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News July 13th 2010

News July 13th 2010

on July 13, 2010, 8:40 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Proud to say that this last weekend was a hummer. My son Chris married Rachael Briley in Portland, Tennessee in a church ceremony. I was proud of both. Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” – Genesis 2:23 There is a miracle at hand. Let us pray that it be strong and devoted […]

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The Humane Society of the US $$$$

The Humane Society of the US $$$$

on July 4, 2010, 8:45 AM / in Local News, National News, News

The ¼ber-wealthy Humane Society of the United States continues to baffle ordinary people everywhere by charging pet shelters exorbitant fees to evaluate their operations. We saw this in March with the city of Dallas, which ponied up $25,000 for what amounted to a spiral-bound report card. And now in the city of Superior, Wisconsin, tempers are flaring over a similar […]

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House Rejects Audit the Fed

House Rejects Audit the Fed

on July 2, 2010, 8:49 AM / in National News, News

Bill Would OK Abortion at Military Hospitals A provision in the proposed 2011 Defense Authorization bill would allow abortions for military women and spouses at Defense Department medical facilities. The provision would apply to DoD medical facilities in the U.S. and abroad, but appears to be primarily aimed at making abortions available to deployed servicewomen. You won’t want to miss […]

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News Brief June 30, 2010

on June 30, 2010, 8:31 AM / in National News, News

NYC mayor, major CEOs lobby for immigration reform – Chief executives of several major corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Disney and News Corp., are joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg to form a coalition advocating for immigration reform ¬including a path to legal status for all undocumented immigrants now in the United States. REPORT TIME – The House Rules Committee this morning was […]

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Brantley Gains Approval To Move In

on June 25, 2010, 3:01 PM / in Local News, News

This last Monday morning, I received a call from Councilman Brooks who asked me to look into the 118 Allen property that morning. Mr. Brooks had received a call from a lady earlier that lived near the Allen property and questioned the activities. Both Mr. Brooks and I had, at the request of our constituents opposed the installation. On that […]

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CAFTA REPORTS

on June 23, 2010, 10:15 AM / in News

June 1, 2005 CAFTA and Social Security Activists to use Break to Press Issues – After the House’s eight-week marathon and the Senate’s nearly radioactive debate over judges, lawmakers who are looking forward to going home and reconnecting with their constituents are unlikely to find relief from the host of issues they left behind in Washington. Groups that for weeks […]

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Stage Right Exit

on June 23, 2010, 9:08 AM / in News

The closed-door meeting in the Oval Office this morning between President Obama and General Stanley McChrystal was, by all indications, short and probably not very sweet. McChrystal, who was abruptly called to Washington to explain comments by him and his staff in Rolling Stone disparaging the administration’s national security team, left the White House shortly after 10 a.m. That means […]

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CAFTA TRACK

on June 23, 2010, 8:49 AM / in National News, News

CAFTA REPORTS   June 1, 2005 CAFTA and Social Security Activists to use Break to Press Issues – After the House’s eight-week marathon and the Senate’s nearly radioactive debate over judges, lawmakers who are looking forward to going home and reconnecting with their constituents are unlikely to find relief from the host of issues they left behind in Washington. Groups […]

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Stage Right Exit

on June 23, 2010, 7:55 AM / in National News, News

The closed-door meeting in the Oval Office this morning between President Obama and General Stanley McChrystal was, by all indications, short and probably not very sweet. McChrystal, who was abruptly called to Washington to explain comments by him and his staff in Rolling Stone disparaging the administration’s national security team, left the White House shortly after 10 a.m. That means […]

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Several troublesome items here – Mr. Wamp

Several troublesome items here – Mr. Wamp

on June 21, 2010, 9:15 PM / in News, Opinion, State News

Early this year, I interviewed with Congressman Wamp and I was not impressed SUMMARY: Zach Wamp voted FOR: War Authorization Against Iraq, Trade Promotion Authority,Homeland Security, Interior Department Appropriations, Prescription Drug Plan — Republican Alternative, National Science Foundation, Unemployment Benefits, Global AIDS Initiative, Special Education, Budget Resolution — Final Version, Fiscal 2003 Omnibus Appropriations, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, […]

