Sick Missouri lawmaker kills chicken in abortion protest

Sick Missouri lawmaker kills chicken in abortion protest June 14, 2017

Republican State Representative Mike Moon decapitated a chicken then ripped out it heart in a grisly video he made this week for his Facebook page.

What was the point of this nutter’s stunt?
Moon, who doesn’t know the difference between a sperm and a tadpole, says in his video:

When the governor [Eric Robert Greitens] called for the second special session this year, I was right in the middle of my summer job. But like any good career politician, when I get the call [(breaks to behead chicken], I’m going back to work.
God gave us man dominion over life. He allows us to raise animals properly and care for them and then process them for food so we can sustain life. And that’s what I’m doing here with this chicken.
So we’ve been called back to this special session for the primary purpose of supporting life, protecting the unborn specifically. I think we need to get to the heart of the matter here [pulls out chicken’s heart].
So today, I’m filing a bill that will lead to the stopping of abortion in the state of Missouri and I hope you’ll support it.

According to this report, Moon has long been perhaps the most vocal and far-right abortion opponent in the Missouri General Assembly since he assumed office in 2013. He has filed multiple pieces of legislation to ban the practice of abortion in the state but has yet to gain much traction on the issue.
He has filed a bill for the second extraordinary session, which Governor Greitens called to increase abortion regulations, that would continue with that trend.
The representative last raised eyebrows in his crusade against abortion when he filed a bill in the 2017 regular session to mandate the state Capitol museum include an exhibit on the history of abortion on the first floor of the Capitol.

Some of his critics often accuse him of grandstanding and this newest video did little to dissuade them of that belief. Alison Dreith, above, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, called the video “theatrics”.

Whatever Mike Moon does with a chicken in the privacy of his home is his own business. But we will not let him use the rights of women across Missouri as some kind of political prop. His call to ban abortion is disturbing and dangerous, no matter what he does with that chicken.

Blogger Willy Kay added:

Rep Mike Moon is over the moon about Governor Greitens’ special anti-abortion show boat session. Moon is the sponsor of a bill to ban abortion in the state so he is in tune with Greitens’ aspirations though he wants to go even further and ban abortion entirely, to hell with the legalities suggested by Roe v Wade.

Addressing the sick video, Kay points out that Moon:

Later tweeted disdainfully ‘some people seem to be freaking out about the chicken video. I wonder if they know what an abortion is?’ Which dodges the question of whether or not Moon knows what an abortion is.
I think that, if I can follow the logic, Moon thinks that abortion has something to do with chicken processing and food production.
In which case, I’m put in mind of the the late 17th and early 18th century satirist, Jonathan Swift. In ‘A Modest Proposal’, Swift parodied the indifference and cruelty of the Mike Moons of his time by suggesting that the problems of poverty and widespread starvation in Ireland cold be solved by breeding and selling the children of the poor for food.
Especially relevant to Moon’s performance is the fact that Swift writes that breeding babies for food might resolve the situation wherein women too poor to feed their children resorted to abortion:

There is likewise another great advantage in my scheme, that it will prevent those voluntary abortions and that horrid practice of women murdering their bastard children, alas! too frequent among us! sacrificing the poor innocent babes I doubt more to avoid the expense than the shame, which would move tears and pit in the most savage and inhuman breast.

Alas, though such irony may be lost on Moon, he is no stranger to bizarre and mean-minded rhetoric. He has recently distinguished himself by calling on Congress to repeal Obamacare with ‘manly firmness’ . A couple of years ago, he called for a special session of the state legislature to stop the ‘Islamification’ of Missouri by keeping out Syrian refugees, whom he also seems to regard as potential – but undesirable – food items, claiming that in his experience ‘a practicing Muslim comes in all flavors (black, white, brown, yellow American, African, European, etc etc).

Is Moon maybe trying to out-Swift Swift?

The Daily News said of Moon:

He’s a few feathers short of a pillow.

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  • Ian Sayne

    What a pathetic narcissistic attention seeking immature shitehawk.

  • Ian Sayne

    And here’s another caring Christian. But this one is closer to home. The jolly devout christian loon Tim Farron opportunistically uses a very very bad news day to cobble together a disgustingly hasty resignation statement. What a prick. Not only has he upset the sensitivities of millions of Brits, who couldn’t really care less about the conflict he feels being a political leader and a good Christian, and who have no interest in his snivelling resignation, on the day many people have been killed in an appalling high rise building fire. What a fucking martyr. What a fucking insensitive shit. Such arrogance. Such compassion. Such humility. Well done Mr Farron. Like most christians, who make a point of their ostentatious humility, it’s all about him. Look at me, look at me personally doing god’s errands.
    Farron quits as Lib Dem leader over clash between faith and politics – BBC NewsFarron quits as Lib Dem leader over clash between faith and politics – BBC News
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  • 1859

    Maybe Mr Farron should have publicly sacrificed a chicken first?
    Abortion is women controlling their own fertility and bodies. People like Mr. Moon so ‘No, my god has control over your fertility and body.’ Lunatic 2017 style.

  • Robster

    Animals should be added to the list, along with children, of things that people of this nature, that is overtly religiously afflicted must be kept away from. Urgently.

  • Graham Martin-Royle

    Instead of breeding children for food, maybe we should breed right wing loony tune politicians for food. Maybe not, I doubt they’d taste that good.

  • Paul

    It never ceases to amaze me that the USA has such unintelligent people in high office. Is there a special fast track application process for these people that, and there must be some, intelligent people cannot apply?

  • L.Long

    People upset with this dimwit? Why? Don’t they understand what halal or kosher means???? As long as someone ate the chicken when done, MEH!
    But the whole abortion thing, is really an indication of this guys level of Stoopid!! And the stoopid with this one, great it is!!!

  • sailor1031

    @paul: it’s not that intelligent people can’t apply-it’s that they don’t apply. The local/state party organizations who select candidates to run for office are filled with people of the ilk of this Mike Moon, especially in the more southern states (remember Missouri was going to join the confederacy at first). No intelligent person wants to be a part of the political hell that these groups create (look what they did to Obama; look what they’re doing to Trump; look at the bastardisation of decency and common sense that distinguishes these groups). Would you want to “serve” the kind of morons in arizona who routinely re-elect John McCain – cretin, songbird, warmonger extraordinaire – for instance?

  • Mr. Moon appears to have made an animal sacrifice for religious purposes. According to one source, this is illegal…

  • Glen Becker

    Was he equating the value of a chicken to the value of an unborn child, and of the killing of both in the same carefree and heartless manner that he displayed? Was it senseless theatrics? Was it over the top?

  • barriejohn

    Won’t somebody think of the poor eggs?