Archive for October 12th, 2017

Brokeback Bob

Brokeback Bob

on October 12, 2017, 9:12 AM / in Opinion, State News

Plazas to Corker: “I just can’t quit you!” By RockyTop Politics It wasn’t that long ago when any elected official with a “R” next to his or her name could expect the “journalists” at The TenneCNN to attack them at every turn.  While liberal vitriol for Republicans is still the newspaper’s default position when covering the huge majority of GOPers, […]

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West TN Regional Chapter Firearms October Meeting Tonight

on October 12, 2017, 9:10 AM / in Announcements

The West TN Regional Chapter of the TFA will hold its October stated meeting Thursday the 12th at Brooks Shaw Old Country Store, located in the Casey Jones Village, Jackson, TN. Our room will be available at 5:30 pm for those who wish to share a meal and fellowship. There will be a short Legislative update at 6:45 pm and […]

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Article V Con-Con Proponents Want to “Clarify” the Second Amendment

Article V Con-Con Proponents Want to “Clarify” the Second Amendment

on October 12, 2017, 9:07 AM / in National News

It is on the agenda of the Convention of States Project to “clarify” the wording of the Second Amendment. When Congress passed the Sedition Act in 1798, limiting freedom of speech and freedom of the press, Congressman Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina was dumbfounded, asking how could they have so ignored the clear wording of the First Amendment. The First […]

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Did President Trump want a tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal?

on October 12, 2017, 9:02 AM / in National News

NBC News reported Wednesday that Trump brought up the prospect during his July meeting at the Pentagon — the same meeting that reportedly prompted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call Trump a “moron.” But Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis strongly pushed back on the report. “Recent reports that the President called for an increase in the U.S. nuclear […]

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Homosexual Premier: Pro-life work should not count for school volunteer hours

Homosexual Premier: Pro-life work should not count for school volunteer hours

on October 12, 2017, 9:00 AM / in International News

By Lianne Laurence HAMILTON, Ontario, October 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — After a parent complained to a talk-radio show that his daughter earned volunteer hours for attending Life Chain, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is signaling the Liberals may nix that. “That is the first I’ve heard that,” Wynne said Friday when quizzed on the situation, reported the Toronto Star. “I will just say […]

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Mattis: Pentagon Reviewing Africa Patrol Rules

Mattis: Pentagon Reviewing Africa Patrol Rules

on October 12, 2017, 8:55 AM / in International News, National News

Response to ambush was fast TAMPA, Fla.—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday that the Pentagon will review procedures used by patrolling special operations commandos in the aftermath of a deadly ambush in the African nation of Niger. Four U.S. Army Green Berets were killed and two wounded in the Oct. 4 attack by suspected Islamist State terrorists in the southwestern […]

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Yankees beat Indians to advance to ALCS

on October 12, 2017, 8:51 AM / in Baseball

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Division Series to dethrone the AL champions and advance to play the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series. Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, who helped the Cubs beat the Indians by pitching in five of the seven games in last season’s […]

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Trump taps Kelly deputy Kirstjen Nielsen to run Homeland Security

Trump taps Kelly deputy Kirstjen Nielsen to run Homeland Security

on October 12, 2017, 8:47 AM / in National News

The White House announced on Wednesday that President Trump planned to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to be Homeland Security secretary. Nielsen, 45, is White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s chief deputy, and she served as his top aide when he was DHS secretary. Kelly’s recommendation helped vault her past other candidates to the top of Trump’s short list. Nielsen is […]

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Boy Scouts to start admitting girls

Boy Scouts to start admitting girls

on October 12, 2017, 8:45 AM / in National News

Of course, why the hell not. The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that it would start admitting girls into the Cub Scouts next year, and launch a new program for older girls modeled on the Boy Scouts. Cub Scout dens, the program’s smallest groups, will be single-gender, but larger Cub Scout packs will have the option of being single-gender […]

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Trump to sign executive order aimed at unwinding ObamaCare

Trump to sign executive order aimed at unwinding ObamaCare

on October 12, 2017, 8:41 AM / in National News

President Trump, after Congress failed to replace ObamaCare, plans to sign an executive order on Thursday to relax some of former President Barack Obama’s health-care law on his own. Trump is expected to ease standards on small businesses that band together to buy health insurance. He also might tell federal agencies to allow the sale of health plans that are […]

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Trump slams press freedom, calls NBC News report ‘pure fiction’

