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Politics, race and the Great Lie

Dinesh D’Souza

Working the Republican Party of Tulsa County booth at the State Fair one conversation Sunday was especially memorable. A middle aged African-American man quietly stood and said he was considering switching party registration. Registering voters is the purpose of the booth and I volunteered a form, but he declined saying he was, “Just thinking about it.”

We talked briefly. Not about race so much, but I asked him if the Democratic Party had benefited African-Americans over generations. Continue reading

Tulsa’s snowflake City Council flakes again

City Council 2017 – Snowflakes of Trendy Correctness

Editorial:  Saturday the daily newspaper carried another story of stupid on Tulsa City Council no one should ignore. Of course, the paper didn’t print the story from Wednesday’s Council meeting on Thursday or Friday, but waited until Saturday – traditionally the lowest news circulation day.

Within the story itself, the City Council and Administration are proven liars and the paper covers, but doesn’t highlight the fact.  Let’s do that for them with their own report plus factual history. Continue reading

Racist t-shirts appear at Tulsa school

Editorial:  The photos broke my heart. Days and many conversations later it still hurts to know that some racialists will demagogue division to destroy community from Booker T. Washington (BTW) High School in Tulsa.

Friday a young Republican first sent the photos. She wanted to know what I thought. In truth, I am still processing chunks of opinion wrapped in disgust.  Continue reading

First District Candidate Kevin Hern

Kevin Hern

Edit Note: This is the first in a series of interviews with candidates for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District now held by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) who is appointed by President Donald J. Trump to head the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Kevin Hern holds an engineering degree and MBA. He has worked in aerospace for Rockwell International and as a computer coder automating tasks for businesses and real estate. Hern once owned a hog farm. In 1999, Hern purchased two McDonald’s in Muskogee. Now as the owner of KTAK Corporation, Kevin Hern leads an organization that owns 10 McDonald’s restaurants and employs over 400 people in the area.

Question:  Will Democrats one day begin work to confirm appointments and move legislation to help the nation?

Hern: The biggest struggle for the Trump Administration has not been the Democrats but the majority leadership of both chambers in supporting his idea of where he wants to take America.

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Fall is fine for County Fairs

The first County Fair in the metro area runs Thursday September 14 through the 17th at the Claremore Expo. This Rogers County Fair has presented agricultural industry insights for 100+ years and now includes everything a large state fair would with vendors, carnival rides, fair food, talented entertainment and much more.  Continue reading