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  • Nikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story

    09/20/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Megan Keller
    Nikki Haley, President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that The New York Times knew she had not been involved in the purchase of expensive curtains for her New York residence when it printed a story implying she did. "They knew the facts and they released the story anyway," Haley told Fox News' "The Story." "I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked out," she said. "We told the reporters that these were the facts." The Times issued an editor's note at the top of its piece, which was originally titled "Nikki Haley's View of...
  • Lindsey Graham: My statement on Judge Kavanaugh

    09/16/2018 7:21:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 157 replies
    Lindsey Graham Twitter ^ | 9/16/2018 | Lindsey Graham
    Lindsey Graham ‏ Verified account @LindseyGrahamSC 5h5 hours ago My statement on Judge Kavanaugh. Reply 4.8K Retweet 1.9K Like 4.1K
  • As Hurricane Florence bears down, Canadian power crews make pit stop in Bangor en route to Carolinas

    09/16/2018 6:59:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 9/12/18 | Callie Ferguson
    **SNIP** But for thousands of power crews, the lead-up to the storm is a period of waiting to face the mess it leaves behind. The storm is expected to knock out power to as many as 3 million customers across the two states, utilities officials in the Carolinas said Wednesday afternoon. “I was expecting the call [from the power company] when I saw it on the news,” said Raymond Gallant, a 70-year-old lineman from New Brunswick. He was among a mix of linemen, mechanics, loggers and carpenters on Wednesday who signed up to spend an anticipated three weeks on the...
  • Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 1 storm, still packing winds of 90 mph

    09/13/2018 10:45:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 13, 2018 | 11:52pm | David K. Li
    Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm late Thursday night, as it approached shore — but officials warned it was still very dangerous.
  • FEMA staging ambulances, medical helicopters at Spartanburg airport ahead of Florence

    09/14/2018 2:45:55 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 14 replies
    FoxCarolina ^ | September 13, 2018 | Dal Kalsi
    FEMA said ambulances, medical helicopters, and other emergency response vehicles from across the country are being staged at the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport ahead of Hurricane Florence. More than 200 ambulances and 11 medical helicopters and the crews that man them are setting up on the airport’s runway, waiting to respond when Florence begins to take its toll on South Carolina. The emergency responders will be dispatched from the Spartanburg airport when needed.
  • WashPost Editorial: ‘Trump Is Complicit’ in Hurricane Florence’s Impending Destruction

    09/13/2018 8:15:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/12/2018 | Curtis Houck
    Over inside the home of the “Democracy Dies in Darkness” slogan on Wednesday, The Washington Post’s lead editorial argued that President Donald Trump “is complicit” in the destruction being caused by hurricanes, including the forecasted pain set to be inflicted in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina by Hurricane Florence. The reasons that The Post outlined had to do with the President’s deregulatory agenda on the environment and his refusal to further President Obama’s liberal, environmentalist policy aims. The editorial first laid out the stakes for those in Florence’s path and then, by paragraph three, laid blame at the feet...
  • Hurricane Florence Prompts volunteer Group America's Cajun Navy to Send People to Help

    09/12/2018 10:57:03 PM PDT · by LUV W · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Zoe Szathmary | Fox News
    A volunteer organization called America’s Cajun Navy says it's sending more than 1,000 people to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence. “We are a search and rescue organization,” president John Billiot told Fox News, adding that they also have a K-9 team to “look for your loved ones.” Billiot says America’s Cajun Navy is sending “maybe 1200 to 1300” people to the Carolinas and Virginia and “800, almost 900 boats” which come from across the U.S.
  • Hurricane Florence Live Thread II

    09/12/2018 1:53:29 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 755 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 12 September 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    The National Hurricane Center has been issuing advisories for Hurricane Florence since August 30. The five day "Cone of Uncertainty" archive progression since Aug. 30 may be found here. As the super-size storm named Florence approached the U.S. Atlantic Coast, stories abound of people who are refusing to evacuate barrier islands. The 82nd Airborne has relocated all of its assets, while FEMA is using Fort Bragg as a major staging area for post-storm supplies, including meals, water and cots. Fort Jackson (Columbia SC) has cancelled events including basic training graduation to prepare for military and civilian evacuees from coastal locations....
  • People Are “Fighting For Food” As Authorities Warn Florence “Could Produce A Disaster Comparable”

    09/12/2018 11:44:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog.com ^ | 09/12/2018 | Michael Snyder
    Full TITLE: People Are “Fighting For Food” As Authorities Warn Florence “Could Produce A Disaster Comparable” To Hurricane Katrina ===================================================================== Hurricane Florence is about to make a “direct hit” on the east coast, and public officials are making one ominous declaration about this storm after another. Florence is being called “extremely dangerous”, “a monster”, “the worst in 60 years” and “the storm of a lifetime”. By the end of this week we shall see if this storm lives up to the hype, but at this point it is definitely an immensely powerful storm. Hurricanes of this magnitude very rarely come...
  • Hurricane Florence. (weatherbell)

    09/12/2018 6:46:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | September 12,2018 | Hojzyk
    Florence makes landfall in Savannah, Georgia..SUNDAY Storm sits of coast..48 inches of rain possibe in North Carolina http://www.weatherbell.com
  • Hurricane Florence Heads for the Carolinas

