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  • Two former Vanderbilt football players found guilty by Tennessee jury

    01/27/2015 3:59:08 PM PST · by wardaddy · 41 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 1/27-15 | Ghianni
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Two former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty on Tuesday in the rape of an unconscious female student. A jury in Nashville returned a verdict after less than four hours of deliberations. Prosecutors said the woman was raped on June 23, 2013, and that the assault was proved by what the young men recorded on a cellphone. The case comes at a time of heightened national discussion about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses.
  • TECHNOLOGY Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

    01/27/2015 12:35:30 PM PST · by edzo4 · 16 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 1-27-2014 | ALISTAIR BARR
    Google Inc. is preparing to offer its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service in four new metro areas, the latest step in a careful expansion of the service. Google will announce launches of Google Fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. in coming days, according to two people familiar with the situation.
  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • (Homosexual) dads shocked religious school won't accept their children

    01/25/2015 6:59:13 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 64 replies
    Inquisitir | 1/24/2015 | Not given
    Two gay dads are shocked that a religious private school in Tennessee has refused to accept their children for enrollment. Yahoo reports that Brian Copeland and Greg Bullard applied to the school after a friend said he believed the school would accept their family arrangement. Copeland further explained the situation on his Facebook page. “We chose this school because of its rigorous faith-based K-12 academics and extra curricular activities; and, a friend with a son there asked them if a family like ours would be allowed and was told yes. After a phone conversation, fully disclosing we are a two-dad...
  • Tennessee GOP may seek closed primaries

    01/23/2015 3:17:12 AM PST · by don-o · 35 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | January 22, 2015 | Brad Hicks
    Former Unicoi County sheriff and current Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committeeman Kent Harris is among members of his committee who feel Democrats should vote for Democrats and Republicans should vote for Republicans. The Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committee is scheduled to meet in a special-called session on Feb. 7 in Nashville to consider what has been referred to as the “closed primary resolution.” If the committee approves the resolution, it would essentially be recommending that the Tennessee General Assembly enact legislation to require voters to register with their respective party before casting ballots in primary elections.
  • “Pro-Life” Lawmakers Sabotage Vote on Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    01/22/2015 6:38:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Steven Ertelt
    A handful of “pro-life” lawmakers have sabotaged a vote House Republican leaders planned for today to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn babies feel pain in abortions. As LifeNews reported yesterday, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina along with Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Jackie Walorski of Indiana — each of whom have pro-life voting records — objected to a vote on the bill on the grounds that the language in the bill did not do enough to allow women who have been victimized by rape to have abortions. Together, they reportedly...
  • Tennessee doctor says pro-choice physicians not upfront about risks of abortion

    01/20/2015 5:06:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    christianexaminer.com ^ | 20 January, 2015 | by Vanessa Garcia Rodriguez |
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Christian Examiner) -- When doctors told Carmelle Hartgrove the odds of survival for the twin girls in her womb, she chose to gamble and won. The doctor claimed the girls had only a 30 percent chance of survival because they shared an amniotic sac and placenta, and recommended she abort one to save the other -- something she refused to even consider. While the rare condition exists and the complications are real, the rate of death may have been overestimated, Dr. C. Brent Boles, a Tennessee obstetrician and gynecologist, told Christian Examiner. Explaining there is risk one baby...
  • Fox’s Shep Smith: Same States That Were ‘Fighting Integration’ Are Against Gay Marriage

    01/16/2015 8:05:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 16, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    During his breaking news coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear four different cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in four different states this term — Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee — Fox News’ Shepard Smith compared the remaining resistance to marriage equality in this country to those who wanted to keep segregation intact during the Civil Rights Movement. “Not in every case, but in most cases, the same states which were fighting integration are fighting this as well,” Smith said. “Those states which always seem to be behind the curve for reasons which are explainable and understandable. Those are...
  • Another Anti-Abortion Bill Is Filed In Tennessee General Assembly

    01/16/2015 3:56:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    memphisflyer.com ^ | an 15, 2015 | Posted By Bianca Phillips
    Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) has filed a bill that requires medical or surgical abortions to be performed in licensed ambulatory surgical treatment centers. It's the second bill filed this legislative session after voters approved Amendment 1, a constitutional amendment that gave legislators the right to pass new restrictions on abortion in Tennessee. Another bill, filed by Rep. Rick Womick (R-Rockvale), would require women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound one to three days before the procedure. Green's bill, SB50, would only affect private doctors who perform abortions. A majority of the state's abortion clinics, including Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis...
  • Anthony Gulledge: Cheesecake Beating for 3-Year-Old Who Took Last Slice

