Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ain't No Woman Like You

I heard this song on The Surf which is a Beach Music/Shag station, but it definitely wasn't Trace Adkins.  I assume the original artist has been lost as I have had no luck finding another.  I believe the originator may have been black, but in Beach Music they sound much the same.

Emerald Isle, NC Beach Music Festival

Man shoots 820 pound wild hog in his front yard

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 Yum. :)
Samson resident Wade Seago knew something was up outside of his home last week when the family's pet schnauzer, Cruiser, started barking constantly. The Seagos live on 100 acres in the rural south Alabama town. The property and surrounding area is teeming with wildlife so it's not unusual for their dog to bark at deer, raccoons or other wild visitors.

But this was different. As he was about to get up and check on his dog, his daughter began screaming.
"I jumped up to see what was going on," Wade explained. "I looked out the back window and saw nothing, so I ran to the front of the house where my daughter was looking out the window. I couldn't believe what I was seeing."

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HUD Drops Obama-Era Fight With New York County Over Local Zoning Laws

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The new leadership at the Department of Housing and Urban Development finally accepted an analysis of fair housing opportunities in Westchester County, New York, after the Obama administration had denied the analysis 10 times before.

Obama’s HUD claimed that some county zoning laws were racially exclusionary.

The analysis was required as part of a settlement from a 2009 lawsuit that alleged that the county had lied when it said it had analyzed issues that could block access to affordable housing. The analysis had determined that there were “no evidence of exclusionary zoning across Westchester,” according to the office of Westchester County Executive Director Rob Astorino, who came into office after the settlement was reached.

ICE chief praises Trump, plans to send more agents to sanctuary cities

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ICE chief praises Trump, plans to send more agents to sanctuary cities

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan on Tuesday said he plans to further crack down on undocumented immigrants by sending more resources and agents to sanctuary cities.

Homan told Washington Examiner on Tuesday that he plans to address "ludicrous" sanctuary cities.

"In the America I grew up in, cities didn't shield people who violated the law," Homan told the publication. “What I want to get is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open for business."

"We’re going to enforce the laws on the books without apology, we’ll continue to prioritize what we do,” Homan continued. “But it’s not OK to violate the laws of this country anymore, you’re going to be held accountable.”

Alan Dershowitz: New York Times ignoring me because 'I don't have the right point of view'

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Alan Dershowitz recently tried to publish an opinion piece in The New York Times that President Trump likely did not attempt to obstruct justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey.

But Dershowitz told the Washington Examiner over the phone on Monday that the Times had "no response" to his submission.

The widely known legal commentator and cable news fixture said he remains a "liberal Hillary Clinton supporter," but said after reading an op-ed in the Times that argued Trump could be charged for criminal conduct in Comey's firing, he reached out in June to the paper to present an opposing view.

"I said that I thought the readers of the New York Times were entitled to hear or read the other side of the issue whether there were crimes committed," said Dershowitz, a professor emeritus of Harvard Law School. "And I really do think The New York Times does not want its readers to hear an alternative point of view on the issue of whether or not Trump administration is committing crimes."

Comment on: Just 6% Of Americans Say Russia Story Is 'Important'

Comment by Badge ron Poll: Just 6% Of Americans Say Russia Story Is 'Im...


The media has done this to themselves. By going all in for one party for the last 50-years. They have become irrelevant. Our Founding Fathers, envisioned a vibrant honest press that would hold those in power to task.

Instead, by going all democrat all the time. THEY have allowed and enabled government to become the cesspool it now is. Had they called democrats to task, instead of turning a blind eye. Government corruption and its incestuous relationship with business would not have brought us to this point. Citizens struggle, while major corporations receive billions in subsidies. Billionaires, receive tax breaks on the backs of the working poor.

Government should NEVER subsidize business. Period! Every business should grow or fail based on their business plan. Governments job is to assure a fair playing field. Not to pick the winners and losers. Politicians receive billions in bribes, oh sorry campaign contributions to make laws. They make laws to reduce competition. Putting onerous regulations, no small business can afford. Only multi-billion-dollar businesses can afford. Their latest push is to eliminate EVERY independent restaurant. Eliminating competition for the food chains.

