Some Georgia high school football players had an inspiring little protest of their own this weekend. And it involved running, not kneeling. While pro National Football League players were locking arms and taking a knee across the country to protest someone or something or other, these high school players decided to exercise their freedom of speech a little differently in their country by celebrating America instead of criticizing it. The entire Fannin County Rebel team ran onto the field together, each player carrying a large U.S. flag. The patriotic display happened before their game with the Greater Atlanta Christian School
It´s refreshing to discover there are true patriots in our country, even young people in HS. I was in HS when Nixon/Mennedy ran in 1960. I was a NIXON supporter. The corruption in voting in Chicago cost him the election. But, being a true American, he didn´t want to challenge that fact. God Bless Him. BTW, Kennedy, probably would not be considered a democrat by today´s standards.
#7 is right. I saw in CBN that entire high school teams in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Texas, Alabama and Georgia have been doing similar things ever since Colin K. started this nonsense. I am glad that at least this Georgia team’s actions did make the mainstream media this time!!
While much of our political discussions these days revolve around personality — and personal behavior — something less superficial is going on that will quietly play a far more important role determining election outcomes 51 weeks from now. Fundraising. [Snip] In the crucial area of money, however, the Republican and Democratic parties have shown opposing strengths that must muddy any honest 2018 election prognostications. Surprisingly, President Trump’s often argumentative, abrasive tweets that bother so many, especially in the GOP establishment, have actually proven to be quite effective fundraising tools.
During the 2016 political campaign, with Hillary Clinton clearly headed for White House victory over her unorthodox GOP opponent, Donald Trump made the bold claim that he could change and become anything he wanted. “It’s very easy being presidential,” he proclaimed with the confidence of a billionaire. The first fifth of the Donald Trump presidency has proven the accuracy of Donald Trump’s claim. He can indeed change and become presidential — but only during his foreign trips as United States commander-in-chief and leader of the free world. We’re witnessing that other President Trump now during his five-nation, nearly two-week journey around
In this modern age, Americans’ worst fears seem to be shifting sharply from personal safety to electronic security. See Also: New Roy Moore accuser: He sexually assaulted me when I was 16 Two recent Gallup Polls confirm this change. The first poll this month found that citizen concerns about walking alone at night near their home have fallen to a 52-year-low of 30%. The average fear level since 1965 has been 38%, the poll reported, with the highest level coming in at 48% in 1982. [Snip] Conversely, far more Americans — fully two-out-of-three — worry most today about cyber-crime, mainly the
Stand by for more Joe Biden than you knew you wanted. Two months’ worth. The aging VP, who turns 75 this month, begins his book tour today. I said, HE’S STARTING A BOOK TOUR TODAY! So, you’ll see and hear the loquacious retiree on the TV and radio shows of all the usual sympathetic suspects. Everyone will ask him about running for president in 2020. That’s the plan. [Snip] Barack Obama, who had much more ambition than political resume, chose Biden as his VP in 2008 because a) Biden was old and seemed to add experience to the ticket, and
In a little-noticed but significant move by the Trump administration, the United States has begun construction on its first military base within Israel. The permanent facility flying the U.S. flag will be independently operated by American troops on the IDF Air Defense School grounds in southern Israel’s Negev Desert near Beersheba. Its mission was described as defending against rocket and missile attacks. But it’s also both a symbolic gesture of the deep political and defense solidarity that both countries’ leaders have stressed and a substantive one, since it places an unknown number of American military members on the ground where hostile
The Windy City’s population is falling again this year as nearly two residents per day are blown away by gunfire or carved to death by knives. [Snip] Mayor Emanuel’s machine City Council is focused on another critical urban issue: Pedestrians texting while crossing the street. Also talking on cells. Chicago is a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. But not for walking texters. With all the city’s other crime clearly under control, the proposed municipal legislation would have Chicago police officers monitoring crosswalks for “distracted walking” — pedestrians texting or talking on a cell within city crosswalks
It’s still very early, of course. But right now it looks like last Sunday’s killing rampage during religious services in Sutherland Springs, Texas, will also claim the life of the small, clapboard church itself. Twenty-six people, including an unborn child and nine other children, were gunned down at the First Baptist Church in Texas’ worst mass shooting. [Snip] So deep and raw remain the emotional wounds from that Sabbath shooting that Pastor Frank Pomeroy, who lost his own 14-year-old daughter Annabelle, has told Southern Baptist Convention leaders that any further services in that bullet-riddled church would be too painful for
Now that Bowe Bergdahl has pleaded guilty to desertion in combat, taxpayers may owe him several hundred thousand dollars in back pay and benefits. [Snip] It might strike some taxpayers as somewhat goofy that Bergdahl could be entitled to a large sum of money for willingly walking off his Army guard post in Paktika province in mid-2009 and then spending several years in Taliban captivity. In a highly controversial 2014 move, Barack Obama, who wanted the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility emptied anyway, swapped five senior Taliban leaders imprisoned there for Bergdahl’s release.
