February 22, 2013

Bonebrake Campaign Moves to Tulsa

I just got this in an e-mail, it is something to think about...

Last night (Thursday) Mayor Bonebrake hosted a fund raiser at the
Summit Club in down town Tulsa for his campaign for Owasso City
Council. We have attempted four different times to get him to attend a
candidate forum in Owasso and he has declined every time. Doug has not
had time for the residents of Owasso yet could make it to a fund
raiser in Tulsa. Why would he be holding a fund raiser in Tulsa and
not Owasso? Why would people in Tulsa be contributing to an Owasso
city council election? The Mayor will not face the citizens Owasso.

Don’t forget that J.B. Alexander will be at Panera Bread in Owasso tomorrow,Feb.23, from 8-10am and will be happy to meet with anyone with questions. We have yet to find any time that The Mayor has made himself available. Let’s let the people of Owasso decide what is best for Owasso and not the people in Tulsa.

February 20, 2013

Owasso Votes on March 5

Barely two weeks to the Owasso City Council elections and the same old rumor is going around again this year, claiming that city wages and benefits are going to be cut if you don't vote for the candidate of choice. That rumor is a lie this year just as it was last year.

When his supporters resort to such a tactic, what does that say for the candidate?  When an incumbent is running for re-election, why not focus on his past deeds and accomplishments?

What's that you say?  "The incumbent has no notable deeds or accomplishments"? I'm beginning to understand...

Most importantly, unless you vote, your voice is not heard. Sitting home and fussing doesn't make a difference at the polls.

Vote on March 5. Think first, don't believe the rumors and lies, then vote.

February 11, 2013

J.B. Alexander for Owasso City Council

Doug Bonebrake recently voted YES for the controversial Champions Baseball contract, among other things. In his six years on the City Council he has consistently voted in favor of City Hall. He is not a good choice for re-election.

Rob Wright is not known for his political activity that I am aware of. Until the campaign unfolds and his views become more apparent, little more can be said of him.

NOTE: As of Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, Rob Wright has withdrawn from the race for the Owasso City Council, Ward 5, leaving incumbent Doug Bonebrake to face challenger J.B. Alexander.
J.B. Alexander is a long time opponent of City Hall's unbridled spending and runaway debt. He will hear the voice of the people and represent YOU. He will not take his marching orders from City Hall.

J.B. Alexander, For the People...

December 28, 2012

A Season's Greeting for Everyone

To All My Left-wing and Liberal Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the summer/winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2013, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make Canada and the United States great nations. Not to imply that these two countries are necessarily greater than any other country in the world. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

To My Right-wing Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 17, 2012

Assault Weapon? Or Defensive?


The ONLY difference between an assault weapon and a defensive weapon is the user-- the problem, then, is not the weapon, but the person using it.

December 13, 2012

On the Legs of a Lass

As a required elective, the young co-ed chose Ornithology, thinking it would be a fun and easy class.  All went well until the final exam, when she entered the class room to find a row of small cages along one wall, a bird in each cage, with shrouds concealing all but each bird's legs.

The exam was simple-- identify each bird by genus and species by observing its legs only.

Following a period of frustration the co-ed stalked to the front of the room, threw her exam paper down on the instructor's desk, declaring, "This is stupid!  This has to be the most stupid exam I have ever been asked to take!"

As she stormed out of the class room the instructor called after her, "Just a minute, young lady.  Would you please tell me who you are?"

Pulling up her skirt to reveal her legs, the co-ed shot back, "Guess, mister!  Just take a guess!"    

November 12, 2012

A Hard Lesson Not Yet Learned

Parents, remember when your kids were little and they reached for a hot pan on the stove, or reached out to touch a candle? "It's hot" you warned, pulling the toddler away, only to have him reach out and grab it anyway. It is our nature to learn from experience, but a lesson learned the hard way is usually learned best and remembered longest.

Then there is the bottle of bleach in the kitchen cabinet-- "don't drink that, it will kill you" is your word of admonition, while you move the bleach and do all you can to keep your child from drinking it.

That same principle applies to Socialism, while we old-fashioned, Constitutional Patriots try to teach our youth the dangers and perils of "equality for all" and redistribution of wealth which, by the way, was anathema to our Founding Fathers.

