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  • Sister Apple? Oh, Brother!: Abortion harms the living, too

    03/30/2015 6:41:51 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 30, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Sister Apple? Oh, Brother!: Abortion harms the living, too by Daniel Clark In an attempt to reverse a decades-long decline for their cause, pro-abortion activists have decided to become more strident. Gone is their defensive “safe, legal and rare” rhetoric, replaced by the more confrontational slogan, “Abortion on demand, without apology!” Rather than concede that abortion is undesirable, they hope to destigmatize it by speaking about it more openly. It is from this perspective that the obligatorily three-named activist Mary Walling Blackburn has written an online children’s book called Sister Apple, Sister Pig. The main character is a three-year-old named...
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Facebook Post Of Today After Vote on Speaker

    01/06/2015 12:58:40 PM PST · by Bronzewound · 56 replies
    Facebook ^ | Dec. 6, 2015 | Marsha Blackburn
    During the last Congress, I led the fight in the House to pass conservative bills that offered real solutions to the challenges we face as a nation. Now we have a Republican Senate to join us in this endeavor. Conservatives have a real opportunity here to affect change in Washington. But in order to do so we must now be united in the fight against Barack Obama and his failed policies. When we met as a conference on November 13th, Republicans nominated John Boehner as their candidate for Speaker of the House. No one ran against him for the position...
  • Marsha Blackburn for House speaker to replace John Boehner

    12/30/2014 6:34:18 PM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    The final recount from November’s election had not even been finished when current House Speaker John Boehner blew the mandate. How did Mr. Boehner treat the American people who just gave the Republicans a mandate? He gave the American people and the conservative base of the GOP the middle finger. The “CRomnibus” spending bill ...was Mr. Boehner’s way of sticking it to conservatives On Jan. 3, a new Congress begins and one of the first orders of business in the House of Representatives is to pick a new speaker. Mr. Boehner has repeatedly shown he is not the man to...
  • Rep. Blackburn: Nothing Fair or Legal About Executive Amnesty (Blackburn for Speaker!)

    12/19/2014 8:37:49 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 12/18/14 | Melissa Clyne
    There is nothing “fair” about President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, said Thursday on Newsmax TV's “America’s Forum.” Blackburn offered a couple of examples of how the executive order is hurting some of her constituents, including a woman who legally emigrated from Kurdistan who has been waiting to get her permanent resident’s card. When the thousands of people being hired under Obama begin to process the wave of immigrants legalized by his order, the Kurdish woman will be behind those who entered the U.S. illegally. “They left unlawful rule in Iraq and came...
  • Fearing Obama Unilateral Amnesty Threats, Tea Party Jams Congress's Phone Lines

    07/28/2014 2:24:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-28-14 | Matthew Boyle
    The phone lines are jammed. The American people have risen up in response to a rallying cry from Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), overloading the phone lines on Capitol Hill to pressure their members of Congress to fight against President Obama’s planned executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. ~snip~ “This shows the American people are going to resist,” a Sessions aide told Breitbart News. “The crescendo will grow. They are only beginning to be heard. They will get louder in the coming days.” The calls are coming in response to Sen. Sessions, who last week asked...
  • Marsha Blackburn To "Test The Waters" For 2016 Presidential Bid

    04/11/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 91 replies ^ | April 11, 2014 | SCOTT CONROY
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn will consider running for president in 2016 -- if she sees an opportunity to do so, an aide to the 7th District Republican told RealClearPolitics. Blackburn is scheduled to be one of the speakers at a New Hampshire Republican rally this weekend but was not previously known to be mulling a White House bid. "If there's a door to kick down, she's willing to kick it down," the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. "These are the kinds of events you go to -- test the waters, and see what...
  • Bill Nye “the Science Guy” and Rep. Marsha Blackburn don’t see eye to eye on climate change

    02/16/2014 1:32:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/16/14 | Tom Howell Jr.
    **SNIP** “What we have to do is look at the information that we get from climate scientists,” she said. “As you said, there is not agreement around the fact of exactly what is causing this.” Mr. Nye, who recently debated evolution with creationism proponent Ken Ham, said politicians like Ms. Blackburn are exacerbating America’s problems by casting doubt on scientific evidence. “So what I would encourage everybody to do is back up and let’s agree on the facts. Would you say that the Antarctic has less ice than it used to?” he said, adding later, “You are a leader. We...
  • Blackburn 'Welcomes' Obama to Tenn.: 'Free People Will Always Be More Successful'

