Monday, October 25, 2010




I am being bombarded with questions about when the infamous “Charlie’s
Picks” will be out. Hopefully it will be sometime Wednesday evening,
but probably Thursday. Following the Republican primary in July, my
wife and I scheduled an educational/vacation trip to Washington D.C.
and the Gettysburg Battlefield. We were gone from Sunday the 17th and
just returned this past Saturday evening. In hindsight the timing has
really put me in a bind, however the trip was excellent and I look
forward to sharing some perspectives about the trip in future e-mails.


Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, October 27th will be held at
Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Speaking for about 5
minutes will be Oklahoma County Commissioner candidate for District 1,
Mr. Sam Crosby. He is running against Democrat Willa Johnson. In my
estimation, Willa Johnson is simply taking up space and building her
retirement. I look forward to hearing Mr. Crosby lay out his agenda.
Our main speaker this Wednesday will be State Representative Leslie
Osburn (R-Tuttle). Representative Osburn will have a power point
presentation regarding the state questions. Also speaking will be
State Senator Randy Brogdon who may have a different take on a couple
of the state questions. Several of the state questions are a result of
Senator Brogdon’s legislation and at least one of the questions is a
result of Representative Osburn’s hard work. It should be very
interesting to hear their perspectives on these questions and of
course we will have time for questions after their presentations.


The Mark Costello campaign for Labor Commissioner has crafted what I
believe is the best political ad for this year’s campaign season. Mark
is an accomplished business man and his opponent’s character and
performance as the incumbent is riddled with flaws. This ad is
truthful, funny, not mean spirited and about important issues. Log on
to the following link and consider forwarding it to your friends.


* TUESDAY EVENING - DOWNTOWN OKC - The John Birch Society has
embarked on a nation wide effort to repeal Obama’s healthcare plan
passed in Congress earlier this year. Speaking will be State
Representative Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow). Representative Ritze is
also a medical doctor and will be revealing a multi-point plan to
repeal one of the worst and most dangerous pieces of legislation ever
passed by Congress. Many health care professionals are strongly
opposed to this legislation, but they don’t know how to effectively
work for its repeal. All Doctors, Physician Assistants and Nurse
Practitioners will be admitted without charge as they are our target
audience to understand how this repeal can be accomplished with their
help. The general public is also invited as this meeting will be very
educational for all involved. Tickets at the door will only be $10 for
adults and $5 for students which will help us pay for the room and
speaker expenses. The location will be the Character Training Center,
520 West Main in downtown OKC. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

* TUESDAY EVENING - OKC AREA - Americans For Prosperity is
hosting a banquet on Tuesday evening with Radio Talk Show Host, Mr.
Herman Cain as the speaker. Mr. Cain is a passionate black man who has
served as the former CEO of Godfathers Pizza and Chairman of the
Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City. He is also close friends with
Newt Gindrich. The event will start at 6:00 for photos and the dinner
will be at 6:30 p.m., with the location being the Oklahoma Sports Hall
of Fame, 4040 North Lincoln in OKC. An individual dinner ticket is $50
and I believe they have a few seats left. You must RSVP, for more
information and reservations, please call (405) 334-2202 or e-mail Besides his other accomplishments, Mr. Cain is
considering a possible bid for President in 2012.

* FRIDAY EVENING - OKC AREA - For folks who think the destruction
of the World Trade Center towers in 2001 along with building 7 may
have been brought down by something other than the planes flown into
the 2 towers, this will be an opportunity to listen to an architect
representing over 1,300 Architects & Engineers who cite evidence of a
controlled demolition. I personally don’t hold to this theory, but am
most willing to announce the meeting. The meeting will be this Friday
evening at 7:00 p.m. The location will be the Character Training
Center, 520 West Main, presenting will be Mr. Richard Gage, AIA.

* SUNDAY AFTERNOON - NORMAN - Long time OCPAC member John
Michener is currently serving as the Regional Manager for the
organization, Justice For All. This is one of the most effective
organizations in America when it comes to changing the hearts and
minds of college students regarding the abortion issue. They have a
proven method in their efforts as they train volunteers to turn heated
debate into a productive dialogue with college students. They set up
very large picture signs of brutally aborted children at a key
location on campus which always draws a large number of students. The
volunteers are always engaged by the students and with God’s help, a
significant number of students have a heart and mind change toward

With all that in mind, if you want to make a difference on this issue,
then attend the training session this coming Sunday Afternoon
(10.31.10) at Trinity Baptist Church in NORMAN, 801 North Peters Ave.
Sign in will begin at 12:15 p.m. (pizza served for lunch) and the
training session will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. To attend the
seminar, there is a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $10 for
students. Once the training is completed there will be 3 different
dates on the OU campus that the ministry will actually occur. Those
dates are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: November 1st, 3rd and 4th
from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. If you are willing to be trained and
can help during any of these times, please contact John Michener to
register for the training seminar at (405) 326-1678. A lot of
volunteers are needed to help man the display during the 3 days it
will be on campus.

I need to shut it off here rather than go into the normal commentary
as I must get to work after being gone for a week. I look forward to
seeing everyone this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

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Ben Patrick Johnson said...


I'm disheartened you first deleted and then didn't reply to the emailed version of my response to being singgeringly referred to as a "thing" in your last blog post.

Was it because you didn't have reasonable comebacks to the challenges I tossed you? Or did my suggestion that you call me that slur to my face run you cold and clammy?

In any case, you chose not to reply at all to my request for an apology. So I guess you ARE okay after all with thinking of and calling people whose ideas don't match yours subhuman "its" and "things".

Are Oklahoman Conservatives universally that hate-based and lacking basic empathy? Or are you a stand-out case? (I ask knowing the answer -- I've met a lot of sincere, intelligent Oklahoma conservatives and fundamentalists who wouldn't dare speak to or of another child of God in the way you take delight in.)

I'm still waiting to hear back from you, by the way. I want to throw you another challenge -- to see how committed you really and truly are to the middle-class and newly homeless in the OKC area. But we'll discuss Habitat for Humanity, another of my charitable partners, next email.

First you have to have the courtesy to write back.


Ben Patrick Johnson
Director, BPJ Foundation for Human Rights
Board of Directors, Equality California

Charlie Meadows said...

I manage Charlie's blog. I will forward your post to hi email...