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  • How Governments Destroy Cities

    11/26/2014 8:19:31 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 25, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics have long vexed over urban studies, putting the flight out of major cities down to everything from technology to racism. Yet and still, in the last half century, “some cities were not declining despite these immutable forces and some cities turned around despite these forces,” Stephen J. K Walters pointed out in a seminar on November 20, 2014 at the Cato Institute. Walters is an economist at Loyola University in Baltimore. “If you want a healthy city, secure the property rights that go with capital,” Walters advised. One way of doing so is through tax cuts. When California voters...
  • Oklahoma’s education waiver reinstated

    11/24/2014 5:21:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 6:12 PM EST | Tim Talley
    The federal government has restored Oklahoma’s flexibility to decide how to use $29 million in public school funding, state officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Education had withdrawn Oklahoma’s waiver from portions of the No Child Left Behind Act in August, after legislators dropped Common Core guidelines that would have been in place for the current school year. Replacement guidelines—the ones in place before Common Core—weren’t certified until October as being capable of making high school graduates ready for college or the workplace. …
  • Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal

    11/23/2014 7:25:45 PM PST · by House Atreides · 3 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | November 22, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    The state of Oklahoma, arguing that the Supreme Court should consider the views of a state government when it rules on the legality of federal tax subsidies to be paid to insurance-buying consumers under the Affordable Care Act, has urged the Court to review that state’s case when it considers the already granted case of King v. Burwell.
  • Oklahoma, Texas AGs Plan to Sue Obama over Executive Order on Immigration

    11/21/2014 6:51:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/21/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt announced prior to President Obama’s speech, in which he said that he will grant legal status to immigrants in the country illegally, that the state will bring forward legal action. Pruitt released the following statement: It is anticipated tonight’s speech will again prove our President sees himself as above the law. Regardless of what the President thinks the law ought to be, our constitution dictates that Congress makes the law, it is the Presidents duty to faithfully execute those laws. If the President takes an executive action that violates his constitutional duty to faithfully...
  • Inhofe: Obama breaks the law ‘all the time’

    11/20/2014 3:31:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 21 replies
    thehill.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said President Obama would be breaking the law if he takes executive action on immigration. “He does break the law, and he does it all the time,” Inhofe said on the Senate floor Thursday. Later Thursday night, Obama is expected to announce an executive order to issue nearly 5 million work visas to immigrants, many of whom have children who are U.S. citizens. The administration has said this action is legal and necessary because the House failed to take up Senate-passed immigration reform legislation. Inhofe said this would be “just another one of our laws that...
  • Sen. Coburn Fears 'Anarchy' & 'Violence' After Obama Exec Amnesty

    11/20/2014 1:49:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is concerned that President Barack Obama's forthcoming executive amnesty may lead to anarchy and violence. "The country's going to go nuts, because they're going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it's going to be a very serious situation," Coburn told USA Today on Wednesday. "You're going to see — hopefully not — but you could see instances of anarchy. ... You could see violence." Coburn added that Obama, who will make a Thursday evening announcement on his executive amnesty, will be acting like "an autocratic leader that's going to...
  • Owasso Man Arrested On Charge Of Biting Off Bowler's Ear

    11/16/2014 6:40:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    News 9 ^ | 11-15-14 | unattributed
    OWASSO, Oklahoma - An Owasso man was arrested for maiming after an apparent brawl at a bowling alley. James Thomas Foster bit the ear off another man during a fight at the Coffee Creek bowling alley, according to court documents. Court records state two groups of people were bowling in adjoining lanes on August 31, 2014. One group was a mother, father and daughter; the other group was made up of about seven girls. The mother told police she accidentally knocked over a drink on the shared table between the lanes, and that sparked an argument. The group of girls...
  • Keystone left behind as Canadian crude pours into U.S.

