Friday, February 27, 2009

300 Conservative Tulsans Turn Out for Anti-Stimulus Rally

Of course they would.

In a Republican County in the Reddest of the Red States©, it's no surprise that a group of anti-everything protesters would turn out to make noise.

This "tea party" idea has been all over local talk radio and the conservative blogosphere and all they can get is a small crowd. Three hundred people, tops. Yawn.

When you have no ideas and no plan of your own, make noise. It's not very effective, but it might distract a few Tulsans from actual problems that somebody else will have to solve.

The usual suspects were there: State Sen. Randy Brogdon and radio blabber and Republican also-ran Chris Medlock.

The event was so uneventful that the complete story on KFAQ's website was (count 'em) two sentences. Two! Over at KRMG, the staff managed to put together three sentences to cover this rally.
As we said: no ideas, no plan, just noise.

3 comments:

Paul Tay said...

Just for laugh and grins, 120 City of Tulsa registered voters at the rally signed a petition to the City Council for a resolution to refuse the $945,000,000 pork.

What the resolution says:

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA REFUSING FUNDS FROM THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009, DIVESTING $8 MILLION TULSA TRANSIT ASSETS TO RESOLVE THE $2.7 MILLION CITY BUDGET DEFICIT, AND REQUIRING ALL CITY EMPLOYEES TO DRIVE BICYCLES FOR ALL WORK TRIPS UNDER FIVE MILES, CARRYING LOADS UNDER 50 POUNDS:

WHEREAS, the Act will send the country into a much worse depression;

WHEREAS, the Act will subject future generations of American to insurmountable heavy debt;

WHEREAS, receiving monies for wasteful spending is inconsistent with the American ideal of freedom from unnecessary government;
WHEREAS, the Mayor did not consult with the City Council on specific projects submitted for funding from the Act;
WHEREAS, Tulsa Transit provides inadequate, substandard service to over 100,000 Tulsans who do not have access to personal motor vehicles;
WHEREAS, Tulsa Transit drains over $8 million from the City General Fund to provide inadequate service;
WHEREAS, Tulsa Transit management fail to accurately account for over $500,000 in excess inventory;
WHEREAS, it is within the City Council jurisdiction to exercise the City’s curb rights, allowing private sector operators to profit from providing transit services that meets the needs of transit users;
WHEREAS, under State Statute Title 47 and Tulsa Revised Ordinance Title 37, bicyclists are drivers of vehicles that operate in traffic on public roadways;
WHEREAS, public roadways under City maintenance jurisdiction are more than adequate to handle increase bicycle traffic;
WHEREAS, healthcare costs for City employees will significantly decrease with healthier work-force, further saving taxpayers many more millions;
WHEREAS, it is City policy to encourage bicycling by resolution passed on 12 February 2009.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA:

Section 1. The City will refuse any funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Section 2. The City will divest $8 million of Tulsa Transit assets to resolve $2.7 million budget deficit.
Section 3. All City employees are required to drive bicycles for work trips under five (5) miles, carrying loads under 50 pounds.


Hey, I know how to play the pork game, too!

Tulsan said...

The Santelli teabag rant thing an elaborate, orchestrated setup at CNBC? Quite possibly:

Rick Santelli’s Planted Rant?

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