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March 12th 2017 newsletter
 
 
 
Comrade Yen and Himmler Henke Know How to Raise Your Children
 
Mao Zedong and Heinrich Himmler had nothing on Oklahoma’s own Comrade Yen and Katie Henke when it comes to goose stepping over parental rights and common sense.  Mao was the leader of the communist party in China and responsible for millions of deaths through war and starvation as the country turned Communist.   Himmler was the leader of the SS in wartime Germany, a leading figure of the Nazi Party and the main architect of the extermination of Jews in the concentration camps and across the Russian steppes.   
 
What both had in common and what both share in common with Comrade Yen and Rep. Katie Himmler Henke is that all four believe that the state is has the final decision on what is best for your children as your children are the property of the state.
 
Comrade Yen and Himmler Henke are being true to their beliefs with their latest attempt to crush parental rights and liberty in Oklahoma via SB 765.    In addition to the required eye protection, a timer, and believe it or not, a handrail, it would become illegal for anyone under 18 years of age to use a tanning bed under their bill.   Under the new law the owners of the tanning booth must post a sign stating that it is illegal for those under 18 to use the tanning booth, that there are penalties for doing so, and that anyone can report the illegal use of tanning booths to the local police.  And also post a warning that the use of tanning booths has health risks involved….
 
 
That’s right, the Idiot of the Oklahoma Senate, Comrade Yen, the imbecile that has refused to allow vaccine risks to be mentioned to Oklahoma parents, is now trying to force tanning booth owners to mention risks to their patients.
 
I guess Comrade Yen doesn’t have any financial interests in tanning booths.
 
SB 795 isn’t about the proliferation of useless laws, the pandering of politicians at the Capitol trying to look like they are doing something productive while ignoring the finances of the state, it is about idiots and imbeciles attacking parental rights and controlling as many people as possible.
 
 
Legislation like this is no different than a rapist attacking an old woman; it isn’t about sexual pleasure, it is about power and getting their jollies off by forcing people to jump through hoops.  Legislators like Henke and Yen are the sickest of predators and they wrap their disgusting goals in a veneer of “saving the children”.
 
 
 
 
Meet the Latest Soft on Crime Poster Boy
Travis Wayne Richards DOB 12-5-91
 
Soft on crime is nothing more than misguided thinking, believing that love and compassion will encourage criminals to behave and not murder people or steal what isn’t bolted down.  Compassion is aimed at the criminal rather than the victim of the criminals, mainly due to a disconnect between reality and the understandable feelings of discomfort seeing one of these criminals being justly punished. 
 
What is needed is to put a face and criminal history out there to counter the feel good legislation and perhaps educate a few fools on why we have a criminal justice system, why we require that violent criminals or people that are flight risks post bail bonds, and why we can never do away with prisons and punishment.
 
 
This week let’s look at a murderer set loose to kill by soft on crime judges and prosecutors here in Oklahoma County, meet Travis Wayne Richards.  You can see his prison record here
 
 
We believe that allowing a convicted felon, who has new cases to be released at tax-payer expense is careless and dangerous.  Travis had been under the supervision of the Department of Corrections since January of 2014.  If being under supervision by trained personnel from the Department of Corrections has been a failure to rehabilitate, how can untrained case workers from the pretrial release program expect to have an effect.  Pretrial case workers have no authority to arrest or enforce Judges orders and since Travis was violated from the program and a warrant has been issued they merely closed the case and have moved on to the next failure of the Oklahoma County pretrial release program.
 
 
On October 14th 2010 Travis was charged with OK CO CF-2010-6396, the unauthorized use of a vehicle, resulted in the entry of a plea of guilty and a three year deferred sentence and probation with community service.
 
On October 1st 2013 a violation of probation was filed and Travis was released from jail on an own recognizance release on October 28th 2013  after stipulating that his probation was violated by failing to complete community service, pay costs and other conditions.
 
