Archive for February 14th, 2017

Woman claiming injury from falling biscuits sues Kroger in Cobb court

Woman claiming injury from falling biscuits sues Kroger in Cobb court

on February 14, 2017, 9:53 AM / in State News

By Ben Brasch /  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution H/T to Thomas….. Karla Wright wanted some cream cheese. She was bent over reaching in the cooler of a Kroger in Ellenwood a few years ago when she noticed something. She looked up to see tubes of biscuits coming toward her face. Now, she wants justice. Wright filed a lawsuit in Cobb County, where Kroger has […]

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Place the blame on the criminal not those who enforce the law

on February 14, 2017, 9:50 AM / in National News, Opinion

I find it *odd* (not really) that no one wants to bring up the REAL underlying problem here.  All  these ILLEGALS,  their family members and their Supporters (including all those Pro-ILLEGAL organizations) are now blaming Pres. Trump and those who are finally ENFORCING  the United State Immigration LAWS. Why is it that no one wants to address the CORE problem […]

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Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?

Is the Left Playing with Fire Again?

on February 14, 2017, 9:47 AM / in Opinion

To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the ’60s and ’70s, it is starting to look like “deja vu all over again.” And as Adlai Stevenson, Bobby Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey did then, Democrats today like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are pandering to the hell-raisers, hoping to ride their energy to victory. Democrats would […]

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NLRB Strikes Down MI Union’s Photo ID Policy

NLRB Strikes Down MI Union’s Photo ID Policy

on February 14, 2017, 9:42 AM / in National News

Bipartisan majority says IBEW’s procedures restrict resignations BY: Bill McMorris   /  The Washington Free Beacon The nation’s top labor arbiter struck down a Michigan union’s attempt to skirt right-to-work laws in a bipartisan ruling. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled 2-1 that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 58 violated the rights of members by requiring […]

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You Have Not Been Affected In Any Way, Shape, or Form by Donald Trump. So Shut Up.

You Have Not Been Affected In Any Way, Shape, or Form by Donald Trump. So Shut Up.

on February 14, 2017, 9:38 AM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson  /  The Resurgent Friday will mark a month of Donald Trump as President. In just over three weeks, the media and activist left have trotted out a parade of horribles. They have distributed and retracted stories at breakneck speed. But the simple, honest truth is that Donald Trump has not affected your life in any way. Those […]

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Judge denies request to halt Dakota Access Pipeline construction

Judge denies request to halt Dakota Access Pipeline construction

on February 14, 2017, 8:26 AM / in National News, State News

A federal judge on Monday denied a request from the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes to temporarily halt construction of the last stretch of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribes say the oil pipeline would threaten their water source and sacred grounds if it is built on its proposed path under Lake Oahe. The U.S. Army Corps […]

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A divided Senate confirms Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary

A divided Senate confirms Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary

on February 14, 2017, 8:24 AM / in National News

The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary over strong Democratic opposition. All 52 Republicans and one Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted in favor of confirmation in the 53-47 vote. Democrats said Mnuchin did not belong in the job, accusing him of allowing avoidable foreclosures at Pasadena’s OneWest Bank, which he led after the […]

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Trump and Trudeau discuss trade, avoid clash over immigration

on February 14, 2017, 8:21 AM / in International News, National News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Trump at the White House on Monday, where both leaders stressed the importance of their countries’ bond while acknowledging sharp differences over immigration and other policies. Trudeau said he would not lecture Trump over his executive orders seeking to temporarily halt the U.S. refugee program and suspend travel from seven majority-Muslim nations, […]

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Crews work to repair California dam as storms loom

Crews work to repair California dam as storms loom

on February 14, 2017, 8:19 AM / in National News, State News

Crews are rushing to repair the damaged emergency spillway at California’s Oroville Dam on Tuesday, as approaching storms threaten to raise water levels in Lake Oroville, renewing the possibility that the overflow channel could fail. The potential for catastrophic flooding has forced officials to evacuate 188,000 people living downstream from the area, about 150 miles northeast of San Francisco. The […]

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Michael Flynn resigns as national security adviser

Michael Flynn resigns as national security adviser

on February 14, 2017, 8:17 AM / in National News

Michael Flynn resigned late Monday as President Trump’s national security adviser, after just over three weeks on the job. Flynn quit hours after The Washington Post reported that the Justice Department had warned the White House that Flynn had discussed sanctions with Russia’s ambassador before Trump’s inauguration, and could be subject to blackmail. Flynn, a retired general, initially denied that […]

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NAACP Demands Investigation into Fatal Police Shooting of Jocques Clemmons

on February 14, 2017, 8:14 AM / in State News

This is the leftsided report from the Nashville Scene The crowded wood-paneled offices of the NAACP’s Nashville branch were the site Monday morning of a familiar American scene — family, friends and community leaders gathered before television cameras and reporters to address the shooting death of an African American man by a white police officer. Jocques Clemmons, a 31-year-old father […]

