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  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING

    06/25/2017 9:37:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 06/24/2017 | Steve Hayward
    Sadly for those of us hoping California would go full commie as an object lesson for the rest of the nation, the state legislature has shelved the proposed $400 billion single-payer health care bill. Democrats are naturally blaming Trump, because the scheme would require a bunch of waivers from the Administration to go into effect, but the real reason is that it’s a total lunatic idea, and there a just enough Democrats who recognize this. You might as well build a high speed rail up the middle of the state. Oh, wait. . . Anyway, expect single-payer to come back...
  • Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions on Unborn Children

    06/21/2017 11:06:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Last month, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a pro-life bill to ban late-term abortions in Tennessee. Today he and pro-life leaders held a ceremonial bill signing at Legislative Plaza. The Tennessee Infants Protection Act (SB 1180 / HB 1189) establishes a presumption of fetal viability beginning at 24 weeks gestation and prohibits abortion except in medical emergencies once viability has been confirmed. The new legislation also requires a medical assessment for fetal viability before an abortion may be performed on unborn children at least 20 weeks old. Tennessee Right to Life celebrates the bill’s passage. “Tennessee is a pro-life state...
  • Did the City of Pueblo shorten lights at red light camera intersections to generate revenue?

    06/16/2017 7:15:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    KOAA - News 5 ^ | Jun 15, 2017 | Eric Ross
    New questions are being raised over whether red light cameras in Pueblo are more about revenue and less about safety... the city is giving drivers less time to get through those intersections which potentially increases your chance of getting a ticket. ... Almost from the start, installing red light cameras has been a controversial topic, and now the focus has shifted to how they are timed. ... According to the National Motorists Association Foundation, the yellow light at that intersection should last a minimum of 5.5 seconds. News 5 Investigates discovered the yellow light is set to last a second...
  • Hero homeowner holds escaped Georgia inmates at gunpoint until arrests

    06/16/2017 5:57:29 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2017
    A Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the killing of two prison guards at gunpoint Thursday until authorities arrived and made the arrests.Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle. Miller says the escaped Georgia inmates had crashed a car while being chased by law enforcement and fled on foot into woods along Interstate 24 near the rural community of Christiana. Miller says something alerted the homeowner that people were outside his home and he saw the men trying to steal his...
  • Tennessee governor signs law enhancing immigrant sentences

    06/09/2017 4:06:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 9, 2017 7:00 PM EDT
    Tennessee judges will have the authority to enhance sentences for defendants in the country illegally at the time of their crimes, under a bill the governor has signed into law. […] Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris says he’s disappointed the governor signed the bill. The Memphis Democrat says the measure will treat criminal defendants convicted of the same crime differently depending on where they were born. …
  • Al Gore warns that Trump is ignoring weather apocalypse

    06/04/2017 8:44:07 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/04/2017 | S.A. Miller
    Former Vice President Al Gore said Sunday that President Trump ignored science and Mother Nature in pulling out of the Paris climate change accord, saying nightly news reports resemble “a nature hike through the Book of Revelations.” That helps explain the Trump administration’s clumsy explanation for the president’s decision to exit the agreement, said Mr. Gore, who is chairman of the Climate Realty Project and a leading advocate for reducing carbon emissions. “The administration comes off as tongue-tied and confused about the climate crisis because the truth is still inconvenient for the large carbon polluters and they don’t want to...
  • American, POW/MIA flags stolen from veterans park the day before Memorial Day

    Vandals in Johnson City, Tenn., stole American and POW/MIA flags from a veterans’ memorial on Sunday and damaged a flag pole the day before a Memorial Day service there. Those in Johnson City described the vandalism before Monday’s ceremony as “disgusting,” “sickening” and “vile,” the Johnson City Press reports. Brenda Barnette, chairwoman of the memorial’s board, told the Johnson City Press she learned about the vandalism on Sunday afternoon. “It’s a boot in the face of freedom, veterans and our families who sacrifice and serve,” Barnette said.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 May 2017

    05/28/2017 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 187 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 May 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 28th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bill Cassidy, R-La.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kelly; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kelly; Rep. Adam Schitf, D-Calif.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Linda Graham, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago.
  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...
  • Perry tours Y-12 nuclear weapons plant and Oak Ridge lab

    05/22/2017 11:28:48 PM PDT · by blueplum · 1 replies
    Chron ^ | 22 May 2017 6:48pm | Erik Schelzig, AP
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday that he will fight to keep jobs and boost funding for research facilities like Oak Ridge National Laboratory. {snip} Perry, who once called for the abolition of the Energy Department, has since become an outspoken proponent of the department's importance, particularly of the cutting-edge research conducted at the national labs. Perry acknowledged he has "not been in the job long enough to go through the budget line item by line item" but said he is "doing my homework every day." Perry was joined on the tour by U.S. Sen....
  • Police: Woman followed then threatened Congressman David Kustoff

    05/11/2017 1:22:40 PM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    WREG ^ | 05/11/2017 | George Brown
    A Weakely County woman was arrested after reportedly following Congressman David Kustoff and then threatening him. Police say Wendi Wright followed a car down Highway 45 Monday afternoon. Inside the car were Congressman Kustoff and aide Marianne Dunavant.
  • Miracle? State House passes bill saying liberties ‘don’t come from gov'ts, but from Almighty God’

