Tag Archives: Mike Ritze


Chicken-Fried News: ‘Disgustingly inhumane’

Chicken-Fried News: ‘Disgustingly inhumane’

An Oklahoma lawmaker threw a ridiculous, alarming, questionable budget-saving idea onto the list submitted by the House Republican Platform Caucus.

Letters to the Editor: October 21, 2015

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Capitol commandments

The monument is the result of a measure introduced by state Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, and passed by the Legislature in 2009 allowing for a privately paid-for monument to be placed on public property outside the Capitol. Little fanfare accompanied the installation on the north side of the building, with about a dozen non-workers

Like a prayer

In a news release, Ritze cited the 2005 assault on a Tulsa reverend; the 2009 killing of an Anadarko pastor; and recent bomb threats against Edmond’s Fairview Baptist Church after its pastor, the Rev. Paul Blair, spoke out against an Oklahoma City Council resolution prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. Conspicuously absent in the release

Do as I say

On July 10, the Tulsa World ran a story about elected state officials who have recently collected federal farm subsidies. The list of those receiving subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture included both Republicans and Democrats, but also a few names were on the list of those who have railed against government spending, and

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