Monday, July 31, 2017

Congressional District 2 Has A Challenger


LET THE CAMPAIGN SEASON BEGINU.S. DISTRICT 2 HAS A CHALLENGER

THE WATCHMAN

  Ladies and Gentlemen you are actually going to have an opportunity to place a man that we feel shows the epitome of integrity into office in 2018. We are well aware that there is a distinguished Veteran of the Army who was in command of the unit that captured Saddam Hussein. A good plumber and businessman don't always make a good politician. The voters in U.S. House District 2 in Oklahoma are going to have that chance. You'll have the chance to vote for an individual who to date has received not one single campaign donation from a political action committee or large business to one like Representative Mullin who tried to collect and spend campaign funds before he ever filed to run for his 4th term.

  We first became aware of this article from reading this MuskogeePolitico.com: Economist Brian Jackson to run against Mullin following term limits violation. This article clearly indicates his decision to run was made based on the fact that Mr. Mullin went full steam ahead and broke the oath he gave to the citizens of his district by running for a fourth therm.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Republican Freshman Campaigns For Democrat Congressional Candidate

TULSA REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE
BETRAYS THE PARTY 
AND 
SUPPORTS A DEMOCRAT IN AN ELECTION IN OKLAHOMA CITY

By the Watchman

In an article dated December 20, 2016 this article was posted on the internet. MuskogeePolitico.com: RINO Alert: HD70 Rep. Carol Bush shows true colors. There is little doubt that this article proved to be true. In fact she has proven to be more than a RINO, she is in fact an undocumented Democrat. She was recommended to run for the office by a Democrat and now she is out campaigning for Democrats. We must ask, why did you do this Tulsa? A failed surf shop operator in Tulsa is now your representative. Unbelievable.

The next article of interest we found was this One of the good ones - The Tulsa Voice - December A 2016. In an interview on thetulsavoice.com, she was the epitome of pride, arrogance and braggadocio, while speaking to a longtime friend and probably too ignorant of the fact that what she was saying was going to be printed. It's either that or she just didn't care what her House colleagues might think. She failed as a business women, who would open a surf shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, so decided to suck on the public teat for her income. She has worked for the Tulsa Crime Commission during which time the recidivism rate went up continuously, and the Tulsa Health Department where her one claim to fame was getting soda vending machines removed from the schools. That's not having accomplished much for her life to date.

She then goes on to agree with the interviewer that Oklahoma has cut education funding more than any other state since 2008, showing the depth of her complete ignorance of the fact that education spending has actually increased every year since 2008. She is pro-abortion, against Charter Schools ever receiving a dime of the money that parents and other tax payers have paid for public education. She is all for single payer health coverage for all, pro-gay rights, pro- increasing taxes including last year's failed cigarette tax, advocates for a "luxury tax" and any other tax that they can think of. Those are not Republican positions.

She saved her worst comments for an attack on the Christian legislators when asked about the first caucus meeting at the Capital she said "Okay it was fine, a reunion of sorts for many, but then John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) spoke and I thought I was back at ORU and that was just offensive. It was a prayer revival. Bible thumping and it shouldn't have been. And it was just offensive to me—I am sitting in a row of about ten people and we're all looking at each other thinking, 'What are you doing? Oh, I'll pick a fight with him. We need to muffle his megaphone. And how the hell does he keep getting re-elected? Let's start there. You should worry about your own chances first Mz. Bush.

Representative Bush went much farther than that by saying Christians like Representative John Bennett "sucks the energy out of real legislation and embarrasses the state." We want to know how you would know that. You had never even spent a day in session when you made that remark. To us this is just more political grandstanding from an incompetent far left politician who was recruited by a Democrat to run for the office.

In another statement she made she said "Yes, absolutely. When I was campaigning I'd knock on doors and ask questions, try to go deeper, and one woman said she'd never let her kids go into a public bathroom again because she didn't want them kidnapped and raped. And I thought Oh dear God, the ignorance. I said "Do you know who the pedophiles are? It's usually your white, next door neighbor. I laid into her because I was so angry about the ignorance." We would like a clarification on who was ignorant. Were you or the person whose door you knocked on? We ask that because while you were campaigning some store had already adopted the gender neutral or go to the gender you feel you should be policy. That angered a lot of people in the country and made many pedophiles extremely happy. It was like that policy opened a candy store for them. So which one was it?

