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Shuddup Ya Dumb Rednecks

Missouri state Sen. Kevin Engler is really fed up with people who litter, and sponsored a bill calling for the death penalty for littering. “I think killing one or two of them would be a fine first start and then the rest would fall in line,” he said after introducing his proposed law on the Senate floor. In his address, he said “dumb rednecks” are “teaching [their children] to be white trash” by throwing refuse out car windows, and he was “sick of every week having to pick up litter” for them. Engler then announced he was “doing this tongue in cheek” and withdrew the bill to “make it a little tougher.” When criticized for calling people “rednecks” and “white trash,” Engler said “The only people I called names are the ones doing it. If they are offended, good.” (RC/Park Hills Daily Journal) ...In other news, Missouri State Sen. Kevin Engler was re-elected in a landslide — which he then immediately cleaned up.
Story Update: Engler served the maximum allowed by term limits: 8 years — and then indeed was easily elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2013 (because no Democrat even tried to run against him), and served until the end of his term limit there — through 2018.
Publication Date: 01 March 2009
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 15.

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