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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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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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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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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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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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White House highlights ‘obstacles’ to taking action on guns

White House highlights ‘obstacles’ to taking action on guns

on December 18, 2012, 6:42 AM / in News

By Rachel Rose Hartman, Yahoo! News | The Ticket As gun control advocates and even some gun rights supporters call for renewed focus on gun control, including a ban on assault weapons, following Friday’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., the White House tamped down suggestions Monday that it will act quickly on the issue. When asked at Monday’s press briefing about […]

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Australian resort owner doesn’t want Tiger Woods at his tournament because he apparently hates money

Australian resort owner doesn’t want Tiger Woods at his tournament because he apparently hates money

on December 18, 2012, 6:29 AM / in Sports

By Shane Bacon If there is one thing people in the golf world know, it’s that including the words “Tiger Woods” into anything will get eyeballs on your craft. A party, a golf tournament or even a measly blog post, Tiger is THE guy in the game to create buzz and it still isn’t even close (sorry Rory McIlroy). But […]

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Texas school board bans Confederate battle flag

Texas school board bans Confederate battle flag

on December 18, 2012, 6:21 AM / in News

BUDA, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas school board is banning the Confederate battle flag from district property and district-sponsored events. Hays board members voted 5-2 Monday to amend the student code of conduct to ban the flag, which was formerly displayed with the Hays High School Rebel mascot. The ban also covers any imagery deemed to be racially hostile, […]

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Give Me A Break, Yes

Give Me A Break, Yes

on December 18, 2012, 6:17 AM / in News

‘Give me a break’ – Tarantino tires of defending ultra-violent films after Sandy Hook massacre The Django Unchained director spoke at a press conference in New York a day after Friday’s Connecticut massacre In the wake of Friday’s shootings at a school in Connecticut which left 26 dead, arts events across America were cancelled. But director of ultra-violent film Django […]

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Obama, Boehner move closer to ‘cliff’ deal

Obama, Boehner move closer to ‘cliff’ deal

on December 18, 2012, 5:57 AM / in News

By Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner moved close to agreement Monday on a plan to avert the year-end “fiscal cliff,” but they had yet to clear several critical hurdles, including winning the support of wary House Republicans. Obama and Boehner (R-Ohio) huddled at the White House for 45 minutes Monday morning for […]

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This Day in History December 17th

This Day in History December 17th

on December 17, 2012, 5:18 PM / in History

He began going deaf at age 28, yet composed A peer of Mozart and Haydn, he started becoming deaf at age 28, yet incredibly wrote some of the world’s most beautiful symphonies, concertos and sonatas. This was Ludwig van Beethoven, baptized DECEMBER 17, 1770, in Bonn, Germany. President Jimmy Carter noted while visiting Bonn, July 14, 1978: “As the world’s […]

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Stewart wins POWRi Midget Battle

on December 17, 2012, 3:31 PM / in NASCAR

Tony Stewart returned to his short-track roots Saturday, winning the feature in the third annual Battle at the Center on the one-sixth mile indoor Mini Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center. The 41-year-old from Columbus, Ind., led all 40 laps in the non-points event organized and sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. It had 67 entries […]

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Hillary Clinton recovering at home following concussion caused by fall

Hillary Clinton recovering at home following concussion caused by fall

on December 17, 2012, 10:50 AM / in News

Secretary of state, 65, likely to miss congressional hearings into Benghazi attack next week after fall brought on by stomach virus By Matt Williams in New York The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, is recovering at home after suffering concussion in a fall brought on by illness, her spokesman said on Saturday. Clinton, 65, had already been forced to […]

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Carbon Tax Runs Into Opposition

on December 17, 2012, 9:05 AM / in News

One need not look far to see the federal government and state governments are moving further apart on their approaches to energy policy. More states are looking at ways to encourage the development of affordable domestic energy sources such as natural gas and away from picking winners and losers through arbitrary renewable portfolio standards. By contrast, discussions in Washington, DC […]

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Newtown, Gun Control, And The MSM’s Continuing Ability To Shape The Narrative

on December 17, 2012, 8:23 AM / in Opinion

By Peter Brimelow A couple of times today, in the wake of the appalling school shootings in Newtown CT, I’ve found myself talking to politically-aware individuals who are genuinely surprised to hear that there have been several instances where mass killings have been stopped because private citizens intervened with their own, legal, guns. (Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds discusses two such cases […]

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Gov. Haslam rebukes critics of Muslim aide

Gov. Haslam rebukes critics of Muslim aide

on December 17, 2012, 7:45 AM / in State News

Knoxnews.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday issued his strongest defense yet of a Muslim aide who has been criticized for once working in the field of Shariah compliant finance. The Republican governor was asked after a speech to a Nashville Republican group whether he was incorporating elements of Islamic law into state government. Such criticism emerged […]

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New Poll Shows Voters in Tennessee and Kentucky Overwhelmingly Support Bill to Strengthen the Horse Protection Act

on December 14, 2012, 2:15 PM / in News, State News

(Editor’s Note: At least they show what the questions were. With questions phrased this way, they were sure to get the kind of answers they wanted. The sampling size was only 625 people in each state, so their results are highly misleading. ) Legislation would address the widespread abuse in Tennessee walking horse industry A new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon […]

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How Obama replaced Christ among blacks

on December 14, 2012, 8:48 AM / in News

Exclusive: Jesse Lee Peterson asserts minorities have found ‘a physical messiah’ Original Post President Barack Obama is the most divisive man to ever occupy the White  House –period! Yet, 95 percent of black Americans worship him as if he’s the  messiah. Why? Actor and comedian Jamie Foxx recently took the stage at the Soul Train  Awards and told the audience, […]

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The Neo-Communist Economic Agenda

The Neo-Communist Economic Agenda

on December 13, 2012, 3:48 PM / in Opinion

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. … Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.” –Winston Churchill Today, I have a new entry for the political lexicon to categorize the latest ideological iteration of Marxists in America: […]

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