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Lamar Alexander: ‘We must raise taxes so that we can lower taxes’

Lamar Alexander: ‘We must raise taxes so that we can lower taxes’

on June 3, 2013, 4:29 PM / in News, State News

In the world of double speak… I bring you this rather interesting article from Knox News and Tom Humphrey’s. I am assuming that there was quite a push on the honorable Mr. Humphrey is put this into print. As you will notice this reads like a promise list or better a Christmas list from the governor’s office. If you give […]

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SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER: NEO-CON TROTSKYITE  Part 1 and 2

SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER: NEO-CON TROTSKYITE Part 1 and 2

on June 2, 2013, 2:14 PM / in National News, News, State News

Special thanks to Jackie for the heads up By Kelleigh Nelson Original Post “It is a known fact that the policies of the government today, whether Republican or Democrat are closer to the 1932 platform of the Communist Party than they are to either of their own party platforms in that critical year.” —Walter Trohan (1903-2003) Chicago Tribune reporter (1929-1972) […]

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Charity and Senator Alexander

Charity and Senator Alexander

on June 2, 2013, 10:01 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

Why is it that when someone does a good and kind act for unselfish reasons that politicians must seize on that moment and to make political gains? Have they not realized that the act and sacrifice made by the individuals in providing the act of charity is negated by an act of government aid? Victor Hugo said “As the purse […]

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Drinking the Hemlock Kool-Aid

Drinking the Hemlock Kool-Aid

on June 1, 2013, 8:19 AM / in News, State News

by Trent Seibert It’s a snapshot moment that today seems reminiscent of the iconic Chicago Tribune “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline. The December 2008 photo shows then-Gov. Phil Bredesen grinning, standing with then-Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber and the CEO of the new company that would take Clarksville – and Tennessee – into a new era of green energy […]

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FBI’s Knoxville chief: Lead with kindness and accountability

FBI’s Knoxville chief: Lead with kindness and accountability

on May 31, 2013, 7:35 AM / in News, State News

Legendary University of Tennessee football coach Robert Neyland was famous for his seven maxims of winning football. In that spirit, the News Sentinel offers a series that highlights maxims for the 21st century — not about football, but about effective leadership. On one Sunday each month, the Business section will highlight an East Tennessean from spheres including athletics, the arts, […]

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U.S. Attorney William C. Killian Gives Keynote Address At Grand Opening Ceremony Of The Chattanooga Islamic Center

U.S. Attorney William C. Killian Gives Keynote Address At Grand Opening Ceremony Of The Chattanooga Islamic Center

on May 31, 2013, 7:31 AM / in News, State News

 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.- After over two years of construction, on Saturday night, August 25, 2012, the Chattanooga Islamic Center hosted a grand opening celebration. Approximately 250 individuals from all sectors, including federal, state and local officials, law enforcement, and representatives from the general public from all religious groups, attended the event. After a tour of the facilities and dinner, attendees were […]

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State attorney general: Parking lot gun measure doesn’t affect employment law

State attorney general: Parking lot gun measure doesn’t affect employment law

on May 30, 2013, 7:43 AM / in News, State News

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee employer could fire a worker who violates company policy by storing firearms and ammunition in vehicles parked on employers’ property despite a new state law, according to a state attorney general’s opinion. Gov. Bill Haslam in March signed the measure that would allow people with handgun carry permits to store firearms in their vehicles no […]

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Will YOUR Congressman vote for or against a new Internet sales tax?

Will YOUR Congressman vote for or against a new Internet sales tax?

on May 29, 2013, 9:39 AM / in National News, News, State News

If you don’t know, CALL THEM, and find out: (202) 224-3121 TN’s Senators Alexander and Corker voted for it recently, Governor Haslam and Lt Gov Ron Ramsey have pushed your Congressmen to do the same when it comes for a vote in the US House of Representatives. Professional wrestler and TN citizen Glenn Jacobs is a vocal critic of the […]

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The Masses are Hungry: TennCare expansion backed by most voters

The Masses are Hungry: TennCare expansion backed by most voters

on May 26, 2013, 7:21 AM / in News, State News

by Andy Sher NASHVILLE — The majority of Tennesseans favoring an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program is now 60 percent, but most still don’t like the federal law that allows it, according to a new Vanderbilt University poll. The survey of 813 registered voters also found that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s job approval rating remains high at 63 percent […]

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Annexation moratorium takes effect in Tennessee

Annexation moratorium takes effect in Tennessee

on May 26, 2013, 7:13 AM / in News, State News

by Andy Sher NASHVILLE — A 13-month partial moratorium on property annexations by Tennessee towns and cities is now in effect after Gov. Bill Haslam signed the measure brought by two Hamilton County legislators. The law, signed last week, halts forced annexations of residential and farm property already in progress prior to April 15 until May 15, 2014, unless a […]

