Opinion

Democracy, When the Masses Rule

Democracy, When the Masses Rule

on December 16, 2012, 7:23 AM / in Opinion

“Half the population no longer reads the newspapers; plainly, they are the more clever half.” Gore Vidal “The marginal person is neither consistently good nor bad, smart nor dumb, bullish nor bearish…. but is subject to influence. Buy him a drink on election day, and he may vote whatever way you want. Stir him up with the right sort of […]

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Tax this! Tax that!

Tax this! Tax that!

on December 14, 2012, 8:44 AM / in News, Opinion

That’s all I’m hearing out of the statists from both sides of the aisle these days in Washington and of course our own governor…. but it is not just our governor… but our own state representatives as well stand in favor of this increase. Democrats and establishment Republicans alike are going all-out to tax anything and everything possible. Their latest […]

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Government Spying Out of Control

Government Spying Out of Control

on December 14, 2012, 8:14 AM / in Opinion

The constitutional standard for all search warrants is probable cause of crime. FISA, however, established a new, different and lesser standard – thus unconstitutional on its face since Congress is bound by, and cannot change, the Constitution – of probable cause of status.

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BREEDING IGNORANCE

BREEDING IGNORANCE

on December 14, 2012, 8:01 AM / in Opinion

By Lee Duigon Original Post “Spirit! Are they yours?” Scrooge could say no more.“They are Man’s,” said the Spirit… “And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware of them both… but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom…” -Charles Dickens, […]

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The Neo-Communist Economic Agenda

The Neo-Communist Economic Agenda

on December 13, 2012, 3:48 PM / in Opinion

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. … Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.” –Winston Churchill Today, I have a new entry for the political lexicon to categorize the latest ideological iteration of Marxists in America: […]

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Children of gay couples academically disadvantaged: study

Children of gay couples academically disadvantaged: study

on December 12, 2012, 5:32 PM / in News, Opinion

By Johanna Dasteel A new  study has found that children of same-sex couples suffer a marked disadvantage in educational progress when compared to children living with married parents of opposite sexes. The study, spearheaded by Dr. Douglas Allen of Simon Fraser University, took a fresh look at data that had previously been analyzed by a Stanford sociologist, Dr. Michael Rosenfeld. While […]

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ObamaCare’s Crony Capitalism and Crooked Concealment

ObamaCare’s Crony Capitalism and Crooked Concealment

on December 12, 2012, 3:50 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

Written by Michael Tennant It was inevitable that a behemoth law such as ObamaCare, the result of much political wrangling and lobbying, would lead to crony capitalism. What was not inevitable, however, was that the cronyism — and a subsequent coverup — would occur so quickly; but that is the accusation leveled against the Obama administration and a major healthcare […]

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15 Signs That The Economy Is Rapidly Getting Worse As We Head Into 2013

15 Signs That The Economy Is Rapidly Getting Worse As We Head Into 2013

on December 12, 2012, 3:44 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Michael How can the mainstream media claim that the U.S. economy is “improving” when it is painfully obvious to anyone with a brain that the middle class is being absolutely eviscerated?  According to numbers that were just released, the number of Americans on food stamps rose by more than 600,000 in a single month to an all-time record high […]

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PETA Kills “People”

PETA Kills “People”

on December 12, 2012, 3:11 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Ingrid Newkirk When you’re an animal rights activist, you spend considerable time equating some odd animals with people. Many years ago, a Los Angeles Times reporter asked People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) what the group had to say about ant farms. The answer was “Ants are sentient beings, like we are.” Ants’ tastier fellow arthropods, lobsters, […]

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HR 998

on February 24, 2012, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

Congress: Radically speaking there is a generation of sexually diverse individuals attempting to change the laws in the United States by using the United States Congress and they have a plan: 1st Indoctrinate an entire generation of American children with pro-homosexual propaganda and eliminate traditional values from American society. Their ultimate dream is to create a new America based on […]

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Manufacturing – Out the Door

on September 27, 2010, 9:21 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Sent to me from Chris Holley Original Post Any great nation throughout history has been great at making things. So if the United States continues to allow its manufacturing base to erode at a staggering pace how in the world can the U.S. continue to consider itself to be a great nation? We have created the biggest debt bubble in […]

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The Advance for another Group to Take

The Advance for another Group to Take

on July 21, 2010, 10:15 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Appeals court upholds D.C. gay-marriage law A D.C. appeals court on Thursday upheld the District of Columbia law allowing same-sex marriages, rejecting an effort by opponents to put the issue before city voters. In a 5-4 decision, the D.C. Court of Appeals agreed with a D.C. Superior Court ruling and an earlier ruling by the city’s Board of Elections and […]

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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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FEMA On the Loose with the Help of WTHC

on May 7, 2010, 7:54 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

In a recent message from Frank McMeen, the President of West Tennessee Healthcare, his suggestion that when Madison County is declared a Disaster area that this opportunity to “remove from” the pockets of others money to ease your suffering is only a step away. “In the near future, we expect that Madison County will be declared a Disaster Area by […]

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Still Taking the Swings

Still Taking the Swings

on March 22, 2010, 5:38 AM / in Opinion

In 2010, about this time, President Obama was preparing himself to sign sweeping healthcare legislation (ObamaCare) and at the Senate was getting ready to take up a bill with some fixes, a key Republican started warning that the political fight over the issue is just beginning. “Outside the Beltway, the American people are very angry,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said […]

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Health Care

on January 2, 2010, 9:00 AM / in News, Opinion

While most members of Congress can’t or refuse to answer where and how the current ObamaCare proposal is constitutional and all Nancy Pelosi could muster up when confronted with that question was, “Are you serious?” some liberals have stretched the Constitution to the breaking point in efforts to justify the proposal. But in a Wall Street Journal op/ed this morning, […]

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Jackson’s Downtown Parking Garage

on December 13, 2009, 4:44 AM / in News, Opinion

I, on occasion, have blistered the city council for poor decisions based on facts that really didn’t exist. Normally, in a situation similar like this,  I would have been the only councilman to have voted no. However the atmosphere has changed on the council and three additional council members agreed that the offer was either too high or no offer […]

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Petty thoughts

on October 7, 2009, 7:18 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion

I have tried to come up with an explanation for the actions of some that are opposed to my approach to smaller government involvement in our lives and it has been a real challege. Even among the conservative crowd there is that tendency to spend a certain amount of political cash (your money) to provide leverage that might help install […]

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August 13, 2007

August 13, 2007

on August 13, 2007, 5:46 AM / in National News, Opinion

Another tough week, this time moving and selling. Sally’s mom passed away a little over a month ago and her sister and she just sold the house she had bought 3 1/2 years ago. We have a contract and closing should take place before the end of the month. It’s a cash deal so it should go smoothly. Window’s Vista […]

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Letter to the Editors of The Jackson Sun

on December 23, 2006, 5:31 AM / in Opinion

To the editors; The Jackson Sun  December 23, 2006 Looks like you guys could come up with a better adjective to describe me. When I look up gadfly it says “a persistent irritant”. Could you not use…oh, lets say “community activist” or concerned citizen or some such. Gadfly seems to demean the cause for which I fought. Also, it causes […]

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