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Crazy Like Fox | The Oklahoma Observer
07/11/2021
Crazy Like Fox | The Oklahoma Observer

Crazy Like Fox | The Oklahoma Observer

Crazy Like Fox By Oklahoma Observer on July 11, 2021 Tagsanti-vaxxerscoronavirus vaccinationsCOVID-19delta variantFox Newsvaccine hesitancy Facebook Twitter Previous articleIs The Republican Party A Death Cult? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptis...

Is The Republican Party A Death Cult? | The Oklahoma Observer
07/10/2021
Is The Republican Party A Death Cult? | The Oklahoma Observer

Is The Republican Party A Death Cult? | The Oklahoma Observer

The childish narcissism and prideful ignorance of the American right – as personified in its idol, former President Donald Trump – have transformed "conservatism" into a public health menace. Republicans in office and their media echoes are the principal obstacles to vaccinating enough ...

Celebrating The One Year Anniversary Of McGirt | The Oklahoma Observer
07/09/2021
Celebrating The One Year Anniversary Of McGirt | The Oklahoma Observer

Celebrating The One Year Anniversary Of McGirt | The Oklahoma Observer

BY CHUCK HOSKIN JR. July 9 marks the one-year anniversary of the historic McGirt ruling by the United States Supreme Court. A year later, our efforts to protect the Cherokee Nation Reservation, in the face of assault by opponents of tribal sovereignty, is stronger than ever. Writing the majority ...

Stupid Is As Stupid Does | The Oklahoma Observer
07/09/2021
Stupid Is As Stupid Does | The Oklahoma Observer

Stupid Is As Stupid Does | The Oklahoma Observer

Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi have soaring rates of COVID-19 driven primarily by the very virulent delta variant. Obviously we border on three of those states and are headed in the same deadly direction. Proximity to Texas, Missouri and Arkansas guarantee that outcome beca ...

Is Naomi Osaka Brave Or A Publicity Hog? | The Oklahoma Observer
07/09/2021
Is Naomi Osaka Brave Or A Publicity Hog? | The Oklahoma Observer

Is Naomi Osaka Brave Or A Publicity Hog? | The Oklahoma Observer

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is the world's best-paid female athlete. She made an estimated $60 million last year. The 23-year-old is on top of the tennis world, but is her refusal to honor the rules set by that world justified? Osaka recently declined to attend a post-game news conference ...

White-washed History | The Oklahoma Observer
07/09/2021
White-washed History | The Oklahoma Observer

White-washed History | The Oklahoma Observer

White-washed History By Oklahoma Observer on July 9, 2021 Tagsconservativesconspiracy theoriescritical race theorypublic educationRepublicansslaverywhite nationalism Facebook Twitter Previous articleMask-Free LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist....

Mask-Free | The Oklahoma Observer
07/09/2021
Mask-Free | The Oklahoma Observer

Mask-Free | The Oklahoma Observer

I have packed up the masks. There may be areas of the country where vaccines are hard to come by, where smart, sensible people are still waiting in lines to be protected. Not here. Not in most cities in America. The administration this week announced renewed efforts to go door to door if that is ...

The Vaccine America Desperately Needs | The Oklahoma Observer
07/08/2021
The Vaccine America Desperately Needs | The Oklahoma Observer

The Vaccine America Desperately Needs | The Oklahoma Observer

The Vaccine America Desperately Needs By Oklahoma Observer on July 8, 2021 Tagsconspiracy theoriescoronavirus vaccineCOVID-19Donald Trumpelection fraudQAnonRepublicansThe Big Lie Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe Odd Virus Attacking Republican Governors LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a...

The Odd Virus Attacking Republican Governors | The Oklahoma Observer
07/07/2021
The Odd Virus Attacking Republican Governors | The Oklahoma Observer

The Odd Virus Attacking Republican Governors | The Oklahoma Observer

WARNING: A mutant coronavirus named Gubernatorious Imbecilious is spreading across the country, threatening to become pandemic. Originating earlier this year in the Texas governor's office – infamously known as the "Laboratory of Bad Government" – the brain-eating virus escaped, i ...

Hard, But Necessary Decisions | The Oklahoma Observer
07/07/2021
Hard, But Necessary Decisions | The Oklahoma Observer

Hard, But Necessary Decisions | The Oklahoma Observer

I live in small town Oklahoma, specifically Lexington, population about 2,000 conservative souls. However, a few miles east of town, there are two major prisons containing more than 4,000 inmates and employing over 700 full-time state workers. These facilities are by far the biggest “businesses”...

