Archive for March 9th, 2017

Tell These 3 Senators to Vote Yes on Senate Bill 127

Tell These 3 Senators to Vote Yes on Senate Bill 127

on March 9, 2017, 8:34 AM / in Announcements

Please CALL these senators now and urge them to vote YES on Senate Bill 127 that would protect private businesses from having cities and liberal elected officials meddle in their personnel and employee benefit policies. The bill heads to the Senate floor Thursday morning! Senator Crowe – (615) 741-2468 Senator Tracy –  (615) 741-1066 Senator Haile –   (615) 741-1999 When […]

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Disney CEO Michael Eisner Revealed that 40 Percent of Disney Employees Are ‘Gay’ – and That Was in 1998

on March 9, 2017, 8:32 AM / in National News, Opinion

Folks, about 19 years ago I attended an LGBTQ student conference at UC-Santa Cruz in which a very powerful homosexual activist, Elizabeth Birch, then executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, “dished” about a conversation she had with then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner. I was there semi-undercover for Lambda Report, the forerunner of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH). As you […]

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Kill Senator Lundberg’s commercial breeder bill, SB 0283

on March 9, 2017, 8:27 AM / in Announcements, State News

Senator Lundberg’s commercial breeder bill, SB 0283, has been placed on the calendar for the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee for next Tuesday, 3/14/17. This is the same bill that Rep. Lynn was trying to advance in the House committee as HB 0120. Please contact the Senate committee and ask them to vote NO on this bill. HSUS and other […]

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Here’s Who Will Benefit Most From the GOP Replacement Plan for Obamacare

Here’s Who Will Benefit Most From the GOP Replacement Plan for Obamacare

on March 9, 2017, 8:26 AM / in National News

Act strips ACA’s employer mandate making it easier to hire employees and drive down costs BY: Ali Meyer The American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement to the Affordable Care Act, eliminates mandates and taxes, thereby benefiting young individuals, businesses, and healthy enrollees. The act has come under criticism from both Democrats and Republican members of the Freedom Caucus, who either […]

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Healthcare groups unload on GOP bill

on March 9, 2017, 8:17 AM / in National News

Powerful industry groups are taking sides in the politically charged fight over repealing and replacing ObamaCare. Healthcare associations, including those representing doctors and hospitals, have largely come out in opposition to the legislation from House Republicans. Meanwhile, some of the nation’s largest business groups have expressed support for it. Republicans only unveiled the long-awaited bill, titled the American Health Care […]

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Texas lawmakers advance controversial transgender bathroom bill

Texas lawmakers advance controversial transgender bathroom bill

on March 9, 2017, 8:11 AM / in State News

A Texas Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would require people to use public bathrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates. Republican supporters of the legislation, which was designed to prevent transgender people from choosing restrooms according to the gender with which they identify, said it was necessary to protect women in public bathrooms. Opponents say […]

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Trump reportedly taps Huntsman as ambassador to Russia

Trump reportedly taps Huntsman as ambassador to Russia

on March 9, 2017, 8:08 AM / in National News

Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman has accepted an offer from President Trump to be the U.S. ambassador to Russia, Politico reported Wednesday. Huntsman ran for president in 2012, and has extensive diplomatic experience. He served as ambassador to Singapore under former President George H. W. Bush, and as ambassador to China under former President Barack Obama. Huntsman, who called on […]

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Activists mark International Women’s Day with strike

Activists mark International Women’s Day with strike

on March 9, 2017, 8:06 AM / in National News

Many women skipped school or work on Wednesday in a strike marking International Women’s Day. The “Day Without Women” event was organized by leaders of the women’s marches that drew more than a million participants in Washington, D.C., and other cities on the day after President Trump’s inauguration, although the crowds were far smaller on Wednesday, numbering in the hundreds […]

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Marines arrive in Syria to support fight against ISIS in Raqqa

Marines arrive in Syria to support fight against ISIS in Raqqa

on March 9, 2017, 8:03 AM / in International News

U.S. Marines have arrived in Syria to support U.S.-backed rebels preparing an offensive against Islamic State forces in Raqqa, the Islamist extremist group’s de facto capital, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The Marines, from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, brought M777 Howitzers capable of firing 155mm shells. The Americans set up an outpost from which they will be able to use […]

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ISIS claims responsibility for Afghan military hospital attack

on March 9, 2017, 8:02 AM / in International News

At least four gunmen disguised as doctors killed at least 30 people at the main military hospital in Kabul on Wednesday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which also left at least 30 people wounded. Afghan government forces fought with the terrorists for seven hours to regain control. The 400-bed facility, Sardar Daud Khan hospital, is Afghanistan’s main […]

