What the hell is wrong with Arkansas?

"No racism"No sooner did I breath a sigh of relief after finding out that Charles Davidson was a racist relic of the past (only sixteen years ago, but still the past) than my readers tell me about an Arkansas legislator channeling the ghost of Davidson’s dead political career.

Meet Representative John Hubbard (who is up for re-election…which means this racist sack of poo got elected once already)..

Representative Jon Hubbard’s book, “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of  a Frustrated Conservative,” was self published in 2009.

However it’s now grabbing the attention of many because of a comment in the book where Hubbard wrote, ” slavery just might have been a blessing in disguise.”

“… even while in the throes of slavery, their lives as Americans are likely much better than they ever would have enjoyed living in sub-Saharan Africa… Knowing what we know today about life on the African continent, would an existence spent in slavery have been any crueler than a life spent in sub-Saharan Africa?”

Between Hubbard and Charlie Fuqua, I have to just hang my head when thinking of my home state.  I promise, the state itself is gorgeous!  There are forests and wildlife galore!  Don’t blame the state for the people living there…

The GOP says he doesn’t represent their views.  That’s fine and dandy, but do you know the appropriate thing to do to someone who thinks slavery can be viewed as a blessing?  You kick them the fuck out.

Unless you’re the GOP, and a lot of your base is racist as all hell.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.