    11/16/2014 7:45:16 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | November 14, 2014
    Delays of the Keystone XL pipeline are providing little obstacle to Western Canadian oil producers getting their crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast, with shipments set to more than double next year. The volume of Canadian crude processed at Gulf Coast refineries could climb to more than 400,000 barrels a day in 2015 from 208,000 in August, according to Jackie Forrest, vice president of Calgary-based ARC Financial Corp. The increase comes as Enbridge Inc.’s Flanagan South and an expanded Seaway pipeline raise their capacity to ship oil by as much as 450,000 barrels a day. Canadian exports to the Gulf...
  • Oklahoma AG Cites Jonathan Gruber To Rebut Government Expert Jonathan Gruber

    11/15/2014 3:29:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 29, 2014 | Michael F. Cannon
    JULY 29, 2014Jonathan Gruber, Extremely Smart Person In an oped for Politico, I explain why ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber’s 2012 admissions that “if you’re a state and you don’t set up an Exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits” matter to the ongoing litigation over the Obama administration issuing those subsidies in federal Exchanges, and why Gruber’s attempts to explain his own words away are not credible. Shortly after submitting that piece, I learned Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt found Gruber’s remarks relevant enough to ask a federal court hearing one of those cases to take notice.Gruber’s...
  • Jim Inhofe: I Think Senate Can Override a Keystone Veto

    11/14/2014 12:36:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Joel Himelfarb
    According to Sen. Jim Inhofe, there may be enough Democratic votes to override President Barack Obama’s expected veto of legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Oklahoma Republican said that Democrats who survived their party's big defeat in the midterm elections want to keep their distance from the president — so much so that many of them would vote to override a possible veto on the pipeline. "After the beating the Democrats took, keep in mind we have another election coming up in 2016," Inhofe told WMAL Radio on Thursday, The Washington Free Beacon reported. "There are...
  • Earthquake in Kansas and Oklahoma

    11/12/2014 1:44:18 PM PST · by Crazieman · 66 replies
    11/12/2014
    Strong, pronounced shaking felt in Wichita. Likely felt in Tulsa, OKC, and probably as far away as Kansas City
  • Student photos of skimpy Michelle O lunches raise ire of parents

    11/11/2014 2:58:30 PM PST · by RightGeek · 152 replies
    EAGnews ^ | 11/10/2014 | Kyle Olson
    HASKELL, Okla. – A chicken patty, small scoop of mashed potatoes and carton of milk aren’t enough to sustain a high school boy. But under the school lunch regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, that’s what Haskell High School served recently. Haskell High School senior Darrel Bunch took a photo of one of his recent skimpy school lunches and sent it to Fox 23. “It’s mostly the portions,” Bunch says. “Last year we started getting less food.” “Last year, my boys started calling me, ‘Can you please bring me something to eat?’ ‘We’re still hungry,’ or, ‘This is gross,”...
  • Sen. Inhofe, denier of human role in climate change, likely to lead environment committee

    11/05/2014 11:28:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2014 | Tom Hamburger
    Sen. James M. Inhofe, an the Oklahoma Republican who once compared the Environmental Protection Agency to the gestapo, is likely to lead the Environment and Public Works Committee when the GOP takes control of the Senate next year. If approved, Inhofe would replace Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), an avowed environmentalist, producing one of the most stark post-election changes in the Capitol. Committee assignments will not be made until Senate party caucuses meet in Washington after the election recess. Inhofe, who has served in the Senate for two decades, is an iconic figure to both environmental and energy lobbyists. He chaired...
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court puts new state abortion law on hold

    11/04/2014 8:11:01 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 3 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 11/04/2014 | BARBARA HOBEROCK
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday put on hold a law that placed restrictions on abortions induced by medication. Reproductive Services in Tulsa and the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice filed suit against House Bill 2684 alleging it violated provisions of the Oklahoma Constitution. An Oklahoma County district judge last month put a portion of the law on hold. That decision was appealed by the plaintiffs to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The state's high court sent the case back to district court to be litigated. "This court expresses no opinion concerning the validity of the Act," the opinion said. The...
  • Ten Commandments Attack Suspect Being Evaluated [He First Urinated On Monument]

