Category Archives: Tulsa Speaks

Should citizens pay for BLM crime?

Editorial: “Black Lives Matter” was painted on a Tulsa street without a permit and when asked by Police, Ryan Rhoades, the acknowledged artist/activist lied.  Bragging later to the newspaper he was quoted saying, “(The Officer) thought we were just doing chalk and told us we were fine… He just saw the chalk; we had the paint hidden.”

So why should taxpayers pay for the clean up? Criminal acts of Rhoades and company must at least include lying to law enforcement and defacing public property. They should pay to have it removed – start a GoFundMe page, have a car wash or pass the hat at their next political rally, but Tulsa taxpayers should not pay the bill.

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Some Black Lives Don’t Matter

I grew up in a segregated neighborhood where within 3 months of our Doberman’s death, our house was burglarized 4 times. Thus, a new architectural feature: burglar bars. I can’t imagine my old neighborhood with no police to protect us. Our experience reflected the 2016 and 2019 studies showing no racial bias in police shootings—what Harvard’s Roland G. Fryer Jr. called “the most surprising result of my career.

Year after year, this Boomer Black woman has seen the country change for the better. It was the ever-present burglar bars that made me appreciate integration all the more. Now I can live in any neighborhood I choose. As Black people moved through an integrated society, negative attitudes changed. While the Great Society’s federal poverty programs helped around the edges, the rules for some programs encouraged mothers to jettison their children’s father from the home. Fatherless children are more likely to be high school drop-outs, thus limiting their opportunities for the future. There must be more to social policy than throwing federal dollars at “the underserved.” Reliance on government money is the road to a permanent low income. This saps the recipient of dignity and the spirit of achievement.

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Best State of the Union speech ever!

Editorial: Setting aside the mumbling distraction and document ripping antics of a formally respected Speaker of the House, President Donald J. Trump artfully delivered a policy perfect vision of American advancement unrivaled in history. In short, “We The People” are winning the future with this president and he can prove it. After introductions, President Trump […]
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History will note the day of shame

Editorial: The greatest tool gleefully discovered during this sad impeachment trial episode is the mute button. When some players now on stage open their mouths – I mute – have heard enough.

Harvard Attorney and Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News Joel Pollak, however, has listened and summarized the five main lies of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.  In short, “Republicans are dealing in facts, and Democrats in fantasy.”

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The Biden family must be investigated

Video Update Editorial: My first check for investigative reporting was from the Associated Press (AP) December 14, 1987 and it hangs framed on my wall. I respect the history of the organization, goals and objectives, but a recent story describing former-Vice President Joe Biden’s leveraging of U.S. foreign aid to pressure Ukraine to fire a prosecutor investigating corruption at Burisma (an energy company) to protect his son Hunter is not a “false narrative.”

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