Archive for August 2nd, 2019

U.S. Pulls Out Of INF Treaty With Russia

on August 2, 2019, 9:11 AM / in International News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently confirmed the United States has formally pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia. He made the announcement in a Twitter post early Friday, where he explained that the White House gave the Kremlin six months to fall back into compliance with the treaty. On Feb 2nd, 2019 the U.S. gave […]

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Hypocrisy: Leftists’ Hallmark

Hypocrisy: Leftists’ Hallmark

on August 2, 2019, 9:04 AM / in Opinion

BY TIMOTHY H. LEE  If canceling an airline flight could help save the world from a looming existential threat, wouldn’t you gladly do so? Particularly if the very act of flying was part of the causal sequence creating that existential threat? Seems like a no-brainer, right? If you answered, “of course,” then you’re apparently not an anthropogenic (man-made) climate change alarmist. […]

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Economy adds 164K jobs in July, unemployment holds at 3.7 percent

on August 2, 2019, 8:57 AM / in National News

The U.S. added 164,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department reported Friday, a positive sign amid concerns about the long term health of the economy. The July jobs report largely met expectations as the labor market held strong despite trouble elsewhere in the economy. The unemployment rate held even at 3.7 percent, while the labor force participation rate was little […]

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Majority of House Democrats now want to start impeachment inquiry

Majority of House Democrats now want to start impeachment inquiry

on August 2, 2019, 8:55 AM / in National News

More than half of House Democrats are in favor of opening an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) on Thursday became the latest Democratic lawmaker to come out in favor of launching the proceedings, doing so in an op-ed. This means 118 of 235 voting Democratic members in the House now support this move, which House Speaker […]

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U.S. agrees to reduce Afghanistan troops in deal with Taliban

on August 2, 2019, 8:52 AM / in International News

The Trump administration has agreed to withdraw up to 6,000 of its remaining 14,000 troops from Afghanistan in a deal with the Taliban, in exchange for a cease-fire and renunciation of al Qaeda. The terms, if approved, would amount to an initial accord on ending the 18-year war in the country. “I would say that they are 80 or 90 […]

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Trump Reignites the Trade War

Trump Reignites the Trade War

on August 2, 2019, 8:50 AM / in International News, National News

By Greg Guenthner Stocks marched higher yesterday as Wall Street dissected the details of the first rate cut in more than a decade. But Trump couldn’t stay off Twitter. The Trade Warrior himself grabbed his phone and unleashed a barrage of tweets early Thursday afternoon, slamming China for failing to agree to a deal while simultaneously announcing an additional 10% […]

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NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY: AUGUST 3

NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY: AUGUST 3

on August 2, 2019, 8:45 AM / in Food

It’s ripe, the melon  by our sink. Yellow,  bee-bitten, soft, it perfumes  the house too sweetly. –Albert Garcia (b. 1970) August 3 is National Watermelon Day and one of our favorite holidays in August! Watermelon is the perfect treat for this early August day (and any summer day, really)! IT’S NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY! To quote Mark Twain, “When one has tasted watermelon, […]

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California Removes Arrest Reports From Kamala Years

on August 2, 2019, 8:42 AM / in National News

Routine website redesign obscures Democrat’s record on criminal justice By Charles Fain Lehman  A redesign of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website will make it harder for voters to inspect Sen. Kamala Harris’s controversial record as the state’s top cop. The department removed public access to a number of reports on incarceration in the state, including when presidential […]

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Bullshitting Americans

Bullshitting Americans

on August 2, 2019, 8:39 AM / in Opinion

By Servando Gonzales  |  News with Views “If we didn’t have all the bullshit” —President Donald Trump.[1] In a book published last year, David Graeber, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics, studies a widespread phenomenon that until now had escaped detection even from the most sharp observers: bullshit jobs.[2] According to him, “A bullshit job is […]

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A Multicultural Mugging of Uncle Joe

A Multicultural Mugging of Uncle Joe

on August 2, 2019, 8:34 AM / in Opinion

“Everybody’s talking about how terrible I am on these issues,” wailed Biden. He fought back gamely. But he also stammered, mumbled, misspoke and some of his answers seemed to be canned rebuttals. In his opening statement at Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Detroit, Joe Biden addressed Donald Trump while pointing proudly to the racial and ethnic diversity of the nine Democrats […]

