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 04-15-16

Saturday Show 4-15-17

What’s So Good about Good Friday?
On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins (1 John 1:10). It is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith (Romans 6:5).
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Easter Sunday
Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and is the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year.
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Actor Kevin Sorbo Posts Photo of ‘First Gender-Neutral Bathroom’
Actor Kevin Sorbo has posted a photograph on his Facebook page of the “first gender-neutral bathroom.” It’s a photograph of an outhouse.
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Tax March turns into demand for Trump’s IRS filings; 20 reported arrests
Thousands of protesters turned out Saturday in events across the country to demand President Trump release his full IRS returns, mostly large-but-peaceful events with several arrests reported in California.
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The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is an absolute beast
The wide-body Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a barely street-legal drag racer with a V8 that can produce up to 840 HP and 770 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful American car ever.
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MAJOR U.S. UNIVERSITY PUBLISHES ‘COMMUNISM FOR KIDS’
“Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true?” That’s how the promotion for a new book for kids about the wonders of communism starts out.
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Burger King just won’t stop trolling Google Home
Burger King could be cooking up a flame-broiled ad war with Google. The fast-food restaurant chain is serving up TV commercials that cause Google’s voice-activated, artificial intelligence-driven Google Home speaker to start talking about the Whopper sandwich.
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These new kinds of bullets are lethal underwater
A new breed of bullets could be used for underwater firefights. The CAV-X supercavitating bullets, made by DSG Technology, are designed to deliver lethality at much farther distances underwater.
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Just Add Heat: New 4D-Printed Objects Morph on Cue
Objects that can change shape within seconds after being exposed to heat demonstrate a novel 4D-printing technique that could one day be used to create medical devices that unfurl on their own in the body during surgical procedures.
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Oklahoma rep tells taxpayers it’s ‘bullcrap’ to claim they pay his salary
An Oklahoma congressman told constituents at a feisty town hall this week it was “bullcrap” to claim they funded his congressional salary.
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Maine Democrats caught on video laughing at rising white suicide rates
Yesterday conservative news website Maine First Media dropped a bombshell recording from the Maine Democratic Party’s “Values and Vision” summit.
The recording shows a speaker make light of the suicide rate among white people.
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Colorado ends plans for pot clubs over Trump uncertainty
Colorado lawmakers on Thursday backed off plans to become the first U.S. state to regulate marijuana clubs, saying approval of Amsterdam-style pot clubs could invite a federal crackdown.
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Congress ratifies peace with Great Britain
On this day in 1783, the Continental Congress of the United States officially ratifies the preliminary peace treaty with Great Britain that was signed in November 1782. The congressional move brings the nascent nation one step closer to the conclusion of the Revolutionary War.
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Show Notes 07-21-2016

Thursday Show 7-21-16

‘Fact-Checkers’ vs. the Benghazi Mom
When FBI Director James Comey came before the press to deliver his bizarre proclamation — that Hillary Clinton had lied relentlessly about her private email server but shouldn’t be prosecuted because no prosecutor would ever dare take her to court (even though prosecutors all over the country rose to say they’d do so immediately) — many were shocked and angered.
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BLOODY MASSACRES’: SYRIA APPEALS TO UN AFTER FRENCH & US AIRSTRIKES ‘KILL OVER 140 CIVILIANS’
Syria is demanding the UN take action after it says French war planes killed more than 120 civilians during airstrikes on Tuesday near the Turkish-Syrian border. The deaths came just a day after US air assaults killed a further 20 people in Manbij.
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BBC suggests calling “terrorists”, terrorists is politically incorrect
If you thought that the insanity of political correctness had reached its peak, then think again. Never mind Obama refusing to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism,” now the BBC has suggested that calling terrorists “terrorists” might be a bigoted thought crime.
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CBO: ‘The Projected Amounts of Debt Would…Make a Fiscal Crisis More Likely’
In its Long-Term Budget Outlook published this week, the Congressional Budget Office said that the additional debt it projects the federal government will accumulate in the coming years if it continues on its current path would make a fiscal crisis in the United States more likely.
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Congressional Committee: Holder ‘Misled Congress’ on ‘Too Big to Jail’ Wall St. Bank
Former Attorney General Eric Holder “overruled internal recommendations” and “misled Congress” when the Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to prosecute HSBC Bank USA and its UK-based holding company for “serious violations of U.S. anti-money laundering and sanctions laws” involving drug cartels and foreign terrorist groups, according to a new congressional report.
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Rep. Brady: ‘Bust Up the IRS’ and Put Tax Code ‘on a Postcard’
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) says with the Republican Tax Blueprint, “we propose to bust up the IRS” and that the blueprint includes “for families and individuals a code so simple and fair it will fit on a postcard.”
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47 years ago today Apollo 11 landed on the Moon
Wednesday marked the 47th anniversary of when NASA astronauts first landed on the moon, a giant leap of an accomplishment that still resonates today, over four and a half decades later.
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Battle of Brewster Island
On this day in 1775, Patriot minutemen in whaleboats, commanded by Major Joseph Vose, raid Nantasket Point, also known as Little Brewster Island, in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. The raiders temporarily drive off the island’s British guard and confiscate lamps, oil, gunpowder and boats, before burning the wooden parts of the point’s lighthouse.
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Show Notes

