IN THIS ISSUE:
 
RINO Dan Sullivan contiues to attract constroversy
 
  
RINO Rep Earl Sears subject of corruption?
 
 
Tulsa County GOP organization seized by the Tea Party
 
 
Direct Mail Campaign Countinues to Pound RINO House Members
 
 
 
Mail Preparation Party set for Monday & Wednesday night till the end of legislative session
 
Is California Becoming a Third World Country?
 
Do you support another April 15th Tea Party Rally?



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More filth, corruption, and hypocrisy coming out of 23rd & Lincoln 
 
 
Do you remember RINO Floor Leader Dan Sullivan, who was offended when Rep. Randy Terrill allegedly disparaged Speaker Kris Steele?   When campaigning for disciplining Terril, Sullivan commented, “(The staff) is not here to be vomited on by a member spewing vile language.”
 
This from a man that had an affair with a member of the House staff, knocked her up, and then left his wife to pursue his pregnant staffer?  Eventually he did make an honest woman of her by making her the second “Mrs. Sullivan.”
 
So  speaking out in anger after hearing your bill was killed by House leadership is condemned, but adultery and breaking up families is condoned?
 
 
Hypocrisy is rampant in the RINO camp.  Come 2012 we simply must drive the RINOs (Republican In Name Only) out of the GOP if the party is to survive.
 
 
More about Rep Dan Sullivan's extramatrial affiars with House Staffers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Rep Earl Sears exposed; corruption and influence peddling alleged
 
Rino Republicans coming under increased scrutiny as the pressure from the Tea Party and conservative Republicans mount
 
 This past weekend during an interview, Rep Terrill dropped a bomb on Houseleadership with his revelation of corruption at the top of House leadership.   Terrill believes that the act of publicly reprimanding of fellow outspoken conservatives on the House floor is politically based, while allowing everything from drinking on the House floor to having sex in legislative offices to go largely unpunished.
 
Terrill discussed how State Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, may have allegedly become entangled in a conflict of interest issue while serving as the chairman of the powerful House Appropriations and Budget committee.
 
“Rep. Sears has a blood relative, a daughter named Hollye Hunt, not the actress, who is the chief lobbyist for Higher Education,” Terrill said. “Higher Ed, of course, is a an entity we appropriated more than a billion dollars to. How convenient.”
 
Terrill said that Oklahoma law prevents legislators from having direct or indirect interest in a contract with the state. That includes relations including blood relatives or those related through marriage.
 
Terrill said he addressed his concerns with Speaker Kris Steele this past December. However, Terrill said Steele appeared to dismiss these concerns and Sears was allowed to remain as chairman.
“He turns a blind eye to it,” Terrill said.
 
Speaker Kris Steele's spokesperson, Lisa Liebl, responded: “The decision to appoint Rep. Sears as chair of the Appropriations and Budget Committee was fully evaluated. Rep. Sears’ daughter’s employment at a state entity does not present a conflict of interest. Rep. Sears is an extremely ethical and valued member of the House of Representatives.”
 
And inside sources told Red Dirt Report that at the Monday Republican caucus meeting that Sears brought up this very issue and said he was being unfairly attacked and was doing nothing wrong.  Terrill notes that he has learned that Rep. Sears is sharing a home with his lobbyist daughter down in Cleveland County while the legislature is in session. A question raised by Terrill is whether Sears is receiving something of value – food, rent, shelter – from his lobbyist daughter.
 
Also, sources told the  Red Dirt Reportthat in the time Sears has been serving as chairman for A&B, his daughter has received a 33 percent raise– now totaling approximately $120,000 a year, although it is unclear why she received this raise.
 
“That’s quite a pay raise,” Terrill said. “Did she take on any additional responsibilities? What did she do for that pay raise?”
 
 
 
Terrill also notes that even if Sears were to step down from his chairmanship he could still be found having committed an ethics violation. “The Capitol is replete with indirect conflicts,” he said. And yet the media and others, he says, are “squeamish” about pointing these things out, even when they are terribly obvious.  Terrill says he is not the only legislator looking askance at this alleged issue of conflict of interest. Others are starting to ask questions and are hoping the House leadership will clarify their position on these matters.
 
