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  • Oklahoma oil hub getting bigger with new pipelines

    09/15/2014 5:05:00 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 14, 2014 | Associated Press
    CUSHING, Okla.— New pipeline projects are expanding the size of an Oklahoma crude oil hub that is already one of the most important oil storage facilities in the world. One new pipeline is in operation at the hub in Cushing, another is almost complete and a new project was announced earlier this month when Tulsa-based NGL Energy Partners revealed plans for the Grand Mesa Pipeline, a joint venture with Rimrock Midstream LLC, the Tulsa World reported Saturday. Grand Mesa, which will be open to oil producer commitments starting next week, will be a 550-mile system from Colorado to Cushing. Once...
  • Satanists Sell Out Black Mass at Oklahoma Civic Center

    09/13/2014 12:29:47 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 73 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/12/14 | Jim Hoft
    The Satanic founders of Dakhma of Angra Mainyu will hold their public black mass at the Oklahoma civic center as planned. The event is sold out. Tickets for the event are $17.50 and include a performance from a band. The Christian Post reported: The Satanist group that will stage a controversial “black mass” at an Oklahoma City civic center has said that all 88 tickets for its Sept. 21 event are sold out. The co-founder of the group revealed that the ritual will go ahead despite strong Christian protests and will feature a satanic exorcism, but will be “toned down”...
  • Inhofe: Obama Speech Prompts ‘Sigh of Relief’ From ISIS

    09/11/2014 6:22:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | David Eldridge
    Reaction to the president’s prime-time speech on ramping up efforts to take on the terror group ISIS ranged, not surprisingly, from very supportive — loyal huzzahs from Democrats such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Richard J. Durbin — to openly dismissive: Sen. Ted Cruz called the president “unserious.” “Tonight’s speech was disappointing, but not surprising. The President’s approach to ISIS has been – and remains – fundamentally unserious,” the Texas Republican said in a statement. An even more withering assessment of President Barack Obama’s address came from Oklahoma Republican Sen. James M. Inhofe. “Tonight, the President’s strategy...
  • Oklahoma politician refuses to apologize for cautioning people to ‘be wary’ of Muslim-Americans

    09/04/2014 3:33:31 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:28 PM | Carol Kuruvilla
    An Oklahoma politician is under fire for cautioning people to be “wary” of Muslim Americans — but he’s not backing down. State Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) refused to apologize for a private Facebook post that called on Christians to “be especially wary” of people who call themselves Muslim-Americans because the Koran “clearly states that non-Muslims should be killed.”
  • Foster mother arrested on child murder charge after three-year-old boy....

    09/03/2014 1:39:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Foster mother arrested on child murder charge after three-year-old boy in her care died from a skull fracture and brain bleed An Oklahoma mother was arrested on a charge of child abuse murder after police say her 3-year-old foster son died from a severe head injury. Mallory Krajian, 25, from Broken Arrow, was taken into custody Tuesday. Her husband, Peter Krajian, 44, was also arrested on a child abuse charge in a separate case. The couple's foster son Andrew Prior was rushed to a hospital August 27 suffering from blunt force trauma to the head. Despite the doctors'...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Ontario Man Declared Dead in 1986 Found Alive in U.S. With Second Family

    08/29/2014 1:29:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Star ^ | Mon Aug 25 2014 | Tim Alamenciak, Laura Armstrong
    Ronald Stan disappeared from his Ontario home in 1977. Police found him living in Oklahoma under the name Jeff Walton, where he eventually married Debra Proctor, both seen above. Through his entire life, Jeff Walton Jr. had no idea his father was keeping a secret. The 35-year-old learned from police earlier this month that his father, who he knew as Jeff Walton the first — a 69-year-old New Orleans Saints fan living in small-town Oklahoma — is not who his son thought him to be. The senior Walton was born Ronald Stan, a Canadian living in the former Township of...
  • Obama Administration Punishes Oklahoma for Repealing Common Core Standards

