++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
++ ATTEND THE STATE CONVENTION
++ MY ONLY DISAGREEMENT WITH REP SALLY KERN
++ CONGRATS ON KILLING OSAMA BIN LAUDIN
++ OCPAC MEMBERSHIP UP-DATE
++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, May 4th will be held at Italiano’s
restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. The first part of our program
will feature Ms. Miki Booth. Miki and her husband moved to Oklahoma
from Hawaii not too many years ago. Her husband and son were both born
in the same hospital as was President Obama, that is assuming he was
actually born in that hospital. If President Obama was actually born
in that hospital, his birth would be sandwiched in between the birth
of her husband and son.
With Donald Trump fueling the fires of speculations about the
President’s birth place and a book on the subject by New York Times
best selling author, Dr. Jerome Corsi, due to come out this month I
had planned on having Miki come and give her reasons for believing
President Obama was not telling the truth about his place of birth and
as such his CONSTITUTIONAL credentials to hold the office of President
might be in question.
Well, President Obama released his “long form” birth certificate this
past week and that should put all speculation to rest wouldn’t you
say? Hold on there, not so fast, Miki may make the case this Wednesday
that his “so called” long form has a problem. It may have to do with
problems relating to the name of the hospital on his long form and the
name of the hospital before and after a merger, which occurred after
Obama’s supposed birth in the hospital. Miki has spoken all over the
nation on this issue and will have copies of all these certificates to
make her case.
The second part of our program will feature a tribute to Mark Shannon,
former KTOK afternoon radio talk show host who passed away about a
year ago. Representatives of the OKC Tea Party called me a couple of
weeks ago to see about doing something in Mark’s name for his honor
and remembrance. After some discussion it was determined we would have
3 or 4 folks say a few words about Mark at our meeting and then take
up a collection for a memorial in his name.
The decision was made to collect money to move along the progress of
installing the Ten Commandments Monument on the North side of the
State Capitol. Legislation was passed in 2009 to erect a Ten
Commandments monument at the Capitol. In that legislation was a
prohibition for any tax dollars to be spent on the monument or on the
costs for its erection and display.
State Representative Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow) was the House author
of the legislation and as such his family agreed to pay the estimated
cost of $10,000 for the monument itself. It has been crafted and is
now in storage, waiting for the funds to erect the base, lighting and
a sidewalk extension to the monument. An architect volunteered to
drawn up the plans for these additional items and those plans have
been approved by the Capitol Preservation Commission. The estimated
cost for materials and labor is $13,000.
A contractor in the Northeastern part of the state volunteered to
perform the labor, but perhaps it might be easier and we could get the
project done quicker if a local contractor might volunteer to do the
job. The contractor will have to comply with safety requirements and a
pre-construction meeting will be necessary with the construction and
properties division at the capitol before actual construction may
It has been suggested that the money we might raise could be used for
the stone pavers or perhaps a stone or masonry bench donated in Mark’s
name so people might sit and reflect upon the historical significance
of the Ten Commandments monument. The bench idea would have to go back
to the Preservation Commission for an amended plan approval.
I don’t want people to feel pressured to contribute, but any size
contribution will be sincerely appreciated. Please make a check out to
he OKC Tea Party with the name Mark Shannon on the memo line of the
check. You can bring the contribution, cash or check, to our meeting
or mail it in. If you want to mail it, please send it to the OKC TEA
PARTY, P.O. Box 94851, Oklahoma City, Ok 73143.
Perhaps Mark’s last outdoor event was broadcasting on the North side
of the capitol during one of the tea party gatherings. It would be
most fitting to honor his patriotism with a memorial in his name and
the added plus would be to expedite the erection of the Ten
Commandments monument at the same time.
++ ATTEND THE STATE CONVENTION
If you were not able to attend precinct meetings or your county
convention, you may still be able to become a delegate to the state
convention which will be held this coming Saturday, May 7th. I talked
with Matt Jackson (Oklahoma County Chairman) last Saturday and he said
to contact him right away. His phone number is (405) 650-6674. Tulsa
County Chair is J.B. Alexander and his number is (918) 810-9149.
Contact information for Logan County Chairman Rick Moore is
Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org. All county chairmen have the authority to
allow you to become a delegate. Call now to attend to make a
difference in the direction of the party.
++ MY ONLY DISAGREEMENT WITH REP SALLY KERN
This past Wednesday evening, State Representative Sally Kern walked
into a buzz saw. It was like a lamb taking a stroll through a valley
only to be set upon by hordes of ravenousness and vicious wolves.
