Saturday, August 23, 2008
Kyle Loveless has told the Cleveland County Republican Party Chairman numerous times over the past year that he just can't afford to pay the county the $1500.00 he owes. Kyle can't pay his debts but he can loan himself $38K to his own Senate campaign? The money Kyle owes the county is for his mismanagement of the Cleveland County Republican Party funds during his two years as the County Chairman. Originally Kyle was not going to disclose the last minute $20,000 campaign contribution to the public until after the election. That reminds me of the $1500.00 he owes the County, which Kyle now says he will pay the Republican Party back after the election. After questions by the media concerning where Kyle came up with the new funds, Kyle was forced to admit that he gave the money to his own campaign.
GOP Fight in Nevada Could Cause McCain Trouble
Delegation Split May Prompt Votes For Libertarians
By BRAD HAYNESAugust 23, 2008; Page A4
PAHRUMP, NEV. -- Two Nevada delegations are packing their bags for the Republican National Convention Sept. 1, and if the latest party ruling stands, neither of them will be seated.
A fiasco at the state convention spawned the dueling delegations -- one for John McCain and one for Ron Paul -- and their continued wrangling has exposed a split in the party that may spell trouble in a key state for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Former presidential candidate Ron Paul speaks to the crowd as he is welcomed at the Nevada Republican Convention on April 26.
Running a strident libertarian campaign in the primaries, Texas Rep. Ron Paul tapped a seam of Republican frustration across the country, railing against the Bush administration's impact on civil liberties, foreign policy and the growing federal government. Mr. Paul's message resonated particularly in Nevada, a state where frontier spirit and personal freedom runs deep, and he captured second place in the January state caucuses, ahead of Sen. McCain.
Mr. Paul has suspended his campaign, but his libertarian loyalists have not. Their lingering discontentment and underlying philosophical differences may prove fertile territory for the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee, Bob Barr, and dangerous ground for Sen. McCain if even a portion of the Republican base is too disgruntled to vote. Nevada is shaping up as a key battleground in the presidential race; President Bush won the state by roughly 20,000 votes in each of the last two elections, and Democrats are contesting it strongly this year. Republican hopes in Nevada have also been hampered by the scandal-plagued GOP governor, Jim Gibbons, whose approval ratings have tanked as he has dealt with a messy divorce and a federal corruption investigation.
In April, riding high on a second-place showing in the Silver State, the grass-roots Paul supporters were well represented and well organized at the Republican state convention. Winning a key rule change, the Paul delegation began electing a majority slate for its candidate, when party officials dropped the gavel, turned out the lights and adjourned the convention indefinitely.
The state party leadership went on to appoint a slate of McCain delegates to the national convention by private conference call. Meanwhile, the spurned Paul faction gathered for its own "reconvention" to produce a competing delegation. In a decision Aug. 5, the national party's contest committee recommended against seating either slate, citing flaws in the selection process. The fate of Nevada's 34 seats at the Republican National Convention may not be decided until the final days before it begins.
At least one of the delegations will have alternative plans in St. Paul if they can't get past the door of the convention. Mr. Paul will be hosting his Rally for the Republic across town just as the Republican Party is assembling for its moment of unity.
The Texas congressman has not taken a position on Nevada's delegation dispute, but his campaign spokesman said he won't be pushing his supporters in Minnesota toward Sen. McCain. "There are some really good candidates running third-party campaigns," said spokesman Jesse Benton. "If the GOP happens to lose because they've abandoned their principles and traditions, maybe that will be a signal for the future."
More than the distraction in Minnesota, Sen. McCain may have to worry what discontented Ron Paul voters are doing back in Nevada, where longtime Republicans with a libertarian streak are already discussing alternatives to the party establishment.
In the city of Pahrump, 60 nearly barren miles west of Las Vegas, in a windowless tavern called Irene's Casino, a group of friends gathered to pass around a bottle of Ron Paul Revolution Cola and discuss how the Republican Party had wronged them.
This is a place where people move to be left alone, where mobile homes are sold as Freedom Homes and where Mr. Paul won the local Republican caucus, as his campaign signs along the highway still attest. He owed his victory to spontaneous gatherings like this one, where supporters fed up with the size of government, the Iraq war and the incursions on their civil liberties organized their own grassroots campaign.
"Out here folks draw water from their own well," said compatriot Kenny Bent, a former rancher, miner and lumberjack with long gray hair and mustache past his lower lip. "They have their own sewage system. They don't need the government and they don't want its intrusion."
