Stitt hires kid with bowtie to be new Chief Legal Counsel…

It looks like Kevin Stitt has a new person to provide him with bad legal advice!

 

Just months after Jason Reese stepped down following our report that he was having an affair with a lobbyist, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced he’s hired a former judge who wears a bowtie as his new Chief Legal Counsel, help ensure that type of embarrassing debacle never happens again.

 

Meet Trevor “Doogie” Pemberton:

 

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Oklahoma Attorney General vows to defend state’s racist values…

Earlier this year, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and his pals in the state legislature reminded the world that Oklahoma is still a Top 10 State for Racism (#OKTop10) when they quickly and eagerly passed HB 1775 – a controversial law that would ban topics like racism or sexism from being taught or discussed in Oklahoma classrooms because they may, amongst other things, make children of racist parents feel uncomfortable.

The law was universally panned by liberals, academics and other people who think that ignoring and white-washing the history of racism in America, and how it still impacts our society today, is probably not a good idea, and basically equates to unconstitutional censorship.

As a result, the ACLU of Oklahoma, along with a few other liberal groups, announced this week they are challenging the constitutionality of the law in federal court.

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10 Ways the Oklahoma State Fair helped (and hurt) the economy!

According to an article by KFOR, the 2021 Oklahoma State Fair allegedly contributed $103 million to the Oklahoma economy.

At least that’s what the people who run the fair told us:

Officials with the Oklahoma State Fair say 900,000 people visited the state fair for new food, shows, competitions, rides, and more.

In all, 25% of visitors came from out-of-town for the event, while 75% of fairgoers were local.

As a result of the event, officials say the fair brought in $103 million in direct spending to the Oklahoma City economy.

So, basically, 75% of the $103-million was spent on the State Fair instead of on other things that impact the economy, like local restaurants and bars, retailers, etc. Isn’t that a bit like robbing the world’s smallest horse to pay a carnie?

While I wouldn’t doubt that my brethren (and myself) shelled out millions for fried food and tickets to rides to throw it all up on, I think the financial benefits and implications of the State Fair is a little more complicated than that.

Here are 10 ways the Oklahoma State Fair helps and hurts the economy…

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Groove Me: The Ever-Expanding World of Groov’in Records in Shawnee

In Oklahoma, it’s normal to think that only Oklahoma City and Tulsa have decent record shops because, well, they’re the only ones you ever hear about. In that case, you might want to listen up: a new one has recently opened up in Shawnee called Groov’in Records, 722 E. Independence, Suite H, and, though it may not look like it, if you’re a serious record collector, you should probably get down there right now.

While they might not have any of the typical garage sale finds that casual fans might pick up out of kitschy value, for true music obsessives, their vinyl selection is utterly impeccable, featuring long-forgotten platters of wax, all seemingly saved from a cruel fate that would taunt a true audiophile all the way to their sullen grave.

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