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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...

    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 ^ | 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
    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...
  • District Judge permanently blocks Oklahoma law forbidding sharia law in courts [Judge is an idiot]

    08/16/2013 11:33:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | August 16, 2013
    The judge says that “upholding an individual’s constitutional rights” is more important than the will of the masses. I would agree if indeed the will of the masses violated the constitutional rights of an individual. However, I’m not sure how it’s an “individual’s constitutional right” to have a US court consider sharia or international law when adjudicating a case: CBN NEWS – A U.S. district judge permanently blocked an Oklahoma law forbidding courts from considering Islamic or international law when deciding cases. “While the public has an interest in the will of the voters being carried out, the court finds...
  • Tea party groups to target skeptical GOP senators on defunding Obamacare

    08/19/2013 10:15:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | By Aaron Blake
    A pair of tea party groups is teaming up to pressure key Republicans to support an effort to defund Obamacare. Tea Party Patriots and the grassroots group For America are launching online ads against a dozen GOP senators who either oppose the effort or haven’t announced a position. Along with the ads, leaders of the groups will embark on a six-state, five-day “Exempt America” tour (the idea being that the American people should be exempt from Obamacare) that will bring them to the home states of several of these senators. Update 12:01 p.m.: The conservative group Heritage Action is also...
  • Shock as Australian baseballer gunned down by US teens

    08/18/2013 9:56:01 PM PDT · by seacapn · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 18, 2013 | AFP
    <p>An Australian family was Monday struggling to come to terms with the "senseless" death of their baseballer son in a random drive-by shooting by three teenagers in the United States.</p> <p>Chris Lane, 22, was in the US on a baseball scholarship and was jogging in the small town of Duncan in Oklahoma when he was shot in the back on Friday and left to die on the side of the road.</p>
  • Oklahoma's ban on Sharia law thrown out by federal judge

    08/17/2013 3:05:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 135 replies
    Kresta in the afternoon ^ | August 17, 2013 | David Harper
    An Oklahoma constitutional amendment that would bar the state's courts from considering or using Sharia law was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a federal judge in Oklahoma City. In finding the law in violation of the U.S. Constitution's Establishment Clause, U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the certification of the results of the state question that put the Sharia law ban into the state constitution. "While the public has an interest in the will of the voters being carried out, the Court finds that the public has a more profound and long-term interest in upholding an individual's...
  • Prayer Request

    08/17/2013 7:07:10 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 31 replies
    17 Aug 2013 | US Navy Vet
    Please keep my Mother-in-Law in you prayers. About a week or so ago she stumbled over a stone in her driveway fell and broke her L. Hand and her upper R. Arm(or was it the other way around/O Well). Anyway she is in her 60s and it will take quite abit of time for her to heal. Any way my wife is down there now but has to be back here in W. Iowa by Wednesday.
  • Oklahoma waging legal battle that could be huge blow to Obamacare (video)

    08/15/2013 7:11:10 PM PDT · by Kolath · 14 replies
    RightScoop ^ | 08/15/2013 | Right Scoop
    This is interesting. Oklahoma has taken the Obama administration to court because they are violating the Obamcare law. In short, the Oklahoma AG argues that in states that opted not to create a health exchange, the employer mandate penalty cannot be assessed in those states. He says it is written that way in the law itself. But the IRS last year adopted a rule and said that they will assess the penalty even if the states don’t create a health care exchange, and that’s what Oklahoma is challenging. They are saying it violates the law and they’ve just won their...
  • Obama Administration Only Helps Fuel Public's Cynicism About Government.

    08/15/2013 10:13:09 AM PDT · by Osage Orange · 5 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 08-15-13 | The Oklahoman Editorial Board
    Obama administration only helps fuel public's cynicism about government The Oklahoman Editorial • Published: August 15, 2013 PRESIDENT Barack Obama likes to decry public cynicism about government and political office. If he wants to reduce the level of cynicism, it would help if his administration did less to justify it. Take the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to impose new regulations on two Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. power plants. The state developed a plan to address the “regional haze” alleged by the EPA, but the agency rejected that plan and demanded state officials instead implement one developed by the EPA....
  • Doe Made Famous For Living In Cemetery Shot Dead

