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CHARTER SCHOOL GRAVY TRAIN & TOTAL RUINATION OF AMERICAN EDUCATION Part 1

CHARTER SCHOOL GRAVY TRAIN & TOTAL RUINATION OF AMERICAN EDUCATION Part 1

on October 11, 2014, 6:45 AM / in Opinion

By Diane Kepus  /  NewsWithViews.com Those of you who read my postings know I am trying to educate you on the dangers of Charter/Choice/Vouchers. Outside of it being the road to a Federal takeover of education, it is a proverbial “money tree” and they are using your children as “human collateral.” In this posting I have used Florida Charter School […]

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Nashville Tea Party Meeting October

Nashville Tea Party Meeting October

on October 10, 2014, 9:05 AM / in Announcements

Save the date and Please Don’t miss our very special meeting on Thursday Oct 16 at 7PM at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville. Free Admission and Free Parking as always. Bring a friend and PLEASE join us for this extraordinary meeting. Map link to Hotel: http://goo.gl/dW11lL We will be joined by Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of slain Seal Team […]

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Humane Society eyes complete takeover of new animal shelter

Humane Society eyes complete takeover of new animal shelter

on October 10, 2014, 7:06 AM / in News, State News

By Tony Casey / Johnson City Press It’s all or nothing. A previously considered two-pronged approach to the way the new animal shelter is run just won’t do for the Humane Society of Washington County, who decided it wants complete control. The group put forth a proposal Wednesday evening to members of the Animal Control Board expressing its goal to […]

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Donna Green (1956 – 2014)

on October 9, 2014, 8:37 PM / in Bedtime Stories

Donna Carol Grigsbay Green, age 58, died October 6, 2014. Donna was born in Nashville, TN and lived most of her life raising her children and family in Jackson, TN. She was a beloved wife, beloved mother and Nanna, and a cherished daughter and sister. Donna was born on May 14, 1956 to Thomas and Mary Grigsbay of Tampa, FL. […]

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No rolling pin is needed for Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

No rolling pin is needed for Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

on October 9, 2014, 3:17 PM / in Food

Compliments of Southern Living…… Refrigerated pie crusts give you a leg up in the preparation of this classic comfort dish. Ingredients CHICKEN PIE FILLING 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning 2 tablespoons butter 1 large sweet onion, diced 1 (8-oz.) package sliced fresh mushrooms 4 […]

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Freedomworks a Player in the 2014 Elections

Freedomworks a Player in the 2014 Elections

on October 9, 2014, 9:33 AM / in National News, News

FreedomWorks Looks At the 2014 Election By Karin McQuillan  /  American Thinker Matt Kibbe, the head of FreedomWorks, keeps his eye on the goal: “not a junior partnership with the Republican Party, but a hostile takeover of it.”  Kibbe is a marathoner in for the long haul.  FreedomWorks has seen worse times, when libertarians were shunned.  Since 2009, it has […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday October 9th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday October 9th 2014

on October 9, 2014, 9:28 AM / in National News, News

1. U.S. Ebola patient dies Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday. Duncan, who developed symptoms after flying from Liberia to Dallas, was treated with experimental medication and had been on a ventilator in an isolation ward. The Dallas clinic said it was examining a man who may have had contact with Duncan […]

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Teacher Indoctrination

Teacher Indoctrination

on October 9, 2014, 9:19 AM / in Opinion

By Walter Williams Students at several Jefferson County, Colorado, high schools walked out to protest the school board’s recently proposed curriculum review committee that seeks to promote patriotism, respect for authority, free enterprise, plus the positive aspects of U.S. history. The teachers union, whose members forced two high schools to close by calling in sick, is against the implementation of […]

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Between a Rock…and a Readmission

Between a Rock…and a Readmission

on October 9, 2014, 9:11 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

We’re in a hard place. Last year, Obamacare initiated a program to reduce so-called “excess readmissions” in hospitals. Section 3025 requires all hospitals subject to the policy to pay a penalty, called a “payment adjustment,” up to 3% if they readmit too many Medicare patients within 30 days of discharge. Around 1,400 hospitals are exempt from the policy. But over […]

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Patriotic Air Force Commercial Includes Bush, Kennedy, and Clinton… Which President Was Left Out?

on October 9, 2014, 9:08 AM / in Opinion

The Political Insider The US Air force released this fantastic new ad (above), with the goal of encouraging young patriots to serve their country. As you can see, it includes inspiring, pro-America quotes from Presidents George W. Bush, John Kennedy, and even Bill Clinton. But interestingly, the Air Force doesn’t seem able to find a single inspiring quote from President […]

