Monthly Archives: February 2012

Council gives go-ahead for the murder of the Civic Center trees.

In another case of power running amok, the Oklahoma City Council gave its approval (7 to 2) for the murder of the trees of the Civic Center Park, the removal of historic monuments, and the subsequent expensive redesign of the … Continue reading

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Leaving people behind for the wolves to devour.

Comes now Rep. George Faught, who tells us that helping its employees make charitable contributions is not a “core state function.”  I think that may mean that it does not reward friends of the Republican party, and it could possibly … Continue reading

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Is Cox interfering with IN THE KNOW emails?

I realized this morning when looking for something else that I had stopped receiving the IN THE KNOW email from the Oklahoma Policy Institute for some time.  I think this is one of the more important emails I receive in … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms Today!

So I was wandering around outside on this balmy winter morning with the dogs and noticed that my bush cherry was sporting some pretty white blooms.  Then I wandered over by the apricot tree, and its buds are way swollen … Continue reading

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A Tale of Warr Acres and Oklahoma City.

We (the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House) recently helped an elderly woman get her natural gas hooked up.  She had paid the bill, but it had been off so long that a plumbing inspection with a pressure test was required.  … Continue reading

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More debunks for the 100 years of Natural Gas myth.

Do you suppose we could get A. McClendon et al to give up their natural gas myth-making for Lent?  Not a chance of course, but . . . Anyone tempted to believe the 100 years of natural gas myth should … Continue reading

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Memo to the Legislature: Could we have a little free enterprise this session?

Oklahoma state government is dominated by the Republican Party and one would think that we might have a little love for free enterprise this session, but that’s a misunderstanding of what the Republican party stands for.  Sure, Oklahoma Republican legislators … Continue reading

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A note to Archbishop Dolan as he receives the cardinal’s hat.

Dear Archbishop Dolan, Whispers in the Loggia reports today an extract from your speech on receiving the honor of becoming a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.  Among other things, you said – For my part, I have to ask … Continue reading

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Just Say NO WAY To Murdering the Civic Center’s Heritage Trees!

Comes now the news that architect Rand Elliot’s plan for a make-over of the Civic Center park would involve murdering the heritage oak trees, planted in 1937 as part of the original landscaping. To which I say — ENOUGH ALREADY … Continue reading

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Election Day February 14 2012: For Massenat and Reese

The winter Election Day tomorrow brings us true Valentine’s Day treats, the candidacies of Laura Massenat for OKC School Board and Jason Reese for State Senate District 46. I got my first up-close look at education in Oklahoma City when … Continue reading

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