How you ask? For several years they have tried to pass “regulations” that require every menu item to have a complete nutrition breakdown. No big deal for McDonald’s to list the nutritional breakdown on their menu. But what about your local diner? Can you imagine the cost to them to hire some company to produce the nutritional breakdown for every menu item? It is in the thousands of dollars. Even if they could afford it once. Never being able to afford to change the menu. I know when I owned a restaurant I kept a “core menu” but every three months I changed it. Not counting if my wholesaler had a deal and I run specials. I would have had to pay some company to prepare a nutritional breakdown for every change. I would have been broke and out of business in months.

The government ruling against “fair-trade” regulations have eliminated locally owned businesses and gave rise to Walmart, Home Depot, and the rest of the big box stores. Further killing the local business communities. For many too young to remember, the “fair trade” regulations allowed companies to require their sellers to sell at a minimum price. This is why, Sears and others had “store brands” so they could undersell. But not in direct competition. Sears could not sell a Maytag at a price lower than set by the company. They could sell their Kenmore brand at a lower price. But then it was a Maytag competing against a Kenmore.

When government removed the “fair trade” pricing. Suddenly Sears and others could undersell the local businesses. Sears and others always had a larger profit margin then locals’ due to the quantities they purchased. But they could not under sell them. Once the “fair trade” was gone the big boxes could sell at a price close to what the local stores paid. Soon there was no local appliance stores, lumber yards, and dozens of others.

Sorry for the tangent, but this is all due to the fact the media only held one party to task. The other could make these deals without scrutiny.

Flight Attendant Group Reveals Ann Coulter Was ‘Targeted On Purpose’ In Seat Fiasco

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Ann Coulter @AnnCoulter
BEWARE OF @DELTA REPUBLICANS. Texts from a flight attendant: It was political. @Delta still won't give a reason.

Stronger: Trump campaign donations increased to $13.9 million in second quarter

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Trump campaign donations for the second quarter (April to June) topped $13.9 million — up dramatically from the $9.8 million raised in the first quarter.

The robust fundraising destroys the media narrative that Trump supporters are swayed by the relentless press attacks, Democratic obstruction, or the wave of anti-Trump protests that have rocked the nation.

Donations to re-elect President Trump in 2020 have been pouring in despite the struggles the brash billionaire has encountered during his first seven months in office.

"Why shouldn't fast food workers make $150 an hour?"

Preserving the Good


A Review of Catharine Savage Brosman, Southwestern Women Writers and the Vision of Goodness, McFarland Press, 2016.

The term “man of letters” has fallen largely into desuetude over the last few decades, and for good reason. Very few such entities exist nowadays on the literary landscape either in this country or elsewhere. One is more apt to come across a spotted owl or a selfless politician than he is a genuine man of letters. When the term is applied, it is misused to mean merely someone who writes novels or poems or plays or perhaps creative non-fiction or criticism. A man of letters, however, holds a greater responsibility than just that to his own literary vocation. Part of his “job,” so to speak, is to uphold certain standards not only of literary production but of civilization in general – its manners, customs, and morals. He is entrusted with certain ideals of thought and behavior that might otherwise be lost if not preserved in his fiction or verse.

Thus his scarcity.

Roadside Memorial Confederate Battle Flags Spur Discussion, Education

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Women’s March, Black Lives Matter Wish “Happy Birthday” To Wanted, Cop-Killing Terrorist

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Women's March, Black Lives Matter Wish "Happy Birthday" To Wanted, Cop-Killing Terrorist

The Women’s March and the Black Lives Matter movement both paid tribute to a known terrorist on Monday, in honor of her birthday.

Assata Shakur (birth name Joanne Chesimard) has been one of the FBI’s Most Wanted since 1979 after she escaped from a New Jersey prison.

Shakur was incarcerated for killing a police officer, execution style.