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  • Breaking: This Place Was Just Named Number One for Islamic Threats in America- Spread This

    10/01/2015 10:38:19 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 44 replies
    When you think of places one might call “ground zero” for Islamic extremism in the United States, several places spring to mind. Perhaps New York City or Michigan — where one major city has earned the moniker “Dearbornistan” — would be your choice. However, according to an expert on Islam in America, the answer is a surprising one — the state of Tennessee, where she says Islamist indoctrination is happening on a massive scale in the school system. “Tennessee is ground zero for Muslim activism in the United States,” Cathy Hinners said at a panel at the Values Voters Summit...
  • Lt. Gov: ‘Fellow Christians’ Should Consider Handgun Permits

    10/03/2015 7:25:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 24 replies
    News2ABC ^ | October 3,2015 | AP
    Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said in a Facebook posting Friday that “fellow Christians” should consider getting a handgun carry permit after the mass shooting in Oregon. Survivors told authorities the gunman demanded at least some of the victims state their religion before shooting them at a community college. In his posting, Ramsey, also the Tennessee state Senate speaker, called recent U.S. mass shootings “truly troubling.” “I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about getting a handgun carry permit,” Ramsey wrote. “I have always believed that it is better to have a gun...
  • Donald Trump Storms Tennessee to Push Second Amendment Protection Plan After Oregon Shooting

    10/03/2015 6:38:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    FRANKLIN, Tennessee — GOP frontrunner Donald Trump offered a ringing defense of gun rights and the Second Amendment to an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd of 3,000 Tennesseans on Saturday. An overflowing audience of an additional 1,000 stood outside The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee in the drizzling rain as they listened to the rally on speakers. It was a huge turnout for Trump, whose campaign team announced the event less than 72 hours earlier. “I’m a very, very big 2nd Amendment person,” Trump told the crowd. “It’s very important to me.”
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Full Speech In Franklin, TN

    10/03/2015 2:07:08 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 44 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-3-15 | Donald Trump
    October 3, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump stopped in Franklin, TN today and gave a fiery speech to several thousand at The Factory.
  • Tennessee Lt. Gov. Encourages ‘Fellow Christians’ to Get Handgun Permits After Shooting

    10/03/2015 12:48:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 2, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    The lieutenant governor of Tennessee is encouraging his “fellow Christians” to go out and get handgun permits in the wake of the Oregon college shooting. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey posted a message to Facebook saying how disturbed he was by reports that the gunman asked people if they were Christian and then, if they answered affirmatively, shot them in the head. Ramsey said of the spike in mass shootings, “Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West.” He then extended this bit of advice...
  • Video: Donald Trump Speech at Franklin, Tennessee Rally, Oct. 3, 2015

    10/03/2015 12:34:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 117 replies
    Shallow Nation ^ | 10-2-2015 | Shallow Nation
    The live stream video is posted above. Donald Trump’s rally is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m CT local time). Use World Clock to find the equivalent in your own time zone on Saturday, October 3 or Sunday, October 4 accordingly. The rally takes place at The Factory at Franklin in Williamson County, which is in the Nashville metro area. Doors open at 1 p.m. CT and free tickets are available via Eventbrite. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
  • Tennessee School Districts REFUSE to Comply with Open Records Requests and Reveal Contents ...

    10/03/2015 7:29:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/3/15 | Pamela Geller
    A local activist informs me that an open records request is related to a grassroots reaction among parents against an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in Tennessee middle schools. Earlier this month, for example, parents in the Nashville suburb of in Spring Hill expressed alarm because their public middle school children are learning about Islam in a world history class but, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity.”But Tennessee school officials are stonewalling. Clearly they have something to hide. And this islamization is going on in school districts all over the country. Read...
  • We asked Al Gore three times if he’s running for president, and he wouldn’t say no

    10/01/2015 7:24:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    Fusion ^ | September 30, 2015 | by AMERICA with Jorge Ramos and Tamara Weston
    We all know where former vice president Al Gore stands when it comes to climate change, but what about a presidential bid for 2016? His name has routinely been floated as a potential Democratic candidate at every primary since losing the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, but unlike 2004 and 2008, the environmental activist has yet to publicly rule out the possibility of a run. In fact, heÂ’s remained especially shy on the subject this time around, keeping us all wondering about what would be a major political comeback.But when FusionÂ’s Jorge Ramos had a chance to...
  • Tennessee School Districts Balk At Revealing Islam Lessons

