CALIFORNIA: GOP Assembly Member Blames Drought On Legalized Abortion

“Texas was in a long period of drought until Governor Perry signed the fetal pain bill. It rained that night. Now God has His hold on California.” – California GOP Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, speaking before an anti-abortion group. After her quote made national headlines, Grove followed up with some limp damage control:

“I believe – and most Americans believe – that God’s hand is in the affairs of man, and certainly was in the formation of this country. The Founders put God in the center of this nation by recognizing Him as a giver of our rights. Is this drought caused by God? Nobody knows. But biblical history shows a consequence to man’s actions; we do know for sure that California’s water shortage crisis has been compounded by liberal politicians’ poor decisions –  not properly managing our water resources and refusing to build water storage for decades.”

Grove’s district includes much of Kern County and even local anti-abortion activists are embarrassed. Here’s how the head of Pro-Life Kern County reacted: “You can be proudly pro-life and not be a national joke. But comments like this make you a joke and undermine her position on
abortion.” The above-linked article notes that thunderstorms rolled across Grove’s district this week.

  • SLK in SF

    Meanwhile, the “liberal” Bay Area got rain. Go figure.

    • Cuberly

      Yep, still seeing puddles here and there too. At least in Oakland anyway.

      • Merv99

        The yellow ones don’t count.

      • Ian

        LA even got a soaking.

        • Cuberly

          Actually looks like you guys got more than we did. Saw the radar image over LA and it looked like a decent storm.

          • Ian

            I take the train into DTLA for work and left my umbrella at home… I popped out of the subway to rain and not what us LA denizens call “rain”, like R-A-I-N, rain.

    • crewman

      If you step back and actually look at the data, it conforms so much to what meteorologists predict, and the variance that exists is so random, that it’s almost like there’s no message hidden in the weather at all.

      • Nic Peterson

        You and your facts!

      • IamM

        The message is perfectly clear, once you ignore all the data that contradicts it.

      • tristram

        Even if this is standard as meteorology, it would appear to revolutionary as christianist theology. As I understand the ‘fetal pain bill’, it bans abortion after 20 weeks. And according to Ms. Grove, that made everything hunky-dory with ‘God.’ So ‘God’ has apparently moved the line from ‘conception’ (or erection, which seems to be the Robert George position) to 20 weeks.

    • TommyTune

      Yes, as Stephen Colbert said about Katrina when the French Quarter was spared the flooding of much of the city of New Orleans, “God hates the Gay-Adjacent.”

      • vorpal

        Bad aim. Jesus’ blood is wine, after all, so what do you expect from someone with a 1.0 BAC?

        • MDB

          I have often wondered what vintage he created for the wedding at Cana. Musta’ been friggin’ faaaabulous !!!!!

          * Hope you’re having a wonderful day, V.

          http://tonsofcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/l-Kitten-hugs-550×513.jpg

          • vorpal

            So much better than yesterday! Thanks, MDB! My emotions are gigantically huge (often too big for my brain and body), but fortunately short lived, and then I am okay.

          • PLAINTOM

            Hang in there. Lots of people are rooting for you.

          • vorpal

            Awwww… thanks, PLAINTOM. It’s always awesome to come here and have so many amazing, wonderful, friendly people. This is without a doubt my favourite place online :-). (Well, except possibly for Ragnar’s lap. =evil smirk=)

            I’m doing much, much better today. I took the day off of work and slept for almost the entire day and it really helped me gain some much-needed perspective on some things and feel tremendously better! Thanks to you and everyone else for their support.

          • Tor

            Oh, vorpal, we must get together and purr.

          • vorpal

            Yes, please!
            =whisker licks and nose rubs=

          • Joe in PA

            awwwwwh.

          • Langalf

            Yeah, I always loved that. The tea-totaling evangelicals must absolutely have aneurysms over that. Not only did he make around 150 gallons of wine, it was, according to the steward of the feast, very good wine.

          • jeffg166

            Jesus was a total party animal.