    08/14/2013 8:41:19 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 30 replies
    CBS WAFB 9 ^ | 8-14-13
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A doe that got national attention after she made friends with a stray dog and the two hung out in a cemetery has been shot and killed.
  • Oklahoma Wins First Obamacare Battle

    08/13/2013 4:39:38 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 16 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/13/13 | LD Jackson
    When Obamacare was passed through Congress, calculations were made. The Democrats made the assumption that most states would support the law and would gladly jump on the band wagon of the health insurance exchanges. After the dust settled down and the insurance exchanges are about to go online October 1, that turned out to not be the case. Over half of the states, 33 to be exact, have refused to participate in the exchanges. That left the Obama administration scrambling. Their law specifically prohibits the large employers in these states from being subject to the employer mandate. I have made...
  • GOP Rep. to ‘Birther Princess’: ‘Honestly, I Don’t Even Give a S**t’

    08/09/2013 3:33:41 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 9, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Freshman Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) dismissed a question about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate Thursday, calling it a “dead issue” that he doesn’t “give a sh*t” about. Mullin took a question during a town hall meeting in his Oklahoma district from a woman who identified herself as a “birther princess” and asked about “Obama’s identification fraud.” “You’re talking about the birth certificate?” Mullin responded, according to video of the exchange posted by liberal website Think Progress. “We lost that argument on November 6. We had four years to get that proven, we didn’t, we re-elected him, so that’s a dead...
  • Oklahoma Lawsuit Could Effectively Defund ObamaCare

    07/31/2013 1:12:09 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 31 July 2014 | Merrill Matthews
    ... But the better chance of defunding President Obama’s first step towards socialized medicine may rest with the great state of Oklahoma. Ironically, almost no one is paying attention, including ObamaCare opponents... (Excellent Read, at the link)
  • Coburn: Shutdown won't stop ObamaCare

    07/30/2013 4:29:48 PM PDT · by onyx · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/13 02:24 PM ET | By Sam Baker
    Shutting down the federal government would not stop the Obama administration from implementing its signature healthcare law, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Tuesday. Coburn has been sharply critical of the effort to force a government shutdown over ObamaCare funding. He released a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report Tuesday that said such a move would not actually stop the administration from implementing the healthcare law."The memo reveals that if government were shut down, funding for Obamacare would still continue," Coburn's office said in a summary. "In other words, shutting down the federal government does not shut down Obamacare." The CRS report...
  • President Obama's Taxpayer Funded UAW Event ( Tennessee )

    07/29/2013 3:41:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 29, 2013 | Scottie Hughes
    Under the cover of Obama’s campaign to sell his budget .. it is no coincidence that his visit is occurring at the same time Volkswagen is being pressured to accept the UAW into its Chattanooga factory. The United Auto Workers have tried every other option at this point including calling in a favor with the union that resides in Volkswagen’s home plant in Germany. ... it doesn’t look like the UAW’s normal campaign of propaganda seems to be succeeding; therefore, it’s time to call in the big dog himself and hope their investment of $148,967 into the reelection of President...
  • Senator Tom Coburn - Obamacare Defunding Effort Dishonest

    07/28/2013 6:36:44 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 37 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/28/13 | LD Jackson
    If there is anyone here who really believes the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is a good idea, please feel free to raise your hand in the comments. This monstrous piece of legislation is despised by conservatives, and rightfully so. It was forced down our throats and we have been told we need to learn to like the new normal it is producing. That hasn't sat well with many members of the GOP, thus the many efforts to repeal Obamacare. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) recognizes that the efforts to disable or repeal Obamacare are useless. In fact, he...
  • Coburn thinks defunding Obamacare is a horrible idea

    07/27/2013 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2013 | By Sarah Kliff
    Sarah Kliff: What do you think of the effort underway to defund Obamacare? Tom Coburn: I don’t think it’s achievable. A good portion of the health-care law is mandatory spending and repealing that would require two-thirds of the House and 67 votes in the Senate. I don’t see that happening. SK: An argument I’ve heard from some of your colleagues in the Senate is that, if you oppose Obamacare, then the only thing you can do is cut off the law’s funding. TC: How many people are going to close down the government over ‘I want to get rid of...
  • Dem senator (Klobuchar): Federal charges for Zimmerman a 'tough' call for DOJ

