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October Surprise, Thousands of RepublicansAgainstFallin.com signs Pop up Statewide over the Weekend
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Fallin’s campaign consultants got a rude awakening on Saturday morning as reports started flowing in over thousands of small 3” x 24” coreplast signs popping up statewide.  The signs promoted the RepublicansAgainstFallin.com website that went online last Sunday.  
 
 
The project was a closely held secret because we didn’t want Fallin’s handlers to be able to respond by slandering the Tea Party for exposing her voting record.   By putting the signs out at the last minute the worst they could do is send out a robo call which would get a poor response as people are generally sick of hearing robo calls at this point in the election cycle.
 
 
We printed the signs using our own sign shop, we can make screen printing screens, making the masks with our own vinyl cutting machine, expose the screen, and print them at very little cost, then make our own wire stakes.  Volunteers made thousands of the small signs printed six on a sheet, then ripped them apart and boxed them up for distribution across the state.
 
 
The signs were placed as far North as Ponca City and Tulsa, as far south as Lawton, and as far  East as within a few miles of the Arkansas border.  Dozens of volunteers fanned out Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday planting the signs in one of the largest efforts we have made so far.
 
 
The project is funded through our Political Action Committee, the Oklahoma Tea Party PAC and as always we were extremely frugal with the donated money.  The signs cost around 22 cents each including the wire stake so we could afford to blanket vast areas of Oklahoma with the small signs.  Our favorite target was to place the signs near the Fallin signs but the fact is that there just weren’t that many Fallin signs out there.   Reports said that not a single Fallin sign was to be found East of Okemah and the ones that we found in the rest of the state were planted on roadsides for the most part.
 
 
The Governor’s race is looking to be tight with some polls calling Fallin’s lead shirking from 18% a few weeks ago to less than 8% this weekend and the margin of error and undecided votes will be more than 8% so the race is extremely tight.  Askins lost by  60/40% in 2010 so if Dorman breaks 40% we are going to call that a major win for the Tea Party.   But we believe that Dorman is going to win the election with a good margin.
 
 
And dear me, we got a phone call saying that someone had planted one of the signs near the entrance of the Governor’s mansion had sure enough when we drove by we saw that the flower bed on 23rd street had been brightened up with one of our pretty red and white signs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Fallin’s Marriage on the Rocks?
 
That is what we are hearing from an inside source that works with the Fallin administration. It seems that the Family Values candidate, one who likes families so much that she has had two already, has cut a deal with her husband to delay filing for divorce until after the November 4th election.  We aren’t privy to the reasons why Wade Christensen, an Oklahoma City-based workers' compensation attorney is dumping her but Fallin’s first marriage broke up after rumors of infidelity arose including a scandalous state trooper connection; three separate state troopers said to have been “involved” with Fallin while acting as her bodyguards.
 
 
Sources are claiming that Fallin took a state trooper with her to Ireland for one of her daughter’s weddings.  It is unclear if this state trooper is the same one that is rumored to be working intimately with Fallin’s campaign.
 
 
Our biggest question to Fallin right now is if the claims of the impending divorce are true and if so, why is she not telling the voters?   If she is that unstable, unable to keep her family intact then why would the voters wish to give her another four years in office?  Fallin allegedly was tough enough on the state troopers while married; imagine what an unmarried oversexed cougar would be like as a Governor.    At least having a husband plants a fig leaf on things, pardon the pun.
 
 
 
 
Fallin Campaign Volunteer Quits over Door Knocking Results
Joins the Sooner Tea Party Planting RepublicansAgainstFallin.com signs
 
 
One of our Tulsa sign planting volunteers called us today giving us some great news.  We had left a few more signs than we thought and they were overwhelmed with only two days to get hundreds and hundreds of signs planted.   Then a new volunteer dropped into their lap.
 
 
This young man had actually been out knocking on doors for Fallin in the Tulsa area and he got a rude awakening.   After knocking on hundreds of doors and pitching the Fallin re election he said that not a single person was receptive, in fact he said the majority of them simply said that Fallin had to go for the good of the state.   To say he was disillusioned is an understatement but other Republicans brought him over to our side and he was quite an asset over the weekend with the RepublicansAgainstFallin.com sign planting effort.
 
