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National Association of Gun Rights issues legislative alert regarding Tennessee Republican controlled legislature.

National Association of Gun Rights issues legislative alert regarding Tennessee Republican controlled legislature.

on March 27, 2013, 9:17 AM / in News, State News

National groups are paying attention to the abomination in Tennessee resulting from a Republican supermajority in the General Assembly that is totally controlled by Establishment Republicans (what some now call “Establicans”).  One such group is the National Association for Gun Rights which issued an alert on Tennessee on Monday, March 25.  Its alert mirrors many of the concerns that TFA […]

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I-Team Investigates Identity Theft Targets In Texas

on March 27, 2013, 9:07 AM / in National News, News

Lots of folks think I am an old fuddy duddy about things –  well, yes I am when it comes to what I put on my computer –  no bank info ever goes on my computer –  my SSN never is on it either.  That way if someone hacks into my ‘puter –  they only get my WGEN rants and […]

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Return-free filing and interest-free politics

on March 27, 2013, 9:01 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: John Hayward An interesting story at ProPublica, prepared with assistance from NPR, chronicles efforts to bring “return-free tax filing” to the United States.  It’s a system already used in a few other countries, and more-or-less duplicated by a few business partnerships in the U.S., but it’s something the Internal Revenue Service could implement nationwide. Basically, the idea is to […]

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The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining

on March 27, 2013, 8:59 AM / in National News, News, Opinion, Religion

By: Erick Erickson There are many, many people denying that gay marriage and religious freedom are incompatible.  Many of those who deny it are, in fact, hostile to religious freedom to begin with or, when the fight becomes more clear, will be against the church. That is a silver lining in the gay marriage fight.  Many pastors in America who […]

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How many times do we need to repeat the same errors?

on March 27, 2013, 8:54 AM / in National News, News, Opinion, Religion

I read this yesterday and I thought to myself – How many times does this need to be repeated before God’s people straighten up and obey His Commandments? Throughout history God has provided us with one event after another of what we are to do if we desire His  Blessings and for a time we will obey and comply but […]

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JOE “THE PLUMBER” WURZELBACHER RELEASES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

on March 27, 2013, 8:47 AM / in National News, News

Wurzelbacher provides options for protecting oneself from criminals Toledo, OH- Mayor Bloomberg recently announced that we all have a responsibility to help make our country safer.  Joe Wurzelbacher agrees and has prepared a short public service video to help educate Americans about their options in responding to a home invasion. Much like Bloomberg, Joe the Plumber hopes to help every […]

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Video of The Day

on March 27, 2013, 8:29 AM / in National News, News, Opinion
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Las Vegas City Council Passes NDAA Nullification Resolution

Las Vegas City Council Passes NDAA Nullification Resolution

on March 27, 2013, 7:20 AM / in National News, News

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will not be enforced in Las Vegas. Rejection of the unconstitutional provisions of that controversial federal act was the purpose of a resolution passed by the city council just after noon on March 20. By a vote of 5-2, the council passed R-18-2013. The resolution, offered by Ward 2 Councilman Bob Beers, will now […]

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U.S. Involvement in Syrian War Becoming More Apparent

U.S. Involvement in Syrian War Becoming More Apparent

on March 27, 2013, 7:13 AM / in National News, News

Written by Raven Clabough America’s involvement in covert warfare in Syria is becoming more well known as the Associated Press, among other mainstream media, has begun reporting about U.S. training and arming of Syrian rebel fighters, other than the leading Free Syrian Army rebel group. Officials who spoke on conditions of anonymity have indicated that the training of Syrian rebels […]

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In Gold, Not Cyprus, We Trust

In Gold, Not Cyprus, We Trust

on March 27, 2013, 7:04 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Poor Antreas Artemis. What’s he to do now? It’s not as if the 57-year-old, now former head of the Bank of Cyprus, can just decide to join the circus. At least, not a different circus. He’s chosen a career in the unfortunate carnival that has become the world’s banking industry, and now he must suffer the consequences. He’ll just have […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam to decide this week on Medicaid expansion

Gov. Bill Haslam to decide this week on Medicaid expansion

on March 27, 2013, 6:46 AM / in Local News, News, State News

    Original story NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said today he expects to reach a decision soon on whether to recommend Tennessee pursue an expansion of its Medicaid program, TennCare, under the federal affordable care act. “We should have a decision ready this week,” Haslam told reporters this afternoon. “That’s about as specific as I can get at this point.” […]

