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‘Allow Guns in Bars’ Tennessee Rep. Arrested Driving Drunk With Gun

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Curry Todd: slightly more popular than herpes.Tennessee GOP state representative person with comical pirate name Curry Todd sponsored one of these “what could possibly go wrong?” gun rights laws so popular with the wingnuts these days that allows handgun owners to march around inside their favorite local liquor establishments while carrying weapons. What a good law that is! And what does a Tennessee lawmaker do with a good law? He puts it to use: Todd was arrested for driving around wasted with a loaded handgun in the console of his truck last night in Nashville. 

From AP:

Rep. Curry Todd, a lead sponsor of a law allowing handgun carry permit holders to bring their guns into bars, has been arrested on charges of drunken driving and possession of a gun while under the influence.

Police say in court documents that the Collierville Republican was pulled over in Nashville late Tuesday. He allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer. A loaded Smith & Wesson 38 Special was found in a holster stuffed between the driver seat and the center console.

And oh look! We just found his mugshot:

Some of you might argue that this is karma, but we would argue that this was the only possible logical outcome. [AP]

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  • nounverb911

    Needs more Darwinism.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      I think it has all the Darwinism it can stand.

      • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

        He is going to argue that the law will work because he didn't shoot anyone.

      • Grief_Lessons

        Nope, Darwin isn't working unless someone's dead. He's like James Bond and Dick Cheney that way.

        • GunToting[Redacted]

          Or he blows his bollocks off, like the moran in Phoenix with his girlfriend's pink revolver.

          • horsedreamer_1

            Wow. And I thought Chyna had a large clit.

      • Negropolis

        Alas, he is but a runner-up. He would have had to die to win the "award."

    • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

      Not in Tennessee, since the Scopes trial.

      Plus, the innocent meth dealer he runs into while drunk shouldn't suffer for Curry Todd's sins.

  • nounverb911

    Was the bar called the "OK Corral"?

    • chicken_thief

      The Blue Dolphin, perhaps?

    • Swampgas_Man

      Every shot a winner!

    • widestanceshakedown

      Given the GOP-ness involved, I'd cold guess, 'The White Swallow.'

    • horsedreamer_1

      Shittier. Flabbier. Drinking too much.

  • MittsHairHelmet

    Smart move. Never take the breathalyzer.

    • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

      Claim the 5th

    • YasserArraFeck

      "Sir, close your lips around the mouthpiece, exhale and squeeze the trigger switch…….."

      • bagofmice

        Why are you whistling around the issue.

  • LesBontemps

    Where's the sexytime part? We're nearly halfway through Cocktober!

    • Swampgas_Man

      In part two, he shoots himself in the dick.

      • RandPaulsToupee

        I thought he just did shoot himself in the dick!

    • SorosBot

      The sexytime part is already there; he was drunk while carrying the large penis substitute he uses to compensate for his tiny dick.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    If he married Tim Curry, he'd be Curry Curry!

    • BaldarTFlagass

      No Same Sex Marriage, you!!!

    • Sue4466

      And if Todd Pailin married Curry, he'd be Todd Todd.

      • chicken_thief

        And much happier than he is with his current spouse. A.ledge.ed.lee.

    • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

      Or if he married Todd Palin, he'd be Todd Todd.

      • Chichikovovich

        Ya gotta act faster if you want to be the first to pick lowhanging fruit like that!

    • Geminisunmars

      And if he fucked a chicken it would be Chicken Curry. Or a hot Toddy.

      • DaRooster

        Or married The San Diego Chicken… Curry Chicken.

    • Doktor Zoom

      And if he goes into hiding, he'll be exercising his right to Concealed Curry.

  • DaRooster

    Was he on a family trip to Topeka?

    • Oblios_Cap

      Paradoxically, he was heading to Abilene.

    • Omophagist

      If you were a woman, I'd punch you right in the face for that comment.

    • GOPCrusher

      He's the leading candidate for Governor of Texas.

  • JackDempsey1

    Ordinarily, I don't dispense legal advice gratis……
    I would plead NON-temporary insanity.

    • LesBontemps

      Don't need to plead .. on these facts, court should take judicial notice.

    • NYNYNYjr

      I would plead Non-Temporary drunkenness. Or Post-traumatic Non-temporary pre-sobriety.

