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  • The Senate battle no one is talking about (Tennessee)

    07/09/2014 7:51:49 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/24/14 | Judson Phillips
    Primary battles in Tennessee tend to be very heated affairs. This is not entirely due to the fact that Tennessee holds its primaries in the first week of August as the temperature and humidity sail north of 90 degrees in many parts of the state. While Tennessee’s primary is late compared to many others, what is really surprising is that no one is talking about the Senate primary. Lamar Alexander is running for his third term as senator from Tennessee. Alexander is almost a political legend in Tennessee. He was twice elected governor. He ran for president twice. He was...
  • Gov. Haslam: THP to help Memphis police after 500+ officer call out sick

    07/09/2014 8:45:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    AP via WJHL-TV ^ | July 9, 2014
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says the state is offering to dedicate Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers to help Memphis deal with a rash of sick calls from police officers upset about cuts to their health care benefits. Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Tuesday the number of officers who are currently out sick has increased to 554. That represents about a quarter of the total force, which stands at about 2,200 officers.
  • Newspaper story about Tennessee couple stirs up social media sensation

    07/07/2014 6:48:11 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tim Cable
    Thom Throp is a Kingsport insurance agent who's sold over sixty Affordable Care Act plans. Like thousands of others, he logged on with great interest to read a story from The Tennessean newspaper about a Maryville couple forced to separate after 33 years of marriage so the wife could keep health insurance. "We are in a situation in trying to get as many people covered as possible. People are falling in the proverbial crack," Throp said. (snip) So if expanding Medicaid isn't the answer, then what is? Throp tells us, even in a tight economy, that couples like the Drains...
  • The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

    07/05/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT · by deport · 102 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Chris Matthews
    New research takes a look at decades of corruption convictions to find the crookedest states in the union. When we think of government corruption (as one tends to do), our biased minds often gravitate to thoughts of military juntas and third world governments. But, of course, corruption is everywhere, in one form or another. And it’s costing U.S. citizens big time. A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University estimates that corruption on the state level is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2% of...
  • Howard Baker, Man in the Middle

    07/03/2014 6:09:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    The news that Howard Baker had passed at the age of 88 set off a kaleidoscopic swirl of memories, impressions, recollections and reflections -- so many it was surprising, for he was not a particularly memorable politician, and certainly not a colorful one. On the contrary, Howard Baker's great strength was an ability to meld into the background, to mediate between the political stars of his time, to serve rather than lead, to be the gray between black and white opposites, always the man in the middle, the one in the background when a president signs a bill into...
  • Delta Queen to sail away

    07/01/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 23 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | June 15 2014 | Ellis Smith
    The wood frame of the Delta Queen steamboat creaks and groans as the old lady tugs passively against her moorings. Weather and time have taken their toll on the silent relic, which sits lashed to a storm-damaged quay along Chattanooga's Coolidge Park. Workers have long since battened down her hatches and blocked off her decks. The only sign of life is a fairly believable scarecrow, cobbled together using an old hat, a pair of boots and a duct-taped Dickies uniform. It sits in the shade with a fire ax across its lap to dissuade intruders. But the once-stately chunk of...
  • Rand Paul’s Not Endorsing Lamar Alexander, But The Two Are Making A Point To Be Seen Together

    07/01/2014 6:18:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 23 replies
    Nashville Public Radio ^ | July 1, 2014 | Blake Farmer
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made yet another appearance Monday with Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, who is facing a Tea Party primary challenger. While considered one of the most moderate Republicans in the Senate, Alexander has been working in recent months to look more conservative. Before anyone could ask, Alexander denied that he was trying to get political help from the Tea Party darling. “We’re not here to endorse each other,” he said, without prompting. “Rand hasn’t asked me to endorse me for the President of the United States, and I haven’t asked him to endorse me for the senate. We’re here...
  • O’Toole: Why is Congress still running the transportation system?

