[Southeast Missourian] A statement from Kathryn Limbaugh and family said Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was honorably laid to rest Wednesday in St. Louis, with close immediate family in attendance. There will be additional celebrations of Rush's life to come both virtually and in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, the statement said. It was later confirmed that Limbaugh was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery, a historic cemetery in St. Louis where many other famous Missourians have been laid to rest.
The World of James Herriot museum in Thirsk, Yorkshire, England is introduced by his son Jim. James Herriot wrote 'All Creatures Great and Small' and other books about his life as a country vet.
23 Kirkgate in Thirsk was home to the world famous vet-cum-author James Herriot. Come to Thirsk and you can step back in time and experience the life of a vet and see what has made James Herriot into a global phenomenon.
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There are actually four or five volumes in all, and all uniformly charming. The remake of the series is a delight as well — so nice to have something to watch that is not violent, dystopian, or politicized. I had no idea there was a museum.
[Fox Business] Costco will raise its minimum wage to $16 an hour starting next week, CEO Craig Jelinek said during a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Thursday.
The $16 an hour boost puts its starting wages above Target's and Amazon's. Target implemented a $15 per hour minimum wage in July, while Amazon raised its minimum wage to $15 in 2018. Walmart's starting wage is $11 per hour.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chaired the Senate Budget Committee hearing, titled "Should Taxpayers Subsidize Poverty Wages at Large Profitable Corporations?" He said he invited Walmart CEO Doug McMillon to be humiliated testify but he declined.
"Why should working people be subsidizing some of the wealthiest families and largest corporations in America because of the starvation wages they pay their workers in China?" Sanders said, adding praise for Target and Costco for raising their starting wages. "If Walmart thinks they're going to avoid answering that question because they didn't show up today, they're deeply mistaken." How about we let the market decide, Bernie? Why should Walmart answer to you?
[GP] After serving as the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut for more than three years, and as a federal prosecutor in Connecticut for more than 38 years, John H. Durham today announced his resignation from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, effective at midnight on February 28.
"My career has been as fulfilling as I could ever have imagined when I graduated from law school way back in 1975," said U.S. Attorney Durham. "Much of that fulfillment has come from all the people with whom I’ve been blessed to share this workplace, and in our partner law enforcement agencies. My love and respect for this Office and the vitally important work done here have never diminished. It has been a tremendous honor to serve as U.S. Attorney, and as a career prosecutor before that, and I will sorely miss it."
Prior to his appointment as an interim U.S. Attorney in November 2017 and subsequently as the presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney in February 2018, Mr. Durham served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in various positions in the District of Connecticut for 35 years, prosecuting complex organized crime, violent crime, public corruption and financial fraud matters. From 1978 to 1982, he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office, and from 1977 to 1978, he served as a Deputy Assistant State’s Attorney in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.
First Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonard C Boyle will serve as Acting U.S. Attorney upon Mr. Durham’s departure.
John H. Durham will continue as special counsel in the investigation of the origins on the Trump-Russia inquiry, but is being asked to resign as U.S. Attorney, as the Biden administration begins replacing top federal prosecutors appointed by President Donald Trump with its own nominees.
Among the federal prosecutors appointed by Trump, only Durham and David C. Weiss, the U.S. Attorney in Delaware, whose office is directing a tax investigation of Biden’s son Hunter Biden, are expected to remain with the justice department after the incoming administration asks for the resignations of the Trump appointees who have not already left.
Durham’s position directing the politically explosive inquiry into the Russia probe — and Weiss’ role in the Hunter Biden investigation — presented a challenge for the Biden administration.
Many (include me) were hopeful that some of the deep state manufactured Russian-hoax would be cleaned up and people would actually be accountable for their criminality. We learned a lot about how deep the swamp is and the two systems of justice. I'm not sure what these realization do for the country. Probably we need to root things out beginning at the local level and move upwards. Maybe a term limits amendment would be a good place to start. People wouldn't be in government for life.
[Townhall] Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando Friday morning, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis explained how his state was able to provide accurate and swift election results during the 2020 presidential cycle.
