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  • The Christopher Lane Murder Wasn't a Tragedy, It Was a Hate Crime

    08/24/2013 3:49:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | August 24, 2013 | Mike Mulraney
    Three Oklahoma teens are accused of shooting and killing 23-year-old Chris Lane, an Australian student visiting the United States on a baseball scholarship. Sixteen-year-old Chancey Luna, along with his friends James Edwards and Michael Jones, have been charged in connection to the slaying. Not only was the case possibly a hate crime, it should spark a national conversation about the way our media treats race. The tweets and Facebook status updates from accounts linked to James Edwards paint a very clear picture of someone obsessed with violence and hatred for white people. Edwards had no problem putting violent and hate-filled...
  • Australia’s lecture on gun control not backed by facts

    08/24/2013 12:10:03 PM PDT · by sdnet · 12 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-08-24 | Steve Adcock
    Soon after the completely senseless murder of an Australian athlete in Oklahoma, former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer pleaded with Australian tourists to boycott the United States due to our supposed proliferation of guns which, as Mr. Fischer evidently believes, leads to an increase in violence and crime. “I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers [but] it’s a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the USA,” he said. The problem with Mr. Fischer’s statement? The data simply does not support his accusation, and even statistics from Mr....
  • Axelrod: Talk of Impeachment ‘Virus that Needs to be Curbed’

    08/23/2013 11:45:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    national review online ^ | August 23, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    David Axelrod lashed out against Republican senator Tom Coburn for suggesting that President Obama is nearing a Constitutional crisis and potential impeachment, calling Coburn’s remarks “way out of bounds.” “He speaks to a kind of virus that has infected our politics that really has to be curbed,” Axelrod said, mockingly referring to Coburn’s suggestion as “his considered legal opinion as an obstetrician.” video at link
  • Axelrod: Talk Of Impeachment "Virus That Needs To Be Curbed"

    08/23/2013 10:21:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    The Corner ^ | August 23, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    David Axelrod lashed out against Republican senator Tom Coburn for suggesting that President Obama is nearing a Constitutional crisis and potential impeachment, calling Coburn’s remarks “way out of bounds.”
  • Coburn: Not a ‘Smart Strategy’ to Shut Down Gov’t for Obamacare

    08/23/2013 10:18:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2013 - 12:51 PM | Melanie Hunter
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Thursday it would not be “smart” to shut down the government over Obamacare, but it would make sense to do it over the debt limit. … Coburn was asked what the GOP would do in the next 12 months to “correct the course” and whether Coburn would go on the Mark Levin show to talk about Levin’s book, “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic.” “I would if I was invited. Right now, I’m kind of out of favor with the Levin show,” Coburn said, explaining that he and Levin disagree on shutting down the...
  • SENATOR: OBAMA 'PERILOUSLY CLOSE' TO IMPEACHMENT (w/Video)

    08/22/2013 9:32:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 8-22-2013 | Garth Kant
    August 22, 2013 SENATOR: OBAMA 'PERILOUSLY CLOSE' TO IMPEACHMENT Garth Kane WASHINGTON – The momentum to remove the president is growing rapidly, as almost every day another lawmaker raises the possibility of impeaching President Obama. Now, it’s Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla, who said Wednesday the president is getting “perilously close” to qualifying for impeachment. (Video at link below)
  • Tom Coburn calls for a national Constitutional Convention

    08/22/2013 1:05:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 247 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | AUGUST 22, 2013 AT 1:20 PM | By CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., explained to a town hall of his constituents that he wanted to call a national Constitutional Convention after reading Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments. “I used to have a great fear of constitutional conventions,” Coburn said according to the Tulsa World. “I have a great fear now of not having one.” As the Tulsa World notes, a national convention is called by two-thirds of the state legislatures and is one of two ways the U.S. Constitution can be amended. Coburn made his remarks in Muskogee, Okla.
  • Coburn: Obama a 'Friend,' But His Actions Nearing Grounds for Impeachment

    08/22/2013 4:26:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    CNN ^ | Thursday, August 22, 2013 | Bryan Koenig, CNN Political Unit
    Sen. Tom Coburn became the latest Republican lawmaker to link President Barack Obama to potential grounds for impeachment during a town hall Wednesday. The Oklahoma Republican – who also said Obama was a "personal friend" – responded to a question from a constituent by asserting that the president's policies were approaching a legal standard for impeachment. Without using specifics, Coburn cited "intended violation of the law" by Obama's administration, as well as general incompetence of some of his appointees. "I don't have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanors – but I think they're...
  • Edwards’ Sister: He’s Not Vicious, He Just Likes to Fight, and He’s Not in a Gang...

    08/23/2013 9:21:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/23/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Edwards’ Sister: He’s Not Vicious, He Just Likes to Fight, and He’s Not in a Gang, He Just Hangs Out with Gangsters The sister of alleged teen killer of the Australian baseball player, James Edwards, Rachel Padilla, appeared on CNN tonight. She gives off a strong whiff of denial. I knew he had a Facebook page, but I never looked at it. And it’s hard to believe that he will be–that he would even put things on there like that. CNN host Erin Burnett had read Padilla some of Edwards’ more offensive posts, and tweets. In terms of speculation...
  • The Hood Comes to Duncan, Oklahoma: The rot spreads. Do we just sit back and watch?

    08/23/2013 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/23/2013 | J. Robert Smith
    Was it a thrill kill or part of a gang initiation? That would be the bushwhacking of Chris Lane, an Aussie college kid and baseball star. Lane was gunned down running along a country road near Duncan, Oklahoma, the other day. You know the story by now. Does it matter what motivated Allen Luna and James Francis Edwards, Jr., Chris Lane's accused killers, and Michael Dewayne Jones, an accessory, to off a young man with a promising future who was just going about the routine of his life on a summer's day? In one sense it doesn't matter. Whether those...
  • How Responsible Is Obama for the Oklahoma Killing?

