Unglück in Oklahoma: Flugzeugträger trifft Frau beim Rasenmähen
GOP women grapple with changing messaging with voters at OKC convention
Battery facility to bring 50 jobs to Bartlesville | The Journal Record
How did Oklahoma help create the Chicken Dance craze? | KGOU
Stitt seeks tax cuts in special Oklahoma legislative session starting Tuesday | KGOU
ODOT plans over $9 billion in improvements for Oklahoma highways, including multiple SW Oklahoma counties
Oklahoma House and Senate to gavel into special session, no word on Governor's attendance plan | KOKH
#PublicTransit, #Urbanism and #Biking advocates in #Oklahoma needed to comment on the ODOT’s Carbon Reduction Strategy, a $106M effort to deliver a more reliable and cleaner #transportation network to #OK.
The online form is available until Oct. 16: https://oklahoma.gov/odot/citizen/newsroom/2023/odot-seeks-public-input-on-carbon-reduction-strategy.html
#FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanists #CarBrain #BikeTooter #cycling #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #PublicTransportation #Tulsa #OKC #OklahomaCity #TulsaOK #AutofreiOk
Secretary of State’s office spending on attorney for issues under McGirt decision broke the law, state audit finds | THe Frontier
> The Taovaya tribe of the Wichita people were Native Americans originally from Kansas, who moved south into Oklahoma and Texas in the 18th century. They spoke the Taovaya dialect of the Wichita language, a Caddoan language. Taovaya people today are enrolled in the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, a federally recognized tribe headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
The Site of the 1759 Taovaya Victory over Spain
Texas Historical Marker
(Battle of Twin Villages)
Battle of the Twin Villages - Wikipedia
> The Battle of the Two Villages was a Spanish attack on Taovaya villages in Texas and Oklahoma by a Spanish army in 1759. The Spanish were defeated by the Taovaya and other Wichita tribes with assistance from the Comanche.
October 7, 1759
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife social media is the best thing in #Oklahoma
Ryan Walters asked for tips on inappropriate material in Oklahoma schools, people sent jokes and jeers - The Frontier
Tulsa's third excavation of Oaklawn concludes, over 50 unmarked graves found | KGOU
Cherokee Nation introduces drive-thru flu vaccinations for all community members | KTUL
Comanche Nation reacts to bison killed on private property | KSWO
Oklahomans can now access help via sign language on 988 lifeline
Here is another photo of the same coyote that I previously posted.
Some of the camera settings I used to make this photo are at: https://www.rsok.com/~jrm/2023Sep06_SaltPlainsNWR/2023sep06_coyote_IMG_6166c.html
It was early morning light reddish from smoky skies.
JDub isn’t playing around. Looks like he put on quite a lot of weight/muscle. Can’t wait to see him bully players in the paint! https://www.rawchili.com/3092117/
Great Egret (Ardea alba) at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, United States on September 6, 2023
Some of the camera settings I used to make this photo are at: https://www.rsok.com/~jrm/2023Sep06_SaltPlainsNWR/2023sep06_egret_IMG_6151c.html
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Oklahoma #Education #Allies #RoleModels #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #Censorship #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
Nonprofit news outlets: A growing, integral part of Oklahoma's journalism landscape
Kiowa Tribe meets with officials from Texas city to discuss turning Hobart in a ‘Smart City’
Here come the Western Oklahoma Bulls – ABA Basketball
Minor-league basketball players will make a major impression here when the American Basketball Association season tips off in November.
The Western Oklahoma Bulls, one of the ABA’s newest teams, will play home games at Elk City’s Arrowhead Center.
My opinion (and not those of my nonprofit employers) -please vote NO in December.
We have too many unmet human needs in this city for us to consider giving so much money away to a private interest, even a beloved NBA team.
New Oklahoma insurance plan will offer free, unlimited access to physicians | KGOU
"Direct primary care is a model where patients pay their physician or practice directly through monthly or annual fees beyond their insurance."
