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News Brief’s May 10th 2010

on May 10, 2010, 8:08 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Solicitor General Elena Kagan Republicans wasted little time this morning staking out turf for challenging President Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Senate Minority Leader McConnell said Republicans would not “rush to judgment” and would question Kagan’s “brief litigation experience, as well as judgment and her career in academia.” If “academia” is code for questioning […]

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FEMA On the Loose with the Help of WTHC

on May 7, 2010, 7:54 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

In a recent message from Frank McMeen, the President of West Tennessee Healthcare, his suggestion that when Madison County is declared a Disaster area that this opportunity to “remove from” the pockets of others money to ease your suffering is only a step away. “In the near future, we expect that Madison County will be declared a Disaster Area by […]

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News Briefs April 30, 2010

on April 30, 2010, 6:11 AM / in National News

New PAC Pushes Combat Vets for Congress Only about 90 members of Congress are veterans, and few have been under fire, says Joseph R. John, a retired Navy captain on a mission to elect or re-elect to Congress at least 40 combat vets in the 2010 elections. “What I’m trying to do is to insert some of the old-time patriotic […]

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Brantley Clark Relationship

on April 20, 2010, 8:37 AM / in Local News, News

Bardo Brantley has seen some good times and bad times in the last couple of years but as of late he seen mostly bad. I am not sure if it was his choice of projects or his lack of attention to those projects or the advice that he received from his business partners and associates. I wish I knew, because […]

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What’s Next with the Supreme Court

on April 14, 2010, 4:05 AM / in National News, News

There is a lot of talk about the retirement of justice John Paul Stevens from the U.S. Supreme Court and the speculation by many has been as to which liberal will be nominated by Barack Obama to succeed him. The successor could cast a deciding vote on the constitutionality of Obama’s Health Care. And there has been speculation whether Senate […]

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Stirring the Melting Pot

on April 10, 2010, 6:00 AM / in National News

Stirring the melting pot: “Now to the growing national backlash against the state of Arizona over its tough new immigration law that says police can stop people just on the suspicion they might be there illegally.” NBC’s Brian Williams “It’s now gone beyond protest to threats of a boycott, as Arizona becomes a laughing stock to some.” NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. […]

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From the President Himself

on March 24, 2010, 5:44 AM / in National News, News

I thought that I would share this message with you. I have highlighted the most dangerous parts. Frank — I’m writing to you on a great day for America. This morning, I gathered with members of Congress, my administration, and hardworking volunteers from every part of the country to sign comprehensive health care reform into law. Thanks to the immeasurable […]

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Some Things Change Some Things Stay the Same

on March 23, 2010, 5:32 AM / in National News, News

Treasury Secretary Geithner testified today that the federal government will continue to play a key role in the nation’s housing finance system as Congress begins to revamp Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Geithner told the House Financial Services Committee that the two mortgage giants’ government-sponsored enterprise structure could not continue, especially after the federal government took them over two years […]

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Still Taking the Swings

Still Taking the Swings

on March 22, 2010, 5:38 AM / in Opinion

In 2010, about this time, President Obama was preparing himself to sign sweeping healthcare legislation (ObamaCare) and at the Senate was getting ready to take up a bill with some fixes, a key Republican started warning that the political fight over the issue is just beginning. “Outside the Beltway, the American people are very angry,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said […]

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Federal Appeals Court In California Upholds Under God in Pledge of Allegiance

on March 16, 2010, 5:18 AM / in National News, News

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the use of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency, rejecting arguments on Thursday that the phrases violate the separation of church and state. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected two legal challenges by Sacramento atheist […]

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Stop Rights of The Child

Stop Rights of The Child

on March 8, 2010, 8:34 AM / in National News, News

The Tennessee Eagle Forum is asking for help by means of a call to action. Eighty years ago the Supreme Court declared that “the child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.” Pierce v. Society […]

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Jackson City Council Meeting January 2010

on January 4, 2010, 7:45 AM / in Local News, News

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” – Jesus Christ, in Matthew 10:16 (KJV) AGENDA JANUARY 5, 2010 – 9:00 A.M. GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM I.CALL TO ORDER. II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG. (COUNCIL MEMBER ERNEST BROOKS) III.ROLL CALL. IV.APPROVAL OF […]

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Health Care

on January 2, 2010, 9:00 AM / in News, Opinion

While most members of Congress can’t or refuse to answer where and how the current ObamaCare proposal is constitutional and all Nancy Pelosi could muster up when confronted with that question was, “Are you serious?” some liberals have stretched the Constitution to the breaking point in efforts to justify the proposal. But in a Wall Street Journal op/ed this morning, […]

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City Audit 2009 Report

on December 29, 2009, 8:53 AM / in Local News, News

I received this morning some rather alarming news about our city audit which came to me in the form of a letter from Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC. December 8, 2009 Honorable Jerry Gist, Mayor Members of the Council City of Jackson, Tennessee We have completed our audit of the City of Jackson, Tennessee, and have submitted our report thereon. In […]

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News Brief December 27, 2009

on December 29, 2009, 8:46 AM / in Local News, News

Friday, Mayor Jerry Gist released his report to the council on areas important to city and its well being. My remarks are included. Financial: December sales tax receipts (October, 2009) are running 2.9% above 2008 within the city. Â Madison County receipts are down 0.7%. (Remember that 2008 was not a particularly good year for sales tax receipts) Property taxes […]

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A Committee to Recall U.S. Senator Robert Menendez

on December 28, 2009, 8:47 AM / in National News, News

A Committee to Recall U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, sponsored by the Sussex County Tea Party has announced plans to launch an effort to recall Senator Robert Menendez from his position in office. Helping to lead the charge is New Jersey Tea Parties United, the state’s grass-roots coalition of county and regional Tea Party groups representing several thousand members in support […]

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News Brief December 16, 2009

on December 16, 2009, 10:14 PM / in News

On the Enviroment Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry today said Congress will prove the naysayers wrong and pass climate change legislation next year. Speaking at global climate talks in Denmark, Kerry said, “With a successful deal here in Copenhagen, next year, the United States Congress — House and Senate — will pass comprehensive energy-climate legislation that will reduce America’s […]

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Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Shooting

on December 15, 2009, 10:12 PM / in Local News

Press release from late yesterday. Typical case where man shoots a woman with the intent to kill her, leaving her crippled for life, and he could be out in 6 years… don’t you love it. CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT DATE: December 15, 2009 BY: Chief Gill Kendrick Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Shooting Corey Lamont Hennings, 33, […]

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Internet censorship plan gets the green light

on December 15, 2009, 4:37 PM / in News

The Federal Government has announced  of Australia it will proceed with controversial plans to censor the internet after Government-commissioned trials found filtering a blacklist of banned sites was accurate and would not slow down the internet. But critics, including the online users’ lobby group Electronic Frontiers Australia and the Greens communications spokesman Scott Ludlam, said the trial results were not surprising […]

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Jackson’s Downtown Parking Garage

on December 13, 2009, 4:44 AM / in News, Opinion

I, on occasion, have blistered the city council for poor decisions based on facts that really didn’t exist. Normally, in a situation similar like this,  I would have been the only councilman to have voted no. However the atmosphere has changed on the council and three additional council members agreed that the offer was either too high or no offer […]

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