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The Incredible Shrinking McCarthy | The Oklahoma Observer
01/04/2023
The Incredible Shrinking McCarthy | The Oklahoma Observer

The Incredible Shrinking McCarthy | The Oklahoma Observer

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Trailblazer | The Oklahoma Observer
01/03/2023
Trailblazer | The Oklahoma Observer

Trailblazer | The Oklahoma Observer

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January, 2023 | The Oklahoma Observer
01/03/2023
January, 2023 | The Oklahoma Observer

January, 2023 | The Oklahoma Observer

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The Hangover | The Oklahoma Observer
01/01/2023
The Hangover | The Oklahoma Observer

The Hangover | The Oklahoma Observer

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'By Their Fruits ...' | The Oklahoma Observer
01/01/2023
'By Their Fruits ...' | The Oklahoma Observer

'By Their Fruits ...' | The Oklahoma Observer

We did not have to wait until after Christmas for a pontificating, Republican public Christian to show his true beliefs. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shipped busl ...

Im-Mute-Able McCarthy | The Oklahoma Observer
12/29/2022
Im-Mute-Able McCarthy | The Oklahoma Observer

Im-Mute-Able McCarthy | The Oklahoma Observer

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Shared Genes Refute Racists | The Oklahoma Observer
12/29/2022
Shared Genes Refute Racists | The Oklahoma Observer

Shared Genes Refute Racists | The Oklahoma Observer

Christmas comes but once a year. It must be a strain for American political Christians to spend a few weeks spouting tidings of good cheer to all of humanit ...

Let It Go ... Away | The Oklahoma Observer
12/27/2022
Let It Go ... Away | The Oklahoma Observer

Let It Go ... Away | The Oklahoma Observer

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Peace And Goodwill | The Oklahoma Observer
12/25/2022
Peace And Goodwill | The Oklahoma Observer

Peace And Goodwill | The Oklahoma Observer

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'White' Christmas | The Oklahoma Observer
12/24/2022
'White' Christmas | The Oklahoma Observer

'White' Christmas | The Oklahoma Observer

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Banking Bandits | The Oklahoma Observer
12/23/2022
Banking Bandits | The Oklahoma Observer

Banking Bandits | The Oklahoma Observer

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Benedict Donald | The Oklahoma Observer
12/22/2022
Benedict Donald | The Oklahoma Observer

Benedict Donald | The Oklahoma Observer

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2022: The Year Of The Workers | The Oklahoma Observer
12/22/2022
2022: The Year Of The Workers | The Oklahoma Observer

2022: The Year Of The Workers | The Oklahoma Observer

'Tis the season of sugar plums and gift-giving – including the time that Time magazine hands out its somewhat pompous annual "Person of the Year&q ...

Kooky Claus | The Oklahoma Observer
12/21/2022
Kooky Claus | The Oklahoma Observer

Kooky Claus | The Oklahoma Observer

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It's A Bird ... It's A Plane ... It's Con Man! | The Oklahoma Observer
12/20/2022
It's A Bird ... It's A Plane ... It's Con Man! | The Oklahoma Observer

It's A Bird ... It's A Plane ... It's Con Man! | The Oklahoma Observer

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Better Watch Out ... | The Oklahoma Observer
12/19/2022
Better Watch Out ... | The Oklahoma Observer

Better Watch Out ... | The Oklahoma Observer

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The Light Shines In The Darkness | The Oklahoma Observer
12/19/2022
The Light Shines In The Darkness | The Oklahoma Observer

The Light Shines In The Darkness | The Oklahoma Observer

This week we experience the shortest day of the year for this part of the world, and as we prepare for the return of longer days, it is a time to reflect on ...

Free Speech For Me, Not Thee | The Oklahoma Observer
12/18/2022
Free Speech For Me, Not Thee | The Oklahoma Observer

Free Speech For Me, Not Thee | The Oklahoma Observer

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Dumbing Down Teaching Standards | The Oklahoma Observer
12/18/2022
Dumbing Down Teaching Standards | The Oklahoma Observer

Dumbing Down Teaching Standards | The Oklahoma Observer

Don’t get a teaching degree. Just get Uncle Floyd elected to the local school board. After all, it’s cheaper, a whole lot less work and teaching is only nin ...

A More Perfect Union | The Oklahoma Observer
12/15/2022
A More Perfect Union | The Oklahoma Observer

A More Perfect Union | The Oklahoma Observer

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Joe Biden And The Price Of Gas | The Oklahoma Observer
12/15/2022
Joe Biden And The Price Of Gas | The Oklahoma Observer

Joe Biden And The Price Of Gas | The Oklahoma Observer

It doesn't sound like much, but President Joe Biden is doing better on Main Street. His overall approval ratings have been slowly improving since Augus ...

MTG's Wish List | The Oklahoma Observer
12/14/2022
MTG's Wish List | The Oklahoma Observer

MTG's Wish List | The Oklahoma Observer

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'What's Next?' | The Oklahoma Observer
12/13/2022
'What's Next?' | The Oklahoma Observer

'What's Next?' | The Oklahoma Observer

Binge-watching 22-year-old reruns of The West Wing, I recalled the first time we watched it in a government class. I worried about the speed of the show’s w ...

O' Tannen-bomb | The Oklahoma Observer
12/13/2022
O' Tannen-bomb | The Oklahoma Observer

O' Tannen-bomb | The Oklahoma Observer

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Skipping Stones But Not Stories | The Oklahoma Observer
12/12/2022
Skipping Stones But Not Stories | The Oklahoma Observer

Skipping Stones But Not Stories | The Oklahoma Observer

Skipping stones across the ever-flowing river of life, I wonder when an elected Oklahoma Republican or party leader will find the courage to denounce the ly ...