    10/25/2014 8:08:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 25, 2014
    Ten Commandments Attack Suspect Being Evaluated OKLAHOMA CITY — Oct 25, 2014 A man suspected of driving a car into a Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol is under mental evaluation, according to the Highway Patrol. "Investigators will continue to look into the case and coordinate with the Oklahoma County District Attorney on Monday, for any possible criminal charges," according to a news release from OHP Capt. George Brown. Brown did not immediately return a phone call for additional comment on Saturday. The suspect was taken to a mental facility in Oklahoma County, Brown said in the release....
  • Oklahoma is next destination for shale revolution: Kemp

    10/22/2013 3:00:17 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 16 replies
    reuters ^ | Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:55am EDT | By John Kemp
    Oklahoma is emerging as the next big shale oil play, with production growing faster than in any other U.S. state apart from Texas and North Dakota.
  • We must continue spending to supply our military with Tomahawk missiles, says … Rand Paul?

    03/27/2014 7:45:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    This ain’t your daddy’s libertarian. More to the point, this ain’t his daddy’s libertarian.First he went after Ted Cruz for trying to characterize him as a dove, now this. By the end of the year, he and McCain will be holding joint filibusters on the Senate floor demanding that America build the biggest nuclear bomb evah. Rand Paul, hawk? In the current budget, the Obama Administration called for the elimination of the Tomahawk missile. This missile protects our troops and allows us to avoid much direct person-to-person combat. Our navy has depended heavily on them…Nobody wants to cut spending, including...
  • Court: Facebook wrong way to tell man you're pregnant

    10/25/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2014 | John Johnson
    Oklahoma's Supreme Court has ruled that when it comes to informing a man that he is about to become a father, a Facebook post doesn't cut it, legally speaking. In this case, a woman had a three-month fling with a man named Billy McCall in 2011, then realized she was pregnant after they broke things off, reports the Oklahoman. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT She sent him a Facebook message informing of the big news, gave birth in 2012, then immediately put the baby up for adoption. McCall says he never saw the Facebook post and learned about the baby only after it...
  • Suspect says Satan made him smash into Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument

    10/24/2014 7:20:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    KFOR, NBC 4, Oklahoma City ^ | Updated at 06:36PM, October 24, 2014 | KFOR-TV and L. Noland
    A man has been taken in for mental evaluation after allegedly vandalizing the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol. U.S. Secret Service Agents say it all started after a man walked into the Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City Friday morning making strange threats against the President and Federal Government. Agents say he then admitted to them that he crashed his car into the Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol, then left his damaged car and walked to the Federal Building. The Secret Service says the man told them that Satan made him crash his car into the...
  • Car smashes Ten Commandments monument outside Capitol building

    10/24/2014 9:10:35 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 41 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | 10/24/2014 | Staff
    Someone drove a car up on the lawn of the state Capitol building Thursday night and smashed into a controversial Ten Commandments monument, breaking the stone slab into several pieces, state officials said. The person who did it fled and has not been found, Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman George Brown said Friday. This wasn’t a case of a car taking a wrong turn, but a purposeful act, said John Estus, spokesman for the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services. Whoever did it repositioned some ramp equipment that happened to be outside the building and used it to get access...
  • Oklahoma Law Putting Limits on Dangerous Abortion Pill RU 486 Can Take Effect

    10/22/2014 9:09:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life news ^ | 10.22.14 | Steven Ertelt
    The dangerous abortion pill RU 486 has killed dozens of women and injured thousands of women in the United States. Responding to that, the Oklahoma state legislature put limits on the drug and, after a legal battle, a court says it can take effect. The law required doctors who prescribe the abortion drug RU-486 to abide by FDA requirements that the agency provides for use of the drug. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the law last year as an “undue burden” on those seeking abortions, but the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the case and has asked the...
  • ISIS’ Call For ‘Lone Wolf Attacks’ Hits Canada Where A Would-Be Jihadist Just Ran Down Two Soldiers

