The Gadfly On The Wall
Mr. Excitement: Donald Trump has given the possible Republican presidential field just what it needs: A shot of adrenaline. The GOP guessing game, so long running now, has gotten a bit boring and with none of the possibles really catching on with voters, needed a bit of excitement. Enter the enigmatic Trump, the man who at once is a parody of himself and a seriously talented financial deal-maker with a flair for self-promotion.
The Gadfly On The Wall
By Mike McCarville
Outta Her Friggin' Mind: District of Columbia delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, an entitlement-no-matter-the-cost liberal, says the impasse over funding the government "is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians."…
Janet Barresi: 'Let
the states decide'
Union Protestors: Members of labor unions rallied at the Capitol Tuesday, declaring opposition to bills that would repeal compulsory collective bargaining for larger municipalities. They are on the short end of this stick.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: It appears the popular old hymnal soon will be our state's offical song. Tulsa's Jabar Shumate came up with the idea, and the bill is making its way through the process. The hymn was written in Indian Territory in 1862 by Wallis Willis, a Choctaw Freedman. The Red River reminded Wallis of the Jordan River, and the song was loosely based on the passage in the Bible that speaks of the Prophet Elijah being taken to heaven in a chariot.
Red, White And You: Channel 43, owned by KFOR-TV, is going patriotic as Freedom 43 on Monday. The station, which airs on Cox 16 and 714 in Oklahoma City, has local programming (morning show, 9 p.m. news) and will feature local commentators. Having been involved in another television news experiment (KWTV's hour-long newscasts of the early 1970s), I have a special appreciation for the work News Director Mary Ann Eckstein and others have put into this effort.
Whizzer, Not Geezer: Those under 55 likely will have no recollection of this conveyance, a Whizzer motorbike that was on the wish list of most teenagers in the late 1940s and 1950s. Me included. Didn't get one then, but had a buddy who had one and we had a blast with that slowwwww machine. Today, teen years but a distant memory, I've threatened to buy one. Said a friend: "We could make a sign: Geezer's Whizzer."