Show Notes 11-01-2018

Thursday show notes 11-01-18

Trump announces plan to deny asylum-seekers who don’t show up at ports of entry, in latest major immigration policy shift
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-caravan-remarks-at-the-white-house

Federal Employee Used Government Charge Card to Spend $400 at ‘Adult Entertainment Gentlemen’s Club’
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/federal-employee-used-government-charge-card-spend-400-adult

This is the blue-collar, middle-class Trump economy
https://texasborderbusiness.com/the-west-wing-this-is-the-blue-collar-middle-class-trump-economy/

AL GORE WADES INTO A BITTER BATTLE OVER THE FATE OF FRACKING IN COLORADO
https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/29/al-gore-fracking-colorado/

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Shoe Notes 07-25-2018

Wednesday show notes 07-25-18

Montana governor sues IRS, Treasury over rule change on tax-exempt groups
Montana’s Democratic governor and the state’s Revenue Department filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department over a recent policy change allowing some tax-exempt groups to keep the identities of their donors secret from federal tax authorities.
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More and More of What We Do Depends on Government Permission
Do you have permit for that? If you want to keep that permit, you’d better do as you’re told. Increasingly, that’s the theme of modern America. More and more of what we do is dependent on permission from the government.
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Liberal 9th Circuit backs right to carry firearms in public, in latest pro-2nd Amendment ruling
The liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed the right of individuals to carry firearms in public in a ruling Tuesday, striking down a lower court argument that the Constitution only protects that right at home.
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Show Notes 02-25-2018

 Sunday notes 02-25-18

Officers were ‘stunned and upset’ at what they saw Broward deputies do at Florida shooting
Outrage ensued when it was reported Thursday that one armed school resource officer allowed Nikolas Cruz to continue his massacre, but it turns out he wasn’t the only one – there were three other officers who responded but didn’t enter the school.
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Rev. Billy Graham to lie in honor at US Capitol Rotunda
The body of the late Rev. Billy Graham will lie in repose in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol where the public and members of the Capitol Hill community will pay their respects to the man who became known as “America’s pastor.”
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Trump: ‘In America, We Don’t Worship Government, We Worship God!’
President Donald Trump told the CPAC conference today that in America we do not worship government, we worship God. Here is the passage from Trump’s speech when he talked about America’s devotion to God.
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Trump threatens to yank immigration enforcement from California
President Donald Trump angrily said Thursday that he is considering withdrawing immigration and border control enforcement agencies from California because of what he called the state’s “protection of horrible criminals.”
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Student Faces Expulsion After Saying a Math Symbol Looks Like a Gun
Students at the Oberlin High School in Oberlin, La., caused an uproar when they spread rumors about a boy who had joked about a square root symbol looking like a gun. A joke quickly became a tall tale that claimed this boy had planned to attack the school with guns and bombs.
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Durbin banned from communion until he repents
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) is banned from receiving communion by the bishop of Durbin’s Catholic diocese in Springfield, Illinois, until the senator “repents” of his pro-abortion “sin.”
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U.S. to move embassy to Jerusalem in May
Reacting to the news Friday, PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat called the move a “flagrant violation of international law and agreements” signed between the Palestinians and Israel that will “destroy” the two-state solution, the Times of Israel reported.
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2 U.S. Congressmen detained on Temple Mount
Those olive twigs on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem must have amazing power. After all, one American visitor, a U.S. congressman, picked one up, and he and a companion congressman were immediately confronted by police and detained.
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Feds Fund Clown School in San Francisco
The federal government is funding a clown school located in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco-based congressional district that has classes and workshops on “Precision Idiocy” and how to act like a “Buffoon.”
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FBI ‘investigating whether Russian money went to NRA’s campaign to help elect Donald Trump
Activists are demanding the National Rifle Association (NRA) reveal if it received donations from Russia, after it was reported the FBI is investigating whether a Kremlin-linked Moscow businessman channeled money to the group’s campaign to help Donald Trump win the election.
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If we receive a message from aliens , should we delete it without reading it?
Roughly half a century ago, Cornell astronomer Frank Drake conducted Project Ozma, the first systematic SETI survey at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia.
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Show Notes 01-12-2017