Mz. Bush admits that former Democrat Jeannie McDaniel recruited her to run for the office. She is even advocates for an assisted death law in Oklahoma to deal with her ill mother. Talk about a dysfunctional family.

The next article of interest we found was this Bush-league politics - The Tulsa Voice - January B 2017. This article we would urge you to open and read. After her tirade about the Republican's at the caucus, and the article, she was made by House Leadership to apologize directly to Mr. Bennett and by email to the rest of her colleagues in the House. She also did the typical politician thing and threw her longtime friend who had written the previous story under the bus. We all knew this was going to be the way she operated.

We next went to www.ok.gov to look at her official web site here Representative Carol Bush - Oklahoma House of Representatives. We were shocked to find that even after all the stunts she pulled between Election Day and the opening day of the session she was still appointed as Vice Chair for the Conference Committee on Health Services and long term care, and the Committee on Health Services and Long Term Care. This is an individual who wants to bring assisted suicide to our state so she can be rid of the burden of her seriously ill mother. What the hell were they thinking?

We next went to www.votesmart.org to see what information they had available on her. The first article of interest we found was this Carol Bush's Political Summary - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. We would urge you to open this link and read the article yourself. Here is some of what we found.

06/28/2017 Research Institute for Economic Development 95%
06/28/2017 Sooner Tea Party 5%

Those type of figures tell you that she is all for the business people getting richer while they keep raising prices on those that do the actual work. She's pro-business and anti-consumer

We found it strange that someone who has indicated that she was pro-abortion would miss a vote on the very subject.

02/16/2017 HB1549 Prohibits Abortions Based on Genetic Abnormalities No Vote
The strange part of this summary was when we got to the Issue positions. She hasn't completed the political courage test as of yet, but this is what we found
Issue Position: Budget left blank
Issue Position Education left blankIssue Position: Public Safety left blank

Those items being left blank are curiously the direct opposite of the rhetoric she used during her campaign. That would indicate to us that she has no intentions of keeping any of her campaign promises. In other words she's just another typical lying politician.


We next went to her biography page here Carol Bush's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. This was a lot like her. A whole lot of nothing.

We next went to her voting record here Bush's Voting Records - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. Every single Democrat in the House had a better voting record than she did. It is very obvious that she knows little about the state Constitution. She did score a 5% on the Sooner RINO index. She scored that because she missed the vote on abortion. Here are the pieces of legislation that mattered to Oklahoman's that made up the RINO index and how she voted.

HB 1427 Out of State Tax Collection Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 1449 Electric Vehicle Tax Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 1837 Lottery % Raid Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 1845 Real ID Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2131 10% Sales Tax Rebate Scheme Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2348 Deduction Freeze Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2351 Tax Incentive Credit Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2356 Franchise Tax Date Move Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2367 Tax Collector Claw Back Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2372 $1.50 Cigarette Tax Increase Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2387 OJA Bonds Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2389 Health Department Bonds Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2403 Tax deduction limit bill Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2414 Log Rolling 3 Tax Bills Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2433 Car Sales Tax Voted Yea. Liberal VoteSB 38 Fee increases Voted Yea, Liberal voteSB 120 Aerospace Tax Credit Extension Voted Yea, Liberal VoteSB 170 Income Tax Rate Cut reversal Voted Yea, Liberal VoteSB 786 Soft on Crime Bill Excused. Did not voteSB 845 Smoking Fee Voted Yea, Liberal Vote.

Twenty chances to help the people and she only got one right, because she wasn't there. That is a disgrace. Some of these votes were conducted in violation of the States Constitution. Does she not believe in the rule of law?

The next article we looked at was this Carol Bush's Ratings and Endorsements - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. Here is what we found.

Business and Consumers

2017 Research Institute for Economic Development 95%

Fiscally Conservative

2017 Sooner Tea Party Position 5%

Those numbers indicate that she is not working for her constituents but is working for the business people she represents. That means you, as tax payers, can expect to pay more in the future for almost everything you purchase.

Guns
2016 National Rifle Association 86%

We would prefer to see a rating from the premier Gun Rights organization in the state, the Oklahoma 2nd
Amendment Association, but the NRA will do.

Socially Conservative
2017 Sooner Tea Party 5%

Those were the only numbers available at the time of this writing. We will hope that others will add their weight in on her performance before too long.