Across the state, lifelong Republicans like Mr. Bent who now identify more closely with Mr. Paul's cause than with the party establishment say they won't vote for Sen. McCain.
The McCain campaign maintains that Nevada is a natural fit for the candidate. "He's a Western senator. He understands the issues, from water to public lands, that affect Westerners," said spokesman Rick Gorka. "And he's independent. He's a maverick. That has tremendous appeal in Nevada."
But the hard-line libertarian voters see Sen. McCain as the embodiment of a Republican Party they no longer trust to protect their freedoms. Citing the campaign finance rules and ban on college sports betting that he championed, many conservatives are rejecting the presumptive Republican nominee along with the party establishment.
Recent history shows Nevada's frustrated conservatives can swing an election. The last Texan presidential candidate preaching small government, Ross Perot, took 10% of the vote here in 1992 and 27% in 1996, helping Democrat Bill Clinton to carry the state both times. A Libertarian Senate candidate in 1998 tipped a close race to Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Mr. Barr's running mate, Wayne Allyn Root, a sports-betting entrepreneur and resident of greater Las Vegas, says their campaign is perfectly suited for his home state, citing Nevada's low taxes, frontier spirit and premium on personal freedom.
"We're all about turning America into a great big Nevada," Mr. Root said. "Nevada proves the model works."
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Friday, August 22, 2008
Kyle Loveless Again
Today it is being reported by local news sources that Kyle purchased $20,000 worth of T.V. ads. The interesting aspect concerning this $20,000 is that according to his latest ethics report, he only had $1500.00. And when questioned where the money to buy the ads came from, he refused to answer, saying that he isn’t required to report it until the next quarterly report. Makes me wonder if Kyle is really for transparency in government or if he intends to be another good ole boy Senator who will keep the state’s financial records hidden the same way he keeps his campaign finances hidden. Kyle needs to come clean and state where the $20,000 came from.
It is interesting that Kyle has been able to self fund $5000 for his own campaign ads earlier this summer, yet he has yet to pay back the County Republican Party the $1500 he has owed it for nearly two years. Last night at the Cleveland County GOP Executive meeting Kyle was asked when he was going to pay the County Party back the $1500.00. Kyle did not have a lot to say about the issue. Instead he let his wife Summer do most of the talking for him. Summer stated that they have been in a campaign and just have not had time to pay the county back but would the day after the election. (Can you read between the lines here)
Let’s see . . . they have to time to come up with at least $5000 of their own money for TV ads, they have had time to ask Kyle’s family members to give thousands of dollars in in-kind contributions, they had time to secure a $1000 contribution from Fount Holland, and they found time to write a postdated check that is not good until after the election. But they don’t have time to write a check that could be cashed now. I hope Kyle keeps his word on this but it would not surprise anyone if he backs out. We have learned after two years of Kyle as our County Chairman that his word does not mean much.
FOR OBAMA VISIT TO STATE
Senate Republicans invite Obama to Campaign in State
for Democrats Riley, Murphy, Lerblance, Erwin
OKLAHOMA CITY Echoing Governor Henry's invitation for Presidential candidate Barack Obama to campaign in Oklahoma, Senate Co-President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee offered to roll out the red carpet for the Democrat standard-bearer.
"Speaking on behalf of all Oklahoma Republicans, and in the spirit of true bi-partisanship, I want to join Governor Henry in inviting Barack Obama to Oklahoma. We'll break out all of the Oklahoma hospitality we can if Obama would campaign alongside Nancy Riley, Robert Murphy, Keith Erwin and Richard Lerblance," said Coffee.
"Senate Republicans would welcome him with open arms," he continued. "Better yet, let's take a statewide bus tour." With public polls showing Obama running a distant second to John McCain in the state, Republicans are eager for a visit by Obama.
Coffee suggested a swing starting in Lawton with Democrat Senate candidate Keith Erwin; north to Stillwater with Senate candidate/judge applicant Robert Murphy; then to Tulsa to go door-to-door with Nancy Riley; and a wrap-up rally in McAlester with Senator Richard Lerblance.
"We'll even pay for their meal at Pete's Place or The Isle of Capri in Krebs, if Obama likes great Italian food," Coffee added.
"If that schedule is too taxing, a rally on the south steps of the Capitol, with a photo-op of Obama standing, arms aloft with Riley, Murphy, Erwin and Lerblance and any other willing Democrat would be sufficient," he continued.
"If Obama doesn't have the time or inclination to visit his good friends in Oklahoma, I urge my Democrat friends in the Senate to make public their support for the top of their ticket.
