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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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Oklahoma City’s water policies are recklessly inadequate.

The announced proposals to meet the drought crisis in Oklahoma City are recklessly inadequate. The proposal to raise rates by percent increases is fine up to a point.  We’re in trouble if a large number of small users increase their … Continue reading

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Oklahoma City Nanny State Alert!

Oklahoma City is asking the state legislature to lower the height requirements before the city can write code violations and get a court order for a contractor to mow a property, charging the homeowner with the bill, from the present … Continue reading

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New Crosstown causing traffic gridlock downtown.

It’s not my imagination.  Downtown on the Range is talking about it. With pictures. The gridlock, that is, on Western Avenue from the exits/on-ramps of the new I-40 Crosstown Freeway going north into downtown. My best advice is — stay … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Ask For, Okie City

As I predicted in my blog post of May 2nd, OKC has the most amazingly stoopid transportation planning, OKC Code Enforcement was out bright and early this AM writing me up for the dastardly code infraction of not having street … 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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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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600 people crowd Ed Shadid forum tonight.

The Grand Ballroom of the Oklahoma City Marriott hotel was packed with standing room only when the community forum hosted by City Councilman Ed Shadid began earlier this evening. he told me afterwards the room was set for 500, with … Continue reading

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