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  • Trump boosts Hagerty on eve of Tennessee Senate GOP election

    08/05/2020 7:44:00 PM PDT · by familyop · 46 replies
    Associated Press by way of Herald-Standard ^ | August 5, 2020 | Jonathan Mattise
    President Donald Trump offered one more virtual boost Wednesday on the eve of Election Day for Bill Hagerty,...The president showered Hagerty with praise, calling him a "stalwart defender of our conservative values” on topics ranging from gun rights to abortion opposition. He said Hagerty was one of Trump's “strongest supporters in 2016," praised his work on the presidential transition team..."He's a Trump conservative. He's a friend of mine. He’s a great guy," Trump said...Trump stopped short of mentioning Sethi at all.
  • U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Hagerty Used Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Like a Family-Owned Businesses

    08/05/2020 12:57:36 PM PDT · by FuzzyBagels · 12 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | March 15, 2017 | Chris Alto
    The Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development operates like a closely held, family-owned business hiring family members of friends and friends of friends, but whose salaries are paid by state taxpayers. Former commissioner Bill Hagerty established this culture which was maintained by Randy Boyd. Shortly after taking office in 2011, Governor Haslam appointed Bill Hagerty as Commissioner of Economic & Community Development (ECD). One year later, in 2012, Hagerty promoted Sen. Lamar Alexander’s son Will Alexander, from assistant commissioner for strategy to ECD’s chief of staff. That same year, Hagerty hired Samar Ali and Alice Rolli. “Samar Ali is...
  • Former Conservative Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr Explains Why He Did Not Endorse Bill Hagerty for U.S. Senate

    08/05/2020 6:31:17 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 5 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | 8/5/2020 | Julie Carr
    ...Leahy welcomed former conservative state Rep. Joe Carr in the studio. During the second hour, Carr explained his recent op-ed on why he did not endorse Bill Hagerty and instead endorsed Manny Sethi. He also discussed the e-verify law that had been implemented in the state of Tennessee during his time in the General Assembly and how that too was opposed by Hagerty. Leahy: In the studio with me is our good friend former state representative Joe Carr. Good morning Joe. Carr: Yeehaw. Good morning Michael. Leahy: So on Monday you wrote an op-ed. A commentary. You have endorsed Manny...
  • Hagerty’s Bad Deals For Taxpayers Are Good For His Big Dollar Cronies [Tennessee Senate race]

    08/05/2020 5:50:19 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 2 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 8/3/2020 | Pat Hamsa
    Who does Bill Hagerty put first – the average Tennessee taxpayer or his big dollar cronies? Two examples immediately come to mind – TNInvestco and the Nashville Soccer stadium. The failed TNInvestco initiative was launched in 2009, by the Bredesen administration. The plan was intended to spur the growth of start-up companies and with it, jobs. A deal was cut with private insurance companies where the state would “sell” $200 million dollars in future tax credits for $150 million dollars cash. Then ten firms managing venture capital funds, were selected by the state to invest the cash in start-up companies....
  • Nashville Woman Is Second To Face Federal Arson Charges In Connection With Metro Courthouse Fire

    08/04/2020 6:47:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Tennessee
    Fire Set During May 30th Protest NASHVILLE, Tenn. – August 4, 2020 - A criminal complaint unsealed today charged Shelby Ligons, 22, of Nashville Tennessee, with malicious destruction of property using fire or explosives, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers.Wesley Somers, 25, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, was previously charged on June 3, 2020, and his case is pending in U.S. District Court. The criminal complaint alleges that on the afternoon of May 30, 2020, protesters gathered in downtown Nashville following the death of George Floyd in...
  • Battle of Athens: The Forgotten History of the Tennessee Rebellion Against Local Government

    08/04/2020 6:41:01 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 16 replies ^ | Sam Jacobs
    The beginning of August marked the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Athens. Although little remembered, the uprising demonstrated three fundatmental truths to a T: 1. Firearms are instrumental to the preservation of human rights; 2. Impassioned natives will always trump mercenaries; and 3. Never get between a Southerner and his drink.
  • Tennessee doctor in U.S Senate race slams Fauci; Campaigns with Rand Paul

