Friday, October 09, 2015
Earlier this week, North Carolina Rep. Walter B. Jones wrote a letter to House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), demanding that all leadership candidates withdraw if they have any "misdeeds in their closet."
Rep. Jones asked McMorris Rodgers to pressure candidates to "come clean"---and he explained why.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, (R-CA) seen by many as the next Speaker of the House shocked the press and many Republicans when he withdrew yesterday, just prior to the closed door vote.
The House is now back to square one on selecting a new Speaker.
America is deeply divided.
That division is seen in our US House of Representatives today---and it will also be seen today in Roseburg, Oregon, where thousands say they will protest President Obama's visit following his politicizing of the shooting that occurred on their community college campus---simply to advance his gun agenda.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
"It's excruciating," the Tacoma Tribune reports, for Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier Jennifer Peace.
The Tribune says, "As she came to realize her true gender as a woman, Jennifer Peace knew she needed to have two difficult conversations."
According to the Tribune, "The first would be with her wife Deborah---The second would be with the Army."
"The Army," the Tribune notes, "has known Peace is a woman for almost a year, but still refers to her as a man."
This week VP Joe Biden set the record "straight"---on the matter.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Carolyn Kellim is 86 years old.
She owns a gun store.
She lives in Roseburg, Oregon.
And she doesn't "understand Obama's strange ideas" on gun control.
The president will be here in the Northwest tomorrow.
He is going to Roseburg, where many are asking him not to come.
He is also going to Seattle for a fundraiser with Sen. Patti Murray, where she and her followers wait with great anticipation.
Two very different views.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon and presidential candidate, launched a media blitz Friday and over the weekend following the massacre on the Oregon college campus.
In response to the avalanche of questions from reporters, he first held up a sign from the back seat of his SUV which said "I Am A Christian" with the fish or ichthys sign.
Later in the day Friday, he asked all 4 million of his followers on Twitter to post "#IamAChristian" as their personal ID.
Millions did and are continuing to do so.
Over the last several days we have learned more of the details from this horrific ordeal.
One thing has been affirmed and re-affirmed. In the words of one student in the room who survived, "He was definitely on the hunt for Christians."
Standing up as a Christian in our current American culture is coming to mean something different than in preceding generations.
Monday, October 05, 2015
A Seattle Police Department program targeting hate crimes is now being exported to other communities in the state.
The Department of Justice is, not surprisingly, taking notice with an interest in further expanding the program.
The "Safe Place" program, known for its rainbow decals and stickers, started in Seattle last spring.
While it is presented as creating a "safe place" for everyone, the primary focus is hate crimes against homosexuals.
Does the program create a "safe place" for everyone, or is it a further affront to those who do not embrace the homosexual agenda?