Sheriff candidate Kenny Snyder Blasts Hughes Co. sheriff dept for SLOW to NO RESPONSE time

Kenny Snyder, candidate for County Sheriff blasted Hughes County sheriff dept in Oklahoma for its slow to no response to police calls. This was actually the high points of his presentation at this candidates forum held in Calvin, Oklahoma on June 12, 2012. What further highlighted this was that the 2 sheriff deputies (Doug Sipes & Nolen Grizzle) present at this forum, took swipes at him as they defended the sheriff department as being good responders to police calls.

Snyder also addressed a laundry list of problems that needed to be tackled by the sheriff department – such as thievery and drug problems in Hughes county; & he seemed to have a grass root understanding of the drug traffic & users from a law enforcement perspective in dealing with these matters. He added that the county jail desperately needed to be disinfected.

He did give presentation to the voters in attendance at this forum detailing his law enforcement, military & educational background that qualifies him for the job as county sheriff.

The other candidates for Hughes County sheriff were: Todd Hignite, Nolen Grizzle and Doug Sipes. According to the Oklahoma Sheriff association website, all candidates running for Hughes county sheriff are democrats. One of these 4 men will be the new sheriff of Hughes County, as the current sheriff – Houston Yeager is retiring.

At this political candidate speaking forum, there was an estimated attendance of little over a hundred people. It appeared to be standing room only.

This political candidate speaking event which was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 was located at Calvin Senior Citizen Center (Calvin Nutrition Center) in Calvin, Oklahoma.

The primary election is June 26, 2012. Run off is August 28, 2012. General election is November 6, 2012.

GOP – Steve Harrison Runs for Mayor of McAlester Oklahoma to Dignify the office

Steve Harrison Runs for Mayor of McAlester, OK speaking at Kiamichi Center on 2/7/2012

(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:

Huh!! Ron Paul Sign in McAlester Oklahoma?? In These Neck of the Woods?? Very Unusual!

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 GOP Voter Leaning Romney, Says Newt is Dirty

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.

(OK-R) Sen. Bercheen Explaining Gun Rights Restriction Bill

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.

Oklahoma Republicans Getting Fired Up to Take Democrat seats

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
http://www.dakotawoodsforcongress.com

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.

Election of Rural Water District’s Chairman Disputed. Minutes Not Approved at Annual Meeting

At a January 26, 2012 annual meeting of Hughes County Rural Water District #2 in Stuart Oklahoma, the minutes of 2011 annual meeting that was read by Secretary/Treasurer Janet Frederick were disputed by water customer (member).   After this dispute, membership voted not to approve those minutes until the board of directors  produced the handwritten minutes for the membership to review.    The member disputed the legality of the election of the water district’s chairman – Jim Wilson in reference to term of office.   Secretary of the rural water district read minutes of 2011 annual meeting that mentioned that Jim Wilson was re-elected at a 2011 annual meeting.

Another member – Ronda Talley, at the January 26, 2012 meeting  made motion to not approve the 2011 annual meeting minutes. The motion overwhelming carried to not approve those minutes.

Prior to this January 2012 annual meeting, most of the board of directors told the membership that they did not know when their term of office expired.  Many water customers in this water district had been questioning the legality of the term of office and elections of the district’s board of directors that the board claims to had occurred at an alleged prior meeting.

If Obama Had Said He Would Go Rogue, Would Folks Still Had Voted For Him?

Everyone has an idea of what “gone rogue” REALLY means.   But there’s a lot of folks out there who would spin it to glamorize what they THINK they want to see in a leader.

Basically, to go rogue is to be your own boss.  No rules.  No tie downs.   No strings attached.  Behavior you would find in unattached people who are not accountable to others and whose success or failure falls on him/herself alone.  Self Employed.  Not a team player.  No supervision.  No commitment.   Not bound by constituents <—- does this sound familiar?

Personally, I can only speak for myself.   But a person “gone rogue” don’t make good leaders.  And they certainly don’t make good employees in organizations.  “Gone rogue”  is something you’ll find in “lone” hunters, gamblers, political fix-it men like Carl Rove or Carville.   There is a place for them in this world, but again, NOT in leadership roles.  What would become of our military if its LEADERS were to go rogue?

Regardless if  folks who follow Sarah Palin try to spin the positives of “going rogue” as befitting of a president, they need to realize that “gone rogue” means just what it says “gone rogue”.   No matter if its Palin or anybody else.    A person who “goes rogue” does it w/out authorization or consent from anyone.   Last time I checked, the presidency of the United States has strings attached.  The President has a boss and is checked & balanced by Congress. Which is something that Obama still fails to realize.

Yes, we already have a person in the White House who has “gone rogue”.    Going rogue may be a cute label to identity some people, but its not flattering for a “Leader”.   BUT check out where Im going with this:

Sarah Palin,  a self-admitted “going rogue”  person has already gave the caveat.   She readily admits that if you hire her, that she WILL go rogue.   She went rogue when she endorsed John McCain for his senate re-election bid.   And she did this against the blessing of the tea party, who propped her up as the tea party darling.  But “going rogue” don’t need no blessing from anybody.  A “going roguer”  just “do”.  Is that so hard to understand?  Again, she gave us the caveat, disclaimer, duly notified or what ever you want to call it.

The same with Obama, when he was straight up when he TOLD US he was 5 days away from “Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America” .  But there are many folks EVEN TODAY who deny they heard him say it or that they didn’t think he meant it literally.   Some say that they were deceived because he didn’t clarify what that statement meant.  Obama didn’t lie about it.   It’s that people were too mesmerized  and caught up in the euphoria at the time he said it.  But again, he did give us the caveat, disclaimer, duly notified or what ever you want to call it.  

If Obama had said he would GO ROGUE, would folks still had voted for him?

And if they did, would they Blame Him for Doing It?

NOTE:  Definition of Rogue (ref. investopedia) A trader who acts independently of others – and, typically, recklessly – usually to the detriment of both the clients and the institution that employs him or her. Rogue traders typically trade in high risk investments which can create huge losses but also large gains.

(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.

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