Friday Show Notes 01-12-17

California Farmers Stymied in Bid for Labor Law Records
In a win for California’s powerful lobbying industry, a state appeals court ruled Monday that the state’s negotiations with labor unions regarding a 2015 employment law are privileged and can remain hidden from the public.
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The Hillary scandal everyon’s ignoring
With the Clinton Foundation now under Department of Justice scrutiny over allegations of “pay for play” politics, it’s clear that while the Clintons’ political power may be fading, their propensity for scandal isn’t going away.
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U.S. National Mango Board Runs on $6.7 Million a Year
The government watchdog group Judicial Watch reported this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) maintains a National Mango Board, which operates on a $6.7 million budget, solely to “increase the consumption of fresh mangos in the United States,” according to its USDA website.
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Aid recipient to US: keep your money
When the United Nations condemned President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the U.S. responded by cutting $285 million of its funding for the international organization.
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State Department Rolls Out New Travel Alert System, Ranking Every Nation 1, 2, 3 or 4
The U.S. State Department on Wednesday launched its new travel advisory program, which is intended to inform Americans about the risks they may face when they travel abroad.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship
Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the country’s London embassy for more than five years. Ecuador’s foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said Assange was naturalised as a citizen on 12 December, at his request.
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McDonald’s to eliminate foam drink cups from menu, work toward ‘fiber-based packaging’
Say goodbye to polystyrene, and hello to “fiber-based packaging.” On Wednesday, McDonald’s announced that it would be eliminating foam packaging from its worldwide supply chain by the end of 2018, along with news that it plans to further its efforts to source its “fiber-based packaging” from recycled sources by 2020.
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Facebook blocks funding for major pro-life movie
A crowdfunding site for a theatrical drama in production that promises to tell the “true story” of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a “right” to abortion has been blocked by Facebook.
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Online love scams break hearts and leave many in financial ruin
The 40-year-old woman from a western state told Fox News that she exchanged private messages with a man who sent her dozens of photos and a promise of a better life.
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Show Notes 01-05-2017

Friday Show Notes 01-05-17

Bill Nye: Blue States Will ‘Impose Economic Sanctions’ Against Climate Change-Denying States
MSNBC, climate activist Bill Nye warned conservatives to “watch out,” saying progressive blue states will “address climate change” on their own.
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Men Resist Green Behavior as Unmanly
Women have long surpassed men in the arena of environmental action; across age groups and countries, females tend to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Compared to men, women litter less, recycle more, and leave a smaller carbon footprint.
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13 Scientific studies suggest ‘Litte Ice Age’ looming
Global-warming diehards who converted their cause to “climate change” when the warming ceased a few years back are being dealt another blow as scientific forecasts of global cooling are about to take over.
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Planned Parenthood Unveils Pro-Abortion License Plates: “My Body, My Choice”
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has been on a mission to defend and promote abortion. In the latest effort to brag about abortions, Planned Parenthood is now unveiling a new pro-abortion license plate.
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Planned Parenthood enters transgender-hormone market as abortions decline, clinics close
As dozens of its clinics closed amid a dwindling U.S. abortion rate, Planned Parenthood has moved to diversify its business model by getting into transgender hormone therapy.
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Planned Parenthood: We Did 321,384 Abortions; Got $543.7 Million in Tax Dollars
Planned Parenthood says its affiliates did 321,384 abortions in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, 2016, according to its newly released 2016-2017 annual report.
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California’s cannabis market is expected to soar to $5.1 billion — and it’s going to be bigger than beer
Recreational cannabis sales are set to begin in California on January 1 — and the market is expected to haul in billions in revenue next year as dispensaries roll out across the state.
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Pelosi Defends Limited Government and ‘States’ Rights’—On Legalized Marijuana
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) issued a statement today attacking what she characterized as an over-reach by the federal government and defending what she described as “states’ rights” when it comes to the legalization of marijuana.
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McConnell Boasts of $4.99M Federal Grant ‘to Support Conservation of Private Lands’ in Kentucky
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put out a press release on the Friday before Christmas touting of his efforts to secure a $4.99 million federal grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to The Nature Conservancy “to support the conservative of private lands” in Kentucky.
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Interior Department repeals never-used regulations on hydraulic fracturing
The Obama administration’s 2015 fracking rule was never actually implemented, thanks to an ongoing court battle, and it apparently never will be.
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Democrats, environmentalists blast Trump offshore drilling plan
Overturning 33 years of energy policy, the Trump administration Thursday proposed opening as much as 90 percent of the U.S. coast to oil and gas development.
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The secret to George Washington Carver’s success
George Washington Carver was born a slave during the Civil War, possibly in 1865, but there are no records. Within a few weeks, his father, who belonged to the next farm over, was killed in a log hauling accident.
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Show Notes 01-21-2017

