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  • U.S. retail spending rises in August for 4th straight month

    09/16/2020 9:01:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/16/2020 | UPI
    Sept. 16 (UPI) — Consumer spending in the United States rose during August, which was the fourth straight month spending increased, government figures showed Wednesday. The Commerce Department said in a report that retail and food services sales were up 0.6% last month, to $537.5 billion. The August total was 5.1% higher than it was last year, and the increase from July was 2.4% higher year-to-year, the department said. Month-to-month growth in August was slower than it was In July (0.9%), signaling a slight downturn in spending.
  • Av: Disaster and Consolation

    07/11/2018 1:14:34 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 2 replies ^ | Jul 29, 2006 | Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller The same covenant that promises suffering, promises redemption. By every measure the Jewish month of Av is tragically unique, one in which the worst disasters in our history took place. Disaster is no stranger to us. In many ways it is part and parcel of God's covenant with Abraham. When Abraham was told that his people would be chosen, God told him that there would be a price to pay. What is that price? One look at Jewish history tells us two pieces of information that make us unique. One is that we don't disappear because we recognize that...
  • No love for Pride month from Muslim business owners in Gay friendly neighborhoods

    06/30/2018 11:40:15 AM PDT · by The Fop · 62 replies
    Walking around Manhattan during the month of June, Rainbow Pride flags are on display everywhere. In the windows of large chain stores and banks, as well as small eateries and bars. Williams Sonoma had a display of dishes in their window that represented the Rainbow Pride flag colors. Zara clothing store was selling men's tank tops that look like they were specially designed to replicate the exact shades of each of the Rainbow Pride flag colors. They all hung from a rack in the designated order of colors, approximating the flag. Last night, Madison Square Garden was lit up in...
  • CAIR: California State Assembly to Proclaim August as ‘Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month’

    07/29/2016 2:46:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies ^ | July 29, 2016
    (SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/29/16) – On Monday, August 1, the California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join Assembly member Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) in the presentation of House Resolution 59, which recognizes the month of August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.”~~SNIP~~“I am proud to celebrate the first ever Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month by honoring generations of Muslim Americans for their many social, cultural, and economic contributions to California,” Assembly member Quirk stated. “The rhetoric surrounding this election makes the presentation of this resolution more important for me,” he said. “It is appropriate to acknowledge...
  • Pride Month

    07/07/2014 1:35:54 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
  • "Insensitive" menu causes problems for Calif high school black history month event

    02/07/2014 6:31:27 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 37 replies ^ | 2/7/14 | unknown
    CONCORD, Calif. — A student effort to come up with a special menu for Black History Month backfired at a Northern California high school. Interim President Sister Ann Bernard of Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif., said students who were members of the Black Student Union club at neighboring De La Salle High School planned a special lunch to celebrate the month. The menu included fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon. "They thought this was a very clever way, in their own way, of celebrating Black History Month. It was as simple, and naive as that," Sister Bernard explained. On...
  • CBS poll: Obama approval sinks nine points in a month to 37%

    11/20/2013 5:51:28 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Consider the lame-duck descent confirmed. A day after the Washington Post/ABC poll showed disapproval for Barack Obama and ObamaCare reaching new highs, the new CBS News poll shows his approval plummeting nine points in a month to 37%. Support for the Affordable Care Act managed to drop even faster:
  • "Shameful Decision": Virginia Repeals 1-Gun-Per-Month Law (Barf Alert)

    02/29/2012 8:01:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Opposingviews ^ | 28 February, 2012 | Brady Campaign
    WASHINGTON -- When Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell decided today to sign legislation that repeals Virginia’s 19-year-old restriction on selling more than one handgun a month, he ignored the pleas of the Virginia Tech families affected by the worst shooting massacre in the history of the Commonwealth and the United States. Colin Goddard, who survived being shot four times at Virginia Tech and now works as an advocate with the Brady Campaign, was outraged. "When the Virginia Tech families spoke to the governor on Saturday, he offered sympathy, not solutions. Sympathy alone will not save lives. The governor had a chance...
  • Repeal of Va. one-gun-a-month law on way to McDonnell’s desk

    02/14/2012 5:54:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 February, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    The Virginia Senate on Monday passed the House bill that repeals the state’s longstanding law limiting handgun purchases to one per month, sending the legislation to the desk of Gov. Bob McDonnell, who has said he would sign it. Opponents of the law, put in place in 1993 to prevent gun-runners from shuttling firearms from Virginia to other states along the East Coast, say that the technology related to background checks and the numerous exemptions in the law has rendered it obsolete.

