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Word Meanings for Today

Word Meanings for Today

on December 1, 2015, 5:30 AM / in Bedtime Stories

  Pain: A cat licking your sunburn.

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Jackson City Council to meet December 1st 2015

Jackson City Council to meet December 1st 2015

on November 30, 2015, 9:45 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council will be meeting tomorrow, December 1,2015 – 9:00 A.M. in city hall. One item they will be voting on is standardizing the way the citizens of Jackson pack their garbage. There are two specific areas that you need to be aware of following the approval of this change. The first is the size of the containers and […]

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Gaddy: Addicted to Our Own Destruction

Gaddy: Addicted to Our Own Destruction

on November 30, 2015, 9:35 AM / in Opinion

In a discussion last evening with a reader of my work a person who is obviously concerned with the direction in which our country is traveling said he was in basic agreement with my assessment of the problems we see in our country today but he took me to task for not offering viable solutions. I told him that I […]

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A Kansas Farm Story: the Old Cow

A Kansas Farm Story: the Old Cow

on November 30, 2015, 9:32 AM / in Bedtime Stories

We have to thank the Federal Observer for this one…. If you are a Democrat, we might suggest you not read this… you will be offended. You will also be offended if you are opposed to the serving of alcohol, smoking and beautiful young women. There, you have been warned. Hillary Clinton and her driver were cruising home along a […]

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ATTN Chattanooga Kennel Club and Tennessee Federation of Dog Clubs! Proposed changes to Chattanooga ordinances affecting dog ownership and licensing.

ATTN Chattanooga Kennel Club and Tennessee Federation of Dog Clubs! Proposed changes to Chattanooga ordinances affecting dog ownership and licensing.

on November 30, 2015, 9:22 AM / in State News

by Steve Johnson “Currently, anyone owning between eight and 10 dogs or cats must get a multiple-pet license. The proposed ordinance would lower that number to four or more cats or dogs.” The Chattanooga City Council seems likely to approve an ordinance making it easier for pet owners to purchase pet licenses, while requiring owners of four or more pets […]

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Hundreds facing financial losses from MN muni-broadband network

Hundreds facing financial losses from MN muni-broadband network

on November 30, 2015, 9:17 AM / in National News, State News

By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bill McKenzie’s email was short and to the point. “I am (an) individual bondholder.  Why doesn’t the city go to the reserve funds and pay the bond interest due on these bonds?  You are hurting bondholders who loaned the city this money,” McKenzie wrote in frustration. The plea went out last week from the […]

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City could help fund county jail expansion

City could help fund county jail expansion

on November 30, 2015, 8:58 AM / in Local News

By Tyler Whetstone  /  The Jackson Sun The city of Jackson could help finance a portion of a Madison County Criminal Justice Complex expansion in order for the building to house the Jackson City Court, according to the city and county mayors. Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said the city and county have spoken about the move, but said talks are in the […]

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Amazon unveils new delivery-drone design

Amazon unveils new delivery-drone design

on November 30, 2015, 8:31 AM / in National News

Amazon on Sunday released video of its new delivery-drone design. The craft takes off like a helicopter, then at an altitude of 400 feet flies forward like an airplane. The first prototype the online retail giant unveiled nearly two years ago, when it announced its intention to use drones for deliveries, carried the parcels underneath. The new one, which can […]

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Baltimore on edge as Freddie Gray police trials begin

Baltimore on edge as Freddie Gray police trials begin

on November 30, 2015, 8:29 AM / in National News, State News

Jury selection begins Monday in the first trial for one of the six Baltimore police officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who sustained a fatal spinal injury while in police custody in April. The death of Gray, 25, touched off mostly peaceful protests that turned violent on the day he was buried. The case fueled […]

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NSA ends bulk collection of phone data

NSA ends bulk collection of phone data

on November 30, 2015, 8:27 AM / in National News

The National Security Agency ended its program to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk Sunday. The secret Patriot Act program was brought to light by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. Congress ordered it shut in June. The government has been testing a new system, which reportedly only allows intelligence officials to collect information on people and phones linked to foreign […]

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Planned Parenthood shooting suspect due in court

Planned Parenthood shooting suspect due in court

on November 30, 2015, 8:23 AM / in National News

Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday on charges that he fatally shot a police officer and two others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. Dear reportedly told authorities “no more baby parts” after his arrest. Planned Parenthood said “hateful rhetoric and smear campaigns against abortion providers” fueled the violence. GOP presidential […]

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Ben Carson Calls Planned Parenthood Shooting A ‘Hate Crime’

Ben Carson Calls Planned Parenthood Shooting A ‘Hate Crime’

on November 30, 2015, 7:44 AM / in National News, Opinion

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson weighed in Sunday on Friday’s shooting a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, calling it a “hate crime” and saying that both sides of the abortion debate should “tone down their rhetoric.” “Any hate crime is a horrible thing no matter from where it comes and should be condemned very strongly,” Carson said during an interview […]

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What happens if Rick Perry should get back in?

What happens if Rick Perry should get back in?

on November 30, 2015, 7:02 AM / in National News, State News

H/T to Erick Erickson There is a rumor running around that Rick Perry might make news by tomorrow. While the Jackson City Council will be debating garbage bags, December 1, 2015, is the deadline to get on the Presidential ballot in Tennessee and someone has created a Super PAC to try to push Perry back into the race. To reenter the […]

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Welcome to Macon, GA, Donald Trump

Welcome to Macon, GA, Donald Trump

on November 30, 2015, 6:44 AM / in National News

By Erick Erickson Today in Macon, Donald Trump is going to be here. He will be protested by C. Jack Ellis, the former mayor of Macon, where the United States Attorney accused his  administration of misusing government funds. Mayor Ellis converted to Islam at one point, but seems to have abandoned that and claims affiliation at a Baptist church. He once pledged solidarity […]

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GOP donors wrestle with possibility of Trump nomination

on November 30, 2015, 6:36 AM / in National News

By Jonathan Swan / The Hill When asked who he would vote for if the presidential race comes down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the former mayor of Los Angeles and a longtime Republican establishment figure, Dick Riordan, says: “I would probably go find a deserted island.” “I think Hillary is disgusting,” said Riordan, a wealthy investor who has […]

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Wimping out in…3…2…1…

Wimping out in…3…2…1…

on November 30, 2015, 6:20 AM / in State News

By RTP Staff Well THAT didn’t take long. Less than a week after Gov. Bill Haslam joined other governors by coming out with a strong statement protesting the Obama administration’s Syrian refugee policy, “Burka Bill” was walking it back.   Nov. 16, 2015: “Today I’m asking the federal government to suspend placements in Tennessee until states can become more of […]

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Obama: We Can’t Pray With Clean Conscience Unless We Stop Easy Access to Weapons of War on Our Streets

Obama: We Can’t Pray With Clean Conscience Unless We Stop Easy Access to Weapons of War on Our Streets

on November 30, 2015, 6:09 AM / in National News

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement about the shooting that took place at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday. Three people, including a policeman, were killed in the incident. “If we truly care about this–if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a […]

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Little Johnny Is Not A Fan Of Obama

Little Johnny Is Not A Fan Of Obama

on November 30, 2015, 5:46 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Editor’s Note: This bedtime story may offend… get over it. A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Obama fans. Not really knowing what an Obama fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Johnny… The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to […]

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Word Meanings for today

Word Meanings for today

on November 30, 2015, 5:30 AM / in Bedtime Stories

  Aquadextrious: The art of turning the bathtub tap on with your toes.

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Word Meanings for Today

Word Meanings for Today

on November 29, 2015, 7:22 AM / in Bedtime Stories

  Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries.

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