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  • Germany’s largest trade union opening US office with UAW

    11/21/2015 9:50:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 18, 2015 6:52 PM EST | Erik Schelzig
    Germany's largest trade union is opening a joint office with the United Auto Workers in Tennessee to promote labor issues at German automakers and suppliers in the southern United States. Frankfurt-based IG Metall estimates that 100,000 people work for German-owned automotive companies in the U.S. Most of those workers aren't represented by unions, unlike at their counterparts at plants in Germany. ...
  • Black Christian Conservative Vanderbilt Professor Carol Swain Says Facebook Has Blocked Her Account

    11/19/2015 12:57:48 PM PST · by don-o · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 19, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Vanderbilt Professor Carol Swain, a highly respected black Christian conservative, tells Breitbart News Facebook blocked her account for more than 26 hours. "What troubles about me about all of this is that Facebook is such a huge forum. Some of my posts were reaching over 400,000 people. I was reaching people and hopefully being able to connect with people around the world," Swain says. She has been blocked by Facebook since late Wednesday morning, Swain says. "When I tried to post on my Facebook page I got the box on the page saying I was unable to post to do...
  • 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...
  • National Guard could 'gather up' refugees, says state lawmaker

    11/18/2015 3:51:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The HIll ^ | 11/18/15 | Bradford Richardson
    A top Tennessee state lawmaker is suggesting that the National Guard “gather up” Syrian refugees who have been settled in the state.“We need to activate the Tennessee National Guard and stop them from coming in to the state by whatever means we can,” Tennessee Rep. Glen Casada said in a phone interview with the Tennessean on Tuesday.Casada, who is the chair of the state’s House Republican caucus, said the federal government has no authority to force states to accept refugees against their will. “Tennessee is a sovereign state,” he said. “If the federal government is forsaking the obligation to protect our...
  • Refugees headed to 180 towns, but avoid D.C. and other expensive cities

    11/17/2015 10:18:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    As President Obama presses communities to accept Syrian refugees, his current hometown of Washington, D.C., is likely to be spared much of the pain. There are about 180 communities across the U.S. that welcome refugees, but some of the more obvious cities, including San Francisco, New York and, yes, Washington, aren't high on the list because they are just too darn expensive for the refugees. Instead, the top major cities are places such as Atlanta, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Boston, the State Department says. And there are a host of medium-sized cities as well: Boise, Idaho, Nashville, Tennessee,...
  • LIVE Donald Trump Knoxville Tennessee Rally at Knoxville Convention Center November 16, 2015

    11/17/2015 8:17:20 AM PST · by hena Deny · 2 replies
    LIVE Donald Trump Knoxville Tennessee Rally at Knoxville Convention Center November 16, 2015 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump is making a stop in Tennessee Monday. He is set to speak at the Knoxville Convention Center that night. The rally is expecting 5,000 people to be at the exhibit hall for Trump’s speech. The stop is hosted by the Trump Campaign. Knox County political leaders say Tennessee is a critical state in the Presidential primary. This is Trump’s third stop in Tennessee in the past four months. Fellow GOP candidates Ben Carson and Jeb Bush visited Knoxville last...
  • LIVE Donald Trump Knoxville Tennessee Rally at Knoxville Convention Center November 16, 2015

    11/16/2015 3:12:50 PM PST · by don-o · 188 replies
    You Tube ^ | November 16, 2015
    LIVE Donald Trump Knoxville Tennessee Rally at Knoxville Convention Center November 16, 2015 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Presidential candidate Donald Trump is making a stop in Tennessee Monday. He is set to speak at the Knoxville Convention Center that night. The rally is expecting 5,000 people to be at the exhibit hall for Trump’s speech. The stop is hosted by the Trump Campaign. Knox County political leaders say Tennessee is a critical state in the Presidential primary. This is Trump’s third stop in Tennessee in the past four months. Fellow GOP candidates Ben Carson and Jeb Bush visited Knoxville last...
  • 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...
  • Live Stream: Donald Trump Campaign Rally from Knoxville, TN - Nov 16, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)

    11/16/2015 4:07:41 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Donald Trump 2016 Online ^ | 11-16-2015 | Tom
    Live Stream: Donald Trump Campaign Rally from Knoxville, TN - Nov 16, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)
  • 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...
  • FBI chief refuses to release motive in Chattanooga jihad murders: “We don’t want to smear...

