To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

New Observercast

Flaming Ridiculous

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BY KAREN WEBB

No one is making the Flaming Lips the official state rock group. They are voting in a song by a state rock group.

It is the song, not group.

It took them what – 50 years? – to put a picture of Woody Guthrie at the Capitol because of his politics.

It is the song, not the group, you crazy prudes. Good night, I’ll bet Rep. Mike Reynolds, R-OKC, and the rest had no problem voting for Bush/Cheney in 2004 even after on June 22, 2004 Vice President Cheney told Sen. Patrick Leahy to F— himself on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Later, Cheney’s people said it wasn’t his usual mode of speech. Cheney eventually said he did say it, but Leahy deserved it.

You make a stand for free speech and free expression every chance you get, even in this instance.

Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.