Rep. Jerry Bergevin: Its going to be a Great Kill this year!

State Rep. Jerry Bergevin (R-Manchester) is the poster child for the ideologically extreme House GOP. He sponsored legislation proclaiming March 31 as a day to remember Terri Schiavo, requiring the teaching of evolution as a theory in our public schools and legalizing discrimination by those providing wedding services.

Bergevin blamed the horrors of the Columbine school shooting and the atrocities of Nazi Germany on teaching the theory of evolution. And after the House and Senate approved a bill legalizing home cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes, he sent this inflammatory email to every House representative.

Social liberalism Tim etc...

As one who has suffered from intense pain from health problems I
never once resorted to Alcohol or Pot when all medicine
prescription and over the counter failed, therefore I am not for
the absolute insanity of legalizing street drugs and calling it

The word Potheads  that's you in the house and senate that just
legalized the rectum as a sexual organ and now you Potheads you
in the house and senate whom I am referring to as Potheads even
if use it or not you are Potheads in your ridiculous attempt to
legalize it as medicine and sell it to those with major health
problems . Shame on every dam one of you who voted for this
pathos for your attempt at such exploitation of the sick.

I just wish I could sell this to SNL and start something new like
the cone heads  after all its not called DOPE for nothing

RHINO republicans Hunting season is about to begin and I Love
hunting for these its going to be a Great Kill this year !


28 Responses to Rep. Jerry Bergevin: Its going to be a Great Kill this year!

  1. tchair May 6, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    Did you get a flu shot last year ?
    Are you going to get one this year?

  2. SethCohn May 6, 2012 at 5:36 am #

    and now folks have a small idea why.

    He’s not a poster child IMHO, he’s atypical to say the least.

    I was taught if you can’t say something nice, not to say anything.  So I’ll stop here.

  3. Lucy Weber May 6, 2012 at 5:41 am #

    I am so grateful to William Tucker for posting this, as I was trying to do so myself, but was still wrestling with the formatting.  I note that medical marijuana is a totally bipartisan issue in the NH House, supported and opposed by people on both sides of the aisle.  

    I also note that both Democrats and Republicans have responded to this email with messages ranging from disapproval to outrage.  I wonder when the Speaker and the Majority Leader, both of whom have cited the need for civility, will take a stand.

    • Tim C. May 6, 2012 at 9:00 am #

      And they’ve maintained that stand for the last year and four months.

      They’re on the wrong side, as usual, but there’s no denying they’ve taken a stand.

    • Matt Simon May 8, 2012 at 2:18 am #

      Thank you for noting how bipartisan the vote was in the House. Here’s the partisan breakdown from the 236-96 House vote on SB 409:

      152/245 = 62.0% of Republicans voted yes
      84/87 = 96.5% of Democrats voted yes

      In the Senate, which passed the bill 13-11, eight Republicans including Senator Jeb Bradley and Senator Gary Lambert joined all five Senate Democrats voting in favor.

      Obviously, there are still a few opponents, including Rep. Bergevin, of course, and also a certain New Hampshire governor, so Rep. Bergevin may yet get his wish of seeing this bill killed.  

      • Rep. Jim Splaine May 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

        …it’s about human beings.  Too many of us seem to forget we have to care about one another.  

        Thank you for what you do.  

  4. Chaz Proulx May 6, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Extremist movements depend on ignorance. Boy, there’s a lot of it going around.

    Just what you’d expect when the majority party turns its back on science, critical thinking, and education.

  5. GreyMike May 6, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Nothing like a refreshing wade through the shallow end of the lexicographic gene pool.

    More bathos than pathos here.

    • susaninrindge May 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm #
      • GreyMike May 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

        to work on getting these miscreants out of office now that I have lost my part-time teaching gig as a direct result of their anti-education actions against the university system.

        They are very much mistaken if they think we are all just going to go home and hide with our tails between our legs.

        Unemployed sociologists, political scientists, and teachers of communication and journalism can be a dangerous group to piss off.

    • susanthe May 7, 2012 at 12:34 am #

      to take a bathos after reading that.  

      • Rep. Jim Splaine May 7, 2012 at 2:35 am #

        …don’t want to soak in that, even for a minute.  

  6. Vis Unita Fortior May 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    I wonder if he realizes that he began this by saying, “One of my virtues is that I only ever allow government regulation to determine which drugs I choose to take…”

    • GreyMike May 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      not only did he not know anything, he didn’t even suspect anything.

  7. Mike Hoefer May 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Sending a note like this to your a close confidant, let alone the entire house email list.

    If government was run like a business this guy would be fired for this email

    • Lucy Weber May 7, 2012 at 2:13 am #

      there would have been a resignation by now.

  8. TimothyHorrigan May 7, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    Rep. Bergevin is not backing down.  Today he blurted out the following:

    Hey Rhino’s of the House & Senate

    Who hang and die Politically on the weed as medicine & the bung as sex organ

    Reflections of a potential US / NH future The Mexican Martyrs of Socialism – Gospa Missions

    All brought to you by the Extreme left wing dems and their Rhino allies in the gop


    • Rep. Jim Splaine May 7, 2012 at 2:32 am #

      …and rejection by the voters in November.  

    • TimothyHorrigan May 7, 2012 at 2:34 am #

      To lighten the mood, a little music!

    • dooper May 7, 2012 at 2:47 am #
    • GreyMike May 7, 2012 at 3:13 am #

      so he can appear to be rational by contrast.

  9. cyndychase May 7, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    Better to be suspected of great ignorance than to open your mouth or write a public comment and remove all doubt.

    “We’re on the road to nowhere…”

    • IgnoreAtYourPeril May 7, 2012 at 7:20 am #

      It is full of grammatical and spelling errors. Was he so upset that he lost his ability to communicate?

      How embarrassing for him to show such base ignorance of his native language (it IS his native language, isn’t it?).

      And the rectum as a sexual organ? Unless you live under a rock, every orifice in the human body has been used as sexual organ at one time or another – unless of course you want to write a law outlawing the use of rectum, the mouth, the space between the feet, hands etc, etc….

      • TimothyHorrigan May 7, 2012 at 8:21 am #

        The quoted emails are exactly as written by Rep. Bergevin, except I had to change a hyperlink to a link.  

      • GreyMike May 7, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

        mandating English as the official language of the NH Legislature, with a literacy test required of all legislators…

    • cblodg May 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

      I fully enjoy the fact he used the animal and not the acronym to describe his colleagues.

      • GreyMike May 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

        The rhino is a homely beast,
        For human eyes he’s not a feast.
        Farwell, farewell, you old rhinoceros,
        I’ll stare at something less prepoceros.

                         -Ogden Nash

  10. hannah May 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

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