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  • Day 1 in '30 days no killing' decree (Memphis)

    07/15/2016 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    WMC 5 ^ | 7/11/2016
    While speaking with protesters Sunday night, Memphis Police Department Interim Director Mike Rallings called for a 30-day moratorium on killing. "If y'all want to show me something, show me 30 days," Rallings said. "Black Lives Matter" protesters shut down the Interstate 40 bridge for several hours. Nobody was arrested or injured during the protest. Rallings went to the I-40 bridge protest in person where he and other officers joined arm-in-arm with protesters to march off the bridge. "We ain't pepper prayed nobody; we ain't deployed gas. That's the way it should be. I just wanted--come off the bridge, let's come...
  • Dems challenge allegations against UNM (NM -Univ. buys fetal parts for research)

    07/15/2016 9:32:14 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 14, 2016 | Michael Coleman
    WASHINGTON – U.S. House Democrats are pushing back against a Tennessee Republican’s request that Attorney General Hector Balderas consider criminal charges stemming from fetal tissue research at the University of New Mexico, while House Republicans renewed allegations Thursday that fetal tissue researchers and abortion clinics are also breaking federal law. Last month, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., chairwoman of the House Select Committee on Infant Lives, wrote a letter to Balderas asking him to investigate whether the University of New Mexico and an Albuquerque abortion provider broke a state law when they transferred aborted fetuses for research. This week, Democrats on...
  • BLM agitators trap family with ‘very sick’ baby on Memphis bridge

    07/13/2016 6:03:30 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 36 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7/13/16 | Olaf Ekberg
    Black Lives Matter agitators aren’t just anti-police. They don’t really care about anyone else, either. As protesters blocked a highway in Memphis, Tennessee, over the weekend, a family transporting a “very sick” baby got stuck in traffic on a bridge near downtown. “We received a call there was a child needing medical attention stuck in traffic up on the bridge and due to the protest going on the bridge, the family was not able to get through traffic to get him to Le Bonheur (Children’s Hospital),” paramedic Bobby Harrell tells WISTV.
  • (Live coverage MEMPHIS, TN) PROTESTERS MOVE OFF I-40 BRIDGE

    07/10/2016 8:57:41 PM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    This has been a 3 nearly 4 hr BLM protest, no violence, but they have broken the law by obstructing the I-40 Bridge that runs from Arkansas to Memphis. As of this posting the police and Billy Kyle Jr have slowly moved them first past 1 exit ramp, then off the bridge. Another group joined the original group. Both black and white protesters, many covering their faces. Mostly young blacks male and female. Demanding justice when they don't want Police in their neighbor hoods and the INJUSTICE SYSTEM is BROKEN!
  • Suspect’s friends, family shocked by Tennessee shooting

    07/09/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 46 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2016 | Steve Megaree, AP
    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Friends and family of a black Army veteran accused of shooting at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway are struggling to accept that he became violent in response to police killings of African-Americans. One woman died and three others were wounded, including an officer, as police traded gunfire early Thursday with the suspect, identified as Lakeem Keon Scott, 37.
  • The Latest: Military: Tennessee gunman had served in Army

    07/08/2016 3:47:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    wapo ^ | 07/08/2016 | ap
    <p>6:30 p.m.</p> <p>The man accused of killing one person and wounding three others in an attack in Tennessee had served in the military in the late 1990s.</p> <p>Army spokeswoman Jennifer R. Johnson says in an email that Lakeem Keon Scott served in the Army from January 1998 to June 1999. His full service record was not immediately available, and the circumstances of his discharge were not immediately clear.</p>
  • Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings

    07/08/2016 1:10:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2016
    Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one police officer, were injured in the rampage. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that initial conversations with the suspect, 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott, revealed he was troubled by several incidents across the U.S. Scott, who is black, was wounded in the shootout with police, remains hospitalized and has not yet been charged....
  • Identity of shooter in Volunteer Parkway spree still hasn't been released by police

    07/08/2016 11:47:27 AM PDT · by TheDon · 22 replies
    Herald Courier ^ | July 8, 2016
    BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Nearly 36 hours after a shooting spree killed one and wounded three others in downtown Bristol, the identity of the shooter has still not been released by police. Josh DeVine, spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, told the Bristol Herald Courier this morning that investigators hope to release something "soon." Just after 2 a.m. Thursday, gunfire erupted on the Volunteer Parkway in the area of the Days Inn, killing Jennifer Rooney, a carrier for the Herald Courier, and wounding a Bristol Tennessee police officer, a clerk at the hotel, and another person who has not been...
  • Corker Pulls Out VP Consideration

    07/06/2016 10:05:25 AM PDT · by fision · 126 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/6/2016 | CNBC
    Breaking News http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/06/bob-corker-withdraws-from-consideration-for-trump-vp.html
  • Climate Change Activists Clamp Down on Free Speech and Scientific Inquiry(Shut up!)