 
 
Sequoyah County Republicans Upset over Sooner Tea Party article
  
 
One of our writers ruffled some feathers last week with his endorsement of a fairly liberal Democrat for Senate District Four.   The Sooner Tea Party allows our writers to get off the reservation at times IF we have a good reason for doing so.   Our policy is that unsigned articles are proper Tea Party endorsements and articles that are published under a screen name are the opinions of the individual writer.  They do have to put up with a certain amount of editing and this story was no different as we edited out a direct endorsement but allowed the writer to endorse the Democratic candidate.
 
 
Well that caused quite a stir after the newsletter landed and on Monday we started getting calls.  The first was from the County GOP Chairwoman, a lovely and talented woman, but she had received a phone call from one of her volunteers that apparently wasn’t aware of Mark Allen’s voting record.   We offered to print a response but only if their writer addressed the four bad votes that Senator Mark Allen made.  Well that was the last we heard so either they understand why we allowed the writer to endorse or they can’t think of a good reason why Senator Allen deserves to be defended.
 
 
The four bad votes were the National Popular Vote, a bill that lowered ethical standards in public money purchases, eliminating competitive bidding on jobs as high as $25,000.00, a corporate welfare bill, and a bill that stripped property owners of the right to dig a hole on their property without going through a permitting process.
 
 
And it wasn’t a huge surprise when the liberal Democratic senatorial candidate promptly published an ad in the local paper trumpeting the Sooner Tea Party endorsement!  Well, not exactly but kind of, sorta, maybe……
 
 
Here is our logic behind this. 
 
 
First if the liberal is elected she will be powerless as she will be in the minority.  This costs us nothing unless Republicans lose their super majority in the Senate.
 
 
Second, Senator Allen has a 60 point RINO index score, he is a RINO and we would be better off with a powerless liberal Democrat elected.
 
 
Third, allowing Senator Allen to get away with bad votes and continuing to support him because he has a R after his name is demoralizing to true conservatives.
 
 
Fourth, if Senator Allen loses it will be a wakeup call for the other Republican Senators and Representatives.  They just never know if we will get involved in their race with an endorsement and be the catalyst that puts them out of office.
 
 
So we let our writer run with his endorsement and let the chips fall where they may.    Let’s make an example out of Mark Allen if he won’t vote Oklahoma values.
 
 
We left his race as a No Recommendation rating simply because it would be tough to ask our folks to vote for a liberal Democrat
 
 
 
Who to vote for?
 
Voting recommendations for the General  election.   Another article will cover the judicial choices.
 
 
Our picks are underlined and in bold text.  If we give no recommendation that means the Democrat isn’t any worse than the Republican.  If they have a 2014 Oklahoma RINO Index score it is given.  100 is a perfect score, below 65 is a RINO.
 
  
GOVERNOR
  
 
JOE DORMAN, DEMOCRAT  
MARY FALLIN, REPUBLICAN
KIMBERLY WILLIS, INDEPENDENT
RICHARD PRAWDZIENSKI, INDEPENDENT
 
 
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
CATHY CUMMINGS, DEMOCRAT
TODD G. LAMB, REPUBLICAN
 
 
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
JOHN COX, DEMOCRAT
JOY HOFMEISTER, REPUBLICAN
 
 
COMMISSIONER OF LABOR
MIKE WORKMAN, DEMOCRAT
MARK COSTELLO, REPUBLICAN
 
 
UNITED STATES SENATOR
MATT SILVERSTEIN, DEMOCRAT
JIM INHOFE, REPUBLICAN
AARON DeLOZIER, INDEPENDENT
RAY WOODS, INDEPENDENT
JOAN FARR, INDEPENDENT
 
 
UNITED STATES SENATOR (UNEXPIRED TERM)
CONNIE JOHNSON, DEMOCRAT
JAMES LANKFORD, REPUBLICAN
MARK T. BEARD, INDEPENDENT
 
 
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 02
EARL E. EVERETT, DEMOCRAT
MARKWAYNE MULLIN, REPUBLICAN
JON DOUTHITT, INDEPENDENT2
 
 
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 03
FRANKIE ROBBINS, DEMOCRAT
FRANK D. LUCAS, REPUBLICAN   Not a great choice but the lesser of evils
 
 
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 04
BERT SMITH, DEMOCRAT
TOM COLE, REPUBLICAN
DENNIS B. JOHNSON, INDEPENDENT
 
