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  • Satanic Temple unveils Baphomet statue at Arkansas Capitol

    08/16/2018 7:57:05 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 27 replies
    SFGate ^ | 08/16/18 | Hannah Grabenstein
    The Satanic Temple unveiled its statue Thursday of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet during a First Amendment rally at the Arkansas State Capitol to protest a Ten Commandments monument already on the Capitol grounds. With Satanists, atheists and Christians among those in attendance, several speakers called for the removal of the Ten Commandments monument or for state government officials to install Baphomet as well. The Satanic Temple said the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that installation of their statue will demonstrate religious tolerance. Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, who helped organize the rally,...
  • Oklahoma School Shuts Down for 2 Days After Parents Threaten Transgender 7th Grader on Facebook

    08/15/2018 6:38:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 08/14/18 | Gina Martinez
    A school district in southern Oklahoma was forced to shut down for two days after parents used a Facebook group to threaten violence against a transgender seventh-grade student. Superintendent Rick Beene closed Achille Public Schools on Monday and Tuesday after parents posted claims on a Facebook group “Achille ISD Parents Group” that the student, who identifies as a girl, was looking over the stalls in the girls’ bathroom. “Heads up parents of 5th through 7th grade,” parent Jamie Crenshaw said in a now-deleted post. “The transgender is already using the girls bathroom. We have been told how the school has...
  • Male salon owner punches black mother in the face after her child shoplifts a keychain

    08/13/2018 5:50:11 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 62 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | August 13, 2018 | Elise Solé
    The viral recording, which surfaced Monday, shows a man identified by police as Changseok Jun, owner of Jun’s Beauty Supply in Tulsa, Okla., punching the woman outside the store Sunday after her child pocketed a small item as the family was walking out the door.~~~“Mr. Jun followed the victim outside to confront her, and she threw the item back inside the store, then pushed him in his upper torso as she was leaving,” says Tuell. “Mr. Jun then punched the woman in the right side of her mouth with his closed fist.” Jun was charged with assault and battery, a...
  • Jermaine Greshams Random Acts of Kindness

    08/13/2018 12:01:07 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 22 2018 | Josh Weinfuss
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Delilah Cassidy's tweet thread was building to a climactic ending. At 1:37 p.m. on May 30, Cassidy, a law student at Arizona State University, began tweeting about her experience at an airport gate en route to Phoenix from a European trip. By now, the story is internet lore. But that afternoon, she was unveiling it to the digital world tweet by tweet. She was about to board an American Airlines flight when the gate agent told her she needed to pay $50 to bring her carry-on with her. If she didn't want to pay, the agent said,...
  • Oklahoma girl catches fish with 'human-like' teeth

    07/26/2018 9:11:45 AM PDT · by ETL · 52 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 26, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A young girl in Oklahoma said she snagged a “weird” catch over the weekend, reeling in a fish bearing “human-like” teeth. Kennedy Smith, 11, was on a fishing trip at Fort Cobb Lake with her grandparents and brother on Sunday and got “really excited” when she hooked the fish on her line, she told The Associated Press. But to Smith’s surprise, her grandmother was bitten by the animal while she was trying to take out the hook. "I was confused because I knew that fish with teeth are not normal. It was weird," Smith told the outlet. "They were human-like...
  • Teachers and Coaches Should Quit NEA in Wake of Kaepernick Award

    07/22/2018 12:24:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2018 | Carl Horowitz
    The National Education Association thinks Colin Kaepernick is an ideal role model. Many members, however, may take their loyalty elsewhere. And frankly, they should. On July 1, the NEA honored Kaepernick, along with several other persons and organizations, with a “Human and Civil Rights” award in recognition of the former pro-football star’s campaign “to fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism.” The born-again political revolutionary, who these last couple years has been peddling the idea that police are conducting a nationwide pogrom against innocent blacks, accepted the honor with predictable melodrama. “To me, this is bigger than football...
  • Claudia Griffith, state representative and state senate candidate, dies By Adam Troxtell |

