Archive for September 19th, 2017

Corporate Chicanery

Corporate Chicanery

on September 19, 2017, 8:28 AM / in History

Hello, it’s Tuesday, September 19, 2017, and another violent Atlantic storm is on course to ravage the same Caribbean islands raked by Hurricane Irma two weeks ago — and on a direct heading for Puerto Rico. Weather experts are warning of devastating wind damage, 9-foot storm surge, and flash flooding on that beautiful island. Ten years ago today, a human […]

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No Time for Trump in Huntsville

No Time for Trump in Huntsville

on September 19, 2017, 8:22 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Hugh McInnish In a tweet from the teeetingest man in the USA, Donald Trump announced he’s coming to Huntsville. The date has been changed from the original. It is now set for this Friday the 22nd. Why is he coming? He is coming to campaign for Luther Strange for the Senate. This is a mistake. Big Luther is the […]

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Who Truly Imperils Our Free Society?

Who Truly Imperils Our Free Society?

on September 19, 2017, 8:16 AM / in Opinion

“The Barbarian cannot make … he can befog and destroy but … he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true.” Hilaire Belloc’s depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be […]

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Biden rejects universal basic income idea popular in Silicon Valley

Biden rejects universal basic income idea popular in Silicon Valley

on September 19, 2017, 8:03 AM / in National News

BY NAOMI JAGODA  / THE HILL Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming out against the universal basic income idea that is gaining traction in Silicon Valley and some European nations, arguing instead that the U.S. needs to “build a future that puts work first.” “Our children and grandchildren deserve the promise we’ve had: the skills to get ahead, the chance […]

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CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill next week

on September 19, 2017, 7:59 AM / in National News

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Monday it’s aiming to provide a “preliminary assessment” of an ObamaCare repeal bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) by early next week. The score will include information on whether the legislation would reduce deficits by at least as much as was estimated for the House repeal bill passed earlier […]

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Tennessee to reinstate work requirements for able-bodied food stamp recipients

Tennessee to reinstate work requirements for able-bodied food stamp recipients

on September 19, 2017, 7:57 AM / in State News

By Anita Wadhwani, USA TODAY NETWORK Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story listed only six counties that currently have food stamp requirements. There are nine counties.  Tennessee will reinstate work requirements for food stamp recipients a decade after they were eased during the height of the economic recession, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday. In most Tennessee counties, able-bodied adults […]

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Lipscomb University President Apologizes for Centerpieces After Accusations of Racial Insensitivity

Lipscomb University President Apologizes for Centerpieces After Accusations of Racial Insensitivity

on September 19, 2017, 7:48 AM / in State News

By Wendy Wilson From the Tennessee Star Lipscomb University President Randy Lowry apologized Friday for cotton stalk centerpieces that offended some African-American students invited to his home Thursday for a dinner to promote diversity on campus. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” Lowry said in an email to the Lipscomb […]

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High School Bans God From Attending Game… So Here’s What 2 Teams Did

High School Bans God From Attending Game… So Here’s What 2 Teams Did

on September 19, 2017, 7:43 AM / in National News, State News

BY TIFFANI GREY  /  Conservative Tribune  Due to a complaint about a high school reciting prayers over the loud speaker during last year’s football season, the school decided to ban the practice, opting instead for a “moment of silence.” However, two teams in Clay County, West Virginia ignored the ban completely. Talk about courage. On Friday’s season opener, the Clay County and […]

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Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?

Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?

on September 19, 2017, 7:35 AM / in National News

Sounds good to us. (From The Jack News) Instead of borrowing the money, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul wants to pay for hurricane relief by cutting foreign aid spending commensurately. If $20 billion is needed for Hurricane Harvey, then foreign aid should be cut by $20 billion. If another $10 billion is needed on top of that for Hurricane Irma, […]

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Memphis City Council to Vote on Advancing Gateway, Convention Center Funding

Memphis City Council to Vote on Advancing Gateway, Convention Center Funding

on September 19, 2017, 7:33 AM / in State News

By Bill Dries  /   (Memphis)Daily News Memphis City Council members vote Tuesday, Sept. 19 on two resolutions that would advance a total of $21.5 million to the Bicentennial Gateway project as well as Memphis Cook Convention Center renovations, which is also part of the Gateway project. The council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Follow […]

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Substance abuse facility approved for new jail

Substance abuse facility approved for new jail

on September 19, 2017, 7:29 AM / in Local News

The County is leading us down a dark road…. We could have sworn that they had read the editorial on fascism but we guess not. Of course it is easy to fall into that trap…. you want to help people… we want to help people…. okay lets open a corp to do so… we mix a little private with government, […]

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Mo Mana, Mo Problems: Mueller Reportedly Plans To Indict Manafort

Mo Mana, Mo Problems: Mueller Reportedly Plans To Indict Manafort

on September 19, 2017, 6:54 AM / in National News

By Kevin Daley   /   Daily Caller The New York Times reports that prosecutors and investigators under Mueller’s command warned Manafort that they plan to bring an indictment against him to a grand jury. The report is sourced to two individuals close to the investigation. Though The Times is not specific as to the nature of the charges, Manafort is […]

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Great Shades of Obama; Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards

Great Shades of Obama; Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Awards

on September 19, 2017, 6:50 AM / in National News

Builder partners with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program are show casing their efforts to our nation’s housing industry. This is of course possible thanks to your generous contributions to our increasing debt. This year the winners, based on their ability to fleece the government and construct homes that might meet the federal government’s most […]

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The Unintended Consequences of Colorado’s “Social Experiment”

The Unintended Consequences of Colorado’s “Social Experiment”

on September 19, 2017, 6:22 AM / in National News, Opinion

Special Thanks to Kathryn For the past 27 years, working as an addiction psychiatrist, I have struggled with big industries that push their products more for their financial gain rather than the best interests of the clients they serve. The most disconcerting piece occurs when physicians or other treatment providers or governmental entities appear to be influenced by big industry, […]

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GOP Terrified After Trump Issues Major Threat to Ryan, McConnell

GOP Terrified After Trump Issues Major Threat to Ryan, McConnell

on September 19, 2017, 6:15 AM / in National News, Opinion

Most of you know that I began as a Democrat – supporting JFK to the point of almost losing my job for a GOP Attorney.  When JFK was assinated and LBJ took occupation of the Oval Office I lost loyalty to the Democrats as I sensed a much different agenda under LBJ.  I soon left the Democrat Party and stayed […]

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The Antifa Movement — Coming to a Theater Near You

The Antifa Movement — Coming to a Theater Near You

on September 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

What is “antifa,” and who is backing and benefiting from its actions? “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, […]

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Laughing on the Way to Armageddon

on September 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

By Paul Craig Roberts The United States shows the world such a ridiculous face that the world laughs at us. The latest spin on “Russia stole the election” is that Russia used Facebook to influence the election. The NPR women yesterday were breathless about it. We have been subjected to ten months of propaganda about Trump/Putin election interference and still not […]

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The Anchor Baby Myth

The Anchor Baby Myth

on September 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, International News, National News, Opinion

The Constitution v Birthright Citizenship “Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules.” Thomas Jefferson (1801) There is a raging political debate about immigration in the U.S., or more specifically […]

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This Day in History September 19th

This Day in History September 19th

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

September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 103 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Feast of San Gennaro Goeric of Metz Januarius (Western Christianity) Our Lady of La Salette Theodore of Tarsus (Anglican Communion, Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church) Trophimus, Sabbatius, […]

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The Mistake of Pandering to Antifa/Black Lives Matter

The Mistake of Pandering to Antifa/Black Lives Matter

on September 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

  I cringed when I heard fellow black conservatives who I respect on TV saying that while they condemn the violent behavior of Antifa/Black Lives Matter some of their grievances against America are warranted. I wanted to scream at my TV, “Hogwash!” These conservative blacks on TV are merely trying to create peace and civility by agreeing with some of the […]

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