Archive for April 7th, 2017

The Little Guys in the House Are a ‘Gas’ to Watch

The Little Guys in the House Are a ‘Gas’ to Watch

on April 7, 2017, 4:07 PM / in Opinion, State News

Thanks to Kathryn  by David Fowler   /  Family Action Council Tennessee I don’t usually comment on Tennessee political issues that are outside the focus of the organization for which I work. But what is going on with the gas tax is just too interesting to let slide. To appreciate what’s going on, you need to understand that the state […]

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An Open Letter To Kelleigh Nelson At News With Views

An Open Letter To Kelleigh Nelson At News With Views

on April 7, 2017, 9:04 AM / in Opinion

Kelleigh, Thank you very much for making me look good. I know that was not your intention. Your intention was to discredit, disparage, denigrate, and destroy me. But you actually did just the opposite. So, thank you. The title of your column, “News With Views Response To Pastor Chuck Baldwin’s Lies,” suggests you were not simply writing your own sentiments […]

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Nixon, LBJ & the First Shots in the Judges’ War

Nixon, LBJ & the First Shots in the Judges’ War

on April 7, 2017, 9:00 AM / in Opinion

The Democrats’ drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court — a war that began with a conspiracy against Richard Nixon by Chief Justice Earl Warren, Justice Abe Fortas and Lyndon Johnson. By June 1968, Nixon, having swept his primaries, was cruising to the nomination and probable victory in […]

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I am not a Hawk…. but there are times where we should be…..

on April 7, 2017, 8:53 AM / in Opinion

Syrian President Bashar al Assad just found out that the United States is no longer a paper tiger. Just 72 hours ago, Assad bombed a small civilian village in Syria with nerve gas that has killed (so far) 80 people, including women and small children who literally choked to death on their own vomit. Last night, President Trump ordered a […]

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Two Ways Legislature Can Cleanse the Stench from Local Political Juice

Two Ways Legislature Can Cleanse the Stench from Local Political Juice

on April 7, 2017, 7:53 AM / in Opinion

OK, so the city of Las Vegas wanted to jump on the “single-stream” recycling bandwagon.  As such, its current trash hauler, Republic Services, asked for a 12-year extension on its monopoly franchise contract, which doesn’t expire for another four years. The extension is worth upwards of a billion dollars! The city regularly asks for competitive bids for all manner of […]

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Comedian Don Rickles dies at 90

Comedian Don Rickles dies at 90

on April 7, 2017, 7:50 AM / in People

Legendary insult comic Don Rickles, famous for mouthing off to generations of fellow celebrities, died Thursday of kidney failure. He was 90. Rickles spared no one — not fans, not presidents, not Hollywood royalty. He once told Frank Sinatra, “Hey, Frank, make yourself at home. Hit somebody.” Carl Reiner once said he knew he had made it in show business […]

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Judge stays execution of inmate scheduled to die in Arkansas execution flurry

Judge stays execution of inmate scheduled to die in Arkansas execution flurry

on April 7, 2017, 7:46 AM / in National News, State News

The federal government once again meddling in strictly a state issue… where we say it has no legal standing…. but we are just attorneys, what the hell do we know….. A federal judge on Thursday delayed the execution of one of eight inmates scheduled to be put to death in Arkansas over an 11-day stretch this month. U.S. District Judge […]

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Twitter fights to protect identity of person behind anti-Trump account

Twitter fights to protect identity of person behind anti-Trump account

on April 7, 2017, 7:41 AM / in National News

Twitter on Thursday sued the U.S. government to keep it from identifying the person behind an anonymous anti-Trump account. Twitter said in a court filing that it had received a summons to disclose the user of the account, @ALT_USCIS, one of several accounts attributed to dissident current or former federal employees. As they did in fights for information with Facebook, […]

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Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss trade, North Korea

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss trade, North Korea

on April 7, 2017, 7:39 AM / in International News

President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Florida, for their first summit. Meetings between the two leaders and key aides were expected to focus largely on trade and reining in North Korea. The leaders of the world’s two biggest economies dined together Thursday night and will end the 24-hour […]

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Trump orders launch of 59 cruise missiles at Syrian air base

on April 7, 2017, 7:37 AM / in International News

The U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in response to a Tuesday chemical weapons attack in rebel-held territory in northwestern Syria. President Trump said the base was the one that launched the chemical attack, which killed more than 80 civilians, including children. Trump said Thursday night that the barrage of missiles — the first direct […]

