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  • A handful of Republican senators say they won't be attending the GOP convention

    07/08/2020 10:33:19 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 58 replies
    AOL ^ | 7/8/2020 | Allan Smith
    he senators skipping out include Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The lawmakers gave varying reasons for why they won't be at President Donald Trump's renominating convention. Some of those senators are not among Trump's favorites.
  • Justin Timberlake calls for removal of Confederate monuments [Who The Hell Is Justin Timberlake?]

    07/07/2020 5:44:02 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    thehill ^ | 07/07/20 | JUSTINE COLEMAN
    Justin Timberlake is calling for the removal of Confederate monuments across the country. The singer, who is from Tennessee, posted his comments on Instagram on Monday along with a video on the subject from the American Civil Liberties Union. “America was built by men who believed in and benefitted from racism. Plain and simple,” Timberlake said in the caption. “...those men who proudly owned and abused Black people are STILL celebrated all over the country.” Timberlake cited a statistic that there are about 1,848 Confederate statues in the country. “More than half are in The South, and it’s not acceptable,”...
  • BBQ Restaurant Cancels Catering Job with “Back the Blue” Police Supporters After Leftists Threaten to Burn Down their Business

    06/30/2020 8:40:34 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    A Tennessee business cancelled their catering job with police supporters after threats from the left. Shuford’s Smoke House says leftists threatened to burn down their business after the accepted an order from “Back the Blue” police supporters. One local business received backlash this week after they say they were falsely accused of making a political statement with the back the blue rally. Owners of Shuford’s smoke house say organizers of today’s Back the Blue contacted them to order food for the event. Shuford’s says they accepted the job because they believed it was another opportunity to offer their catering services....
  • What I Learned at the Pro-POLICE Rally (BLACK LIVES MATTER Showed Up...)

    06/29/2020 6:45:09 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/29/20 | Patrick Rooney
    A report with commentary from the "Back the Badge" pro-police rally in Nashville, Sunday 6/28/20. Citizens sought to support the police, but Black Lives Matter showed up with different ideas. There was a lot to be learned here!
  • LIVE STREAM: 'Back the Badge' demonstrators rally at State Capitol (Nashville, Tenn.)

    06/28/2020 2:42:07 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    News Channel 5 Nashville ^ | June 28 | Rebekah Pewitt
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Demonstrators gathered at Legislative Plaza for a "Back the Badge' rally. The wore American flag clothing, held signs that read "Blue Lives Matter," and chanted things like "law and order." (see links in 1st post)
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates Burn American Flag to Protest Pro-Life Legislation

    06/27/2020 9:30:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 26, 2020 | Graham Piro
    The protesters lit the flag on fire before placing it in a garbage can and extinguishing the fire. "Do not despair. From destruction comes creation. Let us invoke a new world from these ashes," a woman dressed as Lady Liberty said. She then led a chant of, "What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now." . . Planned Parenthood did not respond to an email request for comment on the video.
  • Washington Post: It Doesn’t Matter That The Most Violent Cities In America Are Run By Democrats

    06/27/2020 6:07:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/27/2020 | John Sexton
    I missed this when it was published Thursday. The Washington Post’s Philip Bump did a fact-check of sorts on a claim made by President Trump: “You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other — other cities, all Democrat run,” he said. “Every one of them is Democrat run. Twenty out of 20. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat run.” It’s not clear how Trump is defining “most dangerous” in this context. So let’s look at two related sets of data compiled by the FBI: most violent...
  • 88-year-old liquor store owner charged with assault for shooting robber

    06/27/2020 5:49:14 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    independentsentinel ^ | June 27, 2020 | M. Dowling
    An 88-year-old liquor store owner was arrested for shooting a robbery suspect. Owner May Boyce was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a man allegedly lunged at her while trying to steal from her. “I did what I had to do, and I hope word gets out on the street that I’m fed up and I’m not taking it anymore,” May Boyce told the New York Post after she was released on $10,000 bond. “You’ve got to stick up for yourself sometimes.” Boyce said that she has been robbed multiple times while working at her shop, Murfreesboro...
  • VANITY--Going to Nashville TN on a business conference/personal vacation. Recommendations?

    06/24/2020 11:24:12 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 68 replies
    Going to Nashville TN (first time staying in TN) on a business conference/personal vacation. Any must see tourist items? Restaurants? Tips, Avoidances? Going there 9/22 and leaving for home on 9/29. The biz part is pretty much scheduled with it's own agenda on Wed-Fri. After that it is free wheeling.

    07/20/2015 3:14:50 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 38 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has “respectfully denied” the Metro Council’s request to block the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue on Interstate 65. The council approved a resolution to ask TDOT to plant trees blocking its view to the public on July 8. The statue, which is surrounded by Confederate flags, sits on private property near the Harding Place exit. Monday, the department sent the following statement to News 2: TDOT does not plant foliage on its right-of-way with the sole intention of blocking items on private property based on what might be offensive to some and...
  • Panel axes bid to yank Confederate's bust from state Capitol [TN: Nathan Bedford Forrest]

    09/01/2017 8:14:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2017 3:57 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    A bid by Tennessee’s governor to remove a bust of Confederate cavalry general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol building was rejected Friday. The State Capitol Commission voted 7-5 against issuing a petition to moving the bust from the Capitol to the new state museum being built nearby. It would have been the first step in a lengthy process laid out by Tennessee’s “Heritage Protection Act” that limits the removal or changing of historical memorials on public property. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam called for the removal after last month’s deadly white...
  • Remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife will be removed from a Memphis park

