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US: Oklahoma (News/Activism)

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    02/07/2016 1:20:52 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 06, 2016 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) -- Long before he was the Senator from Texas or Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he was a hometown boy carving a path in life. Those who were there for the journey spoke to Eyewitness News. Much has been made about Cruz having been born in Canada. Four years later, he and his family moved to Houston and like many young boys, Ted Cruz could be mischievous and playful. At Clay Road Baptist Church, his first church home in Houston, he was sometimes a prankster. "He would get down and rummage around underneath the seats. In fact...
  • Political notebook: Ted Cruz wins straw poll at county GOP precinct meetings

    02/07/2016 7:34:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | February 7, 2016 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Straw poll: Ted Cruz finished first in a straw poll conducted at Tulsa County Republican Party precinct meetings last week. Cruz received 220 votes to Donald Trump’s 173 and Marco Rubio’s 103. Other candidates accounted for 105 votes...
  • Worried about Clinton, Biden Backer mulls another push for VP

    02/05/2016 8:58:00 PM PST · by iowamark · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/5/2015 | Ed Henry
    Panic among some Democrats about Hillary Clinton running into trouble with Bernie Sanders is spreading so rapidly that the idea of drafting Vice President Joe Biden is popping up yet again. Fox News has learned that a prominent backer of the "Draft Biden 2016" movement, Tulsa businessman Bill Bartmann, fired off an email Friday afternoon to several dozen Democratic allies musing about the possibility of reviving the push for Biden. "I would urge all of you to join me in 'keeping our powder dry' until we see if for the good of the party and the country, we should resurrect...
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • ‘Pro-Rape’ Blogger Organizes Meeting for Men Across U.S., Including Oklahoma City

    02/03/2016 11:19:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Police departments and leaders across the globe are taking a stand against a controversial group. Return of Kings is known as a group for “masculine men” and complains about the rise of feminism and the loss of ‘traditional sex roles.’ The group’s leader, Daryush Valizadeh, has written articles stating that rape should be legal on private property. Others in the group claim that women should not be allowed to vote, among other beliefs. The group announced recently that it would be holding 165 meetings in 43 countries as part of its ‘international meetup day’ on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m....
  • Four Oklahoma high school wrestlers accused of raping a 12-year-old boy . . .

    02/03/2016 5:48:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Four high school wrestlers in Oklahoma have been charged with raping a 12-year-old boy and a 16-year-old. The incident is alleged to have taken place on the bus as the Norman North junior varsity team returned from a tournament in Pauls Valley on January 9.
  • Oklahoma teen wrestlers charged with raping youths

    02/02/2016 7:48:36 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 28 replies
    WTVR ^ | February 2, 2016 | CNN Wire
    NORMAN, Okla. - Four Norman, Oklahoma, high school wrestlers have been charged with felony rape for allegedly assaulting a 16-year-old and a 12-year-old, according to court documents CNN obtained Tuesday. Tanner Shane Shipman, 18, and three minors — two who are 17 and one who is 16 — are charged with raping the two victims on a school bus on January 9 while their Norman North High School wrestling team was returning home from a tournament in Pauls Valley. The district attorney viewed audio and video from the bus before charging the students.
  • Trumping Morality

    01/29/2016 4:34:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 153 replies
    Oklahoma Wesleyan University ^ | January 2016 | Dr. Everett Piper
    On January 18, Jerry Falwell, Jr. welcomed Donald Trump to Liberty University to speak in the school's chapel. As the college president who wrote the "this is not a daycare" article that received so much national attention recently, I have been asked by the media if I would be next: Will I be inviting Mr. Trump to Oklahoma Wesleyan University to speak in our chapel service? My answer has been simple and brief. No, I will not. In selecting speakers for Oklahoma Wesleyan, party affiliation and political positions do not matter. Personal conduct, public statements, theological integrity and moral consistency...
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Cheap oil is killing Oklahoma’s economy

    01/23/2016 12:59:38 PM PST · by shepardspie33 · 34 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | January 23, 2016 | Brian Woodward
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- As oil prices continue to slide with no recovery in sight, the Oklahoma economy has begun to contract. Oil prices have fallen to 12 year lows, and the industry is undergoing its largest downturn since the 1990's. Meanwhile, investment bank forecasts continue to become more bearish. According to the latest data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, gross domestic product in Oklahoma declined 2.4 percent in the second quarter, ranking last among U.S. states. Prompted by depressed oil prices, these numbers were a stark reversal of the 6.5 percentage growth that occurred during the first quarter....
  • Senate Bill Seeks To Outlaw Gun Shows [OK]

