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There are three names that have pervaded the media lately in their own ways. Their names are, of course, Brittney Griner, Elon Musk, and Joe Biden.
It would also be the case that if one wasn’t reading a news article with one of these name gracing the copy, they were likely not reading the news. Well, now it seem they will all have to share column inches with each other. Even better than that, there seems to be a feud involved as well.
It is now being reported by ConservativeBrief that:
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shredded President Joe Biden over the Brittney Griner case as he said there are Americans in prison for the same crime.
The Daily Mail went on to report that:
“If the president is working so hard to free someone who is in jail in Russia for some weed, shouldn’t we free people in America?” he said during an episode of the Full Send podcast.”
“There are people in jail in America for the same stuff, shouldn’t we free them too?” he said. “My opinion is that people should not be in jail for nonviolent drug crimes.”
It was during that podcast that Musk elaborated on when he infamously smoked marijuana on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
He said that after he appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast he and his company were tested for “everything.”
The incident happened in 2018 and he talked about it on appearance Thursday on the “Full Send” podcast with Nelk Boys and John Shahidi.
He said that taking “like one puff” of marijuana during his appearance on Rogan’s show was not a wise decision.
“I did get a lot of backlash,” he said as he laughed. “Because it’s still federally illegal.”
“It was pretty nutty, actually,” the CEO said. “So, I had to have like random drug tests and stuff after that to prove that I’m not like a drug addict.”
“So like the SpaceX competitors were like ‘Hey, why aren’t you doing anything? Look at him … brazenly smoking weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast,’” he said.
“They drug tested me for everything,” the CEO said. “Randomly. I couldn’t like you know pick a day … I had to have a whole year of random drug tests.”
“The consequences for me and for SpaceX were actually not good,” he said. “Because it’s federally illegal … unfortunately it wasn’t just me but the whole company. All of SpaceX had to have random drug tests.”
So, there might be an admitted degree of empathy from Musk, for Griner. However, just like Musk had to accept the consequences for his actions, so Griner must face the music for her transgressions.
One could say it wasn’t a big deal smuggling in hash oil. This writer would actually agree with that. Unfortunately, it’s Russia. Russia does not mess around.
At the same time, Griner seems to think that she should be exempt from paying consequences. Of course, there is the final irony of her appealing to the country that she has seemed to, at least in the past, hold in contempt.