    08/04/2020 12:01:07 PM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    Tennessee Star ^ | Aug 2 | TN Star
    .... He took a few minutes to make his short stump speech about his parents coming to this country legally and how he has lived the American dream. He then addressed two issues, with the first being the COVID crisis, which he said is real and serious. “But this Fauci guy,” said Sethi obviously connecting with his audience, “I’ve had about enough of this guy.”Over the cheering and applauding crowd, Sethi continued, “It’s time for the president to bring him into the board room and say ‘You’re fired!’” With regard to hydroxychloroquine, Sethi said we’re not sure, but it saved...
  • Republican Manny Sethi Scrambles to Explain Contribution to Liberal Tom Perriello

    08/04/2020 9:10:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 4, 2020 | Collin Anderson
    GOP candidate blames wife, sleepwalking for donation to far-left Dem A Republican Senate candidate blamed his wife and sleepwalking for a past donation to a far-left Democrat as he woos conservative voters in Tennessee. Orthopedic surgeon Manny Sethi, who is running to replace retiring senator Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), faced criticism in July for a campaign contribution he made to former Democratic congressman Tom Perriello. Sethi gave $50 to Perriello's campaign in April 2008, prompting an advertisement from primary opponent and former ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty. While Sethi has dismissed the attack as "baseless," his campaign has offered contradictory...
  • Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers

    08/03/2020 11:57:50 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 29 replies
    Fox23 News ^ | August 3, 2020 - 12:55 PM | ZEKE MILLER
    WASHINGTON — (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federal-owned corporation for hiring foreign workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor.
  • Trump calls for firing of Tennessee Valley Authority President Jeff Lyash

    08/03/2020 2:49:21 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | Aug. 3, 2020
    President Trump on Monday called for the ouster of the highest-paid federal worker, Tennessee Valley Authority President Jeff Lyash, citing his plans to outsource jobs to India. Trump told reporters at the White House he’s firing TVA board chairman James Thompson and board member Richard Howorth for laying off dozens of IT workers while hiring foreign replacements. Trump said Lyash will soon lose his job too. “We’re getting rid of [Lyash] in one form or another. Either the board’s gonna do it, or we’re gonna do it, but he’s gone,” he said. “We will get somebody for a much lower...
  • Tennessee Heritage & Faith

    08/02/2020 3:21:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 24, 2020 | Bill Federer
    Spanish Explorers Hernando de Soto, in 1540, and Juan Pardo, in 1567, traveled inland from North America's eastern coast and passed through a Native American village named "Tanasqui." A century and a half later, British traders encountered a Cherokee town named Tanasi. After the Revolutionary War, attempts were made to turn the area into the "State of Franklin" in honor of Ben Franklin. At the State's Constitutional Convention, it is said General Andrew Jackson suggested the Indian name "Tennessee." So far, citizens of Tennessee have resisted the "deconstruction" movement's attempt to erase acknowledgements of native American Indian history, including the...
  • Sen. Rand Paul in Knoxville for Dr. Manny Sethi: ‘I Have Never Seen a More Sincere Opponent of Obamacare’

    08/02/2020 1:33:02 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 30 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | 8/2/2020 | Laura Baigert
    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – Sen. Rand Paul, who was in Knoxville Saturday for a town hall event in support of Dr. Manny Sethi for U.S. Senate, said he has never seen a more sincere opponent of Obamacare. “I guess that’s what sort of bothers me is that people would lie about that,” said Paul. “Obamacare has really messed up healthcare. I think it’s been a disaster for the country.” Paul’s comments were in response to The Tennessee Star’s question about when he decided to support Sethi when the pair met with the press after the more formal event. Paul’s response was...
  • Ted Cruz Scheduled to Return to Tennessee to Campaign for Manny Sethi

    08/02/2020 1:15:28 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 15 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | 8/2/2020 | Chris Butler
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has scheduled a return trip to Tennessee Monday to appear alongside U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi. Members of Sethi’s campaign said in an emailed press release Saturday that the pair will appear in Jackson and then Cordova. As reported last month, Cruz endorsed Sethi. Sethi and Bill Hagerty are competing against one another in Thursday’s Republican primary to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. Sethi and Cruz will first appear at a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. central time on Monday at Volunteer International, 626 Airways Blvd. in Jackson, the...
  • Records reveal details about former Cordova teacher accused of statutory rape.