Thursday Show 05-02-16

1 percenters pay 24 percent and top 10 percents pay 533 percent of federal taxes
Ever since President Obama started running for president in 2007, there has been a debate about how much tax rich Americans pay and whether they should pay more.
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Illegal immigration skyrockets in past 2 years
Illegal immigration has exploded 57 percent in less than two years, with at least 550,000 new illegals entering the U.S. in a trend that is set to continue growing, according to new Census data.
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Rep. Henry Cuellar: ‘The Border Is Safer Than Washington, D.C.’
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Thursday that the U.S.-Mexico border is safer than the nation’s capital. “The border is safer than Washington, D.C. The murder rate here might be three to four murders per 100,000. Where you and I work in Washington, D.C., I believe it’s 15.9 murders per 100,000, so it’s a lot safer here than where we work in Washington, D.C.” Cuellar said, speaking from Laredo, Texas.
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No National Honor Society honors for Plano Senior High grads
National Honor Society (NHS) stoles are frequent sight at high school graduation ceremonies around the country, but one Plano Senior High School student is frustrated that he won’t be allowed to wear one when he puts on his cap and gown next month.
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Case against Homeschool criminals dismissed
A judge in Ohio has agreed to dismiss criminal charges against homeschooling parents who forgot to file required paperwork after the local prosecutor asked for the dismissal.
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Homeschool your way out of Common Core
Common Core is the educational standards program that everyone loves to hate – except the people who set policy for America’s public schools. That’s one reason why more parents are opting to homeschool instead.
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This is the strongest retrograde force in the world
One of three presidents to marry in office and the only president to wed on White House grounds, Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom and together they had five children.
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‘YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR MURDERING SCUM …’
Over the last week or so, news outlets have reported on aspects of the Obama administration’s attempts to deposit as many foreign criminal and culturally bankrupt miscreants as possible within the borders of the United States.
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Muslim immigrant attacks Flag waving American family
A family in Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, said they were attacked by an unknown Muslim woman wearing a full burqa simply because they were flying an American flag for Memorial Day.
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Boykin bounced: Fort Riley cancels Delta Force hero’s prayer breakfast speech
A Kansas military base abruptly canceled an upcoming prayer breakfast that featured retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin after complaints were lodged that Boykin is anti-Muslim and anti-gay.
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Show Notes 08-13-2015