    07/06/2016 7:34:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | Marita Noon
    The activists, including Naomi Oreskes and Bill McKibben, recently coordinated with attorneys general (AG) culminating with a March 29 press conference, led by New York AG Eric Schneiderman and joined by former Vice President Al Gore. There the “unprecedented coalition”—as Schneiderman’s press release called it—was announced: the newly formed AGs for Clean Power. Though “vague” on their specific plans, 17 AGs (16 Democrats and 1 Independent) have, as the Huffington Post reported: “committed to pursuing an all-levers approach” to, as Gore said: “hold to account those commercial interests that have been, according to the best available evidence, deceiving the American...
  • Teen killer’s story inspires push to change Tenn. law

    07/04/2016 10:10:52 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    MSN/USA Today ^ | July 5 2016 | Anita Wadhwani
    NASHVILLE — When she was just 16, Cyntoia Brown climbed into a pickup truck with a stranger, drove to his home, got into his bed — then shot him in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun as he lay naked beside her. Brown, now 28, is serving a life sentence at the Tennessee Prison for Women for the murder of Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent.
  • Disabled St. Jude patient sues airport and TSA after bloody scuffle with Airport Police

    07/02/2016 6:17:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 105 replies
    wreg.com ^ | Posted 10:13 pm, June 30, 2016, by Wayne Carter
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- Bloodied and bruised Hannah Cohen was led from Memphis International Airport in handcuffs. The 19-year old was headed home to Chattanooga after treatment for a brain tumor at St. Jude Hospital June 30, 2015. It's a trip they've made for 17 years. This time, an unarmed Hannah, set off the metal detector at a security checkpoint “They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn't understand what they were about to do," said her mother Shirley Cohen. Cohen told us she tried to tell TSA agents her daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye,...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Four children stabbed to death; mother in custody (TN)

    07/01/2016 5:42:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 70 replies
    wreg.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | GEORGE BROWN
    HELBY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Four children were killed at a Shelby County Apartment complex early Friday afternoon. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office confirms they took the mother of the children is in custody around 1 p.m. All of the children are under the age of six and were deceased when deputies arrived. Sheriff Bill Oldham said, "Our community has suffered an egregious act of evil and tremendous loss today." Oldham went on to say, "One of the most difficult questions in any investigation always is 'why?'"
  • The Day Gun Free Zone Signs Came Down in Tennessee

    07/01/2016 3:35:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Tennessee Legislature sent SB1736 (HB2033) to Governor Bill Haslam (R) on April 21, 2016.  Governor Haslam signed it on 27 April, 2016.  It goes into effect today, 1 July, 2016.  Most places will start taking down their “No Guns” signs as of today.  SB1736, now Pub. Ch. 947, does this without stepping on private property rights. It does so by making property owners or property managers responsible for a legal gun carrier’s defense if they take positive action to disarm legal gun carriers and the gun carrier(s) suffer harm as a result.Here is a summary of the bill. ...
  • Shocking: Disabled Teen Returning From St. Jude's Hospital Bloodied and Arrested by TSA

    07/01/2016 3:24:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 164 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2016 | Julie Prince
    Getting through the line at the TSA can be a long and uncomfortable process. For one Chattanooga teen and her mother, the process turned into a scary nightmare. 19-year-old Hannah Cohen was returning home from St. Jude's Hospital with her mother for treatment of her brain tumor (a trip they had made for 17 years), when Hannah somehow set off the metal detector at the security checkpoint. TSA wanted to do a further scan on Hannah, but she was reluctant. Hannah's mother, Shirley Cohen, tried to inform the agents that her daughter was disabled. She is partially deaf and blind...
  • Hannah Cohen: Disabled Woman Badly Beaten By TSA On Return Home From Brain Tumor Treatment