    06/28/2014 9:12:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Greeley Tribune ^ | June 27, 2014 | Randal O'Toole
    Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has proposed a three-month transportation bill. Three more months, he says, will give Congress a chance to figure out a long-term solution. The only problem is that Congress had three months three months ago and did nothing. Meanwhile, Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., have proposed to increase gas taxes by 12 cents a gallon. Considering that the gas tax hasn’t been increased in more than 20 inflation-filled years, this would seem to make sense.It doesn’t, however, because a gas tax increase assumes there is a shortage of funds for transportation. Instead, the real...
  • Sarah Palin calls for tea partyers to 'take back' the nation

    06/27/2014 8:54:11 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 41 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | June 26, 2014 | Robert L. Wilson
    SEVIERVILLE — Four stalwarts of the nation’s conservative movement exhorted an appreciative Sevier County tea party crowd of several hundred Thursday night to stay true to their principles. The event had the feel of a pep rally at times, as the speakers cheered the U.S. as the greatest nation on earth. Then each laid out a litany of things wrong with the country, from failure to adhere to Christian governance to multiple scandals to the breakdown of the traditional family to excessive political correctness.
  • Is Bob Corker Running for President?

    06/27/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 26, 2014 | Michael Catalini
    Bob Corker wants a problem-solver to run for president in 2016. Not by chance, that's how the Tennessee Republican and ranking member on the Foreign Relations Committee describes his own role in the Senate. "Every senator has probably thought about it," Corker said about running for president. "All I really wish to see happen in 2016 is that we have a good president, great president for our nation. I hope someone steps forward that has the ability to solve problems—not just throw rhetoric out there." And despite serving in one of the least productive Senates in history, solving problems is...
  • Ex-US Sen. Howard Baker Jr. dies

    06/26/2014 11:16:33 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/26/14 | DONNA CASSATA and ERIK SCHELZIG
    Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings, has died. He was 88.
  • The Minister's Tree House - Temporarily Closed

    06/25/2014 10:20:57 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    RoadsideAmerica.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | RoadsideAmerica.com
    In the early 1990s, landscaper Horace Burgess bought some wooded land on the outskirts of Crossville, Tennessee. One of the bigger trees, next to a dirt road, caught his eye. He decided to build the world's largest tree house in its branches. [....] God doesn't make housing offers every day. Horace got himself ordained as a minister and went back to work. God showed Horace what the tree house would look like ("It was like a vision") but didn't tell Horace how big it would be. "If He had," Horace said, "I would've tried to talk Him out of it."...
  • Tea Party Rally Won't Include Alexander's Tea Party Challenger

    06/24/2014 9:49:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    A rally scheduled for Thursday night has all the makings of a political boon to Tennessee State Sen. Joe Carr, who's challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in the Senate primary. Stars of the Tea Party, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, are headlining the event. It's being organized by the Servier County Tea Party, a group that hails from Rep. Phil Roe's (R-TN) R+25 congressional district. And the rally is scheduled for two days after the Mississippi runoff, which, if state senator Chris McDaniel wins, could give Carr additional political momentum. But Steve Osborn, the Chairman of the Sevier Country...
  • Facing Primary Challenger, Lamar Alexander Digs In on Amnesty

    06/24/2014 12:14:24 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is boldly defending his vote for the Senate "Gang Of Eight" immigration bill as he campaigns for re-election in Tennessee, after his Tea Party-backed primary challenger Joe Carr has made the issue a central point in his campaign. In an emailed statement to Breitbart News, Alexander issued a strong defense of his support for immigration reform – first published in the Knoxville News Sentinel. "We have amnesty today,” Alexander said. "Turning your head while 11 million people are already here illegally is perpetual amnesty. I voted along with 67 other United States senators to end perpetual...
  • Sarah Palin to Headline Tennessee Tea Party Rally (she's going after Alexander!)

    06/19/2014 5:01:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/14 | Tony Lee
    On June 26th, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will headline an "America's Last Stand" Tea Party rally in Eastern Tennessee at the Sevierville Convention Center. The rally was scheduled to be held at Smokies Stadium, but was moved indoors due to weather concerns. The Sevier County Tea Party in association and JL Production will organize the event, and Palin will appear with with Judge Jeanine Pirro, Senator Rick Santorum, and Col. Allen West. Singers Jon Secada and John Michael Montgomery will provide the entertainment. There are only 7,500 seats available for the event. In 2010, Palin keynoted the National Tea...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Joe Carr Gaining Endorsements And Momentum Against Lamar Alexander

