Archive for April 19th, 2017

A Corrupt Tax, and they know it.

A Corrupt Tax, and they know it.

on April 19, 2017, 2:38 PM / in Opinion

Boss Doss tells Taxpayers:  “Bend over.” By Rocky Top Politics In what has to be the most egregious and corrupt conflict-of-interest of the year, Barry “Boss” Doss is trying to jam through Haslam’s gas tax despite the state sitting on a $2 billion surplus. In an administration that has become legendary for it’s “crony capitalism” and sweetheart deals for favored […]

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Hotel Industry Using Government to Crush Airbnb

Hotel Industry Using Government to Crush Airbnb

on April 19, 2017, 8:14 AM / in National News

Whenever an entrepreneur enters the marketplace, one can be certain that established firms in the same industry will try to use the power of the state to crush their upstart competitor, particularly if he begins taking market share from them. Such is the case with Airbnb, which has seen a significant increase in opposition from all levels of government thanks […]

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Kansas Secretary of State Obtains First Conviction for Noncitizen Voting

Kansas Secretary of State Obtains First Conviction for Noncitizen Voting

on April 19, 2017, 8:11 AM / in National News, State News

On April 12, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced that he has obtained his first conviction of a non-U.S. citizen who illegally voted in a Kansas election. A press release posted by Kobach’s office on his departmental web page noted that he had secured a guilty plea on April 7 in the voter fraud case of Victor David Garcia […]

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Bill Would Nullify Obama Plot to “Diversify” Your Neighborhood

Bill Would Nullify Obama Plot to “Diversify” Your Neighborhood

on April 19, 2017, 8:08 AM / in National News

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to defund and overturn a controversial Obama administration decree from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to transform and “diversify” American neighborhoods under the direction of Big Brother. The new bill would also reverse the attempted unconstitutional usurpation of power over local zoning decisions by the federal government and the unelected […]

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“Spit on the Cross or Die!” Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2017

“Spit on the Cross or Die!” Muslim Persecution of Christians, January 2017

on April 19, 2017, 8:05 AM / in International News

by RAYMOND IBRAHIM  /   Family Security Matters Tragic stories of Christian experiences under the Islamic State continued to emerge throughout the month of January.  A Christian doctor who forfeited the chance to escape his Syrian village after ISIS had captured it because he wanted to stay and help the sick and needy, both Christian and Muslim, was kidnapped by […]

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Fresno police call triple murder a hate crime

Fresno police call triple murder a hate crime

on April 19, 2017, 7:44 AM / in National News, State News

Police arrested Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, for a shooting spree that left three men dead in Fresno, California, on Tuesday. The victims, all white men who are believed to have been randomly targeted, were shot in a span of two minutes. Witnesses said Muhammad, who is black, shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) when he was arrested. Muhammad also is […]

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U.S. carrier was not headed to North Korea as White House claimed

U.S. carrier was not headed to North Korea as White House claimed

on April 19, 2017, 7:41 AM / in International News, National News

White House officials said Tuesday that they were mistaken last week when they said a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group had been sent to the Sea of Japan off North Korea as tensions rose over its missile and nuclear weapons programs. The carrier, the Carl Vinson, and the three other warships in its strike force in reality were heading the […]

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Facebook murder suspect commits suicide after police chase

Facebook murder suspect commits suicide after police chase

on April 19, 2017, 7:38 AM / in National News

Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens shot and killed himself on Tuesday after police caught up to him after a brief chase in Erie County, Pennsylvania. A McDonald’s employee recognized Stephens and his car, a white Ford Fusion, when he pulled into the restaurant’s drive-through. McDonald’s workers called police and tried to delay Stephens by holding up his french fries, but […]

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Rep. Butt favors alternative to Haslam’s gas tax

Rep. Butt favors alternative to Haslam’s gas tax

on April 19, 2017, 7:35 AM / in State News

By JAMES BENNETT  Gov. Bill Haslam’s gas tax legislation faces a crucial vote in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday, but his proposal will not have the support of state Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia. Columbia’s other state representative, Republican Michael Curcio, said Haslam’s plan, which would raise gas and diesel taxes for the first time since 1989, offers a […]

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Visit your Congressman: Defund Planned Parenthood

