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Hunter Biden and the Bong Show

Hunter Biden and the Bong Show

Yes, I know that the use of marijuana is widely accepted and often legal. 

All that, however, is very controversial.  The issue at hand is the apparent use of a bong – an often illegal bit of drug paraphernalia – by Hunter Biden’s chief legal guru and financial backer, Kevin Morris, in open view.

First, a bit about Morris.  He is a prominent Hollywood lawyer who has been described as Hunter Biden’s “sugar brother” because of the financial support he has provided the President’s son.  We are talking about millions of dollars in financial support, including a friendly $2 million loan to pay off the money Hunter owed as a settlement in the tax fraud case. 

In addition, Morris has served as an unpaid agent in helping Hunter sell his paintings for way above market prices.  In one case, Morris arranged the sale of a painting to Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali, a mega-donor who was coincidentally appointed to an important presidential commission.  Reports indicate that other “art lovers” were rewarded with presidential appointments.Morris also provides Hunter with private jets for his travels. 

They both share the same agent at Aevitas Creative Management for their book deals.  Morris once traveled to Serbia and posed as a documentary producer in order to spy on the production of a critical documentary entitled “My Son Hunter.”Well … this guy Morris was photographed on the balcony of his home sucking on a large bong. 

No big deal in today’s world except for one thing.  How is it that a new photographer was camping outside Morris’ abode?I am only guessing, but could it be because Morris’ house guest at the time was … Hunter Biden.  If nothing else, Morris was setting a very bad example for a person who is allegedly a recovering drug addict. 

Maybe that is why he was out on the balcony.  Uh huh.The reaction of the press – especially the left-wing press – was amusing.  Some suggested that perhaps it was not really a bong.  Uh huh.  Maybe Morris was blowing lint out of the vacuum cleaner.  Others said that we did not know if it was really marijuana.  Uh huh.  Of course, they are correct.  Perhaps it was fragrant lotus petals.As you might expect, the newsies assured us that Biden, himself, was not partaking.  Of course, their assurance is no more based on knowledge than those who might say that Biden was doing dope during his visit.  We just do not know. 

We can say, however, that Hunter was hanging around a place with marijuana in use.  Then there is the yet unanswered question.  Who were the couple that left Morris’ home ahead of Hunter?  Methinks there is a story there, too.  While the incident itself may be considered a nothing burger by some folks, it did provide an opportunity for the public to learn a lot more about Kevin Morris and his controversial relationship to the President’s son – and vice versa.  

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. frank stetson

    Mr. Horist really is gossip mongering of the nth degree. I can only wonder whether or not Horist does it for love, for money, or some other reason. It is certainly not to promote strong journalism. Look at the picture he ran. Shameful. Reminds me of the oft used mug shots of Nolte, Sheen, Downey and others that ran in the rags forever. Give it a break. You can do better than Internet trash talk.

    “Reports indicate that other “art lovers” were rewarded with presidential appointments” is bullshit journalism. No better, no more accurate than if I said (and this is hypothetical): Reports indicate Larry got his job with Nixon by his job on Nixon, if you know what I mean, if you catch my drift. Both have the same level of valid journalistic investigative reporting: NONE.

    An example of Mr. Horist sourcing where a true journalist would rely on double or triple sourcing for a story involving a President’s son: “I am only guessing.” Oh my. That’s not professional.

    Yes, you got the guy on a bong, most likely with pot, which is recreationally legal in California. I really doubt he is doing some sort of tobacco. However, he is in no deep kimchee.

    If there, Hunter could easily not be cognizant of the going’s on and to prove it would be a stretch. Horist has to know this.
    In Federal parlance, pot is illegal, but the prosecution is murky, and prosecutors would probably really not want to go there. Sentences are down 93% from seven years ago and most are for border crossers. Why would Larry hold Federal law above State’s rights? Professional ethics or convenience?

    Hunter is not convicted of anything, thanks to the judge’s decision to defer the diversion so not sure there’s any issue with his current dilemmas.

    Larry cliffhanger close: “Who were the couple that left Morris’ home ahead of Hunter? Methinks there is a story there, too.” Methinks it’s Colonel Potter in the Green Room with his horse doing the nasty.

    What a terrible piece of yellow journalism fraught with errors that would bust you down to copy boy in any decent newsroom. Have you no shame? IMO. this is well below your own standards. You should blame the heat, malaria, leprosy, or whatever else you guys are cooking up down there in Florida and move on.

    • Mike f

      It’s already been noted that Larry writes for the money (and I am sure with Florida’s high inflation rate, we are going to see more of his ‘works’), though many of his tomes interest no one. I am sure the prurient right wingers will find this of interest, but the significance of this writing is negligible as you point out Frank…


    The date of this observation would be good to know.

