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Republican lawmaker who wanted to be named “The Patriot” on the ballot told “No” by election board | Boing Boing

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A Republican state representative on the ballot in Oklahoma wanted to be listed by the name “The Patriot”. The Oklahoma Election Board told him no, and he will continue to be named as plain old Sean Roberts (R—Hominy).

Oklahoma election rules allow a candidate to use a nickname if it’s a name the candidate is generally known by or who does business using the nickname. Roberts’ opponent, Republican Labor Commissioner Leslie Osborn, said there’s no evidence Roberts is known as “The Patriot.” She pointed out in her petition to the board that Roberts has appeared on the ballot in seven successive elections as Kevin Sean Roberts or Sean Roberts.

The board, however, offered no verdict on Roberts’ right to dress up as a superhero and masturbate in the mirror.

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WHERE IS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA? Gas Prices Reach Another New All-Time Record High at $4.593/Gallon — 11th Straight All-Time Record High in 11 Days

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Gas prices reached $4.59 on Friday. This was a new all-time record high for gas prices in America. It was the 11th straight day of all-time record high gas prices.

This was the 11th day in a row of new all-time record high gas prices.

Just one week ago on Tuesday — Only 11 days ago —    Gas prices first hit a new all-time high under Joe Biden at $4.37 per gallon of regular gasoline.

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Tuesday 5/10 … $4.37/gallon
Wednesday 5/11 … $4.40/gallon
Thursday 5/12 … $4.41/gallon
Friday 5/13 … $4.44/gallon
Saturday-Sunday 5-14 and 5-15
Monday 5/16 … $4.50/gallon
Tuesday 5/17 … $4.52/gallon
Wednesday 5/18 … $4.57/gallon
Thursday 5-19 … $4.589/gallon
Friday 5-20 … $4.593/gallon

Today’s all-time record is at $4.59 per gallon.  The price of gas is up over 20 cents in just one week. 

And every day is a new all-time record.

This is a national man-made catastrophe!

Joe Biden and Democrats did this.

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Number on Unemployment Hits 52-Year Low

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“The number of people receiving unemployment benefits fell in early May to the lowest point in more than 50 years, adding to signs the U.S. labor market remains unusually tight,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Oklahoma legislature passes nation’s most restrictive abortion ban

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In order to spread the punishment around, Oklahoma will use a similar enforcement mechanism as Texas and Idaho—a bounty system that allows people to file lawsuits against providers or people seeking abortions. To twist the knife, they will include anyone who “knowingly engages in conduct that aids or abets the performance or inducement of an abortion,” including paying for one as well as anyone who even “intends to engage” in either of the two actions above. The person getting the abortion is spared from that, because again Oklahoma Republicans are just so damned compassionate. But if you donate to one of the funds that might help an Oklahoman travel to get an abortion, you could be sued for $10,000 and compensatory damages by a bounty hunter.

There are a lot of problems with this bill, even considering how nice Republicans decided to be to pregnant people. For example, punishing people who are actually trying to have a baby if something happens to go wrong. “Looking at the language, it’s hard to see how it wouldn’t affect in vitro fertilization because it talks about as soon as the ovum and the sperm meet, and the egg is fertilized, that means that’s a person,” Oklahoma state Rep. Emily Virgin (D) said. “That’s what happens with in vitro fertilization, you create embryos.”

“The litany of oppressive and punitive anti-abortion laws that have come into being this year signal to the people of Oklahoma that their agency does not matter, their dreams do not matter, and that their lives do not matter,” Zack Gingrich-Gaylord, spokesman for Oklahoma abortion provider Trust Woman said in a statement.

He called it “a gratuitous and cruel flaunting of power by anti-abortion legislators.” Gov. Keven State signed a new law banning abortion at six weeks—with no rape or incest exceptions—just two weeks ago. “Our patients are frightened, confused about the new reality they now live in,” he said. “They are angry at a government that continues to demonstrate a reckless and enthusiastic disregard for their lives.”

Planned Parenthood is taking Oklahoma to court.

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That’s essential. It’s also futile given the current composition of the court. It might delay enactment of the law some, however. Stitt will sign it, he’s vowed to sign any forced birth bill that comes across his desk.

The one way this gets fixed and our rights are restored and protected—literally the only single way—is with a different Supreme Court. Yes, Congress could pass a law codifying Roe, but states would challenge it and this Supreme Court would strike it down. The sooner every elected Democrat starts advocating for it, along with the majority of Democratic voters and the advocacy groups, the better.

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