Archive for August 4th, 2017

August 4th News Brief from Real Clear Politics

August 4th News Brief from Real Clear Politics

on August 4, 2017, 8:50 AM / in National News

GOP Senators Introduce Bills to Protect Special Counsel. James Arkin has the details. At Trump Rally, W. Va. Governor Defects to GOP. Gov. Jim Justice’s party switch, his second since 2015, gave a boost to the president and upped the number of Republican governors to 34, Caitlin Huey-Burns reports. How Obamacare Repeal Complicates 2018 Senate Races. Sean Trende has this […]

Read more ›

50 Is Nifty

on August 4, 2017, 8:47 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s Friday, August 4, 2017. Today is Barack Obama’s birthday. The former president came into the world, as the local newspaper noted, at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, on this date in 1961. Those details are probably better known than those surrounding most presidential births, at least in part because of the dubious efforts […]

Read more ›
Al Gore’s Inconvenient Reality:  The Former Vice President’s Home Energy Use Surges up to 34 Times the National Average Despite Costly Green Renovations

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Reality:  The Former Vice President’s Home Energy Use Surges up to 34 Times the National Average Despite Costly Green Renovations

on August 4, 2017, 8:44 AM / in National News

by Drew Johnson  Introduction In February 2007, the day after his panicky global warming film “An Inconvenient Truth” won an Academy Award for best documentary, a shocking report based on public records revealed that Al Gore’s Nashville home consumed 20 times more electricity than the average American household.1 Facing scrutiny for his extreme electricity consumption, the former vice president pledged to […]

Read more ›
Planned Parenthood to spend $3M to elect Ralph Northam

Planned Parenthood to spend $3M to elect Ralph Northam

on August 4, 2017, 8:38 AM / in State News

By Autumn Price   /   The Resurgent Planned Parenthood claims that they need our tax dollars to fund women’s health procedures. Instead, the supposed non-partisan organization is once again pandering to the Democratic Party to protect their murder of the unborn. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia plans on spending $3 million in an attempt to help Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam win in […]

Read more ›
“Fifty bucks is fifty bucks!”

“Fifty bucks is fifty bucks!”

on August 4, 2017, 8:05 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…..  It’s about learning to dance in the rain Ken and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year, And every year Ken would say, ‘Edna, I’d like to ride in that helicopter’ Edna always replied, ‘I know Ken, but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks, And fifty bucks is […]

Read more ›

Two arrested in foiled Australia bomb plot

on August 4, 2017, 7:50 AM / in International News

Australian police charged two men on Thursday for a foiled attempt to carry a home-made bomb disguised as a meat-mincer onto a July 15 Etihad Airways flight. Investigators believe an Australian man sent his unsuspecting brother to the Sydney airport carrying the device, which was packed with high-grade military explosives sent by air cargo from Turkey. The bomb never made […]

Read more ›

Secret Service leaves Trump Tower office over lease dispute

on August 4, 2017, 7:48 AM / in National News

The Secret Service has left a command post in Trump Tower in Manhattan due to a dispute with President Trump’s company over lease terms, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing two people familiar with the negotiations. The old Secret Service command post was a floor below Trump’s apartment; the new one, which agents moved into in early July, is in […]

Read more ›
Power restored to North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Power restored to North Carolina’s Outer Banks

on August 4, 2017, 7:46 AM / in State News

Emergency crews have restored power to North Carolina’s Outer Banks after a seven-day outage, clearing the way for thousands of people evacuated from the popular tourist islands to return on Friday. About 60,000 people were forced to leave Hatteras and Ocracoke islands last week after construction crews working on a bridge accidentally cut an underground power cable serving the islands. […]

Read more ›

Judge sentences Michelle Carter to 15 months for friend’s suicide

on August 4, 2017, 7:43 AM / in National News, State News

Think about this for a minute… the judge just change the definition from actions of force to verbal abuse. A Massachusetts judge on Thursday sentenced Michelle Carter, 20, to 15 months in prison for the death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, whom she encouraged to commit suicide. Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz gave Carter a two-and-a-half year […]

Read more ›

Mueller convenes a grand jury in his Russia inquiry

on August 4, 2017, 7:37 AM / in National News

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, and possible collusion by associates of President Trump, according to people familiar with the inquiry. “This doesn’t mean he is going to bring charges,” former federal prosecutor Thomas Zeno told The Wall Street Journal. “But it shows he is very serious.” […]

