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Holy the Hell, I am almost too embarrassed to even share this, but in the interest of the public good aka outing the stupid among us, I am going to.

If you thought State Sen. Bill Ketron was whackadoo for wanting to outlaw Sharia law in Tennessee even though no one was actually promoting that idea, then you are going to LOVE his most recent concern over .....a mop sink.

Below the fold for the stupid...but beware, it burns.


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The Tea Bagging loons that run our state (into the ground) actually coughed up some money to renovate the state Capitol last year. I'm sure it was because they feared being electrocuted or flooded out of their chamber, not out of actual concern for the common good. If the Capitol was closed they might not be able to hand our schools over to charter companies, chastize UT for talking about sex or obsess on praying away the gay. I say that as someone sitting in a classroom with a heating system circa 1968, so yes, I am a bit jaded.

Anyway, they did the upgrades and the distinguished senator from Murfreesboro (those people defy logic) was concerned when he saw this:

Yes, I know, it has the mark of the devil on it...look closely and you can see 666 engraved in the fixtures. Or not. Maybe you think when you turn on the faucet blood will pour...or evil wine that we are not allowed to buy in grocery stores or on Sundays, or maybe you are Bill Ketron and you see a sink on the floor and you think as Southern Beale put it ZOMG ISLAMOFASCISM!

Seriously. He actually inquired about the purpose of the sink.

"I confirmed with the facility administrator for the State Capitol Complex that the floor-level sink installed in the men's restroom outside the House Chamber is for housekeeping use," Legislative Administration Director Connie Ridley wrote in an email. "It is, in layman's terms, a mop sink."
Someone was paid to find out whether or not the scary Muslims were going to wash their feet in the men's room. So much for small government conservatives. I guess Ketron didn't think we have any foot-washing Muslim women in Tennessee, so he didn't put two and two together and realize that if "THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING! THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!" they might want the ladyfolk to have a place to wash, too.

At least the other guy, some representative I've never heard of named Judd Matheny had the good sense to pretend like he didn't remember being such a mind-numbingly stupid fear-mongering fool.

Now Ketron and his cohorts can get back to bidness and make sure that rascally ol' Bill Haslam, the "GOP Star You've Never Heard Of", but we can't get rid of, doesn't try to undo our wildly successful healthcare lottery. I knew there was a reason they made Bingo legal a few years ago.

PS: In other brilliant uses of paid politicians' time on the Hill, a senate subcommittee just passed a bill that prohibits the US using drones to spy on Tennesseans. WTF? I feel like I've fallen into a well of stupid.

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Originally posted to sfsteach on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 07:12 AM PDT.

Also republished by Three Star Kossacks.

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