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  • Gun rights advocate demonstrates outside Metro school

    09/19/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT · by kwikrnu · 1 replies
    WSMV Channel 4 news ^ | 9-19-2014 | jennifer johnson
    Leonard Embody is no stranger to police. MORE Click to read more headlines from Davidson County.More >> He's been arrested or detained numerous times for walking around town with guns. His charges were all eventually dismissed, which may explain why he wasn't arrested on Wednesday as he paraded up and down the sidewalk in front of Hillsboro High School. Witnesses say Embody was pacing Hillsboro Road, dressed much like a soldier, and it had a lot of people nervous. So nervous that 911 dispatchers had their hands full.
  • Anti-gay billboard stirs debate in Sumner County Tenn.

    09/19/2014 4:47:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville. The Tennessean reports that the message reads: "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination. — God." The sign says it was "paid for by concerned Christians." Portland resident Ronny Monday, who helped initiate the placement of the $500-per-month billboard, said the Old Testament message was needed to balance against the message from celebrities and President Barack Obama supporting gay marriage. "People have sat down long enough, and this country is going...
  • Corker's Kerry Critique Leaves Boxer 'Shaking and Trembling'

    09/17/2014 2:01:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was left "shaking and trembling" in shock. Boxer said, "I think it is shocking and a sad state of affairs that we heard just now, such angry comments aimed at you, Mr. Secretary, and through you, at our president ....
  • Chattanooga ranks third for Hispanic growth Economic influence lags here, though

    09/15/2014 1:16:21 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 22 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 15, 2014 | Kevin Hardy
    Numbers aren't everything. Chattanooga's Hispanic population more than tripled between 2000 and 2010. But that growth may not have translated to the local economy. An analysis by personal finance social network WalletHub ranked Chattanooga third among the 150 largest U.S. cities for growth in the Hispanic population. Yet the Scenic City ranked closer to the bottom of the list for Hispanic purchasing power and business friendliness toward Hispanics. With a population of 54 million, Hispanics now make up the nation's largest ethnic or racial minority, and by 2050 could make up a third of the population. And their influence on...
  • ‘They Got A White Dude': Police Investigating Gang-Related Memphis Attack Of Three People

    09/10/2014 6:16:18 AM PDT · by walford · 19 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | September 8, 2014 | Staff
    Memphis, Tenn. (CBS ST. LOUIS) – Memphis police are investigating a gang-related beating of two teenage Kroger employees and a customer, with one victim knocked unconscious in a violent viral video. The video circulating social media shows a large group of African-American teenagers swarming a teenage Kroger employee late Saturday night in the store’s parking lot in Memphis, WMC-TV reports. According to police, a 25-year-old customer was attacked by the group who were chanting “fam mob” – a Memphis-based gang — after coming from a nearby CiCi’s Pizza. Two teenage employees were attacked while trying to stop the group’s parking...
  • 10 teens, 1 adult charged in brutal Kroger parking lot attack

    09/09/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 58 replies
    Officers arrested and charged 10 teenagers and one adult as of Monday evening in the attack that happened in a Kroger parking lot. Police arrested and charged Raheem Richardson,19, with aggravated assault and aggravated riot. Additionally, a 16-year-old was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated riot, and acting in concert to wit aggravated assault. Eight teenagers, from 14 to 17 years old, are charged with aggravated riot. A 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday and charged with similar crimes. Three people were injured Saturday night by a large group of teenagers who came from a nearby CiCi's Pizza restaurant. Two Kroger employees, ages...
  • Meningitis outbreak concerns Shelby Co. TN doctors

    09/09/2014 10:48:34 AM PDT · by GailA · 22 replies
    WMC ^ | 9/5/14 | NA
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - Three Tennesseans are dead following an outbreak of fungal meningitis. In all, 25 cases have been reported in the state. Officials at the Memphis Shelby County Health Department say these meningitis outbreaks have been contained to Middle and East Tennessee. They say there have been no reported cases of meningitis in Memphis, Shelby County, or other parts of West Tennessee.
  • One adult, six more teenagers charged in Kroger attack

    09/09/2014 6:11:32 AM PDT · by GailA · 28 replies
    WREG ^ | 9/8/14 | NA
    VIDEO AT LINK
  • More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    09/08/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 146 replies
    www.thv11.com ^ | 2:55 p.m. CDT September 8, 2014 | Staff
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – THV11's CBS affiliate WREG reported that three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack. A video of the incident has been shared with local news stations in the area and is quickly going viral. It shows a young adult lying still on the ground as others repeatedly kick him and stomp his head. Other are seen being chased or knocked to the ground. WREG said a witness told the cameras that the three people injured were attacked...
  • Racially motivated assault at Kroger in Memphis, TN

