The Idiots and the Oddities

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Monday Random Nonsense

According to USA Today, in an embarrassing bit of pandering,

“Mitt Romney is trying to be a Southerner. At an event in Mississippi today, he greeted the crowd at the Farmer’s Market in Jackson by saying “Morning, y’all” and proclaiming he had “a biscuit and some cheesy grits” for breakfast.”

Call me crazy, but it might take a little more than a fake drawl to win Mississippians over considering,

“In addition to having one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, Mississippi is also the poorest state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”

Yeah, I’m sure they’ll take a likin’ to a guy worth a couple hundred million right quick.

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), went on a radio talk show last week to plug a new book and Right Wing Watch reports:

“…he repeated his frequent claim that human influenced climate change is impossible because “God’s still up there.” Inhofe cited Genesis 8:22 to claim that it is “outrageous” and arrogant for people to believe human beings are “able to change what He is doing in the climate.”

It’s almost remarkable that people like Inhofe who use God to blow off climate change never  consider the idea that they have a responsibility to care for the planet entrusted to them. They think God should be the maintenance man/groundskeeper in his spare time.

(Read Ken’s post about Sen. Inhofe)

In Georgia, legislators were so busy focusing on social issues, they didn’t have time to do any real work. From Online Athens:

“While lawmakers passed a range of bills on issues such as guns, abortion and drug testing for the unemployed, other key pieces of legislation addressing ethics reform, education and alternative energy were left behind.”

From the Right Wing Nut file, the Spokesman-Review out of Spokane ,Washington reports that Idaho GOP Rep. Phil Hart has a different take on the Constitution:

“Federal authorities are seeking to foreclose on Hart’s Athol, Idaho, log home for $550,000 in back federal income taxes, penalties and interest.

Hart, a fourth-term Republican lawmaker, is a tax protester who stopped filing federal income tax returns in 1996 while he unsuccessfully pressed a federal lawsuit charging that the federal income tax is unconstitutional. He also stopped filing state income tax returns and has argued that the Idaho state income tax also is unconstitutional.”

Four terms and his taxes never came up?

And finally, Kentucky’s GOP Senate President David Williams decided that the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament was worth postponing the Senate’s work for two days because the University of Kentucky is playing in it.

According to the Courier-Journal, when asked about it Williams said.

“Go ahead, write a bad story about me; I don’t give a rat’s ——. … I’m here more than anybody.”

Another Republican lawmaker, Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, said,

“It shows where our priorities are, and they ain’t here.”

Oh those Republican knuckleheads.

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