Ernest is always doing something to make our state proud. He gave $6,000 he received from Jack Abramoff to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, but he's keeping the other $24,000, insisting he's done nothing wrong. Then there was this thing called the "Istook Amendment" which severely limited privately-funded advocacy by federal grantee charities and created new, burdensome regulations and paperwork requirements. But what we really like this damn fool least for is he's reputed to have moved the B-1 bomber home depot program from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City to Salt Lake City, which is the home of the Mormon church, of which Istook is a member. Seems Ernest is more beholden to his church in Utah than his constituents in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma is 47th in per capita income and the only state west of the Mississippi to lose a Congressional seat in the 2000 census--so you can understand some people are quite unhappy with this sorry and stupid mother fucker.
If you'd like to see the latest republican imbecile to embarrass the hell out of us, click the link above: it's about a guy named Bill Crozier, who's running for state superintendent of education on the duck-and-cover platform. Bill says school children can fend off armed attackers with textbooks, and has a video at the link to show how. Ya see, Oklahoma 'publicans figger they kin do whatever they want so long as the 'scuse is to perteck childurn:
"This would be to protect the children in an immediate situation. This is something that any student, any classroom in the country could do immediately," he said.
"Not everybody would be saved in that situation, of course. But many of them would, and instead of running away or being lined up ... this is a way for the children to fight back," he said.Just when I thought I'd seen everything, along comes yet another mentally compromised tragedy of a man, who makes me want to hide in the corner. Bill's from Union City where the big employer is a state prison. I'm glad I don't have kids.