    09/07/2014 8:15:40 PM PDT · by Cedar · 51 replies
    News2014/youtube ^ | Published on Sep 7, 2014 | News 2014
    "This fight happened on September 6, 2014 at the Kroger at Poplar and Highland in Memphis, Tennessee. According to witnesses, a mob of teens attacked store employees at the front entrance to the store."
  • Racially motivated assault at Kroger in Memphis, TN

    09/07/2014 4:49:39 PM PDT · by gop4lyf
    I especially like how the young "lady" who is videoing this, most likely with her cell phone, wonders out loud why no one is calling the cops.
  • Racially motivated assault at Kroger in Memphis, TN

    09/07/2014 12:45:43 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 101 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 9/7/14
    This fight happened on September 6, 2014 at the Kroger at Poplar and Highland in Memphis, Tennessee. According to witnesses, a mob of teens attacked store employees at the front entrance to the store, and later an elderly customer in the parking lot. Video was uploaded to facebook and deleted since.
  • Group of teenagers caught on camera beating man in Kroger parking lot

    09/07/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 77 replies
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC) - A video of a group of teenagers beating a Kroger employee in the store's parking lot is circulating on Facebook. A Kroger employee tells WMC Action News 5 that the attack happened at the Kroger near Highland Street and Poplar Avenue. Accroding to police, three people were jumped by a large group of teenagers who were chanting "fam mob." The group, who came from CiCi's Pizza, reportedly attacked a 25-year-old customer as he left his car to enter Kroger. Two employees, ages 17 and 18, were attacked while trying to stop the fight. Both were...
  • Naked man shot and killed after fight

    09/07/2014 7:55:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Fox17online.com ^ | 6 September, 2014 | Chris Poturalski
    GREENVILLE, Mich.- A 28-year-old man is dead after a fight inside a home Saturday morning in Greenville. According to Greenville Dept. of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss, officers in the area of the 100 block of S. Barry Street heard a single gunshot around 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 28-year-old man from Gowen deceased on the floor, naked. The man had been shot by the homeowner.
  • Rare Reagan Recording: Newly Unearthed Audio From 1976 Chattanooga Visit

    09/02/2014 7:05:04 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 6 replies
    wtvc ^ | 9/2/14 | wtvc staff
    If you've been in the media for a long time, chances are good you may have in your archives a lot of treasures you don't realize you have. That was the case for Ben Cagle and Earl Freudenberg, longtime broadcasters in the Chattanooga area. Ben and Earl were going through old boxes of cassette tapes, and stumbled upon a recording that likely hasn't been heard for almost four decades: the complete speech of former California Governor and future president, Ronald Reagan. The speech was given at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga on May 21st, 1976. "This particular old tape was...
  • 50th anniversary of York’s death to be celebrated Monday

    09/02/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    “God would never be cruel enough to create a cyclone as terrible as that Argonne battle. Only man would ever think of doing an awful thing like that. … And I’m telling you the little log cabin in Wolf Valley in old Tennessee seemed a long, long way off.” With those words, Sergeant Alvin C. York recalled the intensity of the October, 1918 battle that defined him for generations of Tennesseans as the most highly decorated American soldier of World War I, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor among numerous other awards. In those moments of battle, York, of Fentress...
  • Gun Rights Activist Back On Nashville Streets

    08/29/2014 11:37:26 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 5 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 8-29-2014 | Laken Bowles
    A few days after a judge dropped charges against him, a vocal gun rights activist was back out on the streets on Nashville. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed weapons charges against, Leonard Embody, the so-called "Radnor Lake Rambo.” Embody was back out of the streets on Nashville Friday, wearing a bullet-proof vest and openly carrying his guns as he handed out flyers.
  • Charges dismissed for gun rights advocate

    08/28/2014 6:39:19 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 5 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8-28-2014 | travis loller
    "A Nashville judge has dismissed charges against a man who walked around downtown last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer."
  • Now lawyers involved in 'Bless you' sneeze fight

