Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Best Justice you Can Buy


CAN YOU EXPECT A FAIR TRIAL IN OKLAHOMA, IT ACTUALLY DEPENDS ON YOUR ATTORNEY
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Your chances off getting a fair trial in Oklahoma are only about 40%. That is a conclusion drawn by this Newsletter when you appear in front of any district judge. What drew our interest in this story was this article from the Conservative Alliance Pac. We took a hard look at this ourselves and found it to be a semi-truthful argument. We had issues about the way the numbers were presented. The site www.opensecrets.org presented them in as a single item for all judges. We choose to dig a little deeper into individual judicial districts and do a spot check.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Is SQ793 Good For Oklahomans?


STATE QUESTION 793
IS IT GOOD FOR OKLAHOMANS
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What brought this to our attention was the many commercials in support of SQ 793 and the sparse commercials from those who0 are opposed to this State Question. There is a saying in politics that says always follow the money. That is what we did. With all the noise and commercials on this subject, we felt that the people needed to understand exactly what State Question 793 all is about.

The first article of interest we found from a Tulsa television station. The individual being interviewed was a practicing Optometrist. He does raise a few valid points to big box stores providing eye care. He claims that the Doctors would be under the supervision of the store and not the state. We found this to be untrue. The petition itself places the optometrist working in these establishment to rules and laws on sanitation as well as maintain a license.

The next article we found was from NewsOk. The question was endorsed by the Oklahoma Silver Legislators. They cited the convenience and lower prices for the individual customer. The convenience is nice, there is no guarantee that prices will be lower. We can't help but think of all the people who lost their jobs due to big box companies. You can't help but wonder how many individuals will lose their jobs because of this State Question.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Race For Governor: Pat 3




THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR
PART 3
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  We begin this story about Kevin Stitt and some of the background of the candidate. We fail to see how we ever went from the lesser of two evils to the lesser of three evils, but we have. We have a hard time accepting the best of candidates is none. We also have a hard time accepting a candidate for office that shows a definitive inclination to basically buy a political office. That just reeks at the foundations this country and this state were founded on. It's truly a shame that has become Oklahoma and Federal elections have stooped to such a low level.

  There were two items that brought the conclusion that this needed a story. The first is the race for governor and the second is this article. We urge you to open the link and read it for yourself. Can we truly trust the state in the hands of someone like this? We think not. Sadly, most people look only to see if they have an R, D or L to decide. Very few take a hard look at the candidates or check their backgrounds.

The Libertarian Governor Candidate



THE RACE FOR GOVERNORPART 2 THE LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATETHE WATCHMAN 

Never before has the establishment politicians and their friends had it so good. They control the invitations to debates and the news media. Because of the control they feel it's unimportant to invite the Libertarian candidate and one Democratic candidate makes jokes about him during a debate. This is tangible proof that we no longer have an unbiased news organization in this country. He and his supporters were just outside.

We started by going to his campaign web site here. Like most politicians today, he has failed to state which party he is running for. We went to his issues page and found several issues that most Oklahomans will agree with and some that most Oklahomans will not agree with. We feel that most Oklahomans would agree with his stance on Education, State Budget, Tax Incentives and his stance on Family Law and Child welfare.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Two 'Evils', But One Is Worse


THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR
A TRUE CHOICE BETWEEN THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS
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It's getting tight in the race to become our next Governor. What drew us to this story was this article from the NON-DOC newsletter. The debate barely mentioned agriculture in our state and concentrated on education. Included was the discussion that Mr. Edmondson wanted to fix the formula that education gets while Mr. Stitt wants to raise teacher's pay. Both ideas are tax increases coming in the near future. The only mention of a
third-party candidate was as a joke by Mr. Edmondson. Needless to say, the third-party candidate wasn't at the debate.

We next found this article on Mr. Edmondson's campaign web site. It's an appeal to get people looking at his candidacy. First, there is no mention of what party he is running for. Secondly, we found the following on his web site. "Why he's running, Mr. the former Attorney General writes that he is running because the Oklahoma way is under attack by big corporations and the wealthy who have put their interest first at the expense of most Oklahoman's, I'm running to take on Wall Street, take on the powerful, take on our legislature, take on anyone – from either party that isn't putting the people of Oklahoma first. I've done it my whole life." He claims he wants to protect schools. Health care, seniors, working people and children, and bring back good jobs that benefit communities.

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Taxing Ways of Josh West


IT WAS JUST OVER A YEAR AGO THAT WE TRIED TO INFORM THE PUBLIC OF
THE DANGER IN THIS ALLEGED MAN
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It would be nice if we didn't have to reveal our own legislators' transgressions. Unfortunately, this is not the case here. It was a little over a year ago that we informed the public about the individual soon to be mentioned here. As our mission is to tell the truth about our legislators' we started at the beginning again.

We started by going to his official web site which you can find here. There is nothing new here that wasn't available last year. If anything, it's more secretive about his personal life. He is a former Marine who is giving them a bad name for his current actions. He is serving his own interest instead of those that put him into office.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Where's the Money, Tom Dugger?



A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT IN THE SENATE
AND THEY COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHERE TO SAVE MONEY.

WHAT A DISGRACE..


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We'll start this report with a question. How do you tell if any elected official is working for the people, or for the donors who financed their campaign? The answer is always the same, you follow the money. You also must consider their voting record and who it benefits the most. Many of Oklahoma's elected officials in the House and Senate along with the representatives that are supposed to be representing us at the federal level always campaign as being Conservative, but their lies are on record by the way they vote.

Tonight, we are going to bring you the State Senator that has the worse voting record based on key issues that matter to Oklahoman's. The individual is Tom Dugger of Senate district 21, which covers Payne County.