          • jeffg166

            With togas.

          • Lawerence Collins

            Here you go.

          • 2karmanot

            Totally, hung out with 12 rough trade dudes….hmmmmm

          • Tor

            No comment, other than Love this.

        • Ian

          Hopefully a good time!

        • D. J.

          As bad as Jeebus’ aim is, I’m thinking he’s got a BAC of around 2.8.
          I think he switched from wine to tequila shots.
          If I had to put up with idiots like her, I would.
          When the drought ends and the flooding and mudslides begin we can tell her she prayed too hard.
          Where are her “these make me look smart” eyeglasses?

    • JoeNCA

      Again….

    • Tor

      Yeah. but not much. God is still playing with us.

  • Spongebob CrankyPants

    “But biblical history shows a consequence to man’s actions;” She has NEVER read her bible.

    • Mister Don

      Shannon, baby, please read your St. Augustine, _Concerning the City of God Against the Pagans_, where he stated that the weather is perfectly neutral.

  • shellback

    god doesn’t like harlots, either.

    • bkmn

      Especially when they are full of that holier than thou crap like Ms. Grove.

  • bkmn

    As usual a Christian with their head up their ass feels the need to prove what an idiot they are.

    • Joe in PA

      and doing a fine job!

  • Sk3ptic

    ANOTHER situation where “twatwaffle” applies. It’s endemic to the GOP.

    • bkmn

      For women in the GOP you either get to be a good housewife and raise your man’s children or you can be a twatwaffle.

      • Harley

        Or in the duggars case, both

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          however her twat is more the size of a jumbo grand slam breakfast WITH a waffle

          • RoFaWh

            Remember Dan Savage’s remark about a vulva looking like a canned ham dropped off a five story building?

            To what can we compare the Duggar vulva?

          • Smokey

            From an old joke: “after sex, like the face of a bulldog that got into a jar of mayonnaise.” No offense meant to heteronormative women. Excuse me while I go bleach my brain.

          • Homo Erectus

            This?

          • JCF

            Oy, what brought THIS up? The vulva looks like a delicious hors d’oeuvre to an even more perfectly delectable meal! ;-p

            We were discussing how revolting is the Christianist BRAIN, not the qualities (Love it or hate it—I’m the former) of female genitalia.

          • Homo Erectus

            Or the plate they serve it on.

      • MDB

        Wayull, ayh rekkin thayht shee dun akkompleeshd beeun ah guud ohbeediannt lyttel wuman aynd ah twahtwafful, tew bewt !!!

  • sherman

    The founders allowed slavery, and many of them owned slaves you ignorant twit. Plus they didn’t allow women to vote.

    • Bad Tom

      .

  • Rocketeer500

    Well, on the bright side, she didn’t blame the gays for the drought.

    • SFJeep

      I figure teh gayz must have come in a close 2nd at least. Or maybe we were just busy with earthquakes and train wrecks at the time.

    • Joe in PA

      True. But she was speaking to an anti-abortion group. If she was talking to a NOM-type group….

    • ben-andy

      Oh, Honey, don’t you know “California” is Thug code for “Thuh Gayz and all the rest of the Liberal Media Establishment”?

      • Joe in PA

        It used to be “San Francisco values”…code for big gay. Guess it has expanded. 🙂

        • vorpal

          LOLOL on BarbWire, several of the posters used to refer to it as “San Fransicko”…

          …back when they had posters there.

          • Joe in PA

            They’re clever that way, eh? #not

          • RoFaWh

            Their cleverness is that of a socially immature college sophomore.

          • MDB

            I miss our little tête-à-tête’s with the morons like Old Spouse and RayJSOG.

          • vorpal

            Oh man… me too… I am so glad to still be in touch with you. There are so many fantastic people that I feel that I lost contact with when Gina-Gina Drama-Queena went on her banfest.

            =sadface=

      • Bad Tom

        .

    • zhera

      Didn’t someone recently blame the gheyz for abortions?

