All Over the Road
I am wishing to request the editor to write again on the issue of road rage in Tulsa. I spent 2 years in Dallas where it seemed most cooperated on the hwys. In moving back to Tulsa driving the hwys is a nightmare of push and shove, cutoffs and aggressive bumper riding.
Yesterday a woman was so bent on merging at the last minute at everyone else's expense and mine that she rammed her 2004 dodge dakota into the side of my car, she then rolled down her window and began screaming that I hit her car!!! I corrected her and continued to move forward as the traffic was extremely backed up already and needed to find a place to pull over. She then moved her vehicle behind mine cutting off the guy behind me and moved over to the other side of my vehicle and smashed into me, then scraping her car down the side of mine made her way to the front of my vehicle blocking me from going forward. She stepped out of her car and began waving frantically and screaming. People were honking madly and screaming at her to get out of the road. At this point I proceeded to contact the OHP to get assistance, when she got back into her vehicle and sped away. I continued on my route to downtown and there she was at the stop light where she got out of her vehicle again and began screaming and cussing at me. I continue driving, thinking to myself 'are you kidding, there is no way at this point I am stopping for this woman with her behavior and my children in the car' so I continued through the light..she filed in behind me swerving and honking madly. I contacted the police again and led her on a slow 7 mile stalking spree where she finally gave in and exited another hwy. My point being, what has this town come to that you can't just simply merge when the sign says merge now and fall in line with the rest of us. We are all in this together, right? It seems that road bullying for some in this town has become a survival game for others. What is a person to do when one pushes so hard to get their way that they throw you in a position of endangerment. I stood my ground, I obeyed the law and was punished for it essentially. Nevertheless, I view the battle scars on my vehicle and am satisfied. I just pray the next bully doesn't have a gun.
Thank you for listening,
(In response to "Oodles of Noodles" in the Sept. 30-Oct. 6 issue and "Wining and Dining" in the Oct. 7-13 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly.)
In reference to More Than Noodles Review:
Didn't anyone notice that the writer only mentions the salads they ate, he mentions ordering noodle bowls, but then doesn't talk about them. How are you not going to talk about your noodle bowls when reviewing a place called More Than Noodle??
Maybe he should spend less time teaching history and more time on the food he ate..
In reference to Doc's Review:
"and a huge Sweets section. And when I say huge, I mean that in the sense that even though there are only three items in that box, they are incredible, as I will talk about later." First ... this sentence is stupid, it makes no sense. Then, he says he will talk about them later ... which he NEVER does ... there is no mention of the desserts again. Doesn't anyone read these before printing?
Urban Tulsa needs a new food writer.
[Editor's Note: Paying close attention shows that despite being named More Than Noodles, not every dish is a "noodle bowl." Our reviewer discusses several main dishes offered by the restaurant, and does an excellent job in doing so.]
Euphoria and Capitalism
LOVED THE COVER! Steve Overfield's Picture of the Admiral Twin Drive In is so clever that it should be made into a T-Shirt to help the restoration efforts ... I would love one ... Any way this could happen? Could the graphic be donated to someone that could make the T-Shirt...? Thanks
[Editor's Note: While we'd love to see that happen, as our cover artist did a great job, the time and effort to get that done would be too much for both us and our artist.]
(In response to "You Are Who You Vote" in the Sept. 30-Oct. 6 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly.)
I've never bought the lame "disenfranchisement" argument. Those who can't speak English are either in the country illegally, or haven't learned enough English to pass a citizenship test. They aren't citizens. They're not supposed to be able to vote.
Otherwise, if you can't obtain something as simple as a photo ID, I have no sympathy for you -- you obviously don't have it together well enough to be able to vote.
The elderly and disabled are the only possible class of people at risk for disenfranchisement. There's a case to be made whether those with diminished mental capacity -- those with Alzheimer's for example -- should be allowed to vote, but let's set that aside. If an elderly person under care decides to vote, their family, caregiver, or care facility should make sure ahead of time they have proper credentials and transportation to and from the polling place. It's not that hard.
The opposition to SQ 746 isn't about disenfranchising voters, it's about disenfranchising Democratic voters, specifically the dysfunctional and the ineligible. Read into that what you want.
All this clap-trap coming from Mr. Thomas is hardly surprising, in my opinion. He was one of the 1st in line to file suit against HB 1804; in essence, his objection revolved around the prohibition against " harboring aliens".
I have heard, going back to its passage that his objection hits close to home in that he had close contacts that were in the business of renting to IA's. I don't know if that is true, but it would sure clarify his disdain for various measures approved & passed by the citizens of Oklahoma that could affect IA's presence in our state.
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