    01/14/2015 1:00:09 PM PST · by Hugin · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 12:19 PM | Clyde Hughes
    Gulledge was charged with neglect, aggravated child abuse, and domestic assault while the boy's mother, Katrina Johnson, was charged with aggravated child abuse for not doing enough to stop the beating and for not seeking medical attention for her son until the next day, according to WREG-TV. The boy was originally taken to a Germantown, Tennessee, hospital before being transferred to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis. He was listed in critical condition on Monday with a dislocated vertebrae and a broken femur. The Commercial Appeal reported that the boy also has numerous bruises, including on his lungs. Gulledge had...
  • Abortion clinics speak out against new bills being discussed in Nashville (Tennessee)

    01/13/2015 5:19:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    news3 wreg ^ | January 13, 2015 | Molly Smith
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tuesday marks day one of the Tennessee legislative session, and Amendment 1, which focuses on abortion laws, is getting a lot of attention on Capital Hill. Voters passed Amendment 1 in November, giving lawmakers more control over abortion laws. Protestors took to the capitol building, speaking out against bills that could change the rules for abortion clinics across the state. Rebecca Terrell is the executive director of CHOICES, a women’s health clinic that offers abortions. She’s cheering on the men and women who went to Nashville. She said, “Just to go make their voices heard and let...
  • Hundreds Of Abortion Rights Protesters Rally In Nashville (Tennessee)

    01/13/2015 5:13:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    my fox memphis ^ | Jan 13, 2015 | fox
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Abortion rights supporters have held a protest outside Capitol in Nashville to decry legislative efforts to enact new restrictions. Protesters beat drums, waved signs and listened to speeches outside the legislative office complex, and their numbers swelled to the hundreds as they marched to the steps of state Capitol. About 60 of the demonstrators protested inside the Capitol while the Legislature convened.
  • Nine arrested in massive brawl involving up to 50 people after high school basketball game

    Nine people have been arrested after up to 50 teenagers and adults started a huge brawl after a high school basketball game. The violent scenes unfolded at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee, with people punching and kicking each other before police officers swarmed the auditorium on Friday night. Two juveniles - aged 15 and 17 - were arrested along with seven other adult men following the game which saw the home team lose to local rivals Hamilton 76-54.
  • Washington’s gas tax guzzlers "maybe motorists won’t notice that we’re gouging them"

    01/12/2015 6:12:00 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    wash times ^ | 1/11/15 | s moore
    Suddenly everyone in Washington wants a gas tax hike — apparently so that consumers don’t save too much money at the pump. As prices keep falling, the politicians and the moochers in Washington want a piece of the action. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois and even Republicans such as Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee have linked arms with the entire road-building industry and green groups that want the cost of fuel to go up.Mrs. Pelosi won’t even hide her cynical motivation: With gas prices low, maybe motorists won’t notice that we’re gouging them: “If there’s...
  • Tennessee bill would require women hear about alternatives to abortions before receiving one

    01/08/2015 10:45:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    washington post ^ | January 8 | Hunter Schwarz
    An “informed consent” bill that would require women to receive information about their pregnancy and abortion alternatives before receiving an abortion has been introduced by a Tennessee lawmaker. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers (R), would mandate physicians to tell women how long it was since they conceived, that abortions are “in a considerable number of cases … a major surgical procedure,” and that there are agencies that can assist should she choose to not have an abortion and either keep her child or put her child up for adoption. If a woman is more than six months pregnant,...
  • Disorientated girl, 7, knocks on stranger's door and says she has been in a plane crash

    01/03/2015 5:37:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-3-15 | Snejana Faberov
    Kentucky State Police found the wreckage of a small plane Friday night after a disoriented 7-year-old girl walked to a home and reported that she had been involved in a crash that killed her entire family. The plane, believed to be a Piper Seneca, was discovered just before 11pm Eastern time near KY 810 South in Lyon County. A family of four were found dead inside the wreckage, including the little girl's parents, older sister and a cousin. Early Saturday morning, Kentucky State Police identified the victims of the crash as Marty Gutzler, 49, his wife Kimberly Gutzler, 45, their...
  • 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...
  • Homeowner kills suspect during attempted home invasion