      It’s always your fault, so just get used to it. 😛

      • Homo Erectus

        We cause unwanted pregnancies?

        • zhera

          Totally!

  • vorpal

    I don’t get it. If god exists, created man in his “image”, is omnipotent, and cared about something, he could:

    1. Come down and say, “Stop it! Bad humans! No more! Stop now!”

    or he could:

    2. Send completely vague signals in the form of phenomena that have been occurring for billions of years and in no way serve as a clear message for anything.

    The fact that people seriously believe that (2) is a sign of god’s will and existence is just so colossally stupid that I cannot wrap my brain around it, but when I question it, they break out the whole, “ZOMGGGGGLOBALFLOOOD! Y U NO HAVE COMMUNSENCE?”

    • bkmn

      Religion is the opiate of the masses and she overdosed more than once.

    • MDB

      Vorpie, thayum spaceey cyency cygnalls izz harrd !!!
      iT’z ah ASTROGHAZI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • vorpal

        My daily cup of tea leaves and chicken entrail-fondling clearly predicted that every JMGer would each send me $100.

        And if you don’t, there will be severe consequences in the form of all of your lube drying up prematurely, so cough it up, bitches.

        • Joe in PA

          Pat, Pat Robertson is that you?

          • vorpal

            Helluns, no! Pat Robertson prefers to take a lesson from Josh Duggar and thus his predicklickshuns tend towards little girl entrail fondling.

        • MDB

          I’m emailing mine to you, via my relay with the Mauna Kea with a 14k morse-code modem – so you might get sometime in the next decade. Please don’t sour my dough, purty-please ?!?!

          (* i’m on my knees here, just the way you like it)

          • vorpal

            Haha! Mi amigo, I’m now in Chile, so send it over to Cerro Pachon. It should arrive in 6-8 weeks as per usual 🙂 as it takes EVERYTHING from the US to arrive here. (You can mail yourself along with it, but please remember to poke air holes! We don’t need an incident like… last time. That was inconvenient and hard to explain to the government officials!)

          • MDB

            Thatz whiye it’ll tayke extree longe too gitz to ya… Mye 14k. Modemm izz still stukk on Hawaii setingz 😉
            Notz too worees… Ahll jest klawe mye waye oute !!!

          • vorpal

            Haha or rendezvous with me in Hawaii and help me find it ;-).

          • Kevin-in-Honolulu

            Make sure your transmission To Mauna Kea is coconut wireless appropriate, or it will not work.

        • Homo Erectus

          Honey, if you want $100.00 from me, you need to fondle something other than entrails 😉

          • vorpal

            LOL! I think if I fondle what you have in mind, I have a far greater chance of predicting future events than fondling chicken entrails would provide ;-).

          • Homo Erectus

            😉

        • Kevin-in-Honolulu

          Do you take bitcoin?

          • vorpal

            If you throw in a fondle of your own, I’ll take Monopoly money.

    • “Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed. Results like these do not belong on the résumé of a Supreme Being. This is the kind of shit you’d expect from an office temp with a bad attitude.”

      (George Carlin, of course)

      • zhera

        Maybe our Supreme Being was in the bottom three in his class?

    • JJS_prime

      Their reasoning power is still in 1500 BC[E].

    • zhera

      May I please sex up your brain?

      • vorpal

        Oh, absolutely, but be forewarned: there is no need for you to stop at the brain.

        I like to delude myself into believing that the rest of me is completely acceptable, too ;-).

        • zhera

          Oh, you tease!

          I don’t think your acceptability is the problem, but mine…

    • BoringLawyer

      Billions. Humph. Shows what you know. As Scripture clearly teaches us, God has only been sending floods and shit to smite us for 4,000ish years.

      • vorpal

        Thank you for fixing my horrible misconceptions. I keep forgetting that the world is a mere 6000ish years old.

