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  • Glimmer of Hope for Wine Lovers at Supreme Court

    01/16/2019 5:15:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Wine Searcher ^ | 1/17/19 | W. Blake Gray
    The opening exchanges of a landmark Supreme Court hearing offered hope and confusion in equal parts. By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 17-Jan-2019 Wine lovers had nobody to argue for them in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, and it seemed several times as if the justices wished enophiles had an advocate – or at least some attorney willing to defend a pro-wine shipping argument. The Court heard one hour of arguments in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association vs. Blair, a case that has the potential to invalidate liquor laws across the country. It might allow people in most...
  • Wine Shipping Gets its Day in Court

    01/15/2019 5:02:35 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    This is the TL:DR version of our coverage of tomorrow's crucial wine hearing at the US Supreme Court. (The more detailed versions are here, here and here). The stakes: The Court could possibly throw out all state liquor laws that discriminate against out-of-state businesses, potentially allowing residents in much of the US to order wine from anywhere. The case: The state of Tennessee has laws requiring liquor store owners to be residents for two years, but a quirk in the law makes it effectively 10 years. Two shop owners – the multistate chain Total Wine and a couple who moved...
  • Volkswagen will add 1,000 jobs at Tennessee plant (making electric cars)

    01/15/2019 11:54:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | January 14, 2019 | Chris Isidore
    Volkswagen is investing $800 million in its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a move that will add 1,000 jobs to the factory, the company announced Monday. It plans to build electric cars there. Volkswagen's investment in Tennessee comes weeks after General Motors announced plans to close three North American plants and shift its production focus away from sedans, to free up money to develop to electric and self-driving vehicles. The move also comes amid talks between Volkswagen and Ford about pooling resources to make the next generation of vehicles. The new Tennessee jobs and production should begin in 2022, according to the company's statement. "The US...
  • Six GOP Senators Offer to Trade Amnesties for Border Wall plus Cheap Labor

    01/10/2019 3:05:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10,2019 | Neil Munro
    Six GOP Senators briefed Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump’s top congressional aide about a plan to swap two amnesties in exchange for border-wall funding. The six GOP Senators included Graham, North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, Ohio’s Rob Portman, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, and Maine’s Susan Collins. The Senators’ draft offer to the Democrats, however, also includes incentives sought by GOP-aligned business groups, such as an expansion of the H-2B blue collar visa-worker program. Few Democrats support the H-2B visa program but its inclusion could encourage GOP legislators to ignore protests from the GOP’s pro-American base. Several GOP Senators...
  • (Tennessee) Judge gets national attention for KKK statement

    01/10/2019 7:06:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 8, 2019 | Carley Gordon
    He's made Newsweek and USA today. One of the headlines read, "Tennessee judge goes on tirade about crime among black men being 'more effective' than KKK." Montgomery County Judge Wayne Shelton was on the bench talking to murder suspect Vincent Merriweather when he said, "I grew up in a time where people wore white robes and they shot at black people, and now we see young, black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men and doing a much more effective job than the Klan ever thought about doing." "My initial reaction was, he was on point," said Jimmie Garland,...
  • Facebook investigating News for Democracy, group backed by liberal megadonor Reid Hoffman

    01/08/2019 4:38:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/08/19 | Andrew Blake
    Facebook is investigating News for Democracy, an organization backed by liberal megadonor Reid Hoffman, over misleading news pages the group operated prior to the 2018 midterm elections, the social network said Monday. News for Democracy created several active Facebook pages that may have broken the social network’s advertising policies and rules against misleading users during the race, The Washington Post reported. **SNIP** Mr. Hoffman, a LinkedIn co-founder and Microsoft board member, did not return requests for comment, The Post reported. Dmitri Mehlhorn, his top political adviser and a News for Democracy, declined to comment, the report said.
  • Microsoft Board Member Funded Election Manipulation vs. Cruz, Blackburn

    01/08/2019 4:13:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    News Busters ^ | January 8, 2019 12:09 PM EST | Corinne Weaver |
    Liberal abuse of Facebook to manipulate elections didn’t stop in 2017. A new Washington Post report indicated the same strategy was widespread in 2018 and earned as many as 16 million views in just a two-week span. Liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and member of the board of directors for Microsoft, was exposed last week for funding a project that created fake Facebook pages to manipulate the 2017 Alabama special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. A new Washington Post article has revealed that the group that created the project, News for Democracy, had created 14 fake...
  • ...Gov. Grants Clemency to...teen Trafficking Victim Who Received Life Sentence for Killing Man

    01/07/2019 9:58:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/07/2019
    Brown says she was forced into prostitution after a difficult childhood. At her trial, she said her victim, Johnny Mitchell Allan, solicited her for sex and drove her to his house. There, Brown saw a gun cabinet in Allan’s room, she said during her trial. She resisted him until he appeared to reach under the bed, at which point she believed he was going to kill her. Brown took a gun out of her purse and shot Allan, killing him. Brown was tried as an adult. In a clemency hearing in May, the Tennessee Board of Parole was split on...
  • Minneapolis’ ‘Little Mogadishu’ Sees 56 Percent Increase in Violent Crimes Caused by Somali Gangs

    01/06/2019 9:52:32 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | January 2, 2019 | Anthony Gockowski
    Violent crimes increased by more than 50 percent in 2018 in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, nicknamed “little Mogadishu,” which authorities attribute to Somali gang activity in the area. Buried in a recent Star Tribune article was the fact that violent crimes jumped from 54 in 2010 to 84 in 2018, an increase in roughly 56 percent. Authorities attribute the violence to rivalries between Somali gangs, such as the Somali Mafia, the Somali Outlaws, the Hot Boyz, and Madhibaan with Attitude ... the Outlaws and Madhibaan with Attitude have a rivalry that stretches back years ... A 2013 CBS article detailed the...
  • Mark Green asks that his congressional paycheck be withheld during government shutdown