      ALso– Love love his name. Curry Todd. har har.

  • Come here a minute

    Cross-referenced under "no one could have predicted".

  • Sue4466

    He was just climbing out of the ivory tower that is the Tennessee legislature to see how this whole guns while drunk thing would work out.

    And it worked out as most sober people would suspect.

  • sezme

    How is this illegal? Did the cops run out of pot smokers and fraudulent voters to arrest? Anyway, he should be released on bail forthwith so he can amend his law to decriminalize DUIs, also.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      I thought Tennessee decriminalized drunk driving, since they don't have the munnies to enforce this antiquated law.

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

    Ha HAH!

    /the schaden freudes itself
    ~

  • http://thethingsrepublicanshate.com/ Chillwaver

    Jesus Tap-dancing Christ…that mugshot! I can't tell if he's drunk or just got bitch-slapped, Topeka style.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      I find myself in favor of a "concealed Curry" bill in Tennessee.

    • emmelemm

      I know… it's a thing most amazing, isn't it?

    • Rotundo_

      No, that's well and truly drunk. Also known as 5 minutes or less from puking on your shoes drunk, or if he falls asleep, the John Bonham/Keith Moon prolonged nappy time drunk. If the asshole had blown, the breathalyzer would have erupted into a shower of sparks igniting Curry Bubba's breath into a not roman not candle.

  • prommie

    Holy fucking shit, its the real-life, flesh and blood version of Cleetus, the Slack-Jawed Yokel!

  • Grief_Lessons

    Rentboy in the trunk?

    • widestanceshakedown

      That explains why he refused the breathalyzer; it also detects eau d'cocque.

      • Rotundo_

        If only, imagine the faces on some of these good ol' boys when the local cops pull them and have them blow and the breathalyzer returns a mechanically voiced (think Stephen Hawking voiced) reply "You have a blood alcohol percentage of point zero one zero. And the twink you just blew gave you gonorrhea. Have a nice day."

  • Sue4466

    If we outlaw guns in bars, then only criminals will get to be drunk with guns!

    • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

      You can have my gun, when you pry it from my pudgy, wavering, sperm-coated hands.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    He is a poor man's Sweeney Todd.

    • Geminisunmars

      The Demon Drunkard of Fleet Street

  • MaxNeanderthal

    What's the name of that cocktail, you know, the one where you mix gunpowder and alcohol? Oh yeah, the "negligent discharge" I think. Which is probably what this toerag's daddy had too near his mother's pink bits….

    • GOPCrusher

      Negligent discharge? Isn't that what they call jacking off in the shower in Alabama?

    • Neilist_Returns

      The correct term is "Accident Discharge," or "AD."

      Usually, AD occurs immediately after a negative response to the "Promise not to come in my mou . . . ."

      Oh, wait a minute. You were talking about FIREarms.

      Never mind.

  • Schmannnity

    Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida stories in the last two weeks. Come on DC.

  • Indiepalin

    Not a bad article, Kirsten, but I'm looking forward to reading the complete story when it's posted on Breitbart later today.

    • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

      "Heroic Tennessee solon in the front lines of the fight against nanny-state gun control laws."

      • paris biltong

        "Saloon-Friendly Solon Hoisted By His Own Petard"

    • Callyson

      "Big government police state entraps freedom fighter after liberals frame him with liquor, car"

  • proudgrampa

    What the fuck kind of name is "Curry???"

    • LesBontemps

      Indian?

    • chicken_thief

      Some kind of geyh Brit/Hindu/Muslin morf, obviously. It's also the phonetic spelling of the word "carry" as pronounced in TN, but that's probably unrelated.

      • LesBontemps

        So he has a brother named Cash?

    • PubOption

      I think his parents got his name backwards, it should have been Todd Curry.

      • Barrelhse

        I thought you were going to say Ddot Yrruc.

    • Barrelhse

      Sounds like a girl's name to me.

  • mereoblivion

    Attend the tale of Curry Todd
    His face is flushed and he drives real odd
    He packs his Wesson and zips through town
    He'll get reelected next time around

    • LesBontemps

      Mr. Sondheim's lawyer is calling on line 1.

      • mereoblivion

        I wish! (Always wanted to meet Mr. S, and how better than through flattering him with extreme plagiarism?)