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Animal ordinance heads back to Chattanooga City Council, again

Animal ordinance heads back to Chattanooga City Council, again

on October 9, 2014, 9:04 AM / in News, State News

by Joy Lukachick Smith  / Chattanooga Times Free Press Officials hope a third attempt to pass a controversial piece of legislation to regulate Chattanooga’s for-profit animal industry will pass. On Monday, the Animal Control Board sent the animal ordinance on permit fees and regulations for animal dealers, kennel owners, animal performances and breeders back to the City Council for final […]

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Twitter Sues for Surveillance Disclosure

Twitter Sues for Surveillance Disclosure

on October 9, 2014, 9:02 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Thomas R. Eddlem Internet giant Twitter filed a lawsuit October 7 against the FBI in order to be allowed to publicly disclose details about what information it must submit to federal officials without judicial warrants under the USA PATRIOT Act. Twitter is seeking a wider disclosure of information about the FBI’s warrantless “National Security Letters,” information about which […]

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The Negative Ads — will they ever go away….

The Negative Ads — will they ever go away….

on October 9, 2014, 8:52 AM / in Opinion

I am a Republican and believe me when I tell you, one that is not always loved by the Republican party. Why? Well, it is pretty simple, as City Councilman David Cisco is quoted as saying “politicians do not like controversy” and I can understand that considering the IQ of most members of Council.  But it is not just local Council […]

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Group opposes judicial selection change on November ballot in Tenn.

Group opposes judicial selection change on November ballot in Tenn.

on October 9, 2014, 7:09 AM / in News, State News

The Vote NO on 2! Committee says that state constitution Amendment 2 on the November ballot in Tennessee would take away the right for state residents to elect judges. If approved, the amendment — one of four on the ballot Nov. 4 — would change judicial selection to allow the governor to appoint judges subject to confirmation by the Tennessee […]

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Haslam: “Failure to communicate?”

Haslam: “Failure to communicate?”

on October 9, 2014, 6:52 AM / in News, State News

From RockyTopPolitics Haslam explaining how to handle an anti-Common Core legislator: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Oik6dXm-0l0 In a recent TNReport article, “Republican” Gov. Bill Haslam breezily dismissed concerns about Common Core: Haslam said he still supports the controversial nationally focused education-standards system, which appears to be growing in unpopularity among Tennessee teachers. There’s also a sizable contingent of Republican lawmakers in the state’s General Assembly […]

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Lamar Alexander’s Campaign Coy on His Past Support, Future Plans for Insurance-Coverage Mandate

Lamar Alexander’s Campaign Coy on His Past Support, Future Plans for Insurance-Coverage Mandate

on October 9, 2014, 6:46 AM / in News, State News

From TNReport Should the GOP take control of Congress’s upper chamber in November, Lamar Alexander will become – if he wins re-election — chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee. Among the key issues he wants to tackle is a top-to-bottom revamp of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in 2010 without having earned […]

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Tennessee makes it easy for a con artist to rip off taxpayers — just ask Clyde

Tennessee makes it easy for a con artist to rip off taxpayers — just ask Clyde

on October 9, 2014, 6:42 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog Writer’s note: The following commentary is a parody, although the accounts of recent audit findings from Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson are true. NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s reputation as a place where fraud and abuse in government run rampant has reached my hometown in Louisiana, and, because of it, my scamp cousin Clyde, the con artist, wants […]

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Gender norming: Equal pay for equal work? Nope…how bout “Lower But Equal Standards”…WTH???

Gender norming: Equal pay for equal work? Nope…how bout “Lower But Equal Standards”…WTH???

on October 9, 2014, 6:28 AM / in National News, News

From the MidSouth Sentinel The CMR further illuminates the machinations taking place, citing a June 2013 report to Congress by the Marines, noting that “gender-neutral” events in the PFT, CFT and obstacle courses “would be gender-normed for score…to account for physiological differences.” The CMR further reveals that researchers see the USMC project as a way to question whether tests such […]

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It Takes A movement

It Takes A movement

on October 9, 2014, 6:15 AM / in Opinion

An Opinion Editorial By William Haupt III   /  Everything Hendersonville.com “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” (H. Mencken) Our Republic was designed to fail the minute the federalists and the anti-federalists reached a […]

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Why I am voting YES on Tennessee Amendment One

Why I am voting YES on Tennessee Amendment One

on October 8, 2014, 9:18 AM / in Opinion

Amendment One will be on the November ballot, allowing Tennesseans to specify in our State Constitution that: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited […]

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