On November 5th 2013  Travis entered a plea of guilty  for OK CO CF-2013-6206, the larceny of an automobile and his deferred was accelerated to a suspended sentence along with his new case CF-13-6203.
 
On July 21st 20014 another violation of probation was filed and a warrant was issued.  Travis was released from the jail on commercial bail on  August 6th 2014. Court record shows a failure to appear on September 29th of 2014 and a warrant was issued. 
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On August 3rd of 2014 Travis is charged with OK CO CF-2014-8507, a new case of larceny of an automobile and larceny from the house.  Charges are not filed until December 15th 2014.
 
 On September 3rd of 2014 Travis was in custody at Cleveland County jail on Cleveland County CF-2014-1567, a charge of concealing stolen property and unauthorized use of vehicle. 
 
 On September 23rd 2014 Travis failed to appear on OK CO CF-2014-4722, a charge of possession of a firearm originally released on commercial bail and failed to appear because Travis was in custody in Cleveland County on a case stemming from an arrest for concealing stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle.  Travis was released on his own recognizance on November 18th 2014 at the request of his attorney and transported back to Oklahoma County for warrants in other cases.
 
On  November 26th 2014 Travis Richards was released on GPS with the Oklahoma County Conditional Bond Program. A violation report was issue on December 11th 20104 and Travis once again failed to appear in court on December 15th 2014.
 
Then on Saturday, December 27, 2014 Travis Richards was inside a residence in the 3300 Block of SW 51st in Oklahoma City according to court documents.  Witnesses say he exchanged words with Jason Beals and then shot him several times.  Witnesses say Richards dropped the gun as he was running from the scene. Police recovered the weapon used to shoot Beals, who died at the scene.
 
 
Richards had been released by two different District Courts on his Own Recognizance (OR bond) with four open felon cases while on probation.  He had been released from jail on November 26th 2014 on conditional bonds that require he remain at home on house arrest and wear an ankle monitor.  Oklahoma County pretrial release filed a violation report on December 14th 2014.  It is unclear when he cut the ankle monitor off.
 
 
Travis fled Oklahoma after the murder of Jason Beals, sparking a nationwide manhunt that took up tens of thousands of man hours of police work.  He was arrested in Tennessee by the United States Marshal Service and returned to Oklahoma County at taxpayer expense. 
 
 
Had Travis been required to post criminal bond he would have likely not been able to afford the bond or had his family posted the bond they would have been watching him to ensure he stayed out of trouble to prevent the loss of their home which is usually used as collateral for a high risk bond.   Not only that but there would have been a bondsman watching his every move and ready to return Travis to jail should it appear that he was once again breaking the law.  The bondsman would have been solely responsible for the return to Oklahoma and not the taxpayers.
 
 
 
 
The End of Reason and Sanity “For the Children”
 
Editors note:  This is a repost of a story that David Van posted on Sooner Politics on Facebook.   After speaking to Kevin McDugal this afternoon he is likely to offer an amendment for his bill tomorrow as while we know that Kevin’s heart is in the right place this bill would cause a lot of unintended consequences.   Current statutes already allow up to 12 years statute of limitations for such cases  and even unlimited time if there is DNA evidence.
 
 
Representatives Kevin McDugle and Carol Bush along with Sen. David Holt, have two bills nearing a floor vote, this week.(HB1468, HB1470) They are a lawyer's dream. The two freshmen legislators teamed up to provide a proposed statute giving lawyers and plaintiffs up to 40+ years to file a lawsuit claiming, among other things, certain emotional damages suffered in childhood.
 
 
​  The intention was to give children who suffer sexual abuse a longer period of time to file claims, both criminal complaints and civil damages.
 
 
  One of the longest spans is for claims including indecent proposals. Two freshmen legislators are seeking to raise that span to perhaps 40 years. I have serious concerns for what this could do to exploit elderly defendants and where facts can no longer be certified, leading to a miscarriage of justice.
 