Trump slams press freedom, calls NBC News report ‘pure fiction’

on October 12, 2017, 8:40 AM / in National News, Opinion

President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at NBC News for reporting that he said in a summer meeting that he wanted to increase the U.S. nuclear stockpile tenfold, calling the report “pure fiction.” He said NBC had “made up” its account, and that it was “disgusting” that the media could freely report what it wanted. “With all of the Fake […]

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Kankune and the snow storms

Kankune and the snow storms

on October 12, 2017, 8:38 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Kankune sat at the breakfast table with her husband,listening to the news. Then”Breaking News”was announced: “A blizzard will hit our city in the next 10 hours.We expect 8 to 10 inches of snow. Please park your car on the left hand side of the street,so our snow plows can clear lanes for traffic” Kan immediately rushed out and parked her car […]

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Briefs from RealClear Politics Thursday, October 12 2017

Briefs from RealClear Politics Thursday, October 12 2017

on October 12, 2017, 8:02 AM / in National News, Opinion

Can Republicans De-escalate Intra-Party Warfare? James Arkin reports on the many schisms imperiling the GOP despite its supposedly unified control of Congress and the White House. Trump Administration: Infrastructure Friend or Foe? Blair Levin and Adie Tomer assess the impact of the president’s tax plan on public works projects. What Colleges Must Do to Promote Diversity — of Thought. Peter […]

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Sailing Into History

on October 12, 2017, 7:59 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, October 12, 2017. Here in the nation’s capital, baseball fans are nervously awaiting Game 5 of the playoff series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs. The Cubbies, as most sentient Americans know, are world champs. The Nats, by contrast, haven’t advanced past the first round in postseason play since opening shop in D.C. in […]

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Paul Ryan officially calls for bump stock regulation

Paul Ryan officially calls for bump stock regulation

on October 12, 2017, 7:40 AM / in National News

House Speaker Paul Ryan called for regulatory action on bump stocks, the device used by the Las Vegas shooter to convert semi-automatic weapons into automatic firearms. The Wisconsin Republican said Wednesday that allowing the Trump administration to take the lead on the ban would be the most efficient route to address the problem. “We think the regulatory fix is the smartest, quickest […]

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American Caitlan Coleman, family freed from Afghanistan captors

American Caitlan Coleman, family freed from Afghanistan captors

on October 12, 2017, 7:33 AM / in International News

Fox News An American woman and her family, who had been held captive since 2012 by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network after being kidnapped while hiking in Afghanistan, were freed, the White House announced Thursday. Caitlin Coleman, 32, was seven months pregnant when she and her Canadian husband Josh Boyle were abducted. President Trump appeared to hint at the news of […]

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From Jihadi John to White Widow: The Britons killed after joining Islamic State

From Jihadi John to White Widow: The Britons killed after joining Islamic State

on October 12, 2017, 7:01 AM / in International News

The Telegraph Sally Jones, the British terror recruiter dubbed the White Widow, has reportedly been killed in a US drone strike. The London-born convert is thought to be the latest in an ignoble line of infamous Britons – including her husband – to die after joining the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) group. A poster girl for Isil, Jones was reportedly killed close […]

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Parents Leave Child At Corn Maze, Don’t Realize It Until Next Day

Parents Leave Child At Corn Maze, Don’t Realize It Until Next Day

on October 12, 2017, 6:39 AM / in State News

A visit to a holiday corn maze turned into a truly scary scenario for a 3-year-old boy after police say he was left behind by his parents, who didn’t realize until the next day. A good Samaritan is being credited with escorting the child to staff members at the Crazy Corn Maze in West Jordan, Utah, after finding him alone […]

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Woman Raped By Neighbor, Who Then Offered to Do Yard Work: Cops

Woman Raped By Neighbor, Who Then Offered to Do Yard Work: Cops

on October 12, 2017, 6:28 AM / in State News

By Deborah Hastings |  Inside Edition An 18-year-old Florida man is behind bars after he broke into his neighbor’s home, tied her up and raped her at knifepoint, according to authorities. Afterward, Timothy Walding asked if he could make amends by doing yard work or fixing something around the house, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The woman told him no, […]

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Progressivism and the Seven Deadly Sins

Progressivism and the Seven Deadly Sins

on October 12, 2017, 6:14 AM / in Opinion

By Joseph Somsel  |   American Thinker It’s a brave new world, progressives proclaim, and the old rules no longer apply. From the Russian Communists’ New Man to the mantra of “That’s not who we are” from Obama, it’s always different this time. But is it? Has mankind, after millennia of contemplation, perhaps discovered eternal verities about human nature? One historical test is […]

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