Remember that heinous “Don’t Say Gay” bill that got tabled a month or so ago? It’s back, having passed the House Education Committee and on its way to the calendar committee.
Well of course it did! Tennessee’s Republicans were just waiting for everyone to focus on something else like, I dunno, the anti-hand-holding thing, or the anti-science thing or some other crazy thing to embarrass the state.
But Hohenwald Republican Rep. Joey Hensley said he decided to move his bill again after he said a survey of his district showed “well over 95 percent … don’t want homosexuality discussed in those grade levels.”
Really? A survey? Can I see that survey, please? Can anyone show it to me? What kind of survey … was it an on-line survey, perhaps? How was the question phrased? I am calling bullshit on this survey. I bet if you go door to door and ask the people of Hohenwald their top concern, I doubt this issue even registers. So Rep. Joey Hensley: show us this survey.
Maybe he pulled it out of the same place Arthur Laffer pulled his information about Fred Smith moving FedEx out of Tennessee unless the inheritance tax is repealed. Which is the same place where Ron Ramsey found all of those “employers” claiming to have job openings but no applicants because people would rather collect unemployment. And all of those business people Ramsey knows who claim to be crushed by government red tape, but they’re too afraid to come forward publicly.
I call this place Republican Fantasyland. It’s not that I’m calling you guys liars or anything, it’s just that you have a history of making stuff up to support your ridiculous agenda, and assuming no one will fact-check you. I’m kinda tired of the bullshit, to be quite honest.
You’ve got a survey showing people really are concerned about the rash of elementary school teachers discussing homosexuality in the classroom? I’d love to see it.