As Scott mentioned earlier today, the controversial and bizarre Personhood Act was essentially shelved yesterday by the Republican leadership in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Considering that our state Republican’s do just about anything possible to limit the rights and freedoms of women in Oklahoma, this turn of events was pretty damn shocking.
The group that was perhaps the most shocked and surprised by the news was the social wacko wing of the state GOP. Special interests groups hastily descended on the capitol and tried to change minds. One group even sent a threatening letter.
But the highlight of everything was an epic (and pathetic) temper tantrum thrown by State Rep Mike Reynolds on the House floor yesterday afternoon. He asked to suspend House rules in order to force a vote on the Personhood. When his motion was denied, he whined, screamed and complained until his was escorted off the floor.
Here’s a video of the tirade that we found on Facebook:
I’ve never heard of Jonathan Karl before last night, but he’s apparently the Senior Political Correspondent for ABC News. Yesterday on Good Morning America, he listed some potential running mates for Mitt Romney. One of the names he mentioned was our hot tub loving Governor Ms. Mary Fallin.
Here’s what Karl wrote on his ABC News blog:
Mary Fallin: The Oklahoma governor is a real long shot. She’s also a former member of Congress and a lieutenant governor and is considered now to be one of the most popular governors in the country.
Yeah, “a real long shot” is probably a good way to describe Mary’s chances, but perhaps a more accurate term would be “no way in hell.” Just look at the search suggestions Google gives you when you type her name:
So, I just got back from the doctor to get my throat checked out because it feels like Brian Davis just glued 500 of his catchphrases with molten lava to my tonsils. I thought I had strep throat, but apparently it just an infection or impending death. Regardless, ain’t nobody have time for that!
Anyway, since I’m not feeling too good, I don’t really feel like analyzing this hysterical Daily Show segment on the Personhood Act and Constance Johnson’s accompanying amendment that would prohibit men from depositing semen on or in anything that is not a women’s vagina. All I have to say is that it’s pretty fukcing funny and awesome. Enjoy.
As you know, our Governor likes to travel. In fact, she really likes to travel. Since she took the oath of office in January 2011, she has vacationed to destinations such as the Bahamas, Ireland, Phoenix, Las Vegas and most recently, Puerto Rico. She’s also ventured on “business” trips to New York City and a swanky resort in Laguna Niguel, California for a powerful women conference. Of course, she’s done her Carmen San Diego impersonation while encouraging all of us common folk to stay in Oklahoma and visit such exotic locales as Roman Nose, Beaver’s Bend and the Great Salt Plains.
Anyway, an Ogle Mole recently sent us six pictures like the one above that are apparently from the Fallin clan’s Spring Break trip to Puerto Rico. The Mole saw them on someone’s Facebook feed. Since the average Oklahoman can’t afford to send their entire family to such an exotic locale, we decided to post the pictures on here and give everyone a taste of the good life.
State Senator Ralph Shortey has been pretty quiet since he introduced the ‘fetus food’ legislation earlier this year. We’re not sure what’s led to his silence, but it could be that he’s been hard at work meeting with constituents, other lawmakers and researching other pointless bills to file.
Or he’s just been too busy fending off rabid wild turkeys with a club.
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