    11/16/2015 3:37:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/16/15 | Pamela Geller
    <p>A devout Muslim open fire on a US Naval and Marine Reserve Center in Tennessee, and FBI Director James Comey said he will not release a report on the motive: “We don’t want to smear people.” What he means is that he doesn’t want to smear or insult Muhammad or Islam. Sharia in America.</p>
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Vanderbilt students move to oust professor who suggested radical Islam might be a problem

    11/13/2015 7:50:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/13/15 | Jazz Shaw
    At this point we could probably use a second blog to do nothing but stories about college campuses and the activities of the special snowflakes who are going to create safe space homes for themselves there. The story coming out of Vanderbilt this week might have been shocking in years past, but by now it’s just a footnote to the daily rap sheet. The students at this esteemed university, having seen the “success” of their fellow seekers of knowledge at Mizzou, are looking to give the boot to one of their professors. Her crime? Penning an editorial many months ago...
  • 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.
  • Newspaper: Senator [Bob Corker R-TN] failed to disclose Chattanooga earnings

    11/04/2015 10:33:38 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | WCYB TV 5 News Staff
    Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee made profitable short-term trades in a Chattanooga real estate firm, but didn't properly disclose the deals until challenged by the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper reports Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor who is now chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, bought between $1 million and $5 million in shares of CBL & Associates Properties Inc. 2011, and sold them again five months later at a 42 percent gain. Earlier purchases in the names of his daughters in 2009 likely netted more than $1 million, though the paper says the exact gain isn't...
  • Former US Senator, Actor Fred Thompson Dead at 73

    11/02/2015 3:01:28 AM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/1/15 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Former U.S. Senator and actor Fred Thompson has died at the age of 73, after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a statement from his family. Thompson, who served eight years as a U.S. Senator for Tennessee, was also a GOP presidential candidate, an attorney during President Nixon's Watergate scandal and an accomplished actor. "Very few people can light up the room the way Fred Thompson did," Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander said in a statement. "He used his magic as a lawyer, actor, Watergate counsel, and United States senator to become one of our country's most principled and effective public...
  • 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. senator and longtime Law & Order star Fred Thompson dies after losing his battle with...

    11/01/2015 4:40:01 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 26 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19:31 EST, 1 November 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    Actor and former Republican senator Fred Thompson has died aged 73, his family have said. Thompson, who starred in Law & Order and Die Hard II as well as being a senator in Tennessee, died on Sunday in Nashville after a battle with lymphoma. 'It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, father and grandfather who died peacefully Nashville surrounded by his family,' a statement from his family said.
  • 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
  • KCHE hosts history professor’s lecture on Confederate flag

    11/01/2015 3:20:18 AM PST · by bob_denard · 6 replies
    Herald Courrier ^ | Oct 31, 2015 | Tammy Childress
    Civil War historian Dr. Brian Steel Wills will present a thought-provoking lecture entitled “Flying in the Face of History, The Confederate Flag Controversy” Nov. 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The Civil War conflict was arguably the most important and influential event in the history of the United States. The bitter harvest of the ordeal lingers regarding the banner that is generally referred to as the Confederate flag – one of many different flags used by the Southern armies during the Civil War. The use of the flag and its changing meanings...
  • 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...
  • Obamacare Is A Disaster: Co-Op Insurers Across America Are Collapsing, And Now There Is Fraud

    10/31/2015 11:32:41 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 57 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 30 October 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Two weeks ago we reported that in what at the time was still a rather isolated incident, Colorado's largest nonprofit health insurer (aka co-op), Colorado HealthOP is abruptly shutting down, forcing 80,000 Coloradans to find a new insurer for 2016. At the time, we said that the health insurer had been decertified by the Division of Insurance as an eligible insurance company because the cooperative relied on federal support, and federal authorities announced last month they wouldn't be able to pay most of what they owed in a program designed to help health insurance co-ops get established. In other words,...
  • Tennessee Senator Bob Corker Not Concerned With Vetting of 10,000 Syrian Refugees Coming to the U.S.

    10/29/2015 11:46:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 29, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Senator Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 48% says he’s not concerned with the vetting of the 10,000 Syrian refugees coming to the United States. “Are you concerned with the refugees coming here in the next 12 months? Are you concerned about the vetting process?” talk show host Dan Mandis asked Corker on Nashville’s WWTN radio Wednesday. “Well, I’m not, because we are going to vet them,” Corker said. Corker’s claims that the 10,000 Syrian refugees the State Department plans to grant entry to the United States in Fiscal Year 2016 are being properly vetted is in direct conflict with FBI Director...

    10/24/2015 5:07:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Then again, how could they not. Otherwise the only senator they could fundraise for would be Tom Cotton. AIPAC backed the Corker bill. So did most Republicans. Everything else was political theater. AIPAC played its part to get publicity, and then it's back to business as usual, fundraising for people who voted to let Iran go nuclear. Steve Rosen, a former foreign policy director for Aipac, told me his former organization will be inclined to work with Democrats rather than turn them into enemies. "There is no question Aipac lay leaders will in the future be holding fundraisers for Democrats...
  • 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,...
  • Rape victims forced to witness husbands water death

    10/20/2015 4:11:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 46 replies
    Two couples walking in Rhodes Park in Kensington, east of Johannesburg were accosted by a gang of 12 savages. The women were gang-raped, while their husbands, who were tied up, were forced to watch. After the ordeal, the savages hurled the two men, who were still bound, into the parks lake. The women were forced to watch their spouses drown. The suspects are still at large.
  • 300 jobs affected as CSX reduces presence in Erwin [TN]