    01/23/2016 6:58:50 AM PST · by aragorn · 38 replies
    OK2A-Action ^ | January 23, 2016 | Tim Gillespie
    OK2A-Action has uncovered an attempt by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce to effectively outlaw gun shows at public venues statewide through one of the many bills filed for the upcoming Legislature. Considering that last year the Chamber of Commerce lobbied heavily against SB41 - an OK2A requested bill that would have closed a loophole some cities were using to restrict the lawful carry of a firearms at city festivals - the Chamber apparently is quite comfortable in the company of other anti-gunners like President Obama, Michael Bloomberg, David Boren, and the Brady Campaign. Senate Bill 1347 was filed...
  • News 9/News on 6 – Presidential Tracking 2016 [Oklahoma Trump 35.1 Cruz 25 Rubio 9.6]

    01/22/2016 8:42:11 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 5 replies
    soonerpoll.com ^ | 1/22/16 | News 9/News on 6
    March 1st next year, Oklahoma voters will cast votes for president. If the election were today and you were standing in the voting booth RIGHT NOW and had to make a choice, for whom would you vote?
  • Sarah Palin Defends Donald Trump Against Ted Cruz's 'New York' Attacks at Massive Rally in Tulsa

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and his ally Sarah Palin galvanized an overflow crowd estimated at over 15,000 in Tulsa, Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon. Palin took some not-so-subtle jabs at Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republicans for criticizing Trump's New York background, while Trump said that Hillary Clinton might end up "in the clink." Palin called Trump "a redhead from the big red Apple" and turned her attention to Republicans attacking their own frontrunner. "They're saying we're not red enough, we're not conservative enough. And I say, what the heck do they know about conservatism?" Her jabs at Cruz, without mentioning...
  • Sarah Palin Defends Donald Trump Against Ted Cruz's 'New York' Attacks at Massive Rally in Tulsa

    01/20/2016 8:59:47 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 198 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/20/2016 | Patrick Howley
    [...] Palin took some not-so-subtle jabs at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% and other Republicans for criticizing Trump's New York background, while Trump said that Hillary Clinton might end up "in the clink." Palin called Trump "a redhead from the big red Apple" and turned her attention to Republicans attacking their own frontrunner. "They're saying we're not red enough, we're not conservative enough. And I say, what the heck do they know about conservatism?" Her jabs at Cruz, without mentioning him by name, were clear. "His unifying values reach from big cities to small towns...to the Big Apple," Palin said of...
  • Trump: Karl Rove's "Hatred" Of Me Is "Like A Boiler Waiting To Explode"

    01/20/2016 8:01:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    RCP ^ | 1/20/16 | RCP
    Donald Trump ripped Karl Rove at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma this afternoon that featured former Gov. Sarah Palin. TRUMP: Karl Rove, this guy he predicted -- he thinks Romney won the election. Remember? Romney won. He won. I'm telling you. They had to take him off the air in a basket.
  • Sarah Palin Speaks at HUGE Donald Trump Rally in Tulsa, OK (1-20-16 Video)

    01/20/2016 12:38:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 69 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | January 20, 2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016: GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a massive campaign rally in Tulsa, OK at the Mabee Center. Mr. Trump brought former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin with him- and she spoke for about 20 minutes to a fired up crowd of an estimated 20,000 supporters.
  • OK Creek County Sheriff Offers Discount to CCW Applicants

    01/19/2016 9:14:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    John Davis, Creek County Sheriff in Oklahoma, is doing what he can to encourage armed citizens. He recently lowered the fee for fingerprints from $25 to $10. He says he is not allowed to reduce it to zero. From tulsaworld.com: In a letter from Sheriff John Davis posted on the Sheriff's Office's Facebook page, he wrote "As a result of the ever-increasing violence being committed upon the American citizen and the current state of our country, I encourage each citizen of Creek County who is legally able to fully utilize their Second Amendment right 'to keep and bear arms,'...
  • Controversial Oklahoma abortionist loses medical license, now a convicted felon

