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Well, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer really poked a stick into the right wing hive mind by vetoing the Republican attempt to enshrine anti-gay bigotry as “religious freedom.” Today the wingnut blogosphere is absolutely full of out of control unison ranting, but my favorite loony comments so far come from … who else? … the crackpots of Breitbart.com.
First, the penetrating intellect of John Nolte, who asks the only question that really matters:
What if I bake a birth control cake?
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) February 28, 2014
Followed by Child of the Damned Ben Shapiro:
Would left support the AZ law if it were restricted to same-sex marriage participation? Of course not. Fascists.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 28, 2014
You damned dirty fascists!
To which I can only add:
Ben Shapiro and staff react to Gov. Brewer's veto pic.twitter.com/bYROCM5A4K
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) February 27, 2014
HELP!!!1 BIRTH CONTROL PENIS CAKES ARE STEALING MAH RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) February 28, 2014
Or: two Carny hucksters compare anti-Obama conspiracy theories and their naive audiences lap it up. Both Jones and Farah have made an industry out of scaring conservatives and they continue to rake in cash from fools and bigots.
Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, Alex Jones of InfoWars and Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily swap conspiracy theories about President Obama.
I was about to write that it was nice to see a Republican standing up to the all-powerful anti-science wing of the party for a change, but then I checked, and Gov. Jay Nixon is a Democrat, which comes as no surprise at all: Evolution Bill Not Best for Education, Governor Says.
Background: a group of fanatically religious Missouri Republicans are trying to pass a bill that would allow parents to take their children out of science classes that teach the theory of evolution.
“I think we need to respect people’s individual religious beliefs obviously, and I certainly appreciate that,” Nixon said. “But I think extricating children from science classes is not in the best interest of our STEM Initiative.”
Nixon said creationism is “what we study on Sunday, not on Monday.”
The state’s STEM initiative is an attempt to boost education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
State Reps. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, and Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, have said they think parents should be allowed to remove their children from classes that teach evolution.
The Republican Party is the party for you — if you reject the entire basis of modern biological science.