    01/25/2014 3:36:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/25/2014 | Craig Bannister
    "Take a look around, because this is what a thriving economy looks like," Rep. Marsha Blackburn says in her "welcome" message to Pres. Obama, who will be visiting her state on Thursday.Responding to the news that the president will be coming to Nashville, Rep. Marsha Blackburn suggested Obama alter his "failed policies" and learn from Tennessee's successful economic model:"Welcome to Tennessee. While you're here take a look around because this is what a thriving economy looks like. Despite what your teleprompter may tell you, our success is not a result of your failed policies. It's rooted in what's always made...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2013

    09/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Peter King, R-N.Y., and Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif.,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 April 2013

    04/28/2013 4:48:53 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 75 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 April 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 28th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): en. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): en. Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Bennie...
  • Bachmann, Garrett, and Blackburn votes re-elect Boehner

    01/03/2013 10:31:45 AM PST · by Perdogg · 245 replies
    What drama: Bachmann, Garrett, Blackburn wait till LAST MIN to cast vote for Boehner, bring the vote from 17 defections down at final second— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 3, 2013
  • NY Times Freaks Out After Judge Upholds Most of Alabama’s Immigration Law

    10/02/2011 1:38:34 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-02-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaHow significant was Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn's ruling upholding key sections of Alabama's H.B. 56 immigration law? Well, just ask the New York Times, which flipped out over it in their lead editorial: A federal judge has upheld most of Alabama’s new immigration law, the nation’s harshest and most radical attempt to harness a state’s power to find and punish illegal immigrants. The consequences for Alabamans will be serious — not just for the undocumented, but for their blameless citizen children, for those who are mistaken for unauthorized immigrants and for farmers and other business owners...
  • Ruling issued on controversial immigration law (Key facts left out of other misleading articles)

    09/28/2011 12:54:18 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 4 replies
    Fox News Alabama WBRC 6 ^ | September 28, 2011
    (Judge) Blackburn has decided that some parts of the state's controversial law should not be allowed to become law while the law continues to be challenged in court. Here are the sections of the law which the judge enjoined from becoming law until final judgements are issued in the case: Section 11a: "It is unlawful for a person who is an unauthorized alien to knowingly apply for work, solicit work in a public or private place, or perform work as an employee or independent contractor in this state," Section 13: Prohibits concealing, harboring, transporting, etc., of unlawfully-present aliens Section 16:...
  • Green Firm's Big Scam

    09/23/2011 11:51:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    September 23, 2011 Green Firm's Big Scam Reps. Blackburn, Andrews weigh in on Solyndra hearing, green jobs funding
  • Embattled Guitar Exec to Attend Obama’s Speech

    09/07/2011 12:38:34 PM PDT · by DFG · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/07/11 | Robert Costa
    Sources tell National Review Online that Gibson’s chairman and chief executive, Henry Juszkiewicz, will attend President Obama’s joint address to Congress on Thursday. Federal agents recently raided Gibson’s manufacturing facilities, suspecting that the company was using illegally-imported wood. Juszkiewicz has vocally defended Gibson’s practices and denied the allegations. “There’s no doubt we’re being persecuted,” he said in an interview with the Tennessean. “But while I was sitting in my conference room, while agents blocked the door to my office, I decided two things. One, we were going to try and fight this in court. Secondly, we were going to give...
  • Federal judge blocks Ala. illegal immigration law

    08/29/2011 12:27:09 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 352 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2011
    A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, ruling Monday that she needed more time to decide whether the law opposed by the Obama administration, church leaders and immigrant-rights groups is constitutional. The brief order by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn means the law won't take effect as scheduled on Thursday. The ruling was cheered by opponents who have compared the law to old Jim Crow-era statutes against racial integration. But Blackburn didn't address whether the law is constitutional, and she could still let all or parts of the law take effect...
  • Upton: House Will Vote to Bring Back the Bulb

    06/23/2011 1:16:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | June 22, 2011 | Henry Payne
    The bulb is back. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R.,Mich.) has finally agreed to support a bill this summer that means lights out on the looming 2012 ban on the incandescent light bulb. Upton himself co-sponsored 2007 legislation making light bulbs illegal, a ban that has become a symbol of bipartisan Big Government run amok. Upton has come under increased pressure in recent weeks, sources say, after failing to follow up on a promise he made after assuming the committee chairmanship that he would hold hearings on reversing the ban. After months of paralysis — and with...
  • Washington Post and CBS receiving money from ObamaCare Slush Fund