    07/01/2016 3:24:13 PM PDT · by MeganC · 44 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 1 July 2016 | Samantha Kilgore
    Hannah Cohen, a young disabled woman whose mother describes as “partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed and easily confused,” was beaten by Transportation Security Agents (TSA) after her flight home. The young woman was then led from the Memphis International Airport, beaten, bloodied, bruised, and in handcuffs — and then booked into jail. Cohen was returning home to Chattanooga after receiving treatment for her brain tumor at St. Jude’s Hospital. In fact, Hannah Cohen was returning home after receiving her final treatment for the brain tumor, and this trip back from St. Jude’s just marked one of many, as...
  • FBI: People knew Chattanooga, TN July 16 shooter was radicalized, failed to alert authorities

    07/01/2016 12:58:26 PM PDT · by RetiredUSMC · 35 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 6/30/2016 | Shelly Bradbury
    The 24-year-old Muslim man who carried out the July 16 terrorist attack in Chattanooga was radicalized for at least a year before he opened fire on two military sites and killed five U.S. service members, an FBI agent told the Times Free Press today. The FBI believes people who knew Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez knew he was becoming radicalized before the attack, but failed to report Abdulazeez to authorities, Special Agent Ed Reinhold said. Abdulazeez was radicalized online before he took a July 2014 trip to the Middle East to visit family and discussed committing jihad before he carried out the...
  • Legendary college basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

    06/28/2016 3:49:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Associated Press
    Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64.
  • Tennessee woman shoots ex-boyfriend found hiding under her bed

    06/26/2016 12:29:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | June 23, 2016 | Tobias Salinger
    A Tennessee woman who found her stalker ex-boyfriend hiding under her bed shot him in the foot and held him until his arrest Tuesday, police said. Tony Joe Gunter, 52, violated the woman’s order of protection against him by sneaking into her Nashville-area home while she was having a security system installed around 3 p.m., according to a Goodlettsville police affidavit cited by WZTV. The woman had ended her relationship of two years with Gunter earlier this month after finding out about his criminal history, according to investigators. He vowed, “I will kill you, you stupid c--t,” when she told...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 June 2016

    06/26/2016 4:32:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 206 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 June 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 26th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robby Mook, campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Sen. Bob Corker, Tenn.
  • "Make America White Again" campaign sign causing controversy in Polk Co.

    06/22/2016 9:02:02 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 50 replies
    Wrcbtv.com ^ | 6/22/16 | Ken Nichalson
    POLK COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - A campaign sign in Polk County is stirring up a lot of controversy. The sign, located off Highway 411 near Benton, says "Make America White Again" and was put there by Rick Tyler, an independent candidate in the race for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district seat currently held by Chuck Fleischmann. Tyler told Channel 3, he has no hatred in his heart for "people of color." He says the sign's message is that America should go back to a "1960s, Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver time when there were no break-ins; no violent crime;...
  • Hello, Nihonium. Scientists Name 4 New Elements On The Periodic Table

    06/09/2016 9:29:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | June 9, 2016 | Richard Gonzales
    It's time to update your copy of the periodic table. Four new elements discovered in recent years have now been named, pending final approval by the international group of scientists in charge of the table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced these proposed names: Nihonium and symbol Nh, for the element 113 Moscovium and symbol Mc, for the element 115 Tennessine and symbol Ts, for the element 117 Oganesson and symbol Og, for the element 118 The new superheavy, radioactive elements were actually added to the periodic table late last year and given these temporary and...
  • Hillary Clinton-Untrustworthy And Ineffective

    06/03/2016 3:20:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Rep.Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
    Constituents in my congressional district routinely ask me about the chances of Hillary Clinton being elected President. Hard-working Tennesseans are gravely concerned about what another four years of Obama-like policies will do to our country. They know America is headed in the wrong direction. However, I am convinced that Hillary Clinton will not be elected because she is untrustworthy and ineffective.
  • 1 killed in Blue Angels jet crash Smyrna, TN

    06/02/2016 2:06:07 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 49 replies
    Wrcbtv ^ | 6/2/16 | Liz lohuis
    SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) - A Blue Angels airplane has crashed at or near the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport, airport authority confirmed. According to Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, one person was killed in the crash. The Blue Angels had been practicing on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s Great Tennessee Airshow in Smyrna. They flew over downtown Nashville on Thursday morning.
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashes in Smyrna [Tennessee]

