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URGENT OKIE ALERT: Need boots on ground Fri. in OKC to get petitions signed for Decriminalization of Marijuana
URGENT — OKIE ALERT: We need boots on the ground March 7, 2014 Fri at 6:30pm to get petitions signed to get marijuana legalized in OKC. We need it DESPERATE! Oklahoma City will be the 1st to do this in the entire state as a kick off. Step up before its too late. Even Im driving 2 hrs to get there. This is URGENT !!
Meet up at 3301 N. Shartel Ave., OKC, OK. Approx 6,500 signatures are needed.
- Incumbent: Republican – Mary Fallin
- Republican – Randy Brogden
- Democrat – Don Dorman
websites – Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JoeDorman twitter: http://twitter.com/dorman340
- Incumbent: Republican – Jim Inhofe
FEC S4OK00083; 30 Sep 13; Tot $1,701,951; Dsb $801,366
- Democrat: Matthew Benjamin “Matt” Silverstein
FEC S4OK00216; 31 Dec 13; Tot $253,686; Dsb $152,492
(due to Early Retirement Tom Coburn)
- Republican: James Lankford
FEC H0OK05114; 31 Dec 13; Tot $432,896; Dsb $348,219
- Republican: T.W. Shannon
- Republican: Jason Weger
- Republican: Evelyn L. Rogers
- Democrat: Constance Johnson (not official yet)
(There are 5 US Congressional Districts in Oklahoma)
- District #1
- Incumbent: Republican – Jim Bridenstine
- District # 2
- District # 3
- District #4
- District #5
(open seat due to Republican – James Lankford running for US Senate to replace Coburn)
- Republican: Patrice Douglas
- Republican: Shane Jett
- Republican: Clark Jolley
- Republican: Steve Russell
- Democrat: Keith Davenport
- Democrat: Tom Guild
- Democrat: Al McAffrey
- Democrat: Marilyn Rainwater
OKLAHOMA STATE SENATE
(Oklahoma House of Representatives consists of 101 members)
At a medicaid expansion rally in McAlester, Oklahoma it was said that the reason why the Motorcade of Medicaid took the path they took to get to McAlester, Oklahoma was because this is Little Dixie. One of the ladies in audience sounded like she was offended, and said that they are not suppose to use that word because its associated with KKK and illiteracy.
I have heard the term “Little Dixie” used in describing the politics and culture of McAlester, OK & Pittsburg county Oklahoma (generally). Actually Ive heard the term “Little Dixie” being used to describe Southeastern Oklahoma & the entire Congressional District 2. I didn’t realize this until I moved to Southeastern Oklahoma. Though I have heard the phrase “Yellow dog” & ‘Blue dog” very rarely used in white republican or tea-party circles of Southeastern Oklahoma in reference to their white democrat counterparts in the state; but
the phrase “Little Dixie” is mostly & loosely used by white republicans in Southeastern Oklahoma to categorize white democrats in Congressional District 2 Oklahoma.
I heard what the woman in the video said in reference as to why she disliked the phrase “Little Dixie”, but I’m wondering if she disliked the phrase because it’s a truthful disclosure or a reminder of what she does not want to be said out loud.
Let’s be honest about this Little Dixie thing.. the meaning of the phrase Little Dixie does accurately depict Southeastern Oklahoma. So please lets not pretend it does not. I know what “Little Dixie” & Dixiecrat mean, as do most African Americans – even though “Little Dixie” & Dixiecrat is not a term that most blacks use. Reason being that most blacks don’t use the phrase is because its associated with the same political party that Blacks are associated with themselves. It does not mean that blacks adore Dixiecrats. Its a rock & a hard place for black folks, when there are only 2 political parties to deal with.
