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  • Supporters to Stage “I’m with Kim” Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 | lc.org
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • Homeland Security Cmte: ‘More U.S.-Based Jihadist Terror Cases in 2015 Than in Any Full...

    09/04/2015 5:50:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/4/15 | Michael W Chapman
    The “Terror Threat Snapshot” for August 2015, released by the majority staff of the House Homeland Security Committee, states the terror threat level in America is high and “getting steadily worse,” and that there have been “more U.S.-based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11.”The “Terror Threat Snapshot” also reported that the Islamic State “is fueling the Islamist terror” globally; that Islamist terrorists “are intent on killing law enforcement” officers and U.S. troops, as well as civilians; and that 25,000 fighters from 100 countries have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State.In...
  • Vanderbilt Women's Center to Lecture Men on 'Healthy Masculinities'

    09/04/2015 2:08:35 PM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    MRC ^ | August 31, 2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg|
    Vanderbilt University’s Women’s Center will be hosting a week-long event dedicated to lecturing men about what it means to have “healthy masculinity.” The “Healthy Masculinities Week” is sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, which claims to be devoted to “Celebrating Women” while “Empowering All.”
  • Judge Won't Divorce Straight Couple Because Gay Marriage Is Legal

    09/04/2015 12:42:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    HufPo ^ | 09-03-2015 | Simon McCormack
    "The conclusion reached by this Court is that Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces," Atherton wrote in his decision last week. "With the U.S. Supreme Court having defined what must be recognized as a marriage, it would appear that Tennessee’s judiciary must now await the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court last to what is not a marriage, or better stated, when a marriage is no longer a marriage," he added.
  • Dem Sen. Cardin opposes Iran deal (37 Senate Dems support, 6 undeclared, 3 oppose)

    09/04/2015 9:26:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 04, 2015, 12:05 pm | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said on Friday that he will oppose the Iran nuclear deal, making him the third Senate Democrat to come out against the agreement. "This is a close call, but after a lengthy review, I will vote to disapprove the deal," he wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. "The JCPOA legitimizes Iran's nuclear program. After 10 to 15 years, it would leave Iran with the option to produce enough enriched fuel for a nuclear weapon in a short time." The opposition of Cardin — the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — is a setback...
  • [TN] Gov’t Official Indicted For Allegedly Trading Food Stamps For Sex

    09/04/2015 3:11:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/3/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    Tennessee state officials announced Thursday that they have arrested state Department of Human Services Eligibility Counselor Alfred Awonuga for allegedly trading food stamps for sex.In his role, Awonuga was responsible for deciding if a person was eligible for food stamps. An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) found he used his authority to coercive individuals into having sex with him. This included some not otherwise eligible to receive benefits.“Awonuga used his position to attempt to get a participant in the state’s food assistance program to have sex with him in exchange for benefits,” a press release from TBI detailed....
  • Judge declines divorce case, citing gay marriage ruling

    09/03/2015 6:30:14 PM PDT · by Bayard · 25 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 3rd, 2015
    A local judge contends the U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage has derailed Tennessee's ability to determine what constitutes divorce — leaving one Signal Mountain couple married against their will. Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton denied the divorce petition last week after hearing from seven witnesses and going through 77 exhibits. Among several reasons he cited in rejecting the couple's divorce, one was the Supreme Court's June ruling. Atherton said the Supreme Court must clarify "when a marriage is no longer a marriage." Otherwise, he contended, state courts are impaired from addressing marriage and divorce litigation altogether. "The conclusion...
  • TN Judge Refuses To Divorce Couple, Blaming SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

    09/03/2015 2:18:26 PM PDT · by VinL · 27 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/3/2015 | Tierney Sneed
    A judge in Tennessee told a married couple seeking a divorce that he could not grant one for them, arguing that the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision left him unclear as to when a marriage ends. "The conclusion reached by this Court is that Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces," Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton wrote when denying the divorce petition, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He said that the Supreme Court needed to declare "when...
  • In Trashing Land, The EPA Has Nothing On The Forest Service

