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« Reply #165 on: August 21, 2022, 09:28:33 am »


It is somewhat sad that Boss Hogg in Hazzard was actually less corrupt and much more competent.


Stitt issued an executive order on Friday that a press release said protects “teachers’ First Amendment rights” but that reads more like a threat to unions and school administrators.

The order reiterates that union dues may be deducted from teachers’ pay only at the request of individual teachers and that union membership is voluntary. It “urges” the Oklahoma State Board of Education “to take action to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law that employee organization payroll deductions meet the requirements of state and federal law.”

Stitt, who has signed into law and endorsed several policies restricting what educators can say and teach, said in the accompanying press release, “It is time we fight back against the liberal unions that have been keeping a stranglehold on their cut of teacher pay, and stand up for Oklahoma educators’ first amendment rights.”

The Oklahoma Education Association called the order a political ploy ahead of next Tuesday’s runoff elections, which include the hard-fought battle for the Republican state superintendent of public instruction’s nominee.

“We have always been an opt-in organization since our first meeting in 1889,” said OEA President Kathrine Bishop in a written statement. “We follow all state and federal laws and always have.

“The Executive Order … is a baseless attack on the voices of educators ahead of an important election,” Bishop said. “This only distracts from real issues like the educator shortage crisis and Oklahoma ranking 49th in education funding.”

Meanwhile, the labor-friendly Economic Policy Institute reported Oklahoma teachers have the nation’s second-highest “weekly wage gap” — the difference between teacher pay and earnings for non-teachers with comparable college degrees — at 32%.


https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/political-notebook-almost-6-million-poured-into-cd-2-runoff/article_c1dd92a4-2006-11ed-8352-2374d5282850.html
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« Reply #166 on: October 21, 2022, 07:18:54 pm »

Okla. governor mocks Democratic challenger for accurately noting state’s crime rate
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/10/20/oklahoma-debate-stitt-hofmeister-crime/

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https://twitter.com/dabbs346/status/1582873975453286400

https://www.readfrontier.org/stories/we-fact-checked-the-oklahoma-governors-debate-between-kevin-stitt-and-joy-hofmeister/
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« Reply #167 on: April 29, 2023, 10:18:18 am »

More on the war on education...


OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing to eliminate the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, alleging that the nation’s most-watched Public Broadcasting Service network is airing content aimed at indoctrinating children.

The network offers children’s programs such as “Sesame Street” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in addition to the ever-popular “Antiques Roadshow” and news programs “Washington Week” and “PBS Newshour.”

Stitt on Wednesday vetoed a relatively routine bill that would continue OETA’s operations through 2026. Unless two-thirds of the members of the House and Senate join together to override the governor’s veto, OETA will cease operating this year.

“I don’t think Oklahomans want to use their tax dollars to indoctrinate kids,” Stitt said. “Some of the stuff that they’re showing just openly sexualizes our kids.”

https://tulsaworld.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/stitt-vetoes-oeta-bill-accuses-network-of-trying-to-indoctrinate-kids/article_5fc1a3b8-e5da-11ed-ae48-c31a4283a5d3.html
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« Reply #168 on: April 29, 2023, 10:44:05 am »

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing to eliminate the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, alleging that the nation’s most-watched Public Broadcasting Service network is airing content aimed at indoctrinating children.

The network offers children’s programs such as “Sesame Street” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in addition to the ever-popular “Antiques Roadshow” and news programs “Washington Week” and “PBS Newshour.”

Stitt on Wednesday vetoed a relatively routine bill that would continue OETA’s operations through 2026. Unless two-thirds of the members of the House and Senate join together to override the governor’s veto, OETA will cease operating this year.

“I don’t think Oklahomans want to use their tax dollars to indoctrinate kids,” Stitt said. “Some of the stuff that they’re showing just openly sexualizes our kids.”

https://tulsaworld.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/stitt-vetoes-oeta-bill-accuses-network-of-trying-to-indoctrinate-kids/article_5fc1a3b8-e5da-11ed-ae48-c31a4283a5d3.html


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« Reply #169 on: April 30, 2023, 03:19:48 pm »


What a strange small man.



'Calm down and sober up': Senate leadership has message for Gov. Stitt after mass vetoes
Gov. Stitt said in a veto statement that he will reject every Senate bill unrelated to a tax cut, teacher pay raise and school choice tax credits.


https://okcfox.com/news/local/calm-down-and-sober-up-senate-leadership-has-message-for-gov-stitt-after-mass-vetoes-governor-kevin-veto-20-bills-lawmakers-president-pro-tempore-tem-greg-treat-andy-pugh-tax-credits-teacher-pay-raise-moore-cabinet-nomination-lets-fix-this




Tulsa, Okla. (KTUL) — When asked about the OETA bill, he said he was "glad to veto that one" and that OETA was "outdated" in its programming and he sees no reason to have Oklahoma taxpayers support something that outdated.
Stitt also said that OETA programming does not align with the private sector, saying, "Some of it just over-sexualizes our children."

He named PBS specifically and its display of transgender minors. He also noted the uplift of LGBTQ+ voices and how that is potentially harmful to Oklahoma children.
One reporter on the scene brought up the fact that PBS is a public station and Stitt cannot control what programs are played. Stitt responded that if anyone at home wants to watch PBS, that is okay. He just does not see the reason to have Oklahomans pay taxes to prop up OETA.

Stitt made it clear that until he can approve tax cuts and school choice for Oklahomans, which would allow parents to enroll their children in any school of their choice regardless of their zip code or school district, he has no interest in passing or discussing bills brought to him by lobbyists and special interest groups. He said he will be glad to discuss those once tax cuts and school choice are passed.

He claimed that being fresh off the campaign trail has led him to believe those are the top two things Oklahomans care about, so those are his two priorities.

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« Reply #170 on: May 01, 2023, 10:15:38 am »

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Disgusting MAGAts!   


Enough to gag a maggot off a gut wagon!  (Elaboration available if reference not understood.)



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« Reply #171 on: May 01, 2023, 06:48:54 pm »

.Disgusting MAGAts!  

Enough to gag a maggot off a gut wagon!  (Elaboration available if reference not understood.)



Ryan Walters calls teachers' unions 'terrorist organizations' in heated legislative hearing

Lawmakers pushed back on Walters' comments that critical race theory is rampant in classrooms, asked him why he has continued his campaign rhetoric after taking office and questioned his support for school choice policies, where so-called pornographic books have been found in schools and whether his agency is applying for federal grants.

Rep. Ryan Martinez, the committee's vice chairman, abruptly ended the meeting after several members of the minority party took issue with Walters saying, "Democrats want to strike out any mentions of the Bible from our history." Walters had previously accused Democrats and teachers' unions of lying about him.


https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/ryan-walters-calls-teachers-unions-terrorist-organizations-in-heated-legislative-hearing/article_6bbbc8e6-e83d-11ed-9b54-173572059349.html
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« Reply #172 on: June 30, 2023, 05:08:22 pm »

No corporation worth having would be locating to Oklahoma when the official voice of state education is this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHxuHyqTkcY
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« Reply #173 on: June 30, 2023, 07:18:35 pm »

I think Walters is just a Kree presenting himself as Skrull...!


Or he may just be Goose.  Hard to say.

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