    07/14/2013 8:14:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14 2013 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Sunday that the Justice Department had a tough choice in deciding whether to bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. A former prosecutor, Klobuchar said that the department would need to wait until their investigation collected all the evidence they could. “I know that investigation’s going on. As a former prosecutor, I know you wait until you see all the evidence,” Klobuchar said on ABC’s “This Week.” “They’re going to have to make that decision. It’ll be a tough one.” (snip) On “This Week,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) called the verdict “devastating.” “I just...
  • GOP lawmakers blame Obama administration over failed missile tests

    07/12/2013 8:27:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    fox ^ | July 12, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Four high-ranking Republican lawmakers criticized the Obama administration on Friday for three failed tests of the country's missile-defense system, saying budget cuts and neglect are to blame. Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., along with Reps. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Ala., sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a letter faulting President Obama for allegedly gambling with national security by cutting funding to the program. They claim this hampered the ability to conduct vital tests needed to make sure the "ground-based midcourse defense system" (GMD) worked properly and conduct regular maintenance. The last successful GMD intercept test...
  • California sex offender given custody of daughter now arrested

    07/10/2013 12:26:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    KFOR ^ | Paige Hill
    NORMAN, Okla.– After being given sole custody of a six-year-old girl, a convicted sex offender was placed under arrest and the child was taken away. A few weeks ago, an Oklahoma County judge made a decision that shocked many Oklahomans after he awarded sole custody of a child to her father, Nicholas Elizondo, who was also a convicted sex offender. Authorities say the little girl, Sarah, is now in the custody of DHS after Elizondo was arrested this past weekend in California. Elizondo was pulled over for speeding on Sunday but Bakersfield police officers soon found a bullet in his...
  • Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas: Time For Him To Go

    07/05/2013 4:24:59 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 16 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/06/13 | Charles M. Phipps
    Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas (R) has been in Congress far too long. After nineteen years representing the largest district in Oklahoma, it is time for him to go. His spending has become out of control and his voting record has become abysmally liberal. His score on the Heritage Action for America's legislative scorecard is even worse than last year and few Republicans managed to score lower than Lucas. As House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Lucas supported the failed farm bill and urged it be passed, despite the fact that the Congressional Budget Office projected it to cost $973 billion, which is...
  • Enid Woman Wants Justice After Police Shoot, Kill Family Dog

    07/04/2013 6:02:23 AM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | Lisa Monahan
    ENID, Oklahoma - A family pet was shot to death by a police officer and the pet's owner is claiming that the officer was too quick to pull the trigger. Now her dog is gone and she is demanding justice. North Enid Police were called to Stacey Long's neighborhood for reports of a dog at large. Long said when police arrived they shot and killed her dog in her own front yard. "It was our baby, family member … we loved that dog," said Long. Long buried her dog but not her anger over his death. "For no reason to...
  • ‘Bare Knuckle Babe’ wrestles in a 72-pound catfish

    06/30/2013 10:07:34 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 20 replies
    Grind TV Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/25/2013 | Pete Thomas
    "Millsap is a calendar girl for the Bare Knuckle Babes (Miss May 2014), and on Saturday she served the Babes proudly by wrestling a 72-pound flathead catfish onto the banks of Oklahoma’s Lake Texoma."
  • Sinopec completes Chesapeake deal

    06/30/2013 7:59:47 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 4 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 06/29/2013 | Zhu Ningzhu
    BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) said on Saturday that it has completed the purchase of 50 percent of Chesapeake's share in its Mississippi Lime assets for 1.02 billion U.S. dollars. Chesapeake is the second-largest natural gas developer in the United States and its Mississippi Lime oil and natural gas assets are in northern Oklahoma. Sinopec signed the agreement with Chesapeake on Feb. 23 through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation. The deal means Sinopec acquires 425,000 acres (171,991 hectares) in the Mississippi Lime shale formation, with estimated proven and probable (2P) oil...
  • Man snatches toddler from shopping cart, holds her hostage (Video of snatching & police shooting)