    01/19/2016 5:59:05 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 19, 2016 | Cassy Fiano
    Last year, Live Action News contributor Calvin Freiburger wrote about Naresh Patel, an Oklahoma abortionist with a checkered past. In 1992, he was caught burning the bodies of aborted babies in a field, causing outrage. However, he was never charged with a crime… until he got caught in a vicious RU-486 scam. Patel pled guilty last October to lying to women about being pregnant so he could get their money. Now, he will never be able to practice medicine again and is a convicted felon. Authorities were originally tipped off when he performed an abortion on a woman who was...
  • Judge Upholds Oklahoma Pro-Life Law Requiring Abortion Clinics to Help Stop Child Rape

    01/15/2016 8:46:37 PM PST · by kathsua · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Jan 15, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Abortion advocates in Oklahoma lost a round in court this week when a judge rejected their argument against a state law requiring abortion clinics to provide information to help protect young rape victims. Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince rejected a request from Larry A. Burns and the Center for Reproductive Rights to rule the new law unconstitutional Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. However, the judge did uphold an Oklahoma Supreme Court order that stops the law from taking effect until the case is fully resolved, the AP reports. Burns, an abortion doctor in Norman, Oklahoma, and his pro-abortion...
  • Two Muskogee women charged with child abuse, neglect (Lesbians)

    01/14/2016 1:03:03 PM PST · by bkopto · 42 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Jan 13, 2016 | Stacy Ryburn
    MUSKOGEE, OK - Two Muskogee women accused of beating a 5-year-old so severely that he suffered two strokes while in a hospital were arrested Tuesday on charges of child abuse and neglect. SNIP ...investigators determined that the boy had been locked in a room and bound with duct tape over his eyes. The boy told investigators that his mother, Stevens, and Stevens' girlfriend, Jones, had beaten him with a belt, the affidavit states. Police allege in the affidavit that Stevens hit the boy's hand with a hammer and that Jones "kicked him so hard in the groin that it made...
  • 207 members of Congress file amicus brief on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor

    01/13/2016 1:09:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 13, 2016 | Rebecca Downs
    Speaker Paul Ryan invited the Little Sisters of the Poor to join him as his guests for the State of the Union. But that’s not the only way in which they’re getting a helping hand from Congress. The office of Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) issued a press release with a link to a bipartisan amicus brief signed by 207 members of Congress in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor. The amicus brief was sent to the Supreme Court in support of the Catholic group and other non-profit organizations in the upcoming case of Zubik vs. Burwell. Such groups...
  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...
  • OU President David Boren Says Son Running for Governor Is “Not a Good Idea”

    01/10/2016 3:27:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    David Boren is allegedly discouraging his son, former U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, from running for governor in 2018. David Boren is a Democrat who’s headed the state’s flagship university for two decades and has been Oklahoma’s governor and a U.S. senator. He issued a statement in regards to reports that the younger Boren was considering running for governor in 2018, noting, “it is not a good idea.” “I learned from media reports today that Dan Boren is considering a race for governor in 2018. I will advise against it,” David Boren said. “In my opinion, it is not a good...
  • Inhofe endorses Rubio for GOP nomination

    01/09/2016 7:10:52 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | 1/9/16 | Chris Casteel
    Sen. Jim Inhofe endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination on Saturday, becoming the second Oklahoman in Congress to back the first-term Florida lawmaker. Inhofe, R-Tulsa, called Rubio "a solid conservative" and said he would be the strongest Republican candidate against Hillary Clinton if the former secretary of state secures the Democratic nomination.
  • Senate chairman demands Department of Ed give a legal reason for dumping due process

    01/08/2016 4:04:49 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    The College Fix - Lynn University ^ | January 8, 2016 | Peter Maxwell
    Overwhelming consensus' that Office for Civil Rights is treating its guidance as binding. Arne Duncan's temporary replacement isn't getting a honeymoon from the chairman of a Senate subcommittee, who is upset about the Department of Education's machinations against colleges. Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma is demanding answers from acting Secretary of Education John King about the authority of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to force colleges to strip students of their right to due process. Lankford isn't the first senator to raise the question of whether OCR's methods - issuing "Dear Colleague" letters that purport to explain existing...
  • Agenda 21: The BLM Land Grabbing Endgame

