Mike Rounds, Governor of SD, is pondering and thinking about the Rapist Rights Bill the SD Legislature just passed. The wingnut loons answered prayers are putting Mikey in a bind. Does he eat everything they shovel his way or not?
Well, He just has to find out if God raped the Virgin Mary. That will provide the theological basis for SD supporting Rapist Rights and treating women as nearly worthless chattle, good only as reproduction machines betting on hitting the Jesus bonus on the reproductive powerball lottery. Speaking of lotteries, how about that Million dollar bribe the anti-women's righters are promising to pony up to fight for their lunatic legislation? Ok, Mike, I wanta buy a vowel and a subsection of a new law. Umm . talk to the lawyers, they are looking for another lawyer's subsidy law. Hey, guess what? Wild Bill Janklow is back in the legal saddle. Whooopppeeee!
Another pop song comes to mind. "Son, Don't take your gun to town". For legislatures, it might be "Don't take your God to Town". The founders of this country had a lot of knowledge of the problems with mixing god and government. Right now, the marchers in the streets of Baghdad busy shooting each other in the head and blowing up each others holy sites indicate the problems with mixing gods and government. Onward Moslem soldiers marching as to war. With the sword....oops Martin Luther would not approve.
Keywords to remember with "South Dakota", "Legislative Bribes", "Legislative Lunacy", "Rapist Rights", "Theocracy" And, holding that god-awful mixture together is the fundamental principle, "No matter how egregious the governing error, It's OK if you are Republican."
***Stay tuned even if "follow the money" is not your favorite game---Doug Wiken