    08/28/2014 7:29:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/28/14 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards and reverting to its previous academic standards by rescinding the state’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the second state ever to lose its waiver from the law. As Caitlin Emma of Politico reports, Indiana, on the contrary, was granted a one-year extension of its waiver from NCLB because, though Gov. Mike Pence (R) declared he was the first governor to repeal the Common Core standards, his state’s replacement standards are remarkably similar to the Common Core and, as...
  • Vocal Fry and Rush Limbaugh

    08/14/2014 9:48:14 AM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Self ^ | 8-13-2014 | blam
    I'm presently listening to Rush Limbaugh. He has been reporting on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. He was quoting a reporter then started mocking her vocal style. In case you heard it, the vocal style is known as Vocal FryI talked to a person at AT&T on the telephone the other day and she started doing this 'vocaln fry' with me...I just started laughing. She was taken aback when I told her what she was doing and how silly she sounded.BTW, I read somewhere that it has it's original roots with the migrants from Oklahoma that went to California during...
  • ( Illegal ) Man Arrested For DUI After Wreck Pins Victim Between Vehicles

    08/10/2014 4:18:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    NewsOn6.com ^ | Aug 10, 2014 | NewsOn6.com
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police made an arrest after a man was pinned between two vehicles early Sunday morning in a wreck. Jorge Reyes was driving a Ford F150 pickup recklessly in the area of East 21st Street and Garnett around 2:15 a.m., according to Sergeant Chris Moudy, Tulsa Police Department. He drove through a parking lot on the southwest corner of that intersection where several people had parked their vehicles and were standing around talking. Reyes' pickup ran into another truck, causing a chain reaction that damaged more than one parked vehicle, police say. The victim was pinned between...
  • Married Cops Busted in Shooting of Daughter's Beau

    08/07/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 58 replies
    Newser ^ | 7 Aug 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    In another interview with KJRH Tulsa, the couple's 18-year-old daughter, Lisa, says her parents kicked her out a week ago and dropped her off at a homeless shelter, where she met 19-year-old Jeremy Lake and the two began seeing each other. "He was my everything," she said. They spent the week at Jeremy's family's house, which is where her father tracked her down. "We were outside for five minutes and that's when my dad pulled up," she said. "There was no argument. I walked away and Jeremy tried to introduce himself and my dad shot him."
  • A Governor’s Dilemma: Illegal Immigrants Divert Resources From State’s Own Citizens (OK)

    08/06/2014 11:48:29 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 15 replies
    TheDailySignalBlog ^ | August 5, 2014 | Gov Mary Fallin
    On June 13, the first bus of illegal immigrant minors, aged 12-17, arrived at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The state of Oklahoma was given no formal notice, and no chance to object. After weeks of bad publicity, public outrage and political pressure, the Obama administration announced this week that the facility will close by Friday, Aug. 8. That’s good news for the people of Oklahoma and the men and women of Fort Sill, who will once again have the full use of their military base for the purpose it was designed for: housing and training soldiers. What the facility’s closure does...
  • Police say teacher found intoxicated, without pants in empty classroom

    08/06/2014 9:20:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 115 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 6, 2014
    WAGONER, Okla. — Police arrested a woman they said was intoxicated and not wearing any pants at an Oklahoma high school Monday. The woman, Lorie Hill, was a newly hired teacher for Wagoner Public Schools. She was found by two other teachers in a Wagoner High School classroom on the first day back at school for teachers. Police said Hill admitted she had been drinking, police said they found an empty cup in her car. Wagoner Police Chief Bob Haley said that even though evidence of alcohol consumption was found in Hill's car, there was only enough evidence to arrest...
  • Oklahoma: A Governor’s Dilemma: Illegal Immigrants Divert Resources From State’s Own Citizens

    08/06/2014 8:06:58 AM PDT · by upchuck · 16 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | Governor Mary Fallin
    On June 13, the first bus of illegal immigrant minors, aged 12-17, arrived at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The state of Oklahoma was given no formal notice, and no chance to object. After weeks of bad publicity, public outrage and political pressure, the Obama administration announced this week that the facility will close by Friday, Aug. 8. That’s good news for the people of Oklahoma and the men and women of Fort Sill, who will once again have the full use of their military base for the purpose it was designed for: housing and training soldiers. What the facility’s closure does...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Inhofe blocks climate change resolution

