Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I Love Utah

Bright in our banner's blue,
Among her sisters true,

She proudly comes to view,
Utah, we love thee!
~ Utah State Song
I love Utah. Some states are prettier (Hawaii), some dumber (Texas), but no state is as dedicated to preserving its historical traditions of ignorance and misogyny than Utah.

Don't Need No Larnin'
Utah leaders believe you need enough education to be able to read the Bible but not so much that you might question the more bizarre Mormon beliefs. One of the stranger is that Mormons can marry dead people (sealing by proxy). Consistent with that dedication to ignorance a Utah legislator has proposed eliminating 12th grade. Can't have Utah's children growing up to become educated elites now, can we?

A Handmaid's Tale
Utah is one signature away from making miscarriages illegal. Since the bill outlaws accidental miscarriages as well as induced miscarriages and since 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage Utah is about to criminalize hundreds of thousands of women. Nothing oppresses a class of people more effectively than make their own biology illegal.

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