    12/24/2014 3:20:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    http://wreg.com ^ | december 24, 2014 | ASHLEY CROCKETT AND CAITLIN ALEXANDER
    Officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of Devoy at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, where they saw 22-year-old Nico Carlisle with multiple gunshot wounds lying at the front door. Officials pronounced Carlisle dead at the scene. Investigators say Carlisle and another man knocked on the door, then forced their way inside when a woman answered the door. Carlisle then put a gun to the woman’s neck. The homeowner grabbed a handgun before going to investigate the commotion, and fired multiple shots at the men, hitting Carlisle.
  • FBI warns of Islamic State threat to Mississippi River bridge

    12/24/2014 8:08:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The FBI has warned local authorities of a threat that Islamic State militants would blow up the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge spanning the Mississippi River, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday. The bridge is a major route connecting Tennessee and Arkansas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation passed the threat on to local police in a bulletin out of an "abundance of caution," spokesman Chris Allen said. "This is an unsubstantiated, anonymous threat," he said, adding that there was no useful intelligence arising from it.
  • FBI Bulletin Warns Of Possible ISIS Terror Plot in Memphis

    12/23/2014 8:44:08 PM PST · by LSUfan · 37 replies
    My Fox Memphis ^ | 22 Dec 14 | Matt Gerien
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Memphis Division is warning police officers about a threat to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge sometime in December. FOX13 News obtained the FBI bulletin sent to Mid-South Law Enforcement agencies warning about a possible Islamic State terror plot targeting the I-55 Bridge.
  • FBI warns of possible plot to blow up Memphis bridge

    12/22/2014 1:57:52 PM PST · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    wreg ^ | 12/22 | wreg
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The FBI sent a warning to local authorities about a possible plot to blow up a Memphis bridge. The FBI told WREG it received an anonymous tip, and stressed that there is “no actionable intelligence” that something will happen. All local law enforcement agencies have been alerted.
  • Tennessee Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Immigration Action

    12/23/2014 10:07:57 AM PST · by Hostage · 32 replies
    Nashville Scene ^ | December 22, 2014 | STEVEN HALE
    Tennessee's new Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced today that the state will join a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's recent executive action on immigration. Texas Attorney General and Gov-elect Greg Abbott is leading the challenge, which 23 other states have now joined. Slatery said in a release Monday that the suit is not about immigration but "more about the rule of law and the limitations that prevent the executive branch from taking over a role constitutionally reserved for Congress." "The executive directives issued by the White House and Homeland Security conflict with existing federal law," Slatery said. "They replace prosecutorial...
  • Rep. Blackburn: Nothing Fair or Legal About Executive Amnesty (Blackburn for Speaker!)

    12/19/2014 8:37:49 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 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...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 180 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • TN GOP Governor Announces Plan to Expand Obamacare

    12/15/2014 11:31:42 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 8 replies
    Ben Swann ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Barry Donegan
    On Monday, Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam outlined his plan to expand Obamacare. According to The Tennessean, he has branded the plan Insure Tennessee and dressed it in states’ rights rhetoric, claiming that the plan, which he says qualifies for federal funding under the Affordable Care Act, is an alternative to expanding Medicaid. WATE-TV 6 quoted a press release by Haslam in which he said, “This plan leverages federal dollars to provide health care coverage to more Tennesseans, to give people a choice in their coverage, and to address the cost of health care, better health outcomes and personal responsibility.”...
  • Branstad wants to keep GOP event, end straw vote

    12/15/2014 3:06:55 AM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 12/14/2014 | Rod Boshart
    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad says he would support a statewide Republican fundraising event in Ames next summer where GOP presidential hopefuls are invited to speak as long as no vote is taken as had been the practice during past straw polls that have been the focus of controversy. Branstad added that he did not want to see Iowa face possible sanctions that could cost delegates to the 2016 Republican national convention for conducting a poll in advance of the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses that could run afoul of new party rules. “I’m willing to agree to a statewide meeting...
  • BREAKING: Massive Spike In Whites Setting Blacks On Fire

