Archive for February 16th, 2017

Washington court rules against Christian florist in gay wedding case

Washington court rules against Christian florist in gay wedding case

on February 16, 2017, 4:13 PM / in National News, State News

OLYMPIA, Wash. (February 16, 2017) — The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state’s antidiscrimination law. Barronelle Stutzman, a florist in Richland, Washington, had been fined by a lower court for denying service to a gay couple in 2013. Stutzman said she was exercising her First […]

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The Irony of it All

The Irony of it All

on February 16, 2017, 4:07 PM / in Bedtime Stories
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Senate confirms Mulvaney to be Trump’s budget chief

Senate confirms Mulvaney to be Trump’s budget chief

on February 16, 2017, 10:34 AM / in National News

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The chamber voted 51-49 to approve Mulvaney. He needed a simple majority to be confirmed. With a 52-seat majority, Republicans had little room for error to confirm Mulvaney after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced he would vote against him. The Senate Armed […]

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TRUMP MUST PUNISH MUTINY IN JUDICIARY AND SENATE

on February 16, 2017, 10:25 AM / in Opinion

Those nasty SWAMP CREATURES don’t like being interrupted in their goal of destroying America.  Last night on Lou Dobbs this segment really tore off the SHEETS of Obamas SHADOW WHITE HOUSE – his being the chief Community AGITATOR setting up a large army of TRAINED agitators to take Trump down.  I can’t tell you strongly enough to find the time […]

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Constitutional Carry Moves Forward

Constitutional Carry Moves Forward

on February 16, 2017, 9:48 AM / in Opinion

By C Richard Archie Frank Cagle this Wednesday morning decided to use his position as a writer and a former editor for the Knoxville News Sentinel to influence and educate the public on the views of the left in regards to both the Tennessee State Constitution and the rights of the citizens that live and work in this state. The issue this […]

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Illegal Alien Voter Convicted in Texas is Tip of the Iceberg

Illegal Alien Voter Convicted in Texas is Tip of the Iceberg

on February 16, 2017, 9:22 AM / in National News, Opinion

You won’t hear much about Rosa Maria Ortega after this week.  Ortega is the Mexican  alien who was caught illegally voting five times in American elections.  Ortega is Bigfoot for those in the media, professors, and Democrats who tell us that “voter fraud is as rare as Bigfoot.” The caustic radical Andrew Cohen is one of the purveyors of that […]

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Morning Joe blacklists Kellyanne Conway

on February 16, 2017, 9:18 AM / in National News

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski announced on Wednesday that the MSNBC morning show would stop booking interviews with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway because she is “not credible anymore.” “I don’t believe in fake news, or information that is not true,” Brzezinski said. “Every time I’ve ever seen her on television, something’s askew, off, or incorrect.” Morning Joe co-host Joe […]

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Susan Collins says she will vote against Pruitt EPA confirmation

Susan Collins says she will vote against Pruitt EPA confirmation

on February 16, 2017, 9:11 AM / in National News

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Wednesday that she planned to vote against confirming Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Collins said she and Pruitt “have fundamentally different views of the role and mission” of the agency. Pruitt, as Oklahoma’s attorney general, filed numerous lawsuits against the EPA, opposing its regulations on such things as mercury pollution from […]

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Senate blocks Obama rule barring mentally ill from buying guns

Senate blocks Obama rule barring mentally ill from buying guns

on February 16, 2017, 9:09 AM / in National News

The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday voted 57-43 to repeal an Obama administration rule barring some mentally ill people from buying guns. The House passed the measure earlier this month, so it now goes to President Trump, who is expected to sign it. The rule, which was written after a mentally-impaired man killed 26 people at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School […]

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Trump administration proposes tightening ObamaCare enrollment process

Trump administration proposes tightening ObamaCare enrollment process

on February 16, 2017, 9:07 AM / in National News

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed changes to ObamaCare that would make it harder for Americans to move in and out of insurance plans by tightening enrollment processes and helping insurers to collect unpaid premiums. The changes could result in higher out-of-pocket costs for policy holders, but insurers welcomed the new rules issued by a division of the Department of […]

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Defense secretary gives NATO allies ultimatum on defense spending

on February 16, 2017, 9:05 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday warned NATO allies that the U.S. might alter its relationship with them if they don’t contribute more to their own defense. “America will meet its responsibilities,” he said, “but if your nations do not want to see America moderate its commitment to the alliance, each of your capitals needs to show its support for […]

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Trump says two-state solution isn’t required for Mideast peace

on February 16, 2017, 9:03 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. would drop its insistence that the creation of a Palestinian state be a part of any Middle East peace deal, a departure from a diplomatic goal set in the 1990s. Speaking after meeting in the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump said he was “looking at two-state and one-state” solutions. […]

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Trump labor nominee Andrew Puzder drops out

Trump labor nominee Andrew Puzder drops out

on February 16, 2017, 9:01 AM / in National News

We liked him…. President Trump’s labor secretary nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew from consideration on Wednesday as growing resistance from some Republicans threatened to sink his confirmation as questions about his byzantine business interests, details about his acrimonious divorce and revelations that he employed an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper have mounted . A growing number of Senate Republicans opposed Puzder, […]

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Trump slams intelligence agencies for ‘illegal’ leaks

Trump slams intelligence agencies for ‘illegal’ leaks

on February 16, 2017, 8:42 AM / in National News

President Trump lashed out at U.S. intelligence agencies on Wednesday, accusing them of “illegal” leaks that brought down his national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Trump has been facing potentially damaging questions about contacts with Russia by Flynn and other Trump aides, but the president tried to redirect the outrage, saying in a tweet that the “un-American” leaks were the “real […]

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Haslam to visit Columbia on March 3

Haslam to visit Columbia on March 3

on February 16, 2017, 8:40 AM / in State News

By James Bennett / The Columbia Daily Herald  Gov. Bill Haslam will be in Columbia on March 3, speaking to the Kiwanis Club at noon in the Memorial Building. The governor’s appearance will come less than a month after he filed his NextTennessee legislative agenda, which includes his list of priorities for the 110th General Assembly. “The Kiwanis Club of […]

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Defeat Tennessee Gas Tax

Defeat Tennessee Gas Tax

on February 16, 2017, 8:33 AM / in Announcements, State News

There is a serious opportunity available to the citizens in the state of Tennessee that could defeat Governor Haslam’s gas tax proposal in the House Transportation Subcommittee. But your help may be needed. At the moment  John Windle has not committed to vote NO. As of now now he is leaning that way but that is far from a definite […]

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February 16th in History

February 16th in History

on February 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (319 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Abda of Edessa Elias and companions Juliana of Nicomedia (Catholic Church) Onesimus Charles Todd Quintard (Episcopal Church (USA)) February 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Kim Jong-il’s Birthday (North Korea) […]

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Today’s Quote: February 16th

Today’s Quote: February 16th

on February 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P. J. O’Rourke Patrick Jake “P. J.” O’Rourke (born November 14, 1947) is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O’Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American […]

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Temporary Tears

Temporary Tears

on February 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

May the God of all grace, . . . after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. —1 Peter 5:10 Author George MacDonald wrote, “God has come to wipe away our tears. He is doing it; He will have it done as soon as He can; and until He can He would have them flow without […]

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God’s Quiet-time Prayer

God’s Quiet-time Prayer

on February 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Announcements, Religion

There is nothing better than older people praying for you. Of course, excuse me, we’re not getting older,  we are just getting closer to home. I would like for you to do something for me. It is very simple, maybe not easy, but simple. The instructions are to pick four people You want God to bless. I decided to picked […]

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