There was once a show called Name That Tune, where contestants would compete to name a song in the fewest amount of notes. There weren’t too many rounds won by hearing a single note. For the fans gathered inside Tulsa’s BOK Center Saturday night for Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” they accomplished the feat. When John sat down in front of his piano after taking the stage, he played the opening note of “Bennie and the Jets,” which was instantly recognized by the crowd. What followed was a nearly three-hour trip of some of his biggest hits, with some lesser-known songs sprinkled in for good measure.Continue reading
The incitements to violence which terrorists quote from the Koran cannot just be ignored by the many believers who desire harmonious coexistence.
Those verses are not ignored by terrorists.Continue reading
Opinion: Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) continues to insist that “family lore” was sufficient justification to claim — beginning in 1984 in the Pow Wow Chow cookbook and in 1986 on her Texas Bar registration card — that she has Native American heritage.
As a Cherokee Grandfather, I can not fully articulate the level of disgust any mention of her name or image inspires in Oklahoma.Continue reading
A few years ago at the height of the global warming scare I wrote a book which set out to answer one of the key questions of our time: if climate change isn’t really a problem why do so many people act as though it is?
The answer, I discovered, is that environmentalism is just a fashionable mask for the usual leftist obsessions with state control and wealth redistribution. That’s why I called the book Watermelons: green on the outside, red on the inside.Continue reading
Buddy Holly (1936-1959)
“I can’t remember if I cried When I read about his widowed bride But something touched me deep inside: The day the music died.” —Don McLean, American Pie, (1971)
The snow was heavy on that night 60 years ago. The only alternative to riding all night long in a dirty, unheated bus to the next concert gig was a tiny airplane. Shortly after takeoff, however, the plane carrying Buddy Holly, along with Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, disappeared into a snowy cloud.Continue reading