Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blame It On Women

What do Republican theocrats and Iranian mullahs have in common? Among other things that women are to blame for just about everything.

Cancel Suffrage
Thomas Mitchell of Las Vegas is going to vote for a woman for Senate even though he believe that women are too flighty and biased to be allowed to vote. Mitchell wants to repeal the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. Mitchell has studied the issue and discovered that while men vote consistently for Republicans, any Republican, women tend to pick and choose who they will vote for. This, he solemnly declares, is bias. Yes, I know he claims it was satire, but that is mostly like buying his wife a stripper poll and then saying, "Just kidding."

She Made the Earth Move
Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi declared last week that immodest women were responsible for earthquakes. It seems that women who wear tight scarves or show a little ankle corrupt the chastity of young men and lead inexorably to the shifting of tectonic plates. It silly and stupid, of course. I think.
Scarlett Johansson will be totally to blame for the next big California quake.

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