POSTED ON FEBRUARY 2, 2011:
Letters to the Editor
Give and Take
(In response to "Wildcatters Wanted" in the Jan.
27-Feb.2 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
The lotto came to town, so the city cut back on
education. Oil comes to town, so the city can cut
back on streets. Horrible idea all the way around.
All the hippie,
stuff aside, the
city would only
form a reliance
of the income
these wells to
like the lotto.
idiots with fat
Carry the Load
(In response to "Chamber Pot" in the Jan. 27-
Feb.2 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
The day our elected officials in Oklahoma get
rid of the state tax, therefore putting the states
revenues on the backs of the working class via
increased sales and property taxes, I pack up and
move out of Oklahoma.
Just because our federal government is all
screwed up living off the working class, does not
mean those brain-dead rednecks in OK City have to
do the same thing here in Oklahoma.
At a Loss
(In response to "Are You Pissed Off" on
I am the grandmother of a child that told me of
some emotional abuse that was happening in her
home. I went to my daughter and she knew of the
issues, I then told her she is a failure to protect. She
had the child when she was 15 so you know who was
the provider for both. She married another man that
apparently doesn't care too much for the child they
have their own son now.
I took my granddaughter into my home for
safety. My daughter tricked my granddaughter and
myself with a "trip" that my granddaughter was
going to visit some other relatives. We let her go.
Ten days later I get a text message that I don't have
to worry about my granddaughter anymore she is
moving in with a dad she had only seen five times
since she was born 9 years ago. I went and got an
emergency order to get her back, and we got her.
45 days later the family court judge gave her
back to her mother that was with the knowledge of
abuse. I have not seen my granddaughter in almost a
year now. Does anyone ever wonder how kids come
up missing and dead and why nobody does anything
to help? Because the school and the court knew and
did nothing. Isnt it a law that if you even suspect
abuse you turn it in. NO ONE DID ANYTHING. And
gave her back. Hmmmmmmmmm.
(In response to "Prodding Questions" in the Jan.
13-19 issue of Urban Tulsa Weekly)
I commend you on your article "Prodding
Questions." Anyway you can make men over 40
aware of the danger of not keeping track of their
Cancer of the prostate can spread to other parts
of the body, if not checked (one who knows). Thanks
to Mandie Rowden for the article.
Alarm Clock Sounds
Wake up America! Corporate America has
not fulfilled their corporate responsibility since the
1970s. Indeed, emboldened by Reagan's destruction
of the air traffic controllers union circa 1983, the
corporate world has clearly jettisoned that corporate
responsibility in favor of take-backs from the American
In case you don't know, since time immemorial,
the laws in this country have been stacked for business
and against the average middle class working
man and woman. And, since the 1980's corporate
management has engaged in a "productivity"
mantra meaning that the workers do more for less
money. Guess who gets less money on the bad end
of the stick? Case in point: witness George Bush's
administration. Within 10 months of his swearing-in,
the health insurers of this country emboldened by
newly found friends in the administration doubled and
tripled payment of the employee portion of health
Guess what that did to paychecks nationwide and
to spending power of the middle class. No money,
no demand for goods and services. No economy.
Right Mr. Samuelson? And, today, again emboldened
by the GOP-Tea Party victory in the House, Big Oil
bilks us with huge job killing increases at the pump.
And those same health insurance companies tack
on another seven percent to already exorbitant
premiums even in a period of no inflation and some
What is it about reality that the American
electorate cannot see? It has handed the power in this
country to the very people who are out to bilk every
one of us, especially the ones of us who can ill afford
it. Wake up, America.
-Lawrence Hill, Emeritus
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