Earlier this week, we told you how The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is now using the scripture and social media in it’s draconian crusade against personal freedoms and marijuana legalization.
In typical fashion, KFOR picked up our story and filed their own report without giving us any credit. Hot Girl Friday nominee Abby Broyles has the details:
A state employee posted a Biblical “smack down” of sorts on the official Facebook page of a state agency.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics quoted the Bible multiple times in a spat with supporters of legalizing marijuana…
Spokesman Mark Woodward says OBN gets “attacked” on social media all the time. He says people are wrong to use the Bible to justify using marijuana.
Woodward says he wanted to provide accurate information, so his team did the research and fired back… with scripture.
Others questioned Woodward’s responses, posting, “OBN, do you think you should be doing Bible interpretation on a government site?”
“If somebody posted something about the Koran or some other religion and they came to our site and posted something, we will reply to it,” Woodward said.
Okay guys, it’s the Friday before a three-day holiday weekend. I know half the people in your office, including your boss, are off today and you’re probably bored looking for something to do besides actual work. If so, can you please stop by the OBN Facebook and leave some comments about how certain passages in the Koran justify the use of marijuana? Your post doesn’t have to be true or make any sense. In fact, the more absurd they are the better. I just want to see if Mark Woodward, an employee of the state of Oklahoma, replies with his own Koran lesson.
If that seems like too much work, I’d invite you to watch this old News 9 clip I found on the Internet. Based on the graphics, Jennifer Reynolds’s haircut, and Kelly Ogle’s handsome man face, it has to be about 15 years old or so. It’s about the dangers of new “potent” forms of marijuana that are grown in “water instead of soil” and “how parents need to be warned.” It features a much younger Mark Woodward doing what he does best – using the media as a tool to promote myths, fears and misinformation about a recreational drug that is less harmful than alcohol, yet for some reason, still illegal.
My feelings about Ted’s Café Escondido, the most popular Mexican restaurant in Oklahoma City due to its safely Caucasian locality, have long been documented but, if I am to be completely honest, I have actually never eaten there. Instead, my intense dislike of the place was mostly based around the fact that people always be all up in my face about the joint.
But God works in funny ways. My (current) girlfriend is Mexican and lives on the Southside. She enjoys the music of Marco Antonio Solis, teaches Latin dance and carries a straight-razor in her hair, should I ever need back-up. When we first started dating, I thought that this was my ticket to all that delicious SW 29th comida, from the Cubanos at El Chavo Super Tortas to the authentic sopas at Berta’s Buffet. But, in a twist worthy of an O. Henry story, turns out her favorite Mexican restaurant is Ted’s Café Escondido, 2836 NW. 68th St. So guess where I’ve been eating recently…
Do you believe the government should stay out of the private lives of people unless they’re violating your own personal religious and moral code? Do you think homosexuals are second class people not deserving of the same rights and protections as all other citizens? Do you think forced public prayer should still be allowed in public schools? Do you support unconstitutional legislation that will be overturned by the courts? Do you lack empathy for welfare recipients and like to publicly compare them to bison, deer, bears and other animals found at our national parks???
If so, do we have a great opportunity for you! The Oklahoma GOP is looking for a new chairman!
Oklahoma Republican Party officials say state chairman Randy Brogdon plans to resign his position.
GOP Vice Chair Estela Hernandez told The Associated Press Brogdon called her yesterday to confirm he is stepping down before he sent an email announcing a state committee meeting next Saturday to elect a new state GOP chairman.
“This is an official call from Chairman Randy Brogdon for a State Committee Meeting to be held on Saturday September 12th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hope Community Worship Center located at 8304 S. 107th E. Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma,” the email said. “The purpose of this State Committee Meeting is to elect a new State Chairman.”
Hernandez said she intends to run for the chairman’s post.
That’s cool. In case you care, this is future “Hot Girl Friday” nominee Estela Hernandez:
In life, there are few constants. You can’t count on much, but what you can always count on is food. It’s always there for you. It’s a better friend than anyone you know. Food doesn’t judge you when you’ve had a rough day and all you want is some dang cheese fries to cheer you up. Food is always there when you need something to let you know that everything is going to be okay. At least, I thought food would always be there.
If you know me at all, then you know one of my hobbies is to stop at a 7-Eleven and purchase a pint of Blue Bell ice cream. (Red velvet and blackberry cobbler are my favorites because I’m one of those weirdos who isn’t that into chocolate.) But I haven’t been able to do that for a long time since Blue Bell recalled their ice creams and shut down production. But according to KFOR.com, I should be able to take up my old hobby again:
Back when The Oklahoman launched the great “Ed Shadid Smear Campaign of 2013,” one of the allegations they uncovered in the councilman’s unsealed divorce records was that he really liked to party and once freebased cocaine with a male prostitute in San Francisco. Ed said the claims were “outrageous and completely untrue,” which I believe, but The Oklahoman really didn’t care because Ed had momentum in the mayor’s race and they wanted to do their part in ensuring a victory for Mayor Cornett. It was all a big success.
Anyway, I bring this up because I needed an introduction paragraph for this post and I didn’t want some angry Internet commenter accusing me of playing favorites. In case you haven’t heard, Ed Shadid recently lobbied the Oklahoma City city council to legalize prostitution.
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