"Why wouldn't Nancy Riley, Robert Murphy, Richard Lerblance or Keith Erwin declare their allegiance" Coffee asked. "They're mysteriously silent on this issue.
"If the Democrats need any help in planning the logistics for the Obama visit, have them call me. I'll be glad to put the full force of our campaigns behind this effort," he offered. "They know my number."
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Convention Speaker Line Up.
Monday (starts in the morning)
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Vice President Cheney
First lady Laura Bush
Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee
Former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.
Former U.S. treasurer Rosario Marin
Former senator Fred D. Thompson (Tenn.)
Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle
Former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael S. Steele
Meg Whitman, national cochairman of the McCain campaign and former president and chief executive of eBay
Carly Fiorina, Victory '08 chairman for the Republican National Committee and former chairman and chief executive of Hewlett-Packard
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
The vice presidential nominee
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
Sen. Sam Brownback (Kan.)
Sen. Mel Martinez (Fla.)
Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)
Below is a copy of an email that I sent to the top officials in John McCain’s camp. Please join me in letting John McCain know just how important the pro life issues are to all conservatives. Here are the email addresses to use.
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention John McCain:
At Saddleback Church last Saturday, Senator McCain declared: “I will be a pro-life President and this presidency will have pro-life policies. That’s my commitment.” I am asking John McCain to consider a pro life Vice President only. If John McCain picks either Tom Ridge or Joe Lieberman as his Vice President, I will be greatly disappointed.
I do not want to see McCain lose this election but selecting someone that is pro abortion will certainly turn off the conservative all across this country. In fact, I would be so disappointed that I would not even go to the polls to vote this November. I am a delegate to the National Convention along with being a delegate to the National Credentials Committee. At this time, I am very excited about the attending the convention and supporting John McCain. Please do not burst my bubble! Please pass this on to Sen. John McCain.
Lord, help me to be the person my dog thinks I am.
August 21, 2008 405.607.2971
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HAS “HAMLET” MURPHY’S FUNDRAISING DRIED UP?
Senate Candidate/Judicial Aspirant Funding Slows to Trickle
OKLAHOMA CITY – After raising almost $52,000 – 70% from trial attorneys – in the first quarter of his campaign for State Senate – former Judge and aspiring future judge Robert Murphy of Stillwater has seen his fundraising reduced to trickles following his decision to apply for the judgeship he abandoned to run for the Senate.
“It’s pretty clear Judge Murphy’s Hamlet impersonation – To Be or Not To Be – has very quickly worn thin on the voters and those who finance political campaigns in this state,” said Randy Swanson, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Republican Senatorial Committee.
Murphy’s latest fundraising report on file with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission indicates he raised $18,215 during the reporting period which ended August 11. 2008. Deducting the $650 he returned to a contributor who serves on the Judicial Nominating Commission, Murphy’s total raised now stands at $69,965.00.
Whereas Murphy had raised almost 70% of his funding from trial attorneys in the previous report, he reports only $3000 – which is still 18% of the contributions from individuals – from attorneys in the current report.
Jim Halligan, former president of Oklahoma State University and the Republican nominee in Senate District 21, raised two times Murphy’s amount -- over $37,000 this reporting period, and has now raised over $254,000 for his campaign.
“Voters and those who fund campaigns want to be confident that their candidate is committed to campaigning and serving,” Swanson said. “Clearly, Murphy’s inexplicable decision to pursue his old judgeship has not set well with the folks in Stillwater and surrounding communities, and has chilled contributions from attorneys, who rightly see a potential conflict in contributing to a man before whom they may be trying cases within months.
“On the other hand, the people appreciate Jim Halligan’s commitment to his community and his state, they know and appreciate his character, and understand he’s running for the right reasons,” Swanson continued.
“Republicans are eagerly awaiting election day on November 4,” Swanson concluded.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
By NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
August 20, 2008; Page A19
Lake Forest, Calif.
"Above my pay grade." Those words rang in the ears of Gene Taylor, a middle-age member of Saddleback Church I interviewed after the worship service on Sunday morning. He was referring to the answer offered by Barack Obama when Pastor Rick Warren asked him at what point in its development a baby gets "human rights."
"In this country," Mr. Taylor told me, "there is no higher pay grade than the president." Which is true at least metaphorically. Mr. Taylor added, "I thought I was going to be supporting John McCain. Now I'm sure of it."
