State News

Now It Starts Here: Tennessee Same-sex couples asks for marriage license

Now It Starts Here: Tennessee Same-sex couples asks for marriage license

on August 8, 2013, 10:09 AM / in News, State News

Same-sex couples in at least three Tennessee counties tried to get marriage licenses Wednesday, striding into county clerks’ offices, well lit by camera flashes as they made state history. Of course, since same-sex marriage is illegal in Tennessee, they left empty-handed. In Nashville, Will Peyton and Jef Laudieri said they weren’t surprised by the rejection, only how much it hurt. […]

Read more ›
Monroe County Teenage Republicans Win National Honors

Monroe County Teenage Republicans Win National Honors

on August 8, 2013, 6:57 AM / in National News, News, State News

The Monroe County Teenage Republicans (McTARS) won “Rising Star TAR Club in the Nation”. Julia Zarianna Hurley of Vonore, TN accepted the award at the National Teenage Republican Leadership Conference in Washington , DC. Ms. Hurley, 16, is the founder and chairwoman of the McTARS. The award is given each year to a young  club that is on its way […]

Read more ›
Promote Local Solid Candidates

Promote Local Solid Candidates

on August 7, 2013, 9:25 AM / in Announcements, News, State News

We have not done this in a while. Perhaps, in growing up, we let go of some things of our youth that we should not have let go. One of those was raising money in a coordinated effort for solid candidates. The Tennesseans for Liberty PAC does just that. We look to support solid candidates to Tennessee positions. Our focus […]

Read more ›
Knoxville City Council postpones vote on animal ordinance

Knoxville City Council postpones vote on animal ordinance

on August 7, 2013, 8:08 AM / in News, State News

The Knoxville City Council postponed the vote on the proposed changes to the animal ordinance tonight. They will be setting up a task force to look at the ordinance and report back to the council on January 21. Thank you to everyone who contacted them. They said they heard from LOTS of people! Special thanks to Donna Fefee for her […]

Read more ›
Horse’s death likely to bring owner charges

Horse’s death likely to bring owner charges

on August 7, 2013, 7:43 AM / in News, State News

 Johnson City Press By Becky Campbell A Jonesborough man is facing an animal cruelty charge related to a horse he owned that died from poor upkeep. Animal Control Officer Wayne Thomas confirmed he began an investigation about a sick horse at 101 Holland Road, Jonesborough, this week after the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter received a call about the animal. […]

Read more ›
Principals: Common Core Tests Don’t Match Up With Standards

Principals: Common Core Tests Don’t Match Up With Standards

on August 7, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News, State News

By Maggie Gallagher The Washington Post has published a letter from a group of New York school principals explaining that in their view the Common Core Assessment Tests were not in fact aligned with the Common Core Standards: In both their technical and task design, these tests do not fully align with the Common Core. If one was to look […]

Read more ›
“Liberal Lamar” donations exposed!

“Liberal Lamar” donations exposed!

on August 6, 2013, 8:01 AM / in National News, News, State News

There are some disturbing trends inside Senator Lamar Alexander’s recent campaign financial report. The list of who donated to his campaign and what he spent the money on just further demonstrates that he is NOT a man of the People. His report shows that he is an out-of-touch elitist career politician of the worst kind. Let’s get started…. First let’s […]

Read more ›
Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

on August 6, 2013, 7:49 AM / in National News, News, State News

State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) issued a press release this afternoon that accompanied two reports that compared Georgia’s previous standards with the Common Core State Standards. Here is the presser: ATLANTA (August 5, 2013) – Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) released two reports today, one regarding math and the other on English language arts, which compare the Common Core Standards to […]

Read more ›
Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

Comparisons of Common Core State Standards to Georgia Performance Standards Released

on August 6, 2013, 7:39 AM / in National News, News, State News

COMMON CORE: A SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLAR SCAM Many legislators, parents, and taxpayers have been given the false impression that Common Core State Standards and the International Baccalaureate programs will reform and improve education. But these two newest educational policies are an extension of the old policies that created weaknesses in the current American educational system. In 1956, that system was […]

Read more ›
Jackson Madison County TEA Party is one of 60 conservative groups joining statewide to defeat Lamar Alexander,

Jackson Madison County TEA Party is one of 60 conservative groups joining statewide to defeat Lamar Alexander,

on August 4, 2013, 7:50 PM / in Local News, News, State News

This is an important and extensive update on the effort to unite all the Tea Party, liberty and patriot groups of Tennessee behind a single constitution-loving challenger to Lamar Alexander in the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate. We now have 60 organizations participating in this effort.  Visit http://c4cs.wordpress.com/ for a full list.  If you do NOT see your group listed […]