 
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 05
AL McAFFREY, DEMOCRAT
STEVE RUSSELL, REPUBLICAN
BUDDY RAY, INDEPENDENT
TOM BOGGS, INDEPENDENT
ROBERT T. MURPHY, INDEPENDENT
 
 
 
LEGISLATIVE OFFICERS
STATE SENATE
  
  
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 4
ANN WEAVER, DEMOCRAT liberal Democrat
MARK ALLEN, REPUBLICAN3 RINO score of 60       No good choices in this race, pick your poison
See the Allen article for more information on Mark Allen’s voting record
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 5 (UNEXPIRED TERM)
CURTIS McDANIEL, DEMOCRAT
JOSEPH W. SILK, REPUBLICAN     No recommendation
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 6
JOE B. HILL, DEMOCRAT
JOSH BRECHEEN, REPUBLICAN   RINO Index score of 60
VICKI J. GAYLOR, INDEPENDENT
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 8
SELINA JAYNE-DORNAN, DEMOCRAT
ROGER THOMPSON, REPUBLICAN     No recommendation
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 14
CHEQUITA WILLIAMS, DEMOCRAT
FRANK SIMPSON, REPUBLICAN   RINO index score of 20
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 18
CHARLES R. ARNALL, DEMOCRAT
KIM DAVID, REPUBLICAN    RINO Index score of 10 points
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 26
KEVIN BLACK, DEMOCRAT
DARCY A. JECH, REPUBLICAN      No recommendation
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 28
MARILYN RAINWATER, DEMOCRAT
JASON SMALLEY, REPUBLICAN     No recommendation
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 40
JOHN HANDY EDWARDS, DEMOCRAT
ERVIN YEN, REPUBLICAN                No recommendation
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 42
HIAWATHA N. BOULDIN, JR., DEMOCRAT
JACK FRY, REPUBLICAN
CHARLES THOMPSON, INDEPENDENT
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 44
MICHAEL BROOKS-JIMENEZ, DEMOCRAT   Liberal immigration lawyer
RALPH SHORTEY, REPUBLICAN
CONSTANCE FAWCETT, INDEPENDENT4
 
 
STATE SENATOR - DISTRICT 48     No recommendation
ANASTASIA A. PITTMAN, DEMOCRAT  RINO Index score of 20
DUANE CRUMBACHER, REPUBLICAN    Ron Paul activist, unreliable and untrustworthy  
 
