Monday, October 1, 2018

Two 'Evils', But One Is Worse


THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR
A TRUE CHOICE BETWEEN THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS
THE WATCHMAN

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
THE WATCHMAN


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..


THE WATCHMAN

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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sen. Sharp's Inner RINO


SHILLING FOR THE UNIONSTHIS RINO NEEDS TO GO

THE WATCHMAN
If you want to know how corrupt an organization is, all you need to do is follow the money. We did that with Senator Ron Sharp. What we found is a conflict of interest between his duties that defy any explanation. Sure, people will say that he's a retired teacher whose knowledge of the field should be a benefit to the committee. If is integrity would allow him to work for the people of the state instead of the special interest groups, it would be. We found that his loyalties lay with the special interest groups.

We started by going to his official state web site. What we found has become common practice among state legislators. It contained no real information about the Senator that we didn't already know about him. All brag and no way to get an idea about the individual,

We next went to this site and were surprised to find that Wikipedia didn't have a single message of support for him. In fact, his page indicated the following "This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification." This quote was dated 2015. This gives the appearance of hiding something. This man works for the people of Oklahoma. We find ourselves again asking the question of what is he hiding?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Race For Ag Took Nasty Turn


THE RACE FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE
TAKES A NASTY TURN
THE WATCHMAN

Recent events in the Oklahoma GOP race for the office of the Attorney General have taken a nasty change of discourse recently. Name calling is just part of it. Claims by both individuals have painted their opponent as the worse possible choice to hold the office. We received in our mail on Wednesday, a flyer from both individuals. We looked to see if the claims made are accurate. The following story is what we found.

We started by going to the flyer's themselves. We compared the individual claims made for accuracy. We started by going to the Wikipedia page for each candidate. The page on Mr. Drummond we found to be accurate as to what he is indicating he's accomplished in his life. Then we looked at the AG Mike Hunter's page and found some omission's that raise a concern over his qualifications to be the State Attorney General.

The first was that there is little to no information to indicate he was a practicing attorney. It does state he was. He served in the state legislature from 1988 thru 1991. There is no indication of what he did between 1991 thru 1993. Once again, it's indicated he returned to a private practice. It must not have been a success because two years later he became the General Counsel for the Oklahoma State Corporation Commission between 1993 through 1994. There is no indication of his employment from 1994 until he went to work for Governor Fallin.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Our Secure Voting Machines?


 
HOW SECURE ARE OUR VOTING MACHINES?
THE WATCHMAN


As we are all well aware of the voting problem in the 2016 elections, we decided to investigate the security of voting machines and why the Republicans want photo identification before people vote. We were in shock about what we found. We have uncovered the reason that Democrats insist on not having voter identification. We believe it's the only way many Democrats remain in office.

We found this article from Newsweek. Yes, we are aware that they are a left leaning magazine. It would appear that this article is only left leaning. It doesn't try to blame either party, but it does include an admission by the manufacturer of certain voting machines that failed to include non-hackable software.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Hoftmeister's Scandals

JOY HOFMEISTER AND
THE SCANDALED STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
THE WATCHMAN


  To no one's surprise, the Superintendent of Education drew a few challengers for her seat and the potential of unseating her is still a real possibility. The scandal plagued Department of Education even at one time had the Superintendent charged with felony campaign finance regulations. That is not the only scandal that transpired during her administration. We would have been shocked if she didn't have a rival. As it currently stands, she faces a run-off election for her position in August.

  What brought our attention to this story was this article from the MusgokeePolitical.com site. After the criminal case against her was dismissed, she still received enough votes to face a run-off against a challenger. The charges, though dismissed at this time, are still under investigation by the Oklahoma County District Attorney's office.