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Tennessee residents try their luck at ‘healthcare lottery’

on March 26, 2013, 6:04 AM / in News, State News

Desperate for healthcare? Try your luck with the state’s phone bank. At least, that’s the deal thousands of Tennesseans get if they want a shot at Medicaid. Twice a year, the phone lines open up to applicants – then shut down after a 2,500-call threshold. The unusual system is open to those individuals who would not normally qualify for Medicaid’s […]

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What Exactly Is A Tax

on March 24, 2013, 6:32 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion, State News

Later on in the article Mr. Humpheys explains that in the eyes of most in state and local government spending Federal money is not really spending money.

ECA supporters explained that the money is already appropriated by Congress and therefore available for use. Thus it’s not really being spent?

So spending the federal money is not really spending the money because it’s already there, or already part of the deficit. And the assessment is not a tax. It is, instead, the miraculous appearance of $639 million into the hands of hospitals taking care of the sick and injured who could not pay the money themselves.

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Tennessee Tea Party Groups Reject Lamar Alexander’s Push

on March 22, 2013, 7:53 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Nashville, Tenn. – Conservative and Tea Party groups across the state of Tennessee have signed a resolution (below) condemning Senator Lamar Alexander, Governor Bill Haslam, and Senator Bob Corker’s push for a national Internet sales tax scheme, known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act” (MFA). Sources indicate that language contained in the Act will be voted on in the US Senate […]

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UT — Making us proud?

UT — Making us proud?

on March 22, 2013, 7:40 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee 4:42am — Listening to Red Eye Radio on WTN – 99.7 as they are discussing ‘Sex Week at UT’. Setting aside the question of funding — public or private, the question remains:  Is the event appropriate for the University to hold? Senate Education Committee, March 20, 2013.  Click HERE and move slide over to […]

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Tennessee Balance of Powers Act

on March 21, 2013, 5:53 AM / in Local News, News, State News

This message was sent into us by Lucy. The “Balance of Powers Act” HB970 / Matheny,  passed the House State Government subcommittee today. This is one of two similar Bills in the legislature this year that are extremely important. I talked about the importance of this Bill in our last meeting. It is the very beginning of our state taking […]

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Tennessee Constitution under full attack by Establishment Republicans…

Tennessee Constitution under full attack by Establishment Republicans…

on March 20, 2013, 9:24 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

From the Tennessee Firearms Association…. Increasingly, the evidence is coming into the “sunshine” that Establishment Republicans, like Haslam, Ramsey and Harwell, are working hard to impair, infringe or destroy our rights as citizens under the Tennessee and united states Constitutions.  This attack is not limited to their assault on the 2nd Amendment or the 10th Amendment. We have seen laws […]

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HB621 pulled from subcommittee agenda! (Tennessee)

on March 20, 2013, 8:08 AM / in Local News, News, State News

By Jodi Preis Original Source I spoke directly with House Representative Brenda Gilmore yesterday, and I was pleased to learn that she has pulled from today’s Subcommittee agenda, a bill that had many dog owners across the state of Tennessee very concerned, and rightfully so. House Bill 621, as originally filed, was a poorly drafted bill that identified as “dangerous,” […]

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POLL on proposed amendment to HB621 (Tennessee)

POLL on proposed amendment to HB621 (Tennessee)

on March 19, 2013, 6:40 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Editor’s Note: The Nanny’s Are Out in Full Steam… To Protect Us from Ourselves and they will stop at nothing to accomplish our protection by stripping your choices away from you. And they say we are free…… MyFox News out of Memphis, TN has a poll regarding the proposed amendment to HB621: TN Lawmakers to consider bill that would require […]

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Nashville Tea Party Meeting

Nashville Tea Party Meeting

on March 18, 2013, 4:30 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Please Join us Thurs Mar 28 at 7PM at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Conference Center: MAP Parking is FREE and there is no charge for attending. Bring friends, family and neighbors. Lets work together to preserve our Constitutional Republic. We have a full, information rich agenda and lots of great contributed door prizes (thanks to our donors) and everyone […]

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Proposed TN pit bull law requires liability insurance

on March 17, 2013, 6:25 AM / in Local News, News, State News

If you have friends with pit bulls or you know groups that rescue and work with them, please make sure they know about this proposed law so they can contact this committee. The AKC opposes breed specific legislation and that’s exactly what this is. Original Article and Video Reporter’s note:  The original version of this story below provides links to […]

