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Old 04-11-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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First let me tell you a little about my background ; Afro-American lived in Metro Tulsa OK 1952 - 1976... and Caliphoney 34 years SoCal/NorCal thoroughly enjoying it too the max , also lived in Alaska , Florida , Georgia , Mass , Mississippi , Texas , and a tab bit in Arizona you have already made up your mind and made your decision " you would much rather be a janitor in PHILLY than the Governor of the State of Oklahoma". However I'm not mad at you and still love you " consider moving to Tishomingo " With all of your kids it's a wonderful place for them to raise a family and be in a close knit family( however for a East Coast Urban Female it's sudden DEATH other wise) the State would Boom And Would have more than 3 1/2 Million People in it.


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I've been offered a teaching job in Tishomingo and am wondering what life in Oklahoma would be like compared to that which I am accustomed.
Some background is in order.
I was born, raised and educated in Philadelphia, PA (the actual city, not the Philly AREA).
I am neither Republican nor Democrat (I believe that they are two sides of the same coin).
I am pro-gun, pro-civil rights, pro-choice and do not believe in anyone's god whatsoever.
Except for my pro-gun stance I would probably be considered by most people to be a "liberal" but I consider myself to be a Jeffersonian liberal.
I'm married with two grown children and am not a "night-life" person, I'd rather spend my free time at Barnes & Noble.
How do you think that I'll get along in SE Oklahoma?
what life in Oklahoma would be like compared to that which I am accustomed.
I'm not even going to answer that question...

I was born, raised and educated in Philadelphia, PA (the actual city, not the Philly AREA).
Philly is one of the most urban cities in the United States....

I am neither Republican nor Democrat (I believe that they are two sides of the same coin).
They are enemies that fight to the death...

I am pro-gun, pro-civil rights, pro-choice and do not believe in anyone's god whatsoever
You would be a one legged one eye woman from the planet MARS.....

Except for my pro-gun stance I would probably be considered by most people to be a "liberal" but I consider myself to be a Jeffersonian liberal.
In Oklahoma you would be a Radical Terrorist....

I'm married with two grown children and am not a "night-life" person, I'd rather spend my free time at Barnes & Noble. How do you think that I'll get along in SE Oklahoma?[/quote]
You couldn't make it in Southeastern Oklahoma without bringing your adult children and grandchildren
with you so you could have a built in support system made up of people that share common experiences and common shared values of yourself.....
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:16 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Default The Sheriff Is Back In Town

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I really do think that bringing in a large number of people with different ethnic and religious backgrounds might be a good step towards improving life in SE OK.


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I think painting all the buildings lavender and orange would work as well.....

I like that part of the country and would be willing to move there in a heartbeat. I don't care much for people......the more people I meet the more I like dogs. I like country music, but I don't go out to hear it. I like beer, but not in taverns or bars. I like scotch but at $30 a bottle at home, not $7 for a single in a bar with loud music and obnoxious drunks. When people find themselves in church I can be found under a tree or in a meadow. I love to read but have Kindle on my computer and tablet. I like sitting on my front porch with a rifle.......amazing how many squirrels have sacrificed themselves for my dinner. I don't mind driving to get to a supermarket.......I only go every couple of weeks. Haven't seen the inside of a movie theater this century. Since
1999......

Tell me again why someone would not like SE Ok?
I think that you have Philly mixed up with San Francisco with all of the lavender and orange housing......LOL......FOMC

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Old 04-12-2014, 11:25 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Amen! here here!

"I sincerely do pity the people who seem stuck in a certain kind of life in SE OK. Bless Their Hearts! At least they do live in a very beautiful place."

I am sure that they appreciate your pity. I regret that you will probably never learn to abandon your suburban/urban bias. I am friends with quite a large number of intelligent and wealthy SE Oklahomans, who probably would upset your comfortable worldview if you met them. Some of these hillbilly's could afford to purchase your entire block of bland, suburban housing if they cared to.


Reps.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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We still need to work on advancing more freedom and liberty in Oklahoma. My not too long ago won rights to buy a lottery ticket and have fun in a casino and more recently the right to buy a margarita or any other alcohol drink at a restaurant in my locality on a Sunday still isn't enough. But due to conservative religious reasons, Oklahomans tend to fear liberty or too much of it, more so than in some of the other states.

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Old 04-20-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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We still need to work on advancing more freedom and liberty in Oklahoma. My not too long ago won rights to buy a lottery ticket and have fun in a casino and more recently the right to buy a margarita or any other alcohol drink at a restaurant in my locality on a Sunday still isn't enough. But due to conservative religious reasons, Oklahomans tend to fear liberty or too much of it, more so than in some of the other states.
I agree 100%, and when more freedom is giving to citizens, the clowns in OKC will convince their sheeple that giving more freedom is actually violation the constitution.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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I agree 100%, and when more freedom is giving to citizens, the clowns in OKC will convince their sheeple that giving more freedom is actually violation the constitution.
The jealousy espoused by Tulsans over Oklahoma City is always entertaining. I think it's time to accept that Oklahoma City is now on another level.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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We still need to work on advancing more freedom and liberty in Oklahoma. My not too long ago won rights to buy a lottery ticket and have fun in a casino and more recently the right to buy a margarita or any other alcohol drink at a restaurant in my locality on a Sunday still isn't enough. But due to conservative religious reasons, Oklahomans tend to fear liberty or too much of it, more so than in some of the other states.
You live in Oklahoma. Let me ask you something. Since you spend most of your time complaining about Oklahoma on this forum, do you feel that you are representing out state in a positive manner? Most of your posts consist of your negative opinion of our state....not facts.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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You live in Oklahoma. Let me ask you something. Since you spend most of your time complaining about Oklahoma on this forum, do you feel that you are representing out state in a positive manner? Most of your posts consist of your negative opinion of our state....not facts.
With people asking about Oklahoma, who sometimes are coming from bigger and more advanced states, I sure don't want to take a chance and raise their expectations too high, should they actually decide to move to Oklahoma.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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With people asking about Oklahoma, who sometimes are coming from bigger and more advanced states, I sure don't want to take a chance and raise their expectations too high, should they actually decide to move to Oklahoma.
So I take that as a yes. You honestly think you represent us well with your negative and condescending view of the good people in Oklahoma.

I think the more realistic approach is that your opinion of Oklahoma, or southeastern Oklahoma doesn't really matter and is not shared by the people who call it home. Have you ever considered moving to a more "advanced" state?
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Which are these more "advanced" states? I have traveled quite a bit but don't think I have noticed any.
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