      • Doktor Zoom

        Or if you're lucky, Sondheim might consider it an audition, like he did when Stephen Colbert finally figured out what happened to the clowns. That prompted Sondheim to cast Colbert in the revival of "Company."

        • mereoblivion

          if I could sing &/or dance and were 20 years younger, I'd be a shoo-in. (Wait, can Colbert sing?)

          • http://Wonkette.com ProudLibunatic

            Lack of singing ability didn't stop Helena Bonham Carter. (Rowr!) She looked good, though.
            Actually, I think Colbert can sing very well.

          • Doktor Zoom
          • http://Wonkette.com ProudLibunatic

            Thanks, Dok!

  • NorthStarSpanx

    You got work to do when you get out Curry, next up on the legislative agenda, legalizing armed DUI's.

  • Sue4466

    Looks more like Pickled Todd to me.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Curry Todd? Sounds like an entree at an Indian restaurant.

    • Tundra Grifter

      I think that would be Todd Curry.

    • Come here a minute

      Try the Tandoori Todd.

    • snackypants

      Curry Todd is delicious with naan.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    Nice rosy complexion, but needz moar John Boehner-Zonker Harris Tanning Tips.

    • DaRooster

      Themz Gin Blossoms… I figure.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    This guy is just a state legislator? Sorry, but in that case, it needs more wife beating and/or underage hookers and meth to meet Wonkette standards. GOP state legislators are to be presumed crazy and dangerous until proven otherwise.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I think he was on the way to the groundbreaking for that new mosque.

  • jodyleek

    "During debate over the bill in 2009, Todd assured lawmakers that gun permit holders would be careful about not violating the ban on drinking in bars or restaurants while carrying a gun."

    The check's in the mail. I won't cum in your mouth. Yes, this is my natural hair. Pfff!

    • MaxNeanderthal

      You forgot "Of course size doesn't matter, darling".

      • Chichikovovich

        We're only going to use this RICO statute on organized crime. And we're only using the Patriot act wiretaps on terrorists.

    • SorosBot

      Because people go to bars to not drink all the time, yep.

      • GOPCrusher

        Well, Pac Man Jones goes to strips clubs for food.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Come on, it's completely unfair to arrest a legislator while he's doing research on what behaviors involving intoxication and firearms to legalize next. It's like Tennessee has some sort of vendetta against scientific research. Oh, wait.

  • WhatTheHeck

    Hey, Barkeep. This round’s on me. But make it a .44 mag.

  • Not_So_Much

    Whoa! Multiple things in this story were loaded.

    • Tundra Grifter

      NSM: You beat me to it!

      The gun was loaded.

      And so was Curry.

  • Eve8Apples

    You know how a picture is worth a thousand words? That mugshot is the embodiment of the Teabagger movement in 21st Century America. The mugshot should be hung in the National Gallery next to Jefferson, Washington, Adams, etc. It shows just how far this country has fallen.

    • justkillmenow

      What is the dead thing on his head?

    • Barrelhse

      Sadly, it looks just like my mother. And she doesn't even drink.

    • Rotundo_

      Only if it were the full body shot in the picture, being held upright by a pair of guards and a very dark stain on the trousers proceding down both legs, or if he projectile vomited. Too much dignity left in this mugshot.

  • chicken_thief

    Not his fault. They were doing shots during the debate and every time someone said "999" he had to pound one.

    • Not_So_Much

      If it had been shots on the phrase "tax cuts", one of them would've died of renal failure in the first 11 minutes.

      • DahBoner

        We want everything, but we don't want to pay for nuthin'

    • DahBoner

      They were doing shots during the debate

      Viva La Revolucion, Patron!

  • SheriffRoscoe

    Why'd they arrest him? He doesn't look like a menace to society at all!

    • Swampgas_Man

      Because WHITEZ?

  • YasserArraFeck

    Wait a minute – he was drunk driving, but he didn't shoot anyone. See? The system works!!

    • MzNicky

      This is frighteningly close to an actual serious post someone made in the Knoxville newspaper's comments section on this story.

      • comrad_darkness

        There are some pretty funny comments up there . . . oh, they are all from Wonketteers, aren't they?

        • MzNicky

          comrad_darkness: If you're referring to the Knoxville News-Sentinel's commentariat — No. No, they're not. I'm afraid they're all fer real. Welcome to my world.

