From the ORU Oracle:

[ORU] Adjunct professor and alumus Tim Harris running for congress

“I am announcing a congressional candidate,” said former District Attorney Tim Harris April 2017.

Tulsa County saw Harris serve a record setting record 16 years as district attorney, aiming to fight for the rights for victims of crime.

Recently, Congressman Jim Bridenstine has not endorsed Harris’ campaign, but encouraged him to run. Bridenstine is “self-term limited by his own choice” according to Harris. Bridenstine is also in line to be considered for the director of NASA inside the Trump Administration

Freedom Caucus members have been on the front lines of opposing Obamacare since the day it was proposed. They were instrumental in turning back Republican support of the first draft of the legislation. And in the face of the threats from Congressional leadership, the Freedom Caucus boldly exercised its authority to stand firm and say ‘no’ to bad policy.

This morning, the Oklahoma House of Representatives paid tribute to State Rep. David Brumbaugh, who unexpectedly passed away Saturday evening. Session began with a moment of silence, State Reps. George Faught and Mike Ritze spoke about Brumbaugh’s impa…

 YOUR PRIVACY FOR SALETHE PRICE OF STAYING IN OFFICEThe WatchmanAll of us are aware that it takes a lot of money to run a political campaign. The amounts are staggering at times. What we don’t realize is the extent that politicians will go to in o…

New Series for New Moms — Dear Mama by Rachael Joy Tapp

If you are just starting a family or well on the way you don’t want to miss this series.  i’ve only known Rachael Joy Tapp for a few years, but it seems like we’ve been friends forever.  She has wisdom beyond her years.  She lives in the Panhandle with her husband, Joshua and their children.

Rachael and Joshua lost their first child during the pregnancy. They have a precious two year old daughter, Hadassah, and just recently gave birth to premature twins, Levi and Gideon.  So she has a bit of life experience but she wraps that in practical tips and guidance from above.   I know you will enjoy each segment so be sure to connect with her and her blog.   I will try to add links to this post as they are released.

Here is her own bio in her own words.

Here is the series announcement.

Article one: Dear Mama, Who Just Gave Birth

Article two: Dear Mama, Who Wonders why Kids are like This

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (AKA Mother Of All Bombs) recently dropped on an ISIS position in Afghanistan was made in McAlester at the Army Ammunition Plant. It appears that 94 ISIS fighters were neutralized in the strike. It now carries the distinction of being the most powerful conventional/non-nuclear bomb ever dropped in combat.

How’s that for an ‘Oklahoma Hello’?


Congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma’s 2nd District has been in hot water over the past week for comments he made at a recent town hall in Jay, saying gems like…

“You say you pay for me to do this. Bullcrap. I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got there and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go.”

and 

“I’m just saying this is a service for me, not a career, and I thank God this is not how I make my living.”

and 

“I’m paying more taxes inside my company and personally than I’ll ever receive from Congress.”

His comments have been major national news, with stories running on the Drudge Report, TheBlaze, The Washington Times, TheHill, Politico, FoxNews, Conservative Review, and many other publications and news sites.


Stopping abortion is not ‘silly’

State Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, thinks a law protecting unborn babies is “silly” and not worth consideration by the Oklahoma Legislature.

Yen, who says he is “pro-life” but he really isn’t, wouldn’t matter much except that he is chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. As chairman, he is in a powerful position to kill pro-life legislation.

Yen just killed House Bill 1549, the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2017,” which would ban abortion for unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.

The bill passed the House by a 67-16 vote but Yen won’t send it to a floor vote in the Senate.