Ode to Oklahoma

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May 17

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thedailywhat:

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: Blair, a year-old black lab mix, suffered a gunshot wound while living on the streets of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She recovered, but remained skittish and nervous from life on the streets, and was living indefinitely at Woodland West Animal Hospital.

Tanner, a 2-year-old golden retriever, was brought to the same shelter when his owner died. Tanner is blind, and also suffers from a seizure disorder that causes him to evacuate his bowels. “His seizure disorder was really, really bad and nothing — no medications — seemed to be helping,” said hospital director Dr. Mike Jones. “Anytime he seizes he expresses his bowels. … It made living in a home very, very difficult.”

Jones said he considered putting Tanner down. Then, Tanner met Blair.

“One day they were exercising in a play yard together and they got together,” Jones said. “Blair all of a sudden seemed to realize that Tanner was blind and just started to help him around.” Now Blair leads Tanner around the playground by his leash — a seeing-eye dog for another dog.

Since the pair became besties, Blair’s timidity has lessened, and Tanner is suffering fewer seizures. “They absolutely have to be adopted together,” Jones said. “But it’s going to take a special home with someone who understands their special relationship.”

[animalplanet]


Apr 14

Apr 1
harryandthepotters:

Weird gas prices in Oklahoma. ASS and 9/10.

Ass for gas. It’s standard.

harryandthepotters:

Weird gas prices in Oklahoma. ASS and 9/10.

Ass for gas. It’s standard.


Feb 8

Brilliant Democratic State Senator Tacks ‘Every Sperm is Sacred’ Clause to Oklahoma’s Personhood Bill

stfusexists:

Brilliant Democratic State Senator Tacks ‘Every Sperm is Sacred’ Clause to Oklahoma’s Personhood Bill

stfuhypocrisy:

Undaunted by the monumental failure of Personhood USA’s push to declare fertilized human eggs exactly the same as grown ass adults in Mississippi, conservatives in Oklahoma have pushed forward with their own Personhood Bill. But one Democratic smartass isn’t having it, and she finds the whole thing so absurd that she tacked on an amendment of her own that would outlaw the spilling of semen in any location other than a woman’s vagina.

State Senator Constance Johnson of Oklahoma City has served Oklahoma’s 48th Senate District since 2005, but it was yesterday’s introduction of Senate Bill 1433 that really pushed her over the edge. The bill sought to define human life as beginning at the moment of conception, before it’s even implanted in the womb, and offers full legal protection to those tiny multicelled lumps. In the words of the bill, “the unborn child at every stage of development (has) all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this state.”

Johnson submitted an amendment of her own to the bill, which would have added the language,

However, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.

Brilliant Democratic State Senator Tacks 'Every Sperm is Sacred' Clause to Oklahoma's Personhood Bill

That means no masturbating. No wet dreaming. No blow jobs or facials or pulling out and coming on your lady’s stomach, dudes. No gay sex, unless a vagina’s around to catch the precious seed. No Boston cream pies.

The State Senator later willingly withdrew the amendment, telling her colleagues that she had introduced it to highlight the ridiculous sexism inherent in a Personhood Law that would force women to be pregnant.

Another pro-choice legislator, Democrat Jim Wilson, attempted to add an amendment to the bill that would require the father of the child to be financially responsible for the woman’s health care, housing, transportation, and nourishment while she was pregnant. The amendment failed, because obviously if those whoreladies didn’t want to have to be responsible for using their bodies to incubate another human life for nine months and then push it out of a tiny hole between their legs, they shouldn’t have had sex in the first place.

Sassy amendments to sexist uterus-related legislation is my favorite microtrend of 2012. The serious misogyny behind the legislation that leads to the need for the sassy amendments is my least favorite.

This is both tickling the feminist and the poli sci nerd in me. Love it. 

(via fluterr)


Jan 31
jtotheizzoe:

The State of State Science Standards
The Fordham Institute released grades on how states’ science education standards stack up. We know that students need to do better when it comes to STEM education. But when states are undermining science education, how can we even begin to improve?
What grade did your state get?
(via Greg Laden’s Blog)

YEAH. F FOR FREEDOM.

jtotheizzoe:

The State of State Science Standards

The Fordham Institute released grades on how states’ science education standards stack up. We know that students need to do better when it comes to STEM education. But when states are undermining science education, how can we even begin to improve?

What grade did your state get?

(via Greg Laden’s Blog)

YEAH. F FOR FREEDOM.


Dec 9
thedailywhat:

Not Even Once of the Day: Darren Aronofksy’s Meth Project PSAs ain’t got nothing on real life: 45-year-old Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon was arrested inside a south Tulsa Walmart yesterday while allegedly in the process of using in-store items to cook meth.
“When I saw her she had just finished mixing sulfuric acid with starter fluid in a bottle,” said Tulsa PD Officer David Shelby. Apparently, Halfmoon had been in the store for six hours before store security called the police. 
She was known to authorities from a meth raid that occurred last month, and was released from jail just three days ago. 
According to police, another man, Glenn Reese, was arrested in October at the very same Walmart with a mobile meth lab in his backpack. The area’s drainage ditches and tunnels are popular with meth cookers and users.
Local news report on the story below:

[fox23 / video: buzzfeed.]

thedailywhat:

Not Even Once of the Day: Darren Aronofksy’s Meth Project PSAs ain’t got nothing on real life: 45-year-old Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon was arrested inside a south Tulsa Walmart yesterday while allegedly in the process of using in-store items to cook meth.

“When I saw her she had just finished mixing sulfuric acid with starter fluid in a bottle,” said Tulsa PD Officer David Shelby. Apparently, Halfmoon had been in the store for six hours before store security called the police.

She was known to authorities from a meth raid that occurred last month, and was released from jail just three days ago.

According to police, another man, Glenn Reese, was arrested in October at the very same Walmart with a mobile meth lab in his backpack. The area’s drainage ditches and tunnels are popular with meth cookers and users.

Local news report on the story below:

[fox23 / video: buzzfeed.]


Nov 7
thedailywhat:

Meanwhile, In The Heartland of the Day: Out: Richter scale. In: Donkey-scratching scale.
[copyranter.]

thedailywhat:

Meanwhile, In The Heartland of the Day: Out: Richter scale. In: Donkey-scratching scale.

[copyranter.]


Nov 4

Oct 12
gingersaurusrex:

this one was actually in tulsa. win.

gingersaurusrex:

this one was actually in tulsa. win.


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