Outside of the President of the United States, there may not be a better group of people at saying dumb things than the Homophobic, Islamaphobic, AnythingNotAWhiteChristianMaleaphobic Derplahoman Caucus of the Oklahoma Legislature. They say and do so much dumb shit that we should probably give them their own dumbest list, but expand it out to 40.
Back in November, we asked what the hell was going on with the Oklahoma Health Department. It lost $10-million, people were resigning, and Mary Fallin and Lawmakers were scrambling to find scapegoats. I guess it was a fair question to ask, because now the FBI and US Department of Health are investigating the matter. It will be interesting to see what they find. Maybe they'll uncover evidence that former Health Commissioner Terry Cline was DB Cooper.
While the investigation continues, I have one favor to ask the local media. For now, can we stop calling this thing a "scandal." That implies that people behind the scenes knew what they were doing, or that there was some sort of malicious intent or conspiracy to embezzle money or bankrupt the system.
That gives people in Oklahoma government way too much credit. More than likely, the problems of the Health Department are a product of a dysfunctional, underfunded Oklahoma government and symbiotic of the anti-government ideology that's dominated this state's political spectrum since the 1990s. I think a better word would be "Fucking Debacle." Yeah, that's technically two words, but you get my point.
6. Barbie Doll
The big pop culture phenomenon to hit Oklahoma in 2017 was alleged "self-made millionaire" Moore rapper Barbie Doll. Or as we called her "The Rebecca Black of Oklahoma."
To be clear, there's nothing dumb about being a local musician shooting fancy music videos in hopes of making it big, but it is kind of dumb to go back to your old high school and shoot those music videos: