I Do, But I Don't

I Do, But I Don't

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dr. Roy Makes A Statement

Dr. Roy has made an aggressive statement in the latest of his ads, comparing the top three candidates to manufactured dolls.  Certain to draw the attention of his competition in this race, there is no doubt that Roy is distancing himself from the status quo - showing himself to be different.  Enjoy.


Mary Fallin Launches New Ad

Staying above the mudslinging, Congresswoman Mary Fallin launches her new television ad - though previous ads have been scarcely seen in Central Oklahoma.  Take a look:


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Back To School Blues Jam Information

Coming up, August 28th, we are hosting the Back to School Blues Jam and Wail out at Pat and Frank Paradise's Paradise Farm and it looks like this will continue to be an annual event. This year, we're doing it for a very special, very important cause...The Hugs Project here in Oklahoma.

It all began in 2009 when my good friend Steven Jones and I found ourselves in a pickle.  Both of us had experienced horrible years and both being guitar players and lovers of blues music, with some supervision, we decided to host the 1st Annual Blues Jam and Wail.  It was a great success by any measure - we had an ad hoc group of musicians we put together as well as an incredible group from Stillwater, Seven of Swords.

We put it on again this year during the Independence Day weekend and even though we were rain-soaked, it ended up being a blast and we raised a little over $200 for the Mid American Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.  So, we decided to do another blues jam.

August is a hot month, a month when the kids get back to school and the adults breathe a sigh of relief thereby.  Steve, myself, John Greening, Bill Frank, Nate Webb and Jerry Brown have a little group we've put together and tonight begins our practice sessions for the event and our set list includes everything from Joe Walsh to Great White.  Not saying that we're ready for a tour or anything but it will be a blast.

The best thing about the Back to School Blues Jam and Wail is that it is a non-partisan, non-political way to get together, enjoy the tunes of a bunch of different musicians and celebrate the work of an amazing group of men and women at the Hugs Project.  About the Hugs Project:
The Hugs Project, started May, 2004 in Oklahoma by Ray and Karen Stark, is a non profit 501 C 3 organization. We were the first ones to send cool ties (affectionately nicknamed "hugs" since they go around the neck) to the Middle East. We recognized the need to help keep American Troops and our allies cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Our dedicated group also sends care packages and other handmade items to our Service Men and Women. This is our way of saying, "Thank you, we respect you and appreciate everything you do for our Country. Thanks for protecting our freedoms".
As you can see, they are more than worthy of our support and we'll be passing the plate for them at this Blues Jam.  Mark your calendars for August 28th at Paradise Farm in Southwest Logan County, (MAP HERE), bring your beverage of choice, a couple lawn chairs and a willingness to enjoy each others' company.

If you have a band, would like to volunteer or would like more information, contact me here.

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Oklahoman On Brogdon Attack Ad: FAIL

The Oklahoman has begun a series of articles wherein the claims of campaigns are being analyzed.  And it is about darned time.  The Brogdon campaign couldn't be more unhappy about it because the attack ad on Mary Fallin has been an epic failure from the beginning.  The efficacy of the campaign ad is summed up in these words from the Oklahoman:

A review of the political action committee donations Fallin has received since her first congressional race in 2006 showed $1,500 in contributions from J.P. Morgan Chase's committee. None of the other big Wall Street banks' political committees were listed as donors to Fallin on the Federal Election Commission website.
Whether Brogdon is referring to contributions from some individual bankers isn't clear.
Louis Waller, a spokesman for Brogdon's campaign, declined to name any of the campaign donors to Fallin who were also recipients of bailout funds.
"I'm not going to do your digging for you," Waller said.
The ad also says Fallin "requested millions in pork from the Obama stimulus."
Waller also declined to be specific about this charge.
Game.  Set.  Match.

Read the whole analysis here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

McCarville: Jeb Bush Endorses Fallin

The McCarville Report is reporting that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has endorsed Congresswoman Mary Fallin in her bid for Governor.

