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Sheila Jackson Lee: Treasure Trove of Idiocy

posted at 8:35 am on July 23, 2009 by

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, fresh off the Michael Jackson memorial, never fails to entertain, and today is no different:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told activists rallying on Capitol Hill in support of the newly reintroduced Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), that the United States should join 27 other countries that have equality guarantees for women, including Rwanda, Algeria, China and Afghanistan.

“It does make a difference if an Equal Rights Amendment is in place or not,” Lee told the people who gathered outside of the Capitol on Tuesday.

“Twenty-seven other countries, including Rwanda, Afghanistan, Algeria and China have equality provisions,” Lee said.

Because when you think of equal rights, you think of Rwanda, Algeria, China and Afghanistan.

In the literal interpretation of “equal rights,” Lee is correct. In China, for example, dissidents are all equally thrown in prison or equally killed. Babies conceived to parents who already have one child are equally murdered.

Then there’s this from Marie Claire’s “Worst Places on Earth for Women”:

AFGHANISTAN: A woman dies during childbirth every half-hour, the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. Domestic violence is endemic; 87 percent of Afghan women have been assaulted by a family member.

Afghan women are just 13% away from the assaults being completely equal and fair!

The literacy rate for women in Afghanistan is 28%. In spite of that, any of those 72% of illiterate Afghan women would be make more competent U.S. Reps than Sheila Jackson Lee.

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This is what happens when someone is willfully blind.

The sad part is, clearly she has constituents who have voted for her.

Hopefully, a majority of them can be shown the error of their ways….. With statements like this, the ads just about write themselves!

Mew

acat on July 23, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Because when you think of equal rights, you think of Rwanda, Algeria, China and Afghanistan.

The jokes write themselves, don’t they?

Daggett on July 23, 2009 at 9:03 AM

Hopefully, a majority of them can be shown the error of their ways….. With statements like this, the ads just about write themselves!

Mew

acat on July 23, 2009 at 8:59 AM

They will not learn. She represents what is known here in Houston as the 1st Ward through 4th Ward. There are good candidates running against her that I met at the last teaparty. Unfortunately, the don’t have a prayer.

HoustonRight on July 23, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Babies conceived to parents who already have one child are equally murdered.

Well, to be fair to Rep. Lee, this is perfectly consistent with her constituents’ views.

malclave on July 23, 2009 at 3:47 PM

((hmm, wrote that too quickly… I didn’t mean necessarily all her constituents, just the pro-choicers))

malclave on July 23, 2009 at 3:49 PM

My favorite Sheila Jackson Lee story; on a visit to Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab, she asked if the Mars rover had taken pictures of the flag that the astronauts planted.

On Mars?

massrighty on July 23, 2009 at 10:03 PM