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Several troublesome items here – Mr. Wamp

Several troublesome items here – Mr. Wamp

on June 21, 2010, 9:15 PM / in News, Opinion, State News

Early this year, I interviewed with Congressman Wamp and I was not impressed SUMMARY: Zach Wamp voted FOR: War Authorization Against Iraq, Trade Promotion Authority,Homeland Security, Interior Department Appropriations, Prescription Drug Plan — Republican Alternative, National Science Foundation, Unemployment Benefits, Global AIDS Initiative, Special Education, Budget Resolution — Final Version, Fiscal 2003 Omnibus Appropriations, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, […]

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‘Democrats say the darndest things’

on June 15, 2010, 10:45 AM / in News, State News

Well, well, it is amazing what some people will say isn’t it? Art Linkletter used to have a program, “Kids say the darndest things”. It seems this week that ‘Democrats say the darndest things’. TN State Rep. Janis Sontany (D-Nashville) was certainly guilty of ‘open mouth–insert foot’ syndrome. Proverbs 23 says: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so it […]

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Well Lets See If I Can Make Sense of What Happened

Well Lets See If I Can Make Sense of What Happened

on June 10, 2010, 9:56 AM / in News, State News

Well let’s see if I can make sense of what happened….. SB3498-HB3433 was the original Health Freedom Act. SB 3498 by *Beavers , Tracy, Black, Crowe, Norris, Johnson, Watson, Ramsey, Faulk, Yager *HB 3433 by *Bell , Weaver, Harwell, Carr, Williams, Dunn, McDaniel, Matheny, Maggart, Dean, Lynn, Campfield, Rich, Shipley, Brooks K, Watson, Floyd, Rowland, McManus, Coley, Lollar, Lundberg, Hawk, […]

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Tennergy On the Move

Tennergy On the Move

on May 29, 2010, 7:38 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Tennergy has restarted the task of inticing other West Tennessee Utilities into there web in an attempt to enlarge its market and its influence. In March of last year Ripley Power & Light began petitioning the Board of Mayor & Aldermen to pass a resolution to form the Ripley Energy Authority. Their purpose as stated is to provide electric and […]

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News Shorts May 19, 2010

on May 19, 2010, 4:13 AM / in National News, News, State News

Quick Note from Tennessee Firearms Association Soon to be Ex-Governor Phil Bredesen brushed up his toes, and polished his resume for a possible future Washington appointment by showing how liberal, and devoid of respect for the Citizens of Tennessee he is by presenting a proxy veto today of SB 3012. He placed half this earth between himself and the wishes […]

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News Brief’s May 10th 2010

on May 10, 2010, 8:08 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Solicitor General Elena Kagan Republicans wasted little time this morning staking out turf for challenging President Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Senate Minority Leader McConnell said Republicans would not “rush to judgment” and would question Kagan’s “brief litigation experience, as well as judgment and her career in academia.” If “academia” is code for questioning […]

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The Execution of Cecil Johnson

on December 2, 2009, 9:59 AM / in Local News, News, State News

The state of Tennessee did its job in executing Cecil Johnson at the Riverbend facility early this morning. May God have mercy on his soul. “He was convicted in the murders of 12-year-old Bob Bell, Jr., James Moore and Charles House during a robbery at Bob Bell’s Market in Nashville in 1980. Bob Bell witnessed his son’s murder and identified […]

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Eminent Domain

on January 24, 2008, 5:28 AM / in National News, State News

In an article written by Tod Newcombe, Mr. Newcombe explains why Gov. Bredesen wants to bring Tennessee’s governmental operations up to a new scale. Bredesen said his goal is to modernize how state operations run – and that includes information technology. “My priorities have been twofold,” he told Government Technology magazine. “I want to leave behind better internal systems than the ones […]

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What is Wrong with our Legislators in Tennessee

on April 16, 2006, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

April 16, 2006 A proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed Tennesseans a vote on state abortion law was killed by Democrats in a party line vote on Wednesday. Even though the bill has 50 sponsors in the 99-member House, it was routed through a subcommittee stacked with pro-abortion legislators. All three Republicans on the committee voted for the legislation. […]

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Golf

Golf

on February 22, 2006, 6:04 AM / in Opinion, State News

It seems, that at least above the surface, Tennessee representatives are not rushing in to throw even more money at its failing golf courses. “Senators yesterday balked at a plan for the state to take over the operation of four struggling golf courses in state parks. The state Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee declined to approve the Department of […]

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When a promise is not a promise

When a promise is not a promise

on February 13, 2006, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

Tennessee Republican Rep. Zach Wamp this year is breaking a pledge he made in 1994 to seek no more than six terms, or 12 years, in the House. Wamp also is overwhelmingly favored to win a seventh term this November — a fact that speaks volumes about how much the issue of congressional term limits has faded in recent years. […]

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The Vote for more Taxes – Ha!!!

on November 20, 2005, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

November 20, 2005 Immediately after last week’s off-year state elections, a host of liberal screech monkeys loosed a litany of overblown claims regarding what selected outcomes would mean for federal elections in 2006.  Why, just look at those Democrat gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey.  Look at the rout of Governor Schwarzenegger’s initiatives in California.  Couple those with the […]

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Let’s get all the quotes in there if we can or at least be fair and link the articles with the entire message… instead of ranting, be informative, please.

on September 28, 2005, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

TeamGOP is at it again… If slander was still king and you could prove intent to lie, these guys would be in jail. Now I am not a true fan of Bob Corker’s but that will do gentlemen, that will do….. What are they talking about now? Well apparently Coker’s fund raising ability has hit a nerve and they have […]

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Charity and Senator Alexander

on September 23, 2005, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

Friday, September 23, 2005 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 […]

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Tennessee Has At Least $4.74 Billion In Potential Surpluses of the Taxpayers Money

on May 12, 2003, 6:00 AM / in State News

by the CAFR Network A recent article in the Wall Street Journal stated: “…Meanwhile, state budget analysts estimate Tennessee faces a $350 million shortfall in the current fiscal year ending June 30, and a gap that could potentially approach $800 million in the next fiscal year… Even if a tax increase can be avoided, the candidates are bracing for a volatile first […]

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Incumbent Protection Act of 2002

Incumbent Protection Act of 2002

on May 30, 2002, 6:00 AM / in State News

May 30, 2002 Incumbent Protection Act of 2002 In a bizarre twist of events Wednesday, it looks as though everyone is now watching the Incumbent Protection Act of 2002 in the House. The bill has become radioactive. The bill in question is HB1767, styled “An Act to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 2, relative to elections.” (SB 1201 is the […]

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