Articles by: Staff

ON SECESSION AND SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE

on December 28, 2012, 1:33 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

The voluntary union (or confederacy) of States known as the United States was born of a secessionist movement against Great Britain, and our Declaration of Independence is, at base, a secessionist document. How, then, can secession legitimately be called ‘un-American?’

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As Obama Exploits Massacre for Partisan “Fiscal Cliff” Gain, Some Important Gun Facts to Consider

As Obama Exploits Massacre for Partisan “Fiscal Cliff” Gain, Some Important Gun Facts to Consider

on December 28, 2012, 1:13 PM / in National News, News

By Timothy H. Lee The reflexive exploitation of the Newtown murders to score ideological points was a predictable one.  But that doesn’t make it any less tawdry. What happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut isn’t fairly a “tragedy.” A deadly auto accident is a tragedy.  A natural disaster is a tragedy. What happened was evil.  It was […]

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News from Around December 28 2012

News from Around December 28 2012

on December 28, 2012, 1:08 PM / in National News, News

Rescue Organization Not Sheltered From Lawsuit A California woman who was bitten by a German shepherd is suing the rescue organization that adopted out the toothy dog. Angela Otero is suing the German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California, and the owner of the dog who adopted it from the rescue organization, alleging that the organization and the owner should have […]

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Twelve-year old Girl Shoots Intruder

on December 27, 2012, 4:10 AM / in National News, News

News9.com out of Oklahoma City reported on a young girl confronted with the nightmare scenario of a home invasion. The 12-year-old daughter of Debra St. Clair, from Bryan County in southeast Oklahoma, was home alone on October 17 when she heard a stranger ringing the doorbell. She did not answer, but the man at the door did not go Away. […]

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Borking

on December 26, 2012, 10:19 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Robert Bork’s 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court, and the uproar over his ideology that ultimately led to his defeat, forever changed the process by which the Senate confirms judges. In the 25 years that have followed Bork’s nomination, the two parties have fought increasingly bitter battles over high court picks in an effort to tilt the third branch of […]

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Health care tax hikes for 2013 may be just a start

Health care tax hikes for 2013 may be just a start

on December 26, 2012, 8:36 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — New taxes are coming Jan. 1 to help finance President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Most people may not notice. But they will pay attention if Congress decides to start taxing employer-sponsored health insurance, one option in play if lawmakers can ever agree on a budget deal to reduce federal deficits. The tax hikes already on the […]

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Senator Ben Affleck? Only on the big screen.

on December 26, 2012, 8:29 AM / in National News, News

The actor has put the kibosh on speculation that he’s eyeing John Kerry’s seat in the senate. Sen. Kerry has been nominated as Hillary Clinton’s replacement as Secretary of State. “I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “Right now it’s a privilege to spend my […]

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Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country

Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country

on December 26, 2012, 4:20 AM / in History

Written by John J. Dwyer “Anyone who embarks on a study of Abraham Lincoln … must first come to terms with the Lincoln myth. The effort to penetrate the crust of legend that surrounds Lincoln … is both a formidable and intimidating task. Lincoln, it seems, requires special considerations that are denied to other figures.” — Robert W. Johannsen Lincoln, […]

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Madison County Republican Party Reorganization Meeting

Madison County Republican Party Reorganization Meeting

on December 25, 2012, 2:28 PM / in Local News, News

The Madison County Republican Party will hold County Officer elections on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM. The location of the reorganization will be announced soon. Under the by-laws of the Tennessee Republican Party, individuals seeking to become County Officers must have voted in the last three Republican Primary Elections, be active within the county party or a recognized […]

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Christmas with Adams

on December 25, 2012, 4:37 AM / in History, Opinion

As we approach the celebration of Christ’s birth, I am reminded of the words of John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words: “Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? … Is it not that, in the chain of […]

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Local GOP Pushes Powerful Congressman to Oppose ‘Treasonous’ Boehner

