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Zoanette Johnson is the hottest Tulsan in the world right now: FOX23 hates that

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Creaky American Idol has picked the Tulsan with The Mostest to be an Amazon habilitation specialist! And by Amazon we mean larger than life Zoanette Johnson!

Putatively from a city awash with the most musical hipness this side of Enid, the snobs must hate that she was chosen. But we say a star is born! First, Ms. Johnson’s clownish performance had everyone in stitches. Plus, the girl honestly has some real lungs and decent pitch.

Inexplicably, outside of a passing mention on the blog of the Tulsa World blog, her nomination to the final twenty girls – a huge dream to millions upon millions of girls – has not been mentioned by the local media! Can you believe that?

The snobs are such snobs in this place! While Fox 23 has time to publish ‘Life after American Idol’ stories on rejects, Ms. Johnson’s unlikely ascension is neglected!
At least the other three local television franchises have network loyalties to watch out for, but Et Tu, FOX23?

Already vote for the worse activists are pegging her for an early favorite, if she survives. Of course she will embarrass her home city for just a few weeks more, and then the haters can relax. I keep telling you: our local media are absolutely a clubby group of preppies who think they are important because of who they are and what they do. They are sorority chicks and frat boys, and that is not Zoanette, and they hate her.

You go, girl! You show these haters!

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February 17, 2013 at 12:19 am

Is George Kaiser – Tulsa’s richest man – a tax criminal?

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Bet you will not see, hear, or read about this issue from any media source within the borders of Oklahoma. Kaiser is a very powerful man who has been quite beneficient to the community.

But according to Sunlight Foundation, Kaiser has turned the Sooner State into his personal tax haven, not reporting personal income and settling issues with the IRS for pennies on the dollar.

Funny thing is just a few years ago the billionaire was testifying to the OK legislature in favor of raising taxes on oil companies! Why? Because he can afford the taxes, while smaller less billionairy companies cannot and would have to scale back exploring and producing operations. Funny guy, that George.

All this is related to the slowly growing scandal related to Kaiser’s (GKFF was majority shareholder) failed solar company Solydra. However this is just the latest scandal involving the Kaiser.

But the impact on taxpayers of Kaiser’s career goes far beyond the $535 million loss. Kaiser has built his fortune in part through shrewdly playing the Internal Revenue Code. In one six year period, during which he increased his net worth enough to land him on the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, Kaiser reported taxable income to the Internal Revenue Service just once, totaling $11,699–equivalent to a full-time hourly wage of $5.62

So while you suckers were paying up to 37% on your taxes, George was paying diddly squat!

Do you think any of these feckless #occupiers will dare raise their voices against the big, bad, Bank of Kaiser? Hell no!

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October 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Richest-man-in-Tulsa George Kaiser (Family Foundation)’s solar company raided by FBI!

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When then-candidate Obama came to Trolltown during the 2008 campaign, he did not speak to an assembly at Greenwood, or the Teachers Union, or to the Ministerial Alliance. Nosirree, he went straight to the richest man in Oklahoma – George Kaiser.

Now, a company of which Kaiser is the largest shareholder (or, the George Kaiser Family Foundation), one Solyndra (founded in 2005) – has gone belly up. It was the recipient of a $535,000,000 loan guarantee by the United States Department of Energy, upon which receiving it promptly shut down one of its ‘aging’ production facilities. You seen any of those solar panels around Troll-Town? Nor I!

Here is the rich part: the manipulative KOTV blog reports this huge scandal as being ‘tied to Tulsa billionaire,’ as if George Kaiser were, oh, you know, just another dude! LMFAO!

Is it asking a lot to read intrigue into the sordid tale of a promising company’s sudden collapse, is that not soooooo Tulsan? Tulsa is rife with collapsed ponzi schemes of one kind or another, it is in the DNA of the land itself: CFS. Great Plains. Wiltel. Sem Group, just to name a few. And that a company producing alternative energy goes bust, with the principal shareholder being an oil man – well, what do YOU think happened?

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September 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm

FOX23 Blog: Trolltown (Tulsa) Founding Father – like Hitler – had good, bad moments

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Filed under the ‘no shit’ category, ThisLand reveals how Tulsa’s Founding Father – Tate Brady – was one of the kingpins in tarrings, lynchings, that so-called ‘race riot’ (read: ethnic cleansing), and more, so much more.

The FOX23 blog – who have hours and hours of news to fill up every day – reports this report as revealing Brady’s ‘checkered’ past. Calling Brady’s legacy as ‘checkered’ is sort of like noting that Hitler was real hit-or-miss, is it not? Some good, some bad, it all balances out, right?

