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    peter jennings..., 2005-08-09 13:28:38 | Main | it must be good if......, 2005-08-09 14:24:02

    f the dea:

    to quote chris rock, it's all right cuz it's all white:

    In the mid-'90s, when Dan Burton, Jr., son of the virulently anti-drug U.S. Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), was busted in Louisiana for transporting almost eight pounds of marijuana, and was found a scant six months afterwards in his Indianapolis residence with 30 cannabis plants and a shotgun nearby, the feds declined to prosecute the case. Instead, Burton was ordered by a Louisiana judge to engage in community service. (This is the same Rep. Burton who tried to pass a bill that would subject some drug traffickers to the death penalty, and who obsessively helped rake President Clinton over Monica Lewinsky's coals.)

    When Republican congressman Spencer Bachus' son Warren was apprehended in 1993 for possession of cannabis -- as well as possession of the kind of drug paraphernalia that cost Tommy Chong nine months of his life and a suitcase full of $100 dollar bills -- the younger Bachus wasn't even convicted. In fact, he was set free after paying $56 in court expenses.

    Here's an idea: legalize the shit and spur economic growth while lowering funding for the DEA, reducing prison costs, and so bring down the goddam deficit. Look at me! I've joined the vital liberal center! Somebody tell Dean and the drug warriors at the DLC.


:: posted by buermann @ 2005-08-09 13:41:18 CST | link





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