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State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister Becomes the Democrat She’s Always Been

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister has announced that she is switching parties from Republican to Democrat in order to run for Oklahoma Governor in 2022, hoping to oust incumbent Governor Kevin Stitt in the November general election. First, she will have to get past former State Senator Connie Johnson in the Democratic primary.

Hofmeister had a difference of opinion with Governor Stitt about a new state law that prohibits local school boards from mandating face masks for students. She also expressed anger at Stitt in September when he announced a full audit of the State Department of Education for the first time ever after evidence was uncovered of misuse of funds in an audit of EPIC Charter Schools. Hofmeister called the audit an “attack on public education.” Her defensive response to the audit is political posturing to distract the public from the lack of fiscal accountability in her department. With her alleged felonious activity with regard to campaign finances, it is […] → Keep reading

Oklahoma Reps Bice, Cole and Lucas Vote Yes on Unconstitutional Red Flag Law

Oklahoma Representatives Stephanie Bice, Frank Lucas, and Tom Cole have voted Yes on HR4350, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. The vote totals were 181 Democrats & 135 Republicans voting Yes and 38 Democrats & 75 Republicans voting No. Part of this $777.9 billion authorization contains a provision that would allow military courts to use protective orders that include red flag gun confiscation.

If you aren’t familiar with them, a red flag law is a gun control law that allows a family member or law enforcement to petition to the courts to order the temporary removal of all firearms that a person possesses if the court agrees with the petitioner that the person may present a danger to themselves or others. This petition and granting of a removal order could be done completely without notice to the person possessing the firearms and that person would be given no opportunity to respond until after their firearms are confiscated.

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Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm to Announce U.S. Senate Run?

Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm has teased a ‘Special Announcement’ on Twitter, scheduled to be made on Tuesday, September 28 in Broken Arrow, OK.

While the subject of the announcement is not being previewed, it has been learned that the website Dahmforsenate.com was created on September 20th. The only entry on the site is a message about the announcement and a link to RSVP on another site. Was this domain created for a U.S. Senate campaign or is it a holdover from his campaigns for the Oklahoma Senate?

A run for the U.S. Senate in 2022 would mean that he would be going against incumbent Senator James Lankford in the Republican primary. The timing of this is interesting because if he defeats Lankford in the primary he would most likely win the general election against whatever sacrificial candidate the Democrats field against him. If Lankford wins the primary, Dahm would still retain his State Senate seat for another two years. […] → Keep reading

20 Lies That Liberals Believe

Over the past few weeks, I have collected a list of lies that liberals have been promulgating thru various outlets. Not all liberals necessarily believe every one of these lies, but I have no doubt that all liberals believe most of them.

Do any conservatives believe some of these lies? Perhaps, and if you do, I’m afraid your membership in the OK Politechs Conservative Club™ is going to have to go up for review.

College basketball players who might possibly believe that homosexuality is a sin should not be allowed to play in the NCAA basketball tournament. Kids in cages at border detention facilities prior to Biden’s inauguration – Evil. Kids in cages at border detention facilities after Biden’s inauguration – Not a story. The President of the United States having to use a picture book at a press conference is not concerning. When cops shoot someone it’s because cops are bad. When anyone else shoots someone it’s because […] → Keep reading

Why I Will Not Get the COVID-19 Vaccination

According to The Hill, nearly 1 in 3 people in the United States have said they definitely or probably will not get one of the COVID-19 vaccines, according to a survey.

Place me in that group as definitely will not.

There are multiple reasons people give for not taking the vaccine, but the main reason I decline doesn’t seem to be one of the more common reasons. People have cited the rushed release of the vaccines and the relatively unknown expectations for side effects as the most common reasons.

Just from reading the FAQ on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, I would have serious doubts about these vaccines.

“If I am pregnant, can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?” – Answer: Yes, if you are pregnant, you might choose to be vaccinated. Based on how COVID-19 vaccines work, experts think they are unlikely to pose a specific risk for people who are pregnant.

Unlikely. They think.

