Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Saying things out loud

Sometimes terrible people say things out loud that they're supposed to only think quietly inside their own horrible heads. Like when shriveled undead hate-beast Phyllis Schlafly said that of course we need restrictions on voting because they help Republicans win.

Well, it happened a couple more times recently.

First this guy:

This fat bag of douche came on the Thom Hartmann show to explain why the minimum wage should not be raised. Instead of reciting the company line of how the current minimum wage is plenty and folks earning it are living super comfortable lives buying steak and lobsters with their food stamps. this guy goes off script and says yeah, we know you can't survive on minimum wage and we're okay with that. We don't really want you to survive.

MOORE: But, why should every job pay enough to live on? The whole idea of a diverse economy is that there are many, many, many jobs on which you can make a living, and there are many jobs which are not intended -- they're at the bottom of the scale -- they're not jobs you're supposed to be able to live on.

HARTMANN: Every job should make enough to live on, because every human being is worth living

MOORE: No. When you're unskilled, you should not expect to be able to make a living off of your ordinary day's labor.

Stunning. Really, just shocking. I mean, we all pretty much figured that's what they were thinking, but to think you could say that out loud. . . wow!

Then there's the government of the state of Michigan, which is defending its anti-gay-marriage and anti-gay-adoption laws in court. This is what they are stating in their defense filing:

One of the paramount purposes of marriage in Michigan
and at least 37 other states that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman
is, and has always been, to regulate sexual relationships

Yeah, because, you know, small government! Freedommmmmmm!!!
they are seriously arguing that it is the role of the state government to regulate the sex lives of its citizens. Wow!

to regulate sexual relationships between men and women so that the unique procreative
capacity of such relationships benefits rather than harms society.

How keeping gay people from marrying is going to make sexual relationships benefit society and keep them from harming it goes unsaid. Like a lot of things probably should have.