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Plaza Towers Elementary School before & after the EF-4 #Tornado today in #Oklahoma
True story…. Mitt Romney’s latest add “Dream” seen here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf7Cxj5BZw8) uses a one second shot of downtown Oklahoma City as car dealer from Ohio narrates the ad talking about closing auto dealerships in Oklahoma. It comes at the 5 second mark. Its amusing at the very least. Looks like the stock footage of “Ohio” just wasn’t good enough or someone maybe just miss clicked??? Ohio does come right before Oklahoma…. Oops
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This overlooks Sheridan Ave kind of near the American Banjo Museum. You can see the sign on the building is Advanced Academics on the brick building.
Here it is on google maps street view before the building was renovated.
Here it is after renovation
Major hat tip to Dwight Clark for the find.
Today I read the Salon story on the “Cherokee story” for Elizabeth Warren is a problem for her and her campaign.
Here’s the thing Republican Conservatives in Massachusetts might not know… The native thing is a big deal in Oklahoma because pretty much everyone is tied to one tribe or another. We all take it for granted and some look more native than others - not to mention there are like a billion different ties back to multiple tribes all over the state. We all grow up hearing stories about what tribes we belong to - what relatives were in the leadership in which tribes 100 years ago.
It’s so much a part of our heritage and our state. You see Native art and architecture, we go to PowWows and ceremonies, and a majority of Oklahoma History talks about the beautiful multicultural history of our people. It’s an amazing thing when you think about the various customs and stories that are passed down from generation to generation about our people and our past.
The interesting subtext I read from Scott Brown and Conservatives in the Boston Herald, however, was that Warren was some kind of Affirmative Action option to Harvard which was infuriating. Are they insinuating that she wasn’t good enough or smart enough to garner a job at Harvard? Because I’ll take the odds of Warren over Scott Brown on who is smarter ANY day of the week.
The question I have for this from a New England perspective is you’ve got the DAR and Colonial Dames who are SEVERAL generations removed from the colonists yet they spend a whole heck of a lot of time and effort talking about some dude their great great grandmother’s uncles cousin’s BFF dated who was on the Mayflower. Whole thing seems like a double standard…
On behalf of the great state of Oklahoma I want to take this opportunity to apologize. Wednesday evening, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart interviewed our Senator Ralph Shorty, the architect of the Oklahoma Personhood bill intended to declare a fertilized egg a person. Shorty explained that he couldn’t add Senator Constance Johnson’s “Every Sperm is Sacred” Amendment to his bill controlling women’s bodies, because her amendment was an effort to control men’s bodies. Senator Shorty will control women’s bodies, but control of men’s bodies Is. Not. Allowed. I promise you not all of our elected officials are this hypocritical, and most Oklahomans absolutely are not.
While I’m at it…”
If you read our report about Mary Fallin announcing her support for the Regional Food Bank with a holiday photo-op after voting against the poor and hungry in their time of need then you know all about the hypocrisy that we’ve come to expect.
What we here at FallinFAIL have decided is that…
As a candidate Fallin said that a poor person never gave anyone a job… since when does she care about the poor? Just sayin…Via Fallin Fail!