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Oklahoma legislators kill provision to drug test politicians

The Oklahoma Senate has dropped legislation that would require politicians throughout the state to be drug tested along with people receiving temporary public assistance. The bill, passed by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on Monday, would still require applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)…

Oklahoma House passes bill to drug test politicians

The Oklahoma House on Monday approved legislation that would require politicians throughout the state to be drug tested along with people receiving temporary public assistance. The legislation heads to the state Senate after being passed by a vote of 82 to 6, according to Reuters. The bill requires applicants for…

Anti-abortion ‘personhood’ bill clears Oklahoma senate

KLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Oklahoma lawmakers edged closer toward trying to outlaw abortion on Wednesday by approving “personhood” legislation that gives individual rights to an embryo from the moment of conception. The Republican-controlled state Senate voted 34-8 to pass the “Personhood Act” which defines the word person under state law…

Okla. lawmaker defends ‘spilled semen’ amendment

A Democratic lawmaker on Thursday defended her satirical amendment to an anti-abortion bill that would outlaw Onanism in Oklahoma. A proposed “personhood” bill in Oklahoma would define human life as beginning at the moment of conception. In response, Oklahoma State Sen. Constance Johnson tried to amend the legislation to make…

Dem state senator adds ‘Every sperm is sacred’ clause to ‘personhood’ bill

A pro-choice Democratic legislator has taken a novel approach to fighting an Oklahoma “personhood” bill. According to the blog Jezebel, State Senator Constance Johnson of Oklahoma City has introduced a measure that calls to mind the famous Monty Python “Every Sperm is Sacred” sketch from the 1983 film “The Meaning…

Oklahoma GOP lawmaker believes food contains human fetuses

An Oklahoma lawmaker is convinced that some food coming into his state contains portions of human fetuses. According to the KGMG talk radio, state Sen. Ralph Shortey (R) has filed a bill that bans foods or products using aborted human fetuses. “There is a potential that there are companies that…

Avoiding fracking earthquakes: expensive venture

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With mounting evidence linking hundreds of small earthquakes from Oklahoma to Ohio to the energy industry’s growing use of fracking technology, scientists say there is one way to minimize risks of even minor temblors. Only, it costs about $10 million a pop. A thorough seismic survey to assess tracts of…

Oklahoma militia morons get a boost

Via Digby, I see that some Oklahoma politicians and teabaggers are trying to put together a legally recognized militia. It would be an all-volunteer thing, which means it would probably end up looking like the one in Louisiana, which is to say primarily composed of out-of-shape middle-aged men fighting pretend…

Oklahoma: Homo-hating Sally Kern now turns to heterosexuals and divorce

“I am not saying everyone has to be Christian; this is not a homogenous nation. What you have to be is someone who believes in a Judeo-Christian ethic, in other words, in knowing there’s a right and wrong. Not all lifestyles are equal; not all religions are equal…My Lord made…

Oklahoma to display Ten Commandments at the state Capitol

Oklahoma resident Denabeth, one of the regulars at my pad, sent me this story, saying “One more step towards Oklahoma becoming an theocracy.” The home to Sally Kern has a legislature and governor that approved the display of the Ten Commandments at the state Capitol. (The Oklahoman):Had Henry vetoed House…

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