I Do, But I Don't

I Do, But I Don't

Monday, May 24, 2010

It was certainly Monday...

Here are some of the stories getting your attention today and if they aren't, perhaps they should...

LAKE HEFNER:  According to reports from my friends around Lake Hefner, the hatchery may be closed by city leaders.  Mind you, the hatchery serves more than Lake Hefner and though fishing isn't as sexy as say, flying a kite, it is a revenue-producing endeavor.  The City charges for fishing licenses, law enforcement writes tickets and everyone is just happy.   Well, except for the people who don't fish, of course.  I'll keep an eye on this one.  There is, however, an organization to help Lake Hefner...perhaps from making it a huge restaurant district and kite-flying recreational facility.  It's Friends of Lake Hefner.

But after reading Forbes' report on the top ten most sluggish cities and finding Oklahoma City as #1, maybe more walking trails around Lake Hefner is needed.  Perhaps we should suggest we shut down some of the eateries serving such unhealthy food?  Don't bet on it...Nonna's would be really, really pissed.

BIG BROTHER'S CAMERAS:  Mike McCarville has hit another one out of the park with his review of the use of cameras to check those who supposedly do not have automobile insurance.  This is yet another set of rules and taxpayer expenditures that has benefited the insurance industry - consider it a mini-Obamacare in Oklahoma.  Read Mike McCarville's stories.  Representative Ken Miller and a few others have some answering to do...

DR. ROY WITH NEW ADS:  KTOK has been the testing ground for most 5th District candidates and their radio ads.  This week, Dr. Roy launches new ads that are creative and very informative.  No doubt, KTOK appreciates the increased revenue.   On paper, Roy is one heck of a candidate and his people are working very hard.

GARY TO RUN AGAIN?  Rumor has it that Gary Jones, chair of the Oklahoma GOP, is considering another run for State Auditor.  Gary, Mike Reynolds and a few other stalwart Republicans busted their chops to expose Jeff McMahan for being far less than what he campaigned as and it worked.  Gary was defeated in two runs for the post, but the pump has been primed and to be honest, Gary is a guy the Tea Party should get behind.  Gary fought against government corruption and let's face it - that is what is needed from our State Auditor.  Personally, I hope Gary runs.  Oklahoma deserves a guy like Gary as our Auditor who has the experience and the tenacity to root out corruption.  But that would leave us wondering who would be our next state party chair... 

Will it be State Senator Randy Brogdon?

More to follow...