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  • Child murderer is killed in prison by his cellmate

    01/14/2019 9:57:18 PM PST · by lowbridge · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2019 | Mary Kekatos
    A man convicted of murdering an eight-year-old girl was allegedly killed by his cellmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. According to The Oklahoman, a corrections officer discovered the body of Anthony Joseph Palma, 59, around 7.30pm on Friday during a regularly scheduled security check. Reports say medical staff's efforts to revive Palma were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at 8.55pm. Details on how Palma died were not released nor was the name of the inmate, but he was also serving time for first-degree murder, reported the newspaper.
  • The 10 Most Conservative States in America

    01/14/2019 3:05:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 14, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    To determine the most conservative states in the United States, we looked at voting patterns and conservative policy decisions that have taken place over the last 20 years. These are the states that supported Donald Trump the most in the last presidential election, and where liberals and democrats are least represented.

    01/13/2019 6:55:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Does an American gun range have the right to exclude Muslims who are members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations because of the group’s ties to terrorism? That question could soon have a legal answer as a Muslim has filed a discrimination suit against the owners of a gun range in Oklahoma. A federal court dismissed the discrimination complaint by Raja’ee Fatihah against Chad and Nicole Neal, owners of Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gun Range in Oktaha, Oklahoma. But the judge set a trial to resolve conflicting accusations. Fatihah claims the range owners banned him because of his religion....
  • 5 Senators Reintroduce Wall Act to Fully Fund Border Wall

    01/09/2019 9:03:51 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 1/9/2019 | Michelle Moons
    Five Republican Senators reintroduced the WALL Act Tuesday, a bill to fully fund a wall along the U.S. southern border. “Their legislation, first introduced last December, is also the first bill that will fund the wall by identifying specific funding sources,” read a Tuesday announcement from the five senators. The five are Senators are Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Rounds (R-SD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • Dangerous winter storm also serves up generosity in Oklahoma

    01/04/2019 5:24:11 PM PST · by McGruff · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 1/4/2019
    A dangerous winter storm that served up slick roadways and stranded a group of soldiers at the Oklahoma City airport also delivered kindness. Hundreds of soldiers returning from holiday break to Fort Sill got stuck at Will Rogers World Airport when roads to their Army post in Lawton, Oklahoma, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) to the southwest, became impassible. When word got out, families and public officials donated food. Soldiers got chicken wings Thursday and doughnuts Friday from Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt.
  • Constitutional Carry on the March in Oklahoma with New Governor

    12/20/2018 8:44:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Support Constitutional Carry On 25 April 2018, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry by a vote of 59-28. The bill had passed the Senate unanimously on March 6th, 2018.  Constitutional Carry was part a bill removing wildlife refuges as gun free zones. The amendment process allowed the bill to bypass Senate committees that had blocked Constitutional Carry in the past. On 2 May 2018, the Oklahoma Senate passed Constitutional Carry again.  The popular bill had passed both the House and the Senate by veto-proof margins. It passed the Senate on a 33-8 vote.On 11 May of 2018, Governor...
  • For One Actress, It Is a Wonderful Life

    12/19/2018 9:04:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | December 19, 2018 | Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers
    When Ashley Bratcher took the leading role in Unplanned, she wasn't ambivalent about life -- but she wasn't exactly passionate about it either. Then came the revelation that turned her world upside down. Ashley, who was about to star in a movie about abortion, had almost been a victim of it. Her emotional true story came tumbling out in interview on Fox & Friends Tuesday, giving the project a whole new meaning. And not just for Ashley. Like a lot of actresses, Bratcher had no idea who Abby Johnson was when she first auditioned to play her. "I was given...
  • Leave No Man Behind: Go Back For Officer Holtzclaw

