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  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    12/20/2014 10:37:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2014 6:36 PM EST | Nicholas Riccardi
    Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation’s highest court—social conservatives and law enforcement. The lawsuit seeks to overturn Colorado’s experiment in legalized recreational pot, alleging that the two conservative states are being overrun with Colorado marijuana that is making it harder for them to enforce their own drug laws. …
  • Oklahoma City abortion doctor charged with racketeering

    12/19/2014 1:27:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    NewsOk ^ | December 18, 2014 | Nolan Clay and Robby Trammell
    An Oklahoma City abortion doctor was charged Thursday with racketeering — a felony offense punishable by at least 10 years in prison. Dr. Naresh G. Patel, 62, also was charged with three counts of obtaining money by false pretenses. Patel was arrested Dec. 9 at his Warr Acres clinic after an undercover fraud investigation. The clinic, Outpatient Services for Women, has not reopened since his arrest. He is accused of providing abortion-inducing drugs to three female undercover investigators who posed as patients. Each paid the clinic $620. Women not pregnant Each time, Patel did an ultrasound on the woman’s abdomen,...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 180 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • Oklahoma, Nebraska suing Colorado over legalization of marijuana

    12/18/2014 2:20:21 PM PST · by balch3 · 190 replies
    KFOR ^ | December 18, 2014 | KFOR
    OKLAHOMA CITY – After legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, Colorado is at the heart of a lawsuit. The Denver Post is reporting that Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to strike down Colorado’s legalization laws. The Colorado attorney general’s office says the lawsuit alleges “that Colorado’s Amendment 64 and its implementing legislation regarding marijuana is unconstitutional under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.” “Because neighboring states have expressed concern about Colorado-grown marijuana coming into their states, we are not entirely surprised by this action,” said Colorado Attorney General John...
  • Exxon Mobil Shows Rising U.S. Output as Prices Fall

    12/18/2014 1:16:24 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 29 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 18, 2014 14:15 GMT | Joe Carroll (Bloomberg News)
    Crude oil production from U.S. wells is poised to approach a 42-year record next year as drillers ignore the recent decline in price pointing them in the opposite direction. U.S. energy producers plan to pump more crude in 2015 as declining equipment costs and enhanced drilling techniques more than offset the collapse in oil markets, said Troy Eckard, whose Eckard Global owns stakes in more than 260 North Dakota shale wells. Oil companies, while trimming 2015 budgets to cope with the lowest crude prices in five years, are also shifting their focus to their most-prolific, lowest-cost fields, which means extracting...
  • Let a Hundred Coburns Bloom: Retiring Oklahoma senator knew how to fix what’s wrong with America.

    12/18/2014 6:56:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/18/2014 | Mike Brake
    Here in Oklahoma, the news that Senator Tom Coburn will be retiring early from his second term has still not entirely settled in with most folks. For ten years we awoke each day knowing that our state’s voice in Washington would be one of principled reason and absolute integrity. It’s not that our other senator, Jim Inhofe, or our House members, like Tom Cole and Frank Lucas, are lacking. They are all solid conservatives, as is former congressman James Lankford, whom we elected in November to replace Coburn in the Senate. But as conservatives across the nation have recognized for...
  • More States Join Lawsuit against Obama's Immigration Order

    12/16/2014 5:05:43 AM PST · by Hostage · 79 replies
    Governing ^ | December 15, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
    Seven more states signed on to a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive action halting the deportation of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants, bringing the total to 24 states, Texas Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday. The new states to join the coalition were Arizona, Florida, Arkansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio and Oklahoma. The original 17 states, including Alabama, Kansas and Texas, filed suit in U.S. District Court last week, arguing that Obama overstepped his powers in enacting such changes on his own. "The president's proposed executive decree violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law, circumvents the will of...
  • Bakken-Cushing pipeline project slammed shut

    12/14/2014 5:55:26 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) is shelving a proposed pipeline that would have transported crude from North Dakota to Oklahoma, the company announced on Friday. The news came in the midst of a brutal slide in global oil prices that have raised concerns about whether U.S. companies will continue to build on the expansion of oil production. Middle East oil producers have yet to announce a cut in production to offset the drop in crude, in what some analysts say is a slow-bleed strategy designed to make pumping crude as uneconomic as possible for the world's fastest growing non-OPEC oil producer....
  • Does Women’s Rights Equal Abortion?