    09/03/2015 1:14:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/02/2015 | William Perry Pendley
    Americans now comprehend fully the disdain the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has for truth-telling, the rights of others, and the environment. Forget the last six spiteful years; the Colorado mine disaster suffices. The EPA’s wanton malfeasance — experts warned of a catastrophic blowout — unleashed three million gallons of orange arsenic-, cadmium-, and lead-laden wastewater into an Animas River tributary trashing public, private, and tribal lands and waters in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and the Navajo Nation. Even so, the EPA has nothing on the U.S. Forest Service. In documents filed days ago in a federal district court in Arkansas,...
  • Homeland Security alerts Memphis Police Department (MPD) about potential threat

    09/02/2015 10:09:49 PM PDT · by kcvl · 8 replies
    Share on facebookShare on twitter Share on email (Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5) MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Homeland Security issued an alert via police radios about a threat made against Memphis police officers. The alert states that someone threatened to shoot a police officer in the area of 201 Poplar this afternoon. The alert later said the location had changed to the area of I-40 and I-240, but that threat was proven false. The alert remains active for 201 Poplar. Police officers were told to be vigilant. "Our MPD Communications received information from an anonymous...
  • Univ. of Tennessee tells students to use gender neutral pronouns [Thoughtcrime]

    08/31/2015 5:04:08 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 8/31/2015 | Knoxville News-Sentinel
    Staff and students in the University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion want people to think beyond the "he/she" pronouns and are encouraging use of gender-neutral pronouns such as "xe," "xym" and "xyr." Their suggestion hasn't quite caught on -- and some state legislators aren't impressed. Not everyone in society identifies on a strict male-or-female basis, according to diversity office staff, so they are asking people to be aware some may identify themselves with a name and gender that's not strictly male or female. It is not UT's policy. "We should not assume someone's gender by their appearance, nor...
  • Trump takes Nashville by storm — with one pitch no other candidate would dare use

    08/30/2015 9:54:59 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 199 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | Michael Dorstewitz
    Although Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been stretching out his lead in the polls, he’s still stumping hard and not taking anything for granted. And a resounding straw poll victory Saturday could mean it’s paying off. “Normally I wouldn’t say this but I need your frigging vote, do you understand that?” he told a crowd of loyal supporters in Nashville on Saturday. Imagine Jeb Bush coming out with that? He’d get kicked out of the country club. Hillary Clinton? The feminists would figure out what “frigging” really meant, and get the vapors. Even regular-guy Scott Walker would probably never...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 August 2015

    08/30/2015 4:51:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 155 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows August 30th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal; Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans.THIS WEEK (ABC): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Jindal; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Trump gets unwelcoming message from Nashville immigration lawyer prior to visit

    08/29/2015 9:34:20 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 90 replies
    WKRN ^ | August 27 2015 | Chris Bundgaard
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – In the heart of a Nashville area populated with immigrant families, there is a prominent message for Donald Trump on the eve of his weekend presidential campaign visit to Music City. Under the sign for the Ozment Law offices at 1214 Murfreesboro Pike, the message reads “Donald Trump, make Nashville great again. Please leave soon.” It’s a play on the Trump campaign theme of “Make America Great Again!” The sign has already gotten 70 thousand views on Facebook according to Elliott Ozment, who owns the immigration law office bearing his name. He called it a “collaborative...
  • Donald Trump Nashville Tennessee 8/29/15 Donald Trump NFRA Conference (FULL HD)

    08/29/2015 11:39:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-29-15 | You Tube
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  • University of Tennessee to students: Diversity means using new made-up pronouns for trans students

    08/28/2015 6:42:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, I’d do what they say. In our alarming new culture of rage against microaggressions, doing otherwise might get you shot.Rather than make brutish assumptions that someone who looks like a boy is a boy and someone who looks like a girl is a girl, the campus diversity office recommends starting the semester by asking everyone to provide their names “and pronouns.” Or better yet, why not just use new pronouns that are gender-neutral? It’ll spare you an ephemeral awkward moment when you happen to encounter someone from the tiny fraction of the tiny fraction of the...
  • Call me 'ze,' not 'he': University [of Tennessee] wants everyone to use 'gender inclusive' pronouns

    08/27/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 79 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    pronouns Todd Starnes By Todd Starnes Published August 27, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook106 Twitter35 livefyre36 Email Print University of Tennessee University of Tennessee Educators in the Volunteer State are very concerned that students might be offended by the usage of traditional pronouns like she, he, him and hers, according to a document from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. “With the new semester beginning and an influx of new students on campus, it is important to participate in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all,” wrote Donna Braquet in a posting on the university’s website....
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Tennessee school district bans all flags, including Old Glory

