Sunday, May 21, 2017

Budget Hole Fillers


Budget Hole Fillers

House and Senate leadership has been so poor this session that they have been unable to secure a budget deal during the session time frame where a tax increase or new tax could be passed and that is actually a good thing because they will be forced to start cutting agency budgets and bringing state government down to the size the state can afford.

But here are some ideas that could be passed in the remaining week without a special session.

Transfer Bail Bond forfeitures to the state treasury
This would generate between 30 and 50 million dollars per year and the bail bondsmen would support this. And if you want to double or triple that income start forcing the judges to follow existing law on who can get out on an OR bond (Own Recognizance). It is state laws that are being broken, not county laws and as the state must pay the cost of prosecution why are bond forfeitures going into County coffers? Counties are releasing people without bail bond because it lowers the jail population but it also keeps more criminals on the street and on OR bonds they remain free until they happen to run into a cop during a traffic stop. Oklahoma County alone has over 600,000 outstanding warrants because of OR bonds.

Special Session? Taxes? Don't even Think About It!

May 21st 20017 Newsletter

Special Session for Raising Taxes?
Don't Even Think about it

  We have seen some good men and women hold the line this last week, defeating attempts to pass outright massive tax increases. We have seen a lot more chicken sh*t legislators breaking the Republican Party Platform and their campaign promises to keep taxes low and eliminate un needed government. But with a week to go the political will to slash unnecessary state government spending isn't strong enough so mumblings are being made about a special session to "deal" with the budget.

  Not a good idea boys and girls. Everything you do will be under a microscope in the first year of the Trump presidency, a man who kicked the living crap out of the Republican Party and won the nomination against all odds. People are sick of the useless politicians and sicker of the turncoat RINOs that are in many ways worse than the liberal Democrats.

  You face mid term elections in 2018 and people are restless and many are thinking about running for your own seat should you do business as usual. Your voting record will be broadcast to your district and to the men and women that ran against you in the last elections. The Sooner Tea Party will make sure of that.

Konawa Tea Party: Brooke McGowan & Frank Volpe

Konawa Tea Party
(4th) Tuesday May 23, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Kennedy Library - The Dougan Room
Konawa School, 701 W South Street

Invited Speakers:
Brooke McGowan - Bullying
Any & all Candidates will be introduced!
Frank Volpe Bullying

Monday, May 15, 2017

Election Corruption By The Soft-On-Crime Supporters

Election Corruption by the Soft on
Crime Supporters of SQ 780 and 781
Few state questions had the potential for damage for society and public order than SQ 780 and 781. They turned many, many, felonies into misdemeanors including carrying or using date rape drugs, possessing or selling drugs on or near a school ground, park, or playground, made shoplifters happy by increasing the requirement for felony charges to over $1000.00 per occurrence so a shoplifter could hit ten stores a day for $9999.00 and walk away laughing if caught, and a host of other property crimes. Then the "savings" from diverting these criminal convictions from state prisons is "calculated" and the money distributed to "non profits" like Kris Steel's TEAM or other contractors that manage drug treatment or other diversion programs.

The practical effect is a huge rise in misdemeanors, flooding the county and city jails, while keeping criminals out on the streets. However, in their zeal to pass these two state questions the ACLU, Oklahoma County D.A. David Prater, former Speaker Kris Steel, and the other liberals appear to have relied upon massive corruption and fraud in gathering the signatures for the state question petitions.

Around 80,000 votes needed for each initiative but signers could sign both petitions for the two state questions. The ACLU and the local allies used paid signature collectors that can generate between 62 and 200 signatures a day depending upon the venue they are working. One side of the form is the signature page carrying twenty lines to record the voter's info. There are rules, all info MUST be on a single line or the signature gets thrown out. The address must be a street address of a legally registered Oklahoma voter. The signature gatherer must sign the back of the form in the presence of a Notary Public stating that the signatures were gathered in the presence of the person, that the signature gatherer was over 18 years old, and that the signatures were all from registered Oklahoma voters.

