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Storm Shelter Permit: Attempt the first — FAIL

This morning I made my first attempt to get the storm shelter permit/. Letter from an engineer regarding the boyancy of the shelter (i.e. guaranteeing it won’t float out of the ground — CHECK! Letter from an engineer certifying that … Continue reading

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Bob Must Get a City Permit. Get Ready for Verbal Pyrotechnics.

I should sell tickets for this event. In mid May I am having a tornado cellar installed.  I finally found someone who would put extra dirt on top to enhance its utility as a root cellar/wine and beer aging cellar. … Continue reading

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An adventure along Northwest Expressway

So I met a man on my way home after choir practice tonight along Northwest Expressway.  I was in the right lane, going east, when I had to come to a stop, east of McArthur, by the Taco Bell and … 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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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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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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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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