The attention whores from Westboro Baptist Church finally stopped by Moore yesterday to protest the hysterical Moore Liquor marquee that celebrated founder Fred Phelps’ death.
The protest went about as well as you could imagine.
Well, it almost did. Although the Westboro idiots didn’t get punched or struck by a big gay rainbow bolt of lightning, the church’s protest was cut short thanks to a counter-protest by a mob of angry Moore residents, tornado victims and the cast from Sons of Anarchy.
It was a pretty cool scene, and the classic battle of bad first amendment rights versus good first amendment rights. You had the church protesters silently holding up their “HEY LOOK AT US” (a.k.a. God Hates Fags) signs and banners, while across the street, divided by a loosely organized wall of police officers and a parade of obnoxious motorcycles and loud diesel trucks, there were counter-protesters screaming, hissing, and tossing inappropriate sign language Westboro’s way. Eventually, some brave counter-protesters who look like they’ve probably been in a bar fight or two tried to cross the road to face the Westboro idiots. Since the Moore police didn’t seem all that interested in stopping them, the Westboro folks scattered into their vans and fled the scene like they got diarrhea from Pickle’s.
As I said, it went about as well as you could imagine.
Channel 5 has a pretty good recap and video, but the third-place news channel in OKC doesn’t allow video embedding on other websites, so screw them and all the pageviews we would have sent their way.
Here are some YouTube clips of all the action instead:
The hook echo of Ogle Madness matches is before us.
(1) Emily Sutton vs. (6) Lacey Swope
In one corner we have Emily Sutton. She’s a two-time Ogle Madness champion, an irresistible severe weather diva that combines sneaky good looks with the bubbly adorable charm of a girl next door. In the other corner we have Lacey Swope – the hot, small town tomboy. She can shoot a gun better than you, ride a 4-wheeler better than you, and make the weather map look a whole lot better than you.
So who will it be? After hiding in Emily’s shadow for the last two years, is Lacey ready to take over the crown of severe weather babe? Or will Emily Sutton show us why she’s Emily Sutton, cast her potent charm spell, and reign supreme for the third year in a row.
Cast your vote and let us know. Polls close tomorrow at 11:59pm.
We have a lot to cover this Monday. The tweets in the OKC area were really at a whole ‘nother level this past week. I’d like to congratulate all of you for stepping up your tweet game. Some people say you should dance like no one is watching. But it’s clear you guys like to tweet like your boss can’t google you. Personally, I’m more the type to eat Taco Bell like my jeans have an elastic waist band. But you know, to each their own. Anyway, let’s get to the tweets!
Hello everyone. It’s Adam, and it’s spring.
Spring brings problems. As Chelsea mentioned earlier in the week, for those of us will allergies, spring isn’t really that celebrated. Every week I receive two shots because of all the lovely pollen.
Also, being the fair-skinned badass that I am, UV rays do me no favors. Actually, we aren’t even on speaking terms. I wear SPF 4000 sunscreen. It’s basically a radiation suit in a bottle. Even with that it’s quite the battle.
My worst nemesis is most likely the wasp, or anything that stings. They return in the spring. I don’t like them. I’ve outrun yellow jackets twice. If you aren’t familiar with these guys, they are fast, small monsters with swords stuck to their backsides, but I’m faster. That time sixth grade Adam took off with the wasps in pursuit would of made Usain Bolt proud. I will not be defeated.
Here are things to do.
Last week, an Ogle Mole sent me a link to an obscure local social blog from Ada. It’s called “Keeping Up with the Nuefelds,” and its semi-anonymous author, who we’ll call Discriminated White Girl, is one of the country’s leading caucasian women’s rights advocates.
If you need a little proof, check out this stirring blog post titled “Rantings of a White Girl,” where Discriminated White Girl explains what it’s like to never be asked to move to the back of the bus.
The purpose of me writing this is not to offend anyone this is just my thought for the day so I really hope that you don’t get offended and that you just read what I have to say and think about it.
I’m at a diversity training for my work and a lot of the people in my class make it sound like being white is one of the best things that you can be in America & that white people are NEVER discriminated against. I have a few thoughts on that….
First off, being white isn’t as cool as people make it sound. As a white female from Oklahoma, summer is actually one of my least favorite seasons because I’m white. Whenever I say that I’m white I mean that I’m white like as in ghostly white. Almost every day I get made fun of about how white I am & people even say things like “if you were tanner you would be prettier” or “if you would tan your white legs would be so distracting”.
Yes, being white is not nearly as cool as country music makes it sound. All the white stereotypes you hear about – Whole Foods, NASCAR, higher wages – are totally overrated.
They say lots of hurtful things to me on a daily basis just because of my skin color. I mean, I’m not as pretty because I’m white?! I can’t change the color of my skin & it hurts me that people don’t accept me the way I am. people tell me that if I went tanning in tanning beds or get spray tans that I would look better and be prettier, this really hurts my feelings especially because I don’t want to have to lay in a tanning bed with the possibility of getting cancer or breathing in harmful chemicals that spray tans have in them. Some people may think my feelings are stupid but they haven’t walked in my shoes!
Don’t tan, Discriminated White Girl! That’s the opposite of what Michael Jackson did, and look how he turned out. Also, you may want to start looking for new friends. Preferably ones that don’t pick on your insecurities like you’re a chubby kid at recess. Otherwise, you may need to grow some thicker, whiter skin.
As a white person I don’t even really fit in with other white people because in Oklahoma most people have Native American heritage which gives them a little color.
I also live in Ada, Oklahoma which is the Chickasaw nation headquarters! I’ve been passed over for several jobs with people who have only a high school diploma whenever I have a masters degree just because I don’t have Native American blood. don’t get me wrong, they can hire whoever they want and they have every right to do so but it does kind of suck to be a white person in this area because I do not get the jobs, benefits or job opportunities that Native Americans do.
Poor little Discriminated White Girl. Not only can she not get jobs because of her skin color, but she can’t “fit in” with anyone because she’s not Native American. Isn’t that just awful? It’s so sad that we live in a country where you’re expected to “fit in” with people who don’t have the same ancestral background. What are we turning into? A diverse, functional society?
Also, where exactly did Discriminated White Girl get her Master’s Degree, because I totally want to go there. As you know, I also struggle with punctuation, capitalization and general sentence structure, and could really use an advanced degree that’s easy to get. Perhaps something in business, that way, I can use my whiteness to my advantage.
I just think that people shouldn’t focus so much on what their race goes through and be more open to see that other races go through things as well. Don’t get me wrong, I know that other races have been through and still go through way worse things than I do every single day but at the same time people do need to realize that just because I’m a white person doesn’t mean that I have all the opportunities that they do and that I have a perfect life because I don’t.
I agree. Minorities need to be more aware of the struggles that white girls face in southern Oklahoma. Have you ever been turned down for a job simply because you would not spray tan?
I want to fit in just as much as anyone else, even in my own race I feel like an outsider.
Yes, she’s an outsider. If you don’t believe it, check out this photo. She sticks out like a bad French fry:
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