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  • 18 family members get COVID-19 after holiday gathering in Pennsylvania

    01/19/2021 10:37:17 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/19/2021 | Jackie Salo
    Eighteen members of the same family have been infected with COVID-19 after they gathered in Pennsylvania to celebrate the holidays. Darlene Reynolds, of Milmont Park, said the virus swept through her family after she had relatives from as far as Canada come over on Dec. 27 despite feeling under the weather, news station WPVI reported.
  • Joe Biden Blames Holiday Infections for ‘Toughest Months’ of Coronavirus Pandemic in the New Year

    12/29/2020 2:40:46 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/29/2020 | Charlie Spiering
    President-elect Joe Biden warned Americans Tuesday they would face a spike in coronavirus cases and deaths in the new year, thanks to Americans traveling and gathering during the holidays. “We have to anticipate that the infections over the holidays will produce soaring case counts in January and surging death tolls into February,” Biden warned in a speech in Delaware on Tuesday.
  • TN Gov. Bill Lee Bans Public Gatherings Exceeding 10, Asks Residents to Limit Holiday Events to Household

    12/21/2020 9:49:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) is the latest state leader to urge residents to drastically limit their holiday gatherings by spending them only with members of the same household, signing an executive order limiting indoor public events to ten. In a Sunday evening address, the Republican governor identified Tennesee as “ground zero for a surge in sickness,” describing the ongoing pandemic as a “war.” Approximately 10,000 Tennesseans are getting sick daily, the governor said, largely attributing the spike to holiday gatherings — namely, the Thanksgiving gatherings
  • Scoop: Pentagon halts Biden transition briefings

    12/18/2020 7:31:18 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 12 replies
    Axios ^ | December 18, 2020 | Mike Allen, Jonathan Swan
    Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios. Behind the scenes: A top Biden official was unaware of the directive. Administration officials left open the possibility cooperation would resume after a holiday pause. The officials were unsure what prompted Miller's action, or whether President Trump approved. Why it matters: Miller's move, which stunned officials throughout the Pentagon, was the biggest eruption yet of animus and mistrust toward the Biden team from the top level of the Trump administration. What happened:...
  • Holiday Origins: Is Christmas a pagan holiday?

    12/12/2020 9:32:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/12/2020 | John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris
    Several years ago, in a documentary called “Religulous” (clever, right?), Bill Maher claimed that most of the story of Christ, especially the parts about His birth, were cribbed from pagan mythology. After all, Maher claimed, the Egyptian God Horus was born of a virgin on December 25th, was baptized, had twelve disciples, performed miracles, and ultimately died and rose again. Christianity, said Maher, is nothing but a cheap knockoff. The problem is, as numerous critics have pointed out, Maher’s claims are complete nonsense. No original source material backs up his description of Horus or, for that matter, of Mithras or...
  • Fauci: Christmas ‘More Compounded’ Than Thanksgiving ‘Because It’s a Longer Holiday’

    12/07/2020 8:35:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/07/2020 | Trent Baker
    Monday, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci voiced his concern about the upcoming Christmas holiday as the United States continues to battle the coronavirus. Fauci told CNN “New Day” host John Berman that his concerns are similar to the ones he had heading into Thanksgiving. He noted that Christmas lasts longer than Thanksgiving, which he said makes the upcoming holiday “more compounded” and “more of a challenge.”
  • (vanity) state issues "Amber alert" on cell phones....for COVID hysteria!

    11/25/2020 2:09:39 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 82 replies
    me | 11/25/20 | me
    So at 5:00 Eastern we just got our cell phones buzzing loudly. We figure it's an Amber Alert. Annoying as those are....
  • GOP senators propose replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday

    07/02/2020 3:34:02 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    Republican Sens. Ron Johnson and James Lankford on Wednesday introduced an amendment proposing to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a new federal holiday to avoid putting the U.S. “further in debt.” Johnson, R-Wis., and Lankford, R-Okla., rolled out their proposal as an amendment to bipartisan legislation rolled out by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, last month that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday. “In response to a bipartisan effort to give federal workers another day of paid leave by designating Juneteenth a federal holiday, we have offered a counterproposal that does not put us further in debt,” Johnson said Wednesday....
  • Taylor Swift and Barack Obama to Headline LGBTQ Event to Honor Stonewall Day

    06/24/2020 8:13:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 6/24/2020 | Breitbart news
    Former President Barack Obama, Taylor Swift and more are set to appear on Pride Live’s third annual Stonewall Day 2020 virtual event taking place Friday on Logo’s YouTube and Facebook pages. The event will run from 12:45 p.m. EDT to 3 p.m. EDT and will help benefit LGBTQ advocacy groups that are facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including The Ally Coalition, Brave Space Alliance, TransLatin@ Coalition and Trans Lifeline. Stonewall Day marks when New York City police conducted a raid on a gay bar in 1969 which led to the Stonewall riots. The riots helped launch the...
  • Safe Boating Tips (FReepers are Lousy Boaters)

    05/25/2020 3:39:45 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 48 replies
    Discover Boating ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Safe Boating Tips No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: 1.Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. 2.Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure...
  • Adult Humour On The Demise Of The Sabbath

    04/19/2020 2:54:54 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945
    Jim Cousens is a comic character with some similarities to Archie Bunker. He rejects the modern world. But he also isn’t a perfect fit with all traditionalist people either.
  • Virginia governor makes Election Day a state holiday and expands early voting

