Do you believe the government should stay out of the private lives of people unless they’re violating your own personal religious and moral code? Do you think homosexuals are second class people not deserving of the same rights and protections as all other citizens? Do you think forced public prayer should still be allowed in public schools? Do you support unconstitutional legislation that will be overturned by the courts? Do you lack empathy for welfare recipients and like to publicly compare them to bison, deer, bears and other animals found at our national parks???
If so, do have we have a great opportunity for you! The Oklahoma GOP is looking for a new chairman!
Oklahoma Republican Party officials say state chairman Randy Brogdon plans to resign his position.
GOP Vice Chair Estela Hernandez told The Associated Press Brogdon called her yesterday to confirm he is stepping down before he sent an email announcing a state committee meeting next Saturday to elect a new state GOP chairman.
“This is an official call from Chairman Randy Brogdon for a State Committee Meeting to be held on Saturday September 12th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hope Community Worship Center located at 8304 S. 107th E. Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma,” the email said. “The purpose of this State Committee Meeting is to elect a new State Chairman.”
Hernandez said she intends to run for the chairman’s post.
That’s cool. In case you care, this is future “Hot Girl Friday” nominee Estela Hernandez:
In life, there are few constants. You can’t count on much, but what you can always count on is food. It’s always there for you. It’s a better friend than anyone you know. Food doesn’t judge you when you’ve had a rough day and all you want is some dang cheese fries to cheer you up. Food is always there when you need something to let you know that everything is going to be okay. At least, I thought food would always be there.
If you know me at all, then you know one of my hobbies is to stop at a 7-Eleven and purchase a pint of Blue Bell ice cream. (Red velvet and blackberry cobbler are my favorites because I’m one of those weirdos who isn’t that into chocolate.) But I haven’t been able to do that for a long time since Blue Bell recalled their ice creams and shut down production. But according to KFOR.com, I should be able to take up my old hobby again:
Back when The Oklahoman launched the great “Ed Shadid Smear Campaign of 2013,” one of the allegations they uncovered in the councilman’s unsealed divorce records was that he really liked to party and once freebased cocaine with a male prostitute in San Francisco. Ed said the claims were “outrageous and completely untrue,” which I believe, but The Oklahoman really didn’t care because Ed had momentum in the mayor’s race and they wanted to do their part in ensuring a victory for Mayor Cornett. It was all a big success.
Anyway, I bring this up because I needed an introduction paragraph for this post and I didn’t want some angry Internet commenter accusing me of playing favorites. In case you haven’t heard, Ed Shadid recently lobbied the Oklahoma City city council to legalize prostitution.
Back in June of 2014, we let everyone know about the husband and wife team of Ray and Jennifer Carter.
If you remember correctly, Ray Carter is the “Opinion Editorial Writer” for The Oklahoman. As a former PR flack, his job is to write the editorials for the mysterious “Oklahoman Editorial Board.” I assume this included the paper’s assertive, resounding, face-palming endorsement of former State School Superintendent Janet Barresi, otherwise known as the King Joffrey of Oklahoma politicians.
Not surprisingly, Ray Carter’s wife, Jennifer, was one of Janet Barresi’s leading cronies and cheerleaders. As Barresi’s chief of staff, she helped the embattled Superintendent try to implement Mary Fallin-endorsed “tough love” policies such as making it more difficult for high school students to graduate, flunking as many fourth graders as possible, and requiring kindergartens who don’t comprehend “Criss-Cross Applesauce” to work in child labor camps. Jennifer now works for the American Federation for Children, where she presumable recruits kids for Janet Barresi’s dental experiments.
Anyway, I bring this up because for several of reasons.
1. The Oklahoman never acknowledged the connection between the two. You would think a reader may want to know that the editorial writer’s wife works for the person the editorial writer is endorsing. Of course, maybe the paper just assumed people knew this. The only way anyone would endorse Janet Barresi was if their wife’s job and income depended on it, right?
2. It’s always fun to expose the conflicts of interest at a paper which tries to brand itself as “The State’s Most Trusted News.”
3. It appears Ray Carter is still doing the dirty work for Janet Barresi.
Earlier this week, The Oklahoman published an editorial imploring Oklahoma’s underpaid teachers to “lower the volume,” and be a little more kind and understanding when it comes griping about their ridiculously low wages. It was so ridiculous you would have thought it was ghostwritten by Janet Barresi.
Check it out:
Hello, TLO readers. I hope you’re ready for another season of my astute weekly analysis of OU, OSU, the Big 12, the general college football landscape, and of course, random pics of hot coeds.
First, let’s talk about OU:
The University of Oklahoma: Land of Tepid Optimism and Shattered Expectations
Like the typical Oklahoma alum and football fan, I stupidly bought in to the hype last summer. Hammering Alabama in Sugar Bowl. Double digit returning starters. Renewed attitude. Sadly, it was blown to hell by terrible play calling, worse quarterback play and one awful pass defense. Oh well, at least I was right when I called for Josh Heupel to be fired following the Texas Tech game. I’m glad the OU donor who forced that move reads this column.
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