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  • David French: America Is Intolerably Intolerant

    12/16/2018 4:47:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | December 12, 2018 | David French
    A nation devoid of grace immiserates its people. When you think of the sheer vindictiveness of what happened to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, it takes your breath away. On the very night of his greatest career triumph, a reporter dug up his old tweets (composed when he was a young teenager), reported on the most offensive insults, and immediately and irrevocably transformed his online legacy. Now he’s not just “Kyler Murray, gifted quarterback and humble Heisman winner,” but also the man who was forced to apologize for his alleged homophobia. And for what purpose? Which cause did the reporter advance?...
  • Middle Schooler Arrested for Too Many Absences

    12/16/2018 10:13:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Junior highs are cracking down on truancy across the nation. Some Oklahoma school are going even so far as handcuffing middle schoolers and taking them to the slammer according to NBC 16 WNDU.Muskogee Public Schools arrested a 14-year-old in Tulsa, OK at school after he missed too many classes. His mother is outraged and says the arrest was an act of abuse. via NBC 16 WNDU"It’s my fault! Exactly! It’s not my 14 year old sons fault. He doesn't have a car to get himself there."Stephanie - who doesn't want to use her last name - says she's upset her...
  • Alabama Football: Oklahoma O-Line Success Critical Against Tide (Orange Bowl 2018)

    12/10/2018 2:40:48 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Bamma Hammer ^ | 12-2018 | Ronald Moody
    Alabama football squares off against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on December 29. The Sooners prolific offense has smashed offensive records along the way. One overlooked position group is vital to their monumental success. The pure motivation for Alabama football to outwork yesterday is right in front of them. Start with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray hoisting the illustrious, bronze Heisman Trophy high above his head Saturday night. That is no minor, internal motivation. The Crimson Tide suffered losses in the previous three contests against the Sooners, including a 2014 Sugar Bowl shellacking at the hands of an unassuming Trevor Knight...
  • USA Today Faces Backlash After Shaming Heisman Winner for Tweets Posted When He Was a Teen

    12/09/2018 6:56:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    IJR.com ^ | 09 DEC 2018 | Madison Dibble
    Kyler Murray won one of college football’s highest honors on Saturday as he was awarded the Heisman Trophy for his excellence as quarterback for Oklahoma, but USA Today wasn’t focused on his football accomplishments. In a report published late Saturday night, USA Today dug up several tweets and claimed that Murray had made homophobic statements on Twitter. According to the report, Murray called one of his friends a “queer” in 2012. He was 15 years old at the time of the tweet. In response to this hit from USA Today, Murray humbly apologized for the comments he had made when...
  • 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...
  • Heisman Trophy Trending Toward Oklahoma's Kyler Murray In Final Days

    12/06/2018 2:01:04 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Al.com ^ | 12-6-2018 | Christopher Smith
    Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will need to pull a slight upset to win the Heisman Trophy when voting gets announced Saturday. (AP Photo)At times, the story of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's college career has approached folklore status. If he played before the digital era, tales of his feats would present an American Samoan rival to Paul Bunyan, replete with a ukulele instead of an axe. Alabama has signed five-star quarterbacks before. But Trent Dilfer compared high-school Tagovailoa favorably to college sophomore Aaron Rodgers. As a true freshman, Tagovailoa did not play a snap of football with the outcome undetermined until...
  • 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...
  • Lacking votes, Senate GOP delays vote on Trump judicial nominee Thomas Farr

    11/29/2018 11:25:08 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 27 replies
    Senate Republicans on Thursday delayed a vote on one of President Trump's judicial nominees after a determination that they don't yet have to vote to confirm him. The Senate was set to vote at noon on Thomas Farr, who was nominated by President Trump to serve on the federal bench in North Carolina's Eastern District. But that vote was moved until some time next week. Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, are still deciding whether to support Farr, a former campaign lawyer for the late Sen. Jesse Helms who has been accused participating in a scheme to suppress...
  • 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 Outline.com ^ | 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...
  • DEA: Sinaloa Cartel Still Holds Power; Maintains International Expansion

    11/21/2018 9:58:24 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Borderlandbeat.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Yaquil
    Despite the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the criminal group continues to export "wholesale" quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican-California border: AZ, NM, and W. Texas.... the Sinaloa cartel "maintains an international expansionary footprint" in comparison with other groups, says the Drug Control Administration (DEA) in its annual report on drug trafficking which was published this Friday. SINALOA- continues to export "wholesale" amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican border .... These drugs are distributed in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Los...
  • Stop Complaining About Your Rent and Move to Tulsa, Suggests Tulsa (Free stipend & rent!)