Republican Salute | The Oklahoma Observer
07/07/2021
Republican Salute | The Oklahoma Observer

Republican Salute | The Oklahoma Observer

Republican Salute By Oklahoma Observer on July 7, 2021 TagsbipartisanshipCongressdemagogueryDemocratspolitical divideRepublicansU.S. Senate Facebook Twitter Previous articleWhite Supremacy And Unequal RepresentationNext articleHard, But Necessary Decisions LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a...

White Supremacy And Unequal Representation | The Oklahoma Observer
07/06/2021
White Supremacy And Unequal Representation | The Oklahoma Observer

White Supremacy And Unequal Representation | The Oklahoma Observer

The successful attempts by white supremacists in the United States to gain and maintain more political power than their actual numbers warrant goes all the way back to the Constitution of the United States in which southern states gained disproportionate representation by counting enslaved perso ...

Trump's Chumps | The Oklahoma Observer
07/06/2021
Trump's Chumps | The Oklahoma Observer

Trump's Chumps | The Oklahoma Observer

Trump’s Chumps By Oklahoma Observer on July 6, 2021 TagsDonald TrumpMAGATrump rallies Facebook Twitter Previous articlePolitical Primer: Systemic Racism LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist Church Related Articles Cartoon ‘Freedom’ Caucus O...

Political Primer: Systemic Racism | The Oklahoma Observer
07/06/2021
Political Primer: Systemic Racism | The Oklahoma Observer

Political Primer: Systemic Racism | The Oklahoma Observer

With elected Republican abandoning reality, it behooves others to explain points of the political dialogue that GOPQ leaders lie about or deny altogether. Here’s what systemic racism looks like, as reported by NPR’s Jill Sheridan: A black woman in Indianapolis wanting to refinance her home recei...

A New Look At An Old Holidays | The Oklahoma Observer
07/04/2021
A New Look At An Old Holidays | The Oklahoma Observer

A New Look At An Old Holidays | The Oklahoma Observer

BY MARION HILL Articles about holidays, such as the Fourth of July, tend to sound about the same. Celebrating the Fourth each year, we recognize the nation’s gaining of independence from England and express thanks to all those who help the country remain free and independent. That includes, righ ....

'Freedom' Caucus | The Oklahoma Observer
07/04/2021
'Freedom' Caucus | The Oklahoma Observer

'Freedom' Caucus | The Oklahoma Observer

‘Freedom’ Caucus By Oklahoma Observer on July 4, 2021 Facebook Twitter Previous articleOn The Economy, Texas Should Not Mess With California LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist Church Related Articles Cartoon Tortured Legacy Oklahoma Observe...

On The Economy, Texas Should Not Mess With California | The Oklahoma Observer
07/03/2021
On The Economy, Texas Should Not Mess With California | The Oklahoma Observer

On The Economy, Texas Should Not Mess With California | The Oklahoma Observer

A funny thing happened on the way to California's collapse. It didn't happen. We keep hearing that the Golden State is going down, down, down. Last year, it suffered the first drop in population since records have been kept. And there's that parade of natural plagues – the drought ...

Tortured Legacy | The Oklahoma Observer
07/03/2021
Tortured Legacy | The Oklahoma Observer

Tortured Legacy | The Oklahoma Observer

Tortured Legacy By Oklahoma Observer on July 3, 2021 TagsAfghanistan WarDonald RumselfIraq Wartortureweapons of mass destruction Facebook Twitter Previous articleWho Is Bruce Castor? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist Church Related Articles Ca...

Who Is Bruce Castor? | The Oklahoma Observer
07/03/2021
Who Is Bruce Castor? | The Oklahoma Observer

Who Is Bruce Castor? | The Oklahoma Observer

Bill Cosby is a free man, but he is not an innocent one. No one has found him not guilty. The big issue in the case – the critical admission of the testimony of other Cosby victims, the difference between the first and second trials – was not even addressed. Bill Cosby is a free man because of a...

Where Did Bipartisan Charlie Go? | The Oklahoma Observer
07/02/2021
Where Did Bipartisan Charlie Go? | The Oklahoma Observer

Where Did Bipartisan Charlie Go? | The Oklahoma Observer

BY MARION HILL “It takes two to tango,” a trite statement but a true one. That’s what I always think of when Republicans insist that a given piece of legislation must be “bipartisan.” The problem is that the two parties don’t seem to have the same definition of “bipartisanship.” And ...

