‘Buy American’ unAmerican

January 30th, 2009

I thought we had put the outdated idea of preferring USA made products behind us. Leave it to Obama to try and pull that crap with taxpayer money.

The House approved the measure this week as part of an $825 billion bill to kick-start the U.S. economy. It would require all public works projects funded by the stimulus package to use only U.S.-made iron and steel.

Not only is this against U.S. trade policy, but do we really want to use inferior materials in our nation’s infrastructure? And even worse is that union workers might benefit from it.

Next thing you know Obama will criticize failing financial institutions for using bailout money to pay executive bonuses. Talk about unAmerican.

Politicians think Oklahomans are pussies

January 29th, 2009

Talk about being terrorized:

Oklahoma Lawmakers Seek To Keep Gitmo Detainees Out of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Congresswoman Mary Fallin introduced House Resolution 701, which would prohibit federal funds from being used to transfer terrorists held in Guantanamo Bay to any facility in Oklahoma.

The resolution was co-sponsored by the entire Oklahoma House delegation — John Sullivan, Dan Boren, Frank Lucas and Tom Cole.

Rep Boren sums it up for all of them:

“It is absolutely unacceptable to even consider relocating these terrorists to American soil, let alone Oklahoma. This legislation would help ensure that Oklahomans are not forced to confront the kind of evil that these terrorists clearly represent.”

So our brave politicians don’t flinch when it comes to sending Oklahomans to their death in order to confront terrorism, but when it comes to dealing with captured terrorists, us Okies are too scared to handle them? I ain’t buying it. Most Oklahomans I know have more guts than that and would do what it takes to see justice is done against “the kind of evil that these terrorists clearly represent”.

I say Oklahoma takes a half dozen of the prisoners and show the rest of America what we’re made of. Or are we only tough when it comes to locking up our women drug abusers?

Ya know, perhaps it’s a good thing we don’t apprehend Osama bin Laden. We’d probably be too scared to convict him. Chalk one up for the terrorists.

An Obama rush to failure

January 29th, 2009

I’ve struggled to understand why my political blogging has sucked more than usual over the past year. And while I’m still not certain why (and not certain that it’s only been the past year), I suspect it has to do with the fact that I went and changed my voter registration to Democrat.

Oh, I’m not sorry I did, since I got to vote for Obama twice; once in the primary and once in the general election. I figure that helped all Oklahoma Democrats from being seen as total knuckleheads by their out-of-state peers. And with that, I feel satisfied that my charity work for the needy and less fortunate among us in 2008 was worthwhile.

However, 2009 brings new challenges for our nation and Oklahoma; challenges that require solutions that are beyond what any single political party can offer. That is why I reverted to being a registered Independent in early January. And I’m happy to report that the effects are beginning to kick in. I have a new vigor and clarity of mind. Republicans aren’t as stupid as they were last year. Sadly, Democrats are still about the same.

However, I’ve done quite enough for Democrats lately and it’s time I help Republicans regain some type of credibility in the current atmosphere of Obamaina. And probably no group of Republicans need more help than those devoted to Rush Limbaugh. Therefore, I offer some reasonable advice to the millions of Rush fans to counter those liberals criticizing his desire for Obama to fail as President of these United States.

First and foremost, don’t back down. That’s right, Ditto-Heads, now is not the time to retreat. Stand by your man and suck the wind from the blowhards of the left who say Rush goes too far. Rush speaks for millions of thoughtful conservatives, and to criticize his judgement only empowers liberals. But how do you defend the unpatriotic ravings of a jack-ass mad elephant? Simple, by appearing reasonable.

The far left would have you believe that Rush wants great tragedy to befall our nation during Obama’s term, like 90% unemployment, bands of terrorists detonating dirty bombs in schools and sports stadiums, and the wealthiest among us having to hire legal immigrants as servants. Yet, we all know that’s extremism. And that’s where being reasonable comes in.

