State News

Discussing TN State Rep. Joe Carr’s Anti-Gun Control Bill

on January 23, 2013, 5:20 PM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Recently you may have heard that TN Rep. Joe Carr introduced HB0042 in the coming session of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly. An unexpected result in filing HB0042 was that it also caught the attention of the liberal national media. I was contacted last Thursday by MSNBC and the producers of Al Sharptons, PoliticsNation talk show. They invited him to do a […]

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Inmates claim Idaho’s largest private prison falsifies staff logs

on January 23, 2013, 10:03 AM / in National News, News, State News

By REBECCA BOONE — The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho ­ Attorneys for inmates at Idaho’s largest private prison say Corrections Corporation of America is falsifying staff logs to hide chronic understaffing. The allegation was raised Friday in an amended lawsuit filed in Boise’s U.S. District Court. Attorneys for the Nashville, Tenn.-based CCA have not yet responded to the amended lawsuit […]

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News from Around the Post January 23rd 2013

News from Around the Post January 23rd 2013

on January 23, 2013, 8:20 AM / in Local News, News, State News

 U.S. tax code longer than the Bible, without good news Your Politicans at work WASHINGTON — Too intimidated to fill out your tax return without help? Join the club. At nearly 4 million words, the U.S. tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying with filing requirements, according […]

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National School Choice Week celebration

National School Choice Week celebration

on January 22, 2013, 7:54 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Friends, Don’t forget to RSVP to the special event we are co-hosting to kick off National School Choice Week on Tuesday, January 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville (611 Commerce Street). We will hear about the importance of educational choice from Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, and passionate student […]

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State Representative Joe Carr 48TH Legislative District Lascassas, TN.

on January 19, 2013, 11:37 AM / in Local News, News, State News

State Representative Joe Carr, from Tennessee’s 48th District filed legislation Tuesday, House Bill 0042, that would charge any Federal agent with a Class A Misdemeanor for enforcing or attempting to enforce a federal law, statute, rule, regulation or executive order that bans, restricts or requires the registration of any semi automatic firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition. “In light of recent […]

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Alabama Minuteman News Bulletin

Alabama Minuteman News Bulletin

on January 17, 2013, 8:16 AM / in National News, News, State News

Madison County Alabama Sheriff Blake Dorning appeared on a local TV news broadcast this evening and stated that he swore an oath up to and including giving his life to defend the Constitution of the United States and Constitution of the sovereign State of Alabama and that neither he or any of his Deputies would enforce unconstitutional mandates from the […]

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The Daily Dog Run – Best of the Web

The Daily Dog Run – Best of the Web

on January 16, 2013, 12:21 PM / in Local News, National News, News, Opinion, State News

        “Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” Alexander Hamilton   L.A. Mayor: Keep ‘Non-Serious Criminal’ Aliens in U.S.–It Will Make Us Safer (CNSNews.com) – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, speaking at the National […]

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Planned Parenthood receives record amount of taxpayer support

Planned Parenthood receives record amount of taxpayer support

on January 16, 2013, 7:45 AM / in National News, News, State News

Planned Parenthood reported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer support in fiscal 2012, marking a steady increase in government funding despite Republican-led efforts at the state and federal levels to cut off that stream. The funding figures were included in the abortion provider’s annual report released Monday. The numbers showed roughly 45 percent of Planned Parenthood’s budget now comes […]

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A new bill exempts ethics disclosure of specific county planning commission members; “Agenda 21” plot suspected

A new bill exempts ethics disclosure of specific county planning commission members; “Agenda 21” plot suspected

on January 14, 2013, 8:49 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

Original Post Just filed in the TN State legislature is a bill that exempts members appointed to specific county planning commissions from having to disclose any potential conflicts of interest to the State Ethics Commission. Besides this obvious and blatant attempt to remove any accountability or transparency, one has to ask “if they have nothing to hide, then why are […]

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MPD officers kill suspected animal hoarder

on January 12, 2013, 5:34 PM / in News, State News

MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC-TV) – A suspected animal hoarder has been shot and killed by Memphis Police in Cordova. Now we know what officers found inside that home. The deadly police-involved shooting happened during the execution of a search warrant in the 1000 block of Cameron Ridge Trail in Cordova. Plenty of police remain on the scene along with Memphis […]

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Skewed Judical Minds

Skewed Judical Minds

on January 12, 2013, 10:31 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Earlier this year, the Kentucky Supreme Court interpreted Kentucky statutes as permitting a landlord to be held liable when a tenant’s dog attacks someone on our about the leased premises. In a plurality opinion, the Court determined that the landlord can be considered the statutory owner of the dog if the landlord has permitted the dog to be kept on […]

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE January 12, 2013

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE January 12, 2013

on January 12, 2013, 10:25 AM / in News, State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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Single Article Cap and other Taxes

on January 12, 2013, 8:41 AM / in History, News, State News

 Five years ago I started off with the TML push for an increase in the Single Article Cap. The municipalities were continuing their push for equality with counties with the 5% commission. Background T.C.A. 67-4-704 authorizes municipalities and counties to levy a local business tax. The contents of this statute can be summarized as follows: Authorizes municipalities and cities to levy   a […]

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Daily Dog Run January 10, 2013

Daily Dog Run January 10, 2013

on January 10, 2013, 9:49 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

     Is Jesus the Only Way? Anyone can claim to be the sole path to God. In fact, quite a few people have made this assertion throughout history. The real issue is why anybody should believe Jesus was telling the truth when he said it. We can say that Jesus’ resurrection confirmed him as the Son of God. If […]

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Harwell’s Bid to Limit Bills Filled with Exemptions

on January 8, 2013, 7:27 PM / in News, State News

by Trent Seibert Original Post A proposal from House Speaker Beth Harwell to limit to 10 the number of bills each lawmaker can sponsor during the legislative session comes with plenty of loopholes — and those loopholes are starting to stir debate. One of the biggest loopholes deals with Gov. Bill Haslam. He is potentially exempted from the 10-bill-limit and […]

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And the Vote is In

on January 2, 2013, 8:32 AM / in National News, News, State News

TN Senators Alexander and Corker voted YES. U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes    112thCongress –    2ndSession as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On Passage of the Bill(H.R. 8, As Amended ) Vote Number: 251 Vote Date: January 1, 2013,  01:39 AM Required For […]

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Woman Catches Pair Stealing Her Small Dogs

Woman Catches Pair Stealing Her Small Dogs

on December 30, 2012, 8:48 AM / in News, State News

By Adam Ghassemi Original Story CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Lori Kunesh is the kind of person who loves her dogs. That’s why when she let them out before jumping in the shower Thursday morning she never expected to hear frantic yelping. “He was barking like crazy. Barking, barking, barking,” she said Saturday. Kunesh threw on a robe and ran to the […]

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Tennesseans For Fair Taxation 2012

on December 29, 2012, 10:40 AM / in News, State News

Do you think they, our representatives, would ever have the courage and us the will to face up to the immorality and discrimination of a progressive surtax and demand a return to a traditional proportionate taxation plan? John Ramsey McCulloch, said, “The moment you abandon the cardinal principle of exacting from all individuals the same proportion of their income or […]

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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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