Saving Democracy | The Oklahoma Observer
07/02/2021
Saving Democracy | The Oklahoma Observer

Saving Democracy | The Oklahoma Observer

Saving Democracy By Oklahoma Observer on July 2, 2021 Facebook Twitter Previous articleTrump’s Troubles LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist Church Related Articles Cartoon Trump’s Troubles Oklahoma Observer - July 2, 2021 0 Read more Cartoon...

Trump's Troubles | The Oklahoma Observer
07/02/2021
Trump's Troubles | The Oklahoma Observer

Trump's Troubles | The Oklahoma Observer

Trump’s Troubles By Oklahoma Observer on July 2, 2021 TagsDonald TrumpindictmentsTrump Organization Facebook Twitter Previous articleFoundering Foundation LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist Church Related Articles Cartoon Foundering Foundatio...

Foundering Foundation | The Oklahoma Observer
07/01/2021
Foundering Foundation | The Oklahoma Observer

Foundering Foundation | The Oklahoma Observer

Foundering Foundation By Oklahoma Observer on July 1, 2021 TagscorruptionDonald TrumpindictmentTrump Organization Facebook Twitter Previous articleThought Police Mobilize Again LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist Church Related Articles Cartoon....

Thought Police Mobilize Again | The Oklahoma Observer
07/01/2021
Thought Police Mobilize Again | The Oklahoma Observer

Thought Police Mobilize Again | The Oklahoma Observer

In the continuing Republican attack on the republic in which we stand, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill recently to collect the most personal of private information on everyone involved in the state’s higher education system. House Bill 223, as reported by Huffington Post’s Nina Golgowski...

Pavlov's Political Canines | The Oklahoma Observer
06/30/2021
Pavlov's Political Canines | The Oklahoma Observer

Pavlov's Political Canines | The Oklahoma Observer

Pavlov’s Political Canines By Oklahoma Observer on June 30, 2021 Tagscritical race theoryFox Newsred meatRepublican baseRepublicans Facebook Twitter Previous articleWho Controls Our Water? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist Church Related Art...

Who Controls Our Water? | The Oklahoma Observer
06/30/2021
Who Controls Our Water? | The Oklahoma Observer

Who Controls Our Water? | The Oklahoma Observer

"The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handles." Thus sang Bob Dylan in 1965, and we can now clearly see those vandals: In addition to polluting corporations, they're the national, state and local officials who have routinely failed over the years to prevent th ...

'Tax Breaks For Me But Not For Thee' | The Oklahoma Observer
06/30/2021
'Tax Breaks For Me But Not For Thee' | The Oklahoma Observer

'Tax Breaks For Me But Not For Thee' | The Oklahoma Observer

An hour after Del City Democratic Rep. Andy Fugate debated against SB 1080 that would extend tax credits to private school scholarships and foundations, Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed Fugate's HB 1849 that would have given tax exemptions to public school-affiliated organizations like the local PTA ...

Free Speech | The Oklahoma Observer
06/28/2021
Free Speech | The Oklahoma Observer

Free Speech | The Oklahoma Observer

Free Speech By Oklahoma Observer on June 28, 2021 Tags1st Amendmentfree speechparentsschoolsstudentsU.S. Supreme Court Facebook Twitter Previous articleYes, There Is A Conspiracy LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist Church Related Articles Cartoo...

Yes, There Is A Conspiracy | The Oklahoma Observer
06/28/2021
Yes, There Is A Conspiracy | The Oklahoma Observer

Yes, There Is A Conspiracy | The Oklahoma Observer

Conspiracy has replaced policy as the motivating force of the Republican Party and its media minions – but only the most flimsy and imaginary conspiracies qualify for partisan attention. Actual criminal conspiracies that threaten the nation merit no concern. That's why congressional Republi ...

Personal Responsibility | The Oklahoma Observer
06/27/2021
Personal Responsibility | The Oklahoma Observer

Personal Responsibility | The Oklahoma Observer

Personal Responsibility By Oklahoma Observer on June 27, 2021 Tagsanti-vaxxerscoronavirus vaccinationsCOVID-19death tollDr. Anthony Faucipandemic Facebook Twitter Previous articleJust Not Going To Do It And You Can’t Make Me! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Sp...

Just Not Going To Do It And You Can't Make Me! | The Oklahoma Observer
06/26/2021
Just Not Going To Do It And You Can't Make Me! | The Oklahoma Observer

Just Not Going To Do It And You Can't Make Me! | The Oklahoma Observer

That's the message many, many House and Senate members of the Oklahoma Legislature are telling Gov. “My Way or I'll Pout” Kevin Stitt about their lack of interest in coming back to Oklahoma City for a special session, at least if it would try to reverse the Supreme Court's decisio ...

