The Texas Agriculture Commissioner is an elected post, unlike the situation in most states. And while it’s obscure, the job has ample authority and is often a stepping-stone to higher office. Among the tasks are supervising the Department of Agriculture, overseeing the inspection of fuel pumps, regulating pesticides and administering the state’s half-billion-dollar federal school lunch program.
Currently in that post is Sid Miller, an ultra-conservative Republican who used to be a representative in the state legislature.
In August, Miller posted on his Facebook page the grotesque nuke the Muslims image shown here on the right. The post was deleted after a public outcry, during which Manny Garcia, Texas Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director, released a statement: “It is unacceptable for Republican Sid Miller to be promoting such disgusting rhetoric. Sadly, this kind of racist, xenophobic hate speech qualifies you for higher office with Republicans’ Tea Party fringe base.” But before it was taken down, the image had received more than 3,000 “likes” and 300 comments.
Now Miller is at it again, this time with a nauseating attack on Syrian refugees:
And this time, he’s gotten more than 5,000 “likes.”
He didn’t get one from Susan DuQuesnay Bankston, the proprietor of Juanita Jean’s blog based in Richmond, Texas. Bankston labeled Miller The Vilest Man in Texas. She noted that in addition to the nuke the Muslims post, Miller had tried to pass a bill making guns and ammo tax free during the back-to-school weekend. He also announced that Mexicans were invading Texas.
Of the rattlesnake post, she speaks for me:
He compares the victimized people of Syria to rattlesnakes.
There’s little children in that picture. The other picture is the Republican National Convention.
Miller claims to be an elder in The Cowboy Church, which is an offshoot of the Southern Baptist Convention. ‘Nuff said.
I wanna say two things.
Number One: If you gave my 90 pound grandma a rake and hoe, she’d take care of the rattlesnakes in about 15 minutes. And she’d make you a belt. So I guess I’m wondering why this big sissy boy is so damn terrified of families with children. Admittedly, he might should be afraid of the grandmas because they might have a hoe and not be able to tell him apart from a knot of snakes.
Number two: Sid, screw you, the horse you rode in on, and your deep fryer.