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Municipal Broadband Wired to Waste

Municipal Broadband Wired to Waste

on February 22, 2013, 8:25 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Over the past 13 years I, as well as others, have discussed, debated, and attempted to change the rules governing or own utility company from taking us deeper into public debt over the short sighted and financially devastating move toward telecommunications. I have failed in almost every attempt to slow this down. Mainly because there are just enough citizens that believe […]

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New City Animal Control Board Starts Writing New Set Of Rules – Chattanooga

on February 21, 2013, 11:26 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Gail Perry Original Article The city’s new Animal Control Board met Monday to start the process of setting standards for licensing that pertains to animals in Chattanooga. The board will initially have a concentration of meetings in order to establish the codes that will be required for the different types of certifications that are needed. Ordinances to regulate animal […]

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Jackson Madison County Library Board Meeting

on February 21, 2013, 11:14 AM / in Local News, News

Agenda Jackson-Madison County Library Board of Trustees Meeting February 27, 2013   3:30 p.m. Library Board Room Call to order/Introductions Foundation Report Friends Report Approval of minutes of previous meeting Treasurer’s Report Board Financial Report Director’s report Library Statistical Reports LSSI Financial Report Library North Report Staff Reports Regional Library Director’s report Old Business New Business Discussion of Library North Lease […]

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Who Killed the Middle Class

Who Killed the Middle Class

on February 21, 2013, 11:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

“It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth — a rising, thriving middle class.” So said Barack Obama in his State of the Union. And for one of his ideas to reignite that engine, Republicans applauded. “And tonight, I am announcing that we will launch talks on a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment […]

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Pelosi Backs Obama on Secret Execution of Americans Without Trial

on February 21, 2013, 10:55 AM / in National News, News

Original Post House Democrat leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California is under fire from across the political spectrum after admitting in an interview, among a host of other controversial positions, that she was not opposed to President Obama’s secret executions of U.S. citizens without a trial or even charges. She also claimed that, depending on the timing and situation, it […]

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Quote for Today

on February 21, 2013, 10:49 AM / in History

“No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.” George Washington (1786) In a letter to James Madison Mount Vernon, November 5, 1786. My dear Sir: I thank you for the communications […]

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The Next Sunrise — The Light of Liberty

The Next Sunrise — The Light of Liberty

on February 21, 2013, 10:44 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Original Post From our family home in the mountains of East Tennessee, a sunrise has many of the qualities of a sunset. Indeed, when looking at a photograph of light over the Smoky Mountains, it can be difficult to discern whether it’s dawn or dusk. That’s in the eye of the beholder. I enjoy both the morning and evening skies, […]

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From the Left Side of the Street

on February 21, 2013, 10:12 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: Just so you know how the other side thinks… and are pushing. Over the weekend was the largest ever rally in Washington, DC, calling for real action on the looming climate change catastrophe. It was right in front of the White House because the decision on whether to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is now an […]

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I Am Very Disappointed in Governor Rick Scott

on February 21, 2013, 10:07 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson (Diary) Original Post I was one of the few national conservatives to support Governor Scott in 2010 during his primary.  He is a fundamentally great person.  I really like him.  He has been a friend to this site. But I am terribly disappointed in his decision to expand Medicaid in Florida. As one of the chief opponents […]

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PETA Declares War on Puppies and Kittens?

PETA Declares War on Puppies and Kittens?

on February 21, 2013, 9:59 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

We’ve been exposing the lethal little secret of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for some time now. The animal rights activist group whose leader has said “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” has killed over 27,000 animals at its Virginia “animal shelter” since 1998. So it didn’t surprise us that PETA wrote […]

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Good-Tasting Food: Only for the Elites?

Good-Tasting Food: Only for the Elites?

on February 21, 2013, 9:58 AM / in National News, News

This Sunday’s New York Times Magazine leads with a full-throated endorsement of the notion that enjoyable foods are equivalent to crack cocaine. The claim isn’t supported by scientific research. Instead, the author presents his case with scarily framed quotes from businessmen who provide consumers tasty, affordable food, some “political science” from Twinkie Tax advocate Kelly Brownell, and the usual insinuations […]

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“I’m  Tired”

“I’m Tired”

on February 21, 2013, 9:46 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by Robert A. Hall Originally Published 12/1/09 I’ll be 63 soon. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight […]

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Government at Work

Government at Work

on February 21, 2013, 9:41 AM / in Bedtime Stories

A guy stopped at a local gas station, and after filling his tank, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and watched a couple of men working along the roadside. One man would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then move on. The other man came […]

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GA Sheriff: No One Is Coming To Our State & Violating The Second Amendment!

GA Sheriff: No One Is Coming To Our State & Violating The Second Amendment!

on February 21, 2013, 9:27 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s note: As a defender of rights as individuals and the Constitution, I have to ask this question, why would a Sheriff such as Sheriff Clay N. Whittle or our own Sheriff David Wolfolk, simply single out one amendment and let the others slide? I am not arguing against the second and I understand its importance because without it we […]

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Haas reaches 2nd round at Memphis

Haas reaches 2nd round at Memphis

on February 21, 2013, 7:28 AM / in Sports, Tennis

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) Germany’s Tommy Haas advanced to the second round of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory over Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Haas was a finalist at last week’s SAP Open in San Jose. He is a three-time Memphis champion. He won the first ATP Tour title of his career […]

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the-whole-truth-and-nothing-but-the-truth

on February 21, 2013, 4:26 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

When someone tells you something, have you ever stopped to consider what exactly it is that causes you to accept that they are saying is the truth? Is it because the person speaking is a friend, maybe they are a person you respect, or is it simply because the person holds a position of authority? Whatever a persons reason may […]

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Istomin tops No. 3 Isner in Memphis

Istomin tops No. 3 Isner in Memphis

on February 20, 2013, 5:39 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Denis Istomin took advantage of sluggish play by John Isner to eliminate the third-seeded American 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday in the US National Indoor Tennis Championships. The victory was Istomin’s first win over a top-20 opponent since he defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain, then ranked 18th, in the London Olympics last year. ”I know it’s going to be a difficult […]

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Day of Liberty Call to Action February 23rd

on February 20, 2013, 9:40 AM / in News, State News

Special Thanks to John Scott for sending this…

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Evangelism: The Fleecing of the Flock

on February 20, 2013, 9:31 AM / in Opinion

I consider myself more than fortunate to have come to the Lord under the guidance of a real old time evangelist who didn’t pass a collection plate at any of his services. He was there to PREACH THE WORD OF GOD – to Lay Hands on  those who were ready to receive healing from God.   It makes my heart sick […]

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THE STATE AS SAVIOUR

THE STATE AS SAVIOUR

on February 20, 2013, 9:28 AM / in Bedtime Stories

A certain Taxpayer, working late on her computer, answered the phone to hear the voice of one who identified herself as an agent of Health and Human Services. This calm, sweet-voiced Agent claimed that she had tried to reach the Taxpayer’s Elderly Aunt to answer a survey which the Agent was taking. The Taxpayer’s ears perked up and the following […]

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