Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I'm very happy that Dewey Bartlett, Jr. has found some Republican support for this candidacy for mayor. I was getting a little worried for him.
At a press conference called Tuesday night, Bartlett, Jr. announced the support of Todd Hiett, Fred Jordan, Mike Mazzei, Brian Bingman, Dan Sullivan, Ron Peters, Terry Simonson and Don Burdick.
This "unprecedented" action, which happens all the time, deserves very little time, but it does deserve a quick analysis. So let's take a look at who stood by him.
- Four of the endorsers, Hiett, Jordan, Mazzei and Bingman don't even live in Tulsa and can't vote for Dewey.
- Sullivan and Peters are the two Mid-Town Tulsa state reps. It would be political suicide to not support the candidate from Dewey's source of votes.
- Former county chairman Terry Simonson now works for the County Commissioners. I'm out there calling for the voters not to renew the Vision 2025 tax when it comes back up for a vote. Vision 2025 is a county tax, so no surprise there.
- Then there's Don Burdick (aka Little Donny Downtown), a man who lives downtown, moved Republican headquarters downtown for two years and moved the Tulsa Republican Men's Club to the Summit Club downtown.
Throw in that Mazzei represents Bixby, Jordan represents Jenks and Bingman represents Sapulpa, and you get a pretty good idea who they think will support the regionalism that helps the suburbs to the detriment of Tulsa.
There is statewide conservative group that gives Republican legislators ratings on their voting records. To give you some perspective, Owasso State Senator Randy Brogdon scored a 90 rating from this past session. Mazzei scored a 32, while Bingman and Peters rated a much more impressive 40!
But all in all, it's good Dewey has found some friends.
But all in all, it's good Dewey has found some friends.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Tulsa, Oklahoma [Tuesday, July 07, 2009]--Former Tulsa city councilor and radio talk show host Chris Medlock will hold a press conference on Wednesday, to announce his intentions regarding the upcoming Tulsa mayoral race.
Time: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Location: Tulsa Press Club
415 S. Boston Avenue (Lobby)
Medlock will make a brief statement and then take questions from the press.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Campbell: Now during your announcement the other day, you mentioned—and I want you to explain this too—if Kathy Taylor had not dropped out of the race, you wouldn’t have thrown your hat into the ring. Now why is that? Is that because she had such deep pockets, or was it because you were satisfied with the job she was doing?
Bartlett: Well…she…I think the main reason was that she has a strong support in the community. I think her election was pretty much a done deal. And I think….
Campbell: If she had run for re-election?
Bartlett: If she had run for re-election…yes. And I think it would have been very, very difficult for anybody to have a good campaign against her. She has extremely deep pockets and exhibited that in the first time that she ran for office. So I…anyway…that was the reason.
"Tulsa has always had a history of great leadership from the business community. Kathy's tireless, visionary style is yet another example of non-partisan leadership that focuses on the future of Tulsa. I am proud to support her re-election efforts." Dewey Bartlett Jr., President Keener Oil and Gas Company
Friday, June 26, 2009
Silly question that title, right?
Well, take a look at the composite photo I created of yard signs from the two campaigns. Taylor's and Bartlett's signs are different color schemes, but check out the little graphical element in the upper-left corner. Pretty much the exact same thing!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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Friday, June 12, 2009
Owasso State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Randy Brogdon will be on tonight's O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel, tonight at 7 PM and 10 PM. Brogdon will discuss steps he hopes to take in the case of a McAlister judge and D. A. that gave a convicted child rapist only a one year sentence for the rape of a 5 year old girl.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
The newest edition of The Chris Medlock Show is now available. Is former Tulsa mayor Susan Savage spouting Kathy Taylor's talking points? Audio from an interview with Joe Kelley on KRMG suggests she is.
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Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Today, Congressman John Sullivan released the following statement:
"Last night, I checked myself in to the Betty Ford Center in California to treat my addiction to alcohol.
To ensure my success in this fight, I’ve decided to take a temporary leave of absence from Congress. I value my relationship with the citizens of Oklahoma’s First Congressional District, whom I am privileged and honored to have served for the past eight years. So, I wanted to be open and honest on this tough situation.
I ask for your continued support and prayers as I face the challenges that lay ahead. I look forward to returning to serve and work for you in the House of Representatives as soon as possible.
My family is going through a difficult time right now and I ask that you respect their privacy and keep us in your thoughts and prayers. With God’s help and strength, I will get through this most challenging time in my life."
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NEW PODCAST: Listen to my lengthy interview with Charlie Biggs, editor and publisher of the Tulsa Beacon newspaper. We discuss the 2009 Oklahoma Legislative Session and statewide politics. Plus my take on the mayoral polling that is going on in Tulsa. Click the link below or iTunes to hear the latest show.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Hear the latest edition of The Chris Medlock Show...fresh off the uh...the uh...microphone. Topics include the Wall Street Journal implying Oklahoma AG Drew Edminson is involved in a racket, and the growing scandal around the downtown baseball park. Click on the link below to listen.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Former District 6 Tulsa City Councilor Jim Mautino told the Tulsa Area Republican Assembly on Tuesday night that he will challenge Councilor Dennis Troyer for the seat Mautino held for two years.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
NEW SHOW: The Tuesday, May 19th edition of TCMS is now up. Very eventful day which is somewhat explained in the last segment kept the show from being out earlier. Topics include the Mayor's race, the OKC NRA employee who shot at an intruder, and the proof that the BOk Center will never pay for itself, no matter how much the Tulsa World spins that it will.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The second ever edition of The Chris Medlock Show is now available for download. Topics include the Governor's race, TPS dropping its law suit against charter schools, Bixby's city manager fight and the Tulsa World's take on all the vetoes Gov. Henry has been filing against GOP legislation.
Monday, May 11, 2009
The word I'm hearing is that Broken Arrow state representative John Wright(R) is about to drop his name into the race for Lt. Governor. Wright, who is considered by many to be one of the House's most conservative members is expected to make his announcement in the next week to ten days.
Can't wait to hear the Daily Fishwrap begin to refer to him as an "arch conservative."
Saturday, May 09, 2009
I don't care how big a pain in the butt this councilman, Paul Ford is. He is a duly elected official of the city and represents those that elected him. Those citizens that he represents deserve more respect than was shown by this small town tyrant, Mayor Green.
God knows there were a lot of people that would love to have seen me dragged from the City Council chambers during my three years on Tulsa's city council, but even with the famed dissent that our council had, it never came close to the shameful display put on in Duncanville, Texas.
Mayor Green, if you should ever read this, know there is at least one citizen in a neighboring state that believes your actions soil the dignity of our republic. This kind of thing should NEVER happen in America.
You sir, are in my opinion, a fascist.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
"Coming to this country is a privilege," she said. "If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded."
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Better late than never. Audacity rendered it as a huge stereo file and I had to compress it for size, but here it is, just a little over an hour late. But still within a year to when the first show on KFAQ was STILL ON THE AIR. My excuse and I'm sticking to it.
Monday, May 04, 2009
Despite the loss of our dog early this morning, I'm still planning on uploading the first ever Chris Medlock Show podcast Tuesday, May 5th at 2 PM. The show will not stream, but will be in the form of an .mp3 file, which can be listened to on your MP3 player or on your computer.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Now that the MSM is more interested in discussing Arlen Specter's jump back to the Democrat party than they are Air Force One buzzing the people of lower Manhattan, it's time to put our thinking caps on. Do you really think that Louis Caldera, the low-level apparatchik in the Obama White House is the highest ranking official to have signed off on this wasteful and insensitive stunt?