HIGH ON IT BEFORE HE WAS AGAINST IT  3:25 pm January 23, 2012

Gingrich Formerly a Fan of Executing People for Drug Possession

by Liz Colville

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Newt Gingrich claims to think big thoughts that no one else thinks, when really all he’s done in his career is speak or rather be Speakery or historiany, which does not require thought. Case in point: back when his hair was big enough to better shield his ears from hearing the inanity/insanity of what he was saying, Gingrich actually supported a bill that would imprison, and in certain cases put to death, anyone who brought more than two ounces of a controlled substance into the country. The Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996 was only ever introduced, but it’s an interesting choice of pet project for someone who used to smoke pot … because it was, as he put it, “a sign that we were alive and in graduate school” (PICTURED).

From the Congressional Research Service, here’s the text of the theoretical legislation, H.R. 4170, in question:

Amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to direct the court to sentence a person convicted of bringing into the United States a proscribed quantity of a mixture or substance containing a controlled substance in an amount the Attorney General has determined is equal to 100 usual dosage amounts to life imprisonment without possibility of release (or, if the defendant has violated such provision on more than one occasion and if certain requirements under the Federal criminal code are met, to death). Makes conforming amendments to the code.

As per usual with any of these fools, Gingrich actually advocated for medical marijuana before he turned vehemently against the stuff. But in 1995, he showed his support of H.R. 4170, and “suggested that mass executions of people convicted under such a law might prove an effective deterrent,” wrote the New York Times at the time. During a 1995 fundraising event for Representative Charlie Norwood, Gingrich said:

If you import a commercial quantity of illegal drugs, it is because you have made the personal decision that you are prepared to get rich by destroying our children. I have made the decision that I love our children enough that we will kill you if you do this.

FIN. [Washington Post/New York Times]

 
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nounverb911 January 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Newt really should try living in Singapore for a while.

anniegetyerfun January 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Please – he'd be dead in a day. Whale fetus soup is a delicacy in Southeast Asian cuisine.

Naked_Bunny January 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

So you support the suggestion.

BaldarTFlagass January 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

420 Libel!!

Lascauxcaveman January 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Uhh… like, wow man! I'm so stoned I can't see how hypocritical I'm being.

Also, have you ever, like, looked at your hand? I mean really looked at your hand?

actor212 January 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Heh heh. Heh heh. Heh heh.

prommie January 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

So you're saying that a single molecule, in my fingernail, could be a whole other universe?

LetUsBray January 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm

They call 'em fingers but I've never seen 'em fing.

Oh, wait, there they go.

LesBontemps January 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Bud libel!

actor212 January 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Ve veel round zem op, und exshterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrminate dem!

deelzebub January 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Newt is a Nazi dalek now? I thought he was the lizard people messiah….I'm so confused.

ManchuCandidate January 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I wonder if Rush "It's NOT MY Viagra" Limbaugh would approve.

hagajim January 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Or even better, Rush "It's not my Oxy".

GOPCrusher January 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Yeah, Ol El Rushbo was all about executing drug users before his Hillbilly Heroin habit became part of public record.

Chillwillard January 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Can execute people for adultery too?

LettucePrey January 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Family values: Using your kids from your first wife to convince everyone that your second wife is lying about your third wife.

Harry_S_Truman January 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Borowitz?

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Adultery doesn't harm children.

iburl January 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Dr. Ablow?

nounverb911 January 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Isn't that Sharia biblical law?

Beowoof January 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

All based upon the same baloney. Does Horus know how they are misusing his work?

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Well Jesus certainly supported stoning adulteresses to death.

BTWBFDIMHO January 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Clearly, by committing adultery Newt was trying to get stoned (again).

actor212 January 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, actually, Newt…wouldn't that apply to other illegal imports? Like, say, Cuban cigars?

You can have my Cubans when you can pry my cold dead lips off him!

Them, I mean, THEM!

