Archive for June 8th, 2018

Eulogizing RFK

Eulogizing RFK

on June 8, 2018, 8:21 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, June 8, 2017. Forty-nine years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy was laid to rest on a green hillside near one of his two older brothers at Arlington National Cemetery. Many trees have been felled producing paper for the vast archive of books written about the Kennedys. Much of this literature is hagiographic, some ferociously critical. Occasionally, […]

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DON’T EVER BUY A VOLVO!

on June 8, 2018, 7:28 AM / in Opinion

Hey gang: My wife has been driving a Volvo Cross Country over at least 13 years, and we have had no problems with the performance of the 3 vehicles we’ve owned during that time. However, back in 2011, the, 2008 “Safest Vehicle”, she was driving was T-boned on the driver’s side door by a teenager, and the driver’s side airbag […]

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Michigan Legislature Puts An End To Job-Killing Pro-Union Law

Michigan Legislature Puts An End To Job-Killing Pro-Union Law

on June 8, 2018, 7:25 AM / in State News

by Warner Todd Huston and Jeffdunetz  |   The Lid Its common knowledge that parts of Michigan are falling apart. One reason for the disintegration of infrastructure within Michigan is a jobs-killing union rule that drives up the cost of government projects. This puts many necessary repairs and upgrades outside the reach of State’s budget. Finally, this budget-killing rule has been thrown […]

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NASA rover finds signs of ancient organic material on Mars

NASA rover finds signs of ancient organic material on Mars

on June 8, 2018, 7:22 AM / in International News

NASA announced Thursday that its Curiosity rover had found organic matter on Mars, a new but inconclusive finding suggesting that the Red Planet might have had the building blocks of life. The samples were taken from 3.5 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale Crater. “These results do not give us any evidence of life,” said study lead author Jennifer Eigenbrode, a […]

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Author, chef, TV host Anthony Bourdain dies at 61

Author, chef, TV host Anthony Bourdain dies at 61

on June 8, 2018, 7:20 AM / in People

Celebrated author and chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s award-winning series Parts Unknown, has died in an apparent suicide, CNN reported Friday. He was 61. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink, and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller,” the network said in a statement. Bourdain, whom the Smithsonian once called […]

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Trump administration reaches deal with China’s ZTE

on June 8, 2018, 7:19 AM / in International News, National News

The Trump administration on Thursday reached a deal with Chinese telecom company ZTE, ending devastating U.S. sanctions but requiring the firm to pay a $1 billion penalty for violating U.S. rules on trading with Iran and North Korea. The deal also requires ZTE to pay for a U.S. compliance team that the U.S. is “literally embedding” in ZTE, Commerce Secretary […]

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Dangerous conditions force suspension of Guatemala volcano rescue efforts

Dangerous conditions force suspension of Guatemala volcano rescue efforts

on June 8, 2018, 7:17 AM / in International News

Rescuers suspended the search for survivors in areas devastated by the eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on Thursday because weather conditions and still-hot volcanic material were making the work too dangerous. “It rained very hard yesterday. … The soil is unstable,” said Pablo Castillo, a spokesman for the national police. Some distraught residents kept looking for missing loved ones using […]

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DOJ says it won’t defend ObamaCare in court

on June 8, 2018, 7:15 AM / in National News

The Justice Department said in a brief filed Thursday in a Texas federal court that it would not defend the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, against a court challenge by 20 Republican-run states. The case, pushed by the Texas attorney general and fellow Republican leaders in other states, argues that the elimination of the health-care law’s tax penalty for uninsured […]

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New California Law May Punish Pastors for Helping Others Leave Homosexuality

New California Law May Punish Pastors for Helping Others Leave Homosexuality

on June 8, 2018, 7:13 AM / in National News, State News

Written by  Selwyn Duke Could California pastors be charged with a crime for using Christian doctrine to help someone leave homosexuality? This could be the case if a new Golden State bill, AB 2943, becomes law. Making matters worse, some critics claim it could even be used to impede sales of the Bible. California, 11 other states, and D.C. already ban […]

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Mayor de Blasio: Diversity Over Merit at NYC’s Best Schools