Read more ›
Vice President Mike Pence Visits Nashville, Thanks Tennesseans For Supporting President Trump

Vice President Mike Pence Visits Nashville, Thanks Tennesseans For Supporting President Trump

on August 4, 2017, 7:22 AM / in National News, State News

By Wendy Wilson  /  Tennessee Star NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday personally thanked the Volunteer State for helping put President Trump in office. “We were counting on Tennessee last fall and Tennessee delivered,” Pence said during his keynote speech at the Tennessee Republican Party’s Statesmen’s Dinner. The annual fundraising event was held at the Music City Center […]

Read more ›
Watch as West Virginia’s Governor Switches from Democrat Party to Republican… at a Trump Rally!

Watch as West Virginia’s Governor Switches from Democrat Party to Republican… at a Trump Rally!

on August 4, 2017, 7:19 AM / in State News

By Lars Lamonte /  ipatriot  West Virginia is Trump country. The President won the state by 42% back in November 0f 2016 and he is still very popular there. However, Governor Jim Justice also won his election, even though he ran as a Democrat. Tonight, he decided that it was just too hard to get anything done with today’s Democrat Party […]

Read more ›
For a Living Cost of Government

For a Living Cost of Government

on August 4, 2017, 7:15 AM / in Opinion

By James Ostrowski  /  LewRockwell.com The progressive left is blathering about a living wage.  There are numerous fallacies at play here.  Suffice it to say that, by and large, your wages are determined by the customers who buy the goods and services you help produce.  If you work at a fast-food place and decry your wages, don’t blame the “greedy” employer; […]

Read more ›
Boyd “runs for the border.”

Boyd “runs for the border.”

on August 4, 2017, 7:03 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics Note the re-plaid running tights.  No one can accuse Boyd of an original idea for a political stunt.  But Lamar stole his idea for walking across the state from former Florida Governor “Walkin’ Lawton” Chiles, so we guess we can overlook the political plagiarism. Overlooking the $250,000 contribution from Boyd to La Raza will take a […]

Read more ›
Is Trump’s Russia Policy Being Hijacked?

Is Trump’s Russia Policy Being Hijacked?

on August 4, 2017, 7:01 AM / in Opinion

In crafting the platform in Cleveland on which Donald Trump would run, America Firsters inflicted a major defeat on the War Party. The platform committee rejected a plank to pull us deeper into Ukraine, by successfully opposing new U.S. arms transfers to Kiev. Improved relations with Russia were what candidate Trump had promised, and what Americans would vote for in […]

Read more ›
McMaster Purging Key Trump Allies

McMaster Purging Key Trump Allies

on August 4, 2017, 6:58 AM / in National News, Opinion

Is there some reason that Trump has not purged this SWAMP CRITTER?  As I was surfing my trap line for news I saw numerous articles about the throat cutting that is being done by this TRAITOR, McMasters. It is my thought that if Trump were to REMOVE this piece of constipation from the drain the rest would begin to pass […]

Read more ›
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Breaks Silence On Awans: “I Did The Right Thing, And I Would Do it Again” (Audio)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Breaks Silence On Awans: “I Did The Right Thing, And I Would Do it Again” (Audio)

on August 4, 2017, 6:42 AM / in National News, Opinion

by ZeroPointNow  /  Zerohedge.com A defiant Debbie Wasserman Schultz sat down with the Orlando Sentinel, telling the paper that she stands by her decision to keep Pakistani IT staffer, and personal friend, Imran Awan on her payroll six months ater he was fired by members of congress and banned from the House computer network. “I believe that I did the right thing, and […]

Read more ›

Bipartisan Senate Bill Aims to Protect Special Counsel’s Job

on August 4, 2017, 6:13 AM / in National News

By BRITAIN EAKIN  /  Courtroom News WASHINGTON (CN) – Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday morning intended to shore up special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and protect the integrity of future independent investigations. Should President Trump order the Department of Justice to fire Mueller, the Special Counsel Integrity Act would allow him to challenge his […]

Read more ›
August 4th in History

August 4th in History

on August 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

August 4 is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

Read more ›
Is Evolution A Fact?

Is Evolution A Fact?

on August 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God. – Genesis 2:1-7, Hebrews 11:1-3  The theory of evolution is not without its problems. One scientist says this about life starting on its own: “Amino acids would have to be arranged in an exact sequence to form a protein . . . just like the letters […]

Read more ›