We next went to the Campaign Finance report here Carol Bush's Campaign Finances - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. What we found here was a lot of fiction and should be investigated by the State Ethics Committee for Campaign Finance Violations. Using as an example in one column she indicates receiving no funds from any company. In the donations she listed some of the companies that contributed to her campaign include AHS Legacy Operations, Farmers Insurance Group, AT&T AND Cox Communications. We knew we had to dig deeper and we did.

There is not a campaign finance report on file for the time frame of January through March of 2016. That is a campaign violation. Charged her credit card fees to the campaign, numerous donations from lobbyist. Accepted donations from unions and many special interest groups including the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce. She also accepted funds from a campaign fund bundler for former President Obama, George Kaiser. We will concede that a vast amount of her funds came from private donors, but we have to ask what promises she made to the various Chambers of Commerce in order to earn their support. We can promise you it wasn't to ease the burden on your income.

The next item of interest we found was this Carol Bush (Oklahoma) - Ballotpedia. We learned more about her biography here than any of the biography pages. We would urge you to open the link and read it. We would like to know what mental midget assigned an individual who desired to euthanize her own mother on the Children, Youth and Family Services Committee, Health Care and Longtime care Committee Vice-Chair and Public Health Committee. That's insane.

The next article of interest we found was this Rep. Carol Bush and Sen. A.J. Griffin: Oklahoma women can't wait for justice reform | Reader's Forum | tulsaworld.com. Here we have two liberal legislators that want to reform the judicial system because to many women are being put in jail. Neither one of these legislators or the Committee to study the problem have really hit on what the problem is. We hear constant talk of sentences for non-violent offenses being too long. You legislators are the ones that made the penalties. You have the power to fix that. Your biggest problem is getting away from private prisons. The state pays for so many beds each year under contract. Those contracts run almost $100 million dollars a year. In order to keep the beds full you increased the penalties for all offenses. Now you need to find a way to get out from under those contracts and lower the sentences of crimes. That along with teaching prisoners a skill they can use to support themselves and their families once they are released would lower the recidivism rate. Instead you all keep kicking a decade's long problem with our prisons down the road for someone else to fix.

The next article we found was this OK State Rep. Carol Bush Shows Her Pro-Abortion Colors - OK Politechs. She is one of several Republicans that voted no in committee on a Pro-Antiabortion bill. Her vote along with the other Republicans caused the bill to not pass out of committee.

The next article we found was this Al Gerhart: Carol Bush, a.k.a. The Pariah of the Oklahoma Legislature. This article is well worth the time of opening the link and reading. This will tell you how and when she was disciplined before she ever stepped foot into the chamber of the House. It was well deserved, but as we mentioned earlier, she went too far when she threw her longtime friend under the bus for the article he wrote. This just proves she's in it for herself and no one else.

Then we found this
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This photo is proof of her betrayal of the Republican Party. She has no respect for the party and we truly suspect that she has been a Democrat who changed parties several years ago because she knew she wouldn't get elected as a Democrat. Kendra Horn is running against Congressman Steve Russell for the U.S. House seat in District 5.

 Her actions over the campaign and through the first year as a state legislator has convinced us here that the woman should be removed from office. We recognize the feasibility of that the state lacks a recall clause and it would be nearly impossible to recall her. We do seek remedies for the good of the state. We ask the Speaker to remove her from all committee assignments. We also ask the House of Representatives to vote for her to be censored during the next session. We further ask that she not receive the endorsement of the state GOP or the Tulsa GOP should she decide to make a bid for re-election. We will be watching.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mullin's False Promise




Caught with his Hand in the Till, Congressman Mullins
Breaks Campaign Promise of Only Three Terms to Avoid Paying Back the Campaign Funds?
By the Watchman

Never before in our eight years of coverage of Oklahoma politics have we ran into such an arrogant politician like Markwayne Mullins. This man is so self-centered and power hungry that he has fooled himself into believing that he doesn't work for the people who elected him. We can't help but wonder if his plumbing business is being ran as bad.

What brought our attention to this individual was this story Oklahoma pol: 'Bull crap' constituents pay salary - CNNPolitics.com. We realize that using CNN as a source may cause some heartburn over this maybe being fake news. That is not the case here. Their story is supported by this article Rep. Markwayne Mullin calls 'bullcrap' at town hall in Jay: 'This is a service. No one here pays me to go' | Government | tuls. In fact you will find that this story is not only included in these two articles, but is also included in many local newspapers in Congressional District 2. This is a clear example of a man who has let power go to his head.

