Sunday, March 8, 2009

How my home town (Pop.: approx. 1,200) made the national news recently

Apparently the folks at ABC News think that when small-town Oklahoma has a dispute with its acting police chief and his miscreant incompetent police force such that they all abandon their posts, along with the Mayor, Vice Mayor, and the City Attorney, this must mean that the city's people are in a state of anarchy and that the county sheriff's office had to be called in to restore order.


Well, what ABC and the national news media deems to be anarchy, we in small-town Oklahoma call self-government, self-reliance, self-sufficiency; a law unto ourselves. Having those things (Mayor's office and police force) is a luxury, not a necessity, particularly in the short term. You see, it is impossible that Ringling, Oklahoma will ever degenerate into a state of anarchy, resignations of the City's entire executive department notwithstanding. There are too many good, law-abiding, God-fearing gun owners there, if you know what I mean. And everybody, including the vagabonds, knows it and doesn't dare push it for fear of the consequences. I know, it's my home town, and the majority of my family on Dad's side, not to mention a lot of long-time friends not-to-be-messed-with, still live there.

Read the ABC News story. It's laughable. And do read some of the ridiculous comments from the sheeple who apparently believe everything they read, because, well, you know, ABC and the national news media would never hype anything or get their facts wrong. But, you know, people tend to project on others what would happen with similar circumstances in their own cases, not realizing that the people in small-town USA aren't nearly as prone to be dependents as their big-city counterparts. Hey, that's just the way it is.

Reckon who tipped off ABC on this one, and what is his affiliation with Russell Goldman? I could probably get it in three tries or less - (former) Mayor, Vice Mayor, Police Chief. :-) (Hat tip: Dad)