    12/14/2014 4:39:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Did you know that there’s been a massive uptick in white thugs setting black folks on fire, yet the media has been virtually silent on this horrendous subject? Sure, we all have heard of Darren Wilson's shooting Michael Brown, but there has been no coverage of the aforementioned. Like in zero… nada… nothing… zilch. What kind of racist “news outlets” would be so heinous to cover up such gross and unspeakable evil? Why haven’t the most powerful people in our government and the entertainment industry spoken out and condemned this obvious xenophobic act of viciousness? How come there has been...
  • Rep. Dave Brat: Obama 'Morally Vacuous' on Amnesty

    12/12/2014 2:31:13 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | David A. Patten
    Incoming Virginia congressman Dave Brat, whose historic GOP primary victory over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor shook up Washington’s power structure this summer, is blasting President Obama’s executive fiat on immigration reform as "morally vacuous" – while stopping short of calling for impeachment.
  • Ramsey wants to limit new Tenn. abortion laws

    12/12/2014 12:35:45 PM PST · by Morgana
    Knoxville News ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | Eriz Schelzig, Associated Press
    NASHVILLE — The approval of a constitutional amendment to give the state Legislature more power to regulate abortions in Tennessee may have opened the floodgates to proposals from Republican lawmakers in the upcoming session, but Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that he doesn't expect most of them to be enacted.
  • Cop Allows Saudis with Dead Baby in Trunk to Drive Away so as Not to Offend Muslims

    12/11/2014 5:47:31 PM PST · by BCW · 24 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11 DEC 2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    An outlandish example of political correctness occurred in Tennessee yesterday when a police officer allowed a car full of Saudi Arabians to drive away with a dead baby reportedly in the trunk so as not to be “disrespectful” towards Muslims. Police in Sumner and Robertson counties are on the lookout for a blue Dodge Charger after a traffic stop on Interstate 65 around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle, which had paper tags and a registration violation, contained three Saudi Arabians with Saudi drivers licenses who told the officer that they had a dead child in the trunk prepared for an...
  • Atheists Push to Remove Language From Constitutions in States Banning Them From Public Office

    12/11/2014 8:34:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Although these bans aren't enforceable under federal law, a coalition of atheists are now lobbying to remove language from constitutions in Maryland and six other states that prevent people who do not believe in God from holding public office. Along with Maryland, the constitutions of Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas all bear language prohibiting people who do not believe in God from holding office according to The New York Times. And the Openly Secular coalition wants the language removed. "If it was on the books that Jews couldn't hold public office, or that African-Americans or women...
  • UAW gains important recognition at VW Tennessee plant

    12/09/2014 3:31:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 8, 2014 6:04pm EST | Bernie Woodall
    The United Auto Workers gained a partial and unconventional recognition from Volkswagen AG after proving to the company that it represents at least 45 percent of workers at the company’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a company spokesman said on Monday. The union on Monday said membership at its Local 42 in Chattanooga “exceeds a majority of workers at the plant.” It is the first time the UAW has been recognized at a foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the South, but it is short of the UAW’s goal of attaining exclusive bargaining rights for all of the plant’s 1,500 blue-collar workers....
  • Feds Find Shocking, Systemic Brutality, Incompetence In Cleveland Police Department

    12/04/2014 12:06:23 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12-4-2014 | Dana Liebelson, Ryan J. Reilly
    In recent years, Cleveland police officers have punched a 13-year-old boy who was in handcuffs for shoplifting and shot at an unarmed kidnapping victim who was wearing only his underwear, according to disturbing allegations released Thursday by the Justice Department. The agency's investigation found that officers in Cleveland routinely use unjustifiable force against not only criminals and suspects, but also innocent victims of crimes. The so-called “pattern or practice” report from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was released Thursday afternoon as DOJ and the city announced plans to develop a court-enforceable agreement that would impose an independent monitor on...
  • Two children, one adult killed and 23 hurt in crash between two school buses (Tenn)

    12/02/2014 4:10:16 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 18 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | News Sentinel staff
    KNOXVILLE — Two Sunnyview Primary School students and a Sunnyview teacher's aide died Tuesday afternoon when two school buses serving Sunnyview and Chilhowee Intermediate School crashed with "a big bang" in East Knoxville, authorities said. ~snip~ Police gave no names or ages of the students but said most ranged from kindergarten to second grade. Relatives of at least one victim learned of the death at the scene from the police chief and burst into screams and tears.
  • Congressional Staffer Apologizes for Saying First Daughters Acted Classless at Turkey Ceremony

