Monthly Archives: February 2011

The downtown establishment is freakin’ scared!!

It’s clear that the downtown establishment is freakin’ scared about tomorrow’s city council election.  The Oklahoman ran a front page article yesterday attacking the “tea party” candidates, and today’s editorial page has a editorial condemning the three candidates who are … Continue reading

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Two Endorsements for the Oklahoma City Council Races

Election day is this coming Tuesday, March 1st, and I hope everyone takes the time to vote. Well, assuming you live in Oklahoma City.  Every election is an important event, and as has often been stated lately, “elections have consequences.”  … Continue reading

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Gas prices zooming

Well isn’t this just special — a quick zoom up in the price of gasoline.  I know we are all comforted by the fact that Mick and Meg and the rest of the OKC City Council have responsibly and prudently … Continue reading

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Going downtown. . .

Each month I rent a U-haul truck to do the grocery run to the public housing sites where the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House distributes groceries.  This month I thought I would show a little solidarity with the beleagured downtown … Continue reading

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Big trash day comes early?

My water bill plainly says that big trash day this month is Monday, February 21st. Imagine my surprise this morning, then, when the big trash trucks came roaring down the street.  There wasn’t much to pick up, since it is … Continue reading

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Gasland and the Battle Hymn of Fracking

I watched the documentary Gasland at the Red Cup last night, and it is now on my “must see” recommendation list.  I will never hear the claim of “clean natural gas” again without a feeling of revulsion. It’s clear from … Continue reading

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The Devolution Accelerates.

In Wisconsin, the state capitol is besieged.  In Bahrain, demonstrators are driven away with tear gas.  In Washington, D.C., well dressed men in the service of the Tyrant Emperor Barak Hussein Obama himself himself  make sympathetic noises shedding crocodile tears … Continue reading

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A clarification regarding stopsalyer.com

Not much in today’s mail, I was thinking, as I stood over the recycling bin and sorted through the incoming.  “Mostly spam”.  The last item was a large postcard, obviously political — “Stop Meg Salyer”.  So I turned it over … Continue reading

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What do they know that I don’t know?

Comes now the annual letter from my insurance company announcing the renewal of my home owner’s insurance.  It’s gone up in the coming year, about $165, AND they cancelled my earthquake insurance.  Don’t laugh, I always buy earthquake insurance.  It … Continue reading

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Hang onto your wallets, the Legislature is in session!

Fear — Fire — Foes — Awake!  The Oklahoma Legislature is in session! Hang onto your wallets,  be wary for your civil liberties!  The biennial loot-fest is now in session, and the Capitol is crowded with legislators ready to write … Continue reading

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