Monday, March 14, 2011

"Send 'em To Siberia" NH Politician Resigns Due To "SLIGHTLY Unfavorable Publicity." Now NH Republicans Can't Prop Him Up In The House For Votes

“I was just getting the hang of it some, but with all the slightly unfavorable publicity I’ve been getting the last few days, I’ll never be an effective lawmaker,” Harty wrote. “So I hereby submit my resignation from the House. Sorry my big mouth caused this furor.”

The short, 60-day tenure of Martin Harty ended with an incredibly lame non-apology, leaving the New Hampshire Republican Party looking very bigoted, very racist, very inhumane and even a bit ... pedophile. 

Martin Harty, was the Republican New Hampshire state freshman representative, who, 91 years old, never held a public position before. He will probably never hold one again. That "slightly unfavorable publicity" comment is the understatement of the year: he "jokingly" told a community healthcare manage that the disabled and the mentally ill should be shipped off to Siberia.
Think Progress: Barrington Republican Martin Harty told Sharon Omand, a Strafford resident who manages a community mental health program, that “the world is too populated” and there are “too many defective people,”according to an e-mail account of the conversation by Omand. [...] Harty confirmed to the Monitor that he made the comments to Omand.
“I wish we had a Siberia so we could ship them all off to freeze to death and die and clean up the population...Hitler did something right, and I agree with (it).
Of course, the comments became viral within minutes, prompted Republican lawmakers to wince and immediately chorus "no comment."

Subsequent media coverage: The Concord Monitor (unfortunately) was able to get a hold of him in response. Harty said nature has a way of "getting rid of stupid people," and "now we're saving everyone who gets born."

Pro-lifers are now busy distancing themselves from Harty and proposing he's so senile, he has no clue as to what he's saying. This was not good. Pat Robertson pissed off a multitude of Christians with his Haiti-contract-with-the-devil comments. They tried to cover it all up with a kind of senility defense, but it didn't work. 

But wait, there's more ...
It was Marty Harty's 2008 statements for which he got elected:

Topic: Hate Crimes Legislation
Answer: mostly trumped up stuff
Topic: Punishment of companies who employ illegal immigrants
Answer: Who's going to pick the apples?
Topic: Education
Answer:  I think this country is dumbing down. Encourage vasectomies on the welfare people and put more______Jewish sperm in the sperm banks..let the welfare ladies have artificial insemination
Topic: Gun Control
Answer: I believe every sane Tom Dick & Harry should have guns and plenty of ammunition.
Topic: Emergency Contraception
Answer: the age of consent is way too high in this country a 13 year old girl well into puberty is more mature that most 19 year old boys. Victim, Hell. Ask any young girl to tell you what they honestly want in life Nature dictates the answer

So now the focus needs to shift to the New Hampshire Republicans who voted-in Harty for no reason at all other than he was very old and, let's face it ... Does it come down to the fact that Republicans very seldom vet anyone these days? Yes, it started with Sarah Palin, but when the hell is it going to stop? Or is it the fact that Barringtonians have demographically little or no serious relation to what matters to the rest of the country?  Then again, Sharon Omand may be simply a humanitarian in a developing sea of intense contempt for everyone else. True, the area is very, very small, so let us hope it is in no way representative of a larger trend. Wisconsin and Michigan, on the other hand...

My bet is that the Republicans pushed him in so that they could prop him up in a corner of the House chamber for that one crucial extra vote. So what now, Marty Harty? Hope your colleagues haven't taken you too seriously or else you'll be shopping for thermal underwear.

God's Ambulance Chaser Watch

I really want to declare this the official God's Ambulance Chaser Watch site. So, if people know about the antics of the Christian Right in Japan, Please let me know.

If you need a definition, this is the best I can come up with so far:

God’s Ambulance Chasers 


Those individuals who follow natural disasters in order to win converts to Christianity.

Those individuals who knowingly proselytize to victims of natural disasters in addition to bringing relief supplies or instead of bringing relief supplies.

This term has been used by Rev. Dan Vojir of San Francisco to describe the relief efforts of such people as televangelist Pat Robertson and the late Jerry Falwell. Rev. Dan Vojir continues to monitor the actions of such organizations as Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse.


Solar-Powered Bibles: Misguided Donations To Haiti or Spiritual Shysters? 

The Last of God's Ambulance Chasers: Pat Robertson Delights in Haiti's Hell! 

God's Ambulance Chasers