Senate Republicans re-elect Bingman

Sen Brian Bingman

Sen Brian Bingman

The Senate Republican caucus has voted unanimously to re-elect Pro Tem Brian Bingman to another term.  Monday’s caucus vote means Bingman will be the first Republican in state history to serve three terms as Pro Tempore of the Senate.

“I am incredibly humbled and honored that my fellow Senators have given me the opportunity to continue to serve the state and all Oklahomans in this capacity,” said Bingman, R-Sapulpa. “I look forward to working with the full membership of the Senate as we continue our efforts to create the jobs we need to fuel Oklahoma’s economy for generations to come.”
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Obama’s Justice selective enforcement

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Kerri Toloczko writing for Forbes offers an excellent review: “How Obama’s Justice Department Selectively Blocks Mergers By Republican CEOs“.  Don’t confuse this with selective IRS political persecution or attacking critical journalists or blatant criminality in failing to properly respond to Congress by the top law enforcement officer in the nation, Attorney General Eric Holder.  This is something else, but also under Holders department – the apparent Department of Injustice, Cronyism and Racialism.

Toloczko writes:
Like all mergers, the proposed $45.2 billion Comcast CMCSA +1.5% merger with Time Warner Cable TWC +1%—the largest and second largest cable providers in the nation—has its advocates and critics.  There are certainly important questions about what impact the merger would have on consumers—but there are equally significant issues associated with the highly politicized approval process.
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Call first, dig second

Okie811aThe Oklahoma Corporation Commission warns that accidental “hits” on utility lines continues to be a very real problem in the state and across the nation. It is also avoidable. April has been declared Safe Digging month by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

The Commission is joining with the Governor to remind all Oklahomans of the importance of calling 8-1-1 or 1-800-522-OKIE1-800-522-OKIE before starting any project that involves digging.
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Ukraine eyes national status referendum

Armed pro-Russia protesters prepare for the battle with Ukrainian police on the outskirts the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 13, 2014 (AFP Photo/Anatoliy Stepanov)

Armed pro-Russia protesters prepare for the battle with Ukrainian police on the outskirts the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 13, 2014 (AFP Photo/Anatoliy Stepanov)

Ukraine’s interim president on Monday made a dramatic about-face aimed at defusing tensions in the separatist east by backing a national referendum on turning the ex-Soviet republic into a federation with broader regional rights.

European powers meanwhile sought to raise the pressure on Russia — which it blames for fomenting the tensions — with Britain calling for “further sanctions” on Moscow ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers.
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Take back the West

CowboyCommunistsOpinion: The events in Nevada this week have made a number of things crystal clear:

1) Our government, at least at the upper management/executive service level, is incredibly corrupt.

2) Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Misleader, is incredibly corrupt.

3) Obama’s Executive Branch that allowed this situation to take place in the way that it did is incredibly corrupt.

4) The judicial branch that has consistently allowed “environmentalists” to dictate public land policy is incredibly corrupt.
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