    04/06/2011 6:47:25 AM PDT · by xtinct · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/5/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Two mainstream news organizations are receiving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from Obamacare’s Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) — a $5 billion grant program that’s doling out cash to companies, states and labor unions in what the Obama administration considers an effort to pay for health insurance for early retirees. The Washington Post Company raked in $573,217 in taxpayer subsidies and CBS Corporation secured $722,388 worth of Americans’ money. “It is fine with me if they continue covering the ObamaCare debate,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, in an e-mail to The Daily Caller. “When NBC used to...
  • House Republican Introduces Bill to Block FCC’s ‘Internet Grab’

    01/06/2011 4:06:35 PM PST · by PROCON · 66 replies ^ | Jan. 6, 2011 | Capitol Confidential
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn introduced legislation Wednesday to deny the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory oversight over the Internet, which the Tennessee Republican insisted was the “sole prerogative of Congress” to administer. “I agree that the Internet faces a number of challenge, ” Blackburn said in a release. “Only Congress can address those challenges without compounding them. Until we do, the FCC and other federal bureaucracies should keep their hands off the ‘net.”
  • Rep. Blackburn gets Democrat's support on legislation to strike net neutrality

    01/05/2011 3:38:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 5, 2011 | Sara Jerome
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) filed legislation Wednesday to strike down Internet line regulations passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December. She already has a Democrat supporting her effort, with Blue-Dog Democrat Rep. Dan Boren (Okla.) joining her on the bill. Blackburn's office said she is also joined by more than 60 members, including the majority of Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill states that regulations impacting the Internet must be left to Congress, striking the FCC's rules. "The FCC's Christmas week Internet-grab points out how important it is that we pass this bill quickly,"...
  • Outgoing Democrat Rep. Allen Boyd Calls Nancy Pelosi “The Face That Defeated Us”

    01/04/2011 5:06:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies ^ | January 4, 2011 | annem040359
    Outgoing USA House of Representative Allen Boyd, (D/FL) said it best about what was a BIG FACTOR to why the Democrats in the House lost their majority and it was all about one person, the outgoing Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi: “The face that defeated us”. It was Speaker Pelosi and the out-of-control spending and over-extending of government control that in turn, created the perfect storm of angry voter backlash on November 2, 2010 which produced the conservative and tea party movement based taking back of the USA House of Representatives.
  • Tea Party Express Celebrates Successful Primary Season (The TPX-FX)

    09/15/2010 9:57:12 PM PDT · by Syncro · 41 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Sept 14, 2010 | Levi Russel
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2010CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Tea Party Express Celebrates Successful Primary Season The Tea Party Express celebrated another election victory tonight, marking the end to a very successful primary campaign season. Below is a list of those who we’ve endorsed as ‘heroes’ or spent money. The Tea Party Express also targeted a number of candidates who ultimately ended up losing/retiring.  We launched a $250,000 “Defeat Bart Stupak” campaign and brought our Tea Party Express 3-bus convoy into his district with 6 tea party rallies in his congressional district (the most we’ve...
  • Charge dismissed in fake hero's case, Valor Act ruled unconstitutional

    07/16/2010 11:24:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 91 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 07/16/2010 | Felisa Cardona
    A federal judge in Denver has ruled the Stolen Valor Act is "facially unconstitutional" because it violates free speech and dismissed the criminal case against Rick Strandlof, a man who lied about being an Iraq war veteran. "The Stolen Valor Act is declared to be facially unconstitutional as a content-based restriction on speech that does not serve a compelling government interest, and consequently that the Act is invalid as violative of the First Amendment," Blackburn wrote in his opinion. Strandlof, 32, was charged with five misdemeanors related to violating the Stolen Valor Act - specifically, making false claims about receiving...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Republicans Plan to Form Counter-Delegation at Climate Conference

    12/09/2009 9:59:15 PM PST · by FromLori · 46 replies · 2,675+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/9/09
    A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. A GOP counter-delegation is forming to undermine the Obama administration's work on an international climate change agreement in Copenhagen, warning that the president is poised to make commitments he can't keep and drawing heightened attention to controversial leaked e-mails. At least a half-dozen Republican senators and representatives are planning to head to Denmark next week, as part of the overall U.S....
  • Gore's Profits Of Doom

