Feeling the Bern!

Feeling the Bern!

History was made on Old Route 66 tonight along with around 3500 other venues nationwide involving around 100,000 grass roots supporters of Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders.   Yours truly attended one of a few Tulsa for Bernie meetings, the one held at the Transport Workers Union Local 514.  I along with some 140 other attendees got a boost of populist enthusiasm from a WiFi telecast of the Senator himself in which he summarized why he is running for President. The attendees at the TWU venue appeared to be a solid cross section of the local working class community.  There were young, old, working, retired, believers, non-believers, gay, straight, transgendered, able-bodied, not-so-able bodied, politically active seasoned...

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Welcome registered Independents!

Welcome registered Independents!

An election is a numbers game.  That was the issue on which debate was postponed on May 30th when time expired on the Oklahoma Democratic Party Convention.  The ODP reconvened its convention yesterday, July 25th at the Oklahoma City Community College Student Union.  Yours truly was an official delegate from Tulsa County. It was a beautiful Saturday to motor on down Old Route 66 to OKC and join the other 282 delegates present.  There were some 93 proxy holders for a total forum of 376 members.  I was even asked by the Sergeant-at-Arms, a member of the ODP Veteran’s Committee, to bear a hand with the Color Guard.  Yes, I carried the National Ensign for the convention’s opening ceremony.  After Party Chairman Mark Hammons called the Convention to order,...

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Making Presidential history on Old Route 66!

Making Presidential history on Old Route 66!

What a week it has been along this the most conservative segment of Old Route 66!  This past Wednesday in the Bryan County seat of Durant in the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. President to visit that town since Teddy Roosevelt in 1905.  Forget the fact that he was defeated in 77 of 77 counties twice, President Obama has an agenda for second half of his second term and chose the Sooner State to introduce the implementation of the latest administration program.  The Choctaw Nation did represent us all well.  More than 900 nation members and other citizens fully embraced President Obama on his historic visit, his third to Oklahoma during his tenure in the White House. The President chose this particular occasion to...

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The Theocratic Republic of Oklahoma?!?

The Theocratic Republic of Oklahoma?!?

Fallout has been raining down from the June 30th Oklahoma Supreme Court decision banning the Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the State Capitol building in Oklahoma City.  It seems Governor Mary Fallin and a few members of the state legislature aligned with her are not happy about not getting their way.  The Governor insisted that the monument stay pending the outcome of a request by the Oklahoma Attorney General that the case be reheard.  Along with a flurry of accusations of judicial bullying and abuse of judicial power, this statement by Oklahoma GOP Chairman Randy Brogdon is very telling: “What makes the Supreme Court think that the seven justices have a better opinion than the super majority of the state Legislature,”  I can think of a number of...

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A massive political tectonic plate shift

A massive political tectonic plate shift

It has been a rough couple of weeks to be a conservative Republican in America.  As I sit here writing this my thoughts drift back to what happened in Gettysburg, PA 152 years ago this very afternoon.  Members of the GOP, especially the Evangelical wing of the party, must feel like Confederate survivors of  Pickett’s Charge.  As one rebel Gettysburg veteran so eloquently put it in later years, “The only thing we gained that day was glory.”  The truth is this week the conservatives lost nothing in terms of rights under the law.  A whole lot of other people won much but not more.  That said, to be on the wrong end of such a resounding defeat on so many points of ideology is a painful thing.  However, not all of the damage to the Conservative cause...

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