Up for consideration was legislation to allow Oklahoma voters to
decide next year to amend our State Constitution to prohibit the
practice of affirmative action. Liberals were strongly opposed to the
measure as they objected by using irrelevant statistics such as high
incarceration rates among black Oklahomans and lower wages for working
Representative Kern rose to debate on behalf of the measure. I have
obtained a transcript of her debate and would say she could have done
a better job of expressing her arguments. I will also say there have
been countless times after speaking to a group or simply with
individuals that upon reflection, I wish something I had said could
have been phrased differently, most human beings would say the same
thing if they are honest.
There were two main points of contention. In her effort to tear down
the myth that women are somehow discriminated against in pay compared
to men she inadvertently said: “You see women usually don’t want to
work as hard as a man…”. If you have seen or heard that on any news
broadcast and that is all you heard on the subject, that news outlet
is dishonest and is trying to drum up sensationalism, because in just
the next few words, Sally corrected her wording on the floor and went
What Kern was trying to say was that a study by Dr. Warren Farrell
showed that when all variables were taken into account, women actually
make more than men for the same work performance. What are those
variables? Things like full time versus part time, hours worked,
experience, work hazards willingness to commute long distances and
etc. The point Sally was trying to make on working hard is that once
women start having children, they are more likely to interrupt a
career to stay home with the children or work part time to spend as
much time as possible dividing duties between work and being the
homemaker. Men tend to be more willing to focus on career advancement
and make certain sacrifices on the home front. Kern was not degrading
women or suggesting they don’t work as hard as men. Anyone who
understands how much work it takes to be a successful homemaker is
wise and to do that as well as work outside the home is very hard
The other point of contention and the one that caused the race baiting
wolves to descend upon Sally was her honest attempt to tear down the
myth that black people have high incarceration rates, simply because
of the color of their skin. Sally dared to suggest that perhaps it had
more to do with character, personal initiative, drive, hard work and a
willingness to pay the price. She suggested these problems show up
early in school with an unwillingness to work hard and learn. Drawing
upon her 20 year career as a teacher, Sally said the following: “I
taught school for 20 years and I saw a lot of people of color who
didn’t want to work as hard, they wanted it given to them. Matter of
fact I had one student that said, ’I don’t need to study, you know
why? The government’s gonna take care of me.’”
That little bit of TRUTH that Sally spoke caused the race hustling
pimps in Oklahoma to descend upon her like my suggested wolves upon a
lamb scenario. As a result of the pressure, Sally issued an apology
which is my only point of contention with what was done. She took care
of the misspoken words about women not wanting to work hard
immediately in her floor debate. However, the next day she issued an
apology to those she offended which is where I differ with her. I
think it would have been fine to issue a clarification, but not an
I know Sally well and she doesn’t have a racist bone in her body.
Let’s be honest folks. Anytime we speak of race or groupings of
peoples in any regard, we are talking about anomalies, trends or
averages which give certain groupings a reputation for certain
characteristics. Intellectually honest people will always know there
will be exceptions to the trends and examples. So when we talk about
groupings of people, we are NEVER talking about everyone in that
grouping. We may not even be talking about the majority of people in a
grouping. However, we talk about a grouping because there is a large
enough anomaly to distinguish a difference or reputation.
For example, if accurate statistics were to suggest that only 10% of
white people live in poverty while 30% of black people live in
poverty, that is a notable difference. If statistics show that 70% of
black children live in a single parent home while only 30% of white
children are in single parent homes, that is also notable. If
statistics show Asian children outperform all other racial groupings
in school, that is a notable difference. I could go on and on with
such examples, we see them all the time. The problems begin to
manifest when we try to come up with the reasons for the differences.
Let me suggest, that there are way too many black folks who would
rather blame others for many of the problems black people in America
face rather than take much, if any personal responsibility for those
problems. When I say “way too many” I am not saying all, I may not
even be saying a majority, but I am saying way too many.
The moment I, as a white person, say such a thing I might immediately
be descended upon and labeled as a racist and bigot by race hustling
pimps like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and locals like Representative
Mike Shelton or perhaps leaders of local NAACP groups.
You see, according to my friend the Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, a
black minister, white people aren’t supposed to be part of the
dialogue regarding racial issues. It is to be a one way conversation.
Race hustling black leaders empower themselves and become famous and
or wealthy by telling black folks their problems are a result of the
“evil whitey suppressing them.” These black leaders hold themselves
out to black folks as saviors and leaders to stop white people from
holding black folks back. As they spew their hatred and venom it
builds horrible attitudes into the minds and hearts of black people
who buy into their poison. Those attitudes become the most destructive
force in their personal lives.
