Archive for October 17th, 2019

Economic data reported yesterday suggests that the consumer is “holding back.”

on October 17, 2019, 8:50 AM / in National News

By KENNY POLCARI The retail sales spending numbers reported yesterday were not what we expected at all… The report showed that retail sales fell by 3% vs. the expected rise of 3% — a complete 180. That has some nervous, and I ask why? OK, yes the US economy is built on the consumer. We are a service economy with 75% […]

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U.S. requires Chinese diplomats to notify State Department about meetings

on October 17, 2019, 8:47 AM / in National News

The Trump administration has started requiring Chinese diplomats to give the State Department advance notice of all official meetings they have in the U.S., the South China Morning Post reported Thursday, citing a senior U.S. official. The policy covers any visits Chinese diplomats make to see state or local officials. The Chinese envoys only have to notify U.S. officials, not […]

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Judge vacates Obamacare rule forcing doctors to perform sex change surgeries

Judge vacates Obamacare rule forcing doctors to perform sex change surgeries

on October 17, 2019, 8:29 AM / in National News

A judge in Texas has struck down an Obama-era federal regulation that would have required healthcare providers and insurers to perform gender-transition procedures and abortions even if they go against their medical judgment or violate religious convictions. U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor, an appointee of President George W. Bush, vacated a 2016 Obamacare mandate that critics feared could have forced faith-based […]

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WHY I HATE NEOCONS

on October 17, 2019, 8:21 AM / in Opinion

So there’s Lindsey Graham, criticizing President Trump for refusing to intervene in another war, claiming we’re abandoning our ally, in this case the Kurdish Rebels who have been launching terrorist attacks inside Turkey.  Yeah, well Turkey is a member of NATO, so basically they are both our allies. I hate NeoCons like Graham.  They got the mildly retarded President George […]

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, powerful Democratic chairman and Trump target, dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, powerful Democratic chairman and Trump target, dies at 68

on October 17, 2019, 8:17 AM / in People

The Maryland congressman’s death was due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said in a statement. Rep. Elijah Cummings — the Baltimore-area Democrat who chaired the powerful House Oversight Committee and drew the ire of President Donald Trump — died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said in a […]

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Conservative United Methodist group endorses ‘amicable separation’ over LGBT debate

Conservative United Methodist group endorses ‘amicable separation’ over LGBT debate

on October 17, 2019, 8:08 AM / in National News, Religion

Editor’s Note: This is not the dumbest thing the some members of the church has wanted to do but pretty damn close. There is only one God and the Methodist Church through the years defined a set of doctrines which it must follow. This is true of most protestant religions. God is the ultimate and sovereign judge for sin. Homosexuality […]

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Actress Felicity Huffman enters federal prison to start her 14-day sentence for role in college admissions scandal

on October 17, 2019, 7:08 AM / in National News

Felicity Huffman reported Tuesday to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, which is about 40 miles east of San Francisco, to serve her sentence in massive college admissions scandal that rocked elite universities around the U.S. Huffman, a one-time Oscar nominee and the wife of actor William H. Macy, will also have to pay a fine of $30,000 and […]

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Tennessee Attorney General updates formal opinions to address change in Tennessee law regarding definition of a firearm

on October 17, 2019, 7:06 AM / in State News

In May 2019, the Tennessee Legislature passed Public Chapter 279 which changed the definition of the term “firearm” under Tennessee law to more closely match the long standing and more commonly known definition of a “firearm” as it has existed since 1968 under federal law.  The prior Tennessee definition created unnecessary confusion particularly since Tennessee statutes had multiple different definitions […]

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SOMETHING VERY STRANGE GOING ON

on October 17, 2019, 7:04 AM / in Opinion, State News

Hey gang: I wrote you yesterday about an Antifa maggot who, according to the Portland, Oregon PD, was murdered in front of the Portland Democrat offices on or about 10/14/19. I saw the report on the webpage of KOBI Channel 5 in Medford.  But right after I saw that report and copied it for you, it was taken off the […]

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Bonhoeffer — The Cost of Discipleship

Bonhoeffer — The Cost of Discipleship

on October 17, 2019, 7:02 AM / in History, Religion

Eric Metaxas is the author of four New York Times Best Sellers, including Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Named “Book of the Year” by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), it has sold over one million copies in 19 languages. It is ranked #21 on Amazon’s Most Highlighted Books of all time. Host of the Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally-syndicated […]