        =hangs his head in shame=

        As I live in Chile and we get small earthquakes here every few days, I will know with complete certainty that the next one will have been caused by my unforgivable insolence.

        • Kevin-in-Honolulu

          I wuv you, Vorpal…I really do.

          • vorpal

            Hahaha! Thanks, Kevin!
            =gigantic squeezes=
            When I’m back in Hawaii in one-to-two years, maybe I’ll entice you to meet up to say hi :-).

    • Tor

      Just read the Book of Genisis – it’s a quick read – to see what an incompetent the god really is.

      • vorpal

        I’ve read Genesis a couple times over, and it was a big wake up call for me. What an incredible load of nonsense. The fact that ANYONE not only believes that but asserts that somehow believing it constitutes common sense, as I hear so often, just makes my mind fart with incredulity.

  • Octavio

    This bitch be crazy cray!

  • joe ho

    christer behaving badly.

    is it any wonder religion continues to decline throughout the industrialized west?

  • Billanddogs

    For God so loved the state of Texas that he sent floods to drown innocent folks and ruin their homes.
    The First Epistle To The Republicans, Chapter 66, Verse 6

  • Gustav2

    Gee, I wonder what her position is on Climate Change,

    • bkmn

      The climate inside her ass hasn’t changed for quite a while and she has seen that for herself.

      • Homo Erectus

        Frigid.

    • carrot festival

      Doggy style.

      • Gustav2

        So you are screwed!

    • ArchiLaw

      Sorry Gustav–I should have read the comments before duplicating yours.

      • Bad Tom

        • Gustav2

          I know ArchiLaw is intelligent, just don’t ask who the second one is.

    • Sk3ptic

      Missionary.

  • wolfbear

    This SH*T is going too far…… There are too many religious kooks in power.

  • Rocketeer500

    Kern County can sure elect some top-notch Assembly Members.

    • BudClark

      Kern County: Mississippi without the magnolias.

      • JCF

        Just oil pump-jacks. See “There Will Be Blood” for the mind-set.

  • Freeman

    Basically, the republican view is that only white heterosexual married couples should have sex. Anything that deviates from that standard will get God’s weather team on the lookout to punish the offenders. This is 2015.

    • ben-andy

      You left out “with each other ONLY and any other females the husband can get his hands on but not get caught”.

  • LDinMN

    and Benghazi

  • ArchiLaw

    Let me guess–she also denies climate change (?)

    • Rocketeer500

      And a qualified hair stylist.

  • Joe in PA

    I think her damage control was worse than the original statement. That was just pandering to her audience (not that that is a good thing). But in the damage control she drags out the ‘christian, god-centered nation’ shit.

    When I was looking something up on the subject, I found something where the writer was so pleased to say “Yes! God IS mentioned in the Constitution: …the year of our lord. That’s a date you fuckhead, its the date.

    • D. J.

      That trick is very commonly found in the ramblings of liar historian David Barton.

      • Joe in PA

        I hate that putz, Jon Stewart had him on the Daily Show a while back and TRIED, TRIED to pin the fuck down on some BS he was spreading…unfortunately he (DB) was too slimy for even Jon. Sad nut job.

  • GayOldLady

    She didn’t mention that after the rains returned to Texas that Texas had, what Rick Perry called, the worst flooding ever.

    • Sk3ptic

      Right–and Gov. Abbott had to prostrate himself to the Black Menace Obama and ask for federal assistance.
      Irony is lost on these evil monkeys.

    • Flooding?! Clearly, god was angry with Texas!

      • MDB

        That’s what happens when you put an illiterate Bab-tist in charge on the weather; can’t read the damn instructions.

        • RoFaWh

          Cut the goobers a little slack. When the new Obama Weather Machine was installed in the White House, the operating instructions didn’t include English, and when three indpendent translations (from Georgian, Korean, and SeTswana, respectively) were compared, no two agreed about much of anything.

          No wonder Texas has flooding. Barrack pushed the “flood” button instead of the “smite” button.