Local GOP Pushes Powerful Congressman to Oppose ‘Treasonous’ Boehner

on December 24, 2012, 4:57 PM / in National News, News

The Republican Party for the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia has formally requested its GOP congressman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, to oppose the re-election of House Speaker John Boehner, Breitbart News has learned. On November 10, the local district committee–which officially represents Republicans, including Goodlatte, in his district–unanimously passed a resolution to ask Goodlatte to vote for someone other than Boehner. […]

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The Founders would be livid

on December 24, 2012, 9:26 AM / in Opinion

This wasn’t in this morning’s headline, “Some travelers OK with full body scans“, but it has been and it proves two things; one, the sheer ignorance on the part of “some”  and the relationship between safety and liberty, and two, the shamelessness with which the media reports its consequences. Unfortunately for what’s left of America, the people who don’t know any better than to […]

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Serena Williams did not find Caroline Wozniacki’s imitation to be racist

Serena Williams did not find Caroline Wozniacki’s imitation to be racist

on December 23, 2012, 9:44 PM / in Sports, Tennis

  Caroline Wozniacki was accused of being racist when she stuffed her chest and behind in an attempt to imitate Serena Williams during a recent exhibition tennis match. Williams, who calls the Danish tennis player a friend, has responded and indicated she did not find the imitation to be racist. “I know Caro and I would call her my friend […]

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Zvonareva out of Australian Open

Zvonareva out of Australian Open

on December 23, 2012, 9:39 PM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the Australian Open in January with a right shoulder injury. (BETTER TOGETHER Want to know who supports the best players in the game? Check out these wives and girlfriends.) The two-time Grand Slam runner-up made the announcement on her Facebook page Friday, saying ”I will not be able to go to Australia […]

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Are We Witnessing the Break-Up of the Unite States?

Are We Witnessing the Break-Up of the Unite States?

on December 23, 2012, 5:31 PM / in National News, News

Editors Note: A quick programming note before we dive into the essay by Bill Bonner, archives and a special “video of the week” installment. As you may or may not have heard, the world did not end on Friday. And so, in light of this non-development, Christmas will go ahead as scheduled. Markets will trade a half day tomorrow, then close […]

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NRA calls for armed police in every school

NRA calls for armed police in every school

on December 22, 2012, 10:42 AM / in News

Editor’s Note: NRA’s Wayne LaPierre called for armed security in every school not just police officers. The first step that the NRA may suggest is armed volunteers as well as teachers. See Lynn’s note: KREM and the AP left out some rather important revelations from LaPierre’s speech. In the interests of fair and balanced reporting, KREM should rectify that situation. Wayne […]

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Thankful

on December 21, 2012, 4:36 AM / in Bedtime Stories

I am in the mood to try to brighten up a week and can be both joyus as well as sad. Pass it on. I am thankful for the partner who hogs the covers every night, because he/she is not out with someone else. The child who is not cleaning his room, but is watching tv, because that means he […]

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The Market, What to Expect

on December 19, 2012, 8:09 AM / in News

European markets are higher today with shares in London leading the region. The FTSE 100 is up 0.59% while France’s CAC 40 is up 0.53% and Germany’s DAX is up 0.27%. World Gainers & Losers *Standard and Poor’s boosted Greece’s credit rating by several notches Tuesday, citing the broad commitment to keep Greece in the eurozone.  S&P lifted Greece’s credit […]

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The Effect of the Connecticut Shootings in Tennessee

on December 18, 2012, 9:14 PM / in Opinion

The Jackson Sun which is owned by the Gannett News Services and delivers papers here in my hometown decided to use the incident in Connecticut  to its measure by talking to a very good friend of mine, Bill Pflaum (Bill and his wife Cindy have own of the Highland Place Bed & Breakfast in Jackson for 12 years) and use it […]

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Even without Congress, Obama could act to restrict guns

Even without Congress, Obama could act to restrict guns

on December 18, 2012, 6:57 AM / in News

(Editor’s Note: This is a Scary Thought) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Unburdened by re-election worries and empowered by law to act without Congress, U.S. President Barack Obama could take action to improve background checks on gun buyers, ban certain gun imports and bolster oversight of dealers. Prospects for gun control legislation intensified in the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, […]

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