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Margaret Ann Craig Robinson Dies at 92

Margaret Ann Craig Robinson Dies at 92

on April 7, 2017, 7:21 AM / in People

Robinson was instrumental in building of the Downtown Public Library Margaret Ann Craig Robinson, a champion of the Nashville Public Library system, died in her home Monday. She was 92. Robinson, who was named the Nashville Scene‘s Nashvillian Of The Year in 2001, joined the board of the library in 1977. She was appointed by then-Mayor Dick Fulton, and later […]

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Deep State is desperately trying to lie us into war, and has been trying since 2013….don’t fall for the propaganda

on April 7, 2017, 7:16 AM / in Opinion

From the MidSouth Sentinel The Military Industrial Complex is desperate to get the U.S. into another war. I guess decades of wars in the Middle East just isn’t enough to satisfy their bloodlust, or their pocketbooks. Whether it be because they need a distraction from the pedophilia rings that will soon be busted, or whether it’s to line the pockets […]

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Tennessee Republicans Touted #FakeTaxCut

Tennessee Republicans Touted #FakeTaxCut

on April 7, 2017, 7:11 AM / in Opinion

Below is an editorial by Mark West with the Chattanoogan Newspaper. We have marked through and corrected some of his accusations. This is not say that most of this is true. We cannot deny the that in this case the Governor and some of the leading Republicans in the state are not lying to you and attempting to bargain with […]

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Former law office employee arrested in homicide

Former law office employee arrested in homicide

on April 7, 2017, 6:29 AM / in Local News

By Maranda Faris , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee A former employee at Casey, Simmons and Bryant PLLC has been arrested in connection to a homicide Thursday morning at the law offices. Shurnue Bratton, 60, is accused of killing employee Betsy Raines, 60. According to a news release, Jackson police received a 911 call to the business around 8:40 a.m. When […]

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Senate Republicans invoke ‘nuclear option’ to overcome Democrats’ filibuster of Supreme Court nominee

Senate Republicans invoke ‘nuclear option’ to overcome Democrats’ filibuster of Supreme Court nominee

on April 7, 2017, 6:17 AM / in National News

WASHINGTON — Shortly after Senate Democrats successfully filibustered President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Republicans voted Thursday to change long-standing rules to allow the nomination to advance by a simple majority rather than the traditional 60 votes. The dramatic move, dubbed the “nuclear option,” cleared the way for a full Senate vote Friday to confirm Judge Neil M. Gorsuch. Earlier […]

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Campaign mailer draws attention to mayoral hopeful in District 7

Campaign mailer draws attention to mayoral hopeful in District 7

on April 7, 2017, 6:13 AM / in State News

Nothing like a little slander mixed in with a Gannet owned newspaper… Chattanooga City Council District 7 candidate Erskine Oglesby says his opponent’s claims that he is “propped up” by failed mayoral hopeful Larry Grohn, a tea party Republican, are ridiculous. Councilman Chris Anderson linked Oglesby and Grohn in a mailer sent in the final week of early voting for […]

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Norris aims dart at Harwell in Tennessee transportation bill dispute

Norris aims dart at Harwell in Tennessee transportation bill dispute

on April 7, 2017, 6:05 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  /  Chattanooga Times Free Press  NASHVILLE — A top Tennessee Senate Republican made it clear Thursday that he’s not happy with news that House Republican Speaker Beth Harwell has been working behind the scenes on an alternative road funding plan that avoids the fuel tax increase in both chambers’ legislation. “There’s a fine line between indecision and deception,” Senate […]

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Castros’ Cuba

Castros’ Cuba

on April 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, International News, National News

Written by  Fr. James Thornton President Obama traveled last month on an official visit to Communist Cuba, the first such trip by a sitting American president since Calvin Coolidge visited the island in 1928. The trip came less than a year after Obama and Cuban dictator Raúl Castro met in Panama in April 2015 and only six months after their […]

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‘They Wouldn’t Let Me!’

‘They Wouldn’t Let Me!’

on April 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  —Matthew 11:28 A woman was trapped on the top floor of a burning building. Flames and smoke blocked every way of escape. When firefighters arrived, one of the men scrambled up a ladder to the window where the woman was screaming for help, […]

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Quote For Today

Quote For Today

on April 7, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. The less they have of stringent State Government, the more they must have of individual self-government…Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them, or a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either […]

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