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The Craziest Wingnut in America! Vote Now!

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In honor of awards season, I decided to create a new award.
Nominate and vote now for your personal favorite wingnut along with an explanation of why you feel they should get the top spot.

My personal nomination is Georgia state rep. Bobby Franklin, R-Marietta. Here's a sample of some of his legislation:
1. He sponsored a bill that would require rape and sexual assault victims -- but not the victims of any other crimes -- to be called "accusers" unless there was a conviction in their cases.
2. He introduced a bill that would do away with drivers licenses, stating that "free people have a common law and constitutional right to travel on the roads and highways that are provided by their government for that purpose. Licensing of drivers cannot be required of free people, because taking on the restrictions of a license requires the surrender of an inalienable right."
3. He introduced a bill making all unauthorized and unmonitored vaginal bleeding a crime scene. (I'm not making this up.) All unattended miscarriages are to be treated as crime scenes and fully investigated by a coroner. Seriously.

So who are your favorites? Vote and tell us why.

Comments

Liberty275 3 years, 10 months ago

obama - signing a law that forces Americans to engorge insurance corporation coffers or pay higher taxes.

RoeDapple 3 years, 10 months ago

Oh cait, shouldn't you narrow it down to someone local so we can better appreciate who wins? Lawrence has so many on both (all three?) sides of the isle. I'm sure some would be disappointed if they didn't make the list

verity 3 years, 10 months ago

So what kind of vaginal bleeding is authorized? Inquiring minds want to know.

Katara 3 years, 10 months ago

Once you register your menstrual cycle with the state, they'll provide you a list of authorized vaginal bleeding.

Also, this legislation discriminates against men. Why is there no concern about penile bleeding?

verity 3 years, 10 months ago

I've thought of a number of replies, but they mostly seemed inappropriate on a public forum. Suffice it to say that I think a number of women would like to inform him about "vaginal bleeding." Maybe in person.

deec 3 years, 10 months ago

Will there be a government hotline where all females between puberty and menopause are required to report in monthly?

Katara 3 years, 10 months ago

I see a market for novelty panties made of that yellow crime scene tape.

Katara 3 years, 10 months ago

"He introduced a bill that would do away with drivers licenses, stating that "free people have a common law and constitutional right to travel on the roads and highways that are provided by their government for that purpose. Licensing of drivers cannot be required of free people, because taking on the restrictions of a license requires the surrender of an inalienable right.""

He also supports removing the age restrictions on driving.

Peacemaker452 3 years, 10 months ago

It is about time at least one politician got that one right.

Jimo 3 years, 10 months ago

Meanwhile, it appears that the House Speaker has reached an accord with his own wingnuts on spending.

GOP offers to extend the debt limit for several weeks in return for a few billion in cuts. Which cuts? ............ Cuts already proposed by the Dems. ("No, no, I insist on adopting your proposal, sir!")

I believe we might have reached an end to this game of chicken. Dems 0 Repub minus 1.

parrothead8 3 years, 10 months ago

Consider this Vote #2 for Bobby Franklin. In addition to what Cait posted, Franklin would also like people to carry guns to church, and has sponsored a bill called the "Freedom of Choice and Security Act." This act would guarantee the right of all people to potentially inflict violence on others, and stated that "the mere potential to deprive someone of life, liberty, or property should never be considered a crime in a free and just society." So...according to Bobby Franklin, racketeering and blackmail should be a perfectly legal and justifiable ways of doing business in America.

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