The next article of interest we found was this The unbearable arrogance of the ungrateful plumber - The Tulsa Voice - May A 2017. We do realize that this publication is not well known outside of the Tulsa metro area, but you should open the link and read the article. It is our opinion that the headline has hit the nail right on the head. How in the world did this man ever get elected to Congress to begin with?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Claims Of The Attorney General



Whadda yah mean I gotta run for office after this?
Fallin can't just appoint me again?

OKLAHOMA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CLAIMS
A GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE HAS NO STANDING TO FILE A CASE
AGAINST THE CAR TAX BECAUSE HE ISN'T BUYING A CAR
By the Watchman

We've seen and heard a lot of bad decisions in our life time. Most of those are politically based decisions. This decision by the Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma has to be one of the most idiotic that we have ever heard. A Gubernatorial Candidate and Attorney doesn't have legal standing to challenge an illegally passed tax simply because he isn't buying a car at the time the tax goes into effect. That's as ludicrous as the Supreme Court's decision that residents of a district do not have the right to legally challenge the appointment by the Governor to the Supreme Court that lives outside of the district until after the Governor announces the candidate, when the announcement comes after the appointment has been approved. It's beginning to look like a mini dictatorship that is running the state.

The first article of interest we found was this MuskogeePolitico.com: Richardson to Challenge Tax Hikes in Supreme Court. We say good for him. Someone needed to challenge many of these unlawful taxes that are being implemented by this failure of a government. Not only has this administration failed in its fiduciary duties, the legislators are now walking around like they had nothing to do with passing thee bills. As far as we are concerned the lot of them can resign and the state would be better off.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mike Osborn's Constitutional Confusion



WE FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT AN
ATTORNEY KNOWS SO LITTLE ABOUT THE STATES CONSTITUTION
By the Watchman

Since the Oklahoma Legislature is responsible for writing laws that affect everyone in the State of Oklahoma including those who visit here, one would think that an attorney would be very familiar with the States Constitution. Apparently this Representative either doesn't care about the State's Constitution or just decided to ignore it. He is one of several Representatives tied for being the worse members of the House as far as following the Constitution goes.

We began our research by going to his campaign web site here About — Osburn Representative. There are two items on this site that cause us to question his commitment to the Republican Party and to the people he was elected to serve. The first item we noticed is that his banner fails to identify his political party that he affiliates with. This is a tactic we have noticed that is prevalent in the Democratic Party. That raises the question of Party Loyalty. The second is no where were we able to find where he stood on any of the subjects that mattered to the citizens of this state and his district. By doing this he was able to tailor his campaign speeches to the audience without breaking one of his campaign promises. We call that cowardly.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Worst Republican Freshman In the Legislature



CONSTITUTIONALLY THE WORST FRESHMAN LEGISLATOROF THE YEAR AND SHE RAN AS A CONSERVATIVE
by the Watchman

We can understand the people of a district recognizing a name of a School Board Member that is seeking a higher office. We find it disturbing when we see candidates who run as Republicans who are really Democrats at heart. Unfortunately she even campaigned as a Conservative and won. It was painfully obvious that she needs a refresher course in the Oklahoma Constitution and a course in ethics wouldn't hurt either.

We began with the lowest scoring member in the House. We began by going to her state web site here
Representative Tammy West - Oklahoma House of Representatives. What we find interesting on this page is that she is assigned as Vice-Chair of the Higher Education and Career Tech committee. She is also the Vice Chairman of the Majority Caucus. Those are awfully lofty positions for someone serving their first term and first session in the House. We can't help but ask how many votes did she throw to get those positions? What promises did she make to the Speaker of the House?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Osborn Ignored State Constitution ... Again


THE APPROPRIATIONS CHAIRMAN FAILS TO FOLLOW THE OKLAHOMA STATE CONSTITUTION
The Watchman

We as citizens of the State of Oklahoma must ask ourselves if we are doing enough to protect ourselves from the vultures the fly around the halls of the State Capital in Oklahoma City. Judging by this year's budget battle the answer is clearly no. We remember the words of the Chair of the Appropriations Committee from May 2, 2017 in this article Tax increases can slow Oklahoma's economic growth | News OK. She also says "Energy production is a foundational element of Oklahoma's economy, but there are signs some state lawmakers are taking it for granted." She is correct. What she failed to mention is she is one of them. This is said just three weeks before they violate the Constitution and pass some of the biggest tax increases in state history. Once again they have failed to take any action towards expanding the economic base of the state. It's like nothing in the state matters but oil and gas. That is sheer lunacy.

