Walmart story brings out annoying commentaries
This week we broke a story about a local gay couple who were asked to leave the Chickasha Walmart due to their sexual orientation. Since equality for homosexuals is the major civil rights issue of our time, I had an inkling that this piece may gain some notoriety. It did, and after reviewing its aggregation on sites across the country I decided to address a few key misconceptions commenters continue to bring up.
The Spirit of the BB-48 for the Common Good
It was September 2, 1945 and each of the 280 Allied Warships that had accompanied the USS Missouri into Tokyo Bay for the formal signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, had its own story of heroism and perseverance. Assembled shoulder to shoulder on the decks of American ships were soldiers and sailors of every rank, of every race, from every state of the Union.
Fightin' Words: Thunder will test fans' patience
It's great how easily Oklahomans have taken to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Shelter plans marching forward
It has been an interesting time surrounding the Take Shelter Oklahoma petition drive recently. Attorney General Scott Pruitt submitted revised language to the petition’s ballot title which our committee felt was biased and politically motivated. David Slane, an attorney in the Oklahoma City area and OKC Fox News legal analyst, is volunteering to assist in our effort. The A.G. has five business days to submit an intent letter for modifications, but he waited seven days to notify that he was taking this action. Between the prejudiced language and his missing the deadline, we feel confident the Oklahoma Supreme Court will keep things fair and balanced. We also hope this will be resolved quickly as every effort they exert to fight this slows down the collection of signatures by our volunteers and accomplishes their goal of defeating this by any means possible.
A head-to-head debate on this week's heated national issues
Shelter campaign not political rhetoric
I want to start off this week by thanking all those who have contacted me about my future and what my plans will be following my final year in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
What would will say about that?…For the Common Good
The homespun humor and wisdom of Oklahoma native Will Rogers has fascinated America for nearly a century. His unique insight, accurate analysis and fearless delivery “plain-talked” himself into the hearts of millions.
Dorman elaborates on interim studies
The interim studies at the state capitol are still moving forward, unlike work by our federal government in Washington, D.C. I am hoping the congressmen will reach an agreement soon. If not, the consequences for our nation and the looming likelihood of defaulting on federal obligations could significantly impact not only federal employees, but the entire world economy.
Fightin' Words: Don't fire Mack...yet
There's a lot of talk about how this year's Red River Rivalry is the one to watch, since it may be the last chance we have of watching Bob Stoops and Mack Brown battle it out.
Dorman speaks on busy week in shelter work
It has been a pretty busy time for me since the Take Shelter Oklahoma petition drive began on September 18! We have been adding volunteers daily to the effort and I appreciate each of you who have taken sheets to help collect the necessary amount of signatures. I will be sure to mention all the locations in our area who have agreed to have petitions at their business in the near future. If you would like a copy of the petition to help circulate, email TakeShelterOklahoma@gmail.com for a copy. For more information, be sure to keep up with things at www.TakeShelterOK.com on the Internet.
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