BaldarTFlagass January 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

If you import a commercial quantity of illegal drugs, it is because you have made the personal decision that you are prepared to get rich by destroying our children. I have made the decision that I love our children enough that we will kill you if you do this.

What if you introduce legislation to reduce funding to provide medical care for underprivileged children and that reduction in funding essentially kills those children? Huh?

Lascauxcaveman January 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Two ounces? A "commercial quantity"? Meaning what, you could smoke about that much in an average network teevee commercial break?

OK, send me back to the late seventies with the guys I hung out with back then, and we'll give it the old college try!

Generation[redacted] January 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Only if it puts more money in my pocket, in the form of lower taxes.

Captain_Quark January 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

In the search for an "effective deterrent" I think we could do better than mass execution. Force the perpetrator to watch an endless loop of Newt Gingrich in a thong. A glittery thong. A glittery thong that gyrates to the disco beat to which Newt is dancing.

Just say NO!

BaldarTFlagass January 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

In a contemporary remake of "A Clockwork Orange," this would be the video accompaniment to Alex's Ludovico Technique aversion therapy.

nounverb911 January 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

So much for Newt being a "right to lifer".

NorthStarSpanx January 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm

He is a right to lifer, his life. As he wants it. Free from the bounds of ethics and social restraints. . .

The chicken hawk says smoking pot was a sign that "we were alive and in graduate school”" whereas his lessers (whose generational offspring he will employ in the custodial field) smoked pot as a sign that they were in a godforsaken jungle with Charlie shooting at them.

PuckStopsHere January 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I have made the decision that I love our children enough that we will kill you if you do this.
I don't want Newt practicing his love with our children all over this country.

Gratuitous World January 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

"get rich by destroying our children" is actually the RNC's 2012 slogan + direct mail campaign

Baconzgood January 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Damn! I'm just too slow.

BTWBFDIMHO January 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Or getting rich by sending our children to Iraq, Afghanistan et al.

OkieDokieDog January 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I suggest if this gets crowned GOP POTUS thing doesn't pan out for him, he could go to Mexico and run for Presidente.

What an asshole.

SudsMcKenzie January 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm

… or run for Pinochet.

BaldarTFlagass January 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm

You know who else suggested that mass executions of people convicted under law might prove an effective deterrent?

Beowoof January 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Rick Perry

nounverb911 January 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Chairman Mao?

jodyleek January 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

God?

nounverb911 January 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Which one?

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

All of 'em, Katie.

jodyleek January 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

That is the $64,000 question, isn't it? It cracks me up whenever I see a billboard stating "God is Pro Life." Really? Those dingbats must not have read the whole Old Testament thingy because God does a whole lot of smiting , drowning, turning into pillars of salt, etc. in those chapters.

Biel_ze_Bubba January 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm

God is pro-life, except when he's not, and the Xtards know which rules apply when, and who to apply them to.
Why do you people think it's so complicated?

SudsMcKenzie January 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Pharaoh?

Spurning Beer January 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

The Queen of Hearts?

Oh. Beowoof already said Rick Perry.

elviouslyqueer January 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

"Fat Joe" Arpaio?

ph7 January 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Dirty Harry?

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Pontius Pilate?

Schmannnity January 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Tyson Poultry?

MosesInvests January 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Kodos the Executioner?

Nothingisamiss January 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

$arah?

GOPCrusher January 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Torquemada?

jqheywood January 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm

You can't Torquemada anything…

HistoriCat January 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Joe Stalin?

Pragmatist2 January 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm

He didn't change his position. He was smoking so much dope he just got confused.
Happens all the time.

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I'm wondering if Newt is willing to make the same argument now days about Bain Capital.

Jukesgrrl January 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I could live for the rest of my life on two ounces of Bain Capital.

bumfug January 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

The question Newt asks today is "Who would YOU kill to prove you love our children?"

Generation[redacted] January 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

All of 'em, Katie.

BTWBFDIMHO January 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Cleopatra Gingrich Queen of Denial?

