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  • Gov. Mary Fallin named as Republican National Convention Platform Committee co-chairwoman

    05/24/2016 2:47:50 PM PDT · by John W · 13 replies
    tulsaworld.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | SAMANTHA VICENT
    Gov. Mary Fallin will serve as one of three leaders on the 2016 Republican National Convention Platform Committee, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced Tuesday. Fallin will join North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx as committee co-chair, while Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, will serve as chairman of the committee, Priebus said in a news release. The Platform Committee will meet at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, to "outline the core principles and values of the Republican Party."
  • She is Opening a New Late-Term Abortion Clinic: “We’re Going to Go Further”

    05/24/2016 4:49:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Burkhart plans to open a new, late-term abortion business in Oklahoma City this summer, according to Rolling Stone. The businesswoman has a shady reputation, having once run an abortion clinic for late-term abortionist George Tiller. She currently owns and runs an abortion business in Wichita, Kansas. On making the decision to expand her abortion business to the conservative state, Burkhart said: “After the physician in Oklahoma City went out of business, I felt like it was even more important. If you want abortion care in Oklahoma, currently you have to go to Tulsa or Norman. Our clinic will go further...
  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.
  • (Oklahoma) Beheading suspect says he's being held 'captive to the disbelievers of Allah'

    05/22/2016 8:38:27 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies
    AP via Stars and Stripes ^ | May 20, 2016 | Daniel C. Houston
    NORMAN, Okla. — An Oklahoma judge on Friday put off deciding whether to accept a man's request to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker, as a death sentence would still be possible. Alton Nolen reiterated his desire to plead guilty and die by lethal injection after Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley asked a series of questions to assess whether he understood the charges stemming from the September 2014 attack at the Vaughn Foods plant in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. "I'm being (held) captive to the disbelievers of Allah, the one and only...
  • BREAKING NEWS: House Calls For Impeachment Of Barack Obama … It’s Official!

    05/21/2016 11:30:31 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    The World Style ^ | May 20, 2016 | Unknown
    Oklahoma’s state legislature isn’t messing around. They are so furious about President Barack Obama’s dangerous actions about transgenders in public school bathrooms, that they are officially calling for OK’s members of Congress to start impeachment proceedings. Obama’s actions have been unconstitutional, and boys and girls should be using the restroom according to the gender they were born with. It’s about time for impeachment! Oklahoma’s Republican-dominated legislature has filed a measure calling for President Barack Obama’s impeachment over his administration’s recommendations on accommodating transgender students, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority. Lawmakers in the socially conservative state are also expected to...
  • Oklahoma Legislature files measure asking Congress to impeach Obama

    05/21/2016 6:12:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    KOCO, ABC 5, Oklahoma City ^ | 4:58 PM CDT May 20, 2016
    The Oklahoma Legislature has filed a measure asking Congress to impeach President Barack Obama. Because an individual state does not have the power to impeach a president, Oklahoma lawmakers are asking for members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education and other administration officials involved in the decision to let transgender students use bathroom corresponding to the gender with which they identify, not necessarily the gender listed on their birth certificates. The measure says “while the Oklahoma Legislature is fully supportive of providing a safe...
  • Gov. Fallin vetoes bill that would make performing an abortion a felony

    05/20/2016 4:37:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    kfor.com ^ | 5/20/16
    One day after lawmakers passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony, Gov. Mary Fallin decided to veto the measure.... On Friday, Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed the measure, saying the bill was “vague” and “would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge.” “The bill is so ambiguous and so vague that doctors cannot be certain what medical circumstances would be considered ‘necessary to preserve the life of the mother,” Fallin said. “The absence of any definition, analysis or medical standard renders this exception vague, indefinite and vulnerable to subjective interpretation and application.” “While I consistently have and...
  • Accused Beheader Pleads Guilty to Murder

    05/20/2016 3:56:42 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 45 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Lee
    OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) - A Muslim convert accused of beheading a co-worker and nearly beheading a second at an Oklahoma food processing plant pleaded guilty Friday.     Alton Alexander Nolen, 31, of Norman, Okla., pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder and two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, the Oklahoman reported.     Nolen is accused of beheading 54-year-old Colleen Hufford on Sept. 25, 2014, at a Vaughn Foods processing plant.     Prosecutors say Nolen also tried to behead a second victim, Traci Johnson, 44, cutting her throat and face, and then tried to stab a company executive, who shot him.     Nolen's attack...
  • Gov. Fallin vetoes bill that would make performing an abortion a felony [OK]