    12/13/2014 8:46:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Patheos ^ | December 12, 2014 | Rebecca Hamilton
    It seems I’ve run afoul of the atheist portal here at Patheos One. More. Time. Nobody sticks in these folks’ collective craw more than I do. They love to hate me and they love to trash me. If one of them was slowly slipping away, I think the doc could show them one of my blog posts to get their poor little heart started beating again. I’m not sure how I do it, and to be honest, I don’t care, but I do get under their skin. They react to me the way Tribbles react to Klingons. I’ve studiously ignored...
  • “It was like torture,” Patient describes procedure with abortion doctor accused of fraud

    12/12/2014 12:51:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | December 11, 2014, | Abby Broyles,
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Formal charges are pending against a high-profile abortion doctor in the metro. Now, one of his former patients breaks her silence over what she calls ‘the worst experience of her life.’ Dr. Patel was arrested earlier this week for fraud. Investigators say he lied to women in order to charge them more for abortions that were, at times, unnecessary. Unlike the undercover agents Patel falsely identified as pregnant, this woman was pregnant when she went to his office. She also has a heart condition that was making it a very difficult pregnancy. She claims Dr. Patel lied...
  • Eight more patients come forward on abortionist arrested and charged with fraud

    12/12/2014 12:23:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    life dynamics ^ | December 12, 2014 | life dynamics
    An Oklahoma TV station has reported that eight more patients have come forward to talk about their experiences with an abortionist arrested and charged with fraud earlier in the week. Abortionist Patel Arrested Dec 2014 Tuesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt charged 62-year-old abortionist Nareshkumar Patel with three counts of obtaining money under false pretense after improperly prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to patients he said were pregnant, but were not. “After an undercover investigation, our office today arrested an abortion doctor in Oklahoma City on fraud charges for prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to patients who were not pregnant. This type of fraudulent...
  • Abortionist Arrested After Raping His Patients Out of Jail on $2,000 Bail

    12/10/2014 5:54:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients, is now out of jail on bond after his arrest yesterday. Now, Patel has posted a $2,000 bond and has been released from jail. His Outpatient Services for Women abortion facility remains closed for now. At the time of Patel’s arrest, police also executed search warrants on his home and abortion facility. Police raided the Outpatient Services for Women abortion center in Oklahoma City and arrested Patel. The arrest came after a Operation Rescue filed a five-count complaint against him with the State...
  • Protesters march in Oklahoma City following officer-involved shooting

    12/10/2014 12:38:00 PM PST · by barmag25 · 25 replies
    News OK ^ | Juliana keeping
    A group of protesters held signs emblazoned with messages like “Stop the killing” as they marched Tuesday morning through Oklahoma City to protest a fatal officer-involved shooting. The protesters described the man killed, Jerry Demonte Nowlin, 39, as a kind, community-oriented family man. Nowlin died late Sunday at OU Medical Center after being shot by officers about 8:30 p.m. at the Heritage Pointe Apartments, NE 26 and Kelley Avenue, according to police.
  • Ted Cruz's Brain Trust: The Advisers Who Want To Make Him President

    11/20/2014 4:16:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    There's no official Sen. Ted Cruz presidential team — yet. But the Texas Republican is already surrounding himself with key strategists and advisers that could make his transparent White House ambitions a reality. The tea party firebrand relies on a small circle of advisers to inform his views and amplify his ultraconservative message. The inner circle breaks down into two groups: his chief advisers in the Senate office, and the chiefs of his nationally-focused political operation, which he beefed up in the summer of 2014 by hiring a crop of seasoned Republican campaign operatives. These are the key players that...
  • Breaking: Oklahoma City Abortionist Dr Nareshkumar Patel Arrested

