationwide sweep: “Operation Pipe Dreams.”

It seems these local businesses, which employ quite a few blowers, were making glass pipes. These pipes can be used for inhaling marijuana, so the three were charged with conspiracy to sell “drug paraphernalia.”

Lucky for you and me that our nation’s top cop is unleashing the full force of the U.S. of A. to stop glass-pipe blowing. Operation Pipe Dreams is a joint effort of the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals, Secret Service, Customs agents, and the Postal Inspection Service—your tax dollars at work.
Send your own congratulations to General Ashcroft on his phone comment line: 202-353-1555.

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