    05/20/2016 3:28:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    KFOR, NBC News Channel 4, Oklahoma City ^ | 3:50 PM, May 20, 2016 | KFOR-TV and K. Querry
    One day after lawmakers passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony, Gov. Mary Fallin decided to veto the measure. On Thursday, the Oklahoma Legislature has passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. […] On Friday, Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed the measure, saying the bill was “vague” and “would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge.” …
  • Oklahoma introduces measure to impeach Obama over bathroom rights

    05/20/2016 9:24:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Oklahoma introduces measure to impeach Obama over bathroom rights By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma's Republican-dominated legislature has filed a measure calling for President Barack Obama's impeachment over his administration's recommendations on accommodating transgender students, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority. Lawmakers in the socially conservative state are also expected to take up a measure as early as Friday that would allow students to claim a religious right to have separate but equal bathrooms and changing facilities to segregate them from transgender students. The bill introduced on Thursday night could force schools into costly construction, which would be difficult for...
  • Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Two Anti-Abortion Bills

    05/20/2016 4:46:04 AM PDT · by Category Four · 2 replies
    Oklahoma's Own News 9 (KWTV) ^ | May 19, 2016 | Aaron Brilbeck, News 9
    Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday passed two anti-abortion bills. The Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. The Center for Reproductive Rights says the measure is the first of its kind in the nation. The bill also would restrict any physician who performs an abortion from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in Oklahoma. It was drafted by State Senate Candidate Paul Blair. "A doctor cannot intentionally break his Hippocratic oath and intentionally try to kill that unborn child and retain his license to practice...
  • In surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion

    05/16/2016 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 8:44 AM EDT | Sean Murphy
    Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a huge $1.3 billion hole in the budget that threatens to do widespread damage to the state’s health care system. So, in what would be the grandest about-face among rightward leaning states, Oklahoma is now moving toward a plan to expand its Medicaid program to bring in billions of federal dollars from Obama’s new health care system. What’s more, GOP leaders are considering a tax hike to cover the state’s share...
  • Montana AG Tim Fox weighs in on Keystone XL lawsuit

    05/14/2016 7:08:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 5/14/2016 | TOM LUTEY
    Montana and five other states say resident Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipeline’s route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that Congress, not the executive, has the right to regulate interstate and international commerce. The pipeline, which would have crossed the Canadian border, was being developed by TransCanada, which is now suing the government. Because of the resident’s representations to the rest of the world that America would lead in reducing its carbon footprint, that that was the sole reason...
  • Trump hints that Fallin and Brewer on VP short list

    05/12/2016 5:56:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 170 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump said on Wednesday that former Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer and Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin are both on his shortlist for running mate. “Well also Jan. Jan Brewer has been fantastic,” he said. “She has been so fantastic. You know I won so big, her territory, we won so big. And she is a fabulous woman. And I agree with you, the governor of Oklahoma -- fabulous person.” When asked whether Chris Christie is still in the running as a possible vice president pick, Trump declined to give a straight answer, opting to praise the New Jersey governor. “I...
  • Two Killed, Structures Leveled In Tornado Outbreak Across Oklahoma

    05/09/2016 6:22:55 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 3 replies
    News9.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | Matthew Nuttle
    Oklahoma - Multiple tornadoes touched down across Oklahoma killing at least two people and leaving a path of destruction in its wake. ... Hail the size of tennis balls have also been confirmed. Multiple homes and structures were damaged or destroyed by the tornado, including some mobile homes and barns. Most of the damage was located in the area of Elmore City, Katie and Wynnewood.
  • OK: “Constitutional” Permitless Open Carry Almost to Governor

    05/06/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature has passed HB 3098, the bill to restore permitless open carry to Oklahoma.  The bill passed the House  73 to 15, and the Senate 37 to 9.  Unless it is stopped in conference committee, it will be sent to Governor Mary Fallin.  Two years ago, in 2014,Governor Fallin, (R) Oklahoma, vetoed a number of bills in what has been described as a “tantrum” on the 29th of April. The legislature overrode one of the bills.  It is unclear if Governor Fallin would veto HB 3098, which passed with veto proof majorities.  I have read the bill,...
  • Repairing Oklahoman's Right to Arms