    09/30/2015 10:34:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 09/30/2015 | ERIC OWENS
    Tennessee School Districts Say Revealing Islam Lessons May Cost ‘Millions,’ Take Too Darn Long Dozens and dozens of taxpayer-funded Tennessee school districts are refusing to comply with an open records request from a conservative legal nonprofit seeking materials and documents relevant to the way public schools are teaching Islam — primarily to middle schoolers. The American Center for Law & Justice, a law firm that generally promotes conservative and Christian principles, sent its open records requests to all 146 taxpayer-funded school districts in Tennessee earlier this month, reports The Tennessean, Nashville’s main newspaper. A Nashville attorney, Chuck Cagle of the...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Ted Cruz threatens to kill Ayatollah after Pope warns against violent fundamentalism

    09/25/2015 1:35:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | September 25, 2015 | Drew Salisbury
    On the day after Pope Francis spoke to Congress about the dangers of violent extremism in the name of religious fundamentalism, presidential candidate Ted Cruz, appearing at a Values Voter summit, threatened to murder Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Texas senator vowed that, if elected, he would “rip to shreds” the Iranian agreement deal recently passed through Congress, and kill the country’s leader if it didn’t give up its nuclear ambitions. “If the Ayatollah doesn’t understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins,” Cruz said to wild cheers from the audience of conservative Christians. The...
  • Tennessee lawmakers introduce bill nullifying gay marriage decision

    09/19/2015 3:01:23 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 16 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | 9/17/2015 | Michael Lofi
    NASHVILLE, September 17, 2015– On Thursday, almost a thousand conservative Christians gathered at the Tennessee state capitol for a rally today that featured many Republican legislators prepared to fight the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage.
  • Scholars study lost city of Mabila at UA

    09/30/2006 12:31:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | September 29. 2006 3:30AM | Adam Jones
    It's believed to be the largest battle between Europeans and Native Americans north of the Rio Grande, but the city of Mabila remains lost... A team of historians, archeologists and geologists have come to the University of Alabama for three days to study the battle.. Their aim, though, isn't to find the city, but to compile everything known, for possible future excavations, said Jim Knight, a UA anthropology professor who helped organize the conference... Finding Mabila means addressing a host of problems ranging from suspect accounts of De Soto's expedition to the possibility that modern dams may have flooded the...
  • University of Tennessee President Withdraws Transgender Pronouns 'Ze,' 'Zir' Advisory

    09/13/2015 7:47:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/12/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Joe DiPietro, system president of University of Tennessee, has withdrawn a Web post that encouraged students and professors to use gender-neutral pronouns like "ze" and "zir" instead of gender specific pronouns like "she" and "her," saying it was the biggest controversy he's faced since he took office in 2011. "The concern across the state from a really wide group of people, not just policymakers, was like nothing I've seen in my time having the privilege to serve the university," DiPietro said, according to USA Today. "I felt the only way to move forward was to pull the website," he added....
  • [Leftist] Megan Barry elected first woman mayor of Nashville [Mega Barf!]

    09/12/2015 11:37:32 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 50 replies
    WSMV ^ | Sep 10, 2015 10:21 PM CDT | Jennifer Johnson and Tracy Kornet
    Megan Barry has been elected mayor in Nashville’s runoff election. Barry called the night historic. “This one is going down in the history books,” she said. “This one is all about the fact that today, you went to the polls and you elected the first woman mayor.” As Barry’s victory speech went on, the crowd began chanting her name. “Tomorrow our real work begins,” she said.
  • Officers escort daughter of fallen cop to school father-daughter dance.

    09/11/2015 10:47:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep. 10, 2015
    MEMPHIS —In July of 2011, Memphis Officer Tim Warren, was shot and killed in the line of duty. Officer Warren was survived by his wife and two children. Recently Officer Warren's daughter Jewel received an invitation to attend a father-daughter dance at her school. Jewel was only 4 years old when her father was killed. The now eight-year-old girl was upset and saddened by the letter. Warren's widow contacted Taylor Amen, a Memphis police Department Officer's wife, who arranged for several officers to escort Warren's daughter to her father-daughter dance. "We know we cannot replace Tim, but we can be...
  • 7th Graders in Tennessee Made to Recite ‘Allah Is the Only God’ in Public School

    09/10/2015 1:20:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/10/15 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Middle school parents in Tennessee are up in arms on learning that their children were instructed to recite and write, “Allah is the only god,” as part of a world history project.In the Maury County School District, students were assigned a Five Pillars of Islam project that included the translation of the pillar of “Shahada” as being, “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is his prophet.”Joy Ellis, the mother of a seventh-grader at Spring Hill Middle School, said that Christian children should not be instructed to write the Shahada.“This is a seventh grade state standard, and will be on...