    11/03/2009 5:59:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1,176+ views ^ | November 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The oracle of climate disaster has a new book out on global warming that should be on the fiction list. He asks us to commit economic suicide while he rakes in millions from his green investments. 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," Al Gore's sequel to his 2006 tome "An Inconvenient Truth," came out Tuesday. Printed on recycled paper using low-VOC (volatile organic compound) ink, it will undoubtedly be a best-seller and on the desk of every attendee at next month's climate change conference in Copenhagen. In a press release announcing the book, the Oscar-...
  • SarahPAC Gives to Bachmann, Blackburn, and McDonnell

    09/01/2009 3:34:51 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 22 replies · 1,099+ views
    C4P ^ | August 31, 2009 | Daniel Terrapin
    SarahPAC has contributed to: ...Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell... As stated on SarahPAC's website: Your support of SarahPac will make it possible for Gov. Palin to continue to be a strong voice for energy independence and reform. By supporting SarahPac, you will allow Gov. Palin to help find and create solutions for America's most pressing problems; priority number one is building a strong and prosperous economy that recognizes hard work, innovation and integrity by rewarding small businesses and hard working American families. SarahPac will support local and national candidates who...
  • Christian pupils outnumbered by Muslims even in Roman Catholic schools

    08/16/2009 9:50:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 1,218+ views ^ | August 14, 2009 | Martin Beckford
    Christian pupils are now outnumbered by Muslims at Roman Catholic schools in some parts of England A survey has found 24 Catholic primary schools in the North West and the Midlands teach a minority of churchgoing children. Fewer than one in 10 children are Catholic at one school in Birmingham, while the Church is ending its involvement with a similar establishment in Blackburn. Overall, Catholics make up 73.34 per cent of pupils at the 2,300 schools linked to the denomination across England and Wales. But The Tablet, a weekly Catholic magazine, found that in Oldham, Blackburn, Wolverhampton and Birmingham there...
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is First Woman to Co-Sponsor Controversial Birth Certificate Bill

    07/01/2009 12:08:10 AM PDT · by FromLori · 48 replies · 1,498+ views
    Red State ^ | 6/30/09
    A popular Tennessee Congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn (R), has become the first woman and the first Tennessean to add her name to the list of co-sponsors for Representative Bill Posey’s (R-FL) proposed amendment (HR-1503). The bill amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, and would require candidates for President of the United States to provide among other things, “…a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate…”. The bill’s list of co-sponsors continues to grow with Blackburn as its latest member. The seven Representatives already supporting the bill are: - Rep. Bill Posey (R-Florida) (sponsor) Rep. John R. Carter (R-Texas) Rep. John...
  • Shoe bomber accomplice pleads guilty at Old Bailey

    02/28/2005 6:11:57 AM PST · by Valin · 308+ views
    The Times ^ | 2/28/05
    A British-born suicide bomber plotted to bring down a packed passenger aircraft over the Atlanttic at the same time that the shoe bomber Richard Reid targeted an American Airlines flight, the Old Bailey heard today. But Saajid Badat changed his mind and dismantled his own shoe bomb, which was designed to evade airport security. Badat, 25, from Gloucester, admitted conspiring to blow up an aircraft between January 1 1999 and November 28, 2003 in a surprise change of plea today. He had been due to stand trial for the offence. Intelligence services believe Badat had been conspiring with Reid, a...

    12/03/2003 4:28:59 PM PST · by freeperfromnj · 18 replies · 277+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | LONDON, Dec. 3, 2003
    (CBS/AP) Sources tell CBS News that British police have foiled a plot to blow up an airliner en route from London's Heathrow Airport to the U.S. Sajid Badat, a Pakistani Briton, was arrested in his hometown of Gloucester last week during a series of police raids across Britain. Badat, 24, was charged Wednesday with conspiring with Richard Reid, the so-called "shoe bomber," and "others unknown" to cause an explosion "likely to endanger life" between September 1, 2001 and November 28, 2003. He is also charged with two lesser offenses of "possessing explosives." Shortly after the arrest, Home Secretary David Blunkett...
  • Steel Magnolia Marsha Blackburn Grounds and Pounds Al Gore

    04/26/2009 12:46:16 PM PDT · by McBuff · 23 replies · 1,830+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | April 24, 2009 | C-SPAN
    I'm thinking this lady would have no problem with Katie Couric. . .Blackburn for President!
  • GOP Lawmaker Probes Obama Census Order

    02/10/2009 8:03:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 2,113+ views
    Newsmax ^ | February 10, 2009
    A Republican lawmaker is calling for an investigation of a plan by the Obama administration to have the U.S. census managed by White House staff. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, fears that the move could jeopardize a reliable census in 2010. That, in turn, could trigger allegations of political chicanery in redrawing the lines that determine districts and help shape electoral fortunes. "I'm deeply concerned" about "the White House controlling the day-to-day operations of the Census Bureau," Blackburn told Fox News. Obama's plan, she wrote in a letter to the committee requesting...
  • McCain Veepstakes Predictions: Marsha Blackburn?