    06/02/2016 1:51:56 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 39 replies
    SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashed Thursday afternoon in Smyrna ahead of their weekend air show at the city’s airport. A La Vergne official confirmed the accident happened around 3 p.m. near Weakly Lane, not far from the bowling alley. LifeFlight helicopters from Vanderbilt University Medical Center were called to the scene. Further details have yet to be released.
  • Forestry Company Sues Greenpeace Under Anti-Mafia Law For Conspiracy

    05/31/2016 4:43:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/31/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A forestry company filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against Greenpeace Tuesday for misrepresenting the company’s environmental record to raise funds and promote its agenda. Greenpeace knowingly and deliberately made false claims about the company while fundraising, and fabricated evidence of Resolute’s alleged environmental malfeasance, according to the forestry and paper company Resolute Forest Products. RICO is an anti-mafia law designed to combat organized crime. Greenpeace’ is a global fraud,” states the 124-page legal complaint. “For years, this international network of environmental groups collectively calling themselves ‘Greenpeace’ has fraudulently induced people throughout the United States and...
  • Sen. Rubio faces pressure to run for re-election to Senate

    05/26/2016 5:07:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Sen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire. Republicans fear that if Rubio doesn’t run for a second term they could lose his seat. And if Republicans lose Florida they increase their odds of losing their Senate majority altogether. […] At least one Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, subsequently took the unusual step of issuing a public statement calling Rubio a “very valuable member of the Senate” and disclosing that...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 May 2016

    05/22/2016 3:54:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 234 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 May 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 22nd, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sanders; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Over 180 pot plants found in large-scale grow operation at Tennessee congressional candidate’s home

    05/21/2016 11:47:05 PM PDT · by digger48 · 53 replies
    WISH ^ | May 21, 2016 | Hailey Holloway
    CROSSVILLE (WATE) – A Crossville congressional candidate said she’s guilty after a large-scale marijuana grow operation was busted last week, but says she’s also victim of a bad law. Detectives raided Flo Matheson’s property Friday after “in-depth undercover investigations led to the discovery of an indoor grow operation,” according to a press release that says Crossville Police Department narcotics detectives worked with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, the HIDTA/TBI Drug Task Force, and the Office of the District Attorney General to execute the search warrant at Matheson’s home. Matheson said they broke through her gate...
  • Tenn. Senator Labeled A Top Trump VP Pick Meets With Trump Monday

    05/21/2016 1:21:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was labeled by Charles Krauthammer on Friday as the pundit’s leading pick to be the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said Corker will be meeting Monday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City Krauthammer used a hypothetical pot of $100 in casino chips to make his point, putting $25 on Corker, $20 on former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., $20 on Ohio Gov. John Kasich, $10 on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and $5 on Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. The rest went to “the field,”...
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...
  • Target sues Chattanooga girl's hero

    05/20/2016 2:56:14 AM PDT · by raybbr · 42 replies
    NewsChannel9 ^ | 5/18/2016 | James Torrez
    CHATTANOOGA — Glen Meadows will be making another trip from Chattanooga to Pennsylvania this weekend. Allison Meadows, Glen's daughter, was stabbed at a Target store in East Liberty, Penn in 2013. Surveillance footage showed Leon Walls grabbed and attacked Meadows' daughter with a knife. A group of men came to help stop Walls from committing any further harm. One of those men was Michael Turner, who is now being sued by the chain. "I thank him," said Meadows, "I thank him every time I see him." While Meadows thanks Turner, Target blames him. Court documents say the company claims Turner...
  • Tennessee Supports Gold Depository, Fearing Monetary Crisis

    05/18/2016 3:38:22 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/17/2016 | Alex Newman
    Citing concerns about about a possible economic crisis and a desire for monetary stability, the State of Tennessee is now officially on record supporting the establishment of a depository facility to house gold and other precious metals for Tennesseans. In a remarkable example of bi-partisanship on serious issues, the resolution passed unanimously in both the state House and Senate before being signed by the governor. But more work remains, according to pro-Constitution and sound money activists supporting the efforts. Analysts and supporters said the measure was an important step on the road to restoring honest money and a stable monetary...
  • Tennessee sheriff in legal showdown with atheist group

    05/18/2016 2:41:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 18, 2016
    A Tennessee lawman who posted an Easter message and other religious-themed comments on Facebook said Tuesday he is ready for a legal showdown with an atheist group that accused him of violating the Constitution. Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson, who had the message posted on the department’s Facebook page on Easter, said he is considering a countersuit against American Atheists and a woman identified as “Jane Doe,” after they sued him in federal court over the message. "Today is one of the most historic days; not only did Jesus die on the cross for our sins, but he rose on...
  • Why the Cancellation of ABC’s ‘Nashville’ Is Good for Taxpayers

