It doesn’t take much more than having a pulse to be a politician in the USA, is the impression I am getting, and not just by listening to the constant drivel that comes out of the mouths of presidential candidates. Check out Dumb and Dumber here.
Exhibit A :
Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) falsely claimed on Thursday that it was nearly impossible for someone to contract AIDS through heterosexual contact.
“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community,” he told Michelangelo Signorile, who hosts a radio program on SiriusXM OutQ. “It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall.”
“My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.”
He might want to tell that to all the heterosexual women in Africa, who are now the group with the largest number of new HIV infections, due mainly to the religious prohibition on condom use. As to his pet theory of HIV coming from a man having sex with a monkey, I don’t even…
Exhibit B :
Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey has introduced this bill :
“No person or entity shall manufacture or knowingly sell food or any other product intended for human consumption which contains aborted human fetuses in the ingredients or which used aborted human fetuses in the research or development of any of the ingredients.”
Not that that happens anywhere. But he read it online, and thought he’d better do something about it.
These “lawmakers” show a degree of dumbness that makes one wonder how they could be qualified to tie their own shoelaces, let alone introduce bills into state legislature.