Finally, A Sane Republican

Mick Cornett, Republican Mayor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, spoke with National Public Radio Jan. 19 about the great success that OKC is having in the midst of an otherwise dismal situation among most other US cities.

He cites self-imposed and limited tax increases, infrastructure investment, ensuring that adequate services are available and that amenities beyond the basics are addressed.

These investments are what create the quality of life that is driving OKC’s ability to attract creative, entrepreneurial people to their city.

Mick Cornett may be the only Republican alive today that understands that investment in our future is not only necessary, it is desirable.

Listen for yourself.

I Want To Be A Corporate Person

Citizens United-
Birth certificate of corporate personhood.
Citizens United-
A Solomonic writ that’s richly understood:
High court rules wealthy people need not have a pulse.
Newest Frankenstein sequel, but with golden bolts.

Citizens United-
Government for sale, the price of liberty.
Citizens United-
Governance may fail, a minor casualty.
Speech over most folks’ budget,
All they have to wield is mass-alarming!

Might citizens unite?

Speech over most folks’ budget,
All they have to wield is mass-
But who would fight Citizens United.

Citizens United.
Citizens United.
Citizens Unite!