Thursday, April 30, 2009

HR 1913 - The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act

It passed. Thank God. But not before the wingnuts took to the floor of the House to try to kill it -- and like good Holocaust Deniers everywhere, they even attempted to deny that Matthew was a victim of a hate crime. The worst of the worst, though, was Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC). Her speech in the well of the House was astonishing by the depth of it's political demagoguery and utter lack of truth. If this woman is a parent I pity her children. It's bad enough she gets to vote on legislation of national importance. She should, if she had a decent bone in her body, immediately resign her position in the House.

I'm grateful that Keith Olbermann is on the air -- and isn't afraid to take on wingnuts like her. Last night he took on three. For an appetizer he devoured Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), who is just plain batty. Then, for an entree, he chomped into Rupert Murdoch. Finally, for dessert, he lacerated Ms. Foxx (at 2:43).

Keep in mind, the legislation passed in the House. A Senate version has already been introduced by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA). The speed at which things are changing in this country can be breathtaking at times -- which makes the wingnuts even wingnuttier than usual.

I thank my Higher Power, whom I call God, for having kept me alive long enough to see a day when things seem to be really changing for me and people like me.

Here's Keith's "Worst Person in the World" from last night (04/29/09).


Bev Sykes said...

I missed Worst Persons last night and watching it on your web site, I found myself crying for Judy Shepard.

JoyZeeBoy said...

Wasn't it horrible?

I kept wondering what kind of callous byotch that right-winger is? Not a shred of human decency in her.

~ Sil in Corea said...

I hope the citizens down in Winston-Salem recall her immediately. She's a pea-brain with her 'eyes set in one hole,' as we say in Maine. [That's a reference to a certain closeness between the eyes that indicates a narrow mind (and in-breeding).]

Alan said...

oh but honey, how far we have phuquing come. we can get married in three or four states now. The world has failed to end in any of those states and the walls keep falling down. I too am glad to be alive to see this day