According to Steve “Get Off My Median” Lackmeyer, the narrow tree-lined median along the gentrified area of NW 23rd in Uptown could be sacrificed in the name of “public safety.”
I guess the strip is up for reconstruction, and the people who care are debating whether or not to keep the median, or do away with it and give more room to losers who walk, ride bikes, use wheelchairs, or simply don’t want to feel like they’re one little stumble away from instant death while bar hopping.
Via The Oklahoman:
A few years ago, I went to a gathering of the Choctaw Nation that was held downtown to change some legal information but, first, had to sit through various speeches by Chief Batton and his pals. There were free snacks and water, however, so it was all good.
At least it was until it quit being a gathering of Natives and became more of a far-right rally that praised Gov. Kevin Stitt.
At the time, I was mildly irritated. But now, as Stitt has proven himself, to use the words of Cherokee Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., an “enemy of sovereignty,” would it be disrespectful if I cried out “I told you so!” and got a couple of victorious high-fives from like-minded people?
As many Oklahomans know, Gov. Stitt—an Okie Andrew Jackson and twice as dumb—has been on a statewide crusade against Indigenous people, using every terroristic stereotype to frighten his Fox News worshipping followers regarding the recent McGirt ruling, bending and twisting this loss to aid him in his rumored perverted race to the White House. Emphasis on white.
Well, finally a Native leader got fed up with his shit and, at Monday’s Sovereignty Symposium, stood up to tell the people of Oklahoma—the true people—that Stitt and his good ol’ boys are the aforementioned “enemies of sovereignty,” hopefully a charge that will follow Stitt to the poor house instead of the White House…
From the Oklahoman:
Like a shimmering mirage of realized sustenance, after years of barren stomachs and dusty pantries, a grocery store has finally returned to NE 36th and, even better, brought a few tasty friends with it.
With the area’s convenience stores and other potato chip outlets a mere blur in the rearview, located at 625 NE 36th is the newest addition to the flat landscape, Homeland. A grocery store that has managed to stick around when so many of its competitors have suckled dust, this newest incarnation has a far more modernized theme, much like the sister store on N. Classen.
The only problem is, much like that place, the prices are considerably higher—I’m talking Whole Foods higher. But, until more competition comes in to start a volatile price war, I guess it’ll have to do and do it well.
Walking in through the sliding doors, pass the scads of pumpkins just waiting to be carved by a madman, I entered the grocery store and into the produce section, which was next to the deli.
Before I could decide which direction to take, I immediately noticed that Leo’s, the venerable Oklahoma City BBQ institution and one of my favorite OKC eats, is here…