Happy Monday, and welcome to my birthday week, everyone! As I get ready to celebrate entering the last year of my twenties, I’d like to invite you all to drink recklessly and max out your credit cards as well. It won’t keep you young forever, but at least it will numb the pain of aging for like, a day. If you’d like to get me a present, I’d like a locally-owned coffee shop in the I-40 and Meridian area, or for Molly Murphy’s to reopen so I can have my birthday party there. If you can do neither of these things, then I know you really don’t care about me. (Side note: if you’re looking to open a local coffee shop and are thinking of doing so in the I-40 and Meridian area…don’t. Like, it’s not worth it to you. I would love it, but I can drink 7-Eleven coffee instead. No need for you to waste your livelihood in an area of the city that God has completely forgotten.)
Anyway, as always, I’ve got your weekly tweets after the jump!
Well, the ink on the same-sex marriage license that have been issued in the great state of Oklahoma aren’t even dry, but you can rest assured that there are those who are working hard to prevent any more from being issued. State Representatives Mike Ritzke and Sally Kern are “reaching out” to Governor Fallin and State Attorney General Scott Pruitt to do something to stop same-sex marriage. Basically, they’re whining like children who do not get their way.
Via The Tulsa World:
Two Oklahoma legislators, including one from Broken Arrow, urged Gov. Mary Fallin and Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Tuesday to do everything they can to get the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage.
The Court last week said it would not hear any of the seven pending petitions on the issue, including one from Oklahoma.
“The Court is essentially shirking its responsibilities and leaving state lawmakers and court clerks with little guidance on what to do,” said Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow. “Our position on this issue is clear, and, frankly, the Court owes the nation a final decision so we can move forward.”
“The citizens of Oklahoma overwhelmingly voted to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman,” said Rep. Sally Kern, R- Oklahoma City. “I hope Gov. Fallin and Attorney General Pruitt will use the power of their offices to seek a review by the Court.”
It was not clear what, if anything, the governor and attorney general can do under the circumstances. Fallin and Pruitt have previously denounced the court for declining to hear the cases, and Pruitt filed a friend of the court brief defending Oklahoma’s 2004 state constitutional amendment that effectively banned same-sex marriage.
Here’s the thing with our state legislature. Even if something they’ve chosen to do is overturned or found unconstitutional, they’re going to find a way.
Now, since Kern and Ritzke aren’t people we would typically ask to join our team at Free Trivia Night, we went ahead and did some of the leg work for them. That’s right. We’ve come up with ways for them to prevent same-sex marriages!
Check them out after the jump!
Happy Monday, everyone. That was a fun Saturday of football, wasn’t it? Are you as exhausted as I am? Mondays are really hard during football season, since I spend all Saturday eating football snacks and drinking beer. You can’t be healthy when you really need a Sonic toaster sandwich to drown all the alcohol still in your system. And just try explaining why you refuse to turn the lights on in your office to your boss. You can tell they don’t sympathize. So if you’re like me, you need to ease into your Monday. That’s why Monday Morning Tweets exists, so you can catch up on the last week before diving into the current one.
As always, I’ve gathered up some of the very best tweets you ever did see, and they’re all right here after the jump!
I like reality TV, but in the sort of way where I never tune into it. In my mind, reality TV is best served in bulk, and if I’ve got a Sunday afternoon, well, it’s best to fill it with things that have been collecting on the DVR or in some sort of marathon on one of eight billion cable networks. And I’ll pretty much watch anything from Real Housewives to Project Runway to Say Yes to the Dress. I ain’t picky.
Because of this, I’m no stranger to HGTV’s House Hunters. While the actual act of buying a home is stressful beyond measure, it’s for some reason entertaining to watch someone pick a house out of 3 possible locations. And, in case you hadn’t heard, an episode of House Hunters filmed in Oklahoma City and Edmond will air tonight. According to NewsOK.com:
Happy Monday, everyone. As always, we’re here to bring you the tweets of the week before to start your week off on the right foot. So sit back, settle in, and chill out. It’s not like you had anything better to do anyway. Work? Nah. Eff that. Your job doesn’t care about the tweets of last week. Why should you care about your job? And if your boss gets mad because you’ve been reading The Lost Ogle all morning, you can tell them that Marisa says to go to hell. That’ll show them.
Is it too early to start drinking?
— The Lost Ogle (@TheLostOgle) October 3, 2014
Yes. Wait until noon. But with that, I guess we should get to the tweets. As always, they are after the jump.
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