Monday, April 18, 2016

State Campaign Filings: The Complete List [updated]

   Complete Filing List
2016 State Races

Sooner Politics' analysts have combed through 
   the several hundred documents & declarations,
to bring together a list of all the candidates,
 parties, and races.

 Here are all the Candidate's Submitted Forms:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
The Election Board's Weekly Report

The results of the contest hearings, on 4/25

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Billion Dollar Smoked Pig: TSET's Hidden Stash

The Big Smoked Pig

By Theodore King...  
  This season we read and hear a barrage of press stories about Oklahoma's budget shortfall due to falling oil prices. The legislature is looking for ways to make ends meet including cuts to existing programs that benefit people in need. Just this past week we learned of a shortfall in the state's share of the Medicaid program for the indigent. There is a big smoked pig in our state that should be carved up to take care of some immediate needs. The legislature merely needs to approve a proposed state question that could be placed on the November ballot.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

We Spend Millions on Prisons But a Pittance for Mental Health

By Rep. Brian Renegar, DVM
  As the old Fram oil filter commercial goes, “You can pay me now, or you can pay me later.” That, my friends, is the scenario we find ourselves in with the mental health issue in Oklahoma.
  This issue is not as sexy as, say, the Presidential race, but it is one that needs to be addressed. I have heard some at the State Capitol question whether one of government’s core functions is to even screen and treat Oklahomans who are afflicted with some type of mental illness.
  Remember: It has been widely reported that 23-25% of all Oklahomans have some type of treatable mental illness. Our Corrections Department has long been the main filtering device for far too many mental health cases. Our prison’s populations have more than 50% on psychogenic drugs. Only in Oklahoma would we lose a statewide elected official, Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, to a mental health murder by his own child – and then casually kick 73,000 people off the mental health rolls in the same 12-month period, and with very little public outcry.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Liberals Censored By Oklahoma Democrat Leadership

  There appears to be a possible civil war brewing within the Oklahoma Democrat party over an email sent to legislative leaders, ordering them into silence on many unpopular liberal issues.

  The Gayly (an advocacy journal of the homosexual cause) published a story which complained about the email from the Oklahoma Democrat Party Chairman. In the email, he lists several hot-button liberal issues which he ordered Democrat leaders to keep their mouths shut about.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Why March 23rd Common Core May Be Coming Back to Oklahoma

abstract open bookBrought to You by State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister
By: Kevin Batts II
  While the electorate is distracted by the Republican Presidential primaries candidates, the voters in Oklahoma are unaware that Common Core is about to be brought back to their state. The Oklahoma legislature has been lulled to sleep and unaware of how close they are to bringing back Common Core via approving newly submitted state education standards.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Problems With The Romney Initiative

  Recently, former Republican Presidential Nominee, Mitt Romney, called the national media together in Salt Lake City to address the state of the GOP nominating process. In that address, he condemned the candidacy of Donald Trump as being a rouse and a con job. He stated that such a nominee would destroy the Republican chances of winning the general election, and if by chance Trump did win, it would have devastating consequences for the party and the nation.
  Romney put forth a strategy to defeat Trump by asking other campaigns to focus on only the states where they are the strongest alternative candidacy to that of Trump. He said "Ohioans should vote for Kasich and Floridians should vote for Rubio," and in other states the GOP voters should apply a similar logic. He said that even if it doesn't result in another candidate attaining an outright nomination, at least it would open the door to other options through a "brokered" convention.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Millennial Blogger Scolds GOP For Juvenile Campaigns, Joins Libertarian Party

A Political “Reality”?

Guest article by Alex Allen, of Big Blog of Justice & Freedom
  Magical realism or fabulism is when, in a normal or typical time or place, there is an event or situation so outlandish or preposterous, it can scarcely be believed. Typically this refers to literature, but now we find that description is very fitting for this election – which seems to be coming down to, who sweats the most?

Please, I beg of you, don’t vote for either of these two clowns on Tuesday!