FOK News Channel for April 7th, 2011
Worst Persons For April 7
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The bronze to the legislature in Idaho, the latest state to become unsafe for residency in, or visits from Americans. It has now passed a measure prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks.
Not for rape, not for incest, not for the health of the mother.
The state Representative from Silverton, Idaho, Shannon McMillan says: "Is not the child of that rape or incest also a victim? It didn't ask to be here." The sponsor of the bill - State Representative Brent Crane of Nampa Idaho - said a woman, raped by, say, her father, now with a life-threatening pregnancy, should just trust God. Quoting him: "His ways are higher than our ways. He has the ability to take difficult, tragic, horrific circumstances and turn them into wonderful examples."
Yeah, well, Mr. Crane, he evidently didn't do such a good job when he made the State Legislature in Idaho, did he?
While we're on this "God's will" kick - Mr. Crane, how in the hell do you know that it wasn't "God's will" that man should learn how to conduct safe abortions to protect the victimized woman in these situations? I mean if we're talking interpretation here, everything God has ever told me has been to support the advancement of science and temper how life is lived to the realities of the world around us. How do you know that Roe-V-Wade wasn't God's will?
You believe anything you want, Sir, but the deal is: keep your goddamned religion out of the laws, and we will keep the goddamned laws out of your religion.
The runner-up: Governor Chris Christie, the buffoon currently running New Jersey. There are those who are ill-informed, and others who are condescending, and others who are convinced they are not just the smartest one in the room but in fact the only one who isn't an idiot. And then there are those rare individuals who combine all three fatal flaws - like this Governor.
Mr. Christie today called a group of leaders in New Jersey quote "political thugs." This is a state that is heavily mobbed up, features the goofballs from Jersey Shore, and infamous mayors of Newark ranging from Hugh Addonizio to Sharpe James.
So who are Governor Christie's "thugs"? The heads of the teachers' unions.
He said this on television, and then again at a public event - naturally one in New York City, not New Jersey - he doesn't seem to like New Jersey. "I believe the teachers in New Jersey in the main are wonderful public servants that care deeply. But their union, their union are a group of a political thugs" (If you're going to criticize educators, Governor, at least make sure your grammar works. "Is" a group, Governor. "Is").
Christie also called for teachers to be judged on peer evaluations - in other words, have teachers grade one another, with the low scores getting fired. Yeah, that doesn't sound like a recipe for disaster.
Worse yet, he said he had been holding secret talks with individual teachers about working around the unions. In point of fact, Governor Christie just admitted to violating a legally-binding contract he swore to uphold. It's not like it hasn't long since been time to do this to this arrogant, Conservative-butt-kissing toad, but this man needs to be recalled before he decides "The Visiting Nurse Association" needs to be dismantled because it's made up of socialist bullies.
But our winner, soon-to-be-Former Speaker of the House John Boehner.
I suppose there were still some in this country who thought this was not just another hack politician. Turns out even the Weepy and the Oompa-Loompa-hued, can be just as politically corrupt as your average schmoe from Jersey or the Idaho Legislature. The whole suicidal, moronic threat on behalf of the Tea Party to shut down the government was supposedly about fiscal responsibility and limited government.
The hell it was.
The last major sticking points before Boehner would agree to put down the gun he had pointed at his own head?
One: A provision that keeps the Environmental Protection Agency from complying with a Supreme Court ruling requiring it to regulate greenhouse gases.
Two: A provision that keeps the EPA from proposing or enacting any measure that would impact climate pollution, toxic emissions from cement plants, and emissions of particulates - you know, pieces of inhalable crap in the air.
Three: A provision that eliminated Title Ten - the program that provides funding for any family planning clinics nationwide (there goes Planned Parenthood).
Four: A provision that blocked the city of Washington from taking its own municipal money - not federal money but city money - to help pay for abortions.
And Five: A provision that blocked funding to the UN Population Fund, the US Ambassador's Fund For Cultural Preservation, and anything else of the sort that uses money not provided by this country to help pay for abortions not in this country.
So Mr. Boehner, you want to shut down the American government to keep this country from giving any American money to any international organization that is already spending and will continue to spend non-American money to fund abortions in population-crisis and AIDS-ravaged third world countries? That'll help revitalize the economy. Somewhere. In the cemetery and casket business in Botswana?
What a great, flaming fraud you are, John Boehner - and you're today's Worst Person. Oh by the way, Mr. Boehner - where are the jobs?