    10/19/2015 11:08:27 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 7 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | Updated Oct 15, 2015 at 11:04 AM
    ERWIN Once Northeast Tennessees largest railroad hub, Erwin is losing a significant part of its economic history as CSX Railroad plans to reduce its operations here, affecting some 300 jobs, as a result of less reliance on coal in the nation. Many of the changes were effective today, as facilities were closed. In a statement issued this morning, Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX Corp. said its plans include closing a locomotive service center, project shop and car shop, and eliminating switching operations at the Erwin yard. Approximately 300 CSX contract and management employees who work at the facilities and in support...
  • 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...
  • Largest health insurer on Colorado exchange collapses (obozocare)

    10/16/2015 1:13:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    Reporter Herald ^ | 10-16-15 | Kristen Wyatt
    Colorado's biggest nonprofit health insurer announced its closure Friday, forcing nearly 83,000 Coloradans to find a new insurer for 2016. Colorado HealthOP announced Friday that the state Division of Insurance has de-certified it as an eligible insurance company. That's because the cooperative relied on federal support, and federal authorities announced last month they wouldn't be able to pay most of what they owed in a program designed to help health insurance co-ops get established. The Colorado announcement makes the co-op the seventh in the nation to collapse. Similar nonprofit insurers have already failed in Kentucky, Louisiana, Iowa/Nebraska, Nevada, New York...
  • 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...
  • CSX to reduce operations, workforce in Erwin, TN; impacting 300 jobs

    10/15/2015 6:35:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | October 15, 2015
    ERWIN, TN (WJHL) CSX announced Thursday morning it plans to reduce train operations at it Erwin, TN yard. Around 300 contract and management employee will be impacted. The decision, according to a press release, was due to significantly reduced coal traffic through the region. CSX plans to close a locomotive service center, a project and car shop and eliminating switching operations at the Northeast Tennessee yard.
  • 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....
  • Police: Off-duty Memphis officer fatally shot (fundamental transformation)

    10/11/2015 2:36:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/11/2015 | AP
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) An off-duty police officer died Sunday after being shot multiple times, the fourth Memphis police officer to be fatally shot in slight more than four years, authorities said. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said 31-year-old Terence Olridge was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis on Sunday where he later died.
  • Blackburn Should Be Next #SpeakerOfTheHouse

    10/09/2015 4:49:27 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 47 replies
    yallpolitics.com ^ | October 09, 2015 | Congressman Steven Palazzo
    Its no secret that there has been a fair amount of dissention among the Republican Party in Congress. A few weeks ago, Speaker of the House John Boehner, who became the primary target of blame for the partys division, announced his resignation. The opportunity to elect new leadership should have been the first step towards uniting our party; however, that has been far from the case. Turmoil in the House seems to only have increased as we work to determine who is best fit to lead Congress. However, one thing upon which everyone can seem to agree on are the...
  • Blount County natural marriage' resolution killed in committee

    10/08/2015 2:28:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    MARYVILLE A divisive resolution asking that Blount County be spared Gods wrath over the Supreme Courts legalization of same-sex marriage died in committee Tuesday night before it could be considered by the county commission.More than 120 attendees crowded the commission chambers at the Blount County Courthouse in Maryville to speak at what was technically the commissions agenda committee meeting to approve agenda items for the Oct. 15 meeting.Before anyone could speak to the proposed resolution, though, the draft agenda failed to win approval in a 10-5 vote, nixing all the agenda items and effectively canceling next weeks commission meeting...
  • 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...
  • White Pine Elementary student shot, killed; 11-year-old charged with murder (TN)

    10/05/2015 1:26:49 PM PDT · by libstripper · 25 replies
    WATE.com ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | Kirsten Holloway & Brandon Rook
    WHITE PINE (WATE) A shooting Saturday evening in White Pine left an 8-year-old girl dead and an 11-year-old boy arrested on first-degree murder charges. . . . Latasha Dyer said her daughter was outside playing when her next door neighbor, an 11-year-old boy, asked to see her puppy. She said her daughter told the boy no and shortly after the 11-year-old boy shot her.
  • Students warned: Bulging biceps, big guns advance unhealthy masculinity

    10/05/2015 6:20:33 AM PDT · by tang-soo · 83 replies
    The College Fix ^ | October 5, 2015 | JR Ridley
    The size of G.I. Joes biceps and Arnold Schwarzeneggers guns in the Terminator movies is proof that the dominant form of masculinity is out of control. That message and similar ones were conveyed recently to students during Vanderbilt Universitys Healthy Masculinities Week, organized by the Margaret Cuninggim Womens Center. Attendance for students was optional. The Vanderbilt week kicked off with a lecture by the first man to minor in womens studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Jackson Katz. (His alma mater now offers a bachelors in women, gender and sexuality studies.) Entire article can be found hee.
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves. From the timesfreepress.com: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 wrote.While this is not the time for widespread panic, Ramsey added, it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...