    12/09/2014 11:22:32 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 20 replies
    patheos.com ^ | 12-9-14 | Rebecca Hamilton
    Dr Nareshkumar Patel was arrested this morning at his abortion clinic in Oklahoma City.Dr Patel has had previous brushes with the law because he disposed of the bodies of babies he had aborted by putting them in a garbage bag and burning them in an open field. He also has been accused of raping his patients.He was arrested this morning as a result of an undercover operation by the office of Oklahoma’s Attorney General Scot Pruitt.I have participated in a Forty Days for Life vigil outside Dr Patel’s clinic. It’s on a nice street in a quiet neighborhood. The surroundings...
  • Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt Charges Abortion Doctor With Fraud

    12/09/2014 9:53:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    scribd ^ | 12.8.2014 | Dan McConchie
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt charged an Oklahoma City abortion doctor Tuesday with fraud for prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to patients who were not pregnant. Dr. Naresh G. Patel, operating the Outpatient Services for Women clinic in Warr Acres, was charged with three counts of obtaining money under a false pretense after improperly prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to patients that he falsely identified as pregnant. Undercover agents from the Oklahoma Medical Licensure Board, the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Attorney General’s Office set up appointments with Patel where the doctor performed ultrasounds and pregnancy tests on the women where...
  • Abortionist Arrested: Accused of Raping His Patients, Dumping Aborted Babies Bodies

    12/09/2014 9:40:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | | 12/9/14 | Cheryl Sullenger, Steven Ertelt
    Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients,has been arrested. The arrest came after a Operation Rescue filed a five-count complaint against him with the State Attorney General’s office, the Oklahoma Health Department, and the Oklahoma Medical Board. The complaints were based on documents and medical waste that had been discarded in a publicly-accessible trash receptacle near Patel’s Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic in Oklahoma City. The material was received by Operation Rescue from an anonymous source on March 18, 2013. As one Oklahoma-based news source indicates, “Patel, 62, is...
  • Why Gasoline Prices Are Down -- And How to Keep It That Way

    12/06/2014 12:16:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2014 | Ed Feulner
    If you’re like most Americans, you haven’t been questioning the welcome drop in gasoline prices. You just fill ’er up and feel grateful that you’re spending less.But why has this remarkable drop come about? And what can we do to help keep prices lower?Some of it, unfortunately, is beyond our control. Worldwide demand for oil is down now. That always causes the cost of gasoline to drop.But the other side of the equation -- the part that is under our control -- has gone largely unheralded in many media accounts: the boom in U.S. energy production. Simply put, we’re producing...
  • Docs: IRS letters harassing groups came from DC HQ & CA, despite IG's focus on Cincinnati employees

    05/15/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2013 | David Martosko
    Letters from the IRS to tea party-related organizations in Oklahoma City and Albuquerque, New Mexico show that IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C., and two satellite offices in California, were directly involved with sending harassing letters to conservative organizations that sought tax-exempt status. The IRS has acknowledged only the involvement of its Exempt Organizations office in Cincinnati, Ohio, which typically makes most decisions about granting or denying tax-exempt status to non-profit organizations. And Wednesday afternoon, CNN cited a congressional source in reporting that the acting IRS Commissioner – whom President Obama fired later in the day – had identified two 'rogue'...
  • They Weren’t ‘Rogue’ Agents: It’s impossible to believe targeting was confined to Cincinnati.

    06/06/2013 7:30:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/06/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    How might you feel if you had performed, with your bosses’ permission and direction, a project that they later blamed on you and publicly denounced as a rogue operation? That’s the situation in which some employees of the Cincinnati’s IRS office find themselves. The IRS and the Obama administration have repeatedly said that low-level, “rogue” employees in Cincinnati were to blame for the agency’s inappropriate targeting of conservative groups, despite an array of evidence to the contrary. As a result, those Cincinnati employees are understandably miffed. Several IRS employees in the Cincinnati field office acknowledge in recent interviews with the...
  • IRS letters harassing conservative groups came from Washington, DC headquarters and California ..

