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Dear Mayor Mick Cornett —

I don’t understand. I just saw you on the news bragging about how the city was spending $57 MILLION to build what amounts to flowing water amenities for canoe enthusiasts. Yet, when you were asked by a reporter from Politico … Continue reading

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Oklahoma City Persecution of the Poor: A Short Bill of Particulars

In an interview with a reporter from the national publication Politico, our Mayor said — As for the poor, Cornett says, his city offers them opportunities to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. About one in six residents live below … Continue reading

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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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Well that didn’t take long.

Retaliation is swift in these parts.  Code enforcement was out to my house on Fat Tuesday and served me with a view obstruction violation, telling me that nothing can be more than 1 ft tall between the sidewalk and the … Continue reading

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Legislative reign of terror continues.

The semi-annual legislative reign of terror continues at the Oklahoma State Capitol as legislators compete to see who can be the author of the most terror and suffering for the ordinary citizens of the state.  For example, comes now Senator … Continue reading

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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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