 
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 1
JOHNNY TADLOCK, DEMOCRAT
J. P. LONGACRE, REPUBLICAN 7       No recommendation
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 3      No recommendation
JAMES H. LOCKHART, DEMOCRAT   RINO Index score of 30
TRACI BARNES, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 6
CHUCK HOSKIN, DEMOCRAT    Liberal Democrat, RINO Index score of 0
MARSHALL SCOTT McGUIRE, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 10    No recommendation
ANTHONY TUCKER, DEMOCRAT
TRAVIS DUNLAP, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 12
WADE ROUSSELOT, DEMOCRAT
DAVID TACKETT, REPUBLICAN   Outstanding patriot and Christian
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 14
JACK A. REAVIS, DEMOCRAT
GEORGE FAUGHT, REPUBLICAN   George isn’t perfect but will listen
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 16
JERRY SHOEMAKE, DEMOCRAT    RINO Index score of 5          Liberal Democrat
JAMES BO DELSO, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 17
BRIAN RENEGAR, DEMOCRAT              RINO Index of 40
MICAH THOMPSON, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 20
JONI JOHNSON, DEMOCRAT
BOBBY CLEVELAND, REPUBLICAN5 RINO Index score of 80   As long as we beat his butt he votes okay
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 26    No recommendation
PAMELA SNIDER STEPHENS, DEMOCRAT
JUSTIN FREELAND WOOD, REPUBLICAN   RINO Index score of 50
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 28    No recommendation
JASON LEONARD, DEMOCRAT
TOM NEWELL, REPUBLICAN RINO Index score of 60
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 29    No recommendation
ROBERT BOBBY TALLEY, DEMOCRAT
JAMES LEEWRIGHT, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 32 No recommendation
MICHIAL POTEET, DEMOCRAT
KEVIN WALLACE, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 35   No recommendation
WANNETTA A. CLOYD, DEMOCRAT
DENNIS CASEY, REPUBLICAN    RINO Index score of 50
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 36
JIM MASSEY, DEMOCRAT
SEAN ROBERTS, REPUBLICAN  RINO Index score of 65, has shown improvement the last year
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 40    No recommendation
PIERCE JONES, DEMOCRAT
CHAD CALDWELL, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 43     No recommendation
SARAH BAKER, DEMOCRAT
JOHN PAUL JORDAN, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 45 No recommendation
CLAUDIA GRIFFITH, DEMOCRAT
AARON STILES, REPUBLICAN   RINO Index score of 20
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 46
SCOTT MARTIN, REPUBLICAN     RINO Index score of 5
SCOTT BROCKMAN, INDEPENDENT
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 49
JESSICA PFAU, DEMOCRAT
TOMMY C. HARDIN, REPUBLICAN6   Hardin showed major improvement this year
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 56     No recommendation
DAVID PERRYMAN, DEMOCRAT RINO Index score of 35
CHUCK UTSLER, REPUBLICAN                  
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 62 No recommendation
JOHN DUNAWAY, DEMOCRAT
JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 63 No recommendation
JUAN RODRIGUEZ, DEMOCRAT
JEFF COODY, REPUBLICAN     Ann Coody’s son,   RINO Index score of 15
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 65      No recommendation
TONI HASENBECK, DEMOCRAT
SCOOTER PARK, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 76
GLENDA K. PUETT, DEMOCRAT
DAVID BRUMBAUGH, REPUBLICAN   RINO Index score of 95, vast improvement this year!
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 83        No recommendation
ED HOLZBERGER, DEMOCRAT
RANDY McDANIEL, REPUBLICAN   RINO Index score of 25
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 85     No recommendation
CYNDI MUNSON, DEMOCRAT
DAVID DANK, REPUBLICAN                  RINO Index score of 60, showed some improvement this year
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 86     No recommendation
WILL FOURKILLER, DEMOCRAT   RINO Index score of 35
TONYA TEANEY, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 87
COLLIN WALKE, DEMOCRAT
JASON NELSON, REPUBLICAN  RINO Index score of 20, one of the worst liberal Republicans
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 91
TREY PUCKETT, DEMOCRAT
CHRIS KANNADY, REPUBLICAN     Good man, a Marine
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 93
WILLIAM LEE MOLDEN, DEMOCRAT
MIKE CHRISTIAN, REPUBLICAN7   RINO Index score of 35.  Christian is running for sheriff in a few years and his RINO Index score has been sinking.  Get you head out of your butt Mike.
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 95     No recommendation
MARK DeSHAZO, DEMOCRAT
CHARLIE JOYNER, REPUBLICAN   RINO Index score of 35
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 96
CECILIA A. TAFT, DEMOCRAT
LEWIS H. MOORE, REPUBLICAN    RINO Index score of 40.   Starting to support corporate welfare but the man is conservative on a lot of issues.  Get your head out Lewis.
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 97
MIKE SHELTON, DEMOCRAT    RINO Index score of 25
TONNI L. CANADAY, REPUBLICAN
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 99     No recommendation
GEORGE E. YOUNG, DEMOCRAT
WILLARD LINZY, REPUBLICAN
 
 
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 100
DONALD M. SMITH, DEMOCRAT
ELISE HALL, REPUBLICAN    RINO Index score of 30, needs replaced, never was a conservative
 
 

The judicial retention ballot has been cloaked in mystery for years.  We are supposed to make informed decisions about those who will be tasked to judge among us, yet we are given no information about them. 
 
What follows below is information gathered by two sources:  Sharon Annesley, OK Liberty TEA Party & Kent and Christie Glesener, Shofar International Foundation.  Their research is documented for you to double check and draw your own educated conclusions.
 

 
From Sharon Annesley, OK Liberty Tea:
 
 
JUDICIAL RETENTION IN HIGHER COURTS:
 

 
In the following Judicial Retention comments, I have completed a cursory review of these candidates and this is how I’ll probably vote.  However, you can and should look into the judges as much as possible to make a valid decision based on your personal values….