    10/22/2014 7:31:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | ‎10 ‎/‎22‎/‎ 2014‎ | Justen Charters
    ISIS’ call for “lone wolf attacks” has hit North America. The attack took place while two soldiers were standing in a parking lot in Montreal. One soldier was wearing his uniform. The man behind the wheel, 25-year-old Martin Roulea, intentionally hit the armed forces members and then attempted to make a getaway from police in pursuit. However, Roulea lost control of his getaway car during the chase and flipped. As Roulea made his exit from the vehicle, police exercised the use of deadly force. One of the soldiers Roulea hit didn’t survive. ... one thing is vividly clear: From the...
  • David Harsanyi commentary: Unless you’re for polygamy, you’re not for marriage equality

    10/17/2014 8:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 10, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected gay-marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, in essence allowing lower courts to legalize same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, an institution that has vigorously opposed gay marriage for some time now, conceded that the political battle over marriage is over. “As far as the civil law is concerned,” the Mormon church admitted, “the courts have spoken.” Actually, nothing is over until God says it’s over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So though I don’t want to accuse Mormons of being a...
  • Student’s photo of skimpy Michelle O school lunch sparks outrage (Moochelle Obama lunch)

    10/16/2014 10:26:05 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 144 replies
    Eagnews ^ | 10/16/14 | Kyle Olson
    CHICKASHA, Okla. – Lunch meat, a couple of crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower qualified as lunch in Chickasha Public Schools Monday. Chickasha lunchStudent Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of the skimpy lunch and showed it to her parents. “It makes me want to take that and take it to the Superintendent and tell him to eat it for lunch,” the girl tells Fox 25. “I can go pay a dollar for a Lunchable and get more food in it,” her father, Vince Holton, says. [Snip] The new lunch complies with lunch regulations championed by...
  • Man Won't Take Down Obama Tombstone

    10/16/2014 5:15:20 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | John Fischer
    An Oklahoma man doesn't think he'll remove a mock-bloody gravestone for President Obama from his Halloween lawn exhibit despite an offended neighbor and online anger. The uproar over Dwayne Dockin's Obama tombstone went public after Jamilla Phillips, a neighbor who moved to Edmond Oklahoma, less than a year ago, complained to a local TV station. "Regardless of your political views, Democrat or Republican, he is the President of the United States," Phillips told ABC News ...
  • Man Won't Take Down Obama Tombstone

    10/15/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    abc ^ | 10/14/14 | John Fischer
    An Oklahoma man doesn't think he'll remove a mock-bloody gravestone for President Obama from his Halloween lawn exhibit despite an offended neighbor and online anger. The uproar over Dwayne Dockens' Obama tombstone went public after Jamilla Phillips, a neighbor who moved to Edmond, Oklahoma, less than a year ago, complained to a local TV station, ABC News affiliate KOCO in Oklahoma City.
  • Outrage as Obama's name is written on family Halloween tombstone decoration

    10/13/2014 7:12:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | october 12, 2014 | jill reilly
    A family have caused outrage after putting up a fake Halloween tombstone with President Barack Obama's name on. Jamilla Phillips says the decoration in a front yard in Edmond, Oklahoma, is offensive and lacks 'respect.' She said she has just moved into the neighborhood, but after seeing the sign felt compelled to speak up, saying she was worried about the effect it would have on children. The sign is on the family's front lawn next to 'I told you I was sick' and 'I'm a gonner now.' 'He is the president of the United States and it actually is about respect,' Phillips...
  • Oklahoma City motel shoot-out victim's friends, family search for answers

    10/12/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Oklahoman ^ | October 12, 2014 | Phillip O'Connor
    Shane Leon Rhea is a 39-year-old ex-con with a long criminal record who’d been released from his latest prison stint in June. Samantha Rae Monden was a 30-year-old married mother of two young children and a former nurse ... On Wednesday afternoon, the seemingly disparate group had gathered in a southeast Oklahoma City motel room. Just what brought them together in Room 167 of the Plaza Inn motel at 3200 S Prospect Ave. remains a mystery. But the result was a shoot-out that left Monden dead, two officers wounded, Rhea and Williams hospitalized in critical condition, Boen and Patterson in...
  • Oklahoma City police identify motel shoot-out victim