Baconzgood January 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Getting rich by destroying our children is the monopoly of Newt muther fuckaz!

Beowoof January 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Hey Newt is talking about executing his meth fueled base of religious wing nuts. Well Carry ON.

MOG2410 January 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm

If so, should decrease the population here.

BTWBFDIMHO January 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Indeed, he will end up with no votes among the Methodists.

SudsMcKenzie January 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm

You know who Else wanted mass, …. oh for fucks sake, I'm getting a bottle for this evening.

meatlofer January 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Man, this fuckers been ugly his whole life!

Wadisay January 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

You mean, until he opened his heart to Catholicism?

weej_bain January 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Would PETA get upset if we canned a Newt?

Fare la Volpe January 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Whale Wars

iburl January 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Whale Whores

Fare la Volpe January 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I'd totally watch Whore Wars.

weej_bain January 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Call me Leroy Newton

weej_bain January 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Call me Ishmael.

Nostrildamus January 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

1-900-BIG-TUNA

Biff January 23, 2012 at 6:47 pm

As long as it's dolphin-free, I don't see a problem.

SayItWithWookies January 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Snoop Dog and Willie Nelson will be impressed to find out they're in graduate school. Which reminds me, I have to run do some work on my thesis.

prommie January 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I've been working on mine for 25 years.

Chet Kincaid January 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Put all your Wonkette comments in a binder, drop it on the table, prop up your feet and tell your Committee, "ask away, motherfuckers!"

Baconzgood January 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

New(t) meaning to "get rich or die tryin' ".

Monsieur_Grumpe January 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I want to know what Newt is smoking…. so I can avoid it.

ph7 January 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Captain & Tennille never released a double album, so Newt was forced to smoke the stems and seeds.

GOPCrusher January 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm

WIN!

ph7 January 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Flying into KL in 1992, the pilot succinctly informed us of this same policy by announcing that "In Malaysia, "Dada is death."

Newt steals ideas from Muslim theocrats. The only hole in adopting this worldview is that Newt should have stoned himself to death for adultery by now.

BaldarTFlagass January 23, 2012 at 3:45 pm

someone who used to smoke pot … because it was, as he put it, “a sign that we were alive and in graduate school”

All those Nacho Cheese Flavored Doritos and Ho-Hos and Ding-Dongs and Little Debbies sure did take their toll.

tealsheart January 24, 2012 at 1:45 am

Munchies!

edgydrifter January 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Everybody relax. He just wants to kill importers of foreign drugs. He's protecting our vital domestic meth-cooking industry.

iburl January 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

…And our blackmailing the maid to meet you behind the Denny's with a gallon ziploc bag full of Hyrocodone for Rush Limbaugh industry.

Thurman Munster IV January 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Walter White approves of this policy

HistoriCat January 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Marijuana can be grown in the US. Meth is no problem. It's those very very urban drugs he wanted to stop.

Jukesgrrl January 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

No wonder the Palins are supporting him.

MaxNeanderthal January 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm

WTF is that over his shoulder? A small nuclear explosion in the corner of the room, or Big Bird having a really enormous toke from a joint the size of a roll of carpet?

flamingpdog January 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Definitive proof that even as a grad student Newt was blowing smoke outta his ass.

Harry_S_Truman January 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Newt:

I have made the decision that I love our children enough that we will kill you if you do this.

Let's apply this to those who would convince our children to vote for Republicans.

Mumbletypeg January 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

No Newt, "DRACONIAN" is not a winged, fanged creature in one of your alterna-universe warcraftian ficciones.
ETA: Although if it were, I'd ask it to shove one of its hooves into your malodorous mouth since your own foot doesn't seem to find its way there quickly enough.

Generation[redacted] January 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Since when is 100 doses a "commercial amount?" When I was in college that was just a good weekend house party that broke up early because the drugs ran out.

