Ag Commissioner Sid Miller Goes Nuclear on Facebook

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Well, once again Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has done something to grab our attention. No, he's not issuing rulings on whether school lunches should be deep-fried or the importance of cupcakes. This time, Miller has gone on social media and sort of advocated for a nuclear solution to tensions in the Middle East.

The image actually comes from the Facebook page of Patriots IV Drip 2 and was posted on Friday. On Sunday, Miller (or whoever runs his Facebook account) decided to share the post, which shows a photo that looks like it was taken from Nevada nuclear tests in 1957. "Japan has been at peace with the U.S. since August 9, 1945. It's time we made peace with the Muslim world," the photo proposes. Miller put his own hashtags up when he shared the post: #noislamknowpeace and #COMETAKE, according to the Houston Chronicle.

We have to say, we're weirdly impressed with this one because it's such a monumentally bad idea. While this would be a questionable sentiment for anyone to be putting out there on social media (even those holdout secessionist relatives in West Texas that everybody has), it seems like a particularly bad idea for an elected government official to be sharing such things. And yet, that's exactly what Miller did.

However, somebody seems to have realized that maybe it wasn't the wisest bit of social media clicking and re-sharing ever done. Miller's post has since been deleted. 

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