Yesterday I posted an Asshat of the Week—John Shimkus—and Mitchell, from Mitchell is Moving said:
“Sadly, you could do an "Asshat of the Day" and still not be able to keep up.”
Mitchell’s right ... another day, another asshat ... and this time it’s Tennessee state Senator, and Republican because ... of course, Joey Hensley. He won the seat of wildcard lawmaker, and fellow asshat, Stacey Campfield, whom you might remember proposing a bill in Tennessee to, ahem, “Don’t Say Gay”—if passed, it would have banned schools, administrators, and even students from discussing anything related to The Gays.
Senator Hensley, a lawmaker for 15 years and a doctor, helped with that legislation; he also pushed a bill to allow discrimination against LGBT people and atheists by mental health students, by allowing them to refuse to treat The Gays and The Atheists as part of their required training if the Baby Jeebus said so.
Joey Hensley thinks "Modern Family" shouldn't be allowed on TV, and yet he supports a pro-"MILO" bill created to ensure that conservatives are allowed to speak on college campuses. It's named for that former Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, who advocated for underage sex between older men and teenaged boys as young as 13.
The nurse is not just his employee.
the nurse is also a patient of his with, shall we say, an affection for pain pills.
And ... the nurse is Hensley’s second cousin.
And so when Hensley was subpoenaed to appear in court to testify in the divorce proceedings of Hohenwald Vice Mayor Don Barber and his wife Lori, he failed to show up because, wait for it, it’s rich ...
“I didn’t have time to do it. I had nothing to do with the court case, and any testimony I would have given wouldn’t have made any difference.”
Um, you were screwing your nurse, who is addicted to pain pills and is your cousin who was married to someone else at the time. You have everything to do with it.
And let’s not forget that Senator Hensley is one of those Christian Conservatives who fights against gay kids, gay adults, same-sex couples who want children—Hensley sponsored legislation that would make children created using donor sperm illegitimate.
And then let’s talk about his own actions ... it is a violation of the American Medical Association’s code of ethics for a doctor to become romantically involved with a patient.
He did that, but then she also worked for him.
It is also in violation of the state board’s guidelines for a doctor to regularly treat immediate family members or prescribe them drugs.
He did that, to his second cousin, who worked for him and whom he was schtupping.
He’s a keeper, Tennessee; he works hard to keep The Gays down while he’s feeding pills to his nurse-lover-cousin and proclaiming himself to be a good Christian.
What he is, actually, is another ISBL Asshat of the Week.