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SE Oklahomans Presently have NO VOICE on its water use, says J. Paul Lane (OK-D)

Paul Lane doesn’t feel that SE Oklahoma water should be sold to Texas & OKC area as its in the interest of SE Oklahoma economic development to keep it’s water.  He added that SE Oklahoma should have a voice on how its water is to be used, and that presently SE Oklahoma has NO say in the matter .  Paul said that if elected  he would file a companion bill w/state senator Brian Renagar (D-OK  House District 17) status to make sure we have regional water boards, so that SE Oklahoman  have a voice.

Lane’s opponent who is GOP nominee Larry Boggs at this political candidate forum did not offer any solution , but he did agree w/ Lane’s solution, but that SE Oklahoma had better vote for a Republican or we in SE Oklahoma will get no water rights because the republicans are in control.

The moderator’s question posed to J. Paul Lane was:  “The possible sale of SE Oklahoma water to Texas & Oklahoma City area still remains unresolved. What is your stance on selling SE Oklahoma water to Texas & OKC area & if there is anything you can do to reinforce what you think should or should not be done regarding the matter ?”.

J. Paul Lane is the democrat nominee seeking election to the Oklahoma Senate District 7 that is being vacated by Richard C. Lerblance (democrat).  Lane’s opponent is Larry Boggs the Republican nominee.  Election is November 6, 2012.

This political candidate forum was sponsored by McAlester  News-Capital in McAlester, Oklahoma.  This event was held on Oct 16, 2012 at 6pm at the Kiamichi Center in McAlester.  Approximately 200 people attended.

Rob Wallace (D-OK) “Nobody in Washington is going to intimidate me .. I’ll go toe-to-toe”

Rob Wallace (OK-D) for US Congress said SE Oklahomans need to send someone to capital hill who knows how to go toe-to-toe, as he has the experience in dealing w/the worst people imaginable. Wallace said that NOBODY in Washington is going to intimidate him.   He also said that the political system has been a system of hired voices, & further indicated that regular folks don’t have the bucks to hire K-street lobbyist to carry their voice.

Wallace said the system has become a set of members who only listens to hired voices.  Therefore, the only way for people in SE Oklahoma to get heard, he added, was for them to send someone from this area who will stand up to the special interest.

The moderator’s question posed to Rob Wallace was:”Gridlock is clogging up Capital Hill & with the 2 major parities often polarized to the detriment of the nation as a whole, and as a freshman US Representative what can you do to try to break down the lock jam that often occurs on capital hill?”.

Robert (Rob) Wallace, a democrat & Former Assistant US Attorney General is running for the office of US congress (2nd congressional district Oklahoma). His opponent is Marywayne Mullin — a republican & local plumber. The seat they both seek was held by democrat Dan Boren who is retiring & have held that seat since 2005. US Congressional district 2 of Oklahoma is the only democrat district in the entire state. Therefore, its imperative that the democrats hold on to that district, as the republicans are trying to turn the entire state Red to impair political balance. The election will be November 6, 2012.

GOP Larry Boggs Attacks Obama, gets fierce opposition from Audience at Debate – McAlester Oklahoma

GOP senate candidate Larry Bogg attacks Obama at debate. Get fierce opposition from audience.

GOP senate candidate Larry Bogg attacks Obama at debate. Get fierce opposition from audience. McAlester, Oklahoma – candidate forum – 10/16/2012

GOP senate candidate Larry Boggs did a throw-down on Obama & was met w/fierce opposition by Obama supporters at candidate forum in McAlester Oklahoma. Boggs & Obama supporters got into argument when he said Obama, if elected will control guns. And that he, as a NRA member will do what ever he can to get Obama out of office. He & his opponent J Paul Lane were given the question what would they do to protect 2nd amendment rights if Obama was re-elected. He said that Obama would control guns, that when the sparks flew.

Who ever the voter in the crowd that sent that question to the moderator, did Larry Boggs a dis-service. When he got into an argument w/the audience & then got engaged, he c could had lost the election. Even the law enforcement in the audience didn’t look too happy w/ Boggs. In a way I felt bad for Boggs because personally I like him. Yes, I have a soft spot for country boys. But this is politics & its not kool for a politician to engage in hostile exchanges w/the audience. Sorry. However, Lane, on the other hand, was smooth, calm & focused. Lane simply responded that as a military veteran he’s committed to protecting the 2nd amendment rights.

Larry Boggs is the republican nominee seeking election to the Oklahoma Senate District 7 that is being vacated by Richard C. Lerblance (democrat). His opponent is J. Paul Lane, the democratic nominee. Election is November 6, 2012.

