April 21, 2015

Here's Ollie Sleeping Last Night

April 09, 2015

Several Oklahoma Lawmakers Voted to Allow Dismemberment Abortions

"Oklahoma is set to become the second state to prohibit late-term, dismemberment abortions," Courtney Crandell reported today for WORLD magazine.
Dismemberment is the standard procedure for second trimester abortions. Abortionists can't use aspiration abortions at that stage in the pregnancy because babies' skeletons already have formed. Instead, they tear the babies apart to remove them, collecting the pieces afterward to ensure the womb is empty.
"The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would," bleeding to death while being torn apart, Justice Anthony Kennedy once explained. My friend Tony Lauinger, state chairman of Oklahomans for Life, correctly described the procedure as "barbaric inhumanity." 

Incredibly, six state lawmakers actually voted against the prohibition: Rep. Emily Virgin (D-Norman), Rep. Cory Williams (D-Stillwater), Sen. Randy Bass (D-Lawton), Sen. Kay Floyd (D-Oklahoma City), Sen. John Sparks (D-Norman), and Sen. Charles Wyrick (D-Fairland).

In addition, Rep. Claudia Griffith (D-Norman) and Rep. Jeannie McDaniel (D-Tulsa) were "excused" from the floor vote. Both had voted against the prohibition in committee. (Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, voted against the prohibition in committee but voted for it on the House floor.)

Abortion extremists, indeed.

Rep. Emily Virgin
Rep. Cory Williams
Sen. Randy Bass
Sen. Kay Floyd
Sen. John Sparks
Sen. Charles Wyrick
Rep. Claudia Griffith
Rep. Jeannie McDaniel

March 28, 2015

Sisters (cont'd)

Hard to believe Mary Margaret turned 17 this month. Her big sister loves her, and posted this photo on Instagram with a terrific caption:
this is mary margaret but more commonly known as MARG. she listens to sports radio every day and reads sports illustrated every week. she can talk stats about any nba, nfl, or mlb team. she's been known to drive a truck. she is a national merit scholar and there's a good chance she'll win "so you think you can dance." she's tan, blonde, and perfect. if I didn't love her so dang much I might hate her. HBD margie :-)

March 21, 2015

Talk About March Madness!

Last night's Thunder victory was about as loud as I can remember for a non-playoff game at the Peake, crescendoing when Morrow drained his fourth three-pointer in a four-minute stretch. As Steven Adams rightly put it, "That was intense. I couldn’t even hear myself after A-Mo's threes. That was ridiculous." (Mary Margaret and I were every bit as excited as these guys, we just hadn't stood up yet.)

This little sweetheart, now 17 years old (!), is a knowledgeable sports fan who is tons of fun to watch a game with. She's still as delightful as ever.

March 15, 2015

Selection Fun Day

Here's the Big 12 Player of the Year with my 12-year-old player of the year:

Buddy Hield and Jack Henry Dutcher

And here's the Sooners' reaction upon seeing their selection today in March Madness. (Jack Henry's in the top left corner in the red tee-shirt.)

March 05, 2015

Lillie and I Saw a Masked Man Flying Last Night

Lillie and her dad enjoying the game.
And here we are taking in the action.
"The most basic reason we watch sports is because there exists the chance, however remote, we may glimpse the full extent of human capacity," Adam Kilgore writes today in The Washington Post. "They can show us the limits. It happens so rarely that it must be cherished, and it is happening now."
At the moment, Russell Westbrook is operating at the extreme not just of the National Basketball Association, but of the entire bloody athletic spectrum.
That may sound overwrought, but it’s difficult to frame Westbrook’s current run in any other way. Wednesday night in an overtime victory over the aimless 76ers, Westbrook scored 49 points, snared 16 rebounds and dished 10 assists for his fourth consecutive triple-double, the first time that has happened since Michael Jordan stitched together seven such performances in 1989. Westbrook’s streak included a one-game delay to repair a facial fracture. He broke his face and never broke stride.
He certainly didn't break stride on this dunk which happened right in front of Lillie and me. My eldest daughter and I had a wonderful time at the Thunder game last night.