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Krebs v Carnot, Ace of Spades • Mon 2018 Apr 16, 2:46pm

Knows where it's at:
He'd rather eat
Some deep-fried rat.

~Chik fil A~

Confused Clock
Captain Hate, Ace of Spades • Mon 2018 Mar 12, 1:53pm

Fuck Daylight Savings, the capricious and tyrannical ability of the state to impose its will on us.

Echoes my attitude, phrased concisely and in Captain Hate style.
Okla Flag
KFOR-TV & K. Querry • Tue 2018 Feb 20, 1:26pm

…A Senate bill, which would adopt Daylight Saving Time as Oklahoma’s year-round standard time, has passed a Senate committee.…

No. No! No! No! No! NO!
Travis Allen, Wash. Examiner • Fri 2016 Dec 30, 11:40am

Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. … SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. … written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California's state government with a two-thirds "supermajority." …

CatholicSay, Maine Republic Email Alert • Wed 2016 Sep 14, 9:22pm

…An FBI source, as part of the Clinton Email scandal investigation, purportedly took to a deep anonymous website to reveal shocking information about the findings of their investigation. The FBI source details the turmoil they faced in the magnitude of what was discovered.

The key breakthrough on the severity of how big this scandal is started from the recovery of files from the Benghazi computer hard drives. It all led back to the Clinton Foundation. …

…The most disturbing part of the FBI analyst’s insider’s knowledge, is the implications of the widespread corruption that could be revealed to Americans in future email leaks. The FBI source stated that it is so egregious that it could spark a civil war within the U.S. and bring down the U.S. government.…

Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt • Wed 2016 Jul 13, 10:18pm

…As each congressman pressed for answers to their specific -- and very simple -- questions, Lynch referred them to outside sources, namely FBI Director James Comey's statements on the agencies decision to clear Hillary Clinton.

Even when asked if going 10 miles per hour above the speed limit is breaking the law, Lynch was unable to answer. Georgia Rep. Doug Collins was so frustrated with Lynch's non-answers that he just wanted to hear a "yes" or "no" out of her mouth. So, he posed the question, "The speed limit says, "55," I'm doing 65. Have I broke the law?"

Lynch responded, "You'd have to ask the highway patrol. They would likely write you a ticket."…

Mollie Hemingway, Federalist • Wed 2016 Jun 29, 2:06pm

Here are the five big takeaways from the U.S. House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya, gleaned from a summary report by Reps. Jim Jordan, R-OH, and Mike Pompeo, R-KS.

1. Administration Misled Public Immediately and Continually…
2. Weak Benghazi Security Points to Clinton’s Political Considerations…
3. Military Never Sent Men or Machines to Help…
4. Terrorists Weren’t Brought to Justice…
5. Administration Obstructed Investigation…

Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart • Wed 2016 Jun 29, 12:00am

The U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi released its final report on Tuesday morning, comprising some 800 pages of investigations and conclusions that suggest former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration were derelict in their duty to protect American diplomats from the most significant terror attack on the U.S. since Sep. 11, 2001.

The report also details how the Obama administration contrived to misinform the public about the cause of the attack.…

Aaron Klein, Breitbart • Tue 2016 Jun 28, 11:59pm

…A U.S. government security officer serving at the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi prior to the September 11, 2012 attacks, warned his superiors that lack of adequate security at the compound made serving there a “suicide mission.”

The officer further predicted to his superiors “that there was a very good chance that everybody here was going to die.”…

Smug O
Judicial Watch • Sun 2016 May 1, 9:02pm

…new Benghazi-related State Department documents… showing then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.” Other documents show that State Department officials initially described the incident as an “attack” and a possible kidnap attempt.…

Andrew Klavan, PJ Media • Fri 2016 Apr 15, 4:25pm

…Freedom is good for business in general, but it is not good for an individual business that has already made it to the top. Where freedom and competition thrive, prices fall and good ideas rise. Where government coerces, where government pays the freight, where government grants you "rights" to the labor and products of others, prices soar and good ideas that threaten the status quo are trampled under and left behind.…

Allen West
Allen West • Thu 2016 Mar 31, 11:52pm

…I’m telling you, after Obama’s embarrassing trip to Cuba, I bet he’ll go to Tehran before he exits the Oval Office. He’ll be on a mission to bring about peace and bridge the gap. Y’all doubt me?…

Hillary, Tense
Jerome Hudson, Breitbart • Sat 2016 Mar 19, 9:16am

In a Friday interview on C-SPAN, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colombia Joseph diGenova held up a copy of Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich and said, “I know from conversations with former FBI agents that the FBI, believe it or not, has a copy of this book, Clinton Cash.”

“And they have delved into it deeply,” diGenova said… “FBI agents are now assigned, the first thing they are told is read Clinton Cash, the book, and then come and start your investigation….”

