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Albert Mohler: A One in 1-Million-Year Flood?

Billy Graham

And still the rains come, falling catastrophically upon Houston, Texas, the larger Metropolitan areas and the entire region of the Texas Gulf Coast.

As of Sunday (yes, Sunday), 9 trillion gallons of water had already fallen from the storm, enough to fill the Great Salt Lake twice according to Matthew Cappucci of the Washington Post. Now, over 20 trillion gallons are expected.

In order to equal the amount of water already rained on Houston, the Mississippi River in its entirety would have to drain into that city for nine days straight.

By the time the rainfall has fallen, at least some in the actuarial business for insurance companies are saying that it might be a one in 1-million-year flood that is now falling on one of the most highly populated areas of the United States.

Right now we continue to be concerned for and to pray for those whose lives are so affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath and we pray that help can come and can come quickly.

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It’s Time to Focus on the North Korean Madman

White House, Obamacare, shooting, Paris Climate Agreement

Townhall Review–August 12, 2017.

Hugh Hewitt speaks with Congressman Mike Gallagher, a former Marine and a member of the House and Armed Services Committee about the direct threat N Korea posses against the U.S air base in Guam. Hewitt also interviews Robert Costa, reporter for the Washington Post, about President’s Trump’s recent heated rhetoric towards N Korea. Sam Malone, from AM1070 The Answer in Houston, turned to Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis on how this N Korean threat is viewed from the Pentagon. Hewitt interviews David Drucker, senior political correspondent for the Washington Examiner, on Google Engineer James Damore being fired for a memo questioning the company’s overt and aggressive political correctness. Michael Medved discusses with Dr. Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and author of “Not a Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth,” about the political correctness taking over many college campuses. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Angel Aloma, executive director of Food for the Poor, on how to help the conditions of the Haitian people. Dennis Prager interviews Andrew Apter, a professor at UCLA, on why he called Prager a hateful bigot. Michael Medved talks about the cuddling industry, yes, the cuddling industry.

 

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Albert Mohler: The Crisis Of Islamic Extremism

Billy Graham

President Donald Trump is currently engaged in his first international trip as president.

The contrast between the current president and his predecessor has been immediately apparent inasmuch as President Trump has been willing to use the word Islam in connection with the struggle against terrorism whereas President Barack Obama was categorically unwilling to do so.

As the Washington Post reported, President Trump has forcefully summoned the Muslim world to confront “the crisis of Islamic extremism.”

In the president’s address in Saudi Arabia, he said “Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory—piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned.”

The president repeatedly used the stem word Islam, and he also used the word in a way that as you might expect brought criticism from the liberal western press.

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Berkeley Now Says Coulter Can Speak on Campus

Coulter

But not on the day originally planned, not at the same location, among other demands (Washington Post).  Coulter has blasted Berkeley, saying she is speaking as originally agreed (Twitter). Originally, Cal State Berkeley also made several demands, which Coulter agreed to (YAF). As of early this morning, the Washington Examiner says the university and Coulter came to an agreement (Washington Examiner) though CNN indicates they have not (CNN).

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Democrats Call for Hearings over Man Taking Off United Flight

Democrats call for hearing

It goes from PR nightmare to political event (The Hill).  I don’t recall Democrats’ concern when TSA went overboard patting down a young boy (Washington Post). More on what occurred (CNN). Apparently this happened to writer David Freddoso in the past (Washington Examiner). From just over a year ago, a look United’s troubles (Bloomberg). In October, United Airlines moved a woman because “Pakistani Monks” didn’t want to sit by a female (CBS Los Angeles). From Mollie Hemingway: United should have simply started offering more money. If $800 wasn’t enough, what about $1,000? If $1,000 wasn’t enough, how about $1,200? (Federalist).

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Owen Strachan: The Marital Scandal Of Vice President Pence

double standard, parental, generosity and respect. Vice President Pence

Somehow this became another of the major scandals in DC today: Vice President Pence protects his marriage. Recently, the Washington Post reminded readers that the VP does not eat alone with a woman who is not his wife …. and it sparked firestorm on Twitter. One journalist said Pence believes that “women shouldn’t be able to exist in public without a chaperone.” Many such responses followed.

Let’s all take a deep breath in our favorite safe space. Mike Pence has employed and met with many women over his long career of public service. He isn’t anti-woman. He’s pro-woman. He loves his wife, he wants to protect his family, and he wants to protect the women he works with. Mike Pence should be commended for his self-discipline born from his Christian faith.

The weirdest folks in today’s culture aren’t sexually wild; they’re those who hold fast to their spouse. If that lands you in the penalty box, so be it.

Honor and fidelity will always be more important than Millennial hot-takes on social media.

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Trump: Pass AHCA Or I’m Moving On

From the story:  President Trump delivered an ultimatum to House Republicans on Thursday night: Vote to approve the measure to overhaul the nation’s health-care system on the House floor Friday, or reject it and the president will move on to his other legislative priorities (Washington Post). The senate is apparently more open than they’ve been given credit  (National Review). From Lanhee Chen: In a last-minute bid to ensure the success of the American Health Care Act, Republican congressional leaders and the Trump Administration are close to an agreement that would repeal one of Obamacare’s most significant regulations, its “essential health benefits” requirement. This should be welcome news for conservatives seeking repeal of the law, but it’s even better news for consumers looking for lower health insurance premiums (Fox News). A Hugh Hewitt tweet:  wo @HouseGOP lists Fri night: Those who voted w/ @POTUS @VP @SpeakerRyan @GOPLeader and those who voted w/ @NancyPelosi to keep Obamacare (Twitter).  The CBO won’t have final numbers before the vote (Washington Examiner).  But they did say the changes would add cost (USA Today).

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