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The Advance for another Group to Take

The Advance for another Group to Take

on July 21, 2010, 10:15 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Appeals court upholds D.C. gay-marriage law A D.C. appeals court on Thursday upheld the District of Columbia law allowing same-sex marriages, rejecting an effort by opponents to put the issue before city voters. In a 5-4 decision, the D.C. Court of Appeals agreed with a D.C. Superior Court ruling and an earlier ruling by the city’s Board of Elections and […]

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July 15th 2010 News

on July 15, 2010, 8:59 AM / in National News, News

A Special Message To Second Amendment Supporters Gun Owners of America is backing Sharron Angle in the United States Senate race in Nevada, and we have compiled a list of 42 reasons why Harry Reid MUST be defeated. This is one of the top races in the country and one WE MUST WIN! If any gun owner or sportsman has […]

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News July 13th 2010

News July 13th 2010

on July 13, 2010, 8:40 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Proud to say that this last weekend was a hummer. My son Chris married Rachael Briley in Portland, Tennessee in a church ceremony. I was proud of both. Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” – Genesis 2:23 There is a miracle at hand. Let us pray that it be strong and devoted […]

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The Humane Society of the US $$$$

The Humane Society of the US $$$$

on July 4, 2010, 8:45 AM / in Local News, National News, News

The ¼ber-wealthy Humane Society of the United States continues to baffle ordinary people everywhere by charging pet shelters exorbitant fees to evaluate their operations. We saw this in March with the city of Dallas, which ponied up $25,000 for what amounted to a spiral-bound report card. And now in the city of Superior, Wisconsin, tempers are flaring over a similar […]

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House Rejects Audit the Fed

House Rejects Audit the Fed

on July 2, 2010, 8:49 AM / in National News, News

Bill Would OK Abortion at Military Hospitals A provision in the proposed 2011 Defense Authorization bill would allow abortions for military women and spouses at Defense Department medical facilities. The provision would apply to DoD medical facilities in the U.S. and abroad, but appears to be primarily aimed at making abortions available to deployed servicewomen. You won’t want to miss […]

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News Brief June 30, 2010

on June 30, 2010, 8:31 AM / in National News, News

NYC mayor, major CEOs lobby for immigration reform – Chief executives of several major corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Disney and News Corp., are joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg to form a coalition advocating for immigration reform ¬including a path to legal status for all undocumented immigrants now in the United States. REPORT TIME – The House Rules Committee this morning was […]

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CAFTA TRACK

on June 23, 2010, 8:49 AM / in National News, News

CAFTA REPORTS   June 1, 2005 CAFTA and Social Security Activists to use Break to Press Issues – After the House’s eight-week marathon and the Senate’s nearly radioactive debate over judges, lawmakers who are looking forward to going home and reconnecting with their constituents are unlikely to find relief from the host of issues they left behind in Washington. Groups […]

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Stage Right Exit

on June 23, 2010, 7:55 AM / in National News, News

The closed-door meeting in the Oval Office this morning between President Obama and General Stanley McChrystal was, by all indications, short and probably not very sweet. McChrystal, who was abruptly called to Washington to explain comments by him and his staff in Rolling Stone disparaging the administration’s national security team, left the White House shortly after 10 a.m. That means […]

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News Shorts June 8th 2010

on June 8, 2010, 9:53 AM / in National News, News

Heavy News: Caterpillar, Inc., the Peoria, Ill.-based heavy equipment maker, came out in opposition to a huge package of tax breaks, unemployment benefit extensions and other provisions today, citing $14.5 billion in proposed tax increases on multinational’s overseas operations. While supportive of provisions like an extension of the research and development tax credit and deferred taxes on overseas lending activities, […]

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Census says it hired more workers than it needed as a “cost-saving-measure”

on June 8, 2010, 9:30 AM / in National News, News

I couldn’t help but be amused when I saw  this article  a couple of years ago, because it reminded me of the way the city / county / state executive offices justify the maintence of staff to the public. While we might see a zero hiring policy, rarely do we see the city remove personal even during the worst of economic […]