    12/17/2018 6:00:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | December 17, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Americans are an excitable bunch. We get excited about MAGA hats, plastic straws, Twitter bans, ozone holes, Hillary’s emails, and other simplistic, emotionally-charged topics. But we drag our feet connecting to more profound, yet emotionally-draining issues. And for a good reason. Why discuss that which makes us feel dejected when we can stick to topics that enliven us? But these emotionally-ignored topics have human beings attached to them. And those human beings live through the consequences of us leaving them behind. Do you recall the U.S. military saying “leave no man behind”? Well, we left Officer Daniel Holtzclaw behind, to die...
  • States of Emergency declared in three states

    12/08/2018 5:47:33 PM PST · by Openurmind · 60 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | December 8, 2018 | Robert
    This is how ice ages begin. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency ahead of the upcoming storm, which has brought snow and freezing rain across the southern United States. Heavy and accumulating snow is expected in southern Virginia through Monday, the National Weather Service warned. Downed trees and limbs may create significant power outages or cause additional travel hazards. On Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for all 100 of the state’s counties. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin also declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm for all 77 of...
  • (OK) Who Is Joseph Silk? GOP Senator Trying to Ban Abortion

    12/07/2018 7:47:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12.05.18 | Chantal Da Silva
    An Oklahoma lawmaker has proposed a new bill that seeks to ban abortion under "any circumstance" and classify the act "as murder," which would make anyone undergoing the procedure vulnerable to severe sentences, including life imprisonment and, potentially, the death penalty. Republican Senator Joseph Silk, from Broken Bow, filed Senate Bill 13 last Thursday, which called for "a total abolition of human abortion in Oklahoma. "If signed into law, SB 13 would classify abortion as murder," Silk said in a statement sent to local news station KOCO 5 on Friday.  "This measure shows that Oklahomans value and protects [sic] life at stages," he...
  • Before Roe She Taught Women How to Kill Their Own Babies, at 90 She’s Still Promoting Abortion

    12/07/2018 7:10:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.05.18 | Micaiah Bilger
    A woman who taught dangerous, self-induced abortions and referred women to back alley abortionists prior to Roe v. Wade is being celebrated as a heroine in modern America.Slate recently profiled 90-year-old Patricia Maginnis, an early leader of the pro-abortion movement in America.  Maginnis taught classes on self-induce abortions and started an “underground railroad” of abortionists to refer women to in the 1960s. She also advocated for legalizing abortion on demand, supposedly to protect women from the dangerous abortions that she also was promoting.Earlier this year, the National Women’s History Alliance recognized her as an “unsung hero in the fight for...
  • Jihadist Beheader In Oklahoma Cleared For Execution

    12/04/2018 9:40:44 AM PST · by DFG · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/04/2018 | Todd Bensman
    This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially cemented the execution of America’s least known Islamic terrorist. Jihadist convert Alton Nolen is now set to be put to death in Oklahoma, likely by nitrogen gas inhalation. The Supreme Court’s October 1, 2018 rejection of Nolen’s final death penalty appeal went unremarked upon by news media so, partly as a result, I missed it. But the Nolen case is very much worth remembering, along with all terror attacks that occur on U.S. soil, if not just for the victims and their survivors but for lessons that can and must be learned.
  • Sen. Kamala Harris nears decision on 2020 presidential bid

    12/02/2018 1:16:12 PM PST · by Drew68 · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/01/18 | Genie Gratto
    Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California announced on Saturday that she will make a decision about whether she will launch a presidential bid in 2020 by the end of this year. “It’s a very serious decision,” Harris told “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski during an onstage conversation at the Know Your Value conference in San Francisco. “Over the holiday, I will make that decision with my family.” Harris, whose husband joined her in the audience, said she is keenly aware of the challenges a barrier-breaking campaign will entail. “Let’s be honest. It’s going to be ugly,” Harris said. “When you...
  • Half the land in Oklahoma could be returned to Native Americans. It should be.