    08/28/2014 4:58:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    Banning a student from saying “bless you” when another student sneezes and threatening punishment is against the law, warns a constitutional lawyer in a letter to school officials in Dyer County, Tennessee. “It is unlawful for a school official to kick a student out of class for quietly blessing another student after she sneezes,” says the letter to Supt. Dwight Hedge from Jeremiah Dys, senior counsel for the nonprofit legal organization Liberty Institute. Kendra Turner said she was suspended Aug. 18 by her teacher, Eva Kindle, at Dyer County High School, who said that kind of “godly speaking” is only...
  • Crittenden Regional Hospital to close next month (another Obamacare casualty)

    08/25/2014 11:07:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    WREG ^ | 25 AUG 14 | George Brown
    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — After financial losses, fire and special tax passed to support it, Crittenden Regional Hospital is closing. The hospital is no longer admitting people and will close September 7. We are told clinics located within the hospital are looking for alternatives. In a statement, CEO Gene Cashman said, ‘With counsel from national health care consulting firms and the passage of a county-wide sales tax, we had identified a long-term strategic plan that had set our organization on a path to improvement. This summer’s fire and the subsequent shut-down derailed that plan’s success.”
  • Primary Challenger Concedes to US Rep. DesJarlais

    08/25/2014 8:18:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/25/2014 | AP
    The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results. Tracy said in a news release that he had decided against putting the GOP, state officials, his family and others through "additional weeks of litigation, with uncertainty as to who the nominee will be." Tracy had faced a Tuesday deadline to decide whether to challenge the results to the state Republican Party's executive committee. It was not clear how a challenge would have closed the 38-vote gap, and Tracy acknowledged that...
  • Black Community Cries Racism Over New ‘Saggy Pants’ Ban

    08/23/2014 8:03:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    American news ^ | 8/23/14
    Recently, states and communities have started to ban “saggy pants,” requiring those with their pants too low to pay a fine for indecency. The latest city to support the ban is Pikeville, Tennessee. If residents are caught sagging, they will be charged a $25 fine. The ban has raised questions over whether or not the government has the right to institute laws that regulate someone’s fashion choices. There are also doubts as to whether police will take the time to enforce the law. “All I know is we just don’t want them running around half-naked on our streets,” Pikeville Mayor...
  • Plains All American to build pipeline from Cushing to Memphis

    08/22/2014 5:11:04 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 21, 2014 | Vicki Vaughan
    Valero Energy Corp.’s Memphis, Tenn., refinery will begin receiving more low-cost domestic crude oil in two years as part of a plan by another company to build a pipeline to the plant. Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline LP said Thursday it plans to build a pipeline that would deliver as much as 200,000 barrels a day of crude oil to Valero’s Memphis plant when it’s completed in late 2016. The 440-mile, 20-inch pipeline will link Plains’ Cushing, Okla., terminal to Valero’s plant and cost an estimated $900 million. Locally based refiner Valero holds an option until January 2016 to buy...
  • Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Throws His Support Behind Same-Sex Marriage

    08/21/2014 6:09:57 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 50 replies
    Nashville Public Radio (your tax dollars) ^ | August 21, 2014 | Emily Siner
    Nashville mayor Karl Dean went one step further in his support for same-sex marriage Thursday. He has officially joined the group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry — the first mayor in Tennessee to do so. Dean signed a marriage equality statement that says allowing same-sex couples to marry is good for everyone. In a press release, Dean said he wants Nashville to respect “individual dignity.” “Embracing and celebrating our growing diversity makes our city stronger,” he wrote. “Nashville needs to continue in that direction, and it’s my hope that joining this effort will help us do that.”
  • TN High-School Student Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Someone Sneezed

    08/21/2014 10:08:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed. When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church… Students sent WMC Action News 5′s Michael Clark a photo of the teacher’s white board that lists ‘bless you’ and other expressions that are banned as part of class rules. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/20/tn-high-school-student-suspended-for-saying-bless-you-after-someone-sneezed/#ixzz3B30KHEag
  • Immigrants want declaration agents acted illegally

    08/16/2014 7:32:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2014 | TRAVIS LOLLER - Associated Press -
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When federal immigration agents surrounded a south Nashville apartment and began banging on doors, the men inside were within their rights to turn off the lights and refuse to answer. The officers did not have warrants, either to search the apartment or to arrest anyone inside, according to court documents
  • Corker 'Not Ruling Out' 2016 Presidential Run

