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Around the Block November 20th 2013

Around the Block November 20th 2013

on November 20, 2013, 6:34 AM / in National News, News

U.S., Afghans work toward agreement on night raids KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — In a phone call Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged “mistakes” and asked Afghan President Hamid Karzai to allow American forces to enter Afghan homes in “exceptional circumstances” as the two sides rushed to finalize the wording of a draft security agreement ahead of a meeting of […]

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Sorry, if any of you find this offen……………………..Heck no I’m not. Day 2

Sorry, if any of you find this offen……………………..Heck no I’m not. Day 2

on November 20, 2013, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Thanks to Jim for the send….. “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”  Alexis de Tocqueville

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Obama Removes ‘God’ from Gettysburg Address

Obama Removes ‘God’ from Gettysburg Address

on November 19, 2013, 5:41 PM / in National News, News

by  Larry O’Connor Original Post Washington DC talk show host Chris Plante reported today that Barack Obama omitted the words “under God” from the Gettysburg Address when reciting the great speech for a Ken Burns documentary. Burns had filmed all living presidents as well as various Hollywood personalities and luminaries to pay homage to the speech which was delivered by Abraham […]

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Johnson City, TN – Vote on Mandatory Spay/Neuter Law TOMORROW (11/20/13)

on November 19, 2013, 5:21 PM / in News, State News

(Tuesday, November 19, 2013) Dear Legislative Liaisons, Club Officers, Delegates, Judges, and Dog Owners, Please forward this message to members of your clubs and to concerned dog owners in Johnson City and Washington County, Tennessee. The Johnson City Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a second vote tomorrow (11/20/13) on Proposed Ordinance 4513-13 (Amended), which would require dogs and […]

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Treasury Forced to Issue $1T in New Debt in First 6 Weeks of FY14

Treasury Forced to Issue $1T in New Debt in First 6 Weeks of FY14

on November 19, 2013, 1:52 PM / in National News, News

By Terence P.  Jeffrey Original Post (CNSNews.com) – Between Oct. 1, 2013, the first day of fiscal 2014, and Nov. 14—which  was less than a month after Congress agreed to temporarily suspend the  legal limit on the federal debt—the Treasury was forced to issue more  than $1 trillion in new debt. During that time, according to the Daily Treasury Statement, […]

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Sorry, if any of you find this offen……………………..Heck no I’m not.

Sorry, if any of you find this offen……………………..Heck no I’m not.

on November 19, 2013, 1:35 PM / in Bedtime Stories

Thanks to Jim for the send…. “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”  Alexis de Tocqueville        

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Can You Trust The Police When Their Political Arss is On The Line?

Can You Trust The Police When Their Political Arss is On The Line?

on November 19, 2013, 9:08 AM / in National News, News

Police shoot therapy dog as they raid wrong address looking for man with expired vehicle registration Original Post LEANDER, TX  — Leander Police went to the home of James and Renata Simmons acting on a warrant for unpaid vehicle registration on June 17, 2013. The warrant, however, was for a completely different town – Cedar Park, TX, and was for […]

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Thought for Today

Thought for Today

on November 19, 2013, 7:43 AM / in Bedtime Stories

“If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.” Charles Schulz

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County asks Woolfork to resign: Investigative report cites ‘a pattern of harassment’

County asks Woolfork to resign: Investigative report cites ‘a pattern of harassment’

on November 19, 2013, 6:00 AM / in Local News, News

Written by Jordan Buie / The Jackson Sun Original Article An attorney who investigated complaints of sexual harassment against Sheriff David Woolfork says in two written reports that he believes Woolfork violated the county’s harassment policies and the complaints are consistent with a larger pattern of harassment. “Quite frankly, the evidence of a pattern of harassment by Sheriff Woolfork is undeniable,” […]

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Madison Co. Sheriff David Woolfork Investigation, Commissioners Ask Sheriff to Step Down

on November 19, 2013, 5:59 AM / in Local News, News

By Natalie Potts /  By npotts@wbbjtv.com WBBJ TV / Original Article MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.- Madison County leaders including commissioners and Mayor Jimmy Harris all said they were disappointed after reviewing the investigative report on Sheriff David Woolfork, Monday.  The report airs intimate details of sexual relationships and inappropriate work behavior between the sheriff and two female deputies. “Well, reading the […]