    Why is the federal government so obsessed with grabbing more land? After all, the federal government already owns more than 40 percent of the land in 9 different U.S. states. Why are federal bureaucrats so determined to grab even more? Well, the truth is that this all becomes much clearer once you understand that there is a very twisted philosophy behind what they are doing. It is commonly known as "Agenda 21", although many names and labels are used for this particular philosophy. Basically, those that hold to this form of radical environmentalism believe that humanity is utterly destroying the...
  • Blizzards and Bull***t

    01/04/2016 3:23:32 AM PST · by pa_dweller · 17 replies
    Found at Ice Age Now ^ | Dec. 30, 2015 | dairycarrie
    While here in Wisconsin the storm caused us headaches at our farm by dumping snow, then sleet and then a fine layer of ice, we dealt with everything and moved on. Goliath was barely a blip on our radar. However, the farmers and ranchers in New Mexico, West Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle ended up with far more than a blip on their radar. Goliath pummeled the area and now early estimates are saying that up to 20,000 cows and calves are dead. Just like Winter Storm Atlas, this story isn’t making the news and most of the people in...
  • Country Singer Craig Strickland Missing, Friend Who Posted Ominous Tweet Before Trip Is Found Dead

    12/29/2015 5:20:40 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    people ^ | 12-28-2015 | Naja Rayne
    Country singer Craig Strickland is missing just days after a friend posted an ominous tweet that foreshadowed their disappearance. "In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm," Chase Morland, who was on the road with Strickland, tweeted late Saturday. SNIP On Monday, Backroad Anthem, the band that Strickland sings in, revealed that Morland had been found dead. "Everyone please say special prayers for the family of Chase Morland," they wrote on Facebook. "They were very close friends and it is such a heartbreaking loss. Randy Strickland...
  • OK Senator Introduces Pro Gun “Piers Morgan Act” Allowing Open Carry Without License

    01/02/2016 9:46:04 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    http://gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 1/1/2016 | unknown
    Even though Piers Morgan has been away from the limelight for a while one Oklahoma legislator wants to use his name to introduce a very pro-gun piece of legislation. As many of you know, Morgan had become completely delusion on CNN with his views on guns and even the network couldn't take the bad ratings any more. According to the Washington Times
  • Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits north of Oklahoma City

    01/01/2016 2:16:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 1, 2016 12:40 PM EST | Ken Miller
    A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck north Oklahoma City early on New Year's Day, the latest in a series of temblors in the area in recent days that's prompted state regulators to call for more restrictions on oil and gas operators. No injuries and only minor damage were reported with the quake, which struck at 5:39 a.m. Friday near Edmond, about 16 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. ...
  • Donald Trump Holds Slight Lead in Oklahoma Over Ted Cruz – 32-28%

    01/01/2016 9:07:57 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 76 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 12/31/15 | Fred
    Oklahoma has seemingly given Donald Trump one of his smallest leads this primary season, as he only holds a 4 point advantage over Ted Cruz. The Republican primary campaign has effectively turned into a two man race at this point, with Marco Rubio a fairly distant 3rd place with 14% of the vote, just short of the 15% threshold required for delegate allocation. Other than Trump, Cruz, and Rubio, everyone else received a little under 20% of the total support, with 6% still undecided.
  • Planned Parenthood seeks injunction against Arkansas chemical abortion regulations

    12/30/2015 3:36:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | December 30, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the Planned Parenthood affiliate covering Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and eastern Oklahoma, has filed a lawsuit against a newly-enacted Arkansas law requiring abortion drugs be prescribed in accordance with federal Food and Drug Administration standards. The law, which is slated to go into effect Friday, requires Mifeprex medication abortions (mifepristone and misoprostol) to be administered at the dose the FDA recommends rather than the much lower dosage that has become common among abortion practice, and that women take misoprostol pills in-clinic rather than on their own. Planned Parenthood claims the FDA protocols are based on outdated...
  • Country singer Craig Strickland missing, friend found dead

    12/29/2015 5:17:15 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2015 | Fox News
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of a 22-year-old man has been recovered and a second man is missing after the two went duck hunting and their boat capsized. Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons confirmed Monday that rescuers discovered the body of Chase Marland from Kaw Lake in northern Oklahoma. A second man, 29-year-old Craig Strickland of Springdale, Arkansas, was still missing.
  • Live: Ted Cruz schedules Tulsa, OKC appearances (Dec. 23 - 9 am CT)

