Monday, July 18, 2011




Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, July 13th will be held at
Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. By the time we
showed the video by Paul Harvey last week, only a handful of people
were still present. Therefore, we will show this 12 minute video first
then get on with the program. Our main speaker this week will be State
Representative Sally Kern. Her book, THE STONING OF SALLY KERN - THE
is now available. The book has been some time in the making as I read
the first version a couple of years ago. I am now reading the expanded
and published version. It is an excellent picture of how the radical
homosexual community works to destroy good people, and make an example
to others. They work to create fear in the hearts of anyone with a
voice who might rise up and disagree with their agenda. It may
surprise some as to why Sally dedicated her book to the Homosexual
community, among others. However, she will share what can happen when
a person caught up in the prison of the homosexual lifestyle can look
at a stoning with intellectual honesty and make a rational decision.
Sally will have some books available and will be glad to sign them for
those purchasing one.


Last Wednesday, with a fair amount of debate, our voting members made
their selections for the best and the worst in the legislature.
Following are the results. We congratulate those who performed above
average and deserve recognition for their good work.


Lawmaker of the year award goes to: Steve Russell (R-OKC) session
score 90, lifetime 77.

Lawmaker of the year runner-up goes to: Anthony Sykes (R-Moore)
session 90, lifetime 92.

Freshman lawmaker of the year goes to: Josh Brecheen (R-Colgate)
session 80, lifetime 80.

Freshman lawmaker runner-up goes to: Greg Treat (R-OKC) session 80,
lifetime 80.

The RINO award goes to: Brian Crain (RINO - Tulsa) session 40,
lifetime 60.

The RINO runner-up goes to: James Halligan (RINO-Stillwater) session
50, lifetime 50.


Lawmaker of the year award goes to: Jason Murphy (R-Guthrie) session
score 100, lifetime 100.

Lawmaker of the year runner-up goes to: Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow)
session 93, lifetime 93.

Freshman lawmaker of the year goes to: David Brumbaugh (R-Broken
Arrow) session 90, lifetime 90.

Freshman runner-up goes to: Josh Cockroft (R-Tecumseh) session score
83, lifetime 83.

The RINO award goes to: Weldon Watson (RINO-TULSA) session score 53,
lifetime 53.

The RINO runner-up goes to: Dustin Roberts (RINO-Durant) session score
43, lifetime 43.

There were also 3 Democrat lawmakers who scored high enough to be
considered for a DINO (Democrat In Name Only) award. The winners were:

The DINO of the year award goes to Wes Hilliard (D-Sulphur) session
score 66, lifetime 42.

The DINO runner-up goes to R.C. Pruitt (D-Antlers) session score 60,
lifetime 49.


* TUESDAY EVENING - ADA AREA - The Ada, Seminole tea party will
meet Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m. in the Industrial Arts Classroom on
the campus of the Ada Technology Center in Ada. Speaking this month
will be Oklahoma’s Lt. Governor, Todd Lamb and Oklahoma’s State
Auditor and Inspector, Gary Jones.

* TUESDAY EVENING - TULSA AREA - The Republican Assembly will
host Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, this Tuesday evening at the
Furr’s Buffet in the Farm Shopping Center, East 51st street and South
Sheridan Ave. Members and visitors will gather at 6 for dinner with
the meeting starting at 7:00 p.m.. The meeting will adjourn at 8.

* THURSDAY EVENING - CLINTON AREA - The Western Oklahoma tea
party will host their monthly meeting this month in Clinton at the
Montana Mike’s restaurant, which is at exit #65 on I-40. Folks gather
at 6 for dinner with the meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.. I will be the
speaker this month talking about the necessity for every generation to
fight for freedom. The members of this tea party alternate each month
between Weatherford, Clinton and Elk City. If you live in Western
Oklahoma, come on out and meet these conservatives who are making a

* THURSDAY EVENING - TULSA AREA - The Tulsa area chapter of OK2A
(Oklahoma 2nd Amendment) will have their monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. in
Uncle Buck’s Grill, located inside the Bass Pro store, 101 Bass Pro
Drive, Broken Arrow. The program will include a presentation by Kaye
Beach about RFID chips in your driver’s licenses and Agenda 21. While
these are not directly related to the 2nd Amendment, they will impact
our freedom in general and eventually may impact our gun rights.

