With all of the insanity in Michigan’s legislature these days with people like Cindy Gamarat and Todd Courser, I thought it would be a nice break to show that we’re not the only state with Republicans that are … um … “different”.
Today I present you with Michele Fiore, a Republican member of the Nevada state assembly. Fiore has a really fun history. First, she’s a filmaker who made the
blockbuster hit almost unheard-of movie “Siren” (4.8 out of 10 stars on IDMB.com.) That’s her on the right there in one of the starring roles from that film.
Her most fun work has been done in the Nevada Assembly, though. Last year she was elected to be the majority leader of the Assembly and chairwoman of the Assembly Taxation Committee. However, after it was discovered that she owed more than $1 million in back taxes, she was removed from both of her leadership positions. Did I mention that she was the Chair of the Taxation Committee? She declared the move a “war on women” [derp] and was later reinstated to both positions. However, the Nevada Assembly website no longer shows her as either the majority leader or a member of the Taxation Committee.
When Clive Bundy stood down the federal government over his illegal use of federal lands to graze his cattle without compensation to the U.S. taxpayers, Fiore was by his side, defending his right to threaten to shoot federal officials. When interviewed by Chris Hayes on MSNBC, she defended Bundy’s move as an appropriate response to an inappropriate overreach by the federal government. You can see that interview HERE (starts at roughly the 2:20 mark.)
She also made news with a statement she made to the New York Times explaining legislation she introduced to allow the carrying of concealed weapons on college campuses in Nevada:
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.
Because, as we know, only “hot little girls” are sexually assaulted and if they are going to walk around being so hot and little, they need to pack heat to protect themselves.
But it is this week’s Fiore fun that is the most fun of all. Last weekend she was discussing new legislation she’s proposing that will allow people who are terminally ill to seek alternative treatments. Apparently there are cures for cancer that the medical community has overlooked and Dr. Fiore has the prescription: salt water.
“If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus,” she began, citing a widely debunked theory that the American Cancer Society warns about, “and we can put a PIC line into your body and we’re flushing with, say, salt water, sodium cardonate (I think she means bicarbonate), 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.”
Here’s the audio, courtesy of Crooks and Liars:
By the way, there’s one more thing I forgot to mention: Fiore is the CEO of two health care providers called Always There 4 You and Always There Personal Care which provide assisted living and elder care services. So there’s that.
Thanks, Ms. Fiore. Those of us here in Michigan are thrilled to know we aren’t the only state willing to elect … um … “people like you” into office.
[Photos from VoteFiore.com and promotional shot from movie Siren.]