Archive for March 13th, 2017

Madison County Republican Party Meeting Today

Madison County Republican Party Meeting Today

on March 13, 2017, 8:49 AM / in Announcements

Our next Monthly Meeting is TODAY – March 13, 2017 at Coyote Blues at 11:30 am.   Our guest speaker is former Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee and Speaker of the State Senate from 2007 – 2017, Ron Ramsey.   Speaker Ramsey will be discussing education and the future changes he sees to better our systems of teaching and promoting an atmosphere of […]

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Republicans brace for CBO report on ObamaCare replacement proposal

Republicans brace for CBO report on ObamaCare replacement proposal

on March 13, 2017, 8:42 AM / in National News

  Aides to President Trump on Sunday questioned the credibility of the Congressional Budget Office as Republicans braced for the nonpartisan agency to issue a report concluding that the House Republican plan to replace ObamaCare will leave fewer Americans with health insurance. The CBO is expected to issue its estimate of the cost and other implications of the proposed legislation […]

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The Outrage is Bull…..

The Outrage is Bull…..

on March 13, 2017, 8:35 AM / in Opinion

by Erick Erickson The last four Presidential administrations have engaged in mass firings of United States Attorneys. The Bush Administration did it twice. In the five times that U.S. Attorneys have been removed, only twice did the media freak out and both times it was a coordinated freakout with leftwing activists. The first media freakout was when George W. Bush […]

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With a new movie about King Kong coming out, a whole segment on NPR was devoted to proving that the fictional King Kong monster is actually a commentary on black people. The show interviewed Robin Means Coleman, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Michigan who specializes in studying King Kong.  Yes, you read that right: a professor of Afro-American studies whose specialty is…King Kong.  Coleman said:  King Kong was a metaphor for black masculinity. This is a big black man, a big black ape who is absolutely obsessed with … white women.  More commentary from other sources:  Kong is often conceived of as the monstrous embodiment of the African-American experience, a powerful “primitive” being forcibly taken from the tropical realm where his hegemony is absolute and displayed in bondage as a figure of exotic amusement (though not, curiously, as a beast of burden, as were the historical African slaves). He escapes and asserts not only his physical prowess but also, potentially, his sexual prowess by abducting Fay Wray’s Ann Darrow, the blond, virtuous personification of white American womanhood.  Clutching the object of his forbidden, impossible desire, Kong is chased to the pinnacle of the inescapably phallic Empire State Building (a freshly-built structure in 1933 whose appearance in an iconic piece of cinema helped allay scepticism about it from both potential tenants and from the wider public). There, his savage defiance of the democratic capitalist order (and of firmly-defended racial taboos) sees him executed summarily by biplanes.  It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to see echoes of American’s fraught historical discourse on race in such a tale. It evokes colonialism, the slave trade, Reconstruction, minstrel shows, Jim Crow, white supremacy … miscegenation and urbanization[.]  This is ridiculous. Yes, in the past, some racists have compared blacks to monkeys. But that does not mean that all portrayals of monkeys are about black people.  In the original Planet of the Apes movie, the main chimpanzee was played by Roddy McDowall, whose voice was obviously very white-sounding (and more than a little gay). No one said the Planet of the Apes movies were about black people.  In Star Wars, the character of Chewbacca is obviously monkey-related. But no one says Chewbacca is a slur on black people.  Is Disney’s Jungle Book racist for having a monkey in it? Is Tarzan racist as well? And what about computer games like “Donkey Kong”? Is “Donkey Kong” a game made by racists who want to give white people the ability to make black people jump in the air repeatedly?  Of course not. This is all ridiculous. Without any real racism to talk about, “professors” like Coleman have to justify their pay by making this stuff up. The ridiculous part is how the liberal media takes this seriously. If they are so concerned about racism, maybe they should look farther afield to the black people being held as slaves today in North Africa.

