Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb
Lt. Governor Todd Lamb began his reelection campaign Thursday in Claremore which continues today in a tour including stops in Ardmore, Bartlesville, Duncan, Enid, Lawton and Ponca City. Not that unusual for a Lt. Governor that has visited each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties at least once a year during his first term.
A cheering crowd filled the Will Rogers Memorial film room in Claremore where he declared, “Our state is on the cusp of a real renaissance. The work ethic of our people, a low-tax business environment for entrepreneurs, our Oklahoma standard of caring for our neighbors, and our God given energy resources make for an economic environment that is an example for the rest of America.”
TheBlaze has a very interesting take on the latest goings-on in Crimea and the Ukraine and more broadly Russia’s alliances with various proxies hostile to America – a look at Sun Tzu’s “Art of War.” While the full story has 16 relevant quotes, here are a few to illustrate the point.
TheBlaze writes: The quotes below reflect not only a potential framework for understanding Vladimir Putin’s moves, but the moves of America’s enemies in Asia and the Middle East more broadly.
1. “Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” [Chapter I.19]
OKLAHOMA CITY — The historian Odie B. Faulk, during an evening class in my years at Oklahoma State University, uttered words that stuck with me through the past four decades: “Nothing is inevitable. Nothing — not the rise and fall of great nations; not the dawning of another day.”
The latter part of the comment appealed to my spiritual side, my belief there is an order to the universe, that a benevolent and just one governs, and that we are subject to that order regardless of wealth, intelligence, or any other attribute.
The first part of the comment appealed to my rational side. What we call history flows from the decisions of actors on the stage … of history. Some are deeply depraved. Others are, as a Baptist preacher friend of mine said years ago, “so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.”
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Updated: U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today delivered the following opening statement at the SASC full committee hearing entitled: “Defense Authorization for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Programs”.
As prepared for delivery:
Events across the Middle East, Africa, and most recently in Ukraine have brought into sharp focus a reality that President Obama seems unwilling to accept: the tide of war is not receding. Instead, U.S. national security is being challenged in ways that I haven’t seen in all of my years serving in Washington.
Oilers Ben Gordon
The late-season surge of wins in February and March have resulted in three league awards conferred on three Tulsa Oilers players. Ben Gordon and Shane Madolora were awarded the league’s first and second star awards for February and Adam Pleskach was named February’s Central Hockey League Rookie of the Month.
In the league’s three star race, players are awarded five points for being a game’s first star, three points for being named the second star and a single point for being named the third star of the game. Gordon, who scored a hat trick twice in February, dented the twine 14 times altogether and has a continuing points streak that has reached seven games as of this writing. In addition to that he has score points in eight of the 10 games Tulsa played last month.