(In response to "Hot 100" in the Jan. 7-13 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
Wow, the first to say something?! Well, this is the inevitable 'You missed someone...' comment... except that you did indirectly refer to him several times. Namely: Theron Warlick, who's been the Main Man for PlaniTulsa for the last couple of years (though it probably seems like ten, to him). Theron's done more brain- and leg-work for the long-term future of Tulsa through his unobtrusive and tireless steering of PlaniTulsa than any City employee normally gets to do in a lifetime of public service. His and our grandchildren, hopefully, will be benefiting from Theron's work in fifty and a hundred years' time.
(In response to "Are You Pissed Off?" on urbantulsa.com)
You'd think in this down economy that local businesses, especially start-ups that statistically fail within the first year, would do everything within their means to keep the customers that they have happy. That is certainly not the case with Sedona Fitness, a new gym located near 31st and Harvard.
I should have taken the hint when they said they would be opening in May but didn't open until August. But anxious to have a gym nearby, I took a chance, even though I had a gym that I was pretty happy with.
To date, myself and countless others who have forced ourselves out of bed and showed up grumpy and tired have found ourselves griping amongst ourselves in the parking lot at 6am (when they open) staring at locked doors. The first time, annoying. The second time, really annoying. The third time, shocked. The fourth time, after numerous discussions with management, appalled. The fifth time....priceless. And after finally "resolving" the issue, it happened again. Shame on me.
But now they won't refund my money because they said the three free months--that I had to assertively negotiate hard for--disqualifies the most recent (sixth) incident from being part of a pattern of poor (or no) customer service.
Now they won't refund my money or guarantee that it won't happen again. It seemed painful for them to apologize, but only because I had to make contact. Shame on Sedona Fitness. Tulsa buyers beware--if you value your time, don't go here. Sedona Fitness doesn't value their customers or their time.
I would just like to point out, that "Pink Roc Bar" at 18th and Boston, owes several people a PUBLIC apology.
They ran an ad on 106.9 for Tulsa's "first ever burlesque show".
HA! Come on now, we all know that's not true. I believe Tulsa's burlesque scene began 7 years ago with the Spiderlillies, and years later hosted a very successful and known group called "Eye Candy Burlesque". Boasting 3 ABOT awards, The Tulsa Hot 100 list 3 years in a row, and countless ,mentions in this and other publications...and even appearing on Ben Sumner! When confronted, they apparently just "threw it together". and were sorry. At least that was the answer only one of several people got. The rest of us were blown off. Anyhow, Come with it pinky. What "rock" have you been under Pink?
-The Danderously Delightful Lu Foxxx
(In response to "" in the Dec. 31-Jan. 6 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
In my response to the Urban Tulsa Jeff Hintze column December 30, 2009 about the Swiss ban on the further building of minarets:
First off, I am not of Muslim or of Swiss descent or even affiliated in any other way. I must say that one should admire the Swiss. The Swiss have made a fine effort of neutrality and self-preservation. What they are doing is not banning the religion, it just states that they do not want the building of minaret to continue.
Who are we to judge? In my opinion, Muslims have every right to build these minarets here in any town, USA based on our Constitution, but I am sure it is not a popular idea among most people. Ask anyone you know. I did, and I saw negative support. I don't have a problem with it. People can do what they want. That is a great freedom that our country promotes. I do not see any minarets here in Tulsa, but maybe I do not know their whereabouts.
The main problem I have about your opinion is where you state, "to support this ban or fail to vocally criticize it is un-American." Also, you call the Swiss "fascists" for making this decision. If I am not mistaken, the dictation of what and how I should think is pure fascism. I am an American and my family has been here for centuries fighting and building, like most Americans, for what we have today so that you have the freedom to call us fascists.
You, just like Ted Rall, have this nasty habit of writing an article in protest about something and then you toss in an irrelevant correlation of what you're writing about to some atrocity committed by Germany under Hitler. You are trying to say that if people do not agree with you then they are Nazis. That is what I get when I read your article, and every time I read a Ted Rall article.
In most of your article you speak of the Krystallnacht. You say that it is a blurry page of history that you barely glanced at. At am roughly your age and I know of this atrocity vividly ,and I see no correlation between Krystallnacht and the Swiss decision. I do think there was more shattered glass on the streets of Baghdad during the George W. Bush "Shock and Awe" campaign than there was on the streets in Germany.
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