    09/11/2018 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hurricane Florence continues to churn toward the Carolinas. Looks like the latest forecast track has it hitting landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, as a Category 3. The danger of this hurricane — besides just the fact it’s a Category 3 and you have the wind and the rain — is it’s supposed to slow down significantly after reaching landfall. Now they’ve got it speeding up a little bit, but if they’re right on this forecast, it’s a significant flooding event and a number of people are trying to figure out what to do. Stay, ride it out, get out,...
  • NHC/NOAA: Potential Rainfall Map for Florence

    09/11/2018 6:00:10 AM PDT · by topher · 56 replies
    NHC NOAA ^ | 11-Sept-2018
  • Kellyanne Predicts What Will Happen to Anonymous Op-ed Writer

    09/10/2018 3:17:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has "no idea" who the mysterious New York Times op-ed author is, but she knows what will become of him or her. The author, reportedly a "senior official" in the Trump administration, will be outed, Conway predicted on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning. “Cowards are like criminals – they eventually suss out themselves because they eventually confess or brag to the wrong person, and I suspect that’s what will happen here.” -@KellyannePolls on anonymous NYT op-ed writer pic.twitter.com/FRiFqKmH4w— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) September 10, 2018 The author, who she calls "unimpressive," wanted to be a...
  • Sen. Graham: ‘Anonymous’ NYTimes op-ed proves Mueller has nothing on POTUS

    09/10/2018 1:45:49 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 34 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/10/18 | USA Features
    Grasping: South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham gave an interesting take on the “anonymous” op-ed published by a “senior Trump administration official” in The New York Times last week, in which the writer repeated earlier claims from others that the White House is in chaos and the president is unhinged. Appearing on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, Graham said he believes the op-ed is the latest sign of panic from a Deep State that their alleged savior, special counsel Robert Mueller has zip, zero, nada when it comes to his original mandate of finding illicit, nefarious “Russian collusion” with the 2016...
  • Evacuation ordered for SC coast ahead of Hurricane Florence, lawmakers say

    09/10/2018 12:08:11 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 146 replies
    myrtlebeackonlinel ^ | 9/10/2018 | Bristow Marchant And Tom Barton
    PINE RIDGE, SC S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced a mandatory evacuation of the South Carolina coast on Monday. All eight the counties along the coast would begin evacuating as of noon on Tuesday, McMaster said at a press briefing on Monday. McMaster said he would reverse lanes on four main roads to facilitate the evacuation. As of noon Tuesday, lanes will reverse on Interstate 26 from Charleston to Columbia and Highway 50from Myrtle Beach. Highways 278 and 21 in Beaufort County will be ready for reversal as of noon, but officials will wait to make an order at that time....
  • Hurricane Florence is a Category 4 storm, on track to hit Southeast coast by Friday morning

    09/10/2018 9:29:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 100 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 10, 2018
    Hurricane Florence is a rapidly strengthening major storm with sustained 130 mph winds as it heads toward a potentially devastating landfall in the Southeast U.S. later this week, already prompting evacuation orders on the North Carolina coast. The National Hurricane Center is warning of “life-threatening” storm surge in the Carolinas and Virginia, as well as “a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event” in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic.
  • How One of U.S.'s Most Conservative Colleges Bloomed in Liberal Denver

    09/10/2018 6:31:47 AM PDT · by cutty · 5 replies
    Westword ^ | September 10, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    Denver is widely regarded to be among the more liberal major cities in the United States. But it's also home to Colorado Christian University, which the research website Niche just ranked the seventh-most-conservative American college — and it's among the fastest-growing, too. "We've had nine years of record enrollment at Colorado Christian University," says Jeff Hunt, CCU's vice president of public policy and director of the Centennial Institute, the branch that puts on the annual Western Conservative Summit. "And a lot of that has to do with the fact that we're unapologetically Christian and conservative. People know exactly what they're...
  • Destroying Trump Destroys More than America

    09/09/2018 4:59:50 PM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Gold, goats and guns ^ | 10SEP18 | Tom Luongo
    The “Resistance” has morphed into the “Lynch Mob.” Having successfully been gaslit into believing Donald Trump is everything from a bad joke to a Russian spy, the Progressive left in the U.S. are embracing all the totalitarian impulses their grabby little hands can find as they climb the Cliffs of their Insanity to remove him from office. This putsch is orchestrated by a now open conspiracy of members of FBI, CIA, MI-6, DNC, the U.S. corporate media and Trump’s own staff in the Oval Office as evidenced by the recent and infamous New York Times op-ed. This expose from a...
  • Hurricane Florence & Isaac

    09/09/2018 8:01:18 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 715 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9 September 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    September 10 is the statistical peak of the Atlantic Tropical Storm season, and the conga line of storms dancing across the Atlantic is not disappointing historical data. The Governors of NC and SC have declared states of emergency for a potential major hurricane landfall, while Hurricane Florence is slowly creeping westward. Florence is predicted to increase forward motion and intensity Monday. Hurricanes Hazel (1954) and Hugo (1989) are two notorious major hurricanes to make landfall in NC and SC, respectively. North Carolina has prior experience with "F" named hurricanes. Hurricanes Fran (1996) and Floyd (1999) caused widespread flooding and damage...
  • The Democrats' Sad Circus

    09/08/2018 1:37:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    I love Lindsay Graham. The witty South Carolina senator, who's usually more entertaining than most comedians, has been one of the highlights of the otherwise depressing televised Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Graham put it perfectly Thursday morning. He said some people had been coming up to him and asking if this week's ugly display of disruptions, rude moronic outbursts from the gallery and Democrat grandstanding had become a circus. "I'm here to defend circuses," Graham said, pointing out that it was safe for parents to take their kids to the circus but not to...