    11/30/2014 7:56:46 AM PST · by rktman · 91 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/29/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    A communications director for a GOP congressman has apologized for saying the first daughters weren’t showing “class” and were wearing clothes fit for a “spot at a bar” during this week’s turkey pardoning ceremony.
  • Dress like you deserve respect not a spot at a bar:GOP staffer calls Malia and Sasha Obama classless

    11/29/2014 6:25:37 PM PST · by Cecily · 181 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 29, 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    A GOP staffer has accused First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama of classlessness, lashing out at their attire and attitude at the White House turkey pardon. The girls, aged 16 and 13, prompted playful criticism after scowling at their father, President Barack Obama, as he gave his annual Thanksgiving address on national television. But Elizabeth Lauten, once a media director for the Republican National Committee, went a step further to call the girls 'classless' and take aim at their short skirts which 'deserve a spot at a bar'
  • US lawmaker's Aide Draws Ire Over First Daughter Scolding

    11/29/2014 8:41:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 39 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | November 28, 2014 | Staff
    A US lawmaker's communications director was facing social media calls she be sacked after her Facebook rant about President Barack Obama's daughters prompted widespread anger. Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, wrote a scathing post to her Facebook account scolding Malia and Sasha Obama, 16 and 13, for looking bored while attending a public event with their father on Wednesday. In the post, since deleted but widely reproduced in screen grabs, Lauten tells the girls to "try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play." The girls stood beside Obama -- looking vaguely...
  • GOP Staffer Apologizes For Lecturing Obama Daughters To 'Show A Little Class'

    11/29/2014 6:22:27 PM PST · by Sparklite · 90 replies
    Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play. Then again your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department. Nevertheless, stretch yourself. Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during...
  • Ferguson Protesters Converge On Downtown Nashville

    11/25/2014 8:19:48 PM PST · by radu · 92 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Tues. Nov. 25, 2014 | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Interstate 24 has been shut down near LP Field as a large group of protesters converged on the streets of downtown Nashville. Several hundred people took to the street Tuesday night, one day after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. What initially began as a vigil gathering, soon turned into a demonstration with protesters forcing the closure of James Robertson Bridge and I-24 near LP Field.
  • Warm weather plagues hunters on opening day of firearm season

    11/23/2014 8:33:39 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 11/22/2014 | Alanna Autler
    Saturday marked the opening day for firearm season in Tennessee. But warm and windy weather plagued hunters across the region this weekend.
  • GOP bill would defund Obama's immigration order

    11/21/2014 11:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to prohibit funding to implement President Obama's executive action on immigration. Their bill, titled The Separation of Powers Act, would block the use of funds for deferring deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally or providing work permits. Poe said the legislation would reinforce the constitutional principle of checks and balances. "This legislation will allow Congress to exercise its 'check' on an out-of-control White House that treats the Constitution as a mere suggestion, not the law of the land," Poe said. Black said the measure could be one...
  • Darren Wilson Supporters Crowdfund ‘#PantsUpDontLOOT’ Ferguson Billboard

    11/18/2014 7:15:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | November 18, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS ST. Louis) - Supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson successfully crowd-sourced the funds to put up a #PantsUPDontLOOT billboard in Ferguson. Don Alexander of Brentwood, Tenn., raised the over $3,000 to place the billboard in the Ferguson area amid months of racial tensions vandalism from riots following the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
  • Darren Wilson supporter fundraises enough for ‘Pants up, don’t loot’ billboard in Ferguson

    11/19/2014 8:36:13 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    An avid supporter of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown has successfully fundraised enough money to erect a #PantsUPdontLOOT billboard in the embattled St. Louis suburb. Don Alexander, of Brentwood, Tennessee, has surpassed his goal of $3,000 to erect the billboard featuring a phrase intended to mock “hands up, don’t shoot” — a rallying cry used by Ferguson protesters
  • First proposed law comes as result of TN pro-life amendment passage