This political candidate forum sponsored by McAlester News, in McAlester, Oklahoma. This event was held on Oct 16, 2012 at 6pm at the Kiamichi Center in McAlester. Approximately 200 people attended.

Upset voter at Oklahoma candidate forum reacting to GOP attack on President Obama - McAlester, OK - 10/16/2012

Upset voter at Oklahoma candidate forum reacting to GOP attack on President Obama – McAlester, OK – 10/16/2012

GOP Sen candidate 100% GUARANTEE Oklahoma 2B SUED if Affirmative Action is abolished

Oklahoma GOP senate candidate - Barney Taylor says now is not the time for Oklahoma to outlaw affirmative action. He 100% guarantees lawsuits to follow.

Oklahoma GOP senate candidate – Barney Taylor says now is not the time for Oklahoma to outlaw affirmative action. He 100% guarantees lawsuits to follow.

Barney Scott Taylor, a GOP state senate candidate 100% guarantees that if Oklahoma outlaws affirmative action, it will be sued. He said now is not the time for Oklahoma to do away with affirmative action. He brings up the NAACP & ACLU. Taylor says we (Oklahoma) don’t need that. As Taylor considers himself a pragmatist, he pointed out that a pending affirmative action case is before the supreme court (Abigail Fisher vs. University of Texas); & that while he could not answer the question if affirmative action is working because he could not get past the pragmatic part of it. He feels that the whole affirmative action thing could be shot down by the supreme court before the people of Oklahoma can even vote on it.

His view was that it didn’t make any sense for Oklahoma to come up with its own law, while the supreme court case has similar matter still pending. He said that Oklahoma should of waited to see how the supreme court rules on it.

There is a proposed eradication of affirmation action from Oklahoma law that will on voting ballot in the general election – November 2012. It was not until later on that I had learned that a black republican named T.W. Shannon was the 1 who presented this anti-affirmative action initiative.

Barney Taylor is running for Oklahoma state senate district 9, which covers Muskogee & Wagoner county. The election is November 2012.

His opponent, Earl Garrison, a democrat is an incumbent. Garrison was not present at this forum. It was announced that Garrison could not be present due to prior engagement to attend a hall of fame induction of his friend.

This interview was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 after a political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.

Oklahoma’s Anti – Affirmative Action candidate – GOP Russell Turner

Russell Turner, republican candidate running for state representative is anti"affirmative action. Turner wants to do away w/affirmative action in Oklahoma & says that it was no longer needed.

Russell Turner, republican candidate running for state representative is anti”affirmative action. Turner wants to do away w/affirmative action in Oklahoma & says that it was no longer needed.

Russell Turner a republican running for state representative is anti”affirmative action candidate. There is a proposed abolishing of affirmation action from Oklahoma law that will be on voting ballot in the general election – November 2012. Turner response was that he wants to do away w/affirmative action & that it was no longer needed because he felt it causes division between “our” people.

Turner was also a bit evasive to specific question I asked regarding Hate crime charges of the 2 gunmen who went into Tulsa’s black community killing black citizens on Good Friday. I asked Turner if he thought the 2 men should had been charged w/a hate crime (which the DA was reluctant to charged them with from the onset until Jesse Jackson arrived Tulsa). Turner’s response tended to generalize by saying that he think all crimes are hate crimes. It was difficult for me to get him to answer the question directly.

His opponent, William Fourkiller – a democrat, was interviewed on Affirmative Action law repeal. Fourkiller told me that he believes in the affirmative action law whole heatedly, and said that as a minority himself, he feels that we need that opportunity to not be discriminated against in employment, contracts, etc.. FourKiller added that affirmative law is working as it was intended to work & that there was no reverse discrimination as certain others claimed it was. He did mention that proposed abolishing of affirmative action in Oklahoma, was a political move by a state house member who was seeking to be promoted to speaker of the house. It was not until few days ago that I had learned that a black republican named T.W. Shannon was the 1 who presented this anti-affirmative action initiative. FourKiller said that he was OSU to explain this affirmative action law that is threatened to be abolished by the republican held House of the Oklahoma state legislature. He said that he explained to the NAACP OSU chapter that the Affirmative Action question on the 2012 ballot also affects women & that young women especially need pay attention to this issue as it affects their gender as well. The affirmation law question on the ballot will be SQ (State Question) 759 & that if voters want to keep that law then VOTE NO – which would be a NO VOTE on its removal from Oklahoma law books.

FourKiller currently is a state representative for house district 86 in Oklahoma. District 86 covers northeast Cherokee county, southern Delaware county and all of Adair county.

This interview of Russell Turner was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 after a political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.

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