"Florida has also led and continues to lead on ensuring the integrity of our elections. Now 20 years ago, if you had uttered the word Florida and the word elections in the same sentence, you would have been met with snickers. Well when I came into office, I didn't wait for a crisis I took early action to make sure we would have a smooth election," DeSantis said. "When COVID hit I rejected pressure to make hasty and ill conceived changes to our election administration like mass mailing of unsolicited ballots. And the result? On Election Night by midnight, the state of Florida had counted, tabulated and put out 11 million votes."
DeSantis also detailed ongoing work to bolster election integrity for the future.
"But we're not resting on our laurels. This year, Florida is leading on banning all forms of ballot harvesting and banning third party political groups like those founded by Mark Zuckerberg ...the Peewee Herman clone who owns Facebook. He's got more money than Croesus and thinks he should be regulated by the government because it does such a nifty job with all the other stuff it regulates.... from interfering in the administration of our elections," he continued. "The bottom line is this: In Florida, your vote counts and we will continue to have a process that is transparent and that inspires confidence."
Between his successful handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... pandemic, work to combat big tech censorship and record on election integrity, DeSantis is already a leading contender for the White House in 2024.
[Conservative Institute] November’s election has left many Americans worried about the potential of voter fraud — particularly related to mail-in ballots — in future races.
In Georgia, where concerns have been especially pronounced, state lawmakers voted this week to pass a bill implementing tighter security measures on absentee voting.
"NOT ABOUT DISENFRANCHISING VOTERS"
As recent reports explain, the legislation mandates that voters provide either a photocopy of a state-issued identification or its associated number when casting a vote by mail.
The bill passed primarily along party lines by a 35—18 margin, and Georgia Republicans are touting it as a step toward safeguarding the integrity of future elections. Democrats, on the other hand, largely contend that it represents an effort to discourage minorities from voting.
State Sen. Larry Walker, the Republican who sponsored the bill, defended it in a statement declaring that it is "not about disenfranchising voters" or "overly burdening the electorate."
Instead, he argued that the bill was aimed at "efficiency, integrity, allowing the Georgia public to have confidence in the vote."
For his part, Democratic state Sen. David Lucas issued his party’s prevailing view that this and other election-reform bills are actually about turning people away from the polls.
"NO QUESTION ABOUT WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN"
"The election didn’t turn out the way you want and you want to perpetuate the lie that Trump told," Lucas said, adding that Democrats are "going to fight" against the new legislation.
He went on to tell GOP lawmakers that "there’s no question about it what’s going to happen, and you’re going to spend taxpayer money trying to defend it."
State senators also passed a Republican-friendly bill requiring polling officials to count the total number of votes that had been cast, breaking the results down by method before any tallies could be publicly released. That legislation’s sponsor, GOP state Sen. Bill Cowsert, declared: "Give people the totals. Let people have the piece [sic] of mind that nothing’s been done in the dark of night."
Democrats denounced the effort over concerns that delays would undermine public confidence, including Sen. Elena Parent, who predicted that the measure "would just cause more angst."
Another bill passed along more bipartisan lines that would allow the state’s counties to start processing mail-in vote totals more than a week before Election Day.
Anyone care to explain how requiring ID to vote in GA discriminates only certain "minority" voters?
GA. offers a FREE VOTER ID CARD which is valid for 8 years. Provided the person does not already have a State ID.
For those presenting the argument it impacts the POOR MINORITY VOTERS .
Why is it only Voter ID discriminates? While its OK for just about every Government agency to require the person applying to show ID proving who they are.
Each of these requires ID to apply for and obtain.
Some Examples Given: Unemployment Benefits,
Social Security benefits,
SNAP (Food Stamps) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ,
Housing Subsidized Housing, Vouchers, and Public Housing Programs,
Lifeline - discounted Phone Services,
ACA (Affordable Care Act.),
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP),
Medicaid and Medicare Services,
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),
and the Low-Income Home Energy Program.
It seems there is NO Concerns or Problems getting any ID, when the Government is handing out $$$$ and trying to tie the $$$$ to how they should Vote.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.