Archive for February 1st, 2018

Mama….

on February 1, 2018, 8:45 AM / in Opinion

Sociology 101 A young black kid asks his mother:  “Mama, what’s Socialism and what’s Racism?” “Well, Child…..Socialism is when the white folks work every day so we can get all our governmental entitlement stuff for free. You know…..like our free cell phones for each family member, rent subsidy, food stamps, free school breakfast, lunch, and in some places supper; free […]

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Court lifts doping ban against 28 Russian athletes

on February 1, 2018, 8:42 AM / in International News

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday overturned Olympic doping bans on 28 of the 42 Russian athletes barred from participating in this month’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The court reinstated seven medals Russians won in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, including gold in men’s skeleton and men’s 50-kilometer cross-country skiing. “This does not mean that these 28 […]

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Interceptor missile misses target in Hawaii test

on February 1, 2018, 8:41 AM / in National News

This leaves us asking the question. Why do we have to hit it, why not just be close enough to stop? A U.S. interceptor missile launched from a test site in Hawaii missed a dummy missile in a Wednesday test, the second such failure over the past year of a system being developed by the Raytheon Company. The U.S. did […]

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Fed leaves interest rates unchanged in Janet Yellen’s last meeting as chair

on February 1, 2018, 8:38 AM / in National News

The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged as expected on Wednesday at the end of its two-day policy meeting, the last under outgoing Chairwoman Janet Yellen. The Fed’s Open Markets Committee said it expected the economy and inflation to pick up this year, signaling it would continue raising interest rates. The Fed raised rates three times last year. […]

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Black Dems take lead in push to impeach Trump

Black Dems take lead in push to impeach Trump

on February 1, 2018, 8:30 AM / in National News

BY CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS   |   The Hill Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are proving central to efforts to impeach President Trump. Black lawmakers say that’s the result of Trump repeatedly stirring racial controversies, from personally attacking two members of the caucus to casting equal blame on white supremacists and counterprotesters for fatal violence in Charlottesville, Va., last summer. Rep. Emanuel […]

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State Says It’s Okay to Try Not to be Homosexual — for Now

State Says It’s Okay to Try Not to be Homosexual — for Now

on February 1, 2018, 8:20 AM / in Opinion, State News

Written by  Selwyn Duke Ask yourself if the following makes sense: If a boy wants to “change his sex,” which isn’t a matter of feelings but an observable physical reality, a psychiatrist may prescribe that he dress as a girl and one day be surgically altered. But if he wants to change the feelings telling him he wants to change his […]

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Nancy Pelosi’s SOTU Response: DACA Illegal Aliens ‘Are Americans Too’

Nancy Pelosi’s SOTU Response: DACA Illegal Aliens ‘Are Americans Too’

on February 1, 2018, 8:12 AM / in National News, Opinion

I guess this means that if **ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE AMERICANS TOO** that we can equate that with this — Nancy PEELOUSY is a Democrat so that means she is a JACKASS TOO. When was her last mental health checkup –  seems it is long overdue from her actions and facial contortions. Jackie Juntti WGEN  idzrus@earthlink.net WGEN message board    https://www.voy.com/19385/ House […]

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WHO RECOMMENDED CHRIS WRAY TO BE FBI DIRECTOR?

on February 1, 2018, 8:09 AM / in Opinion

That revealing, explosive and shocking memo regarding FISA surveillance abuses by the FBI and Justice Department against the Trump Campaign may be released as early as tomorrow.  Now FBI Director Christopher Wray is making noises like there are facts left out of that memo and it shouldn’t be released quite yet. Based on his own actions the short time FBI […]

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Emails Reveal Cordray’s Plot to Appoint Own Successor

Emails Reveal Cordray’s Plot to Appoint Own Successor

on February 1, 2018, 8:05 AM / in National News

Left-wing websites led former director’s attempt to subvert WH authority By  Elizabeth Harrington   |    Washington Free Beacon Newly released emails reveal the machinations of former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray to appoint his own successor. The failed attempt to install Leandra English as acting director of the CFPB last year began after Cordray found the idea […]

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‘Our New American Moment’ — President Trump’s 2018 SOTU

‘Our New American Moment’ — President Trump’s 2018 SOTU

on February 1, 2018, 7:59 AM / in Opinion

“All of us, together, as one team, one people, and one American family can do anything. We all share the same home, the same heart, the same destiny, and the same great American flag.” “The welfare of our country is the great object to which our cares and efforts ought to be directed. And I shall derive great satisfaction from […]

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Hey Readers, We Are Part of the Investigation in Regards to Russian Collusion to Influence Presidential Elections

on February 1, 2018, 7:55 AM / in International News

Thanks to Twitter, we were approached by a few of the now defunk twitter accounts during the last Presidential election. As Twitter tell us: As part of our recent work to understand Russian-linked activities on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we identified and suspended a number of accounts that were potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a […]

