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  • U.S. Sen. Bob Corker calls for hearing on JPMorgan's $2B trading loss(Let the show trials begin!)

    05/15/2012 6:51:35 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 26 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | May 15th | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican who serves on the Senate Banking Committee, has called for a hearing on the $2-billion trading loss by JPMorgan Chase & Co., saying that "policies are going to be derived out of what’s happened." Corker, who was a key participant in the debate over the 2010 financial reform law, said it was important for policymakers to get the facts about the situation and whether pending regulations would have prevented it.
  • Barney Frank Loses It on Sunday Show (WATCH)

    05/14/2012 7:42:05 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 51 replies ^ | May 13 | Staff
    On this weekend’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” outgoing Democratic Rep. Barney Frank locked horns with Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who wanted to focus on economic issues instead of gay marriage. Frank, an openly gay member of Congress, claimed that Blackburn was relying too heavily on talking points. Blackburn objected to Frank’s assertion, but then Frank lashed out at Blackburn and host George Stephanopoulos.
  • Haslam says he's directing 'culture shift' in Tennessee government

    05/12/2012 9:36:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5/12/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam declares that he is successfully presiding over a "cultural shift" in Tennessee's government operations and the state's education system, though occasionally dealing with a "perception factor" caused by inordinate media attention to some legislative activities. His own relationship to the Legislature, dominated by fellow Republicans, is marked by a general unity of purpose and broad support on substantive issues, Haslam said in an interview last week. He discounts talk of a conservative-moderate split in Republican ranks. "I honestly think that's exaggerated. I really do," he said, though acknowledging that "Any time you have a party...
  • Portrait of a widow's grief: Wife of fallen U.S. soldier weeps as she clings to his coffin

    05/05/2012 7:22:32 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 4, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It is the heartbreaking image of the undocumented victims of war. Here, Ashley Edens collapses on the coffin of her 22-year-old husband, Army Spc. Jason K. Edens, as his body arrives in Nashville, Tennessee from service in Afghanistan. More than 100 friends, relatives and Patriot Guards gathered at Smyrna Airport to welcome the fallen soldier home on Thursday after his death on April 26.
  • Legislators not required to consider Constitutionality of the laws they enact

    04/29/2012 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/29/2012 | Doug Book
    On April 25th the Tennessee State Senate voted unanimously to allow federal and state law enforcement officials full access to the medical records of the citizens of Tennessee. According to SB 2407, “…state and federal law enforcement personnel authorized to have access under 53-10-306 shall be permitted to have real time electronic access to the database…” The statute continues by stating that access is permitted “without the necessity of obtaining a search warrant.” It is a law which is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2012 as “the public welfare [requires] it.”(1) Outraged Tennessee residents who wrote and...
  • Virgil Goode wins Constitution Party nomination

    04/25/2012 7:34:06 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 80 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 24th | Matthew Reece
    On Saturday, the Constitution Party nominated Virgil Goode, a former U.S. House member from Virginia, as its presidential candidate. He won the nomination on the first ballot with 203 out of 403 delegates. He defeated Darrell Castle of Tennessee, national vice chairman of the Constitution Party; Susan Ducey, a constitutional activist from Kansas; Laurie Roth, of Washington, a columnist and talk show host; and Robby Carr Wells of North Carolina, a former NCAA Division I football coach at Savannah State University. The final vote total was Goode 203, Castle 120, Wells 58, Ducey 15, Roth 6. Jim Clymer, the national...
  • Teen banned from prom over controversial dress (Confederate Flag theme)

    04/25/2012 3:56:16 PM PDT · by Stoat · 32 replies
    WAFB News / Various ^ | April 24, 2012 | Janice Broach
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – A Mid-South teen is banned from prom for wearing a dress that resembles a confederate battle flag. "It wasn't done to offend anybody," Texanna Edwards explained of her dress. "It was done just for the sole fact that I just wanted a rebel flag dress because I thought it was cool." But the principal at Gibson High in West Tennessee did not think it was cool.  Edwards, a senior at the school, tried to wear the dress that she helped design to the prom Saturday night.  She also wore a rebel flag necklace. "He told...
  • Senate Joins House in Condemning UN’s ‘Agenda 21’ (TN)

    04/25/2012 7:11:41 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 24 replies ^ | 4/24/2012 | Joe White
    The Tennessee Senate added its voice to the state House in condemning the United Nations’ ‘Agenda 21’ on Tuesday. The program is an environmental initiative meant to encourage sustainable development. A majority of Tennessee lawmakers now describe it as destructive. The United Nations Agenda 21 has never been endorsed by the U.S. as a treaty, but it has become a hot button issue among grass roots conservatives who see the United Nations as the first step to so-called one-world government. Resolution sponsor Mike Bell, a Republican from McMinn County, held up a black loose leaf folder several inches thick. “There...
  • Homeowner Shoots, Kills Suspected Home Intruder(TN)

    04/22/2012 6:58:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 19 April, 2012 | Janet Kim
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A homeowner shot and killed a suspected intruder during a home invasion in south Nashville late Wednesday night. It happened at the Brentridge Apartments on Brentridge Circle around 11 p.m. Investigators said a man and woman were inside their apartment when they heard a knock on the door. When they went to answer it, they said a man armed with a pistol and wearing a mask barged in. There was a brief altercation, and that's when the man inside the apartment pulled out a gun and opened fire on the intruder, killing him. Police were working to...
  • Black Students Beat Piñata Shaped Like White Woman (at the University of Memphis)

