Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Ignorance is not bliss


An anti-bullying bill presented by North Carolina State Senator Julia Boseman recently passed despite some truly moronic statements by the Minority Leader, Skip Stam. His comments are beyond ridiculous. A few months ago, an eleven year old boy in my part of Massachusetts hanged himself after being bullied in school and called gay. I guess Skippy believes that the kids who bullied him were only doing their civic duty.

Clay Aiken, who is a self proclaimed news junkie, blogged this evening to his fanbase. What I didn't realize is that not only did Skippy make these statements with a straight face (pardon the pun) but he did so in front of Senator Boseman, who is a gay parent. And her son was in the room when this was said.

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out if Skippy is ignorant, stupid, afraid or some combination of all three. I hope the good people of North Carolina don't allow him to spread his personal form of bigotry and intolerance for another term.

Clay's blog was called "Warning"



I'm a little late on this one, but... be careful. Don't breathe in around me!

In debating the School Violence Prevention Act during a legislative session, NC General Assembly Minority Leader Skip Stam (R*-Wake) said that "explicitly protecting gay kids from bullying would lead to pedophilia and gay marriage," The man, who has obviously come unhinged from reality also argued that gay parents are "more dangerous than second-hand smoke."

I hope I haven't caused any health problems for any of you!

What a dumbass!

Do enough of you guys live in southern Wake County to help him lose his job next year?

c



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8 comments:

gerra said...

From your blog, "I'm having a hard time trying to figure out if Skippy is ignorant, stupid, afraid or some combination of all three. " I'd say all three. It scares me that someone as ignorant as that guy can hold a public office.

Dani said...

I'd have to agree that Skippy is the definition of ignorant.

What is even scarier is that there are others that believe the same thing that this idiot does. It's Skippy and those like him that set things back for everyone who wants to have equality for all.

I'd be ashamed to even say I know this bigot.

limey said...

I agree with gerra who said "It scares me that someone as ignorant as that guy can hold a public office." I can't wrap my mind around the fact that this person is actually a public official and is saying these things. I hope that the fact that he was elected doesn't mean that many other people share his opinions. I admire Clay for speakaing out.

jbc4clay said...

I am so glad that you blogged this.
It is so sad that someone like this is in office. I too admire Clay Aiken for speaking out about this.

lynnie said...

It is beyond belief that someone who is obviously a moron can hold and office that affects the lives of constituents. It would be interesting to know the reaction of his audience to these assanine remarks. Hope some of them stood up and left.

ImGranny said...

I sure hope this idiot is out of office soon. His ignorant remarks are unbelievable and unacceptable! Wake County - I hope you do the right thing and get that fool out of office!

Anonymous said...

I must agree that this is one ignorant elected official!
You go Mr. Clay Aiken!

katy said...

Actually, I would call Skip Stam an ignorant, bigoted homophobe. Unlike Clay Aiken, it's not about the children since there was a young boy sitting there listening to his mother being vilified.