Humorless Wingnuts

Last night while browsing the other side of the blogosphere, I noticed this posted on Red State:

Shirt? Check. Shoes? Check. Acceptable Body Mass Index? Ummm.....

They are talking about the proposed legislation in Mississippi to make it illegal for restaurants to serve obese customers. I agree that is an absurd law, but they also posted this update:

Update: For another entrant into the below-mentioned department of legislation, check out this oldie but goodie from 2006: a Democrat State Senator from Ohio filing legislation that would make it illegal for registered Republicans to adopt in that state.

Sounds like some more absurd legislation, except for the fact it wasn't. This was actually from a "tongue in cheek" memo set out to colleagues in 2006, as a way to spoof the Republican attempts in Ohio to ban gay couples from adopting.

In a tongue-in-cheek memo to his colleagues, Hagan spoofs a bill from House conservatives that would keep gays from becoming adoptive or foster parents in Ohio.

He counters that adopted children raised in Republican households have told him it's just plain boring most of the time. Hagan also writes that the kids are more at risk for developing -- as he puts it -- "an alarming lack of tolerance."

Now it looks like the joke is actually on the wingnuts, who thought this was actual legislation.


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