    07/31/2020 8:45:17 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 23 replies
    WREG TV ^ | July 20, 2020 | Shay Arthur
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former Shelby County Schools teacher is accused of showing students pictures of herself in a bikini, smoking in marijuana in class and having sex with a student. Mary Eddington, once a special education teacher at Cordova High School, has been indicted for sexual battery and statutory rape by an authority figure. Her attorney says she’s not guilty. The 47-year-old Eddington is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student and groping another. She was officially terminated by Shelby County Schools in May after a months-long investigation. Records show it seems to have started after a conversation...
  • Romney And Kushner’s Man In Tennessee Might Be Coming To The Senate (If He Wins The Primary)

    07/30/2020 7:09:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 30, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    I'm on the team' is a message from Bill Hagerty that Republican leadership, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, likes to hear. William Hagerty IV is a millionaire businessman running in the Republican primary for Tennessee senator. He made his money in private equity, where decades ago he began his lifelong friendship with Mitt Romney.Hagerty was an early supporter of Jeb Bush, for whom he was chosen as a national delegate, before switching to Team Marco Rubio after Jeb left the race. He was late to Team Donald Trump, using his role there to position himself for future success.He has...
  • Tennessee State Senator Katrina Robinson Charged in Criminal Complaint for Theft and Embezzlement Involving Government Programs and Wire Fraud

    07/29/2020 2:26:11 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 52 replies ^ | July 29, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Tennessee
    Memphis, TN – Tennessee State Senator Katrina Robinson, 39, has been federally charged with theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the unsealing of the criminal complaint today.According to the information presented in the complaint, Katrina Robinson is the Director of The Healthcare Institute (THI), a provider of educational and training programs for jobs in the healthcare field. She is also a Tennessee State Senator, having been elected to represent the 33rd District in Shelby County in 2018.Between 2015 and 2019, The Healthcare Institute received over $2.2 million in federal grants...
  • The nastiest Republican primary in the country

    07/29/2020 1:15:23 PM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    MSN, from Politico ^ | July 29, 2020 | Alex Thompson, James Arkin
    So much for Southern hospitality. This fall, Tennessee will say goodbye to retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander, one of the last of the genteel Republican moderates in the chamber. And the race to replace him has turned into perhaps the ugliest Republican primary in the country — with spurious super PAC attacks, Mitt Romney being invoked as a slur and President Donald Trump lining up on opposite sides as Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Fire captain placed on administrative leave after controversial posts criticizing BLM

    07/29/2020 8:51:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 7/28/2020 | C Douglas Golden
    Nashville Fire Department Captain Tracy Turner isn't exactly a deep political thinker. Neither are most people on social media -- but in Turner's case, that could cost him his job. Turner has some particularly strong views on the Black Lives Matter movement, race, the recent protest movements and whether or not you should use face masks in public places. None of them are particularly deep and some of them are bound to anger people. On slavery: “If all white people can be guilty for slavery because of a few plantation owners… then black people get to share the same guilt....
  • Police called after 300 teenagers destroy family fun center over faulty machines

    07/28/2020 4:26:47 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | July 27, 2020
    Hundreds of unsupervised teenagers destroyed Golf and Games Family Park in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday evening when some of the center's machines began to malfunction. [Video at Link]
  • Police called after 300 teenagers erupt into chaos at family fun center

    07/27/2020 11:31:54 AM PDT · by familyop · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2020 | Alexandra Deabler
    According to video shot at the center, teenagers, none of whom appear to be wearing masks, begin knocking items off counters and throwing items behind the counter. One of the girls involved is seen pulling the plastic screen, which is used as part of COVID-19 safety policy updates, from the counter and throwing it at staff. In the same video, she picks up a metal stand and throws it. She also later spit on an employee, witnesses claimed.