Posts Tagged ‘imbecile politicians’
Oh the poor poor people of Iowa to be stuck with this clever moron! Seriously, I wish I could be making this stuff up. Unfortunately, I live on planet Earth…
My first encounter with Representative Steve King came when I read an article about his defense of dog fighting. Yup, I said his defense of dog fighting. (I’m telling you…this ain’t fiction!) I thought we had all agreed after the Michael Vick dog fighting debacle that dog fighting = bad, really really bad, morally repugnant, etc. Seriously, those ASPCA ads aren’t making me cry for nothing, right?!
It seems Steve King (I wonder if the wonderfully wealthy best selling author Stephen King wants to make this imbecile change his name…well, I can dream…) has issues with the limitations animal protection laws have made. When he was questioned about his stance on this, he responded with this:
When the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight, but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that.
I love Jason Linkins’ conclusion to his article:
I suppose that King is really only sticking up for the 30 percent of animal offenders who are merely sadists. Either way, “during consideration of the 2012 Farm bill, King led an unsuccessful effort to defeat a McGovern amendment to make it a crime for an adult to attend or to bring a child to a dogfight or cockfight,” because it’s obviously best to introduce people into these environments when they are but whelps.
Lordy, I wish I was done with this guy. Alas, it isn’t meant to be. Because Linkins’ brings us another tidbit about Steve King, The Birther King. OK, that’s not a real thing. But if it was, King would be happy to hold the title.
See, he round aboutly suggests that while there are birth announcements in two Hawaiian newspapers about President Barack Obama’s birth, that there really is no proof that they weren’t made from information from a telegram sent from Kenya. He and others went to the Library of Congress, found the microfiche of the newspaper announcements, but he just isn’t buying that they are completely accurate. Sure, it would be nearly impossible to have such a conspiracy going on that would have resulted in changing the information.
Wow. People of Iowa, you have got to be proud of this guy. He’s representing you in such a helpful way. Animal cruelty is ok. As long as you want to take your kids, grandkids, or neighbor children to a dogfight, you should be able to! While you’re at it, set up Junior’s next birthday party at the strip joint down the street! Time travel must be possible. Knowing the future is plausible.
Sometimes I wonder if these politicians really believe this crap or do they just say it to placate some small piece of their constituency? If they are saying these things to placate a large piece of their constituency, we are in some big ass trouble.
Dear God, the political median IQ fell about a gazillion points last week. Not only did politicians prove they are imbecilic morons, they also made it quite clear that their agenda is to silence women. How to do that? Ban a fellow representative because she dared to say “vagina.”
Vagina. Vagina. Vagina.
Maybe my blog will be banned.
Representative Lisa Brown ended a speech with the line:
“Finally, Mr. Speaker,” Brown said Wednesday. “I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no.’ ”
“Mr. Speaker” is Jase Bolger. Apparently, he’s never seen Kindergarten Cop. Or read any books about talking to your kids about the correct names for body parts. Did he expect Brown to call it her “vajayjay” a la Oprah? It’s a vagina folks! Or do he and his Republic cronies have cruder names for it…that can’t be said in front of women?
Frankly, this is what every American women needs to be saying. To anyone and everyone who will listen. My body, my choice. My right as an American to earn as much as men. My right as a partner in any relationship to be free from domestic violence. My right as an elected politician to state my case without being banned.
Again, this isn’t all about abortion. It’s so many issues: birth control, marriage, domestic violence…women are getting silenced all over the place lately.
Is that what we want?
Is this what we want?!
I’m starting to get really mad at all of you because you are being so silent. They cannot keep us all quiet at once. They cannot control all the women, who outnumber the men in the United States. But we have to vote. We have to open our mouths. We have to think of our daughters and our sons. We have to honor the women who fought so hard before us.
We have the power!
Do you like the graphic above? I’ve turned it into a bumper sticker that you can purchase! All profits from this will be donated to NARAL. This would make a great present for friends and family! Share it with everyone! Let’s spread the message that we mean business. And we won’t be silenced!