    10/11/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    News OK ^ | October 11, 2014
    Oklahoma City police Friday identified all five people involved in a fatal motel shoot-out Wednesday, including the woman fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire... The woman who was fatally shot near the Plaza Inn motel was identified Friday as Samantha Rae Monden, 30, of Lexington. Monden’s father, Sam Robinson, of Lexington, said his daughter leaves behind two children, a 5-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter, and her husband, Isaac. The husband was too grief-stricken to talk Friday, Robinson said. [ Listen to the TV video for more details ] ... Narcotics were located
  • Ted Cruz and the Republican Big Tent

    10/11/2014 8:50:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 10 Oct 2014 10:56 AM | Michael Reagan
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is a tea party stalwart.   Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., narrowly defeated a tea party opponent in the Republican Senate primary this year.   Ted Cruz has a perfect 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union.   Pat Roberts has an 84 percent rating from the ACU.   Yet this week Cruz will be in Kansas campaigning for Roberts in an election that is crucial for GOP hopes of retaking the Senate. The reason is simple. Fox News quotes Cruz explaining, “Roberts stood by my side in the fight to defund Obamacare, and he...
  • Cruz rallies Kansas conservatives

    10/09/2014 9:26:50 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 56 replies
    The Hill (.com) ^ | Oct. 9, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    WICHITA, Kan. — Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the Kansas Senate race Thursday, touting beleaguered Republican incumbent Pat Roberts as the contest’s only true conservative. The conservative hero's support is crucial as Roberts tries to energize his campaign and ward off a challenge from well-funded independent Greg Orman in a race that could jeopardize the GOP's hopes of winning Senate control. Cruz vouched for Roberts despite raising money earlier in the cycle for the Madison Project, a conservative group that supported Roberts’s primary challenger Milton Wolf. Wolf has not yet endorsed Roberts in the general election....
  • Report: Oklahoma City Hospital Isolates Patient Exhibiting Possible Ebola Symptoms

    10/10/2014 7:47:13 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 18 replies
    http://houston.cbslocal.com ^ | 10/10/2014 | (CBS Houston/AP)
    An Oklahoma City hospital is reportedly treating a patient exhibiting possible Ebola symptoms. KOKH-TV reports that Deaconess Hospital has isolated the patient after arriving to the hospital Thursday night. The Oklahoma State Health Department tells KOKH that the patient’s landlord was recently in West Africa. A hospital spokesperson states that it is not yet a confirmed case of Ebola and that they are acting with caution while following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..
  • Oklahoma prison officials unveil new death chamber

    10/09/2014 6:24:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 9, 2014 8:05 PM EDT | Sean Murphy
    Prison officials unveiled the renovated execution chamber inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary on Thursday and expressed confidence that the agency would be ready for the state’s next scheduled execution in November. The $71,000 reconstruction of the death chamber and adjacent witness rooms gives executioners more space in which to operate. Department of Corrections also spent about $34,000 on new medical equipment, including $12,500 for a surgical table and $6,000 for an ultrasound machine to help locate veins. New protocols require more training for the execution team and backup procedures in case a lethal injection goes awry. …
  • Panhandler Caught Driving Fiat Is Confronted by Furious Man Who Gave Her Money

    10/07/2014 7:20:19 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 7, 2014 | Mia Fitzharris
    It's pretty hard to get away with scamming the public in a time when everyone has a cell phone with a camera. A woman in Oklahoma City found that out while begging for money on the street. The 78-year-old was holding a sign claiming she needed cash for food. According to Daniel Ayala, he had given her money on a few occasions even when he didn't have enough money to pay for his own lunch. The story could have ended there, but then one day Ayala noticed the woman sitting in the driver's seat of a bright red 2013 Fiat...
  • High court denies gay marriage appeals [legal immediately in IN, OK, UT, VA and WI]

    10/06/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 211 replies
    AP ^ | 10/06/2014 | Mark Sherman
    he Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. But the justices have left unresolved for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide.
  • The Oklahoma Beheader’s Radical Environment

