Monday, May 7, 2018

Arizona Teachers End Walkout

Arizona Teachers End Walkout

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a plan Thursday to give teachers a 20% pay raise; ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending a majority of the states one million public school students back to the classroom.  Ducey's signature awarded the teachers a 9% pay raise in the fall and another 5% in each of the next two years.  The 20% always included a one percent pay raise from last year.  Teachers didn't receive everything they hoped to achieve during the all-night legislative session but they won substantial gains from reluctant lawmakers.  Ducey stated the teachers had "earned" the raise and the legislation session was a win for both teachers and students.  The pay increases will cost about $300 million from the coming year along.  Click on to read the remainder of the story.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Four Former Presidents Attend Barbara Bush's Funeral

Four Former Presidents Attend Barbara Bush's Funeral

Former President George W. bush '43, wheeling Bush '41 at Barbara Bush's funeral

Former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away on April 17, 2018.  She had been in declining health for some time.  It was announced early last week that the former First Lady only wanted "comfort care", which is medical care necessary to keep you comfortable prior to death. 

The former first lady was born in 1925, she was born in Rye, New York on June 8, 1925.  Her father late became president of the McCall Corporation, the publisher of popular women's magazines, Redbook and McCall.  She met her husband, George Herbert Walker Bush when she was 16.  They both married in 1945, after George H.W.'s service in World War II.  She bore six children through him.  One of them, Robin Bush, died of leukemia in early childhood.  Her eldest son, George W., was president from 2001-2009.  Barbara's husband, George H.W. Bush was vice president of the U.S. from 1981-89 and later was elected president for one term from 1989-1993.  While she was First Lady, Barbara Bush was a huge literacy advocate.  She founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.  Bush was also the matriarch of the Bush family as well.  She is the only former First Lady since Abigail Adams to have both a husband and son as president of the United States. 

Four former presidents and former first ladies attended her funeral.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Rex Tillerson Ousted as Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson Ousted as Secretary of State

Tillerson and Trump

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with President Trump

President Trump made the decision to terminate Secretary of State Rex Tillerson citing differences of opinion on such issues as North Korean diplomacy, steel and aluminum tariffs, and the Iran nuclear agreement.  Trump stated he believed Tillerson will be happier outside the administration.  Trump stated he appreciated Tillerson's business experience at Exxon-Mobil, but both had sharp difference of opinion on foreign policy.  Trump has nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the new Secretary of State.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Gary Cohn Resigns From Trump White House

Gary Cohn Resigns From Trump White House

Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn steps off Air Force One as he arrives Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Cohn is returning from Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Gary Cohn

Former Goldman Sachs COO Gary Cohn has decided to resign the White House after losing the internal battle on trade policy.  President Trump has rightly labeled Cohn a "globalist", which he is.  We don't need policy advisors or any employee of the federal government that's a representative of Goldman Sachs.  We need economic nationalists surrounding our president and dominating important positions in the U.S. government.  It's about the USA.  Thank you President Trump for signing those tariffs.  Click on the above link to read the rest of the story.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Donald Trump Signs Steel and Aluminum Tariffs to Protect Workers

Donald Trump Signs Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
Trump Signs Tarrifs

President Donald Trump signed his official establishment of tariffs on aluminum and steel on Thursday in a dramatic ceremony in the Oval Office.  The tariffs are exactly as he proposed--25% on steel and 10% on aluminum.  Trump stated that the tariffs were very important to sign, citing the bad trade deals in years gone by that devastated the manufacturing industry.  Click on the above link to read the story.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Donald Trump Resolute on Tariffs and Trade

Donald Trump Resolute on Tariffs and Trade

Trump Supporters

President Donald Trump was resolute on his stands revolving around proposed tariffs for steel and trade, promising to protect the American worker and American jobs.  He stated he was elected to protect our workers and protect our companies.  Trump has proposed 25% tariffs and steel and 10% on aluminum as part of the ongoing negotiations on trade.  Click on the above link to read the rest of the story. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Vintage Trump: The Donald Rallies Conservative Movement Troops at CPAC

Vintage Trump

Trump CPAC 2018

President Trump gave an incredible speech at CPAC the other evening.  Click on the above link from Breitbart News to read the details.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Rev. Billy Graham Dies at 99

Rev. Billy Graham Dies at 99
American evangelist Billy Graham speaks to over 100,000 Berliners at the Olympic Stadium in Germany, June 27, 1954. (AP Photo)
Evangelist Billy Graham AP Photo (Probably around 1949)

Evangelist Billy Graham has died according to news reports from church spokesman Mark DeMoss.  Graham had prostate cancer, Parkinson's disease and pneumonia in his home in North Carolina.  Graham has preached the gospel to millions of people over the years in the United States and around the world.  He has been a spiritual adviser to each of the U.S. presidents beginning with Harry S. Truman on down.  Click on the above link to read the latest story.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Speers--Through it All

Through it All

I Can Feel the Touch

Come Holy Spirit

The Joy That Jesus Gives

There's Enough of God's Love

If You Had Been There

Turn Your Radio On

My Soul is Always Satisfied

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jeff Sessions Orders FBI Review After Failure to Stop Shooter

Jeff Sessions Orders FBI Review After Failure to Stop Shooter
Sessions Do Better

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of the FBI after the bureau admitted it failed to properly an anonymous tip warning about the Florida shooter.  Sessions said it was clear that the warning signs were there and they were missed.  The FBI stated that an anonymous tip about the shooter in January 2018 wasn't sent to the Miami field office because of the failure to act on "established protocols."  A month later, the shooter shot and killed 17 students on February 14, 2018.  Florida Governor Rick Scott responded to the news and stated that the FBI direction, Christopher Wray, should step down. 

I agree with Governor Scott that the FBI director should step down.  I also believe Jeff Sessions needs to step down as Attorney General as well.  There are too much politics that take place at the FBI.  Many personnel within the FBI need to be terminated.  If the FBI isn't going to be impartial and chase after criminal wrongdoing, regardless who the people might be, then what's the purpose of the FBI?  They're nothing but a bloated ineffective bureaucracy that's too political.  They're dysfunctional just like government as a whole seems to be.