Just when you think the GOP isn't overrun by backwards thinking, petulant schoolboys with Little Penis Syndrome, comes news that one such Republican, Montana state representative, Jerry O’ Neil is actually sponsoring a bill that would give felons the option of receiving a spanking over incarceration.
I don't mean a slap on the wrist so it surer sounds like it.
No, while the legislation would cover not just misdemeanor crimes, it will also cover felonies. In fact, it appears the bill requires that the “exact nature of the corporal punishment to be imposed” be directly related to the severity and nature of the crime committed.
I can hear the judge now, 'Will the defendant please rise, go out to the front of the courthouse and bring a switch back from the willow tree."
Unless of course, you're a felon, then it'll be, "Fetch me my belt."
For the record, O’Neil has also requested to have his legislative salary in gold and silver, wrongfully interpreting a provision of the U.S. Constitution that prevents states from minting their own paper currency.
It sounds more like he'd be happy to get his pay in Skittles.
Speaking of the Superbowl....
I saw the interview with 49er's quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. What a charming, humble young man; what an adorable smile.
What a great story.