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  • The Cruel Secret Behind Tennessee's Walking Horses [Big Lick Only-17min video]

    11/26/2015 2:40:07 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    SPS Dateline [YouTube-Journeyman] ^ | September 2014 | Ashley Hamer (research)
    Walk of Shame: How Tennessee's famous high-stepping horse became the latest animal-cruelty scandal
  • Animal lover killed by dog he had adopted just hours earlier

    11/19/2015 8:36:55 AM PST · by Perseverando · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 19, 2015 | Mark Molloy
    Dog lover Anthony Riggs was killed by a Rottweiler he had adopted from an animal control centre Anthony Riggs had adopted the dog Photo: Jackson Madison County Rabies Control Tributes have been paid to a Tennessee man who was 'mauled to death' by a stray dog he had adopted on the day he died. Anthony Riggs was attacked by a five-year-old male Rottweiler that had been taken in by a county-run animal control facility. "He never hesitated to be with dogs. Sometimes I thought he related to dogs better than to people," his ex-wife Adrienne Riggs told the Jackson Sun....
  • Brighton Middle School evacuated due to threat (Tipton CO TN)

    11/19/2015 7:17:01 AM PST · by GailA · 38 replies
    WMC News 5 ^ | 11/19/15 | na
    Brighton Middle School is being evacuated due to a threat. School officials said they received a bomb threat. Students are being evacuated as investigators search the school.
  • Tennessee GOP leader: Round up Syrian refugees, remove from state (calls on National Guard)

    11/18/2015 12:08:46 PM PST · by quesney · 13 replies
    A top Tennessee Republican lawmaker believes the time has come for the National Guard to round up any Syrian refugees who have recently settled in the state and to stop any additional Syrian refugees from entering Tennessee. "We need to activate the Tennessee National Guard and stop them from coming in to the state by whatever means we can," said House GOP Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, R-Franklin, referencing refugees. "I’m not worried about what a bureaucrat in D.C. or an unelected judge thinks. ... We need to gather (Syrian refugees) up and politely take them back to the ICE center...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Rally in Knoxville, TN

    11/16/2015 6:04:12 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 32 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-16-15 | Donald Trump
    Full video replay in case you missed it. GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump was in Knoxville, TN today and gave a speech to thousands of supporters at the Knoxville Convention Center.
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Tennessee lawmaker plans to ask governor to block Syrian refugees from state

    11/16/2015 12:02:23 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 38 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | November 16, 2015 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- A Tennessee lawmaker plans to ask Gov. Bill Haslam this week to work to "suspend all efforts" to settle Syrian refugees in the state following last Friday's terror attacks in Paris. Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia, is asking colleagues in an email to sign a letter in an effort to persuade fellow Republican Haslam to agree in the wake of the attacks which according to news accounts killed at least 129 people. The self-proclaimed Islamic State has claimed credit for the coordinated assaults. In her email, Butt said "Tennesseans are mourning this week with the people of Paris." She...
  • Al Gore Insiders Figuring Out If Theres A Path For Him To Run

    08/13/2015 2:06:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 13, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Ben Smith, and Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Supporters of Al Gore have begun a round of conversations among themselves and with the former vice president about his running for president in 2016, the latest sign that top Democrats have serious doubts that Hillary Clinton is a sure thing. Gore, 67, won the popular vote in the 2000 election, and has been mentioned as a possible candidate in every contested Democratic primary since then. He instead spent much of the 2000s focused on environmental campaigning and business ventures. He has largely slipped out of public view more recent years. But in recent days, theyre getting the old gang...

    11/13/2015 6:09:21 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Beitbart
    AL GORE IN PARIS: BROADCASTING FROM EIFFEL TOWER AS FRANCE PARIS ATTACK RAGES PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is hosting a 24-hour live webcast from the foot of the Eiffel Tower to drum up attention for this month’s international climate summit in Paris. Gore, who helped negotiate the 1997 climate treaty that failed to control global warming, will host the round-the-clock event that includes musical performances by Elton John, Duran Duran and others. Other concerts will be broadcast from locations around the globe, from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, Sydney and Cape Town. Gore’s aim is...
  • Al Gore hosting climate telethon from Paris' Eiffel Tower