Read the entire report:
 
 
  
 Rep. Mike Christian, R-Oklahoma City, sent out an open letter late Wednesday to all members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives explaining to them why Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, is engaged in a clear conflict of interest.

Christian wrote: "It is undisputed that Ms. Hunt's primary job responsibility is to lobby her father on behalf of the Board of Regents. Her salary is appropriated by her father, and her job performance is judged primarily by how effectively she convinces her father to direct taxpayer's dollars towards her employer."

Christian then cites Oklahoma's Code of Ethics Standards 257: 20-1-7 & 8, which states that "a legislator may not introduce, promote, or vote on any legislation that would benefit his child over and above any other citizen of the state of Oklahoma."

To read the full text of Rep. Christian's letter and the statutes mentioned, go  to RDR's Red Dirt Reporter blog.
 
 
 
Late breaking news added to Rep. Sears Controversy
 
Sear's daughter Hollye Hunt found to be the highest paid lobbyist  working for the State of Oklahoma @ $10,000 per month
 
 
 
 
 Tulsa County Seized by the Tea Party: GOP boots out the RINOs
 
The Tulsa County elections were held at the meeting yesterday and ALL the old Rino/Chamber of Commerce Guard lost. The Sullivan camp had  15 or 20 of their lackeys parading around in Team Sullivan t-shirts and the establishment county commissioners, city council members, and other RINO types tried desperately to hold on to the County GOP offices to no avail.   Attendees said that people are tired of all the underhanded corruptness and were doing something about it.  Among the resolutions passed were:
  • demanding the Oklahoma Senate pass open carry
  • Stopping Obama Care and Demanding the Governor give the money back now!
  • requiring censure hearings for Republican officeholders who do not adhere to "core principles"
  • require elected Republicans to work for "drastic" reductions in taxes and mandatory fees

. Newly elected Tulsa County Chairman  JB Alexander started his new position with the very conservative resolutions and purposed platform changes

The Tulsa County Republican Party moved defend the Constitution at its biennial convention on Saturday, adopting a series of measures intended to enforce greater discipline on elected officials and party members, and voting down everycandidate associated with the more moderate old guard.

"If you don't believe in this," said outgoing county chairman Sally Bell, "you don't believe in the Republican Party. If you don't believe in this, you're a Democrat." 

Two former county chairmen spoke in opposition to the measure. One of them, Don Burdick, said the party "should be fighting Democrats and not other Republicans."

From there, the convention proceeded to a series of resolutions and proposed rule changes attacking Gov. Mary Fallin and most of Tulsa County's Republican legislative delegation.  Speaker after speaker hammered Fallin and GOP legislators for backing the use of a $54 million federal grant to design and implement a health-care exchange - a web-based informational system designed to help individuals and businesses find affordable health insurance.

J.B. Alexander, county vice chairman the past two years, was elected chairman by acclamation after the only other candidate to file, RINO David Arnett, withdrew.  McKay likewise was elected without opposition.

The county's sitting district committeeman and committeewoman and state committeeman were all defeated despite endorsements from some of the county's best-known Republican regulars. Bell was handily elected state committeewoman.
 
 
 


Direct Mail Campaign Continues to Punish RINO House Members 
 
The postcard and letter campaign continues to put pressure on the RINO House members.   Thousands of pieces of mail are sent out each week to voters and campaign donors of those Republican House members that are betraying the public  good.   The post cards are personalized with the Representative's name repeated numerous times along with a list of their bad votes, their phone number, and email address.   The primary purpose is to pressure the legislator to changing his position on HR 1004 and HJR 1004, the two bills That would guarantee that each bill received a fair hearing in committee and a straight up and down vote.  The secondary purpose of the mail drops is to encourage conservative candidates in that House District to begin planning to run against the RINO Republican House Member.  The letters to the donors spell out the damage their candidate has done to the state and asks the donors to pressure the legislator to do the right thing or lose campaign funds for the next election cycle.
 
