Friday, June 20, 2008

Senate District 45 Race

I have conferred with several people that attended the forum at Okla City Coummity College this week and everyone thought the winner was TOO close to call.
More observations:

Melinda Daugherty was dressed to a tee. She looked very professional and spoke very intelligently on all the issues. They say she is walking daily and if she loses it will not be because she is not walking and meeting the voters.
Jerry Foshee was just outstanding. The more he speaks the more he resonates with the voters. One thing that’s for sure about Jerry, as a city councilman, he fought for conservative values. Being a former south sider, I follow south side politics closely. I was also told that Jerry kept the forum in stitches with his political comments.
Col. Steve Russell was praised as an outstanding newcomer to the political field. Russell has been a south sider for the past eleven years, when he was not fighting for our freedom. Everyone that I talked to believe that Russell came off as the winner by a nose. Voters like the manner and the honesty that comes from Col. Russell. A lot of people are tired of the life-long politician that tries to only articulate what the voters want to hear.
Voters want honesty in its elected officials and in my opinion they will get that with any of the above.

Obama Legislative Accomplishments

Obama Legislative Accomplishments
This video says it all.

More Spending Wasted By Our Legislators

$475 Million Bond, Are you Kidding!!

After thinking about the $475 million bond indebtness our Republican friends voted for at the end of the last legislative session I am still fuming. Now I understand that part of the $475 million bond included $6 million for the GM Plant. This after the Okla. City area voted on a bond in there recent election to approve a bond. So why is the state giving any money to the GM Plant? Is this what we want our state government to be spending our hard-earned tax dollars on?. The Daily Oklahoman did a small article about this a couple of weeks ago trying to explain what, who, and where the money will go, but that's not the issue here. It's bigger than that! It's a fiscal conservative and limited government question that must be answered.
I actually found out about the $6 million GM bond by accident. The $6 million bond was not discussed with the Legislator’s or debated. It was simply brought to a vote at the very last minute. Again I ask the question what is the difference in the spending habits of Republicans VS Democrats. Acting like Democrats nationally is what has gotten the Republican Party in a mess.
We need a leadership that is tough on spending, tough on liberal ideas and work to get conservative issues passed and for heavens sakes, stop with the spending already. Taking a look at the Oklahoma House web page I cannot find one word about the $6 million Tinker or GM bond. Why is it not mentioned? Why is it so secretive? I wonder what else is going to surface. When we vote Republican we should not have to be looking over the shoulders of our Republican friends. Honesty is still the best policy.
We need strong leadership that will stand up to special interest. If the Republicans are going to get back to being Reagan conservatives we need to get started right now.
I do appreciate the following Legislators who voted no on the $6 million bond. The below voted no on the $6 million Tinker bond: Thank you!
Blackwell, Hickman, McDaniel, R., Terrill,
Dank, Kern, Murphey, Trebilcock,
Duncan, Key, Peterson, P., Wesselhoft,
Faught, Martin, St., Reynolds, Wright,

If You Do Not Support Obama You Are A Racist?

This is a fascinating story. Paula Abeles (Clinton supporter)made a conference call to over 6,000 Clinton female supporters that are switching to McCain. Now she is being called a racist and received threatening calls from Obama supporters. Obama using the race card.


Paula Abeles described to Neil Cavuto, on his Wednesday show, the kind of threatening treatment she has received from Obama supporters. Thank god that law enforcement is now very involved in tracking down these perpetrators – and it’s quite easy given the trail they’ve left behind. (They think they’re clever, but we have our means of discovering exactly who they are. They don’t know that some of us are longtime ‘net users who know how to find those who abuse their privileges on the Internet.) Unlike them, we won’t out them on the Internet, but we are providing all information, with full details, to law enforcement. MOST SHOCKING is how little the Obama campaign takes action to handle these thugs themselves. That speaks volumes about the campaign’s tactics. It says even more that Obama attracts such vile people:

Thursday, June 19, 2008

J.C. Watts Tulsa Article

Watts says his support not guaranteed for national GOP

by: JIM MYERS World Washington Bureau
6/17/2008 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts, for nearly two decades a star supporter of Republican presidential nominees, has declared himself a "free agent" for 2008.

Even though he has donated to John McCain's campaign, Watts indicated that the GOP's presumptive nominee should not take his vote to the bank yet.

"When I say that I am a free agent, I am still a Republican, but I am like so many others out there that say: 'Don't assume my vote. Don't take my vote for granted,' '' he said Monday.

Watts said he was speaking as a member of both the black community and the faith community. Both, he said, have been "terribly taken for granted'' by the Republican Party.

"It does get a little frustrating,'' Watts said, adding that he's heard from many others who are saying the same thing. "For 20 years there has been a lot of talk but there hasn't been a lot of action when it comes to growing the base of the party.''

Asked what he would have to hear from McCain, Watts indicated that it may be too late.

