NY state Republican Assemblyman Steve Katz has been charged with marijuana possession after a Thursday morning traffic stop. "Katz currently sits on the Assembly's Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee as well as its Higher Education committee; last year, he voted against a bill that would have legalized medical marijuana." [Times Union, via Steve Silberman]

45 Responses to “Anti-pot GOP Assemblyman accused of pot possession”

  1. Diogenes says:

    And I’ll bet he wants to drug-test people on food stamps.  Lock him up.

  2. Mark_Frauenfelder says:

    Look at how baked he is in this photo.

  3. Popehat says:

    Don’t be so judgmental, Xeni.  Marijuana is an established treatment for hypocrisy.

  4. theophrastvs says:

    proof by blatant assertion:  67.3% of those who would restrict freedoms already enjoy them themselves.

  5. Agent Smith says:

    We’re gonna need to check his b-hole.

  6. orwell says:

    assemblyman katz: “dude…  i’m on the “higher,” education committee!” 

  7. Does this replace the anti-gay Republican politician getting caught with rentboy phenomena?

  8. Mark_Frauenfelder says:

    Republican response to this kind of thing: “At least Republicans have values.”

  9. orwell says:

    but he didn’t inhale…

  10. Drabula says:

    I suppose if you’re going to be a closet case you might as well inhabit a closet full of delicious fumes.

  11. kaellinn18 says:

    Here’s the thing I think most people miss about the Republican establishment being anti-drug. They aren’t against it because they think it is immoral. As happens time and again, we find that they are just as likely to use drugs as anyone else. They are against legalizing drugs because the government’s War on Drugs is a fantastic way for them to launder money into the pockets of the people who bankroll their campaigns. You could offset the ENTIRE cost of the sequester by giving up on the outrageous failure that is the War on Drugs http://www.infowars.com/stopping-the-failed-war-on-drugs-would-more-than-pay-for-the-sequester-cuts/ They won’t do this, though, not because of some higher moral obligation but because of corruption and greed.

    • I always figured it was so they could put more brown people in jail.

      • kaellinn18 says:

        This is a huge side effect, yes. The War on Drugs is the major funding source for for-profit prisons, which end up incarcerating a lot of minorities for minor drug infractions. White people get incarcerated too, but at a lesser rate since, statistically speaking, if you’re white you’re more likely to be able to afford a lawyer to settle your case for probation and community service rather than jail time.

      • Promethean Sky says:

         Better yet, they can make money by putting brown people in jail.

    • niktemadur says:

      They won’t do this, though, not because of some higher moral obligation…

      …but because of moral bankrupcy.

  12. Alex Lion says:

    His dogma just got run over by his karma. #OldieButGoodie

  13. Hello, pot….Hello, kettle. 

  14. See, he is qualified to promote the continued prohibition – because he knows the damage it causes. He knows that you can be arrested for it, and get into big trouble, and it can really mess up your life. We have to keep it illegal to protect the youth from this danger, you see.

  15. Brent Dill says:

    Anytime anything like this happens, just repeat to yourself: “Power does what it wants”.

  16. LJW says:

    This sounds like the pot calling the uhhh, do you wanna get a pizza man?

  17. Improbus Liber says:

    A hypocritical politician … never seen that before.  I say drug test every politician every time they show up for work.  Especially after they have played a round of golf.

  18. Dlo Burns says:

    The forbidden fruit is the most sweetest.

  19. thomas vesely says:

    what a prick of a scum sucking lying bastard…

  20. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    Those yelling the loudest often have worse things to hide in their own lives.

  21. crummett says:

    Wow, sure didn’t see that coming.

  22. I say mandatory drug test on all politicians as well checking in on who they are “with” before they vote on anything.

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