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  • AOC: GOP Cares More About Preserving the ‘Mythology of Whiteness’

    01/14/2021 12:22:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/14/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Wednesday that she does not want to hear the “coup-supporting GOP talk about ‘blue lives’ ever again” in the wake of the Capitol protests, concluding that Republicans care more about “preserving the social order and the mythology of whiteness” than democracy. “I don’t want to hear these coup-supporting GOP talk about ‘blue lives’ ever again,” the New York lawmaker told her 11.5 million Twitter followers Wednesday afternoon.
  • Steam trains are nearing end of the line: Old-style locomotives could stop running as plans for new coal mine are blocked

    01/06/2021 3:05:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 5, 2020 | Lizzie Deane
    Steam trains could stop running after plans for a new coal mine were blocked. The Heritage Railway Association has warned that the industry could be jeopardised by Newcastle City Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for a new mine, as supplies of English steam coal are expected to run out early this year. It said the decision had ‘dashed the hopes of Britain’s heritage railways’, which need affordable coal to continue operating.
  • Sen. Inhofe: "To challenge a state’s certification... would be a violation of my oath of office"

    01/05/2021 10:32:01 AM PST · by RandFan · 105 replies
    @ChadPergram ^ | Jan 5 | @ChadPergram
    @ChadPergram GOP OK Sen Inhofe: To challenge a state’s certification, given how specific the Constitution is, would be a violation of my oath of office—that is not something I am willing to do and is not something Oklahomans would want me to do.
  • How One of the Reddest States Became the Nation’s Hottest Weed Market

    12/23/2020 8:16:42 AM PST · by NobleFree · 132 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/27/2020 | PAUL DEMKO
    WELLSTON, Oklahoma—One day in the early fall of 2018, while scrutinizing the finances of his thriving Colorado garden supply business, Chip Baker noticed a curious development: transportation costs had spiked fivefold. The surge, he quickly determined, was due to huge shipments of cultivation supplies—potting soil, grow lights, dehumidifiers, fertilizer, water filters—to Oklahoma. Baker, who has been growing weed since he was 13 in Georgia, has cultivated crops in some of the world’s most notorious marijuana hotspots, from the forests of Northern California’s Emerald Triangle to the lake region of Switzerland to the mountains of Colorado. Oklahoma was not exactly on...
  • Poll shows Bice with narrow lead over Horn

    10/05/2020 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 8 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | Mon, October 5, 2020 4:48 PM | Chris Casteel
    Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice has a four-point lead over Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn in the closely watched race in the 5th Congressional District, according to a new survey from an Oklahoma City polling firm. The survey of 500 likely voters in the district shows Bice leading Horn 49% to 45%, with 6% undecided. Bice’s lead is within the margin of error, which is 4.3%. The poll was conducted Sept. 25-30 by Cole, Hargrave, Snodgrass and Associates. The Republican consulting firm represented David Hill in the GOP primary in the race. The firm is not involved in the general...
  • Suspect shot in home invasion dies; police seeking accomplice

    08/10/2020 5:52:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 7 August, 2020 | Staff
    Officers responded to the home in the 800 block of North New Haven Avenue about 1:40 a.m. Friday and found the homeowner bleeding from the head after being pistol whipped. Another man — believed to be one of two who entered the home while the homeowner, his wife and child were sleeping — was found on the floor in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. The homeowner said his dog’s barking alerted them to the intruders’ presence. Despite being pistol whipped, the homeowner told investigators he managed to take the gun away and shoot both intruders.
  • Mary Hart blasted for allegedly showing white power symbol at Trump event, Angry Internet calls her 'disgusting'.

