TULSA, OK—Overtime has not been good to the Tulsa Shock this season. Four times they have forced the extra frame and four times they have come up short. Sunday afternoon was one of those times with an overtime loss 108-103.
The Shock (1-7) hosted the Phoenix Mercury (3-3) in a Father’s Day matinee in front of 4,206 fans in the BOK Center on Sunday afternoon and it literally came down to the last second. Less than a second, actually when trailing 93-90 and .3 of a second left on the clock, Riquna Williams drained a desperation 3-pointer to send the game into OT.
It capped off a game where the Shock had stayed with the Mercury for the majority of the game and where Glory Johnson scored a season high 32 points and 13 boards and Shock rookie Skylar Diggins scored a season-high 22 points and 88 assists. Williams added 28 points of her own and Candace Wiggins was the fourth Tulsa player in double figures.
Ken Hoagland, Chairman of Restore America’s Voice, Friday released the following statement along with an announcement that Restore America’s Voice would join the Tea Party Patriots at their “Audit the IRS Rally” on June 19th. Hoagland will be joining speakers such as Senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul to protest the Obama Administration’s abuse of the IRS and demand action.
“This administration is starting to make Richard Nixon’s worst days look good by comparison. The outrageous treatment of law abiding citizens for Barack Obama’s political gain cannot go unanswered. And at this point, to suggest an internal investigation is just laughable. The IRS must be subjected to a full review by a special prosecutor.
“Unlike the thousands of innocent Americans affected by this scandal, these IRS agents actually deserve to be looked at under a microscope. Any guilty parties need to be held accountable to the full extent of the law – even if that goes to the highest levels, Hoagland said.
Republican House members leading a fight against Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said a “Trojan horse bill” is in the works to trick the GOP into voting for amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Steve King (R-Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told Glenn Beck on his TV program Thursday that the Senate’s pending immigration reform bill will mean amnesty — and that a deceptively “good” bill in the House will get it pushed through.
Both bills will go to a conference committee to be reconciled, where “they’ll take the good guts out of the good bill, they’ll put the bad guts in the good bill, the Senate will pass it, it’ll come over to the House, and then [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi and all the Democrats will vote for the amnesty bill, probably the committee chairs will vote for it, and we’ll have amnesty,” Bachmann said.
Senator Jim Inhofe
Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced this morning an endorsement from fellow Republican U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, also a former mayor of Tulsa.
“Senator Inhofe is not only a former Tulsa mayor, he is the senior member of Oklahoma’s Republican congressional delegation.
“Senator Inhofe is the ideal leader to kick-off our campaign to bring Republicans and conservative Democrats together so can keep a fiscal conservative in charge of City Hall, balance our budget and stay focused on priorities like public safety and street maintenance.”
Roger Ailes, the chairman and architect of the Fox News Channel, picked up a $250,000 award from a conservative foundation Wednesday night at the Kennedy Center, and served up some red meat to the largely conservative crowd gathered to honor him according to the Washington Post.
One crowd favorite was the story of a liberal in a hot-air balloon that was lost and late for an appointment who then descends to ask a conservative for directions. The conservative pulls out a GPS device and tells him exactly where he is.
“You must be a conservative,” the balloon man says. The man on the ground asks how he knows that. The reply: “Everything you’ve told me is technically correct, I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is, I’m still lost. Frankly, you haven’t been very much help so far.”
Ailes noted the conservative replied that the balloon guy must be a liberal. How does he know? The punch line: “You don’t know where you’re going or where you’ve been, you’ve risen to where you are on hot air, and you made a promise that you have no idea how to keep. Now you expect me to solve your problems. The fact is, you’re in the same place you were before we met and now it’s my fault!”