    06/16/2014 11:51:28 AM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2014 | by TONY LEE
    After Dave Brat's stunning upset over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) last week, Joe Carr, a Tennessee state representative who is challenging moderate Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in an August 7th primary, is seeing signs of momentum. Seven more Tennessee state representatives endorsed Carr on Monday, a week after Laura Ingraham, who helped propel Brat to his victory, praised Carr on her radio show. Middle Tennessee Representatives Sheila Butt (R-Columbia), Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma), Mark Pody (R-Lebanon), Courtney Rogers (R-Goodlettsville), Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna), Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg), and Rick Womick (R-Rockvale) said Carr could repeat the successes of Brat and...
  • Joe Carr: Lamar Alexander Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Assault U.S. Sovereignty

    06/16/2014 4:54:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 6/16/2014 | Tony Lee
    Dave Brat's shocking victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) last week has inspired conservative underdogs like Joe Carr, a Tennessee state Representative who is challenging establishment Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in an August 7th primary, to win their primaries against all odds.Carr, who represents a district in Middle Tennessee, appeared on Breitbart News Sunday and told Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow that he is taking on Alexander because Alexander represents the sense of "complacency" and "malaise" in D.C. while illegal immigrants and the Obama administration's lawlessness are assaulting the country's sovereignty.Carr has led on illegal immigration issues in...
  • Lamar Alexander Brings A Lot To The Table (translation, Lamar's a good liberal)

    06/15/2014 6:00:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    The world we live in today is complex and the nation is obviously much more complex than it was in 1776. With over 300 million diverse people from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds living together, most viable public policy solutions of the modern era, don't fit neatly on a bumper sticker or get solved by simplistic slogans. I think most American people want responsible elected representatives to work in and through our democratic government institutions to address and solve important public problems while adhering to the principles in our founding documents, supporting free, but fair markets and fiscal...
  • TN Senate Challenger: Lamar Alexander is the Next Eric Cantor

    06/11/2014 12:30:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/14
    Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), predicted that Alexander will go the way of House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor in an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Wednesday. Carr stated, “Sen. Alexander has a similar problem that Leader Cantor had in that he's out of touch with his Republican base in Tennessee.” Like Cantor’s primary challenger, Dave Brat, Carr says that immigration is a strong area of contrast between him and his primary challenger, he declared “the problem Lamar Alexander has and so many of the establishment Republicans have, is...
  • The next Dave Brat

    06/12/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 12, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    Washington remains in shock today, two days after an unknown college professor upset House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. The political earthquake is still reverberating around D.C. And many people are now asking, “Who is the next Dave Brat?” His name is Joe Carr, and he’s taking on Lamar Alexander, the liberal Republican senator from Tennessee.
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Verbal or Written Permission Could be Required For College Sex

    06/04/2014 2:20:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Wed, Jun 4, 2014 | Dennis Romero
    You're in the heat of the moment, rounding third, but then you must stop and ask, Can I have your verbal or written consent to have sex with you?Sounds quite unspontaneous. But a law co-authored by L.A. state Sen. Kevin de Leon would have state-run college campuses establish an "affirmative consent" standard for its students. According to the language of the bill, SB 967, students who want to have sex must essentially establish that there has been "an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity." In fact, the legislation says, ... ......
  • Savage Hemorrhages Hannity’s Audience: New York’s WABC Loses 50%, Chicago Down 59%

    05/17/2014 8:45:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 254 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 17. 2014
    It’s the kind of conservative media story only conservatives understand. The latest numbers are out for Michael Savage’s radio show. Recall that Savage was a key player in the battle between Sean Hannity and Cumulus radio. A battle that had an exasperated Hannity finally firing Cumulus, as reported here in NewsBusters at the time. But not before Savage, whom Cumulus had in the wings to replace Hannity in the latter’s Cumulus slots, took shots at Hannity, gloating at taking Hannity’s slot. The Savage numbers tell a revealing tale of conservatism in the media. So let’s start with the brand new...
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • 'Tennessee is the next Mississippi'

