Archive for March 17th, 2017

Will Donald Trump Let Paul Ryan Make Him A One-Term President?

Will Donald Trump Let Paul Ryan Make Him A One-Term President?

on March 17, 2017, 12:16 PM / in Opinion

From the beginning, there have been several things that have bothered me about Donald Trump. Perhaps my biggest concerns have always been how genuine Trump is and, if he is genuine, how much he truly understands about “the swamp” he promised to drain. President Trump has appointed numerous big-government, pro-war neocons to his administration. In just two months, Trump has […]

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Norris Says Proposed School Voucher Legislation ‘Problematic’

on March 17, 2017, 12:14 PM / in State News

By Sam Stockard  /  Memphis Daily News At least someone is trying to throw out the anchor….  NASHVILLE – Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris expressed reservations Wednesday, March 15, about legislation allowing tax dollars to be used to send low-income students in struggling public schools to private schools. “It’s problematic,” Norris said when asked about the legislation in light of […]

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Convention of the States…. Another bad move with the possibility of getting worse

Convention of the States…. Another bad move with the possibility of getting worse

on March 17, 2017, 11:39 AM / in News, Opinion

There are times when some of our Republican friends decide to run off the reservation and be progressive in thought and in practice. We try not to defend them on these issues and there are reasons for that. Generally when our Republican brothers decide that progressiveness is in order, they try to do this quietly and behind the scenes. There […]

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Is McCain Hijacking Trump’s Foreign Policy?

Is McCain Hijacking Trump’s Foreign Policy?

on March 17, 2017, 8:01 AM / in Opinion

“The senator from Kentucky,” said John McCain, speaking of his colleague Rand Paul, “is working for Vladimir Putin … and I do not say that lightly.” What did Sen. Paul do to deserve being called a hireling of Vladimir Putin? He declined to support McCain’s call for a unanimous Senate vote to bring Montenegro into NATO as the 29th member […]

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Freedom Is Eating Steak Well Done With Ketchup

Freedom Is Eating Steak Well Done With Ketchup

on March 17, 2017, 7:59 AM / in Opinion

BY: Matthew Continetti   /  The Washington Free Beacon There really was a liberal media bubble, Nate Silver reports, and the only thing wrong with his assertion is that it’s in the past tense. The lack of diversity among journalistic ranks—even the sort of racial and sexual diversity championed every day in the pages of the Washington Post and New York […]

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Mulvaney: Funding Corporation for Public Broadcasting ‘a Hard Sell’ That Can’t Be Defended Anymore

Mulvaney: Funding Corporation for Public Broadcasting ‘a Hard Sell’ That Can’t Be Defended Anymore

on March 17, 2017, 7:56 AM / in National News

(CNSNews.com) – When asked whether the president would veto any appropriations bills that fund agencies or programs like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in defiance of the president’s “America First” budget blueprint, which defunds them, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the administration would work with Congress to decide whether or not to sign appropriations bills or […]

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Teacher stayed at Culleoka school for two weeks after allegedly kissing teen

Teacher stayed at Culleoka school for two weeks after allegedly kissing teen

on March 17, 2017, 7:50 AM / in National News, State News

By James Bennett /  The Columbia Daily Herald  The Culleoka Unit School teacher who allegedly ran away with 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas was allowed to remain on the faculty for two weeks after a reported impropriety with the freshman. Health sciences teacher Tad Cummins, 50, was caught kissing Thomas at school by another student Jan. 23, according to the attorney for […]

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First day of NCAA tournament light on upsets

First day of NCAA tournament light on upsets

on March 17, 2017, 7:44 AM / in Basketball

The No. 12 seeds managed to pull off just one upset as the NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicked off in earnest on Thursday, as Middle Tennessee State beat No. 5 seed Minnesota 81-72 to move into the second round. Another No. 12, Princeton, nearly advanced, but lost to Notre Dame 60-58 after having a shot at an upset in its […]