  • Harley

    She doesn’t realize that once rainfall does begin its going to be mudslide alley in Cali.

    • bkmn

      If the world is lucky she may be swept out to sea.

  • Doug105

    It’s not like we don’t know how to cut down on abortion, too bad the pro-birth people keep holding it back.

  • ben-andy

    Scientists say chance of strong El Nino this Winter might begin to end CA drought. Since El Nino is a reference to the Baby Jeebus, perhaps Baby Jeebus disagrees with DOG on abortion? I will ask the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Where is my colander?

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    I’ve got three dogs, any one of whom are more intelligent than this idiot or the idiots that voted for her.

    • Homo Erectus

      Honey, your dog’s fleas have more intellegence.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        LOL, my dogs don’t have any fleas, but then, this woman doesn’t have any intelligence.

        • Homo Erectus

          Exactly.

  • GayOldLady

    “But biblical history shows a consequence to man’s actions”

    There is no such thing as “biblical history” since most stories in the bible are not part of any historical record. Even the jesus story is unsubstantiated in historical records from that time.

  • Dean

    Will she soon be announcing her candidacy for president? That clown car is getting awfully crowded. Yeah, there’s always room for one more!

  • joe ho

    and they say we’re mean when we mock the religious.

    • Wynter Marie Starr

      If they don’t want to be mocked, perhaps they shouldn’t say stupid shit.

      • joe ho

        the problem is most of religion is stupid shit.

        like the the bible which is mostly horrific barbaric stuff with an occasional nice part here and there.

        • Wynter Marie Starr

          Well, I like mythology. I find it interesting and I’ve certainly studied it extensively. The stupid part is believing mythology is real. I will say that the bible is particularly violent mythology, reflective of the time period.

  • Jeff

    So it’s really like one big game of The Sims to these people then? Their big fake flood was an “oh fuck it” moment when god restarted the game and added a beard and a boat to his character?

  • shivadog

    So, did the drought start at the same time as abortion was made legal, or did god not give a shit until a couple years ago?

  • Irish856

    God told me that he sent the floods to texas to punish them for all the hate that they are giving to the Gays… He flooded a couple churches to let them know he means business to stop the hate

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    shes from bakersfield for gods sakes. what else would you expect her to think.

  • Gordon.

    There’s a reason they’re called, “Religious NUTS.”

  • bkmn

    Of course she is ignoring the fact that the number of abortions is down all over the country, largely due to better availability of birth control.

  • Schlukitz

    This dumb GOP’s comments are not even worthy of a response.

    • agcons

      Except perhaps a tweet:

      “Wow!”
      #fuckingstupid #reallyfuckingstupid

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “Texas was in a long period of drought until Governor Perry signed the fetal pain bill. It rained that night. Now God has His hold on California.”

    She has the tea party understanding of drought. It’s similar to their understanding of climate change. They think that cold weather disproves climate change. A small rain storm does not break a drought. Texas is still under drought conditions.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Climate change? Nope not real. Flood and drought? Gay marriage and abortion to blame. The uncertainty of science is killing the earth.

  • Stev84

    Gays need to use their awesome weather powers to stop the drought:

    https://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/2151/8343/original.gif

  • Ben in Oakland

    Texas didn’t have a bit of rain. Texas had catastrophic floods. Maybe God is punishing them for restricting abortion. It makes as much sense.

    • William

      God is punishing Texas because morons voted for Abbott.

  • JJS_prime

    If your god was punishing California for abortion, the drought would have come in 1973. Idiot.

    • William

      There is a lag in news getting from Earth to Heaven.

    • brian

      Sadly, abortion is not retroactive. Damn!

  • sherman

    She has some soul mates in Malaysia-

    Four tourists who posed naked on a mountain in Malaysia have been given jail terms [3 days] and fined.

    The group was blamed for a magnitude 5.9 earthquake after stripping on Mount Kinabalu, which is considered sacred.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-33105999

    • zhera

      That’s one crazy country!