 
​This can be devastating for organizations trying to recruit volunteer leaders. The Boy Scouts already have the strictest standards and have a desperate time getting dads to volunteer.
I doubt that I would want to subject myself to this 40-year time bomb.
 
Sadly, though, this bill would be a retroactive open season on the elderly who have no way of assembling a defense to some therapist-assisted "memory" from countless mentally unstable people who may just be looking for a cash-cow and waiting until an older adult has stockpiled a full retirement nest egg.
               
  The two bills are the product of Carol Bush (a left-leaning freshman who was recruited by notable Tulsa Democrats) And Kevin McDugle (who owns Lawyer Marketing Services Inc., in Broken Arrow).
 Claims of Indecent Proposal involving a child currently has a 12 yrs. extended statute of Limitation. HB1468 would extend it until the plaintiff's 45th birthday. That might be 40 years after a kindergartener remembers that the event supposedly happened.
 
Here's an overview of the Civil Statute Of Limitations:
Injury to Person    2 yrs. Tit. 12 §95
Defamation (Libel/Slander)    1 yr. Tit. 12 §95
Fraud    2 yrs. Tit. 12 §95
Injury to Personal Property    2 yrs. Tit. 12 §95
Professional Malpractice    2 yrs. Tit. 12 §95
Trespass    2 yrs. Tit. 12 §95
Collection of Rents    5 yrs. Tit. 12 §95
Contracts    Written: 5 yrs.; Oral: 3 yrs. Tit. 12§95;Tit.12 §95
Collection of Debt on Account    5 yrs. Tit. 12 §95
Judgments    3 yrs. foreign judgment Tit. 12 §95
 
  Heck, I don't remember what I ate for dinner last month, but somehow I would have to mount a credible defense against a "therapist-guided" narrative. Any credible defense witnesses may possibly be dead by then.
​ This pair of bills is a misguided effort which will cause more harm than good and become a toll to "shake down" wealthy older folks.  This kind of legislation from freshmen is more common than it should be. It is not an advancement of liberty or justice, as a whole. This kind of bill is typical pandering to special interests. Something Senator Holt has a reputation for, But I hope McDugle & Bush will not follow the same path.
 
 
  This legislation invites the Tawanna Brawley's of the world to ramp up their destruction. It also creates a wonderland for thug district attorneys like Mike Nifong, who fortunately went to jail for his predatory case against the Duke Lacrosse Four.
 
 
UPDATE:  Rep. Kevin McDugle picked up the phone and called me when this article first posted.  We agree that his effort is well intended and it's personal with him. Rep. McDugle is a recovered victim of child molestation. But I shared with him my concerns for the elderly and affluent getting "shaken down" for out-of-court settlements.
  It is my hope that an amendment is offered, to adjust the date to a plaintiff's 30th birthday, rather than 45th. It will still help the victims get relief, but would not encourage the Gloria Alreds of the world to set up "shake down" operations in the state.  Child molestation is a serious harm to a child's mental health. It is associated with Borderline Personality Disorder and a common experience of people confused about their sexual orientation. PTSD is a common diagnosis stemming from repeat molestation.
 
 
 
 
DECEIVING THE PUBLIC
NO MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT A TAX INCREASE IS STILL A TAX INCREASE
The Watchman
 
 
Is it us or has everyone else also noticed that politicians are a rare breed. They feel a certain amount of power over the people that they are supposed to work for yet are perfectly willing to get up in front of those same people and tell them a bald faced lie. Perhaps the saddest part of it all is people honestly believe it. Politicians believe that if they can’t dazzle you with their brilliance they can always baffle you with their bull crap. We see it in full display of all it gaudy glory during this session of the legislature.
 