Read the McCarville Report here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

James Davenport Leads In SD44

Recent polling indicates the SD44 race has been dominated by the grassroots and direct mail efforts of James Davenport.  SD44 has been filled to overflowing with controversy and James comes into the race with an impeccable reputation.

From the polling data:
First, in a survey of likely Republican primary voters, using a random dialed survey to determine that James Davenport is within striking distance (46.08%) of winning the July 27th primary without a runoff.  The survey was conducted July 9-11, 2010.  The margin of error on this survey is +/-5.1%, with 319 respondents.
Second, with a twenty five (25) point advantage over the nearest candidate, and the three other candidates all packed together within seven percentage of each other. 
The Senate seat being vacated by Debbe Leftwich will be a Republican pick up if the polling is any indication.  Davenport has been working this district the old-fashioned way:  Without attacks but with integrity.

James is a good, honest man whom I believe to be well suited for this Senate seat.  I know James to be a very hard-working man who is in tune with what is happening in his district.  I wish him all the luck and maybe, a victory without a run-off.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lamb's New Commercial

Not sure what to think about this...


McCarville: Brogdon Gets It Wrong, Apologizes

The Brogdonite/Fallinista war-torn region of Central Oklahoma surges forward, this time the heat is reduced by State Senator Randy Brogdon himself.

From the McCarville Report:
UPDATE: Randy Brogdon has apologized. He said the error is his. Randy Brogdon's campaign for governor is out with an email that falsely claims The McCarville Report Online suggests his attack commercial on Mary Fallin is effective.
The email uses a McCarville quote about another commercial, not the commercial that attacks Fallin, yet ties the quote to the attack commercial.
"How anyone could confuse the two is beyond me," said an irritated McCarville.
And McCarville isn't the only one irritated by the email. Muskogee blogger Jamison Faught, who has been a Brogdon supporter, says it all very well at http://www.muskogeepolitico.com/.
Faught joins the already-irritated bloggers at okiepundit.com.
Added McCarville: "I wasn't aware of this email until several readers brought it to my attention. It is interesting that for months, I have received copies of all of Brogdon's emails, sometimes multiple copies, but this one, one (mis)quoting me, was not sent to me."
This is a fight that has be a long time brewing.  Randy Brogdon has been winning straw poll after straw poll, but can't seem to generate revenue for much-needed media and against the Fallin machine, you have to have BIG cash to run and win.  And you sure as hell don't win by misquoting the likes of Mike McCarville in the process.

The wheels are not only falling off, they are disintegrating before our very eyes.  It is sad, truly sad because Randy Brogdon has many very loyal supporters who have looked to him as almost being salvific in this race - that Brogdon held the keys to gubernatorial life and death for them. 

In this mess, nobody wins.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Back to School Blues Jam & Wail Scheduled

Last weekend, we had our 2nd Annual Blues Jam & Wail and it was wet.  But, we still had a good turnout and we raised $225 for the MAPVA.  What may not seem like much will help them regardless.

Scoop, John, Nate, Jerry and myself have scheduled another musical get-together out at Paradise Farm, August 28th....

The Back to School Blues Jam & Wail...August 28th, 7pm at Paradise Farm...13525 South Western Avenue.  It's located just north of Waterloo on Western, left hand side of the road.  Look for the signs.

This event will feature musical talents from all over the state, including our little group who will perform everything from old school blues to Joe Walsh to who knows what.

But the best thing about it is that we have adopted the Hugs Project - providing assistance for our men and women overseas, fighting for our freedom.  They send these really neat neck wraps that keep you cool in extreme temperatures and anyone who has experienced Iraq or Afghanistan or even Ardmore in the summer knows how hot it can be.  But for our troops, not only is it hot, they are carrying some heavy packs.  The Hugs Project!  Come out and support them.

Bring your lawn chair, your beverage of choice, a side dish and prepare to have a night you won't soon forget.