If you want to help with the mail effort, meet at 6 pm at my shop, The Carpenter Shop, 358 North Rockwell Ave, Okc, Ok.    The mail parties are set each Monday and Wednesday night until the end of the legislative session.  Please call to let me know you are coming so we have plenty of address lists and post cards on hand.  Call if you can't find my shop,  please call me at 405-412-6233. 
 
Donations are needed to keep the pressure on the RINO legislators.  The bad politicians fear and hate the robocalls above all, except mail going to their voters and their campaign donors.  Help us keep both flowing into their House Districts.  Robo calls cost 5 cents each, letters 59 cents, post cards around 32 cents.   Only funds donated for this specific purpose are spent on this effort.
Send checks to:  Sooner Tea Party, 359 North Rockwell Ave, Okc, Ok, 73127 or use our Pay Pal donation button at www.soonerteaparty.org
 
 
 
Illegal Immigration is Turning California into a Third World Country;   Is Oklahoma  5 to 10 years behind?
 
This is an article from  Victor Davis Hansen, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford   University ... 
 
      The last three weeks I have traveled about, taking the pulseof the more  forgotten areas of central California . I wanted to witness, even if  superficially, what is happening to a state that has the highest sales and  income taxes, the most lavish entitlements, the near-worst public schools (based  on federal test scores), and the largest number of illegal aliens in the nation,  along with an overregulatedprivate sector, a stagnant and shrinking  manufacturing base, and an elite environmental ethos that restricts commerce and  productivity without curbing consumption.
 
    During  this unscientific experiment, three times a week I rode a bike on a 20-mile trip  over various rural roads in southwestern Fresno County . I also drove my car  over to the coast to work, on various routes through towns like San Joaquin ,  Mendota, and Firebaugh. And near my home I have been driving, shopping, and  touring by intent the rather segregated and impoverished areas of Caruthers,  Fowler, Laton, Orange Cove, Parlier, and Selma . My own farmhouse is now in an  area of abject poverty and almost no ethnic diversity; the closest elementary  school (my alma mater, two miles away) is 94 percent Hispanic and 1 percent  white, and well below federal testing norms in math and English.
 
    Here  are some general observations about what I saw (other than that the rural roads  of California are fast turning into rubble, poorly maintained and reverting to  what I remember seeing long ago in the rural South). First, remember that these  areas are the ground zero, so to speak, of 20 years of illegal immigration.  There has been a general depression in farming - to such an extent that the 20-  to-100-acre tree and vine farmer, the erstwhile backbone of the old rural  California , for all practical purposes has ceased to exist.
 
    On the  western side of the Central Valley , the effects of arbitrary cutoffs in federal  irrigation water have idled tens of thousands of acres of prime agricultural  land, leaving thousands unemployed. Manufacturing plants in the towns in these  areas - which used to make harvesters, hydraulic lifts, trailers,  food-processing equipment - have largely shut down; their production has been  shipped off overseas or south of the border. Agriculture itself - from almonds  to raisins - has increasingly become corporatized and mechanized, cutting by  half the number of farm workers needed. So unemployment runs somewhere between  15 and 20 percent. 
 
    Many of  the rural trailer-house compounds I saw appear to the naked eye no different  from what I have seen in the Third World . There is a Caribbean look to the  junked cars, electric wires crisscrossing between various outbuildings, plastic  tarps substituting for replacement shingles, lean-tos cobbled together as  auxiliary housing, pit bulls unleashed, and geese, goats, and chickens roaming  around the yards. The public hears about all sorts of tough California   regulations that stymie business - rigid zoning laws, strict building codes,  constant inspections - but apparently none of that applies out here.
 
    It is  almost as if the more California regulates, the more it does not regulate. Its  public employees prefer to go after misdemeanors in the upscale areas to justify  our expensive oversight industry, while ignoring the felonies in the downtrodden  areas, which are becoming feral and beyond the ability of any inspector to do  anything but feel irrelevant. But in the regulators' defense, where would one  get the money to redo an ad hoctrailer park with a spider web of illegal bare  wires?
 
