#65199 Apr 22, 2014
In a nutshell, Failin signed laws to help big oil while penalizing solar and wind energy, despite what the fluff press release may lead you to believe.
#65200 Apr 22, 2014
The ho needs to go!!!
#65201 Apr 22, 2014
2 small earthquakes recorded in central Oklahoma
EDMOND, Okla.(AP) Two small earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma near Edmond and near Langston.
No injuries or damage are reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.3 magnitude quake was recorded at 3:57 a.m. Tuesday about 5 miles southeast of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond and a 3.1 magnitude quake was recorded at 2:04 a.m. about 3 miles south of Langston about 30 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans and that damage is not likely in temblors below magnitude 4.0.
Fracking was not the cause so sayeth a press release from Fall-in office.
#65202 Apr 22, 2014
Fall-in is now a Geologist as well as a connoisseur of state troopers booty.
#65203 Apr 22, 2014
But the bill also allows utility companies to charge higher rates to people that have solar panels and wind turbines.
#65204 Apr 22, 2014
Oklahoma Senate passes bill to cut income taxes
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A House-backed plan to cut both the state's individual and corporate income tax rates has passed the Oklahoma Senate, although a final agreement on a tax cut has yet to be reached.
The bill that passed Tuesday in the Senate on a 29-19 vote would reduce the state's top individual income from 5.25 percent to 5 percent, once certain revenue growth triggers are met. The measure also includes a separate trigger to drop the corporate income tax rate from 6 percent to 5 percent.
The earliest that either cut could take effect is tax year 2015.
A separate Senate tax cut bill is pending in the House.
The governor and legislative leaders are expected to negotiate a final version of a proposed tax cut.
House Bill 2508: http://bit.ly/Nx4awZ
#65205 Apr 22, 2014
Received this from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Dear State Supplemental Payment Recipient,
Because of budget constraints all benefits from the State Supplemental Payment (SSP)
(Due to the Malicious Seditious Adulterous Ho and her Repigthugs Minions need to cut their income taxes because we hate the poor, tired, huddled masses)
Program must be reduced for the month of May, 2014. In May 2014 the amount of your SSP will be reduced by $4.
This action cannot be appealed.
#65206 Apr 22, 2014
We hae the poor ... They need no health care, food, clothing, or shelter.
After all, do I not provide for the birds of the air and the beasts of the fields.
If you get sick, die quickly.
#65207 Apr 22, 2014
Oklahoma gov. inks bill restricting abortion drugs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)- Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma, despite objections from opponents who say it will force more women to have surgical abortions.
The bill signed Tuesday was written in response to a recent Oklahoma Supreme Court decision that ruled a similar bill signed by Fallin in 2011 was unconstitutional.
The measure would prohibit off-label uses of certain abortion-inducing drugs by requiring doctors to administer the drugs only in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration protocol. It takes effect Nov. 1.
Abortion rights supporters say the bill will deny women newer, evidence-based regimens for medication abortion and force them to undergo surgical abortions after 49 days of pregnancy.
The bill was among 41 Fallin signed into law on Tuesday.
#65208 Apr 22, 2014
This happens every year. Nothing new.
#65209 Apr 22, 2014
Exactly what I meant when I said Oklahoma republicans are really democrats pretending to be republicans. That's why this state is screwed up.
#65210 Apr 22, 2014
Another great amount of tax payer dollars to defend this latest law in federal court.
When will the taxpayer of Oklahoma get tired of the repigs flushing their hard earned money down the toilet?r
#65211 Apr 22, 2014
I spent time with a 4 year old today that was not near as childish as the crap on this board today.
#65213 Apr 22, 2014
We need LESS crazy in the government, this includes Fallin, and all of the bagger idiots that a small minority that votes sends to Washington. No more trickle down, no more tax cuts when we have crumbling bridges and roads! Quit kowtowing to the Oil and Gas industry. It's time for the silent majority in Oklahoma to be heard, and VOTE out these idiotic Republicans!
#65214 Apr 22, 2014
Rather have rabid Democrats that actually CARE about people, than Republicans who think they need to legislate their religion, and feed the wealthy.
#65215 Apr 22, 2014
LOL! That is a fun age. Out of diapers and into "how come?"
Now watch Karen turn it into something perverse.
#65216 Apr 22, 2014
For once I agree with the Tramp in office.
#65217 Apr 22, 2014
Democrats need to stop using my money for helping others to become unproductive citizens.
#65218 Apr 22, 2014
Silverstein determined to be part of new crop of "fresh faces" in U.S. Senate
Matt Silverstein is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Inhofe
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Matt Silverstein is certain that the Oklahoma delegation to the United States Senate is going to have two new senators after next Novembers elections.