    11/13/2015 4:30:46 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 63 replies
    PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is hosting a 24-hour live webcast from the foot of the Eiffel Tower to drum up attention for this month's international climate summit in Paris. Gore, who helped negotiate the 1997 climate treaty that failed to control global warming, will host the round-the-clock event that includes musical performances by Elton John, Duran Duran and others. Other concerts will be broadcast from locations around the globe, from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, Sydney and Cape Town.
  • Distribution of any religious material banned from Bledsoe County Schools (TN; especially Bibles)

    11/12/2015 7:14:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    WRCB, NBC 3, Chattanooga ^ | Nov 11, 2015 11:17 PM EST | Natalie Potts
    The separation of church and state is an issue that has been discussed in our country for hundreds of years. Gideon Bibles have been made available in Bledsoe county schools for years. Residents say a recent complaint put a halt to the deliveries in school libraries. Gideon places free Bibles in hotel rooms, fire halls, army bases and hospitals. The non-profit group also visits prisons to spread the word of the New Testament worldwide. The big question circulating the Tennessee Valley is whether or not the New Testament Bible should be offered up to 5th grade students or not. Gideon...
  • 2 Nashville murders stemmed from fights on Facebook

    11/11/2015 9:16:16 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    News2 Nashville ^ | 11/11/15 | Jessica Jaglois
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Facebook is supposed to be a place to connect with friends, but it’s also a platform to start fights. In two recent cases involving teenagers, fights started online and ended in murder. Row'Neshia Overton Gwynnwood Drive shooting Row’Neshia Overton (Courtesy: Facebook/Family) In May, 15-year-old Row’neshia Overton was killed in the 3000 block of Greggwood Drive. In a search warrant obtained by News 2, it reads one of Row’neshia’s friends was fighting online with a 20-year-old and “the two females exchanged dialogue on Facebook regarding the fight.” When the two girls planned to meet up, Row’neshia was...
  • Trump to appear in Knoxville Monday, local woman to speak

    11/10/2015 3:23:45 PM PST · by Amntn · 33 replies
    Knoxnews.com ^ | 11/10/15 | Gerald Witt
    KNOXVILLE - Donald Trump, polling as one of the front-runners for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, is booked for a rally at 7 p.m. Monday at the Knoxville Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with abdominal injuries

    11/10/2015 1:08:12 PM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Jay Busbee
    The Indianapolis Colts, already reeling with injury and performing below expectations, received even more terrible injury news on Tuesday: quarterback Andrew Luck suffered abdominal injury in the team's victory over Denver. Luck is expected to miss two to six weeks. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced the injury on Tuesday afternoon, saying Luck suffered a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle on a fourth-quarter scramble. This is in addition to the report from earlier this season that Luck had been playing with multiple fractured ribs. The Colts are in a bye week this week, then face the Falcons,...
  • Mary Matalin to Advise Fred Thompson

    06/05/2007 7:24:02 AM PDT · by jdm · 145 replies · 2,650+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 05, 2007 | Staff
    Mary Matalin, former counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney, is joining likely presidential candidate Fred Thompsons team and will serve as an unpaid adviser. Matalin, who served as treasurer for Sen. George Allens unsuccessful re-election campaign last year, is a friend of Thompson and his wife Jeri, Politico.com reports. Also joining the Thompson team is Lawrence Lindsey, President George Bushs first economic adviser and a proponent of his tax cuts. He will serve as chief architect of Thompsons economic policy. Meanwhile, President Bushs nephew George P. Bush son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has contributed to Thompsons...
  • Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson dies at 73

    11/01/2015 2:58:13 PM PST · by TheBigB · 209 replies
    The Tennessean (Gannett) | Nov. 1, 2015 | Dave Boucher and Joey Garrison
  • DOE Issues New Rule for Workers: Don’t Put Highly Enriched Uranium in Your Pocket

    10/31/2015 7:59:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Following an investigation by its inspector general, the Department of Energy has issued a new rule advising its workers to refrain from putting highly enriched uranium in their pockets.“After interviewing chemical operators and reviewing revised Y-12 procedures, we confirmed that chemical operators are no longer allowed to place samples in their pockets and must check their pockets before removing their coveralls,” said a report issued by the DOE Office of Inspector General.The report, released in September, described a safety violation that occured last year at the DOE’s Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn."We received allegations that special...
  • 3 students shot near Tennessee State University

