G’Damned Welfare Queens

The two discordant elements of the Church shooting story, and I am not the first, only, or most insightful observer of this — though I may be relatively unique in stringing it to one item of meme-like veracity.

His two great agitations were the Liberals and– the immediate spur to his attacks — the cutting off of his food stamps.  This makes him the poster-child, though a rather extreme one, for this item which has been bouncing in email boxes and all over the Internet for the past few years.

I am tempted to come up with a convuluted connection for the man.  He is angry at the Liberal Welfare system for having given him a crutch which served to have him not “pull himself up by his boot-straps” in finding another job.  OR… taking that British Telegraph ranking of America’s “100 Most Influential” Liberals and Conservatives which placed Bill Clinton as #1, the man is angry at the #1 Liberal signing the Welfare Reform Act in 1996 which served to weaken the Welfare Safety Net.  OR… concerning the gays, the church he aimed fire at was inclusive to homosexual rights, he thought there was some Affirmative Action program which gave preferential hiring to homosexual truck drivers.  OR… he views the Liberals as having hampered the trucking industry due to the lack of off-shore drilling and drilling at ANWR.  But I am getting away from the deal with the food stamps with those last two items of consideration.  Perhaps he has done some calculations which show that if those drillings, along with weakening government regulation of the trucking industry, he would still have enough money to make ends meet even with his lack of food stamps?

But, bottom line, he was nuts.

2 Responses to “G’Damned Welfare Queens”

  1. SME Says:

    Hmmm. Correct me if I’m wrong, but if you can afford bullets, you can afford food…

  2. Justin Says:

    Well, for what it’s worth, the Bullets are a one-time expense and the food bills just keep on coming.

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