Archive for July, 2017

The Jackson City Council August 1st Meeting

on July 31, 2017, 10:28 AM / in Local News

The Jackson City Council will meet August 1st, 2017 to once again see how they might shaft the wealthy taxpayer into financially supporting their cause of fascism and better entertain the masses. On the agenda will be a request to close and abandon a portion of Cedar Street, running between McCowat Street and Talbot Street, submitted by Richard Barber, TAMB of […]

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State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Mae Beavers Will Be in Oakland TN

State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Mae Beavers Will Be in Oakland TN

on July 31, 2017, 9:39 AM / in Announcements

Sen. Mae Beavers will be in Oakland, TN, on August 12 @ 12 noon. Tentative location is Raven and Lily restaurant on hwy 64. Dutch treat lunch. We will update when it is finalized.

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Gumperson’s Law

Gumperson’s Law

on July 31, 2017, 9:22 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Special Thanks to George Dodson Gumperson’s Law, as explained below, accounts for the fact that you can throw a burned match out the window of your car and start a forest fire, while you can use two boxes of matches and a whole edition of the Sunday paper without being able to start a fire under the dry logs in […]

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Hypocrite much, Lamar?

Hypocrite much, Lamar?

on July 31, 2017, 7:45 AM / in Opinion

From Rocky Top Politics This past week, Lamar Alexander voted against the repeal of Obamacare.  He did this even though the bill he voted against WAS THE EXACT SAME BILL  that he vote FOR less than two years ago! When Lamar said he was for repealing Obamacare two years ago he was lying — pure and simple. What a duplicitous hypocrite.  We […]

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Burchett to announce campaign plans Saturday

Burchett to announce campaign plans Saturday

on July 31, 2017, 7:08 AM / in State News

After months of waiting, sly tweets and speeches across the region, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will announce what office he plans to seek Saturday morning. The term-limited Republican mayor and former state legislator told the USA Today Network-Tennessee in June he would run for either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate, but he is widely speculated to run for the House. “From […]

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Max Barry, the mayor’s only son, died in Colorado of an apparent drug overdose, the mayor’s office said in a statement.

Max Barry, the mayor’s only son, died in Colorado of an apparent drug overdose, the mayor’s office said in a statement.

on July 31, 2017, 7:01 AM / in State News

Our prayers go out to the family. John 11: 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;  26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” By Joey Garrison and Jordan Buie, The Tennessean So often it has been Nashville Mayor Megan Barry seeking to […]

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Mae Beavers Edges Bill Lee in ‘Rural Tennessee Speaks’ Gubernatorial Straw Poll, Boyd and Harwell No Shows

Mae Beavers Edges Bill Lee in ‘Rural Tennessee Speaks’ Gubernatorial Straw Poll, Boyd and Harwell No Shows

on July 31, 2017, 6:53 AM / in State News

Tennessee Star Staff  /  Tennessee Star State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) narrowly won the Rural Tennessee Speaks Republican gubernatorial straw poll over Williamson County businessman Bill Lee on Saturday held Saturday evening in Dover, Tennessee. A large crowd of more than 200 turned out to hear from all four announced candidates who are running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. “It was […]

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County might prosper if Williamson County Medical Center gets sold

County might prosper if Williamson County Medical Center gets sold

on July 31, 2017, 6:37 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler   /   Tennessee Watchdog Selling the Williamson County Medical Center to private interests could help more hospitals and clinics set up shop in the area, said one of the few county commissioners who wants to study the idea. People who live in and around Williamson County and want more competition would get it, said County Commissioner […]

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City Council Members Express Uncertainty, Doubt Over Instant Runoff Voting

City Council Members Express Uncertainty, Doubt Over Instant Runoff Voting

on July 31, 2017, 6:16 AM / in State News

Notice how quickly the race card is played but to be fair it is a crappy way to have an election. By Bill Dries   /   The Daily News Memphis City Council chairman Berlin Boyd questions why there should be runoff elections for the seven single-member district seats of the council. Boyd made the comment as he and other […]

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Lakeland Cuts Ribbon On New Middle School

on July 31, 2017, 6:07 AM / in State News

By Bill Dries  /  The Daily News Lakeland officials cut the ribbon Sunday, July 30, on the city’s new $20-million Lakeland Middle Preparatory School before a larger than anticipated crowd of several hundred parents. “This is the most important day in the history of Lakeland Schools,” says superintendent Ted Horrell, Principal Matt Adler was overcome with emotion Sunday as he talked […]

