Archive for May 16th, 2017

Who’s yer Daddy?

Who’s yer Daddy?

on May 16, 2017, 8:13 AM / in Opinion

By Rocky Top Politics Striking a blow for Political Gender Fluidity, Ryan Williams declares himself “Mommie.” One of the most bizarre incidents of last week’s revolt against the House leadership by conservative Republicans and the Democrats was when House GOP caucus chairman, Rep. Ryan Williams, stood up before the GOP caucus and informed the members that they had elected Rep, […]

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Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre

Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre

on May 16, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Opinion

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx. On publication day of my memoir of Richard Nixon’s White House, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Instantly, the media cried “Nixonian,” comparing it to the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre. Yet, the differences are stark. The resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General Bill Ruckelshaus […]

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The Cavalry Group Meets with Dr. Sam Clovis.

The Cavalry Group Meets with Dr. Sam Clovis.

on May 16, 2017, 8:09 AM / in National News

I had the privilege of meeting with Dr. Sam Clovis, President Trump’s senior representative at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As promised to our USDA-licensed members, I personally hand delivered a 422-page notebook containing over 300 member affidavits, a letter from Kurtis Reeg, Partner, Goldberg Segalla (lead counsel for The Cavalry Group), and a letter summary about The Cavalry Group’s first […]

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US Dakota Access Pipeline to Be Launched on Sunday

US Dakota Access Pipeline to Be Launched on Sunday

on May 16, 2017, 8:02 AM / in National News

According to reports, US Dakota Access interstate oil pipeline is expected to be officially launched on Sunday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US Dakota Access interstate oil pipeline, the construction of which was opposed by the local population, is expected to be officially launched on Sunday. The pipeline will transport domestically produced light crude oil from the US state of North Dakota through the states of South Dakota and Iowa […]

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Former student sues Vanderbilt for $10 million after expulsion for alleged sexual assault

Former student sues Vanderbilt for $10 million after expulsion for alleged sexual assault

on May 16, 2017, 7:54 AM / in State News

By Anita Wadhwani , USA TODAY NETWORK A former student filed a $10 million lawsuit against Vanderbilt University, claiming he was wrongfully accused of sexual assault in 2016. The student, identified only as “Z.J.,” was expelled three days before his expected graduation and lost his ROTC scholarship, requiring him to repay $136,000 in tuition, according to the lawsuit filed May 5 […]

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Henderson To Bring Up Short Term Vacation Rentals Topic At City Council Budget Session On Today in Chattanooga

on May 16, 2017, 7:38 AM / in State News

Chattanooga City Councilman Chip Henderson, Chair of the Council’s Budget and Finance Committee meeting, will open a discussion on short term vacation rentals (STVR) at the Budget and Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the continuing budget resolution. However, he plans to bring up the subject of STVR during this meeting. The […]

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Signal Mountain Facing 30-Cent Property Tax Increase; Residents May Get Another Tax Hike Next Year

Signal Mountain Facing 30-Cent Property Tax Increase; Residents May Get Another Tax Hike Next Year

on May 16, 2017, 7:36 AM / in State News

The Right Turning Left The Signal Mountain Town Council on Monday voted to give Town Manager Boyd Veal the directive to raise property taxes when planning the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. After the last meeting when a 33-cent increase per $100 of assessed value was approved, Mr. Veal went back to the drawing board to find the minimum increase that […]

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Charlie Daniels: America Still Exists – Where People Salute the Flag and Respect Their God

Charlie Daniels: America Still Exists – Where People Salute the Flag and Respect Their God

on May 16, 2017, 7:12 AM / in Opinion

Last weekend I saw an America you’ll seldom read about in newspapers or see on television, an America that gets up and goes to work every morning, disciplines their children, salutes the flag and respects their God. It was Talladega, Alabama, the Saturday night before the big Sunday afternoon GEICO 500 NASCAR race, a gathering of the faithful, who had […]

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Flying the Crowded Skies

Flying the Crowded Skies

on May 16, 2017, 7:10 AM / in National News

American Airlines reportedly is being sued by a passenger who claims he was wedged into a window seat next to two obese passengers on a 14-hour flight. Michael Anthony Taylor took a flight from Sydney, Australia, to Los Angeles, California, on December 28, 2015. Taylor, who suffers with scoliosis, claims he has suffered permanent neck and back problems as a […]

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You Don’t Call, You Don’t Write…You Just Sue

You Don’t Call, You Don’t Write…You Just Sue

on May 16, 2017, 7:06 AM / in National News

Popular reality-tv star and host of “Fixer-Upper” Chip Gaines is being sued by his former cofounders of Magnolia Real Estate Company. According to news reports, John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark are suing Gaines in Texas state court for $1 million. Lewis and Clark charge that Gaines bought them out of the company for $2,500 just days before the […]

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News on the 2nd Amendment gathered by Walter Olson

News on the 2nd Amendment gathered by Walter Olson

on May 16, 2017, 6:50 AM / in National News

Until late night talker Stephen Colbert became a target, many people didn’t realize the FCC looks into every complaint of on-air obscenity. Time to revisit that practice? [Amy B. Wang and Callum Borchers, Washington Post; Volokh] First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams on his new book, The Soul of the First Amendment [Cato podcast, panel discussion with Abrams, Ronald Collins, and […]

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“According to the city’s laws, if something is not permitted it is prohibited.”