We started by going to www.ok.gov to look at her official biography page here Representative Leslie Osborn - Oklahoma House of Representatives. We found little information available on this page. It makes you wonder what she's hiding.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Legislators! Follow The Law!


WOULD IT BE TO MUCH TO ASK THATOUR OWN LEGISLATORS FOLLOW THE RULE OF THE LAW?

By the Watchman. 

  Our state legislature is spending like a bunch of drunk sailors. Most people in America understand the basics of finances. You should never spend more than you can afford. So why is our legislature doing so and doing it in violation of the State Constitution and the blessing of the Governor on top of that. Why hasn't the Attorney General stepped in and brought this to a halt? What kind of idiocy is ruling our state? This is idiotic.

  The first article of interest we found was this Update: House, Senate committees approve $6.9 billion general appropriations bill | Capitol Report | tulsaworld.com. Finally they reach a possible agreement, or did them. Instead of a tobacco tax of $1.50 they changed it to a fee of $1.50. There hope is to avoid the fact that they passed the deadline for revenue raising measures by the chancing of a few words. Most of the legislation being passed with less than the required supermajority that is required by law. We are a nation of laws and a state of laws. Since when did the elected members of our state feel that they had the authority to break the law anytime they felt like it didn't suit them.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Dog & Pony Show They Call A 'Budget'




THE DOG AND PONY SHOW THEY CALL A BUDGET
KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD AGAIN
By the Watchman

Last night the State Constitutional mandate for passing a budget passed without so much as a whisper from the Governor. For many years now you have seen us expose the liberal leanings of a vast majority of our elected officials. Most of you have ignored the warnings and the proof that we have provided so far. The debacle at the Capital over taxes and the budget shortfall only serves to highlight our point. This article should be proof enough by its self that a tax increase is not needed Liberal Donor to Group Pushing Okla. Tax Hike Avoided Millions in Taxes - Washington Free Beacon. The individual here, George Kaiser has a deep rooted history of feeding off the middle class tax payers. He made millions from the Obama administration scam known as Solyndra while the middle class tax payers paid the bill. It truly seems that the two parties have switch roles. It is now the Democrats in office who are fighting the tax increases instead of the Republicans.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Fallin's Negligence of Duty, & The Cost To Taxpayers

NEGLEGIENCE OF DUTY RESULTS
IN THE CITIZENS HAVING TO SUFFER THE PAIN IN THEIR WALLETS
By the Watchman
  Once again we find the leader of the state failing to make plans for what she knew was coming. Is this due to her lack of trust in the drunk she hired? Is it due to her lack of intelligence? We believe it's neither of those. We believe it is an outright display of her liberal tax and spend mentality that has always been there. Her spending habit is having a negative effect on our economy and our ability to draw new industries to the state of Oklahoma. It has strengthened the legislature's ability to pass tax increases and fee increases on to the public instead of taking the hard step of decreasing the size of government. Her actions have made what is considered the reddest state in the union more like the purplest state in the union.

  We began by going to Governor Mary Fallin's Wikipedia page here Mary Fallin - Wikipedia. We went there because it gave us the most up to date information on the Governor. This site covers her political career from her first term as a State Representative right through to her current term as Governor. There are many surprises in here that people should know.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Leslie Osborn Never Met A Tax She Didn't Like


 SHE NEVER MET A TAX INCREASE SHE DIDN'T LIKE
AS LONG AS IT PROTECTS THE TAX CREDITS THEY GIVE TO THEIR DONORS
THE WATCHMAN

Here we are near the end of the legislative session and we still haven't come to an agreement on a budget. Every single Senator and Representative at the Capital was fully aware that there would be a budget shortfall this year. In fact this is the third consecutive year in a row that there has been a shortfall. What we are witnessing is a complete lack of common since on the part of our legislators. They have proven that they are incapable of following even the simple rule of the six Ps. Those six Ps are simple. Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. The one constant theme coming from our elected officials, including the Governor, is generating new sources of tax revenue. That's double talk for tax increases.