For the next 52 weeks you’re likely to hear that pretty much every single news event will have an impact on the 2018 midterm elections and President Trump’s political prospects. Some of that is true. But here’s a new overriding wrinkle to keep in mind: The most important factor deciding whether the Republican Party maintains control of Congress is actually President Trump himself and his behavior. [Snip] Off-year elections are actually a fascinating element of American politics. With no parliamentary vote of confidence available to grade a president halfway through a term, the biennial ballot outcomes for all House seats
Perhaps you’ve heard a little something about President Trump fighting publicly with members of his own party. The media loves these he-said-then-he-said stories of political conflict. They’re so easy to cover and self-destructive to the GOP cause. So they’re churned out day after day, enabling this president to manipulate coverage through mere tweets and dominate consecutive news cycles. What you haven’t heard much about is the acidic disarray among Democrats. That’s understandable. Democrats in Washington have become basically irrelevant. They lost control of the House. They lost control of the Senate. They lost control of the White House. This is
Just in time for President Trump’s visit next month, China’s President Xi Jinping has had himself elevated to a level of political deification unseen in the Middle Kingdom since Mao Zedong. At the end of a week-long Communist Party Congress Tuesday, the party’s new leadership, the Politburo’s Standing Committee, was unveiled in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The line-up of six dour-faced men, all Xi allies, was split with the 64-year-old Xi standing center-stage. He was the only one smiling. No wonder. Unlike previous “collective leadership” announcements since Chairman Mao died in 1976, the new arrangement sets
Nearly two-in-three Americans now support the legalization of marijuana, a four percent jump in just one year and the largest support Gallup has found in almost a half-century of polling. Marijuana is still illegal under federal law. But with more states approving legalization in each election season, about 20 percent of Americans now live where marijuana use is legal. The newest poll [Snip] found that 64 percent of them now support marijuana legalization. When Gallup first asked the question in 1969, only 12 percent did. Support rose to 28 percent in 1978, then held generally steady in the mid-20-percent range
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday clarified that his walking boot is on his right foot, adding that he switched it to his left to "give it a break." McCain caused confusion when he posted a photo from his daughter Meghan´s wedding in which his walking boot was on his left foot. He had previously been seen wearing it on his right foot after he suffered a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon. McCain took notice of the fallout, and on Thursday took to Twitter to clarify. McCain has been receiving treatment for brain cancer after announcing in July
WASHINGTON – Sen. Al Franken plans to stay in the U.S. Senate and try to win back Minnesotans’ trust.The Minnesota Democrat, who has been accused by four women — two of them anonymously — of inappropriate contact, issued a Thanksgiving afternoon apology and pledge. He wrote that he “feels terribly that I’ve made some women feel badly.” He called himself “a warm person” who likes to hug people when they’re being photographed with him, but clearly, his embrace “crossed a line for some women.” Although his statement did not directly address the question of whether he might resign, he vowed
Time magazine is already celebrating their Best of 2017, and their favorite "Non-Fiction" book of the year is....Hillary Clinton´s campaign memoir What Happened. Time assistant managing editor Claire Howorth gushed, "Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history." It came complete with buying instructions from Amazon, and Hillary Clinton quickly tweeted out how "honored" she was: "I loved writing this book, & I’m honored to be in such great company on this list!" Number two on the Time top ten
We have already reached the cornered animal stage of Democrats caught up in the sexual harassment hysteria. Is there anything more amusing than watching your enemies play a game of chicken with each other, threatening mutual assured destruction? Even better: a threat that comes written in all-caps, the cyber equivalent of shouting, hinting that “many members” could find themselves in a similarly difficult situation. (snip) The purge underway could easily surpass in impact the 1992 House Banking Scandal that paved the way for a sea change in control of the House of Representatives, when Newt Gingrich flipped control of the