I wrote an article in the Oklahoma Constitution Newspaper in 2001 in
which I suggested back in that day that few white people tolerate
racism. Most white people don’t want to hear racist jokes and people
who refer to black people as “niggers” (shock and horrors, I used the
dreaded word) are disrespected and shunned. However, I suggested that
racism was alive and well in that day as it still is today, and that
it would mostly be found in the black community.
Most white people today want there to be closure to the hurts and
sadness of racism which occurred in our past history. Most white
people want the best for black Americans. I personally look forward to
the reality and substance of the dream as espoused by Martin Luther
King Jr. when he said he looked forward to a day when men could be
judged by the content of their character rather than the color of
To get to that point in time, black people must realize that
opportunities exist and most white people want black people to succeed
and prosper, as long as they do so on their own initiative and by
working hard. I for one am opposed to trying to make that happen
through favoritisms created by court decisions or through laws. Thus
my opposition to affirmative action laws.
What has occurred in the past, is in the past. To continue to dwell on
the past, other than for historical references, is harmful to black
people in the present. They must seize their opportunities through
hard work and upon their own merits. Life is not easy and there is
certainly competition for opportunities, so black people must press on
and not get discouraged when they encounter difficulties.
To help accomplish the desired successes, I would suggest fleeing from
the poison of anyone who teaches black people to blame others for
their problems. Abandon the race hustlers like Jackson, Sharpton and
Representative Mike Shelton. Build relationships with people who will
encourage you, abandon black churches if the preacher teaches you to
The church President Obama selected to attend for Easter Sunday is
pastored by what I believe to be a race hustling black pastor. One
who, on Resurrection Sunday, preached a sermon describing today’s
modern day Jim Crow types as one who didn’t need to wear white sheets,
but rather they came dressed in pinstripe suits and were under the
cover of talk radio and Fox News. If black people feed off of that
type of venom, they are being poisoned. Their hearts will be filled
with hate and their attitudes we be corrupted.
Unfortunately, Speaker Steele threw Sally under the bus when he stated
publicly that he disagreed with Sally and was glad to know that she
was producing an apology. Hey Kris, just what exactly did Sally say on
the floor in which you disagree that she didn’t correct during her
debate? Why don’t you man up and spell it out for us in detail so we
can determine if you are part of the problem or part of the solution?
I was also disappointed in State Chairman Matt Pinnell when he said:
“The GOP strongly disagreed with Rep. Kern’s comments, and we are
pleased that she quickly apologized for them.”
I haven’t talked with Matt, but I wonder if he has even read the
transcript of what she said?
The Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson would likely describe Pinnell’s
statement as a knee jerk reaction just before he runs and hides in the
closet of cowardice and silence in hopes that he won’t have the racist
label thrown at him or at the Republican party of which he is a
I believe Matt has done a good job so far as Chairman, but he needs to
understand his statement will not dissuade the race hustlers from
throwing the racist label at the Republican party, they do it all the
time, no matter how many apologies and no matter how many statements
to the contrary.
We all must learn to recognize racism when it truly exists and condemn
it, but on the other hand, never throw someone under the bus when they
have been accused by the race hustlers and they have done nothing to
deserve such an accusation. We must all start calling these race
hustling pimps out and expose them for what they are. Only then do we
have a chance for the healing to occur and allow people of all races
to get along and live together in harmony and peace.
++ CONGRATS ON KILLING OSAMA BIN LADEN
News broke Sunday evening that elite U.S. fighting forces had dropped
into Pakistan at a compound in which Osama Bin Laden was holed up. He
was shot and killed and his body was whisked away, back to Afghanistan
for undeniable DNA evidence that the body was who it was supposed to
It has been almost 10 years that he has been wanted dead or alive.
Congratulations to those brave forces who carried out the mission. In
addition, President Obama deserves praise for having the courage to
order this high risk mission, once intelligence had confirmed the
target and a strategy was developed to perform the task. Good job Mr.
President, I rarely agree with anything you do or stand fo.
++ OCPAC MEMBERSHIP UP-DATE
As April came to an end, our dues paying membership now stands at 193,
just 24 shy of tying our record non-election year membership of 217
dues paying members during the year 2009. It is truly a blessing to
have gained the respect of people to contribute to this organization
without me having to spend countless hours trying to raise funds or
paying a large commission to have it done professionally. Your
willingness to support OCPAC allows us to make a conservative
difference in this state without having to burn up valuable resources
in time and money having to try and raise money. Thanks again. One of
my real rewards in serving in this organization is getting to know so
many fine people, true patriots. Please consider joining. Instructions
on how to join are just a few lines below.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.