    07/05/2020 9:13:41 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 70 replies
    MEAWW ^ | July 5, 2020 | Yasmin Tinwala
    Former 'Entertainment Tonight' host Mary Hart is the latest public figure to be canceled by the Internet for her actions. She has been out of the spotlight for many years and reappeared to host President of the United States Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for the POTUS' Fourth of July event in Mount Rushmore. The 69-year-old former Miss South Dakota winner, made an appearance in her home state on Friday, July 3 to host the Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration as Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived on Air Force One. Standing on the podium, Hart stretched out...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Stops Initiative Designed to Kill Constitutional Carry

    07/03/2020 7:51:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 28 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 23 June, 2020, the Oklahoma Supreme Court dealt another blow to the efforts by  Democrat Jason Lowe and others to kill Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma. Constitutional Carry is the right to carry a loaded handgun in most public spaces, concealed or openly. It is the state of law that existed when the Constitution was written and when the Bill of Rights was ratified.On 27 February, 2019 Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed HB 2597 into law. Oklahoma became the 15th member of the Constitutional Carry club.The bill had become very popular in the legislature. It had passed with veto-proof majorities...
  • Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion at the ballot box

    07/01/2020 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 37 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 7/1/20 | Carmen Forman
    Oklahoma voters narrowly approved a state question to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income residents. With all precincts reporting Tuesday, State Question 802, which asked voters to expand Medicaid, passed by 6,488 votes. The question will enshrine Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma’s constitution — effectively preventing Oklahoma’s GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican governor from limiting or undoing the expansion.
  • Sergeant Craig Johnson: Tulsa Police Officer Dies After Being Shot in Head

    07/01/2020 6:08:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | 06-30-2020 | Staff
    Sgt. Craig Johnson, left, and Officer Aurash Zarkeshan, right. ====================================================================== ergeant Craig Johnson, a Tulsa police officer who was shot in the head, has died, police say. Two officers were initially in critical condition today, June 30, after undergoing surgery, according to official police reports. Sergeant Craig Johnson and Officer Aurash Zarkeshan were shot at around 3:30 am on June 29 at a traffic stop at the intersection of East 21st Street and South Memorial Drive in Tulsa, Oklahoma, police reports said. The police released an update on Sergeant Craig Johnson’s condition on June 30 in a statement which...
  • Black gun owners plan pro-Second Amendment walk

    06/20/2020 4:58:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 19 June, 2020 | Adam Kemp
    They will be arriving in peace, and hoping to carry a message. Omar Chatman, 41, is one of the organizers for 1,000 brothers and sisters in arms, a pro-Second Amendment walk planned for Saturday led primarily by Black gun owners in Oklahoma. The demonstration, which will begin at 2 p.m. at Ralph Ellison Memorial Library, is intended to bring attention to the fact that Black Americans’ constitutional rights to carry firearms are not often respected, Chatman said. All are welcome to march in solidarity with the group, which expects between 200 and 300 people to attend in what they are...
  • SDG&E Worker Fired Over Alleged Racist Gesture Says He Was Cracking Knuckles

    06/16/2020 11:16:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 06 15 2020 | Priya Sridhar
    It all started about two weeks ago near a Black Lives Matter rally in Poway when Emmanuel Cafferty, a San Diego Gas and Electric employee, encountered a stranger on the roadway. The stranger followed Cafferty and took a picture of him as his arm hung out the window of his company truck. The picture made the rounds on Twitter accompanied by a claim Cafferty was making a "white power" hand gesture made popular by white supremacists groups. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the gesture -- made by forming a circle with the thumb and index finger, and extending and separating...
  • Oklahoma Legislature Forbids “Red Flag” Laws, or Enforcement of Same

    05/28/2020 6:28:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature passed SB 1081 on 15 May, the last day of the legislative session.  It was one of the last bills passed in 2020 before the legislature adjourned. It appears to be the first anti-red flag law passed by any legislature. The legislature passed the bill, had it signed, enrolled, returned to the House, signed, returned to the Senate, and sent to the Governor, all on the same day.A legislature can act quickly, when there is sufficient will to do so. The anti-red flag bill was introduced in 2019, by Senator Nathan Dahm. Dahm wrote an op-ed, published...
  • Homeowner shoots at would-be burglars