What brought our attention to this story was this article . We can't help but wonder if the Chair of the Appropriations Committee wasn't the price paid for a vote to be the Speaker by Mr. McCall. Who in their right mind would put an individual who has a RINO index score of 30 into a position of so much power? It would appear that the tax and spend liberals disguised as Republicans would continue to run the state in an unofficial capacity.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ignorance In The Oil & Gas Industry

 

THE WATCHMAN

 IGNORANCE IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRYAND THE LEGISLATURE IS TO BLAME

Don't you love it when individuals that are supposed to be very intelligent in a certain field can argue about a subject and leave the biggest monkey on the back of the subject completely out of the discussion? We do. In fact we like it so much that it keeps us laughing all year long. Not only is our state morally bankrupt, but it's beginning to look like it's intellectually bankrupt, on the governance side, too.

We first became interested in this story when we read this John Tidwell: An irresponsible solution for Oklahoma's budget shortfall | Other voices | tulsaworld.com. He starts his article off by saying that it's time for a dose of honesty and we would agree to a point. He does bring up the center piece of the problem. That is the tax credits given to the Oil and Gas industry. The numerous tax proposals that have been made are ludicrous. Uncontrolled spending is no reason to tax your citizens out of state. The claim that raising the taxes on the oil and gas production is something that must be done. When the citizens of Oklahoma were hurting as much as if not worse than the oil and gas companies the received nothing.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mullin Feels No Need To Represent His Constituents

AN OKLAHOMA REPRESENTATIVE FEELS NO NEED TO REPRESENT HIS CONSTITUENTS
By the Watchman
This is a tale of cowardice and misrepresentation of one of our U.S. Representatives. It also shows that he is willing to cheat to stay in office. We started looking at him when this story crossed our news feed. He has officially filed to run for office in the 2018 elections. There's a campaign promise broken.

When he was first running for office he said he wouldn't seek more than three terms. The official filing for office comes one day after being officially warned by the Federal Election Commission that he had accepted donations and made expenditures on his 2018 campaign without filing official candidacy for the 2018 cycle. What was he trying to do?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Republicans Receiving Help From George soros


THE REPUBLICANS THAT
RECEIVED FUNDS FROM GEORGE SOROS GROUPS
THE WATCHMAN 
  This article came across our news feeds and we thought that you would be interested in seeing it. We urge you to open the link and read the list here (https://goo.gl/8cXLbw). This list includes some of those we think as stalwarts of the Conservative Republican Party and even a former contender for the candidacy as President for the Republican Party.
  This is just a short article, however it should get every single voter out there thinking about the candidate they are voting for. George Soros is a fictitious name. He was born George Schwartz. A Hungarian Jew who was assigned the tasked of handing out orders of deportation to fellow Jews during WWII. This is verified here George Soros - Wikipedia. In our eyes that makes him a war criminal. Why is he allowed to be in this country? Why wasn't he prosecuted? Why are all these politicians selling out to him?

Okla. Dept. of Mental Health Adding Heartbreak To The Misery of Families

By the Watchman
One of the most tragic and least talked about departments within the state government is the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. These are the people that are supposed to be helping our residents get the treatment they need as well as individuals with addictions to get the care that they need. We can only ask how they can do that by selling off state facilities to private concerns and making only 300 beds available to the legal system for 77 counties. It just can't be done.
Oklahoma's Mental Health system seems to be running in reverse. We found this article that pretty much explains the challenges the mentally ill and addicted face Oklahoma's Mental Health System: Get Sicker First | Oklahoma Watch. So why then did they sell off so many of the state operated beds? Could it be that they have forgotten about the patients or is it that they just don't care? We believe that it could be a complete lack of proper leadership from the Commissioner and the remaining staff that has allowed this situation to develop.
We first went to the home page web site and looked at the administrative team here Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services - Administration Team. We found that we were only able to verify the education level of the Commissioner and the Chief Operating Officer. Although highly educated individuals both, neither has a medical degree in Psychology. The Commissioner has a master's degree in Social Work and the COO has a doctorate in Business Administration. We were unable to verify the education levels of the remaining staff.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Your Privacy For Sale



 YOUR PRIVACY FOR SALE
THE PRICE OF STAYING IN OFFICE
The Watchman

All of us are aware that it takes a lot of money to run a political campaign. The amounts are staggering at times. What we don't realize is the extent that politicians will go to in order to raise the funds to get themselves re-elected. Many of us are also aware that a select few companies were allowed to access the browser history of your computers in order to fashion advertisements that would be more directed towards you as an individual. Well hang on to your hats. The advertising game just made a big change and you are about to be flooded with directed ads. Recently President Trump signed into law a bill that authorized all internet providers to access and sell your browser history to firms that would like to direct advertising to you. That bill did come with a price. We will give you an idea of the cost in this report.

