Monthly Archives: May 2006

Why did Drew cross Arkansas?

To get to the other side. The Arkansas Times blog posts another win for Oklahoma in the battle against irresponsible poultry companies fouling our waterways. U.S. Magistrate Sam Joyner today rejected motions filed by Arkansas poultry companies that would have … Continue reading

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Hobson down, but not out

Add state senator Cal Hobson to the list of candidates for Lt. Governor. Hobson tells The Associated Press he’ll announce his campaign during a news conference on Thursday. He becomes the seventh candidate in the race. Hobson has the qualities … Continue reading

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Do we really need gay rodeos?

I’ve been to many rodeos and never once cared about a contestant’s sexual orientation. So I simply don’t get why this even comes up: Fear keeps many winners anonymous at gay rodeo OKLAHOMA CITY- Some participants of this weekend’s gay … Continue reading

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State Farm and Oklahoma tort reform

You may have heard that some folks in Mississippi who were insured with State Farm are having some problems getting their claims paid. About 700 of them are claiming State Farm hired Dallas-based Haag, which the plaintiffs claim drafted a … Continue reading

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Cox Communications lacking in OKC

Steve Lackmeyer has a good question: When Cox Communications paid $1.7 million to rename the Myriad the Cox Business Services Convention Center, city leaders were promised the deal would result in providing visitors cutting edge technology for conferences and meetings. … Continue reading

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Sooner politics, more of the same

I was a little disappointed reading an article in the Oklahoma Gazette last week by fellow Okie, Keith Gaddie, who is a political science professor at OU and used to publish a political blog at SoonerPolitics.com. His point was the … Continue reading

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Okie educators pander religion to students

The ‘Da Vinci Code’ sure stirred things up in the Christian world. Especially for being a fictional story. What I don’t get is why people give a work of fiction so much credence by spending time debunking it. Oklahoma Panhandle … Continue reading

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Blowin’ in the wind

Sounds nice in Tulsa tonight. The incredible fear the future holds is powerful. It’s ever-present, and sometimes the hardest thing we can do in this life is turn and face it. Luckily, on those certain nights, in those certain months, … Continue reading

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Why Okies shouldn’t stay in New York too long

It will soften you up. A good sign you grew up in Oklahoma but then left for a long period of time in which you became a wuss of epic proportions is …

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More important than the budget

As usual, Oklahoma legislators could not finish their business in the time allotted for this year’s legislative session. Since extended special sessions for certain issues are popular with many lawmakers, but generally frowned upon by the public, the governor always … Continue reading

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