Sunday, January 12, 2020

Freedom of Information Has A Long Way To Go.


OKLAHOMA’S FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT IS THE PROPOSAL AN IMPROVEMENT, OR PROTECTIONISM?


THE WATCHMAN

  Oklahoma’s version of the Freedom of Information Act does work, although there is plenty of room for improvement. Perhaps the biggest complaint most users have, including us, is that there is no time limit placed on the responding agency to actually make a response to the request. We, as we’re sure many, people and organizations who do use the act to obtain information where initially encouraged to see legislation placing time limits for response. We then started doing some research and feel others should put a stop to this what we feel is nothing more than an attempt to keep information from the public.

Monday, December 30, 2019

SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS STRIKE AGAIN



 SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS STRIKE AGAIN. 

DO WE REALLY WANT CRIMINALS ON
THE STREET THAT MUCH SOONER? 

WE DON’T THINK SO! 
THE WATCHMAN - 
Social Justice Warriors deserve due credit for their tireless efforts at trying to undermine the legal and penal system of not only Oklahoma, but this entire nation. This most recent effort is an affront to those good men and women in law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day to protect the citizens of this state. Not only that, but it undermines the already woefully light sentences alleged non-violent offenders get for their crimes as it is. Maybe if these do gooders would open their eyes they would realize that these criminals, and they are criminals, do very little of their sentences as it is.

There is an initiative petition going around for signatures that is being, in our opinion, misrepresented to the people. That petition would be listed as State Question 805 on the November 2020 ballot. You can see the basic information on the question by going here. It would prohibit an offender’s prior felony convictions from being used to enhance their sentence. It also allows those currently incarcerated to apply for a reduction of their sentence provided their sentence was enhanced by a previous felony conviction. We have to wonder how much longer it will be before these snowflakes are going to ask us to put up signs in our yards asking to be a victim of a crime.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

KENDRA HORN: THE CONSUMMATE D.C.INSIDER AND HAND MAIDEN TO THE SWAMP MISTRESS

REPRESENTATIVE KENDRA HORN
THE CONSUMATE D.C.INSIDER
AND HAND MAIDEN TO THE SWAMP MISTRESS
For those of you who may be curious about this title, the New York Post gave the title of the “Swamp Mistress” to Speaker Pelosi in their headline today. For the Representative who said, “It’s time to take off the labels and do what’s right for a change.” And voted 86% of the time right along party lines, we felt that she deserved the title of her hand maiden at the very least.
Yes, freshman Representative and D.C.veteran Kendra Horn ignored the rules of law and the U.S. Constitution and denied the sitting President his rights. She became part of the hate fest that was the House of Representatives. She thus became a complete and total embarrassment to this great state.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

GIVING AMNESTY TO ILLEGAL ALIENS?



SINCE WHEN DID REPUBLICANS START CO-SPONSORING LEGISLATION GIVING AMNESTY TO ILLEGAL ALIENS?

THE WATCHMAN
Many hard working, well meaning individuals immigrate to this nation every year with the intention of bettering their life and becoming good citizens. They adjust to our customs, learn our language and continue to practice their religion as they see fit. Sadly, they are far outnumbered by those who enter this country illegally. Those numbers are in the millions. This has put a strain on our budget, our education system, our welfare system and everything else. As most of these individuals do not pay taxes, it has hurt the tax paying citizens of this country most of all.
This is not a new problem. This has been going on for decades. An agreement was reached in the 80’s between President Reagan and the Democrats that gave amnesty to four million illegal immigrants in exchange for funding for more border protection. President Reagan signed an Executive Order granting the amnesty fulfilling his end of the agreement, but the funding has never been approved. The affect has been devastating to our nation and to our economy.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

MAPS 4 & HOW IT WILL AFFECT THE CITIZENS OF OKLAHOMA CITY


by THE WATCHMAN
In a continuous tale of trying to make improvements for those who live in Oklahoma City, another of the Maps proposal will be coming up shortly. Many have asked what all it about. We shall attempt to answer some questions about the proposal. The first article we located was this from the City of Oklahoma City. This is an informative article that is well worth the time to read. It may answer a lot of the questions you have.

The next article of interest we found was this this. This gives you information that wasn’t in the first article. Here is where you will find a lot of details, they won’t tell you anywhere else. There are several changes to how the voting for this have changed. The major change is the voting itself. Past MAPS elections have had each project voted on separately. The upcoming vote will be a single vote for all the projects. The suspected reason they did it this way was that by bundling the projects together they all stand a better chance at passing.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Oopsie! We're Correcting Our Report



A CORRECTION TO A PREVIOUS STORY
THE WATCHMAN
We take this small block of your time to issue a correction to a story from last week on Campaign Financing and Congressman Hern. We erroneously showed a conservative rating of 17%. A more up to date article from the Conservative Review indicates that Congressman Hern has a Conservative rating of 60%. We apologize for our error. You can get the latest report by opening this link.
 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Kevin Hern: Campaign Money & Votes


FINANCING A SECOND CAMPAIGN FOR OFFICE: WHERE IS ALL THAT MONEY COMING FROM? 
- THE WATCHMAN

We are often asked where we get the inspiration for the articles we right. That is a very fair and legitimate question. We get our inspiration from various news articles we read on the internet. That is where this week’s story comes from. There was a very good article in the MuskogeePolitico.com. The article can be viewed here. The article covers an interesting subject about the campaign finance raised by Representative Hern over the last quarter. It’s well worth your time to read it.

The first thing we did was go to his campaign website located here to find out as much about his campaign as we could.

We started by going to the page that covers “Promises Kept.” You can see the report by opening this link. It looks impressive on the surface, but we had our doubts. We looked a little deeper.

We next went to the voting records page located here. We couldn’t help but to wonder why he would vote against a piece of legislation and turn around and vote for a motion to recommit. That negates his no vote.