Archive for October 14th, 2017

Obamacare ~ What’s in a Name?

on October 14, 2017, 8:58 AM / in Opinion

By John Farnam Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- Names and Reputations: “Character is much easier kept than ‘recovered’” ~ Thomas Paine Among most American Indian tribes, at least in the 1800s and before, each individual had a name, but you didn’t get to select it yourself! You were named for some habit or quirk displayed as you grew up. Some were […]

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Humor by Henry Payne

Humor by Henry Payne

on October 14, 2017, 8:55 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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What Makes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act a Good Law?

What Makes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act a Good Law?

on October 14, 2017, 8:53 AM / in Opinion, State News

By David Fowler I found very interesting some of the arguments made by members of the U.S. House of Representative in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Those arguments reminded me of a debate I had on Amendment 1, the pro-life amendment on the ballot back in 2014. Much is revealed by the different approaches to the issue […]

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Senate faces next step on tax reform | NAFTA talks heating up | Sanders, Cruz to debate tax plan

on October 14, 2017, 8:49 AM / in National News

Notes by Niv Elis The Senate faces an important test in the coming week when it takes up a budget resolution, a key step to advancing Republicans tax reform plan. Republicans must pass the budget to unlock reconciliation, a fast-track process that will allow them to avoid a Democratic filibuster on tax reform. The Senate is expected to pass the budget, […]

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Senate turns to disaster relief

on October 14, 2017, 8:46 AM / in National News

Notes by Devin Henry The Senate could vote in the coming week on a supplemental aid package to fund relief efforts for communities hit by natural disasters throughout the U.S. House lawmakers on Thursday approved a $36.5 billion bill to fund hurricane relief, a flood insurance program and wildfire recovery efforts in the West amid a string of natural disasters. The […]

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I’m older and use a lot of 4 letter words

I’m older and use a lot of 4 letter words

on October 14, 2017, 8:43 AM / in Bedtime Stories

I’m older and I use a lot of 4 letter words: What, When ~Your kids are becoming you……but your grandchildren are perfect! ~Going out is good.. Coming home is better! ~You forget names…. But it’s OK because some people forgot they even knew you!!! ~You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything like golf. ~The things you […]

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Now we Turn Another Page… TRUMP THUGGERY: Trump Takes A Page From The Left, Threatens NBC License

on October 14, 2017, 8:31 AM / in Opinion

As Susan Wright noted earlier, NBC reported this morning that Donald Trump “wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal” — a ludicrous request that appears to be what prompted Rex Tillerson to call Trump a “moron.” In typical authoritarian style, Trump is responding by denying the story . . . and also by threatening NBC’s broadcast license: Fake […]

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Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan, Explained–The Good and Bad

on October 14, 2017, 8:07 AM / in National News, Opinion

In this video, The New American’s Alex Newman breaks down President Trump’s proposed tax plan. First, he highlights the good–lower taxes, less loopholes, eliminating state and local tax deductions, less complexity, and more. But there is at least one major problem: The tax cuts so far are not tied to spending cuts. Nevertheless, Alex argues that this is a step […]

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West Tennesseans deserve fair and simple tax reform

West Tennesseans deserve fair and simple tax reform

on October 14, 2017, 7:15 AM / in Opinion

We have heard this over and over again… but as yet no seems to define it. Once again we someone else who will aid in screwing it up. How could we be so lucky! As appeared in the Jackson Sun Throughout this year, I have had the great fortune of meeting with thousands of incredible, hard-working West Tennesseans. In each […]

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Robert George: Fr. James Martin misunderstands Church teaching on homosexuality

Robert George: Fr. James Martin misunderstands Church teaching on homosexuality

on October 14, 2017, 7:09 AM / in National News, Religion

By Pete Baklinski (LifeSiteNews) — Princeton professor and Catholic heavyweight Robert P. George said he has solved the puzzle of why Jesuit priest and Vatican adviser James Martin speaks positively about homosexual partnerships while insisting to his critics that he does not reject any teachings of the Catholic Church. George, in a recent article in The Public Discourse, related how he himself was once […]

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“Bump Stock Bill” Is Being Pushed Through Unread

“Bump Stock Bill” Is Being Pushed Through Unread

on October 14, 2017, 7:07 AM / in National News, Opinion

In the wake of the tragic Las Vegas shooting, it was only a matter of time before gun-grabbing legislation was officially proposed in Congress… and now it’s here. A bipartisan bill to restrict so-called “bump stock” devices has been introduced in the House, and is being sponsored by both Florida Republican Carlos Curbelo and Massachusetts Democrat Seth Moulton. While lawmakers are trying to […]

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House departures, Knoxville sidewalks, bored voters, Duncan’s next steps

on October 14, 2017, 6:59 AM / in Opinion, State News

by Victor Ashe, Shopper News correspondent With the retirement of West Tennessee state Rep. Steve McDaniel from the legislature next year, Knox County’s own state Rep. Bill Dunn becomes the most senior Republican in the Tennessee House of Representatives, having been first elected in 1994. Dunn, who lives in Fountain City, has previously been the GOP House leader and most recently the […]

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Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

on October 14, 2017, 6:55 AM / in National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. The Health and Human Services department made the announcement in a statement late Thursday night. “We will discontinue these payments immediately,” said acting HHS Secretary […]

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Corker to work on getting Republicans, Democrats to agree on Iran nuclear deal fixes

Corker to work on getting Republicans, Democrats to agree on Iran nuclear deal fixes

on October 14, 2017, 6:52 AM / in National News

By Andy Sher  |    Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Friday he will work with his Republican and Democratic colleagues to toughen the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran after President Donald Trump disavowed the agreement and called on Congress to fix it. The Tennessee Republican, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he hopes […]

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Mayor Gist endorses gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd

on October 14, 2017, 6:48 AM / in Local News, Opinion

Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist announced his endorsement of Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd in the state’s race for governor. Gist said while he tries to avoid endorsing candidates in political races, he believes Boyd is the most likely candidate to build on Gov. Bill Haslam’s work as governor. “I developed a personal relationship when he served as Economic and Community […]

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Conger Resigns from Jackson City Council

Conger Resigns from Jackson City Council

on October 14, 2017, 6:41 AM / in Local News, Opinion

Scott Conger will formally announce his resignation of his District 5 seat at the end of the Nov. 7 meeting, and his replacement is expected to be appointed and sworn in at the Dec. 2 meeting. “It’s not good for a nine-member council to end up an even number; it’s asking for trouble,” Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said. “That’s why we […]

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Wholeness Of Life

Wholeness Of Life

on October 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Son, your sins are forgiven you. . . . Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. — Mark 2:5,11 A social worker told her colleagues about a young boy in an urban ghetto who appeared to be little more than a bit of twisted human flesh. He had been struck by a car several months before and […]

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Quote for Today

on October 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington

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October 14th in History

October 14th in History

on October 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Angadrisma Fortunatus of Todi Joseph Schereschewsky (Episcopal Church (USA)) Pope Callixtus I October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Intercession of the Theotokos Day of the Cathedral of Living Pillar […]

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