Archive for October 4th, 2017

News Briefs for October 4th 2017

on October 4, 2017, 9:24 AM / in National News

Could Mississippi Be the Next Alabama? Caitlin Huey-Burns explores the dynamics fueling Chris McDaniel’s expected GOP primary race against Sen. Roger Wicker next year. In PBS’ ‘Vietnam War,’ Not All Voices Get Equal Play. Luke A. Nichter argues that the words of top U.S. decision makers were not afforded a level of nuance commensurate with others spotlighted in the documentary […]

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Runyon’s Ear

Runyon’s Ear

on October 4, 2017, 9:14 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, October 4, 2017, a date celebrated by Colorado-trained newspaper men and women of a certain age — such as myself — with a tip of the fedora, a swig of Coors at the stroke of noon, and nostalgic and stilted tough-guy lingo. On this day in 1880, the great Damon Runyon was born. His hometown was […]

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What has gone badly wrong

on October 4, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Opinion

By Stacy Campfield  As much as I resent the NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, there is an issue here much deeper than most people imagine. Many NFL players do come from poverty. By mostly their physical ability alone they have risen to great wealth. They look back at their other friends in poverty and wonder why they cannot […]

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Donors of Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Group Revealed

on October 4, 2017, 7:57 AM / in National News

Center for Community Change’s unredacted tax forms show stealth funders Special thanks to Nick BY: Joe Schoffstall  /   Washington Free Beacon The hidden donors to a prominent anti-Trump “resistance” organization are revealed in unredacted tax forms obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Center for Community Change, a Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c)(3) progressive community organizing group that does not reveal its donors, […]

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Report: Bannon Says If President Trump Changes Gun Control Positions It’s ‘The End of Everything’

Report: Bannon Says If President Trump Changes Gun Control Positions It’s ‘The End of Everything’

on October 4, 2017, 7:36 AM / in National News

By Sally Persons Posted with permission from The Washington Times Former White House adviser Steve Bannon warned that if President Trump changes his course on gun control it’ll “be the end of everything,” reports Axios. When asked what would happen if Mr. Trump decides to agree with Democrats and push tougher gun legislation, Mr. Bannon told Axios reporter Jonathan Swan […]

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Some Acts of Government remind me of Einstein’s Theory of Infinite Things

Some Acts of Government remind me of Einstein’s Theory of Infinite Things

on October 4, 2017, 7:34 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Nashville council requests changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Nashville council requests changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

on October 4, 2017, 7:20 AM / in State News

The Tennessean The Nashville Metro Council approved a resolution Tuesday requesting that Columbus Day, the second Monday of October, also be recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The resolution, adopted by a 26-5 vote, carries no binding action and does not alter Metro’s calendar. It instead “urges businesses, organizations, and public entities” to recognize a name that notes the “influences of indigenous culture […]

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Bill Lee visits Columbia by tractor

Bill Lee visits Columbia by tractor

on October 4, 2017, 7:06 AM / in State News

Columbia Daily Herald  Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee was in Columbia on Monday as part of the his 700-mile journey crisscrossing the state in a tractor. After visiting all 95 counties in 95 days in a recreational vehicle, Lee said he’s making this second journey with the state’s rural voters in mind, traveling from Mountain City in East Tennessee with […]

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Former Vice President Joe Biden in Alabama to campaign for Democrat Doug Jones for Senate

Former Vice President Joe Biden in Alabama to campaign for Democrat Doug Jones for Senate

on October 4, 2017, 6:56 AM / in State News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Standing before cheering supporters in the deeply red state of Alabama, former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Alabama voters to send Democrat Doug Jones to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate. Biden said while a win by Jones in the GOP stronghold would reverberate across the country, he said Alabama voters […]

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Memphis Officials Lay Out Initial Pitch for Amazon HQ

Memphis Officials Lay Out Initial Pitch for Amazon HQ

on October 4, 2017, 6:53 AM / in State News

Talking about people acting as fools By Patrick Lantrip  /  Memphis Daily News With 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in capital expenditures at stake, it stands to reason that the cities hoping to land Amazon.com’s second headquarters will do whatever it takes to land the “once-in-a-lifetime” deal. The city of Memphis is prepared to offer Amazon up to a 30-year […]

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Jackson City Council approves new Dream Center

on October 4, 2017, 6:42 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun After a 60-day delay, the Jackson City Council approved the Dream Center’s rezoning request to build a new facility along the 50 block of Oil Well Road and Old Humboldt Road 5-3 on second reading. “It’s a blessing from God and we’re excited to move forward,” Dream Center executive director Gail Gustafson said. The vote on second […]

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Quote for Today

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

I never give them hell. I just tell the truth, and they think it is hell. Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). The final running mate of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, Truman succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when Roosevelt died […]

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Angels Among Us

Angels Among Us

on October 4, 2017, 6:00 AM / in News, Religion

With all the awful news we are inundated with each day – each new event being more horrible than the last one.  And what is so sad is that it is going to keep getting worse as that is where we are in the Time Frame of this world. I was just watching the Gaither Gospel Hour and they had […]

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October 4th in History

October 4th in History

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

October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 88 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Amun St. Francis of Assisi Saint Petronius of Bologna October 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) This is Cinnamon Roll Day or kanelbullens dag (Sweden), Day of Peace and Reconciliation […]

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On Purpose

On Purpose

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

All things work together for good . . . to those who are the called according to His purpose. —Romans 8:28  Read: Genesis 50:15-21  When a cowboy applied for an insurance policy, the agent asked, “Have you ever had any accidents?” After a moment’s reflection, the applicant responded, “Nope, but a bronc did kick in two of my ribs last […]

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