Pants On Fire | The Oklahoma Observer
06/26/2021
Pants On Fire | The Oklahoma Observer

Pants On Fire | The Oklahoma Observer

Pants On Fire By Oklahoma Observer on June 26, 2021 TagsBig LieDonald Trumpjusticelaw licenseNew York State BarRudy Giuliani Facebook Twitter Previous articleHabitability Top Priority LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist Church Related Articles C...

Habitability Top Priority | The Oklahoma Observer
06/25/2021
Habitability Top Priority | The Oklahoma Observer

Habitability Top Priority | The Oklahoma Observer

President Joe Biden had a successful trip to Europe earlier this month. The main item on the Biden agenda was to assure our allies – and enemies – that the United States is again in the hands of a responsible adult, not a blustering buffoon whose personal pecuniary interests dictated what passe ...

Blind Justice | The Oklahoma Observer
06/25/2021
Blind Justice | The Oklahoma Observer

Blind Justice | The Oklahoma Observer

Blind Justice By Oklahoma Observer on June 25, 2021 TagsDonald TrumpjournalistsMerrick Garlandphone recordsU.S. Department of Justice Facebook Twitter Previous articleWhen We’re All Rooting Together LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Oklahoma Observer Spring Creek Baptist Church R...

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For 52 years, The Oklahoma Observer has served as the state’s only journal of free voices, providing news, analysis, and commentary that can’t be found in Oklahoma’s uniformly conservative mainstream media. Our motto: To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

Focusing primarily on political and social issues within our government and society, we aim to shine a light on rank hypocrisy and public corruption. Our hard hitting pieces on public education reform, health and welfare, civil liberties and separation of church and state have lead to some referring to us as “the conscience of Oklahoma.”

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We continue the interview with State Representative Collin Walke as we talk about the House Democratic Caucus and their Oklahoma Focused plan... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axfTOZ4xR7M...
This is the first part of a two part Zoom interview we did with Rep. Collin Walke. In this episode we talk with Rep. Walke about a bill he authored, HB 1602 on data security and internet privacy.
This week on 'Across the Desk' Kit talks about 6 new bills aimed at changing the current medical ma*****na laws. One will allow those over 21 without a Med Ma*****na card, but with a valid I.D. to purchase ma*****na without a said Med. Card. You will just pay an extra 15% tax. Essentially legalizing ma*****na for everyone over 21. It's all in this weeks show!!!
This week Across the Desk focuses on a bill introduced by Sen. Rob Standridge, SB 383. Its anti-social media that aims to allow Oklahomans to sue big tech through our Attorney General when it is perceived that they have been denied 'free speech' rights on a private companies server. Oh, it also defines 'hate speech' as 'personally held beliefs based on a strange word that essentially means 'based on personal bias'...
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This week's episode of 'Across the Desk' is available for viewing. This week Kit discusses a section of the Oklahoma 2020 Ballot concerning the retention of Oklahoma Supreme Court Justices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4mjo8a-T3Y&list=UUn6o1xgz-BkTs06qJYvS6ng
This week Kit talks about the race for an Oklahoma County Commissioner seat between Hicks and Maughan and the drama surrounding the Commissioners on the board when it comes to $42 million in COVID funds.
This week Kit talks about the campaign of Joan Farr (I) running for the U.S. Senate seat against Inhofe. She believes 5G is a 'deep state' plot and wants Biblical law over the constitution. This episode should make you laugh and make you cry.. But mostly, it should scare the hell out of you that this lady is running to command the levers of government... This week Kit talks about the campaign of Joan Farr (I) running for the U.S. Senate seat against Inhofe. She believes 5G is a 'deep state' plot and wants Bib...
Thomas Jefferson wrote that there should be an American revolution every 10 years or so. The founding fathers mitigated this revolution through voting. There was a revolution in the act of the civil war. Civil unrest, in my opinion, is a form of revolution. Such unrest unseated Lyndon B. Johnson, followed by Nixon. I think today we are seeing the start of a new revolution with the latest civil unrest. Maybe Trump can be removed in this revolution at the polls.
The Observer is a must read for all Oklahomans wanting to understand why Oklahoma is where it is. Executive leadership and the quality of the Legislature matter as well as an informed electorate. This monthly publication - for print or digital - is $50 and definitely informs.
Thanks Arnold Hamilton, for helping spread the good about the Vote Common Good National Tour Stop March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Iglesia Building in OKC.