Tag Archives: Oklahoma

Taxing The Sun

The Republicans have successfully cultivated the image of being the anti-tax Party.  Actions speak louder than words and in Oklahoma they have just come up with a way to tax the sun and the air. 

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A Dozen That Need To Go

There are currently 18 states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and have no alternate plans.  Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia are not included in the 18 because they are exploring other options.  In Tennessee’s case I’m being very … Continue reading

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Kiss Your Congressman – Lose Your Job

To hear the Republicans tell it the war on women is a fantasy concocted by the Democrats.  In fact a few have gone so far as to say it is the Democrats who have launched a war on women.  This … Continue reading

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The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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Republican “Concern” For The Unemployed

The political outrage of last week occurred Thursday and the most chilling aspect of it is that it happened in the Senate – the supposedly sane chamber of Congress.  A bill to reinstate long-term unemployment benefits was successfully filibustered by … Continue reading

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Death To The Unemployed

Last week the Republicans finally released a replacement plan for Obamacare.  After almost five years of complaints and over 40 Congressional attempts to repeal the law a replacement plan has finally materialized.  I will admit I have yet to either … Continue reading

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Right But So Wrong

Tuesday was one of those days that political junkies live for.  With the State of the Union slated for that evening the political news was plentiful and extended beyond the witching hour.  Like everyone else I simply lacked the capacity … Continue reading

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A Largely Ignored Battlefield (By The Left)

One of the reasons for the Republican Party’s success is that they pay attention to races and positions that Democrats tend to ignore.  This takes many forms and I would like to briefly explore one of them today – the … Continue reading

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No Real Change

Between the time I wrote yesterday’s article and the time it posted, (late due to my error – but that wouldn’t have mattered), another Republican Senator announced his retirement.  I really don’t expect the retirement of Tom Coburn to affect … Continue reading

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A Victory By Bye

I had the good fortune of coaching some very talented teams, when playoff time came and they received a first round bye I was happy.  The reason was simple; that meant there was one less chance of losing.  A similar … Continue reading

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