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Dem Gillum Threatens Florida Gun Owners as GOP Increasingly Betrays Them

Dem Gillum Threatens Florida Gun Owners as GOP Increasingly Betrays Them

on September 25, 2018, 7:17 AM / in State News

by David Codrea   |  (Ammoland.com) “When we win, we are going to ban assault weapons in Florida,” Tallahassee Mayor and Democrat nominee for Governor of Florida Andrew Gillum threatened on Twitter. It’s an indication of how far the place once derided by the citizen disarmament lobby as “The Gunshine State” has fallen in terms of firearms freedoms. It also serves as yet another […]

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Evergreen boosts Thurston County’s economy, even as its enrollment declines

Evergreen boosts Thurston County’s economy, even as its enrollment declines

on September 24, 2018, 7:36 AM / in State News

I am sitting here laughing as this is the FIRST mention of the DECLINING enrollment at Evergreen in Olympia since I sent out the article on it on Sept 13th  – https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/09/13/evergreen-college-enrollment-sees-catastrophic-drop-since-protests-demanded-white-students-leave-campus-673719 I even called the Daily O and asked why the silence and the guy said he was just leaving the building and didn’t have time to answer me.  […]

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NRA Slams Senate Candidate Phil Bredesen Misleading Pro-Gun Ad, Demands A Retraction

on September 24, 2018, 7:09 AM / in State News

By Beth Baumann |  Townhall The National Rifle Association on Wednesday called on Phil Bredesen, a U.S. Senate candidate in Tennessee, to retract a misleading ad. The ad in question cites an “A” rating from the NRA, something the pro-gun group says is false. Real independence and not party politics — that’s what’s right for Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/BmyyvJGL2e — Phil Bredesen […]

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Muslim Immigrant Couple in Texas Arrested for Holding Black Teen as ‘Slave’ for 16 Years

Muslim Immigrant Couple in Texas Arrested for Holding Black Teen as ‘Slave’ for 16 Years

on September 22, 2018, 8:04 AM / in National News, State News

Written by Warner Todd Huston  |  Eagle Rising A Muslim couple who immigrated to Texas as “refugees” 18 years ago has been arrested and charged with holding a black girl as a house slave since she was a child, a report says. Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure, both 57, have lived in Southlake, Texas, since the year 2000, when they came […]

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POLITICAL POTPOURRI

POLITICAL POTPOURRI

on September 22, 2018, 8:00 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

* * * The Trump rally in Las Vegas Thursday night drew a reported 8,000 supporters and around 100 whiny protestors. “Some brief anecdotal scene from the Trump rally here in Las Vegas,” wrote Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker.  “One woman drove in from San Diego. Another drove 16 hours from Elk City, Idaho. A man and his son flew […]

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4 dead, including suspect, in Maryland warehouse shooting

on September 21, 2018, 8:09 AM / in State News

A woman opened fire with a handgun Thursday at a Rite Aid drugstore chain distribution center in Maryland, killing three people and wounding three others. The suspect then fatally shot herself, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said. Authorities identified the suspect only as a 26-year-old whose last known address was in Baltimore County. She was a temporary employee at the […]

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John Vlieger Wins High Overall Open Division at TN Atomic Blast 3

John Vlieger Wins High Overall Open Division at TN Atomic Blast 3

on September 21, 2018, 8:01 AM / in National News, State News

by Laura Burgess The Tennessee Atomic Blast 3 (2018 Tennessee Sectional) was held Sept. 15 – 16, 2018 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Westport, Conn. (Ammoland.com) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce its sponsored shooter, John Vlieger, has placed High Overall and High […]

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UPDATE: Is NMPF’s Jaimie Castaneda about to lose his job?  Sure looks that way.

UPDATE: Is NMPF’s Jaimie Castaneda about to lose his job? Sure looks that way.

on September 21, 2018, 7:51 AM / in Opinion, State News

Rocky Top Politics Editor’s note:  Back around 9 months ago Udder Stupidity was the first to point out the walking, talking blatant conflict of interest rule violator known as Jaimie (he pronounces it  “Himey” – we kid you not) Castaneda. But now well-placed sources tell us Castaneda will soon be out on his derriere, or should we say “hiney” (rhymes […]

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Ad: Anti-Fur Activists Have Anti-Choice Agenda

Ad: Anti-Fur Activists Have Anti-Choice Agenda

on September 21, 2018, 6:35 AM / in State News

By Humane Watch On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council voted to advance a proposal to ban the sale and manufacture of fur garments in the city. The legislation follows a decades-long campaign from animal rights extremists such as PETA and the Humane Society of the United States to ban fur around the country. This move sets a terrible precedent […]

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Bredesen Compared His Lucrative Public Speaking Career to Being a ‘Loose Woman’

