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‘Mad Men’: The Left’s Hidden Persuader

‘Mad Men’: The Left’s Hidden Persuader

on May 15, 2013, 4:18 AM / in National News, News

by EDWARD  CLINE Lest anyone think that I oppose advertising, I wish to correct that  assumption. I can enjoy print and TV advertising when it’s innovative and  attention-getting. A 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek book review of Jane Maas’s Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison  Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond (conforming to a consensus that it was  hastily […]

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Nobody’s Laughing Now: How pervasive is the Obama IRS scandal?

Nobody’s Laughing Now: How pervasive is the Obama IRS scandal?

on May 15, 2013, 4:04 AM / in National News, News

David  Plouffe had an intriguing comment yesterday on the scandal involving  selective  tax-law enforcement against Tea Party groups. The manager of the 2008  Obama campaign who served as a top White House aide until this January,   tweeted: “What IRS did dumb and wrong. Impt to note GOP groups  flourished last  2 elections, overwhelming Ds. And they will use this to  […]

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A Noble Request

A Noble Request

on May 15, 2013, 4:04 AM / in Religion

So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” — Acts 9:6 As a seminary student I was often impressed by stories of Christians who made a great impact for God. So I asked the Lord to give me the same spiritual insight and power they had. On the surface that looks like a noble […]

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Drone Bill Headed to Gov. Haslam’s Desk

Drone Bill Headed to Gov. Haslam’s Desk

on May 14, 2013, 9:27 PM / in News, State News

The Tennessee legislature gave final approval to the Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act restricting drone use in the state and sent it on to Governor Bill Haslam’s desk on May 10th.  Now is the time to turn up the heat on Gov. Haslam to sign this important bill. SB796 requires law enforcement to obtain a search warrant before deploying a […]

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Minnesota Approves Same-sex Marriage

Minnesota Approves Same-sex Marriage

on May 14, 2013, 9:04 PM / in National News, News

Written by  Warren Mass The state Senate of Minnesota voted 37 to 30 on May 13 to allow same-sex marriages, following earlier passage of the legislation by the state’s House of Representatives on May 9 by a 75-to-59 vote. The legislation changes the definition of marriage in Minnesota from “between a man and a woman” to a civil contract between […]

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Class parties after the Jackson High School Alumni Reunion on June 1

Class parties after the Jackson High School Alumni Reunion on June 1

on May 14, 2013, 8:22 PM / in Announcements

Here is the updated list of individual class parties before or after the JHS Alumni Reunion on June 1 – please notice some changes have been made: 1948 – breakfast at Old Country Store before reunion 1950 – Perkins Restaurant 5:30 PM after reunion 1956 – dinner at Mickie Whitakers after reunion 1957 – Bar-B-Q cookout after reunion 1958 – […]

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Random Local Thoughts….

Random Local Thoughts….

on May 14, 2013, 8:20 AM / in Local News, News, State News

The Economy On May 14th 2008 day there was a reported 1704 properties in different stages of  foreclosure in Madison County, Tennessee. That number had doubled since January of 2008. 12 of these are above $200,000 and of those 12, 1/3 are above $300,000.00. Today there are 62 homes listed as foreclosures, 98 homes listed as preforeclosures, and 222 bankruptcies. Due to […]

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Our Changing World

Our Changing World

on May 14, 2013, 6:04 AM / in Religion

I am the Lord, I do not change. —Malachi 3:6 Read: Psalm 102:25-27 Change is one thing we can be sure of in this life. Our relationships change as we move to new places, experience illness, and ultimately face death. Even the cells in our bodies are always in the process of change. When cells wear out, most are replaced […]

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The Heretic at Heritage

The Heretic at Heritage

on May 14, 2013, 5:56 AM / in National News, News

  Jason Richwine, the young conservative scholar who co-authored the Heritage Foundation report on the long-term costs of the amnesty bill backed by the “Gang of Eight,” is gone from Heritage. He was purged after The Washington Post unearthed his doctoral dissertation at the JFK School of Government. Richwine’s thesis: IQ tests fairly measure mental ability. The average IQ of […]

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News from Around the State

on May 13, 2013, 8:54 AM / in News, State News

Calhoun elects new commissioner Dewayne Jones is the newest member of the Calhoun City Commission. With 42 total votes, Jones won the special election held Thursday to fill out the remainder of the  Commission. The Calhoun Commission has been operating with just four members – Mayor John Walker, Cindy  Baker, James Duffy and Terri Damoth – since the November election […]

