Archive for April, 2017

Army secretary nominee Mark Green draws opposition from military academics, ex-Pentagon official

Army secretary nominee Mark Green draws opposition from military academics, ex-Pentagon official

on April 30, 2017, 8:32 AM / in National News

Editor’s Note: The Jackson Sun has decided to go negative with the nomination of Mark Green for the head position of Department of the Army and publish an article by Michael Collins of USA TODAY NETWORK. Collins has been on a torrid march campaigning for the rejection of the nominee by writing several articles promoting the cause of the LGBT and there […]

Read more ›
Vanderboegh Update

Vanderboegh Update

on April 30, 2017, 7:54 AM / in People

This question came up in my last post about the planned memorial for Mike: What happened to all the donations sent in for a grave stone? Per Rosey: The monument has been seated since late August.  They had to wait until they could put the death date on it.  I have pictures but I have yet had the courage to […]

Read more ›
Legislative Update, April 30, 2017

Legislative Update, April 30, 2017

on April 30, 2017, 7:45 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

Read more ›

Jackson TN City Council will Meet May 2: Mayor nominates Logan Hampton, Lane College President to JEA Board; Richard Donnell to Jackson City Beautiful

on April 30, 2017, 7:26 AM / in Local News

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG (Charles “Pepper” Bray) ROLL CALL APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE April 4, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: PROCLAMATIONS: Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – Lisa Tillman RECOGNITION: Special Recognition of Josh Sykes – Recreation and Parks Department Southwest Tennessee Development District “MyRide” – Debbie Dunaway Star Center […]

Read more ›
Report: A More Conservative Alternative To Fox News Is In The Works

Report: A More Conservative Alternative To Fox News Is In The Works

on April 30, 2017, 6:33 AM / in National News

The canning of Bill O’Reilly by Fox News has now created an opportunity for an alternative conservative news network. Fox fans have been all over the spectrum in their reaction to the latest moves by Fox. Overall, they are seemingly taking a left turn in their position on things politic. It is feared that they will no longer live up […]

Read more ›
“Don’t widen the plate…”

“Don’t widen the plate…”

on April 30, 2017, 6:28 AM / in Opinion

by DCG   /   Fellowship of the Minds H/T to Thomas In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA convention. While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers […]

Read more ›
April 30th in History

April 30th in History

on April 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 30 is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 245 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Armed Forces Day (Georgia) Birthday of the King Carl XVI Gustaf, one of the official flag days of Sweden. Camarón Day (French Foreign Legion) Children’s Day (Mexico) Christian feast day: Adjutor […]

Read more ›
Indicted Fmr Dem Rep. Corrine Brown Spent Campaign Cash After Primary Loss

Indicted Fmr Dem Rep. Corrine Brown Spent Campaign Cash After Primary Loss

on April 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in National News

BY: Joe Schoffstall   /  Washington Free Beacon The campaign committee of former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.), who is currently on trial for corruption charges, spent thousands on hotels and small travel expenses after Brown was defeated in the Democratic primary last year. Brown, who lost to former Florida State Sen. Al Lawson in the August 2016 primary, spent$11,278 on “lodging” at a Marriot […]

Read more ›
St Cuthbert Gospel

St Cuthbert Gospel

on April 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

The St Cuthbert Gospel is an early 8th-century pocket Gospel book, written in Latin. The essentially undecorated text is the Gospel of John in Latin, written in a script that has been regarded as a model of elegant simplicity. Its finely decorated leather binding is the earliest known Western bookbinding to survive, and both the 94 vellum folios and the […]

Read more ›
A Lost Experience

A Lost Experience

on April 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. — Psalm 51:12 A pastor in Los Angeles visited a man and asked if he was a Christian. “Oh, yes, I was a member of a church in Ohio,” he said, “and when I asked for my letter of church membership before coming west, I sat down and wrote out my Christian […]

Read more ›
Coming Up This Next Week in Washington

Coming Up This Next Week in Washington

on April 29, 2017, 6:21 AM / in National News

House Republicans will hold a hearing Tuesday to probe controversial national monument designations under the Antiquities Act. The hearing in the federal lands subpanel of the House Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), focuses on what the GOP sees as “executive branch overreach” in the use of the Antiquities Act. The event will come less than a week after […]

Read more ›

Trump Again Derides Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’

on April 29, 2017, 6:18 AM / in National News

President Donald Trump returned one of his best insults Friday, referring to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” — a jab at her so called Native American ancestry. Speaking to a cheering crowd of NRA members in Atlanta, Trump said “it may be Pocahontas” who seeks the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. “She is not big on the NRA,” Trump […]

Read more ›
April 29th In History

April 29th In History

on April 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 29 is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Catherine of Siena (Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Anglican Church) Endelienta Hugh of Cluny Robert of Molesme Torpes of Pisa April 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) International Dance Day (International) […]

Read more ›
The One Who Could Not Be Hidden

The One Who Could Not Be Hidden

on April 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden. — Mark 7:24 Attar of Roses, a fragrant oil, is one of the most valuable products of Bulgaria and is heavily taxed for export. A tourist, unwilling to pay the duty, sought to evade customs by concealing two vials of the precious fluid […]

Read more ›
100%

100%

on April 28, 2017, 9:09 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Special Thanks to Thomas for this one. One Hundred Percent This comes from 2 math teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. experience. It has an indisputable mathematical logic. It also made me Laugh Out Loud. This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint, and it goes like this: What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? […]

Read more ›
Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

on April 28, 2017, 8:52 AM / in International News, National News

Two American soldiers were killed in the eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar in an operation against an Islamic State affiliate, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said Thursday. The operation targeted the Afghanistan wing of the terrorist group, known as ISIS-K; another Special Operations Forces soldier was wounded but is expected to live. “The fight against ISIS-K is important for the […]

Read more ›

Senate confirms Alexander Acosta as labor secretary

on April 28, 2017, 8:49 AM / in National News

The Senate on Thursday confirmed former U.S. attorney Alexander Acosta as labor secretary. The 60-38 vote made Acosta, a Cuban American from Miami, the first Latino in President Trump’s Cabinet. Acosta, 48, will be tasked with addressing policies that have gone unattended for the 100 days of Trump’s administration, such as Trump’s order to review and possibly undo rules finalized […]

Read more ›
Arkansas executes fourth inmate in 11 days

Arkansas executes fourth inmate in 11 days

on April 28, 2017, 8:48 AM / in State News

Arkansas executed Kenneth Williams, 38, on Thursday night, marking the fourth of eight scheduled executions the state had scheduled over 11 days. Courts blocked the other four planned executions. Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) scheduled the unprecedented flurry of executions to get them done before the state’s supply of one of its three lethal injection drugs expires at the end of […]

Read more ›

GOP scraps plan for Friday vote on health bill

on April 28, 2017, 8:46 AM / in National News

Republicans backed off from their push for a Friday vote on a revised proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare after House GOP leaders failed to muster enough votes to pass the legislation. The decision removes a potential obstacle toward getting Democrats to agree to a stopgap spending deal to avert a government shutdown at midnight, but thwarts President Trump’s push […]

Read more ›
The Rise of the Generals

The Rise of the Generals

on April 28, 2017, 8:45 AM / in Opinion

Has President Donald Trump outsourced foreign policy to the generals? So it would seem. Candidate Trump held out his hand to Vladimir Putin. He rejected further U.S. intervention in Syria other than to smash ISIS. He spoke of getting out and staying out of the misbegotten Middle East wars into which Presidents Bush II and Obama had plunged the country. […]

Read more ›