If you’re not yet familiar with the Assemblywoman that the people of District 4 in Nevada elected to serve them since February 2013, allow me to introduce you to Michele Fiore. She describes herself as a “conservative, Catholic, gun-toting, second amendment, strong-ass woman” and brags that “as someone that carries a firearm on me like my panties and bra, I do break the law because I generally carry my gun in places where they say is a gun-free zone, because I’m not going to be a victim of a stupid law.”
She’s been drawing attention to herself recently by saying, among other things, “If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them. The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.”
That comment was completely dismantled by John Foubert, a professor at Oklahoma State University and President of One in Four, whose tag line is “One in four college women have survived rape or attempted rape.” Foubert says:
It reflects a misunderstanding of sexual assaults in general. If you have a rape situation, usually it starts with some sort of consensual behavior, and by the time it switches to nonconsensual, it would be nearly impossible to run for a gun. Maybe if it’s someone who raped you before and is coming back, it theoretically could help them feel more secure.
If that wasn’t enough to solidify her credentials as an idiot, she took to the public airwaves on her radio show “Walk The Talk” (and posted it on her Twitter account) stating that she believes that cancer is a fungus that can be cured by flushing the body with salt water:
If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing with, say, salt water, sodium ‘cardinate’ through that line and flushing out the fungus. These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.
If you can stomach it, listen to the entire ridiculous episode from February 21, 2014. While you’re listening, remember that the people of Nevada elected her to represent them.
If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, a simple google search on her part could have prevented her from embarrassing herself (this time, anyway). The American Cancer Society shows that this theory was foisted upon the public by an Italian then-physician, Tullio Simoncini, who came up with the theory that cancer was caused by yeast infections, or Candida Albicans.
The American Cancer Society reports:
[Dr. Simoncini] has been using unsubstantiated cancer treatments for 15 years… in 2003, his [Italian] license to practice medicine was withdrawn, and in 2006 he was convicted by an Italian judge for wrongful death and swindling… This has not stopped him from continuing to provide his controversial treatments, not only in Italy, but apparently also in foreign countries, such as the Netherlands.
They go on further to state:
No peer-reviewed articles in medical journals were found to support the theory that cancer is caused by a fungus infection or a yeast infection. Available peer-reviewed medical journals do not support claims that sodium bicarbonate works as a cancer treatment in humans.
All I have to say is: Nevada, you brought this on yourselves.
If you need any further evidence of the caliber of person this woman is, you can watch her fawn over Cliven Bundy here:
Featured Image via Basham Radio