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‘Democrats say the darndest things’

on June 15, 2010, 10:45 AM / in News, State News

Well, well, it is amazing what some people will say isn’t it? Art Linkletter used to have a program, “Kids say the darndest things”. It seems this week that ‘Democrats say the darndest things’. TN State Rep. Janis Sontany (D-Nashville) was certainly guilty of ‘open mouth–insert foot’ syndrome. Proverbs 23 says: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so it […]

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Well Lets See If I Can Make Sense of What Happened

Well Lets See If I Can Make Sense of What Happened

on June 10, 2010, 9:56 AM / in News, State News

Well let’s see if I can make sense of what happened….. SB3498-HB3433 was the original Health Freedom Act. SB 3498 by *Beavers , Tracy, Black, Crowe, Norris, Johnson, Watson, Ramsey, Faulk, Yager *HB 3433 by *Bell , Weaver, Harwell, Carr, Williams, Dunn, McDaniel, Matheny, Maggart, Dean, Lynn, Campfield, Rich, Shipley, Brooks K, Watson, Floyd, Rowland, McManus, Coley, Lollar, Lundberg, Hawk, […]

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News Shorts June 8th 2010

on June 8, 2010, 9:53 AM / in National News, News

Heavy News: Caterpillar, Inc., the Peoria, Ill.-based heavy equipment maker, came out in opposition to a huge package of tax breaks, unemployment benefit extensions and other provisions today, citing $14.5 billion in proposed tax increases on multinational’s overseas operations. While supportive of provisions like an extension of the research and development tax credit and deferred taxes on overseas lending activities, […]

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Census says it hired more workers than it needed as a “cost-saving-measure”

on June 8, 2010, 9:30 AM / in National News, News

I couldn’t help but be amused when I saw  this article  a couple of years ago, because it reminded me of the way the city / county / state executive offices justify the maintence of staff to the public. While we might see a zero hiring policy, rarely do we see the city remove personal even during the worst of economic […]

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Oilbamas Endgame

Oilbamas Endgame

on June 7, 2010, 8:06 AM / in National News, News

One of my favorite bumper stickers from Ron Paul’s presidential bid in 2008 says “Because the Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil”, in response to the growing lament in America about choices between the major parties’ candidates. Two recent examples of battles where it was tough to pick sides are the Church of Scientology vs. the IRS, and the […]

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Your Taxes Next Year

on June 2, 2010, 7:53 AM / in National News, News

To be honest, I have not had a chance to validate this as I just recieved the notice below: This is supposed to be part of the new Health Care Bill. I contacted my Congressman about House bill HR3590 the health care bill just passed. I asked for a summary of changes. The aid directed me to go to www: […]

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Tennergy On the Move

Tennergy On the Move

on May 29, 2010, 7:38 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Tennergy has restarted the task of inticing other West Tennessee Utilities into there web in an attempt to enlarge its market and its influence. In March of last year Ripley Power & Light began petitioning the Board of Mayor & Aldermen to pass a resolution to form the Ripley Energy Authority. Their purpose as stated is to provide electric and […]

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Tennergy and Ripley

on May 29, 2010, 4:17 AM / in Local News, News

Tennergy has restarted the task of inticing other West Tennessee Utilities into there web in an attempt to enlarge its market and its influence. In March of last year Ripley Power & Light began petitioning the Board of Mayor & Aldermen to pass a resolution to form the Ripley Energy Authority. Their purpose as stated is to provide electric and […]

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What Do The Top Ten US Cities With The Highest Poverty Rate All Have In Common

on May 22, 2010, 9:22 AM / in National News, News

This is fun to look at (the statistics) but I have no more trust or confidence in the GOP than I do the Democrats. The democrats couldn’t do what they do without the HELP of the GOP. Take a good look at Newt’s 104th Congress, Contract ON America and what Clinton was able to put thru with the FULL assistance […]

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News Shorts May 19, 2010

on May 19, 2010, 4:13 AM / in National News, News, State News

Quick Note from Tennessee Firearms Association Soon to be Ex-Governor Phil Bredesen brushed up his toes, and polished his resume for a possible future Washington appointment by showing how liberal, and devoid of respect for the Citizens of Tennessee he is by presenting a proxy veto today of SB 3012. He placed half this earth between himself and the wishes […]

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