    07/14/2018 5:33:01 PM PDT · by oxcart · 16 replies
    The Norman Transcript ^ | 7/14/2018 | By Adam Troxtell
    Claudia Griffith, a local state representative since 2014 and candidate for a state senate seat, has died at 67. The Cleveland County Democratic Party confirmed her death on Saturday. Krystal Golding-Ross, party chair, described Griffith as a leader, mentor and important figure in the community. "We're completely stunned and heartbroken," Golding-Ross said. "Representative Griffith has been extremely important in the community and she's done incredible things in our state. She has continually been about building the community." Griffith was a registered nurse and received her Masters degree in public health from the University of Oklahoma. She was the executive director...
  • ‘In all reality, there were three shooters.’ Oklahomans kill an active shooter

    07/14/2018 2:42:48 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 45 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 7/13/18 | Frances Selllers, et al
    Juan Carlos Nazario was sitting on a lakeside bench waiting to play soccer when he heard the staccato popping of gunshots outside Louie’s On the Lake, a popular waterfront grill and pub. He ran to his car to get his gun and moved toward the sounds. Bryan Whittle was driving with his wife, heading off for a Memorial Day weekend getaway, when he saw a commotion outside Louie’s. He thought someone might be drowning, so instead of turning his truck onto the highway, he barreled into the parking lot to offer help. As he jumped out, what he learned stunned...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Oklahoma Democrat caught removing congressional opponent's campaign signs ahead of primary

    06/26/2018 12:05:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    An Oklahoma congressional candidate has apologized after he was caught taking his opponent’s campaign signs from a street corner -- just before the state’s primary election. Tom Guild, who bills himself as a progressive Democrat vying for Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district seat, was accused in a Facebook post of taking the signs of Kendra Horn, also a Democratic candidate. The Facebook post, which has been shared more than 100 times, included photos of Guild allegedly caught in the act. “Sometimes in the heat and rush of the campaign, mistakes are made,” Guild said in a statement to The Oklahoman. “On reflection, removing some...
  • The List: Republican Senators Demanding Trump End Border Enforcement

    06/21/2018 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 107 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Thirteen Republican Senators Are Demanding President Trump Halt Immigration Enforcement At The United States-mexico Border Until They Can Pass Legislation Closing A Legal Loophole, Perhaps Leaving The Border Open For Years. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Paycom hiring event touts 100 open jobs (Oklahoma software jobs)

    06/21/2018 12:42:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Edmond Sun ^ | June 20, 2018 | Special to the Sun
    Paycom will host its second hiring event of 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 28, at Hilton Garden Inn at 2833 Conference Drive in Edmond. Paycom is considered a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software. Candidates attending Paycom’s hiring event can meet with the technology company’s recruiters and hiring managers and interview on-site for more than 100 open positions in the departments of client services, new client setup, benefits administration and more. All roles offer enhanced compensation packages and are located at the Oklahoma City corporate headquarters at Rockwell and Memorial Road. Requirements for most...
  • OK: Payne County Employees can Exercise Second Amendment Rights

    06/20/2018 3:59:48 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Payne County Oklahoma Budget Board voted to restore county employee's Second Amendment rights on May 14, 2018. Oklahoma requires a state issued carry permit to carry a handgun outside the home, except for certain, limited exceptions. The Payne County Budget Board made clear that county employees can exercise Second Amendment rights inside of county buildings, if they have  a valid carry permit and sign a waiver. The waiver states they understand some limitations, and they are not to draw the firearm except in valid defense of self or others. From stwnewspress.com: Reding said the Budget Board, a body...
  • Police: 2 arrested after having sex by busy Oklahoma City intersection

    06/18/2018 12:47:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 64 replies
    okcfox ^ | June 18, 2018 | Austin Prickett
    Two people were taken into custody after police say they were having sex on the ground near a busy Oklahoma City intersection. Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that police were contacted at approximately 5:30 p.m. June 15 by a woman who was at a tire shop near NW 10 and Virginia when she observed two people under a tree. The woman stated she saw a man with his pants "halfway down" on top of a woman... Police then arrested both subjects: 48-year-old Tony Willis and 42-year-old Verna LeClair... LeClair has previously been arrested after reportedly being caught having sex...
  • REMEMBER–President Obama 2015 Walmart Stores Closed–Jade Helm–2018 MSM Blaming President Trump for..