    08/23/2015 3:13:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    myfoxmemphis.com ^ | august 23, 2015
    School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners. Some students are angry as they feel their patriotism is being compromised. School leaders said there is a right and wrong way to show American pride: "It's not an unpatriotic act by any means because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride." -snip Students said they were told they would get kicked out if they bring an American flag onto...
  • Michelle Malkin: Most Intriguing Candidate is Ted Cruz [VIDEO]

    05/20/2015 10:58:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Political commentator and author Michelle Malkin dropped by to talk about her new book, “Who Built That,” the 2016 presidential field, Iraq and more. Michelle told Brian that she feels Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the most intriguing candidate on the GOP side because of his intelligence and he practices what he preaches. Michelle also explained that before we can make a real decision we have to see them tested in the arena.Video at link.
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation — and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried — so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obama’s chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump Speaks to 20,000 PLUS In Mobile, AL (8-21-15)

    08/21/2015 6:44:15 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 88 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Savage Nation YouTube Account
    For those who missed it, here's the full event. I was actually there - it was wild. Only thing that would have been better is if he could have said 'War Eagle'. But he's too smart for that. Sure fire way to alienate millions of Bama faithful. Heading home now to Pensacola. Enjoy
  • TN Lawmakers Want More Regulation of Abortion Clinics

    08/21/2015 3:20:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    newschannel9.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | newschannel9.com
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State legislators said Wednesday they want to give the Health Department more authority to track how fetal tissue is disposed of after abortions. Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, who presided over a joint hearing of the Government Operations Committee, said the Health Department is making required inspections of abortion clinics but there could still be illegal tissue sales going on without the inspectors' knowledge. Bell said lawmakers want to know more about how Tennessee regulates abortion after seeing hidden-camera videos that raised the question of whether Planned Parenthood officials in other states were profiting from the sale...
  • Joe Carr Endorses Cruz for President (TN)

    08/20/2015 6:32:31 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/20/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, former three-term State Representative and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Carr endorsed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for President. Carr, a conservative stalwart in the Tennessee state legislature for six years, said Cruz’s proven record of fighting for the issues that matter most to conservatives makes him the best qualified leader to restore American greatness.“Ted Cruz is not only willing to stand firm on principle every time, but has done so when it mattered most,” said Carr. “He has taken on the Establishment in both parties, even when it was unpopular and victory was far from certain. That’s...
  • MTSU student charged with murder in Murfreesboro woman's death

    08/18/2015 8:40:05 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 20 replies
    WSMV ^ | 8/17/15 | Miller
    Murfreesboro police have charged 22-year-old Brandon Richmond Bowling with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Heather Maples. Bowling, who is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University, was booked into the Rutherford County jail just before 3 a.m. Saturday. A spokesperson with the university confirmed Bowling's status to Channel 4. Bowling was registered to resume classes this fall. His arrest comes more than a week after Maples' body was found in her apartment on Brown Drive. She was not a student of MTSU. Police are still not saying how the 22-year-old woman died.
  • Second suspect in Susan McDonald's murder has 18-year criminal history (robbery-murder near Memphis)

    08/18/2015 7:51:37 PM PDT · by seacapn · 18 replies
    WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee ^ | Aug 18, 2015 4:20 PM PST | Lauren Squires / WMCActionNews5.com Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The second person charged in the shooting death of Susan McDonald has a criminal rap sheet dating back to 1997. Andre Bowen, 36, is charged with first-degree murder, in addition to Anthony Olivo, who was previously charged. McDonald was shot and killed on August 1 outside of a friend's home in the 8400 block of Bazemore Road in Cordova. In 2005, Bowen was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for a shooting. He was sentenced in 2008 and while in jail awaiting that sentencing, he was charged with simple assault for fighting with an inmate.
  • The laws of abortion in Tennessee