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        One of many…

  • KnownDonorDad

    Maybe we need a sacrifice to R’hllor.

  • kipper

    Yeah – it won’t stop raining here in bright blue upstate NY

  • Southpaw Σ:3

    These nutcase Christianists really need to read their Bibles more.

    There’s a commandment in the book of Numbers that says women who are suspected of cheating should be taken to the priest, be made to drink a special potion, and then if “the womb discharges, the uterus drops”, they are guilty of adultery.

    In other words, force the woman to have an abortion to prove she cheated!

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers+5%3A11-31&version=NRSV

  • zhera

    “…we do know for sure that California’s water shortage crisis has been compounded by liberal politicians’ poor decisions – not properly managing our water resources and refusing to build water storage for decades.”

    And we also know that water storage is in no way related to abortion.

    Dear FSM, please take these nimrods away!

    • Homo Erectus

      Soon!

    • brian

      We need solar powered desalination plants now and lots of them. Yesterday.

  • Bill T.

    Shannon’s been hitting the bottle in Buck Owen’s old haunt for too long. She should know that God is upset with all those tattoos.

  • hdtex

    “Shannon is a member of the Brimhall Road Assembly of God. ” Tells you everything you need to know right there….

  • bambinoitaliano

    God is on impeachment trial over the product of his creation. Specifically the extra ordinary league of Jesus Freaks. God admitted to created some human but did not like the way they turn out. He had stop the production since the flood. He vehemently denied he has anything to do with these Jesus Freaks. Though he refuse to place his hand on the bible when he swear to himself promising to tell nothing but the truth. While the trial is on going, God’s legal team are busy dispatching angels to counter the Jesus Freaks damaging behavior that shine a bad light on God. Floods here, droughts there, legalizing same sex marriages here and there, punishing FIFA for granting Russia and Qatar the hosting rights. Hoping a little damaged control would turn the trial to God’s favor. Though a couple of the legal advisers are concern that God might not have done enough. They are closely monitoring the two gay hoteliers of New York Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass negative reaction from God’s rainbow children……. Filed under The Sith Hits The Fan by Alien Press of Uranus

  • David Milley

    … and now Texas is washing away!

  • Doesn’t she know God’s punishing California because Christians like her make up such ridiculous stories? That’s the gospel truth!

  • Fox

    I think that big black thing on her jacket has caused the drought, and all the beef she’s eating is making it worse.

    • brian

      Ever driven by Harris Ranch, just before the “Grapevine”? You can smell it for miles and miles.

  • Dave B

    Her district. The land of cattle, almonds, stupid and OIL.

    https://ad34.assemblygop.com/district-map/ad34

    Also…I thought the gay caused the drought?

  • TreGibbs

    Delusional twit should check the weather maps before allowing her asshole to speak.

  • BoringLawyer

    Wait. I thought gays caused droughts? Now it’s abortionists? I can’t keep up with Christian Science.

  • TreGibbs

    These are exactly the kind of people that should NOT be in positions of influence or leadership. Perod.

    • Homo Erectus

      I know, right? If ever there was a fetus that should have been aborted……..

  • Mark

    They get stupider and stupider.

  • D. J.

    Shannon, Gawd doesn’t build water storage facilities, men & women do. California had two terms of Arnold before Brown was re-elected.

    • MattPS

      I admire your restraint when replying to this “person”. I’m afraid, however, that my patience has long since run out. So I’ll just say “Shut your pie hole, you stupid bitch!”. Boy, that felt good.

  • Bj Lincoln

    Funny how religion was created to explain the things that were unexplainable like natural disasters and bad weather. Now that we can explain what was once unknown and grown to understand what really causes these things, statements like her’s just prove how ignorant religion and those who follow it are. The idea that an unseen force is pissed off at us and is the cause of natural changes and disasters is so far fetched, it’s laughable.

    • Tor

      But only 90% of climate scientists say climate change is caused by human activity, so the final score is not in.