Not exactly. In the wicked, corrupt, backwater shitfest known as Tulsa, Oklahoma, the racism just marches on with different clothes. Now we use lingo like ‘North Tulsa’ to mean dangerous, poor, and black. ‘South Tulsa’ means safe, solidly middle class, and white. Perpetuated by the media, Tulsa worships and I mean fall-on-its-knees-and-swallows-a-load WORSHIPS authority; ThisLand bravely reported that Tulsa is tops for police misconduct. Indeed, our criminal Police have had to have the Federal government come in to monitor their crime, and of course the recent trials of dirt-bag cops who actually got caught drew further attention to how vicious and corrupt Trolltown still is.

So the point is ol’ Tate would be the toast of the town if he were around today, the absolute best thing since sliced bread for Trolltowners. He would be feted and defended by the media, lionized by every vicious racist from here to next year. Trolltowners would acquit him of each and every accusation if he were ever taken to court. That is just how things are done in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Alwas has been. Always will.

Gawker Blog liketh Tulthan Bill Hader! Thurprithed?! Thez Tultha Thon Bill Hader the Highlight of Eth-en-EL!

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The thespian in the family cannot watch SNL – too much mugging, not enough acting, and generally hammy performances apparently are not the stuff to be wasting time on. So when media gawker Gawker tips its hat to Tulsa boy Bill Hader as the ‘only part’ of Tina Fey-hosted SNL worth watching, we should click on that story.

Gawker is the epitome of erudittiness in drag as droll smarmy commentary – and the dude who recaps ‘American Idol’ is so good, it is surprising that the same blog does no skit-by-skit skewering of New York’s SNL (must be an East Coast/West Coast thang that we would not understand). Here is the Gawker ‘article’ on Hader’s performance:

Here’s the Only Part of This Week’s SNL Worth Watching So, Tina Fey hosted Saturday Night Live this week! She was OK, but nothing from the episode really stood out… that is, until Bill Hader reprised his role as Stefon—Weekend Update’s club-hopping “City Correspondent”—who came armed with the most ridiculous suggestions imaginable for a Mother’s Day out. The bit succeeded in its own right, but the fact that Hader broke character about 20 times to regain his composure made everything funnier.

No, it did not. Seeing Hader unable to keep from mugging is only funny if the whole place is in stitches, not if he is leading the giggles. The entire cast cannot act, and their absolute reliance on cue cards means they NEVER ever even make eye contact with each other. Note how real actors who appear on SNL will try in vain to connect with their co-stars, just to have the SNL regulars stare off into space with self-congratulatory smirks on their faces as their eyes go left to right left to right . . .

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May 8, 2011 at 7:53 am

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Spoiler: Big Surprise on May 22 Celebrity Apprentice

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Is Gary Busey a wild man with barely under control impulses, unable to function in social situations?

Not in my experience! Daring an ignominious rebuke between fights at Tulsa Fight Night, I approached Gary ringside. He was talking politely to folk, and turned to speak with me when I meekly said his name. In fact, he nursed one our two drinks and actually paid attention to the boxers (which is more than the magnates in the room can say).

So of course I had to tell him he was set up by Meatloaf and Lil Jon and that talentless John Rich. He was a real gent and did not take the bait, and deflected the issue by emphasizing that the season was not over. Tellingly he became quite animated and promised that a big surprise was going to happen on the May 22 episode.

Is Gary going to be resurrected? Is The Donald going to finally let Bene, LaToya and Star scratch their eyeballs out? Will the Guys actually use their supposed musical prowess to spur their creativity? Like Trump’s nascent campaign, the future is unclear.

I had wondered if Gary was truly out of it or acts out an expectation of nuttiness.  Having the chance to politely observe him over an evening he did not appear to be a boozing nut job. Busey is just the same goofy person he was during his Mezzeppa days.

Thanks for being such a standup dude, Gary, you can bet I will tune in May 22!

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May 6, 2011 at 8:32 am

‘Okie from Muskogee’ co-author Roy Burris, Tulsan, Passes

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Great Tulsan Roy Burris – a drummer for Merle Haggard’s band The Strangers – died Tuesday in the town he was born in.

The 79-year old’s heart – which had kept the beat for umpteen thousands of songs for Haggard in the late 1960’s – finally gave out as he slipped from this mortal coil. Burris had helped ol’ Merle pen the classic honky tonk number as they were driving through the Sooner state in 1969. The story is that Merle woke Burris up with the basic concept after seeing a roadsign for Muscogee, and the rest is history.

Born in Tulsa, ‘Eddie’ moved to Bakersfield California as a child, graduating High School there before enlisting in the Navy during the Korean War. Hired by Haggard after a fill-in spot as a drummer, Burris retired from the music scene and drove trucks and owned a bass fishing shop.

Eddie is survived by his wife, three children (and a stepson), five grandchildren and two great grandchildren

[WHY WILL WORDPRESS NOT EMBED THE URL? ARGH. Here is a video featuring Roy on the drums: http://youtu.be/-iYY2FQHFwE%5D

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April 21, 2011 at 9:37 am