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  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Sen. Cruz Names U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, and Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell.....

    08/26/2015 7:11:45 AM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/26/15
    Sen. Cruz Names U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, and Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell co-chairs of “Vets for Ted,” Bill Connor to Serve as National Director HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today named former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire, Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma, and Texas State Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of the Cruz for President military coalition, “Vets for Ted.” Bill Connor will serve as national director.“I am humbled and proud to have Bob, Jim, Brian, and Bill leading the ‘Vets for Ted’ military coalition,” Sen. Cruz said. “Each of these men...
  • Oklahoma labor commissioner killed in restaurant stabbing: local media

    08/23/2015 8:33:20 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/23/2015 | Heide Brandes
    The Commissioner of Labor for Oklahoma, Mark Costello, was killed in a stabbing at a fast food restaurant in Oklahoma City on Sunday, local broadcasters reported, citing unnamed sources. Police declined to confirm that Costello was the victim but said one family member stabbed another family member at least four times with a knife after the pair agreed to meet at the restaurant following a fight earlier in the day. "So sorry to hear the tragic news about Mark Costello," Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said in a Tweet. Local broadcaster News 9, citing unnamed sources, reported that Costello was...
  • Cruz Laughs at Reporter on Iran Deal

    08/17/2015 5:15:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/17/15 | Brian Lilley
    As Texas Senator Ted Cruz continued to campaign in the South and Midwest, one local reporter thought he would take a run at Cruz's opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran. News 9 reporter Justin Dougherty from Oklahoma pointed to Cruz's past statements about listening to military leaders and their advice. "Several times you have mentioned that in international crisis you would seek the advice of military personnel. Now recently there were three dozen former generals and admirals who would say this Iran deal is our only option to keep nuclear weapons. Are you going to listen to that letter...
  • Erick Erickson: Trump’s momentum should be used to get rid of Boehner

    08/20/2015 5:10:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 8/20/15 | Ryan Girdusky
    Conservative blogger Erick Erickson is hoping the momentum of the Donald Trump presidential campaign can lead to the overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner. Erickson recounted on his blog Wednesday that despite the effort by conservative House members like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Steve King (R-Iowa), Boehner was reinstated as Speaker by a slim margin of victory in January. He credited Boehner’s victory to his ironclad agreement to conservatives that he would fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s executive amnesty on the Department of Homeland Security. Boehner broke that promise and funded DHS with barely...
  • Bartlesville, Tulsa Crowds Show Support For Senator Ted Cruz

    08/14/2015 4:29:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    News on 6 ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Emory Bryan
    BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigned all day in Oklahoma.The Texas senator made stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville and Tulsa, where he wrapped up his finial speech of the day at Union High School.Cruz had overflow crowds at all three stops Thursday, where he told Oklahoma voters they were going to be essential in his run for the White House.The room was packed, with people outside too late to get a seat.Representative Jim Bridenstine said Cruz is their best hope at electing someone to change things in Washington.Cruz met receptive crowds in Tulsa and Bartlesville, where supporters...
  • Ted Cruz Speaks At Largest Crawford County Lincoln Day Dinner In History

    08/13/2015 8:59:14 PM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies
    5 News KFSM | KXNW ^ | August 12, 2015 | Chandler Rogers
    Video at the link VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz spoke Wednesday (August 12) at the Republican Party of Crawford County Lincoln Day Dinner in Van Buren.It was Cruz’s third stop in the Natural State Wednesday. He held a rally at the GOP Headquarters in Little Rock in the morning and in the afternoon hosted a meet and greet at Fat Daddy’s Barbecue in Russellville. The Lincoln Day Dinner  began at 6:30 p.m. and was sold out according to event organizers.Hundreds showed up to hear Cruz speak at the largest Crawford County Lincoln Day Dinner in history.Cruz promoted...
  • Dixieland Delight: Ted Cruz Barnstorms The South To Sold Out Crowds