    06/09/2014 2:11:31 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 10 replies
    The Nashville Post ^ | June 9, 2014 | J.R. Lind
    Joe Carr has picked up more endorsements from fellow state legislators, announcing it in an email that brags that Tennessee is the next Mississippi: The Joe Carr for Senate Campaign today announced the endorsements of East Tennessee Representatives Tony Shipley (R-Kingsport), Timothy Hill (R- Blountville), and Micah Van Huss (R- Jonesborough).... "During our time in the House, I got to know Joe Carr as my widely respected colleague," Rep. Timothy Hill said. "He is a true fighter for our conservative values and will do just what he did in the State House when he gets to the US Senate, stand...
  • Two men wanted for stealing assault rifle from Walmart

    06/03/2014 8:45:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 6/2/2014 | Ashley Crockett
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men are wanted for stealing a Diamond Back DB-15 assault rifle from the Walmart at 577 N. Germantown Parkway last Wednesday.
  • Palin, Santorum headed to Smokies Stadium next month (“America’s Last Stand”)

    05/28/2014 9:07:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | May 28, 2014 | Megan Boehnke
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and other conservative heavyweights will be at Smokies Stadium next month for an event titled “America’s Last Stand.” The former Alaskan governor and presidential candidate will be joined by former New York judge Jeanine Pirro and one-time congressman Col. Allen West, who both now contribute to the Fox News Channel. Country crooner John Michael Montgomery and Cuban singer Jon Secada will provide entertainment. The event is sponsored in part by the Sevier County Tea Party. Tickets for the June 26 event range from $49 general admission seats to $1,000...
  • The Senate battle no one is talking about

    05/26/2014 7:14:30 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    Primary battles in Tennessee tend to be very heated affairs. This is not entirely due to the fact that Tennessee holds its primaries in the first week of August as the temperature and humidity sail north of 90 degrees in many parts of the state. While Tennessee’s primary is late compared to many others, what is really surprising is that no one is talking about the Senate primary.... Alexander has amazing, if not almost universal, name recognition throughout Tennessee. Yet he could be the senator the tea party knocks off this year.
  • Man accused of writing 'N*****' on receipt given to black Red Lobster waitress sues ...

    05/26/2014 12:22:57 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/23/14
    ...restaurant and waitress after handwriting experts finds he DIDN'T write the racial slur Red Lobster waitress Christina Jenkins posted a picture of a check she received last month with 'none n*****' written on the tip line Devin Barnes, the 21-year-old customer she was serving, says he didn't write the racial slur He even hired a forensics expert to evaluate his handwriting who found no connection to the handwriting on the check Mr Barnes has now filed a $1 million lawsuit against both Jenkins and Red Lobster By DAILY MAIL REPORTER PUBLISHED: 19:23 EST, 23 May 2014 | UPDATED: 05:29 EST,...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Tea party vs. establishment as primary season opens - The Washington Post

    05/05/2014 3:52:41 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    WASHINGTONPOST.COM ^ | Monday, May 5, 12:19 PM | Dan Balz
    Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. A major subplot of this year’s midterm elections is the competition between the Republican establishment and the tea party wing of the party. The establishment is fighting back, but has the tea party already won? The general election is still six months off. But Tuesday opens the summer preseason of intraparty contests, which starts with an important primary in North Carolina. Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. After a July break, the preseason will...
  • Tennessee brings back electric chair

    05/23/2014 12:02:09 AM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 5-23-14 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain the drugs, which have become more and more scarce following a European-led boycott of drug sales for executions. Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the electric chair legislation in April, with the Senate voting 23-3 and the House 68-13 in favor of the bill. Tennessee is the first state to...
  • APNewsBreak: Tennessee brings back electric chair

    05/22/2014 7:06:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2014 8:27 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    Tennessee has decided to bring back the electric chair. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill into law allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event the state is unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections. […] Richard Dieter, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, said Tennessee is the first state to enact a law to reintroduce the electric chair without giving prisoners an option. …
  • Poll: Lamar Alexander Ahead of Primary Challenger, Under 50 Percent

    05/22/2014 12:10:43 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 65 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 22, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is well ahead of his Republican primary challenger but polling under 50 percent a few months ahead of his August primary, a new poll provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows. Alexander leads Tea Party-backed state Rep. Joe Carr 44-20, the Triton Polling poll of approximately 1037 likely GOP primary voters and conducted Wednesday this week found. The poll was commissioned by Tea Party Nation.
  • Replace Lamar With Carr - And Response