    10/22/2015 10:28:42 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | 23 October 2015 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE -- Police were seeking three suspects early Wednesday after three college students were shot across the street from the Tennessee State University campus. Authorities told CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF-TV gunfire rang out shortly after the suspects weren't allowed into a massive house party. The victims were taken to area hospitals. Police said one was in very critical condition after being shot in the head. The wounds to the others were described as non-life threatening. As many as 200 people were at the party at the time of the shooting. The victims attend TSU, Nashville State and Middle Tennessee State...
  • Cruz Announces 57 Additions to Tennessee Leadership Team, Totaling 84 Conservative Leaders

    10/22/2015 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/22/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the expansion of his Tennessee Leadership Team, with new endorsements from nine state legislators and 48 pastors, grassroots leaders, and elected officials. These new additions join 27 leaders previously announced, bringing the campaign’s state leadership team to a total of 84 members.“Our Tennessee team continues to grow and demonstrate the commitment to fighting for conservative principles,” said Cruz. “I’m encouraged by the new members of the team who have passionately defended liberty and will help us compete and win the state of Tennessee.”New endorsements include former House Speaker Pro-Tempore Judd Matheny,...
  • Volunteer Rebels? Tennessee County votes Monday on raising Confederate flag

    10/18/2015 9:49:52 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/19/2015 | Kevin Conlon
    (CNN) - During the Civil War, it was a patch of the South so reviled by the Confederacy for its pro-Union leanings that it in 1862 it was declared "enemy territory" by the secessionist government. The area's most celebrated native, Andrew Johnson, was the only Southern senator to remain loyal to the Union. Johnson would go on to become president, succeeding Abraham Lincoln. Now, more than 150 years later, Greene County, Tennessee is once again ruffling feathers on matters pertaining to the long-gone Confederacy. This time, however, the rebellious county just might turn the historical tables and for the first...
  • Trump: Armed teachers could have stopped Oregon massacre

    10/04/2015 8:14:44 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 114 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 4 2015 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Saturday that had teachers been armed at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, the deadly shooting there this week would not have been as tragic. Trump has previously cited mental health issues, not guns, as the biggest cause of shootings in the U.S. But his comments on Saturday are his most extensive and emotionally charged about firearms since he launched his campaign in June, as he spoke about his personal gun ownership and elicited his biggest applause of the afternoon in discussing gun rights. "By the way, it was a gun-free zone," he said at a...
  • Two more Obamacare co-ops fail: Tennessee and Kentucky both announce closures

    10/15/2015 11:47:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2015 | Kristina Ribali
    Approximately 27,000 Tennesseans who had coverage through the Tennessee Community Health Alliance will be receiving cancelation notices soon. Just yesterday, the CHA announced that it had entered a voluntary state-approved runoff and will no longer offer insurance plans in 2016. This decision comes just weeks away from the next Obamacare Open Enrollment period beginning on November 1, 2015. Policyholders who continue to pay their premiums will keep their coverage through December 31, 2015, but will be forced to choose a new plan from the four remaining carriers participating in the state’s Exchange. “This was not a decision that the Department...
  • The Not-So-Subtle Ways Public Schools Promote Islam at the Expense of Christianity

    10/13/2015 1:25:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | October 13, 2015 | David French
    Here in Tennessee, the public battle over Islamic indoctrination in public schools rages on. Last month, I reported that parents in my home county were upset after their Middle School-agechildren were forced to recite the Shahadathe declaration that there is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet. Following this revelation, my old colleagues at the American Center for Law and Justice filed open records requests with Tennessee school districts, demanding to see copies of policies, communications, and curriculum related to instruction in Islam and other world religions. Incredibly, several school districts flatly refused to comply with the request....
  • CAIR Demands Tennessee 7th Graders Learn 'Muhammad Is The Messenger of God'

    10/13/2015 12:34:26 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2015 | Eric Ownes
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on people in Tennessee to oppose a bill that would prevent public schools from teaching the principles of Islam and every other religion until students reach the 10th grade. Tennessee state legislator Sheila Butt, a Republican, proposed the bill late last week in response to a grassroots campaign across the state by parents primarily evangelical parents against what they perceive as an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in taxpayer-funded middle schools. House Bill 1418, if it becomes law, would prevent the teaching of all religious...
  • Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz Thinks Women Will Really Believe This

    10/12/2015 2:11:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I'm telling you, Snerdley, do not discount this. We've been making this mistake now since the early nineties. The left will go out, the Democrats, somebody will say something just totally outrageous, like all these clowns that predicted the end of the earth in ten years if we didn't clean up the oceans, or name your prediction. Twenty years ago, or 40 years ago, if we didn't fix global warming in 20 years we weren't gonna be able to inhabit the East Coast, all of these things. Or take this food's gonna kill you, that food's gonna save you,...
  • Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate because he's not in it!