    05/16/2013 2:51:48 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 15, 2013 | David Martosko In Washington
    TITLE:Documents: IRS letters harassing conservative groups came from Washington, DC headquarters and from California offices, despite Inspector General's focus on Cincinnati employees Tax agency has admitted targeting tea party groups and other conservative organizations for special, politically motivated scrutiny IRS inspector general focused on wrongdoing in Cincinnati, Ohio office and ignored abusive letters coming from other cities MailOnline found letters from IRS's Washington, D.C. headquarters, and from IRS offices in two southern California cities The American Center on Law and Justice is threatening to sue the IRS if 27 tea party groups aren't granted tax-exempt statuses by Friday Letters from...
  • 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...
  • Roy Clark Spins tales at Spotlight

    11/19/2014 3:46:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | November 17, 2014 | James D. Watts Jr. World Scene Writer
    It’s been some time since Roy Clark could bound out onto a stage like a puppy just turned loose, brandishing an electric guitar and a joyous smile, ready to captivate a crowd with his personality and talent. Friday night, it took him a number of slow and careful steps, and the assistance of a cane and a couple of colleagues, to make his way to a chair on the small stage of Tulsa’s Spotlight Theater. Once he settled himself, Clark said, “I have to be careful I don’t...,” and he gave audience a comically knowing look, “...make an entrance. Which...
  • GOP oil titan: Keystone’s irrelevant (Harold Hamm)

    11/15/2014 4:11:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/14 2:26 PM EST | Updated 11/14/14 8:42 PM EST | Darren Goode
    Republican oil mogul Harold Hamm says Congress is wasting its time debating the Keystone XL pipeline. “It’s not relevant at all, in my opinion. And here we are making it relevant now? Forget it,” the billionaire CEO of Oklahoma-based Continental Resources told Politoco in an interview Friday, just before the House passed a bill aimed at approving the pipeline. […] Hamm said his company, which had planned to use Keystone to ship some of its North Dakota crude, is already using other pipelines for half of its oil. And the percentage is growing. “We’re supporting other pipelines out there; we’re...
  • 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...
  • Congratulations, Voters. You Just Made This Climate Denier the Most Powerful Senator...

    11/05/2014 8:48:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    newrepublic ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Rebecca Leber
    In handing Republicans control of the Senate on Tuesday, Americans effectively voted for the party's hostile plans against President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. Their votes also put the Senate's environment and climate policy into the hands of the worst science-denier in national politics: Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, who is almost certainly the next chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Inhofe claimed in 2003 that global warming might help humanity. “It's also important to question whether global warming is even a problem for human existence. Thus far no one has seriously demonstrated any scientific proof that increased global...
  • 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
  • The new GOP Senate is already gearing up to cause climate mayhem (OHNOZ)

    11/06/2014 5:00:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    grist.org ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Ben Adler
    On Tuesday night, Republicans won big: They picked up governorships in blue states like Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois, and they held House seats in competitive districts with embarrassing incumbents like Michael Grimm of New York, who physically threatened a reporter and is under indictment for tax evasion. But their biggest win by far was taking control of the U.S. Senate. As of this writing, Republicans had already secured 52 Senate seats, thanks to knocking off Democratic incumbents or replacing retiring Democrats in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Another GOP pick up is probable in...
  • 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...
  • 'Religious zealot' Christian student 'decapitated 19-year-old friend because he thought he

    10/30/2014 5:31:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 30 October 2014 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: 'Religious zealot' Christian student 'decapitated 19-year-old friend because he thought he practiced witchcraft' A deeply Christian college student in Oklahoma allegedly nearly decapitated the son of a state trooper with a sword because the victim practiced witchcraft, police say. Isaiah Marin of Stillwater was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the attack that killed 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett a day earlier. The two had been playing cards with a third pal, Marin's brother, when Marin removed the 'large black sword' from its sheath and began swinging it around, court records obtained by MailOnline show. Scroll down for video
  • Attorney General Scott Pruitt tells Tulsa group that religious freedom at risk in U.S.