    05/17/2016 11:54:07 AM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | May 17, 2016 | Mark Cunningham
    There was some big news in the entertainment industry recently as the television show “Nashville” was cancelled after four seasons. As a casual fan of the show and a Nashville resident, I enjoyed watching the show. It allowed me to brag to my friends about where I live, plus the music was always on point. Obviously, the market didn’t agree, as the ratings were not high enough for ABC to renew the show for another year.However, the real issue with this show being cancelled has nothing to do with the quality of the show itself. The problem is that this...
  • Bear bites Appalachian Trail hiker in Tennessee

    05/13/2016 12:19:27 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 88 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/13/16
    A black bear bit through the tent and into the lower leg of a man who was hiking the Appalachian Trail and camped for the night at a national park in Tennessee, park officials said on Thursday. Bradley Veeder, 49, of Las Vegas, was sleeping around 11 p.m. local time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday when the bear attacked, park spokeswoman Dana Soehn said by telephone. Because it was so dark, Veeder and nearby campers did not see the bear, which was initially scared away by his screams, Soehn said. Park officials said it was a...
  • Tennessee girl allegedly abducted by uncle found safe by 2 'heroes,' official says

    05/12/2016 4:19:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12,2016
    "Carlie is safe tonight because of an entire community pulling together with law enforcement to bring her home," Mark Gwyn, Director of the TBI, told reporters at a press conference Thursday evening. Gwyn said there are no indications that Carlie was harmed, but she is being taken to a hospital as a precaution to be examined. Gwyn said her safe return came after two men, Donnie Lawson and Roger Carpenter, were checking property as the TBI had asked people to do, when they found Carlie and her uncle on a trail only accessible by four-wheeler vehicles. Carpenter, a Baptist minister,...
  • The Obamacare Health Exchange in Tennessee Is Sickening

    05/12/2016 5:57:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Knoxville Mercury ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Joe Sullivan
    After raising its premiums for coverage on the Obamacare exchange by 36.3 percent for 2016, the state's dominant health insurer is heralding another increase of the "same order of magnitude" for 2017. BlueCross BlueShield claims it lost more than $150 million in 2015 when its rates were among the lowest in the land. But the 36.3 percent increase for 2016, the largest of any state, brings Tennessee rates to just about the national average. So how on Earth can costs be going up so exponentially to justify such a rate increase on the part of a nonprofit insurance company whose...
  • And Now for the Losers (TN Politics)

    05/11/2016 5:22:45 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 1 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 5/10/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    A few days ago we selected the “Winners” of this past legislative session. Today RTP brings you the Losers. This selection was much more difficult, as there were so many more Losers than Winners, but we gave it a shot: Speaker Beth Harwell. It is hard to imagine a Speaker having a worse legislative session. Ok, maybe former short term U.S. House Speaker Robert Livingston. Oh, and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. But we digress. From the Jeremy Durham nightmare (where Beth not only shot herself in the foot by ignoring it, she then pulled out a full automatic and...
  • NWS: M3.5 earthquake recorded near La Center, KY

    05/01/2016 10:40:35 AM PDT · by Tours · 19 replies
    KFVS NEWS ^ | May, 1, 2016 | Amber Ruch
    LA CENTER, KY (KFVS) - An earthquake near La Center, Kentucky was felt in parts of Illinois and Missouri early on Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service in Paducah and the USGS, a magnitude 3.5 was recorded about 8.7 miles north of La Center and 24.2 miles west of Paducah. It happened around 1:12 a.m. and had a depth of about 8.3 miles. The quake was felt in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee. The furthest the quake was reportedly felt was in Miller, Mo. which is 267 miles away from the epicenter.
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt Part 3.. Is It Loving Thy Neighbor or Empowering the Enemy?

