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« Reply #120 on: May 21, 2015, 03:58:39 pm »

Well, guess the OK Pop museum failed to pass in the house.  Reason apparently....

Opponents say "the museum is not a core function of state government".

Well neither is fixing an old dilapidated building because it's historic and has art in it when it would have cost less to build a new, modern office building within which to "do the core functions of state government'.  Oh wait..... 

Tulsa doesn't get a museum to preserve and showcase its history and art, but if your arse is sitting in a building that does that, well it of course makes sense for the people of Tulsa and the rest of the state to spend a lot of their money to fix that.
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« Reply #121 on: May 22, 2015, 08:00:09 am »

Well, guess the OK Pop museum failed to pass in the house.  Reason apparently....

Opponents say "the museum is not a core function of state government".

Well neither is fixing an old dilapidated building because it's historic and has art in it when it would have cost less to build a new, modern office building within which to "do the core functions of state government'.  Oh wait..... 

Tulsa doesn't get a museum to preserve and showcase its history and art, but if your arse is sitting in a building that does that, well it of course makes sense for the people of Tulsa and the rest of the state to spend a lot of their money to fix that.


Yeah.  It's disappointing but not surprising at all. 

I hate to always shrug my shoulders but Oklahoma has managed to elect a bunch of short sighted morons to be our leaders.

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« Reply #122 on: May 22, 2015, 08:44:59 am »

Yeah.  It's disappointing but not surprising at all. 

I hate to always shrug my shoulders but Oklahoma has managed to elect a bunch of short sighted morons to be our leaders.



As with most things, if Tulsa wants it done Tulsa is going to have to do it on its own. The troglodytes in elected office will never do much to help Tulsa or the rest of the state outside of OKC.
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« Reply #123 on: May 22, 2015, 09:13:55 am »

Considering how long it took for the state to bail out the American Indian Cultural Center, which is just sitting there unfinished and at one time had high hopes of being one of the premier cultural museums in the country, I didn't expect this to actually happen.  Maybe next year..

Honestly I'd rather have a really impressive science center downtown than a museum dedicated to Oklahoma pop culture.  Not that it wouldn't be a good addition but there are better options IMHO.
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« Reply #124 on: May 22, 2015, 10:36:59 am »

Honestly I'd rather have a really impressive science center downtown than a museum dedicated to Oklahoma pop culture.  Not that it wouldn't be a good addition but there are better options IMHO.

Yeah I'm definitely disappointed in our legislature voting this down, but I also thought that an OK pop culture museum could be better suited as something else. However, I don't know of anyone proposing something different.

And one legislator mentioned Woody Guthrie's ties to communism? Is that seriously a reason against OKPOP? We have national halls of fame to the abject hedonism that is common in rock stardom...
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« Reply #125 on: May 22, 2015, 11:28:08 am »

Decision reversed!
It will be funded!

http://m.newsok.com/article/5421558?utm_source=NewsOK.com&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=ShareBar-Twitter
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« Reply #128 on: May 22, 2015, 11:45:20 am »



That's so creepy
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« Reply #129 on: May 22, 2015, 11:54:19 am »

That's so creepy

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« Reply #130 on: May 22, 2015, 01:09:39 pm »

Well, guess the OK Pop museum failed to pass in the house.  Reason apparently....

Opponents say "the museum is not a core function of state government".

Well neither is fixing an old dilapidated building because it's historic and has art in it when it would have cost less to build a new, modern office building within which to "do the core functions of state government'.  Oh wait..... 

Tulsa doesn't get a museum to preserve and showcase its history and art, but if your arse is sitting in a building that does that, well it of course makes sense for the people of Tulsa and the rest of the state to spend a lot of their money to fix that.


Amen.
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« Reply #131 on: May 22, 2015, 01:33:23 pm »

Wow, some Tulsa reps must have some blackmail worthy photos of someone.  Good outcome however it came about.
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« Reply #132 on: May 22, 2015, 02:13:00 pm »


Here is breakdown on today's vote - with some local reps voting against it even knowing that the additional money for the Indian museum had already passed.

YEAS:   51

    Banz               Fourkiller         Montgomery         Shoemake           

    Billy              Griffith           Morrissette        Stone             

    Brown              Henke              Mulready           Thomsen           

    Cannaday           Hoskin             Murdock            Virgin             

    Christian          Inman              Nelson             Walker             

    Cleveland          Joyner             Nollan             Wallace           

    Condit             Kirby              Peterson           Watson             

    Coody, A.          Kouplen            Proctor            Williams           

    Coody, J.          Leewright          Pruett             Wood               

    Cooksey            Lepak              Rousselot          Wright             

    Cox                Lockhart           Scott              Young             

    Denney             Loring             Shelton            Mr. Speaker       

    Dunnington         McPeak             Sherrer           

    NAYS:   40

    Bennett            Faught             McCall             Perryman           

    Biggs              Fisher             McCullough         Pfeiffer           

    Brumbaugh          Grau               McDaniel, R.       Ritze             

    Caldwell           Hall               Moore              Roberts, D.       

    Calvey             Hardin             Murphey            Rogers             

    Casey              Johnson            Newell             Sanders           

    Cockroft           Jordan             Ortega             Sears             

    Derby              Kannady            Osborn             Strohm             

    Dunlap             Kern               Ownbey             Vaughan           

    Echols             Martin             Park               Wesselhoft         

    EXCUSED:    8

    Enns               McDaniel, J.       Renegar            Russ               

    McBride            O'Donnell          Roberts, S.        Tadlock           
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« Reply #133 on: May 22, 2015, 07:36:14 pm »

I was looking to see if the native american center had passed the house yet and couldn't find it.
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« Reply #134 on: May 22, 2015, 08:33:24 pm »

I was looking to see if the native american center had passed the house yet and couldn't find it.

That's why I was pissed.
That passed but not OK Pop.

Now...we're good!
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