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Blame game

Concerning the fiasco in the Cotton Bowl: I blame the local media for the OU football team’s loss to Texas. Young people listen to the media whenever the media talks about them. If you tell youngsters often enough that the team they are going to play next has no chance in hell of beating them, they will come to believe it. If they believe that is true, the battle is already lost. And of all games to pull such crap, the OU-Texas game, where anything can happen and so often does.

I have not heard Dean Blevins or any of the clowns on Sports Talk radio say, “I was completely wrong about the game.”

I doubt they have the balls to admit their complicity.

— Tim Parker

Midwest City

 

Easy access

Has it occurred to any of the “build a wall on the Mexican border” contingent that some Mexicans have proved marvelously adept at constructing very lengthy tunnels without detection?

— Frank Silovsky

Oklahoma City

 

Idol chatter

And then, like a thief in the night, it was gone.

Of course, state money, labor and security were used for all this, and no one but media and religious sponsors were invited as Gov. Mary Fallin, Radical Mike Reynolds and Mike Ritze, probably embarrassed, removed the Ten Commandments monument and left with their tails between their legs. I am surprised A.G. Scott Pruitt was not there; he was the one spending untold thousands, wasted on settled law.

Like the “Gaylord Dome” at the state capitol — also supposedly built using “private money” — taxpayers were soaked as the public spends millions on repairs as the dome slowly crushes a building too old and weak to support it.

But a political paper wanted that dome, and like the idol, bootlickers and lickspittles gave it to him. By the way, I thought Christians weren’t supposed to worship graven images like this.

Funny how conservative hypocrites cherry-pick their beliefs to fit their wants and needs. Regardless, it’s gone, Fallin has egg on her face using state property and money, much as in “trailergate,” and Pruitt can stop spending our money on his issues for his governmental campaign and getting his face in the news. By the way, it’s an idol, not a monument.

— Larry Stem

Oklahoma City

 

Religious, right?

How right I was!

I don’t see how you assume deism influenced “a majority” other than the words and warnings of John Adams, who was mostly antagonistic of religion, rather than God. As a deist, he possessed the knowledge of Romans chapter one of the Bible, which declares that even Adams had the basic knowledge of the creator, justice, judgment and mercy, “because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”

So, even Adams and his studied philosophers were not original in their moral and legislative foundations. Though the ideas of historical figures were considered, no doubt, in forming the laws of liberty, it is either in ignorance or dishonesty to diminish the influence of the Ten Commandments in word or the giving of them in the minds of the founding fathers.

— Michael Moberly

Mustang

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