LettucePrey January 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

"And the man that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death." Leviticus 20:10 (KJV)

Spurning Beer January 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

"if the defendant has violated such provision on more than one occasion and if certain requirements under the Federal criminal code are met." Leviticus 20:11

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

The Bible sure is a great source for morality! Let's read the part about killing disobedient children, too.

GlowneyHouse January 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm

There should be simple, homemade "Leviticus 20:10" signs at every Newt rally from here on. They'd blend in perfectly and it would probably be a while the campaign staff/media advisers got in on the joke and started banning them. Of course, we couldn't expect the media to point them out either…

tealsheart January 24, 2012 at 1:50 am

He gets a past on this one, the bible did not mention him by name… Did 'Callista in the sky with diamonds', live in his neighborhood?

fartknocker January 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I don't know Newt. The Los Zetas down on the Texas/Mexico border have been executing a few hundred Mexican citizens every month for not trafficing drugs or people and that hasn't really stemmed the flow of narcotics or illegal immigrants.

Rosie_Scenario January 23, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Young Newt actually looks worse than Old/ current Newt. Not as fat, but worse. Quite a feat, Newton.

Baconzgood January 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Are you SHITTING ME? If I had hair like that I'd have to beat the ladies off with a big yellow sitck.

Geminisunmars January 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I prefer to be beat off manually.

GOPCrusher January 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Hmmmm, you're doing it wrong.

biblioteq_tress January 23, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Young Newt looks like a surly Benny Hill. Old Newt acts like a surly Benny Hill.

UnholyMoses January 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

is equal to 100 usual dosage amounts

So if you have three pounds of bunk, you're all good, but if you have three grams of kind, you're all dead.

Interesting that it's based on quality, rather than quantity.

Oh, and since most meth is not imported, but home-cooked, Newt made sure to leave that out, lest he lose the NASCAR demo.

No wonder he won in S.C. …

GOPCrusher January 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

JEREMY MAYFIELD LIBEL!!!

MissTaken January 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Between fucking random women due to his love of America and killing people for his love of children, Newt really should learn some better ways to express his emotions. I hear Hallmark makes some lovely greeting cards.

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I'm afraid he might draw his greeting cards from the racist photoshopped image of Obama email forwards beloved by some Republican officials.

SayItWithWookies January 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

He's just itching to show Iran how much he loves it too, if we elect him.

paris biltong January 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm

At least Iran puts its drug traffickers to death.

Spurning Beer January 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

[front of card] Darling, there are times that, partially driven by how passionately I feel about this country, and how hard I work…

[inside of card] …that things may happen in my life that are not appropriate. Like that time at the Sheraton in Alexandria, remember? When you kept scraping your molars on Little Elvis, and I had to smack you kinda hard? Remember that? Well, it was inappropriate.

Happy Valentine's Day,
Newton Gingrich, Ph.D.

BaldarTFlagass January 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

To be fair, this quote is from around the time he started banging Callista, and we all know that she's so hot that you would lose your mind.

SayItWithWookies January 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Hotter than a Haagen-Dasz enema on a February morning.

Chet Kincaid January 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Fucking Callista would be only slightly less horrible than fucking Norman Bates' Mom.

Slim_Pickins January 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Newt's always had many more bad ideas than sane ones, that's the basis of his charm.

slithytoves January 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

a person convicted of bringing into the United States a proscribed quantity of a mixture or substance containing a controlled substance in an amount the Attorney General has determined is equal to 100 usual dosage amounts to life imprisonment without possibility of release

Here's to the biggest, bestest incarceration system in the world. USA!! USA!! We aspire.

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

We're number one in the percentage of population in prison – USA! USA!

Jukesgrrl January 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm

In Arizona we're #1 fer puttin Americans AND ferriners in prison!!1!

paris biltong January 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

So, in reality, the standard applied depends on the size of the Attorney General's habit. Seems a bit arbitrary to me.

PsycWench January 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Is the cloud of smoke in the picture supposed to show that he's smoking or that he's farting? And is there really a difference in Newt's case?

