The odd cartoonist: Bruce Plante

Bruce Plante from planteink.com

Bruce Plante from planteink.com

Opinion:  It must be nice to be a cartoonist. They are not required to be truthful or balanced in any regard. They can be odd and are not required to be correct in detail. Like Meteorologists in Oklahoma, paid regardless – right or wrong, rain or shine.

In the Sunday edition of the Tulsa World, cartoonist Bruce Plante goes after Donald Trump. A safe bet and easy target as all of Plante’s superiors are raving Leftists and only on the Left does any comedy reside – just ask them.

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Endorsement for Rep. Jim Bridenstine

Rep. Jim Bridenstine

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (1st Dist. OK)

Opinion: Tulsa oilman Tom Atkinson has spent $400,000 of his own money to race against incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine and raised another $300,000 much from out of state according to the latest reports. The total gives Atkinson a significant budget for broadcast media and repetitive mailings in the 1st District of Oklahoma.

Atkinson has used the money to tag himself as a conservative, but has failed miserably to explain why he would be a better conservative than Rep. Jim Bridenstine which suggests he would be less conservative. Point of irony: Atkinson has attacked Bridenstine because he is conservative.

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Endorsement for Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado

Vic Regalado

Vic Regalado

Opinion: In a special election April 5, 2016 Vic Regalado overwhelmingly won the Tulsa County Sheriff’s office to become the first of Hispanic descent to earn countywide voter support. Tulsans made the right choice and should confirm that vote Tuesday June 28th.

Sheriff Regalado has moved quickly to fix long troubling issues within the department. He has hired and promoted quality staff, secured additional law-enforcement grants to expand services and shown a transparency and responsiveness long missing from the office.

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Endorsement for Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett

Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr.

Opinion: Consider that on local, state, national and international levels the political question has become, “Is government working for us or just working us? Does it benefit ruling elitists or the rest of us? (See Bexit, Trump and Sanders for detail.)

Do we need ruling elite in Tulsa? They seem to think so and the move to nonpartisan municipal elections has greatly empowered the elitist among us as shown in G.T. Bynum’s challenge of Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

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Sen. Lankford on gun-related votes

gunsWASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) Monday released the following statement after the Senate voted on several security and gun-related amendments to the FY17 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill (HR 2578):

Keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists and protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans to defend themselves is not mutually exclusive. My colleagues and I have all taken an oath of office to protect and defend our nation, as well as protect and defend the Constitution, including Second Amendment rights, which should never be removed without due process. Unfortunately, two of the amendments that were considered today would remove the constitutional rights of Americans without adequate protections.

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