Friday, September 18, 2009

3 Unnamed Radio Stations in Enid Area Announced The Event

In my previous entry, I'd mentioned only the city newspaper. One of the organizers mentioned 3 radio stations which announced the event, and I should mention this in case any of my readers want to do a possble media demographic breakdown regarding how the 1 pm-ers managed to come at 1 pm instead of at the end of the parade, an hour earlier.

It's also worth mentioning that the organizer said that these radio stations were all related, too. I presume he meant under same corporate management. And one of these (at least) was a talk show radio.

Cindy Allen, if you're reading this (she's the editor in chief of the city paper), you might consider this event to be some pretty damning evidence of how ineffective your rag is in the area your paper serves...or...it's testimony to how illiterate Enidiots are. Take your pick.

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Now where was I....ah, yes. Thursday's paper said that Tea Party was to be after the parade, which ended at noon; nobody at the library's grounds at noon, so I asked the head librarian what gives; saw 2 organizer guys, asked them what gives and they said the thing started at 1 pm, and so I had a whole hour to blow between the end of the parade and the beginning of the Tea Party. Talk about a bum steer.


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There were tent events downtown on the county courthouse grounds after the parade, so I decided to grab a carnival hotdog and visit the tents. Lo and behold, I discovered one political tent. ONE. It was the Democratic Party tent.


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As I roamed around the rest of the tents, I noted with interest that there was no Republican tent--and as everybody else in the country knows, Oklahoma is By God Republican.

I was shocked. Totally taken aback.


As I went further on my walkabout, I saw an elderly lady wearing a tee shirt emblazoned with "VOTE REPUBLICAN" and decided to ask her where the Republican tent was. Her response to my inquiries were that they didn't have one this year and it was because it was too much of a hassle to go through the red tape and telephone tag to go through with it. "So your party is that sure of itself, is it?" I asked, and there was a vigorous denial.


With that, I have another correction to post here, besides the bit about adding the radio information in addition to the local newspaper--the lady I just mentioned is the third known local to have shown up at the Tea Party, but it was neither at noon nor at 1 pm sharp. She showed up considerably after 1 pm. Still, when gubernatorial candidate Randy Brogdon got up to speak, he claimed that the crowd numbered 150. Readers who still have their calculators out, make note that it's 3 locals, not two, out of the claimed 150. Me, I'd put the acutal number closer to 100, but that's still not much of a better picture of the locals.

About that pic of the steers running a red light...I missed a better camera shot, alas. The better camera shot would have been the one capturing the cop car bringing up the rear with its rooftop lights flashing. I could have captioned that one "In Hot Pursuit Of Red Light Scofflaws". Wish I could have talked a cop into a pose with a steer, with his ticket book out, too.

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