Fare la Volpe January 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I thought it was the fallout of devastation that trails in his wake.

tealsheart January 24, 2012 at 1:51 am

The visuals, the visuals: a farting Newt.

ThundercatHo January 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Pussy boy sure do talk tough.

Beowoof January 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

He seems to like pussy to much to be a republican.

Baconzgood January 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

At this point the GOP should advocate people getting all wacked out on goof-balls. It seems that is the only way they will get more than 26% of the vote.

upthruster January 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

He really just cared that the drugs weren't "American" drugs– they were "foreign" drugs that came across the borders and that's what made them a threat. He still in favor of importing crap made in China strangely, that's not destroying our children or families now, is it?

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Nice to know that Newt was for turning America into a fascist police state back in the 90s too.

elviouslyqueer January 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Tsk. Sounds like somebody's a mite testy because his weekly shipment of Mexican Phen-Fen keeps getting waylaid.

YouBetcha January 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I was on the fence, but this seals it. Newton Leroy McPherson Gingrich has my vote.

BarackMyWorld January 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I didn't think this was unknown to anyone…or do I just have an exceptionally clear recollecton of everything he was up to from 1994-1999 because I despise him so very, very much?

Anyhow, civil liberties issues aside, the practical counter argument to this being a deterent (or as he put it, that we were "serious about the war on drugs") was that drug dealing and trafficing was already an extremely dangerous profession and chances of being killed by rivals made they idea that a death penalty could be considered an effective deterent pretty ridiculous.

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Oh there you go again, bringing logic to refute the conservative id; it's all about the gut for them.

edgydrifter January 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

The risk of death only makes it more exxxtreeeme, like a Mountain Dew commercial.

Pithaughn January 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Or, maybe if the drug cartel raped and murdered one of your daughters you would then decide to do whatever the fuck they said to because you LOVE YOUR REMAINING CHILDREN SO MUCH.
Maybe that is one of the million reasons why a death penalty IS NOT A DETERRENT.

notreelyhelping January 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Kind of a final solution to the drug problem.

Harry_S_Truman January 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

During a 1995 fundraising event for Representative Charlie Norwood, Gingrich said:

If you import a commercial quantity of illegal drugs, it is because you have made the personal decision that you are prepared to get rich by destroying our children.

Our children? Who was at this fundraiser? A roomful of his ex-wives?

ifthethunderdontgetya January 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I would like to introduce "The Bankster Bagman Death Penalty Act of 2012".

My bill would imprison, and in certain cases put to death, any elected official who puts the needs of banksters ahead of his or her constituents in return for any kind of favor, campaign contribution, or promise of future employment.
~

Biel_ze_Bubba January 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm

That's gonna make for one very big mass execution.

fuflans January 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

man, colin firth has gotten really nerdy.

MissTaken January 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Mark Darcy LIBEL!1!1

hagajim January 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Kind of looks like young Newt just blew out a big ol' lungful of smoke from that giant Spliff he has in his hand.

imissopus January 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm

So he pretty much just read the end of "Under Siege" by Stephen Coonts and thought "Why not?"

Mahousu January 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I have made the decision that I love our children enough …

In particular, the thin ones with the blonde helmet hair and the expensive tastes in jewelry. I will double-kill for those. So just watch it, Marianne.

Guppy January 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

"prepared to get rich by destroying our children"

And then he turned Catholic.

flamingpdog January 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Just another example of Newt's history of adoltery.

BaldarTFlagass January 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Give those children jobs delivering nickel bags so they know what it's like to work for a living!!!

chascates January 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Newtonian Ethics: Using the daughters from your first wife to convince everyone that your second wife is lying about your third wife.

paris biltong January 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm

He's loved them enough. Now they can get lost.

raygotaway January 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

. . . . and how much time do you get for being a ginormous pus bag?

jus_wonderin January 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Youse guys up there quoting the bible. Yes! But, what good is it if they (Newt) read it, quote it when it fits their needs, and then totally fucking ignore putting what is good about it into process.