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Three bills would change how Tennessee pets treated when sold, adopted, in home Revisted

on February 1, 2018, 7:46 AM / in Opinion, State News

H/T C. C.  The current law already requires a dealer’s premises to be inspected. That’s why it was stated that this bill was sneaky. The law about dealers was originally intended to apply to people who sell animals to research facilities. Then it was expanded to include people who sell animals at flea markets. The current bill would include anyone […]

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HARWELL REPORTS MORE THAN $5 MILLION IN CASH-ON- HAND AND SHOWS STATEWIDE SUPPORT IN FUNDRAISING

on February 1, 2018, 7:39 AM / in State News

In a press release from Rachel Barrett  rachel@rachelbarrettco.com In her first gubernatorial finance report, Speaker of the House Beth Harwell will show more than $5 million cash-on- hand, with more than 1,000 individual Tennesseans contributing to her bid for governor since July, the campaign announced today. “I am grateful to all of the Tennesseans across the state who have contributed to my […]

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Ex-Morgan Stanley advisers used clients’ cash to fund wind farm project: feds

Ex-Morgan Stanley advisers used clients’ cash to fund wind farm project: feds

on February 1, 2018, 7:03 AM / in National News

By Reuters Two former Morgan Stanley advisers have agreed to plead guilty to US charges that they misused client funds to invest in a wind farm project they were involved with, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. Federal prosecutors in Boston said James Polese, 51, and Cornelius Peterson, 28, without permission used $500,000 from the accounts of two clients to invest […]

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Teen hit with bottle after rejecting groper’s advances

Teen hit with bottle after rejecting groper’s advances

on February 1, 2018, 6:58 AM / in International News

A Swedish teenager was attacked at a nightclub after turning away a man who groped her, leaving her face badly bloodied as shown in horrifying snapshots that soon went viral. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY: Sophie Johansson, 19, was partying at Babel in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday night when an unknown man on the dance floor pulled on her bag. She told […]

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Rep. Chuck Fleischmann injured when train carrying GOP members of Congress hits truck in Virginia

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann injured when train carrying GOP members of Congress hits truck in Virginia

on February 1, 2018, 6:49 AM / in National News, State News

WASHINGTON – Rep. Chuck Fleischmann didn’t see the train slam into the garbage truck and wasn’t even sure what had happened. But the impact of the crash was so strong that it knocked the Ooltewah Republican backward, leaving him shaken and suffering minor injuries to his neck, back and foot. I’m in a bit of shock right now,” Fleischmann said […]

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Having an affair on the tax-payers dime (update: documenting the expense)

on February 1, 2018, 6:28 AM / in State News

Forrest, 58, was a regular presence with the mayor during public events, travel and even trips abroad. According to public records obtained by The Tennessean, thousands of taxpayer dollars covered Forrest’s travel with the mayor on city business. (link) From WKRN.com The mayor’s office also released several documents along with her statement, including texts with security detail, travel expenses, her travel schedule […]

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Nashville councilwoman calls for inquiry into expenses after Mayor Megan Barry admits affair

on February 1, 2018, 6:26 AM / in State News

by Nate Rau and Dave Boucher, The Tennessean The chairwoman of the Metro budget and finance committee is inquiring what powers she has to investigate the travel expenses and overtime incurred when Mayor Megan Barry took trips with the head of her security detail, with whom she had an affair. … A Tennessean analysis shows Forrest earned more than $4,121 in overtime […]

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Ex-president of Pilot Flying J won’t testify or summon witnesses in ongoing fraud trial

Ex-president of Pilot Flying J won’t testify or summon witnesses in ongoing fraud trial

on February 1, 2018, 6:22 AM / in State News

By Jamie Satterfield   |    Knox News CHATTANOOGA – As federal prosecutors wrapped up their case against him Wednesday, former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood opted not testify or present witnesses on his own behalf. “We strongly believe the government has not proved its case,” defense attorney Rusty Hardin said on Hazelwood’s behalf Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Assistant U.S. Attorneys […]

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Heartbeat Bill That Gives Pregnant Women More Choice Passes Through House Subcommittee

Heartbeat Bill That Gives Pregnant Women More Choice Passes Through House Subcommittee

on February 1, 2018, 6:15 AM / in State News

by Laura Baigert   |    The Tennessee Star NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Heartbeat Bill passed through the House Health Subcommittee on Wednesday and is headed for the full House Health Committee.  The bill has been under consideration in the Tennessee General Assembly for more than a year, The bill, which has seen its share of challenges, along with its six […]

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