    05/06/2016 5:57:45 AM PDT · by profdeming · 2 replies
    Oklahoman ^ | Michael O'Shea
    Because Oklahoma is considered gun friendly, it may be surprising to learn that the Oklahoma Constitution today gives virtually no protection to the right to keep and bear arms. Since our state constitution was adopted in 1907, the courts have weakened its gun rights amendment by ruling that our right to arms is not about personal defense; that it does not protect common self-defense weapons; and that the state can make it illegal to carry a handgun in your own backyard. Shockingly, an early Oklahoma court even stated that it would not violate the state constitution to ban handguns entirely.
  • Oklahoma Defunds Planned Parenthood, Medicaid Agency Cancels Its Contracts

    05/05/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The state of Oklahoma is taking steps to divorce itself from the Planned Paethood abortion business after the company was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. A Medicaid agency is canceling the contracts it has with the abortion company. Last year, Oklahoma pro-life Gov. Mary Fallin called for defunding Planned Parenthood after a state review discovered that the abortion giant’s state affiliates may be overbilling Medicaid. Fallin that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority end its contracts with the abortion business’s affiliates that operate in the state. Her call came after a state review of Planned Parenthood found a...
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin endorses Donald Trump’s presidential bid, welcomes VP talk

    05/04/2016 12:45:08 PM PDT · by AuntB · 28 replies
    KFOR ^ | May 4, 2016 | KFOR
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is offering her enthusiastic endorsement of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, saying she supports the New York billionaire “100 percent.” Fallin also said Wednesday she’s honored to be mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate and would be happy to consider such an offer. Fallin said her priority is to elect a conservative, pro-business Republican who is strong on national defense, and that she believes Trump is that candidate. The two-term governor has not previously endorsed any of the GOP candidates for president. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas won Oklahoma’s March presidential...
  • Reform of Oklahoma Knife law goes to Governor Fallin

    05/01/2016 7:40:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The restoration of the right to keep and carry weapons continues in Oklahoma.  On 20 April, SB 1159 was sent to Governor Mary Fallin for consideration. The infringement on the carry of weapons had been put into law not long after Oklahoma became a state in 1907, during the early “progressive” era.    There are several sections listed in the 1921 Oklahoma Criminal Code,  pages 523 to 525, published in 1921.  The sections covering the carry of weapons are sections 1798 through 1806.1798 is the state constitutional guarantee of right to keep and bear arms, which then perversely grants...
  • Tom Coburn, Ex-Senator, Says Merrick Garland Should Get a Vote

    04/27/2016 1:10:57 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04/27/2016 | Emmarie Huetteman
    Dr. No seems to have become Dr. Yes. Kind of. Tom Coburn, the former Republican senator from Oklahoma known for his often contrarian views, said Wednesday that Judge Merrick B. Garland should get a vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee, going against his old colleagues who have staunchly opposed even considering President Obama's Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year....
  • PDS Tornado Watch issued - Oklahoma and Texas

    04/26/2016 12:41:12 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 90 replies
    NOAA Severe Prediction Center ^ | 4/26/2016 | NOAA SPC
  • Oklahoma Approves Bill to Suspend the Medical Licenses of Any Doctor Who Does Abortions

    04/25/2016 9:36:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A bill headed to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk this week would strip abortionists of their medical licenses and basically outlaw abortions in the state. The bill describes an abortion as “unprofessional conduct” and prohibits Oklahoma medical licensure officials from renewing or granting licenses to doctors who do abortions, except to save the mother’s life, according to the Washington Post. The state House passed the bill on Thursday in a strong, bipartisan vote; and the Oklahoma Senate passed it in March, LifeNews reported. Oklahoma state Sen. Nathan Dahm, who sponsored the measure, said the purpose is to protect unborn babies’...
  • Oklahoma Senate Concurs with House: Second Amendment Is Your Open Carry Permit

    04/22/2016 9:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 20, the Oklahoma Senate voted 37-9 to pass legislation recognizing that the Second Amendment is a sufficient open carry permit. The legislation, HB 3098, had already passed in the House by a vote of 73-15. According to News 9, the Senate passed the bill via “a procedural move that forces the bill into conference committee” for one final look before it heads to Governor Mary Fallin (R). If changes are made to the bill while in committee, it will be brought back to the Floor for another vote. The decision to return to committee came after some senators...
  • Oklahoma voters to decide on return of Ten Commandments