    08/18/2015 1:30:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    columbiadailyherald.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Joey Hensley
    The people of Tennessee have spoken about their desire to see commonsense protections for women seeking an abortion. Amendment 1 was adopted by voters in November to restore to our State Legislature the ability to put into place commonsense protections for women seeking abortion. In April, the General Assembly acted accordingly by adopting legislation that I sponsored to hold abortion clinics to the same health and safety standards as all other out-patient surgical facilities if they perform over 50 per year. It was a very reasonable approach. The law was supposed to become effective on July 1. That did not...
  • Courts gone Rogue: "Tennessee courts replace 'mother' and 'father' with 'Parent 1,' 'Parent 2'"

    08/18/2015 11:50:12 AM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com Opinion ^ | August 18, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Children will now have “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” instead of a mommy and a daddy, according to Tennessee’s Administrative Office of the Courts. Shortly after the Supreme Court redefined marriage, the state’s Office of the Courts revised its documents. A spokesperson for the courts confirmed to me that the words “Mother” and “Father” had been replaced by the terms “Parent 1” and “Parent 2.”
  • Sen. Bob Corker: Congress should reject the bad Iran deal (Kabuki Theater)

    08/18/2015 6:45:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2015 | Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
    By passing the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act with enough votes to overcome a veto, Congress ensured that it would have the opportunity to review and vote on the nuclear agreement with Iran. Now that the Obama administration has reached what it believes to be an acceptable agreement, it is Congress’s responsibility to determine whether this agreement will be in our national interest, will make the United States safer and will prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapons program. I do not believe that it will.
  • Parents Demand Answers After Daughter Dies in Foster Care

    08/17/2015 5:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    whdh ^ | : Aug 17, 2015 | Jennifer Eagan, Byron Barnett
    The biological parents of a girl found dead in foster care in Auburn are demanding answers about what happened to their daughter. The Department of Children and Families said 2-year-old Avalena Conway-Coxon died at the hospital after she was removed from her foster home on Pheasant Court in Auburn. The Worcester County DA said another girl around 2 years old who was removed from the home remains hospitalized in "very critical" condition. "I will never see her smile again," said a tearful Jessica Conway, Avalena's mother. "I will never be able to hold my daughter again and it's because of...
  • 3 tribes to hold historic gathering at Red Clay State Historic Park (TN)

    08/17/2015 11:08:51 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | August 17, 2015 | Staff
    RED CLAY, Tenn. — For the first time since the Cherokee Removal in 1838, the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes will hold a joint council meeting at Red Clay State Historic Park. The gathering of the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee and the United Keetoowah Band on Aug. 28-29 also marks the 177th anniversary of the first overland detachment that departed on the Trail of Tears, according to a park news release. Along with the council meeting, the event will feature an all-day Cherokee encampment with re-enactors and living history exhibits; Native American dancers and stickball games; arts and...
  • It’s too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clinton’s 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: It’s too late to start over. As in, there’s no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party’s front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden — even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, it’s only August! The Iowa caucuses won’t be until February! That’s, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isn’t as simple as announcing that you’ve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • Biden calls Chattanooga shooter a ‘perverted jihadist’ during memorial

    08/16/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/16/15 | Brendan O'Brien
    Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called the man who fatally shot four U.S. Marines and a Navy sailor a “perverted jihadist” during a eulogy for the servicemen at a memorial in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Biden told a packed arena that the ideology that drove Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old engineer, to go on a rampage at two local military facilities was no match for national character. “When this perverted jihadist struck, everyone responded,” Biden said. “We have a message for those perverted cowards around the world. America never yields, never bends, never cowers and never stands down.” Abdulazeez sprayed gunfire...
  • BIDEN CALLS CHATTANOOGA SHOOTER A 'PERVERTED JIHADIST'

    08/15/2015 8:50:31 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    AP ^ | August 15, 2015 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called the slaying of four Marines and a sailor at a Chattanooga reserve center the act of a "perverted jihadist." Biden's comments came at a memorial to the five servicemen killed in a shooting rampage by Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
  • Did The AP Censor Joe Biden Saying 'Perverted Jihadist' In His Chattanooga Speech?