Pam Villarreal, Natl Center for Policy Analysis • Thu 2016 Mar 10, 7:00pm

Two significant rulings by the National Labor Relations Board in 2015 expanded the interpretation of the “joint employer” rule. Joint employer is a designation given when two firms are involved in the employment practices of an employee.… The real fight here has nothing to do with righting alleged wrongs. The ultimate goal is a unionized fast food work force. … NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin admits that the NLRB action … is all about the Service Employees International Union’s “Fight for $15” wage push. … How will this affect the nation’s 780,000 franchises that provide 9 million jobs? Likely not in a good way. …

The Petroglyph • Mon 2016 Feb 22, 9:17pm

…The Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) was passed in 1979 to protect artifacts and archaeological sites. The BLM is one agency that is responsible enforcing the this act. Despite this the BLM has destroyed animal habitats, acres of Biological Soil Crust, acres of timber, and hundreds of archaeological sites and artifacts under the guises of land management.…

Adam Shaw, Fox News • Mon 2016 Feb 1, 7:11am

Hundreds of badges, credentials, cell phones and guns belonging to Department of Homeland Security employees have been lost or stolen in recent years -- raising serious security concerns about the potential damage these missing items could do in the wrong hands.…

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit • Thu 2016 Jan 21, 7:13pm

Federal employees with the Park Service brag about how they swindled two World War II veterans off the land for pennies on the dollar. And they all get a good laugh over it. …

Judicial Watch • Wed 2015 Oct 21, 6:59pm

Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance

Tori Richards, Watchdog • Fri 2015 Aug 21, 3:54pm

In Greensboro, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek. Though that accident took place five months ago, the hazard continues as heavy storms — one hit the area Tuesday — wash more soil into the creek.

The sediment flows carry dangerous mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium downstream to Lake Oconee and then to the Oconee River — home to many federally and state protected species.

Lead in the soil at the project site is 20,000 times higher than federal levels established for drinking water…

Miss CJ, Chicks on the Right • Fri 2015 Aug 21, 3:13pm

…Turns out that this isn't the first time the EPA has been engaging in craptacular shenanigans in the Animas River and trying to cover it up. According to this, the EPA's been dumping toxic sludge from mines into the river going back to 2005…

Hollie McKay, Fox News • Fri 2015 Aug 21, 6:52am

…Experts differed over the best color for the tiny plastic balls, with one telling they should have been white and another saying a chrome color would be optimal. But all agreed that the worst color for the job is the one LA chose. …

Ed Henry, Jake Gibson & Lucas Tomlinson, Fox News • Mon 2015 Aug 17, 9:01pm

The number of Hillary Clinton emails flagged for potentially classified content has grown to more than 300,…

Trey Sanchez, Truth Revolt • Thu 2015 Aug 13, 4:47pm

…letter to the editor of The Silverton Standard and The Miner by a retired geologist predicted the disastrous toxic spill in Colorado at the hands of the Environmental Protection Agency exactly one week prior to the accident. Taking it one step further, the author added that they will do this on purpose in order to secure more funding.…

Also, as JJS commented on AoSHQ this morning, to shut down area mining.
Okla Flag
TMH, Noisy Room • Mon 2015 Aug 10, 3:51pm

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt: EPA Rule A Political Power Grab Over Power Grid

Kevin Jackson, The Black Sphere • Mon 2015 Aug 10, 3:40pm

…The EPA is under fire today after workers from the agency accidentally triggered a leak of wastewater while attempting to clean up an old gold mine near the city of Durango, Colorado, sending an estimated one million gallons of the toxic liquid into the Animas River. (Twitchy)

Jessica Kline, Daily Signal • Wed 2015 Jun 17, 9:31pm

Today, The Heritage Foundation releases “Arresting Your Property: How Civil Asset Forfeiture Turns Police Into Profiteers.” … reveals the dark side of civil forfeiture, where the government seizes your property without ever convicting you of, or even charging you with, a crime, and then keeps the profits for its own coffers. Here are nine such examples…

Twisting Twister
News9 • Thu 2015 Jun 4, 10:28pm

A former Luther [Oklahoma] city councilman has been arrested for ordering inmates to steal copper from Oklahoma County tornado sirens. …received nearly $160 …paid the inmates $120 …“Preliminary estimates to repair the sirens is $30,000…”

Ruining tornado sirens. In Oklahoma City. What a civic-minded fellow!
Chris Casteel, NewsOK • Tue 2015 Jun 2, 12:56pm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Tulsa woman who was denied a job at clothing chain Abercrombie Kids because she wore a Muslim headscarf to the job interview.

In an 8-1 decision, the court said civil rights law prohibited the retailer from using Samantha Elauf’s religion as a motivating factor in not hiring her.

Sierra Rayne, American Thinker • Mon 2015 May 18, 7:51pm

…"Every one of our enemies, Russia, China, Cuba, Iran, everybody. They've hacked in to that unsecured server. She's totally compromised…. Russians… knew about Monica long before you did… needed 26 billion dollars… everybody was set against it… Clinton… transferred… 4.6 billion dollars in hard cash that disappeared. … The Muslim Brotherhood started penetrating our government starting in the 1960s. Today, they have been able to penetrate every national security and intelligence agency in our government. …

Charles Oliver, Reason • Sun 2015 May 17, 8:57pm

…2012 federal transportation bill designated Broadway and 7th Avenue [Times Square NYC] as federal highways… subject to the billboard limits… Federal officials say they are working with the city to try to find some way to keep they signs from having to be removed.