    11/16/2014 9:10:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Live Action ^ | Nov 16, 2014 | Susan Michelle
    Even as abortion advocates in Tennessee try to find a loophole to invalidate the legitimately passed Amendment 1, lawmakers are wasting no time responding to the bill’s passage. First up is a an ultrasound bill, prefiled by Rep. Rick Womick, R-Rockvale. The Tennessean reports that the “main requirement of the bill calls for a woman to receive an ultrasound within 24 to 72 hours of when she plans to have the abortion.” Womick noted that currently abortion facilities do ultrasounds anyway and that this bill would simply say, “look, let the mother see the picture and hear the heartbeat, that’s...
  • TENNESSEE TRAITORS – Lamar Alexander (R) & Bob Corker (R)

    12/28/2010 6:30:16 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 24 replies · 2+ views
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 12-28-2010 | AJ
    Backroom deals won’t do Tennessee much good if America’s national security is compromised. Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R) must not have considered national security when they decided to vote in favor of ratifying the dangerous New START Treaty. They also failed to research Russia’s alliance with countries like Iran, China, North Korea and Venezuela. It appears the Tennessee Senators were interested in bringing home the pork at the expense of our nation’s security. Zachary Roth’s December 23rd article states: “It will likely include more than $6 billion dollars for a uranium processing facility, to be built...
  • German labor chief: VW must halt anti-union group

    11/14/2014 8:23:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2014 3:52 PM EST | Erik Schelzig
    The head of the German union representing automotive workers is speaking out against Volkswagen working with anti-labor groups at its plant in Tennessee. In a statement issued Friday in Frankfurt, Germany, IG Metall President Detlef Wetzel called on Volkswagen to “show its true colors” in officially recognizing the United Auto Workers union as its bargaining partner at the Chattanooga factory once the union proves it has signed up a majority of workers there. “It is our objective to guarantee also under the politically difficult circumstances in the United States that labor union rights are respected and co-determination in the plant...
  • Couple pose for selfies 'in car they stole from beloved pastor, 57, after shooting him dead

    11/13/2014 8:48:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | november 11, 2014 | lydia warren
    A couple posted selfies to Facebook in a car they stole from a pastor after gunning him down, police have said. Lashonda Williams, 24, and Roger Reed Jr., 23, allegedly shot Reverend Don Smith on the side of the road in Hickory Hill, Tennessee on November 1 before stealing his 2010 Buick Lacrosse. They drove more than 150 miles back home to Greenville, Mississippi, where they were caught four days after the heinous murder, MyFoxMemphis reported. But while on the journey, the apparently had plenty of time to snap multiple kissing and grinning selfies and post them to their Facebook profiles.
  • Activists to Lay Wreaths at Abortion Clinic Altar During Mock Funeral for “Abortion Rights” (TN)

    11/13/2014 5:42:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/13/14 | Life Dynamics
    Abortion rights advocates in Tennessee are organizing a “mock funeral” Saturday to mourn the loss of “reproductive rights” after the pro-life measure, Amendment 1 passed in the state, where they will march past an alter outside a Memphis abortion clinic. Tennessee voters approved Amendment 1 on Nov. 4. The pro-life measure reads, “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting...
  • Memphis man with 25 children may have fathered more

    11/13/2014 4:28:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    NEWS3 ^ | November 12, 2014 | Stephanie Scurlock,
    Stewart and Davis say they haven’t gotten a dime since their boys were born. Yet Turnage, who told a Memphis judge he was broke, flaunts a lavish lifestyle around town and on Facebook. He flashes wads of money, puts his name on luxury cars and after a recent big birthday bash at his club bragged about having a $250 bottle of Hennessy. He said 700 people turned out for the two-day event. Among those in the crowd, Stewart and Davis. We asked them about why they’re paying money to party with a man who refuses to take care of their...
  • Abortion Activists File Lawsuit to Tennessee’s Pro-Life Victory on Amendment 1

    11/10/2014 11:23:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    On election night, Tennessee voters gave the Volunteer State a chance to enact the kind of pro-life laws that have dropped abortions to historic lows in state after state across the nation. But, now, abortion activists are trying to overturn that pro-life victory. Tennessee voters approved Amendment 1 to help ensure nothing in the state constitution could be used to secure an unlimited right to abortion. With 100% of the vote counted, Amendment 1 won with a 53-47 percent margin. tennessee3The amendment is necessary because the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled 4-1 in 2000 that the state constitution allows unlimited abortions....