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Surprise, Garth Brooks is shameless…

garth brooks autograph hounds

A little over a year ago, I took some heat from when I stood up for INTEGRIS Health during their much publicized legal battle with Garth Brooks.

If you remember correctly, Garth Brooks donated $500,000 to a hospital in Yukon thinking they would name a hospital wing after his mother. INTEGRIS claimed naming rights weren’t part of the deal, and then Brooks asked for his donation back. INTEGRIS refused, Brooks took them to court, and a Claremore jury of country music fans, hillbillies and Garth Brooks autograph seekers (pictured above) ruled in his favor.

Here’s what I wrote at the time:

When did Garth Brooks become the mean banker from the Dirt Bike Kid? The guy’s worth $325-million and he’s suing a hospital for $500,000 because they didn’t name a hospital wing after his mom. That would be like me driving back to Taco Bell and asking for a refund because they didn’t leave the red sauce off my bean burrito.

Seriously, what a tool. I hope the thunder rolls and the lightning strikes him right on the head. Maybe INTEGRIS did lie and maybe they are a “not for profit” system that generates billions of dollars in revenue, but who cares. Live with it and move on! This is a hospital. You don’t donate something to them and then ask for it back. That’s such an Indi…uh…uhh…uhhh…taker backer (!!!) thing to do. Thanks Rugrats!..

Anyway, I hope Garth Brooks loses this case. Sure, INTEGRIS is loaded, but the money went to construct a hospital and/or pay ridiculous executive salaries and/or to write off bad debt owed by poor people without insurance. That’s money well spent if you ask me.

Anyway, I bring this up because I’m apparently not the only one who thinks Garth Brooks is a greedy, shady tool. Check out this lawsuit that a former business partner filed against him.

Via TMZ:

Full-time Hobby Lobby employees now earn more than entry level journalists…

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The lady pictured above is Jennifer Palmer. She’s a business writer for the Oklahoman. Now that she’s wrapped up vulturing out “PICKELOS!”  into the speakers at Sonic, her editor’s gave her the cruel and demeaning task of interviewing Hobby Lobby employees that probably make more than she does.

Yes, Hobby Lobby employees have received another raise. Live, laugh, and love it all after the jump…

The one where Mary Fallin asks Kevin Ogle about his brother’s website “The Lost Ogle”

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Yesterday, Mary Fallin joined Kevin Ogle, Kirk Humphreys and Jari Askins on KFOR’s Sunday morning political news program Flashpoint. They discussed a variety of important topics, including cutting the state income tax, repairing the State Capitol and Kevin Ogle’s little brother’s website, The Lost Ogle.

Check out the video. The fun stuff starts about 3/4 the way through at around the six-minute mark:

Liz Dueweke has finally moved to Seattle…

Tony’s on vacation this week, so it means I’m on Monday Morning Tweet duty. That explains why this post is going up so late in the morning.

Anyway, here are the tweets:

It took her long enough, but Mean Dueweke has finally moved to Seattle. We first reported the news back in February. Even though Liz is about as fun as a package of saltines, she was the hottest woman in the Oklahoma City media. I guess we’ll miss that. At least we’ll now get some new traffic from the Seattle area. Most of the visits will be from perverts searching “Liz Dueweke Nude,” so they’ll actually have a lot in common with most of our Oklahoma City readers.

Selena Gomez is coming to Oklahoma City. Time for a Photo Bounty Competition.

selena gomez oklahoma city

If you like hot 20-year-old girls who look like they should be enrolling at Bishop McGuinness, we have some great news for you. Selena Gomez will be spending some time in Oklahoma City later this month. She’s coming to town to film that William H. Macy movie Rudderless. Let’s hope she brings some great white shark posters.

Via MTV.com: