Archive for December 1st, 2017

What happens in Virginia, stays in Virginia.

What happens in Virginia, stays in Virginia.

on December 1, 2017, 9:09 AM / in Opinion, State News

By RockyTop Politics Fincher campaign consultant big loser in recent Virginia elections. 25-year incumbent conservative (and Tommy Hopper client) loses to a transgender left-wing nut job. Virginia Republicans weren’t the only ones disappointed with last month’s elections in that state.  Senate candidate Stephen Fincher must have been concerned about the performance of his campaign consultant, Tommy “GOP Money Pigs” Hopper.  […]

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SCOTUS Ignores Words Of Second Amendment – Allows Open Carry Ban To Stand

SCOTUS Ignores Words Of Second Amendment – Allows Open Carry Ban To Stand

on December 1, 2017, 8:51 AM / in National News

By Tim Brown   |   Freedom Outpost A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. – Second Amendment to the US Constitution On Monday, the US Supreme Court refused to deal with a real Constitutional issue, the right to keep and bear arms. The […]

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Liberals think Melania’s Christmas decorations are ‘apocalyptic,’ ‘nightmarish’

Liberals think Melania’s Christmas decorations are ‘apocalyptic,’ ‘nightmarish’

on December 1, 2017, 8:48 AM / in National News

By CLAIRE CHRETIEN  |   LifeSite WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Liberals, especially those in the media, are using a strangely-lit photo taken inside the White House this Christmas to freak out over the Trump administration. This Trumps’ first presidential Christmas decorations include a hall filled with white Christmas trees, a 350-pound gingerbread house designed like the South Facade of […]

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SF NOT GUILTY VERDICT WAS ENGINEERED

SF NOT GUILTY VERDICT WAS ENGINEERED

on December 1, 2017, 8:43 AM / in Opinion

The evidence presented by the prosecution in the trial of the illegal immigrant who killed Kate Steinly in San Francisco did not support a verdict of murder or manslaughter — and they knew it. So, not wanting to convict the 5-time deported Mexican illegal alien, the prosecutor left out the charge that was fully supported by the evidence, that being […]

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Green Beret Trainer Faults ‘Careerism’ Among Senior Officers for Weakening Special Ops

Green Beret Trainer Faults ‘Careerism’ Among Senior Officers for Weakening Special Ops

on December 1, 2017, 8:40 AM / in National News, Opinion

BY: Bill Gertz   |   Washington Free Beacon An Army Green Beret officer has issued a public but anonymous rebuke of senior leaders for weakening America’s special forces by lowering training standards due to careerism and push to integrate women into the elite force. “Our regiment has a cancer, and it is destroying the [Special Forces] legacy, its capability, and its credibility,” […]

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Little Rocket Man’s Risky Game

Little Rocket Man’s Risky Game

on December 1, 2017, 8:37 AM / in Opinion

In the morning darkness of Wednesday, Kim Jong Un launched an ICBM that rose almost 2,800 miles into the sky before falling into the Sea of Japan. North Korea now has the proven ability to hit Washington, D.C. Unproven still is whether Kim can put a miniaturized nuclear warhead atop that missile, which could be fired with precision, and survive […]

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Flake and Corker Play a Dangerous Game on Tax Reform

Flake and Corker Play a Dangerous Game on Tax Reform

on December 1, 2017, 8:35 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Erick Erickson  |   The Resurgent Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker are holding the Senate Republicans’ tax plan hostage to their concerns, which could be addressed elsewhere and which neither have been too committed to in the past few years to do much about. They suddenly care about spending after giving Barack Obama a blank check to raise the […]

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Pelosi’s Due Process Concerns for Conyers Don’t Extend to Gun Owners

Pelosi’s Due Process Concerns for Conyers Don’t Extend to Gun Owners

on December 1, 2017, 8:33 AM / in National News, Opinion

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urged “due process” for sexual abuse allegations against Rep. John Conyers during an appearance on “Meet the Press,” NBC News reported Sunday. “John Conyers is an icon in our country. He has done a great deal to protect women [with the] Violence against Women Act,” Pelosi argued. She was warning against drawing conclusions until all […]

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Trump to Campaign near Alabama Border Days before Election

on December 1, 2017, 8:30 AM / in National News

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump will appear at a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Florida, next week, a move that brings the president less than 20 miles from the Alabama border just four days before a special election that will decide the fate of embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. The White House had distanced itself from Moore in […]

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The Mushrooms…

The Mushrooms…

on December 1, 2017, 8:28 AM / in Bedtime Stories

She wanted to serve her guests mushroom-smothered steak, but she had no mushrooms and no time to buy them. Her husband suggested, “Why don’t you go pick some of the mushrooms that are growing wild down by the stream? “No, some wild mushrooms are poisonous.” “Well, I see squirrels eating them and they’re OK.” So she picked a bunch and […]