    11/29/2018 2:31:07 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 72 replies
    WaPo via ^ | 11/29/18 | Rebecca Nagle
    A Supreme Court case about jurisdiction in an obscure murder has huge implications for tribes. On the morning of June 22, 1839, the Cherokee leader John Ridge was pulled from his bed, dragged into his front yard and stabbed 84 times while his family watched. He was assassinated for signing the Cherokee Nation’s removal treaty, a document that — in exchange for the tribe’s homelands — promised uninterrupted sovereignty over a third of the land in present-day Oklahoma. That promise was not kept. Sixty-seven years later, federal agents questioned John’s grandson, William D. Polson. They needed to add him to...
  • Expert: Horn’s defeat over Russell could be factored by turnout, energy (OK5th)

    11/09/2018 10:33:46 AM PST · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | November 7, 2018
    - A political science expert says an Oklahoma defeat defying expectations and history itself could be attributed to voter turnout and campaign energy. On Tuesday night, Democratic challenger Kendra Horn upset Republican incumbent Rep. Steve Russell for Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District. Horn finished the race with 50.67 percent of the vote, compared to Russell's 49.33 percent. Horn is the first Democrat to hold this seat in 44 years.
  • Fox News:Gov OK: Stitt - R Defeats Edmondson - D

    11/06/2018 6:36:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Businessman Kevin Stitt will succeed term-limited Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a fellow Republican, by defeating Democratic lawyer Drew Edmondson, the Fox News Decision Desk has projected.
  • James 'Whitey' Bulger dead, had been moved to W. Va.

    10/30/2018 2:27:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies ^ | 10/30/18 | Laurel J. Sweet, Joe Dwinell/ap
    Gangland serial slayer James "Whitey" Bulger was killed shortly after being moved to a high-security federal prison in West Virginia, the Herald has confirmed. Bulger, 89, was convicted in 2013 of being complicit in 11 murders in Massachusetts, Florida and Oklahoma. His attorney, Hank Brennan, who tried to appeal Bulger's life sentence all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, declined comment pending notification by the Bureau of Prisons. Bulger arrived at USP Hazelton yesterday. He was found unresponsive at 8:20 this morning, according to a statement from the Bureau of Prisons, which provided no other details. "Life-saving measures were...
  • Oklahoma’s State Preemption Law Defeats Gun Free Zone in Tulsa

    10/24/2018 7:32:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Gathering Place is a large, 66.5-acre recreation area that recently opened in the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on the bank of the Arkansas River. Numerous news articles have referred to The Gathering Place as a public park, created with donated funds. Public parks in Oklahoma are not allowed to infringe on the exercise of Second Amendment rights any more than is currently allowed under Oklahoma state law. Oklahoma has a strong preemption statute to prevent such infringements.From FIREARM REGULATION – STATE PREEMPTION A. 1. The State Legislature hereby occupies and preempts the entire field of legislation in...
  • Gilcrease Expressway extension cost, toll rate to be higher than initially expected

    10/10/2018 11:15:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | June 29, 2018 | Kevin Canfield
    The cost to construct the five-mile extension of the Gilcrease Expressway and the toll charged to motorists using it will be higher than initially reported, the executive director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority said Thursday.Tim Gatz told a group of local officials gathered in Tulsa for an update on the project that the roadway is now estimated to cost approximately $330 million to $340 million, or about 10 percent more than originally thought.Late last year, Gatz told the same working group that motorists driving private vehicles could expect to pay a toll of $1 to $1.50. The toll is now...
  • Turner Turnpike expansion project west of Tulsa is months ahead of schedule

    10/10/2018 8:21:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | September 13, 2018 | Michael Dekker
    Expansion of the Turner Turnpike between Sapulpa and Bristow is anticipated to be done by early next summer — months ahead of the initially announced estimated completion date.“This is a long-term project, and we ask the public for their patience because the end results are going to be tremendous,” said Oklahoma Turnpike Authority spokesman Jack Damrill.“We should have whatever is currently under construction substantially complete by summer,” he said. “Unless we have a terrible winter, we should have all six lanes open summer of 2019.”He said the project has been progressing “very nicely.” The 22-mile, $300 million project involves expanding...