So, while Sarah Palin certainly sucks balls in all kinds of contexts, it’s Todd Russ (a Republican from Oklahoma) who’s the big asshole this time around. What he wants to do, though, fits right into the whole Palin picture there. If you haven’t read this article, then you probably should take a minute or two (it’s not that long, I promise) and get that under your belt. If reading isn’t in your timeframe, let me give you the gist right here from the article:
House Bill 1125, filed on Tuesday by Republican State Representative Todd Russ, is a radical measure that would end secular marriage licenses in the state. In addition, the bill would bar all judges and other secular officials from performing marriages in Oklahoma.
This guy wants to make it so only religious folks can get a marriage license, because he wants to protect county clerks from doing their fucking jobs and having to issue marriage licenses to gay people. Because, somehow, giving gay people marriage licenses is condoning gay marriage. Having to do something doesn’t mean you’re in agreement with it. Asshole, that’s called being an adult. Case in point, I’m a grown ass man and my rights are restricted every time I put on a seatbelt. Why? Because it’s not their job to save my life and, unless I go flying through my windshield and into someone else’s car, I doubt me not wearing a seatbelt is saving anyone’s life. If you think that’s a petty comparison, you go right ahead and line up for the fascist theocracy we’re becoming. He also uses the word facilitate, but hey, it’s their JOB. We all have portions of our employment we hate, but we still do it. It’s just that most of us don’t have the luxury of someone trying to pass a law to get us out of it.
Let this sink in for a time, people. It’s getting crazy out there. And not in a crazy, take your clothes off and bathe in whiskey kind of good crazy, either. But a scary, Hitler-inducing we-need-to-create-the-perfect-society/race kind of crazy.