Archive for August 21st, 2020

Judge rejects Trump bid to block tax returns from New York prosecutors

Judge rejects Trump bid to block tax returns from New York prosecutors

on August 21, 2020, 6:57 AM / in State News

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero dismissed a lawsuit filed by President Trump in a bid to block the release of his financial records to New York prosecutors and a grand jury. Marrero was nominated by President Bill Clinton on May 27, 1999, to a seat vacated by Sonia Sotomayor. Trump’s lawyers said a subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance seeking Trump’s tax […]

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In another attempt to embarrass the President, Stephen Bannon arrested, pleads not guilty on fraud charges

on August 21, 2020, 6:53 AM / in State News

Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was arrested and charged with fraud on Thursday. Prosecutors in New York accused Bannon and three other suspects of participating in a “scheme” to defraud people who donated to a “We Build the Wall” effort to raise money for the construction of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Bannon, Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato, and […]

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Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination

on August 21, 2020, 6:48 AM / in National News

Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday night, ending the party’s virtual convention with a promise to unite Americans to “overcome this season of darkness.” “The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long — too much anger, too much fear, too much division,” Biden said. “Here and now, I give you my word: If […]

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Good Morning! It’s August 21st, 2020.

Good Morning! It’s August 21st, 2020.

on August 21, 2020, 6:08 AM / in History

Good gracious how time flies…. today is the 234rd day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. You only have 125 days till Christmas, 31 days less, plus or minus a few and you will have missed Thanksgiving. Did you know that on this day in 1821,  Jarvis […]

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August 21st in History

August 21st in History

on August 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Abraham of Smolensk (Eastern Orthodox Church) Euprepius of Verona Maximilian of Antioch Our Lady of Knock Pope Pius X Sidonius Apollinaris August 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Ninoy Aquino […]

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Attics Are For Mice

Attics Are For Mice

on August 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord. —Psalm 145:21 I read about a young man who flunked out of the University of Michigan. In shame, he decided to disappear. For the next 4 years he hid in the unused attic of a nearby church. Taking great pains to conceal himself, he quietly prowled around only at night, living […]

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Yielding Good Things

Yielding Good Things

on August 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

I like to read; Sally and I are not much into buying books, but we still have an extensive library. Most of what we own would put some to sleep as I spent years acquiring a engineering and graduate degrees. All of that, of course, occurred long before Google and, amazingly enough, Amazon.com. But I don’t like it when publishers refer to […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer | Wesley’s “Religion of the Heart” & Francis Asbury, Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher “one of the builders of our nation”

American Minute with Bill Federer | Wesley’s “Religion of the Heart” & Francis Asbury, Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher “one of the builders of our nation”

on August 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

The King of England was the head of the Anglican Church from the time of Henry VIII. Beginning in 1535, all English subjects, including those in English colonies, were required to the Oath of Supremacy: “I (state your name) do utterly testify and declare in my Conscience, that the King’s Highness is the only Supreme Governor of this Realm … […]

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One Of A Kind Photo

One Of A Kind Photo

on August 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

H/T to old sailor Here’s who you’re looking at: (left to right):  1st Row: James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Louis B. Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore 2nd Row: Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, RobertTaylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, […]

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