|The Dumbass Five|
I have a confession to make. I like reality TV. There, I said it. Operation;Repo? I’m all in. Any show that has as its star a 300 pound Puerto Rican (his own words) and a muscle-bound white guy whose IQ is the same as his bicep size has got to be good. And it is. Hell’s Kitchen? Hell yeah. I have seen many reality shows from the dancing ones to the ones with those poor souls looking for love. One I have not seen, however, is Sister Wives. As a matter of fact, until about 15 minutes ago, I had never even heard of it. Evidently it’s about a polygamous “family”, a guy with four wives living in Utah. Why any man would want more than one wife at a time is beyond me, and in my opinion makes this guy a dumbass, no matter what. But the magnitude of dumbass goes up exponentially when you choose to put your polygamous lifestyle on cable TV! Who would have thunk that some anti-polygamy asshole would take offense to such a thing and call the law? But the bigots (<—that’s sarcasm) won the day and the local authorities were notified. Lt. Darren Paul says, “Admittedly, [the investigation] was brought on by the publicity surrounding the show,” Paul said. “It’s rare because most of the time people don’t bring this kind of attention onto themselves. But it is a state law, and we’re going to investigate it.” As it turns out this is a felony, but the supporters of bigamy in Utah (go figure) are rallying to the defense of the dumbass and his four dumbass wives: The law puts police in a position where they have no choice but to investigate “upstanding families” who aren’t breaking any other laws, said Anne Wilde, cofounder of Principle Voices, a plural marriage advocacy group.“This just shows all the more reason the crime needs to be reduced … so that this doesn’t happen to consenting adults,” she said. “We have a right to form our families in the way we select, just like all the other alternative-lifestyle families in the U.S. — which, by the way, are more than 50 percent of all families.” If what Ms. Wilde says is true, then half of this country is either Polygamists, gay or Democrat. Do the math.