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Heritage Foundation analyst who questioned Hispanic intelligence and wrote for nationalist website resigns

Heritage Foundation analyst who questioned Hispanic intelligence and wrote for nationalist website resigns

on May 13, 2013, 8:18 AM / in National News, News

By Chris Moody Jason Richwine, a Heritage Foundation analyst and the co-author of a study that measured the cost of an immigration reform bill, resigned from the conservative public policy organization after news organizations reported he had authored a dissertation asserting that Hispanics had lower IQs than whites and wrote for a website founded by white nationalists. “Jason Richwine let […]

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McCain calls for select committee to investigate Benghazi ‘cover-up’

McCain calls for select committee to investigate Benghazi ‘cover-up’

on May 13, 2013, 8:12 AM / in National News, News

By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Ticket Sen. John McCain continued his criticism of the White House’s handling of the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling for a select committee to investigate what he called the Obama administration’s “cover-up.” “Now, what you’ve got to look at this in the context of the times there,” McCain told Martha Raddatz […]

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“Derek Boogaard’s Family Is Suing The NHL For Wrongful Death”

“Derek Boogaard’s Family Is Suing The NHL For Wrongful Death”

on May 13, 2013, 8:00 AM / in Sports

The family, now represented by Chicago’s Corboy & Demetrio, is refiling a suit dismissed earlier [Deadspin]: According to The New York Times, the complaint alleges that the N.H.L., through the actions/inactions of the teams and team physicians charged with caring for Boogaard, breached a duty to Boogaard in failing to monitor his prescription drug use. The suit also alleges that […]

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From the Left Side of the Rail: The Second Amendment never was a guarantee to own firearms

From the Left Side of the Rail: The Second Amendment never was a guarantee to own firearms

on May 13, 2013, 7:45 AM / in Opinion

By DOUG THOMPSON – Capitol Hill Blue   Editor’s Note: From those on the left that would like to see greater restrictions on this right to bear arms would best be served to look for another argument for this one is full of holes. It is always an affront to intelligence to see those who think the Constitution gives them […]

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Benghazi victim Pat Smith on Huckabee on Mother’s Day weekend

on May 13, 2013, 7:29 AM / in National News, News

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and Pat Smith is without her son. Most of you have seen the tough clip of her wishing Hillary a Happy Mother’s day, but the full interview is even tougher. Pat has gotten to the point that she believes the government just doesn’t care, and she says as much. And she’s not just worried about her […]

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God and Dog

God and Dog

on May 12, 2013, 9:48 AM / in People, Religion

Dale Morton posted this on facebook on August 8th, 2010 and I viewed it and smiled. I remembered that Meadows (the cat) was curled up in my lap and Oliver in his recliner, both waiting for their walk. As I remember Dale, I remember this.

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Josef Peruschitz

Josef Peruschitz

on May 12, 2013, 8:48 AM / in People

Did I ever tell you of my family – We originated in Bavaria and our family spread into the areas near the French and German Border. Here is one story………. Josef Peruschitz Courtesy of Coll. Olivier Mendez, Association Francaise du TitanicArchiv Jens Ostrowski (AJO) / Courtesy Scheyern monastery Father Josef Peruschitz OSB, 41, was born Benedikt Peruschitz on 21 March […]

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Puppy Files: Is the Humane Society All that it is Cracked up to Be

Puppy Files: Is the Humane Society All that it is Cracked up to Be

on May 12, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Local News, National News, News

Years ago, when I really started to develop an interest in politics, I was and still am shocked by the amount of funding that moves through political offices. Not just the federal level, which is massive, but even to the smallest of those part time political offices. Of course, during those early years I pushed for what we called at […]

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Roughed Up to Grow Up

Roughed Up to Grow Up

on May 12, 2013, 7:53 AM / in Religion

Do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction. – Proverbs 3:11 Read: Hebrews 12:1-11 Many Christians have to be lovingly roughed up before they will grow up. Although the heavenly Father never allows His children to suffer needlessly, sometimes He lets them experience hard knocks so they’ll become mature believers. The need for “bad weather” to […]

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Jackie’s News and Comments

Jackie’s News and Comments

on May 12, 2013, 6:58 AM / in National News, News

Immigration reform will cost Americans trillions Former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint argued on Sunday that implementing immigration reform as proposed by the “Gang of Eight” would “cost Americans trillions of dollars.” “The study you’ll see from Heritage this week presents a staggering cost of another amnesty in our country and the detrimental effects long term that that will have,” […]

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