With a new movie about King Kong coming out, a whole segment on NPR was devoted to proving that the fictional King Kong monster is actually a commentary on black people. The show interviewed Robin Means Coleman, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Michigan who specializes in studying King Kong. Yes, you read that right: a professor of Afro-American studies whose specialty is…King Kong. Coleman said: King Kong was a metaphor for black masculinity. This is a big black man, a big black ape who is absolutely obsessed with … white women. More commentary from other sources: Kong is often conceived of as the monstrous embodiment of the African-American experience, a powerful “primitive” being forcibly taken from the tropical realm where his hegemony is absolute and displayed in bondage as a figure of exotic amusement (though not, curiously, as a beast of burden, as were the historical African slaves). He escapes and asserts not only his physical prowess but also, potentially, his sexual prowess by abducting Fay Wray’s Ann Darrow, the blond, virtuous personification of white American womanhood. Clutching the object of his forbidden, impossible desire, Kong is chased to the pinnacle of the inescapably phallic Empire State Building (a freshly-built structure in 1933 whose appearance in an iconic piece of cinema helped allay scepticism about it from both potential tenants and from the wider public). There, his savage defiance of the democratic capitalist order (and of firmly-defended racial taboos) sees him executed summarily by biplanes. It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to see echoes of American’s fraught historical discourse on race in such a tale. It evokes colonialism, the slave trade, Reconstruction, minstrel shows, Jim Crow, white supremacy … miscegenation and urbanization[.] This is ridiculous. Yes, in the past, some racists have compared blacks to monkeys. But that does not mean that all portrayals of monkeys are about black people. In the original Planet of the Apes movie, the main chimpanzee was played by Roddy McDowall, whose voice was obviously very white-sounding (and more than a little gay). No one said the Planet of the Apes movies were about black people. In Star Wars, the character of Chewbacca is obviously monkey-related. But no one says Chewbacca is a slur on black people. Is Disney’s Jungle Book racist for having a monkey in it? Is Tarzan racist as well? And what about computer games like “Donkey Kong”? Is “Donkey Kong” a game made by racists who want to give white people the ability to make black people jump in the air repeatedly? Of course not. This is all ridiculous. Without any real racism to talk about, “professors” like Coleman have to justify their pay by making this stuff up. The ridiculous part is how the liberal media takes this seriously. If they are so concerned about racism, maybe they should look farther afield to the black people being held as slaves today in North Africa.

on March 13, 2017, 8:31 AM / in Opinion

By Ed Straker / American Thinker With a new movie about King Kong coming out, a whole segment on NPR was devoted to proving that the fictional King Kong monster is actually a commentary on black people. The show interviewed Robin Means Coleman, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Michigan who specializes in studying King Kong. Yes, you […]

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Is Health Care a Nature Right?

Is Health Care a Nature Right?

on March 13, 2017, 8:18 AM / in Opinion

By ACP45 The issue of the “Repeal and Replacement” of Obamacare is one of the top priorities of the new Trump Administration. There is, and has been a lot of dissatisfaction with the plan, but there appears to be no consensus on the Repeal, Replacement, or Modification of the plan. Let’s dismiss for the moment the issue of “Cost of Insurance” […]

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BREAKING: ABC Caught In Major FAKE NEWS Scandal, WikiLeaks Confirms Names…

BREAKING: ABC Caught In Major FAKE NEWS Scandal, WikiLeaks Confirms Names…

on March 13, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Opinion

Every day, people go after the president for calling out fake news… and every day we seem to uncover another fake news story. ABC is a shareholding division controlled by Disney. The National Center for Public Policy Research confronted Disney CEO Robert Iger about specific allegations of ABC‘s connection with Hillary, even naming George Stephanopoulos as a conduit of bias. (via WND) Iger […]

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Defunding NPR Likely Wouldn’t Go Into Effect for 2 Years

Defunding NPR Likely Wouldn’t Go Into Effect for 2 Years

on March 13, 2017, 8:03 AM / in National News

BY: Elizabeth Harrington  /  Washington Free Beacon NPR receives funding from CPB, which receives roughly $450 million a year for public television and public radio Defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, an idea floated by the Trump administration, would likely take two years to go into effect. The funding for CPB, which receives roughly $450 million a year for public […]

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Our Age Of Folly

Our Age Of Folly

on March 13, 2017, 7:56 AM / in Opinion

By Paul Craig Roberts  /  PaulCraigRoberts.org The United States has been growing progressively insane for a long time. For my generation, the realization descended upon us in the 1960s when the military/security complex convinced Americans that if we permitted Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh to unify Vietnam, the dominoes would fall until the Communist World Revolution had us in […]