    08/14/2015 8:16:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) s coming off his performance in the first debate strong, barnstorming through the American southeast to sold out crowds filled with overwhelmingly enthusiastic supporters riding a grassroots wave of energy through the month of August. i
  • Bridenstine, Oklahoma Senate leader endorse Ted Cruz's bid (Over a dozen endorse him)

    08/12/2015 11:11:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KWTV-TV ^ | August 12, 2015 | The Associated Press
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Tulsa and Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman of Sapulpa are among the Oklahoma leaders endorsing U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential bid. Cruz's campaign announced Wednesday that Bridenstine and Bingman are among more than a dozen elected officials on Cruz's Oklahoma Leadership Team. Others include Republican state Sens. Gary Stanislawski and Anthony Sykes, and state Reps. David Brumbaugh, David Derby, Dan Fisher, Mark Lepak, Mark McCullough, Michael Rogers, Chuck Strohm, Ken Walker and Justin Wood....
  • Cruz for President Announces Oklahoma Leadership Team

    08/12/2015 8:01:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/12/15
    Congressman Jim Bridenstine to Chair Oklahoma Campaign; Joined by Senate Majority Whip Stanislawski and House GOP Caucus Chairman Brumbaugh on Leadership TeamHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the beginnings of his Oklahoma Leadership Team, which consists of conservative grassroots leaders, veterans, faith and value leaders, and elected officials. The team of courageous conservatives is led by second term Congressman Jim Bridenstine and includes three State Senators as well as seven State Representatives.On Thursday, Sen. Cruz will visit Oklahoma on his #CruzCountry #CruzToVictory Bus Tour with stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and Tulsa. The events schedule may...
  • This is #CruzCountry! (from debate to campaign trail)

    08/09/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 64 replies
    Tedcruz.org ^ | 08/08/15 | Jeff Roe
    Wow — what a week! I’m writing from in between stops on the #CruzCountry Bus Tour as we continue our #CruzToVictory through southern states that will play a huge part in making Ted our Republican nominee for President of the United States.As you likely know, the Republican candidates met in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 season on Thursday. And it was a great night for Ted — but don’t just take it from me:Frank Luntz declared the debate “great news for Ted Cruz.”Charles Krauthammer named Ted Cruz a “winner of the night.”The Press Enterprise wrote “Cruz...
  • Academy Award Winning Actress Calls Oklahoma Governor “Horrible Person”

    08/07/2015 2:36:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 7, 2015 | AUGUST 7, 2015
    An Academy Award winning actress is calling for Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to stop the execution of a man she believes is “clearly innocent.” Actress Susan Sarandon is now joining the fight to save the life of Oklahoma inmate Richard Glossip. “I want people to know I didn’t kill this man. I didn’t participate or plan anything to do with this crime,” said Richard Glossip in an interview earlier this year. Glossip was convicted in connection with the murder of Barry Van Treese. Van Treese was found dead at an Oklahoma City motel back in 1997. Despite that conviction, Glossip...
  • 4 Arrested Following Death of Midwest City Father Defending His Disabled Son

    07/31/2015 8:59:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 28, 2015 | JUSTIN REED
    Midwest City Police responded to a shooting call at a home in the 8700 block of St. George Way, near Reno and N. Douglas, early Saturday morning. When they arrived, police say they found a 51- year-old man, later identified as Kenneth Walker, dead on the scene. The victim’s son, Antonio Walker, who is a 30 -year-old paraplegic, told authorities an altercation broke out after he was thrown out of his wheelchair by some acquaintances. Antonio said his father was killed when he stepped in to defend him. “He was very protective, watched over him, he was there for him,”...
  • Police in Oklahoma say motive unclear in 5 fatal stabbings

    07/25/2015 8:35:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
    Police in Oklahoma say they have turned to social media posts for clues about the motive of a teenager accused in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings during a late-night attack that left bodies strewn through the family's home. A booking document filed by police in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow accuses Robert Bever, 18, of five counts of first-degree murder and a count of aggravated assault in the attack Wednesday night. Bever's 16-year-old brother also was being held. Because he is a juvenile, officers have not released his name or announced charges against him. Broken...
  • Massive Swarm of Grasshoppers and Beetles Picked up by Radar, Headed to Oklahoma