    07/26/2008 6:06:23 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 93 replies · 788+ views
    Red Jersey ^ | 7/26/08
    1. Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) Marsha Blackburn has been a member of Congress since 2003. She attractive and a very strong conservative. I hate to play the gender card, but I believe that McCain needs a female vice president on the ticket. She would be appealing to disenfranchised conservatives and to women at the same time.
  • The lady prefers 'congressman' (NAGS angry @ Marsha Blackburn R-TN & she's NOT GUILTY!)

    04/18/2008 2:55:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 172+ views ^ | 4/15/08 | HELENA ANDREWS
    The lady prefers 'congressman'By HELENA ANDREWS | 4/15/08 8:56 PM EST Blackburn signs her official correspondence with "congressman." Photo: John Shinkle In any other office, it wouldn’t sound as strange: “OK, let me grab the congressman. Hold on.” But in this office it does, seeing as how the congressman is Marsha Blackburn, a Republican U.S. representative from Tennessee, who since joining the delegation in 2003 has preferred the masculine form of the title. “It’s not something I see as a big deal,” said Blackburn, 55, the only female member of the Tennessee delegation, emphasizing that she’s not trying to make...
  • Marsha Blackburn on Hillary, Spending, Immigration and Fred Thompson

    11/08/2007 8:51:06 PM PST · by daylilly · 43 replies · 155+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/08/2007 | Ericka Anderson
    As a trailblazer in her own right, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) was not impressed with Hillary Clinton’s crybaby performance following the most recent Democratic presidential debates. Blackburn, the first woman to represent Tennessee’s 23rd Senate district -- and since 2002 holder of Tennessee’s Seventh Congressional District seat -- knows well the self-restraint and stamina required for a woman to run a successful campaign amidst a male-dominated profession. Blackburn said she was surprised by Clinton’s negative response to heavy criticism from opponents and noted that “part of the discretion of serving in leadership is…knowing when to bite your tongue.”
  • H.R. 3494 - Make states and local government enforce federal immigration law

    10/02/2007 4:08:23 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 8 replies · 161+ views ^ | September 7, 2007 | Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN]
    H.R. 3494: To provide for enhanced Federal, State, and local assistance in the enforcement of the immigration laws, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, to authorize appropriations to carry out the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and for other purposes. Read the full text of the bill at the source URL. Should be linked, but just in case:
  • Hardline takeover of British mosques

    09/06/2007 6:42:31 PM PDT · by Stoat · 27 replies · 971+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | September 7, 2007 | Andrew Norfolk
    Hardline takeover of British mosques       Andrew Norfolk   Almost half of Britain’s mosques are under the control of a hardline Islamic sect whose leading preacher loathes Western values and has called on Muslims to “shed blood” for Allah, an investigation by The Times has found. Riyadh ul Haq, who supports armed jihad and preaches contempt for Jews, Christians and Hindus, is in line to become the spiritual leader of the Deobandi sect in Britain. The ultra-conservative movement, which gave birth to the Taleban in Afghanistan, now runs more than 600 of Britain’s 1,350 mosques, according to...
  • Mexican ID controversy on the way here (Memphis TN)

    03/09/2007 4:21:36 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 13 replies · 890+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/9/07 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- The Mexican Consulate in Atlanta plans to set up a mobile office in Hickory Hill on Saturday to distribute the form of identity cards that U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., would prohibit using for opening bank accounts. Blackburn introduced legislation earlier this week to close what she considers a loophole in banking regulations that permit banks to use the matricula consular card as part of the identification for opening a bank account and eventually obtaining credit cards. She has cited danger to financial institutions as a concern. "Our preference would be to see the Mexican government join us...
  • Blackburn: Close credit loophole (for illegals)

    02/17/2007 9:49:54 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 29 replies · 968+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 2/17/06 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has called for the House Financial Services Committee to investigate Bank of America's practice of extending credit through secured credit cards sometimes used by undocumented workers. "As a member of the Financial Services committee, I believe that thorough Congressional oversight is necessary to address this legal loophole, which allows banks to issue credit cards to those who are in this country illegally," Blackburn said in a statement Friday. "We must protect our country and financial institutions from the security, financial, and terrorist risks this poses," Blackburn said. The call for an investigation followed...
  • Priest guards church against ‘racist’ attacks