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Oilbamas Endgame

Oilbamas Endgame

on June 7, 2010, 8:06 AM / in National News, News

One of my favorite bumper stickers from Ron Paul’s presidential bid in 2008 says “Because the Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil”, in response to the growing lament in America about choices between the major parties’ candidates. Two recent examples of battles where it was tough to pick sides are the Church of Scientology vs. the IRS, and the […]

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Your Taxes Next Year

on June 2, 2010, 7:53 AM / in National News, News

To be honest, I have not had a chance to validate this as I just recieved the notice below: This is supposed to be part of the new Health Care Bill. I contacted my Congressman about House bill HR3590 the health care bill just passed. I asked for a summary of changes. The aid directed me to go to www: […]

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What Do The Top Ten US Cities With The Highest Poverty Rate All Have In Common

on May 22, 2010, 9:22 AM / in National News, News

This is fun to look at (the statistics) but I have no more trust or confidence in the GOP than I do the Democrats. The democrats couldn’t do what they do without the HELP of the GOP. Take a good look at Newt’s 104th Congress, Contract ON America and what Clinton was able to put thru with the FULL assistance […]

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News Shorts May 19, 2010

on May 19, 2010, 4:13 AM / in National News, News, State News

Quick Note from Tennessee Firearms Association Soon to be Ex-Governor Phil Bredesen brushed up his toes, and polished his resume for a possible future Washington appointment by showing how liberal, and devoid of respect for the Citizens of Tennessee he is by presenting a proxy veto today of SB 3012. He placed half this earth between himself and the wishes […]

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News Brief’s May 10th 2010

on May 10, 2010, 8:08 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Solicitor General Elena Kagan Republicans wasted little time this morning staking out turf for challenging President Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Senate Minority Leader McConnell said Republicans would not “rush to judgment” and would question Kagan’s “brief litigation experience, as well as judgment and her career in academia.” If “academia” is code for questioning […]

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FEMA On the Loose with the Help of WTHC

on May 7, 2010, 7:54 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

In a recent message from Frank McMeen, the President of West Tennessee Healthcare, his suggestion that when Madison County is declared a Disaster area that this opportunity to “remove from” the pockets of others money to ease your suffering is only a step away. “In the near future, we expect that Madison County will be declared a Disaster Area by […]

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News Briefs April 30, 2010

on April 30, 2010, 6:11 AM / in National News

New PAC Pushes Combat Vets for Congress Only about 90 members of Congress are veterans, and few have been under fire, says Joseph R. John, a retired Navy captain on a mission to elect or re-elect to Congress at least 40 combat vets in the 2010 elections. “What I’m trying to do is to insert some of the old-time patriotic […]

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What’s Next with the Supreme Court

on April 14, 2010, 4:05 AM / in National News, News

There is a lot of talk about the retirement of justice John Paul Stevens from the U.S. Supreme Court and the speculation by many has been as to which liberal will be nominated by Barack Obama to succeed him. The successor could cast a deciding vote on the constitutionality of Obama’s Health Care. And there has been speculation whether Senate […]

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Stirring the Melting Pot

on April 10, 2010, 6:00 AM / in National News

Stirring the melting pot: “Now to the growing national backlash against the state of Arizona over its tough new immigration law that says police can stop people just on the suspicion they might be there illegally.” NBC’s Brian Williams “It’s now gone beyond protest to threats of a boycott, as Arizona becomes a laughing stock to some.” NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. […]

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From the President Himself

on March 24, 2010, 5:44 AM / in National News, News

I thought that I would share this message with you. I have highlighted the most dangerous parts. Frank — I’m writing to you on a great day for America. This morning, I gathered with members of Congress, my administration, and hardworking volunteers from every part of the country to sign comprehensive health care reform into law. Thanks to the immeasurable […]

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