    10/03/2014 4:53:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 3, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Oklahoma Beheader’s Radical EnvironmentPosted By Robert Spencer On October 3, 2014 @ 12:58 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Jah’Keem Yisrael (formerly Alton Alexander Nolen), who beheaded one of his coworkers and was shot while in the process of trying to behead another on September 26 in Vaughan Foods, a food processing plant in Moore, Oklahoma, didn’t live in a vacuum. His mosque, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, worked hard to distance itself from him before its leaders stopped talking to the media altogether, and has denounced his actions. That will probably be good enough for the clueless and...
  • Funeral Held for Oklahoma Beheading Victim

    10/03/2014 3:32:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 3, 2014 | By KEN MILLER
    Hundreds of friends and family members of a woman beheaded during an attack at the food processing plant where she worked gathered Friday at an Oklahoma church for a funeral service that was closed to the public. Colleen Hufford, 54, died Sept. 25. Prosecutors said she was targeted by a co-worker who had been disciplined that morning for another woman's complaint. Hufford's family walked single-file into the Southgate Baptist Church Friday afternoon after gathering in a fellowship hall with the woman's friends and co-workers. At the end of the 45-minute service, mourners wiped tears away as they exited the church;...
  • Pruitt v. Burwell: IRS's Illegal ObamaCare Taxes/Spending Suffer Another Defeat In Federal Court

    10/03/2014 5:14:59 AM PDT · by SteveH · 8 replies
    forbes ^ | 9/30/2014 | michael f. cannon
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma handed the Obama administration another – and a much harsher — defeat in one of four lawsuits challenging the IRS’s attempt to implement ObamaCare’s major taxing and spending provisions where the law does not authorize them. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides that its subsidies for private health insurance, its employer mandate, and to a large extent its individual mandate only take effect within a state if the state establishes a health insurance “Exchange.” Two-thirds (36) of the states declined to establish Exchanges, which should have freed more...
  • Oklahoma City grandmother accused of dressing as witch to abuse child

    10/02/2014 5:31:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | 10/1/2014
    An Oklahoma City woman is arrested on some truly bizarre claims of child abuse.Officers were called to a home in southeast Oklahoma City after the alleged suspect tried to take the victim to Griffin Memorial Hospital.According to the police affidavit, 49-year-old Geneva Robinson told employees at the hospital that she could not control the girl anymore.The 7-year-old child looked to be malnourished and had numerous burns and bruises across her body, according to the police report.The report says the victim’s ankles had cuts around them and were infected.Her wrists had marks “which had the appearance of possibly being bound.”Authorities say...
  • DA Seeks Death Penalty For Moore Beheading Suspect

    10/02/2014 3:16:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    News On 6-TV ^ | October 2, 2014
    MOORE, Oklahoma - The Cleveland County District Attorney has filed formal notification to seek death penalty for a man who is accused of beheading a woman and stabbing another one at Vaughan Foods in Moore. DA Mashburn said he is seeking death penalty for Nolen because, 1. The murder was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel. 2. The defendant knowingly created a great risk of death to more than one person. 3. There exists a probability that the defendant will commit criminal acts of violence that would constitute a continuing threat to society. 4. The defendant was previously convicted of a...
  • Prosecutor to seek death penalty in Oklahoma beheading case

    10/01/2014 7:27:38 PM PDT · by xp38 · 38 replies
    ctv ^ | Oct 1 2014 | ap
    NORMAN, Okla. -- An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant. Alton Nolen, 30, was ordered held without bond during a video arraignment Wednesday from the Cleveland County jail. He's been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Colleen Hufford, 54, and with two counts of assault. Prosecutors said Nolen was stabbing a second employee when he was shot by a plant manager who stopped the attack last Thursday at the Vaughan Foods...
  • Former Imam Of Oklahoma Beheader’s Mosque Apologizes To ISIS Day After Beheading