    07/24/2015 12:01:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 22, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    A massive swarm of grasshoppers and beetles is making its way toward Oklahoma. Park rangers from Copper Breaks State Park in Quanah, Texas say the mob is so huge that its movement is being picked up on radar. They are reportedly headed northeast towards Oklahoma. We don’t know if they will reach us, but they are making impressive time. The National Weather Service says it is not unusual for the bugs to travel like this during the summer, but it is pretty incredible to watch it on radar. “It doesn’t take a whole lot of bugs to cause that on...
  • Police: Off-Duty Reserve Officer Shoots at Suspects in Oklahoma City

    07/23/2015 11:31:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KFOR ^ | 7/21 | M.DELATORRE
    There have been reports of a shooting at the Belle Isle Walmart. An off-duty reserve officer was in pursuit of two suspects who were allegedly trying to get away from the Walmart, according to Oklahoma City Police. The officer reportedly shot at the car, hitting the vehicle an unknown number of times. Initial reports say the suspects did not suffer any injury. Crime scene investigators are on scene. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
  • Senator: Planned Parenthood Says the Liver and Heart Has Value. No. The Unborn Baby Has Value

    07/22/2015 11:28:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    On July 16, Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) addressed the U.S. Senate regarding Planned Parenthood’s video showing their Medical Director, Deborah Nucatola, negotiating the sale of body parts of aborted babies it kills in its facilities. In the video, which was seen by over two-million people, Nucatola admits that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts, uses altered abortion procedures in order to get intact body parts, and is aware of their own liability for doing so and takes steps to cover it up. Sen. Lankford said, “This comes back to the ultimate irony that we would literally tear one...
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine Endorses Cruz for President

    07/20/2015 9:49:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 7/20/2015
    Oklahoma Conservative Says Cruz is a “Winner” and “Proven Fundraiser”HOUSTON, Texas – Oklahoma Representative Jim Bridenstine, one of the most principled conservatives in the House of Representatives, has endorsed U.S. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for President. Bridenstine is a vocal leader among a growing group of young conservatives in the House that have pushed for smaller, more accountable government, full repeal of Obamacare, and protections for religious liberty. The Oklahoma Republican becomes the sixth Member of Congress to endorse Cruz following announcements from Texas Representatives Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe, and Brian Babin.In a recent Breitbart.com op-ed Bridenstine...
  • Gov. Fallin Authorizes Officials to Arm Full-Time Military Personnel at Certain Facilities

    07/19/2015 1:03:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 17, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    In response to the attack on Marines in Tennessee, Gov. Mary Fallin has authorized Oklahoma military officials to arm full-time personnel at facilities similar to the ones that were attacked on Thursday. On Thursday, four Marines were killed at a Naval Reserve center when a gunman opened fire on the facility. On Friday, Gov. Fallin issued an executive order that allows Maj. Gen. Robbie Asher to arm certain full-time personnel in military installations throughout Oklahoma. “Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a domestic terrorist attack,” Gov. Fallin said. “It is painful enough when we lose members...
  • Oklahoma gov orders arms for state military personnel

    07/18/2015 4:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) issued an executive order late Friday authorizing certain full-time military personnel in her state to be armed following a deadly shooting the previous day in Tennessee. “Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a domestic terrorist attack,” Fallin said in a statement accompanying her executive order. “It is painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when they are sent in harm’s way, but it is unfathomable that they should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities," she said. Fallin's order applies to those on military installations in Oklahoma,...
  • Obama says that without family support he could have been in prison

    07/16/2015 7:05:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 16, 2015 | Katie Zezima and Juliet Eilperin
    EL RENO, Okla. — President Obama, who in recent weeks has shed any reticence to talk about racism and discrimination in American life, suggested inside the walls of a federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday that under different circumstances, he could have been there as an inmate rather than as president. “That’s what strikes me — there but for the grace of God,” the president said, standing in an empty cellblock with polished concrete floors and gray-and-white walls. Minutes after he had finished meeting with six nonviolent drug offenders in El Reno federal prison, a medium-security facility, Obama said his...
  • Oklahoma black man leads presidential protest by waving Confederate Flag