    10/12/2015 9:34:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 12, 2015 | David Martosko
    Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate because he's not in it! 'I think people are going to turn it on for a couple of minutes and then fall asleep,' Trump told a Fox News audience Claimed 'a person at CNN' said that 'we have to put Donald Trump in this debate. We're going to die with it' First two GOP debates drew 24 million and 23 million viewers, largely on the strength of Trump's participation Hammered Obama for '60 Minutes' appearance: 'I watched his performance last night and I thought it was terrible' Tuesday's first...
  • Tennessee school districts runs out of money cancels school [sic]

    10/12/2015 6:35:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 20 replies
    AP via WJHL-TV ^ | October 12, 2015
    CELINA, TN (AP) A small, financially struggling school district in northern Tennessee has canceled classes until officials can find a way to generate more revenue. Clay County Director of Schools Jerry Strong said the school board made the decision Thursday night after struggling with budget concerns for three years. He said the district doesnt have enough revenue to pay for partially unfunded mandates from the state.
  • Rep. Butt endorses Ted Cruz (Tennessee)

    10/08/2015 10:58:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | October 8, 2015 | Kara Coleman
    State Representative Sheila Butt (R-Columbia) announced Thursday she is endorsing U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for president in 2016. Its time to stand for our country and foundational principles, including the rule of law, Butt stated in a press release. Senator Cruz has a consistent record of fighting for the principles on which our country was created. After meeting with Senator Cruz and his team, I am convinced he will fight until the end to restore the Tenth Amendment, tackle our national debt, provide unwavering support to Israel and our allies, and restore the balance of power in Washington. Butt...
  • GOP meeting erupts over Ex-Im power move

    10/07/2015 12:21:03 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative frustration over Republican efforts to force a House vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank boiled over Wednesday during a contentious GOP meeting. Members of the conferences conservative wing criticized Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) at the meeting for moving to file a discharge petition to bring a vote on legislation renewing the embattled banks charter for five years, after it lapsed June 30 because of Tea Party opposition. "A lot of people don't like that we're doing a discharge petition. You know what? I don't like it. I wish we could've done something in committee," Fincher said in an interview...
  • Breaking: This Place Was Just Named Number One for Islamic Threats in America- Spread This

    10/01/2015 10:38:19 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 44 replies
    When you think of places one might call ground zero for Islamic extremism in the United States, several places spring to mind. Perhaps New York City or Michigan where one major city has earned the moniker Dearbornistan would be your choice. However, according to an expert on Islam in America, the answer is a surprising one the state of Tennessee, where she says Islamist indoctrination is happening on a massive scale in the school system. Tennessee is ground zero for Muslim activism in the United States, Cathy Hinners said at a panel at the Values Voters Summit...
  • Lt. Gov: Fellow Christians Should Consider Handgun Permits

    10/03/2015 7:25:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    News2ABC ^ | October 3,2015 | AP
    Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said in a Facebook posting Friday that fellow Christians should consider getting a handgun carry permit after the mass shooting in Oregon. Survivors told authorities the gunman demanded at least some of the victims state their religion before shooting them at a community college. In his posting, Ramsey, also the Tennessee state Senate speaker, called recent U.S. mass shootings truly troubling. I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about getting a handgun carry permit, Ramsey wrote. I have always believed that it is better to have a gun...
  • Donald Trump Storms Tennessee to Push Second Amendment Protection Plan After Oregon Shooting

    10/03/2015 6:38:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    FRANKLIN, Tennessee GOP frontrunner Donald Trump offered a ringing defense of gun rights and the Second Amendment to an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd of 3,000 Tennesseans on Saturday. An overflowing audience of an additional 1,000 stood outside The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee in the drizzling rain as they listened to the rally on speakers. It was a huge turnout for Trump, whose campaign team announced the event less than 72 hours earlier. Im a very, very big 2nd Amendment person, Trump told the crowd. Its very important to me.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Full Speech In Franklin, TN

    10/03/2015 2:07:08 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 44 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-3-15 | Donald Trump
    October 3, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump stopped in Franklin, TN today and gave a fiery speech to several thousand at The Factory.
  • Tennessee Lt. Gov. Encourages Fellow Christians to Get Handgun Permits After Shooting