    10/30/2014 7:13:26 AM PDT · by excalibur21 · 9 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 10-3--14 | Bill Sherman
    “There are individuals in leadership today, both in the political sphere and in the courts, who believe you do not have the free exercise of religion, you have freedom of worship,” he said. Those people believe the First Amendment applies only to what happens inside the walls of a church, he said. True freedom of religion is the ability to take faith into the public square to influence the culture, he said.
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Discovery at the Bottom of a Murky Lake Unravels a Mystery That’s Been Haunting Tiny Town

    10/24/2014 11:23:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | dave urbanski
    It was 1970 and the night of a football game. Jimmy Allen Williams was 16, and he was probably on top of the world. Just six days earlier, he got himself a blue 1969 Camaro with a white top, considered a primo muscle car back then. And what better way to help break in his new wheels than by taking a drive with a couple of friends? So 18-year-olds Leah Gail Johnson and Thomas Michael Rios — fellow residents with Williams of Sayre, Oklahoma — piled into the sports car and the trio were supposedly headed for the game. They were never...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrum—from Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—wants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kong’s democracy movement.They don’t specify exactly what they want Obama to do—they say “demonstrable, meaningful steps”—but note that a 1992 law “authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.”Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.“The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • 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....
  • Earthquake in Kansas?

    10/10/2014 6:53:25 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 29 replies
    self
    Uh... did anyone in Wichita or Oklahoma City/Tulsa feel that?
  • 19th America's Challenge Balloon Race

    10/07/2014 11:56:48 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta ^ | October 7, 2014 | ABQ Int. Balloon Fiesta
    The America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race was founded by the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in 1995 due to the vision and efforts of Mark Sullivan, former Balloon Fiesta President and recipient of the Montgolfier Diplome (one of ballooning's highest honors), who saw the need for America to be identified with the world's most prestigious ballooning sport. The America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race is modeled after the Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett, but it differs from the older event in allowing balloons from all countries, without limits on the number of entries from each. The team that travels the longest distance wins.
  • Obama sends thank you note to Oklahoma beheader's mosque

    10/06/2014 9:44:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2014 | Carol Brown
    The president wrote a thank you note to the mosque that spawned the Oklahoma beheader. Go figure.The note was hand-delivered by David Myers, a DHS Director. Myers not only delivered the note, he also read it aloud to the congregation. Quite a bit of pomp and circumstance when one considers the circumstance. Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch reports, quoting KFOR TV: Today, an official from Washington D.C. flew in to Oklahoma to present a special thank you to the Muslim congregation. He read a message from President Barrack [sic] Obama, extending warm greetings from the American people during the Muslim...
  • Obama Sends WH Aide To Beheader’s Oklahoma Mosque To Deliver Personal Message of Appreciation

    10/06/2014 5:58:45 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 59 replies
    the conservative treehouse ^ | Oct 5, 2014 | Sundance
    There will be those who say this is just poor timing, or was previously timed, and obfuscate their excuses around a premise this was accidentally bad. HORSEPUCKY! These White House delegations are planned, vetted and relentlessly poured through the prism of “what and how would it look if we do thus“. This is not a “mistake”. This is intentional. FULLSTOP. OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Muslims marked the end of the yearly pilgrimage to mecca with communal prayer and celebration called Eid Ul-Adha on Saturday. Leaders of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City say it’s been a tough month for...
  • 7 Reasons Why the Oklahoma Beheading Has Everything to Do with Islam

    10/03/2014 6:43:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/3/2014 | Robert Spencer
    A convert to Islam who named himself Jah’Keem Yisrael (formerly Alton Alexander Nolen) beheaded one of his coworkers and was shot while trying to behead another on September 26 at his place of work, Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma. Despite the numerous indications that Yisrael was inspired to choose his manner of murder and to carry it out by his immersion in Islam, authorities profess to be puzzled as to why he did it, or at least certain that his actions had nothing to do with that most misunderstood of religions, Islam.The UK Daily Mail reported Tuesday that “while the...
  • 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;...
  • 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...