    10/01/2014 6:42:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/1/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The vaunted “moderate” Webb, a darling of the Boston media, has dismissed secularism as a “radical lunatic ideology,” which means the dismissal of the idea that the government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed, and the embracing of the idea that the law of Allah constitutes the only legitimate constitution and government. He has also appeared at events hosted by Hamas-linked CAIR, a group that Webb openly lauds.“Former Imam Of Oklahoma Beheader’s Mosque Apologizes To ISIS Day After Beheading,” by Patrick Howley, Daily Caller, September 29, 2014: The former imam of the Oklahoma City mosque attended...
  • MSNBC Panel Jokes About Beheadings

    10/01/2014 11:40:25 AM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 1, 2014 | Mark Tapson
    In a segment that was tone-deaf, tasteless, disrespectful to the victims and their families, and inappropriate to the gravity of the situation, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry briefly discussed Muslim-related topics including the recent Moore, Oklahoma beheading with a pair of Muslim panelists on Saturday. As you might expect, their chief concern was not the implications of the crime itself, but the specter of anti-Muslim bigotry. “I would be remiss not to bring up the story out of Oklahoma,” Harris-Perry began, inadvertently revealing her reluctance to address a news item that might make Muslims look bad. “It is a story I...
  • Deleted Sermons Reveal Close Ties Between Muslim CAIR and Beheader's Mosque (Update)

    Breitbart News was able to secure through direct URLs the past two Friday Khutbahs (sermons) preached at the ISGOC (Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City), which are believed to have been deleted off of the Mosque’s website shortly after Islamic radical Alton Nolen beheaded an innocent woman at his workplace. Breitbart News has found evidence of inextricable bonds between the Oklahoma City Mosque and the group CAIR (Council On American-Islamic Relations). During his September 19, 2014 sermon, Imam Imad Enchassi referred to CAIR Oklahoma City Executive Director Adam Soltani as someone who “doesn’t do anything without consulting me.” After Alton...
  • Another Oklahoma Man...Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Cut Off Coworker’s Head

    10/01/2014 7:52:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Dave Urbanski
    A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is behind bars on a terrorism complaint, the Oklahoman reported, adding that his bail is set at $1 million. Muriithi — a native of Kenya who reportedly identified himself as a Muslim — was working with the victim for the first time Sept. 19 at the Bellevue Nursing Home when he made the threats, the arrest warrant affidavit said. Muriithi told her that he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the police...
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder: 'Not a Religious Act, Race-Related'

    09/30/2014 9:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kelli Serio
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who recently beheaded an innocent coworker at a Vaughan's Food factory, was charged with three felony counts this morning at a Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Oklahoma. Nolen faces one count of first degree murder, one count of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, and a final count of assault with a deadly weapon. At a press conference this morning, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said that the gruesome attack was race-related and not a religious act, but he did admit that Nolen was infatuated with beheadings, which was evident from his facebook...
  • Oklahoma Man Charged With Murder in Beheading

    09/30/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | By SEAN MURPHY
    An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Nolen had recently converted to Islam but Cleveland County Prosecutor Greg Mashburn said it appeared Nolen's assault was tied more to his suspension. Mashburn said Vaughan's human resources department suspended Nolen earlier Thursday after another co-worker, Traci Johnson, had complained that she had had an altercation with Nolen "about him not liking white people." "It had more to do with race rather than...
  • Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

    09/30/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    investors.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Editorial
    The Islamic State has issued a global call to lone wolves. One could be standing behind you on the bus, walking next you at the mall or sitting in the next cubicle. In the age of the Islamic State and solo terrorism, gun-free zones are simply an invitation for a terrorist attack. In Moore, Okla., the life-saving value of the Second Amendment was proved once again. It may be our secret weapon in the ongoing war against terrorism.
  • After Oklahoma Beheading and ISIS Threats, Arkansas Firing Range Becomes First To Exclude Muslims

    09/30/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 62 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | Sept 29, 2014 | Bob Owens
    In an act that will no doubt result in lawsuits, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has declared itself a “Muslim free zone” due to concerns over domestic Islamic terrorism. The ban was announced yesterday by range owner Jan Morgan in an article posted to her web site where she cites ten points justifying her position. Jan Morgan, owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range, has declared her facility a “Muslim free zone.” Among the points cited are prior attacks in the United States that the federal government refuses to classify as terrorism, including the...