      • Kevin-in-Honolulu

        Hmmm. 90% is good enough, tho.

        • Tor

          I agree. However there are the nay-sayers. Think of it this way: if your doctor(s) said you have 90% chance of having cancer, would you wait for the other 10% to weigh in before seeking treatment?

          • Kevin-in-Honolulu

            Good point, Tor, but I am at a stage of my life where I would probably just accept that diagnosis, maybe seek out one other opinion. And I would probably *not* seek treatment, and go for a palliative end.

            I dunno what is going on with the 10% of scientists who have not yet accepted global climate change. I live in a scientist household, and we do like to continue to collect and analyse data, but we may be able to minimize GCC by changing some of our actions, but that would mean the insanely rich people might have to lose a dime or two of profit, and they will do any and everything they can to keep the money rolling in.

  • William

    The drought in Texas ended two years after Perry signed the bill. He wasn’t even in office when the rains started.

    • Tor

      And then it was not just rains, but massive flooding. God has a warped sense of humor.

    • brian

      Hell, a couple of days ago wasn’t it Perry who blamed it on the devil worshipping Native Americans? They need to get their lies str8.

  • ted-

    Why do we keep voting batshit crazy into office?

    • William

      Cuz batshit crazy people vote.

      • ted-

        Is my hopes of a batshit crazy free world a pipe dream…?

        • Tor

          Yes.

      • JCF

        And sane (allegedly) people DON’T.

  • Ireyon

    Hey! Gays are the ones who control the weather! I kissed my boyfriend especially for the purpose of creating a drought!

    • Wow! What do you do to make it rain? Or snow?

      • Ireyon

        For rain, sex in the shower obviously. Snow just happens when we do it during the winter seasons.

        This is all in the Big Gay Agenda Manual! Didn’t you get a copy?

        • Sigh, I did a long time ago, and then moved into a place with a very wobbly table, so used it to level things out a bit. Then in the midst of a large party managed to spill an entire cooler of bloody mary’s all over the floor, and my book just slurped it up! When I moved out, I levered it off the tiles and just tossed it away…. But it sorta read like stereo instructions, and I truly didn’t get past the first page.

  • karen in kalifornia

    She represents the district which was once held by the Assblyman Knight who was responsible for State Prop 22 the statute preliminary to Prop 8. Kern County not a happy place.

    • brian

      Between the smell of the place and the people who opt to live there, I avoid it whenever possible. If the best that you have to offer is Buck Owens and his Crystal Palace, skip it.

  • oikos

    Derp

  • LADY MABELINE

    Kern county is truly the asshole of California. It is not surprising they elected this freak to represent them.my advice to anyone visiting this state,do not stop for any reason in this area.

    • brian

      LOL. See my post above for my take on this.

  • noni

    Assemblywoman Shannon Grove speak out against forced vaccinations

    She wants the freedom for her kids to infect your kids with smallpox, polio, measles, whooping cough, etc.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7_NfODSC7Q

    • Oh My God! Stop the presses and batten down the hatches! This bitch was elected on the strength of the freedumb to not vaccinate your children? There should be no religious opting out for vaccinations. The only legal opt out allowed should be for children who are medically fragile.

  • bsinps

    Sounds like she needs a new job away from legislation.

  • Homo Erectus

    I’m scared now because I know she’s not the only one on the crazy train.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwDpAfFzcRQ

  • brian

    The fucking Okies down in Bakerspatch (Kern County) waste water like there’s no tomorrow, literally. I understand and appreciate the fact that”The Central Valley” grows a significant portion of the fresh produce that America has come to enjoy but for years they have enjoyed cheap water and lots of it, but they have done so in a very wasteful manner. Past time for them to join the rest of us, using the limited resources in a mindful manner and at the same price as the rest of us have to pay. And that doesn’t begin to address the social issues happening down there. Kern County makes Orange County look like Berkeley insofar as their conservative politics. Old style Christian conservatives, the lot of them. Avoid going behind the “Orange Curtain” by any means necessary for your own safety and sanity.