    02/08/2012 6:47:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | February, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    The dominoes keep falling. Virginia has dropped its “one gun a month” law, as seen here: Back when they passed it, one of my graduates in Virginia called me to share his misery. He asked, “Mas, how would YOU feel if they passed a ‘one-gun-a-month’ law in the free state where YOU live?!?” I replied, “Hell, I’d find the money somehow…” He was not amused. I don’t blame him. He was right and I was wrong. Arbitrary restrictions on productive members of society are nothing to joke about. I don’t care how many firearms responsible, law abiding citizens own....
  • Virginia's "Silly" 1-Gun-Per-Month Law Close to Repeal

    02/07/2012 5:52:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 6 February, 2012 | NSSF
    Legislation (HB940, SB323) that would overturn Virginia’s One Gun A Month law has already passed the Virginia House of Delegates and is slated to be voted on in the State Senate as early as today. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has said he will sign it into law should it pass. Despite the fact that Virginia is largely considered to be a pro-gun state, legislators have for years rationed the Second Amendment rights of its citizens with a law that limits handgun purchases to one a month — in effect, treating a constitutionally protected right as nothing more than a privilege....
  • Handgun Purchase Limit Repeal in Virginia Senate Friday

    02/02/2012 7:39:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 2 February, 2012 | Julie Carey
    The State Senate is set to vote Friday on a bill to repeal the law that says people can only buy one handgun per month. Retired Alexandria police Officer Ken Howard frequently visits a Lorton range to shoot and says the one handgun a month restriction can get in the way if a new firearm catches his eye. Steven Miller has a gun on layaway at the range because of the one handgun a month rule. The law has been on the books since it was pushed by Gov. Doug Wilder in 1993 at a time when Virginia guns kept...
  • Virginia House Passes Repeal of 1-Gun-Per-Month Law

    02/02/2012 10:10:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Opposingviews ^ | 1 February, 2012 | Mark Berman
    A law that limits Virginians to one gun purchase per month is one step closer to being repealed. On Wednesday the Virginia House voted 66-32 to toss out the 18-year-old law. A similar Senate bill passed a voice vote -- a formal vote was delayed until Thursday. The vote in the House was along party lines; just two Democrats went along with the Republican majority. Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell vowed to sign the bill. The law was passed nearly two decades ago in an attempt to stop the flow of illegal guns from Virginia to the Northeast. New York City,...
  • Bachmann to announce in Waterloo next month

    05/26/2011 7:19:00 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 59 replies
    A ganette rag | 5/26/11 | TONY LEYS
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  • Obama to speak to Chamber next month

    01/05/2011 1:54:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/5/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama will speak to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 7, addressing a major trade group that has been sharply critical of some of his domestic policies. The announcement comes amid the changing political terrain in Washington that has given more power to congressional Republicans, traditional allies of the business sector.
  • If I had waited a month for a scan, I would not be here

    11/08/2010 9:20:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/8/10 | Elizabeth Grice
    Ali Stunt stunned doctors when she beat the odds and survived pancreatic cancer. She talks to Elizabeth Grice about the need for early diagnosis. As soon as she regained consciousness, Ali Stunt checked the clock in the recovery room. It was 1.30pm. The time told her all she needed to know: instead of having been wheeled back to the hospital ward as inoperable, she’d had five hours of surgery to remove a cancerous growth in her pancreas. Bleary as she was, she understood the significance of waking up in the afternoon. “It meant they had managed to operate and that...
  • Nikkei ends above 10,000 for 1st time in a month

    06/15/2010 11:17:39 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 2 replies · 187+ views
    Kyoto via Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2010 | Kyodo
    Japan's key stock index surged Wednesday to end above 10,000 for the first time in nearly a month, as an overnight rally on Wall Street and a stabilizing euro against the yen amid eased worries about sovereign debt problems in the eurozone boosted investor confidence and benefited exporter shares. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average advanced 179.26 points, or 1.81 percent, from Tuesday to 10,067.15, ending above the psychologically important level
  • Broke state (California) declares April ‘financial literacy month’

    05/01/2010 8:24:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 473+ views
    Tax Dollars ^ | 4/30/10 | Teri Sforza
    Broke state declares April ‘financial literacy month’posted by Teri Sforza, Register staff writer April 30th, 2010, 3:00 am We hooted recently over the Orange County Business Council’s new Web site,, which targets the “distractions” elected officials pursue at the expense of more important public business. CaliforniaSquirrel would like to call your attention to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 147 (acr 147, Lieu & Niello), which declares April 2010 as Financial Aid and Literacy Month “to raise public awareness about the need for increased financial literacy.” Irony alert! Irony alert! “The California Legislature giving us advice on financial literacy?” practically screeches,...
  • Va. gov. concedes omission in history month decree

    04/07/2010 4:29:03 PM PDT · by dware · 17 replies · 873+ views
    AP ^ | 04/07/2010 | Bob Lewis
    RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Bob McDonnell has conceded a "major omission" for not noting slavery in declaring April Confederate History Month in Virginia.
  • Repeal of Va. 'one gun a month' law not dead yet

    03/08/2010 3:47:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 55+ views ^ | 7 March, 2010 | Hank Silverberg
    RICHMOND, Va. - Gun control advocates thought they had defeated an attempt to repeal Virginia's "one gun a month" law. But there will be one more attempt this week to do away with it. Democrats shipped off the proposed repeal to a Senate subcommittee which killed it along with several other gun bills March 4. Prince William Delegate Scott Lingamfelter says they'll make one last attempt to revive the repeal in another committee Monday. "The level to which we are willing in the House to trust the decisions of law abiding citizens, it seems to me that the Senate has...