This week’s Friday News Round-Up is going to be pretty quick, as I’m under weather with yet another diverticulitis flare-up. This is the third one this year and I may need surgery soon to fix it. Getting old is fun!
To the round up!
OKC Marathon cuts off reporter after they befuddle Stitt with a real question
Just look at the reaction on this dude’s face when a reporter goes off-script:
During our Q&A with @GovStitt, I was cut off by the OKC National Memorial & Museum after asking why did the Governor take two physicians off the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority Board. pic.twitter.com/3nBlDVfcYe
— ShardaagrayKOKH (@FOX25Shardaa) September 9, 2021
I honestly can’t believe they just cut the reporter off. Could Bubba Stitt not just say “That’s a great question, but we’re just talking about the marathon today. Email my office for them to send a warped, propagandist message instead?”
In all fairness to the Governor, he probably figured the whole thing was one big gimmicky photo opp to show off his guns, so he wasn’t prepped to answer real questions:
It was a great morning for a run!
Today was the Governor's Relay Challenge training run for the @OKCMarathon. This year, my team is made up of veterans who served in Afghanistan.
— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) September 9, 2021
Stephanie Bice pretended to be an Amazon worker for a photo
Check out @RepBice packing a box at our Oklahoma City fulfillment center! Representative Bice joined our team at OKC1 today to learn more about our operations, innovation, and commitment to safety in the Sooner State. pic.twitter.com/giLDBjT6Rg
— Amazon Public Policy (@amazon_policy) September 8, 2021
Johnmarkwayne Mullin denies he went full “Cowboy” on a covert rescue mission
Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin defends his recently publicized efforts to help fly American citizens and Special Immigrant Visa holders out of Afghanistan, saying that he was only “doing the job they weren’t doing,” referring to Biden's administration. https://t.co/fUr8f5NHKQ
— News 9 (@NEWS9) September 8, 2021
As we know, Johnmarkwayne is a humble, reserved guy, so he’s obviously downplaying his involvement in this daring rescue mission. I can’t wait to see the made-for-TV movie about it starring James Woods in a couple of years.
Original “Roklahoma” Represents
Although Limp Bizkit bailed, Rocklahoma took place this past weekend without a hitch. On a related note, I found this Tweet of a news article from a very early, primitive form of the festival.
#OnThisDay – Sept. 6th 1980. ROKLAHOMA 1980 takes place at the University of Oklahoma’s Owen Field. The bill included the Doobie Brothers and Pat Benatar, but it also included Sammy Hagar sharing the bill with Van Halen… 5 years later… well, you know how the story goes! #80s pic.twitter.com/kjO8XldFg9
— Mitch Lafon (@mitchlafon) September 6, 2021
Were any of our older readers at the show? Better yet, is there anyone out there who went to both old Roclahoma and the new Rocklahoma? If so, leave a comment and tell us which one was better.
Guthrie Student participates in “National Bring Your Old Grenade to School Day.”
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad called to Guthrie Junior High after student brings practice military grenade to show teacher https://t.co/smRfRE519n
— KFOR (@kfor) September 10, 2021
Well, at least the kid didn’t pull a Wayne Coyne and shut down the airport.
Anyway, I told you this would be a quick one. Have a nice weekend. Hopefully, I’ll see you next week.