Archive for December 4th, 2017

Ted Cruz Just Stopped a Huge Tax Increase

Ted Cruz Just Stopped a Huge Tax Increase

on December 4, 2017, 7:25 AM / in National News, State News

By Erick Erickson  |   The Resurgent Senator Bob Corker was the lone Republican who wanted to raise taxes. First, he tried to get a trigger in the legislation that would have automatically raised taxes without a future vote. That failed with the parliamentarian. Then he tried an outright tax increase. Ted Cruz worked overtime to block it. Bloomberg has the […]

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U.S. tourist killed by shark off Costa Rica

U.S. tourist killed by shark off Costa Rica

on December 4, 2017, 7:22 AM / in International News, People

A 49-year-old Wall Street financial executive, Rohina Bhandari, was killed by a tiger shark while scuba diving off an island in Costa Rica. Bhandari, 49, was surfacing with a group near Cocos Island, a national park 300 miles from the mainland, when their guide spotted the shark approaching. He tried to scare it away but it attacked, biting Bhandari’s legs. […]

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California teen confesses to molesting 50 children over 8 years

California teen confesses to molesting 50 children over 8 years

on December 4, 2017, 7:15 AM / in State News

A California teenager, 18-year-old Joseph Hayden Boston, turned himself in to police and confessed to molesting more than 50 children across Southern California since he was 10 years old, according to authorities. Boston reportedly called his mother to tell her that he had assaulted two boys, ages 8 and 4, at a Riverside motel, and she took him to a […]

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CVS to buy Aetna for $69 billion

CVS to buy Aetna for $69 billion

on December 4, 2017, 7:13 AM / in National News

Pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp. will buy health insurer Aetna for $69 billion, the companies announced Sunday. The merger is one of the largest in the health-care industry in the past decade, creating a company with drug stores, health-plan management services, and insurance. CVS will pay $207 a share for Aetna, a 29 percent premium on Aetna’s share price on […]

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McConnell says Alabama voters should ‘make the call’ on Moore

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

After all the backstabbing, Now he wants Alabama to decide….. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that Alabama voters should “make the call” in the state’s special Senate election Dec. 12. Last month, McConnell joined numerous other political leaders in saying that he believed several women who have accused former state Supreme Court judge Roy Moore, the GOP […]

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Congress faces another tough week with shutdown threat looming

Congress faces another tough week with shutdown threat looming

on December 4, 2017, 7:04 AM / in National News

Congress is heading into another busy week following the frenetic rewriting and passage of the Senate GOP tax bill. At the top of the agenda is negotiating a deal on keeping the federal government funded to avoid a shutdown of some agencies on Friday, when current funding runs out. House Republican leaders are proposing a two-week extension through a “continuing […]

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Georgia, Alabama join Clemson, Oklahoma in College Football Playoff

on December 4, 2017, 7:02 AM / in Football

By DAVID WHARTON   |  Los Angeles Times College Football Playoff officials Sunday named their top four teams — Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama — and set their matchups for the major bowl games. Now let the arguing begin. The CFP selection committee made the obvious choices when it placed Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia at the top of the final rankings […]

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New York’s Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine after sexual abuse claims

New York’s Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine after sexual abuse claims

on December 4, 2017, 6:58 AM / in National News, State News

by RICHIE DUCHON, DANIELLA SILVA and TIM STELLOH  |   NBC NEWS New York’s Metropolitan Opera suspended its famed longtime conductor James Levine on Sunday while it investigates allegations of sexual misconduct. In a statement, the opera’s general manager, Peter Gelb, said Levine wouldn’t be in involved in performances or other activities during the investigation. “While we await the results of the investigation, based on […]

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“Weird Things Happen To Me” Comedy By Chonda Pierce

on December 4, 2017, 6:53 AM / in National News, Opinion

Last night I watched The Mike Huckabee show on TBN    https://www.tbn.org/huckabee. Last night’s show will be repeated tonight on TBN. He had Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White as guests and also had a female comedian, Chonda Pierce, that had me laughing out loud. This gal uses REAL LIFE as her resource for her comedy and it is funny. I did […]

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Seniors

Seniors

on December 4, 2017, 6:51 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Two young businessmen in Florida were sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be new store in the shopping mall As yet, the store’s merchandise wasn’t in — only a few shelves and display racks set up. One said to the other, “I’ll bet that any minute now some old senior is going to walk by, put his face to […]

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As you butter the little crumb..

