Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Petri Dish for Wingnuttery

The title is a perfectly accurate description of the state legislature of Oklahoma. As a resident of this state, I must confess that any notice of Oklahoma politicians, local, state, or national, is embarrassing. Some of the things our illustrious senators have said border on outright gibberish. (See below) Yet these guys are perfectly representative of the population at large here in Indian Territory. Case in point: a resolution introduced by state rep Sally Kern--you wanna guess which party?--calling for an "Oklahoma Citizen's Proclamation for Morality." (This the same Sally Kern who says gays are a bigger threat to America than terrorists.) Which proclaims, as anyone with half a brain knows already it's so obvious, that the collapse of morality has caused the economic collapse of the U.S. Please allow me to quote from the proposed proclamation, which I really do hope passes so the rest of the country will again be treated to a dose of true 'Muricanism from right here in the Heartland:

WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis; and

WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion,
pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and
many other forms of debauchery; and . . . [so forth]
And while we're on the subject of idiots, that paragon of intelligence, the pride of the Sooner state, Senator James Inhofe, has announced that the legislative body which he disgraces by his presence every day is soon going to be getting "the clown from Minnesota." Can you believe this guy? Al Franken is a clown? This from a guy who compared people who believe in global warming to supporters of Hitler! and called Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth "science fiction." The guy who refuses to even meet with Supreme Court nominee Sotomajor, who goes on about how the Gitmo detainees have the opportunity for a free colonoscopy as well as better health care than they've ever had before. And this blithering moron has the gall to talk about a fellow U.S. senator as a "clown"?
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