Hero Firefighter saves dog's life using CPR.
The center of attention case discussed over & over in Judge Gorsuch Confirmation hearing involving a trucker who claimed he was freezing & went against Employers orders .
Mississippi passes a bill against sanctuary cities and towns. That will prevent at least two state universities who have said they are considering being a sanctuary for “immigrants.” There are no sanctuary cities in Mississippi and now, there will be none.
Prayers for Trooper Abbott and Teague.
Congratulations to the New York Times. There may be hope yet.
My California to benefit from Trump's spending priorities…
Libs to SUFFER!!!
“If states want to go above and beyond Federal EPA requirements, they’re welcome to do so — as long as they can fund it.
Trump’s focus on EPA funding is significant to California, since CalEPA receives almost 12% of its funding from the federal government. The heavy-handed enforcement tactics of state agencies like the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) could be dramatically curtailed by the cuts.”
This gal describes a real-world encounter in today's mad world. A man walks into the women's room, and nobody knows what to do about it. We are paralyzed by political correctness as our traditional “safe spaces” are destroyed; meanwhile privileged lunatics cry to the heavens about how oppressed they are.
New York's Caribbean Radio reports that Bharara was involved in some serious shenanigans involving Municipal Bonds. Excerpt:
In 2015, Puerto Rico defaulted on $70 billion in municipal bonds. Those involved panicked. There was ample evidence that the issuing agencies were technically bankrupt when they issued the bonds and that they purchased fraudulent credit ratings from Moody’s Fitch and S&P. Wall Street’s biggest banks then knowingly sold junk bonds to innocent investors, labeling them as safe investments. Everyone made a ton of money, except the innocent investors.
The evidence of this massive criminal act was overwhelming. The lawsuits and complaints to the FBI and SEC were streaming in. Dozens of Wall Street executives could go to prison. This was serious.
The Wall Street executives went to Senator Schumer and asked for two things: that no criminal investigations or prosecutions be considered and that he somehow limit the bondholders’ rights to keep them from suing.
By this time, all congressmen and senators were made fully aware of the potential fraud that had taken place in Puerto Rico. That didn’t stop Senator Schumer; he put together a small team consisting of himself, Elizabeth Warren, Senator Blumenthal and Senator Feinstein. In January 2016, they submitted a rider to the energy bill that unbelievably would prevent the innocent bondholders from suing. All four politicians were quickly rewarded and the Wall Street contributions flooded in.
Crocker/Riverside Elementary School will be eliminating their PTA sponsored Father-Daughter Dance and changing it to a Family Dance. This caught my attention, but not for the reason one might imagine. I attended Riverside School. Back in the Sixties, the neighborhood was very mixed. The neighborhood houses were built in the 1930s and housed a fair number of Asian families at that time. Consequently, the ethnic makeup of the school was actually quite diverse.
Over the decades, the neighborhood gentrified. My mom finally moved out last year and she was probably the last one of the families I grew up with to leave. The place is now populated by families in their first unaffordable house, worrying about paying back college loans on a City of Sacramento or State of California salary.
One can imagine Blue State Liberals raising their children there. One can also imagine hearing the request being made, “Can you be more inclusive and change the name of the Father Daughter Dance?” One can now hear the Principal of Riverside/Crocker saying, “However the child wants to define their family, whoever they want to bring with them they’re be able to do that.” He even mentions that the change is overdue and it can also be used as a teaching moment.
Thus begins the cascade of my concerns.
First, apparently, this principal thinks that this dance, along with the corresponding Mother-Son Hike, are the only two social/family events that the PTA can muster that will raise funds, have a good time and get people together.
How about a Mother-Son Hike, Father-Daughter Dance and a Family Picnic? Perhaps the school can sacrifice some of their “putting condoms on bananas” time to allow a third social event so diverse families with primary school age children can break bread together differently. I guess Riverside/Crocker has time for only two teaching moments per school year.
More importantly, the real tragedy in this is the devaluation of fathers. Fathers are important members of a family. A great deal of poverty in the inner cities can be attributed to the breakdown of the traditional family and fathers being replaced by AFDC checks. I appreciate the principal’s effort to allow children to define families, but isn’t that the job of adults? And what of the important relationship between fathers and daughters? The dance was started so fathers would be included in school activities with their daughters. My daughter married into the Army life and when her husband is deployed, the family takes a social hit. Absent fathers need substitutes. I know for a fact that other men not deployed rise up to meet the need. A retired fireman mowed their lawn and drove her to the hospital when she went into labor with our second grandchild. Men at her church rough housed with her kids. Uncles and grandfathers also help; but I am not so sure about Tammy’s uncle that looks like Hillary Clinton. An engaged, encouraging father can raise a strong independent girl or a lousy father can start a cycle of poor relationships for a young woman.
I am sensitive to Tammy’s feelings on growing up fatherless. I, too, grew up without a father. I remember trying to opt out of pointless Father’s Day cards and projects that were made for no one. It is a difficult road to adulthood without a father, but it is not an impossible one. Society needs to help families fill that role, not minimize its importance.
“The vaccine was scandalously fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and was ardently promoted by the Obama administration as a miracle shot that can prevent certain strains of cervical cancer caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Instead it’s been linked to thousands of debilitating side effects, according to the government’s own daunting statistics. This includes thousands of cases of paralysis, convulsions, blindness and dozens of deaths.”