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Student Loan Debt: The Crisis That Wasn’t

Democrats are salivating at the potential votes they could get from people with student debt. The declared candidates for the 2020 Democrat nomination for president are already falling all over each other trying to stake out the most advantageous position to address what they call the ‘student debt crisis.’ It’s actually anything but a crisis since voluntarily assumed debt is not a crisis.

The latest figures for student loan debt in the U.S. make it easy to see why the Democrats are seeing votes in the issue. According to an article on Forbes, “borrowers in the Class of 2017, on average, owe $28,650, according to the Institute for College Access and Success.”

Forbes: Student Loan Statistics: Overview

Total Student Loan Debt: $1.56 trillion

Total U.S. Borrowers With Student Loan Debt: 44.7 million

Student Loan Delinquency Or Default Rate: 11.4% (90+ days delinquent)

Direct Loans – Cumulative in Default (360+ days delinquent):$101.4 billion (5.1 million borrowers)

Direct Loan In Forbearance: $111.1 […] → Keep reading

Facebook and Twitter Have the Right to be Fascist

There’s been a lot of hullabaloo the past few days since Facebook banned some controversial activists – Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, and Louis Farrakhan – for what Facebook called promoting or engaging in violence or hate. Other pages were apparently taken down at the same time, with no notice or announcement given by Facebook. Dan O’Donnell o News/Talk 1130 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin reported the Wisconsin Conservative Union Facebook page was also removed without warning.

Newstalk 1130 – “I was surprised by this,” said Wisconsin Conservative Union administrator Bob Dohnal, who said on The Dan O’Donnell Show that a friend called him Thursday night to let him know that his page had vanished. “It’s about 2,000 of the conservative leaders around this state. Nobody is talking about revolution or anything like that. It’s just been a place where everybody can exchange ideas and talk about candidacies and stuff.”

Dohnal added that he never received any warnings […] → Keep reading

The Greatest Movies Ever Made

I had a recent discussion with a coworker about what constitutes a great movie. Every person’s opinion on that will be different, but I do have my own opinion on it, so I’m writing about it. From my perspective, a great movie is devoid of everything that will typically earn it an R rating. Excessive or graphic violence, nudity, sex, and foul language are all disqualifiers. There have been many, many great movies come out of Hollywood over the decades that had none of these things. But, it seems to be a rare movie these days that has a great story to tell, doesn’t include filth, and isn’t ninety percent computer-generated imagery (CGI). It must not be possible anymore to make a movie without CGI because it seems like just about every movie is filled with it. One of these days, actors and actresses may even find themselves in the unemployment lines as computer-generated actors and actresses are used to […] → Keep reading

First and Second Amendment ‘Auditors’

After seeing a news report of a man with a firearm walking down SE 29th Street in Midwest City, Oklahoma, I stumbled upon a growing trend that had escaped my attention until now. The man with the weapon was a self-described Second Amendment ‘auditor’ and was openly carrying the weapon to test the police response. He had a camera filming as Midwest City police stopped to contact him and verify he was in compliance with state laws regarding open carry of firearms. He was and they left. This same man had also been walking through a park in Edmond, OK and filmed the response as a half-dozen police officers surrounded him with their weapons at the ready.

This man and many others around the nation have spent hundreds and hundreds of hours doing First and Second Amendment ‘audits’ in various cities. Their process for what they call a First Amendment audit is to go to a public building, such as […] → Keep reading

Why I Will Be Voting for One Democrat

In my entire life, I’ve never voted for a Democrat. Longtime readers of my blog know of my disdain for Democrats and their policies. I have always maintained the position that even voting for moderate Democrats in local and state elections lends support to the Democrats on the national level, where the more hardcore and socialist Democrats are found. All that said, I will be voting for a Democrat next Tuesday, November 6th. One Democrat and one only.

For an explanation, we need to briefly revisit a battle in the Oklahoma state legislature over the last year. Republicans, who hold the majority in both the House and the Senate, fought to raise taxes. No, that wasn’t a typo; Republicans wanted to raise taxes. I detailed this in an appropriately titled post I wrote back in February called I May Have to Start Voting Democrat. The House, led by Speaker Charles McCall, passed massive tax increases after blowing off any thoughts […] → Keep reading