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Judge rules Hawaii can launch first challenge to Trump’s revised travel ban

Judge rules Hawaii can launch first challenge to Trump’s revised travel ban

on March 9, 2017, 8:00 AM / in State News

A judge on Wednesday ruled that the state of Hawaii could challenge President Trump’s revised executive order temporarily barring refugees, and travelers from six majority-Muslim nations. Hawaii had tried to block Trump’s original ban, and U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu said the state could revise its original lawsuit to launch the first challenge to the new executive […]

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Trouble is coming….GOP starts push to replace ObamaCare in House

on March 9, 2017, 7:58 AM / in National News

The Republican proposal to replace ObamaCare cleared its first hurdle early Thursday when the House Ways and Means Committee approved the legislation in an 18-hour session. House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to mollify resistance from fellow Republicans, saying the legislation is “what good, conservative health care reform looks like.” Democrats, in the minority on committees in the GOP-led Congress, fought […]

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Gracie McDowell to attend Union

Gracie McDowell to attend Union

on March 9, 2017, 7:54 AM / in People, State News

By MIKE CHRISTEN  /  Columbia Daily Herald For years, Gracie McDowell has dreamed of going to college. The 18-year-old Columbia Central High School student has spent hours thinking about what it would be like to live with other young people, all taking their first steps into adulthood. That dream seemed practically impossible for the senior, who lives with Russell-Silver syndrome, […]

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New AAA Survey Indicates Americans Feel Unsafe Sharing the Road with Fully Self-Driving Cars

New AAA Survey Indicates Americans Feel Unsafe Sharing the Road with Fully Self-Driving Cars

on March 9, 2017, 7:40 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Body Shop Business Staff Writers A new report from AAA reveals that the majority of U.S. drivers seek autonomous technologies in their next vehicle, but they continue to fear the fully self-driving car. Despite the prospect that autonomous vehicles will be safer, more efficient and more convenient than their human-driven counterparts, three-quarters of U.S. drivers report feeling afraid to […]

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Acting Director of USCIS Lori Scialabba Resigns at Homeland Security

Acting Director of USCIS Lori Scialabba Resigns at Homeland Security

on March 9, 2017, 7:37 AM / in National News, Opinion

Funny how PEE LOUSY has spent her entire life in WDC keeping that Swamp PLUGGED up.  Now she is claiming to have DRAINED the Swamp?  She confuses FLUSHING with DRAINING – but then PEE LOUSY has never done anything other than be CONFUSED.  “We have to pass the SWILL before we can know what is in it.” Lori Scialabba, the […]

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Trump courts former foe Ted Cruz

on March 9, 2017, 7:29 AM / in National News, Opinion

In a story from the Hill, President Trump appears to be courting Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), his onetime rival, to help sell the House’s healthcare plan to conservatives in Congress. The president and first lady Melania Trump hosted Cruz, wife Heidi, and their two children for dinner at the White House on Wednesday evening. The social occasion could help smooth […]

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The Exhaustion of American Liberalism

The Exhaustion of American Liberalism

on March 9, 2017, 7:21 AM / in Opinion

By SHELBY STEELE  /  Wall Street Journal White guilt gave us a mock politics based on the pretense of moral authority. The recent flurry of marches, demonstrations and even riots, along with the Democratic Party’s spiteful reaction to the Trump presidency, exposes what modern liberalism has become: a politics shrouded in pathos. Unlike the civil-rights movement of the 1950s and […]

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Jackson City Budget Panel Finally Sits Down and Talks about Budget

Jackson City Budget Panel Finally Sits Down and Talks about Budget

on March 9, 2017, 6:33 AM / in Local News

What is wrong with this picture, not to mention the STORY? First it is March, that gives them three months to complete a budget for just this next year and yet they are, under their breath, already talking raising taxes or creating even creating a new tax. No one has spoken about cutting staff or departments as a line of […]

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Careful Thought

Careful Thought

on March 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways!” —Haggai 1:7 Have you ever locked your keys inside your car? Mailed an envelope without putting the payment check inside? Baked a recipe without adding one of the main ingredients? These are the kinds of things we all do when we don’t give careful thought to what we are doing. Careless […]

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March 9th In History

March 9th In History

on March 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 9 is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Catherine of Bologna Forty Martyrs of Sebaste Frances of Rome Gregory of Nyssa Pacian Teachers’ Day or Eid Al Moalim (Lebanon) History In 141 BC,  Liu Che, posthumously […]

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