Countered by other influences, especially the Socialist Indoctrination Centers, aka public schools, teaching their subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle concepts contrary to our more conservative values, our younger generation has been misled, lied to, misinformed and misguided. Look at the numbers-- it was the younger generation, the product of our public education system that elected Barack Obama to a second term as president. While their numbers have been growing in recent years, they have finally crossed the threshhold, with a growing majority of voters leaning Socialist, as taught in the public school system-- Socialist Indoctrination Centers for our children.

You may have tried to tell them the candle was hot, you may have tried to tell them that drinking bleach would kill them, you may have tried to tell them that the American Dream is not found in Welfare, but in prosperity attained through hard work. They didn't listen and now, they will learn the hard way-- Socialism sucks, for all of us. Despite the horrible consequences we all face as a result of Obama's re-election, the younger crowd will need to see for themselves the horrible mistake they have made and hopefully-- just hopefully-- they won't make that mistake again.

November 6, 2012

I Will Vote by Bible Values

I will vote for the most pro-life candidate because God hates the shedding of innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17). I will vote for the most pro-Israel candidate because God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who don't (Genesis 12:3). I will vote for the candidate most supportive of debt reduction because the borrower is servant to the lender (Proverbs 22:7). I will vote for the most pro-work candidate because God says if a man does not work, neither should he eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). I will vote for the most pro-marriage candidate because God is for marriage as defined in Genesis 2:24. I will vote for the candidate who most closely believes government's purpose is to reward the good and punish the evil (Romans 13). I will vote, as closely as I can, based on God's Word (2 Timothy 3:16), knowing that whoever gets elected, God is the one who puts all men in authority (Daniel 2:21)." ~unknown~

November 5, 2012

Mormom or Muslim-- You Choose

When is the last time you heard of a Mormon father sexually molesting his sons? When did you last hear of a Mormon girl being killed by her own family for reporting that she had been raped? When did you last hear of a Mormon hacking the head off a non-Mormon simply because he was not a Mormon? These things happen on a daily basis in Obama's Muslim world-- voting for Obama only brings those pagan horrors closer to a daily reality in this country.  Is that what you would vote for?

November 4, 2012

The Hills and Valleys of Politics

I would like to point out what I have observed in recent years and what I expect to see in the future-- a cycle of emotional votes resulting in the angry mobs electing Republicans when they are angry with the Democrats in charge; then, when the Republicans begin making the tough choices and taking decisive action to accomplish what they were purportedly elected to do, they anger those who elected them and at the next election cycle the Democrats are returned to power once again.

Remember the historical upset in the '94 mid-term elections?  Republicans were elected in droves, but when they went to work, the Democrats cried "Foul!" at every turn and the Republicans backed down and accomplished very little.

After some time of accomplishing little and upsetting some with what they did accomplish, the Democrats were, predictably, returned to power.

Today we face another cycle-- the Democrats in power have shoved Obamacare down our throats, they have not enacted a federal budget for Obama's entire term, our federal credit rating has been downgraded a historic two times, while our national debt has soared to unheard of levels.

Those elected next week face incredible challenges and many fear that our nation has been pushed beyond the point of no return, with fiscal disaster imminent.

Obamacare, for example, unpopular as it is and with its devastating consequences on our health care industry and our federal budget, will be defended and supported by those who stand to benefit from it without paying for it.  Repealing Obamacare will anger those and watch-- next election cycle those who repealed Obamacare will likely be removed from office for their part in taking away that "benefit".

I steadfastly maintain that, according to our U.S. Constitution, there is no provision allowing for federal involvement in our health care-- NONE!  It is up to state and community leaders to provide for our sick and injured, IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT!

However, the entitlement mentality of many leaves them with the misconception that it is the government's job to care for them and they will vote only for those who do, regardless of what the Constitution has to say on the matter and sadly, there are many who will serve the poor in spite of what the Constitution.

We may see a resurgence of Republicans elected to public office this week and hopefully, a restoration of some sanity in our halls of government-- however, since the hard decisions that must be made are sure to rile some, the next election cycle may well follow the pattern of past years and bring the Democrats back-- those committed to keeping that public trough full of free goodies with no regard for those compelled to pay the bill.

THINK before you vote-- then vote, not for your welfare benefits, but for the good of America.      

