Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Making Utah look even stoopider…

From the Salt Lake Tribune, Feb 3, 2015 (no, not 1955):

"If an individual has sex with their wife while she is unconscious ... a prosecutor could then charge that spouse with rape, theoretically," said Rep. Brian Greene, R-Pleasant Grove."That makes sense in a first date scenario, but to me, not where people have a history of years of sexual activity."

Same place, Feb 4, 2015:

This year, lawmakers are lining up to order a special edition AR-15, manufactured by Tegra Arms in Orem, a semi-automatic rifle similar to the M16 used by the military.

The carbon fiber weapon is surprisingly lightweight, covered in a white Cerakote finish with a gray beehive pattern. The state motto, "Industry," is emblazoned on the side with a beehive. On the stock is etched a honeybee, the state insect, and the phrase "Vox Populi," the Latin phrase for "Voice of the People," which is the motto of the Utah House.

And finally, published on the 3rd of this month:

Utah lawmakers looking to make a statement want to change the oath of office and require elected officials to swear to defend Utah's Constitution first, ahead of the U.S. Constitution.

Rep. Brian Greene, R-Pleasant Grove, said state lawmakers are elected to act as protectors of the state and its constituents against the federal government.

Yup, our illustrious leaders thing that it is not possible for a husband to rape his wife, gave out an assault rifle as a commemorative trinket of their time at this legislative session and see the U.S. Government as the enemy.

I’m sooo proud to have them “representing” me.

And from the “how the hell did THAT happen” file; saw this on the way home yesterday:


Lisa Shafer said...

Oh wow. I hadn't heard that 3rd one.
Every year I dread the legislative session; it's like a 45-day period of cringing and wincing.

Karen S. said...

Wow, all I can say is Wow. As for this silly little road-tripping adventure, the story behind it will never be as wild as it looks, right!

Karen S. said...

I'd caption this- My truck will never do everything your truck can do, I hope anyway. It does remind me of a time my father while driving a rental car out of town, and of course after having a few beers with friends, figured his little car could drive over a Minnesota snowbank, first time no, after pushing out of snowbank, he tried and made it. I still say he was Stoooopid too! :)