 
A Summary of my Overall Preferences on the Judicial Retention Elections:
 
RETAIN:
    ”YES” to GARY LUMPKIN – OK Criminal Appeals Court
    “YES” to BRIAN JACK GOREE – OK Civil Appeals Court

 
DO NOT RETAIN:
    “NO” to JOHN F. REIF – OK Supreme Court
    “NO” to TOM COLBERT – OK Supreme Court
    “NO” to JOSEPH M. WATT – OK Supreme Court
   “NO” to JERRY L. GOODMAN – OK Civil Appeals Court
    “NO” to JANE P. WISEMAN – OK Civil Appeals Court
    “NO” to DEBORAH BARNES – OK Civil Appeals Court
    “NO” to KEITH RAPP – OK Civil Appeals Court

 
DISCUSSIONS:
 
Historically, no High Court Judge has ever been “voted out” in an Oklahoma Retention Election…however, as voters become more educated, this could change…”If in doubt, vote'em out”…..
 
OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
 
DISTRICT NO. 1 – JOHN F. REIF – VOTE “NO”, not to keep Reif was originally appointed by Governor Brad Henry (D) in 2007. BIO:    

Cases
 
DISTRICT NO. 6 – TOM COLBERT – VOTE “NO”, not to keep Colbert was originally appointed by Governor Brad Henry (D) in 2004. BIO

Cases:
 
DISTRICT NO. 9 – JOSEPH M. WATT – VOTE “NO”, not to keep Watt was originally appointed by Governor David Walters (D) in 1994. BIO
 
Cases:
 
Probably one of the most publicized cases out of the OK Supreme Court this past year was when the OK Supreme Court took it upon themselves to "stay" the execution of two inmates despite the fact that this stay of execution was the responsibility of the OK Court of Criminal Appeals and not the OK Supreme Court.  By law, the OK Supreme Court handles no criminal cases.  The OK Court of Criminal Appeals voted NOT to stay the execution.

 
Colbert, C.J., Reif, V.C.J., Kauger, Watt and Combs, JJ., concurred with allowing for a Stay of Execution, even though it was fully outside of their jurisdiction per Oklahoma State Law (Constitution).

 
On the other hand Winchester, Edmondson, Taylor and Gurich, JJ., dissented with this Stay, claiming "The Appellants have maneuvered this Court right where they set out to put us and that is, for the first time in this Court's relevant history, in the middle of a death penalty appeal.  We have never been here before and we have no jurisdiction to be here now." (Justice Taylor)

 
No matter how the execution came out, the Justices who voted Yes were wrong in trying to “stay” the execution within the OK Supreme Court.  We don’t need Supreme Court Justices who believe they can work outside the law and outside their jurisdiction.
http://law.justia.com/cases/oklahoma/supreme-court/2014/112741-0.html
http://law.justia.com/cases/oklahoma/supreme-court/
http://time.com/71098/oklahoma-supreme-court-execution-stays-granted-lethal-injection/
 

In 2008, the OklahomaConstition.com commented on these same 3 Justices…indicating that people should Vote “NO” for all three….

 
OKLAHOMA COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS JUSTICES
 
DISTRICT NO. 3 – GARY L. LUMPKIN – VOTE “YES”, to keep Lumpkin was originally appointed by Gov. Henry Bellmon (R) in January 1989. BIO:  http://www.courtfacts.org/project/lumpkin/
http://judgepedia.org/Oklahoma_Court_of_Criminal_Appeals
http://law.justia.com/cases/oklahoma/court-of-appeals-criminal/2014/

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In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of State Supreme Court Justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns.  A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal.  Lumpkin received a Campaign Finance score (CF score) of 0.88, indicating a conservative ideological leaning.  This is more conservative than the average CF score of 0.33 that justices received in Oklahoma.  The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature).  This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors. 

 
In 2008, the OklahomaConstitution.com commented on this same Justice…recommending the people Vote “Yes” on Justice Gary Lumpkin.

 
OKLAHOMA COURT OF CIVIL APPEALS JUSTICES

DISTRICT NO.  1
 
OFFICE 1 – JERRY L. GOODMAN – VOTE “NO”, not to keep Goodman was appointed by Governor Frank Keating (R) in 1994.  BIO

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OFFICE 2 – JANE P. WISEMAN – VOTE “NO”, not to keep Wiseman was appointed by Governor Brad Henry (D) in 2005.  BIO

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DISTRICT NO.  2
 
OFFICE 1 – DEBORAH B. BARNES – VOTE “NO”, not to keep Barnes was appointed by Governor Brad Henry (D) in 2008.  BIO

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Steve Fair, Republican, of Duncan, OK recommended a Vote of “NO” for Barnes in the 2010 election.  Although, Steve mostly recommends a “No” vote based on whether they were appointed by a Democrat or Republican Governor.
 