    07/16/2015 11:41:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    KFOR ^ | 07/16/2015 | BY LESLIE RANGEL
    OKLAHOMA CITY — The President’s Oklahoma visit sparked controversy all over the state. Supporters of the confederate flag have their own message to send to President Obama. In Durant, Okla. Wednesday morning, trucks lined up awaiting his arrival, and now supporters are in Bricktown. Supporters want to let the President know the Confederate flag, they say, stands for heritage, not hate. The organizer of the event is someone you might not expect to see standing behind this cause. It is a red, white and blue that, for many, carries a message of hate… but that’s not the point these folks...
  • Confederate Flag Wavers Greet President Obama in Oklahoma

    07/16/2015 6:52:33 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 43 replies
    abcnews ^ | 7-16-2015 | abcnews
    President Obama was greeted by people waving Confederate flags as he arrived at his hotel in Oklahoma City Wednesday night.
  • Four Oklahoma Christian Universities Lose Abortion Pill Battle

    07/15/2015 7:18:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    newson6.com ^ | Jul 14, 2015 | NewsOn6.com
    DENVER, Colorado - Four Christian Universities in Oklahoma lost a religious freedom case Tuesday in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. A district court temporarily stopped enforcement of the Obama administration's abortion-pill mandate after the universities objected to it in 2013. The appeals court overturned that ruling Tuesday saying it's the insurance companies that provide the contraception not the universities.
  • Oklahoma Woman Allegedly Pulls Knife on Teens in Taco Bell After Wi-Fi Frustration (VIDEO)

    07/15/2015 9:55:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, July 14, 2015, | Lee Moran
    An Oklahoma woman pulled a knife on a group of teen boys after getting angry over the poor Wi-Fi connection at a Taco Bell, police said. Amber Lynn Henson was frustrated about the Tahlequah restaurant's internet speed on Thursday when she went to a drinking fountain to cool off. But a group of unwitting youngsters blocked the 48-year-old's way, reports the Tahlequah Daily Press. "The boys were kind of in the way of the drink fountain and she had to squeeze through them to get her drink," said Tahlequah Police chief Nate King. "She got agitated and spilled her drink...
  • Oklahoma Republicans compare food-stamp recipients to animals

    07/14/2015 11:49:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | July 14, 2015 | Heide Brandes
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The Oklahoma Republican Party on Tuesday removed a Facebook post that compared people who receive food stamps to wild animals after it set off a social-media storm. Titled a "lesson in irony," the post from Monday night says the U.S. government is proud that its food stamp program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, this year reached 46 million people. "Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us 'Please Do Not Feed the Animals.' Their stated reason for the policy is because 'The animals will grow dependent on...
  • Miss USA: Miss Nevada trips over dress, flubs race relations question

    07/13/2015 11:39:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/13/2015
    Miss Oklahoma, Olivia Jordan, was crowned the 64th Miss USA on Sunday night but that wasn’t the most entertaining part of the night. Rather it was a very interesting answer from Miss Nevada, Brittany McGowan, during the Q&A portion of the pageant. McGowan -- who had already tripped over her dress during the evening gown competition -- was asked by a judge what she would do to improve race relations in the United States. She appeared taken aback by the question but still tried to reply saying: “What I would do to improve race relations in the U.S. is get...
  • A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?

    07/12/2015 7:43:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://www.cnsnews.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the Commandments "religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths," the court said the monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallin's action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America — an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are...
  • New York group asks court to block Oklahoma abortion law

    07/10/2015 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    tulsaworld.com ^ | July 9, 2015 | Associated Press
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorneys for a New York-based reproductive rights group plan to be in an Oklahoma courtroom to ask a judge to block an Oklahoma law that requires abortion providers to have a physician with local hospital admitting privileges on-site when abortion procedures are performed. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in October on behalf of an Oklahoma doctor who performs nearly half the state's abortions. A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled Thursday before Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews.
  • Obama to Make First-Ever Presidential Visit to a Federal Prison for VICE Special

