Archive for May 16th, 2018

Tom Wolfe, Author of ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Bonfire of the Vanities,’ Dies

Tom Wolfe, Author of ‘The Right Stuff’ and ‘Bonfire of the Vanities,’ Dies

on May 16, 2018, 7:41 AM / in People

Author Tom Wolfe died Monday of pneumonia at the age of 88, his longtime agent Lynn Nesbit confirmed Tuesday. Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan’s moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of […]

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Sour Notes

Sour Notes

on May 16, 2018, 7:37 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, May 16, 2018. As a girl growing up in Missouri, Harry and Bess Truman’s only child sang as a soloist at Trinity Episcopal Church in Independence. Impressed, although perhaps not unbiased, the choir director there encouraged the young lady, Margaret Truman, to get formal voice lessons. She followed this advice both before and after attending George […]

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Equality Over Orthodoxy: Evangelicals Gather to Carry On the Legacy of Martin Luther King

Equality Over Orthodoxy: Evangelicals Gather to Carry On the Legacy of Martin Luther King

on May 16, 2018, 7:34 AM / in Opinion

by Davis Carlton   |   Faith & Heritage Our readers are well-acquainted with the ongoing apostasy of what remains of “conservative” evangelicalism, in which traditional orthodoxy is being casually set aside in favor of equality. Evangelicals have taken to worshiping the ancient idol of equality under the influence of her modern false prophet “Doctor” Martin Luther King, Jr. King masqueraded as a Christian clergyman […]

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High Octane Hate

High Octane Hate

on May 16, 2018, 7:30 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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State Senator Steve Dickerson Withdraws Medical Marijuana Measure, For Now

State Senator Steve Dickerson Withdraws Medical Marijuana Measure, For Now

on May 16, 2018, 7:28 AM / in State News

State Senator Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville), who sponsored this year’s controversial medical-marijuana bill in Tennessee withdrew the measure Tuesday after telling fellow lawmakers the legislation has been so watered down that passing it would actually harm rather than help patients. Dickerson, a physician, told the Associated Press that he worried that passing and amended version of his bill would preempt the passage of a […]

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The Three Greatest Threats We’re Facing

The Three Greatest Threats We’re Facing

on May 16, 2018, 7:25 AM / in Opinion

I find it almost funny how Nit Mitt Romney calls Robert Jeffress a bigot.    I hope Nit Witt Romney’s Mormon undies are made of asbestos because he is going to need some protection for defying what the Holy Bible says as he heads towards his eternal home — mighty hot there. John 14:6   Jesus saith unto him, I am the […]

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IF LIBERALS ONLY KNEW

on May 16, 2018, 7:19 AM / in Opinion

Ignorance comes in two shades:  Lack of knowledge or wilful.  There are no grey areas in between. If Liberals only knew that Robert Mueller’s, “investigation”, into Trump Campaign collusion with the Russians is being destroyed by the truth, and one such truth was recently revealed when it was disclosed that Mueller’s indictments of 13 Russian companies involved in alleged election […]

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Help Needed

on May 16, 2018, 7:17 AM / in Announcements

Help Needed   This family’s 5-bedroom house burned last week in Milan and they lost everything, including 3 family pets. They do not have insurance. They are pretty much in need of everything. Their children’s teachers have helped provide school uniforms to finish out the school year. Below are sizes for each family member. If you have things in these […]

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Why Trump Is a President Like No Other

on May 16, 2018, 6:56 AM / in Opinion

Very interesting read. By Victor Davis Hanson  |   American Greatness Conrad Black’s erudite biography of Donald J. Trump is different from the usual in mediis rebus accounts of first-year presidents. He avoids the Bob Woodward fly-on-the-wall unattributed anecdote, and “they say” gossip mongering. Nor is the book a rush-to-publish product from former insiders of the Trump campaign or administration. Instead, […]

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Haspel Secures Enough Votes for Confirmation

Haspel Secures Enough Votes for Confirmation

on May 16, 2018, 6:54 AM / in National News

BY: David Rutz  |   Washington Free Beacon Democratic Sens. Mark Warner (Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) announced their support Tuesday for Gina Haspel to be the next CIA Director, likely ensuring her confirmation. “I’m going to support Gina Haspel’s nomination to be Director of the CIA. I also respect my colleagues who have made a different decision,” Warner said in a statement. Warner, […]

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Planned Parenthood sues Iowa for banning abortion of babies with beating hearts