    06/17/2018 12:18:14 PM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Back in 2015, we witnessed some Walmart stores being abandoned for plumbing issues – they said. Remember at that time, Obama was President, so Trump cannot be blamed for anything which took place in 2015. However, NBC has just published a story revealing why Walmart abandoned some stores in 2015. But they are blaming President Trump for what began in 2015, but has manifested in 2018. Before we look at 2018, let us go back to 2015. None of us knew why Walmart was abandoning some stores in California, Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma with no warning to the public. When...
  • Oklahoma governor vetoes gun bill, signs adoption bill angering gun and gay rights groups

    05/12/2018 3:49:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Nbc news ^ | May 12, 2018
    AOKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit and signed another that permits religious organizations to exclude same sex couples from adoptions, managing to anger both gun and gay rights groups on the same day. The twin actions announced late Friday were among more than a dozen decisions on legislation taken by the term-limited governor as she clears the decks in her waning months in office. They also followed a tumultuous session of the Legislature that saw striking teachers march on the Capitol, prompting lawmakers to...
  • Murray State Adds 'Gender Identity' to Nondiscrimination Statement (Kentucky)

    06/09/2018 4:03:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WKMS-FM ^ | June 9, 2018 | Matt Markgraf
    'Gender identity' is now part of Murray State University's nondiscrimination statement. The Board of Regents voted on Friday to approve the change for the university to be more inclusive and to protect federal contracts. President Bob Davies explained the origins of the change date back to the executive order President Lyndon Johnson signed in 1965 establishing equal opportunity in hiring and employment practices related to federal contractors. The order has seen several amendments over the decades, including in 2014, when President Barack Obama added that federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and...
  • UPDATE: Lawton dog shot after attacking man on Monday morning, victim recovering

    06/05/2018 12:00:13 AM PDT · by Norski · 88 replies
    ABC News 7 kwso ^ | june 4, 2018 | Caitlin Williams
    A man is recovering after he was attacked by his neighbor's dog. The attack happened near 35th and Gore around 8:00 a.m. Monday. An investigation is underway following the attack. Police said a man went outside and was bitten by his neighbor's dog, he then went back inside to get a gun and shot the Staffordshire Terrier, more commonly known as a pit bull. The dog was impounded and is now in quarantine at a local vet while its owner is facing charges. "The dog owner was cited for running at large," Lawton Animal Welfare's Field Supervisor Roy Rodrick said....
  • California adds eighth state — Oklahoma — to its travel ban list

    06/01/2018 7:25:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 67 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 1, 2018 | Steve Rubenstein
    California-funded travel to the state of Oklahoma has been banned, starting June 22, because of a new Oklahoma law that allows adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents, state officials announced on Friday.
  • Oklahoma law to curb bogus “service dog” claims likely to flunk first test

    05/30/2018 6:15:14 PM PDT · by Norski · 18 replies
    Animals24-7 ^ | May 30, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma–– A new Oklahoma state law takes a new approach to trying to curb widespread misuse of “service dog” claims and paraphernalia, but will probably fail the first time a conviction is appealed to a federal court. Oklahoma HB 3282 addresses people who use bogus “service dog” claims and credentials to take dogs into public places where dogs are not otherwise allowed, keep dogs in “no pets” housing, take their dogs in air travel for free, or evade local prohibitions on pit bulls. Not due to take effect until November 1, 2019, Oklahoma HB 3282 is therefore not...