Tennessee State legislators Bill Ketron (R-CooCooForCocoaPuffs) and Judd Matheny (R-TinFoilHatsRUS) are still focused like a laser on crazy crap no one really gives a shit about:
Building managers and legislative staffers have sought to reassure some concerned Tennessee lawmakers that recent renovations at the state Capitol did not install special facilities to support Muslim prayer rituals.
The new sink is instead meant to make it easier for custodial staff to fill buckets and clean mops.
Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey said he had been approached by a House and Senate member to inquire about the basin, which replaced a utility sink that had been mounted higher on the wall.
Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro said he had asked about the change after being approached about it by fellow Republican Rep. Judd Matheny of Tullahoma. Ketron said the answer dispelled any potential concerns, while Matheny denied being involved.
Ha ha ha … Love that Matheny is all like, “Huh? Waddun’t me!”
SO GLAD WE GOT THAT CLEARED UP FOLKS! Now back to your regularly scheduled wackadoodle.
Fer crying out loud … Who in their right mind sees a dang sink and immediately gets all scared about ZOMG ISLAMOFASCISM!? Get some help, guys. Like, of the medicinal sort? Maybe?
I do not want to know what reality looks like to these guys.
>Ruh-roh. The Bush Administration is banning conservatives’ pet vocabulary. So much for Islamofascism Awareness Week:
UPI’s Shaun Waterman reports today that congressional conservatives are riled up over new government guidelines shunning the use of terms like “jihadist” and “Islamo-fascism” to describe terrorists. On Friday, every Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence voted for a failed amendment to ban “the use of federal cash to produce documents like the terminology guidelines.”
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), who authored the amendment, attacked the guidelines as “McCarthyism in reverse.“
In reverse? Where’s the “reverse” part?
That is hilarious. Hey, Congressman Hoekstra: you want a plate of Freedom Fries with that bill?
The Republicans have turned the political use of language into high art. Frank Luntz made a career out of it. But when it comes to labeling our enemies by phony terms such as “Islamofascist,” even the Bush Administration seems to understand that this kind of inflammatory language is counterproductive. But good luck getting the fear mongers in your party to stop, President Bush. Without scary Muslim-ish terms like “jihadis” to throw around, what will David Horowitz and Michelle Malkin write about every day?
You know, people, you go into your Unitary Executive with the authoritarian presidential figure you have, not the authoritarian presidential figure you wished you had.