The "English is the Official Language of Oklahoma Act"

Created by CitizenTopix on Oct 11, 2010

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Okie

Little Rock, AR

#11660 Apr 16, 2014
Is it true that Oklahoma is worse than a third world country?
JAG

Morrilton, AR

#11661 Apr 16, 2014
Dorman officially files to be next governor; vows to represent "all Oklahomans"

OKLAHOMA CITY – Under the shade of a pine tree on a beautiful spring day, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman closed his eyes and held out his hands as Kiowa tribal member Warren Queton of Blanchard, using cedar smoke and a traditional prayer, blessed the candidate and the opening of his Oklahoma City campaign headquarters.

It was a uniquely Oklahoma experience, and Dorman, dressed in a yellow button-down campaign shirt and wearing his trademark smile, listened as Queton told Dorman’s friends, family and supporters that the Native American blessing was one made in hopes of a “safe journey.”

“And he is going on a journey – to the governor’s mansion,” Queton said, standing outside the old Fire Station #3 on Hudson Avenue where the headquarters is located.

“I will work to bring true bi-partisan leadership in the governor’s office,” said Dorman, who arrived at the HQ aboard a vintage fire truck from Lawton.

Earlier in the day, the Rush Springs native and state representative had officially filed his candidacy in hopes of defeating Republican Gov. Mary Fallin and becoming Oklahoma’s 28th governor by emphasizing his desire to “be a governor for all Oklahomans,” not just the special interests that seek to control all aspects of state government.

And receiving a prayer and blessing from the Rev. James Greenwood and endorsements from state legislators including Democrats David Perryman and Eric Proctor, Dorman – sleeves literally “rolled up”– graciously accepted their kind words and support.

“(Joe Dorman) is someone who will place people before politics,” said Proctor, a charismatic Democrat from Tulsa’s northeast side.

Dorman, a proud Oklahoman, laid out the issues that he intends to highlight and fight for on the campaign trail and also when he is elected governor: education, jobs and the economy, health care, infrastructure, public safety and transparency in government.

A Gov. Joe Dorman would end the “secret meetings, open-records violations and sweetheart deals” that have cropped up during Fallin’s tenure in office, Dorman said.

Dorman said a balanced budget would be a high priority, teachers would be “respected” and given the tools they need in the classroom, and the mentally ill would receive the proper care they deserve. He would also work towards reducing the state’s high incarceration rate and work towards protecting pensions.

And back to the top issue of education: Dorman stated that it is time to address the problem of overcrowded classrooms and the unnecessary high-stakes testing that has become so common these days.

“Mary Fallin’s one-size-fits-all education system with national standards and red tape, while at the same time slashing budgets does not work for Oklahomans,” Dorman said in a later statement.

And with the issue of education comes one issue Dorman is really passionate about – storm shelters for schools and his support of the Take Shelter Oklahoma program.

And despite last year’s deadly tornado in Moore, more than half-a-million Oklahoma school children remain unprotected without a safe room or a storm shelter as we head into a new storm season.

“The ridiculous politics surrounding schoolchildren has to stop,” Dorman said in all seriousness.

Continuing, Dorman said,“It’s time we are again joined together to make this state great for all, not just for a chosen few.”

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WarForOil

Grapevine, TX

#11668 Apr 22, 2014
JAG wrote:
OKLAHOMA CITY – Under the shade of a pine tree on a beautiful spring day, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman closed his eyes and held out his hands as Kiowa tribal member Warren Queton of Blanchard, using cedar smoke and a traditional prayer, blessed the candidate and the opening of his Oklahoma City campaign headquarters.

Continuing, Dorman said,“It’s time we are again joined together to make this state great for all, not just for a chosen few.”
Apparently that wasn't just cedar smoke.
This candidate doesn't understand that Oklahoma's
' chosen few ' all left the state during the depression.

Losers and Indians remain.
Margie

Morrilton, AR

#11669 Apr 22, 2014
""""" Losers and Indians remain.""" ""

You got that right Woe-un-to-us!!!!
Hola

Germany

#11673 Apr 22, 2014
Whassup?
Dummkopf

Newport, AR

#11675 Apr 23, 2014
Hola wrote:
Whassup?
Ich bin zweiundneunzig und kann immer noch stecken Sie sie in ihr.
Brote

Little Rock, AR

#11676 Apr 24, 2014
Hola, was ist los?
Nobody

Oklahoma City, OK

#11677 Jun 12, 2014
Here is a good read! Go ahead and start from the beginning. You may learn a thing or two!
Angel

Oklahoma City, OK

#11678 Jun 12, 2014
Read up! It's long but interesting!
Ace

Morrilton, AR

#11679 Jun 12, 2014
Vote for Joe!!!
Ace

Morrilton, AR

#11680 Jun 12, 2014
Do the MATH!! There cannot be more than three azzholes posting on this forum.

Same old sh!t, different day..
Jenks

United States

#11681 Jun 13, 2014
Okie wrote:
Is it true that Oklahoma is worse than a third world country?
Nope we're not like Arkansas.
Bud

Charlotte, AR

#11682 Jun 13, 2014
Ace wrote:
Do the MATH!! There cannot be more than three azzholes posting on this forum.
Same old sh!t, different day..
AMEN
Hmmmmm

Oklahoma City, OK

#11683 Jun 14, 2014
There is a ton of comments on this thread! Geeeeeeez!
Rno

Sapulpa, OK

#11684 Jun 14, 2014
Imagine that on a thread people posting who knew?

ROFLMAO
Jpyce

Benton, AR

#11686 Jun 15, 2014
Ace wrote:
Do the MATH!! There cannot be more than three azzholes posting on this forum.
Same old sh!t, different day..
Quite,----yes, just three azzholes....
Hmmmmm

Oklahoma City, OK

#11687 Jun 15, 2014
I speak English!!!!
Zane

Little Rock, AR

#11688 Jun 15, 2014
Same old sh!t, different day..
Jenks

United States

#11689 Jun 16, 2014
FAKE Zane wrote:
Same old sh!t, different day..
Yep same village idiot posting in everyone else's username!
Jenks

Newport, AR

#11690 Jun 16, 2014
Same old sh!t, different day..

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