The first documented evidence we found of this pay for play scheme came with this report Here's how much Comcast paid members of Congress to sell your browser history . In this report you will find the name of every single member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate that represents the state of Oklahoma. You'll also find the amount ComCast paid for their vote. Folks this is just from one company. The number of other companies involved has not been identified but the total amount could be staggering. The Oklahoma Federal delegation sold your privacy to fill their campaign coffers.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Nine Charts The Democrats Don't Want To Talk About



Nine Charts the Democrats Don't Want to Talk About
By the Watchman
  
While going through our news feeds we came across an article that was so profound that it took us a few days to absorb it and what it truly meant for every American and especially for every Oklahoman. We see many similarities with the current state of affairs in Oklahoma. All of this coming at a time when every Oklahoman is hurting, they want to raise taxes as a way to get out from under these debts. Before Governor Fallin took office that was the favorite battle cry of the Democratic Party.
We'll go through all of these charts and how they relate to the individual taxpayers of Oklahoma.
  
We'll start with Student loans. Student loan debt was pretty consistent all of the way through the mid 1990's. It started to rise rapidly until 2005. Then the cost just sky rocketed.  Then the Federal Government took over the Student loan process and the amount just skyrocketed. From what we can tell they are making little to no attempt to collect on these student loans.

The next graph is food stamps. The amount here went up and down depending on the economy. That would only stand to reason.  The Recession that hit in 2008 caused a dramatic jump in the number of people subsisting on the food stamp program. What you aren't being told is that it also saw a dramatic increase in the number of food stamp fraud cases in the country.  Most have gone uninvestigated and unpunished. Additional debt was added when it took three years to come to an agreement on a Farm bill in Congress that only aided in accumulating debt in the program. The Chair of the Committee actually called a ten (10) billion dollar cut over a ten year period a cut in the National Debt. The agreement raised the funding by eight hundred million dollars during the same time period.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Fool the Media with Deception The Stealth Jihad


By the Watchman

  We feel reasonably certain that everyone has heard about the incident involving an Oklahoma State Representative, Muslim students and representatives of CAIR. There are a few things that were left out of the reports seen on television and reported in newspapers that we felt you should be made aware of. What brought this to our attention was this article Oklahoma lawmaker receiving backlash after asking Muslim students to fill out 'hateful' questionnaire before meeting with them. We do encourage our readers to open the link and read the article. We will put the entire article in this newsletter, with the only corrections being spelling corrections. At the end we'll give you a few additional subjects to think about. These are facts not mentioned in the article that the television news and newspapers were hoping no one would bring to your attention.

Rep. John Bennett confirmed to the Tulsa World that three Muslim students visiting his office as part of Muslim Day were given questionnaires. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Tax Increase Is still A Tax Increase, No Matter What you call It

 DECEIVING THE PUBLIC NO MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT A TAX INCREASE IS STILL A TAX INCREASE

The Watchman
Is it us or has everyone else also noticed that politicians are a rare breed. They feel a certain amount of power over the people that they are supposed to work for yet are perfectly willing to get up in front of those same people and tell them a bald faced lie. Perhaps the saddest part of it all is people honestly believe it. Politicians believe that if they can't dazzle you with their brilliance they can always baffle you with their bull crap. We see it in full display of all it gaudy glory during this session of the legislature.

In 2006 the federal government passed the Real I.D. Act. When they did so, they in effect established a National I.D. card. They took advantage of the left coast loons and the east coast power players to increase the steps towards total control of the American populace. In 2007 Oklahoma passed a law that said we would not comply with the Real I.D. Act. Even though that law was passed, the Department of Public Safety used tax payer's dollars to purchase and place in tag agencies the necessary camera's to take a picture of the quality necessary for facial recognition. We know of only one brave individual in the state who fought this and won.