  • OccupyFnChicken

    Ken, can you post some Wyoming or Vermont nutter stories? Us Tennesseans are getting a little chafed at this unfortunate notoriety.

    • SoBeach

      At least this one didn't happen in Florida. Though something tells me there's a Florida connection in there somewhere if I bother to dig for it.

    • Barrelhse

      God, I love New England.

  • Fawkdifiknow

    Of course he was driving. Probably too drunk to walk.

    • DahBoner

      Walking, shit, possession of a gun while under the influence?

      What's the point of getting drunk in America if you can't have a gun?

  • edgydrifter

    What's this world coming to when a drunk man can't finger his piece on the open road? This is a sad day for freedom.

  • Doktor Zoom

    Time for a celebration!!!

    • Nostrildamus

      That is awesome!

    • http://wonkette.com/ Monsieur_Grumpe

      Can you rent him for parties?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I wonder if he'll post that mugshot as his new avatar pic on his Facebook page. That would rock. Hell, I'd post it as my avi here, but I've become really attached to Catshark.

  • Oblios_Cap

    For a party that denies evolution, they seem hell bent to prove that Darwin was right.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    From the article:

    “Court documents don't indicate whether Todd had been drinking at a bar.”

    Well in Tennessee apparently you don’t need to be in one to assert that ‘it's always five o'Glock somewheres’

  • RedneckMuslin

    Wait! He had a loaded gun in the truck and he let them arrest him? Pussy!

  • chascates

    "Todd also drew national attention last year for saying in a committee hearing that illegal immigrants can "go out there like rats and multiply" after hearing that federal law requires the state to extend prenatal care to women regardless of their citizenship status because all children born in the U.S. are citizens."

    • Barrelhse

      So he was probably just out shooting rats, right?

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    Well there is a natural selection upside to this; what with the clear relationship between guns/explosives + alcohol + testosterone leading to a Darwin Award or at least honorable mention.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      You do get the feeling that it's just a matter of time… but I worry that this fine specimen may already have reproduced.

    • glamourdammerung

      There is an assumption that these clowns are going to manage to hit what they are intending to hit that I am unsure is correct.

      • Neilist_Returns

        Well, that's why you use a machine gun.

        Those nine-year-old school children are hard enough to hit when you're SOBER . . . .

  • proudgrampa

    Curry Todd.

    Sounds like a Stephen Sondheim musical, don't it?

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      Or an Andhra Pradesh side dish.

  • HarryButtle

    Hunter S Thompson, he ain't.

  • Tundra Grifter

    At least he was't sleeping in a park, protesting Capitalism!

    • Chichikovovich

      Or foolishly listening to police "advice" to walk on the bridge rather than the sidewalk. We have to get our priorities straight.

  • HobbesEvilTwin

    At least he's consistent. Now if the rest of the Goppers would just sponsor bills allowing rentboys ….

  • Arken

    Goddamn ossifer can have my fingers when he pries them from my cold, dead gun.

  • Tundra Grifter

    Remember my idea to replace State legislators with prisoners and really start to save some money?

    TWO-FER!

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Mugshot reminds me of the old B.C. comic strip.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Curls, or Grog?

      • Blueb4sunrise

        I dunno,all the images on the google have them smiling, which kinda ruins the effect.

    • Generation[redacted]

      Dip in Road?

    • prommie

      You got it! I don't know the character's name, but I know the one you mean.

      • Blueb4sunrise

        See. prommie knows!!!!!!!!

  • OneDollarJuana

    Whew! At least he wasn't playing with his "gun" and proving himself to be immoral, to boot. Dodged that bullet.

  • OneYieldRegular

    10-to-1 that's what James O'Keeffe is going to look like in 30 years.

    • http://wonkette.com/ Monsieur_Grumpe

      I'd give it 1 year after Obama is relected.

  • 738838

    Dude looks exhausted.

  • DaSandman

    Oops! Someone's missing a chromosome or two…

  • Troglodeity

    Finally: a mugshot that doesn't make someone look stupider than they really are.

  • littlebigdaddy

    I gotta say, my driver's license picture doesn't look all that much better, and I had only had a few beers….

  • meatlofer

    He had to get drunk when he found out his cousin,Palin Todd has been takeing seconds from a Black Man.

