Reject State Question 805

Editorial: Anything subsidized grows or, said another way, without consequence crime has no limit in evil.

In Oklahoma this upcoming election day, servants of crime demand get-out-of-jail-free-cards be enshrined in our Oklahoma Constitution. Granted, Oklahoma was once a territory outlaws freely ruled, but the misery of victims must not again be silenced or ignored. This criminal catch-and-release program will not make us safer or save public money, but it will put more criminals in our neighborhoods.

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Masters of COVID Gloom, Lysenkoism & squirrels

Does Tulsa media pander to panic? Not here!

The media, taking their cue from George Orwell’s 1984’s daily “Two Minute Hate,” provide a constant drumbeat of one-sided political talking points and incomplete statistics about COVID-19. It is designed to wear us down. The recovery of President Trump and many others gives us another side of the picture.

When questioned about motives for the unrelenting negativity, folks say they are following the science. This statement merits an historical note of caution about comingling politics and science.

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Winning bigly post-debate

Victor Davis Hanson today in National Review summarized last night’s Presidential Debate and projected lasting results. Noting first that both candidates exceeded pessimistic pronouncements, “the back-and-forth repartee will not matter other than Trump went toe to toe, but in a tough, dignified manner and beat Biden on points. Biden did not go blank — although he seemed to come close, often especially in the last 20 minutes. Had the debate gone another 30 minutes, his occasional lapses could have become chronic.”

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Tulsa County race heating up

Dr. Josh Turley

Surging in the race to replace an incumbent as Tulsa County Commissioner for District 2, Dr. Josh Turley is sharping his attack in recent email and online as an outsider on a mission.

Dr. Turley writes, “We cannot allow another four years of voting against the ICE and 287G programs! We must have a County Commissioner that respects the authority of law enforcement to keep the peace! We must have a Commissioner who we know, without a doubt, will stand behind our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights!”

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Environ. friendly dishes damage

A new study reported by the Jerusalem Post found plastic dishes and utensils sold as environmentally friendly do not biodegrade as rapidly in a marine environment and have a similar environmental impact on marine animals as regular disposable dishes.

The study compared the impact of regular disposable dishes and certified bioplastic dishes on the marine environment and concluded that, at least in the short term, both types of plastic dish have similar negative effects.

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