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Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown ‘may have emboldened MS-13 street gang’

on July 30, 2017, 6:15 AM / in International News, National News

Alexandra Wilts  /  The Independent Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration may be emboldening the transnational street gang MS-13, which the President has vowed to “dismantle, decimate and eradicate”. While addressing law enforcement officials on Long Island, New York, the President asserted that previous weak immigration enforcement has allowed the gang to terrorise communities. “And they were all let in here […]

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The Fatherless Effect

The Fatherless Effect

on July 30, 2017, 6:03 AM / in Opinion

By Trevor Thomas  /  American Thinker Over the last several months – and especially the last few weeks – much has been made of the “Ferguson effect.”  The phenomenon is now so widely discussed that it has its own Wikipedia page (though I wouldn’t suggest visiting it for an explanation).  St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson coined the phrase in November of 2014, […]

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Meet the woman set to lead Homeland Security

on July 29, 2017, 6:14 AM / in National News

BY MELANIE ZANONA   /  THE HILL Washington veteran Elaine Duke is set to temporarily take the helm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) following a dramatic shakeup up at the White House this week. A DHS spokesperson confirmed Friday evening that Duke, who currently serves as Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly‘s deputy, would become acting secretary starting Monday when the agency’s current chief steps aside to take […]

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“Who?” Maryland Congressman Announces 2020 Run

“Who?” Maryland Congressman Announces 2020 Run

on July 29, 2017, 6:02 AM / in National News

By Reagan McCarthy  /   Town Hall Since the moment President Trump took office, Democrats have been touting names for potential presidential bids and gearing up for the 2020 election. Just six months into Donald Trump’s presidency, a Democratic congressman has announced his 2020 bid. John Delaney represents Maryland’s 6th district. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Delaney explained his urge […]

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Lifelong Democrats Now Control the White House

Lifelong Democrats Now Control the White House

on July 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Ed Willing   /   The Resurgent The conversion is now complete. The Republican Party no longer has any significant influence in, or around the White House. Twitter feeds report that Reince Preibus is no longer the White House Chief of Staff. Preibus, who accompanied the president on Air Force One to a Long Island event today as his last act, served […]

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House approves spending bill with funds for Trump’s border wall

on July 28, 2017, 8:09 AM / in National News

The House approved a national security-themed spending package on Thursday that includes $1.6 billion to start building President Trump’s proposed border wall. The $827 billion package passed largely along party lines, with a vote of 235-192. Five Republicans voted no, while five Democrats voted yes. The five Republicans to vote against the package were Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), John Duncan […]

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Those That Might Lose Guaranteed Revenue Yell The Loudest

on July 28, 2017, 8:03 AM / in National News

Healthcare groups are coming out against the Senate GOP’s plan to pass a scaled-down ObamaCare repeal bill, saying it would spike insurance premiums. The American Medical Association, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network are among the range of healthcare groups blasting the bill. The scaled-down, “skinny” repeal bill would repeal ObamaCare’s mandate […]

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Looking For Any Reason… Senators kill bill

on July 28, 2017, 8:01 AM / in National News

Four GOP senators — enough to kill the legislation — say they need hard assurances from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that a “skinny” ObamaCare repeal bill won’t be Congress’s final product before they’ll vote for it. Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Bill Cassidy (La.) said Thursday evening they are prepared to vote against a “skinny” repeal unless they get a guarantee […]

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NFL Quarterback has no one to Blame but Himself

NFL Quarterback has no one to Blame but Himself

on July 28, 2017, 7:56 AM / in Opinion

The Common Constitutionalist Once again, football season is upon us. Hooray! I can take off my blacking armband, signifying my mourning of the end of last season, as we all gear up for the next. My New England Patriots reported in yesterday to begin 2017 training camp, as did many other teams, and the Hall of Fame game is now […]

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This Could prove to be interesting….

This Could prove to be interesting….

on July 28, 2017, 7:43 AM / in National News

The Democrats are engulfed in a massive scandal. Authorities just made a significant arrest in the case. And it could be the final nail in the Democrat party’s coffin. The disturbing scandal involving former Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT staffer, Imran Awan, just reached frightening new levels. Awan and his family were the subjects of a FBI […]

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