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Straight Talk From Rocky Top / The Nashville Banner

Straight Talk From Rocky Top / The Nashville Banner

on September 7, 2014, 6:52 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

Editor’s Note: The Tennessean is owned by Gannett which is an international media and marketing company and one of the largest media companies in the U.S. Other pieces of bird litter are found in Tennessee are The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, The Jackson Sun, Jackson, The Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro, WBIR-TV, Knoxville, Clipper Magazine, MINT Magazine, and USA TODAY print site, Nashville. Hear Rocky […]

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State Senators Gresham and Bell Call for hearing on APUSH

State Senators Gresham and Bell Call for hearing on APUSH

on August 27, 2014, 8:03 AM / in News, State News

I want to say a really BIG thank you to Senators Gresham and Bell.  As they reviewed the APUSH material they obviously became as alarmed about the content of the AP US History Framework as many of us were.  We look forward to the hearings and to exposing the truth about the agenda driven APUSH content. Senate Education Committee Chairman […]

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ADVANCE TENNESSEE Attacks on Conservatives: The core was from S.C.O.R.E.

ADVANCE TENNESSEE Attacks on Conservatives: The core was from S.C.O.R.E.

on August 25, 2014, 9:42 AM / in News, State News

By rockytop Frist, Woodson and SCORE linked to Governor’s war on Conservatives. RTP researchers have found that over 1/3 of the money used by the governor and his friends in the unprecedented effort to defeat Republican legislators who disagreed with him came from just three contributors and/or their families.  Those three individuals also just happen to sit on the board […]

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C’mon, Rick. Tell us how your REALLY feel…

C’mon, Rick. Tell us how your REALLY feel…

on August 25, 2014, 9:39 AM / in News, State News

By rockytop The “Point of the Spear” has spoken. In what some in the GOP caucus are describing as either a “Conservative Manifesto” or a “Declaration of Independence” from the Haslam Administration, Rep. Rick Womick (R-Air Force, Rockvale) has let ‘em have it with both barrels. Rep. Womick gave voice to the seething resentment felt by conservative members of the […]

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Tracy holds fast; DesJarlais calls for concession in congressional race

Tracy holds fast; DesJarlais calls for concession in congressional race

on August 24, 2014, 8:33 AM / in News, State News

by Louie Brogdon / The Chattanooga Times Free Press State Sen. Jim Tracy’s campaign has only a few more days in which to concede or push for a recount in his race to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District. Tennessee Election Coordinator Mark Goins said Tracy has five calendar days from Thursday to challenge the election, which […]

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Butt asks state AG to investigate HSUS

Butt asks state AG to investigate HSUS

on August 22, 2014, 8:15 AM / in News, State News

NASHVILLE — State Rep. Sheila But, R–Columbia, announced this week she has called on Tennessee’s Attorney General to launch an investigation into the fundraising practices of the Humane Society of the United States following reports of deceptive fundraising tactics by the organization over the last several years. The call by Representative Butt follows a subpoena issued to HSUS by Oklahoma’s […]

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There is work to be done….

There is work to be done….

on August 20, 2014, 9:35 AM / in News, State News

Yep, we lost the Senate election, there is no way to sugar coat the result. And as Joe Carr said in an email recently: “On a final note there are some who claim we had a moral victory. That may be true but I didn’t risk my fortune and sacred honor for anything so hollow as a moral victory. We […]

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Keeping Up With The Kommissioners August 18th Edition

Keeping Up With The Kommissioners August 18th Edition

on August 19, 2014, 6:33 AM / in News, State News

It’s that time of the month again and unfortunately for you, the Midsouth Sentinels main writer is on vacation in an undisclosed location that is despite what the picture shows…somewhere sunny. Global warming is alive and kicking, despite what you may have been told… While we are waiting for reports about what happened today at the Shelby County Commission, we […]

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Voters deliver bloodbath to county commissioners after dramatic tax increase

Voters deliver bloodbath to county commissioners after dramatic tax increase

on August 19, 2014, 6:16 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — One might say Fentress County resident David Beaty suffered a wee bit of abuse at the hands of County Executive Frank Smith, merely for complaining about a dramatic increase in property taxes at commission meetings. There was that one meeting, of course, when Smith publicly called Beaty a “dumbass,” as videotaped evidence confirms. […]

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Metro Nashville Far Thinking Thoughts

Metro Nashville Far Thinking Thoughts

on August 19, 2014, 6:03 AM / in News, State News

By A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville  A right-leaning disgruntled Republican comments on the news of the day and any other thing he damn-well pleases. What is on the Davidson / Nashville Metro Council Agenda for Tuesday August 19? End of skinny duplexes, Honky Tonk Protection, Beer, honoring Ken Jakes, electing speaker Pro tem, and more.  The August 19th Metro Council […]

