Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Apparently, his keen conservative intuition and Fox News is all Inhofe needs to understand current legislation:
At a town hall meeting Wednesday Sen. Jim Inhofe told Chickasha residents he does not need to read the 1,000 page health care reform bill, he will simply vote against it.
"I don’t have to read it, or know what’s in it. I’m going to oppose it anyways," he said.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
America has never had a shortage of [nuts]. But what’s Tom Coburn’s excuse? Coburn is a Republican senator from Oklahoma, where 168 people were murdered by right-wing psychopaths who bombed a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995. Their leader, Timothy McVeigh, had the Jefferson quote on his T-shirt when he committed this act of mass murder. Yet last Sunday, when asked by David Gregory on “Meet the Press” if he was troubled by current threats of “violence against the government,” Coburn blamed not the nuts but the government.***Coburn’s implicit rationalization for far-right fanatics bearing arms at presidential events — the government makes them do it! — cannot stand. He’s not a radio or Fox News bloviator paid a fortune to be outrageous; he’s a card-carrying member of the United States Senate.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Klein's title gets the thesis started, but there's more to be said. Read it all here: The GOP Has Become a Party of Nihilists.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The latter book, an extended history of his Ohio family, won praise on this order: "This is a rich and ennobling book, a transcendent affirmation of individual and communal purpose." High praise, indeed.
Frazier's latest project, Travels in Siberia, appears in the current New Yorker. Actually, the August 10 & 17 issue of the magazine includes the second of two parts of Frazier's Russian travel story, excerpted from his new book, which will be published next year.
If the New Yorker pieces are any indication (and we suspect they are), the book will be another masterful work by this resourceful and entertaining writer. He's a terrific adventurer and a better writer, which is why AltTulsa is happy to recommend Ian Frazier and the New Yorker.
By the way, Siberia is every bit as isolated and weird and amazing as you might imagine.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
But Sullivan, who should know better, engaged in the politics of fear in Tulsa in a recent talk to the Tulsa Republican Club.
"This is a scary time in Washington," Sullivan said. "I see Barack Obama is creating an enemies list of people who oppose this miserable health care plan. I think that's frightening. That's from a guy that can't even show a long-form birth certificate."
Two significant points that Sullivan neglected to mention:
1. There is no Obama enemies list; there never was. This was a rumor whipped up by the right-wing noise machine. This nonsense has been debunked.
2. The Obama birth certificate "controversy" is bogus. This too has been thoroughly debunked. It's a non-issue embraced by UFO enthusiasts and other fringe types.
Sullivan, however, can't seem to separate truth from fantasy, not a good sign in a public official.
But Sullivan got one thing right: It is a frightening time in Washington, though not because of Barack Obama. It's because Tulsa elected a fool named John Sullivan to Congress.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Annie performed with the Brian Haas Trio, a talented bunch led by the amazing keyboard talents of Haas, leader of the Tulsa-based Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.
Haas and Ellicott are promoting their new CD, Ask Me Now, which sounds like a winner.
At last night's concert, Haas and Ellicott served up a mixture of smooth and upbeat tunes to an appreciative crowd. It was a fun evening—even the weather was pleasant.
For more on Annie and the CD as well as some swinging samples from the album, check out this link.
It's nonsense, but it's also dangerous.
Huffington Post columnist Earl Hutchison takes a look. Read his comments here: Hate Groups Bank on Obama to Swell Their Ranks.
Sarah Palin, former half-term governor of Alaska, is flat wrong about claims concerning health care reform.
Like many other right-of-center politicos, Palin is a foundation of misinformation, hysteria and nonsense when it comes to health care.
As a refreshing change of pace, here are some actual facts: PolitiFact on Palin's claims.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
A man who held a sign reading 'Death To Obama, Death To Michelle And Her Two Stupid Kids' at a town hall in Maryland yesterday has been detained by the Secret Service, according to the AP.
The Hill first reported on the sign yesterday afternoon. The man in question was attending a town hall event held by Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) at Hagerstown Community College.
The latest example is a North Carolina Congressman, Rep. Patrick McHenry, who has waffled on the issue of President Obama's citizenship.
Details from Think Progress are here.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Americans appear to be souring on Sarah Palin, according to a new national poll.Thirty-nine percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday have a favorable opinion of the former Alaska governor and last year's Republican vice presidential nominee. That's down seven points from a poll conducted in May, and it's also nine points lower than the 48 percent who now say they now view Palin unfavorably. Forty-three percent viewed Palin negatively in May.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
It's true, Sooner fans. In defiance of reason, science and sound political judgment, Falling has come out in support of a "creationism" display at the Tulsa Zoo.
With her announcement, Falling is resurrecting a controversy from some years back, a controversy she would do well to avoid. It marks her as an ideologue and a zealot, more interested in fighitng the culture wars than actually solving Tulsa's problems.
Falling's position has won the support of T-town blogger Michael Bates, who supports "equal access," balancing actual science (evolution) with faith-based pseudo-science (creationism). But even Bates thinks this position isn't a smart way to campaign for mayor.
Read more about all this at Batesline here.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
We would also like to pass along a word of thnks to our faithful reader, Tulsan, who has posted some very interesting material in the comments section of our previous post.
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