As if the name Virgil Peck isn't freakin' crazy enough, a certain Kansas State Republican from Tyro figured what better way to reinforce all the negative stereotypes of dumb-as-dirt, ass backwards rednecks from the dusty middle of nowhere than opening his big fat trap to say something terrible and insane about some, likely brown-skinned, minority or another.
And boy did ol' Virgy come through! After all, you don't get to represent the psychopathic wing of the Republican Party for nothing!
Oh what, you think Virgil was just gonna sit back and let Arizona have all the rootin' tootin' Mexi-hunting fun? Ha, something tells me we wouldn't be in Kansas anymore then, my friends!
Another day, another ho-hum Kansas House Appropriations Committee discussion about the various ways to exterminate feral swine, including Sarah Palin's #1 favoritest past time, shooting them from helicopters, when suddenly Rep.Virgil Peck was struck by one of those Eureka! moments, about all the other awesome things you could do while aerial hunting, like say indiscriminately shooting brown people from the sky.
"It looks like to me if shooting these immigrating feral hogs works maybe we have found a [solution] to our illegal immigration problem," Peck said.
Yippee ki-ay mother f**ker!
Asked about his comment by the Lawrence Journal World, Peck was unapologetic and said he was "just joking."Hahahahahahahaha, well, in his defense, he does have a point there. Gunning down immigrants like pigs is pretty hilarious!
But Virgil said most of his constituents are extremely upset with illegal immigration and the state and federal government response, adding he didn't expect any further controversy over his comment. "I think it's over," he said.Yes, Virgil. Because everyone in Southeast Kansas believes that America should deal with immigration by sniping brown people, or at least any ruffian who appears to have a skin tone darker than marshmallow or skim milk from 10,000 ft in the air.
"I was just speaking like a southeast Kansas person," he said.
Appropriations Chairman Marc Rhoades, R-Newton, admitted Peck's comment was inappropriate, but said he thought Peck was joking.
"Hopefully he won't do it again."
Why? Everyone loves jokes!
Especially when they're elected to public office.
In the meantime, since he looooves the idea so much, an even better suggestion would be to just go ahead and test it out on Virgil Peck.