Recent pics of Malia Obama showed her kissing a tall, athletically-built white male who was most likely a fellow university student. It seems normal enough, right? She’s a young woman, he’s a young man – so what’s the problem? Well, apparently many in the Black community find what she did to be an appalling act of…racism. The onslaught of negativity directed at the daughter of the former President is both shocking and troubling. Why do so many choose to see the world through the narrow prism of color and then demand that color requires one to never deviate from their “rules”
A retired lieutenant general said Thursday that President Trump’s comments to troops deployed overseas, which included remarks about the economy and military’s recent success, were “somewhat insulting.” “First of all, I’m thankful for the fact that he did address the soldiers. But the message I heard and some of the things he said would not have rung very well with me had I been a deployed soldier,” CNN military analyst and retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling said. Trump spoke from his Mar-a-Lago estate to troops deployed overseas via video teleconference. During the call, the president praised the military’s recent performance,
True to the theme that he’s been nationally talking about – or rather, taking a knee for – since last summer, former 49er Colin Kaepernick attended an “Unthanksgiving Day” celebration on Alcatraz Island. The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony, held annually on Thanksgiving since 1975, commemorates the survival of Native American peoples following the settlement of Europeans in the Western Hemisphere. Kaepernick began making headlines in August when a photographer spotting him sitting during the national anthem. He told reporters that he sat, or took a knee, because he was fighting to combat the oppression of people of color and ongoing issues
The ever-widening use of artificial lights is making the nighttime Earth glow increasingly brighter, with the amount of global light growing about 2 percent each year. That worries advocates for the protection of dark skies, who say that artificial night glow can affect wildlife like migrating birds and keeps people from connecting to the stars. What´s more, they say, all that wasted light sent out into space is effectively wasted money. The findings are in a new study in the journal Science Advances that used five years of data from a satellite launched in 2011. This satellite has an instrument that gives
At age 10, Levi Draheim hates math and loves reading Harry Potter books. He plays the violin but dislikes practicing. What he really enjoys is paddling a kayak or going swimming. It helps that he lives just a five-minute walk from the beach in the town of Indialantic on Florida´s east coast. "I´m the kind of kid who likes to be outside," he said. He´s also one of 21 children across America who are suing the federal government for its failure to combat climate change. Levi, an only child who is homeschooled by his mom, is the youngest plaintiff involved in the case
What´s a witch-hunter to do when there´s no witch, and witchcraft itself turns out to be imaginary? When even the latest accusation against the biggest scapegoat of the house is a crock? Alan Dershowitz, a liberal in good standing with occasional fits of constitutional sanity, has called on Bob Mueller, aka "The Special Prosecutor," to resign, ´cause there´s no there there. Professor Dershowitz points out that Trump may be guilty of sins "but not crimes." Well, if POTUS Trump is a sinner, I hope the Lord forgives him, along with the rest of us.
In “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Denzel Washington plays an idealistic defense attorney whose beliefs are tested when he joins a new law firm. The Oscar winner says making the film did not make him more cynical about the justice system and, when asked about the prison-industrial complex, the “Malcolm X” star offered a surprising take. “It starts at the home,” he told reporters at the film’s downtown New York premiere. “It starts at home.” When prodded to expand on his answer, the 62-year-old Mount Vernon native replied: “It starts with how you raise your children. If a young man doesn’t have a father
Disgraced “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose was behind the firing of the one colleague who could have stepped into his role on the a.m. show, Josh Elliott, multiple sources tell Page Six. But Rose says he was only supportive of Elliott. “CBS This Morning” has been left without an heir apparent to Rose after the veteran anchor was fired for sexual-harassment allegations — and there’s no big-name replacement within CBS News’ ranks to take over. Insiders say it was Rose who, this year, helped get Elliott fired from CBS after he decided the younger anchor was a threat. A source said, “Josh was ousted by Charlie and his