From the Floor Leader’s Desk

I’m proud to say that this was one of the most productive legislative sessions we’ve ever had. We made tremendous strides in strengthening Oklahoma’s economy and helping improve the lives of our citizens.

Altogether, the governor signed close to 600 bills, which included nearly 15 of mine. One of those will help our dedicated 33,000 state employees by modernizing the annual state employee flexible benefit allowance to better address ever-increasing healthcare costs.

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Alabama Anniversary Tour books Tulsa BOK

Multi-platinum selling country rock group ALABAMA has announced a new date to their “50th Anniversary Tour” with a stop in Tulsa at BOK Center on Saturday, October 23.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 18 at 10AM and will be available online at www.bokcenter.com

It’s been 50 years since Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. It’s a classic American tale of rags to riches. From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars, ALABAMA went on to sell 80 million albums and change the face and sound of country music. 

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34 Candidates murdered in Mexico

Killed while campaigning for Mayor

As the Biden Administration effectively eliminates our Southern Border, Tulsa Today morns Alma Barragan, killed while campaigning for mayor of Moroleon in the violence-plagued Guanajuato state of Mexico – this makes 34 candidates (to date) murdered nationwide ahead of upcoming 6 June elections.

According to Sky News, Ms Barragan was running on the ticket of the Citizen’s Movement party, which in a statement said, “It is unthinkable that participating in political life means putting one’s life at risk. This is the most violent election in Mexican history… and we are not willing to act as if that is normal.

Of course most American media cannot be bothered, but the killing occurred the same day she posted a Facebook Live video sharing her exact whereabouts – inviting voters to come and speak to her.

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Kevin Spacey returns in pedophilia drama

The Guardian is reporting that Kevin Spacey, who has been the subject of multiple sexual misconduct allegations, is to play a detective in Franco Nero’s film about a man wrongly suspected of child abuse

Spacey, 61, will play a police officer investigating the case of a man – played by the director, Franco Nero – who can draw people by listening to their voices, despite not being able to see and is wrongly accused of sexually abusing children.

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Open Letter: Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology

Congratulations on your appointment as the President’s White House “Cybersecurity Czar.”

Condolences that your appointment coincides with a looming existential threat to our nation from Cyber Warfare.  Russia’s cyber-attack on the Colonial Pipeline, that provides 45% of petroleum needed by the eastern U.S. for civilian and military use, preceded by Russia’s unprecedented SolarWinds cyber-attack on hundreds of federal departments and agencies, and thousands of industries and utilities, highlights U.S. vulnerability.

Just a few weeks ago, amidst concerns that Russia might invade Ukraine, Russia’s state-owned media warned that a Russia-U.S. Cyber War targeting critical infrastructures is “inevitable.”  Russia threatens it can win a Cyber War decisively by attacking the U.S. electric grid. Russian TV described cyber-attack options ranging from small-scale to existential threats, including: blacking-out part of New York City (Harlem was mentioned), or blacking-out the state of Florida, or blacking-out the entire continental United States.[1]

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