Tuesday, June 13, 2006

THE IRON FIST OF SHELL KNOB

Karen Loomis lives in the small southwest Missouri city -- and by God, if you don't like her version of America, then you should get the hell out.

Loomis uncorks a letter to the editor in Tuesday's News-Leader that's full of heel clicking masquerading as patriotism. Check this out:
As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. We speak English, not Spanish, Portuguese, Russian or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become a part of our society, learn the language.

"In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right-wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.

If Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. This is our country, our land and our lifestyle. Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion and we will allow you every opportunity to do so! If you don't like it, I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other great American freedom. The right to leave!
To recap:
•English only.
•Christian God only.
•Our flag rocks.
•Our culture rules.
•If you don't like it, you can lick it.
Christmas is months away, but Karen Loomis is already shaking her jingo bells.

14 comments:

Yoda said...

A great Nazi Karen Loomis would have made.

Notice did you that Loomis is precisely the type of person the founders took special steps to protect us all from?

Yet on their side she believes she is.

Ironic I find that.

Anonymous said...

I, Vincent David Jericho, am in love with Karen Loomis. I will be proposing to her live on the air tomorrow at 6am!!

The Libertarian Guy said...

Well, she's right on one thing... we should be English-only. Not too big on the "Christian God only" bit, am NOT in favor of the flag-burning amendment, and so forth.

I do the last part, though... which reminds me, I'm glad John Bolton is our mouthpiece to the U.N. - although I'd prefer, say, George Carlin or Denis Leary.

Anonymous said...

WHY WHY WHY WHY DOES THE NEWS LEADER PRINT THOSE STUPID LETTERS?
And why was the two muders over the weekend in the Ozarks section rather than the front page? On the subject of John Bolton, I think he looks like bad movie director Andy Milligan. Of course, I also think Barbara Bush looks like Ed Wood in Glen or Glenda. Desdinova the Eternal Light.

DocLarry said...

Why should "we be English only?" What is your argument for requiring everyone to speak only one language? Are we not a melting pot?

Anonymous said...

Hey anon, the News Leader did a huge front page story on all of the recent murders on the front page Tuesday. And they run the right-wing letters because it's always better to turn on the lights if you know there are cockroaches in the room. That way you know where to find them. Such as Ms. Loomis!

Anonymous said...

ANON, Call me Desdinova The Eternal Light, these experiments of mine will surely prove I'm right. Okay, I may be a miss on the News Leader but Ed Wood in Glen or Glenda does look just like Barbara Bus.

The Libertarian Guy said...

Yes, Doc... we're a melting pot. But it works much better when everyone's on the same page, linguistically-speaking, no pun intended.

This doesn't mean everyone who comes here from elsewhere, has to give up their customs and traditions... just use the most-common language, which is English.

I really don't see why this is a bad idea, or why anyone objects to it. Logically, it makes the most sense.

DocLarry said...

But must it be legislated? Must the government require everyone speak one language?

MrsThurstonHowell said...

Lib: Nope, it's when everybody is on YOUR page.

Why does NL print the really stupid letters? Ask Forrest Gump. It's a way to pimp the readership under the auspices of encouraging good debate.

Tony Messenger/editorial page editor/Springfield News-Leader said...

Why do we print such letters? Because if we didn't, we'd deny such views exist in our community. Is it better to allow sicko racists like Frazier Glenn Miller to hide under the obscurity of anonymity or to out them for all to see? I say out them. By the way, we did screw up on the Loomis letter. We were duped. Most of her letter is stolen from a chain letter making its way around the Internet. My apologies.

DocLarry said...

Way to own up to being duped, Tony. Kudos for that, and for printing the lunatic fringe letters.

Anonymous said...

Do you know how pompus you all sound. From many of us folk on the side lines you ALL sound exactly like this lady.

One just happens to have a different view than the other.

Both sides are just as intollerant of the other.

Pesonally, I am sick of people trying to shove their points of view down my throat. That goes for many of you who wished that this society was godless and that we all lived in some communistic state.

What ever happened to leave people alone.

The Libertarian Guy said...

Doc,

I don't like the idea of the Almighty FedGov telling people they MUST speak English... nor do I want them to require businesses to accomodate other languages.

Mrs. T,

Well, whose page SHOULD we use? We're a majority-English-speaking nation. I don't see why we should change, but see above for clarification on letting the FedGov demand either way.