    01/06/2019 10:18:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    ClarksvilleNow.com ^ | January 6, 2019 | ClarksvilleNow.com
    As a partial government shutdown enters a third week, newly elected Congressman Mark Green joined several other House members saying they will refuse to take a government paycheck until Democrats and Republicans agree to a funding deal over President Donald Trump’s demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. We are working hard at the Border, but we need a WALL! In 2018, 1.7 million pounds of narcotics seized, 17,000 adults arrested with criminal records, and 6000 gang members, including MS-13, apprehended. A big Human Trafficking problem. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2019 In a letter to...
  • 22-YEAR-OLD SON OF KNOXVILLE FIRE CAPTAIN KILLED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT

    01/05/2019 10:11:26 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/05/2019 | Scott Morefield
    A multi-vehicle crash last week that claimed the life of the son of a Knoxville, Tennessee fire department captain was the result of a “chain reaction” begun by an illegal immigrant driving in the wrong lane, investigators said. Pierce Kennedy Corcoran, 22, the son of Knoxville Fire Department spokesperson Captain D.J. Corcoran, was driving a Honda Civic south on Knoxville’s Chapman Highway the evening of December 30 when a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo reportedly veered into their lane and struck the vehicle. ... 44-year-old Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo, an illegal immigrant, was arrested and charged with criminally...
  • Nolte: Tyrannical Democrats Introduce Bill to Kill Electoral College

    01/04/2019 10:47:06 AM PST · by seanmerc · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jan 19 | John Nolte
    Desperate to bring the Tyranny of the Majority to our representative democracy, on the first day Democrats assumed control of the House of Representatives, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) submitted a bill to kill the electoral college.
  • Thousands of sausage products recalled [ZEIGLER]

    01/02/2019 10:18:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.kcrg.com ^ | Updated: Tue 8:06 AM, Jan 01, 2019 | Staff
    SELMA, Ala. (CNN) - Thousands of pounds of sausage products may contain metal bits in them. Pixabay / MGN The U-S-D-A announced yesterday that R-L Zeigler Company has recalled nearly 12,000 pounds of its products. The recalled items include the 24-oz plastic packages of "Zeigler a Tradition of Great Taste Red Hots" and its "Extra Hot Zeigler a Tradition of Great Taste Red Hots" version. No word on how the metal pieces could have made it into the sausages and there are no reports of side effects to the products.
  • Departure of Trump’s GOP critics in Senate leaves a void [barf]

    12/31/2018 10:49:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2019 | Kevin Freking
    President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican voters. Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee engaged in a war of words with the president on myriad issues over the past 18 months, generating headlines and fiery tweets from a president who generally insists on getting the last word. Those battles put them on the outs with many...
  • Driver Charged with Negligent Homicide in Fatal Chapman Highway Weck

    12/31/2018 5:54:38 PM PST · by ArizonaJacks · 21 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | December 31, 2018 | Tyler Whetstone
    <p>The man police say swerved into oncoming traffic killing a 22-year-old-Knoxville man Saturday was charged with criminally negligent homicide Monday.</p> <p>Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo, 44, was driving a Chevrolet truck north on Chapman Highway Saturday evening when, according to a media release, he veered into the southbound lane near the 4700 block and hit a Honda Civic driven by Pierce Kennedy Corcoran.</p>
  • Trump bashes Corker's poll numbers after GOP critic calls gov't shutdown 'made-up fight'

    12/23/2018 1:15:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Trump was quick to respond to Corker's comments on Sunday - calling the senator out on social media for poor polling numbers after the president failed to endorse him. Corker has denied this and has claimed Trump actually had called him to ask the Tennessee lawmaker to run again. "Bob Corker was responsible for giving us the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal, which I ended, yet he badmouths me for wanting to bring our young people safely back home," Trump tweeted. "Bob wanted to run and asked for my endorsement. I said NO and the game was over. #MAGA I LOVE...
  • President Trump Tweets goodbye to Bob Corker

    12/23/2018 12:27:49 PM PST · by JonPreston · 31 replies
    Twitter | 12/23/18 | President DJT
  • GOP’s Lamar Alexander Won’t Run for Re-Election in 2020

    12/17/2018 5:23:39 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020. .... “I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020,” Alexander said in a statement. “The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and Senator than anyone else from our state. I am deeply grateful, but now it is time for someone else to have that privilege. I have gotten up every day thinking that I could help make our state and country a little better, and gone to bed most nights...
  • Tennessee GOP senator Lamar Alexander announces retirement

    12/17/2018 10:06:13 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/18 | Alex Papas
    Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Monday he will not run for re-election in 2020, saying it’s time for “someone else” to have the privilege of representing Tennessee in the Senate. “I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020,” the 78-year-old Alexander said in a statement. Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, previously served as governor of Tennessee. He also worked as secretary of the Department of Education under then-President George H.W. Bush. “The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years...
  • Sex offender crowned Grand Marshall in Sardis parade

    12/16/2018 12:26:30 PM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    wjtv.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2018 | Tara Thomas
    Some residents of small-town Sardis, Miss. say they are very troubled at officials’ decision to knowingly crown a registered sex offender as “Grand Marshal” of their annual Christmas parade, according to a report from KAIT. Carolyn Whaley, who owns The Eclectic Emporium on Main Street where the Christmas parade passed by on Tuesday, says “everyone in Sardis knows that Michael Saripkin, the Grand Marshal, is a sex offender,” KAIT reports. “Everybody knows that; it’s a small town,” Whaley said. “It doesn’t bother me. He’s a very nice, friendly man. He has donated more money, helped the fire department, helped the...