Thursday, May 24, 2007

Take Note Washington: THIS Is How You Do It

NOW, nobody breathe! No one move real suddenly~ either. Oklahoma's Democratic Governor, Brad Henry may not realize that he's a Liberal if no one tells him. Ssshhhhh!!

Meanwhile, the evil Republican Okies in the State house and Senate keep slipping those sneaky bad, bad Conservative bills under his pen, as he's probably beginning to write out a check to Greenpeace or to the ACLU, or somethin'.

On the other hand, maybe Brad Henry is an old-fashioned Democrat, in the mold of FDR or a Harry S Truman; -- Don't know, don't care. Because unlike in Washington, D.C., this leader listens to us, his citizens. Citizens with real roots here in this ol' red clay.

Ya know, I think I'll put his photo up here, without drawing horns on him or sticking him on a witches broomstick, like most Liberals' photos herein my blog. Can't today, though!!

And a little bird told me today that there are two more bills almost ready for the Governor's signature, which will just astound the rest of America! I already thought that Oklahoma was heaven, now I'm beginning to actually believe that may be true.

(Now maybe this place will be known for something other than tornadoes, Indians and great college football...!)

Anti-abortion bill becomes law in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A bill prohibiting public funds from being used for most abortions has become law in Oklahoma after a deadline passed for the state's governor to veto the measure.

"If the governor doesn't act, it becomes law," said his spokesman, Phil Bacharach. Gov. Brad Henry had until midnight on Wednesday night to veto the bill.

Henry, a Democrat, vetoed a previous bill that contained no exceptions for publicly funded abortions even in cases of rape or incest. The new version allows such an exception if the victim reports the crime to the police..

Its passage is a victory for social conservatives who have been pressing nationwide for restrictions on abortions. Such moves are generally challenged in court by groups that support a woman's right to choice on the matter.


Oklahoma's Immigration Reform Barely Makes News; Guess Why?

Posted by Tom Blumer on May 19, 2007

The Formerly Mainstream Media is favorably transfixed on the proposed immigration "reforms" being whipped through Congress -- legislation that opponents characterize as "amnesty."

"Somehow," they have managed to virtually ignore immigration-related legislation that has actually become law in Oklahoma.
Perhaps it's because Oklahoma's reforms have nothing to do with "amnesty," and everything to do with enforcement.

Specifically, from a May 8 Associated Press story on the bill's passage:

Governor Henry today signed a sweeping immigration reform bill that was passed overwhelmingly by the Oklahoma Legislature, but described it as a stopgap measure until the federal government takes action on the issue.

Among other things, the bill contains employment, labor law and civil rights provisions to protect citizens and legal immigrants who lose their jobs at companies that employ illegal immigrants to perform the same or similar work.

Beginning in November, public agencies will be required to use a program that screens Social Security numbers to make sure they are real and that they match up with a job applicant's name.

House Bill 1804 was passed by overwhelming majorities in both the House and Senate of the Oklahoma Legislature. The measure's sponsor, State Representative Randy Terrill, says the bill has four main topical areas: it deals with identity theft; it terminates public assistance benefits to illegals; it empowers state and local police to enforce federal immigration laws; and it punishes employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens.

"Oklahoma is no longer 'O.K.' for illegal aliens," Terrill observed.

Yeah, Oklahoma IS O.K. Real OK


Cleveland DV said...

Your'e doing fine, Oklahoma,
Oklahoma OK!
Your state is doing what I wish my state, Ohio would be aggressive enough to do.
Glad for you there, malcontent.
You should see the illegals here.

Abouna said...

Oklahoma sounds like my kind of country.

The Localmalcontent said...

I'm real pleased with our state right now. While it's been conservative, Bible belt kind, Oklahoma has usually not taken bold steps.
Once again, just wait till June!