    05/05/2016 5:52:11 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 2 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 5/2/2016 | Cath Hinners
    It only takes a glance at what is occurring around the world to see Islam becoming the largest and most dominant way of life. Muslims are adhering to exactly what their doctrine ascribes, to make Islam dominant over all religions. So why then, do Christian pastors believe conversations with Muslims are so important? Do Christian pastors not have a responsibility to protect the church and its congregants from those who practice following the life of the prophet Muhammad, who was peaceful in the Meccan years, but became political and violent on his journey to Medina. “Good” Muslims are commanded to...
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt.. Part Two

    05/05/2016 5:47:09 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 10 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 4/18/2016 | Cathy Hinners
    Nashville Tennessee usually recognized as “music city” is becoming identified now as a “welcoming city”, but not so much for the tourists but rather for refugees. As a matter of fact, Nashville was once nick named the “gateway for refugees” as groups like the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) became heavily involved with pushing for more displaced persons to enter the state. But TIRRC isn’t just about refugees, it’s about a plan for a “new south”. TIRRC is about using legal and illegal immigration to change the demographics to mutate our communities until they satisfy a leftist open-borders,...
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt.. Part One.

    05/05/2016 5:41:19 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 1 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 4/18/2016 | Cathy Hinners
    How is it the Buckle of the Bible Belt is falling into the hands of Islamists and the apologists that embrace them? Wake up Nashville, another Muslim Brotherhood proponent is open for business and making giant strides in changing the culture of the South. Don’t be fooled by its name, Peace Ambassadors USA, it is an Islamic organization, and the peace won’t last long. As if taken directly from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Goal for North America, Muslim Brotherhood Manifesto Arab & English (a document which was evidence in a federal trial in Dallas TX in 2008 for this country’s...
  • Haynes/Leatherwood/Ferrell to GOP legislators: “Screw You.” (TN)

    05/05/2016 5:26:18 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 7 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 5/4/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Two weeks ago, 27 Republican House members sent a terse letter to state GOP head Ryan Haynes, demanding to know why one of their “contract employees” – who is also married to the state party’s political director (nah, no conflict there) – was working for candidates running against incumbent GOP officeholders in the August primary. The legislators were ticked. While political consultant Taylor Ferrell was at the center of their complaints, the letter was also a vehicle for conservatives to vent their frustration over years of double-dealing by party poohbahs when it came to favoring more establishment-friendly GOP candidates. They...
  • What has the reign of Leatherwood and Haynes brought to the TNGOP?

    05/04/2016 1:34:13 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 4 replies
    Tennessee Leaders ^ | 5/4/2016 | Tennessee Leaders
    Have they fast forwarded the corruption of Tennessee’s party of Lincoln? Recently, when 27 state legislators identified their unethical practices in a letter to Haynes, Leatherwood and Haynes resorted to denying facts, claiming “false allegations,” and taking a blasé, ho-hum, all-in-a-day’s-work attitude. But we all know the John Adams truism, “[f]acts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” June 2011 – January 2013 – Taylor working for TNGOP 2013 – Brent Leatherwood hired as TNGOP Executive Director March 2014 – Walker...
  • Not “Red” but “ROTTEN to the Roots” (TN GOP)

    04/29/2016 7:17:50 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 6 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/27/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Boy, the leaks just keep on coming. Seems that Rocky Top kicked over a rock and all sorts of noxious secrets are now slithering out from underneath. The Rocky Top Tipsters (www.rtptipline.com) have given us so much inside information, we are having to line up the stories like planes at the Atlanta airport. Here’s the latest: Unable to refute the facts of their conflicts and insider dealing, the state party staff and some officials have resorted to ad hominem attacks and threats. Their only defense has been to fall back on a narrow and dubious interpretation of the party by-laws....
  • Tennessee Bill Grants Immunity for Toleration of Second Amendment Rights

    04/29/2016 11:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tennessee, SB 1736(pdf)  has passed the House and the Senate. It is a bill that grants immunity for toleration of Second Amendment rights.It has been enrolled and sent to Governor Bill Haslam.  Governor Haslam promised to sign “Constitutional” carry if it reached his desk, six years ago.  It seems likely that he will sign this bill. The bill passed the Senate 26 to 4, the House 77 to 13.  The bill follows a trend started by Wisconsin and Kansas, where people who chose to allow others to exercise their Second Amendment rights are granted immunity from civil action...
  • Tennessee Governor Signs Law Allowing Counselors to Refuse Clients on Personal Beliefs

    04/27/2016 7:12:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr/27, 2016 | Jon Kamp
    GOP Gov. Bill Haslam cites law’s requirements for referrals, helping at-risk individuals. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law Wednesday that allows professional counselors to use personally held principles as reasons to refuse clients and refer them on, projecting his state into the national debate over measures affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
  • Sen. Bob Corker releases statement on Donald Trump foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 12:16:14 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker: Donald Trump "delivered a very good foreign policy speech". Read the whole statement...