Oak Ridge Boys celebrate ‘Light’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When you talk about history, The Oak Ridge Boys can “dig a little deeper” than most. The GRAMMY® Award-winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame members released their ‘Light’ album 50 years ago, paving the way for what would soon become an historic transition into country music and to heights The Oak Ridge Boys had only dreamed of.

“That album was the apex of The Oak Ridge Boys’ career in Gospel music,” said Oak Ridge Boys member Duane Allen.

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Who defines disinformation?

Just after Elon Musk bought Twitter, promising more freedom, the Biden administration announces a new government agency to “protect” Americans and the world from harmful disinformation, especially about the COVID pandemic.

It is called the Disinformation Governance Board, although some would call it the Minitrue, short for Ministry of Truth, the ministry of propaganda in George Orwell’s novel 1984. The abbreviation differs from KGB by only one letter.

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Transparency or hypocrisy for Byrd? 

OK Auditor & Inspector Cindy Byrd

State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd spoke last week at a training seminar on governmental open records requests while being sued for her failure to comply with an open records request made against her office. It would be humorous if not so sad and, potentially, unlawful in Oklahoma.

Byrd has refused to fully comply with an open records request made back in 2020 that asked for any documentation or communication between her and Andrew Speno, a State Auditor employee who has also worked as her campaign consultant.

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Rep. Hern moving up in leadership

Rep. Kevin Hern

In a Breitbart.com exclusive today, Rep. Keven Hern (R-OK 1 Dist.) announced he is making a contested bid for Republican Study Committee Chairman to replace Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) as the leader of the largest caucus of House Republicans.

As the Breitbart story notes, “as Banks will be term-limited as the chairman, Hern hopes to lead the 150-plus member conference into a House Republican majority that would continue Banks’s legacy of making the RSC a preeminent organization within the House Republican Conference.

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Jack: GOP’s arrogant ex-chair

April 21 at the Tulsa County Republican Women’s Club Candidate Forum, I passed the various tables talking to candidates when Tulsa County Commissioner District 3 Candidate Bob Jack caught my eye.

I greeted, “Hello Bobby, are you still the authoritarian I remember?”

Jack said, “Yes, yes I am.”

“Well, that’s not going to work,” I replied.

“I’m going to win,” Jack declared. I disagreed with him directly at the time and here is why.

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