    08/04/2006 10:23:39 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 808+ views
    Lancashire Evening Telegraph ^ | 8/2/06 | Caroline Innes
    A PRIEST is set to install high fences around his church in Blackburn in a bid to combat racist attacks. The move was revealed as a Muslim leader blasted the gang of youths which targeted St Joseph's RC Church, in Audley, Blackburn. Coun Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, said the gang were "disgraceful and disrespectful" and he was so angry that when he found out who was responsible he would personally report them to the police. The latest incident happened on Sunday at 11pm and although the church's alarm system prevented the youths from gaining access...
  • 'Green' Politicians Add to Gas Price Woes

    04/28/2006 6:12:58 AM PDT · by Small-L · 8 replies · 563+ views ^ | April 27, 2006 | Steven Milloy
    Amid the race between politicians to capitalize on consumer anger at high gas prices, at least one member of Congress, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., expressed a much-needed perspective on the problem -- these same politicians own a share of the blame....Rep. Blackburn observed, “If we're going to work toward [energy independence], we’re going to have to do some things differently. Now, I can tell you one of the things that I wish had been done differently is over the past 30 years, we have had environmental extremists driving energy policy in this country, saying no to everything.”
  • Condimania

    04/01/2006 5:56:26 PM PST · by aculeus · 21 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | April 2, 2006 | By Elizabeth Day
    The Dean of Blackburn is a holy man and, as such, is not generally touched by earthly desires. He has serious misgivings about the Iraq war. He is a sensible, mild-mannered sort of fellow, not given to unnecessary exaggeration. But that was yesterday. That was BC. Before Condoleezza. "Oh, I thought she was charming," says the Very Rev Christopher Armstrong, reflecting on his hour-long meeting with the US Secretary of State in Blackburn Cathedral. He pauses. A playful half-smile curls his lips. His eyes glaze over slightly and gaze into the middle distance. It is as if he is recalling...
  • (Rep. Marsha) Blackburn says she will not seek (TN) Senate seat in 2006

    02/11/2005 2:10:19 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 32 replies · 842+ views
    wkrn-tv ^ | 2-11-2005 | n/a
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., announced Friday that she will not seek the 2006 Republican nomination for the Senate seat Majority Leader Bill Frist is expected to vacate. Blackburn, who was elected to the House in 2002, said she wanted to focus on her work in the House. "I now have a unique opportunity to leave an indelible print on how government will look and work in the 21st century," she said in a statement. Frist has said he does not plan to seek a third term in 2006. The Tennessee Republican has been mentioned as a...
  • GOP slams Bush policies at retreat

    02/06/2004 1:27:31 AM PST · by ovrtaxt · 1,118 replies · 478+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/6/04 | By Ralph Z. Hallow and James G. Lakely
    <p>Growing frustration over President Bush's immigration plan and lack of fiscal discipline came to a head behind closed doors at last weekend's Republican retreat in Philadelphia.</p> <p>House lawmakers, stunned by the intensity of their constituents' displeasure at some of Mr. Bush's key domestic policies, gave his political strategist Karl Rove an earful behind closed doors.</p>
  • A surprising threat to freedom-Campaign Finance Reform thread-day 29

    01/08/2004 6:12:38 AM PST · by Valin · 20 replies · 433+ views
    Capitol Hill Blue ^ | 1/8/03 | Jay Ambrose
    If American democracy is finally done in, the perpetrators will unlikely be Hitlerian figures whose strutting authoritarianism is plain to see, but a collection of well-meaning, schoolmarm-like activists who aim to restrict our freedoms for our own supposed good. They may well be members of Common Cause. You never figure an outfit like Common Cause to be a danger to the republic's must crucial principles, do you? But be vigilant: Common Cause is in the forefront of those cutting the First Amendment down to an imperceptible size. The group does not want anything blocking the way as government squelches free...
  • Tennessee Tax Revolt To Lead Protest Against Income Tax Proposals TODAY.

    06/28/2002 10:29:44 PM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 28 replies · 277+ views
    Tennessee Tax Revolt ^ | June 29, 2002 | Tennessee Tax Revolt
    News Saturday June 29 - TTR will be at the Capitol all day on Saturday starting at 9:00AM. There is a good possibility that a vote will be taken. PLEASE join us.