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24 August 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Why I wasn’t there

Me, holding a sign in the 2011 King Holiday Parade in Oklahoma City.
I slept quite a bit later than usual today, thus missing the OKC event marking the anniversary of the MOW in 63. I think my body knew what my brain didn’t (yet): I did not want to go and listen to a lot of chants and speeches,… Read the rest

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15 May 2011 ~ Comments Off

Photos and report from the 2011 Oklahoma Democratic Party State Convention

So yeah, I went to the convention yesterday and I lived to tell the tale! Photos
The Oklahoman story Former state lawmaker to head Oklahoma Democrats describes how a credentialing problem led to a long delay and ultimate redo of the vote for party chair (while taking every opportunity possible to mention the past unsuccessful campaigns of the various candidates.… Read the rest

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12 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Pink Wave spreads pro-choice, pro-family message to legislators

[For a gallery view of the photos, see my Picasa album.] Billed as a “Pink Wave” because of the color of their t-shirts and signs, supporters of real family values gathered at the Capitol today to address the anti-women and anti-families legislation that is becoming the stock in trade of the Oklahoma legislature. The event was sponsored and… Read the rest

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11 May 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Going to the Oklahoma Democratic Party State Convention this Saturday

I am going to the Oklahoma Democratic Party convention this Saturday as an alternate delegate with a proxy, and thus a vote in the statewide party elections for officers. I am in the Change Oklahoma caucus. Those who have known me for a while may know that I chose to work within the party here in Oklahoma two years ago,… Read the rest

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18 April 2011 ~ Comments Off

Corporate tax dodgers get a tax bill from OKC members

MoveOn members and supporters rallied and listened to Frosty Troy and others set the record straight on the so-called deficit crisis, then presented employees at a local Chase Bank with a “bill” for Morgan Chase’s unpaid taxes. has been giving Oklahoma a bit of attention in the past few months, trying to build up their activist “council” in Oklahoma… Read the rest

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14 April 2011 ~ Comments Off

59-minute Progressive Rally on a Moral Budget

Ok, it was yesterday’s Democracy Now! show, but if you watch it, I think you will agree with my assessment. DN! is always good, but this one was particularly inspiring.… Read the rest

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05 April 2011 ~ 3 Comments

My “local” grocery store is 2.2 miles away, or 4.5+ hours round trip by foot

According to Google Maps, I can hop in my car and get to a nice Homeland Supermarket in 8 minutes. Lucky me. Not all my neighbors are that fortunate, and I got a real clear picture of that last Friday. Getting ready for fundraiser on Saturday, on Friday, which was April 1, I headed for the printer and at pretty… Read the rest

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04 April 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Citizens United comes to the heartland

In their decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, the Supreme Court of John Roberts twisted the knife in for the kill of representative democracy in this country. Literally giving paper entities, corporations, more rights than actual persons by allowing unlimited, unregulated and unsourced money into political races resulted in political carnage in federal and gubernatorial races across… Read the rest

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25 February 2011 ~ Comments Off

A clear signal for voters

The Oklahoman has made its endorsements in the OKC city council race. I think most of you reading this know what that means relative to your vote. Do your homework and vote — early voting starts today and election day is Tuesday. Peace Arena has an endorsement only for the Ward 2 race: Dr. Ed. Shadid, who will… Read the rest

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