Visit your Congressman: Defund Planned Parenthood

on April 19, 2017, 7:30 AM / in Announcements

If Congress is going to defund Planned Parenthood this year, they have to do it in the next few weeks. We’re nearing the deadline to pass this year’s budget, and there’s currently no defund bill to vote on. That’s why our pro-life allies on Capitol Hill have put out an urgent plea: They are asking that you visit your members […]

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Obama promoted LGBT at Easter Egg Roll. Trump defended the family instead

Obama promoted LGBT at Easter Egg Roll. Trump defended the family instead

on April 19, 2017, 6:55 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Peter LaBarbera (LifeSiteNews) — Most people think of the annual White House Easter Egg Roll as a special event for children, but under the Obama presidency, it took on a dual political purpose as another excuse to promote sexually aberrant “LGBT” lifestyles and “gay parenting.” That didn’t happen this year at the first official Easter Egg Roll held under […]

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AP Edits Fresno Killer To Erase Islam Reference, Implicate God

AP Edits Fresno Killer To Erase Islam Reference, Implicate God

on April 19, 2017, 6:51 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Jay Caruso  /   RedState The Associated Press may want to reconsider the publication of their stylebook if they’re choosing to fake translate words in order to score political points. Which is what they just did on a huge story, where the words matter a great deal. For comparison, here is how a local ABC affiliate reported on the story: […]

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Democrats Fail To #FlipThe6th

on April 19, 2017, 6:47 AM / in National News, State News

by Caleb Howe  /  RedState The big Georgia 6th District race to replace Tom Price went down on Tuesday, and the Democrats and their many, many Hollywood allies failed to, as they tweeted over and over and over, #FlipThe6th. Democrat candidate and non-resident of the district Jon Ossoff did not pull off the big upset and “referendum on Trump” that […]

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Trump Orders Review of Visa Program to Encourage Hiring Americans

Trump Orders Review of Visa Program to Encourage Hiring Americans

on April 19, 2017, 6:40 AM / in National News

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered federal agencies to look at tightening a temporary visa program used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the United States, as he tries to carry out his campaign pledges to put “America First.” Trump signed an executive order on enforcing and reviewing the H-1B visa, popular in the technology industry, on a visit to […]

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Dem Jon Ossoff fails to avert runoff in Ga. special election

on April 19, 2017, 6:28 AM / in National News, State News

As predicted, Democrat Jon Ossoff is projected to advance to a runoff in Georgia’s special election after failing to clinch a majority of the vote on Tuesday in order to avoid another election in late June. Ossoff led the crowded 18-candidate field in Tuesday’s “jungle primary” to fill the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. But […]

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Senate kills bill to reduce penalty for carrying guns without permit

Senate kills bill to reduce penalty for carrying guns without permit

on April 19, 2017, 6:02 AM / in State News

In an unexpected procedural move, state Senators killed a measure on Tuesday that many thought would advance and relax penalties for carrying a gun without a permit in Tennessee. The Senate Judiciary Committee effectively killed the bill by not offering a second to a motion to discuss the bill, which preempts any discussion and subsequent vote. Sen. Frank Niceley, R-Strawberry […]

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The Lessons of Lexington

The Lessons of Lexington

on April 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Editor’s Note: The deeper story of Lexington is a story about an unknown pastor, a small congregation, and how in the Providences of God the commencement of armed hostilities took place there. Today, April 19th, is the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington. Once known as Patriot’s Day, this day has been viewed as the commencement of the American […]

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April 19th in History

April 19th in History

on April 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 19 is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of the year. In 65,  The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested. In 531,  Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by […]

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Tennessee teen and Grandmother missing in Grand Canyon National Park : Prayers for the Family

Tennessee teen and Grandmother missing in Grand Canyon National Park : Prayers for the Family

on April 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in National News, State News

By JACQUES BILLEAUD and SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press A woman and her stepgrandson were swept down a remote creek in Grand Canyon National Park, but the family is holding out hope that the 62-year-old wife of a popular outdoor footwear company founder has the skills to keep them both alive until they’re found, a family member said. Lou-Ann Merrell, wife […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 6

Are You Free Yet? Part 6

on April 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

They’ve faced their own mortality and they face it constantly, just as Christ did Paul affirmed that the Lord alone is the source of immortality (1 Tim. 6:16). He is everlasting in His character and actions. For human beings, however, death is universal, inevitable, and ultimately leads to judgment (Heb. 9:27). This is all a result of our sin, and […]

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