Oklahomans are ready to turn the page on politics and have two fresh faces in our Senate. And thats exactly what theyre going to get, he said.
Theres a ring of confidence in Silversteins voice when he talks about his future in politics, a conviction he owes to an encounter with the very man hes challenging. In 2001, several months prior to the September 11th attacks, Silverstein said he sat next to U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe on a flight from Chicago to Tulsa.
We had a two-hour discussion. A cordial, nice discussion, he said.When we got off the airplane, Sen. Inhofe approached my parents and told them he really enjoyed talking to their bright son. He also told them that I should run for public office someday.
One might see this encounter as a moment of destiny reminiscent of Bill Clintons encounter with President John F. Kennedy on July 24, 1963 while attending a Boys Nation conference in Washington D.C., but Silverstein waves it off.
Im not a career politician. Ive been in private business as an investment planner helping Oklahoma families, and I believe the policies of Sen. Inhofe are putting families at risk.
Matt Silverstein pulls no punches when criticizing Inhofes policies. He says that despite Inhofes blustering conservatism,he is the crown prince of wasteful pork barrel spending, notorious for exploiting congressional earmarks.
Back in 2005 Senator Inhofe voted no on an amendment offered by his associate Senator from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, which would have defunded Senator Ted Stevens(R-Alaska)bridge to nowhere. The Gravina Island Bridge project became a controversy when Sen. Stevens pushed for funding on a bridge that nobody uses despite demands that the money would be better spent funding disaster aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, Sen. Stevens was found guilty on charges of federal corruption and lost his bid for re-election shortly thereafter.
Matt Silverstein also criticizes Inhofe for opposing a $1.1 trillion spending package, saying not because the package was too much, but because the package didnt have enough spending. This kind of attitude goes against the grain of sound fiscal policy, and it must be stopped.
When asked about his chances as a Democrat running against a staunchly conservative Republican, Silverstein said,Im against wasteful spending. Im against career politicians, and I think my voice would be a healthy addition to the Democratic Party.
He pointed out that Senator Inhofe, despite making public statements in support of term limits, has himself been on the tax payers payroll since 1967 when he first won election to the Oklahoma State House of Representatives.
Nobody else in Oklahomas history has asked to be on the public payroll for over 50 years, said Silverstein.
#65219 Apr 22, 2014
Matt Silverstein has not held public office up to this point in his life. A graduate from Jenks High School and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he studied political science, hes focused his efforts on building his business as an investment planner for families.
He said hes devoted to his wife and two children and wants to ensure their future. The financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath was a major turning point in his life. He saw clients and their families struggling to keep their dreams intact.
We live in an era when people are taking comedians seriously and laughing at politicians, he said, referring to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.A growing number of people are turning to The Daily Show for news and commentary, not just for entertainment.
He said politicians like Inhofe have been supplying too much fodder for comedians like Stewart.
Its got to stop. We need to have leaders with integrity and transparency, Silverstein said.
Though Silverstein is running for the U.S. Senate as a Democrat, he has no problem reaching across the aisle.
I recently sent a note to Sen. Coburn, thanking him for the honest and principled way hes approached government, and Ive offered my prayers for his future in private life and for his family.
When asked why hes running for office, Silverstein said,Ive always been interested in public policy. Theres no better way to affect positive change than through public policy.
He explained that much of Oklahomas problems are due to poor fiscal management, earmarked funding, and good old boy politics.
We have a crumbling infrastructure, a failing education system. We need to get the economy working, reducing unemployment, and we need to make investments in job creation to protect our future.
Silverstein is not a fan of partisan politics. He wants to bring a pragmatic approach to Washington D.C.
Both parties have had it wrong for a long time. Washington is broken, and theyve been doing very little correctly.
If elected Matt Silverstein wants to bring people together, religious, civic, and business leaders to create networks of creative cooperation.
Said Silverstein:I want to help people take on complicated issues and facilitate honest, open and transparent dialogues to solve problems.
He also said he wants to see more transparency in the health care industry. He wants to help health-care consumers by informing them of the cost of procedures and hospital stays. If health care consumers have options, the industry will have to offer competitive rates.
Right now, the sad part is that you cant ask a doctor how much something costs. Even the doctors dont know.
Silverstein is looking forward to a debate with Sen. Inhofe, and hes hoping Oklahomans will take a hard look at the issues, evaluate whats been happening, and make their decisions based upon informed evaluation instead of partisan affiliations.
I really believe politics is a calling, not a career, and I cant sit back and watch whats been happening. Were not going to change the rules of the game without replacing the players.
For more information on Matt Silversteins campaign for U.S. Senate, go to www.mattforoklahoma.com .
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