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May 13, 2013
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Letter: Is Congress caught in a Hale Bopp moment?

Congress in Hale Bopp?

Remember the Heaven’s Gate cult? They were mostly educated bright people who thought they could attach themselves to a rocket that trailed the comet. Ridiculous, right? I call this our “Hale Bopp” side. We all have it. Yes, you do, too. It’s our ignorant side, a part of our brain that isn’t grounded in reality.

The mostly Republicans in Congress are having a Hale Bopp moment also clouded by racism and ultra conservative religious values. They don’t care about our country. They don’t care about you and me. They only care about how they can craft and force our country into joining their ignorant partially racist radical religious agenda. It’s crazy, right? These are the lowlifes I have mentioned before, including some Democrats.

Because of gerrymandering, the Republican Congress are forever in their jobs and never have to worry about the U.S.A. When the Republicans said their mission was to stop the president in any way they could, well, good job Republicans. You have stopped a lot: jobs, safety for workers, unions, women’s and minority rights. The list goes on. What a bunch of Hale Bopp-like people are running this Congress.

Once again, as I have said before, I have written to the President, Congress and Senators many times but no one responds to my question. Why isn’t there a law making it a criminal offense for any elected official to knowingly lie to its constituency? That would change our county dramatically in a very profound way. Am I right, or is this one of my Hale Bopp areas?

Michael Swanson

Roseburg


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The News-Review Updated Jun 10, 2013 11:35AM Published May 13, 2013 02:44PM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.