Elections 2024: How young Oklahoma voters have registered
#Oklahoma #judge arrested after going on rampage in #Austin with his car and a gun. Per reports, he "fired shots into at least five cars at the intersection of Matamoros Street and Santa Maria Street...slammed his white SUV into the back of a woman’s car....attempted to push her vehicle into oncoming traffic". Charged with "reckless driving and deadly conduct of discharging a firearm." https://www.kxan.com/news/long-time-ok-judge-arrested-in-austin-for-firing-gun-road-rage/
Blog Oklahoma Newsletter
The #blogmonth Challenge
Plus, a look at historic community newspaper and we highlight our home county.
September 25, 2023
Efforts to eliminate Oklahoma grocery tax stall despite bipartisan support - Oklahoma Voice
Tribal nations in Oklahoma receive federal funds to plug orphaned oil and gas wells | KOSU
Leaders of the #FiveTribes passed a resolution expressing no confidence in Wes Nofire or the position of Native American Liaison within Governor Stitt’s administration.
The Inter-Tribal Council leaders voted during a special session Thursday.
(via Cherokee Nation FB)
Entering Oklahoma by Debra Martz
Entering Oklahoma...where the wind comes sweeping down the plain! Oh boy does it! Just look at the grasses leaning and blowing along highway 412 leaving New Mexico entering the OK panhandle. Digital brushes and smudge tools used to enhance the wind-blown grass.
April 8, 2024, Solar Eclipse
Governor Kevin Stitt to Declare Oklahoma Warriors Day, Drop Ceremonial Puck on Friday
#US States Take Aim at Protesters’ Rights
Right to Peaceful Assembly at Risk
by Jonathan Pedneault, February 16, 2021
"#Peaceful #protests are protected by the #UnitedStates Constitution’s First Amendment as well as #international #HumanRights law. But a legislative assault aimed at eroding these protections is underway in several state legislatures.
"It’s nothing new. Various states have long-tried to curtail the right to #protest. They do so by legislating wide definitions of what constitutes an 'unlawful assembly' or a 'riot' as well as increasing punishments. They also allow police to use catch-all public offenses, such as #trespassing, obstructing traffic, or disrupting the peace, as a pretext for ordering dispersals, using force, and making arrests. Finally, they make it easier for #corporations and others to bring lawsuits against #protest organizers.
"While proportionate restrictions on the right of peaceful assembly, like creating buffer zones around abortion clinics to ensure access, may be necessary, the use of catch-all offenses against peaceful #demonstrators or the imposition of increased penalties to deter assemblies are not.
"At a time of large mobilizations across the US, attempts by states to deter and impose criminal penalties on peaceful protesters should be stopped.
"According to the US Protest Law Tracker, created by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, there are currently 51 bills under consideration in 24 state legislatures, including as many as 10 in #Oklahoma, that they warn would threaten the right to assemble peacefully.
"Among the proposed laws are nine, including three in Oklahoma, that the Tracker reports would provide civil and/or criminal immunity for drivers injuring or killing protesters unlawfully disrupting traffic and one stand-your-ground bill in #NewHampshire that would allow deadly force against protesters 'likely' to use 'any' degree of unlawful force during a riot.
"Other bills would increase penalties for participating in unlawful protests, something that happens automatically in many jurisdictions once someone marches without a permit, or for committing an offense – including jaywalking or trespassing – while in an unlawful assembly.
"International human rights law protects the right of peaceful assembly and requires authorities at all levels to facilitate such assemblies and avoid unnecessary or disproportionate restrictions on them. The mere act of planning or participating in a protest should not be criminalized. Authorities are also required to protect people participating in such assemblies – bills that encourage or allow violence against protesters are inconsistent with those obligations, and states should abandon them."
Democratic lawmaker seeks to reform Oklahoma’s initiative petition process - Oklahoma Voice
Ryan Walters testifies to U.S. House on Chinese government's influence on American schools | KGOU
Report: Public defenders in Oklahoma work nearly 4 times too many cases
"What we see are tyrannical governments using education as tools to control the masses," Oklahoma State Superintendent Ryan Walters said.
As usual, the fascists have projected their plans onto their enemies. Make no mistake: Ryan Walters is a fascist and only has fascism in mind for Oklahoma childen.
Walters wants to be the tyrant controlling the masses. That's why he's so upset: he's jealous of China.