  • YasserArraFeck

    Could he beat the rap by claiming that driving while loaded is now legal in this here state?

  • El Pinche

    THAATS OK…NEW LAW *BURP* , "DRIVVING DRUKN WITH A GUN" *HICKuP*

  • Redhead

    But you know if someone had started shooting at the cop, Todd would have had his gun and been able to start shooting back, probably taking out the shooter and ending the massacre… or just shooting everyone BUT the shooter with his drunken aim and at least getting if over sooner. One of the two.

  • MzNicky

    Not to pile on or anything, but Rep. Curry Todd is also well-known down here in the great state of Tennessee as bein' against the illegals because they all "breed like rats," he sez.

  • PubOption

    Was he propped up against a wall, or lying flat on the floor, when that mugshot was taken?

  • SorosBot

    He's doing his part to uphold stereotypes of Tennesseans as a bunch of drunken gun-nut rednecks.

    • Barrelhse

      May I suggest the addition of "inbred" and "drooling"?

      • SorosBot

        I also missed "squirrel-eating" and "chicken-fucking".

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ donner_froh

    They do it right in Indiana–forget the guns just remember to pick up the strip club employee on the way to the hotel.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Monsieur_Grumpe

    I have a good friend who moved to TN. This will cheer him up.

  • Antispandex

    Wyoming just passed a law that allows everyone to carry a concealed weapon. I believe I can guess that the proper response here is, "console, libtard, ya can't hurt no one when it's in the console"…or something like that…I'm really not sure. I just keep mine in my pocket.

  • owhatever

    It's a great day in Tennessee! Representative Todd selflessly went out and proved that no black hiphop Mexican rat-breeding drug gangster is going to mess with a responsible white man packing heat. Thank God for Todd! Shame on the police.

  • Pragmatist2

    What, no hooker????

  • Guppy06

    If any politician can be said to represent their constituency, it is this man. This is truly a democratic success story!

  • AlaskaGrrl

    You know, the problem with the law is that it didn't go far enough. The assumption was gun owners would be responsible for their behavior. What they need is that if they aren't responsible, like the good old boy we have here, they just take them out and shoot them with their own gun. They always be talking about the deter ant of the death penalty. Well…?

    • Barrelhse

      Seems fair to me.

  • Tommmcattt

    Yertle the Turtle has sunk so low!
    Just how much further do you think he can he go?
    A drunk, crazy wing-nut you'll have to agree,
    And worst of all: in the GOP.

  • LettucePrey

    Armed, drunk and Republican is no way to go through life, son.

  • BornInATrailer

    Bonus points if he was drinking Colt 45 while carrying a Colt .45.

  • Doktor Zoom

    In related news, Mrs. Lovett has a special on curried meat pies.

  • ttommyunger

    If you think this asshat looks like a total retardo, imagine what the morons who voted for him look like. Guess I'll have to add Kansas to the list of States to avoid at all cost.

  • Generation[redacted]

    Wait, so it's legal to bring a gun into a bar, but not legal to carry a gun while drunk?

    I has a confuse.

  • horsedreamer_1

    Be the change you want to see in the world.

  • Poindexter718

    Carries the piece in case his victim survives the initial impact.

  • KennyCB

    The Boozehounds of the Colliersville;
    or, Was Curry Blurry?

    "Guns, God, and Booze!
    Why should I choose?
    Let MADD harpies whine,
    When liquored I'm fine.

    "At least when imbibin'
    I ain't multiplyin'
    Like immigrant rats
    With their anchorin' brats."

    http://prayerfulpoetry.blogspot.com/2011/10/booze

  • DahBoner

    You mean letting drunks pack in bars means more drunks pulling out their guns on cops, when they get pulled over for a DUI?

    WHO COULD HAVE FREAKING PREDICTED THAT, RIGHT CONDI RICE?

  • Schmegeg

    He was heading to Florida for an execution?

  • antifauxnews

    From the AP story –
    (Gerald) McCormick said the arrest doesn't change his views about the guns in bars law.

    "It's a bad idea to drink and carry a gun, obviously," he said. "I don't know the details of what happened with Rep. Todd last night, but I think he would agree me."

    —–
    Way to forget about the drunk driving portion there. Typical rethug thinking, rewriting history as it happens