    12/23/2015 6:53:04 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Fox23 ^ | Wednesday, Dec. 23 | Preston Jones
    TULSA, Okla.—Quick Facts: Ted Cruz will make a campaign appearance in Tulsa and OKC on WednesdayCruz was last in Tulsa in August.... Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will return to the Sooner this month.Cruz is scheduled to appear in Tulsa and Oklahoma City on December 23.Cruz was last in Tulsa in August when thousands packed into the Union Performing Arts Center for his "Cruz Country" rally.Cruz will speak at ORU in the Mabee Center with congressman Jim Bridenstine, focusing on honoring service men and women. The event starts at 9 a.m. People lined up hours before the...
  • Two people killed and suspect arrested in 'road-rage' shooting spree along Oklahoma highway.

    12/17/2015 7:23:10 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 December 2015 | Associated Press and Snejana Farberov
    Two people were killed in suspected road rage shootings on a western Oklahoma interstate overnight after police say a man drove through three counties firing randomly from his pickup truck. The suspected gunman in the hour-long rampage spanning 50 miles and three counties later surrendered and was being held in a county jail. He has not been named as of Thursday morning. Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples said reports came shortly before midnight of a man firing at vehicles on Interstate 40 in Canadian County, which is adjacent to Oklahoma City. The suspect apparently continued driving west on the highway,...
  • Jim Bridenstine Christmas Celebration with Special Guest Ted Cruz (December 23 9:00 am)

    12/15/2015 12:10:31 PM PST · by Isara · 2 replies
    Cruz for President ^ | December 15, 2015
    Come celebrate Christmas with Tulsa's Congressman, Jim Bridenstine, and special guest Ted Cruz, Candidate for President, and honor our service men and women. Make sure to arrive early to get your picture taken with Santa too! Friends of Jim Bridenstine Christmas Celebration with Special Guest Ted Cruz Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Doors open at 8:00am Program: 9:00am The Mabee Center, Oral Roberts University 7777 South Lewis Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171 Register for the event.
  • 'Take Off with Ted' Oklahoma City Rally (December 23 12:30 pm)

    12/15/2015 12:02:23 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Cruz for President ^ | December 15, 2015
    Join other courageous conservatives from across Oklahoma to rally with Ted Cruz! Kids are welcome and Santa will be available for photos with the whole family! The details are: 'Take Off with Ted' Oklahoma City Rally Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Doors Open at 12:30PM Program: 1:30pm Oklahoma City Community College Main Building Atrium 7777 S. May Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73159 Register for the event.
  • Video: Hillary 2 Hours Late to Rally, Audience Groans (Health Problems?)

    12/11/2015 6:51:43 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 11, 2015 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Members of an audience waiting to hear from Hillary Clinton in Oklahoma Friday audibly groaned when it was revealed the Democratic presidential candidate would be late for the event. "I want to give you a brief update on a delay with Secretary Clinton's arrival time," announced an apologetic emcee. "It's going to be a little bit closer to 2 [p.m.], but I know you can make it and stay here." The crowd erupted in groans. "Unavoidable," the emcee protested. Watch the video below: VIDEO
  • Hillary 2 Hours Late to Rally, Audience Groans

    12/11/2015 6:48:25 PM PST · by W. · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11 December 2015 | Michael Warren
    Members of an audience waiting to hear from Hillary Clinton in Oklahoma Friday audibly groaned when it was revealed the Democratic presidential candidate would be late for the event.Groaner here
  • Ex-Oklahoma City Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Found Guilty of Rapes

    12/10/2015 7:02:01 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 16 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/10/15 | by PHIL HELSEL
    A former Oklahoma City police officer accused of raping more than a dozen women while on duty was found guilty of a slew of charges by a jury Thursday.
  • Daniel Holtzclaw: former Oklahoma City police officer guilty of rape (18 counts)

    12/10/2015 6:55:33 PM PST · by NRx · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12-10-2015 | Molly Redden
    The women were teenagers and grandmothers. Most were living on the margins. All of them were black. And during a month-long trial that became a symbol of police predation, they formed a bleak parade of 13 witnesses who accused a former Oklahoma City officer of using his badge to coerce sex acts and rape. On Thursday, after 45 hours of deliberation, a jury convicted Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, on five counts of rape and 13 other counts of sexual assault, including six of sexual battery. The convictions included four for first-degree rape, which carries a possible sentence of life in prison....
  • Ex-cop on trial for rape of 13 women ‘used power to prey’ on victims, prosecutor says

