Archive for February, 2020

February 29th In History

February 29th In History

on February 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

February 29, also known as the leap day of the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are divisible by 4, such as 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, and 2024. Years that are divisible by 100, but not by 400, do not contain a leap day. Thus, 1700, 1800, and 1900 did not contain a leap day, […]

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Lee announces “administration bill” on consitutional carry but details remain “concealed only”

on February 28, 2020, 8:58 AM / in State News

Governor Bill Lee, surrounded by many state legislators, announces his sudden support for “constitutional carry” and other changes Over the last few weeks, Tennessee Firearms Association and its legislative friends have repeatedly been made aware that a “major announcement” was coming soon on a 2nd Amendment issue. TFA was told from its sources that TFA’s members would likely be very […]

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GETTING ENERGIZED

GETTING ENERGIZED

on February 28, 2020, 8:43 AM / in National News

Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Thursday introduced a long-awaited energy package that’s shaping up to be the best chance this year for passing legislation to expand the use of cleaner forms of energy. The American Energy Innovation Act would touch nearly every aspect of the energy industry, incorporating more than 50 bills advanced by the Senate […]

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Coronavirus Crisis Is Trump’s Time to Lead

Coronavirus Crisis Is Trump’s Time to Lead

on February 28, 2020, 8:40 AM / in Opinion

The chickens of globalization are coming home to roost. Not until well into the Democratic debate Tuesday night did the COVID-19 coronavirus come up, and it was Mike Bloomberg, not a CBS moderator, who raised it: “The president fired the pandemic specialist in this country two years ago,” the former New York mayor said. “There’s nobody here to figure out […]

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Group threatens lawsuits over “suspiciously high” voter registration rates in swing states

on February 28, 2020, 8:36 AM / in National News

I found this article of GREAT interest and wish I had seen it back in the 90’swhen I was a PCO in  Pierce County, WA,  I had taken the voter registration list and doorbelled EVERY door in my precinct to make sure the person registered actually lived there.  I found several had died some time past, several had moved and […]

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‘No longer in position to hold them’: Turkey says it can’t contain Europe-bound Syrian refugees amid Idlib flare-up

‘No longer in position to hold them’: Turkey says it can’t contain Europe-bound Syrian refugees amid Idlib flare-up

on February 28, 2020, 8:33 AM / in International News

Turkey is no longer able to contain millions of displaced Syrians and has reached “full capacity,” Ankara’s ruling AK party said in a fresh threat to open the floodgates into Europe as tensions over Idlib reach boiling point. With Ankara vowing to go “all in” to halt a Syrian Army offensive to retake Idlib province from rebel militias, AKP spokesman Omer […]

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Swiss town may have to evacuate for more than a decade over World War II weapons cache

Swiss town may have to evacuate for more than a decade over World War II weapons cache

on February 28, 2020, 8:29 AM / in International News

Residents of a Swiss town may have to abandon their homes for more than a decade while authorities clear out a massive World War II underground weapons cache nearby, officials say. Around 3,500 tons of ammunition remain inside a former armory in Mitholz. Some of the material already exploded in 1947, killing nine people and damaging properties. But most of what’s left of […]

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Quote For Today

Quote For Today

on February 28, 2020, 8:25 AM / in History
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All Aboard!

All Aboard!

on February 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s February 28, 2020. On this date in 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railway chartered in the United States. At a time when Baltimore was the nation’s second-largest city, its backers hoped to compete with New York merchants for western trade at a time when “the West” meant the Ohio Valley. Only two years […]

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This Day In History February 28th

This Day In History February 28th

on February 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of the year (307 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Abercius (martyr) Hilarius Mar Abba Oswald of Worcester Romanus of Condat Rufinus Anna Julia Cooper and Elizabeth Evelyn Wright (Episcopal Church (USA)) February 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Kalevala […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on February 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“[H]e whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” Thomas Paine 1776 Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 – June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the […]

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Richard Stockton, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Richard Stockton, Signer of Declaration of Independence

on February 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Richard Stockton’s brother-in-law, Elias Boudinot, was President of the Continental Congress for a term, signed the Treaty of Paris, and founded the American Bible Society. His son, Richard Stockton, was a U.S. Senator from New Jersey. His grandson, Robert F. Stockton, was a U.S. Navy Commodore, a hero of the War of 1812, who helped freed slaves found Liberia, West […]

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Growing Up

Growing Up

on February 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

From him the whole body . . . grows and builds itself up in love.    Ephesians 4:16 Watching my young grandson and his friends play T-Ball is entertaining. In this version of baseball, young players often run to the wrong base or don’t know what to do with the ball if they happen to catch it.  If we were […]

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Unconstitutional State Internet Sales Tax Update

on February 27, 2020, 8:16 AM / in National News, State News

State legislatures picked up where they left off following an active 2019 on Internet sales tax (IST).  States have swiftly moved to adopt laws requiring out of state sellers without a physical presence in their state to collect and remit sales tax in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair. Nearly every state with sales […]

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FCC receives more than 1,300 complaints about Super Bowl halftime show: The coronavirus and two ways to respond to culture

FCC receives more than 1,300 complaints about Super Bowl halftime show: The coronavirus and two ways to respond to culture

on February 27, 2020, 7:28 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison This year’s Super Bowl was one of the best games in years. The halftime show, by contrast, was one of the most shocking. My wife and I were appalled at the sexual nature of the performance, agreeing that if our grandchildren had been with us, we would have been forced to change the channel. It turns […]

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Joe Biden finally admits he WASN’T arrested trying to visit Nelson Mandela: Campaign says he was only separated from a congressional delegation meeting the ANC leader

on February 27, 2020, 7:23 AM / in National News

By KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM Biden had made the extraordinary claim three times this month in South Carolina Says he was arrested in Soweto in 1989 while trying to visit Nelson Mandela Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island, 900 miles away from Soweto No news reports or other records can be found of such an arrest of the senator UN ambassador […]

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Sharapova retires from tennis

Sharapova retires from tennis

on February 27, 2020, 7:20 AM / in People, Tennis

Tennis star Maria Sharapova announced Wednesday that she was retiring from the sport. Sharapova, 32, won five Grand Slam singles titles, including a win over then top-ranked Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2004 when Sharapova was just 17. In an essay published in Vanity Fair, Sharapova said she realized the injuries that plagued her career were preventing her from competing […]

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Trump campaign announces libel suit against Times over opinion piece

on February 27, 2020, 7:17 AM / in National News

President Trump’s re-election campaign announced Wednesday that it was filing a libel suit against The New York Times for publishing an opinion article saying Trump’s 2016 campaign had an “overarching deal” with Russia trading “help in the campaign against Hillary Clinton for the quo of a new pro-Russian foreign policy.” The suit, according to a draft released by the campaign, […]

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Milwaukee brewery employee fatally shoots 5

Milwaukee brewery employee fatally shoots 5

on February 27, 2020, 7:14 AM / in State News

An employee shot and killed five people Wednesday in Milwaukee at the Moors Coors complex, one of the nation’s largest breweries. “There were five individuals who went to work today, just like everybody goes to work, and they thought they were going to go to work, finish their day, and return to their families. They didn’t — and tragically they […]

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Appeals court says Trump can freeze funding to sanctuary jurisdictions

on February 27, 2020, 7:12 AM / in National News

JUST ENFORCING THE LAW MAM! The Trump administration can withhold federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities and states that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday. The unanimous decision, which set up a possible appeal to the Supreme Court, reversed a lower court ruling […]

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