his middle name is “facepalm”.

When you elect clowns into public office, don’t be surprised when you get a circus show.

<HONK HONK> AIDS came from some guy screwing a monkey! Death certificates for aborted fetuses! Can’t say “gay” in school! Gay teens being bullied is a big lark! You can’t get AIDS from hetero sex! <HONK HONK>

<cue circus march>

(And lest you Northerners shake your heads and mutter something about ignorant Southern rednecks: Stacey Campfield is a Yankee carpetbagger. He was born and raised in New York, and moved to TN at the age of 25.)

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11 thoughts on “his middle name is “facepalm”.

  1. Divemedic says:

    Even though the “man had sex with a monkey” bit is stupid, the theory that a someone got it by cutting themselves while butchering a monkey is pure conjecture as well. No one is really sure how the HIV made the leap from simian to man.

    • Marko Kloos says:

      Seeing how human-simian sex has never been observed, but hunters slaughter simians for “bush meat” in Africa all the time, it’s actually the most plausible explanation.

  2. PhillipC says:

    I’ve been hearing the ‘sex with monkey’ explanation for AIDS since the late 80′s or early 90′s. At one point I believe hearing it in a venue that made me think it was the actual scientific explanation, so it’s not surprising to me that there’s a lot of people out there who still believe it.

    And I will disagree about human-simian sex being observed. There was an article a few years ago about an orangutan being shaved and used in a brothel. I’ve no doubt that it’s happened elsewhere as well.

    http://www.abinesh.com/delirium/posts/orangutan-prostitute/

  3. PhillipC says:

    Let me just hasten to add that I believe it’s more likely that it spread from people eating monkeys than having sex with them, it’s just that I have heard the theory of it passing by sex before. Probably from people who can’t imagine someone eating a monkey but can imagine them having sex with it.

    • BobG says:

      “Probably from people who can’t imagine someone eating a monkey but can imagine them having sex with it.”

      You mean like a PETA member?

  4. LittleRed1 says:

    Well, IIRC the onset of SARS in humans was tracked to someone getting it from a civit cat, most likely from eating it. So the “bush meat” explanation is quite possible. Not that you have to eat things in Africa to get really fascinating diseases. As one of my environmental history profs put it, “We’ve been on that continent the longest, so why should we be surprised if some of the worst viri and bacteria come from there, too?” We’d been looking at Ebola and Lassa fever as compared to (currently) less virulent maladies (smallpox and the other Pox).

  5. BBJ says:

    Yeah well that clown may not have much on the ball but you are in no position to criticize. Just look at the queers up in Canada: they and their enablers have set up a stifling atmosphere of political correctness that allows for stifling freedom of speech and charging private citizens that don’t comply. They have attacked newspapers, set up ‘human rights tribunals’ that are actually kangaroo courts and they have filed nuisance lawsuits against anyone that disagrees with them.

    If you believe in freedom – those morons are the last people you should snuggle up to. And say what ya want – men that run around in tutus and hairy chested angry lesbians are NOT rational adults.

    You can polish that turd as you see fit.

    • Marko Kloos says:

      None of that has anything to do with the fact that Campfield is a bigoted, scientifically illiterate moron. And I sure as hell am in a position to criticize scientifically illiterate bigotry, especially when it comes out of the mouth of a public servant.

  6. Tam says:

    I remember that when I first started blogging, I thought it was neat that a pro-gun state legislator had a blog.

    Then I kept reading it.

    Then I stopped.

  7. John Stephens says:

    That thing about AIDS coming from sex with monkeys? That was originally a joke, told something along the lines of:

    “Hey, it says here the HIV virus originally came from Haitian Green Tree Monkeys.”

    “OK, who f****d the monkey?”

    Admittedly tasteless, but no one with any sense ever believed it to be true.

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