    04/21/2012 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    A piñata shaped like a white woman was strung up to a tree at the University of Memphis, then African-American students took turns beating it with a stick. Where is Al Sharpton when you need him? Isn’t this a shocking case of racism? No, actually it isn’t. Turns out the students involved were mere grade school kids, brought on campus for a special “Luau” party sponsored by the university. The piñata was supposed to represent a hula dancer. “We want to assure our community that no racial or gender animosity was intended,” said a university spokesperson. At worst, this...
  • Pat Summitt steps down

    04/18/2012 11:14:10 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2012 | Dan Fleser
    After a storied 38-year career, Pat Summitt is stepping down as head coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball team to become a coach emeritus with the program. Lady Vols associate head coach Holly Warlick will be named the new head coach. Summitt said that she met with Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart and Warlick on Wednesday morning to finalize the transition. She said that the decision was hers and she’s comfortable with it.
  • Constitution Party National Convention in Nashville, Sheraton Music City Hotel April 18th-21st

    04/18/2012 10:31:40 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 20 replies
    Constitution Party ^ | April 18, 2012 | Steelers6 Constitution Party National Convention to Meet in Nashville Amidst Unprecedented Voter Dissatisfaction with Obama and Romney LANCASTER, Pa., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer, announced the 2012 National Convention of the Constitution Party which will be held April 18-21 in Nashville, Tennessee. "American voters who support limited, constitutional government, traditional American values, the protection of American jobs and preservation of individual liberty can take heart! They will not be limited to a difficult choice between Obama and Romney as the one likely to be the least threat to their life, liberty, property and other...
  • TN Coach Fired for Song Criticizing Dear Leader

    04/16/2012 9:19:33 PM PDT · by wjcsux · 18 replies
    self | 16 April 2011 | wjcsux
    A Tennessee Middle School football coach, aged 26 was fired for writing and performing a song critical of The One because a few parents complained. Here is the link. Great song!
  • Arsonist interrupts awards dinner — with deputies in attendance

    04/16/2012 5:56:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/16/12 | News Sentinel staff
    MAYNARDVILLE — A man who allegedly stole a laptop from Union County High School and tried to cover his tracks with a fire was tracked down and arrested within minutes this weekend. Authorities first were alerted when the fire alarm sounded shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, just as some 170 people — including several law enforcement officers — were attending a National Wild Turkey Federation dinner at the school, . . .
  • TN. Alliance of TEA Party & Liberty Groups Town Hall & Summit event on April 20 & 21, 2012

    04/16/2012 1:46:08 PM PDT · by Mechanicos
    TN. Alliance of TEA party & Liberty Groups ^ | unknown | TN. Alliance of TEA party & Liberty Groups
    Patriots, A Statewide Tea Party Town Hall with legislators and Summit is being held this coming weekend in Goodlettsville Tn. just north of Nashville. This Summit is open to all Tea Party members statewide. It is encouraging, and informative to attend these summits and see that the fight for liberty is very strong. Click on the link for more details for information on how to be invited and other links including lodging suggestions and Saturdays complete agenda. (Note: the Town Hall and Summit events are by invitation only. It will be a closed door and NO Media for the Town...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Easter egg hunt ends in violence

    04/10/2012 6:20:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/10/2012 | UPI
    MEMPHIS, April 9 (UPI) -- Memphis police said an Easter egg hunt ended with a brawl between two families and a woman's arrest for taking a hammer to a man's head. Police said the man argued with Annette Pearson, 43, Sunday because he thought she was giving the children too much help finding the grand prize golden egg containing $7, The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported Monday. The families broke into violence after the man slapped the woman twice and police said Pearson retrieved a claw hammer from her house and struck the man in the head, leaving a wound that...
  • Tennessee GOP poised to leave Democrats powerless in Legislature

    04/08/2012 7:18:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/8/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Passage of the qualifying deadline for legislative candidates last week leaves Republicans well-positioned to achieving their goal of making Democrats politically irrelevant in the 108th General Assembly that convenes next year. In part, that's because 11 incumbent Democrats — seven representatives and four senators — are voluntarily not seeking re-election. At least four more incumbent Democrats — three representatives and one senator — are certain to be ousted later because of Republican-controlled redistricting leaves incumbents running against one another in the same district. In part, the GOP advantage also rests with money. Financial disclosures filed earlier this year...
  • Message to Tennessee on saggy pants: Butt out

    04/08/2012 7:32:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 49 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/8/12 | Wendi C. Thomas
    Saggy pants in schools are such a menace to society that school boards will now be forced to outlaw them. Yep, that's what our state legislature decided last week, by passing a "nanny state" bill introduced by Memphis' own Rep. Joe Towns Jr. The law requires local school districts to create and enforce a ban on "clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent manner that disrupts the learning environment." It covers girls' sports bras, and was a weakened version of what Towns proposed three years ago. The earlier bill would have made it a criminal offense for...

    12/16/2011 1:58:33 AM PST · by Apogee · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Jamie Satterfield
    One judge lied for her, had sex with her and shared painkillers with her. Another sent her to prison Wednesday. Knox County Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz ordered Deena Castleman, 37, to serve six years for a slew of convictions, including aggravated burglary, theft, DUI and possession of prescription painkillers. Castleman racked up all those charges while engaged in a relationship with former Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner that included sex and both pill-procuring for him and pill-using with him, according to portions of a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe made public earlier this month. At least one of...