Bogus “Edutainment” May be Coming to a Classroom Near You
* it’s what PragerU, a business/media shop (NOT a university) run by right-wing talk-show host Dennis Prager calls its videos & curriculum materials for school-age kids 🤦♀️
* Florida & Oklahoma public school peddle PragerU materials
* Texas could be next
Civics test mandates like Oklahoma's haven't improved young voter turnout, study finds | KOSU
"Previously, Holt said that Thunder ownership had committed to make a "significant financial contribution" to the new arena. Last week, however, plans for a new $900 million arena for the Thunder were finalized. The team contribution would be just $50 million, with taxpayers footing the remainder of the bill. That's about $3,200 for every Oklahoma City household."
American Bumble Bee (Bombus pensylvanicus) on Zinnia in Norman, Oklahoma, United States on August 17, 2023
Some of the camera settings I used to make this photo are at: https://www.rsok.com/~jrm/2023Sep05_birds_and_cats/2023aug17_bumblebee_IMG_5713c.html
The #PragerU "curriculum" materials being used in public #schools in #Florida and #Oklahoma are even worse than you thought. https://www.salon.com/2023/09/13/pragerus-classroom-propaganda-co-opting-history-to-prop-up-modern-insurrectionists/
"The molar pregnancy Jaci Statton had would never become a baby. It was cancerous, though.
...staff told her and her husband that she could not get a surgical abortion until she became much sicker....
"They said, 'The best we can tell you to do is sit in the parking lot, and if anything else happens, we will be ready to help you. But we cannot touch you unless you are crashing in front of us"
The goal, Hearron said, is twofold — to demonstrate that pregnant people are being denied timely medical care wherever abortion is banned, and to give clarity to doctors who he described as “terrified” of providing the procedure."
NPS opts out of adopting PragerU despite program's partnership with Oklahoma Department of Education | News | oudaily.com
The departures may result in new maternity care deserts...
The effects are particularly pronounced in rural areas...
Restrictive abortion laws, experts say, are making that problem much worse."
We are another percent closer to our goal! Anything you can do to help would mean the world to us. The Moving day is approaching faster than any of us are ready for and we're quite worried about the practicalities of the move. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support.
#PragerU's 'Propaganda' Videos Infiltrate Another State's Classrooms
Time for a new #Intro Post
www.jmb.mx (part of #Fediverse)
Note: I seek to use alt text for photos.
I do not do CW's for political/activism posts
Alabama Describes Proposed Nitrogen Gas Execution; Seeks to Become First State to Carry It Out
>The state described the procedures for the proposed new execution method in a redacted court filing. Alabama is seeking to become the first state to execute a prisoner using nitrogen. Nitrogen hypoxia has been authorized as an execution method in #Alabama, #Oklahoma and #Mississippi, but no state has used the method (yet) https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2023-08-29/alabama-describes-proposed-nitrogen-gas-execution-seeks-to-become-first-state-to-carry-it-out #deathpenalty #capitalpunishment #execution
Former districts and capitals of Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, that existed from 1834 to 1857, shown with present-day Oklahoma counties.
Map of Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory : compiled from official records of the United States Geological Survey (1902)
The end of an era...
OKC Zoo Aquaticus, no longer home to dolphins, set to be torn down
BOE decides on Tulsa Schools accreditation
No. Absolutely no. Read on.
Elite Oklahoma high school plagued by complaints of sexual harassment
#USNews picks of the day (continued):
➡️ @blogoklahoma - Local news & community for Oklahoma
➡️ @TexasObserver - Texas news outlet & print magazine founded in 1954, providing a progressive perspective
Paramount+ series based on Oklahoma history hero Bass Reeves
We are 5% of the way to being assured a safe way out of Oklahoma! Please keep boosting and donating if you can, everything helps and I cannot thank you enough for your intervention
With cheap land and low fees, Oklahoma-grown marijuana fuels the black market in other states | The Frontier
The order requires state agencies and boards to define the words “female” and “male” to correspond with a person’s sex assigned at birth. #LGBTQ https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/transgender-rights-targeted-executive-order-signed-oklahoma-governor-rcna97709