The needs and wants of black democrats is not necessarily the same as a Dixiecrat. Whereas the Dixiecrat wants states rights, most blacks oppose this because it would mean a death sentence them & they would have no protection when they are already racially discriminated against & are severely outnumbered. Look what happened to North Tulsa (which is not even Little Dixie). I’ve spoke with several blacks in Southeastern Oklahoma within the past 6 months about their concerns and it appears that they are paying close attention not only due to how Congressional District 2 voted in the last presidential election; but they are especially paying more attention here recently to the obvious racial disparity they are subjected to in the criminal justice system & in employment – which BY THE WAY is a system within this locality that’s controlled NOT by republicans. Remember, Southeastern Oklahoma particularly in Pittsburg & Hughes County is a democrat stronghold. I have heard many of blacks in the area say that they will cast a “retaliation vote”. I think you (the reader) know what that means. But only time will tell as to what black democrats in Pittsburg & Hughes county will actually do on voting day. I have asked them to choose their political candidate wisely, but to pay attention to the ‘”low hanging fruit” – AKA: local & state politicians.
What I have not figured out yet is how did this Little Dixie thing occur in Southeastern Oklahoma (or anywhere in Oklahoma for that matter) in the 1st place, considering that Oklahoma was not a slave state.
This video was recorded on July 27, 2013 at Chadick Park in McAlester, OK.
Howard Houchen is running for Oklahoma state senate (District 5) in 2012 to beat out democrat Jerry Ellis (incumbent). Since both of these candidates are in different political parties, they will be on ballot in general election in November.
When asked Houchen about his position on open meetings (open government rule) at the state capital, he said that he supported HR1004 petition and that his opponent Jerry Ellis did not. There were talks amongst Oklahoma State legislatures about allowing all representatives discuss bills so that it was not left up to the chairman to arbitrarily kill it without discussion. Then suddenly they decided against it. Here’s the website that explains the HR1004 petition.
Also Houchen informed me that if Jerry Ellis were to win, that he could not fulfill his full term of office. Since this was the case with Ellis, Houchen added that he wanted to give the people a voice throughout the entire legislative process.
Oklahoma State senate district #5 covers the following 5 counties: Atoka (eastern portion) , Choctaw (entirety), Leflore (southern portion), McCurtain (entirety) and Pushmataha (entirety).
The general election is November 6, 2012.
This interview was done at Oklahoma GOP state convention on May 12, 2012 at Embassy Suites in Norman, Oklahoma.
(R-OK) Steve Harrison, sitting councilman is running for Mayor of McAlester, Oklahoma. He feels council members should at least make a good impression while sitting on bench at meetings for the sake of public appearance. He said his rival John Brown (another councilman) shows up wearing shorts. But when Harrison shows up to city council, he dresses up in suit & tie.
Harrison also answered questions about the McAlester landfill that the council had previously imposed a restriction on its use. Harrison explained that the landfill was full & that the city had to comply w/DEQ rules.
About the matter of McAlester council passing city law that conflicted w/state law in regulating the sale of over the counter cold medicine, Harrison said that the city council rescinded their ruling after its passing due to ruling from Oklahoma Attorney General. The initial reason given by the council in trying to regulate the cold medicine was to clamp down on meth labs. But Oklahoma attorney general Pruitt said towns can’t regulate sale of cold pills.
Steve Harrison, who is a republican, is currently a city councilman for ward 2 McAlester, OK. He seeks to win the office of Mayor, as the outgoing mayor – Kevin Priddle, is retiring. John Browne, a democrat is also running for mayor.
Election for the mayor race is super Tuesday – March 6, 2012.
Following is video of Harrison speaking:
Tonite, driving from Walmart getting on to George Nigh Exwy, I spotted a Ron Paul sign. It was the ONLY political sign in the whole area.. just sitting out there all by it’s lonesome.