Then we found this article Oklahoma now has Real ID law, but don't get in line yet for new driver's license - Tulsa World: Homepagelatest. Now we all knew this was going to happen. The Governor and a majority of the Senate have been pushing for it over the last couple of years. There have even been a few Representatives trying to get it passed. Well it passed because the state needed the money. In the new language of the Tax Increase, a Fee has taken on a new meaning. They say you can still get the non-compliant Driver's License, but that's going to be a logistical nightmare for them. If you want the compliant license it's going to cost you an extra five ($5.00) dollars. Since they already have the cameras in the facilities, they'll have a photo of you that is capable of being used for facial recognition anyway. It's a tax or in this case a fee scam. This is just one of the words that have a new meaning in a tax increase.

The next article of interest we found was this  We encourage all of you to open this link and read the article. You can really see how many different ways they can describe tax increases. We'll show you a few here.

BOLD REFORMS FOR RECURRING REVENUES. The source is the Governor's budget proposal.

BROADEN THE TAX BASE. This comes from former State Senator Owen Laughlin's A Guide to Liberal Terms for the Legislative Session. This was a handout he used while on the campaign trail in 2010 for the office of the State Treasurer. The definition of this is "People paying existing taxes are fed up, so we need to find new things to tax for the first time in history." Fits the Fallin sales tax hike perfectly.

INVEST/INVESTMENT This one comes from House Appropriations and Budget Chair Leslie Osborn in an article from The Oklahoman: "Out of 101 people in the House, I've got 70 or 80 pragmatic members that will actually look at this and say it's time to invest (with new revenue)." Osborn, speaking on The Oklahoman's Political State podcast, referred to "pragmatic members" as those who might be willing to vote in favor of a tax increase. Does anyone besides the Muskogee Politico and us see a problem here? It's a simple problem. Invest or investing or investment usually implies using monies you already have. Representative Osborn you just made yourself the subject of my next article.

Now someone did try to be polite about raising your taxes by saying this. NEW RECURRING REVENUE. The source is a column by Scott Meacham, posted online by the Governor. Like we said, a much nicer way of saying "higher taxes."

What's important is that people being aware of the various terms that they are using to raise taxes on the working people of Oklahoma. There are other ways to raise the funds in this state however the state government just doesn't appear to be capable of doing what is necessary to get the job done.

At a time when the state is in a financial crisis these pack of less than wise men thought they were justified in making the tax credit for the oil and gas industry permanent. Why? Most Oklahoma citizens are hurting as well however they got their tax cut removed and placed back into the state coffers to help make up the $1.3 billion dollar shortfall last year. Already during this session they have grown the size of government. That just goes to prove that we have a desperate lack of leadership and intelligence running the state. Between the last two years the state has had a shortfall of over $2.1 billion dollars in its budget. Yet they found $50 million for the Native American Heritage Center and the Tulsa Pop Museum. They also came up $66,000.00 plus to cover a sex scanda. What they haven't done is cut enough of the tax credits to the companies that finance their campaigns. They give out in excess of $2 billion dollars a year in tax credits there.

There is another big problem the state faces that they refuse to tackle. We must ask who would want to relocate a business to Oklahoma when their employees would be caught in a maze of turnpikes that will soon have more mileage than any other state in the union. It's past time to do away with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

In closing the best we can say is that us taxpayers in Oklahoma are the unwilling, led by the unqualified to do the unnecessary for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long that we are now qualified to do practically anything with nothing.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Tax Increase Is Still A Tax Increase

 DECEIVING THE PUBLIC
NO MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT A TAX INCREASE IS STILL A TAX INCREASE
THE WATCHMAN
Is it us or has everyone else also noticed that politicians are a rare breed. They feel a certain amount of power over the people that they are supposed to work for yet are perfectly willing to get up in front of those same people and tell them a bald faced lie. Perhaps the saddest part of it all is people honestly believe it. Politicians believe that if they can't dazzle you with their brilliance they can always baffle you with their bull crap. We see it in full display of all it gaudy glory during this session of the legislature.

In 2006 the federal government passed the Real I.D. Act. When they did so, they in effect established a National I.D. card. They took advantage of the left coast loons and the east coast power players to increase the steps towards total control of the American populace. In 2007 Oklahoma passed a law that said we would not comply with the Real I.D. Act. Even though that law was passed, the Department of Public Safety used tax payer's dollars to purchase and place in tag agencies the necessary camera's to take a picture of the quality necessary for facial recognition. We know of only one brave individual in the state who fought this and won.