Just in case you forgot how crazy things are in Oklahoma, that's the place where last year they seriously tried to pass a bill banning the institution of Sharia Law and where every small, jerkwater town has at least ten fundamentalist Christian churches vying with each other for confusing ignorance with religious faith. This is the place where people still think our President is from Kenya and where domestic terrorist, Timothy McVeigh, blew up the Federal Building in 1995. So I'm not surprised that this is also the place where a clown like Shortey could be taken seriously.
Shortey introduced the bill based on something he read on the internet ( we know everything you read online is true, right?) and voila-- he has become a celebrity himself. From TPM to HuffPo, proud Birther and illegal immigration foe, Shortey is the talk of the blogosphere. The Huffington Post article offers a pithy Shortey quote that explains it all ( go read the whole piece for an in depth view)
“People are thinking that this has to do with fetuses being chopped up and put in our burritos,” Shortey told NewsOK. "“That's not the case. It's beyond that.Why am I not surprised that the bill has no co-sponsors. I wonder how long it is going to take Shortey to figure out what a fool he has made of himself introducing a bill based on a bit of online fiction? I'm thinking a long long time since he probably thinks he is doing God's work. Wonder what God thinks?
“There are companies that are using embryonic stem cells to research and basically cause a chemical reaction to determine whether or not something tastes good or not,” he said. “As a pro-life advocate, it kind of disturbed me that we would use aborted embryos or aborted human fetuses to extract stem cells and use them for research to basically make things taste better.”