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.
Huff and Puff to keep your house standing, for the Common good
It was 1811 and Amos Burdine had just moved his wife Jennie, their boys and newborn daughter, Susannah, to Missouri. The family had settled on Dog Prairie about a third of the way up the Mississippi River toward Hannibal from St. Louis. Tensions between the U.S. and England had never been resolved. Native American Indians from the northeast had been displaced and pressured to move to the area. Wild animals and all types of scoundrels filled the woods. Danger lurked everywhere along the river.
Tea Party games about power, not people
We all had that one friend in the neighborhood growing up who, upon realizing they had no chance at winning a game, would proceed to upend the game board, throw the ball away, or simply say "Forget you guys, I'm going home."
Global positioning for The Common Good
According to translations of Plato’s Republic, the proverb, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention,” may well be ascribed to the philosopher. Plato observed that under normal conditions, a problem will pre-exist a solution. For instance, why would a person need a ladder if they did not need to perform a task that was too high to reach from the ground? His reasoning makes perfect sense. Fortunately, Plato never saw all of the “solutions looking for problems” proposed by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
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