|Fourth graders in New Hampshire wanted to |
make the red tailed hawk the state raptor....
Lawmakers shot down the idea, and complained that the legislation was a waste of time when they had more pressing matters with which to contend.
You can debate whether the lawmakers were right in saying the fourth graders were wasting their time, or whether they were shutting down a civics lesson, and turning the kids off from democracy
But, then, enter Republican Warren Groen who just had to make things worse by somehow tying the hawk to abortion:
"The (red-tailed hawk) mostly likes field mice and small rodents. It grasps them with its talons and then uses its razor sharp beak to rip its victims to shreds and then basically tear it apart, limb from limb. And I guess the shame about making this the state bird is it would make a much better mascot for Planned Parenthood."
Way go go Warren! Tying everything to abortion. You must be a real hit at cocktail parties.
Not surprisingly, parents whose kids were in the New Hampshire Statehouse listening to this jerk were not pleased.
According to the Huffington Post, Jodi Linnehan Kriner, the mother of one of the students, wrote a letter to lawmakers saying she was ashamed they are state representatives.
"If any rep can tell me how I should answer a question that was asked to me last nigth by my 10 year old son, Andrew, please let me know. He asked, 'Mom, what does Planned Parenthood have to do with red-tailed hawk tearing apart is prey, and why should it be the mascot,' she wrote.
|Instead, the fourth grades got this|
moron prattling on about abortion instead.
Well, Andrew, good question! One I surely don't have an answer to. Neither does Groen, apparently, but he did double down on his comment in a phone interview with the Huffington Post.
"The selective outrage about this I find quite curious....Every week in Manchester, the fourth grade class from 2025 is killed out. Babies that would be 10 years old and in fourth grade 10 years from now are aborted in Manchester, and there's no outrage."
Even fellow Republicans are pretty fed up with Groen and his abortion stuff. He's kind of like a weird, sick version of Jan on the Brady Bunch always complaining about Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.
Lawmakers say they are going to ask Groen during the next legislative session this week to apologize. He probably won't, because maybe he thinks anyone who believes he was out of line is an abortionist?