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Ken Honeywell
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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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March 20
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Partner
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Well Done Marketing
Bio
I'm in love with my wife; a writer and producer living in Indianapolis; partner at Well Done Marketing; founder of Tonic Ball, a benefit concert that's become one of the city's favorite annual events; co-founder of Second Story, a creative writing program for kids; a vegetarian; lead singer of Yoko Moment; a life-long New York Mets fan; a sucker for waltz time; crazy about Pernice Brothers; etc.

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JUNE 29, 2012 6:53AM

Pence Compares Dental Hygiene With Nazi Death Camps

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Congressman Mike Pence (R, Indiana) has issued a public apology for a comment in a closed door meeting that compared the American Dental Association's twice-a-day teeth-brushing recommendation with Nazi genocide that killed an estimated 5.7 million European Jews between 1933 and 1945.

"I am sorry if my remarks offended anyone," Pence said Thursday. "Although they were taken entirely out of context, I can see how some Dentist-Americans might take offense."

Earlier in the day, Pence apologized for comparing the U.S. Supreme Court's upholding of the Affordable Care Act--often referred to as "Obamacare"--to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

"I admit, that one didn't make a lot of sense," said Pence, who is the Republican nominee in the race for Indiana Governor. "When you think about it, a plan to protect the poor and sick from catastrophic health care costs isn't very much like a terrorist attack at all.

"At least the dentist/Nazi thing has some basis in reality. I mean, they're all sadists, am I right? And there was that movie with Dustin Hoffman. You know the one I mean."

Sources speculate that Pence's remarks were prompted by fear of stricter suggestions from the ADA. Indiana has a low teeth requirement for residents.

Also in the closed-door meeting, Pence allegedly compared soccer with the "Trail of Tears" forced evacuation of American Indians from southeastern parts of the U.S. following the Indian Removal Act of 1830; and recent efforts to reduce the size of sugary soft drinks to the deaths of 21% of the Cambodian population during Pol Pot's three-year rule.

"I was really on a roll there, wasn't I?" said Pence, who refused a breathalyzer test. "But, come on. The soccer thing makes sense. That game is definitely as un-American as those Indians were."

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And now he's going to be our Governor. Yikes.
As a Nazi, I take offense to this butt crack's remarks.

The ADA is not even close to a Nazi regeme!

Brushing your teeth has nothing to do with being a Nazi.

Of course neither does 'moving past racisim' but we all do political faux pas from time to time.

This dude sucks, anyway.
Pence's sole redeeming value: I don't have to be embarrassed about Michele Bachman in front of anyone from IN.

(Disclaimer: M Bachman does not represent my district. We elect the estimable Keith Ellison.)
Indiana used to have decent Republicans. Gov. Mitch wasn't terrible, and Gilbert Gottfried, I mean Richard Lugar, was actually pretty good, particularly for a Republican. He was one of those guys like John Warner of Virginia was and John McCain before he lost it.
must be the season of the witch

Why so glum, chum?
Quiet as a church mouse.
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Oughta send your benighted governor my piece you published, Ken, abt the neo-Nazi at the Jewish sleep-away camp.


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