DODGE CITY, KS.—It is possible, even being a second-year team, to have a “first” and it happened to the Oklahoma Defenders on Saturday night. The Defenders faced the brand new Dodge City Law as they hosted their very first home game in the United Wireless Arena on Saturday night. Both teams were coming off huge first week wins with the Defenders obliterated the Kansas Koyotes 72-6 and the Law defeated the Omaha Beef 61-35.
it was truly a game of two halves, with Dodge City controlling the first two quarters and the Defenders controlling the second two. It wasn’t the total domination that the Defenders showed against Kansas last week, but it showed the resilience that head coach Derek Rasmussen was looking for when he assemble the team over the off season.
TULSA, OK— Everything that could go wrong for the Tulsa Oilers went wrong on Saturday night as the Rapid City Rush handed them a 5-0 loss in front of 6,505 in the BOK Center. The flat, generally lifeless offensive effort shown by the Oilers on Friday night carried over to Saturday night as the Rush took it to them early and did not let up.
Five different goal scorers found the back of the Tulsa net in the game, including Kevin Harvey, Jared Brown, Anthony Perdicaro, Jesse Schultz and Winston Day Chief before Oilers goalie Shane Madolora was pulled from the game in the third period.
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.”