    05/19/2014 4:53:45 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 3 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | May 19, 2014 | Jo Peckinpaugh
    I enjoy reading Roy Exum's columns. We're often on opposite sides of the fence, but we can all learn from listening to those with opposing views.. and occasionally I find we’re in agreement. For example, in response to: Lamar Alexander's Joke … I agree with his assessment of Alexander's 'pandering bill, which is as lukewarm as fresh spit…' Ha. I love horses too, but gotta say, Alexander's performance on the treatment of horses pales in comparison to the anguish he continues to create for Tennesseans. Alexander supported Obamacare by opposing Ted Cruz's plan to defund it. He voted yes to...
  • Legendary Basketball Coach Don Meyer Passes Away

    05/18/2014 7:09:01 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 5 replies
    Vavel ^ | May 18, 2014 | Staff
    A man who could have coached at the Division I level, but chose not to, Don Meyer had as much influence on the game of basketball as any other coach in college history. Meyer, who died of cancer Sunday at the age of 69, leaves behind an unequaled legacy.... Meyer returned to coaching, in a wheelchair, and surpassed Bob Knight as the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history in 2009. Meyer retired in 2010 second only to Duke's Mike Krzyzewski in wins. Overall, Meyer won a combined 923 games over 38 years at Hamline, Lipscomb University, and Northern State. Even...
  • Worker Fired After Davidson County Double Voting

    05/13/2014 8:33:49 PM PDT · by radu · 33 replies
    News Channel 5, Nashville, TN ^ | May 13, 2014 | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Davidson County election worker has been fired after problems with electronic poll books allowed some people to vote twice. Election officials have said that some people were allowed to vote twice because an outside vendor did not update electronic poll books with early voters before Election Day. The fired worker did not cross check early voting tallies against the poll books. "So there were procedures that were not followed on their side and on our side," said Administrator of Elections Kent Wall. Last Tuesday was Wall's first election at the helm. He says he still trusts...
  • Chattanooga Tea Party To Host U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Carr

    05/12/2014 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 1 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | May 12, 2014 | Staff
    US Senate Candidate Representative Joe Carr will be the featured speaker Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Tea Party monthly meeting. The meeting will take place at The Century Club Banquet Hall, 3221 Harrison Pike (off Access Road, just south of the Highway 153-Amnicola Highway intersection, next to The Lighting Gallery). Rep. Carr is a conservative state representative from Lascassas in Middle Tennessee who has served three terms in the Tennessee state legislature. "Rep. Carr is a strong advocate for limited government, the Constitution and states’ rights and has established a steady reputation for life and the 2nd Amendment,"...
  • Clay Aiken's Opponent in NC Congressional Race, Keith Crisco, Dies Suddenly

    05/12/2014 2:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/12/2014 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Clay Aiken’s opponent in the Democratic primary for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District seat, Keith Crisco, died today, according to the company he owned, Asheboro Elastics Corporation. The textile entrepreneur and former state commerce secretary died at his home around 1:30 p.m., the company said. He had fallen, a spokesperson for the company told ABC News, but no other information was immediately available. At the time of his death, the race was still too close to call. Aiken was leading Crisco by just 369 votes
  • Jeffery Wooten named as suspect in East Knox County carjacking and murder (Pitchfork Bandit)

    05/12/2014 1:15:09 PM PDT · by csvset · 13 replies
    WATE ^ | May 10, 2014 | LAURA HALM
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office says 49-year-old JJeffery Willard Wooten of 1912 Millard Beets Road killed a man, stole a car then led police on a high-speed chase in Knoxville on Friday. Wooten has a criminal history in Knox County that includes resisting, simple possession, armed robbery, burglary, flight/escape, weapon offense, and stolen vehicle. He is also wanted for armed robbery and aggravated assault out of Norcross, Georgia for robbing a Waffle House with a pitchfork. He has a fugitive from justice warrant for that with no bond. The Sheriff's Office says Friday's incident began as a...
  • Judges and Voter ID (Wisconsin)