    08/13/2014 12:59:57 PM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies
    News Channel 9 ^ | August 13, 2014
    Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016. Corker, who is two years into his second term, said Wednesday that any decision on a White House bid would wait until next year. He also noted that his wife, Elizabeth, may be wary of the intense media attention on the presidential field. Any possible move to join the race could put Corker against fellow Republicans with higher national profiles such as potential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Following his election in 2006, Corker...
  • Same-sex marriage ban survives challenge in Tennessee

    08/12/2014 4:40:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 16 replies
    Time ^ | 8/11/2014 | Nolan Feeney
    First such prohibition to withstand a constitutional challenge since June 2013 Tennessee’s same-sex marriage ban has survived a constitutional challenge in court, the first prohibition to withstand such a challenge in almost 14 months. Roane County Circuit Judge Russell Simmons ruled that “neither the Federal Government nor another state should be allowed to dictate to Tennessee what has traditionally been a state’s responsibility,” in ruling from last Tuesday, SCOTUSblog reports. More than two dozen federal and state court rulings since the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor decision in June 2013 have successfully challenged and/or nullified bans. Simmons’ ruling rejects...
  • ‘That was fast'; After primary win, ‘shameless liar’ Lamar Alexander renews push for amnesty

    08/12/2014 5:57:38 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 12, 2014
    The dust has barely settled since Sen. Lamar Alexander beat back a strong challenge from Joe Carr in Tennessee’s Republican primary. Yet here he is, once again, talking up the need for a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill. In other words, amnesty. Via Breitbart.com: “I don’t know how it will affect our politics in the near term,” Alexander told Politico of a comprehensive immigration bill. “I think it’s embarrassing for us not to deal with the problem, and I think we should do it in the next two years.” And though Alexander claimed that he won the primary because he did...
  • Reflections on the Carr vs. Alexander Tennessee Race

    08/11/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    Tammy Bruce - Live Wire ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rob_W
    While the election results were heartbreaking, there is much to be encouraged, and yes, even energized about. We did not win, but we are winning. Senator Lamar Alexander did not run away with this election, as most predicted he would. He was forced to buy the election, spending $7 million. He resorted to last minute robo-calls in which he falsely claimed his vote for Senate Bill 744 was a vote against amnesty. In spite of all of this, he could only capture 49.7% of the vote. The award for the tackiest campaign commercial goes to Mike Huckabee, who had nerve...
  • Republicans Have More Reason Than Ever To Worry About Primary Challenges

    08/08/2014 10:28:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Nate Silver
    One of the most universal lessons of sports prediction is that margins matter. An NFL team that wins a number of games by less than a touchdown might get banner headlines for its clutch performance. But a team’s record in close games is mostly just luck. A football team that thrives on winning close games is likely to see its luck revert to the mean and start losing its fair share of them. The same is true in baseball, basketball and most other sports. (SNIP) In fact, the average share of the primary vote received by Republican incumbent senators so...
  • With DesJarlais Up 35 Votes, What’s Next in Tennessee Primary?

    08/08/2014 3:54:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    RollCall ^ | August 8, 2014
    Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais held a 35-vote lead over his GOP primary challenger, state Sen. Jim Tracy, as of Friday afternoon, nearly 24 hours after polls closed in the 4th District. The vote tally fluctuated a bit Friday morning, but Republican operatives and election administrators pointed to close-of-business Monday as the next big ballot counting deadline.
  • Procedures for possible Tennessee election recount in DesJarlais-Tracy 4th District race (TN)

    08/08/2014 10:53:43 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | August 8, 2014 | AP/Staff
    look at the timetables and procedures ahead to possibly decide the outcome of the race in Tennessee's 4th congressional district, where incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais and challenger state Sen. Jim Tracy finished Thursday's Republican primary in a near tie. DAYS AHEAD: Election officials will look for any outstanding "provisional ballots" that were uncounted. This can include ballots cast by voters without proper ID at the polls. They have until the end of business hours Monday to produce acceptable identification to validate the vote. WEEKS AHEAD: The next step is to certify the vote count from each of the 16 counties...
  • Tomatoes & Gun Sense (Alexandria, VA - Gun Sense Voter Signup)

    08/08/2014 8:55:37 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 2 replies
    Tomatoes & Gun Sense August 9 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Event Navigation Moms Demand Action TN Chapter will be joining the Annual Tomato Art Fest! This is a signature East Nashville event that draws over 35,000 people. Join us to march in the Tomato Art Fest Second Line Parade at 9 am to kick off the day. Please bring your family, friends, costumes & wagons to join us. Signs will be provided. Also please consider signing up as a volunteer to help us canvas the event for Gun Sense Voters.
  • SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER FENDS OFF TEA PARTY IN TENN.

