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« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2012, 08:19:36 pm »

The wolf and the lamb will lie together and lion will eat straw like the ox


But only if the straw is ox flavored.
 
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« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2012, 08:41:41 pm »

Spray cans will be available that will make the straw smell like fresh meet..
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« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2012, 08:53:32 pm »

Spray cans will be available that will make the straw smell like fresh meet..

A new Fabreeze (sp?) fragrance?
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« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2012, 09:06:48 pm »

A new Fabreeze (sp?) fragrance?

Goofed again
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« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2012, 10:53:22 pm »

Goofed again

Shadows, I appreciate you are in your 90's but we call that "FAIL!" these days.  Like this kid:



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« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2012, 08:24:20 am »

Audit Critical of Oklahoma American Indian Museum

http://kwgs.com/post/audit-critical-oklahoma-american-indian-museum



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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An audit of the board overseeing a planned American Indian museum in Oklahoma City says both the board and the Legislature had "unrealistic expectations."

The audit released Wednesday says the board chose the most expensive proposal to build the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum — about $169 million — while having only $5 million in funding at the time. It also says lawmakers need to play a greater role in overseeing the project.

Governor Mary Fallin requested the audit and said in a statement that she believes many of the issues addressed are being corrected.

Museum director Blake Wade said he's glad the audit is behind him, that the board intends to meet the recommendations and that it's up to the Legislature to improve its oversight of the board.
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« Reply #51 on: October 19, 2012, 02:17:31 pm »

Tulsa World came out against more funding:

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The burden of funding should no longer fall on the taxpayers of this state, who have already sunk $97 million into what looks to be a losing effort.

I'm assuming that means OKC will throw out the "Tulsa can't decide our fate".

How far along is the museum?  Has anyone been to the site?
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« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2012, 07:04:35 pm »

Spray cans will be available that will make the straw smell like fresh meet..


Is that gonna be anything like those cans of spray cheese you can get??  I love spray cheese!!  Oh...I think I need to go to Walmart now and get some.  And crackers!

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« Reply #53 on: October 23, 2012, 02:40:08 pm »

Museum director Blake Wade said he's glad the audit is behind him, that the board intends to meet the recommendations and that it's up to the Legislature to improve its oversight of the board.

AKA... SUCKERS!!!! 

It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.  Screw the whole thing up and just say "sorry"...  Heck i am waiting for an Urkel type character to hop out and say "Did I do that?Huh?"
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« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2013, 12:03:08 pm »

Plan proposed for funding rest of OKC American Indian museum

http://okpolicy.org/in-the-know-first-personhood-bill-of-session-filed

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An Oklahoma City lawmaker is proposing two new options to fund completion of the state’s half-built American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, but opponents of the project – which has already cost the state $63 million – continue to question its future. Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, plans two bond issue proposals to fund the project’s completion. One proposal would authorize $40 million in bonds to match $40 million in pledged private funding. Alternatively, Loveless has a measure to authorize $32 million in bonds. That plan would come with instructions for fundraisers to come up with additional private money, he said.

This seems to be an opportunity for Tulsa's representatives to get bond money for Tulsa.  We might want to ask for our money first.
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« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2013, 01:25:09 pm »

Plan proposed for funding rest of OKC American Indian museum

http://okpolicy.org/in-the-know-first-personhood-bill-of-session-filed

This seems to be an opportunity for Tulsa's representatives to get bond money for Tulsa.  We might want to ask for our money first.

Any time they offer a sirloin to Tulsa so OKC can have prime rib, I'm reminded of Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown.
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« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2013, 01:57:20 pm »

  They are calling it the "states" American Indian Museum.  What a farce, be truthful about it and call it like it is, it's the OKC American Indian Museum.  And of course it's an OKC lawmaker proposing this new funding method cause none of us gives a rats arse enough about it to shunt more of our money to OKC to get this built.  Hows that State Capitol Building repair fund coming along?  How many hundreds of millions of dollars worth of money do they want for goodies "for the state" that aren't going to do anything with a net positive result for the rest of us?  
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« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2013, 02:19:25 pm »

Lucy and the football is a sad and true analogy.  The Indian Museum is such a debacle and has such a long list of broken promises and failures that it may have used up all the patience the Okla. legislature normally has for OKC projects.  I also wonder just how much political capitol OKC wants to use up on this disaster.

At some point Tulsa area legislators may need to support some additional state bond funding for this white elephant in order to get support for bond money for the Oklahoma Pop Museum (although it should be a lot less than $32 million).  Hopefully, if/when that time comes, our local legislators are smart enough not to fall for tried and true trick OKC a/k/a Lucy has played on Tulsa so many times of getting its $ this year and Tulsa getting its $ "next" year.
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« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2013, 02:30:04 pm »

Hopefully, if/when that time comes, our local legislators are smart enough not to fall for tried and true trick OKC a/k/a Lucy has played on Tulsa so many times of getting its $ this year and Tulsa getting its $ "next" year.

Those are some high hopes.
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« Reply #59 on: January 16, 2013, 02:51:58 pm »

Why don't they hit up the tribes for the needed completion money?  They have plenty of cash with casinos and their various industries.

Oh, wait, that's right, the tribes have expressed zero interest in this project in the first place!
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