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I missed this one last week.

Representative Steve King speaking about… I don’t know… weightlifting?

“For every [undocumented immigrant] who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

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14 comments to Quotable

  • Jeff Trigg

    Steve King has got to be up there with some of the worst congressional cretins of all time. Goes to show voters everywhere are mostly idiots, just like the 98.5% or so who voted for Obama or Romney or McCain or ….

  • claygooding

    Just like all politician he doesn’t even know what he is talking about because every Border War bundle of marijuana weighed 150 lbs but as with all control freaks he couldn’t give full credit to any effort put out by anyone else.`

  • DdC

    Researchers have discovered two compounds from cannabis leaves that can increase calves* to the size of cantaloupes.

    Test in animals have already shown the compounds can increase the calves while also helping to reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood stream and fat in key organs like the liver.

    They are now conducting clinical trials on 100 patients out there that weigh 130 pounds in the hope of producing a drug that can be used to treat patients suffering from “cantaloupe calve syndrome”,

    Dr Steph King, director of research and development at DEA Pharmaceuticals which is developing the drugs, said: “We are conducting four Phase 2a clinical trials and we expect some results later this year.

    “The results in animal models have been very encouraging for every [undocumented immigrant] who’s a valedictorian,. We are interested in how these drugs effect the calves and utilisation of undocumented valedictorian immigrants.

    * Not teeny tiny cows.

    This Hyper Cool Electric Scooter Is Made of Hemp
    By Joseph Flaherty, Wired – Wednesday, July 31 2013

    Hemp Scooter.jpg

    Team Hemp House launches drive to build first Colorado house made of hemp products
    tokeofthetown July 25, 2013

    Hemp advocate Jason Lauve has a new endeavor: Team Hemp House, the goal of which is to build a hemp demonstration house in Colorado. “The intent is to show that we can use hemp to build the foundation and the walls and the tiles, but also the furnishings in the house, including the food in the fridge,” says Lauve, who’s helped legalize the crop.

    There’s a bigger goal, too, he adds: “The Team Hemp House project is the foundation that we need to get the whole industry excited and get it off the ground.” Denver Westword has the full story.

    High on Hemp

    • Howard

      The scooter maker better watch out. I received a canned response from Gil Kerlikowske regarding hemp being allowed to be grown in the US. Gil informed me that hemp can contain minute amounts of THC, a federally controlled substance. Therefore, industrial hemp is a very dangerous plant (and evil).

      I suppose according to Gil’s logic, this scooter could become a Schedule I motor vehicle. The BMW i3 as well.

      • DdC

        Howard tell Giligan … I should mention that DMT is an endogenous neurotransmitter. Yes, DMT, the most powerful of the hallucinogens occurs in the human brain as a
        normal part of metabolism. It also is a Schedule I drug, so you’re all holding and this might be the basis for some kind of case. To just show what absolute poppycock all this nonsense is: People Have Been Made Illegal!”
        ~ The Non-Ordinary Conhibition Rhetoric of Terence McKenna

        T e r e n c e M c K e n n a L a n d

        • Howard

          DdC, I wish I could get through to Giligan (he refuses to get back to me). But, if he does, I’ll mention DMTs’ important role with respect to human metabolism. Unfortunately it’s likely that that fact won’t jibe with his propaganda driven day job. I suspect this will tip him over and I’ll be forever removed from his Christmas card list.

          Gil, I’ll miss you before I’ll even know you’re gone, you unrepentant bonehead…

  • jean valjean

    the nexus of the drug war and immigration. king hits two whipping boys for the price of one. thats how he secures the moron vote. obama is doing exactly the same

  • Howard

    I think the most recent poll of likely US voters gave Congress an approval rating of 6% (amazing it’s that high). Steve King is doing his best to lower the bar even further. Nice work Steve.

  • Servetus

    Aljazeera says Booz Allen, the company Edward Snowden worked for, is deeply involved in the drug war in South America:

    Not only does the company hold contracts with the FBI, but it also provides IT support to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). What is more, the US Air Force awarded Booz Allen a contract in 2011 to research and design joint operations between the US Northern Command and the Mexican military.

    The Booz Allen agenda stands at odds with those of many Latin American nations, which have been calling for a different approach to the drug war. Exhausted by drug-related violence, some countries are arguing that it is time to adopt a less militaristic policy with a possible path to marijuana legalisation. The national security state and Booz Allen, however, have a lot to lose if the drug war abruptly comes to an end. Sounding the alarm bell, Booz Allen officials argue that terrorists and extremists might exploit the lawless Mexican border area and come into the US to launch attacks. Sceptical of such claims, the liberal Nation magazine remarks that Booz Allen is merely “questing much-sought-after but spurious links between al-Qaeda and South American narcotraffickers”.

    Hardly deterred by such criticisms, Booz Allen continues to push for a draconian approach to the drug war. Speaking at a forum at the US Army War College, Booz Allen Director and former DEA Chief of Intelligence Anthony Placido boasted that he had helped to develop and implement the so-called “Merida initiative”.

    Let’s hope Snowden et al. provides more drug war revelations in the future.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/06/20136128178530929.html

    • War Vet

      And the South American link is how so many good soldiers died in Iraq. Drug money kills and it forces the Feds and police to help groups like Al Qaeda via the law, which is treason . . . and since LE requires one to work inside the CSA laws, it makes LE an illegal activity since treason is illegal. And cops know this . . . they are not dumb to the fact their activity creates illegal drugs, which are sold by terrorists.

      The War College is a good source of info when studying the Narco-Terro nexus . . . when in doubt, use the big guns when researching. I’ll trust the DOD stats any day because it teaches me that it’s illegal to be a cop because of the treason attribute.

  • Duncan20903

    Well this story reminds me of Martin Luther King’s birthday back in 1988 when Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder lost his job with CBS guessing which football team would win.

    Jimmy the Greek’s Bizarre Excursion into Racial History Costs Him His Job at CBS

    /snip/
    Claiming that blacks dominate most major sports, Snyder added facetiously, “If they take over coaching like everybody wants them to, there’s not going to be anything left for the white people.” Plunging ahead, Snyder suggested that blacks owe their superiority on the playing fields to the genetic engineering of their former oppressors. “The slave owner,” he said, “would breed his big black to his big woman so that he could have a big black kid, you see.” The only chance whites have to stay competitive with blacks, he continued, is through practice and hard work. Alas, said the Greek, turning the familiar stereotype inside out, the white athlete is “lazy.”
    /snip/

  • Daniel Williams

    I doubt Mr. King has any idea what 75 lbs of pot actually looks like. It barely fits in the trunk of my, er, the average car.