    08/07/2014 9:37:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 7 Aug 2014 | BY ERIK SCHELZIG
    Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state senator who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch insider. Meanwhile, scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' bid to hang onto his seat was too close to call. Unofficial returns with all precincts reporting showed him with a lead of only 33 votes over state Sen. Jim Tracy, who had raised far more money. A recount was possible. Alexander's win dealt another blow to national tea party momentum after the...
  • 2014 Tennessee Senate Primaries Results

    08/07/2014 5:36:27 PM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | August 7, 2014
    L. Alexander (i) 52.9% 65,012 J. Carr 38.6% 47,338 G. Flinn 4.2% 5,185 C. Agnew 1.6% 1,971 B. Lenard 1.2% 1,413 J. King 1.1% 1,343 E. Magee 0.4%
  • The Primary Primer: In Tennessee, the Tea Party’s Last Stand

    08/07/2014 4:37:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    abc ^ | August 7, 2014 | Shushannah Walshe
    Today, in Tennessee, the tea party has its last-best chance to beat an incumbent senator in a race that’s a marquee match-up with the GOP establishment. After millions of dollars, the tea party failed to topple incumbent senators in Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, and most recently earlier this week in Kansas. If Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander beats back his tea party challenger state Rep. Joe Carr, this will be the first cycle since 2008 when no incumbent GOP Senator has lost a re-nomination fight. snip FiveThirtyEight’s Take: Polling Past polling in Tennessee primaries has not been terribly accurate. Errors of...
  • ENDORSEMENTS: August GOP primary season

    08/06/2014 10:23:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Many of you across the country will have a chance to vote in GOP primaries this month. If you care about limited government, secure borders, and parental/local empowerment against Fed Ed, here are some of the stellar candidates running at the local, state, and federal levels who deserve your support. (SNIP) Support Joe Carr for Senate. GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander is another Beltway lifer who needs to be sent packing. Carr is an outspoken conservative state legislator with a proven record on fighting amnesty and turning off the entitlement magnets that attract illegal immigrants. (SNIP) ARIZONA I endorsed state school...
  • The Kansas Primary over, ON TO TENNESSEE ON THURSDAY!

    08/06/2014 5:10:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    Pat Roberts won his primary, with more of the Republican electorate voting against him than for him. And his opponent was a virtual unknown. If conservative legislator or congressman had stepped up to the plate, Roberts would have been crushed! And look at the Establishment victory trend this year: Cornyn and McConnell: 60% Lindsey Graham: 56% Thad Cochran: 50% (with democrats) Pat Roberts: 48% The Establishment grip on the US Senate is weakening, with LOTS of RINOS up for reelection in 2016. I'm predicting a number of retirements. But let's deal with Lamar Alexander first!
  • Obama Is an Unreliable Ally

    08/06/2014 12:49:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5 | Bob Corker
    Those around the world who are looking to the United States for support against intimidation, oppression or outright massacres have learned a tough lesson in the past few years: This U.S. president, despite his bold pronouncements and moral posturing, cannot be counted on. In Syria, President Obama declared that the brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad “must go.” The U.S. ambassador in that country and other administration officials openly encouraged opposition groups campaigning against the Assad regime. Yet when it came time to organize and provide lethal assistance to moderate opposition groups to help defend them against Assad’s attacks, the president turned...
  • Official Primary Live Thread (KS, MI, MO, WA, TN)

    08/05/2014 3:00:45 PM PDT · by Dacula · 262 replies
    Should be an interesting night.
  • Malkin Blasts 'Double-Talking Weasel' Lamar Alexander

    08/04/2014 4:57:13 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 15 replies
    BREITBARTTV ^ | August 4, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Political commentator and author Michelle Malkin sharply criticized Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for his attempts to paint himself as an opponent of amnesty and Common Core. “Of course, [Alexander] is one of the biggest double-talking weasels and beltway barnacles out there, particularly on ... immigration and Common Core,” Malkin said on Monday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” SNIP "And this is somebody, particularly on immigration, who has been an enabler for so long." She also accused Alexander of not being serious on immigration and just using political “talking points” to gain re-election. Malkin concluded that Alexander was “as radical as they come,”...
  • Haslam Declares War