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Disney Channel ramps up its LGBTQ agenda in ‘Andi Mack’ show for kids

on August 2, 2019, 8:33 AM / in National News

By Martin M. Barillas (LifeSiteNews) — The season finale of a Disney Channel teen show made history by featuring the network’s first teenage homosexual couple. On the Andi Mack show, Cyrus Goodman — a 13-year-old male gay character — confesses on the last episode his feelings for a male classmate, TJ Kippen. As romantic music plays on the soundtrack, Cyrus asks […]

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Driver in crash that killed seven bikers from Jarheads Motorcycle Club was high on drugs

Driver in crash that killed seven bikers from Jarheads Motorcycle Club was high on drugs

on August 2, 2019, 8:28 AM / in State News

Stars and Stripes CONCORD, N.H. — The driver involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire was under the influence of drugs and reached for a beverage just before the collision, according to a federal inspection report obtained Thursday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said that a toxicology report showed Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was positive for an […]

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Engaging the Followers of Islam

Engaging the Followers of Islam

on August 2, 2019, 8:23 AM / in Religion

I want to urge you to take advantage of a crucial opportunity on August 9 – 11 at City Calvary Chapel in Shoreline – Engaging the Followers of Islam.  So many of our friends and neighbors are lost in Islam, missing the Truth of the Gospel of Christ. Yet, for you and me, we are too often afraid and feel unequipped […]

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Democratic debate takeaways: Health care at center of campaign, and so is Biden

Democratic debate takeaways: Health care at center of campaign, and so is Biden

on August 2, 2019, 8:22 AM / in National News, State News

By Tal Kopan and Joe Garofoli  |  San Francisco Chronicle This week’s Democratic presidential debates showed that nobody will have an easy road to the nomination. Progressives and moderators will brawl until the convention over the best way to deliver health care. Former Vice President Joe Biden tops the polls, but he’s going to have to defend decisions made over five […]

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Democrats’ ‘Big Ideas’ May Re-Elect Trump

Democrats’ ‘Big Ideas’ May Re-Elect Trump

on August 2, 2019, 8:15 AM / in Opinion

by Karl Rowe ‘I get a little tired of Democrats afraid of big ideas,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said in Tuesday’s debate. But Democrats will lose in 2020 if enough Americans believe those “big ideas” threaten their families, communities, values and pocketbooks. Talk of “political revolution” may rev up democratic socialists like Bernie, but for many ordinary Americans, it’s too much […]

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Southeast Asia Is Furious With Millennial “Begpackers”

Southeast Asia Is Furious With Millennial “Begpackers”

on August 2, 2019, 8:12 AM / in International News

Millennials who have delayed marriage, children, and homeownership, have been spending their money not just on servicing their student loans but also on fun adventures throughout Southeast Asia. Some of these youngsters have been backpacking in countries like Hong Kong and Thailand without money, forced onto the streets to beg for money to fund the remainder of their trip, reported The […]

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Senate passes sweeping budget deal, sending it to Trump

on August 2, 2019, 7:54 AM / in National News

The Senate passed a sweeping two-year budget and debt ceiling deal on Thursday, sending the agreement to President Trump’s desk. The bill suspends the debt ceiling until mid-2021 and adds an estimated $1.7 trillion to the deficit over the next decade compared to automatic spending cuts that would have otherwise kicked in. The bill was one of the final must-pass items […]

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Growth: A Word Not Uttered by Any Democrat Last Night

Growth: A Word Not Uttered by Any Democrat Last Night

on August 2, 2019, 7:51 AM / in National News

Here’s a word that was not once uttered by any of the 10 Democratic presidential candidates who gathered for the second night of the debates held in Detroit Wednesday: growth. Not a single person on the stage at the CNN debate discussed how he or she might increase the incomes of Americans or how to create jobs. Instead, inspired by the fleeting success […]

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California’s Voter Suppression

California’s Voter Suppression

on August 2, 2019, 7:47 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

Governor signs law barring Trump’s name from the primary ballot without releasing his tax returns. By Thomas Gallatin  |  The Patriot Post California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Tuesday that would bar President Donald Trump’s name from appearing on the state’s 2020 primary ballot unless he discloses his tax returns. Newsom “justified” the bill, arguing, “These are extraordinary […]

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Graham moves controversial asylum bill through panel; Democrats charge he’s broken the rules

on August 2, 2019, 7:25 AM / in News

The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill to overhaul U.S. asylum laws on Thursday, waiving committee rules to force the legislation through over Democrat objections. The Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 to send the bill, spearheaded by Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), to the full Senate, where it’s not expected to get the 60 votes needed to ultimately pass. The decision by […]

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