    07/29/2014 9:19:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked Senate Democrats on Monday from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked unanimous consent to pass S.Res. 524, which is a measure that expresses the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and poses a risk to the United States. But Inhofe objected. “All we wanted to say in this resolution is climate change is happening,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on the Senate floor. “We can’t afford to sit around here debating whether climate change is real.” Inhofe has been an ardent...
  • Inhofe calls for return of Iran sanctions

    07/23/2014 12:24:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe
    thehill.com ^ | July 22, 2014
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) called on Tuesday for the U.S. to reinstate sanctions on Iran immediately and add additional economic penalties. "We should immediately reinstate the full sanctions — and consider additional sanctions — and I have supported legislation to do just that," Inhofe said at the Christians United for Israel Summit. His remarks follow the Obama administration's announcement on Friday that international negotiators were extending talks with Iran to end its nuclear program until Nov. 24. An interim agreement that lifted some sanctions on Iran will be extended as well, which has drawn criticism from lawmakers who say Iran...
  • Witchcraft, white supremacists, meth labs or a family grudge?

    07/22/2014 10:09:43 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Will Payne
    Five years ago Bobby Jamison, Sherilyn Jamison and their six-year-old daughter Madyson mysteriously vanished. It wasn't until more than four years later that their decimated, skeletal remains were found on a remote Oklahoma mountainside, lying side-by-side, face down in the dirt, three miles from their abandoned truck. On Saturday their loved ones held a memorial for the family. The modest but emotional ceremony may have given their family and friends a scrap of comfort - but it did little to end their torment. They still have no real idea what happened to their loved ones in a case that has...
  • Oklahoma Governor: ICE Sent Us 1,200 Illegal Immigrant Children – Including 90 from India (Video)

    07/20/2014 3:01:34 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | July 20, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK) told Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures that the feds sent 1,200 illegal immigrant children to Oklahoma to hold for 120 days. 90 of those illegal children were from India. “Because they are children, we want them to be fed, and have appropriate medical care, certainly be safe within the facilities, and they’re segregated. But, one of the things I’ve heard since they’ve been there and it was reported while I was there actually, that there were not only El Salvadoran children, and Honduras, and Guatemala, but there were 90 children reported to be from India...
  • Cole: More Than Sanctions Needed To Stabilize Eastern Europe

    07/18/2014 12:17:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    kgou.org ^ | Brian Hardzinski
    The White House has called for an unimpeded international investigation into the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine. U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla. 4) says the suspected surface-to-air missile attack on the passenger plane shows that President Obama's announcement this week to impose more sanctions on Russia isn't enough to ease the conflict in Eastern Europe. “The Russians are probably as shocked about this as anybody else, and they know there's going to be some sort of response, not only from the United States, but probably from the broader European community as well," Cole says. "It's clear that pinprick sanctions aren't...
  • Okla. Supreme Court upholds Common Core repeal

    07/15/2014 3:41:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | July 15, 2014
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Legislature had the authority to repeal Common Core education standards for English and math in the state's public schools. ... Conservative groups maintained that the standards represented federal intrusion into Oklahoma's public education system, and Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law legislation repealing the standards last month.
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Media Exacerbated Border Crisis by Amplifying Obama Amnesty Push

    07/15/2014 2:00:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) said the mainstream media, by promoting and amplifying President Barack Obama's calls for more amnesty, was also to blame for the flood of illegal immigrant children from Central America coming across the border. In a CNN appearance on Wednesday, Bridenstine, whom many conservatives wanted to replace Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), said that "crime is not worse" in Central America today than it was when he was a Navy pilot. He mentioned that he "did counter-illicit trafficking operations as a Navy pilot" and "was there just two years ago doing counter-illicit trafficking operations." "The only...
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn to Newsmax: Illegal Minors Pawns in Obama's 'Game'