Planned Parenthood sues Iowa for banning abortion of babies with beating hearts

on May 16, 2018, 6:44 AM / in State News

by Claire Chretien IOWA,  (LifeSiteNews) – Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are suing Iowa over its law prohibiting abortions on most babies with detectable heartbeats, which is slated to go into effect on July 1. “Iowa politicians have tried to ban virtually all abortions for women in our state,” said Rita Bettis, the ACLU’s Iowa legal director. […]

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Notes on Washington Meetings Today

Notes on Washington Meetings Today

on May 16, 2018, 6:42 AM / in National News

Pruitt will testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Interior and EPA subcommittee. The full House Appropriations Committee will vote on the chamber’s proposed spending bill for the Energy Department and water development programs. The House Science Committee will hold a hearing on using technology to combat climate change. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Trump’s nomination of Francis Fannon to be assistant secretary of state for […]

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Pruitt on the Hill

on May 16, 2018, 6:39 AM / in National News

Notes by Miranda Green  |  The Hill Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt is returning to Capitol Hill Wednesday morning for a hearing. The event at the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subpanel with authority over the EPA is ostensibly for Pruitt to answer questions about his requested budget for fiscal 2019. But it is also the first time senators will get […]

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Fischer of Nebraska wins the Republican nomination in her bid for a second term in office

Fischer of Nebraska wins the Republican nomination in her bid for a second term in office

on May 16, 2018, 6:29 AM / in State News

Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska has won the Republican nomination in her bid for a second term in office. Fischer defeated four GOP challengers in Tuesday’s primary election and will be the strong favorite to win re-election in deep-red Nebraska. Some of Fischer’s primary opponents had argued she wasn’t conservative enough, but Fischer received endorsements from a majority of the […]

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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts wins the Republican nomination to seek a second term

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts wins the Republican nomination to seek a second term

on May 16, 2018, 6:26 AM / in State News

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has easily won the Republican nomination to seek a second term in November. Ricketts enters the general election with more than $1.3 million in campaign cash at his disposal for the general election, far outpacing all other gubernatorial candidates. His only GOP challenger in Tuesday’s primary didn’t raise or spend enough to trigger a reporting requirement. […]

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Jane Raybould wins the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Nebraska

Jane Raybould wins the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Nebraska

on May 16, 2018, 6:24 AM / in State News

Lincoln City Councilwoman and grocery store executive Jane Raybould has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Nebraska. Raybould defeated three Democratic challengers in Tuesday’s primary race for the seat held by Republican Sen. Deb Fischer, who is running for re-election. Raybould faces an uphill general election battle in GOP-dominated Nebraska. Fischer won election in 2012 by nearly 16 […]

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Bob Krist wins Nebraska Democratic governor nod

Bob Krist wins Nebraska Democratic governor nod

on May 16, 2018, 6:23 AM / in State News

Nebraska state Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha has won the Democratic nomination to run for the seat held by incumbent Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. Krist defeated two other Democratic candidates in Tuesday’s primary election. The veteran state lawmaker campaigned on promises that he would take a less partisan approach to state government than Ricketts. Krist had been a Republican but […]

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Elon Musk says SpaceX will reuse a rocket within 24 hours in 2019

Elon Musk says SpaceX will reuse a rocket within 24 hours in 2019

on May 16, 2018, 6:13 AM / in National News

By Mike Wall, Senior Writer | Space.com SpaceX has big plans for the latest version of its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket. The new “Block 5” Falcon 9, which debuted Friday (May 11) with a flawless launch and first-stage landing, will take rocket reusability to bold new heights very soon if everything works out, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said. “Our goal, […]

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Navy Aircraft Carriers Might Just Be Unsinkable. Here’s Why.

Navy Aircraft Carriers Might Just Be Unsinkable. Here’s Why.

on May 16, 2018, 6:10 AM / in International News, National News

Loren B. Thompson  |   The National Interest Security, That should make China nervous. Navy Aircraft Carriers Might Just Be Unsinkable. Here’s Why. The bottom line on aircraft carrier survivability is that only a handful of countries can credibly pose a threat to America’s most valuable warships, and short of using nuclear weapons none of those is likely to sink one.  Although the […]

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May 16th in History

May 16th in History

on May 16, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

May 16 is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Aaron (Coptic Church) Abda and Abdjesus, and companions: Abdas of Susa Andrew Bobola Brendan the Navigator (Roman Catholic Church) Caroline Chisholm (Church of England) Germerius Honoratus of Amiens […]

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