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OKC Resident Pissed About Trash Can Situation

9:24 AM EDT on July 25, 2007

Last week, Clark begged our loyal readers to upload local video to YouTube. But Patrick directed me to this video, and after seeing it, it's time for another Lost Ogle retraction.

Oklahoma City residents, if this is the best you can do, please to not upload anything onto the internet.

I'm not sure what my favorite part of this is. I can understand the frustration that must come with having a sub-standard trash can, I guess, but is it really worth removing the mayor from office? And she makes it clear that most people in the surrounding areas have received a new trash can. So that makes it sound like the mayor is doing a good job, for the most part. Now if the entire city was not receiving their new trash cans, we'd have an impeachable offense.

Also, when you are trying to organize a grassroots movement, it is usually best to spell the name of your target properly. It gives you a lot more credibility. A "Cornet" is a trumpet-like instrument my brother used to annoy me with when he played in his middle-school band. It looks like this:

A "Cornett" is a mayor of Oklahoma City. It looks like this:

Finally, I must admit that I am somewhat perplexed as to how a person can convince themselves that the reason they are being discriminated against is because they were "born and raised" in Oklahoma. Does she really think the mayor of Oklahoma City is singling her out because she's from here? And what about the thousands of others in the area that were born and raised in Oklahoma? Does the mayor spend his days checking the birth records of all residents and demanding that those born here not receive new trash cans? I am confused.

I'm afraid I will not be able to get on board with this movement. See, I like the mayor. Many years ago, I was playing in a junior golf tournament at Earlywine, and Mick Cornett's son was in my group. The future mayor was following us around, watching his son beat the crap out of me, and sometime during the day the cart lady came around selling drinks. It was hot out, and Mayor Mick bought me a coke. Nice guy, and he has forever gained my loyalty because of it. I can easily be bought off.

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