Archive for December, 2017

Hollywood tries to save the Earth, but moviegoers aren’t buying eco-messages anymore

Hollywood tries to save the Earth, but moviegoers aren’t buying eco-messages anymore

on December 30, 2017, 6:25 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Washington Times   Climate change got its close-up in 2017. A gaggle of films either name-checked Al Gore’s biggest fear or built their narratives around it. The timing, in theory, couldn’t be better for Hollywood bean counters: Three major hurricanes. Massive fires in the West. Record-setting chills. Media reports routinely connected the disasters with a warming planet. Yet audiences stayed […]

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December 30th in History

December 30th in History

on December 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There is one day remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Anysia of Salonika Egwin of Evesham Liberius of Ravenna Pope Felix I Ralph of Vaucelles Roger of Cannae Frances Joseph-Gaudet (Episcopal Church (USA)) December 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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Do Angels Sleep?

Do Angels Sleep?

on December 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. —Deuteronomy 30:14 A friend of mine has a 5-year-old daughter who is on her way to becoming a theologian. One day she asked her father, “Do angels sleep?” After pondering the theological dimensions of her question, he answered, “Yes, I think they […]

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Dick Van Dyke Show actress Rose Marie dies at 94

Dick Van Dyke Show actress Rose Marie dies at 94

on December 29, 2017, 8:19 AM / in People

Actress and singer Rose Marie, who starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show and appeared on The Hollywood Squares for 14 years, died Thursday at her home in California. She was 94. Marie played Sally Rogers on all five seasons of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and was nominated for an Emmy in 1963, 1964, and 1966. “We were a […]

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Trump says freezing East Coast could use ‘good old Global Warming’

on December 29, 2017, 8:17 AM / in National News

President Trump responded to bitterly cold temperatures across much of the country by tweeting Thursday that the East Coast “could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming” this holiday weekend. “In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record,” Trump tweeted. “Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global […]

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Judge blocks Arizona from enforcing ban on ethnic studies

Judge blocks Arizona from enforcing ban on ethnic studies

on December 29, 2017, 8:15 AM / in National News, State News

A U.S. judge this week permanently blocked an ethnic studies ban in Arizona public schools, finding it racially motivated. The controversial law dismantled a popular Mexican-American studies program, triggering a seven-year court fight. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima’s final judgment bars Arizona education officials from enforcing the 2010 law, which was passed in the same year as the state’s […]

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Corker Caught.

Corker Caught.

on December 29, 2017, 7:16 AM / in Opinion, State News

By RockyTop Politics Corker trades tax vote for a personal financial windfall? Rolling Stone rolls all over Corrupt Bob. Chickens Coming Home to Roost. We told you so. Over a year ago, Rocky Top Politics launched a series outlining the myriad of activities in which Sen. Bob Corker has apparently abused the financial and political system to enrich himself while he has been […]

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LIST: Walmart releases top-selling products in each state for 2017

on December 29, 2017, 7:09 AM / in National News, State News

While Jackie believes that “Someone has too much time on their hands……”, we know that this stuff is pretty much automatic when running a business these days. In fact it is almost imperative that those that run purchasing know almost immediately what is being purchased and what is not. Second, we find this hilarious that there is such randomness in […]

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Have Christians Become Too Nice? Coach Dave

on December 29, 2017, 6:50 AM / in National News, Opinion

What caught my eye in this item by Coach Dave was the line about his birthday and still thinking he is 21. Long ago – before I turned 50 –  I told all my kids that I was going to be 16 for ever.  16 was the year I got married so it was the year of single life and […]

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A Look Ahead

A Look Ahead

on December 29, 2017, 6:48 AM / in National News, Opinion

As we approach a new year, I want to proffer some observations that are suggestive of what 2018 may look like. Mind you, these are not predictions, but only observable trends that give us insight as to what the new year may bring. War The signs are everywhere that the Trump administration is going to take the U.S. (and perhaps […]

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Court decides for homosexuals in Oregon bakers case

