March 28, 2015 7:00 am -


When your ethical system begins and ends with “good” as defined by “what ever authority tells you,” you end up with skewed and questionable conclusions. For instance: Paul Shepherd, a Republican Idaho state representative, recently made an ethically dubious comparison in response to his website being hijacked by a hacktivist. Shepherd is an anti-gay bigot, although…


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18 responses to Idaho State Rep: ‘Slave Owners Were Good People, Like Gays’

  1. Jake March 28th, 2015 at 7:39 am

    The Republican Party is totally f*d up – and until I hear John Bonerhead or John I love ISIS McCain or Ted the Cuban-Canadian Cruz condemning this statement, I will take it that this is the official line of the Republican Party – “Slave Owners Were Good People”.

  2. jybarz March 28th, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Nice work, Hailey! Now don’t hold back. Give this nasty low-life everything he deserves.

  3. Larry Schmitt March 28th, 2015 at 8:56 am

    What alternate universe do these people live in? Every time I hear one of these things, I think it can’t get any goofier. They keep proving me wrong. Here’s a good time waster: Try to guess what stupid thing some republican will say next. Whatever is the worst thing you can come up with, is probably not worse than what they actually say.

  4. rg9rts March 28th, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Do these people go to school to be ignorant and insulting or is it a genetic defect in the gopee family

    • allison1050 March 28th, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Naw, they’re just being themselves.

      • rg9rts March 28th, 2015 at 10:47 am

        Sometimes I think they do it to amuse their colleagues in chambers and not realize that it goes across the planet… like the idiot in Arizona that want a law to make EVERYONE go to church on sunday

        • whatthe46 March 28th, 2015 at 5:06 pm

          are you serious?

          • rg9rts March 28th, 2015 at 5:15 pm

            Yes they are that stupid… like road rage…surrounded by the safety of the car you are immune…the legislature serves the same purpose…you do know that you can be libeled by a member of congress and YOU can do nothing about it as long as the remark was made on the floor

        • allison1050 March 28th, 2015 at 6:43 pm


  5. Budda March 28th, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Great video.

  6. tracey marie March 28th, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    hate, hate and more hate…throw in a missqoute of jebuss and you have the perfect teabagger.

  7. FatRat March 28th, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    We need to test the validity of the Rainbow Flag causing massive rains. During time of drought, we need to have multiple Gay Pride Parades and measure the volume of water compared to previous records. Women must be making out in the streets as a control group. Science has spoken.

  8. fahvel March 28th, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    a three inch thick cactus branch should be shoved directly up this sick sick persons arse. And to stop the screaming, stuff a prickly pear down its throat. Damn, you have more sickos than all the rest of the world combined.

  9. SteveD March 28th, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    This isn’t the first time Shepherd has used the slavery analogy. According to Betsy Russell of the Spokesman-Review, in his floor debate for House Joint Memorial 4, Shepherd said this: “Their Christian moral beliefs were that blacks were inferior… They thought they were good Christians, good moral people, and I’m sure most of them were. But it just proves that our interpretation of Christian morals can be very far and wide …”

  10. burqa March 29th, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Ah, Idaho, “The White State.”
    There sure does seem to be a lot of racism in those Northern states…..hmm, wonder how long it will take before we see people here making ugly stereotypical statements about Northerners being racists and bigots…..

  11. Warman1138 March 30th, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Idaho, the white power state.