Newt is hypocrite ONE in my book.

reliefsinn January 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Let me get this straight:
Though Newt is fit for the Presidency, and must be forgiven for his marital indescrepencies, because Xtians believe in "redemption" and "forgiveness" – as Perry and other pious blowhards like to point out – someone caught with 2 ounces of weed deserves the death penalty.
Do I have this right?

Wadisay January 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I AM OUTRAGED, AND IT IS DESPICABLE, THAT WONKETTE IS RAISING THIS ISSUE AT THIS TIME, IN THIS CONTEXT!!! IT IS A DISGRACE, IT IS TREASONOUS, AND IT IS UNWORTHY OF THE NATIONAL DEBATE WE NEED NOW!!!

I mean this in the nicest possible way.

HistoriCat January 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Newt – get back to campaigning, you giant pus-bag.

MiniMencken January 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

He was just trying to eliminate the competition for the pot farmers and meth lab operators in his district. Sound politics.

Chet Kincaid January 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Mass executions might also be an effective deterrent for parking violations. Mass executions could make an example of those who file their tax returns late. Mass executions would make urban kids think twice about truancy and curfew violations. Prophylactic mass executions against groups with a tendency toward antisocial behavior could save society much blood and treasure, as well.

Biel_ze_Bubba January 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Pol Pot, meet Newt Kettle.

Biff January 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Oh, snap!

Antispandex January 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Well, the Bible (the Word of the Lord, God's Law, &c) says you should be put to death for adultery…so there's that, Newt. Newt? You still there?

Limeylizzie January 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

OT and sorry to link to HuffPo, but this is beyond sickening.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/23/democrat

widestanceshakedown January 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

You know what I call someone who harms my pets for any reason whatsoever?

Expired.

Limeylizzie January 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I love my cats with an insane passion, they are such an important part of our family, I would be beyond angry if anyone did this to any of mine.

Mumbletypeg January 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Can't bring myself to read. It's the ultimate act of perversion, any willingness to inflict harm on creatures unable to defend themselves.

Baconzgood January 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Every one knows that cats are a danger to this country.

(I'm snarking because it's the only way I know to keep from puking and punching a random stranger at the same time)

Limeylizzie January 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Cats are Saul Alinsky's familars.

Biff January 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm

John Ashcroft, izzat you?

jus_wonderin January 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Really is sick. I'd go to the wall defending my family and that includes my pets.

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Oh god what the fuck. Damn I hate people sometimes.

flamingpdog January 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I guess if you can't get any pussy, the next best thing is to slaughter one. Someone needs to ask Newt tonight if this deserves execution.

ThundercatHo January 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm

"don't know if it's a threat" Well, what would you call it then genius fucking law enforcement fuck? Time for the candidate to hire some protection.

Neoyorquino January 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm

He cheated on his wives because he loves this country so much, and he loves the children so much he's just gotta kill you for that joint. Stop loving us so much!

mrblifil January 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Speaking of which, I need a contact to help me score some primo shit.

GOPCrusher January 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Don't we all.

rickmaci January 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

He is in fact what dumb people think a smart person is supposed to sound like.

Biel_ze_Bubba January 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm

That's an insult to dumb people. He's what re†arded people think a smart person is supposed to sound like.

glamourdammerung January 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Seriously, admitting to smoking pot, then advocating death penalty for possession? That is ridiculous. It would be like impeaching someone for screwing an intern in an affair while you screwing yours in an affair. Uhm, nevermind.

rickmaci January 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I had a TA that looked exactly like that picture when I was in college. He was a bully and arrogant but in reality was a total fail as a teacher. We were all certain he was going to show up on a sex offender list someday.

ttommyunger January 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Newt has always been for tough justice-for everybody but him-just ask Bubba.

tealsheart January 24, 2012 at 1:54 am

lying POT-belly-pig… Toke away

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