    07/15/2014 1:32:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Todd Beamon
    Thousands of illegal immigrant children who have been arrested for crossing the U.S. border are merely pawns "in a political game" by President Barack Obama, Rep. Marsha Blackburn charged to Newsmax on Saturday. "I find it just horrific that these children would be used for a political point," the Tennessee Republican said after touring a detention center at Fort Sill Army Base in Oklahoma. .... Blackburn spent about two hours at the Fort Sill center with Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine, who appeared on Newsmax TV on July 3 to tell "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner how he was denied access when...
  • Human Traffickers Are Asking HHS for Immigrant Children

    07/15/2014 2:03:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    asking Health and Human Services officials to hand over the children who have immigrated to the United States during the recent border surge, according to a congressman who toured a facility where the children are being housed. HHS is trying to release the children to sponsors in the United States, but those sponsors aren’t always parents. “There have been cases of people who have attempted to be sponsors actually being identified as associated with trafficking organizations,” Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla) told National Review Online after visiting a housing facility at Fort Sill. “And they kept saying ‘we’ll have to...
  • GOP Rep: 'We Don't Control the Southern Border,' Cartels Do

    07/15/2014 1:50:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 14, 2014
    In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” on Monday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) said that the southern border is controlled by Mexican criminal organizations and not the United States. Bridenstine stated “we don't control the southern border of the United States the way the law requires right now but the transnational criminal organizations in northern Mexico, they control the southern border on the south side of the border. If you pay them enough money you get into our country,” and that many illegals “remain illegal residents in perpetuity.”
  • These Republicans have said they are open to impeaching Obama

    07/10/2014 7:56:17 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    Following Sarah Palin's exclusive column for Brietbart calling for President Obama's impeachment over the current border crisis, it may be a good time to point out other Republicans who are at least open to the idea of impeaching the president. Joni Ernst, Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Ernst said during a candidate forum in Montgomery County, Iowa, that Obama had “become a dictator” and needed to be reprimanded for his slew of executive actions. “I do think that yes, he should face those repercussions, and whether that's removal from office, whether that's impeachment...,” Ernst said. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. Coburn, who's...
  • Inhofe: Obama showing disrespect to military by not visiting border

    07/10/2014 7:43:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Wednesday accused President Obama of disrespecting the nation’s military by not visiting the Texas border amid a surge in young migrants entering the U.S. illegally. The Pentagon has been temporarily housing at military bases several thousand of the approximately 52,000 unaccompanied children who have arrived from Central America in recent months. "President Obama’s failed policies and campaign tactics have driven the unprecedented flow of unaccompanied minors across the southern border. In response, he has turned to our military bases, like Ft. Sill in Oklahoma, for help with housing these children," said Inhofe, the ranking member...
  • The Obama Admin Forces Okla.To Overturn Anti-Sharia Bill & To Pay $303,333 To Muslims

    07/06/2014 6:53:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    gopthedailydose.com ^ | Posted on 27 May, 2014 by AmyElizabeth
    The US government has forced the state of Oklahoma to overturn its anti-Sharia bill, after a Muslim man named Muneer Awad sued the state for supposed violations against “freedom of religion.” CAIR also played a role in subverting the bill. Adam Soltani of CAIR said: Sharia is the moral code of conduct for Muslims, and that includes certain aspects of laws, like marital laws, divorce, inheritance, wills…it encompasses part of that, but it’s also the moral code of conduct The state of Oklahoma must now pay $303,333 to Awad for legal fees, costs and nontaxable expenses. The money is going...
  • Exorcist Speaks Out on Planned Oklahoma Black Mass

    07/05/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aleteia ^ | July 5, 2014 | John Burger
    Making “black masses” open to the public exposes people to serious evil, an exorcist warned this week in the wake of news that a satanic church plans to stage the ritual in a public venue in Oklahoma City. “You cannot attend such an event—even if one does so merely out of curiosity, and not with any firm desire to worship Satan—without being adversely affected,” the exorcist cautioned, in an exclusive interview with Aleteia. “The mere fact that this black mass in Oklahoma City will be public lends it a certain legitimacy, and I suspect that some people will go...
  • Oil industry's wastewater wells blamed for triggering Oklahoma quakes [liberal lies]

