Hang On, Sloopy was a hit when I was in 7th grade. I was just becoming aware of the Vietnam War, but it wasn’t much on my mind; I had problems closer to home. Other songs I remember most from that year are Satisfaction, which played in heavy rotation in the little cafeteria where we waited to be picked… Read the rest
Tonight I found out about yet another campaign of critical interest to progressive Oklahomans that is taking place all this month culminating this week with special events, and Friday at the state Capitol — and it’s Midnight of that Friday as I discover the info (rather accidentally) and write this. Earlier this week, a health care rally on the Capitol… Read the rest
I don’t know about you, but I don’t mouth words when I’m thinking. When I mouth words, slowly and carefully enough to be easily deciphered by non-professionals, I very much intend to be seen.
… the behavior of Justice Alito at last night’s State of the Union address — visibly shaking his head and mouthing the words “not true”… Read the rest
Over on the Democrats of Oklahoma Community Forum, there is a discussion about the Senate race against Coburn next year. Unless I am misunderstanding it, some are apparently arguing that Dr. No should not even have a Democratic opponent next year, he’s just “unbeatable,” the party’s broke, etc. I’m registered as a Democrat because of this state’s restrictive ballot access… Read the rest
Yes, it’s war all right, but on civility and multiculturalism, not Christmas.
Dear Miss Manners: I work as a cashier during the Christmas season, and I often wish my customers “Happy holidays.” Sometimes customers get all offended and reply with something like “I choose to celebrate Christmas,” or they go into this long angry rant about the use of the… Read the rest
In what may prove to be the most interesting House race in Oklahoma next year, local attorney Brittany Novotny announced her campaign to challange uber-wingnut Sally Kern.
The voters of House District 84 deserve a representative who will fight for them. So today, I’m officially announcing my candidacy for State Representative. I believe I have the drive, dedication, and determination… Read the rest
… on health care and everything else.
Edward Kennedy wanted all Americans to have access to the kind of health care he had and to make sure everyone had a safety net in place that allowed them to take the kind of risks necessary to become a millionaire if that’s what they wanted to do. His conservative enemies, on the… Read the rest