    05/02/2014 9:58:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 2, 2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    If the state provides free IDs, is there really an “unjustified burden” on poor voters?To better understand the contrast between an activist, liberal judge who refuses to follow the law and a judge who understands that his job is to follow precedent and the Constitution, consider two recent federal cases on voter-ID laws. On Tuesday, federal-district-court judge Lynn Adelman — a Clinton appointee, former Democratic state senator, and former Legal Aid Society lawyer — held that Wisconsin’s voter-ID requirement violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, as well as the Fourteenth Amendment, because it places “an unjustified burden on...
  • Al Gore Won’t Rule Out 2016 Run for President

    04/30/2014 1:59:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 196 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Dave Blount
    If you think Washington is scary now, consider this: Al Gore is not ruling out a 2016 run for president. Al Gore 2000 was awful, proving himself willing to divide the country and put it through hell during his attempt to sue his way into the White House. Al Gore 2016 would be many times worse. He would be a single-issue president, and that issue would be the total destruction of the economy in the name of the debunked global warming hoax.
  • Donate Today & Have Your Donation Matched

    Donate Today & Have Your Donation Matched In order to defeat Lamar, we must spread the word about his record — and that means we need to raise the money necessary to reach out to Tennessee conservatives across the entire state. A group of donors agreed to match all online donations made before the end of April, meaning your donation today will be doubled. Donate today and help us get two steps closer to defeating Lamar.
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Senate Republicans block Obama bid to hike minimum wage

    04/30/2014 11:57:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 30, 2014 | BY THOMAS FERRARO
    Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked one of President Barack Obama's top legislative priorities, a bill to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in five years. On a nearly party-line vote of 54-42, supporters fell short of the 60 votes that would have been needed to end a procedural roadblock against the legislation in the Democratic-led Senate. Just one Republican, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, joined Democrats.
  • Muslim Imam in Tennessee “Jews & Christians Lives & Property can be Taken in Jihad" in America

    04/27/2014 6:39:57 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 83 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | April 23, 2014 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    full title: Muslim Imam in Tennessee PREACHES “Jews & Christians are Filthy, Their Lives & Property can be Taken in Jihad by Muslims” in America What this famous and revered Imam, Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi, preaches goes beyond hate speech… it’s a mission of purification through promoting a religious extermination order. This Imam openly preaches it and we’ve got it on tape. Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi, a Memphis Imam based in Tennessee, preaches openly about what Islam truly is. He makes no bones about thinking that anyone other than a Muslim doesn’t deserve anything and are less than Muslims. In...
  • Carr Beats Lamar – Wins Middle Tennessee GOP Straw Poll

    04/28/2014 4:28:21 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 27 replies
    Nashville, TN – This past Saturday Representative Joe Carr overwhelmingly won the Southern Middle Tennessee Republican Leadership Group straw poll in Manchester, receiving 52 votes to just 9 votes for Senator Alexander. The Southern Middle Tennessee Republican Leadership Group held the straw poll following their Red State Debate event for all Republican candidates running in Southern Middle Tennessee. “Tennesseans are looking for a Senator that will stand up to DC special interests and fight for Conservative values. These results show that our message is resonating with grassroots Republican voters who will no longer tolerate Senator Alexander’s special interest focused agenda,”...
  • Memphis Imam Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi: Muslims Have a Right to Kill and Steal From Christians

    04/28/2014 9:27:13 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Winds of Jihad ^ | 04/28/2014 | Sheikyer Mami
    Because Muhammad did it; and he was the perfect man, uswa hasana, al insan al kamil, and to emulate him is the obligation of every Muslim. Something is wrong with the idea that its only ‘a tiny minority of excremists’. At his mosque in Memphis, the Yale-educated Yasir Qadhi has been informing his flock that Christians are filthy, and that Muslims have every right to kill them and steal their property.
  • White House Solicited Millions in Private Funding for Obamacare Outreach

    04/21/2014 3:22:34 PM PDT · by Siegfried X · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/21/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) solicited millions in donations from private health care companies for a nonprofit organization to promote Obamacare, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO released a report on Monday following a request from Republican senators to investigate HHS’s coordination with Enroll America, a “nonprofit, nonpartisan” organization founded by former White House staffers. The report noted that former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius contacted the CEOs of five organizations last year to “solicit support” for Enroll America, which it would use to promote Obamacare. Additionally, the report links the...