Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Craziest Republican of the Day: Virgil Peck

What's the matter with Kansas? Well, this asshole, for starters:

— A legislator said Monday it might be a good idea to control illegal immigration the way the feral hog population has been controlled -- with hunters shooting from helicopters.

State Rep. Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, said he was just joking, but that his comment did reflect frustration with the problem of illegal immigration.

Peck made his comment came during a discussion by the House Appropriations Committee on state spending for controlling feral swine.

After one of the committee members talked about a program that uses hunters in helicopters to shoot wild swine, Peck suggested that may be a way to control illegal immigration.

Appropriations Chairman Marc Rhoades, R-Newton, said Peck's comment was inappropriate.

Rhoades said he thought Peck was joking, but added, "Hopefully he won't do it again."

Asked about his comment, Peck was unapologetic. "I was just speaking like a southeast Kansas person," he said.

Um... really? Is that how they speak in that apparently retrograde part of the world? (Should Kansans not take this as a vicious insult, or would they rather prefer to be lumped in with such abhorrent views? You can find the audio clip here.) 

Maybe I just don't get nativist, gun-crazy Republican humor.


By the way, I can't confirm this, but Virgil may very well be related to Walter:

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  • I've been going to southeast Kansas every April for the last 20 years for the William Inge Theatre Festival. Most, if not all, of the people I've met there are friendly and welcoming. They're conservative, sure, but not vicious. Mr. Peck is a blot on the state.

    By Blogger Mustang Bobby, at 2:58 PM  

  • I was born in Kansas. You might be surprised at how many of them are standing up for this pathetic excuse for a human. Let him know how you feel.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:37 PM  

  • The first address is wrong
    It is:

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:12 PM  

  • ty for posting the addy i will be sending him an email..looking for it all day.ty.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:41 PM  

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