In 2006 the federal government passed the Real I.D. Act. When they did so, they in effect established a National I.D. card. They took advantage of the left coast loons and the east coast power players to increase the steps towards total control of the American populace. In 2007 Oklahoma passed a law that said we would not comply with the Real I.D. Act. Even though that law was passed, the Department of Public Safety used tax payer’s dollars to purchase and place in tag agencies the necessary camera’s to take a picture of the quality necessary for facial recognition. We know of only one brave individual in the state who fought this and won.
 
Then we found this article Oklahoma now has Real ID law, but don't get in line yet for new driver's license - Tulsa World: Homepagelatest. Now we all knew this was going to happen. The Governor and a majority of the Senate have been pushing for it over the last couple of years. There have even been a few Representatives trying to get it passed. Well it passed because the state needed the money. In the new language of the Tax Increase, a Fee has taken on a new meaning. They say you can still get the non-compliant Driver’s License, but that’s going to be a logistical nightmare for them. If you want the compliant license it’s going to cost you an extra five ($5.00) dollars. Since they already have the cameras in the facilities, they’ll have a photo of you that is capable of being used for facial recognition anyway. It’s a tax or in this case a fee scam. This is just one of the words that have a new meaning in a tax increase.
 
The next article of interest we found was this  We encourage all of you to open this link and read the article. You can really see how many different ways they can describe tax increases. We’ll show you a few here.
 
BOLD REFORMS FOR RECURRING REVENUES. The source is the Governor’s budget proposal.
 
BROADEN THE TAX BASE. This comes from former State Senator Owen Laughlin’s A Guide to Liberal Terms for the Legislative Session. This was a handout he used while on the campaign trail in 2010 for the office of the State Treasurer. The definition of this is “People paying existing taxes are fed up, so we need to find new things to tax for the first time in history.” Fits the Fallin sales tax hike perfectly.
 
INVEST/INVESTMENT This one comes from House Appropriations and Budget Chair Leslie Osborn in an article from The Oklahoman: “Out of 101 people in the House, I’ve got 70 or 80 pragmatic members that will actually look at this and say it’s time to invest (with new revenue).” Osborn, speaking on The Oklahoman’s Political State podcast, referred to “pragmatic members” as those who might be willing to vote in favor of a tax increase. Does anyone besides the Muskogee Politico and us see a problem here? It’s a simple problem. Invest or investing or investment usually implies using monies you already have. Representative Osborn you just made yourself the subject of my next article.
 
Now someone did try to be polite about raising your taxes by saying this. NEW RECURRING REVENUE. The source is a column by Scott Meacham, posted online by the Governor. Like we said, a much nicer way of saying “higher taxes.”
 
 
What’s important is that people being aware of the various terms that they are using to raise taxes on the working people of Oklahoma. There are other ways to raise the funds in this state however the state government just doesn’t appear to be capable of doing what is necessary to get the job done.
 
At a time when the state is in a financial crisis these pack of less than wise men thought they were justified in making the tax credit for the oil and gas industry permanent. Why? Most Oklahoma citizens are hurting as well however they got their tax cut removed and placed back into the state coffers to help make up the $1.3 billion dollar shortfall last year. Already during this session they have grown the size of government. That just goes to prove that we have a desperate lack of leadership and intelligence running the state. Between the last two years the state has had a shortfall of over $2.1 billion dollars in its budget. Yet they found $50 million for the Native American Heritage Center and the Tulsa Pop Museum. They also came up $66,000.00 plus to cover a sex scanda. What they haven’t done is cut enough of the tax credits to the companies that finance their campaigns. They give out in excess of $2 billion dollars a year in tax credits there.
 
 
There is another big problem the state faces that they refuse to tackle. We must ask who would want to relocate a business to Oklahoma when their employees would be caught in a maze of turnpikes that will soon have more mileage than any other state in the union. It’s past time to do away with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
 
 
In closing the best we can say is that us taxpayers in Oklahoma are the unwilling, led by the unqualified to do the unnecessary for the ungrateful. We have done so much with so little for so long that we are now qualified to do practically anything with nothing.