"This is a four-, five-year effort. It is not a four-month effort,'' he said. "I have been advising the McCain folks for a year and a half to do what I don't see them doing.''

Watts said Republicans cannot wait until just before a general election and announce that they are going to speak to groups such as the NAACP and the Urban League.

He also cited the lack of blacks in key positions not only in the McCain campaign, but in the Republican National Committee and other top GOP campaign organizations.

Republicans are not successful in reaching out to minorities because they have no relationship with them, Watts said.

McCain's campaign did not return a call seeking comment.

Since the early 1990s, Watts has played high-profile roles in supporting GOP presidential nominees.

In 1992, he gave one of four speeches at the national convention seconding the nomination of then-President George H.W. Bush.

Four years later, Watts was added to the roster of speakers at that year's GOP convention amid complaints that conservatives were being pushed aside.

And, in 2000, he was an early supporter of George W. Bush and was tapped as one of three revolving hosts of that year's national convention.

Afterward, Watts, who by then was in the House Republican leadership, joined McCain in a grass-roots effort to expand their party's majorities in Congress.

Watts' statements have been viewed as an indication that he is leaning toward supporting Barack Obama for president.

"That is not my intention,'' he said.

Watts echoed comments of others in expressing "community pride'' for Obama.

"I am proud of what he has accomplished,'' he said, adding, however, that he has a number of policy differences with Obama on issues such as health care and taxes.

In regard to the presidential race, Watts said he was urging others to "follow their hearts in November.''

"I'm hopeful, as the course of the campaign plays out, that Sen. McCain will work as hard to merit our votes as he is for other voters, that he would give them reason to vote for him in November,'' he said.


Jim Myers 202-484-1424

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

District Attorney Mashburn

Greg Mashburn Named DA of the Year

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn will be honored next month by the Oklahoma District Attorney’s as Outstanding District Attorney of the Year. Congratulations to Greg! His efforts to prosecute lawbreakers and keep our community safe are being recognized all across the state. In fact, did you know that Mashburn’s office has not lost a jury trial since December of 2007? Mashburn is showing the good folks of Cleveland, McClain and Garvin Counties just how good he and his staff are.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Just What Congress Needs

Now this is just what we need. This will sure help lower our taxes.

Homosexuality takes Congress by storm

Jeff Johnson - OneNewsNow - 6/13/2008 10:40:00 AM

The two openly homosexual members of the U.S. House of Representatives have recruited 50 of their colleagues to officially join them in promoting the homosexual agenda in Congress.

Democrats Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin are the only open homosexuals serving in Congress. They have joined with Republicans Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Christopher Shays of Connecticut, and 50 other Democrats to create the House Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, says it is a sad day when Congress enshrines official promotion of sexual immorality.

Congressman Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 11, 2008

Cole Recognizes Toby Keith's Commitment to Armed Forces

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) introduced a resolution yesterday to honor country music star Toby Keith's commitment to the United States Armed Forces. Keith has demonstrated his commitment in a number of ways, most notably by performing on six United Service Organizations (USO) tours overseas.

"Toby has done so much to show his commitment and appreciation to our nation's Armed Forces," Congressman Cole said. "He has given his time and energy to put on performances for our troops overseas and at home. He has really gone out of his way to support our servicemen and women and their families."

"I believe Toby deserves to be acknowledged for his work. He's shown a unique understanding of the dedication and difficult work the members of the Armed Forces do and he has made it his priority to bring joy and entertainment back to them. I am proud to bring forth this resolution commending Toby Keith for all that he has done to boost the morale of the military. He has made Oklahoma very proud."

Oklahoma native Toby Keith has performed for over 135,000 members of the Armed Forces during USO tours to Cuba, Germany, Belgium, Kosovo, Italy, parts of Africa and other places overseas. Keith has volunteered to perform at dangerous and remote locations across the world. For example, on April 24, 2008, during a USO event, mortar fire disrupted Keith's concert in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The USO was established in 1941. Since it was founded, thousands of celebrities have volunteered with USO to entertain members of the Armed Forces in America and overseas. The purpose of the USO according to its web site is to "support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform."

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Toby Keith

I think that is just another example of what a class act Congressman Cole is! Congressman Cole has never met Toby Keith, yet he authored this
bill in recognition of his service to our troops. Some of you may remember earlier this year, I sent a letter to the Norman Transcript Editor saying thank you to Toby for supporting our troops. I have never met Toby Keith either, however, I do appreciate Toby taking the time and spending his own money to entertain our troops.

Resolution Introduced To Honor Toby Keith
Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole has introduced a resolution to honor Toby
Keith for his commitment to the United States Armed Forces. Cole says
Keith has really gone out of his way to support the servicemen and women
and their families. The Oklahoma singer has been on six USO tours
overseas, during which he's performed for more than 135-thousand members
of the Armed Forces. Cole's office notes that during a recent trip to
Afghanistan, Keith's show was even disrupted by mortar fire.