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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:29:00

Of Auctioneers and idiots who plant bushes on top of water pipes

At this point in our sojourn in the Dark Heart of America, one could almost be forgiven for thinking that the only way to make it back to the New York City of the Ozarks is in our dreams.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 11:50:00

If not for Barack Obama or the Second Amendment, lots of these political candidates in Oklahoma would have nothing to talk about

At this point in our stay in the Dark Heart of America, I am firmly convinced that there are folks running for city council seats in tiny little towns in Oklahoma who are railing against Obamacare, Common Core standards and mythical plots to disarm decent Americans.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 01:42:00

KFSM: Why are you are so frightened of the word “gay?”

Even sitting here in Oklahoma, I keep up with the goings on in the New York City of the Ozarks, and so I read tonight that that the anti-discrimination ordinance passed by the Fayetteville City Council will face a public vote within the next few months.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:01:00

Oklahoma’s Meth Registry: creating a permanent underclass in the Sooner State?

The Men With Bad Haircuts in the Oklahoma legislature, taking a break from their almost constant effort to protect the Second Amendment from all enemies foreign and domestic, may soon create a public online registry of those who have been convicted of making meth.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 21:47:00

Oklahoma Arbitron: Just how dumb are you folks?

t has been going on for several days now, and I’m pretty sure they will call again tomorrow.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 01:53:00

Athlete violence against women must be faced at all levels - professional, college and high school

“By the time the player is drafted, there's a pretty good chance he's thoroughly spoiled and surrounded by enablers.” - former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Troy Vincent “If society in general, the teammates of these athletes, and the athletic organizations do nothing to reduce the occurrence of this violent behavior, then the number of incidents will continue to rise.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 00:34:00

Warnings about Muslims, defenders of domestic abusers and religious symbols in the sky - a sample reading of Oklahoma newspapers

Not to put too fine a point on it, but reading print news in Oklahoma is always sort of a crap shoot.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 02:11:00

You know you are back in Oklahoma when . . .

When the voice on the radio waking you up in the morning is promoting a steakhouse offering “Freedom Fries.” Really?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 23:52:00

Fayetteville: Taxicabs über alles?

The “Freedom! Liberty!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 01:21:00

Harassment of Medical Marijuana Initiative activist

If there is anything especially ironic about this, it is the fact that a fellow gathering signatures for a proposed special election dealing with Fayetteville's human rights ordinance has been at the same location in recent days.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 01:40:00

Fayetteville’s “evil” city council and the human rights ordinance: if you begin by referring to those you disagree with as evil or misguided, what credibility do you have?

Getting ready to leave for the Dark Heart of America, Tracy and I had to pass into a building (for legal papers) which had before its doors a man collecting signatures for the expected special election on Fayetteville’s human rights ordinance.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 00:44:00

Greg Barber of Sulphur Springs, Arkansas: Why some mayors should avoid the Internet at all costs

Have you ever met someone who seems to say the first thing that pops into his head, no matter how nonsensical it might be?

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 00:46:00

The Ben Lipscomb Affair: Erring on the side of the man with the higher pay grade?

You always have to consider this question when a public figure is investigated for possible wrongdoing - if he or she were a mere mortal, and not, say, an athlete or elected official, would be end result be the same?

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 16:48:00

Hot summer days, horse glue and pneumatic staple guns: Assembly line work in a 1970s shoe factory

The majority of the shoes we wear in the 21st Century are made in foreign countries, under conditions most of us rebel at working under.

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