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Florida governor replaces anti-death-penalty prosecutor

Florida governor replaces anti-death-penalty prosecutor

on March 17, 2017, 7:40 AM / in State News

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Thursday removed prosecutor Aramis Ayala from the trial of accused cop killer Markeith Loyd after she said she would no longer seek the death penalty in first-degree murder cases. Loyd, who was wanted for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, is accused of fatally shooting Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton when she tried to […]

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Republicans vow big changes to Trump budget

Republicans vow big changes to Trump budget

on March 17, 2017, 7:36 AM / in National News, Opinion

When you finally have a President who understands the frustration of budget mismanagement and starts to do something about it… we get complaints from the so called conservative legislators that he going too far…. President Trump’s budget proposal came under intense criticism in Congress on Thursday, with even some of his closest allies saying it has no hope of being […]

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Senators dismiss wiretap claims, but Trump stands by them

on March 17, 2017, 7:28 AM / in International News, National News

Senate Intelligence Committee leaders said in a joint statement Thursday that there were “no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) also confirmed — “at least so far with respect to our intelligence community — that no such […]

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Axing Wasteful EPA Program that Gave Leftist Groups Millions “Racist”

Axing Wasteful EPA Program that Gave Leftist Groups Millions “Racist”

on March 17, 2017, 6:55 AM / in Opinion

The Trump administration is being accused of racism for cutting a wasteful program that’s given leftist groups tens of millions of dollars to help poor, minority and indigenous communities attain “environmental justice.” The initiative was launched under Barack Obama’s first Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief, Lisa Jackson, to help low-income populations obtain the same degree of protection from health and […]

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Rex Tillerson: Military Action Against North Korea Is ‘On the Table’

Rex Tillerson: Military Action Against North Korea Is ‘On the Table’

on March 17, 2017, 6:50 AM / in International News, National News

by ALEXANDER SMITH  /   NBC News Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Friday that military action against North Korea was “on the table” if the country continued to develop its weapons program. “If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action then that option is on the table,” he told a […]

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You’re Going to Hell if You Support Cutting Meals on Wheels Funding

You’re Going to Hell if You Support Cutting Meals on Wheels Funding

on March 17, 2017, 6:47 AM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson   /  The Resurgent The political left wants us all to know that Christians have a duty to take care of the poor. Consequently, if you do not oppose President Trump’s budget plan to cut funding for Meals on Wheels, you are going to hell. Leave it to liberals to tie your salvation to support of a […]

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General Michael Corcoran and the Confederate Irish in America’s Civil War

General Michael Corcoran and the Confederate Irish in America’s Civil War

on March 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

A dear friend sent us this link to an extremely interesting article by Paul Burns: Flag of the 69th Regiment Irish Brigade The recent erection of a memorial in Sligo to Carrowkeel man General Michael Corcoran, inspired historian Paul Burns to write this article on the forgotten Irish who fought on the Confederate side: All discussions of Irish participation in […]

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Dots And Doughnut Holes

Dots And Doughnut Holes

on March 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. —Psalm 103:2 As a minister was addressing a group of men, he took a large piece of paper and made a black dot in the center of it. Then he held up the paper and asked them what they saw. One person replied, “I see a black mark.” […]

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March 17th in History

March 17th in History

on March 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 17 is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 289 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Children’s Day (Bangladesh) Christian Feast Day: Alexius of Rome (Eastern Church) Gertrude of Nivelles Joseph of Arimathea (Western Church) Patrick March 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Evacuation Day (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) Liberalia, […]

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Quote for Today March 17th

Quote for Today March 17th

on March 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German: [ˈdiːtʁɪç ˈboːnhœfɐ]; 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi, and founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity’s role in the secular world have become widely influential, […]

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On Presidential Character From George Washington to…?

On Presidential Character From George Washington to…?

on March 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

“No compact among men … can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and … no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.” George Washington (1789) In 1944, as World War II was turning in favor of […]

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