Tuesday, July 05, 2011

This is just mean

Texas judge refuses plea deal in Willie Nelson marijuana case. Judge Becky Dean-Walter of Hudspeth County, Texas says that Willie ought to get the electric chair for his crimes against the nation. Or something like that. Because, y'know, smokin' some weed on the ole' tour bus hurts so many people...

Meanwhile, a child killer in Florida walks free... gotta have priorities, folks, everybody knows that getting mellow is a worse crime than killing your own child! Alrighty, then...

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. The cop that wrote the ticket could have done something other but he didn't. It was inevitable that another Texan was going to try and make Willie Nelson pay even more when the time came..

  2. Good to see you in full support of trial by a jury of your peers!
    David Duff

  3. I'm pretty sure that the cops already did "something" when they said that their first reports were wrong and Willie actually had slightly less than the amount that would trigger a felony.

    I took the judge's ruling to not accept the plea bargain not to be a shot against Willie, but rather he is wanting to use the case to show how "normal" people are treated under these laws...but your (more cynical) perception is probably the correct one.

    That said, do you have any idea of which political party a person should support if they wish to see a change in our nation's drug laws? Last time I checked, both the Democains and Republicrats strongly support our current drug laws (Obama has increased the War on Drugs to unprecedented levels, both in budget and scope-of-mission.) Are you aware of any 3rd/4th parties that are in favor of re-legalizing marijuana?

    *whistles innocently*


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