So what stirs me from the pile of scrapped laptops and empty coffee jars I've been under for a fortnight? You guessed it, a Republican saying absolutely insane things about wanting to destroy someone else's rights. Well what were the fucking odds on that one?
Martin Harty, an old, white, old, senile, old, morally repugnant, old and plain fucking evil senator for New Hampshire, has openly stated his belief that disabled people - both mentally and physically so - should be sent out into frozen wastelands to die of exposure. And then refused to apologise for saying it. I'm totally fucking serious. Cop this:
In an interview and in an e-mail Omand sent to her friends, Omand said she called Harty, who represents her district, to tell him her concerns about the House Finance Committee’s proposed cuts to mental health services. Omand said Harty said he disagreed with her and made the comments about eugenics.
Omand says Harty then stated, “I wish we had a Siberia so we could ship them all off to freeze to death and die and clean up the population.”
Well fuck me rigid, I didn't realise the NH Republican position was 'fuck subtlety, let's go for Fascism right from step one'. Usually they at least make sure the public sees them take the Reich-friendly view on something scary, so they can quote a worst-case scenario - even if that last part has to be made up out of whole cloth. This senile old dickbiter didn't even bother to take the time to scare his constituents before aiming his tiny, tiny racial-purity dick at the human rights of thousands of people and trying to pull the trigger using a microscope and tweezers.
Even aside from his lack of buildup, what stuns me is the delivery itself - the phrasing, really, with the wishing that America had an equivalent to Siberia where people could be sent to die on the ice. Well shit, what's Alaska like this time of year, Marty? Hell, save yourself some time - dress a disabled woman up in a fur coat and put some caribou antlers on her head, some motherfucker will shoot her in the fucking face and hand the gun to Sarah Palin so she can pose with one boot on the corpse. You EVIL FUCKING SHITPILE.
Part of me - the paranoid part, the really scared part of anyone's brain that makes them stick a hand in their pocket to see if their keys have teleported back home in the five minutes since they last checked, the part trying to build its own tiny tinfoil hat out of the iron in my blood - wonders if this is actually animal cunning on the Republicans' part, if they decided to have Harty mouth off with something absolutely fucking unforgivable just so that (a) Fox News and all associated motherfuckers could start discussing it as if it had any merit as an idea, in the name of 'balance' and in an attempt to mainstream the concept, or (b) they could use the massive fucking public outcry generated by Harty's kamikaze run to slip something only slightly less hideous under the radar.
But then I remember the Republicans' voter base, and I realise they wouldn't dare do anything so anti-Genesis as admitting humans have animal cunning, or indeed animal anything. Let's face it, animal magnetism's right out...pity. I'd love to stick some porcupines to this motherfucker in particular.
Hat tip to my bro Curtis for pointing this motherfucker out to me.