Category Archives: Campaign News

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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A less respectful response to the Secretary of State Chris Benge’s constitutional incompetence

This is a not-very-respectful response to the incompetence of Secretary of State Chris Benge which has shut down the No Sun Tax referendum campaign.  The press release just posted here is marginally more respectful.  But only marginally. In any event. … Continue reading

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Why Oklahoma is becoming such a miserable place to live.

Oklahoma is becoming an increasingly miserable place to live. I am increasingly of the opinion that the best way to help the poor in Oklahoma is to help them move to a different state. All it takes is a look … 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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Oklahoma needs term limits for municipal offices!

With any political office, TWELVE YEARS IS ENOUGH! I don’t care how great some people think that a particular politician may be, TWELVE YEARS IS ENOUGH! Electoral systems without term limits always become, to a greater or lesser extent, personality … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Election Day

+ A PRAYER FOR ELECTION DAY Lord God of all creation, You rule and judge all nations, You scatter the arrogant of mind and heart, You cast down rulers from their thrones and raise up the lowly. Today we elect … Continue reading

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My endorsements for the 2012 Election

I am running late on my endorsements for the 2012 election!  But never fear, here they are, for what they are worth.  I guarantee that they are worth at least what you are paying me for them. President:  None of … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Congressman Paul Ryan.

Dear Congressman Ryan, Much has been made of your devotion — or your confusion — about the social teachings of the Catholic Church in the present campaign for president. Your bishop has vouched for your social teaching credentials, but my … Continue reading

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A letter not published. . .

Earlier this month I sent a letter to the editors of the Oklahoman which has not been published.  Here it is  and I suppose it is evident as to why it wasn’t published ;). The editors of the Oklahoman don’t … Continue reading

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The Two Party System is about dead in Oklahoma

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated my rants, but given that my day job is director of music at the Catholic Church of the Epiphany of the Lord, I get pretty busy around Easter.  And then I … Continue reading

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