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Section A: General News


Editorial: Families mixing politics




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Tracy Joseph Bogert
June 20, 2012 | 1,557 views | 12 comments

Being an eighth-generation Texan, I have more than my share of right-wing rednecks in my family. Family reunions are always entertaining and are always good for several right-wing political conversations concerning “fags,” “my guns,” “baby killin’,” and other issues of world importance.

These ideas are tossed about by people who routinely show up to wars of words minus ammunition, and to gunfights armed with a knife. Fags? Really? That doesn’t sound very godlike, or anywhere near the preachings of Jesus Christ. Like my dear uncle stated, “If those folks really want to be miserable like the rest of us, let them be!”

Guns always seem to be a hot topic with right-wing “Christian” gun-lover redneck folk. I am sure we could split hairs and find one or two guns and types of ammo that have been banned. Anyone who says “them Democrat sons of bitches are going to take my guns” is full of crap. No legitimate hunting rifle or handgun has been banned.

Admittedly, I haven’t done too much research, but I know dozens of avid gun owners, and not one of them has shown me any deer rifle or handgun that has been outlawed during the Obama administration. So, settle down, Bubba. You still have your 50 caliber to go moose hunting with.

Democrats are baby killers! I have heard this absurd statement repeatedly over the years. I sincerely doubt there are too many people in the world who like abortion. In fact, most Democrats I know would probably never have an abortion. However, they are wise enough to know that most unwanted babies will never be adopted. In my opinion, if Republicans really wanted to do anything about abortion, they could have when they controlled all three branches of government.

In closing, I love political discourse between both parties, and will continue to enjoy our family gatherings!

Tracy Joseph Bogert, an eighth-generation Texan, resides in Somerset and is active in the Democratic Party.
 

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Alvin Charmaine  
June 27, 2012 3:14am
 
In summary: while Tracy's family were enjoying Friday Night Lights, he was out getting a mani/pedi. Clearly his family is more tolerant than he, they still invite him to reunions.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
June 26, 2012 5:13pm
 
BSP that's the nicest thing anyone has said about Tracy in a long, long time.

 
BSP  
Floresville  
June 26, 2012 2:32pm
 
I read it in hopes for some humor for the day. Poorly written.

 
Connect the Dots  
Floresville  
June 23, 2012 1:02pm
 
Sounds like Tracy's family is just as nutso as he is. Confirmation that hatred and ignorance is inherited. Just so you know, Tracy.... Most family gatherings (in families WITHOUT screws loose) involve talk of children, holiday ... More ›

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
June 23, 2012 12:52pm
 
Your article is quite humorous and i am almost sure written to generate responses, which is great. Using inflammatory words like "redneck" and qualifiers like "legitimate" when it comes to discussing gun ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 23, 2012 11:22am
 
Please pray for supporters of President Obama in the upcoming election. Forgive them lord, for they know not what they do...

 
Voice of the people  
Poth, to  
June 22, 2012 9:29pm
 
Why wasn't this kid dealt with by the law in Poth? Oh, its Poth, sorry, how stupid of me!!!!!

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 21, 2012 8:57am
 
Tracy.....gun control..In some quarters including a book by Katie Pavlich, there is a feeling that Fast and Furious was instituted to put gun shop owners in a bad light thus making it easier to impose stricter gun laws. ... More ›

 
Ben Franklin  
Floresville  
June 20, 2012 2:45pm
 
Since Tracy talks in generalities and has no problem disparaging people he disagrees. He are some questions that a rational person might have using his rationale. What are right wing political conversations versus left-wing ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
June 20, 2012 1:31pm
 
Yeah, I am sure 'ol Tracy's family is just thrilled to see him or her arrive. Anyone so open minded and tolerant, not to mention well informed, is always appreciated and welcome. I would guess that if the host of the gathering ... More ›

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