Month: March 2018

VIDEO: Alabama Rep. Palmer eulogizes Billy Graham from the House floor

[caption id="attachment_64853" align="aligncenter" width="800"] U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer delivers a speech on the House floor, February 2018 (C-SPAN/YouTube)[/caption]   Alabama Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) delivered a speech on the House floor Tuesday to remember the legacy of the late Reverend Billy Graham. At the time, Graham’s body was lying in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol, just a short walk from where Palmer delivered his remarks. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/QFLNaNjMhpg Below you’ll find the full text of Palmer’s speech: “I want to thank my good friend Mr. Hultgren for arranging this opportunity to honor Billy Graham. Mr. Speaker, tomorrow we will witness something that we have never seen before –  the laying in honor of the body of an American who was not a government official, didn’t lead a political movement, and wasn't a war or social movement hero. A nation will mourn a man who was single-minded in his devotion to one thing. “His life and vocation centered on one thing and one thing only: proclaiming the saving grace of God through Jesus Christ. I hope we pay close attention to this. We will most likely never see it again.  In Mark, Jesus tells his disciples to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Few people followed this instruction more faithfully than Reverend Billy Graham, and with as much success and impact. “Billy Graham has been called “America's Preacher.” But the fact of the matter is that he was for many decades…

President Trump’s attack on Jeff Sessions is the only thing that’s ‘disgraceful’ — J. Pepper Bryars

[caption id="attachment_28287" align="aligncenter" width="844"]The good ol’ days – Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump campaigning in Madison, 2016[/caption] (Opinion) President Donald Trump has unfairly and rudely attacked ... yet again ... the most consistent, most honorable, and most trustworthy conservative in the country – Alabama’s Jeff Sessions. Here’s what just happened: The president didn’t like that our attorney general directed the Justice Department’s inspector general to review how the agency seeks surveillance orders under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (an entirely appropriate action, by the way). The White House wanted something else done, it seems. So what does the president do? He launches another Twitter broadside Wednesday against one of his only cabinet members who’s actually implementing the conservative policies Trump was elected to pursue. We have “Good Trump,” as writer Ben Shapiro says to explain the shifting positive and negative whims of the president, and then we have “Bad Trump.” This, my friends, is definitely Bad Trump. Listen, before any trolls go calling me some unhinged #NeverTrumper, know that I just delivered a speech in Birmingham praising the president’s largely conservative record of achievement. But this right here is contemptible: Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2018 Sessions, ever the gentlemen and refusing to be hauled down…