    10/03/2015 12:48:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 2, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The lieutenant governor of Tennessee is encouraging his fellow Christians to go out and get handgun permits in the wake of the Oregon college shooting. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey posted a message to Facebook saying how disturbed he was by reports that the gunman asked people if they were Christian and then, if they answered affirmatively, shot them in the head. Ramsey said of the spike in mass shootings, Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West. He then extended this bit of advice...
  • Video: Donald Trump Speech at Franklin, Tennessee Rally, Oct. 3, 2015

    10/03/2015 12:34:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 117 replies
    Shallow Nation ^ | 10-2-2015 | Shallow Nation
    The live stream video is posted above. Donald Trumps rally is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m CT local time). Use World Clock to find the equivalent in your own time zone on Saturday, October 3 or Sunday, October 4 accordingly. The rally takes place at The Factory at Franklin in Williamson County, which is in the Nashville metro area. Doors open at 1 p.m. CT and free tickets are available via Eventbrite. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
  • Tennessee School Districts REFUSE to Comply with Open Records Requests and Reveal Contents ...

    10/03/2015 7:29:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/3/15 | Pamela Geller
    A local activist informs me that an open records request is related to a grassroots reaction among parents against an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in Tennessee middle schools. Earlier this month, for example, parents in the Nashville suburb of in Spring Hill expressed alarm because their public middle school children are learning about Islam in a world history class but, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity.But Tennessee school officials are stonewalling. Clearly they have something to hide. And this islamization is going on in school districts all over the country. Read...
  • We asked Al Gore three times if hes running for president, and he wouldnt say no

    10/01/2015 7:24:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    Fusion ^ | September 30, 2015 | by AMERICA with Jorge Ramos and Tamara Weston
    We all know where former vice president Al Gore stands when it comes to climate change, but what about a presidential bid for 2016? His name has routinely been floated as a potential Democratic candidate at every primary since losing the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, but unlike 2004 and 2008, the environmental activist has yet to publicly rule out the possibility of a run. In fact, he’s remained especially shy on the subject this time around, keeping us all wondering about what would be a major political comeback.But when Fusion’s Jorge Ramos had a chance to...
  • Tennessee School Districts Balk At Revealing Islam Lessons

    09/30/2015 10:34:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 09/30/2015 | ERIC OWENS
    Tennessee School Districts Say Revealing Islam Lessons May Cost Millions, Take Too Darn Long Dozens and dozens of taxpayer-funded Tennessee school districts are refusing to comply with an open records request from a conservative legal nonprofit seeking materials and documents relevant to the way public schools are teaching Islam primarily to middle schoolers. The American Center for Law & Justice, a law firm that generally promotes conservative and Christian principles, sent its open records requests to all 146 taxpayer-funded school districts in Tennessee earlier this month, reports The Tennessean, Nashvilles main newspaper. A Nashville attorney, Chuck Cagle of the...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Ted Cruz threatens to kill Ayatollah after Pope warns against violent fundamentalism

    09/25/2015 1:35:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | September 25, 2015 | Drew Salisbury
    On the day after Pope Francis spoke to Congress about the dangers of violent extremism in the name of religious fundamentalism, presidential candidate Ted Cruz, appearing at a Values Voter summit, threatened to murder Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Texas senator vowed that, if elected, he would rip to shreds the Iranian agreement deal recently passed through Congress, and kill the countrys leader if it didnt give up its nuclear ambitions. If the Ayatollah doesnt understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins, Cruz said to wild cheers from the audience of conservative Christians. The...
  • Tennessee lawmakers introduce bill nullifying gay marriage decision

    09/19/2015 3:01:23 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 16 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | 9/17/2015 | Michael Lofi
    NASHVILLE, September 17, 2015 On Thursday, almost a thousand conservative Christians gathered at the Tennessee state capitol for a rally today that featured many Republican legislators prepared to fight the Supreme Courts decision on gay marriage.
  • Scholars study lost city of Mabila at UA

    09/30/2006 12:31:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | September 29. 2006 3:30AM | Adam Jones
    It's believed to be the largest battle between Europeans and Native Americans north of the Rio Grande, but the city of Mabila remains lost... A team of historians, archeologists and geologists have come to the University of Alabama for three days to study the battle.. Their aim, though, isn't to find the city, but to compile everything known, for possible future excavations, said Jim Knight, a UA anthropology professor who helped organize the conference... Finding Mabila means addressing a host of problems ranging from suspect accounts of De Soto's expedition to the possibility that modern dams may have flooded the...
  • University of Tennessee President Withdraws Transgender Pronouns 'Ze,' 'Zir' Advisory