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Improve Act Moving to Committees

Improve Act Moving to Committees

on February 14, 2017, 7:40 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  /  Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed IMPROVE Act, which seeks to boost gas and diesel taxes for Tennessee transportation while cutting taxes in other areas, comes up for its first House Transportation Committee hearing today. But lawmakers won’t be asked to vote just yet on the Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities […]

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Critics say Tennessee artificial insemination parenting bill is aimed at gay couples

Critics say Tennessee artificial insemination parenting bill is aimed at gay couples

on February 14, 2017, 7:31 AM / in Opinion, State News

This is AP side of the report: NASHVILLE — Two Tennessee lawmakers want to do away with a 40-year-old state law granting legitimacy to children conceived through artificial insemination. Critics say the bill is aimed at gay couples and their children. The bill would remove a single sentence applying to child custody when artificial insemination is involved, one that’s been […]

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Report: 11 Tennessee utilities squander taxpayer money on broadband

Report: 11 Tennessee utilities squander taxpayer money on broadband

on February 14, 2017, 6:51 AM / in Opinion, State News

More than 200 municipal broadband networks in the U.S. have placed taxpayer money in jeopardy, and 11 of those networks are in Tennessee, a new report from the Taxpayers Protection Alliance says. The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit unveiled a graphic this week pinpointing the locations of those networks. “Government-owned (i.e. taxpayer-funded) network projects have needlessly reduced resources available to help more […]

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‘No more catch and release of criminal illegal aliens’

‘No more catch and release of criminal illegal aliens’

on February 14, 2017, 6:45 AM / in Opinion, State News

Thousands protest Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke’s immigration crackdown in Day Without Latinos march Thousands of protesters marched from Milwaukee’s predominantly Hispanic south side to the downtown courthouse to protest an immigration crackdown by Sheriff David Clarke. The demonstrators protested against his plans to deputize local law enforcement officers as federal immigration agents. Busloads of demonstrators from about a dozen communities […]

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Compatible…..I think not!

Compatible…..I think not!

on February 14, 2017, 6:38 AM / in Religion, State News

From ACT Memphis The United States Constitution including the Bill of Rights is based firmly on the bedrock premise that all people are equal under the law. And thus should receive equal treatment under the law. This is the basis of all judicial process in the United States. Numerous Muslim Imams have declared repeatedly that Islamic law (Sharia) is totally compatible […]

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Sundays With The Sentinel: We have an identity crisis, it’s not about knowing who you are, it’s knowing who you are not….

Sundays With The Sentinel: We have an identity crisis, it’s not about knowing who you are, it’s knowing who you are not….

on February 14, 2017, 6:28 AM / in Opinion, Religion

From The MidSouth Sentinel Patrick Conrad: Life Fellowship Church Southaven, Ms I believe that bigotry and racism, I believe that homosexuality and this transgender issue that is so perplexing to so many people right now, all of these issues….every one of them actually stem from our basic ignorance concerning our identity. ……. But I think it’s something more basic than […]

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Here’s a Shocker:  Majority of Tennessee Small Business Owners Oppose Haslam’s Gas Tax Increase

Here’s a Shocker: Majority of Tennessee Small Business Owners Oppose Haslam’s Gas Tax Increase

on February 14, 2017, 6:23 AM / in State News

The wisest of us understand what it is like living on a budget and doing the things that are most important within the confines of that budget. Everyone but the government… business certainly understands it. From the Tennessee Star Fifty-five percent of “Tennessee members of the National Federation of Independent Business [NFIB], the nation’s leading small-business association,” oppose Gov. Haslam’s gas […]

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MISPLACED PRIORITIES IN PARKS & REC BUDGET

MISPLACED PRIORITIES IN PARKS & REC BUDGET

on February 14, 2017, 6:13 AM / in Opinion, State News

BY SANDRA CLARK  /  SHOPPER NEWS Visit any community and ask what citizens want. You will hear more and better parks, sidewalks and greenways. We heard that in Hardin Valley just last month, and Shauna Godlevsky, parks planning and development director, said her capital budget is just $300,000. When a mile of sidewalk can cost $1 million, you see the problem. […]

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What Wisteria Can Teach Us About an Out-of-control Government

What Wisteria Can Teach Us About an Out-of-control Government

on February 14, 2017, 6:03 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

H/T to Danee Wisteria adds profound beauty when planted — but it’s powerful root system will run amok if not tended regularly and properly. It can crack house foundations and strangle nearby trees and plants. The minute owners forget that wisteria is deadly and must be tended, it will choke everything else to death. “We have a problem in our […]

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