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May 31st, 2016 - 7:05 pm § in Misc.

“Pay-for-play” cop gets 4 years for accidental killing

A wealthy insurance executive who traded favors for a badge, gun, and false training records was sentenced to 4 years in prison for accidentally* killing an unarmed robbery suspect by grabbing his gun instead of his taser. At age 74 and in failing health, Robert Bates doesn’t have 4 years to [...]

May 21st, 2016 - 10:58 pm § in Politics

Oklahoma Republicans panhandle for Obamacare money

Oklahoma’s Republican politicians hate Obamacare almost as much as they hate abortion. But now that their Republican-austerity budget is blowing up in their faces, look who’s begging for Obamacare money: “Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama’s[...]

July 16th, 2015 - 7:35 pm § in Politics

Okies stage “Stand By The Flag” rally at president’s visit

  Hey, this is America; you can wave any damn flag you want to. Click here and here for story.[...]

June 30th, 2015 - 12:42 pm § in Misc.

Grand jury to probe Tulsa sheriff

Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz is a good ol’ boy who doesn’t see any reason for a grand jury investigation of how he runs his office, but he’s gonna get one anyway. After “more than 6,600 Tulsa residents signed a petition asking for the investigation, though only 5,000 si[...]

April 20th, 2015 - 1:22 pm § in Misc.

Tulsa’s make-believe cop goes on a PR offensive — and his lawyer bungles the facts

Bob Bates, using his family as props, went on teevee to dispute reports that his training records were falsified that emerged after he shot an unarmed fleeing suspect with his gun, killing him, instead of tasering him, allegedly by mistake. Bates’ lawyer, who sits beside him during his NBC Tod[...]

April 17th, 2015 - 3:47 pm § in Misc.

Tulsa sheriff labels lavish gifts from make-believe cop his “personal life”

Bob Bates, the millionaire make-believe cop who killed a real-life robbery suspect last week, didn’t just donate equipment to Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz’s police agency. He also managed Glanz’s 2012 campaign, was a campaign donor, and took Glanz and his high-ranking officer[...]

March 18th, 2015 - 7:25 pm § in Politics, Religion

Now only religious people can get married in Oklahoma

Not content to deny the legal rights of marriage to gays, Oklahoma’s crazed Republican legislature today relegated atheists and agnostics to singlehood. According to Democratic Underground, “A bill that would restrict the right to marry to people of faith and [require] all marriage lice[...]

March 14th, 2015 - 6:52 pm § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

Oklahoma U. should repatriate this Nazi-looted artwork to its owner

This artwork, painted by Dutch-French impressionist Camille Pissarro in 1886, is in the University of Oklahoma’s art collection, donated years ago by oil tycoon Aaron Weitzenhoffer’s wife. In the art world, “provenance” is a big deal. Basically, the term refers to the chain o[...]

March 10th, 2015 - 9:01 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Do expelled Oklahoma U. students deserve forgiveness?

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has a history of racism. Parker Rice, one of two students expelled from Oklahoma University today, and an ex-member of the now-disbanded OU chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, issued a statement tonight apologizing for the incident and denying he’s[...]