Mr. Obama's flip-sounding response did not go over well with the evangelicals in the audience of Saturday night's presidential forum. After a week in which the Democrats have been renegotiating their abortion platform, Mr. Obama was supposed to provide a voice of clarity, and above all moderation, for the party. His middle-of-the-road views were supposed to appeal to independent-minded Catholics and evangelicals who agreed with Democrats on some issues, but couldn't pull the lever for him if he was too radical on abortion.
It didn't work out that way. Add Mr. Obama's recent admission that during his time in the Illinois legislature he voted against a law protecting babies who survive an abortion procedure, and it seems as if the Democrats have accomplished the impossible: They have moved to the left on abortion.
On the party's platform, the Democrats dropped the words "safe, legal and rare," the phrase used most famously by both Bill and Hillary Clinton to signal moderation on the issue. The Democrats also added the modifier "unequivocally" to strengthen their support for abortion rights. As if there were any doubt about the message that these changes send to the party's radical factions, here is feminist Linda Hirshman celebrating in a piece for Slate: "With the release of the new platform, the emancipation of women may once again become a legitimate political position."
Some conservative Democrats and a few leaders on the religious left have cited other shifts, such as the inclusion of access to "family planning services" and "age-appropriate sex education" in the platform, as evidence that the party is softening its stance. But phrases like "sex education" and "family planning," especially when uttered by government officials, rarely warm the hearts of conservative, religious Americans.
To be sure, not all Christians are alarmed. The platform says that the party "strongly supports a woman's decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre-and postnatal health care, parenting skills, income support and caring adoption programs." According to Rev. Jim Wallis, the founder of Sojourners (a network of liberal Christians), this is evidence that "there's a common ground possible here." He said, in a conference call of religious leaders last week, "It's never been as explicitly stated that the Democratic Party supports a woman's decision to have their child, and offers her practical support to have her child. It's an historic step forward." But no one should mistake Rev. Wallis's views for those of most Catholics or the evangelical community.
If Democrats had wanted to "make room" for pro-lifers, they could have. One proposal for the platform was a statement of "conscience" -- that is, language noting that people of good conscience can disagree on abortion. This was rejected by the platform writers.
What did Mr. Obama add to this mix? On Saturday, he may have tugged at the heartstrings of some in the audience with his statement that women don't make the decision to abort "casually," that they "wrestle" with it.
But, as with many other issues, the Democrats have framed this as an issue in which poverty and other factors beyond people's control have forced them into making questionable decisions. If only they had more money and universal health care, the logic goes, things might be different.
This patronizing argument really won't fly with evangelicals. Not only are they on the front lines of providing adoption services across the country, but they are also big believers in personal responsibility. Polls show that young evangelicals are growing more adamantly opposed to abortion while they are growing more tolerant of gay marriage. One reason for this is the idea (true or false) that people may not be able to help being gay. Whether to have an abortion, the young evangelicals I've spoken with seem quite sure, is a still an individual's decision.
Next week, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Jr. will be giving a speech at the convention in Denver. Mr. Casey, whose father, a former governor of Pennsylvania, was not allowed to address the 1992 Democratic convention because of his pro-life views, is now carrying on his shoulders the last hopes that the Democrats can take a reasonable position on the issue of abortion. But after what his party has communicated this week, it's hard to see why Mr. Casey would bother.
Ms. Riley is the Journal's deputy Taste editor and the author of "God on the Quad: How Religious Colleges and the Missionary Generation are Changing America" (Ivan R. Dee, 2006).
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Florida: McCain Back Out Front 46% to 43%
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John McCain has recaptured the lead over Barack Obama in Florida, besting his Democratic opponent 46% to 43% in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state.
Counting “leaners,” McCain attracts 48% of the voter while Obama earns 46%. That advantage for McCain is well within the poll’s margin of sampling error. Full demographic crosstabs are available for Premium Members. Time is running out to save on Premium Memberships. Sign up now and save. Learn More.
While Obama remains close in the polls, he is viewed unfavorably by 48% of Florida voters, including 57% of white voters. Just 49% of all voters give the Democrat a favorable assessment. McCain is viewed favorably by 61% of Florida voters and unfavorably by 36%.
Last month, Obama held a statistically insignificant one-point lead on McCain following a month where Obama spent a reported $5 million on television advertising while McCain spent nothing. That was the first time Obama had held an advantage of any kind over McCain in the Sunshine State. For the previous six months the Republican had been ahead anywhere from seven to 16 percentage points.
McCain regained sizable ground among unaffiliated voters in the new survey. After trailing among unaffiliateds by 23% in July, he has now drawn even with Obama among those voters. McCain earns the vote from 86% of Republicans while 78% of Democrats say they’ll vote for Obama.