Read more ›

Knoxville to clarify limit on cats and dogs

on August 2, 2013, 2:53 PM / in News, State News

Just wait till they ask about your children! (WBIR-Knoxville) How many pets is too many? Knoxville already limits the number of cats and dogs allowed in a home and that rule may tighten ever further. The city ordinance, at the moment, states that each person can have a combination of four cats and/or dogs. The City of Knoxville Animal Control […]

Read more ›
Bits and Pieces August 2nd 2013

Bits and Pieces August 2nd 2013

on August 2, 2013, 6:47 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Fired Tennessee newspaper editor: Termination was political and retroactive On Thursday, the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press announced  the termination of one of its editors for what was deemed to be an  inappropriate headline criticizing President Barack Obama on the day of a visit  to Chattanooga to promote his economic policies. Later that day, Johnson gave an interview to The […]

Read more ›
Images from Chattanooga

Images from Chattanooga

on August 1, 2013, 8:47 AM / in News, State News

Yesterday at an Obama protest.  The coward wouldn’t come within seven miles of this protest. CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) – By Matt Barbour As President Obama arrived in Chattanooga, not everyone had welcome signs to greet him. Protesters gathered off Lee Highway near the airport, holding signs that said everything from “Obama hates America” to “Obama lies.” The Chattanooga Tea Party […]

Read more ›
Sen. Rand Paul to appear with Sen. Lamar Alexander, stops short of offering an endorsement

Sen. Rand Paul to appear with Sen. Lamar Alexander, stops short of offering an endorsement

on July 30, 2013, 8:50 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Written by Joey Garrison The Tennessean Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will join Sen. Lamar Alexander at a Nashville charter school Monday, offering a colleague forced to defend his conservative bona fides a coveted visual with a tea party favorite. Paul, however, stopped short of giving his fellow Republican an outright endorsement in the Tennessee senator’s bid […]

Read more ›
TN Common Core Hearings Scheduled!

TN Common Core Hearings Scheduled!

on July 30, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Tennessee Senate Education Committee to Conduct Hearings Common Core. Please mark your calendar for September 9 and 10.  Time and room at the Plaza will be announced later. Experts on both sides of this issue will speaking. Names of the speakers will be announced when available. If you care about your children, if you care about the future of education […]

Read more ›
Not the Apple of His Eye

Not the Apple of His Eye

on July 30, 2013, 8:00 AM / in News, State News

A Tennessee man who blames Apple for the demise of his marriage is suing the technology giant, claiming it failed to install any filter in its devices to prevent his porn addiction. Chris Sevier calls Apple a “silent poisoner” responsible for the proliferation of “arousal addiction, sex trafficking, prostitution, and countless numbers of destroyed lives.”  In his 50-page complaint, Sevier […]

Read more ›
Bits and Pieces / News from Around the Block

Bits and Pieces / News from Around the Block

on July 30, 2013, 7:55 AM / in National News, News, State News

Pentagon likely to reduce number of furlough days Defense department civilians will likely face up to five fewer unpaid furlough days than originally planned, as Pentagon leaders scrimp to find up to $900 million in savings in the final months of the budget year that ends Sept. The Chattanooga TimesFreePress asks Are Atheists misunderstood? Tennessee’s per-gallon gas price average increases […]

Read more ›
TN Senator in bed with the Homosexual Lobby?

TN Senator in bed with the Homosexual Lobby?

on July 29, 2013, 10:17 AM / in National News, News, Opinion, State News

Why is Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander helping President Obama create new radical regulations on business owners? Why would he support the government forcing employers to give preference to homosexual job candidates? You see, right now a pro-homosexual bill, S. 815, is before the U.S. Senate that would create a special class of citizen with government-mandated employment in all our businesses, […]

Read more ›
The Humane Society of the United States Sponsors Tennessee Walking Horse

The Humane Society of the United States Sponsors Tennessee Walking Horse

on July 29, 2013, 6:29 AM / in News, State News

hmmm, interesting to say the least. I would like to think that their intentions (Animal Welfare approach vs AR Extremist) to support healthy competition and showmanship can be taken at face value. However, it will take much more than one sponsorship to convince me there isn’t an AR agenda behind it. Lori I can’t believe the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association […]

Read more ›
Common Core: Some encouraging news? Please Note: Only some!

Common Core: Some encouraging news? Please Note: Only some!

on July 25, 2013, 7:15 AM / in National News, News, State News

Video: College Board Accidentally Explains   Dumbing Down AP to Match Common Core   AP tests are aligning to Common Core. So, explain this, Common Core proponents: the reason to change college-credit AP tests to Common Core is to make sure that they were actually college-ready? Um, that makes no sense. This video is a must-see. Start at about 1:05 […]

Read more ›