Republicans protecting America's cocks

No, we wish it were a joke. When South Carolina's State House was faced with banning cock fighting and protecting victims of domestic violence (both get you 30 days in jail...max) it chose the former and killed the latter till next year. Dem Gilda Cobb-Hunter noted that onlookers might be tempted to get this message: "we aren't going to create a felony if you beat your wife, partner. But now, if you've got some cockfighting going on, whoa! Wait a minute." Republican Graham Altman, speaking to an "uppity" reporter commented: "People who compare the two are not very smart and if you don't understand the difference, Ms. Gormley... I'll never be able to explain it to you in a 100 years ma'am." (Buzzflash)

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