Nationally, the race between Obama and McCain remains very close in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
As he does nationally, Obama leads McCain among women voters. In Florida, he has a 52% to 41% advantage, roughly comparable to last month. McCain has an even larger spread among men, 51% to 33%. That represents a sizable gain since July.
Florida has been carried by the Republican presidential candidates in eight out of the last 10 elections, most notably in 2000 when it took a month to determine that George W. Bush was the winner. In 2004, Bush easily defeated Democrat John W. Kerry 52% to 47% in the Sunshine State. The closeness of the 2000 race, however, has given Florida the reputation of being a so-called swing state.
McCain’s ability to stay competitive in the race with the younger and more charismatic Obama is credited in large part to his championing of offshore oil drilling as one way to offset high gas and oil prices. The majority of voters in Florida, a state which is directly impacted by his position, favor lifting the congressional ban on such drilling. So do most voters nationwide.
Rasmussen Markets data currently gives McCain a % chance of winning Florida’s 27 Electoral College votes in November. At the time this poll was released, Florida was rated as “Leans Republican” in the Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power Calculator. NOTE: Factors other than the latest Rasmussen Reports poll impact the Balance of Power ratings. The current status is indicated on the table in the upper righthand corner of this article.
For the second month in a row, 57% favor drilling for oil off the coast of Florida while 29% are opposed. The latter number is down from 32% in July. Sixty percent (60%) say it is at least somewhat likely that Congress will approve offshore drilling in the next year, but 30% believe that is not likely to happen.
Fifty-two percent (52%) say the state’s schools are getting worse, with only 13% saying they are improving and 27% saying there has been no change.
Still, half of the state’s voters (50%) rate Republican Governor Charlie Crist’s job performance as good or excellent, while only 10% give him poor marks. Seventy-nine percent (79%) expect the governor’s recent marriage to make no difference in his governing.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Steve's latest article.
IN OBAMA'S OWN WORDS!
Senator Barrick Obama wrote a book entitled, Audacity of Hope. In it, he reveals how he has come to understand truth, and that his political views are really an extension of his religious views. Without my comments, here are some excerpts from Audacity of Hope.
Speaking of his mother, he says In her mind, a working knowledge of the world’s great religions was a necessary part of any well-rounded education. (p. 203)
In our household, the Bible, the Koran, and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology. On Easter or Christmas day, my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and the ancient Hawaiian burial sites. But I was made to understand that such religious samplings required20no sustained commitment on my part…Religion was an expression of human culture, she would explain, not its wellspring, just one of the many ways…(p. 204)
And yet for all her professed secularism, my mother was in many ways the most spiritually awakened person that I’ve ever known. She had an unswerving instinct for kindness, charity, and love, and spent much of her life acting on that instinct…Without the help of religious texts…she worked mightily to instill in me the values that many Americans learn in Sunday school; honesty empathy, discipline, delayed gratification, and hard work. She raged at poverty and injustice, and scorned those who were indifferent to both. (p. 205)
But it was my mother’s fundamental faith—in the goodness of people and the ultimate value of this brief life we’ve each been given—that channeled those ambitions. (p. 206)
Almost by definition, faith and reason operate in different domains and involved different paths to discerning truth. Reason—and science—involves the accumulation of knowledge based on realities that we can all apprehend. Religion, by contrast is based on truths that are not provable through ordinary human understanding—the ‘belief in things not seen.’ When science teachers insist on keeping cr eationism or intelligent design out of their classrooms, they are not asserting that scientific knowledge is superior to religious insight. They are simply insisting that each path to knowledge involves different rules and that those rules are not interchangeable. (p. 219)
I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union…nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount. (p. 222)
When I read the Bible, I do so with the belief that it is not a static text but the Living Word and that I must be continually open to new revelations… (p. 224)
Monday, August 18, 2008
We have got to pray for this country This really got to me - we need to know what we are voting for!
You must watch this: it is cause for righteous indignation—not even for the political implications for Obama, but for us as a nation—that we get so busy with our own lives we forget to ask God to forgive our nation. It's a wonder we aren't already blown off the map!
Please vote. We are NOT winning!
Have a great day!
GOD BLESS YOU AND OUR COUNTRY
by O&AN Staff Reports
A fundraiser to support openly GLBT candidates running for office across the country will be held Sept. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the home of David Taylor and Michael Ward.