    • Dicky

      We use the 5 to go up north every quarter. For the last few years, there have been signs all along that route in the Central Valley that the water shortages and stresses are the fault of government, specifically Washington.
      It also doesn’t help that the easiest radio station on that corridor is some evangelical one.

    • coram nobis

      It’s not Bakerspatch, it’s Pottersfield.

  • Here, this will shut her up.

    • Joe in PA

      if anything is this thread deserves a George Takai “oh my”, THIS DOES!

      • I’m sorry, and I usually don’t go there, but damn this woman infuriates me.

  • JCF

    You like Texas? * Then GO TO TEXAS, you shite-fer-brains Christianist biotch, and get the F#CK out of California!!! >:-O

    * Yeah, a bunch of people DIED when “Texas got rain”. Did God do that too?

    FWIW, while I love my native Golden State, all parts of it, it’s hard to overestimate what a PIT Kern County is. If this idjit was going to represent anywhere in Cali, it figures it would be from here.

    • Tor

      It’s the Texas of California.

  • Robert Conner

    Grove represents, truly represents, Bakersfield, the oily asshole of California. She was quite obviously exposed to pesticides in utero and has been eating every meal at MacDonald’s since she was weaned from the teat while in middle school.

  • Ginger Snap

    There isn’t a big enough palm to face me with. I just can’t imagine being this ignorant.

  • Dale Snyder

    A Nobel Prize winner here, folks.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      She seems more like Darwin Award material.
      Terminal stupidity is usually life threatening.

  • Dale Snyder

    “I believe – and most Americans believe – that God’s hand is in the affairs of man”

    Aha.

    Ahahaha.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • RoFaWh

      Just another example of one of the profound mistakes in fundie-hater-prude thinking: that most everybody else believes the bullshit they believe.

      Simply not so.

      • Dale Snyder

        In their own illiterate world……….

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      This gawd sounds like a duggaring perv.
      He needs to keep his hands to himself.

  • Ace

    As with any natural disaster, or even most man-made ones, religion is invoked to stir up the faithful and push agenda’s that have nothing to do with the actual disaster. Notice we arent talking about trying to figure out how to help. Nope, it is clearly abortion that causes water to stop falling from the sky.

    • coram nobis

      It isn’t the heat, it’s the stupidity.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        The stupidity, … it burns.

  • Dale Snyder

    Please get this illiterate christian MORON in the national media.

  • Someone forgot to tell her mother those magical words for every failed mission: ABORT! ABORT! ABORT!

  • mizzourah

    Kern County is a cesspool. Evil stupid people live there. It’s where tons of rescue dogs come from because the residents are stupid and evil.

  • coram nobis

    There’s plenty of water going into the Kern County aquifer. The bad news is, it’s oil field waste water.

    http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/State-shuts-12-oil-company-wells-that-pumped-6112846.php

    So, where is she on this? It wasn’t abortion, gay marriage or waxy yellow buildup that created that water problem in her district.

  • i always find it ironic when xtians say gawd is messing with the weather for our sins. the early monotheists were, among other things, competing with a bunch of storm gods and goddesses, for followers and money. if you read the buybull you’ll find a lot of passages of “don’t do this” that reflect that fact.

    combine this, the idolatry thread, and “a woman shall be silent and not instruct men” parts of the bible, i say we stone this whore. that’s probably the only thing that will make her gawd happy.

  • sword

    It must be the “End of Days” what with abortion, marriage equality, ObamaCare, the Internet, giving women the right to vote and the abolition of slavery, all fighting to destroy the Earth.

  • Guess

    “Sorry to rain on your charade.”

    – Gawd

  • MBear

    This is one of the biggest problems with murrikkka: ridiculous, belligerently ignorant asstards like this are making policy.

    wake up people – there should be a religious test for government office: if you believe in imaginary sky faeries, you need mental help, NOT a leadership role in government