You know, just when you think wingnuts have sunk as far as they can, a new sub-basement of crazy opens with free parking for all.
Case in point: A member of the Kissimee City commission wants to change the city's logo to feature the words In God We Trust.
Wingnut Art Otero, who apparently has never heard of a little something I like to call separation of church and state, says his plan to advertise God on the city emblem is because of patriotism and not religion. Oh, now I get it. My bad. See, I always, ALWAYS, equate God with religion when I should have known that God is a patriot. I should have stayed awake in bible study, I guess.
But then Art goes further, as wingnuts are apt to do, and tells the local paper that the real reason he proposed putting God on the seal--and doesn't that sound like a MarineWorld attraction not to be missed--is because he doesn't agree with the direction the country is headed under President Obama; Art says Obama is a socialist. I say Art is an Asshat.
Art Otero: "This nation has been moving toward more liberal postures such as homosexuality, gay marriage, abortion and the legalization of marijuana. I'm against that way of thinking. Those are not the values upon which this nation was founded. I think we need to fight for the values we're losing."
Homosexual is a posture? Sheesh, now I have to learn posture, too. I guess I need to head on down to the Smallville Finishing School For Homosexuals. Being gay is hard work.
Seriously though, why, and how, in these tough economic times, do these people not only get elected, but are offered a forum to voice their ridiculous opinions. Art Otero seriously thinks putting God on the seal--I'd prefer to see her on a dolphin--is going to...BAM!...change the world?
What it will change is to bring more ridiculous debt to the city of Kissimee. In order to change all those logos--and it hasn't been approved as of yet--it would cost over $200,000.
Yup. And we all know that money could be and should be used for something more productive and less hateful.
Art Otero. The I Should Be Laughing Asshat Of The Week!