    09/13/2015 7:47:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Joe DiPietro, system president of University of Tennessee, has withdrawn a Web post that encouraged students and professors to use gender-neutral pronouns like "ze" and "zir" instead of gender specific pronouns like "she" and "her," saying it was the biggest controversy he's faced since he took office in 2011. "The concern across the state from a really wide group of people, not just policymakers, was like nothing I've seen in my time having the privilege to serve the university," DiPietro said, according to USA Today. "I felt the only way to move forward was to pull the website," he added....
  • [Leftist] Megan Barry elected first woman mayor of Nashville [Mega Barf!]

    09/12/2015 11:37:32 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 50 replies
    WSMV ^ | Sep 10, 2015 10:21 PM CDT | Jennifer Johnson and Tracy Kornet
    Megan Barry has been elected mayor in Nashvilles runoff election. Barry called the night historic. This one is going down in the history books, she said. This one is all about the fact that today, you went to the polls and you elected the first woman mayor. As Barrys victory speech went on, the crowd began chanting her name. Tomorrow our real work begins, she said.
  • Officers escort daughter of fallen cop to school father-daughter dance.

    09/11/2015 10:47:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep. 10, 2015
    MEMPHIS In July of 2011, Memphis Officer Tim Warren, was shot and killed in the line of duty. Officer Warren was survived by his wife and two children. Recently Officer Warren's daughter Jewel received an invitation to attend a father-daughter dance at her school. Jewel was only 4 years old when her father was killed. The now eight-year-old girl was upset and saddened by the letter. Warren's widow contacted Taylor Amen, a Memphis police Department Officer's wife, who arranged for several officers to escort Warren's daughter to her father-daughter dance. "We know we cannot replace Tim, but we can be...
  • 7th Graders in Tennessee Made to Recite Allah Is the Only God in Public School

    09/10/2015 1:20:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/10/15 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Middle school parents in Tennessee are up in arms on learning that their children were instructed to recite and write, Allah is the only god, as part of a world history project.In the Maury County School District, students were assigned a Five Pillars of Islam project that included the translation of the pillar of Shahada as being, There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is his prophet.Joy Ellis, the mother of a seventh-grader at Spring Hill Middle School, said that Christian children should not be instructed to write the Shahada.This is a seventh grade state standard, and will be on...

    09/09/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is furious that House GOP leadership is considering holding a vote on a resolution of disapproval of President Barack Obamas nuclear arms deal with the Islamic Republican of Iran under the terms of the Iran deal constructs put forward in legislation approved earlier this year from Sens. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).
  • Cruz Is Right: the Corker Law Period for Congressional Review of the Iran Act Has Never Begun

    09/09/2015 2:30:16 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | September 9, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Senator Ted Cruzs excellent Senate floor speech against President Obamas catastrophic Iran deal, he urged Republican leadership Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) to reject the claim that Congress must vote on the deal in the next few days. He is absolutely right. By the unambiguous terms of the Corker law, the period for congressional review of the Iran deal has never begun because Obama has failed to provide the entirety of it.
  • House GOP to postpone vote on Iran after member revolt (fight over secret side deals)

    09/09/2015 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/15 11:45 AM EDT | Cristina Marcos and Scott Wong
    House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on the Iran nuclear deal scheduled for Wednesday because of a rebellion from rank-and-file conservatives. The House was to hold a procedural vote to begin 11 hours of debate on a resolution disapproving the deal at 1 p.m. Instead, they will gather at 4 p.m. to discuss strategy. "We will continue the conversation on Iran from this morning and discuss strategy for the rest of the week," a GOP leadership aide said. The House subsequently went into recess shortly after noon once leadership called off the procedural vote. GOP leaders had to change...
  • How the GOP Pretends Not to Authorize Obamas Agenda

    09/09/2015 10:31:46 AM PDT · by ryan71 · 8 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 09/08/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my weekend column I offered a concrete plan to undermine President Obamas atrocious Iran deal. It is an easy one, because all that the Republican-controlled Congress has to do, if it really wants to derail this thing, is follow the law that they wrote and Obama signed, the Corker law the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, sometimes also known as Corker-Cardin, after Senate sponsors Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D., Md.). Sadly, in another iteration of the anger that is the wind beneath Donald Trumps wings, many readers insist that GOP leadership has no...