    04/21/2016 7:13:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 21, 2016 9:59 PM EDT | Sean Murphy
    Oklahoma voters will decide in November whether to abolish an article of the state constitution so that a Ten Commandments monument can be returned to the Capitol grounds. The House voted 65-7 late Thursday for a resolution calling for a statewide vote on whether to remove a constitutional prohibition on the use of state funds to support a religion. The state Supreme Court relied on that section of the constitution in June when it ordered a 6-foot-tall granite Ten Commandments monument moved from the Capitol grounds. The monument’s removal angered many Oklahomans, particularly Republican lawmakers who vowed to return the...
  • Five Things ACA Supporters Don't Want You To Know About UnitedHealth's Withdrawal From Obamacare

    04/20/2016 4:27:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/20/16 | Michael F. Cannon
    UnitedHealth is withdrawing from most of the 34 ObamaCare Exchanges in which it currently sells, citing losses of $650 million in 2016. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation report indicates UnitedHealth’s departure will leave consumers on Oklahoma’s Exchange with only one choice of insurance carriers. Were UnitedHealth to exit all 34 states, the share of counties with only one or two carriers on the Exchange would rise from 36% to 52%, while the share of enrollees with only one or two carriers from which to choose would nearly double from 15% to 29%. The Obama administration dismissed the news as unimportant. A spokesman professed...
  • Oklahoma City Remembers 21 Years After Deadly Murrah Federal Bombing

    04/19/2016 2:24:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 19, 2016 | DALLAS FRANKLIN
    Tuesday morning, people across the state and country will take time to remember the 168 lives that were lost 21 years ago. On April 19, 1995, a bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, destroying much of the nine-story structure. While the scars have healed since that day, the memories are still fresh in the minds of so many. Today, we honor those 168 lives lost, but not forgotten. The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum hosts the 21st Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday. During the program, 168 seconds of silence will be observed...
  • Social Security still paying potentially bogus disability claims 3 years after fraud exposed

    04/11/2016 5:56:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    Investigators identified nearly 2,000 cases of potentially phony disability claims stemming from a massive Social Security fraud scheme, but three years after the scam was first exposed, the government says it’s still struggling to stop the payments. Only slightly more than 300 cases have been disqualified, and Social Security is still “in the process of effectuating those terminations,” the agency told The Washington Times just days after the accused ringleader and two lead accomplices were indicted on federal fraud charges. Despite three investigations into suspicions of massive fraud, Social Security officials say they are assuming all of the applications are...
  • BREAKING=> Cruz Supporters Stage Coup – Try to Dump Phyllis Schlafly After Trump EndorsementBREAKING

    04/12/2016 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 912 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 11th, 2016 6:38 pm04/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS! CRUZ SUPPORTERS ATTEMPT COUP AT EAGLE FORUM! Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo. She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972 when she led the fight to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly is 91 years-old. On March 11, 2016 conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump for President at his St. Louis rally. But not everyone in her organization, Eagle Forum – or her family – agreed with Phyllis Schlafly’s...
  • No license needed to carry handguns in Oklahoma under bill

    04/07/2016 9:01:07 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    KOCO/AP ^ | 04-06-2016
    Oklahomans would be allowed to openly carry firearms without a license, training or background checks under a bill that has easily cleared a Senate committee. ~SNIP~ The bill would allow anyone over the age of 21 to carry a firearm openly, unless they have been convicted of a felony. A license would still be needed to carry a firearm concealed.
  • Oklahoma: School evacuated after “Middle Eastern” woman

    04/02/2016 8:48:46 AM PDT · by Lera · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 30, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Full tittle : Oklahoma: School evacuated after "Middle Eastern" woman says she came there to "take the kids to heaven" "Police also said that the woman had been having mental health concerns recently." Of course. That is the only possible explanation for her behavior, right? After all, who ever heard of someone of "Middle Eastern descent" having any interest in setting off a bomb? "And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do...
  • 2nd dummy found hanging by noose in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY - For the second time in a week, the Orthodox Jewish tradition for the Purim holiday has alarmed non-Jewish members of the Spring Valley community. When News 12 went to the home on Wednesday, the doll was found folded over on the porch. The homeowner declined comment. Residents say the doll was hung by children for Purim to symbolize the death of the ancient tyrant Haman and was not meant to offend. Hundreds took to social media after a black-faced doll was found hanging nearby, on Paikin Drive in Spring Valley. Rockland NAACP President Wilbur Aldridge says he...
  • Stillwater Elementary School Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