    12/08/2015 7:55:13 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/8/15 | Sarah Larimer
    In June 2014, police officer Daniel Holtzclaw drove a 17-year-old girl to her mother’s house, prosecutors say. At the time, Holtzclaw was on duty for the Oklahoma City Police Department, according to the Oklahoman. The teen later testified in court that Holtzclaw inappropriately touched her after they arrived at the home.
  • Oklahoma man arrested for murder, sexual abuse of 1-year-old girl

    12/07/2015 9:14:11 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/7/15 | By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
    TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man has been taken into custody on a murder charge on suspicion that he beat and sexually abused the 1-year-old daughter of his girlfriend, police said on Monday. Cody Johnson, 30, and his girlfriend brought an unresponsive Sawyer Jefferson to a Tulsa hospital on Saturday, saying that the girl had tripped over her pajamas and fallen on a toy.
  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
  • One University president has had enough of self-absorbed students in need of safe spaces

    11/30/2015 7:24:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2015 | Carol Brown
    As American youth regress toward an infantile state of development, one university president has finally had enough of the nonsense.  Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, had a wake-up call recently that prompted him to write an open letter to the student body. So what happened that caused him to speak out against this madness?  Per a report at TheBlaze: “This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt ‘victimized’ by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13,” Piper explained in his letter posted to the...
  • Earthquakes Rumble Through Oklahoma

    11/30/2015 6:36:45 AM PST · by John W · 24 replies
    AP via NewsOn6.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | AP
    MEDFORD, Oklahoma - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early Monday. There are no immediate reports of damage, but the quake was felt throughout much of the state and into Kansas. The USGS says the quake hit at 3:49 a.m. in extreme northern Oklahoma. The epicenter was 16 miles west-southwest of Medford, or about 80 miles south of Wichita, Kansas. The earthquake was upgraded after initial reports that it was magnitude 4.5. Other earthquakes have struck since that one. The first -- with a magnitude of 3.0 -- centered just outside the Oklahoma City...
  • This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!

    11/29/2015 1:16:47 PM PST · by digger48 · 34 replies
    Oklahoma Wesleyan University ^ | Dr. Everett Piper, President
    This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt "victimized" by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love! In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable. I'm not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims! Anyone who dares challenge them...
  • Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they...

    11/28/2015 1:34:42 PM PST · by Isara · 16 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/28/15
    Bridenstine: I have seen Ted Cruz stand up to both President Obama and Marco Rubio, when they joined forces to provide amnesty without border security Cruz Campaign Releases Web Video That Tells the Truth About Ted Cruz's National Security RecordHOUSTON, Texas - Cruz for President today released an online video featuring Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine (and current Major in the Oklahoma Air National Guard) who shares the truth about Ted Cruz's record of defending America’s national security and points out that Marco Rubio's Gang of Eight bill would have weakened border security and given President Obama authority to expand admission...
  • Experts say it’s only a matter of time before the “big one” shakes Oklahoma

    11/23/2015 3:52:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    ktla ^ | November 23, 2015 | Leslie Rangel
    However, experts say earthquakes in Oklahoma will likely increase in magnitude over time. Now, research said it's only a matter of time before we get a big one that will change life for those of us living here. ... In 2011, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook the state, becoming the largest quake in recent Oklahoma history. Now, research shows a bigger, stronger one could hit soon. ... "It's unclear exactly how high we might go, and the predictions are upper 5-6 range for most things that I've seen," Todd Halihan, a researcher from OSU, says. Halihan studies these quakes; his...
  • Carly Fiorina Spotted At Newark Airport

    11/21/2015 8:10:17 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jordan Sargent
    Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was spotted in the security line at the Newark airport. She was traveling to Oklahoma City for a private event and then to Iowa to attend the Family Leader Foundation Presidential Family Forum Friday night. Like everyone else, Fiorina took her shoes off as she went through the security line. No one approached her as she moved through the security check or after at the terminal's sole sit-down restaurant, Earl of Sandwich, where she ate. Her modest travel is a stark contrast as Donald Trump and Ben Carson obtain Secret Service.