We did away with the asshat of the day posts a while ago (too much to keep up with). So today I offer a grab bag of asshattery.
First, we have New Hampshire Republican legislator Bob Kingsbury who claims that kindergarten leads to higher crime.
Last week Rep. Bob Kingsbury (R-Laconia) told fellow Belknap County lawmakers that research he has conducted since 1996 shows a connection between the state’s kindergarten program and higher crime rates, attributing it to children being taken “away from their mothers too soon.”
My guess is that he also believes women should be barefoot & pregnant and stay in kitchen.
Next up we have everyone’s favorite sheriff (no not Jeff “Constitutionalist” Christopher) Joe Arpaio. The man who Orly Taitz has wet dreams about is claiming to have “explosive new evidence” that President Obama was not born. In America that is.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” is claiming to have explosive new proof that President Barack Obama is ineligible to serve as president. According to a recent report with WorldNetDaily, the Maricopa County sheriff’s associate said they would release the birther evidence at a press conference on July 17.
“I can’t disclose to you what we’ve discovered, but it’s going to be a shocking revelation at our press conference,” Mike Zullo, head of the “Cold Case Posse,” told a Tea Party radio program in an interview, according to WorldNetDaily.
You have to wonder what happened to this schmuck along the way for him to be this batshit crazy.
But wait, there’s more. Ginny Thomas, wife of potted plant Clarence Thomas, apparently is still making money lobbying against the ACA.
Now, just days after healthcare law was upheld (with Clarence Thomas dissenting), new financial forms show that Thomas’s wife, Ginni, continued to rake in a profit from opposing healthcare reforms in 2011—even after she previously came under fire for doing so.
According to Thomas’s 2011 financial disclosure report form, filed on May 15 and obtained Friday by Whispers, Ginni Thomas made up to $15,000 working for political lobbying firm Liberty Consulting. The firm lobbied actively against the healthcare law, according to liberal news magazine Mother Jones.
Why is it again that Justice Kagan had to recuse herself from the challenge to Arizona’s immigration law, and very loud, very public demands were made for her to recuse herself again, but Thomas gets a pass?
There is a clear conflict of interest with the Thomases whose ethics are beyond questionable at this point. But you know the other old saying, “It’s OK If You’re A Republican.”
Finally, we have Ann
Rmoney Romney who claims that President Obama’s strategy is to “kill” her husband’s name and reputation.
“They’re going to do everything they can to destroy Mitt,” Ann Romney told Jan Crawford, when asked about Democratic efforts to paint the GOP candidate as out of touch. The couple were interviewed from their vacation home in Wolfeboro, N.H.
“Early on we heard what their strategy was, It was ‘Kill Romney,’ Romney said, referencing a 2011 story in which a Democratic strategist told Politico that Obama “will have to kill Romney” to win.
“I feel like all he’s doing is saying, ‘Let’s kill this guy,’” she added, and promised to protect her husband: “Not when I’m next to him, you better not.”
Say, Ann, isn’t that what Mittens did to his opponents during the rethuglican primaries? Turnabout is fair play in my book.