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West Memphis Considers Dog Ordinance

on March 15, 2013, 9:00 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Candace McCowan, (West Memphis, AR) In a report on dog bites in West Memphis presented to the city council last week, pit bulls didn’t fare too well. Animal Control Commission member and Councilman Tracy Catt presented the report that showed pit bulls were responsible for 57% of the city’s 28 dog bites last year. Of the 16 pit bull […]

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Some Bad Bills At the Tennessee State Capital

Some Bad Bills At the Tennessee State Capital

on March 14, 2013, 7:53 AM / in News, State News

HB1072 by Rep. Barrett Rich, R-Somerville, and Campfield, which would create the new office of “solicitor general,” appointed by vote of the General Assembly, and assign the new officeholder many duties now performed by the state attorney general. This bill is expanding government and increasing the cost. It also promotes more Democracy (not Republic). No! B852 by Ketron and Rep. […]

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2nd Amendment Preservation Bill Moving to Committee In Tennessee House

2nd Amendment Preservation Bill Moving to Committee In Tennessee House

on March 13, 2013, 7:31 AM / in News, State News

Great way to start your day……………… Today, March 13 at 12:30 PM Central, Rep. Joe Carr will take his legislation to protect Tennesseans against a potential gun ban or registration scheme before the House Civil Justice Subcommittee.  Sen. Joey Hensley will carry the bill in the Senate. Tennessee’s HB 0042 provides for misdemeanor penalties for state or federal officials who […]

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TN legislators get special privileges?

TN legislators get special privileges?

on March 9, 2013, 9:16 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

By Glenn Jacobs From Blog: The Adventures of Citizen X In his 1945 novel Animal Farm, George Orwell uses an allegory to explore the events which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution and the ensuing totalitarian state. In Animal Farm, Mr. Jones’s livestock revolt, banish their human masters, and create an egalitarian collectivist utopia. The problem with egalitarian collectivism is […]

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Letter From Senator Corker Office

on March 6, 2013, 10:16 AM / in News, State News

Editor’s Note: It is  always nice to recieve an email letter from your Senator…. especially one that clearly tells you his position on a subject and why…. oh damn, no, I am the only one that did that. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Nunan, Thank you for taking the time to contact my office about your concerns with the tax status of […]

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Home Depot presses forward with more gay support

Home Depot presses forward with more gay support

on March 6, 2013, 5:13 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion, State News

From the American Family Association Company in full-court press to push homosexual marriage The Home Depot just gave $8,500 to the Atlanta chapter of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as a “Silver” sponsor of the Atlanta Gala Dinner and Auction in May. HRC is the nation’s largest and most aggressive gay marriage advocacy group, leading the charge to the Supreme […]

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Senate Judical Commitee vote on SB 250, Finney votes to lessen the rights of States

Senate Judical Commitee vote on SB 250, Finney votes to lessen the rights of States

on March 5, 2013, 7:57 AM / in News, State News

On Wednesday, after the tie vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 27, SB 250 remains stuck in that committee.  It is still alive, but won’t move unless Tennesseans mobilize to get it dislodged for a second committee vote. The leading arguement in opposition to SB250, for which the committee meeting was delayed, was for an opinion from the State’s Attorney […]

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Corker Staff Alert and on the Job

on March 2, 2013, 10:36 AM / in News, State News

Sometimes I wonder if emails and letters even get read. I sent a message to Sen. Corker several months ago about the proposed rules (APHIS) and this is his response: __________________________________________________________ Dear Ms. Gibson, Thank you for taking the time to contact my office to share your concerns about puppy mills. Your input is important to me, and I appreciate […]

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Tennessee Approves “Guns in Trunks” Law

on March 2, 2013, 8:48 AM / in News, State News

(WSMV)  The Tennessee House has voted to send to the governor’s desk a bill to allow the state’s nearly 400,000 handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in their vehicles no matter where they are parked. The chamber voted 72-22 to pass the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby after rejecting a series of Democratic proposals to […]

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The Ignorant Expert. They’re Everywhere.

The Ignorant Expert. They’re Everywhere.

on February 23, 2013, 1:00 PM / in News, State News

The Tenth Amendment Center sent the following: During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on SB0250 earlier this week, Tennessee state Senator Brian Kelsey played the role of historian and constitutional expert. He lectured bill sponsor Sen. Mae Beavers, fellow committee members and the large crowd gathered in the chamber on the history of nullification and the structure of the Constitution […]

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