The Northwest Connection

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Bryan Fischer

Note: this is the first in a series of columns written to explain the theme “Everything you’ve heard about the Constitution is wrong.” I’m starting this series in honor of the Constitution, which had its 230th birthday on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

An obviously distressed young female student came into the office of Cornell’s lead Title IX investigator in the fall of 2015. The woman had come in the hopes that Elizabeth McGrath could ease her anguish.

Something terrible had happened to this student that same day, something that had “triggered” an intense emotional reaction inside her; something “oppressive” had happened that left her shaken and in need of urgent help. Continue reading

Moving to a tiny town in the hills of West Virginia took me out of the loop for about a month – no TV or internet with horrible cell phone service and too much static on the radio to listen to Rush. Upon finally getting back on line, I learned that the airways have been dominated by a bunch of scumbag haters calling themselves Antifa.

I’m a black original member of the Tea Party movement, singer/songwriter of the “American Tea Party Anthem.” http://bit.ly/2lr3JZX Outrageously, fake news media grants respect to Antifa, which is boldly and arrogantly inciting hate and engaging in violence which fake news media falsely accused the Tea Party of doing. Fake news media’s insidious deception is the epitome of evil. Continue reading

Walking Man Brewing & Hawk Merlin Studios Host Event September 16th

Walking Man Brewing and Hawk Merlin Studios in Stevenson, WA will host a benefit concert on Saturday, September 16th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The concert will feature Julie Amici performing on the beer garden stage at the brewery. The goal is to raise funds for the Stevenson Volunteer Firefighters Association and the volunteer emergency response teams, Wind River Search and Rescue and the Crag Rats of Hood River County.  Continue reading

Grandparents: “Making the world a little kinder..

National Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day in the United States—this year that will be September 10th.

Many people honor their grandparents through a range of activities such as gift-giving, card-giving, and for children to invite their grandparents to school for a day where they participate in special lessons or special assembly programs. Many school students take part in story-telling activities that relate to their grandparents, as well as art or poster competitions where children often use a story about their grandparents in their artwork.

The official flower to commemorate this day is the “forget-me-not.” Continue reading

Victoria Larson, N.D.

No more hot dogs
No more s’mores
No more extra summer chores

If there’s an end-of-school chant, shouldn’t there be one for back-to-school too? Not just for kids but also for the many adults headed back to school as well. As we move gently to cooler weather, which sends us to sleep sooner and less time outdoors and also less exercise, we need to think of boosting our immunity. Continue reading

By Delia Lopez

I know it’s hot and this is the last thing you really want to think about; but now is the time to consider your winter garden. Many people are what I call summer gardeners, and that is a lot of fun, and great exercise. If you play your cards right, gardening can save you a lot of money while improving your health! Talk about a win-win situation! The fact remains, when the heat is on, few of us think about starting seeds. Continue reading

They’re back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins!

Thank God for the church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services:

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water’ The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus’ Continue reading

The Convention of 1787 was the capstone in a chain of events that led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution.

America’s first attempt at a national governing document was in 1777 with the Articles of Confederation. It went into effect in 1781, but its deficiencies were quickly apparent, so in 1786, the Annapolis Convention called for a body to assemble to address its many weaknesses. What is known as the Constitutional Convention then gathered in Philadelphia in 1787. Continue reading

Capt. Pilecki: Earliest Auschwitz intelligence

This month marks the 77th anniversary of a World War II milestone few people know about. It’s the story of a Polish army captain named Witold Pilecki.

At the conclusion of World War I, for the first time since 1795, Poland was reconstituted as an independent nation, but it was immediately embroiled in war with Lenin’s Russia. Pilecki joined the fight against the Bolsheviks when he was 17, first on the front and then from behind enemy lines. For two years he fought gallantly and was twice awarded the prestigious Cross of Valor.

In August 1939, Hitler and Stalin secretly agreed to divide Poland between them. On September 1, the Nazis attacked the country from the west, and two weeks later, the Soviets invaded from the east. The world was at war again — and so was Pilecki. Continue reading

Position yourself for prayer by reading Scripture first.

“In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years” (v. 2).

2. Follow Scripture’s lead toward what you should pray for. (If prayer’s the train, make Scripture the rails.)
“So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition…” (v. 3) Continue reading

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