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Memphis International Raceway and Carissa Dawn’s till Whiskeys Gone Band

Memphis International Raceway and Carissa Dawn’s till Whiskeys Gone Band

on March 26, 2013, 3:30 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

MILLINGTON, TN, (March 26, 2013) – Carissa Dawn’s till the Whiskeys Gone Band will perform in concert at 7:00 PM on Friday, April 12th at Memphis International Raceway as part of the Super Chevy Show festivities.  Carissa is a singer / songwriter from Fulton, Missouri offering a chill acoustic set or an energetic full band performing classic to modern country […]

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Memphis International Raceway kicks off Midnight Madness Series Friday, March 29

Memphis International Raceway kicks off Midnight Madness Series Friday, March 29

on March 26, 2013, 7:11 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Millington, TN (March 24, 2013) Think Midnight Madness is just for basketball…think again!  If you’ve ever attended Midnight Madness at Memphis International Raceway, you know why MIR’s tag line is “Where the Racing Rocks!”  If not, mark your calendar for Friday, March 29, 2013 as Memphis International Raceway kicks off the Midnight Madness Series presented by the Tennessee National Guard.  […]

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Gay Marriage’ and Religious Freedom Are Not Compatible

Gay Marriage’ and Religious Freedom Are Not Compatible

on March 26, 2013, 7:02 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson The kids these days on the right are full of a great libertarian notion that “hey, let’s just get the government out of marriage.” “Rock on,” say other libertarians. They then all smugly self-congratulate themselves, pat themselves on the back, and move on to other issues. What they ignore is that the left will never take marriage […]

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Goading Gullible America Into War

Goading Gullible America Into War

on March 26, 2013, 6:50 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

As President Obama departed for Israel, there came a startling report. Bashar Assad’s regime had used poison gas on Syrian rebels. Two Israeli Cabinet members claimed credible evidence. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said, “It’s clear for us that (gas is) being used. … This … should be on the table in the discussions.” Yet, 72 hours later, the United States […]

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News Briefs for Tennessee and Around the Nation

News Briefs for Tennessee and Around the Nation

on March 26, 2013, 6:47 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Couple accused of putting child in oven NASHVILLE — A Nashville couple were jailed after being accused of routinely putting their 5-year-old child in an oven to punish him, officials said.  Lavelldo Washington, 34, and Corneisha Wilkerson, 23, face charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect after an investigation, prompted by the hospital treatment of the couple’s 2-month-old child for […]

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Tennessee residents try their luck at ‘healthcare lottery’

on March 26, 2013, 6:04 AM / in News, State News

Desperate for healthcare? Try your luck with the state’s phone bank. At least, that’s the deal thousands of Tennesseans get if they want a shot at Medicaid. Twice a year, the phone lines open up to applicants – then shut down after a 2,500-call threshold. The unusual system is open to those individuals who would not normally qualify for Medicaid’s […]

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Reporting From the UN Arms Trade Treaty

Reporting From the UN Arms Trade Treaty

on March 25, 2013, 9:23 PM / in National News, News

For the last week, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty conference has been running in New York. Its aim is to “mandate that if a member state cannot get rid of privately owned small arms legislatively, then the control of ‘customs, police, intelligence, and arms control’ will be placed under the power of a board of UN bureaucrats operating out […]

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Connecticut Legislators Get Schooled

Connecticut Legislators Get Schooled

on March 25, 2013, 4:16 PM / in National News, News

The Patriot Post Editor’s Note: Connecticut is the latest state looking to tighten gun control by infringing on the rights of law abiding citizens. On March 14, frustrated resident Robert Steed gave a powerful testimony in front of state legislators. The following are a few of Steed’s remarks, which demonstrate a clear understanding of the Constitution and a willingness to […]

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McCain Key Player in Background Check Expansion

McCain Key Player in Background Check Expansion

on March 25, 2013, 4:09 PM / in National News, News

The Hill is reporting that John McCain (R-AZ), who has affixed his name to such legislation or proposed legislation as McCain-Feingold (CFR), McCain-Kennedy (immigration) and McCain-Lieberman (climate change), is a key player in the quest to expand background check for gun purchasers. Also “considering” signing on are Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV). The proposal contains some […]

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