Town Tavern

In the days leading up to the formal creation of The United States of America the white wigged guys gathered in local pubs to discuss the weighty issues of the day, over a pint.

This Op-Ed section will impart historical flavor, tolerates both serious and frivolous commentary. Suggests a place of free spirited public congregation conducive to cordial discussion, passionate debates, emotional brawls and irreverent humor.

The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily the views of Wagoner County Republican Party, its executive committe, or its members.

They didn't deserve that

The emotion filled, grandfather of one of the slain Broken Arrow home invaders decries the chest full of hot, copper jacketed, lead bullets his grandson reaped as his final reward for a premeditated, brazen, daylight break-in of a family residence with the expressed intention to take for his own pleasure and profit that which was not his. You are right, sir. He did not deserve that.

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4 Second Decision

When I was invited to write an op-ed article for the Wagoner County GOP Facebook page I was "admonished" to be succinct and reminded that the "Facebook generation" is above all else, brief.  I was told professional research shows the average attention span of current TV viewers has been measured at four seconds and visual scenes are changed on that interval in contemporary TV production to hold the viewing audience's attention.

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