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Fixing what's broken

It happens every time I upgrade Movable Type, the blogging engine, to the latest version. The new comment verification scheme just won't work with my old template. So BatesLine will be changing before your very eyes, as I create a... (more)

Posted by Michael Bates on September 8, 2007 at 5:51 PM

Harvey Young Airport threatened

I received an e-mail last night regarding Harvey Young Airport. Of the many airports serving general (non-commercial) aviation that once dotted the Tulsa area, Harvey Young is one of the few remaining. The airport's north-south asphalt runway sits between 11th... (more)

Posted by Michael Bates on September 7, 2007 at 3:14 PM

A succinct and well-linked rationale for voting no

Aaron Griffith gives his reasons for voting against the proposed $282 million river sales tax increase. Aaron comes from a left-wing populist perspective, but much of his argument will resonate across the political spectrum, and I like the way he... (more)

Posted by Michael Bates on September 6, 2007 at 10:54 PM

4.0 frustration

Don't bother trying to post a comment. Since the upgrade to 4.0, the comment system has been busted, and my simple fixes have failed to work. I suspect I'll have to modify the template in some way, which will probably... (more)

Posted by Michael Bates on September 5, 2007 at 11:54 PM

Sign suppression

Would you buy a used car from this dealer at 9404 E. 31st St.? If memory serves, this same dealer has posted messages accusing those who believe in the enforcement of America's immigration laws of being hateful racists. Since the... (more)

Posted by Michael Bates on September 5, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Both sides now

From an email about the upcoming Republican Women's Club of Tulsa County's luncheon (Tuesday, September 11, 11:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Select, I-44 and Yale -- the old Hilton) (emphasis added: Commissioner Perry will present the Proposed River Plan/Tax in an... (more)

Posted by Michael Bates on September 5, 2007 at 9:56 PM

Joel Kotkin on civic improvement schemes and city policy

This morning on KFAQ, Gwen Freeman and Chris Medlock interviewed real estate expert and urban critic Joel Kotkin. Last week in the Wall Street Journal, Kotkin wrote a pointed takedown of cities that chase the "Creative Class" with civic improvement... (more)

Posted by Michael Bates on September 4, 2007 at 7:04 PM

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