    Many of  the rented-out rural shacks and stationary Winnebagosare on former small farms  - the vineyards overgrown withweeds, or torn out withthe ground lying fallow.  I pass on the cultural consequences to communities from  the loss of  thousands of small farming families. I don't think I can remember another time  when so many acres in the eastern part of the valley have gone out of  production, even though farm prices have recently rebounded. Apparently it is  simply not worththe gamble of investing $7,000 to $10,000 an acre in a new  orchard or vineyard. What an anomaly - withsuddenly soaring farm prices, still  we have thousands of acres in the world's richest agricultural belt, with  available water on the east side of the valley and plentiful labor, gone idle or  in disuse. Is credit frozen? Are there simply no more farmers? Are the schools  so bad as to scare away potential agricultural entrepreneurs? Or are we all  terrified by the national debt and uncertain future?
 
     California coastal elites may worry about the oxygen content of water available  to a three-inch smelt in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, but they seem  to have no interest in the epidemic dumping of trash, furniture, and often toxic  substances throughout California 's rural hinterland. Yesterday, for example, I  rode my bike by a stopped van just as the occupants tossed seven plastic bags of  raw refuse onto the side of the road. I rode up near their bumper and said in my  broken Spanish not to throw garbage onto the public road. But there were three  of them, and one of me. So I was lucky to be sworn at only. I note in passing  that I would not drive into Mexico and, as a guest, dare to pull over and throw  seven bags of trash into the environment of my host.
 
    In  fact, trash piles are commonplace out here - composed of everything from  half-empty paint cans and children's plastic toys to diapers and moldy food. I  have never seen a rural sheriff cite a litterer, or witnessed state EPA workers  cleaning up these unauthorized wastelands. So I would suggest to Bay Area  scientists that the environment is taking a much harder beating down here in  central California than it is in the Delta. Perhaps before we cut off more  irrigation water to the west side of the valley, we might invest some green  dollars into cleaning up the unsightly and sometimes dangerous garbage that now  litters the outskirts of our rural communities.
 
    We hear  about the tough small-business regulations that have driven residents out of the  state, at the rate of 2,000 to 3,000 a week. But from my unscientific  observations these past weeks, it seems rather easy to open a small business in  California without any oversight at all, or at least what I might call a  "counter business." I counted eleven mobile hot-kitchen trucks that simply park  by the side of the road, spread about some plastic chairs, pull down a tarp  canopy, and, presto, become mini-restaurants. There are no "facilities" such as  toilets or washrooms. But I do frequently see lard trails on the isolated roads  I bike on, where trucks apparently have simply opened their draining tanks and  sped on, leaving a slick of cooking fats and oils. Crows and ground squirrels  love them; they can be seen from a distance mysteriously occupied in the middle  of the road.
 
    At  crossroads, peddlers in a counter-California economy sell almost anything. Here  is what I noticed at an intersection on the west side last week: shovels, rakes,  hoes, gas pumps, lawnmowers, edgers, blowers, jackets, gloves, and caps. The  merchandise was all new. I doubt whether in high-tax California sales taxes or  income taxes were paid on any of these stop-and-go transactions.
 
    In two  supermarkets 50 miles apart, I was the only one in line who did not pay with a  social-service plastic card (gone are the days when "food stamps" were  embarrassing bulky coupons). But I did not see any relationship between the use  of the card and poverty as we once knew it: The electrical appurtenances owned  by the user and the car into which the groceries were loaded were  indistinguishable from those of the upper middle class.
 
    By that  I mean that most consumers drove late-model Camrys, Accords, or Tauruses, had  iPhones, Bluetooths, or BlackBerries, and bought everything in the store with  public-assistance credit. This seemed a world apart from the trailers I had just  ridden by the day before. I don't editorialize here on the logic or morality of  any of this, but I note only that there are vast numbers of people who  apparently are not working, are on public food assistance, and enjoy the  technological veneer of the middle class. California has a consumer market  surely, but often no apparent source of income. Does the $40 million a day  supplement to unemployment benefits from Washington explain some of this?
 