    05/11/2017 10:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 05/11/2017 | Scott Morefield
    Miracle? State House passed a bill saying liberties ‘don’t come from governments, but from Almighty God’ May 10, 2017 | Scott Morefield | Print Article From whence do our liberties derive? Are they from the whims of man, of whoever has the power to grant or deny them at any given moment in history, or are they from an almighty, unchangeable force? It’s an important philosophical question, because if the answer is the latter, any attempts to deny humans their God-given liberties are by definition anti-God and worthy of opposition by decent-minded people.
  • Army Secretary Nominee: Citizens Should Have Same Arms As Military

    05/03/2017 3:41:14 AM PDT · by Strategy · 73 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 2, 2017 | By Bob Owens
    The West Point graduate and Iraq War Army veteran President Donald Trump has nominated to be the new Army Secretary has a very good understanding of the Second Amendment, which is predictably driving anti-liberty liberals insane. Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green (R), President Donald Trump's nominee for Army secretary, strongly believes that citizens should be armed -- and not just with any ol' guns. They should be able to possess whatever weapons the military has, because an armed citizenry is the "ultimate checks and balances" against the federal government.
  • A Private Letter Written By General Jackson, on the 1st of May, 1833 (Supports Trump on Secession)

    05/02/2017 10:35:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Civil War Causes ^ | May 1, 1833 | Andrew Jackson
    A Private Letter Written By General Jackson, on the 1st of May, 1833, to Rev. A.J. Crawford Washington, May 1st, 1833 My Dear Sir--- I have just received your letter of the 6th ultimo, and have only time in reply to say that General Coffee well understood Mr. Shackleford, and urged your nomination in his stead. I had nominated you; but, on the serious importunity of Col King, your Senator, with General Coffee, the change was adopted, and you nominated for the office you now fill. The Senate cannot remove you, and I am sure your faithfullness and honesty will...
  • Kingsport woman fights off burglar twice her size with baseball bat [52-yr-old clobbers 34-yr-old]

    05/02/2017 9:56:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | 5/1/2017 | Jess Cartwrigth
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. - An attempted burglary in Kingsport goes horribly wrong, for the burglar. Police say 34-year-old, Joe Sotello and his girlfriend, tried to con their way into a Kingsport home for the purpose of stealing, however the three women inside fought back. Standing at only four feet and eight inches, Lisa Morelock may seem small, but that didn't stop her from fighting off an attacker more than twice her size. "I guess that was a shock to his system,” said Lisa Morelock. Over the weekend Morelock answered a knock at her door to find a woman who claimed she...
  • Rep. Black Slams California Judge Ruling Blocking Trump Administration’s Crack Down [Trunc]

    04/27/2017 2:22:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Press Release ^ | 26 April 2017 | Staff of Rep Black
    Title: Rep. Black Slams California Judge Ruling Blocking Trump Administration’s Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a member of the House Border Security Caucus and author of the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, responded to California Judge William Orrick’s ruling to block the Trump Administration’s actions to enforce common-sense immigration policy and withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities. Black released the following statement: “Yesterday’s ruling by one activist California judge will not stop the Trump Administration’s efforts to restrict funding from sanctuary cities that defy federal law.  In fact, the ruling confirms that the Justice...
  • Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and

    04/26/2017 7:35:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/25/17 | ap/James Wilkinson
    Full title...........................Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and locking her in the basement' before the 15-year-old was 'snatched' by teacher........................... Elizabeth Thomas was easy prey for teacher Tad Cummins, according to her dad Anthony Thomas is divorcing Kimberly, saying she abused some of their 10 kids She hit Elizabeth, pushed her down steps and locked her in a basement, he said That led to Elizabeth being vulnerable to Cummins, Monday's divorce docs say The girl would go to him to get help with panic attacks, a school report claimed Family say that...
  • Starbucks unveils ‘Military Family Stores,' serving up jobs to American vets

    04/25/2017 7:42:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 25, 2017 | Cristina Corbin
    At the Starbucks on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Clarksville, Tenn. -- two miles from the U.S. military base -- store manager Shannon Feltz pours hot coffee for a group of veterans seated at a communal table. On a shelf next to the register are rows of green-and-white mugs reading: "Proudly serving those who serve." On Tuesday, the Clarksville store became one of 37 around the country designated by the coffeehouse chain as "Military Family Stores" -- stores staffed primarily by veterans and military spouses as part of a larger effort to employ service members and their families nationwide. "Seventy-five percent...
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....
  • Tennessee Teacher Tad Cummins Arrested in California, Teen Elizabeth Thomas Safe

    04/21/2017 7:47:00 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/21/17 | DANIELLA SILVA
    The 50-year-old Tennessee man accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old former student was arrested in Northern California — and the teenage girl was recovered safely after she was missing for more than a month, authorities said Thursday. Tad Cummins, a former high school teacher in rural Tennessee, was nabbed in California after disappearing with Elizabeth Thomas on March 13, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a post on Twitter. The TBI said Thomas was recovered safely. The two were discovered at daybreak Thursday morning after a caller had tipped authorities the night before that the pair was living "in a...