Archive for December 7th, 2017

House backs bill allowing gun owners to conceal-carry over state lines

House backs bill allowing gun owners to conceal-carry over state lines

on December 7, 2017, 8:18 AM / in National News

House Republicans pushed through a bill that would let gun owners with concealed-weapon permits freely travel between states without fear of conflicting state laws. The reciprocity measure, a high priority for the National Rifle Association, passed along party lines, 231-198. It marked the first major gun legislation to get this far in Congress since the recent mass shootings in Nevada […]

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Australia embraces immorality and makes same-sex marriage legal

Australia embraces immorality and makes same-sex marriage legal

on December 7, 2017, 8:16 AM / in International News

Australia’s Federal Parliament on Thursday approved legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, a move expected after the public embraced marriage equality in a postal survey last month. Public opinion has shifted since Australian politicians changed the Marriage Act 13 years ago to explicitly prohibit same-sex unions. “Australia has done it. What a day for love, for equality, for respect,” Prime Minister Malcolm […]

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Masterpiece Cake Shop and the now-inverted idiocy of ‘protected characteristics’

Masterpiece Cake Shop and the now-inverted idiocy of ‘protected characteristics’

on December 7, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Opinion

J. E. Dyer   |   Liberty Unyielding I’m straight.  Suppose I go into a bakery and tell the baker I’d like to order a wedding cake for the nuptials of my friends Paul and George. If the baker declines to serve that particular request, because he doesn’t provide cakes for same-sex weddings, has he discriminated against me?  Remember, I’m the customer.  There is […]

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12-7-41

on December 7, 2017, 7:56 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, December 7, 2017. Whatever is happening today in our nation’s fractious capital, or in violent hotspots around the world, today’s date is a reminder that this country has experienced truly dark and frightening days and that we saw our way through even if it took a long time. For Americans living on this date 76 years […]

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David Stockman: The Deep State is at war with Trump, What’s REALLY going on

David Stockman: The Deep State is at war with Trump, What’s REALLY going on

on December 7, 2017, 7:46 AM / in Opinion

“And we use the “illegal” word purposefully to underscore that the only ultimate justice here is for Obama’s rogue CIA director to be locked-up.” This is where David Stockman is best – pulling apart the state apparatus and exposing what is behind the curtain of government “legitimacy.” I once saw him lecture a group of CEOs and CFOs on the […]

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Engineer In Hell…

Engineer In Hell…

on December 7, 2017, 7:40 AM / in Bedtime Stories

As to not offend the legal profession, please remember it is a joke. An Engineer dies and goes to Hell. Dissatisfied with the level of comfort, he starts designing and building improvements. After a while, Hell has air conditioning, iced water, flush toilets and escalators, and the engineer is a pretty popular guy. One day God calls and asks Satan, […]

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ODE TO KEROSENE: IT TOOK US TO THE MOON

ODE TO KEROSENE: IT TOOK US TO THE MOON

on December 7, 2017, 7:36 AM / in History

By Bob Berman  |   The Old Farmers Almanac  In some rural areas, folks heat their homes with oil. Some buy kerosene, which is similar but a bit more refined. They use it during the coldest months because it doesn’t gel in the lines. The rest of us fondly remember kerosene for all the times we used a Coleman lantern when camping. It […]

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Mid-Victorian Tree

Mid-Victorian Tree

on December 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

In 1850’s Lauscha began to produce fancy shaped glass bead garlands for the trees, and short garlands made from necklace ‘bugles’ and beads. These were readily available in Germany but not produced in sufficient quantities to export to Britain. The Rauschgoldengel was a common sight. Literally, ‘Tingled-angel’, bought from the Thuringian Christmas markets, and dressed in pure gilded tin. The […]

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Christmas Quote December 7th

Christmas Quote December 7th

on December 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. Dale Evans Dale Evans was an American writer, film star and singer-songwriter. She was the second wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers. At age 14, she eloped with her first husband, Thomas F. Fox, to whom she bore one son, Thomas F. Fox, […]

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Pearl Harbor’s role in a historic Supreme Court decision

Pearl Harbor’s role in a historic Supreme Court decision

on December 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

One of the most controversial decisions in Supreme Court history was caused by aftershocks of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and it’s still being debated today. On December 7, 1941, Japanese military forces attacked the United States base in Hawaii without warning. More than 2,000 Americans died in the attack, and a united Congress answered President Franklin Roosevelt’s request […]

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December 7th in History

December 7th in History

on December 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 7 is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 24 days remaining until the end of the year. There are 17 days before Christmas… keep telling yourself there is plenty of time still….. Holidays Armed Forces Flag Day (India) Christian Feast Day: Aemilianus (Greek Church) Ambrose December 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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The History and Origin of Christmas

The History and Origin of Christmas

on December 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Before Christmas was ever known as Christmas it was known as the celebration of the winter solstice.  The origin of the winter solstice dates all the way back to the pre-Christian era or B.C.  It was primarily celebrated in two different parts of the world, Scandinavia and Rome.  In Rome the celebration of the winter solstice took place during the […]

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How To Be Unpopular

How To Be Unpopular

on December 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! —Jeremiah 23:1 In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg. Luther became known as a reformer, and we remember his bold stand as a turning point in church history. The fiery priest demonstrated great courage in expressing outrage […]

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