    Do  diversity concerns, as in lack of diversity, work both ways? Over a hundred-mile  stretch, when I stopped in San Joaquin for a bottled water, or drove through  Orange Cove, or got gas in Parlier, or went to a corner market in southwestern  Selma, my home town, I was the only non-Hispanic - there were no Asians, no  blacks, no other whites. We may speak of the richness of "diversity," but those  who cherish that ideal simply have no idea that there are now countless inland  communities that have become near-apartheid societies, where Spanish is the  first language, the schools are not at all diverse, and the federal and state  governments are either the main employers or at least the chief sources of  income - whether through emergency rooms, rural health clinics, public schools,  or social-service offices. An observer from Mars might conclude that our elites  and masses have given up on the ideal of integration and assimilation, perhaps  in the wake of the arrival of 11 to 15 million illegal aliens.
 
    Again,  I do not editorialize, but I note these vast transformations over the last 20  years that are the paradoxical wages of unchecked illegal immigration from  Mexico, a vast expansion of California's entitlements and taxes, the flight of  the upper middle class out of state, the deliberate effort not to tap natural  resources, the downsizing in manufacturing and agriculture, and the departure of  whites, blacks, and Asians from many of these small towns to more racially  diverse and upscale areas of California.
 
    Fresno   's California State University campus is embroiled in controversy over the  student body president's announcing that he is an illegal alien, with all the  requisite protests in favor of the DREAM Act. I won't comment on the legislation  per se, but again only note the anomaly. I taught at CSUF for 21 years. I think  it fair to say that the predominant theme of the Chicano and Latin American  Studies program's sizable curriculum was a fuzzy American culpability. By that I  mean that students in those classes heard of the sins of America more often than  its attractions. In my home town, Mexican flag decals on car windows are far  more common than their American counterparts.
 
    I note  this because hundreds of students here illegally are now terrified of being  deported toMexico . I can understand that, given the chaos in Mexico and their  own long residency in theUnitedStates . But here is what still confuses me: If  one were to consider the classes that deal with Mexico at the university, or the  visible displays of national chauvinism, then one might conclude that Mexico is  a far more attractive and moral place than the United States.
 
    So  there is a surreal nature to these protests: something like, "Pleasedo not send  me back to the culture I nostalgically praise; please let me stay in the culture  that I ignore or deprecate." I think the DREAM Act protestors might have been  far more successful in winning public opinion had they stopped blaming the U.S.   for suggesting that they might have to leave at some point, and instead  explained why, in fact, they want to stay. What it is about America that makes a  youthof 21 go on a hunger strike or demonstrate to be allowed to remain in this  country rather than return to the place of his birth? 
 
    I think  I know the answer to this paradox. Missing entirely in the above description is  the attitude of the host, which by any historical standard can only be termed  "indifferent." California does not care whether one broke the law to arrive here  or continues to break it by staying. It asks nothing of the illegal immigrant -  no proficiency in English, no acquaintance with American history and values, no  proof of income, no record of education or skills. It does provide all the  public assistance that it can afford (and more that it borrows for), and  apparently waives enforcement of most of California 's burdensome regulations  and civic statutes that increasingly have plagued productive citizens to the  point of driving them out. How odd that we overregulate those who are citizens  and have capital to the point of banishing them from the state, but do not  regulate thosewho are aliens and without capital to the point of encouraging  millions more to follow in their footsteps. How odd - to paraphrasewhat Critias  once said of ancient Sparta - that California is at once both the nation's most  unfree and most free state, the most repressed and the wildest.
 
     Hundreds of thousands sense all that and vote accordingly with their feet, both  into and out of California - and the result is a sort of social, cultural,  economic, and political time-bomb, whose ticks are getting louder.
 
Victor Davis Hanson is  a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, the editor of Makers of Ancient  Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome , and the author of The  Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern.
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