Category Archives: Financial Crisis

Why we can’t trust conservative leaders when it comes to poverty.

Recently, an op ed piece in the Washington Times lauded the commitment of the Koch brothers to the poor.  It was authored by John and Carol Saeman,  who are wealthy Catholic philanthropists.  They proceeded to tell us that they also … Continue reading

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The blunt truth about the present situation.

For irrational reasons, I always experience a surge of hope just before elections. Somehow, I expect something magical to happen.  Maybe all the independents and minor party candidates will win — Congress would be MUCH more interesting and helpful and … Continue reading

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The Nauseating Hypocrisy of US Politicians about the Ukraine and Russia

You would think that Hitler has somehow been resurrected from the dead and come to power, the way our politicians are beating their breasts and berating the public about the recent Russian maneuver that resulted in the return of Crimea, … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Why I’m Voting for Dr. Ed Shadid for Mayor of Oklahoma City!

1. Dr. Ed Shadid is a real person of compassion, conviction, and responsibility. He is concerned about the future of Oklahoma City. He has kids, he wants a city for them to grow up in, a place where they will … Continue reading

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How to get a better government.

The impasse in Washington has everybody talking about the government.  I have yet to hear anyone say anything very complimentary about Congress, even the Republicans, and I know lots of Republicans. It seems to me that there is bad news … Continue reading

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My email today to James Lankford, who was sent to Congress by a minority of the residents of my congressional district.

I heard your message loud and clear today Congressman Lankford. You told me that you think that it is just fine that when I lose my job, I should not be able to buy health insurance because I have a … Continue reading

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Ten years of drought susceptibility ahead of us.

The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches have partnered on a project to encourage people to pray for rain to end the drought.  Some here in central Oklahoma may be wondering “What Drought?” but that … Continue reading

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iPermie now on sale!

My new book, iPermie! How to permaculture your urban lifestyle, is now on sale at these fine online sources.  Only $1.99! for 14 sections, 248 chapters, 399,000 words! http://www.ipermie.net https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/271541 Amazon Kindle Apple Store Kobo Versent eBooks Bookmark on DeliciousDigg … Continue reading

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Leaving the poor behind for the wolves to devour.

What did I expect from Governor Mary Queen of Lynch Mobs Fallin?  I guess I expected more than what we got, which just goes to show how I am not immune to the random hope that somebody somewhere in the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Oklahoma Conservatives

Brandon Dutcher, of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, threw down a gauntlet today in a column in the Daily Oklahoman — It’s Time To do Something Great!  He notes the extraordinary lack of vision among Oklahoma Republicans, who dominate … Continue reading

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