The signers see a felony notice at the top of the form stating that their own name and address must be used, that it is a felony to sign a petition more than once, or to sign the petition if they are not a legally registered voter.

The Notary Public has the responsibility to take a valid picture ID from the affidant that presents the signatures for notarization, that the affidavit is sworn and signed in the Notary's presence, and to provide information covering his commission number, expiration date, name and address listed at the Secretary of State corresponding to that commission number, and either stamping or using a dry seal embossing stamp to show that the document was duly notarized. The signature MUST match the exact name used to register as a Notary Public and as this is a legal document generated by an appointee of the State of Oklahoma the document must be clear and free of extraneous markings, revisions, or changes. No initials added or omitted, the exact full name as registered. The signature of the Notary MUST be his original signature and the Notary is warned by state law to keep a journal or record of all documents notarized including if the person was present, the type of ID used to verify the affiant, and dates and locations where the notarization was done.

One day was spent checking a single page of the thousands of signature sheets, checking the names and addresses for voter registration and recent felony convictions. Of the 20 names on one sheet exactly half of the names do not show up in the voter registration data base and the copy we used to check was brand new shortly before the petition signing got underway. A few could have registered between March and June 2016 , but other than that it is hard to see how they wouldn't be on the state list of voters. Each person's name and address was verified using Google, if that failed the address was ran through the House of Representatives voter district engine which kicked out a state representative district and keywords from the name and address were used to search the entire House District data base.

There were three felons out of 20 signatures with another three or four where the printed name wasn't legible enough to verify the exact spelling so there might be more felons. Of the three confirmed felons two are recent and still ongoing or on probation (can't register to vote) and the other appeared to have gotten off probation in 2014 although most felons believe they can't vote after a sentence so they don't bother to register. One of the felons was registered to vote and when he signed the petition he had violation notices out on his suspended sentence and there is still an active warrant out for his arrest as we write this article. The point being that with his felony conviction suspended sentence still running and accelerated and a warrant out for his arrest he was not eligible to register to vote but his name and address appear on the state voting registration list.

A good case to look at to see the law in action against initiative petition fraud was the TABOR state question back in the early 2000's where the opponents pushed and got prosecutions for initiative petition fraud because out of state signature gatherers had been hired through other companies. The case was eventually overturned by a higher court but the problems with the affidavits and signature gatherers were the same as the soft on crime state questions.

Below are pictures of actual affidavits showing alteration, missing Notary seals (a misdemeanor), double notarized affidavits sometimes weeks apart in date of notarization, changed signature gatherer names, over written names and addresses, and even affidavits signed by a Notaries that had been convicted of felonies and were no longer legal Notary Publics. Some of these Notaries have recent application dates showing that they were probably set up as Notary Publics for the purpose of signing these ACLU backed signature affidavits.

Double different signature on affidavit
Crossed out signature gatherer name on affidavit, changed address, changed date, changed notary expiration date

 Convicted felon signature gatherer, convicted felon notary, double notarized, missing seal on first notarization,  incomplete name on notary signature, changed date five weeks later

Double notarized, convicted felon original notary, changed date 30 days later, improper sigature on original notary, no seal on original notary

Double notarized, no seal on original notarization, changed date, any faint seal showing is actually from another notarized affidavit below the one being photographed.

Gatherer name crossed out and changed, date changed affidavit, notary did not actually sign but used a rubber stamp which is illegal, original signature is required for notary work.

No seal, convicted felon notary, no signature on original notary, changed date 30 days later, double notarized

Signature name changed with old name scratched through, notarized in Oklahoma City with Broken Arrow based signature gatherer

Gatherer's name, address and signature overwritten with new name, address, and signature 
There were some unusually high performers amount the signature gatherers with hundreds of pages of signatures gathered allegedly by one person. Then there were entire teams of out of state professional signature gatherers that were hired on contracts paid by the ACLU and local supporters like Prater and Kris Steel that called for only 10,000 signatures for a contract of a dozen professional signature gatherers. How is it that one person can gather 6 to 8 thousand signatures on his own in just 90 days?