    06/29/2013 2:37:07 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 40 replies ^ | June 28, 2013 | KHOU Staff
    MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- A man was shot and killed after he snatched a 2-year-old girl out of a shopping cart and held her hostage in an Oklahoma grocery store. The man removed the child from the shopping cart, held a knife to her and made crazy demands. Officers spent 30 minutes negotiating with the man. An officer shot the man in the head at point-blank range when he pulled the knife closer to the girl’s throat. “He thought the child was being harmed and stabbed at the time he did the shooting,” said Midwest Police Department Chief Brandon Clabes....
  • Texas' Next Big Oil Rush: New Pipelines Ferrying Landlocked Crude Expected to Boost Gulf Refiners

    06/24/2013 9:21:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2013 | Alison Sider, Dan Strumpf and Ben Lefebvre
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)New pipelines are beginning to carry a glut of domestic crude from the middle of the country to Texas' Gulf Coast, boosting the fortunes of the area's big refineries and further fueling a decline in oil imports. Magellan Midstream Partners' Longhorn pipeline began shipping oil from West Texas to Houston in April—the first of at least seven pipeline projects that could send as much as two million barrels a day from oil-saturated choke points in Oklahoma and the interior of Texas to the largest concentration of refineries in the country. But domestic oil production is at such a high level...
  • Foreign Authorities Assume Kidnapping Of OKC Valedictorian

    06/20/2013 12:11:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies - NEWS 9 ^ | Updated June 19, 2013 | By Michael Konopasek, News 9
    SNIPPET: "Authorities in Ecuador are officially treating the disappearance of an Oklahoma City valedictorian as a kidnapping case, according to family members searching for the teen." SNIPPET: "Classen SAS graduate August Reiger went missing Sunday from a mountain near his Bańos resort where he had been staying for the last week." SNIPPET: "The U.S. Embassy says it is in close contact with the Reiger family while the State Department continues to warn of the dangers in the area." SNIPPET: "The family tells supporters in Oklahoma City that roughly 150 people searched for August on Tuesday. Those close to August say...
  • Court rules Oklahoma man can sue over license plate

    06/14/2013 10:23:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/14/13 | Mike Krumboltz,
    A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that a man can sue the state of Oklahoma over its license plates. The man, Keith Cressman, has argued that the state's standard license plate, which depicts a Native American shooting an arrow into the sky, goes against the separation of church and state, according to a report from Tulsa World. He sued a number of state officials in 2011. That lawsuit was initially dismissed in 2012 but has since been reinstated by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. According to Tulsa World, the court ruled that the image of Allan Houser's...
  • Looters have come from afar to Okla. after tornado

    06/09/2013 2:15:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 8, 2013
    MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities say looters have come from as far away as New York and Virginia to steal from victims of last month's tornado in Moore, Okla. The Oklahoman reports ( ) that police arrested one man from Elmhurst, N.Y., and two from Virginia on misdemeanor complaints of stealing copper wire, scrap metal and other items from homes destroyed by the May 20 tornado. Twenty-four people were killed.....
  • Congressman Delivers Epic Indictment of Obama – in 1 Minute

    06/04/2013 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 6-3-2013 | Staff
    <p>This is about the best cliff notes version of the Obama regime ever.</p>
  • On Obamacare, Oklahoma Leads

    06/04/2013 7:34:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/03/2013 | The Editors
    Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has found an ingenious way to call a halt to the Obamacare project: Hold the federal government to the letter of that misbegotten law. His fight is a lonely one: While a majority of states signed on to the 2010 lawsuit opposing Obamacare on constitutional grounds, Oklahoma is standing largely alone today. It should not be. Its lawsuit challenging the IRS’s attempt to spend tax dollars and levy taxes without authorization from Congress speaks to a fundamental issue. Simply put, the executive cannot will into being a tax that Congress has not created through legislation...
  • Scandal or Storm: The Making of Obama’s Legacy

    06/03/2013 7:16:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 3, 2013 | Dan Holler
    Democrats are practically pleading with President Obama to sharpen his message. After successfully raising taxes on every working American at the beginning of the year, the progressive movement has suffered one debilitating blow after another. In March, many in the media laughed when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared conservatives were winning. But the rallying cry of collective action that rang throughout Obama’s second inaugural address now seems like more empty rhetoric, not an emerging reality. Still buzzed from their victory over Mitt Romney, Team Obama held the misguided belief they could convince Americans (not collectivists to begin with) that they...