Court decides for homosexuals in Oregon bakers case

on December 29, 2017, 6:46 AM / in National News, State News

Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — An appellate court Thursday upheld a penalty against Oregon bakery owners who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding almost five years ago. The owners of the since-closed Gresham bakery — Aaron and Melissa Klein — argued that state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian violated state and federal laws by forcing them to pay […]

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Science DENIALISM of the Left goes ballistic with wholesale denial of chromosomes, anal cancer transmission and healthy diets for dogs

Science DENIALISM of the Left goes ballistic with wholesale denial of chromosomes, anal cancer transmission and healthy diets for dogs

on December 29, 2017, 6:41 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Mike Adams (Natural News) The Left has become the anti-science political party. To be a leftist, you must engage in outrageous science denialism on a large array of issues ranging from genetics to disease transmission. This “Science Denialism Disease” (SDS) has even infected educational institutions, where instead of teaching college students hard sciences, leftist professors are now offering degrees in “social justice” or “gender […]

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Roy Moore Charges Vote Fraud in Alabama Senate Race

Roy Moore Charges Vote Fraud in Alabama Senate Race

on December 29, 2017, 6:31 AM / in National News, State News

Written by  Dave Bohon On December 28 Democrat Doug Jones was officially certified the winner of the December 12 special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, despite allegations by Republican candidate Roy Moore that there was evidence of vote fraud. On the previous day Moore (shown) filed a last-minute election complaint in an effort to postpone […]

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Bronx apartment fire kills 4 children, 8 others

Bronx apartment fire kills 4 children, 8 others

on December 29, 2017, 6:21 AM / in State News

by PHIL HELSE  |   NBC News At least 12 people were killed in a blaze at a Bronx apartment building on Thursday night in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called the city’s worst fire tragedy in a quarter-century. The dead included four children: three girls ages 1, 2 and 7, and an unidentified boy. The oldest was a […]

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Mass Exodus: Hundreds of Thousands Fled These Deep Blue States In 2017

on December 29, 2017, 6:16 AM / in National News, State News

By Will Racke  |   Western Journalism Three Democrat-leaning states hemorrhaged hundreds of thousands of people in 2016 and 2017 as crime, high taxes and, in some cases, crummy weather had residents seeking greener pastures elsewhere. The exodus of residents was most pronounced in New York, which saw about 190,000 people leave the state between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, according […]

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Will War Cancel Trump’s Triumphs?

Will War Cancel Trump’s Triumphs?

on December 29, 2017, 6:11 AM / in Opinion

Asked what he did during the French Revolution, Abbe Sieyes replied, “I survived.” Donald Trump can make the same boast. No other political figure has so dominated our discourse. And none, not Joe McCarthy in his heyday in the early ’50s, nor Richard Nixon in Watergate, received such intensive and intemperate coverage and commentary as has our 45th president. Whatever […]

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Incompatible?

Incompatible?

on December 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

All of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous. —1 Peter 3:8 A quote in Sports Illustrated magazine expresses a truth that we as people of faith sometimes neglect: “What counts most in creating a successful team is not how compatible its players are, but how they deal with incompatibility.” […]

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a gruffalo christmas

a gruffalo christmas

on December 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Special Thanks to Jackie By Rory  /  This Life I Live “A Gruffalo… what’s a Gruffalo? A Gruffalo… why, didn’t you know? There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!” Those are lines from Indiana’s favorite book and video called “The Gruffalo”. In the story, a mouse goes for a stroll through the deep dark wood to find a nut, and […]

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December 29th in History

December 29th in History

on December 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are two days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: David, King and prophet (Catholic, Lutheran) Thomas Becket Trophimus of Arles December 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Constitution Day (Ireland) Independence Day (Mongolia) The fifth day of Christmas (Western […]

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Happy or Holy?

Happy or Holy?

on December 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Religion

While parts of my life are VERY high tech (see, you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks!), there is one area that is very OLD SCHOOL. I don’t have my calendar on my phone, or in any of my three computers. My calendar hangs on the wall just to the right of my monitor showing one month at the […]

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