The event costs $50 per person at the door with 100 percent of proceeds going to support the candidates through the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. For event locations and directions, email Taylor at email@example.com.
All money raised during the event will directly aid the following "out" candidates: Jim Roth, who is running for corporate commissioner in Oklahoma; Mark LaFontaine, who is running for state representative, District 92, in Florida; and Lupe Valdez, who is running for sheriff of Dallas County, Texas.
"We would love to raise money for a candidate from Tennessee but there isn't one running during this cycle," Taylor said. "Until we can support candidates from Tennessee, we're going to support other southern, national candidates."
Kathy Webb, the first openly gay official elected to Arkansas state legislature, and Keith Durbin, Tennessee's first openly gay official elected to state office, will be at the event. Light food and beverages will be offered.
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund is the nation's largest GLBT political action committee and the only national organization dedicated to increasing the number of openly GLBT elected officials at all levels of government. Since 1991, the Victory Fund and its national donor network have helped hundreds of openly GLBT candidates win election to local, state and federal offices.
The event is being coordinated and underwritten by Taylor, Jeff Rymer, Dena Scearce and Jim Schmidt, who are all Tennessee members of the Victory Fund's national campaign board.
For more information or to donate to the Victory Fund, visit victoryfund.org.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
August 16, 2007
Contact: Ron Black
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK: An Oklahoma-based paralyzed veterans organization is receiving a lot of attention lately and it's coming from Oklahoma's sportsmen and women. Hunters and anglers in Oklahoma are reaching out to raise awareness and much-needed revenue for Oklahoma's very own Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
The MAPVA is comprised men and women who advocate for disabled veterans (many of whom are disabled veterans themselves) throughout the state and hunters and anglers appreciate the sacrifice these incredible men and women, said Ron Black, founder of WILD Oklahoma - an Oklahoma based hunting and fishing television and radio program. Without our men and women in the military, we wouldn't have our right to keep and bear arms, nor would we be able to participate in the outdoors activities we so love it' time for us to pay tribute to them.
The PVA Celebration, as Black calls it, is slated for August 23rd beginning at 4pm at the Del City VFW Hall and will feature food, beverages, face painting for the kids, live auction items ranging from a Buster Boat to guided hunts to a trip to Las Vegas, door prizes and numerous Oklahoma elected officials will be in attendance to thank Oklahoma veterans for their sacrificial service to our country.
Congresswoman Mary Fallin, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater, Representative Joe Dorman, Representative John Enns, Del City Mayor Brian Linley and State Senator Kenneth Corn are just a few on the long list of elected officials who will be opening their hearts and hopefully their wallets to support the MAPVA. Oklahoma radio legend Mike McCarville will be a guest speaker as well.
Proceeds from the event go directly to the Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and benefit Oklahoma veterans and members of the MAPVA exclusively.
Future veterans events are being scheduled by WILD Oklahoma Radio and & Television for Northeast Oklahoma, Southeast Oklahoma and Northwest Oklahoma. WILD Oklahoma television is broadcast on Fox 25 in Oklahoma City, KSWX in Lawton and coming soon to the Tulsa and McAlester markets.
Hunt hard. Fish hard. Play in WILD Oklahoma.
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently tailored empty suit. No resume, no accomplishments, no experience, no original ideas, no understanding of how the economy works, no understanding of how the world works, no balls, nothing but abstract empty rhetoric devoid of real substance. He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya . Only a small part of him is African Black from his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is exclusively. What he isn't, not a genetic drop of, is 'African-American,' the descendant of enslaved Africans brought to America chained in slave ships. He hasn't a single ancestor who was a slave. Instead, his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading was the main Arab business in East Africa for centuries until the British ended it. Let that sink in: Obama is not the descendant of slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners. Thus he makes the perfect Liberal Messiah. It's something Hillary doesn't understand - how some complete neophyte came out of the blue and stole the Dem nomination from her. Obamamania is beyond politics and reason. It is a true religious cult, whose adherents reject Christianity yet still believe in Original Sin, transferring it from the evil of being human to the evil of being white. Thus Obama has become the white liberals' Christ, offering absolution from the Sin of Being White. There is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or flaws of his can diminish it, no arguments Hillary could make of any kind can be effective against it. The absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh being their Savior is all the more cause for liberals to worship him: Credo quia absurdum, I believe it because it is absurd. Thank heavens that the voting majority of Americans remain Christian and are in no desperate need of a phony savior. His candidacy is ridiculous and should not be taken seriously by any thinking American.
Pass this on to every thinking American you know!!!!