Worse, there are multiple instances of signature pages being notarized on the same day in both Tulsa AND Oklahoma City, by the same signature gatherer. Now a trip from OKC to Tulsa and back is going to set you back half of the day at a minimum and why would a busy worker getting paid $2.00 per signature notarize half of his sheets in Tulsa and drive to Oklahoma City to find another notary for the other half of his sheets? He wouldn't of course, that is evidence that the sheets were mailed in un-notarized and notarized out of the presence of the original signer.

The end result is a mass of evidence that proves that the signature gatherers did not likely witness every signature, that they mailed in signed affidavits to Oklahoma City and Tulsa for after the fact notarization in violation of the law, that affidavits were changed, written over, information scratched out, and new names and addresses filled in for a different person other than the original signature gatherer, and that there was massive, massive notarial fraud used. Worse, the Secretary of State that was responsible for counting and verifying these 6,000 pages of signatures was so incompetent or crooked that they overlooked massive and obvious  fraud. Once you realize that it is the proponent of the State Question that provides the "counters" to the Secretary of State you realize that the fraud is institutionalized and probably present in most other state questions.

Can SQ 780 and 781 be overturned by the investigation and prosecution of this massive fraud upon Oklahoma voters? Possibly, maybe not, that will remain to be seen. But what can happen is sending some soft on crime crooks to prison or correctly labeling them as felons for the rest of their lives and giving the legislature the political cover to repeal the worst parts of these soft on crime laws.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

OKGOP Election Voting System (Mess)

2017 State GOP Convention Voting System
What an Amazing Mess
  Last weekend was the annual GOP State Convention that was turned from a refreshingly well run convention into a massive loss of trust and respect for those who run the GOP thanks to the corruption of the convention chairman Rep. Josh Cockcroft and parliamentarian AJ Ferratti.

  The massive controversy started after a close voice vote on Rule 5 which would have held GOP candidates accountable for following the GOP Party Platform, requiring the candidates mark up a copy of the Platform stating where they agreed and disagreed. Rep. Cockcroft, the proud owner of a RINO level voting record, obviously had a huge conflict of interest as did his partner in crime AJ Ferratti so they took advantage of their positions to help torpedo the vote and to shut down discussion or amendments exposing their chicanery.

The $100 Million Tax Increase (& that's just in one of the bills)

May 14th 20017 Newsletter
 House Bills 2403 and 2347:
A Hundred Million Dollars in Tax Increases Coming up Next Week on One Bill Alone

Two House Bills that need phone calls and emails immediately are HB 2043 and HB 2347.  Look at the bottom of this newsletter for contact information for the House members and how to find out who your own state representative is.

HB 2403 is a $101,819,000 tax increase on Oklahomans that works by restricting itemized deductions to $17,000 per year for fiscal years 2017-2018-2019. Charitable deductions are not included after an uproar late last week over the harm it would do to charities. Passing committee on an 18 to 7 vote the bill is going to have a hard time getting the 76 votes needed if the Democrats vote in opposition but Democratic Minority Leader Scott Inman and the other Democrats supported the measure . Below is the vote from last Thursday's committee meeting:

Monday, May 8, 2017

Prater: The Most Dangerous Man In Oklahoma

The Most Dangerous Man in Oklahoma

Oklahoma County David Prater is beginning to draw some national attention for his arresting people without a valid crime to justify the arrest much less justify a trial. The video at the link below weaves the connection between Prater and former prosecutor Bob Macy. The author of the video is Diana Davison, a prolific video blogger and journalist who does a lot of thought provoking articles on anti feminism. An activist that supports men that are being crushed and a collaborator with Michelle Malkin, she brings some fresh insight into the insanity of modern gender roles.

Her latest video discusses the connections between two Oklahoma cases, Richard Glossip and Daniel Holtzclaw, and in the process she was shocked at what Oklahoma County David Prater has been able to get away with over the years. She reached out to Sooner Tea Party after discovering the blackmail illegal prosecution and the articles that STP had been writing since 2011 warning of David Prater's crimes.