Elected Yahoos

To Whom Ever elected the Yahoos who run our State legislature:

Thanks a whole fucking lot.

Our public schools and public universities’ budgets are being slashed, poor people in need of organ transplants are dying, good, hard working individuals of Mexican descent are being

harassed and driven from our state, too many social programs to name here are being eliminated or getting news of reductions in funding that effectively mean they’ll be closing their doors.

And what are our elected representatives doing? According to today’s Repulsive, here’s how these officials are spending their time:

The Arizona Senate on Tuesday passed measures that would give married couples adoption preference, movie companies tax credits, the “tea party” a state license plate and make the Colt Single Action Army Revolver the state firearm.

The Senate voted down a proposal to allow the Legislature to decide which federal laws Arizona would follow and which it would not.

I can’t say I feel at all comforted knowing that if I had an desire to, I could soon purchase a “Don’t Tread on Me” state license plate or that the Colt Single Action Army Revolver will become our state firearm.

Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's TravelsClearly it’s not possible that Swift modeled part four (or any other part) of Gulliver’s Travels after Arizona, but one has to wonder if our legislators have read Gulliver’s”Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms,” and the satire having escaped them,  have come to see the chapter as guide to yahoo government.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m feeling more an more Houyhnhnm all the time.

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