Randy Credico, professional crank, says he saw NY AG Eric Schneiderman snorting coke at a Drinking Liberally event in 2005. Now that Schneiderman and others at the party are calling bullshit, his reply is one for the ages:
Speaking from Mexico, Credico repeated to Capital that he saw Schneiderman use the drugs in a basement room. Credico, a drug reform advocate, has been hinting at Schneiderman’s drug use for months on Twitter, angered by Schneiderman’s involvement in busting up drug rings.
But Credico never expected to make the papers, and said the issue—being seized upon by Republicans—has been blown “way out of proportion.”
“I didn’t know this was going to be in [the paper],” said Credico, a regular guest on Dicker’s radio show, “Live from the State Capitol.” “I’m not going to deal with the press for a long time after today.”
Best measured in nanoseconds, I’d guess.
“I’m not going to deal with the press for a long time after today.” works as a credo for life.
Especially for someone who may have foot in mouth disease.
The Other Bob
I was at a Young Republicans event in the 80’s that included Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Mike Pence, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio, who each took a turn snorting coke off the ass of an underage male prostitute.
If I tweet it, it must be true right?
I never thought my sensational accusations would be taken seriously either. (Would someone please start a rumor that they saw Suffern ACE making out with Christian Bale? I’d kind of like the thrill of public denial).
Once amateur cranks turn pro, they tend to discard the bulk of their charm.
Maybe it’s inappropriate to say so, but starting the quote with ‘Speaking from Mexico’ doesn’t lend credibility to Credico’s claims about other people’s drug use.
@The Other Bob: Isn’t that how Erickson got started?
OT: Your daily Ebola ridiculous freak-out-slash-borderline complete racism:
Woman nearly booted from plane for being black and queasy. Incredibly, other passengers were allowed to lobby for her inclusion in the flight. Oddly, I didn’t know airlines had “policies” that could be overridden by the whims of fellow travelers.
The Ebola ignorance is just astounding. Breathtaking to see just how fucking stupid most Americans are.
No one’s going to mention Mixie muffed the Wiki link? No one? Okay.
Somehow some dude I’ve never heard of going after some other dude I’ve never heard of for an unprovable incident almost a decade doesn’t exactly get me in the withers.
Sounds like a case of:
Oh please have mercy upon me your honor, I’m an orphan. I didn’t really mean to kill my parents.
@Punchy: Remember, this is the group that believes electronics interfere with airplane controls.
Oscar Pistorius got FIVE YEARS.
Your first link doesn’t work. I hope this one does.
@Punchy: The lowest, loudest, meanest common denominator is so very used to being pandered to. Another “other policy” I can see the servile aisle staff in airlines inventing is the fear of beardy people speaking other languages: they get thrown off flights too because of baying mobs.
@Belafon: I should also add that yes, they are being racist in assuming the black woman has Ebola. But they are also superstitious.
@The Other Bob:
It doesn’t matter if it’s true. Now the story is “out there”, so we have to talk about it.
Translation: “oh shit, my attorney just told me the definition of defamation”
@Amir Khalid: Thanks, I fixed it.
Mr Stagger Lee
@Punchy: How about a case of a pot(CNN) calling the kettle black.
@SatanicPanic: He should have lived in Florida. He’d have gotten no jail time and a public blowjob from the ammosexuals.
But yeah, dude got off incredibly light.
As it is, Pistorius stands a chance of being moved to house arrest after only ten months in jail, if his lawyers can persuade the authorities. But legal analysts did anticipate that as a first offender, Pistorius had a chance of not seeing jail at all. And it’s hard to argue that his white skin got him spared from a heavier sentence when the judge is a black woman.
I immediately thought of NORML’s Keith Stroup outing Jimmy Carter’s drug czar Peter Bensinger for cocaine use. Keith was pissed off about paraquat being sprayed on Mexican pot farms and to a lesser extent with the pace of decriminalization. Burning Bensinger put an end to playing tennis with Carter’s son and NORML access to the white house.
@Punchy: And there are the kids from Rwanda who the school district in Maple Shade, NJ are not letting start school due to Ebola fears. Rwanda. Seriously, NJ is closer to Dallas than Rwanda is to Liberia.
The parents’ comments are jaw-dropping:
Yep. “That area.” Geography FTW.
You might be done with the press, my friend, but the press is most certainly not done with you.
@Violet: In which we discover that when it comes to superstition and fear, we really are no different than tribal people who live in West Africa.
Well, there are suppliers and there is demand. Casting aspersions on “Mexico” misses the point. Is it therefore “inappropriate”? You decide.
Meanwhile Schneiderman long ago admitted to having used cocaine and marijuana. The quarrel right now is essentially about when he stopped. He says it was before he was ever elected to office. Here’s how his spokesman is refuting Credico’s “categorically false” accusations:
I wouldn’t say that. Not at all. One needs look no further than Clarence Thomas, after all, for a prime example of a person of color who has bought lock, stock, and barrel into a system that favors a certain skin color (or lack thereof).
It’s certainly possible that a pro-white bias remains in the South African legal system, even with cases heard before a black judge. But did Pistorius benefit from such a bias? I think it’s hard to show that.
That was you?? OMG you are totally hot!
Mr Stagger Lee
@Amir Khalid: @Amir Khalid: I think if Pistorus was an rural unknown Afrikaner farmer, he would have been nailed to the boards but his celebrity got him spared
As I wrote, I was at that party. For all I know Schneiderman was shooting heroin into his eyeballs in the bathroom stalls, but it wasn’t exactly a raging drug fest, or even a raging booze fest. I saw no drugs.
