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Has Tom Ingram Been Fired Yet?

Has Tom Ingram Been Fired Yet?

on October 28, 2015, 8:33 AM / in National News, State News

Rocky Top just loves to be able to say: “We told you so.” News over the weekend that Jeb Bush’s campaign was in financial trouble was no surprise to regular RTP readers. Over a month ago, we noted the Bush campaign had hired Tom Ingram as a consultant. We also advised Ingram “get paid up front” based on the reports […]

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New video catches Planned Parenthood abortionist describing harvesting baby’s brains

on October 28, 2015, 7:39 AM / in National News, State News

By Ben Johnson  /  LifeSiteNews.com AUSTIN, TX, October 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Abortion workers sometimes like to look at the dissected body parts of the babies they have aborted, because their organs are “cute,” an abortionist admits in a new video released by the Center for Medical Progress. “One of our POC [point of care] persons is really into organ […]

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Austin schools pay millions in salaries with bond money

Austin schools pay millions in salaries with bond money

on October 28, 2015, 7:10 AM / in State News

By Kenric Ward  /  Watchdog Texas Bureau The Austin Independent School District used bond money to pay more than $6.2 million in employee salaries, a Watchdog.org investigation has learned. Voters approved a $490 million bond referendum with the promise of renovated schools and assorted capital upgrades, but one-time expenditures turned into steady paychecks for more than 100 district employees over […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Bay Area bureaucrats ban fireplaces, wood stoves

Nanny State of the Week: Bay Area bureaucrats ban fireplaces, wood stoves

on October 28, 2015, 7:07 AM / in National News, State News

By Eric Boehm  /  Watchdog Nothing cuts through the chill of a winter night like cozying up to a fireplace. But thanks to government nannies at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, many new residents of San Francisco will be deprived of this simple pleasure in coming winters. That’s because the local bureaucracy in San Francisco has banned wood-burning […]

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Expert: More delays likely for Kemper Project

Expert: More delays likely for Kemper Project

on October 28, 2015, 6:36 AM / in State News

By Steve Wilson  /  Mississippi Watchdog Mississippi Power executives were more concerned with “financial (and) accounting considerations (such as tax benefits) and less on the day-to-day management” of the company’s controversial Kemper energy project, an expert told the Mississippi Public Commission in testimony last week. Don Grace, an accountant and subcontractor working for the Public Utilities Staff, told the MPC […]

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Penn. Reminds Drivers: Insurers Can’t Add Surcharge for Deer-Related Crash

Penn. Reminds Drivers: Insurers Can’t Add Surcharge for Deer-Related Crash

on October 28, 2015, 6:31 AM / in Announcements, State News

Insurance Journal Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is reminding drivers that their insurance company cannot add a surcharge to their auto premium for a crash involving a deer. The commissioner also urged drivers to be alert for deer, as this is the time of year when auto crashes with deer are most likely to happen. “In another push for consumer […]

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University of Mississippi takes down state flag over Confederate symbol

University of Mississippi takes down state flag over Confederate symbol

on October 27, 2015, 7:44 AM / in State News

The University of Mississippi removed the state flag from campus Monday morning after complaints from students and faculty over the Confederate battle-flag image in its corner. The Confederate flag, viewed by many as a racist symbol, has been the subject of protests across the South recently. The university community “came to the realization years ago that the Confederate battle flag […]

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Williamson County: Proposal to halt religion in curriculum in middle school meets opposition

Williamson County: Proposal to halt religion in curriculum in middle school meets opposition

on October 26, 2015, 7:56 AM / in State News

Williamson County School Board meeting, October 26th at 6pm.You can show your support for WCS Board member, Dr. Beth Burgos.  The WCS Board meeting will be at the WC Administrative Complex, 1320 W. Main St., Franklin, TN 37064. You will recall that we just had that wonderful, informative meeting in White County, a similar meeting took place in Bradley County. […]

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Push to Pump Up State Gas-Tax Lacks Political Octane

on October 26, 2015, 7:27 AM / in State News

by Mark Todd Engler  /  TNReport The latest Tennessee government tax collection tallies that came out last week suggest state government is, for the time being anyway, awash in unanticipated revenues. While the budget year is still young, not yet three months old, early indications are that significantly more money is coming in than lawmakers and the governor were expecting when […]

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Islamophobia Makes Tennessee Unsafe (part 4 of 4)

Islamophobia Makes Tennessee Unsafe (part 4 of 4)

on October 26, 2015, 7:24 AM / in Opinion, State News

By tn Council 4 political justice The Tennessee September renamed Islamophobia conference Islamist activist Daoud Abudiab’s Faith and Culture Center originally planned on holding an Islamophobia conference on September 26, 2015 but renamed it after the Chattanooga jihadist murders. Pushing the idea that the Chattaooga jihadist’s actions had nothing to do with Muslims or Islam, the event is now called […]

