Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome Scott Cooper as our newest contributor. This is kind of scary, because Scott is a real journalist. And a good one, too. He’s been covering Oklahoma news, government and politics for nearly 20 years. An awarding-winning journalist for enterprise and investigative reporting, he has worked for the Tulsa World, The Oklahoman and Oklahoma Gazette. He is now the editor and publisher of The Land Run, a state legal news website. He’ll be covering politics for us during the 2012 legislative session.
His first column is a preview of 10 things to watch during the 2012 Legislative Session. Here it is:
10. Attorney General Suing the Federal Government
The new Oklahoma attorney general has a great fear: the federal government is keeping us from letting children play outside. Elected to the office in 2010, Scott Pruitt wants to make sure that while white-collar criminals and scam artists are put in their place, it’s the federal government he needs to go after. Pruitt wants the Legislature to fund his pet project of an office which monitors and sues the federal government “when it overreaches its authority.” He would like funding for two attorneys to go all Shakespeare and “Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war,” on the federal government. However, Rep. Paul Wesselhoft may ban pit bulls from the havoc.
What’s up, readers? Are you as excited as I am for the impending puppy bowl? Because you should be! It’s the one day a year when I can stare at the TV and talk in baby talk while others do the same thing! When I do that while watching Downton Abbey, people generally get really confused. But if you watch the show then you know why it’s so easy to make cooing sounds at your TV every time Anna and Mr. Bates are on the screen.
Anyway, here’s your Friday Night in the Big Town.
We are a fan of the First Amendment here at The Lost Ogle. The First Amendment basically says we can say whatever we want about wedding videos and a million people can get all righteous and freak out about it, as if the whole wedding industry wasn’t insanely laughable anyhow. Seriously, take it from my forays into the world of bridesmaidery. Paying money to fancy up a contract is kind of silly. And making fun of it is truly the American way.
Anyway, if you head to the ACLU offices at 8 PM, you can see Jeramy Westbrook and our very own Spencer Hicks. Spencer has asked that you not wear underwear to the show because the First Amendment allows him to say that and also it helps him overcome his stage fright if he imagines you without underpants. And in this day and age, we’ve been so inundated with real images and whatnot that poor Spencer just can’t imagine it anymore. He needs you without your underclothes. It’ll totally be worth the stand-up comedy that ensues.
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