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Shane Jett is silly!!!!!!!!!!!

In last summer’s Worst of OKC, we had a category for “Worst Local Politician!” One of the nominees was State Representative Shane Jett! Knowing that, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that he’s is now leading a crusade to italicize the word Oklahoma on our state flag, and for kicks, throw a random exclamation point in to it, too!

From the Tulsa World!

Flag proposal causes a flap

An altered style and an exclamation mark draw some critics.

State Rep. Shane Jett said one exclamation point has gotten him more attention than the rest of his four-year legislative career combined.
“People ask me if there aren’t more important things for me to work on,” the Tecumseh Republican said Thursday. “I am, they’re just not paying any attention to them.”

Jett, as chairman of the House International Relations and Tourism Committee, introduced a bill this session to italicize the word “OKLAHOMA” on the state flag and put an exclamation point at the end.

The bill also creates an official state abbreviation: OK!

Jett said he has introduced more legislation on rural Internet access and wireless coverage than anyone else during the past few years, but nothing has drawn the same response as the proposed flag change.

Actually, Shane Jett isn’t giving himself enough credit! We are paying attention to all the “important things” he’s worked on!  Does anyone remember this!?!

Yep, the same guy who wants to make our state flag surprise people also wants to spend $100-million building a huge oil derrick across the Oklahoma River! Call me crazy, but ideas like these make me wonder if Shane is the right person to be “Chairman of the House International Relations and Tourism Committee!” Maybe he just needs to dedicate 100% of his time to improving rural internet coverage and just keeping his silly “tourism” ideas to himself!  That would probably be great for everyone!

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  1. I guess the slogan “Oklahoma is OK!” was just not embarrassing enough. And who puts an exclamation point on a flag? Maybe he’s on to something though. Maybe we’ll start seeing confederate flags with exclamation points. Stars, Bars and Excitement!

  2. I know!! We can have a “Pick A Font” contest…as long as they are all italicized.

    And don’t forget the OK! later in the bill.

  3. Alright, Mr. Jett. It’s English teacher time again. It’s “oil,” not “ul.” “PROportion,” not “perportion,” and Devon Energy has “boats” on the river, not “boots.” Way to talk good english on the promo video. Maybe you could review points of grammar other than the exclamation.

  4. Why stop with just the exclamation point? Let’s really explore the other ways we can use grammar to express our great state. For starters, we could do Oklahoma :) if we’re all generally happy that day. Or if we’re not too happy, we could do Oklahoma :( If we’re feeling a little mischevious, then Oklahoma ;) it is. Shane Jett for President.

  5. I was on a tear a few years ago to get “Oklahoma” moved from the flag all together. They put “Oklahoma” on the flag in ,like, the 50′s to fight illiteracy…yah….that’s something we want to be known for.

    Italics….and an exclamation point? Oh dear….

    You guys should have made TLO versions of the Oklahoma flag. Missed opportunities.

  6. I’d rather not have the gayest flag in the Union. Not that there is anything wrong with it…

  7. What’s scariest is that voters in this state continue to elect tools like Jett, Kern, et al.

  8. Oklahoma has the best state flag in the union as it is — and perhaps the only one to tribute Native American culture. WHY that seal wasn’t on the state quarter OR was taken off the license plate could lead to long discussions. But Mr Jett is plain nuts. There is one thing worse than adding an exclamation point — to match it with a Broadway musical written by people who never visited — and that’s to ITALICIZE the state name? I’d love to sit down with Mr Jett, amateur designer, and ask why he thinks that would add to the ‘publicity’ of the state? I wonder if he knows, by the way, that other states aren’t in the habit of flying the Oklahoma flag?

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