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Former Congressman says Government Wiretapped Him, could have Wiretapped Trump Too

on March 13, 2017, 7:49 AM / in National News, Opinion

Former Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) recently appeared on Fox News to discuss President Trump’s accusations about possibly being wiretapped, and surprisingly the very liberal Democrat said it wasn’t much of a stretch to believe that Trump was right! Kucinich wasn’t surprised because he too was wiretapped by the federal government. “I learned about it two years after I left […]

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COGDIS

COGDIS

on March 13, 2017, 7:41 AM / in Opinion

What a super way to say it so that all understand……    except the PRO-ABORTIONISTS. That ’tissue’ they ABORTED was their BRAINS. Jackie

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VIDEO: State workers travel to retreat at taxpayer expense, celebrate Mardi Gras

VIDEO: State workers travel to retreat at taxpayer expense, celebrate Mardi Gras

on March 13, 2017, 7:16 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler /  Tennessee Watchdog Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation officials from all over the state gathered for a two-day retreat at rural Montgomery Bell State Park this week. There, they celebrated Mardi Gras. To see more, watch the following YouTube video.

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The reason we have Daylight Saving Time (DST), of course, is because the politicians have mandated it.

The reason we have Daylight Saving Time (DST), of course, is because the politicians have mandated it.

on March 13, 2017, 7:10 AM / in Opinion

Congratulate The MidSouth Sentinel for catching this one….. Via Ace of Spades  Can we please slow down and get something straight? There is simply no way to “save daylight.” People can spin the hands of their clocks like roulette wheels, but come Monday here in Washington, D.C., we’re still going to have sunshine for about 12 hours and 45 minutes. […]

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The lie from the left; Tennessee hospitals warn that Tennesseans could lose coverage under new GOP health plan

The lie from the left; Tennessee hospitals warn that Tennesseans could lose coverage under new GOP health plan

on March 13, 2017, 7:07 AM / in Opinion

To lose something that you have actually worked for is truly a loss; but to call something a loss and to connect it to a right is laughable. Tennessee hospitals warned today that the Republican health care reform plan adopted Thursday by a pair of key House committees could jeopardize health care benefits for 230,000 Tennesseans enrolled under Obamacare health exchange plans. […]

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The Progressive Left’s 10 things to know for Today… Our response

The Progressive Left’s 10 things to know for Today… Our response

on March 13, 2017, 6:57 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

WHO ASKS TRUMP FOR WIRETAP CLAIM PROOF Sen. John McCain called on Trump to reveal evidence that then-President Obama bugged phones at Trump Tower – or retract the accusation. The really neat thing is all the President has to do is ask the NSA for a report on McCain’s office …. then send it to McCain. WHERE BLIZZARD COULD DROP […]

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SICKNESS OR SIN?

SICKNESS OR SIN?

on March 13, 2017, 6:19 AM / in Opinion, State News

Now we love this lady in most instants, but this we disagree with because no matter how they county, state, or state establishes, manages, or operates it will eventually be abused, over crowded, poorly funded and generally unsuccessful if you look at percentages. Progressives and liberals will say we are closed minded and that if only 1% were successfully “healed […]

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Angered By Electoral Losses, Nashville Progressives Are Getting Organized Online

Angered By Electoral Losses, Nashville Progressives Are Getting Organized Online

on March 13, 2017, 6:04 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Wendy Wilson  /  The Tennessee Star Progressive opponents of President Trump are organizing online and using social media to stage protests and get their message out. While they tout their efforts as peaceful and civil, some have contributed to noisy and volatile confrontations at town halls and government meeting places. What’s happening across the country is also happening here in […]

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March 13th In History

March 13th In History

on March 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 13 is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Euphrasia of Constantinople Gerald of Mayo James Theodore Holly (Episcopal Church (USA)) Leander of Seville Leticia Nicephorus Roderick Sabinus of Hermopolis Kasuga Matsuri (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan) […]

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Stars & Sand

Stars & Sand

on March 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. —Psalm 147:4 A team led by an Australian astronomer calculated the number of stars in the known universe to be 70 sextillion—7 followed by 22 zeros. That unfathomable number is said to be more than the grains of sand in every beach and every desert on earth. […]

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