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Heimermann choir brings Christmas joy to Columbia churches

Heimermann choir brings Christmas joy to Columbia churches

on December 1, 2017, 8:18 AM / in Announcements, State News

Go listen to the Charles Heimermann Children’s Choir and Chorale on Sunday in Columbia. Trust me on this one. The angelic voices have two performances of the same concert scheduled downtown, first at 4 p.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, then at 6:30 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. My sweetheart came to town for the holidays, and after listening to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: DOD Inspector General Opens Probe Into Alleged Retaliation By Obama Holdover

EXCLUSIVE: DOD Inspector General Opens Probe Into Alleged Retaliation By Obama Holdover

on December 1, 2017, 8:16 AM / in National News

By Richard Pollock  |   The Daily Caller The Pentagon’s Inspector General has launched a preliminary investigation into charges that James H. Baker, the director of the Defense Department’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA), is retaliating against a whistleblower who warned of “rigged” contracts to outside consultants, The Daily Caller News Foundation has confirmed. TheDCNF verified through two independent sources that […]

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Rocky Top hits Rock Bottom.

Rocky Top hits Rock Bottom.

on December 1, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Opinion, State News

UT search for a head coach riles political leaders, fans and more. By RockyTop Politics Okay, the first clue that Ohio State asst. coach Greg Schiano was not a wise choice to be the Vols next head football coach, might have been his connection to  the worse scandal in college football history — the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky Pedophilia crime. This was the […]

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Changes Afoot; Poll Takeaways; Moore’s “Wingman” From Real Clear Politics

Changes Afoot; Poll Takeaways; Moore’s “Wingman” From Real Clear Politics

on December 1, 2017, 8:10 AM / in International News, National News

Sexual Assault Stirs Change in Congress — and Campaigns. Caitlin Huey-Burns reports on the movement afoot to establish consequences for offenders, putting officeholders — and candidates — on notice should future cases emerge. Pelosi Calls On Conyers to Resign. James has the details. The Takeaway: Roy Moore Back in Front. Tom Bevan’s weekly highlights from new polling data can be […]

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Winds of War

on December 1, 2017, 8:07 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, December 1, 2017, the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s 1862 State of the Union address. It came 10 weeks after he announced the Emancipation Proclamation — and less than three weeks after the midterm congressional elections revealed ambivalence among voters for that policy. Lincoln’s Republican Party added five new senators, but the Democrats picked up 34 seats […]

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Ever been to Taos New Mexico…. Now is an interesting time

Ever been to Taos New Mexico…. Now is an interesting time

on December 1, 2017, 8:04 AM / in Announcements, State News

Taos’ Magical Time of Year When: Thanksgiving through New Years Where: Historical District of Taos and Surrounding Areas Yuletide in Taos is the name we give to all the unique New Mexican celebrations that happen throughout the holiday season. With the falling of snow on candle-lit farolitos that line the streets in front of old adobe shops and homes, one is transported […]

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Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle, dies at 87

Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle, dies at 87

on December 1, 2017, 7:57 AM / in People

Singer and actor Jim Nabors, best known for playing the classic comic TV character Gomer Pyle, died Thursday in Hawaii. He was 87. Neighbors appeared in numerous TV shows and films, and recorded more than two dozen albums. The Alabama native’s fame soared when he played the sweet and naive Gomer Pyle, first on The Andy Griffith Show and then […]

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Argentina gives up hope of rescuing crew of missing submarine

Argentina gives up hope of rescuing crew of missing submarine

on December 1, 2017, 7:55 AM / in International News

Argentina’s navy said Thursday that it had ended its effort to rescue the 44 crew members on a submarine that went missing two weeks ago. “Despite the magnitude of the efforts made, it has not been possible to locate the submarine,” navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said. Hopes of a rescue faded last week when the navy said an explosion, possibly […]

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Former U.S. Marine sentenced to life for rape and murder in Japan

Former U.S. Marine sentenced to life for rape and murder in Japan

on December 1, 2017, 7:45 AM / in International News

Do you believe there is a distinction in this case between intentional and unintentional murder in this case? A Japanese court on Friday convicted a former U.S. Marine, Kenneth Franklin Shinzato, for the rape and murder of a 20-year-old Japanese woman, Rina Shimabukuro, last year, and sentenced him to life in prison. The case stoked angry demonstrations on the island […]

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Rep. Joe Barton says he won’t run for re-election

Rep. Joe Barton says he won’t run for re-election

on December 1, 2017, 7:41 AM / in State News

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) announced to The Dallas Morning News on Thursday that he is retiring following national publicity about his private life that started with the posting of a naked image of him online. Barton said he would not seek an 18th term next year because, “There are enough people who lost faith in me that it’s time to […]

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