Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Priorities in Michigan

Thousands of people can’t drink the water in Flint.  The schools in Detroit are falling apart.  The roads and bridges across the state are crumbling.  And yet the Michigan state senate decided to take urgent action on … what?

Michigan is one of the last states to keep an “anti-sodomy” law on the books, which criminalizes oral and anal sex — most states dropped theirs when the Supreme Court ruled that law like these are unconstitutional.

Michigan’s anti-sodomy law also bans bestiality, lumping together sex between consenting humans and humans who have sex with animals. State Republican Senator Rick Jones has introduced an updated animal cruelty law, SB-0219, which is part of a package of laws aimed at protecting animals from abuse. But it keeps intact the language that bans oral and anal sex between humans.

The bill reads, in part: “A person who commits the abominable and detestable crime against nature either with mankind or with any animal is guilty of a felony” — that felony is punishable by 15 years in prison.

Jones says he kept the language intact because he thought that his fellow lawmakers and his constituents would have blocked the animal rights reforms if the bill addressed the rights of humans.

The bill has passed the Michigan senate.

Old Professor, stop reading now; you will not like the language I’m about to use.


Are you out of your fucking mind?  Seriously, are you fucking kidding me?  Your state is literally falling apart underneath your feet, children are being poisoned by the governor’s handiwork, and you’re worried about people getting or giving a blowjob?  Jesus H. Christ in a birchbark canoe.

And you, you geniuses of Grand Ledge, you actually elected this alleged human being to office?  What the fuck is wrong with you?  Are you that obsessed with other peoples’ private lives and behaviors that you allow this jackass to propose and shove this bill down the throat of the state senate?


Okay, OP, you can start reading again.

The pundits say that the American electorate is angry and fed up with the political system.  Well, it’s things like this, not Obamacare or even the juvenile behavior of the House of Representatives, that has people hating government.  It’s the panty-sniffers and the busybodies who preach smaller government unless it means leaving people to their own lives and women to control their own bodies that makes people want to stand up and throw up.

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