Friday, April 5, 2013

The unforgiving minute: Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry

(Updated below.)

Once again, a conservative homophobe (but I repeat myself) goes there (emphasis added):
And I pointed out, well, once you make it ten, then why would you draw the line at ten? What's wrong with nine? Or eleven? And the problem is once you draw that limit ; it's kind of like marriage when you say it's not a man and a woman any more, then why not have three men and one woman, or four women and one man, or why not somebody has a love for an animal?
Where Rep. Gohmert (R [of course] - TX [unsurprisingly]) started was complaining about the very idea of limiting clip-sizes for automatic and semi-automatic rifles.

Where he wound up, in three short sentences, is his worry that gay marriage will lead to people having sex with barnyard animals. This is a problem which has long troubled such moral thinkers as Gohmert, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee, and has raised some equally disturbing questions of its own, which I must ask again here:

Why is it that this is the first place their minds go?

Can you really be this worried about stopping something that you haven't already been thinking about -- a lot?

(Update: Oh, yeah -- and this.)

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