    07/10/2015 12:43:42 PM PDT · by machogirl · 63 replies
    vice news ^ | 07-10-2015 | By VICE News
    President Barack Obama announced today that he will visit the El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma next week to participate in a VICE special on America's criminal justice system. It will make Obama the first sitting US president to visit a federal prison. As part of the VICE special airing this fall on HBO, Obama and VICE founder Shane Smith, host of the special, will tour the facility and meet with prisoners, prison staff, and law enforcement officials. Related: VICE News' coverage of crime and drugs Located in central Oklahoma, El Reno is a medium-security facility that houses 1,300 inmates...
  • Buchanan: The Coming Era of Civil Disobedience

    07/09/2015 7:50:45 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 74 replies
    World News Daily ^ | July 9, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the state Capitol. Calling the Commandments “religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths,” ... monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America – an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and...
  • OK governor defies Supreme Court — Ten Commandments will stay at capitol

    07/08/2015 9:07:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 07/07/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    There’s a showdown at the OK capitol. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vowed that a Ten Commandments monument on capitol grounds, which the state Supreme Court recently ruled was unconstitutional, will remain through appeal, KOCO reports. “The Ten Commandments monument was built to recognize and honor the historical significance of the Commandments in our state’s and nation’s systems of laws,” Fallin says in a statement. “The monument was built and maintained with private dollars. It is virtually identical to a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol which the United States Supreme Court ruled to be permissible. It...
  • World's Oldest Woman With Down Syndrome Living In Chickasha (Oklahoma)

    07/07/2015 7:30:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    news9.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Christy Lewis
    CHICKASHA, Oklahoma - Dollie Grissom is 74 years old and she has Down syndrome. She’s one of nine kids and her siblings spoil her during visits several times a week. “This is home so we just come to her,” her sister, Marilyn Crossen said. Home has been the Chickasha Nursing Center since 1969. “I wouldn’t take her out of here for anything,” Crossen added. And Dollie has done nearly the same thing each day for the last 47 years. “She wakes up when she gets ready to wake up. We bring her breakfast, usually pancakes. She will sit around and...
  • Mother Miriam's Heart for the Family and Church (former Jew & Evangelical)

    07/06/2015 3:40:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jim Graves
    The founder of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope, discusses her conversion from Judaism, religious habits, family life, and current social upheaval Left: Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (www.motherofisraelshope.org); right: Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. on Sept. 8, 2011, when the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope became a public association of the faithful under Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa. Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. is founder of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope (www.motherofisraelshope.org), a new religious congregation currently headquartered in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma, under the leadership...
  • Osage County Feeling Pinch of Administration's Anti-Fossil Fuel Mindset

    07/06/2015 2:21:59 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 18 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 7-5-2015 | The Oklahoman Editorial Board
    Osage County feeling pinch of administration's anti-fossil fuel mindset by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: July 5, 2015 REGULATION of energy production has long been the province of state governments, but under the Obama administration there’s been a concerted push to transfer more power to the federal government. To view the decidedly negative outcome of such a transition, look no further than Osage County, Oklahoma. Osage County is unique because members of the Osage tribe hold mineral rights under a federal treaty. Tribal shareholders are paid a percentage of the revenue from oil and gas production on the county’s 1.4...
  • Pence says Indiana will not comply with coal plant regulations

    07/03/2015 4:20:10 AM PDT · by thackney · 34 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 07/01/2015 | Power Engineering
    Indiana will not comply with President Barack Obama's plan to battle climate change by requiring reductions in emissions from coal-fired power plants, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday. The proposal as currently written, known as the Clean Power Plan, will make Indiana electricity more expensive and less reliable and hurt economic growth in Indiana and across the nation, Pence wrote in a letter to Obama. The plan targets pollution from the coal-fired power plants that Indiana relies on. Pence said the Indiana coal industry employs more than 26,000 people. "If your administration proceeds to finalize the Clean Power Plan, and...
  • Satanic Temple Looking for New Home for Baphomet Statue After Oklahoma Court’s Ruling