Mayor de Blasio: Diversity Over Merit at NYC’s Best Schools

on June 8, 2018, 6:57 AM / in Opinion, State News

Written by  Selwyn Duke New York City’s best high schools — the “specialized” ones, as they’re known — may not be the best for long. That is, if Mayor Bill de Blasio (shown) has his way, as he wants to dumb down admissions standards to increase “diversity.” City Journal provides some background: For decades, admission to New York City’s eight elite “specialized high […]

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Kansas Gubernatorial Candidate Trolls Leftist Snowflakes In a Big Way

Kansas Gubernatorial Candidate Trolls Leftist Snowflakes In a Big Way

on June 8, 2018, 6:51 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Steve Sheldon   |   Townhall Kansas Gubernatorial Candidate, Kris Kobach recently scored some serious body blows against the “Everything Offends Me Crowd” during a recent parade. He had them running for their safe spaces, shielding their children, and calling in their therapists for an emergency session. To state that the People Always Nauseatingly Scared In Every Situation (PANSIES) were triggered […]

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Initial volley fired? FBI arrests retired Senate staffer in connection with Russiagate leaks

Initial volley fired? FBI arrests retired Senate staffer in connection with Russiagate leaks

on June 8, 2018, 6:34 AM / in National News

By J.E. Dyer [See UPDATE at the bottom — yes, this is going to get bigger. – J.E.] This seemed to come out of the blue late on Thursday, 7 June, and only the bones of it are known from the early reports. But it looks to be clearly related to the Russiagate inquiry. The FBI has arrested the Senate Intelligence Committee’s former director […]

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Common Sense School Protection Going Nowhere in North Carolina

Common Sense School Protection Going Nowhere in North Carolina

on June 8, 2018, 6:26 AM / in Opinion, State News

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Several North Carolina legislators have introduced a common-sense solution to increase protection for schools in North Carolina. The bill, HB 1039, also known as the School Self-Defense Act, has been introduced, but has not been voted out of committee.  It is in the Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House. The premise of the bill is simple. Take […]

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NJ Democrats Pass Magazine & Gun Ban Despite Massive Protest from Residents

NJ Democrats Pass Magazine & Gun Ban Despite Massive Protest from Residents

on June 8, 2018, 6:23 AM / in State News

New Jersey – -(Ammoland.com)- In a fervor to exploit tragedy and advance a longstanding agenda to limit gun rights, a majority of Garden State lawmakers voted today to pass a package of gun bills that target the rights of law-abiding citizens instead of severely punishing criminals and madmen who misuse firearms. “None of the bills passed today will make anyone safer,” said […]

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Focused on Winning For America

Focused on Winning For America

on June 8, 2018, 6:21 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco While the media stays obsessed with Russia collusion Trump continues on being focused on making America great and fulfilling his promises.

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Teacher Fired for Refusing to Pretend Boy is Girl and Girl is Boy

Teacher Fired for Refusing to Pretend Boy is Girl and Girl is Boy

on June 8, 2018, 6:20 AM / in Opinion, State News

Written by The Common Constitutionalist A school teacher in Brownsburg, Indiana has recently been fired because he refused to call students by the name they prefer rather than their given names. No, it wasn’t a case of Robert wanting to be called Bob, or Juliet wanting to be called Julie. That would have been simple. But it seems life in the […]

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Calif. Assures Citizens Everything’s Fine After Losing Track Of 118,000 Voters

on June 8, 2018, 6:13 AM / in Opinion, State News

(Conservative Tribune) – The state of California held its “jungle” primary elections on Tuesday, in which the top two vote-getters in each race — regardless of party affiliation — move on to the general election in November. Republican candidates did surprisingly well in the Democrat-dominated state, but that was not the biggest story to emerge from Tuesday’s elections, at least […]

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Tennessee hardware store puts up ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign

Tennessee hardware store puts up ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign

on June 8, 2018, 6:10 AM / in State News

We wonder if we can order things from here online….. USA TODAY NETWORKWBIR-TV, Knoxville, Tenn. An East Tennessee hardware store owner decided to express his beliefs following the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing same-sex marriage by putting up a sign that reads, “No Gays Allowed.” Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County, Tennessee., about an hour outside of […]

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June 8th in History

June 8th in History

on June 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart (Droste zu Vischering) Chlodulf of Metz Jacques Berthieu Jadwiga of Poland Medard Melania the Elder Roland Allen (Episcopal Church (USA)) Thomas Ken […]

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