Next week, a few thousand people in various Oklahoma City wards will head to the polls to decide who will serve four-year terms on the council.
The race getting the most play amongst the TLO-clicking populace pits bike-riding socialist pageant contestant JoBeth Hammon against car-driving baby-producing social media capitalist Marek Cornett to see who will represent the downtown area.
Meanwhile, out in the northwest burbs of Ward 8, ruling class plant Mark Stonecipher is running for reelection against a dietitian named Amy Warne and former OKC mayoral candidate and friend of the show – Frank Urbanic.
Frank was cool enough to stop by my podcast last year, and although we don’t agree on every political issue, we got along well and bonded over our mutual dislike of Crazy Carol Hefner – the diabolically racist right-wing socialite mayoral candidate who is basically the Marjorie Taylor Green of Oklahoma City politics.
Probably because he was misled and backstabbed by Carol in the 2022 mayoral election – she initially backed and endorsed Frank before abandoning his campaign and entering the race herself after he called her out on a fundraising scheme – I’d say Frank’s one of the few people in town who dislikes Crazy Carol Hefner more than you, I, or even Mayor McSelfie does!
In fact, his grudge with the fan of imitation Olive Garden salad dressing runs so deep that he’s now proposing we rename Lake Hefner thanks to all the damage she’s done to the family name!
Check out this answer he gave to The Oklahoman when asked “What would be your top priority if you were to win your election?”
Rename Lake Hefner. While once respected, the Hefner name is now associated with racism, hatred, and bigotry. It’s time for OKC to move on from the Hefners. This lake should be named after an important Oklahoman that we can all be proud of.
That’s frackin’ awesome!
I’m going to get the official stuff out of the way and officially endorse Frank Urbanic for Ward 8.
Sure, there are probably bigger issues facing our city than renaming a lake that’s named after an influential and powerful family, but anything or anyone who enjoys trolling Carol Hefner as much as I do deserves a vote in my book!
Plus, let’s be honest, it would be kind of cool to get to rename Lake Hefner.
Although it’s actually named after the former OKC Mayor who originated the Hefner family dominance and led to the lake’s creation way back in the 1940s, the name has gone down in value over the years thanks to Carol. Plus, we have enough things in town that are named after rich white oilmen.
That’s why I’m going to take Frank’s idea a step further and propose we rename the reservoir “Lake Ogle.”
Yes, it would probably be better and more politically correct to name the lake after a famed civil rights leader like Clara Luper – you know, somebody that Carol Hefner would probably accuse of being a terrorist – but when/if the Lake Hefner damn ever breaks, we all know there’s only one family in Oklahoma who will be able to lift enough heavy stones to rebuild it. We might as well name it after them while we can.
Of course, that’s just one idea. I’m sure there are better ones out there, and I can’t wait to hear the City Council debate them when or if Frank is elected.
Stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised.