Archive for February 28th, 2020

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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