“According to the city’s laws, if something is not permitted it is prohibited.”

on May 16, 2017, 6:46 AM / in State News

Even a garden! Or maybe that’s not the way government is supposed to work [Baylen Linnekin on Columbiana, Ohio law, as quoting Salem, Oh. News] COLUMBIANA–The city is not out to take away your freedom. To think so is “ridiculous,” according to Mayor Bryan Blakeman. Blakeman made the statement during last week’s council meeting in response to a Facebook post […]

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“Reminder: The United States Code is not the law”

on May 16, 2017, 6:40 AM / in International News, National News

Walter Olson If you mistakenly took the U.S. Code to be the definitive statement of federal law — even in instances in which it happens to depart from the Statutes at Large — be comforted that the U.S. Supreme Court has fallen into the very same error. Writes Will Baude: “Anyway, if you want to read more about this, I […]

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LOL! Marvel cancels anti-police Black Lives Matter comic due to poor sales

LOL! Marvel cancels anti-police Black Lives Matter comic due to poor sales

on May 16, 2017, 6:39 AM / in National News

By Daniel Greenfield  /  Canada Free Press Aspiring racist comic book writer and McArthur genius grant recipient Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest bid for comic book social justice sold so badly that even Marvel couldn’t justify keeping it afloat. And Marvel will keep anything social justice afloat. Maybe Coates needed more Muslims. Black Panther & The Crew focuses on the title character […]

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You Want To Know What The Problem Is?

You Want To Know What The Problem Is?

on May 16, 2017, 6:27 AM / in Opinion

I’m pretty certain that there is not a sole alive who was present when our Constitution was written or argued for, or against, in the State Assemblies. I’m also pretty certain that there is not a sole alive whose parents, or grandparents for that matter, were alive at that time either. What this means is that everything you know about […]

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Investigator: Murdered DNC Staffer Was Communicating with WikiLeaks Prior to Death

on May 16, 2017, 6:19 AM / in National News

BY DEBRA HEINE  /   PJ Media New information has come out regarding the mysterious death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich almost a year ago. Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C., and although nothing was stolen from him, police have suggested the killing was a botched robbery.  A private investigator is now claiming that police sources have told him […]

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TREY GOWDY: ‘I’M NOT THE RIGHT PERSON TO LEAD THE FBI’

TREY GOWDY: ‘I’M NOT THE RIGHT PERSON TO LEAD THE FBI’

on May 16, 2017, 6:12 AM / in National News, Opinion

By KEELY SHARP  /  Godfather Politics Trey Gowdy is the seemingly popular shoe-in for the empty position of FBI Director: Here’s my list for Director of the FBI. 1.) Trey Gowdy 2.) Ted Cruz 3.) Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly 4.) Sheriff David Clarke — GodsAngelWarrior (@tweets1959) May 11, 2017 TREY GOWDY FOR FBI DIRECTOR..TED CRUZ FOR FBI DIRECTOR..RUDY G FOR […]

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Officially Declare Abortion to be Murder

Oklahoma Lawmakers Officially Declare Abortion to be Murder

on May 16, 2017, 6:07 AM / in Opinion, State News

By : shawn  /   Unfiltered Patriot In a resolution that will have little to no effect on actual legal policy in the state, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution last week that officially declared abortion to be the murder of an innocent human being. In the resolution, lawmakers in the body – made up of 74 Republicans […]

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Gallup: Republican support for legalizing gay marriage approaches 50%, a new high

Gallup: Republican support for legalizing gay marriage approaches 50%, a new high

on May 16, 2017, 6:01 AM / in National News

We Should Be Concerned and We Should Let Them Know Different pollsters can still get surprisingly different numbers on this subject. Last year Gallup had Republican approval of SSM at around 40 percent while Pew had it at just 33, although that may have to do with a slight but important difference in the wording of the questions they asked. […]

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May 16th in History

May 16th in History

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

May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Aaron (Coptic Church) Abda and Abdjesus, and companions: Abdas of Susa Andrew Bobola Brendan the Navigator (Roman Catholic Church) Caroline Chisholm (Church of England) Germerius Honoratus of Amiens […]

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