October 26, 2012

New location, Owasso Matters

This is a reminder that my City Council related comments are now on the new blog, www.owassomatters.com while this blog has been designated for discussions of a more personal nature.

Feel free to browse the archives, since many of my older comments have remained here.

You are also invited to visit the Owasso Matters page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/owassomatters 

September 4, 2012

Another Colossal Obama Lie

In a July, 2012 speech delivered in Roanoke, VA, Barack Obama stated the following: 

"The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”  

I would like to point out that, with a few minutes of online research, it will be discovered that although government research supported the invention of the internet, its initial purpose was not "...so that all the companies could make money off the internet" as Obama claims.  The internet was initially intended as a means of exchanging information (the info net) between research groups quickly and economically.  The internet has come into its own as a tool of commerce only in recent years.

I point this out simply to illustrate that Obama will stop at nothing to take credit for any and every good thing that we enjoy on a daily basis.  His claims are just one huge and growing pile of meadow muffins.

July 29, 2012

Has The American Dream Become a Nightmare?

The American Dream

Our Founding Fathers envisioned a nation of people free to follow their dreams, to own property and use it freely for their own purposes, to keep and enjoy the fruit of their labors.

Our Founding Fathers envisioned a small and unobtrusive government, its powers deliberately and sharply curtailed, whose primary task is to protect and preserve the sovereignty of our nation and the rights of the American people-- our Government has been provided a Constitution with a Bill of Rights to define its  powers and the rights of the people.

Our Founding Fathers stated unequivocally that "any act of Socialism in our Government would be unconstitutional."  We were further warned against the "redistribution of wealth" as a danger to the dreams and visions of our Founding Fathers and the early leaders of our great nation.

You see, the traditional American Dream is not about taking from another, but the freedom to pursue a dream, to work and accomplish the essence of that dream and to keep and enjoy the fruit of that accomplishment.

The American Dream is Free Enterprise, Capitalism, a system of producers and consumers, interacting freely, the outcome of one's enterprise depending solely on his hard work, the viability of his dream and the demand for his product.  In such a system, supply and demand establish value which is a factor in one's success-- some will produce more valuable commodities with greater demand, while others will not-- the fact that some will fare better than others is simply a part of Capitalism, an economic fact.

The key is freedom-- one's freedom to choose and pursue a venture-- his dream-- and through his choice of ventures and his hard work, to enjoy whatever measure of success that venture may provide-- and in every case, to keep and enjoy the fruit of his labors.  THAT is the American Way.

Today's view of the American Dream has been widely distorted by a faction of so-called Progressives from among our people who have been allowed into our government.  The Progressives' view of the American Dream is not one's freedom to choose and pursue a venture and enjoy the success of that venture. Instead, today's view of the American Dream is "fair and equal outcome" of any venture, with those who work hard and succeed being obligated to share their fortunes with those who choose not to work and strive for success, but instead, choose to mooch off of society, demanding "their fair share" with no obligation to work for or earn any part of it.

Among other things, this growing faction of moochers, leeches and social parasites is becoming an ever-increasing percentage of the voting public, thus becoming increasingly dominant in public elections-- keeping those in power who care nothing of the sovereignty of our nation or the rights of our people, but who, instead, promise that those who vote for them will continue to receive "their fair share" of what the hard-working people among us produce and should, by rights, be allowed to keep and enjoy for themselves.

The American Dream, you see, is not about taking. It is about work, with the success and prosperity that come as a direct result of that work.

The freedom to dream and to pursue that dream-- THAT is the American Way.

July 12, 2012

Break the Back of U.S. Socialism

I received the following in an e-mail and agree heartily with its message.  I share it here, since the ideas it contains are good, workable ideas, in spite of the outcry from those who would cease to benefit from those welfare sources kept in place by the moochers and parasites in this country who vote for nothing more than the welfare benefits they gain from those they vote for.

This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it. It's her future she's worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare big government state that she's being forced to live in! These solutions are just common sense in her opinion.

This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco , TX , Nov 18, 2011

Put me in charge of food stamps. I'd get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I'd do is to offer women Norplant birth control implants or tubal legations. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a "government" job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the "common good.."

Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin their "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.
AND While you are on Gov't subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov't welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.