Archive for August 30th, 2018

Quote For Today, August 30th

on August 30, 2018, 4:46 PM / in Bedtime Stories

Everybody lies. It’s up to us to figure out which lies matter. Inspector Houlihan 

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Japan officially gave U.S. consent to bring in nuclear weapons ahead of Okinawa reversion accord: document

Japan officially gave U.S. consent to bring in nuclear weapons ahead of Okinawa reversion accord: document

on August 30, 2018, 8:19 AM / in History, International News

Foreign Ministry envoy gave consent ahead of Okinawa reversion pact KYODO, STAFF REPORT  /  Japan Times WASHINGTON – A recently declassified U.S. document confirms that Japan gave the United States its official consent to bring nuclear weapons to Okinawa shortly before the 1969 bilateral accord that led to the occupied island’s 1972 reversion to Japanese rule. The finding is significant because […]

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Tennessee attorney general joins 15 other states in appealing transgender worker rights ruling

on August 30, 2018, 8:18 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  |  Chattanooga Times Free Press Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery has joined 15 other states in appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a favorable federal appellate court ruling that held employers can’t fire transgender persons because of their gender identity. Slatery criticized the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act […]

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The Long Count

on August 30, 2018, 8:12 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, August 30, 2017. In yesterday’s missive, I wrote that heavyweight boxer Gene Tunney knocked out Jack Dempsey to win the title and retired undefeated. This statement was a work of art, of sorts: two historical errors in one sentence. So let’s get this out of the way now, with a nod to astute readers Richard Freiman […]

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Public Schooling: A Waste Of Time And Money

on August 30, 2018, 8:08 AM / in Opinion

by Lee Duigon  |   NewswithViews The earth’s about to be destroyed, and you’ve got a spaceship that can carry people to another planet. The problem is, you can only take eight passengers and you’ve got a list of twelve. Four will have to be left behind to die. Which eight do you take? This inane scenario was recently a classroom […]

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36% of Black Americans Support Whom?

36% of Black Americans Support Whom?

on August 30, 2018, 7:37 AM / in Opinion

Democrats and their Leftmedia talkingheads don’t think black lives matter — beyond the voting booth. When the great Stanford economist Thomas Sowell was still writing his syndicated column, he would occasionally submit “Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene.” In one such offering on the prevalence of racism, as a black American he observed, “Racism is not dead, but it is on life support […]

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Illinois Dem: Trump and Osama Bin Laden Have ‘Tremendous Amount in Common’

Illinois Dem: Trump and Osama Bin Laden Have ‘Tremendous Amount in Common’

on August 30, 2018, 7:32 AM / in State News

By Brent Scher  |   Washington Free Beacon Sean Casten says Trump and Bin Laden both ‘activate marginalized young men’ Democratic congressional hopeful Sean Casten said he thought President Donald Trump had a “tremendous amount in common” with al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, the man responsible for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives. “In many […]

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John McCain and Me

on August 30, 2018, 7:21 AM / in Opinion

By Andrew P. Napolitano About four years ago, I was browsing through one of Manhattan’s last remaining independent bookstores, when my cellphone rang. I didn’t recognize the incoming telephone number, with its 202 area code, but I assumed it was a Fox News colleague from our Washington bureau. When I answered the phone, a somewhat familiar but somber voice said: “Judge […]

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Sloane Stephens advances, Williams sisters head for matchup at U.S. Open

on August 30, 2018, 7:12 AM / in Tennis

The U.S. Open continued Wednesday through extreme heat in New York City. No. 3 seed Sloane Stephens came back to beat 21-year-old Ukranian Anhelina Kalina, dropping the first set before claiming the second and third. No. 16 Venus Williams defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in straight sets, setting up a third-round showdown with her sister Serena Williams, who got past […]

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Trump administration challenges citizenship of some Hispanic-American passport applicants

on August 30, 2018, 7:06 AM / in National News

The Trump administration has been denying passports and challenging the validity of birth certificates of hundreds, possibly thousands of Hispanic-Americans who live near the Mexican border in Texas, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Some passport applicants with U.S. birth certificates have been jailed in immigration detention centers. The Post said the cases “suggest a dramatic shift” in passport policies. The […]