    03/31/2016 4:37:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    News9 ^ | Mar 30, 2016 | Xin Xin Liu
    According to Stillwater Superintendent, the woman, who has not been identified, does not have children at this school. Stillwater police held a news conference and said the woman is of Middle Eastern descent. She reportedly showed up at the school and said she was there to, "Take the kids to heaven." The school was immediately evacuated. Police said the woman was carrying a purse with wire hanging out. She did not have a weapon.
  • Stop Sending Your Kids to Liberal Universities, says University President

    03/28/2016 10:29:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 35 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 28, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The president of the evangelical Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, was adamant about sending children to the right university and academic institution, in his recent interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. When Thomas asked him what could be done about sending children to liberal institutions, Piper said, "Stop sending your kids to these institutions that teach this pablum." Then, he gives advice on how to distinguish what universities are teaching their students. "Obviously, it can be found out easily by checking the news," he said. But, he added, if you have reservations about the institution, "do two simple...
  • Conservative Student Warriors vs. the Snowflake Rebellion

    03/28/2016 9:35:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 26, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has never been known as a venue for self-help seminars, but in 2016 it happened. A session called Campus Crackdown focused on practical steps that conservative students could take to counter the growing epidemic of protests known as the "snowflake rebellion." Launched by these students' anxiety-ridden counterparts, posing as fragile little snowflakes unable to cope with the mere idea of viewing unsavory Halloween costumes, the movement that has been successfully covered up by politically correct campus administrators, was exposed as another left wing attempt to censor free speech. Princeton University senior and panelist Josh...
  • Soul-free Universities

    03/28/2016 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 25, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    There's something else that universities have missed in their diversity checklist. "Because when we teach communism is good, capitalism is bad, when we teach self-actualization is the goal of the academy rather than selflessness and sacrifice and confession, when we teach arrogance and narcissism rather than humility in the classroom, why are we surprised to see a culture that is acting badly?" Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Dr. Everett Piper said to The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, in a recent interview. He believed that in order to "solve a culture's problem" and attempt to heal the soul, "you might [want] to...
  • Ideological Fascism

    03/24/2016 6:49:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 23, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    We should start numbering the multitude of academic ironies we cover. Here's the latest: Those most willing to heap the "fascist" label on their foes, may be most guilty of it. The Daily Caller's Ginni Thomas recently interviewed Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Dr. Everett Piper and asked about the growing intolerance and protests on college campuses, which he called "ideological fascism." He strongly believed that ideas have consequences: good ideas lead to good culture, behavior and community. Bad ideas do the opposite, he noted. "What we're seeing in the academy today," said Piper, "at the university and college campus across...
  • Wildfire burns 72,000 Acres in Oklahoma

    03/23/2016 4:58:15 PM PDT · by rey · 39 replies
    kake ^ | 23 March 2016
    Only link. Rapidly changing situation. 72,000 acres in less than one day, 4 mile front. 125 mile perimeter. 30 MPH winds with 60 MPH gusts
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Says Anti-Abortion Petition Is Unconstitutional

    03/22/2016 4:35:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KOCO ^ | Mar 22, 2016
    An initiative petition calling for a statewide vote on whether to outlaw abortion is unconstitutional, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a two-page ruling, the state's highest court said the decision runs afoul of a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision involving abortion-related statutes in Pennsylvania and that the state Supreme Court "is not free to impose its own view of the law." The unanimous ruling says the petition is "facially unconstitutional" and that the state Supreme Court is duty bound by the United States and Oklahoma constitutions to 'follow the mandate of the United States Supreme Court on matters...
  • [Warning] Donald Trump Must Beware of Trojan Horse Delegates

    03/21/2016 10:48:52 AM PDT · by windhover · 94 replies
    Anti Trump Infiltrators are moving into delegate positions in states Donald Trump has; either won by winner take all,or by proportionally awarded by percentage. This is being orchestrated by GOP County Chairmen, primarily in and out of County conventions. Rules differ by State and County with some delegates being appointed and others elected, so one size does not fit all cases. Here's the rub: Although all delegates are bound to vote for the delegates on the FIRST ballot. After that they can vote to change convention Rules and vote for any candidate you want. If you do not have a...
  • Report: Tom Coburn tells allies he’s open to leading a conservative third-party challenge to Trump

    03/21/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2016 | AllahPundit
    The best line from any Trump stump speech this year is “Everyone wants Washington to change, and that means changing everyone in Washington.” No, wait — I’m mixed up. Trump didn’t say that. It was Tom Coburn, announcing his retirement from the Senate, who did. Coburn was raging against a corrupt establishment in D.C. back when Trump was still firing people on “The Apprentice.” Such was his despair at what he encountered in the capital that he spent the last few years calling for a convention of the states to fix Washington. He’s a perfect choice in many ways for...
  • Republican Leaders Map a Strategy to Derail Donald Trump (Coburn or Perry 3rd party candidate)

