Archive | July, 2011

(R-OK) George Faught on “How to Persuade Democrat Politicians”

How to Persuade Democrat Politicians

George Faught - Art of Persuasion

Oklahoma’s George Faught, US Congress republican candidate for 2012 election, explains hows to persuade  democrat politicians.

For me, its hard to figure out what’s in the mind of politicians when they interact with their constituents.  So Faught explains & illustrates how constituents should approach their politician (especially democrats).    What he basically said was that (as a republican) don’t let the democrat politician see you as the enemy.  Interestingly, Faught raise bees as a hobby.  In reference to the bees Faught raises, he said why would you do something for the things that would sting or hurt you.

My personal take:  When George Faught brought up the “bees” story / analogy, it moreso convinced me that he is a mild tempered politician w/a bed side manner like a doctor & may be great at conflict resolution.  He seems comfortable w/himself, soothing & can definitely talk unscripted w/out notes or teleprompter.   He seemed tangible; & his talks were more “fire-side or round table” that puts audience at ease.  He was also witty & has sense of humor.  I don’t want my readers to think Im biased or giving endorsement.  I’m just giving my honest opinion about George Faught’s personality that I find noteworthy.

Now don’t get me wrong, Faught is no attack dog like Allen West or Joe Walsh.   It would be great to have all three.  I do know what Allen West & Walsh would do if they had a sting bee like Nancy Pelosi; BUT the question is how would Faught handle such a bee?

George Faught spoke at Pittsburg County Republican Womens meeting in McAlester, OK on July 28, 2011. Meeting was held at Angels Diner. Currently, the US congress seat in Oklahoma district 2 is held by democrat Dan Boren who will not seek re-election. Therefore, its open season on this seat for republicans to pick up. What makes this election for this seat so special is that District 2 is the only district in the entire state of Oklahoma that is democrat.

Rural Water District 2 Cut off Water 2 Livestock?

At a chaotic Rural Water District # 2 meeting, a resident said that the water operator told him that he was advised that anyone with livestock to shut their water meter off.  Another resident told board members that it would be cold day in hell before they shut water off to his livestock.  Rural Water district manager, Vivian Moody replied “.. what’s more important?  people’s lives or their livestock?

Part of the problem is that residents mostly in Stuart, Oklahoma are not getting any water or water that comes out to a trickle.  Some of them wanted to know that if they are not getting water, if they have to pay the water bill.  Board member replied yes.  Residents complained that when they turn on water, air pressure causes the meter to register & that they are getting charged for it.

Also at this meeting, it was revealed that Rural Water District 2 (RWD #2) has only 2 guys working in the field.  RWD # 2 chairman acknowledged that the money spent on chemicals is going down the drain.

Another resident complained that it took RWD #2 six months to fix water leak.

Vivian Moody started complaining about Oklahoma DEQ because it was inspecting her Water District which she felt had deprived her of putting the maintenance guys to work.

This Rural Water District meeting was held at the Senior Citizens Center in Stuart, Oklahoma on July 18, 2011.  Approximately 60 people attended.

McAlester News:
“Stuart Under Boil Order”
http://mcalesternews.com/local/x202403489/Breaking-News-Stuart-under-boil-order

NewsOK news article:
Water woes plague Hughes County residents
http://newsok.com/water-woes-plague-hughes-county-residents/article/3586653?custom_click=rss

McAlester News Capital:
“Stuart residents told to stop watering livestock”
http://mcalesternews.com/local/x967738301/Stuart-residents-told-to-stop-watering-livestock

McAlester News Capital:
Stuart Oklahoma water district has history of violations
http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1241069150/Stuart-s-water-has-history-of-violations

NewsOK
Water Wells in Store for Rural Oklahoma

http://newsok.com/water-wells-in-store-for-rural-hughes-county/article/3587520

McAlester News Capital:
Stuart water downgraded; board ouster

http://mcalesternews.com/archive/x1926597510/Stuart-water-downgraded-board-ouster-planned

McAlester News Capital:
State cites Hughes Co. water district – Donations pour in for Stuart area residents 
http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1443109611/State-cites-Hughes-Co-water-district

Oklahoma GOP Dustin Rowe “Called by God” 2 run 4 US Congress says his uncle


The uncle of Dustin Rowe said that Rowe went to the church & kneeled before the altar asking Jesus for direction about his intent to run for US Congress.   He indicated that Rowe running for this congressional seat is a “Calling from God”.

Dustin Rowe is a country lawyer practicing in Tishomingo, Oklahoma & former mayor of that town.   Though he has not officially thrown his hat in the ring & he’s expected to make announcement of his decision by end of July or sometime by middle of August.   He spoke at the Pittsburg County GOP meeting on July 21, 2011 at Angels Diner in McAlester, Oklahoma.

The seat that Rowe is potentially seeking is currently held by Democrat Dan Boren in congressional district 2.  Although, Oklahoma is an anti-Obama republican conservative state, district 2 is the only district in the entire state that is democrat.   Boren will not seek reelection in 2012, so that makes this seat wide open.

Videos of Dustin Rowe speaking to Oklahoma voters

News article about Dustin Rowe:
1. http://claremoreprogress.com/local/x1692750619/Rowe-considers-bid-for-Congress

2. http://mcalesternews.com/local/x1241066777/Rowe-set-to-speak-at-local-GOP-meet


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