To start, you need a baseline for failure. Let’s say, oh, President Bush. If an Obama administration fails less than Bush’s, it might be deemed a success, so you have to hope that things are a little worse than that. Here’s a “moderate” failure wish list for Rush supporters to grasp that may confuse the lunatic left:

War –
Bush = One regrettable nation-building effort (Iraq) resulting in 35,000+ killed and/or maimed Americans
Wish for Obama = Two occupations of countries with objectionable governments (Venezuela and Pakistan?) with no more than 70,000 dead or wounded Americans

Trade Deficit with China –
Bush = 2001 – $83.1 billion, 2008 – $246.5 billion
Wish for Obama = China forecloses on White House

Manufacturing jobs lost –
Bush = 3.8 million
Wish for Obama = America manufactures license plates only

Income gap –
Bush = 2007
– Average full-time minimum wage employee: $12,168
– Average CEO salary of America’s top 500 companies: $15.2 million
Wish for Obama = 2012
– Average full-time minimum wage employee: $12,168
– Average CEO salary of America’s top 9,999 companies: $30.3 million

That should be enough for a failed Obama administration, satisfy Rush and most of his Ditto-Heads, too.

Thanks for the link, I think

January 26th, 2009

I always considered Okiedoke an Oklahoma blog. Yet, the most referrals this month are coming via a link on this site:

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On a related note, my server logs show the 2008 Okie Blog Awards page has been pulled up over 2,000 times to date.

A sad day for American machismo

January 26th, 2009

Weiner shrinkage.

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What next? A new Boobmobile?

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Okie Blogger Round-up

January 22nd, 2009

Some folks have asked if there’s going to be an awards ceremony for this year’s (or is it last year’s?) 2008 Okie Blog Awards. In a nutshell, there ain’t one. There are many reasons why not, but basically, while the 2007 Okie Blogger Round-up in Tulsa was enjoyable, it wasn’t as good as the previous year’s Round-up in OKC. Now there was some blogging history! By Sean Gleeson:

Another Round-up should be done right. Let us hope history repeats itself and another Okie Blogger Round-up is in our near future.

And the nominees are …

January 21st, 2009

The final nominees for the 2008 Okie Blog Awards are now posted and voting is open. You may have to clear your browser’s cache to update the page.

On Jan.2, 2009, Oklahoma bloggers began nominating their favorite blogs in each of 12 categories. In those categories with more than 10 blogs being nominated, the ten blogs receiving the most nominations made the final nomination list.

There are many new entries joining some old favorites for your consideration as the best Oklahoma blogs of 2008. Thank you to all the bloggers who took the time to submit the wonderful collection of Okie blogs for nomination.

Over the next two weeks, Oklahoma bloggers will review the nominees and make their choices for the best and brightest Okie blogs. The voting period ends Feb. 7, 2009.

But of course you don’t have to be an Oklahoma blogger to enjoy exploring some of the best blogs anywhere on the Internets.

Finally, a hearty congratulations go to all the nominees making the final cut.

If I rejected you, give me another chance

January 19th, 2009

I was just made aware that some emails sent to okiedoke.com during the weekend were rejected due to a “bug in the software” as per my server host. When my email service resumed on Sunday, there was a heavy backlog of messages and I assumed all were received and stored. Evidently that was not the case.

If you were unable to successfully send your nominations for the 2008 Okie Blog Awards, please try again. You have until midnight tomorrow.

Two days to go ’til historic event

January 18th, 2009

January 20, 2009 is a big day for people throughout the world who value freedom, liberty, and a democratic process which distinguishes our great nation from many others. It will be a time to honor the vision and hope that inspired throngs of Americans during the past year. A time for friend and foe to pause and pay homage to those words and ideals that give promise to a bright day and a better tomorrow. Yep, it’s the close of nominations for the 2008 Okie Blog Awards.

Voting will begin Jan. 21.

Yes we can!?

I really like WordPress

January 11th, 2009

Remember Microsoft Publisher 2000?

Remember Okiedoke 2002?

I understand.

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The pre-blog Okiedoke homepage template

The official launch date of the Okiedoke blog was July 4, 2003