    03/19/2016 2:19:03 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 190 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 19, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Mr. Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election. Recognizing that Mr. Trump has seized a formidable advantage in the race, they say that an effort to block him would rely on an array of desperation measures, the political equivalent of guerrilla fighting. There is no longer room for error or delay, the anti-Trump forces say,...
  • Kristol Trying to Get Tom Coburn or Rick Perry to Run Third Party

    03/19/2016 7:38:47 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 128 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 March 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Establishment Republicans are looking to retired senator Tom Coburn or retired Texas governor Rick Perry as possible third-party options if they can’t stop Donald Trump at a brokered convention in Cleveland. Neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol, son of Irving, has been one of the leading forces trying to broker the convention to throw out the will of the people if Donald Trump fails to make it to 1,237 delegates before July. But even if Trump reaches 1,237, Kristol and the gang are considering running a third-party candidate against him to split the vote, ensure that Hillary Clinton wins, and keep control...
  • Did FBI Agents Dispose of Bullet Casings from Shots that were Fired at LaVoy Finicum’s Truck?

    03/19/2016 7:04:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | March 18, 2016 | Tim Brown
    Bullet casings from rounds allegedly fired from an FBI agent at LaVoy Finicum’s truck back on January 26, 2016 have conveniently vanished into thin air following a FBI investigation of itself... at least one FBI agent was alleged to have been under investigation by the FBI for firing two shots in the direction of the truck at the time it averted a road block and slammed into a snow bank, although the FBI special agent in charge claimed he didn’t know who he was investigating because he didn’t know who fired. Yes, he actually said that! ... The reason they...
  • Did Valerie Jarrett Order the Hit on LaVoy Finicum?

    03/18/2016 7:36:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 18, 2016 | Tim Brown
    As we are digging further into the murder of LaVoy Finicum and the ambush of the protestors from the Oregon refuge and their subsequent arrest, we are finding very disturbing information. ... that the White House orchestrated the entire thing and that when it comes to calling the shots, we don't look to Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, but rather to Obama's mama, Valerie Jarrett. First, let me remind you that there are over 600 emails and texts that indicate the Governor Brown was in the loop on everything that was going on in Oregon during the protest at the...
  • Oklahoma GOP leaders block bill that would define abortion as murder

    03/16/2016 4:57:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 16, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    Republican leaders in the Oklahoma State Senate have blocked SB 1118, a bill to classify abortion as first-degree murder punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty, from coming up for a floor vote. Last week, Live Action News reported that the bill was introduced by Republican State Senator Joe Silk in response to a 30,000-signature petition drive calling for a more absolute and immediate stand against abortion than incremental pro-life legislation. Tactically, there are differing schools of thought in the pro-life movement regarding whether state legislatures should go as far as total criminalization before overturning Roe v. Wade. However,...
  • At Hertz IT, sheriffs, shock and tough choices [employee layoffs for H1B Outsourcing]

    03/12/2016 4:11:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 3/10/16 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Mass IT layoffs are often small and unnoticed. They are not on the scale of the Carrier air conditioning plant layoff; its Indianapolis facility, which currently employs 2,000 people, is moving to Mexico. Hertz IT employees share two things with the Carrier workers: They were also angry, and they got the news on the same day, Feb. 10. The Carrier layoffs arrived guillotine-like; the plant is closing, period. But IT layoffs are rarely like that. There are ambiguities and uncertainties and lifeboats for some, and so it was at Hertz. In an early morning conference call, Hertz's IT employees were...
  • Abortion Abolitionists Successfully Lobby Oklahoma Legislature to Treat Abortion as Murder

    03/07/2016 7:26:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    christiannewswire.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | T. Russell Hunter,
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., March 4, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Hundreds of supporters of a recently filed Petition Initiative to Abolish Human Abortion in Oklahoma have been lobbying the Oklahoma Legislature to put forward a bill criminalizing abortion as murder. The original plan was to put a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting abortion on the November ballot. The question would have allowed the people of Oklahoma to vote to end the practice of abortion or to retain it. But, the ACLU of Oklahoma filed a protest, halting the collection of signatures and forcing the Oklahoma Supreme Court to allow or deny the abolitionists...
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party's most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump's candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....