As you butter the little crumb..

on December 4, 2017, 6:42 AM / in Bedtime Stories

The Pillsbury Doughboy has died. Boo Hoo Please join me in remembering a great icon of the community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry […]

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Devin Nunes, House Intel Committee Prepare to Find FBI in Contempt for Mueller Cover-up

Devin Nunes, House Intel Committee Prepare to Find FBI in Contempt for Mueller Cover-up

on December 4, 2017, 6:37 AM / in National News

House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has instructed committee staff to prepare to cite the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in contempt of Congress after the agency failed to turn over documents explaining why agent Peter Strzok had been removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. by JOEL B. POLLAK   |    Breitbart News Byron York of the Washington […]

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Adult Leftist Punches 15-Year Old Pro-Life Girl in the Face

on December 4, 2017, 6:34 AM / in National News, State News

From the Daily Caller News Foundation: An unidentified assailant punched a 15-year-old pro-life student in the face Saturday as the student and a fellow pro-life demonstrator were peacefully holding pro-life signs and offering counseling. The alleged assailant punched Purity Thomas, a high school fellow from Students for Life of America in Roanoke, Va., according to a press release received by […]

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“Fix NICS” Bill Would Take Away Your Guns as a Result of Unpaid Traffic Tickets

on December 4, 2017, 6:30 AM / in National News, Opinion

There’s an old adage that says: “When you’ve dug yourself into a hole, stop digging.” Texas Senator John Cornyn — the second most powerful Senator in Washington — is a traditionally pro-gun friend who made a big mistake by sponsoring a bad gun control bill. But, rather than admitting that he made a mistake, he is digging in — and, in […]

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LGBT Plan Invades Scottish Church: “Christians Should Pray Prince George is Gay”

LGBT Plan Invades Scottish Church: “Christians Should Pray Prince George is Gay”

on December 4, 2017, 6:24 AM / in News

BY GABRIELLE CINTORINO   |   CT A Scottish Episcopal minister is calling on his fellow Christians to pray that 4-year-old Prince George is gay so that support for same sex marriage will be forced upon the Church of England. According to the U.K.’s The Guardian, the Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth, provost of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow, wrote those comments on his blog. Holdsworth, who […]

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Liberals Smear Woman’s Tough Immigration Proposal as Racist… Turns Out She’s Black

on December 4, 2017, 6:17 AM / in National News

By Will Racke, The Daily Caller News Foundation  After a brief hiatus as lawmakers focused on tax reform, immigration policy is back on the table as lawmakers return from the Thanksgiving holiday break. At issue is whether Congress will include a legislative amnesty for the recipients of the now-cancelled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in a must-pass spending bill for […]

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Quote for Today

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

“In   recent years, the phrase “public-private partnership” has come into vogue as a description of nominally private corporate concerns that work intimately with the federal government. In such an arrangement, which is often described as “corporatism,” government — which has the power to tax, regulate, subsidize, control, and ultimately to destroy — is invariably the senior partner. In Mussolini’s Italy, such “partnerships” were called “consortia,” and they provided […]

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December 4th in History

December 4th in History

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

December 4 is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 27 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Ada Barbara Bernard degli Uberti Clement of Alexandria (Anglicanism) John of Damascus Nicholas Ferrar (Anglicanism) Osmund Sigiramnus December 4 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of Shango (Santería, Lukumí) First […]

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Read All Of It

Read All Of It

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

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. —2 Timothy 3:16 Some Christian families follow the practice of reading through the whole Bible. After evening meals, they read a chapter or two. They read from Genesis to Revelation, skipping nothing. Even the genealogies with their hard-to-pronounce names […]

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School Board to approve nearly $200,000 settlement in back pay to former teacher

on December 4, 2017, 5:59 AM / in State News

By Kelly Fisher, reporter for the Ashland City Times The Cheatham County School Board will vote to approve a settlement that was reached in a lawsuit against a former tenured teacher. The teacher was previously removed from her position at Ashland City Elementary School, which was backed by a circuit court judge before a state court overturned the decision in […]

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