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TBI Officials Stumble Across Illegal Dog Fighting Operation in Chattanooga

on May 25, 2013, 6:02 AM / in News, State News

Footnote: McKamey is the same group being sued, along with the city of Chattanooga, for $10 million as a result of an illegal search and seizure of animals from a pet store in 2010. McKamey refused to give some of the young animals back until they were too old to be sold; and there was no way for the pet […]

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CheckPoints in Tennessee by Homeland

CheckPoints in Tennessee by Homeland

on May 24, 2013, 4:46 PM / in News, State News

The TN Department of Homeland Security will be setting up checkpoints on the roads in TN this weekend. At some of these checkpoints they may try to forcibly extract your blood. The TN Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the TN Highway Patrol, will be setting up  checkpoints throughout Tennessee this weekend. If you are stopped at one of […]

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A Little Blast from the Past

A Little Blast from the Past

on May 24, 2013, 8:22 AM / in News, State News

 Congratulations to Tennessee taxpayers and lottery losers – you for the last 5 years have been funding the education of underachieving college students on an unprecedented level. On May 22, 2008, both houses of the General Assembly approved a stop-gap reduction in the GPA required to maintain the benefits of the state’s lottery HOPE scholarship: Among the nine scholarship programs, […]

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2 dead in drugstore shootings in Tennessee

2 dead in drugstore shootings in Tennessee

on May 24, 2013, 7:56 AM / in News, State News

BEAN STATION, Tenn. An East Tennessee pharmacy owner and a customer have been killed during a robbery that left a pharmacy tech and another employee wounded. District Attorney Jimmy Dunn said a former police officer in Bean Station was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and robbery Thursday at the Down Home Pharmacy. Dunn said the former officer, 37-year-old […]

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Horses seized from East Knox farm where abuse happened before

on May 23, 2013, 6:59 AM / in News, State News

Animal control officers were at an East Knox County farm Wednesday afternoon, seizing horses from a couple who’ve been in trouble before. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says six horses were taken from the property on Voltz Lane because of injuries and poor conditions. They were taken to the UT Veterinary hospital for treatment. Linda Cowell, 59, and Barry Smith, […]

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Tennessee Governor Haslam Veto’s Agriculture Legislation: The Real Story

Tennessee Governor Haslam Veto’s Agriculture Legislation: The Real Story

on May 17, 2013, 9:14 AM / in News, State News

On Monday, May 13th, 2013, Tennessee Republican Governor, Bill Haslam elected to veto the Tennessee legislation known as the Animal Abuse Reporting bill (HB 1191/S 1248) under the guise that the current wording of the legislation needs to be reworked to avoid constitutional challenges. While I want to give Governor Haslam the benefit of the doubt, what was really at work here […]

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What will happen to the Boy Scouts?

What will happen to the Boy Scouts?

on May 17, 2013, 8:48 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Helping the Boy Scouts Rally For Scouting Locations (Today) Boy Scouts to consider policy change at May 22-24 meeting that would allow homosexual scoutmasters.  The national board of directors for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) met on February 6, 2016 with intentions of voting on whether to allow homosexuals to have supervisory roles over boys.  The board declined to […]

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Corker Announces New Address for Jackson Office

Corker Announces New Address for Jackson Office

on May 16, 2013, 9:41 PM / in Local News, News, State News

WASHINGTON – Todd Womack, chief of staff for U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today announced a new location for the senator’s Jackson office. “Effective May 16, Senator Corker’s Jackson office will be located on Stonebridge Boulevard. We believe this new location will allow us to serve West Tennesseans even more effectively,” said Womack. Updated contact information follows. 91 Stonebridge Boulevard […]

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Lt. Governor Challenged To Debate Internet Sales Tax By Professional Wrestler

Lt. Governor Challenged To Debate Internet Sales Tax By Professional Wrestler

on May 16, 2013, 11:11 AM / in News, State News

Ron Ramsey Pushes Internet Sales Tax; Grassroots Pushes Back Knoxville, TN – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey was challenged to a debate on the Internet Sales Tax by professional WWE wrestler and anti-tax activist Glenn Jacobs. In a blog post today Glenn Jacobs (stage name Kane) criticized the Lt. Governor for pushing the Internet sales tax and called for a debate […]

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ASPCA Commends Tennessee Governor for Vetoing Dangerous Anti-Whistleblower/”Ag-Gag” Legislation

on May 16, 2013, 11:07 AM / in National News, News, State News

I think we tend to forget about ASPCA as an animal rights organization since they usually tag along behind HSUS and do whatever they’re told apparently. Many people don’t realize that ASPCA is also an animal rights group. They only have one shelter and it’s in New York City, although they run just as many ads soliciting money as HSUS […]

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