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Critics bash study proclaiming benefits of government Internet in Chattanooga

Critics bash study proclaiming benefits of government Internet in Chattanooga

on October 26, 2015, 7:12 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler /  Watchdog Tennessee Critics call “useless” and “highly speculative” recent findings that Chattanooga Electric Power Board officials claim prove the municipal broadband network in that city is more than worth its cost to U.S. taxpayers. EPB took $111 million in federal stimulus funds six years ago to set up a smart grid system to offer ultra-high speed Internet to compete […]

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Attorney General: Mystery tax break unconstitutional

Attorney General: Mystery tax break unconstitutional

on October 26, 2015, 7:05 AM / in State News

Unnoticed for years, exemption for electric co-ops causing legal, political sparks to fly By Andy Sher  /  Chattanooga Free Times NASHVILLE — For at least 20 years, no one apparently realized Tennessee lawmakers had changed state law to give rural electric cooperatives a temporary, four-year property tax break on their investments in new facilities and plants. But the state’s 23 […]

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Building a rock quarry within 200 feet of Old HIckory Dam seems like a stupid idea and should be stopped.

Building a rock quarry within 200 feet of Old HIckory Dam seems like a stupid idea and should be stopped.

on October 26, 2015, 6:51 AM / in State News

We are not familiar  enough with this project to understand the details in which to comment but it appears that residential and farming were first on the scene here and later manufacturing. But typically even that doesn’t oversee owner property rights. But restrictions by local governments in regards to noise and property damages of existing properties should weigh heavily. By A […]

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Stupidest. Columnist. Ever.

Stupidest. Columnist. Ever.

on October 25, 2015, 7:52 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top If one wants to look at a “textbook example” of just how far the main stream media has fallen, one only has to look to today’s Commercial Appeal.  David Waters — a salaried columnist for the CA — wrote a lengthy article responding to the large meeting held earlier this week in White County, where parents turned […]

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The Earl of Frog Jump Tn, Stephen Lee Fincher R.,  forcing a vote to revive the Ex-Im Bank in deference to the high councilors in the Chamber of Commerce

The Earl of Frog Jump Tn, Stephen Lee Fincher R., forcing a vote to revive the Ex-Im Bank in deference to the high councilors in the Chamber of Commerce

on October 21, 2015, 8:15 AM / in Local News, National News, State News

All Hail The King Barack and his Republicrat Cabal…who needs a monarchy with Republicrats like the Earl of Frog Jump from Tn? It doesn’t seem like you guys know anything about the anger that is brewing on main street in your fiefdom (districts). There is a reason Donald Trump is leading in the polls and it’s not because he’s “our […]

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Obamacare costs close public schools in Tennessee

Obamacare costs close public schools in Tennessee

on October 20, 2015, 7:08 AM / in State News

By Kristina Ribali, Hot Air A school district in Tennessee is shutting classroom doors because of the added costs of Obamacare. Jerry Strong, the Clay County Director of Schools, told the Associated Press, “the Affordable Care Act… has made it very difficult for us to have our employees properly covered and meet the mandates of the law.” The school district […]

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WHITE COUNTY PARENTS TO HOST TOWNHALL TO OPPOSE ISLAMIC INDOCTRINATION IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

on October 19, 2015, 9:03 AM / in Announcements, State News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “School Board has refused to remove textbooks and materials that promote Islam in White County Schools” SPARTA , TN (October 14, 2015) – Concerned parents and citizens in White County, Tennessee are hosting a townhall meeting in Sparta on Tuesday October 20 @ 6pm @ Christian Life Assembly located at 117 North Spring St, Sparta to continue […]

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Gov. Billary

Gov. Billary

on October 19, 2015, 6:47 AM / in State News

“E-mails?  What e-mails?” By Rocky Top Staff Leave it to our feckless governor to invent new ways to destroy what credibility remains in his administration. His latest attempt is an egregious overreach of “crony capitalism” wherein Haslam tries to privatize practically the entire state government. To assist in this effort, he brought in corporate experts and asked them to be […]

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If fascism doesn’t work, then why not communistic based theft of telecom

If fascism doesn’t work, then why not communistic based theft of telecom

on October 17, 2015, 7:52 AM / in State News

Here comes the FED push to Rule Telecom…. with a number of paid off Republicans taking the place of the Democrats of 10 to 15 years back telecom now will become the next big spending spree and poster child for the next must have…. and now they have the wallet of Sen. Mark Norris and the steam roller moves to […]

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Report: De Blasio tosses pix of ‘dead white men’ from mayor’s house, installs these instead

Report: De Blasio tosses pix of ‘dead white men’ from mayor’s house, installs these instead

on October 17, 2015, 7:00 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

By Rusty Weiss Bill de Blasio has done some pretty outrageous things since becoming mayor of New York, not the least of them throwing the city’s police department under the bus in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Not everything hizzoner has done has been reactive. One of his proactive measures was to insist that his […]

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