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Gov. Cuomo drops N-word in radio interview while talking about discrimination against Italian-Americans

Gov. Cuomo drops N-word in radio interview while talking about discrimination against Italian-Americans

on October 17, 2019, 6:58 AM / in State News

ALBANY — Radio listeners were stunned Tuesday when Gov. Cuomo dropped the n-word during an on-air discussion about discrimination against Italian-Americans. The governor, quoting a New York Times editorial about the racist language used to describe Italian immigrants in decades past, said they were often referred to as “n—-r w–s.” Pivoting away from a question about the state’s delayed Medicaid […]

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Now This Is Just Downright Evil: Dead man pranks funeral-goers by screaming from coffin in pre-recorded message as he’s lowered into the ground

Now This Is Just Downright Evil: Dead man pranks funeral-goers by screaming from coffin in pre-recorded message as he’s lowered into the ground

on October 17, 2019, 6:53 AM / in People, State News

New York Daily News Shay Bradley may have died on Oct. 8, but his sense of humor lived on. Which is just what he wanted. As his coffin was being lowered into the ground at a cemetery in Dublin, Ireland, another sound cut into the mournful strains of the bagpipes. A shout rang out – from inside. “Hello? Hello. Hello? […]

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FARMERS KNOCK TRUMP OVER ETHANOL PLAN

FARMERS KNOCK TRUMP OVER ETHANOL PLAN

on October 17, 2019, 6:48 AM / in National News

Iowa farmers and ethanol producers are livid over the latest iteration of the Trump administration’s ethanol proposal, saying the president has reneged on a deal struck just 11 days before. President Trump’s latest ethanol proposal, announced earlier this month, was designed to boost the product, promising a mechanism for ensuring large refineries add the gallons of the biofuel that smaller […]

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House Democrats change drug pricing bill in bid to address progressive concerns

House Democrats change drug pricing bill in bid to address progressive concerns

on October 17, 2019, 6:44 AM / in National News

Get ready for a long day of drug pricing markups today… Ahead of the markups in the House Energy and Commerce and House Education and Labor committees, Democratic leaders made some changes to the bill, shifting it slightly to the left in an effort to address progressive concerns. The main changes: Increase minimum number of drugs to be negotiated from […]

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Warrior in iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo was misidentified, Marine Corps acknowledges

on October 17, 2019, 6:42 AM / in National News

The Marine Corps acknowledged on Wednesday that for 74 years, it had misidentified one of the six fighting men who appeared in the Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II photograph by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. The admission came after three historians, using film footage from atop Mount Suribachi and photos taken by other soldiers who were there, concluded that Cpl. […]

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House passes resolution rebuking Trump over Syria

on October 17, 2019, 6:40 AM / in National News

By Ellen Mitchell |  The Hill The House on Wednesday approved a resolution formally rebuking President Trump over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria. The measure passed in a 354-60 vote, with four lawmakers voting present. All 60 votes against the resolution came from Republicans, with the present votes coming from three GOP lawmakers and Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.). The top three House […]

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Pardon Power

on October 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, October 17, 2017. A few discerning readers noticed that the two events I cited in yesterday’s note (the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and an 1823 letter from James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson) actually occurred on today’s date, not October 16. Forgive me of that lapse. I was in San Francisco for the 1989 “Bay Bridge” World […]

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Active Worship

Active Worship

on October 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. — Psalm 100:4  In his book Folk Psalms of Faith, Pastor Ray Stedman says he wishes that all church goers could stand in the pulpit on a Sunday morning and watch the faces in the congregation during the sermon. Although most people seem to give the minister their […]

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Quote for Today

on October 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest. J. G. Holland Josiah Gilbert Holland (July 24, 1819 – October 12, 1881) was an American novelist and poet who also wrote under the pseudonym Timothy Titcomb. He helped to found and edit Scribner’s Monthly (afterwards the Century Magazine), in which appeared his novels, Arthur Bonnicastle, […]

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October 17th in History

October 17th in History

on October 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 75 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Andrew of Crete Catervus François-Isidore Gagelin (one of Vietnamese Martyrs) Ignatius of Antioch Marguerite Marie Alacoque (formerly) Rule of Andrew Richard Gwyn October 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) National […]

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