Archive for July 11th, 2017

Jackie’s Health Care program for Congress and America.

on July 11, 2017, 9:53 AM / in National News, Opinion

I find it so insane that so many think they MUST HAVE some kind of government mandated health insurance  (this is NOT HEALTH *CARE* – as there are no doctors involved – just MONEY FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES. I understand there are many folks who have pre-existing conditions that need some kind of assistance – but –  we also have many […]

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Finally Someone with some sense of reality on the ObamaCare Vote

on July 11, 2017, 9:47 AM / in National News

Vice President Pence on Monday said congressional Republicans should pass a “repeal only” bill if they can’t come to a consensus on legislation to replace ObamaCare. “If they can’t pass this carefully crafted repeal and replace bill — do those two things simultaneously — we ought to just repeal only,” Pence said in an interview with Rush Limbaugh. Pence’s comments […]

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Waiting for the Surprise on ObamaCare

on July 11, 2017, 8:26 AM / in National News

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said on Monday that Senate Republicans want to roll out a new draft of their bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare as soon as this week, with a vote next week. “We’re just trying to get a good picture of what the alternatives are, and hopefully next week we’ll be prepared to take the bill up and vote […]

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Alone Perhaps, But Is Trump Right?

Alone Perhaps, But Is Trump Right?

on July 11, 2017, 8:24 AM / in Opinion

At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade. Perhaps so. But the crucial question is not whether Trump is alone, but whether he is right. Has Trump read the crisis of the West correctly? Are his warnings valid? Is not the Obama-Merkel vision […]

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Norma Desmond, call your publicist.

Norma Desmond, call your publicist.

on July 11, 2017, 8:07 AM / in Opinion

By Rocky Top Politics To all those wonderful people out there in the dark.  It is I.  Your  Mayor.  You know, Mary Barry. It’s downright amazing what our tipsters can find and shove under our door.  This latest offering is a hilarious/outrageous example of your tax dollars hard at work. Seems Mayor Mary Barry just can’t get enough of the […]

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Liberal Republicans debate Plan B if ObamaCare repeal fails

on July 11, 2017, 8:02 AM / in National News

Senate Republicans are starting to consider what they should do if their ObamaCare replacement bill fails to pass which it should….. Lawmakers are largely splitting into two camps: those who want to work with the socialist Democrats on a fix to the healthcare law, and those who want to simply pass a straight repeal of the law and work on […]

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‘Killed’ in Vietnam and buried with comrades, this Marine returned from the dead.

‘Killed’ in Vietnam and buried with comrades, this Marine returned from the dead.

on July 11, 2017, 7:53 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

By MICHAEL E. RUANE | The Washington Post | Published: July 8, 2017 Special Thanks to Thomas HALLETTSVILLE, Texas — Ronald Ridgeway was “killed” in Vietnam on Feb. 25, 1968. The 18-year-old Marine Corps private first class fell with a bullet to the shoulder during a savage firefight with the enemy outside Khe Sanh. Dozens of Marines, from what came […]

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JMCSS approves agreement in sales tax dispute

on July 11, 2017, 7:40 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun The Jackson-Madison County School Board unanimously approved the local option sales tax agreement that would ultimately dismiss the lawsuit between the school system, Madison County and City of Jackson on Monday night. “I wouldn’t say the board is excited about this agreement; we feel like it’s a clear loss in revenue for the board,” school board Chairman Bob […]

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You’re Fired: Trump’s VA Terminates 500, Suspends 200 for Misconduct

You’re Fired: Trump’s VA Terminates 500, Suspends 200 for Misconduct

on July 11, 2017, 6:43 AM / in National News

By Luke Rosiak  /   The Daily Signal Five hundred and forty-eight Department of Veterans Affairs employees have been terminated since President Donald Trump took office, indicating that his campaign pledge to clean up “probably the most incompetently run agency in the United States” by relentlessly putting his TV catchphrase “you’re fired” into action was more than just empty rhetoric. Another 200 VA […]

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School board approves funding of two new Spring Hill campuses

School board approves funding of two new Spring Hill campuses

on July 11, 2017, 6:39 AM / in State News

The Maury County Public Schools district has approved its general purpose budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, accepting an agreement to solidify funding for two new schools. The $96,679,682 million budget also includes a 3-percent raise in pay for educators and an agreement to allocate a portion of the school system’s revenue from property taxes to the construction of two […]

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Group using ‘grassroots pressure’ to fight gas tax hike

Group using ‘grassroots pressure’ to fight gas tax hike

on July 11, 2017, 6:34 AM / in State News

By Georgiana Vines, Special to the News Sentinel Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee is spending the summer thanking legislators who voted against the just-enacted gas tax increase and planning “action” days on a variety of issues designed to hold lawmakers at the state and federal level accountable to lower taxes. That’s the word from Greg Butcher, a summer graduate of the University of […]

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Mayor Barry seeks $26M from reserves for new Metro projects

Mayor Barry seeks $26M from reserves for new Metro projects

on July 11, 2017, 6:21 AM / in State News

Mayor Megan Barry wants the Metro Council to approve $26 million from reserves to pay for a wide range of projects, including fleet maintenance, new books for libraries, body-worn cameras for police officers and recording equipment for Metro Council committee rooms. Barry on Monday filed a council resolution to tap the city’s 4 percent reserve fund for the projects. The list also included $1 […]

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on July 11, 2017, 6:16 AM / in State News

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A former Democratic Tennessee state senator has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of sexual battery. The Tennessean reports that Joe Haynes, a former Senate Democratic Caucus chairman who retired from the Legislature in 2012, entered his plea in Ashland City. Haynes says he has faith in the judicial system. In the words of the 80-year-old […]

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New Shelby County budget funds pay raises, more deputies

New Shelby County budget funds pay raises, more deputies

on July 11, 2017, 6:08 AM / in State News

By Ryan Poe   /  The Commercial Appeal The Shelby County Commission unanimously approved a budget Monday with a 2 percent pay increase for all county employees and an assumed tax cut. The commission voted 11-0 for a budget based on a tax rate of $4.10 per $100 of assessed value, giving the county a budget for the fiscal year that started July […]

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“A Century of Surveillance”

on July 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion

By Walter Olson  /  Overlawyered Arbitrary and intrusive executive power, with the threat it can pose to individual rights and the rule of law, is not some novel development of the past Presidency or two (or three or four). It goes back to the earliest days of the Republic. “American Big Brother: A Century of Political Surveillance and Repression,” a […]

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This Day in History July 11th

This Day in History July 11th

on July 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 11 is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 173 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays China National Maritime Day (China) Christian Feast Day: Benedict of Nursia Olga of Kiev July 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of the Flemish Community (Flemish Community of Belgium) Eleventh Night (Northern […]

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Just Watch

Just Watch

on July 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ. – 1 Corinthians 11:1 The young boy looked up at his grandfather and wondered aloud, “Grandpa, how do you live for Jesus?” The respected grandfather stooped down and quietly told the boy, “Just watch.” As the years went by, the grand-father was an example to the boy of how to follow Jesus. […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on July 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absolutes and believes that he escapes responsibility, is the man responsible for all the blood that is now spilled in the world. Reality is an absolute, existence is an absolute, a speck of dust is an absolute and so is a human life. […]

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