    08/23/2013 5:11:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    "Ayeee I knocked out 5 woods since Zimmerman court!" young James Edwards tweeted on July 15 in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Edwards's tweets surfaced after he and two of his homies were charged with killing Australian baseball player Chris Lane in Duncan, Oklahoma, last Friday. For the record, "woods" is short for peckerwoods, a derogatory term for white people. If Edwards, who is black, knocked out five woods as claimed, he would hardly be unique. As Colin Flaherty chillingly documents in his frequently updated book, White Girl Bleed A Lot, the...
  • Suspect in killing of Australian Chris Lane tweeted: 'time to start taken life's'

    08/22/2013 11:16:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2013 | Randi Kaye, Hilary Whiteman and Josh Levs
    One of the Oklahoma teenagers accused of killing 23-year-old Australian baseball player Christopher Lane previously posted images online showing himself posing with guns and wads of cash. And three days before what police call the indiscriminate shooting, the suspect, 15-year-old James Edwards Jr., tweeted, "With my n****s when it's time to start taken life's" -- a line from the Chief Keef rap song, "I Don't Like." Back in April, he tweeted, "90% of white ppl (people) are nasty. #HATE THEM." Police in the town of Duncan have charged Edwards and Chancey Luna, 16, as adults with first degree felony murder,...
  • Oklahoma Shooter's Sister Blames Community For Her Brother's Cold-Blooded Murderous Ways

    08/22/2013 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Oklahoma Shooter's Sister Blames Community For Her Brother's Cold-Blooded Murderous Ways Video only at linky..
  • Does Oklahoma allow TV cameras in the court room?

    08/21/2013 2:17:06 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    8/21/13
    Are the defendants going to be tried in juvenile court?
  • ‘Bored?’ Teenage Murder Suspect James Edwards Appears to Be a Crip

    08/21/2013 12:25:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 20, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    In our first look at what may have motivated the three teens accused of murdering Australian baseball player Chris Lane, we looked at the Facebook and Twitter feeds of James “Lilbuggy” Edwards. His social network posts suggest strong interests in rap and gang culture, and enjoyment of violent behavior. In fact, new evidence says he’s a Crip. Note the hashtags under the photo — they use both “Crip” and “cc,” which is a Crip affectation.Lilkadda90 is one of Edwards’ rap associates. In the screencap above you can see Edwards request Lilkadda90 to post this photo on Facebook so he can...
  • White House spokesman ‘not familiar with’ Chris Lane murder

    08/21/2013 12:35:35 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 99 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2013 | Caroline May
    Josh Earnest, principal deputy White House press secretary, said he was not familiar with the murder of Australian jogger Chris Lane during Wednesday’s White House briefing. When asked by Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry about the Chris Lane case, Earnest responded, “I’m not familiar with it, actually.” Henry explained the case in brief to Earnest looking for reaction to the Oklahoma shooting death of Lane at the hands of “bored” African-American teens who thought it would be “fun” to kill somebody. “This sounds like a pretty tragic case. I wouldn’t want to get ahead of the legal...
  • Three Teens, Two Of Them Black, Murder Chris Lane Because Of Boredom

    08/21/2013 2:19:19 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 28 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/21/13 | LD Jackson
    First of all, this is not a post I enjoyed writing. It's never good when we hear of senseless violence like this, but it is especially bad when it happens in my home state. Second, my headline says something that the national headlines about this story do not say. In fact, Maggie's Notebook and Conservative Hideout are two of the few places on the Internet where I have read that mentions the significant fact that two of the teens that killed Chris Lane are black. Let me be clear about this. I am not saying this shooting had anything to...
  • Christopher Lane, Australian baseball player, killed by "bored" Okla. teens, police say

    08/20/2013 4:42:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 78 replies
    CBS/ AP ^ | 20 August 2013 | Iris Carreras
    An Australian baseball player out for a jog in an Oklahoma neighborhood was shot and killed last week by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for fun, police said. PICTURES: Australian baseball player fatally shot in Okla. Christopher Lane, who was visiting the town of Duncan where his girlfriend and her family live, had passed a home where the boys were staying and that apparently led to him being gunned down at random, Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday. A 17-year-old in the group has given a detailed confession to police, but investigators haven't found the weapon used...
  • Photos surface of teens who 'shot college baseball player dead as he was jogging because

    08/20/2013 1:21:59 PM PDT · by don-o · 150 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2013
    Here are pictures of three teenagers accused in the thrill-kill murder of a college baseball player in Oklahoma. The senseless slaying of Christopher Lane, 23, has sent shock waves from the Sooner State to the victim’s native Australia. “They followed him, shot him in the back and drove off,” Duncan, Okla., police chief Danny Ford said yesterday. “When asked why he [a 17-year-old suspect] did it, he said, ‘We were bored and decided to kill somebody.’ ” The suspects have been identified as as Chancey Luna, 16, James Edwards, 15, and Michael Jones, 17. Lane died Friday afternoon after he...
  • 'Bored' teenagers murder college baseball player for 'fun'

    08/19/2013 9:26:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 19, 2013 | Mike Snyder
    Every once in a while you read something that truly shakes your faith in humanity. This would be one of those stories. Christopher Lane was a 22-year-old baseball player for East Central University in Oklahoma. Friday, he was killed in a completely random act, according to police. Three boys, ages 15, 16 and 17 are in police custody for the slaying. From the Associated Press: "They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: 'There's our target,'" [Duncan police chief Danny] Ford said. "The boy who has talked to us said: 'We were bored and didn't have anything to...