Archive for February 16th, 2020

Commentary: Eric Holder and Wapo Threaten U.S. Attorney John Durham for Looking into Spygate

Commentary: Eric Holder and Wapo Threaten U.S. Attorney John Durham for Looking into Spygate

on February 16, 2020, 7:25 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Bill Wilson | The Tennessee Star We’ve all heard the joke. A thuggish looking guy walks into a business he is trying to shakedown and says, “Nice little store you have here. It’d be a shame if something happened to it.” Wink, wink. The message is crystal clear; do what the bully wants or else something really bad is […]

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“TO BE DETERMINED”

“TO BE DETERMINED”

on February 16, 2020, 7:19 AM / in Bedtime Stories

by OPOVV, ©2020 (Feb. 14, 2020) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to a special edition of ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ where we’re broadcasting from the Track & Field Athletic Center here at the university. What is happening is that there’s a track meet and there seems to be some discussion about a male wanting to compete in some female competition. And […]

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Sleepy Joe’s Spin Room: Depends on Your Definition of “Packed House”

Sleepy Joe’s Spin Room: Depends on Your Definition of “Packed House”

on February 16, 2020, 7:14 AM / in National News, Opinion

Do you remember the Crocodile Dundee movie? In one memorable scene, Mick and his gal pal, Sue, are confronted by a would-be mugger who pulls out a little switchblade and demands Dundee’s wallet. Sue tells Mick to give it to him.  “He’s got a knife.” At which point Dundee laughs, says “That’s not a knife,” pulls out a GIANT knife of his own and […]

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The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King

on February 16, 2020, 7:08 AM / in Opinion

By Eric S. Margolis The US Senate, long the lap dog of the man who would be king, President Donald Trump, appears to have finally remembered its proper constitutional role. Last week, the Senate voted 55/45 for a new bipartisan War Powers Act to constrain military action against Iran.  The Congress voted a similar act.  Both are designed to start returning […]

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Jussie Smullett Should Not be Rewarded for His Crime

Jussie Smullett Should Not be Rewarded for His Crime

on February 16, 2020, 7:06 AM / in Opinion

Lloyd Marcus Actress Taraji P. Henson and other cast members of the “Empire” TV show are lobbying for former cast member Jussie Smollett to be allowed back on the show for the finale. Taraji said, “We can’t end the show without him. He’s such an integral part to the show.” Folks, Jussie Smollett is the openly homosexual black professional actor […]

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ATF Proposes Step to Make a National Gun Registry Easier

ATF Proposes Step to Make a National Gun Registry Easier

on February 16, 2020, 6:59 AM / in National News

Gun Owners of America The ATF has issued new rules that will alter the format for Form 4473’s and make it easier to create a national gun registry. Here’s what we know. ATF agents have used annual inspections to electronically record the contents of Form 4473’s being kept by federal gun dealers. See here and here. We also know that a software company […]

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Meet Maelin-Kate

Meet Maelin-Kate

on February 16, 2020, 6:54 AM / in People

Maelin-Kate was diagnosed with a rare blood disease, but her mom says, “Every day, she finds a reason why it’s the best day ever.” Read her story.

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Justice Department Charges Huawei With Racketeering in New Indictment

Justice Department Charges Huawei With Racketeering in New Indictment

on February 16, 2020, 6:52 AM / in International News, National News

The U.S. Department of Justice released an expanded indictment of China’s telecommunications giant Huawei on Thursday, claiming that the world’s largest technology company is acting like the Mafia in its operations: lying, cheating, and stealing in its efforts to destroy its enemies and dominate the globe. The indictment supersedes two previous indictments issued last year and expands the charges to include a […]

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February 16th in History

February 16th in History

on February 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 318 days remaining until the end of the year (319 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Abda of Edessa Elias and companions Juliana of Nicomedia (Catholic Church) Onesimus Charles Todd Quintard (Episcopal Church (USA)) February 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Kim Jong-il’s Birthday (North Korea) […]

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Today’s Quote: February 16th

Today’s Quote: February 16th

on February 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. P. J. O’Rourke Patrick Jake “P. J.” O’Rourke (born November 14, 1947) is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O’Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, The American […]

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Last Wish

Last Wish

on February 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Good Morning to All An old priest lay dying in a Hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation’s capital. He motioned for his nurse to come near. “Yes, Father?” said the nurse. “I would really like to see Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi before I die”, whispered the priest. “I’ll see what I can do, […]

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Tea Party’s Dawn

on February 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s February 16, 2018. Nine years ago today, a modern version of the Boston Tea Party emerged in U.S. politics. It took place in Seattle, not at Boston Harbor, and although it didn’t have anything to do with tea or British trade tariffs, it certainly concerned taxation. Taxes have long been a touchstone for fiscal conservatives in America, […]

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Quote For Today February 16th

on February 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul – would you understand why that’s much harder?” Ayn Rand, Fountainhead

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Slavery – a long shameful history

Slavery – a long shameful history

on February 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Slavery has a long and shameful history. Ancient cultures made slaves of those captured in battle, as seen in Babylon, Persia, Greece, China, India, and Africa. Israelites were made to be slaves by powerful Pharaohs of Egypt for four hundred years. Julius Caesar conquered in Gaul and brought so many captured “slavic” peoples into to Rome that the term “slav” […]

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Written on Our Hearts

Written on Our Hearts

on February 16, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.   Deuteronomy 6:6 In my neighborhood, religious inscriptions abound—on plaques, walls, doorposts, commercial vehicles, and even as registered names of businesses. By the Grace of God reads an inscription on a mini-bus; God’s Divine Favor Bookshop adorns a business signboard. The other day I couldn’t help smiling at […]

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