Way back in 2014, the Oklahoma Internet fell into a brief tizzy when Mary Fallin posed for a photograph with an OU student wearing a Mary Failin’ t-shirt while out on the campaign trail.
If you had to pick a moment that sums up Mary’s gaffe-filled reign as Governor, it would rank up there with the time she couldn’t name the three branches of government, or allowed Hipster Boo Boo to park her trailer in the yard at the Governor’s Mansion.
Since Kevin Stitt’s entire governing philosophy seems to be based upon asking Mary Fallin to hold his beer, we’ve been patiently waiting for the day when he poses with someone wearing a Bull Stitt, Stitt Head or just a Kevin Stitt version of a Bert t-shirt.
That day still hasn’t arrived, but someone did send us this photo making the rounds of Stitt posing for a pic with a guy wearing a shirt that indirectly highlights his failed, damaged and very caustic relationship with our state’s tribal nations:
A couple of weeks ago, national and local news stations were all aflutter after Allyson Reneau – an Oklahoma biological mother of 11 who was featured on the Today Show 10 years ago for pursuing a “Harvard” degree and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the totally credible non-profit “Explore Mars” – claimed she was instrumental in saving an Afghanistan girls robotics team from the Taliban.
Fox News and CNN were eager to interview Allyson, giving the hero a platform to share her story of befriending the girls at a conference and coordinating a rescue mission with influential people across the Middle East to get the girls out of Afghanistan. In the Oklahoma Twittersphere, media, politicians and bots were all eager to take the bait and praise the Oklahoma Standard in action:
Unfortunately, just like the Oklahoma Standard, Allyson’s story appears to be a media-manufactured lie. According to the Washington Post and other outlets, a lawyer for the girl’s robotics team sent Allyson a cease-and-desist, claiming the girls have no idea who she is, and that she was not “involved in any material way with the girls leaving Afghanistan.”
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Like every red-blooded Oklahoman that pays their bills as on-time as they desperately can—give or take a shut-off notice or two—the one bill that always surprises me, and never in a good way, is OGE. I have to take their lawgiving word on the said amount I owe, mostly because there are no other electric companies to provide me with the absolute power I so desperately need to live a fast-paced modern life like I pretend to.
In other words, it’s their way or the unlit, darkened, possibly haunted highway.
But, as I’ve long accepted that fact this is how an energy monopoly works in my immediate area, I’ll admit I tend to look forward to the small bonuses they give their electrical contingency, the best being the overbilling credits that surprisingly pop up on your ledger, taking a few dollars right off the top. The worst being, of course, an additional charge from many years ago that they have surprisingly just found and added to your bill with an additional late fee.
However, last Friday in Norman, OGE passed out boxes of Girl Scout Cookies with area deliveries of Meal on Wheels. We know this because they issued a cheery press release to the local media they give money to in the form of advertising to brag about it, which the local media then relayed to their viewers.