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SMOKING GUN: Governor linked to attacks on GOP legislators

SMOKING GUN: Governor linked to attacks on GOP legislators

on August 19, 2014, 5:58 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics Political analysis from a conservative perspective Haslam’s personal war on conservatives confirmed. Targeted (and non-targeted) GOP legislators are furious. It has been rumored for several weeks that the attacks on conservative legislators were directed by Gov. Haslam through his staff and consultants. There were numerous hints and substantial anecdotal evidence that chief of staff Mark Cate […]

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Ten worst States to live in…. a list we did make

Ten worst States to live in…. a list we did make

on August 19, 2014, 5:39 AM / in National News, News, State News

By Scott Cohn and Betsy Cline of CNBC Quality-of-life laggards There are many ideal places around the country to raise a family, get a job and have a great recreational lifestyle. Then there are the states mired in problems that don’t get high marks for quality of life in America’s top states for business. We look at several factors — […]

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TN Education Reforms Hailed in New U.S. Chamber Report

on August 16, 2014, 7:20 AM / in News, State News

by Alex Harris Changes in the state’s Department of Education since the Tennessee General Assembly voted to adopt the Common Core standards for education a few years ago are being highlighted in the summer issue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce quarterly magazine, Free Enterprise. According to the magazine, the USCoC recently completed a follow-up to their 2007 report, Leaders & Laggards: […]

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TVA saves ‘princess’ in distress, but payoff from coal ash spill not evident

TVA saves ‘princess’ in distress, but payoff from coal ash spill not evident

on August 16, 2014, 7:14 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — It’s been four years since the Tennessee Valley Authority, a government utility, gave $1.7 million to the Princess Theatre in Harriman as reparation for a devastating coal ash spill, which, interestingly, didn’t affect the theater. The now 75-year-old building in Harriman’s stagnant downtown was closed for many years. Theater officials reopened 2 1/2 years ago […]

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Alexander loses his home county. Plus 28 others.

Alexander loses his home county. Plus 28 others.

on August 16, 2014, 6:58 AM / in News, State News

By rockytop Alexander’s “victory” was more like a “near death” experience. Major Mainstream Media fail as they refuse to report the embarrassing results. Analysis of the recent GOP senate primary has revealed some remarkable facts — facts which have been ignored by by traditional media, either out of laziness or their latest attempt to prematurely write the obituary of the […]

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SEC Prognostications

SEC Prognostications

on August 16, 2014, 6:45 AM / in News, State News

By rockytop No, not that SEC. This is not about football, unless you are talking about political footballs. The Republican State Executive Committee will be meeting this weekend and RTP will go out on a limb to predict the #1 item on Chairman Chris Devaney’s agenda: Rigging the rules. Devaney, who is ending his second and presumably last term as […]

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Summerville wants out of GOP Caucus

Summerville wants out of GOP Caucus

on August 12, 2014, 10:59 AM / in News, State News

by Andrea Zelinski  / Post Politics Two days after voters overwhelmingly agreed to replace him in the state legislature, Sen. Jim Summerville is calling it quits as a Republican. In an email sent Saturday morning, the one-term state senator from Dickson told GOP Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron he will finish out his term as an independent. August 9, 2014 Senator […]

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Pledging Not To Bow To Conservatives, Tennessee Attorney General Asks For Another Term

Pledging Not To Bow To Conservatives, Tennessee Attorney General Asks For Another Term

on August 12, 2014, 10:53 AM / in News, State News

by Bobby Allyn / Nashville Public Radio The Tennessee Supreme Court has opened up applications for Attorney General, and the current AG, Bob Cooper, has announced that he’ll seek another term. This follows a conservative effort to remove three Democratic judges on the bench, a campaign largely motivated by a desire to appoint a Republican to the state’s top attorney slot. […]

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DesJarlais, Tracy turn to lawyers

DesJarlais, Tracy turn to lawyers

on August 12, 2014, 10:50 AM / in News, State News

Tom Humphrey / knoxblogs.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The campaign of scandal-battered U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais said it’s consulting with election attorneys in case the incumbent’s 35-vote lead over his opponent in the Republican primary is challenged. “We want to protect the integrity of the process and when it’s a close election like this, we don’t know what the other […]

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Silverman and the Stand PAC

Silverman and the Stand PAC

on August 11, 2014, 7:54 AM / in News, State News

By Neil Siders / EverythingHendersonville.com Education Reform, Common Core, Tax Increases, Conservatives, Liberals, Republicans, Democrats, and Rhinos, Tennessee voters are being pulled in so many directions it has become hard to tell which way is up. Candidates making what they feel are popular statements and promises they never intend to keep, while their supporters fire accusations like machine guns during […]

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