Hope everyone had a fun and exciting Pride Week! It’s cool to watch that festival grow every single year, especially when it only seemed like a few years ago when Kirk Humphreys was trying to ban rainbow flags. Even with the excessive heat that comes with the first weekend of summer in Oklahoma, thousands of people turned out for the parade and other events.
If you want to keep the feel-good vibes going, today kicks off national Negroni Week, where your favorite local cocktails bars will be doing their own riffs on the classic cocktail and donating proceeds to charities of their choosing. It’s a cool way to enjoy tasty drinks and give back to good causes…
It's been a big week here in OKC as thousands have turned out in celebration of Pride Week, now observed as an official week in the city after a proclamation by Mayor David Holt. https://t.co/TqebTFApaA
— KFOR (@kfor) June 24, 2019
— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) June 22, 2019
OKC Pride parade 2019.
What was out: Joe Exotic.
What was in: Dispensaries.
— Peter Wright (@peterkwright) June 22, 2019
Even though Pride has been happening in OKC for more than thirty years, this is the first time that the city officials truly recognized it. We’ve come a long way, and hopefully Oklahoma continues to make strides in respecting and acknowledging our thriving LGBTQ+ culture.
They Took Our Jobs
Oklahoma's unemployment rate fell again in May, dropping to 3.2% and staying below the national average. https://t.co/9fcGMTPpuv
— KFOR (@kfor) June 23, 2019
3.2%, smh, we can’t even get full-point unemployment in Oklahoma.. :crickets chirp:
Oklahoma Dems Are Petty
— WILLIAM CRUM (@WILLIAMCRUM) June 24, 2019
I’m too exhausted to have a take on this other than, ‘Wow it’s shit like this why Democrats can’t get anything accomplished.’ I had trouble even finishing the article because all the text started to blur together when my eyes were rolling hard.
TLO Deal Of The Week
— Tulsa Hyundai (@TulsaHyundai) June 24, 2019
Are you thinking the only one stealing here is the person they paid to write that tweet? Because we are!
— KOCO-5 Oklahoma City (@koconews) June 23, 2019
There’s already been enough fuss (rightfully so) about making our streets more safe for pedestrians and cyclists, but we often forget about the equestrians on the east side. Luckily, the kid was safe, but their horse had to be put down. Don’t be that dickhead truck driver that won’t break for horses, or for cyclists, like this tragedy that happened in Claremore:
— KOCO-5 Oklahoma City (@koconews) June 23, 2019
Steve Lackmeyer Is A Curmudgeon
Edmond has a problem. Someone is dealing some very dangerous drug mixes. https://t.co/mIUj7muvrS
— Steve's OKC Central (@stevelackmeyer) June 23, 2019
Man I’ve been around a lot of sketchy shit in my day, and this tweet is the sign of someone who has never been around drugs. That said, a little bit of LSD goes a long way, kids, so know your dose. Take my man here in Love County:
— KOCO-5 Oklahoma City (@koconews) June 22, 2019
That’s a fuckin party in a truck, and he’s not here to play.
Bricktown is looking good
Oklahoma City, OK
— Russell TripDubBrook (@Jhickness9) June 23, 2019
Steven’s Sports Beat
Our Projected 2019-2020 New Years Six Bowl Games:
Cotton Bowl: Alabama vs. UCF
Orange Bowl: Syracuse vs. Michigan
Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon
Sugar Bowl: Georgia vs. Iowa State
Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Nebraska
Peach Bowl: Clemson vs. LSU
— College Sports (@COLLEGESPORTSSS) June 22, 2019
There has not been a down of football played in months. In fact, the official practices have not even started yet. College teams are not allowed to have structured practices or workouts for another month. People are so hungry for any kind of football they are projecting where schools are going to play post regular season. So with all that, and the fact the Huskers finished the 2018 season 4-8, it is a bold prediction to catapult Nebraska into the playoff picture. Although the fans that can remember 1987 would be all over the renewed rivalry with the former Big 8 foes.
Oklahoma City has increased its efforts this afternoon to shed salary along with the No. 21 pick en route to dodging luxury tax, league sources say. Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Dennis Schroeder all very available at the moment.
— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 19, 2019
Thunder GM Sam Presti from the post-draft presser:
“There are so many ways you can build your team. This is really the beginning of the off-season.“ pic.twitter.com/HJPVTYHMGN
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) June 21, 2019
Oklahoma City Thunder:
OKC 2020 1st
2 Future OKC 2nd Rounders pic.twitter.com/YWxnJAXehc
— NBA Trades (@NBATradeDeals) June 21, 2019
Sam Presti’s mind is allegedly spinning with trade deals this off-season. Obviously, NBA Conspiracy folks on Twitter are going even more crazy, but if the Thunder deals key players just to save a bunch of billionaires money (again), we’re all going to see this as a stain on the franchise that cannot be wiped away. It looks like they’re at least trying to build the future with draft picks:
The Thunder made a draft pick last night. Perhaps the criticism shouldn't be about who was selected, but rather about why a selection was made at all: https://t.co/reFqOU8TY3
— Jon Hamm (@JonMHamm) June 21, 2019
Well, we got a guy who fleeced a cool $mil from a New Balance endorsement deal, at least that shows some sense of business acumen.
Shocker: Former Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield is not a fan of Texas QB Sam Ehlinger declaring that the Longhorns are back.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) June 19, 2019
There are a lot of college players that play football and then never return. That will not be the case with Baker. In fact, I fully expect to see Mayfield-Honda dealerships popping up next to Bakers Pubs across the street from #6 Burgers. (-Steven)