    11/18/2018 2:37:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Citylab ^ | November 16, 2018 | Sarah Holder
    In an effort to beef up the city’s tech workforce, the George Kaiser Family Foundation is offering $10,000, free rent, and other perks to remote workers who move to Tulsa for a year. “I’m a California, New York guy,” Michael Basch tells me. “I figured I’d be really bored here.” “Here” is Tulsa, the second-largest city in Oklahoma, known for its new $465 million public park, the Gathering Place, and its annual Chili Bowl. Since moving there earlier this year, Basch says that he hasn’t been bored at all. The city may be 1,640 miles and a world away from...
  • UPDATE: PAC’s use charitable names to try to get your donation dollars

    11/18/2018 1:53:22 PM PST · by NobleFree · 5 replies
    KFOR-TV ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2018 | SCOTT HINES
    CHOCTAW, Okla. - Debbie Foster didn't recognize the number. She answered anyway. It was one of those pesky automated robocalls that disrupted Foster's day and tugged at her heart strings. The robocaller claimed to be raising money for an organization by the name of Breast Cancer Health Council. “My very, very dearest friend died from [breast cancer], and I was with her during chemotherapy," Foster said. Don’t be fooled. It might sound like a charity, but it is not. Breast Cancer Health Council is registered as a Political Action Committee, an organization that raises and spends money to elect and...
  • Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died

    11/15/2018 9:35:27 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 196 replies
    wctv.tv ^ | Nov 15, 2018 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — A publicist said country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla.
  • QuikTrip hiring 'hybrid employees' who can work while armed to deter crime, keep customers safe

    11/11/2018 1:30:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | November 9, 2018 | Anna Codutti, breaking news editor
    Off-duty police officers and security guards are common sights at many QuikTrips, but soon the company hopes to hire “hybrid employees” who can work at the convenience store while armed to deter crime and help customers feel safe. QuikTrip spokesman Mike Thornbrugh said the need for increased security is a result of the high volume of crimes reported at QT locations. “We have a lot of stores, and not just Tulsa, where we have had and still will have off-duty police officers helping out, and a lot have full-time outside security,” he said. “I wish we didn’t have to, but...
  • Notorious mob boss Whitey Bulger found dead in prison

    10/30/2018 10:00:21 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 86 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | October 30, 2018 | Pete Williams, Tom Winter and Rich Schapiro
    Notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was found dead at a federal prison in West Virginia Tuesday, federal officials said. Bulger, 89, had recently arrived at the high-security penitentiary USP Hazelton in West Virginia, according to the Boston Herald. The feared former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, Bulger was convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders stretching from Massachusetts to Florida to Oklahoma.
  • Dog pretends to be stray, begs for burgers at McDonald's

    10/25/2018 4:56:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 25, 2018 | Caitlin O'Kane
    A dog owner in Oklahoma is calling out her own pup for scheming to get free McDonald's hamburgers. Betsy Reyes of Oklahoma City says her dog, Princess, sneaks out at night and sits outside McDonald's, pretending to be a stray. Reyes shared photographic evidence of her sneaky dog sitting in the local McDonald's parking lot at night. "If you see my dog @ the McDonald's on shields, quit feeding her fat ass bc she don't know how to act & be leaving the house all the time to go walking to McDonald's at night," Reyes wrote. "She's not even a...
  • 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 justia.com: FIREARM REGULATION – STATE PREEMPTION A. 1. The State Legislature hereby occupies and preempts the entire field of legislation in...
  • Elizabeth Warren goes back to Oklahoma to emphasize her family roots

    10/21/2018 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/20/18 | Jess Bidgood
    NORMAN, Okla. — When a group appeared with a video camera among the single-story bungalows on their street, the neighbors were mystified. Delores Clark was dirty from tending the garden. Sheena Jones had just moved in. Neither of them recognized the woman who was being filmed. It was not until last week, when Senator Elizabeth Warren’s biographical video about her family history rocketed around the Internet, that they realized who had been standing outside Clark’s house. It was Warren herself, gathering footage to emphasize her family’s roots on the Oklahoma plains. “I never knew she had any connection to Oklahoma...
  • Oklahoma’s Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi [Spanish Explorer's Horses Descendants]

    10/16/2018 11:31:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 10/16/2018 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    <p>POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were later forced out of their ancestral homelands.</p>