The citizen owned SMG-managed BOK Center was nominated for the sixth consecutive year by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) for Venue of the Year – Large Capacity. The BOK Center, funded by taxpayers in the Vision 2015 program opened in 2008, has been nominated for the award every year since opening.
In order to be considered for Venue of the Year, the venue must have bought or promoted at least three country concerts during the prior calendar year of January 1 to December 31, 2014, and be in good standing with all agents. In 2014, BOK Center hosted four country concerts including Lady Antebellum, George Strait, Brantley Gilbert and Eric Church.
In an exclusive story on WND.com, Historian David Barton counters the notion that “religious beliefs have nothing to do with terror.”
Barton writes, “The Obama administration began last week with the assertion that the root cause for ISIS’ barbaric behavior was “its lack of opportunity for jobs. ‘President Obama ended the week claiming that ISIS’ allure for young people is that they “feel entirely trapped in impoverished communities … where there are no educational opportunities.’ Nonsense. In fact, it is and has been just the opposite.”
David Asman, Fox News, wrote yesterday, “Of all the government interventions by the Obama administration, the plan released Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet is the worst.
“Yes, ObamaCare is massive and is clogging one-sixth of the economy. But even before ObamaCare, government had a huge imprint on the health care industry with Medicaid and Medicare. Also, regulations on pharmaceutical and insurance industries led to their energies being focused as much on pleasing government bureaucracies as curing illnesses.”
Governor Mary Fallin
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Governors Public Policy Committee (RGPPC) announced today that Governor Mary Fallin will serve as its Chair for 2015.
“Governor Fallin is a natural choice for this leadership position. On energy, jobs, the budget, and more, she is putting sound, conservative policy to work in Oklahoma,” said RGA Chairman Bill Haslam. “Oklahoma turned a corner since she was elected; it is growing and thriving, and its future is more secure because of her commitment to good governance. Governor Fallin’s leadership has made a hugely positive impact on her state, and her insight will be a tremendous asset to the RGA’s policy efforts in the coming year.”
Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today in response to President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline said, “Since the beginning of this debate six years ago, the dialogue has been dominated by misinformation and political sensationalism. Our nation already has thousands of miles of pipeline flowing through it, which transports crude oil faster and safer than many of the alternatives. All of the inaccuracies have been addressed; it is time to build.