Monday, April 18, 2011

They're hicks, Rita

Arizona lags behind in so many areas: education, health care, the arts, public transportation, job creation. The list just goes on and on...So it's good to know we can still brag of being if not the craziest state, certainly amongst them. The latest evidence of this is our "birther bill".

For those of you who are just visiting here and not acquainted with our ways, "birthers" are people who continue to insist that Barack Obama pulled a fast one and is not in fact a native born American, and therefore cannot legally hold the office of President of the United States. They are the spiritual descendants of flatearthers and nothing will change their opinion. Definitely not facts. Thank God they've found a state legislature that will finally stand up for them!

As Representative Judy Burges, R-Skull Valley said (and I promise you I am not making this up) "It's essential that we bring back the integrity to the office." Her concerns begin to make sense when you remember that a skull is a head without a brain. So Skull Valley could just as easily be called Brainless Valley. Also consider that 8 years of Simple W. and the Dark Lord Cheney's debaucheries, including their various assaults on the Constitution and their murderous lies and criminal distortions apparently didn't concern dear Judy even a teeny little bit. Well, it's a free country and I suppose we're all entitled to have our own ideas about what does and doesn't constitute integrity.

PS This just in: Jan Brewer, who is currently appearing in the role of "Governor of Arizona", vetoed the "birther bill" shortly after I finished my post. That loud anguished wailing you hear is her base. My guess is that, once again, the state's monied interests got to her and said, "stop this nonsense before you kill off what's left of our tourism and convention business. Remember, we're trying to rebuild the state--not destroy it." But whatever her motivation, you can bet that the hillbillies aren't going to be happy.

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