George Clinton Shares Stories About Hiding A Crack Pipe From A Teenage Chelsea Clinton

first_imgNo name is more synonymous with funk music than George Clinton. Having led Parliament-Funkadelic, aka P-Funk, for decades upon decades, Clinton’s psychedelic influences helped to define a genre.Reflecting back on his years of success, Clinton sat down with the New York Post to share stories from his past, in advance of his forthcoming memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?Clinton talks about his beginnings, playing in a band called The Parliaments, and the merging of that band and Funkadelic to create P-Funk. The article talks about the flamboyant costumes – Clinton says “I actually got freaked out when girls wanted me, because I figured they were weirder than me!” – and on-stage drug use, and even features a quote from Clinton about LSD’s effect on his digestive system. Clinton: “The thing about acid is that it ruins your stomach — it’s acid, after all. We were eating a lot of soul food at the time, too, so basically, we all spent hours in the bathroom and had more hemorrhoids than you could imagine.”The legend opens up about his use of crack-cocaine, unabashedly telling what is easily the best story in the interview: A teenage Chelsea Clinton came backstage after a show and asked for a picture. Startled by the Secret Service, George was forced to conceal a red-hot crack pipe in one hand while shaking the first daughter’s hand with the other. The subsequent picture was printed in People magazine. “You don’t give a f–k when you’re on crack.”Another time, he spent a night in jail with Sly Stone, as the duo were busted for possession in the parking lot of a Denny’s. And while drug use may have taken a toll on him financially – “I was running around and getting high. I didn’t pay enough attention to business” – the artist is still working on new music. He has an album out with Kendrick Lamar, with the same title as his memoir. The memoir is due out today, October 21st.last_img read more

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EMS Included in Small Scale Pentagon COVID-19 Vaccinations

first_img–Portsmouth Naval Medical Center at Portsmouth, Virginia (which will distribute to the Coast Guard Base Clinic at Portsmouth). –Base Alameda Health Services at the Coast Guard Base at Alameda, California. “Our advice to everyone is to take the vaccine, just based on risk,” said Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, director of the Defense Health Agency. –Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas. A few dozen of the Pentagon’s leaders, including the acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are to be among those receiving early vaccinations, said Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman. Some of those leaders will get their shots in public in order to demonstrate the Pentagon’s confidence in the vaccine’s safety, he said. FILE – This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is entering the final phase of review by U.S. government regulators. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, Dec. 8 released a positive review of the vaccine. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File) –Naval Medical Center at San Diego (which also will distribute doses to the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, California). The initial set of 43,875 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are to be provided in varying quantities at 16 locations, with distribution to be vastly expanded later to reach all military members and Defense Department civilians when more doses become available. In their first evaluation of the Pfizer vaccine, FDA scientists this week confirmed that it offers strong protection, setting the stage for the government to green light the biggest vaccination effort in the nation’s history. The FDA’s independent advisers were to meet Thursday to debate whether evidence was strong enough to recommend vaccinating millions of Americans. A final FDA decision and the first shots could follow within days. Doses from the initial Pfizer batch of vaccine also will be administered at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu and at three overseas locations: Allgood Army Community Hospital at Camp Humphreys in South Korea; Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, and Kadena Medical Facility at Kadena air base in Japan. Next in line, once follow-on supplies of vaccine becomes available, will be military personnel who provide “critical national capabilities,” such as nuclear weapons crews and cybersecurity forces, as well as certain military units getting ready to deploy. The vaccinations will be voluntary because the Pfizer vaccine initially is to be made available on an emergency use basis. The shots could become mandatory later if vaccines are fully licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, the officials said. The initial 16 sites are: –Wilford Hall at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.center_img –Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Related –Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland (which will distribute to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C). –Naval Hospital Pensacola, at Pensacola, Florida (which will distribute to the Armed Forces Retirement Home at Gulfport, Mississippi). International Association of EMS Chiefs Release Paper on COVID Vaccine Prioritization for EMSAmerican Paramedic Association, National EMS Management Association Develop First COVID-19 Vaccine GuidelinesIAFF Calls on Governors to Give Firefighters, Paramedics Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccines –Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. The Pentagon is to received slightly fewer than 44,000 doses of the vaccine initially, he said. The timing depends on when the FDA gives the go-ahead for distribution and use of the Pfizer vaccine. Thomas McCaffery, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, told a Pentagon news conference that although vaccinations will be voluntary, at least initially, he strongly recommends that all who are offered the shot take it. The first doses are to be ready for use within a day or two of the FDA go-ahead, he said. WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon’s initial allotment of coronavirus vaccine will be administered at 16 defense sites in the United States and abroad, with health care workers, emergency service personnel and residents of military retirement homes getting top priority, officials said Wednesday. –Indiana National Guard at Franklin, Indiana. –Navy Branch Health Clinic at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. –the New York National Guard Medical Command at Watervliet, New York.last_img read more

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