@Amir Khalid: He’s benefitting a bit, although disentangling skin tone from wealth is going to be tricky.
He’s going to a one room cell in the hospital wing of a prison also bunking 17 to communal cells measuring around 100ft by 30ft.
@Violet: Ahhh, let’s run that through Google’s Tea Party Translator:
“Negroes should just go back to Africa and stay there.” said parent John Povlow.
@Amir Khalid: ten months. Note to self- do not visit South Africa with anyone who might want to kill me.
There are similarities. Thokozile Matilda Masipa was born in 1947, Clarence Thomas in 1948. Their skins and most other organs are similar. When she was appointed to the high court in 1998, she became only the second woman “of her kind” on the bench.
The similarities end there.
Masipa was an anti-apartheid and women’s rights activist in Soweto, jailed and threatened with murder, and her life’s work reflects, and is, that experience.
Who knows what hurtful experiences Thomas had to bear in private when he was younger (and maybe still does)? But in his public life and in his few official utterances it’s very difficult to see him as comparable to Masipa.
None of which gainsays your point that Masipa’s skin coloration alone is not a proxy for her take on justice.
Just wow. Stood his ground against a closed bathroom door.
How many women will line up to date him when he gets out? How big will his book advance be? Ugh.
O/T A Strong, Maine elementary school teacher was ordered to stay home for 21 days because she attended a conference in Dallas 9 miles away from the hospital where Eric Duncan was treated. I promise I was not persuaded by Cole to call for this quarantine. The administration said that this decision was the result of parent concerns. It could have been a teachable moment by the school and district administration, but they chose to indulge the irrational panic.
@Violet: Is there some way we can make Maple Shade, NJ a byword for “place filled with ignoramuses”?
Pistorius is a special-needs prisoner. Prison authorities will have to treat hm as such. They can’t forbid him to wear his prosthetic legs, nor can they let him bunk with the general population where he might theoretically use them as a weapon.
@Amir Khalid: Well, I can see the weapons thing, but that single occupancy seems high end squishy and preventative for a supposedly contrite, entirely non-violent but very sobby and capable of olympics person.
@Amir Khalid: A whole new “I didn’t know it was loaded” scenario.
JR in WV
Here in the mountains of W Va, we had a popular mayor of the city of Charleston, former prosecutor, convicted of possession and use of coke. After he got out of his brief prison sentence at a not-too-bad prison, he worked to advocate for better treatment of inmates in prison.
All this was so long ago I forget his name now, and don’t want to put any effort into looking it up either.
Anyway, I’m not a bit surprised that a law enforcement guy in NY is putting people away for things that he admittedly did as a youth, for hypocrisy is legion.
Without it, pot would no longer be a Schedule I drug…
“Those kids at the Keene Pumpkin Fest were acting all maple-shady.”
Works well on multiple levels!
Villago Delenda Est
@Mr Stagger Lee:
DING DING DING DING DING
JR in WV
@JR in WV: Mike Roarke, that was the guy. Died kind of young if I recall correctly… Prosecutor elected Mayor, then busted.
CHARLESTON, W.VA. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) _ Mayor Mike Roark today admitted that he had used cocaine and pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts of cocaine possession as part of an agreement requiring him to resign from office by Nov. 24.
U.S. District Judge Walter Hoffman accepted the agreement, saying, ”In my judgment, it is consistent with an appropriate disposition of this matter.”
Roark, 41, will be subject to a $5,000 fine and one year in jail on each of the six counts as part of the plea agreement, which was reached just before the defense and prosecutors were to finish selecting a jury for the mayor’s trial.
”I’d just briefly like to apologize to the citizens of Charleston for the embarrassment they’ve suffered,” Roark said following the hearing.
”I don’t think the city should suffer for my transgressions. I am deeply and sincerely sorry.”
Roark, a former Kanawha County prosecutor and a one-time assistant U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh who had insisted that he has never used cocaine, had pleaded innocent to 27 drug conspiracy, possession and distribution counts and three counts of conspiring to obstruct justice by persuading a witness to lie to a grand jury.
Roark, who agreed to resign by next Tuesday, had been plagued for years by rumors of his drug use, which became a major issue when he was re-elected in a landslide over former Mayor John Hutchinson last April.
Roark, a Republican, had long been mentioned as a potential GOP gubernatorial or congressional candidate. He had contended that the charges against him were politically motivated.
One of the few things I remember from sermons. The most common thing that Jesus tells people to do?
“I didn’t know this would get to the point where I could be sued!”
Villago Delenda Est
But the only thing Rethuglicans have to sell is fear.
Well, that Jesus guy is some sort of FDR New Dealer type, and therefore a commie!
Villago Delenda Est
@Atrios: Yeah, like we should accept the recollection of a rational person.
David in NY
Back to Credico — my son, a union organizer, says this:
“The only time I met Randy Credico he was hanging around a fast food strike 1) introducing himself as a mayoral candidate and 2) trying to bum a cigarette. Pretty much everything about this story is hilarious.”
@Amir Khalid: The other prisoners could use his prosthetic legs as a weapon as well. With several inmates in a large cell, this is not an unreasonable assumption.
I Soufh African and I was schocked he got 5 years. In terms of the firearms legislation alone he could have gotten 15 years, because he had a duty to retreat.
Also too, he waz found guitly of culpable homicide, not murder, so it is unlikely he will appeal. The general feeling is he is getting away lightly.
I hope he does appeal so the can send him away for longer.