Bridenstine’s bill would halt Planned Parenthood funding - the GRACE Act

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Oklahoma, has introduced the GRACE Act, a bill to prohibit federal government contracts from going to companies that donate to Planned Parenthood.  He is already sponsoring numerous other bills to cut direct government funding to the organization.

Bridenstine said, “The government should not do business with companies that facilitate Planned Parenthood operations.  Every child has value.  Every person has a purpose.  Most Americans are horrified at the thought of expertly crushing the bodies of pre-born, living babies and ‘harvesting’ organs.”

Planned Parenthood has been exposed in recent days as not only a major provider of abortions but also as a marketer of baby parts harvested from their victims.  This horrific practice is funded by the American taxpayer at a rate of more than $1.4 million per day.  The $528 million Planned Parenthood received from government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements in fiscal year 2013-2014 accounted for 41 percent of their overall revenue.  An additional 30 percent of revenue, $392 million, was received from private contributions and bequests.

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The Choir Needs to Get out of the Loft and Wrangle Some Gorillas

Some have said that I’m preaching to the choir. I know that, BUT – The choir has got to get out of the loft and deal with the gigantic “gorillas” in the middle of the sanctuary.

Special thanks to Rex Morache for both the art and the composite of these thoughts.  Rex is in Texas now but we met first while he was in California.  He is an extremely talented graphic artist and you can see some of his work online via flickr here and many of the book covers via Scribd here.

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University Professor Says PK-4 Standards Are Generally Appropriate But Lack Play

Review of Proposed Oklahoma Educational Standards by Barbara McClanahan, Associate Professor of Educational Instruction and Leadership, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

I have finished a cursory review of the PK-4 draft standards, and I don’t present my thoughts as based on an in-depth review. I find things I like and things I don’t like.

In general, I think the standards for these grades represent an appropriate progression of cognitive skills based on typical child development. I also conferred with a colleague of mine at Southeastern who is more of an early childhood expert than I, and she agrees.

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Tulsa Area Republican Assembly - Sept 15th

r3newaTulsa R3’s – Ron Paul Revolution

Tulsa Area Republican Assembly is the local affiliate of Oklahoma Republican Assembly (OKRA) and National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA).

TARA meets the Third Tuesday of each month.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for dinner
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for speaker

Golden Corral, 9711 East 71st St., Tulsa, OK, 254-5560

Tulsa, OK 74133 – USA

Tuesday, September 15 at 6:00 PM


An architectural rendering of the proposed new site of Iron Gate Ministry

    A Tulsa city adjustment board narrowly denied approval to a soup kitchen run by a ministry to the homeless and other desperate & hungry people.
  Iron Gate Ministry is looking for a less congested location than the current church basement in the downtown financial district of Tulsa.  So their ministry board attempted to purchase and convert an old facility just east of the downtown loop.

 But the Tulsa government said; “No”.

Sometimes Votes Can't Be Bought

The $60 Votes 

 Chip Carter Spent about $60 per vote, and it wasn’t enough! It appears that the voters just wanted someone to knock on their door and hear their concerns. Cyndi Munson did a lot of that. And it works, even when the candidate doesn’t promise to support their views. They at least want to know that they were heard.