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Old 03-16-2017, 08:09 PM
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Conservative Republican, anti-marijuana, family values Oklahoma state senator caught in motel room with teenage boy smoking marijuana and possibly more. Charges may be brought, but the state senate didn't wait, they've suspended him.

State senator investigated after teenage boy found in his hotel room, DA says - Tulsa World: Crimewatch
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Police in Oklahoma are saying that a State Senator, Ralph Shortey, has been caught in a hotel room with an under-aged boy. More information here: State Senate removes Ralph Shortey's privileges amid investigation into motel stay with boy - Tulsa World: Capitol Report

What kind of representative is Senator Shortey? Well, according to his record:

He is a Republican (surprise!)
He is at the forefront of keeping human fetal tissue out of the food supply. (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nati...uses-food.html)
He is the author of a bill to (Senate Bill 512) that will overturn parts of a voter approved initiative to lighten criminal penalties for recreational drug use. Who cares what the people want? (Oklahoma senator files bill to change voters’ criminal justice reform decision | KFOR.com)
Notice in the previous article it mentions his efforts to deny citizenship to children born in Oklahoma whose parents are not citizens, and to confiscate homes and cars of illegal immigrants.
Tried to pass a law to stop federal courts from reviewing Oklahoma state laws. (Sooners to Supreme Court: Stop Minding Oklahoma Business? - U.S. Supreme Court)
He is a birther, of course. (Oklahoma Birther Bill One Step Closer to Becoming Law | Mother Jones)
He is a supporter of the 2nd amendment and your right to protect yourself from turkeys (the bird, not the country - Oklahoma State Senator Justifies Need For Open Carry Gun Law Due To Threat From Wild Turkeys)
He was then candidate Trump's local chair person (Oklahoma Republicans divided on Donald Trump | KFOR.com) - quote of the day about Trump, "He is not owned by anybody." (He forgot to add "comrade" at the end of that...)

More details about his record here: Ralph Shortey - Ballotpedia
That's quite the impressive clownshoe you got there. Remember the good old days when they'd just be caught soliciting sex from other consenting adults in an airport bathroom?
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Tulsa, OK - Christian Education Alliance school Principal arrested for having child porn on his computer and mobile device.
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Tulsa, OK - A second child porn arrest in Tulsa in two days, this time a Reverend ordained at All Souls Unitarian-Universalist church, and who is employed at the Phillips Seminary.
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:43 PM
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Maybe it's personal bias, but I find a UU unexpected.
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Haha, Oklahoma!

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It would seem that people (or more likely, one or two dedicated editors) in Indiana and Oklahoma care a lot more about their counties.
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It would seem that people (or more likely, one or two dedicated editors) in Indiana and Oklahoma care a lot more about their counties.
But they don't care enough to get better than a "C" on their entry. Or maybe they're just victims of the Oklahoma educational system.
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Oklahoma legislative pages were instructed to use a secret ladies restroom because "Again, there are cross-dressers in the [capitol] building." when 60-70 students for equality gathered at the capitol to lobby their representatives for state education funding and an update to Oklahoma’s HIV/AIDS education.
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It would seem that people (or more likely, one or two dedicated editors) in Indiana and Oklahoma care a lot more about their counties.
But they don't care enough to get better than a "C" on their entry. Or maybe they're just victims of the Oklahoma educational system.
My reading of the map's legend is that C was better than "start", based on the ordering of the colors and that the states with more B-level county articles also have more C-level county articles. It would be strange if "start" was better than "C" based on the distribution on the map - it would imply that Indiana has some of the best county articles, yet many IN county articles are worse than typical. So it's actually showing that Oklahoma county articles are higher quality than average.

My guess is that "start" means basically "census figures and municipalities in the county" or something along those lines, and nothing else. That seems to be universal on county articles. Information about history and government and local culture, etc. is less guaranteed.

It seems that very few counties make it to B level. And only ~3 (can't tell what's going on in NYC) make it to "good article" (GA). And only 1 was a featured article.
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But he's our vainglorious fuckwaffle.

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Some Oklahoma history: In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money : NPR
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Fiscal disaster area known as Oklahoma state government caused the state school board to cancel Science Fair. An Ardmore, Oklahoma dentist donated the funds to conduct the science competition for one more year.

Oklahoma man makes large donation to save State Science Fair | KFOR.com
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Related, at least in regard to people trying to steal Native American tribe members oil in early (oily?) Oklahoma: Sarah Rector "the richest colored girl in the world". Sarah was an African-American member of the Muscogee Creek tribe. Her family was given a land allotment in the Glenpool area, a major oil find in the early 20th Century.

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Uber driver accuses Oklahoma senator of sexual assault, investigation ongoing

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Voters send two more Democrats to the Oklahoma Capitol | NewsOK.com

Apparently, these were some deep red seats.
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Yes they were thought to be safely Republican. People in this state, even a lot of Republicans, are tired of the underfunded schools and road projects that have run out of funding. As to whether or not the tide is turning enough to wrest control of the state from the Republicans, the jury is still out on that.
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The fact that the Repugnants lost two seats should give them cause for concern.
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The fact that the Repugnants lost two seats should give them cause for concern.
When I first moved back to Oklahoma in 2000, Democrats were in the majority in the State House and my Representative to Congress was a Democrat, and the Governor was a Democrat. 9/11 changed all that. Maybe that has faded enough to get back to the roots.
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The Oklahoma Commissioner for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services was arrested in Florida last week for misdemeanor battery.

She looks intoxicated in her mugshot.

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The fact that the Repugnants lost two seats should give them cause for concern.
When I first moved back to Oklahoma in 2000, Democrats were in the majority in the State House and my Representative to Congress was a Democrat, and the Governor was a Democrat. 9/11 changed all that. Maybe that has faded enough to get back to the roots.
I don't think it was 9/11 that changed it, although it might've provided the boost necessary to unseat many incumbents. Those incumbents would've eventually lost or retired or died though.

It's a mystery that goes back to 1964-65. Nobody knows what happened then though. I guess they just decided to move away from the party of slavery and the KKK.
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Bixby, OK - Man shocked when prostitute he hired through a craigslist ad turned out to be his wife of 19 years. His 43 year old wife was equally shocked to find out her client was her husband.

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