    08/15/2015 7:30:54 PM PDT · by absentee · 16 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/15/15 | Caleb Howe
    Today word spread like wildfire that Vice President Joe Biden had, at the memorial for four Marines and one sailor killed in Chattanooga last month, referred to their killer as a "perverted jihadist." The AP was the fastest to produce video of the event, which the quickly put on YouTube and which began to be shared across social media. The tweets all contained the phrase "perverted jihadist." The video had the words in the title. The only problem? They aren't in the video above. Was the VP censored? Hard to say. Take a look. You can hear Biden's say the...
  • Heilemann: Gore 'Hates' Hillary, 'Huge' Problem for Her If He Runs

    08/14/2015 3:45:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This blog brought to you by Orville Redenbacher . . . One short segment on today's With All Due Respect packed plenty of explosive commentary. There was John Heilemann saying that Al Gore "hates" Hillary and that if he gets in the race would be a "huge" problem for her. Lending credence to Heilemann's "hates" claim is the fact that he mentioned having "spent a lot of time" with Gore in 2006. Translation: I was with him on those long nights when Al let his beard down and spoke straight from his globally-warmed heart. A second noteworthy comment came from...
  • In Bush, Cruz Finds Increasingly Useful Foil

    08/14/2015 8:25:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 8/12/15 | Patrick Svitek
    As Ted Cruz traipses through the South, his mentions of one Republican draw more derision than that of any Democrat, President Obama and presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton included. Jeb Bush. During campaign stops Monday and Tuesday in Tennessee and Mississippi, Cruz's references to the former Florida governor, now a staple of the senator's stump speech, often elicited loud booing, sometimes accompanied by scattered shouts of "Establishment!" or "RINO!" (Republican In Name Only). For months, the Republican Texas senator has been alluding to Bush as the archetypal moderate, insufficiently conservative and guaranteed to shut the GOP out of the White House...
  • Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillary’s $350B college subsidy plan

    08/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Forget the Twitter blog for emoji responses to how millennials feel about student debt. As the New York Daily News’ Alejandro Alba notes, the condescending approach didn’t generate much respect from Hillary Clinton’s target audience. The beleagured Democrat tried to shift attention to policy from the e-mail scandal, focusing on her $350 billion proposal to overhaul higher-education finances, which is in a shambles largely due to federal government intervention in the first place.Mission not accomplished: While some users thought the question was “relatable,” others believed the question was offensive and condescending.Many users began to reply to the tweet with...
  • Forget Biden: Dems reaching back to … Al Gore?

    08/13/2015 5:15:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Five months ago, his team said he was out, but just when you think you’re out … they pull you back in. Maybe, that is, as Al Gore’s advisers aren’t actually saying he’s even thinking seriously about a presidential run. However, since the other relic from four terms ago isn’t faring well these days, suddenly a progressive nation turns its lonely eyes to the man who couldn’t clinch the gimme in 2000: 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...
  • Smyrna mom upset students can fly Confederate flags on H.S. campus (Tennessee)

    08/13/2015 2:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WKRN-TV ^ | August 12, 2015 | Lori Mitchell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A local mother is upset because kids at her child’s school are allowed to fly Confederate flags on campus. The mom, who would like to remain anonymous, contacted News 2 with concerns about her son’s safety at Stewarts Creek High School in Rutherford County. She said her 14-year-old son, who is in ninth grade, came home this week and told her that kids were wearing Confederate flag T-shirts to class. The mother said she saw them herself while dropping off her son Wednesday morning. She said she also noticed students flying Confederate flags in the...
  • Another Major College Rape Case Has Collapsed

    08/10/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/10/15 | Blake Neff
    A state court in Tennessee has ruled in favor of a student expelled for sexual assault, saying his school’s procedures improperly assumed he was guilty and forced him to prove his innocence.The case of Corey Mock and Molly Morris, both students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), has attracted significant attention thanks to a lengthy profile of Morris that was published by Vice last year. Morris claims she was given a drugged drink at a party, and then was later raped by Mock while she was barely conscious and unable to consent. She complained to her school several...
  • Navy to arm sailors at reserve centers after Chattanooga shootings (finally!)