Saturday Show 1-21-16

Montana to march in solidarity with national women’s march
The Women’s March on Montana is open to all – men and women alike. It is designed to shed light, not only on women’s issues, but on issues facing all marginalized populations who are being targeted with human rights violations.
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GovExec poll: 28 percent of fed workers say they might quit or retire because of Trump
According to a new poll conducted by GovExec.com and the independent Government Business Council, 28 percent of federal workers say they are or at least might be “considering leaving the federal service” because of Donald Trump’s election.
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Police carry pregnant woman six miles through the snow on their shoulders
Police officers carried a pregnant woman on their shoulders for six miles, when heavy snow blocked all the roads down the mountain.
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Obama Was First President to Spend More on Welfare Than Defense
Barack Obama was the first president of the United States to spend more on “means-tested entitlements”—AKA welfare—than on national defense, according to data published by his own Office of Management and Budget.
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Tim Tebow Is Planning 375 Proms for People with Special Needs On Valentine’s Day Weekend
In early 2015, Tim Tebow told PEOPLE about a new idea: He and his Foundation would create Night to Shine, a worldwide prom for people with special needs.
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Robot Crop Pickers Limit Loss of Farm Workers to Trump Wall
Robotic devices like lettuce thinners and grape-leaf pullers have replaced so many human hands on U.S. farms in recent years that many jobs now held by illegal workers may not exist by the time Donald Trump builds his promised wall.
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Day after Trump sworn in, hundreds of thousands protest presidency in celeb-studded march
Several hundred thousand people from across the country descended on Washington Saturday to protest Donald Trump just hours into his presidency, donning bright pink hats and carrying a dizzying array of political signs – in a celebrity-studded march that put the nation’s lingering divisions on full display despite the 45th president’s appeal a day earlier for unity.
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President Trump returns bust of Churchill to Oval Office
Winston Churchill is back in the Oval Office. On his first day in office, President Trump brought back a bust of the legendary British prime minister to the West Wing, after President Obama had removed it. Mr. Obama replaced it with a bust of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Conservative Christian legislators really want to legalize weed in the US
More than half of US states—28—have legalized medical marijuana. Sixty percent of Americans support legalization, according to an October 2016 Gallup poll—including 42% of Republicans.
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President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood
Most pro-life Americans are anxiously awaiting Congress to pass a bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. While that defunding legislation concerns the domestic-based Planned Parenthood abortion corporation, president Trump has the ability to put in place an executive order that would revoke funding for its International affiliate.
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Show Notes 08-04-2016

Thursday Show 8-4-16

Clinton One Day After Benghazi: ‘We Know That the Attack … Had Nothing to Do With the Film’
In their “Additional Views” supplement to the House Select Committee on Benghazi report, Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) conclude that “the administration misled the public about the Benghazi attack,” which occurred on Sept. 11, 2012.
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Police shootings strike nerve among Marine Vets
Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have touched a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement.
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Sharing Military Health Records Between VA and DOD Won’t Work, VA Official Says
A top IT official from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) told Congress that the VA is currently unable to maintain military health records on one system shared by the Department of Defense (DOD).
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Expert on Military Readiness: ‘Geriatric Air Force’ Is ‘Least Ready in History’
A military expert said on Friday that the United States Air Force’s readiness is at stake because of aging equipment, decades of engagement and a lack of effort to modernize the country’s military.
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Twitter stock plunges as Conservatives purged
The social networking giant Twitter is facing serious problems as it is reporting disappointing earnings to stockholders even as it struggles to grow, or even maintain, its user base.
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Libertarian Candidates Expose Themselves as Anti-Trump Shills for Hillary Clinton
Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate William Weld exposed themselves as shills for Democrat Hillary Clinton during an extensive primetime town hall with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
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‘Socialist experiment’ Venezuela in ruins as soldiers delete videos of 12-hour food queues
VENEZUELANS face 12-hour queues for food as the Latin American nation’s economic and political crisis has lead to a severe shortage of essential resources.
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Feds Spend Over $2M for ‘Developing an Eastern Broccoli Industry’
Over $2 million in taxpayer funds are going to “Developing an Eastern Broccoli Industry” through a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grant. “Eastern consumers’ demand for local broccoli is high, but that demand cannot be met until sufficiently adapted varieties are available and the distribution network is expanded,” the non-technical summary for the project explains.
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