  3. AC

    Me thinks you protest to much. It does not become you, certainly, in that place of high regard and standing where you assume superior wisdom with error less judgement.
    Although, in commentary prose disavowing hate for any man, the case you make against Hunter Biden does stretch credulity of that claim. Then, this out pouring being obvious it’s founded on dubious information gleaned from unrevealed sources readers may assume is purposed for personal venting.
    Since, this, on its face value, amounts to one more of your faux pieces in journalism’s greater offerings in the information pie, it reinforces perceptions about your commentaries’ and written books being from one singular opinion. An opinion you esteem as being Truth and no other’s opinions come close.
    Thus, So, there ‘tis, takes on one meaning for you, as truths in fact. While in the intelligent readers’ eye ‘tis just another information bite in bite universe.
    Journalism worth considering credits sources where the writer found substantiation on the matter being brought up. The present case being no exception. Hunter Biden is a subject that lacks general correct factual information. In truth, does anyone need to know the exact details within a train wreck, an airliner’s crash, or a pileup on an Interstate highway? Not unless the person has a job responsibility to give an actual detailed report.
    The details, gritty and unsettling, are not deemed fit for general publication. At times, when more specific even bloody details are published and relegated to a spot back in Section C. Details provided there are intended for individual interest and not grist for a mean homily.
    Not just a few presidents in office share the distinction of having unruly controversial siblings, and other relatives who draw unwanted negative embarrassing public notice, supposedly shedding a bad light on the president himself.
    So, too, this comes into play in the case presented with Hunter Biden, son of the president. Hunter’s behavior maybe suspect and he should be held to the same standard as are you or I before the Law.
    However, you, and others, searching in tabloid sub-journalism standard rags like an old time muckraker for any dirt are suspect of intent. Who you really look to discredit is the father, president, by means of criticism of his son’s personal behavior in private.
    All is conjecture, surmise, hearsay, and without legal basis for a charge. Yet, you, in some sense of moral correctness waste commentary energy here in your waxing on and on appearing like sport in your eyes.
    Although, your commentaries are predictably blind conservative biased and full throated heart and soul invested toward anti-democrat.(so called liberal) prejudice prose publication, following your bent of a worldview juxtaposed with opinion commentaries written by journalists admitting to leaning left or right, you are an outlier. While, Republican Party loyalists, in the main, stridently anti-Biden. Few pickup the fight by weaponizing Hunter’s personal problems to attack President Biden’s character, presidential qualities, our professional judgement.
    Me thinks it’s degenerated into a personal war you’re waging. In it any weapon presents as legitimate for lethal purpose. Which, tests truth regarding a profession you put out there, that bearing hate towards any person is not in you.
    Hating a person’s deeds, beliefs, and politics and segregating all those apart from the person does not fly, emotional reality accounting. While intellectually simply stated as proposition.
    If brought face to face with Joe Biden and argued points truthfully and honestly differed between you there toe to toe. How would persons on the scene appraise your manner in the midst of your debate?
    Interesting, how soldiers react in mock conditions one way and immersed in the heat of war’s life and death consequences.
    Armchair Sunday afternoon debating comfortably real conditions, scary daunting, career ending, life threatening, Constitutional rights denying, and unthinkable tragedy resulting conditions. Meaning, correct best information incorporated and bias independent thought processing developed context is primary before anyone can justly come to a balanced fair judgement.
    It a high bar to difficult most cannot see it, nor the path required in attaining it. First, the ultimate justice must be one’s goal. This, too, is out of use in this politically adverse trigger happy unconstrained opinion shouting barbaric culture today. Safely, the mess has now become normalized so one is odd when doing for others kindly, justly, and without judgement. Some, like myself, see this relating to other’s as humane love.
    Whatever will come one’s way will be meat for judgement’s call. How we consider information received it comes with its own context. Spin the context as you will to fit. But, then truth is not not attached to information’s retelling.
    Words to the wise ……

    • larry Horist

      AC … I only got to where you talked about the “intelligent reader” — which you arrogantly — and I would say mistakenly — place yourself. With that self proclamation, I realized that nothing you wrote would be worth reading.

      • Theodore

        I couldn’t have said that better myself. A perfect response Larry.

      • AC

        Says he of arrogance is the old cracked and soot caked pot.
        No one will agree with your assessment on arrogance. For this word’s definition apparently escapes you. As you don’t appreciate that you are the very personification of arrogance.
        Your reply, too, comes bathed in context.
        Truth is, your jibe fell flat.
        As for your intelligent reader comment, that so wildly missed the mark it begs the question. Are you that blind?
        Once, My discouragement with your commentary brought wonder, Is this one person’s false perception? Or, do more in America see through the same warped lenses as this one?
        Trump’s off kilter presidency did encourage the politically haughty into entering commentary the author supposed important.
        Trump like arrogance and not ever admitting error are clear hallmarks separating the affective doers and those who merely comment.
        If one’s ideas make sense. appear actionable and prove successful, wouldn’t the world be beating a path to one’s door?
        You think!

  4. Darren

    Funny thing is if you replaced the name Hunter, with Trump Jr, he would be the biggest piece
    of human crap on Earth.

    • Frank stetson

      Geez Darren, Hunter is the biggest piece of crap around and I hope he stays clean and turns it around.

      Biden is President, not indicted, not convicted. ,

      Don Jr is a silver spoon suck who can’t roll on his own.
      Ivanka made millions from China.
      She, thru Jared, got billions from the evil Saudi Prince.
      Eric is an idiot and SNL superstar
      And Barron is just creepy. Really creepy.

      Trump is a sex abusing defamer with two, no three indictments, and folks give him millions, his kids and him are in the same business, he was Epstein’s buddy, steals from charity, defrauds struggling students,, blah da blah….

      Horist is rumor mongering for money on this piece.