    08/10/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2015 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The Navy is preparing to arm sailors at its reserve centers across the country in the aftermath of the attack last month at a Navy Reserve Center in Chattanooga that resulted in the deaths of 4 Marines and 1 sailor, officials said late Friday. The Navy has authorized arming personnel at reserve centers that are not on military installations, such as the Chattanooga center, a Navy spokesman told Fox News. Cmdr. William Marks said armed guards will be posted at the centers as “a matter of prudent and necessary action toward protecting our personnel.” [Snip] The Navy began examining ways...
  • This is #CruzCountry! (from debate to campaign trail)

    08/09/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 64 replies
    Tedcruz.org ^ | 08/08/15 | Jeff Roe
    Wow — what a week! I’m writing from in between stops on the #CruzCountry Bus Tour as we continue our #CruzToVictory through southern states that will play a huge part in making Ted our Republican nominee for President of the United States.As you likely know, the Republican candidates met in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 season on Thursday. And it was a great night for Ted — but don’t just take it from me:Frank Luntz declared the debate “great news for Ted Cruz.”Charles Krauthammer named Ted Cruz a “winner of the night.”The Press Enterprise wrote “Cruz...
  • Presidential candidate Ted Cruz meets with Chattanooga supporters today

    08/10/2015 8:00:37 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | August 10th, 2015 | Dan Henry
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is in Chattanooga today. The U.S. Senator is visiting with supporters at GraceWorks Church at 6445 Lee Highway. Cruz is making a "Biscuits and Gravy" morning stop at 9 a.m. The public is invited to meet him and hear him speak.Supporters fill GraceWorks Church in Chattanooga, waiting to see GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz speak. Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press.
  • Delayed Sen. Lamar Alexander exhibit could be canceled

    08/10/2015 7:45:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    AP via Johnson City Press ^ | August 10, 2015
    NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State Museum’s plans for a statewide traveling exhibit on U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s service as governor, initially scheduled to coincide with his Senate re-election campaign last year and then rescheduled, may now be canceled entirely.
  • Fargo, ND (and everywhere else) to be slammed with new refugees in next seven weeks

    08/08/2015 7:48:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Why the next seven weeks? Because fiscal year 2015 ends on September 30th and the settlers in the US State Department and in their contracting agencies want to hit the Obama target of 70,000 for the year and they have (as of July 31), 18,470 more to go! Actually that 70,000 figure that Obama announced in his Presidential Determination Letter to Congress last September is meant to be a ceiling, not a goal that they necessarily have to hit. However, since the contractors are paid by the head and they have salaries and office overhead to pay, they always try...
  • Cruz for President Announces Additions To Tennessee Leadership Team

    08/07/2015 1:39:32 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/07/15
    Sen. Cruz Names Stephen Siao State DirectorHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced new additions to his Tennessee Leadership Team. Stephen Siao joins the campaign as State Director, and 24 top grassroots and faith leaders join chairman Kevin Kookogey on the state leadership team.Siao previously led Heritage Action’s efforts in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Before joining Heritage Action in January 2014, Siao served on the communications staff of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and completed a fellowship at the John Jay Institute. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he led was twice elected state chairman of the...
  • John McAfee arrested after being caught driving high on Xanax/gun in his car (tr)

    08/07/2015 1:33:51 PM PDT · by dware · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.07.2015 | Chris Pleasance
    Eccentric tech millionaire John McAfee has been arrested in Tennessee after being caught driving under the influence and for illegal gun possession, police say. McAfee, who created the virus-scanning software by the same name, was found driving erratically along a road in Henderson County on Sunday night and was arrested, police said. McAfee later admitted to being under the influence of Xanax, but said it was a new prescription and he was not aware it would impair his driving.
  • Tennessee Adjutant General: Guard members may carry handguns

    08/07/2015 7:42:19 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP via WJHL-TV ^ | August 7, 2015
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Military Department has decided to allow Army and Air National Guard members who have valid handgun carry permits to carry the weapons at armories and Guard facilities.
  • Shameless lesbian couple burned down their own house for the insurance payout then called it a hate

    08/06/2015 5:24:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/06/2015 | James Dunn
    [FULL TITLE] Shameless lesbian couple burned down their own house for the insurance payout then called it a hate crime and blamed their neighbor Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte's house in Venore, Tennessee, burnt down in September 2010 'Queers' was sprayed on their garage and they claimed it was a hate crime Insurers accused them of an elaborate hoax to get the $276,000 payoutA court ruled they sprayed the abuse and burned their own house down A lesbian couple scrawled homophobic abuse on their garage before burning down their own house in Tennessee then calling it a hate crime, a court...