    08/04/2014 7:12:19 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 20 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 8/2/2014 | rockytop
    Let the retributions begin! Regardless of which candidates win in next week’s GOP primaries, the gauntlet has been laid down. In a move unprecedented in modern Tennessee politics, a sitting governor has used his office and his fundraising capabilities to attack and/or try to defeat incumbent members of his own party as well as candidates in open seat races In addition, he has helped withhold support for select incumbent Republican legislators, hoping they can be defeated by challengers. To make matters far worse, the Governor apparently dispatched his chief of staff Mark Cate to recruit candidates to run against those...
  • U.S. doctor quarantines himself at home after treating Ebola patients in Liberia

    08/02/2014 11:56:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton,
    A retired American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in West Africa returned to the United States -- and put himself in quarantine. MTI declined to discuss details of how Jamison traveled back to the United States, including whether he was on a commercial flight. Jamison, 69, said he's had no symptoms of the deadly virus, but has been in seclusion since he returned to his hometown of Morristown, Tennessee. The father of three said his daughter picked him up from the airport and dropped him at home, where he's quarantined himself and has had no contact with anyone...
  • Some Republicans question if TNGOP is targeting conservatives in upcoming primary

    08/02/2014 9:02:21 AM PDT · by don-o · 3 replies
    WJHL TV ^ | Auguat 1, 2014 | Nate Morabito,
    JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - First, some members of the Grand Old Party were left off the guest list at the big Republican Party in Jonesborough last Friday night. Now, they're saying their political party is quietly trying to take them out ahead of the upcoming primary. Some Republicans are accusing the Tennessee GOP of targeting them ahead of next week's election. An email obtained by News Channel 11 from Republican State Executive Committee member Mark Winslow of Nashville sent to other members Thursday lays out the case. The State Executive Committee is the group that governs the Republican Party....
  • George Flinn says Joe Carr "cannot be trusted"

    07/31/2014 7:18:51 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | July 28, 2014 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful George Flinn is now aiming his fire at state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascasas, the other challenger to Sen. Lamar Alexander in the GOP primary election. Flinn says in a new release issued this morning that like Alexander, Carr has a "history of flip-flopping on important issues, dodging key votes, and being involved in backdoor deals that don’t benefit Tennesseans but himself." “Every voter should demand transparency from candidates and research their records before voting," Flinn says of Carr, a favorite of many in-state Tea Party groups. "Joe Carr, like Lamar has flip-flopped on issues...
  • Tennessee Nuclear Lab Cancels 'Lose Your Southern Accent' Class

    07/31/2014 4:26:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 115 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/29/14
    A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised heck about what they saw as a slap in their Southern faces, the class instructor said Tuesday.
  • More Than a Republican [conservative/constitutionalist]

    07/30/2014 5:04:56 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/30/14 | Justin O. Smith
    ... If Joe's own words do not inspire some to vote for him, they should certainly make us all think about the direction we are taking our nation: "It's not enough to be a Republican. I'm a conservative and a Constitutionalist. ... We are not at the eleventh hour; we are at the midnight hour[.] ... I'm going up there [Washington, D.C.] to start a fight. We [our leaders in Congress/the executive] have trampled on the legacy of 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence."
  • Decision 2014 - Alexander Campaign Visit

    07/30/2014 4:08:09 AM PDT · by don-o · 3 replies
    WRCB TV ^ | July 29, 2014
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - In Decision 2014, it is a Republican Primary with many hotly-contested races. One lured two-term US Senator Lamar Alexander to town for a campaign stop at the Brainerd Road Rib & Loin Tuesday evening. Alexander faces six challengers in the August vote with State Representative Joe Carr thought to be the strongest among them. A group of Carr campaigners set up camp in the adjacent parking lot, trying to make their voices heard. "We are here because Lamar Alexander won't answer our questions," said Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of the 'Beat Lamar' group. "He won't debate...
  • Laura Ingraham Records Robocall Supporting Joe Carr

    07/29/2014 5:48:36 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 7 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 29, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Radio show host Laura Ingraham has recorded a robocall in support of Joe Carr in his primary challenge against Republican incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander. “Hey, it’s Laura Ingraham. How's it going?" the call begins. “Now, I know you’ve seen me on TV, might hear me on the radio, but I want to talk to you about my friend state Rep. Joe Carr.” Ingraham explains that Carr “needs to be your next Republican senator,” citing the push for amnesty as a key reason to vote against Alexander. “You currently have hundreds of illegal aliens being dumped into Tennessee, and Lamar Alexander,...