To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Sunday, April 21, 2024


My Blue Dog Blues



“The Second Amendment Task Force is adamantly opposed to reinstating the ban on the sale of assault weapons as it clearly would demonstrate a violation of United States citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution absolutely does not outline any provision to restrict ownership of a gun belonging to a specific category. I will diligently work with my colleagues on the Second Amendment Task Force to defeat any form of legislation in Congress that poses a threat to the Second Amendment.” – U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, D-Oklahoma

I was not nice. I was at his web site trying to see if he mentions why he is against the Employee Free Choice Act and he doesn’t, but I did find the above tidbit.

I have no idea why I haven’t been sent anything about this. I gave his office an earful about why Boren thinks the writers of the Bill of Rights were referring to weapons that discharge hundreds of rounds a second. I suggested that Boren might be arming for an insurrection. Who knows? There is no limit to the amount of firepower my neighbor can possess as long as the weapons’ market makes money. My neighbor could have an anti-aircraft gun aimed at my window and that would be fine with Boren.

Four times in the last two months children have killed, and they want to charge them as adults when idiot adults like Boren think you just can never be armed enough. He is such a paranoid basket case.

The GOP is in lock-step, but the Dems never are. Right now some are so fond of the Bush days they want to keep them, and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, is longing for the Dwight Eisenhower days. Menendez wants both parties to be controlled by Cuban exiles. The missiles aren’t there any more, Castro is on his death bed and Russia is our ally. There will never be a day when they won’t be terrifying us with Cuba. We can freely visit and trade with China, Russia and even Iran more freely than we can trade with Cuba.

I can understand Sen. Ben Nelson’s concern about college loan companies, to a point, but I don’t understand why we have to subsidize factory farms for polluting our water. I know they just can’t help favoring Seaboard over family farms because of all the campaign contributions, but there should be a limit. If they don’t think it is a good thing then I think we should just dump the Seaboard waste in the Capitol rotunda.

The Democrats are going to do it again. They are going to cave, they can’t help it they are suicidal by nature. The only thing they manage to agree on is screwing non-believers and gays. They are going to allow the insurance companies and HMOs to screw us again. You can make book on it.

Please you must call Boren. Begin by telling him that everything he does affects you even if you aren’t in his district.
Tell him that if he can manage to remove his lips from the butts of corporate America for a minute he will realize that most of them don’t live in his district.

I have said it before, “I can never give money to the Oklahoma Democratic Party as long as this guy gets one penny of it. I can barely keep from ripping his picture off the wall every time I go to the state office, which is why I rarely go there.”

The next time someone decides to shoot up a church, school, mall or anything else with an assault rifle I will be thanking Rep. Dan Boren. Please don’t waste time with the paranoia crap about they have assault weapons so we need assault weapons so they will be scared of us.

Get over it – both sides being armed to the teeth only means more death and destruction and a whole lot of confusion over who the bad guy is.

You do not ever want me in the same room with this idiot again, so save the postage.

If you agree with me, then we just need to boycott the ODP on funds and anything else. I haven’t donated in years and don’t intend to. If I give money, which I have little of, it will be to individual candidates.

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.
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