    07/03/2015 12:41:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 2, 2015
    After the decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to remove the Ten Commandments Monument outside the state Capitol, the Satanic Temple is now looking for another home for its Baphomet monument. In 2012, Rep. Mike Ritze paid for the installation of a Ten Commandments Monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol’s front lawn. Since he paid for the Commandments himself, it was classified as a donation and was allowed to be placed on government property. After the Ten Commandments Monument was placed at the Oklahoma Capitol, the Satanic Temple announced that it wanted to donate a public monument to “complement and...
  • Giant redheaded centipede found crawling in Texas park

    07/02/2015 4:40:04 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 97 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 7-2-15 | Casey Curry
    TEXAS -- A giant redheaded centipede was found crawling on a broom in a park in Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo of the insect on Twitter. The centipede was discovered at Garner State Park in Uvalde County in the Hill Country. This is one scary looking insect. In the wild, it can grow to be 8 inches long with a brightly colored body and legs. Officials at the University of Arkansas Arthropod Museum describe this species of centipede as "fast moving and aggressive titans." The giant redheaded centipede is a predator that primarily feeds on...
  • Oklahoma's Highest Court Rules Against Ten Commandments Display on Gov't Property

    07/02/2015 8:42:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Oklahoma's Supreme Court ruled that a Ten Commandments display on the capitol grounds of Oklahoma City must be removed. In a 7-2 decision released Tuesday, the state's highest court concluded that the privately-funded 6-foot tall granite monument violates the Oklahoma constitution, which states, "No public ... property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any ... system of religion ...." "Because the monument at issue operates for the use, benefit or support of a sect or system of religion, it violates Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution...
  • Court: Oklahoma woman can sue fracking company for causing earthquakes

    07/01/2015 7:28:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    If you read the title there’s not much more of an intro to do, really. Let’s just get to the case. Oklahoma’s Supreme Court said New Dominion LLC can be sued for damage caused by an earthquake that a woman blames on disposal wells tied to fracking, in what may be the first such case to head to a jury trial.Sandra Ladra sued New Dominion and Spess Oil Co. for injuries suffered to her knees and legs in November 2011, when a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near her home in central Oklahoma. She said the tremor caused the rock...
  • Oklahoma court rules earthquake victim can sue oil companies

    07/01/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-30-15 | Yeganeh Torbati
    An Oklahoma woman who was injured when an earthquake rocked her home in 2011 can sue oil companies for damages, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday, opening the door to other potential lawsuits against the state's energy companies. Oklahoma has experienced a dramatic spike in earthquakes in the last five years, and researchers have blamed the oil and gas industry's practice of injecting massive volumes of saltwater left over from oil and gas drilling. The state saw nearly 600 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in 2014, compared to just one or two per year prior to 2009, according...
  • Supreme Court Allows Use of Execution Drug

    06/29/2015 7:22:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | Adam Liptak
    The Supreme Court ruled on Monday against three death row inmates who had sought to bar the use of an execution drug they said risked causing excruciating pain. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote the majority opinion in the 5-to-4 decision. He was joined by the court’s four more conservative justices. The drug, the sedative midazolam, played a part in three long and apparently painful executions last year. It was used in an effort to render inmates unconscious before they were injected with other, severely painful drugs. Four condemned inmates in Oklahoma challenged the use of the drug, saying it...
  • There’s a giant hole that’s draining a lake on the border of Oklahoma and Texas like it’s a bathtub

    06/25/2015 2:04:24 PM PDT · by Smittie · 50 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | Tanya Lewis
    Like something straight out of "The Twilight Zone", a swirling vortex has opened up in a giant lake on the border of Oklahoma and Texas. The gaping hole — which appeared recently in Lake Texoma — alarmed everyone from Twitter users to the Tulsa District US Army Corps of Engineers, who posted a YouTube video of the vortex. Below the video, they describe the hole as being "8 feet in diameter and capable of sucking in a full-sized boat."
  • Take Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill

    06/22/2015 9:13:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 21, 2015 | Mary Kathryn Nagle
    I hate using ATMs. It’s not the lines that bother me, nor is it the inevitable awkwardness of the person lurking behind you, seemingly in a rush and looking over your shoulder as you type. No, I hate ATMs because I know when I swipe my card, when the machine dispenses pieces of my livelihood, I have to see that face. His face. On the $20 bill. When historian David Greenberg thinks of Andrew Jackson, he thinks of democracy. When I see Andrew Jackson, I think of my grandmother’s spit. * * * The trip was long. And for an...
  • Senator: Pope’s Words Will Be Used To Justify ‘Largest’ Tax Increase In History

    06/19/2015 12:42:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 18, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    While the Obama administration and environmentalists celebrate Pope Francis’ encyclical on global warming, Sen. Jim Inhofe is warning the pope’s views on the subject could be used by the left to enact the biggest tax increase in U.S. history. “I disagree with the pope’s philosophy on global warming,” the Oklahoma Republican said in a statement. “I am concerned that his encyclical will be used by global warming alarmists to advocate for policies that will equate to the largest, most regressive tax increase in our nation’s history.” Francis’s encyclical, called “Laudato Si,” calls for reducing fossil fuel use and increasing green...
  • Loss of Health Care Subsidies Would Impact South More than Anywhere Else

    06/16/2015 4:16:08 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (Macon) ^ | June 16, 2015 21:23 UTC | Tony Pugh
    WASHINGTON — (...) The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether the subsidies can continue for 6.4 million people in 34 states who use the federal insurance marketplace at HealthCare.gov. (...) More than 4.1 million people, or nearly two out of three who could lose their subsidies in the case this year, live in just 13 Southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2015/06/16/3799971/loss-of-health-care-subsidies.html#storylink=cpy
  • U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine and Sen. Ted Cruz: Unleash the American energy renaissance now

    06/14/2015 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Isara · 90 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Saturday, June 13, 2015 | U.S. REP. JIM BRIDENSTINE & SEN. TED CRUZ
    For decades, entrepreneurs in Oklahoma and Texas have looked to the immense natural resources found beneath our states’ soil, convinced that with a dream and a little hard work they could revolutionize an industry. These entrepreneurs have characterized the innovative spirit that has made the sister states places of promise for countless Americans. We are proud to represent Oklahoma and Texas, respectively, and together we believe we can unleash the American energy renaissance that is already underway. To do so, we need to scale back the government, restore state and local control, and welcome technological advancement to tap into the...
  • City employees shocked by new insurance deductibles

    06/15/2015 10:58:16 AM PDT · by FatherofFive · 58 replies
    Fox23.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | News Story
    The City of Bixby changed insurance deductibles for their employees. One of the changes means that a family now has a $7,000 deductible instead of a $500 one. There is a gap plan available on limited basis. Employees said that no one asked them about the change or if they would prefer to pay higher premiums instead.
  • Ted Cruz 'Wows' The Crowd At OKGOP Luncheon

    06/14/2015 4:39:08 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 26 replies
    SoonerPolitics.org ^ | June 14, 2015 | Donna Byas
    When he finished the speech, he got a very, very, very long standing ovation. It went on so long, that after he sat down, he stood up again to acknowledge it and kind of put his hands in the shape to tell the crowd thanks but that's enough---It was a really long standing ovation. He is a great speaker and he does have charisma.
  • 100-Year-Old Lessons Discovered On Chalkboards At Oklahoma School

    06/14/2015 10:13:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Here & Now ^ | Sherry Read
    At an Oklahoma City high school last week, what started out as a routine job for contractors – switching out chalkboards for whiteboards – unearthed some incredible pieces of history: hidden chalkboards with lessons from 1917 almost perfectly preserved. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Sherry Read, a math teacher at Emerson High School, where the chalkboards were discovered. Interview Highlights: Sherry Read On her reaction to seeing the chalkboards “It was just incredible. The drawings are pristine. They look like they were drawn yesterday. And just look at the beautiful colors, and the math work that was on...