* THURSDAY EVENING - MOORE AREA - The Sooner Republican Assembly
will have their monthly meeting, at Earls Rib in Moore. Members and
guests will gather at 6 for dinner, with the meeting beginning at 6:45
p.m. Speaking this month will be pastor Fred Greening of the Goldsby
First Baptist Church. Pastor Greening has organized many trips to
Israel and will give a first hand report regarding the turmoil in the
Middle East.

* THURSDAY AND FRIDAY - JULY 28TH AND 29TH. These are the times for
the 6th annual Reclaiming America (Oklahoma) For Christ Conference.
The events begin Thursday evening 6:15 and run until 10:00 p.m. Then
the Conference will re-convene on Friday the 29th with the afternoon
sessions beginning at 1:30 and go until 5:00 pm, then the evening
sessions will resume at 6:15 with the conference finishing at 10:00
p.m. The location is Trinity Baptist Church, one mile South of I-40
and Garth Brooks Boulevard (on the East side). Next week I will go
into more depth regarding the speakers. This is just 2 weeks off from
this Thursday and Friday. We packed the place out last year and this
year’s speakers are going to be excellent.


With the deadline looming for when the government runs out of
manipulations to keep going until the last days before we reach the
debt ceiling of $13.4 Trillion dollars, it looks like the President
and Congressional leaders are close to reaching a deal. I am on the
record in opposition to trying to balance the budget through spending
cuts in the next budget year. I believe this would risk a severe
economic jolt and likely cause a much more serious recession that the
one we recently experienced. I believe the Republicans in Washington
know this and will not let it happen as they would clearly be blamed
for such a recession.

Remember, the federal government is spending $1.6 Trillion more in a
year than it takes in from revenues. Where is the vast majority of
that $1.6 Trillion deficit spent? Right here in the U.S. of A. That
$1.6 Trillion of borrowed or newly printed dollars has been propping
up our economy, and without it diffusing throughout the economy, many
more jobs will be lost and the problems associated with higher
unemployment will exacerbate.

That is why changing policies to improve our business CLIMATE in
America is as important as talks about cutting spending. The single
most important thing that can be done to increase private sector jobs
is to switch to the Fair Tax. That will reduce the cost of doing
business in America, making our products much more competitive on a
global market as well as make everyone a taxpayer, which should
increase revenues to the federal government. Besides making all
current Americans taxpayers, the fair tax will increase jobs, putting
the unemployed back to work, thus creating even more taxpayers.

With that said, what citizens much watch out for in any kind of budget
deal is an extension of the debt limit today and supposed spending
cuts taking place somewhere down the line in a 10 year deficit
reduction promise. We should look for at least $300 billion in
spending cuts for the coming fiscal year. Then we should look for an
additional $300 billion in spending cuts for each successive year for
the next 5 years. Aside from certain variables, that would basically
eliminate our deficit over the next 5 years.

But even that soft landing approach will not work, if we don’t see
many of our manufacturing jobs come back to the United States. Sadly,
a couple of weeks ago Franklin Electric, the former Little Giant Pump
Company, announced they would be moving much of their work force out
of OKC and to a facility in Mexico. That is unfortunate, but with high
corporate taxes, excessive business regulations and problems with
organized labor, many companies keep moving their production
facilities out of America and in to other nations.

I am not going to speculate as to what the final deal will be between
the President and Congressional leaders as those details will probably
be evident in the near future. If the deal is unsatisfactory, we will
need to contact our Congressmen and tell them to send a message to
leadership that they need to go back to work and come up with a better

I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

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