The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 October 2004

Yes, we have some bananas

Tomorrow at 7 pm, Tom Coburn and Brad Carson (geez, where's Sheila Bilyeu?) will face off in a debate at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Right now, it's too early to tell whether it will be essentially a repeat of this morning's Meet the Press.

One thing will be different, though: a demonstration. Around five-thirty, persons who are fed up with the severely-limited ballot access in this state, a law worthy, says onetime Oklahoma Libertarian Party chair Chris Powell, of a "banana republic," will meet on the east side of the Nigh University Center.

You can watch the debate live on KOCO-TV (channel 5) in Oklahoma City, or listen to it over KTOK radio (1000), which presumably will have a live Internet stream as well. How much attention they'll pay to the demonstrators remains to be seen.

Posted at 5:46 PM to Soonerland

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Tell me there are more buildings beyond that university center where the Elpees will be holding their demonstration. Don't tell me that one can describe that row of buildings and then conclude, "Nigh is the end."

Posted by: McGehee at 7:12 PM on 3 October 2004

I don't think you can characterize the NUC (or Constitution Hall, which is the south end of the building) as being at the end of a row; it's more or less in the center of an oval, and it's not really at the edge of campus.

If you're as bored as you sound, here's a map.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:07 PM on 3 October 2004

I couldn't believe that Brad Carson - again - said that Dr. Coburn called, "The people of Oklahoma City crapheads." He KNOWS Coburn said that about the legislature. It's just like when we say, "Those jerks in Washington....blah, blah, blah" We aren't slandering the PEOPLE who live in Washington DC.....people KNOW what we mean. Coburn used that comment when talking about the legislature and their lack of providing a business-friendly environment. Carson knows this and should be ashamed to repeat that lie over and over. To me, that tells you a helluva lot about Brad Carson.

Posted by: Mike at 9:57 PM on 3 October 2004

I can't believe that Oklahoma needs democratic elections more than Iraq does, and all some people care about is the contest between a lady who thinks the government put a radio in her head, a doctor who needs his foot surgically removed from his mouth, and a politician who appears to be running on a platform of having the stickiest fingers in Washington.

Thanks for paying attention to a real issue, Chaz.

Posted by: Chris at 10:25 PM on 3 October 2004

I can't speak for anyone else, but I had fun.

I handed Brad Carson a flier and told him we were trying to bring Democracy to Oklahoma, it might work here. He took it and shook my hand, but I have no idea if it made any real impact on him.

I also told Attorney General Drew Edmondson to stop his assistant AG Wellen Poe from claiming our lawsuit over primaries, Beaver v. Clingman, will mandate open primaries. It won't. Edmondson was scurrying away from me when I said that, though.

Posted by: Chris at 10:31 PM on 4 October 2004