Friday, July 15, 2011

I Just Live In The Wrong Part Of The Country

I've been in Oklahoma for nearly 6 years. Since I've been here, Tom Coburn and James Inhofe have been re-elected to the U.S. Senate and Mary Fallin is now governor. I'm thoroughly embarrassed by all three.

  • Governor Fallin, taking a cue from her neighboring secessionist Governor Rick Perry, and his upcoming Prayerpalooza at Reliant Stadium in Houston, is asking Oklahomans to set aside time Sunday to pray for rain. Yes, the leader of the state government issued this statement: "The power of prayer is a wonderful thing, and I would ask every Oklahoman to look to a greater power this weekend and ask for rain." Evidently, Gov. Fallin has never heard of this statement, a/k/a The First Amendment to the Constitution:  "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ...." Freedom of and from religion.
  • Senator Coburn, a/k/a "Dr. No" for his penchant of holding up voting on bills he believes are unconstitutional, has thus far evaded investigation for his role in the paying of the least successful hush money in the history of American crime. His fellow The Family resident of the C Street Center in Washington, D.C., and former Senator John Ensign had an affair with the wife of a staffer. When it became public knowledge, Coburn assisted in negotiating a payoff to ... the cuckold's parents. I still don't get that one but the case was turned over to the Department of Justice two months ago.
  • Senator Inhofe, in his former position of chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, has distinguished himself as the leading "global warming is a myth" idiot in the country. The science is settled. It's hotter now than it's ever been. Why do you think the governors are praying for rain? Inhofe also has distinguished himself by landing his plane on a clearly marked as closed for repairs runway in Texas, scattering workers and barely missing vehicles. So, of course, he is sponsoring legislation reducing the power of the FFA to punish pilots who do stupid shit like he did. He also has compared the EPA to the Gestapo, saying that global warming is "the second-largest hoax ever played on the American people, after the separation of church and state." Wait, what? He's also been on the stupid end of conflicts with the Army Corps of Engineers, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and low-income energy assistance.

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