There is a crowded field of Republicans vying for the 2nd US Congressional District seat that’s being vacated by Dan Boren. One of them is former State Rep Wayne Pettigrew. Here’s a picture of him:
As you can probably tell from looking at that picture, Wayne is your typical Oklahoma Republican. He worships Ronald Reagan, thinks government spending is out of control, and wants freedom and liberty for everyone…just as long as that freedom and liberty conforms to his overly moralistic, conservative and very white Judeo-Christian values.
In addition to that stuff (and bad haircuts), Pettigrew likes to stoically gaze off into the brilliance of beautiful Oklahoma sunsets. Or at least that’s the impression that he gives off in this photo located on the front page of his website:
In just 15 days, Republicans from across
Oklahoma The Heartland will go to the polls to vote for their presidential nominee. If you ask the Voice of the Heartland (The Oklahoman) who these Oklahoman’s should and will vote for, the answer is a simple one: Mitt Romney.
But…if you ask the residents of the Heartland who they want to represent their party in the upcoming presidential election, you’ll likely get a different, slightly less handsome, answer. From an article by Randy Krehbiel in the Tulsa World:
For a group of high school students from Cherokee County, this week was the perfect time to learn about the ways of representative government. Sitting in on a session of the Oklahoma State Senate, students sat witnessing the decorum and debate, learning about legislative procedures and seeing democracy in action.
Wait a second? Did a senator just say ejaculate?
Well, it looks like Senator Constance Johnson is at it again!
Last week, we were the first “media outlet” to report on the failed “every sperm is sacred” amendment that Senator Johnson’s tried to attach to the Personhood Act. Now we’ve learned that she’s filed a more reasonable amendment to the bizarre pro-life legislation.
This one, we’ll call it the Rapist Vasectomy Amendment, will force rapists who impregnate their victims to receive a vasectomy and be financially responsible for the offspring until the age of 21.
Sounds cool, huh? Here is the language:
(Editor’s Note: Here’s the deal, we have no clue what to call this new series, so for now we’re going to call it something different each week! Should be zany fun!)
Fairy dust, anti-abortionists, homeschoolers, pink hair and Ronald Reagan; yep, the Oklahoma Legislature is back in town.
When the gavel came down with a loud smack opening the second regular session of the 53rd Oklahoma Legislature, immediately there was something different in the chamber, something never seen before. It was pink hair being sported by Gov. Mary Fallin’s married daughter Christina sitting in the gallery. It actually looked nice and contrasted well against Rep. Joe Dorman’s head which shined like a Cadillac fender exiting a car wash.
Most of the action during the first week of a session usually takes place in the rotunda area outside the House and Senate chambers. Various groups from dairy farmers to mothers who support spanking are either protesting or promoting their causes. On Monday the capitol was filled with thousands of the best spellers who probably think Jesus crossed the Delaware River with George Washington, as homeschoolers took over the building. Tuesday was the annual pro-life capitol migration with thousands of red roses to hand out, which is followed by the annual dump-the-rose-filled-trash-cans-out day.
But the highlight of the week’s demonstrators came from the “non-partisan” Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. They sponsored “What would Ronald Reagan Do” day, complete with a board to post comments and two cakes with Reagan’s picture decorating each. It was probably the best opportunity for liberals to finally take a bite at their old nemesis. Here’s a picture of one of the cakes:
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