I have to admit, I love the fact that James Lankford – an establishment conservative who has routinely placated and bent the knee to right-wing Christian Taliban extremists in his party just to win reelection – is now being challenged by that same maniacal wing of his own party.
It’s truly delicious irony, and as I’ve mentioned in the past, is basically the modern-day political equivalent of Frankenstein.
Lankford helped create that right-wing monster and his career has benefited from it, but now that he and the rest of the GOP establishment have lost control of the demented beast, they’ve had to watch in horror as it marches out into the rural countryside, dead set on destroying them and everyone else in its path that doesn’t buy into an authoritarian racist worldview or insane conspiracy theories.
Since I love that irony, I’m obviously a big fan of what’s happening to his pro-insurrection, conspiracy theory spewing primary opponent Jackson Lahmeyer. In case you missed it, he’s now having to deal with his own version of Frankenstein! Karma’s a bitch, huh?
Earlier this month, Jackson shared the following photo on Instagram of his daughter at one of his kookie campaign rallies:
Besides the obvious fact that both of these popular pizza places co-opt the best aspects of hip-hop and their crusty stylings for their own Caucasian goals, these joints have a healthy, if not rabid fanbase, as I have learned recently: Oklahoma City folks hate Norman pizza, and Norman folks hate Oklahoma City pizza, often to comical extremes.
I admit that, for many years, I have fallen on the Oklahoma City side, walking to Empire almost every Friday afternoon for a slice of pepperoni, a tradition that continues to this day.
But, lately, since housesitting in Norman this month, I’ve heard the sauce-covered cries of a thousand townies, letting me know how great P.I.E. is and how physically, mentally and spiritually wrong I am for my Empire fandom. So, after a year in retreat, I decided to take these two titans of tang to task in the pizza wars, finally deciding which premium pizza pie place is truly the best.