Jim Tomes Sultan of Hickism


tomesTHIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 01 JAN 2016, BUT I THINK IN VIEW OF THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE IT DESERVES ANOTHER VIEWING. SO, I HAVE DUSTED IT OFF AND UPDATED IT A BIT.   There are rumors that a prominent SANE 21st century Democrat is going to run against Jim Tomes in 2018, and that would be a good step toward moving us out of the 18 century and out of the notice of national comedians.

I can finally reveal the truth, about Indiana state senator Jim Tomes. Jim Tomes is not an actual flesh and blood human being. He is a parody created by the the writers at Saturday Night Live. The intention being  to make us Hoosiers look like a bunch of dumb hicks, who have never read a book or embraced any idea originating after 1836. Jim Tomes makes laughing at Hoosiers a national pass time. Jim has never met a weapon of violence, upon whose bandwagon he was not eager to leap. The Evansville Courier and Press just today ran this tongue in cheek editorial about Jim and his gun nuttiness. 

If the name Senator Jim Tomes doesn't ring a bell for you, perhaps this will help; Jim is the Indiana state senator, who worked tirelessly for years to repeal the Indiana state law against owning, carrying or selling switch blade knives. The fruit of Jim's efforts was Senate Bill 6 in 2013 that made selling switchblade knives legal for Hoosier gun sellers. Jim stated that the law against selling switchblades is out of date, because switchblades are hardly ever used in violent crimes in Indiana any more. It seems to escape him, that this is mainly, because switchblades have been hard to get, because they have been illegal to sell, while hand guns, (thanks to the gun lobby) have been cheap and easily available everywhere. (including public schools) Jim's legislation has now insured that the violent thugs will have as easy access to switchblades, as they do to handguns.  This was a great financial boon for pawn shops, flea markets, gun shows and gun stores who sell weapons to violent thugs, but a pretty bad deal for innocent elderly citizens trying to find our cars in dark parking lots.

Among Jim's other accomplishments is his "PAY to PEE" legislation creating state "Restroom Police" in order to jail or fine gay or transgender people up to $5,000, if they perniciously try to relieve themselves in the "wrong" public restroom.  Jim of corse will be the judge of which is the 'right" or the "wrong" public facility. Jim is a Republican, and Republicans are widely held to be the top authorities on public restrooms, such as at airports and the like.

Jim was ALSO the sponsor of the bill allowing state legislators and state employees to carry guns inside the state capitol.

Right now, and this is NO joke, Jim is sponsoring a bill that would allow any level of law enforcement in Indiana to use ANY MEANS NECESSARY to clear public roads of protesters. "ANY MEANS NECESSARY" is Jim's wording not mine. Here is an Evansville Courier Press article about Jim's ANY MEANS NECESSARY anti protest bill.

I recently discussed medical cannabis for war veterans with Senator Tomes. Tomes said he could never support medical cannabis, because the cannabis "might fall into the wrong hands." This is the same guy who fought like a tiger to legalize SWITCHBLADE KNIVES in Indiana. I guess it never occurred to Senator Tomes, that switch blade knives don't NEED to "fall into the wrong hands," because that is where they start out.

Posted by Ron Nesler during a moment of lucidity in New Harmony Indiana.


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