Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Right Wing Reason?!?

By Jeff Simpson

I have been busy for a few days, but the right wing crazy never ever stops.  Time to catch up on a couple of things that no one should miss!  

Exhibit A - George Will:

The conservative titan wrote about "the supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. 'sexual assault,'" in a piece on Friday. He put this trend down to increased political correctness on college campuses, which, he said, was proving that when universities "make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate."

Exhibit B - Brad Schimel(h/t One Wisconsin Now), who just happens to be running for Attorney General:

 Exhibit C:  Fresh from Oklahoma:

Scott Esk is a conservative Republican running for a seat in the Oklahoma state Legislature, and he says he wants to apply Biblical principles to Oklahoma law. He also thinks that gay people should be put to death by stoning. And he isn’t doing much to hide the fact that he believes gay people deserve to be murdered, either.

Rob Morris, who runs a local political website, discovered Esk’s views about gay people while researching each of the candidates running this year. “This is the first time I’ve ever come across an Oklahoman with this kind of fringe attitude,” he told KFOR News Channel 4.

Morris found an exchange on Esk’s Facebook page from last summer in which Esk was asked if he believed gay people should be executed, “presumably by stoning.” Esk responded: “I think we would be totally in the right to do it. That goes against some parts of libertarianism, I realize, and I’m largely libertarian, but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”

Morris followed up on the issue and Esk hardly backed down: “What I will tell you right now is that was done in the old testament under a law that came directly from God. And in that time, it was totally just, it came directly from God. I have no plans to, you know, reinstitute that in Oklahoma law. I do have some very huge moral misgivings about those kinds of sins,” Esk told Morris.


  1. Do we need a refresher in separation of church and state? Even in the bible it says "give to Caesar what is Ceasar's and give to God what is God's".

    Never did it say stone Caesar. Put down the rocks, learn to be tolerant, love your neighbor and realize America is not just for one religion.

  2. As for George Will, he's on the board of the Bradley Foundation. I wonder if what he's saying is part of the curriculum offerings at all the voucher schools he wants?

  3. When I think of Brad Schimel, I remember that he got ahold of Kathy Nicklaus within hours of her "finding " all those Prosser votes to reassure her...even though he was the person who would have had to prosecuting her had she been charged :


    You handled everything as well as possible yesterday. I had several events last night, and everyone I spoke with was very understanding about how something like this could happen.

    I think it will be ok. Hang in there and keep your chin up.