    07/04/2014 8:32:02 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 10 replies
    Fortune ^ | July 3, 2014, 2:06 PM EDT | Michael Casey
    ...the study provides the strongest evidence yet that the upsurge quakes in the past decade across Central and mid-America is at least partially to be blamed on humans. More than 300 earthquakes have occurred from 2010 to 2012 compared to an average rate of 21 every year from 1967 to 2000, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Most have ranged from 2.0 to 3.6 on the Richter scale but there have been exceptions, including a 5.6 event in central Oklahoma in November 2011 that destroyed 14 homes and injured two people.
  • Are you an author? Care to donate a book to a new, all-volunteer library?

    06/26/2014 4:57:32 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 10 replies
    June 26, 2014 | ChocChipCookie
    I am working on a project to collect as many books as possible for a new library that opened on May 21 in Tuttle, Oklahoma. Tuttle is a tiny town of about 6,000 people west of OKC. This library is operated and funded by volunteers. To my knowledge, they receive no public funding.The volunteers have worked incredibly hard to raise money for their location, books, and services. If you're an author, or know of one, this would be a great way to get your book(s) on library shelves. Tuttle Public Library 305 W Main Street Tuttle, OK 73089 http://www.tuttlelibrary.org/ I...
  • Mika ‘kicks around’ Sarah Palin while the Morning Joe men zone in on her T-shirt

    06/25/2014 2:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 25, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The smarmy “Morning Joe” crew was having a grand time Wednesday morning mocking tea party candidate losses in Oklahoma and Mississippi on Tuesday, writing off the conservative groups that supported them. Former John McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt offered his take on the rough year the tea party is having. “When I was watching that, it just seemed like it had an American Idol, season thirteen feel to it,” he said. “You’re watching Ted Cruz in that video, it sounds like he’s talking about a TupperWare set coming with this.” “Sarah Palin sounded like she didn’t know who she was...
  • Inter-Faith Community Focuses On Emotional Well-Being Of Fort Sill Children

    06/24/2014 6:23:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    News On 6 ^ | Jun 24, 2014 | Havonnah Johnson, News On 6
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Members of Tulsa's Metropolitan Ministry held a community meeting Tuesday to talk about how Green Country can help with the hundreds of immigrant children being housed in Oklahoma. They said Tulsans are impacted by what's happening at Fort Sill. The governor called the housing of illegal immigrant children in Oklahoma an immigration crisis. Tulsa's Metropolitan Ministry said it's a humanitarian issue. Tuesday's meeting focused on the safety of the immigrant children."This is not a border security issue, these children are surrendering at the border to get out of harm's way," said Drew Diamond with the Jewish Federation...
  • [6-24-2014]Primary day: The 6 big questions

    06/24/2014 10:47:22 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    POLITICO.com ^ | 6/24/14 5:02 AM EDT | JAMES HOHMANN
    In a post-Eric Cantor world, anything seems possible. And Tuesday’s races in Mississippi, Oklahoma and New York offer fertile territory for upsets and surprises. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is the underdog in a runoff with state Sen. Chris McDaniel, and could end up the first Senate incumbent to lose this year. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) faces his toughest reelection challenge yet as he seeks a 23rd term. And Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) is trying to fend off a tea party-backed former state House speaker in the race for an open Oklahoma Senate seat. Colorado and Maryland also are holding primaries.
  • Poll: Lankford holds narrow lead over Shannon (Oklahoma alert)

    06/22/2014 11:56:25 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | June 22, 2014 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Fifth District Congressman James Lankford held a narrow lead over former Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon heading into the final week of their U.S. Senate primary campaign, according to the latest Oklahoma Poll. Lankford led Shannon 41 percent to 38 percent in a survey of 415 likely voters in Tuesday’s election. The survey was conducted June 14-18 by SoonerPoll.com and has a 4.81 percent margin of error. Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon was at 3 percent, with the other four candidates on Tuesday’s ballot totaling 2 percent. Sixteen percent were undecided. The poll results indicate a runoff between...
  • What does Oklahoma mean? (answer: red people....the state must change its name)