Age Is Only A Number | The Oklahoma Observer
12/12/2022
Age Is Only A Number | The Oklahoma Observer

Age Is Only A Number | The Oklahoma Observer

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That Cynical Senator Sinema | The Oklahoma Observer
12/10/2022
That Cynical Senator Sinema | The Oklahoma Observer

That Cynical Senator Sinema | The Oklahoma Observer

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema could scarcely wait three days after the Georgia Senate runoff, which cemented Democratic control of the United States Senate, to announ ...

Like Sand Through The Hourglass ... | The Oklahoma Observer
12/10/2022
Like Sand Through The Hourglass ... | The Oklahoma Observer

Like Sand Through The Hourglass ... | The Oklahoma Observer

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Holly Jolly Donnie | The Oklahoma Observer
12/09/2022
Holly Jolly Donnie | The Oklahoma Observer

Holly Jolly Donnie | The Oklahoma Observer

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Cat Herder | The Oklahoma Observer
12/07/2022
Cat Herder | The Oklahoma Observer

Cat Herder | The Oklahoma Observer

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Ni**od Elephants | The Oklahoma Observer
12/07/2022
Ni**od Elephants | The Oklahoma Observer

Ni**od Elephants | The Oklahoma Observer

Well, well. Future House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, has announced the first thing he is going to do when he assumes the post is to have his Elephant nimr ...

Democrats Are Learning How To Win | The Oklahoma Observer
12/07/2022
Democrats Are Learning How To Win | The Oklahoma Observer

Democrats Are Learning How To Win | The Oklahoma Observer

By removing the Iowa caucuses as the first stop in picking a presidential candidate, would Democrats be giving up on Iowa? Not at all. The opposite could happen. It's true that the Iowa caucuses crowned Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, two times each, and the state followed in the g ...

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This week Kit talks about 3 bills that have made their way through the Oklahoma Legislature. One bill makes the Christian Bible the official book of Oklahoma, put forth by a Legislator who sells Bibles for a living! A bill aimed to make it criminal for an adult over 18, but under 21 from ANY transgender medical care (it didn't make it through committee), and another bill aimed at making diversity education and the use of any material that might make a racist 'uncomfortable' not only illegal, but will come with heavy penalties against licensed educators and contractors...
This week on Across the Desk we had a discussion with our special guest, Julia Kirt (D), as we talked about the bills she has working their way through the Oklahoma legislature. Along with Senator Inhofe's retirement and what Democrats can do to get more people involved in the party, run for office, and more importantly, volunteer for campaigns...

This week Kit talks about 2 bills going through the Oklahoma legislature designed to use the force of BIG GOVERNEMNT CONSERVATISM to harm those fellow LGBTQ citizens they do not agree with... A bill that make only male and female options on a birth certificate. And a bill to make 'Conversion Therapy' legal in Oklahoma and also allowing a 'Religious Advisor' to be equal to a licensed mental health professional....

This week on Across the Desk, it is a continuation of the Medical Ma*****na reforms with 6 more bills from Republicans in the Oklahoma Legislature that are designed to hamper that 'free market' they are always harping about...

This week on Across the Desk, Kit talks about several kooky and outlandish bills designed to kill the medical ma*****na industry in the state of Oklahoma. Some increase penalties by 3x the amount... Another that forces anyone wanting a ma*****na business to submit a question to be put on the ballot to put it up for a vote, But it can only be put on the ballot during a General Election.. And more ways (R)s are trying to kill that 'free market' that they are always praising about..

This week Kit talks about several bills proposed by Oklahoma Republicans into the State Legislature designed to make Public education harder for teachers, administrators, and students... All in a bid to kill the Public school system in Oklahoma, or at least make it really hard for someone to want to work, or learn, there... And seven of these bills are from just two Senators... A bills on 'Wellness Scholarships' so you can make the State pay for your child's private school education if the public school they go to requires mask or vaccine mandates. And the private school? The can still have the mandates.... A bill that protects a students 'closely held religious beliefs' if a teacher or staff does anything directly, or indirectly, that would offend a person's religious views... It's kooky, It's clowny, and it's this week on Across the Desk.....

This week on Across the Desk, Kit talks about Oklahoma Governor Stitt's E.O. on letting other State Departments foot the bill for education by allowing employees from those other Departments to be 'Guest Educators' while still being paid from the payroll of their respected Departments... It all has to do with the Republican plan for Education.. And it's a classic.

It's the beginning of Season 5 of Across the Desk w/ Kit Fairchild. This time of the year is marked with crazy Republican bills. But this week Kit wants to talk about the silence of Oklahoma's U.S. Congressional members, Rep. Stephanie Bice's 'empathy/sympathy' for seditionist and Sen. James Lankford being the seditionist Rep. Bice has the sympathy for. This week on Across the Desk.

"The question is, will the Legislature seize the moment to help get Oklahoma back on track?" | Guest Column by Arnold Hamilton, editor of The Oklahoma Observer
Season 5 of Across the Desk starts up next Sunday when you will be able to stream new episodes.

This episode last season came in 2nd for overall viewership and retention time... And it's a good thing too. Because exposing James Lankford for the Seditionist he his is important to me... Everyone should know the lengths Lankford went to kill our Republic...

"OK, class. Let’s start the second semester with a show of hands: How many seriously think Oklahoma is home to the region’s highest-paid public school teachers?" | Guest Column by Arnold Hamilton, editor of The Oklahoma Observer
"Tis the season for legislative merrymaking – the annual rush to get proposed laws and pet peeves wrapped nicely, with a bow, in time to be eligible for consideration in the next session." | Guest Column by Arnold Hamilton, editor of The Oklahoma Observer
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