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Of Course They Would…. Democrats call DeSantis remark about Gillum racist

Of Course They Would…. Democrats call DeSantis remark about Gillum racist

on August 30, 2018, 7:03 AM / in State News

Hours after Florida’s gubernatorial primary, Democrats accused Trump-endorsed Republican nominee Rep. Ron DeSantis of using “racist dog whistles” by urging voters not to “monkey this up” by backing his black Democratic opponent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is vying to become the state’s first African-American governor. Florida’s Democratic Party chairwoman, Terrie Rizzo, called the remark “disgusting” and “racist.” DeSantis spokesman […]

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Family, friends mourn McCain as memorial services begin

Family, friends mourn McCain as memorial services begin

on August 30, 2018, 6:57 AM / in National News

Cindy McCain wept as she pressed her face against the flag-draped casket of her husband, Sen. John McCain, on Wednesday at the first of two services scheduled before the longtime lawmaker and Vietnam-era war hero’s body is taken to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol before his burial. Several of McCain’s children also sobbed during the private service at […]

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Starbucks Closing Urban Cafes Weeks After Opening to Homeless, Druggies

Starbucks Closing Urban Cafes Weeks After Opening to Homeless, Druggies

on August 30, 2018, 6:54 AM / in National News, Opinion

BY SCOTT KELNHOFER  |   CT Starbucks really opened the eyes of Wall Street investors Tuesday, and it wasn’t because of one of the company’s caffeinated drinks. In a quarterly guidance call with investors, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said his company expects same-store sales to rise just 1 percent globally for the current quarter. That’s not only the worst quarterly growth for […]

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Gun Control

Gun Control

on August 30, 2018, 6:42 AM / in History

By Chris Knox (AmmoLand.com) No discussion of gun control goes for very long before someone mentions Nazis. Yet surprisingly little historical research has delved into what the Nazis actually did, both in prewar Germany and in the countries that fell before the invading Nazi armies. With his recently-released Gun Control in Nazi-occupied France and its 2014 predecessor, Gun Control in […]

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Evil is as Evil Does, and Denying It Makes You the Same Evil

Evil is as Evil Does, and Denying It Makes You the Same Evil

on August 30, 2018, 6:38 AM / in Opinion

“‘Evil’ is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans” ~ Liberal Mantra Whom among us believes that twisted logic either, (1) don’t “get out” much, and (2) needn’t imagine they’ll die of old age. Those of us who have seen evil, at close range, know how “real” it is, and we’re all too familiar […]

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Saints acquiring QB Bridgewater from Jets

Saints acquiring QB Bridgewater from Jets

on August 30, 2018, 6:31 AM / in Football

By BRETT MARTEL  |   The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Saints have agreed to acquire veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the New York Jets for a draft pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been announced. While record-setting quarterback Drew […]

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Nebraska joins Utah and Idaho in voting on a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid under Obamacare in November 2018

on August 30, 2018, 6:24 AM / in State News

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale certified a ballot initiative last week to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The ballot initiative would require the state to provide Medicaid for persons under the age of 65 and with incomes equal to or below 138 percent of the federal poverty line. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

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August 30th in History

August 30th in History

on August 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

August 30 is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 123 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Alexander of Constantinople Blessed Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster Blessed Eustáquio van Lieshout Blessed Stephen Nehmé (Maronite Church / Catholic Church) Charles Chapman Grafton (Episcopal Church) Fantinus Felix and Adauctus […]

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U.S. Senate confirms seven judicial nominees

on August 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News

The U.S. Senate confirmed seven nominees to federal district courts on Tuesday, where they will serve lifetime terms. With the seven confirmations, the U.S. Senate has now confirmed 60 federal judges–33 district court judges, 26 appeals court judges, and one Supreme Court justice (Neil Gorsuch)–nominated by President Donald Trump (R). According to the Pew Research Center, by July 12 of […]

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Getting Personal

Getting Personal

on August 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, “God with us.” – Matthew 1:23  You may have received a letter recently and stared in surprise at the stamp. Instead of seeing the face of a famous person or historical figure, it was your brother and his dog. In […]

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