    06/19/2014 9:50:56 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies
    What does Oklahoma mean? Oklahoma is based on Choctaw Indian words which translate as red people (okla meaning "people" and humma meaning "red"). Recorded history for the name "Oklahoma" began with Spanish explorer Coronado in 1541 on his quest for the "Lost City of Gold." Oklahoma became the 46th state on November 16, 1907.
  • Drug Abuse News

    England has seen a 10% fall in the number of opiate and crack [the top 2 illicit drugs abused] users since 2005 with the largest reductions being seen in the last few years. This also includes a significant fall in the number of people injecting these drugs: from 93,401 in 2010 to 2011, to 87,302 in 2011 to 2012. THE DIFFERENCE: England approaches the issue as a "public health" issue. In the USA we approach substance abuse as a "legal" issue. Until we fund treatment adequately, attacking demand, law enforcement attempts to shrink supply will just make profit margins greater...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Oklahoma poised to become top oil producer, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm says

    06/15/2014 9:04:06 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 39 replies
    newsok ^ | June 5, 2014 | Jay F. Marks
    Oklahoma poised to become top oil producer, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm says Surging crude production in Oklahoma has the state on the verge of becoming the nation’s third-largest source of oil, according to officials at Continental Resources Inc. by Jay F. Marks Modified: June 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm •  Published: June 5, 2014   Oklahoma is poised to cash in from the ongoing U.S. oil boom, according to one of the nation’s foremost experts on the topic.Continental Resources Inc. CEO Harold Hamm said tax incentives meant to encourage horizontal drilling have done their job, as Oklahoma’s oil production is...
  • Historic win for school choice in Oklahoma

    06/13/2014 6:11:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Mike Turner
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can threaten us all he wants; we’re finished with Common Core in Oklahoma. Last week Governor Mary Fallin made it official, signing into law legislation repealing the law’s impact on our state’s education standards. As a state representative, I was proud to have voted to stop Common Core. As a conservative, I’m outraged I had to in the first place. We need to be standing up for school choice, not whitewashing standards that are better for bureaucrats than parents and children. At any rate, the Obama administration is none too happy with us. “We partner...
  • Ted Cruz Spikes the Ball

    06/13/2014 6:01:35 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 13, 2014 4:42 p.m. ET | Allysia Finley
    Ted Cruztook a victory lap of sorts this week after Eric Cantor's primary defeat. And why shouldn't he? The junior senator from Texas helped fuel the anti-establishment furies that devoured the House majority leader. "This election should be a reminder to all in Congress—Republicans and Democrats alike—that the conservative base is alive and well, and the American people will hold us all accountable," said Mr. Cruz. "Each of us needs to do what we said we would do and tell the truth." If this sounds like a threat, that's because it is.Mr. Cruz is wont to criticize Republican politicians who...
  • Oklahomans react to law requiring classes for divorcing parents

    06/12/2014 10:24:43 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 81 replies
    KOCO ^ | 06/11/2014 | Brian Shlonsky
    OKLAHOMA CITY —Oklahomans filing for divorce will now have to go through an extra step if they have kids. Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill last week that requires married couples who have children younger than 18 to pay for and attend classes before they can split. Those classes will cost anywhere between $15 and $60 and will teach parents about the impact divorce will have on the kids. Many Oklahoma residents have mixed feelings about the new law. “I don’t think it’s a bad idea, but I just don’t agree with people have to go to classes,” Linda Fuller...
  • States Ditch Common Core - The ObamaCare Of Education

    06/11/2014 3:40:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Education: Oklahoma joins South Carolina and Indiana in opposing one-size-fits-all U.S. education standards that have turned schools into leftist re-education camps, with political statements masquerading as instruction. Not as much attention has been paid to Common Core as has been paid to ObamaCare. But like the faux Greek columns in Denver at Barack Obama's nomination in 2008, they were supposed to be the twin pillars of his legacy. Both, however, are fake promises, Trojan horses for government control of key sectors of American society and our economy. Five years ago, 46 states gave up a big chunk of their sovereignty...
  • Arne Duncan Threatens Entire State Of Oklahoma Because State Backed Out Of Common Core