    04/12/2020 4:22:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 4/12/20 | Paul LeBlanc
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Sunday that he signed a series of new measures into law aimed at expanding access to voting in the commonwealth. The new legislation will establish Election Day as a holiday, remove the requirement that voters show a photo ID prior to casting a ballot and, expand early voting to be allowed 45 days before an election without a stated reason. "Voting is a fundamental right, and these new laws strengthen our democracy by making it easier to cast a ballot, not harder," Northam said in a statement. "No matter who you are or where you...
  • The Strange Case of MLK Day

    01/18/2020 8:48:16 AM PST · by relictele · 8 replies
    Self / Vanity | 18 Jan 2020 | Self / Vanity
    It’s difficult to deny that the implementation of leftist ideology is less a series of four-way intersections with stop signs or traffic lights at which people are forced to stop and possibly consider the ramifications of such implementation...and more a series of on-ramps onto an already-busy and flowing highway. Far too many people are intellectually lazy and believe that, to extend the metaphor, if they don’t have to slow below 70 mph then more cars entering the highway isn’t a problem for them. It’s only after they’ve passed dozens of such ramps that they wonder how and why their child...
  • National Bacon Day – December 30, 2019

    12/30/2019 2:34:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    National Today ^ | 12/30/19
    Mmmm, bacon. Just saying the word makes us hungry. It’s an incredibly versatile food. You can eat it on a burger if you’re ready for a major calorie-fest. Conversely, you can crumble it over a salad if you’re trying to be kind of healthy (but let’s be honest, nothing is healthy with bacon on it). Or you could make it the star of the show by simply pairing it with eggs. No matter what you do, bacon is greasy, delicious, and the most beautiful thing we’ve ever seen. if you, too, want to climb a tall building and scream at...
  • Plans for Trump impeachment trial get foggy before holiday break (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 4)

    12/22/2019 3:40:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 12/21/19
    President Donald Trump is in sunny Florida after his historic impeachment, while plans for his speedy trial back in Washington remained clouded. Senate leaders jockeying for leverage have failed to agree on procedures for the trial. Trump is still expected to be acquitted of both charges in the Senate, where Republicans have the majority, in what will be only the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. Proceedings are expected to begin in January. But the impasse between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer over whether there will be new witnesses and testimony - along with...
  • Sick of holiday music? Some researchers say that’s because it’s bad for your mental health

    12/13/2019 10:52:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 12/13/2019 | Natasha Anderson
    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Tired of Christmas music already? Researchers say you’re not alone.According to Business Insider, studies found there’s a spike in holiday music listening during the last two months of the year. In fact, the classic Christmas songs are played so much that people say they feel like the songs are on repeat.Researchers say this “incessant repetition” impacts listeners psychologically.At first, these festive tunes may spark nostalgia and get you in the holiday spirit, but researchers say “hearing Jingle Bells for the millionth time can lead to annoyance, boredom, and even distress.”Constantly earing holiday music can cause the brain...
  • Residents Authorized To Kill Invasive Ducks Running Amok In Town

    11/14/2019 2:42:53 AM PST · by Viking2002 · 101 replies
    CBS News/DFW ^ | 11/14/19 | Staff
    PEARLAND, Texas (CBS Local) — Muscovy ducks are taking over a town in Texas and residents are now being encouraged to trap or even shoot them in some cases. The City of Pearland is allowing landowners and homeowner’s associations (HOAs) to “address the ducks as seen fit, and within legal parameters, by the HOA or the landowner.” Pearland is designated as a bird sanctuary city but the Muscovy duck is considered an invasive species from Central and South America and are therefore not protected. “From the reports that we’ve heard, (the ducks) tend to be aggressive on properties and they...
  • Trump to celebrate Diwali for the 3rd time in White House on October 24 (Festival of Lights)

    10/21/2019 11:17:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Business Today ^ | October 22, 2019 | Press Trust of India
    US President Donald Trump will celebrate Diwali at the White House on Thursday, three days ahead of the formal celebrations of the festival of lights in India. This would be Trump's third Diwali celebrations at the White House, a tradition that began with his predecessor Barack Obama in 2009. According to the White House, Trump will participate in the Diwali celebrations by lighting a ceremonial 'diya' (lamp) on Thursday. No other details of the celebrations were immediately available. Trump's first Diwali celebrations at the White House was in his Oval Office in 2017 in the presence of a select group...
  • Who Was Christopher Columbus? ~ Hero or Villain? Criminal or Crusader?

    10/13/2019 8:00:58 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 27 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | October 10, 2019 | Florentius
    Each year, the media narrative assures us, more Americans are ditching the archaic holiday known as Columbus Day. After all, they claim, what's the point of celebrating a man who brought destruction to the noble and advanced indigenous civilizations of the Americas that lived in harmonious symbiosis with nature? Why glorify a man who introduced the slave trade and who actually didn't discover anything except a brilliant civilization that was already thriving? Rather than celebrate Columbus, many would now prefer to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. I assume this would be a new holiday created by modern-day myth-builders of the Liz...
  • Florida woman had 350 Instagram accounts to harass former colleagues

    09/20/2019 5:37:36 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    WVLT ^ | 9/20/2019 | Staff
    SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -- A Florida woman will spend more than four years in federal prison for cyberstalking, harassing and threatening six of her former colleagues. Between August 2016 and July 2018, Tammy Marie Steffen of Holiday, Fla. created at least 369 Instagram accounts and 18 email accounts to plague her former colleagues with emails and messages, as well as using several phones numbers to send text messages and make phone calls. The 37-year-old woman even used voice-disguising software to mask her identity when she repeatedly called the victims at their homes and businesses. Some messages Steffen sent included threats...