Now that I have power and the Internet, and I’m no longer spending my days commuting between multiple houses playing the roles of girl dad, dog dad, and Uncle Couch Surfer during a pandemic, Halloween and Presidential election, I guess I have the time and mental energy to breath and work on this website again.
Actually, I don’t so let’s just regurgitate this tweet from earlier today:
Where are the tweets from @davidfholt demanding answers from @OGandE as to why thousands and thousands and thousands of residents in his city have been without power for 10 days now? I can't find them.
— thelostogle (@TheLostOgle) November 5, 2020
Seriously, what gives? David Holt loves social media and the spotlight, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to put on his finest suit and sneakers and grandstand with angry Oklahomans during a crisis. Just think of all the different camera angles he could use for his down powerline selfies!
When the ice storm first hit, David Holt did actually talk about the storm, but only used propaganda from the OG&E playbook. It’s similar to the one the OKC media uses – give an update on the number of people without power, and then promptly praise the almighty advertiser, OG&E:
Currently, there are 126,323 customers in OKC without power.
— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) October 27, 2020
— Mayor David Holt (@davidfholt) October 28, 2020
Before we continue, I’d also like to follow the OG&E playbook and thank the company’s employees and contractors who have to get out and do this work. It’s dangerous and physical and I could never do it, which is why I sit behind a computer and criticize their employers instead. It’s not their fault the work for a shady company that values profits above all else.
With that being said, there are still over 60,000 Oklahomans, many of them in the OKC city limits, still without power and totally in the dark on when it will come back, and our lovable mayor just doesn’t seem to care. It’s almost like OG&E is one of the most powerful corporations in Oklahoma history, with deep connections to the Chamber of Commerce ruling class that Holt’s also part of, and even asking how and why his city’s residents can lose power for two weeks due to an ice storm breaks some sort of GOP corporate code.
Anyway, I would ramble more about this, but as I mentioned, I don’t have the time. I have to prep for a podcast with former Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth so we can talk more about the issue with him!
Stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised.
p.s. – I would recommend you read this blog post titled “OG&E and the Corporation Commission Aren’t Doing Their Jobs” that I stumbled across. I agree with a lot of the writer’s points.