Not only is our air polluted in Oklahoma City, but our brains are getting polluted as well.
There are a lot of fake telephone surveys that go on in Oklahoma that are intended, not to obtain information, but to spread misinformation.
For example, the questioner might ask:
"If I told you the (INSERT LIE HERE), would you still support this candidate?
"If I told you that (the candidate you said you like) was a card carrying member of the ACLU, would you still vote for him?" (They didn't say he was. You have just been fed a lie.)
This is going on right here in Oklahoma City, right now. And it has been going on for years.
Whenever you take a telephone survey, if the questions sound questionable, write down one question that seems shady, then ask the surveyor to repeat the name of the company paying for the survey and his/her own name. Then hang up and email this information to me, so we can compile data on these phony survey companies and their backers.
I believe that Brian Walters must have been a thorn in side of the fat cats who are pulling the strings of Mayor Mick Cornett. Somebody spent a lot of money to boot Walters out of the OKC City Council. And that same anonymous entity has pulled every dirty trick in the book to keep Dr. Ed Shadid from being elected to the OKC City Council. Walters and Shadid are a threat to the fat cats who have been sucking OKC dry, because Walters and Shadid think for themselves.
--Fannie Paschall Bates is a resident of Oklahoma City. email@example.com