Opinion

“I’m  Tired”

“I’m Tired”

on February 21, 2013, 9:46 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Robert A. Hall Originally Published 12/1/09 I’ll be 63 soon. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight […]

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the-whole-truth-and-nothing-but-the-truth

on February 21, 2013, 4:26 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

When someone tells you something, have you ever stopped to consider what exactly it is that causes you to accept that they are saying is the truth? Is it because the person speaking is a friend, maybe they are a person you respect, or is it simply because the person holds a position of authority? Whatever a persons reason may […]

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Evangelism: The Fleecing of the Flock

on February 20, 2013, 9:31 AM / in Opinion

I consider myself more than fortunate to have come to the Lord under the guidance of a real old time evangelist who didn’t pass a collection plate at any of his services. He was there to PREACH THE WORD OF GOD – to Lay Hands on  those who were ready to receive healing from God.   It makes my heart sick […]

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Western Flicks and the Academy Awards: The Values We Live and Die By

Western Flicks and the Academy Awards: The Values We Live and Die By

on February 19, 2013, 8:09 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

John Whitehead wrote an article in Lew Rockwell that explains his choices of the best of the western genre for the what he believed as a “love letter to a time in America when heroes loomed large and men (and women) lived and died by a strict code of ethics”. Where I believe that the western has seen its time and gone, […]

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Cultural Deviancy, Not Guns

on February 18, 2013, 7:45 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Walter E. Williams Original Post There’s a story told about a Paris chief of police who was called to a department store to stop a burglary in progress. Upon his arrival, he reconnoitered the situation and ordered his men to surround the entrances of the building next door. When questioned about his actions, he replied that he didn’t have […]

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Guns in schools can save lives

Guns in schools can save lives

on February 18, 2013, 7:38 AM / in Opinion

Editor’s Note: This was forward to us by Jackie Junttie and was originally posted at USAToday.com before an armed guard disarmed a teen school shooter in Atlanta. by John Lott Has anyone noticed that these mass shootings at public schools increased after the 1995 Gun-Free School Zone Act? Passed with good intentions, banning guns would supposedly make schools safer. But […]

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Ross: Full Circle

Ross: Full Circle

on February 18, 2013, 7:32 AM / in Opinion

I honestly can’t recall the subject of the very first article I wrote way back when I first started writing these long-winded missives. I do recall that two subjects were of concern to me at the time; illegal immigration and gun control. Well, it seems like I have come full circle as gun control is once again the subject of […]

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Tenn. Mockingbird- The Sole Threat Society

on February 13, 2013, 8:09 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

By June Griffin In 1993, The World Parliament of Religions convened in the plush Palmer-Hilton Hotel in Chicago. This modern dream of concord among the world religions was tainted with one troublesome fly in the ointment. Its official statement was that “the sole threat to the unity of the world religions is the fundamental, Bible-believing Christian.” The Tennessee Mockingbird and […]

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Letter to an Eagle Scout

Letter to an Eagle Scout

on January 30, 2013, 4:08 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter is a response from Mark Alexander to his son, a Cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy, concerning the Boy Scouts of America national board proposal to allow homosexual Scout leaders. Alexander is both a Troop Scoutmaster and member of his area Boy Scout Executive Council.) I received your note about news of an upcoming proposal […]

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THINGS YOU DON’T HEAR ANYMORE

on January 29, 2013, 5:06 PM / in Opinion

Sent to me by J.r. Maness I miss those days when Morals and character was taught at home, not school and most Kids knew how to behave before they reached school, back when Mom and Dad were Role models and could always be depended on to fix anything and both were always there in any crisis. This was the youth […]

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IF ONLY WE HAD COMMONERS IN DC

on January 28, 2013, 3:06 PM / in Opinion

Because of the common sense aspect of it, no one in Washington will comprehend this, but maybe Nashville will.           A person steals guns (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), shoots and kills his own mother (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), transports these guns loaded (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), brings guns onto school property (WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW), breaks […]

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Is money the root of all evil

Is money the root of all evil

on January 22, 2013, 5:40 PM / in Opinion

    “I have a dream,” declared MLK. “I have a drone,” warns BHO. Someone forwarded that to us yesterday. Clever buggers. Even in a world tempted by moral degeneracy, by rampant military activism over peaceful trade, by coercion over cooperation, governments over markets, some people still “get it.” Not everybody, of course. Not even close. For every individual who […]

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Stop Comparing Obama to Lincoln!

on January 21, 2013, 8:29 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Can the reason be any more obvious?  Every time I hear these two names used in the same sentence, I cringe. Some time ago, Obama compared himself to Martin Luther King, Jr.  And before that, he compared himself to John F. Kennedy.  Maybe it’s just me, but I find comparing oneself to three famous figures in American history who were […]

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Make Me Happy

Make Me Happy

on January 3, 2013, 10:53 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Opinion

Flying on Air Force One, Obama looked at Oprah, chuckled and said, ‘You know, I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very happy. Oprah shrugged her shoulders and replied, ‘I could throw ten $100 bills Out of the window and make ten people very happy. Michelle added, ‘That being the case, I […]

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Gun Control is an English Problem

Gun Control is an English Problem

on January 2, 2013, 10:14 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

If this phrase “gun control” were applied to anything else, e.g. “car control”, “computer control”, “speech control”, “pen control”, it would be at least laughable, if not downright objectionable. I would prefer to use the phrase “victim disarmament”, because that is what the end result of gun control truly is. My rants against gun control are intended for two groups […]

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Today and Tomorrow

on January 1, 2013, 9:44 AM / in Opinion, People

Today is the last page in my 73rd Chapter of Life. Tomorrow at 9:32 am I begin the 74th Chapter of my life. I plan to spend today watching the RFD-TV channel presentation of the Rose Parade – one thing I have enjoyed since I was a young child. I rarely ask for prayer for myself but there have been […]

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ADOPTED, NOT ABORTED

ADOPTED, NOT ABORTED

on December 31, 2012, 7:04 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Maria Keller “Adoption, not abortion” is a sign often seen at abortuary pickets. Do we, as prolifers, understand adoption? Are we aware of all that pro-abortionists are doing to undermine the institution of adoption? In its most simplistic sense, adoption is the process whereby a couple (or single person) agree to take and raise a child who is not […]

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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 Foundation, 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 […]

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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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