Before any Ron Paul supporters start jumping my bones, I want to say that I ain’t got nothing against Ron Paul & in fact I like the guy.. But a Ron Paul sign in these neck of the woods is highly unusual. I didn’t think Ron Paul was even on the radar out here. In McAlester, OK (or surrounding area of District 2) most Republicans I talk to would say they support Santorum or Romney. But Ron Paul ?????? This is a first. I need to find out what the hell is going on. I’m call up Pittsburg GOP to find out if Paul has a headquarters out here.
Oklahoma Republican female voter reveals who she may vote for in Oklahoma’s 2nd US Congressional & Presidential election 2012. She’s leaning Dakota Woods & Markwayne Mullin for US congress; but since she had not seen all of the GOP candidates she said she could change her mind. But she did say that her liking for Mullin & Woods was because they seemed strong & forceful.
Voter says she prefers Rick Santorum for President, but since he’s unlikely to win GOP nomination, she said she’d probably vote for Mitt Romney. When asked about Newt, the voter strongly replied he was dirty, a big government progressive & lack morals & character. However, voter felt Mitt was not that conservative, but that she would chose him over Newt based on morals & character.
This interview was on January 31, 2012 in McAlester, OK at a GOP event held at Angel’s Diner.
I plan to do more video polling of Republican voters at forthcoming Oklahoma GOP events so as to get a feel for how GOP voters are leaning.
Could (R-OK) Larry Boggs be the Salvation to Rural Oklahoma? Urban Oklahoma Senators vs. Rural Oklahoma
At Oklahoma GOP event, republicans introduced to GOP Larry Boggs who’s running for Oklahoma State Senate seat 7th district. Democrat State Senator Richard Lerblance is bowing out of forthcoming election, so Oklahoma republicans in the 7th district appear to be backing GOP Larry Boggs to win that seat. BTW, there’s rumor that District 7 has been remapped to include parts of Hughes County.
Sometimes Oklahoma rural folks feel alienated & ignored by the urban state senators. It’s like Oklahoma urban senators give better treatment & a willing ear to the concerns of the folks who live in Oklahoma City, but forsake the rural folks who are all but forgotten, and have to accept the left-overs or nothing at all. The fix to this social disparagement is the root of Larry Boggs’ platform.
This GOP event was held in McAlester, OK on January 31, 2012 at Angels Diner (conference meeting room). Larry Boggs was introduced to the republican crowd by Oklahoma GOP State Senator Josh Brecheen.
Oklahoma GOP State Senator Josh Bercheen explains the concealed carry weapon permit controversy that Democrat Jerry Ellis proposed. A lot of Oklahoma gun owners were pissed off over this gun restriction bill.
Ellis had proposed a bill that would do away with all of Oklahoma’s concealed carry reciprocity agreements with other states. In other words, if you got into a bad situation, you might have a problem defending your very life. To be blunt the bill would force you to be disarmed!
The interview of GOP Oklahoma state senator Bercheen in the above video took place outside an Oklahoma GOP event held at Angels Diner in McAlester, OK on January 31, 2012.
With Democrat State Senator Richard Lerblance bowing out of next race, Oklahoma republicans are backing GOP Larry Boggs to win the seat in next election in District 7.
Also, Oklahoma republicans are just down right excited about their slate of GOP candidates to take democrat Dan Boren US Congressional seat (2nd district).
At this Oklahoma GOP event, we watched a televised Oklahoma Congressional debate moderated by Oklahoma’s Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb, in 6 GOP candidates participated. The 6 GOP candidates aiming to take Democrat Dan Boren seat are: Dustin Rowe, George Faught, Markwayne Mullin, Wayne Pettigrew, Dakota Woods and Dwayne Thompson. http://www.georgefaught.com http://www.mullinforcongress.com http://www.pettrigrewuscongress.com http://www.roweforcongress.us http://www.dwaynethompson.org
This republican event was held in McAlester, Oklahoma in conference room of Angel’s Diner on January 31, 2012. A lot of folks showed up .. it was standing room only!
Person I interviewed for this video is Lonnie Anderson – A GOP coordinator involved in local GOP party.