Bredesen Compared His Lucrative Public Speaking Career to Being a ‘Loose Woman’

on September 21, 2018, 6:30 AM / in State News

by Elizabeth Harrington  |   Washington Free Beacon Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen once compared his $50,000 per speech public speaking career to a “loose woman” getting paid for sexual intercourse. Bredesen, the former governor running against Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R.) in Tennessee, has given at least 30 public speeches since he left office. He is listed on multiple speakers bureau websites […]

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Midterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel

Midterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel

on September 20, 2018, 7:46 AM / in National News, State News

The midterms are poised to have a significant impact on how the House oversees the financial sector, regardless of which side wins in November.  A Democratic takeover of the House would propel Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the House Financial Services Committee’s ranking member and a fierce critic of President Trump, into a powerful perch with subpoena power. Her ascension could […]

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Texas State Senate seat flips in special election, giving Republicans a supermajority in chamber

on September 20, 2018, 7:03 AM / in State News

Peter Flores (R) defeated Pete Gallego (D) in the special election runoff for the District 19 seat of the Texas State Senate last night. The seat was previously held by Carlos Uresti (D). Uresti resigned in June 2018, four months after he was found guilty of charges related to bribery surrounding a government contract and charges of wrongdoing. This is […]

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Mt. Pleasant sophomore wins Mid-South BBQ Festival title

Mt. Pleasant sophomore wins Mid-South BBQ Festival title

on September 20, 2018, 6:29 AM / in State News

Carleigh Autumn Thomason won the title of Miss Mid-South Barbecue Festival queen Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Middle School. The 15-year-old sophomore at Mt. Pleasant High School is the daughter of Glenda Thomason. She won last year in the teen division and moved up this year to the highest age group, where she was the youngest among the competitors. Thomason also […]

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Early voting starts in two states on Friday

on September 19, 2018, 7:45 AM / in National News, State News

Ballotpedia asks the question, “Well, when does early voting start across the country?” The answer? Friday! Minnesota and Vermont kick-off early voting in two days. On Saturday, New Jersey voters can cast their early votes. Rounding out the states that start their early voting process in September: Illinois, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Another 24 states begin their early voting periods […]

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Florence flood danger persists in Carolinas

on September 19, 2018, 7:29 AM / in National News, State News

Rivers in parts of North Carolina continued rising on Tuesday as former Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters flowed downstream. The Cape Fear River in Fayetteville was at 60 feet, 25 feet above flood stage, and is expected to crest Wednesday at 62 feet. The Neuse and Pee Dee rivers will crest later this week. The Trent River at Trenton, the Jones County […]

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Jasper police officers suspended for ‘white power’ hand symbol in post-arrest photo

Jasper police officers suspended for ‘white power’ hand symbol in post-arrest photo

on September 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Anna Beahm  |  AL.com Four officers from the Jasper Police Department have been suspended after making and upside-down “OK” sign with their hands in a post-arrest photo taken by a Jasper Daily Mountain Eagle photographer, city officials told AL.com. Some people have claimed the gesture is actually a hate symbol that means “white power.” The photo in question was posted Thursday in […]

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Grizzly bears killed after fatal attack on hunting guide

on September 18, 2018, 7:50 AM / in State News

Wyoming officials trapped and killed two grizzly bears believed to have killed hunting guide Mark Uptain and injured his client, Corey Chubon. “This is a tragic situation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and friends,” said Brad Hovinga, the Jackson regional wildlife supervisor for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in a statement Monday. Uptain and […]

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Trahan defeats Koh in MA-03 Democratic primary following district-wide recount

on September 18, 2018, 7:16 AM / in State News

The recount results are in – Lori Trahan (D) defeated Dan Koh (D) in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District. The district-wide hand recount concluded yesterday. The candidates were separated by less than 0.5 percent of the vote after the September 4 primary, leading Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin (D) to order the recount. Ten Democratic candidates […]

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Judge Leaves Maryland Gun Owners Out to Dry Over MD’s “Gun Oil Ban”

Judge Leaves Maryland Gun Owners Out to Dry Over MD’s “Gun Oil Ban”

on September 17, 2018, 6:50 AM / in State News

Maryland – -(AmmoLand.com)- Last week United States District Court Judge James K. Bredar denied Maryland Shall Issue’s motion for temporary relief against the State’s ban on possession of “Rapid Fire Trigger Activators” by SB 707, signed into law by the Governor on April 24, 2018. This means the law will go into effect as passed on October 1st, 2018. That’s just […]

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Flooding fears from Florence surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Flooding fears from Florence surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

on September 17, 2018, 6:44 AM / in National News, State News

By CHUCK BURTON  |  The Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the storm’s death toll climbed to […]

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