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Woolfork: I’ll fight ouster

Woolfork: I’ll fight ouster

on November 19, 2013, 5:56 AM / in Local News, News

Written by Jordan Buie / The Jackson Sun Original Article Sheriff David Woolfork said Monday he plans to fight county officials’ efforts to force him out of office. The Madison County Commission voted Monday to tell Woolfork that he will face ouster proceedings if he does not resign within seven days. The vote came after commissioners spent nearly five hours in […]

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County Commission Makes the Correct Decision / Requested Woolfork’s Resignation

County Commission Makes the Correct Decision / Requested Woolfork’s Resignation

on November 18, 2013, 5:04 PM / in Local News, News

Madison County Attorney Steve Maroney read the results of a sexual harassment investigation to the County Commission today and the results were overwhelming. After the reading County Commissioner Doug Stephenson made the motion to inform Sheriff David Woolfork that he needed to resign as sheriff, the was seconded and the commission passed the motion 19-6. The Jackson Sun quoted Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris […]

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George Zimmerman arrested in Florida after disturbance call

George Zimmerman arrested in Florida after disturbance call

on November 18, 2013, 3:04 PM / in National News, News

When your life falls apart, the vultures circle…. By Tom Winter, NBC News Original Story George Zimmerman has been arrested in Florida, NBC News has learned. A Seminole County Sheriff’s Office statement says Zimmerman was arrested Monday afternoon after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Apopka, Fla., about 15 miles northwest of Orlando. Zimmerman will be […]

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The 2014 Senate Races Are Already Looming Over Washington

The 2014 Senate Races Are Already Looming Over Washington

on November 18, 2013, 9:55 AM / in National News, News

As Senate Democrats consider a change to the rules to restrict filibusters, there’s a nagging concern in the back of their heads: What happens when we become the minority party? 2014 is looming increasingly large in Washington, given the possibility that next year’s elections will finally shift a balance of power that’s settled firmly into place. Politico writes that Monday’s […]

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Damage to city budgets: Self-inflicted with help from Wall Street

Damage to city budgets: Self-inflicted with help from Wall Street

on November 18, 2013, 9:45 AM / in National News

By John W. Schoen  / CNBC Five years after a once-in-a-lifetime global financial collapse and the Great  Recession, many American cities now caught in a  financial bind can rightly blame forces beyond their control. In some cases, though, the damage was self-inflicted. Nowhere is that more apparent than the ongoing budget drain from hundreds of  billions of dollars’ worth of failed […]

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to review $111 million patent case

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review $111 million patent case

on November 18, 2013, 9:40 AM / in National News, News

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – SynQor Inc’s $111 million court victory against various companies that manufacture power converter systems that it sued for patent infringement is now final after the U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would not review the case. The December 2010 jury verdict in the Eastern District of Texas was upheld by the U.S. Court […]

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Special Report: The Pentagon’s doctored ledgers conceal epic waste

Special Report: The Pentagon’s doctored ledgers conceal epic waste

on November 18, 2013, 9:36 AM / in National News, News

By Scot J. Paltrow LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense’s accounts. Every month until she retired in 2011, she says, the day came when the Navy would start dumping numbers on the Cleveland, Ohio, office of the Defense Finance and […]

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Obama health care woes become credibility fight

Obama health care woes become credibility fight

on November 18, 2013, 9:29 AM / in National News, News

  By JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — Throughout President Barack Obama’s first four years in office, he prided himself on his ability to bounce back when much of Washington thought his presidency was in peril. But the political challenge posed by Obama’s disastrous health care rollout is far greater than those he overcame during the nasty debt ceiling fight with […]

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No Senators need apply: Tea Party hero Scott Walker on 2016

No Senators need apply: Tea Party hero Scott Walker on 2016

on November 18, 2013, 9:25 AM / in National News, News

By Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge and Jordyn Phelps   / Power Players Politics Confidential Gov. Scott Walker has a simple idea for how to create the GOP’s “perfect ticket” in the 2016 presidential election — and Republican stars like Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz don’t make the list. The Wisconsin Republican, who first gained national attention in […]

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Supreme Court rejects plea to look at NSA program

Supreme Court rejects plea to look at NSA program

on November 18, 2013, 9:14 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency, rejecting a call from a privacy group to stop NSA from collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers in the United States. While the justices on Monday declined to get involved in this issue, other lawsuits on the topic are […]

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