Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Quote of the Day

"If I embarrassed the state, I apologize, but that certainly wasn’t my intent."

-- Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, backing off a threat to keep President Obama off the ballot in that state pending the outcome of an investigation into the authenticity of the president's birth certificate

That's okay, Ken. Trust me, there's no way possible for you or anybody else to embarrass Arizona right now. Like Bill Maher says, there's nothing wrong with the state that a crippled nuclear reactor couldn't solve.

Incidentally, not that it needed to but Hawaii did in fact verify to the dumbshit, racist yokels of Arizona that Obama's birth certificate is on the up-and-up.

Thank God that's finally settled, right?

Oh, wait.


David said...

A commenter on Cesca's site brought up a good point: Arpaio may be attempting to increase his visibility, specifically by bringing up "controversial" political issues, in order to distract from his issues with the DoJ.

bafreeman said...

If there was a checklist of symptoms for whether your civilization was in decline, little bitches like ken bennett actually being elected in the first place would be the symptomatic equivalent of "my ball got so huge that my scrotum split" in a testicular cancer screening.
No more questions need to be asked: you're sick. Probably dying.

Anonymous said...

It appears Alfalfa has grown up bringing all the intellectual horsepower of his Little Rascals character with him.

Anonymous said...

I am a very, very pro immigration person.

However, I used to live in Arizona and I am here to tell you that sometimes there were 2-300 people passing north within feet of my duplex on a nightly basis.

You shouldn't judge why they feel the way they do until you see it for yourself.

Chez said...

Wait, what does the blatantly racist and xenophobic perpetuation of a conspiracy theory -- one aimed solely at delegitimizing Barack Obama -- have to do with Arizona's immigration policy?

Anonymous said...


Which part, the birther stuff or the immigration stuff.

When did birthers become racist?

Chez said...

You're joking, right? I'm just going to do you the favor of assuming you're joking. Best to leave it at that.

e said...

I worked at the AZ senate for awhile, and actually met Ken Bennett. He always struck me as one of those republicans that on the outside seems to be interested in compromise and civility. But underneath is just as crazy, if not more so, and pulls on his mask to move higher up the food chain. Felt more deceptive than the guys who you knew were jerks from the beginning.