OFFICE 2 – KEITH RAPP – VOTE “NO”, not to keep Rapp was appointed by Governor George Nigh (D) in 1984.  BIO

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OFFICE 2 – BRIAN JACK GOREE – VOTE “YES”, to keep Goree was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin (R) in 2012. http://article.wn.com/view/2012/08/21/Oklahoma_state_Capitol_briefs_for_Aug_21/
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If you believe blogs, it appears that
Justice Brian Goree is most likely a pro-gun and a pro-life person….

 
In 2008, the Oklahoma Constition.com commented and recommended the following vote….

It is recommended that all four of these judges up for retention, Jerry Goodman, Jane Wiseman, Keith Rapp, and John Fischer, should be replaced.  VOTE NO on all four (Note:  3 of which are included in the 2014 election).  
http://oklahomaconstitution.com/ns.php?nid=132&pastissue=1
http://judgepedia.org/Oklahoma_Court_of_Civil_Appeals
http://law.justia.com/cases/oklahoma/court-of-appeals-civil/2014/
http://okciviljustice.com/judical-evaluations/court-civil-appeals-judicial-evaluations
 
 
 
CAN THE CITIZENS OF GUTHRIE AFFORD
A TWENTY SIX PERCENT INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAX
WE THINK NOT
 
THE WATCHMAN
 
 
Many things need to be accomplished by this school board; Most are repairs to existing buildings. The biggest expense by far is the building of a new High School. Yes we will agree that the Superintendent did an admirable job of presenting the proposal to the citizens of the community. But he seems to have left out at lot of the facts as demonstrated in this article here. It seems in his excitement he forgot all about mentioning that it will amount to a twenty six (26) % increase in the property tax in the City of Guthrie? We ask Why?
 
 
We can understand bonds being requested for repairs to the current schools. We can even understand bonds being requested for infrastructure upgrades for the students. We all want our kids to have the best technology available to them, but why this. Just because the Superintendent of Schools makes a 6 figure income doesn’t mean the person on a fixed income from Social Security who is already struggling to make ends meet can afford something like this. Just who do these people think they are?
 
 
Folks it takes a supermajority to screw over your elderly neighbors. That means at least sixty (60) % of the voters have to vote for this. The board makes it sound so harmless too. As an example the $2.4 million General Obligation Bond Issue is to be spread out over twenty four (24) months. What they don’t tell you is that in twenty four (24) months they’ll be back asking to renew this bond only at a higher rate. You can see some of the break down here.
 
 
Organizers agreed to a target millage rate of 20 mills that keeps the district comparable with other nearby districts. Why does Guthrie have to be comparable to nearby districts? Is it incapable of using local tradesmen to do a good amount of the maintenance work they need done. Can they not see their way to spreading this work out over a period of time so that such an increase in the tax burden is not as great?
 
 
Apparently the greedy board of education thinks of no one but themselves. While the Superintendent is all smiles about the prospects of this bond issue, he’s oblivious to the point many citizens are making as you can see here. It would appear that the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education don’t take much stock in how the citizens of the community feel. Have they forgotten that the citizens rejected a one cent tax increase for the city?
 
 
We ask why the district should purchase a laptop computer for every teacher. Most teachers already have them. Wouldn’t it be more cost efficient to give them a copy of a program that you have developed to do whatever it is you want them to be able to do with their computers from home?
 
 
Then we have this flyer going around town. Many truths are spoken in this flyer and people should pay attention to it.
 
 
 
 
 
There is no doubting the opposition to this bond issue. This would indicate that there is significant resistance to this bond issue in Guthrie. We must ask why does the school board see the need to cram everything into one bond issue? Why should the general public pay for laptop computers for the teachers when most already have them and all that is needed is the software. This is beyond greed, this is nuts. There is no thinking of the public in general in this issue at all.
 
 
In closing we must say that this bond issue is an over the top outlandish proposal that will force some off our seniors on fixed incomes out of their homes. There was no real thought given to this measure. No real consideration of the tax payers on this measure was even considered. This is a proposal that doesn’t even deserve the consideration of a vote. It is the opinion of the staff that this bond issue should be voted down and all future bond issues by the school board take into consideration the impact the bond will have on those living on fixed incomes. Vote NO.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
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