Thursday show 08-13-15
Connecticut On Its Latest Cash Grab: It’s Not Greed When We Do It
Those possessing the anti-capitalist mentality — so ascendant in our culture today — often critique market actors as being solely motivated by “greed.” Surely economic systems based on nobler motivations, they say, would better promote the long-run interests of the planet.
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In Greece, Reliance on Public Funds Is the Central Problem
The main puzzle behind Greece is simple from a praxeological standpoint — you get more of what you subsidize and less of what you tax. Greece, being a nation with a high tax rate on production and a high subsidy rate on public assistance, will generate a population that finds greater preference toward public assistance and away from productive labor.
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Rush: orders from GOP donors to take out Trump
On Friday, Limbaugh began by telling listeners how, on the day of Thursday’s debate, he had learned “that big-time Republican donors had ordered to take out Donald Trump in the debate last night.”
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Lerner brands Republicans evil and dishonest in newly released emails
Newly released emails from Lois Lerner show the former IRS official at the heart of the Tea Party targeting scandal calling Republican critics “evil and dishonest,” and even “hateful.”
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Three more women accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault
The list of women accusing comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault grew by three Wednesday, as two actresses and a former airline stewardess made their allegations public.
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Six cultures’ favorite junk foods
When many people think of Americans, visuals of potato chip-crusted couch surfers come to mind. But we’re not the only country with a penchant for junk food. For every Dorito, Twinkie, Slim Jim and Pop Tart in America, there’s an ethnic equivalent in another country. Take a look at how the rest of the world snacks.
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Show Notes 06-25-2015

Thursday show 06-25-15

BLM Vendetta: Hammonds Headed For Jail On Criminal Charges Filed By BLM on Normally Minor Fire
If BLM Wins On Hammond Vendetta in Oregon, No Landowner or Permittee
Will Be Safe From the Feds BLM and the Fish and Wildlife Service have declared War on the West, a new range war that threatens all landowners and permittees.
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Here Are The 61 ObamaTrade Senators
The “cloture” vote passed, 60-37. ObamaTrade is now on a fast track.
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Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, which has stood near the banks of the Potomac River in Washington for more than 70 years, is a classical tribute to the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president.
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UN demands four pro-life countries to stop protection unborn babies from abortion
The United Nations’ treaty monitoring body for the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) ignored the pro-life laws of four countries under review during its recent 55th session and strongly urged the countries to change their laws or policies on abortion, despite the fact that the treaty does not mention abortion.
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Watchdog reveals evidence was destroyed during probe of IRS targeting
The lead government watchdog for the IRS revealed Thursday that computer evidence was erased during the investigation into the agency’s targeting scandal, months after the IRS was told to preserve documents.
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Angry Uber protests spark Paris travel chaos
Angry protests against Uber have sparked travel chaos in Paris as French taxi drivers launched a nationwide strike against the popular U.S.-based ridesharing service.
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Tensions high after Druze attack Israeli medical workers out of fear jihadists being treated
The increasingly volatile situation on the Israel-Syria border and the fear of many Israeli Druze that their Syrian brethren are about to be attacked by the Al Qaeda-linked forces sparked a deadly lynch mob attack on an Israeli military ambulance in the Golan Heights region this week that claimed the life of a Syrian being transported for humanitarian medical treatment.
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Show Notes 05/-14-2015

Thursday show 05-14-15

Special Guest Alex Newman: co-author of Crimes of the Educators; how Utopians are using government schools to destroy America’s children
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Obama tells Prince William re-writing The Constitution is doable
I’ve never understood the American fascination for British royalty. Whenever any of the royal family visits the US, Americans react like we are still their subjects.
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DHS caught busing in illegal Somalis from Mexican border
The U.S. is bringing in 100,000 Muslims every year through legal channels such as the United Nations refugee program and various visa programs, but new reports indicate a pipeline has been established through the southern border with the help of the federal agency whose job it is to protect the homeland.
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FEC Panelists: ‘Dismantle Economic System’ and ‘Impose Quotas’ to Get More Women in Politics
Complaining about what they agreed was a lack of women’s participation in American politics, panelists on a forum held at the Federal Election Commission headquarters (FEC) in Washington on Tuesday suggested a number of solutions.
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Feds to return $107G they seized from NC business owner, attorneys say
The North Carolina business owner for months has been battling the federal government after IRS agents last fall seized $107,000 from him, under a controversial practice known as civil forfeiture. But his attorneys at the Institute for Justice announced Thursday that the IRS and Department of Justice have moved to dismiss the case and give him back his money.
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