    05/14/2020 6:27:53 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2020 | Melissa Alonso and Amanda Jackson
    (CNN) The remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife will be removed from a Memphis park where a monument of him once stood. The decision to move their remains came after the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a non-profit organization of male descendants of Confederate veterans, agreed to drop a pending lawsuit against park owners
  • Speech of Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest to a gathering of black Southerners in 1875 - A Story of Redemption

    06/22/2020 4:35:00 PM PDT · by Simon Foxx · 5 replies ^ | 06/22/2020 | Scott Morefield
    The quotes below appear towards the end of the linked article about Gen Forrest's complicated life. I found them to be so remarkable that if you don't read anything else about the self-described "most maligned" Southerner, you should read these words. For hidden in them is a remarkable story redemption and change. It brought tears to my eyes.
  • Marsha Blackburn Pushes DOJ To Examine Google’s Power Over Free Speech

    06/22/2020 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 22, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn penned a letter to Attorney General William Barr Monday urging the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough antitrust investigation into Google’s monopolistic power over the internet after the tech giant’s recent attack on The Federalist. “As your antitrust investigation of Google intensified, I urge you to thoroughly scrutinize how the company’s anticompetitive practices could lead to the crippling of journalistic freedom,” Blackburn wrote. “I also ask that your probe examine abuses in both the online advertising and online search markets, and to take enforcement action swiftly before further economic harm results.” The letter comes...
  • Nathan Bedford Forrest Wins A Rare Victory Over Cancel Culture. Here's Why That's A Good Thing

    06/22/2020 3:30:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 23, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    In 2020’s version of the Bolshevik Revolution, almost any statue or monument that predates or doesn’t explicitly honor the Civil Rights era is a potential target for being defaced, damaged, or toppled entirely, Taliban-style. The woke social justice warriors who have somehow managed to seize the culture don’t seem to concern themselves much with whether these monuments honor Jefferson Davis, George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Winston Churchill, Christopher Columbus, or even famous abolitionist Matthias Baldwin. To them, these are just dead old white dudes who belong in the dustbin of history because, well, they were probably evil, engaged...
  • Nashville liquor store owner, 88, explains why she shot alleged shoplifter: 'I'm fed up'

    06/21/2020 2:23:18 PM PDT · by metmom · 105 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/21/2020 | Frank Miles
    Nashville liquor store owner May Boyce, an 88-year-old widow who stands 5-foot-3 and weighs 115 pounds, according to reports, got “fed up” of her store being robbed so she shot an alleged shoplifter. She told police she grabbed her late mother Mary’s .38 Smith & Wesson snub-nose revolver and shot a suspect who was trying to steal alcohol last Tuesday, according to an affidavit obtained by McClatchy News Service. “I did what I had to do, and I hope word gets out on the street that I’m fed up and I’m not taking it anymore,” she told The New York...
  • Deputy thanks two black women he says paid for his meal, left note: ‘BLM but so does yours’

    06/18/2020 7:48:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies ^ | June 17, 2020
    A Tennessee sheriff’s deputy posted a photo on Facebook of a sweet note he says he received from two women at a Nashville restaurant. Sumner County Deputy Jody McDowell was eating breakfast at a Cracker Barrel near the Nashville airport when the server told him someone had paid for his food, according to WTVF. McDowell said they left him a note that read: “BLM, but so does yours. Thank you for your service. Breakfast paid.” Touched by the gesture, McDowell decided to thank them on social media, writing: “I want to thank the two sweet black ladies who paid for my...
  • Readout from First Lady Melania Trump’s Call with Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee

    06/17/2020 1:13:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | June 17, 2020 | White House, FLOTUS
    Today, First Lady Melania Trump and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee held a call to discuss children’s well-being and Tennessee’s efforts to address mental and physical health for children and families. Penny Schwinn, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education, also participated in the call.Governor Lee discussed the creation of the state’s COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force and its focus on whole child care, going beyond academic support to include mental and physical health and well-being. Governor Lee and Commission Schwinn outlined the group’s successes in building strong partnerships between public, private, and non-profit groups to ensure that communities and...
  • VANITY - Covid travel advice needed for Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee, Texas, NM, Arizona

    06/05/2020 5:08:37 AM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 100 replies
    n/a | June 5, 2020 | Freedom_Is_Not_Free
    I need help from the Freeper family for cross country travel advice during the Covid re-opening, to drive from California to the southeast and scout out locations for a new place to live. I am asking Freepers for information regarding travel restrictions and accomodations in various states, at and to my destinations. - Questions 1. Are hotels open for business in Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennesee? 2. Are masks and face coverings mandatory in Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee? 3. Are apartment managers allowing visitors to physically see units in their apartment complexes, or is everything still...
  • Crackdown on autonomous zones: Tennessee governor says he won't tolerate protester camp in Nashville as North Carolina cops tear down barricades - but Seattle police union says city is near 'lawlessness'

    06/13/2020 12:21:20 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/2020
    The movement to create police-free 'autonomous zones' protected by barricades spread on Friday Protesters in Nashville on Friday night attempted to set up their own 'autonomous zone' there Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, a Republican, issued a strong warning that it 'will not be tolerated' Police in Asheville, North Carolina ripped down barricades of an attempted autonomous zone In Seattle, the 'CHAZ' continues to thrive as protesters occupy six blocks of the city Police there abandoned a precinct and are having trouble responding to crimes in progress Boss of police union says Seattle is now on the verge of becoming a...