Like any fan of the show, Parks and Rec, I am oft wont to treat myself. It’s moderately embarrassing to think about how many fine leather goods I’ve purchased over the past month, but whatever. You only live once, and what else would I do with the money anyway? Put it in savings? That’s boring. Besides, that’s kind of the point of treating yourself, you know, spending your money on you.
However, there are those who like to treat themselves without actually having the money. And no, I’m not referring to people who put everything on credit cards. According to KOCO.com:
There’s a new movie being filmed in Oklahoma! This time it’s a biopic about Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
In case the name doesn’t ring any bells, Kermit Gosnell was convicted in 2013 of first degree murder of three infants, involuntary manslaughter of one of his adult patients, 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion, and 211 counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law. I won’t go into detail about the atrocities he committed. You can look those up on your own. His medical practice was a complete fraud. He preyed on vulnerable women who had no money and no options. Many of his patients were immigrants without access to legitimate care.
Here’s a description of the film by BAM at NewsOK.com:
“Gosnell” is based on the true story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor in Philadelphia who was convicted of murder in 2013 based on his unlawful practices during abortion procedures which resulted in multiple deaths. Described by Terry Moran, co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline, as “America’s most successful serial killer,” Gosnell is suspected of killing hundreds, perhaps thousands, during his practice, which he ran for nearly 30 years. The film tells the story of the detectives and prosecutors who finally brought Gosnell to justice.
The film has already raised over $2 million dollars via Indiegogo, after being blocked by KickStarter for violating community guidelines. Reading the Indiegogo page makes it obvious that these filmmakers aren’t here to shed light on a story that didn’t receive enough media coverage. Much like us, they’re here with a political axe to grind!
So while this little project is currently filming in my state, I would like to ask a few questions about the movie:
Good morning and happy Monday, everyone. Well, here we are again. It’s another Monday and if you’re like me, the weekend was too short and you need like 3 more days to get all the stuff done you said you’d do over the weekend. Couple that with the indigestion you’re still feeling from your state fair indian taco fact checking mission (Louis wasn’t wrong, was he?) and it’s gonna be a rough day. Luckily you for you, I come bearing the healing power of tweets.
We’ve been talking about this for awhile, but it’s time for some fresh blood up in this column. Tony did it for 3 years, and I’ve done it for like almost 3 years. It’s time that I passed the MMT baton.
So, we want to know if you want to write MMT. Do you have what it takes to watch tweets all week long and then write about them while you slowly sober up from your Sunday fun day at 9 pm? Do you have the intestinal fortitude to have people tweet at you all week about how they really want to make MMT? Can you pick one Abigail Ogle tweet at random each week? If you think you have what it takes, send an email to TheLostOgle@gmail.com. Who knows? You could be the next big TLO cyber bully!
Anyway, until then, I’ve gathered up the best tweets from the week before and put them all in one post. Please enjoy! Check them out after the jump!
Television news is serious business. I know. I once had to run a camera for a student news production. Those who know me at all could probably guess that I screwed up everything. If you happen to be a journalism student at OU, you may be able to view this newscast. Every time they cut to camera 1, it’s blurry. That’s my bad, guys. But I think we all learned a valuable lesson. Like don’t let the professional writing student do anything. There’s also a camera training video floating around where I’m on screen, and you can slowly watch me fall asleep for the duration. It’s probably the closest I’ll ever come to being a star.
Anyway, there are trained professionals in the world who know how cameras work and who don’t fall asleep when they’re on screen. That’s why they get paid the big bucks. However, there are those who like to walk into shot. According to KFOR.com:
OKLAHOMA CITY – During a live newscast, the studio can become a hectic place.
The chroma key became quite crowded during Tuesday’s ‘Rise and Shine’ show.
As KFOR’s Emily Sutton was set to give her forecast, a few guests popped up on the screen, followed by several members of the KFOR crew.
Well that’s just silly. Take a look at some of the shenanigans that went down.
Is your crazy conservative uncle nearby? You probably don’t want him to read this. If he does, he’ll probably forward you a billion terribly formatted emails in comic sans about how brown folks are impending on the freedoms of white people, and how Donald Trump is going to make America great again, whatever that means.
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a push in Oklahoma City (as well as other places) to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. I’m 100% behind this. Consider me the voting representative of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. According to KFOR.com:
“[We’re] coming together to honor indigenous people instead of a man who murdered, enslaved and killed hundreds of thousands of indigenous people,” said Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk, who addressed the council. “It’s a disservice to teach our children a made-up history.”
Councilman Pete White agrees. The representative of the fourth ward said he plans to push an ordinance forward at the next council meeting that would make the change. He said he’s not sure how much support he will receive from the other members of council.
“First of all, Columbus didn’t discover America. Second, in the name of Christianity and a lot of other things, he killed a lot of people,” White said. “I’m not sure he deserves to be celebrated.”
A simple change in the name will likely not make much of a difference for the city, White said. City workers don’t even get the day off work.
So, maybe it’s just symbolic. But that’s important. It’s important not to give a day to man who was actually pretty terrible. That’s why I’ve got 10 reasons OKC should adopt Indigenous People’s Day.
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