    04/27/2020 6:40:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 24 April, 2020 | Keri Thornton
    Two men escaped injury after a homeowner shot at them during a break-in. On April 24, Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputy James Carver and Sheriff Jason Chennault were dispatched to the Pumpkin Hollow area for a burglary in progress. The caller said two men tried entering his home by breaking a window. The man said the intruders broke into the back door of the residence. The homeowner was armed with a shotgun and confronted the suspects. The homeowner fired the gun at the men and they fled. "Upon arrival at the scene, Deputy Carver and Sheriff Chennault located the suspects' vehicle...
  • The left wing media continues to give us good reasons to hate them

    12/21/2019 2:42:00 PM PST · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-21-19 | DrJohn
    You cannot help but wonder when it happened. When did the media completely abandon its principles? You can't go for long without being reminded of the reasons Americans have grown to hate them. An incident at the recent Army Navy football game captured this in microcosm. Cadets and Midshipmen were seen flashing a hand sign during a segment As soon as it was seen by the left wing media they sprang into outrage mode without a single question.: legislators also found the need to participate in the outrage was just one little problem. It wasn't a white power symbol....
  • Oklahoma Judge Denies Desperate Injunction against Constitutional Carry

    11/04/2019 7:21:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 2 Novemeber, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Oklahoma Judge Denies Desperate Injunction against Constitutional Carry Arizona -( On Friday, 1 November, 2019, Constitutional Carry is scheduled to be restored in Oklahoma. The latest desperate attempt to stop the restoration was blocked by an Oklahoma District judge. The plaintiffs had asked for a temporary injunction against the law. From Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews’ ruling that denied the plaintiffs request for a preliminary injunction that would have prevented the constitutional carry law from going into effect on Nov. 1.The law will now take effect Friday, despite...
  • Oklahoma Lawsuit Shows Logical Flaws in Gun Control Assumptions

    10/18/2019 6:24:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    We the People have the right to keep and bear arms. It says it right here on this old Constitution. U.S.A. –-( The coming implementation of Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma has served to emphasize the logical flaws in the arguments of those opposed. Constitutional Carry is the removal of restrictions on the carry of handguns in most public places. It restores the state of the law to a close approximation of the law as it existed when the Constitution was signed or the Bill of Rights ratified. At that time, no permits were required to carry handguns either concealed or...
  • Oklahoma Representative Files Lawsuit Against Constitutional Carry

    10/14/2019 5:16:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Constitutional Carry Coming Soon U.S.A. –-( On 7 October, 2019, Representative Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma. The law is scheduled to go into effect on 1 November, 2019.  He and four other plaintiffs have asked for an injunction to stop the law from going into effect while their case is litigated. From The law will allow most people in Oklahoma 21 and older to carry a gun without a permit.On Monday, state Rep. Jason Lowe filed a lawsuit at the Oklahoma County District Court, asking for a judge...
  • Universal Orlando actor fired after making 'OK' symbol in family's photo

    10/05/2019 12:44:42 PM PDT · by southern rock · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct. 2, 2019 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Universal Orlando actor was fired after flashing the “OK” hand sign in a photo taken with a biracial child. Tiffiney Zinger told USA Today that an actor dressed as the movie character Gru from “Despicable Me” posed with her 6-year-old daughter, who is biracial and has autism, at a March character breakfast at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, a Universal hotel.
  • How the Bowl Cut Became a White Supremacist Symbol

    09/26/2019 6:42:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 26, 2019 | EJ DICKSON
    As recently as a few years ago, the bowl cut was primarily known as an unfashionable hairstyle popular among toddlers whose parents cut their hair, and 1990s child stars. Over the past few years, however, the bowl cut has gone from shorthand for male uncoolness to a chilling symbol of racism and extremist violence, according to a recent report from the Anti-Defamation League. On Thursday morning, the ADL released its additions to its hate symbols database, a library of more than 200 symbols used by hate groups. In addition to entries such as the Happy Merchant, a meme of an...