Category Archives: Tulsa Speaks

Living with Opposites

Editorial:  We live in a colorful world filled with endless possibilitie and a smorgasbord of variety. It seems just when we are embracing and enjoying the luscious harmonies that have been given to us, some people or institutions want to pigeonhole us into a black or white existence.

Not only can great diversity live in the same world or even community, it can often live within the same person.   Continue reading

Question and response to carry in public

The picture on the right was posted on a website with this accompanying question;  “If you were in a public place, would you feel comfortable with this man sitting ten feet from your children?”

To this consideration one Oklahoma Mother answered, “I would explain to my children that while it is this person’s right to wear such garbage, I cannot approve. In no uncertain terms I would tell them that if I EVER catch them wearing brown slacks with blue socks  IN PUBLIC — I will slap the ever-living snot out of them.”   Continue reading

Who is more biased: Right or Left?

When it comes to politics, there seems to be more division now than ever. Disagreements over how the government should handle (or refrain from intervention in) certain issues has reached fever pitch.

Liberals and conservatives have long argued about another issue: Which “side” is more rational and less biased?  As it turns out, this is one issue on which both sides are on equal footing, according to two new studies on political bias.  As Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” Continue reading

DNC Chairman demands death

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez

Political Analysis:  The Huffington Post reported Friday that Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez became the first head of the party to demand ideological purity on abortion rights, promising to support only Democratic candidates who back a woman’s right to choose death.

“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” Perez said in a statement. “That is not negotiable and should not change city by city or state by state.” It is a statement not likely to play well in Oklahoma.  Continue reading