2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Georgia Rep. Paul Broun doesn’t want to have to pay for a sex-change operation. “I like being a boy,” he said last week.
From the Huffington Post:
“I don’t want to pay for a sex-change operation,” Broun told town hall attendees, presumably referring to a proposal, scrapped by the Obama administration late last month, that would have allowed gender reassignment surgeries to be covered under Medicare and Medicaid. “I’m not interested. I like being a boy.”
The comments, first reported by the Barrow County News, are somewhat comparable to those made recently by Sen. Saxby Chambliss, also a Republican from Georgia, who said that he doesn’t support gay marriage because ”I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one.”
Broun is running for Chambliss’ seat when he retires in 2014.
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Jillian Rayfield.
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