    06/10/2014 8:48:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/10/2014 | Eric Owens
    Thursday marked a high point for opponents of Common Core, as Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation making her state the third to ditch the national educational standards. In a press briefing at the White House on Monday, though, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan struck back by vaguely suggesting that the federal government may now punish Oklahoma. Duncan asserted that “40 percent of high school graduates” in Oklahoma “have to take remedial classes when they go to college” and only “25 percent of Oklahoma’s eighth-graders in math are proficient.” The Obama administration education chief declared that the Common Core Standards...
  • A Company Has Designed A Bulletproof Blanket To Protect Kids During School Shootings

    06/09/2014 8:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 9, 2014 | Tasneem Nashrulla
    An Oklahoma company has designed a bullet-resistant blanket that’s designed to protect children and teachers in the event of a school shooting. The Bodyguard Blanket, made by ProTecht, is a bulletproof 5/16-inch pad that the company says is made from the same materials used by the U.S. military. Steve Walker, a podiatrist who conceptualized the blanket, told The Oklahoman that the idea came to him after two tragedies: the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the tornadoes in Oklahoma. He said the idea was to “stop that blunt-force trauma when that rubble is falling down on a child.” The...
  • HHS loses mandate case in Oklahoma federal court to 200 Catholic employers

    06/07/2014 11:14:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The real stage for the HHS contraception mandate will be the Supreme Court, where arguments have already been heard on the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases involving private-sector secular employers. The fight still continues in lower courts, however, and also in regard to religious employers. In Oklahoma, a federal judge issued an injunction on Wednesday blocking enforcement on more than 200 Catholic employers and thousands of parishes, thanks to a lawsuit filed in March by the Catholic Benefits Association. It is one of the few class-action suits being brought against the contraception mandate: A government attorney declined to comment...
  • Oklahoma Dumps Common Core as Dominoes Fall

    06/06/2014 4:45:16 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 June 2014 | Alex Newman
    Oklahoma Dumps Common Core as Dominoes Fall In a major victory for opponents of the deeply controversial Common Core, Oklahoma officially dumped the education standards.
  • Oklahoma House Seeks to Impeach Half of Their Liberal Supreme Court

    06/02/2014 1:55:20 PM PDT · by SgtHooper · 26 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Two Oklahoma death row inmates (whose crimes both involved the brutal rape and murder of children) sued the government in order to find out the source of the drugs used in the lethal injection that they would receive. After the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals gave the go-ahead for the executions, the state’s Supreme Court granted an indefinite appeal to the inmates. However, an Oklahoma House member drafted a resolution to impeach the justices who granted the stay, precipitating a 180 degree turnaround by the OK Supreme Court. From The Guardian: The Oklahoma supreme court has dissolved its stay of...
  • Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Takes On EPA, Federal/State Bureaucracy

    05/30/2014 6:24:34 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 May 2014 | William F. Jasper
    Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Takes On EPA, Federal/State Bureaucracy Like many state and local officials across the country who are struggling against federal EPA regulations that are strangling their economies, Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello is frustrated — and fed up. The New American 30 May 2014 Like many state and local officials across the country who are struggling against federal EPA regulations that are strangling their economies, Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello (shown) is frustrated — and fed up. “They are shutting down a perfectly good [Oklahoma] coal plant,” Commissioner Costello told The New American. “They’re shutting...
  • Oklahoma Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill That Closed Numerous Abortion Clinics in Texas

    05/29/2014 5:33:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday signed the bill that requires abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when an abortion is done on an unborn baby. When the state of Texas clamped down on abortion clinics that could not follow basic health and safety standards and failed to ensure abortion practitioners had admitting privileges at local hospitals in cases where women are injured in botched abortions, abortion clinics closed down because they couldn’t comply. As many as 20 Texas abortion clinics have closed or stopping doing abortions. oklalogo4Now, Oklahoma is following suit. The...