Monday, November 10, 2008

FBO: 'How Oklahoma is Perceived'

Oklahoma gets in the news for three things:

* football
* tornadoes
* embarrassing things like book burnings or elected officials saying 'gay people' are more of a threat to our country than terrorists (then getting re-elected)

Last Tuesday, the divide between red and blue votes was as wide as any place in the nation. This could be partly due to the fact that the Democrats didn't spend time/energy/money campaigning in Oklahoma. But the New York Times highlighted a few other reasons in a rather unflattring article Saturday.

It's probably worth reading.

[THIS POST EDITED, BASED ON POOR RESEARCH SKILLS BY FBO IN THIS CRUNCH PERIOD FOR NEW CONTENT.]

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4 comments:

Burro Hall said...

In the spirit of reconciliation and bipartisanship, can I move that action against Mr. Straughan be tabled pending further study? Specifically, could he have meant "last reason [he] would not vote for him" the same way one might say, "the last thing the world needs is a Saga reunion"?

THE FBO said...

You're right! I misread it. We've edited our ban of Mr Straughan, who will be banned for two weeks, just in case.

Bronc said...

I think this article sums up the state pretty well.

WASKA_THE_ROCKER said...

My favorite quote is the “He don’t believe like a lot of us do”. Apparently he don’t use grammar like we do either, which makes him a hoidy-toidy elitist.