    09/09/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is furious that House GOP leadership is considering holding a vote on a resolution of disapproval of President Barack Obama’s nuclear arms deal with the Islamic Republican of Iran under the terms of the Iran deal constructs put forward in legislation approved earlier this year from Sens. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).
  • Cruz Is Right: the Corker Law Period for Congressional Review of the Iran Act Has Never Begun

    09/09/2015 2:30:16 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | September 9, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Senator Ted Cruz’s excellent Senate floor speech against President Obama’s catastrophic Iran deal, he urged Republican leadership – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) – to reject the claim that Congress must vote on the deal in the next few days. He is absolutely right. By the unambiguous terms of the Corker law, the period for congressional review of the Iran deal has never begun because Obama has failed to provide the entirety of it.
  • House GOP to postpone vote on Iran after member revolt (fight over secret side deals)

    09/09/2015 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/15 11:45 AM EDT | Cristina Marcos and Scott Wong
    House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on the Iran nuclear deal scheduled for Wednesday because of a rebellion from rank-and-file conservatives. The House was to hold a procedural vote to begin 11 hours of debate on a resolution disapproving the deal at 1 p.m. Instead, they will gather at 4 p.m. to discuss strategy. "We will continue the conversation on Iran from this morning and discuss strategy for the rest of the week," a GOP leadership aide said. The House subsequently went into recess shortly after noon once leadership called off the procedural vote. GOP leaders had to change...
  • How the GOP Pretends Not to Authorize Obama’s Agenda

    09/09/2015 10:31:46 AM PDT · by ryan71 · 8 replies ^ | 09/08/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my weekend column I offered a concrete plan to undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal. It is an easy one, because all that the Republican-controlled Congress has to do, if it really wants to derail this thing, is follow the law that they wrote and Obama signed, the Corker law — the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, sometimes also known as “Corker-Cardin,” after Senate sponsors Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D., Md.). Sadly, in another iteration of the anger that is the wind beneath Donald Trump’s wings, many readers insist that GOP leadership has no...
  • School Parents Angry After Students Instructed To Write ‘ALLAH IS THE ONLY GOD’ [Daniel 7, Rev 13]

    09/07/2015 4:16:22 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/5/2015 | Eric Owens
    Parents in a Nashville suburb expressed alarm this week because their middle school children are learning about Islam in a world history class but, they say, the school is pointedly ignoring Christianity. Brandee Porterfield, who has a seventh-grade daughter at Spring Hill Middle School in Spring Hill, Tenn., said her daughter came home with world history schoolwork all about the Five Pillars of Islam and other core teachings of the Abrahamic religion. Specifically, according to Spring Hill Home Page, Porterfield said her daughter’s world history project was based around the Five Pillars. The first and most important pillar — the...
  • Donald Trump Gives Wildly Entertaining Speech in Nashville, TN (8-29-15)

    09/06/2015 11:33:15 PM PDT · by GilGil · 34 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/6/2015 | Right Side Radio
    This is a great Trump speech. What stands out in this speech is that Trump said that if he becomes president, he would never want to leave the White House ( around 20 min mark on youtube clip). Trump conveys how excited he would to be in the White House, and that he would never want to leave it. Then he says he would not be like Obama who cannot stand to be in the White House and always wants to leave. He points out how Obama and his wife took two separate jets to go to the same airport...
  • Trump in front! The Donald leads Hillary Clinton in dramatic new poll giving him 45%

    09/06/2015 8:27:44 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5 September 2015 | Kiri Blakeley
    Trump in front! The Donald leads Hillary Clinton in dramatic new poll giving him 45% to the Democrat frontrunner's 40% The Donald's major flaps regarding harsh comments directed at women and minorities haven't hurt his poll numbers Hillary Clinton has lost 13 points against Trump since May as email scandal won't go away President Donald? A new poll is showing that GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton 45 percent to 40 percent. That's a huge change from the results of the same poll in May that came in with Clinton trouncing Trump 58 percent to 30 percent....
  • Public School Parents Angry After Middle Schoolers Instructed To Write ‘ALLAH IS THE ONLY GOD’

    09/05/2015 11:17:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies ^ | september 5, 2015 | Eric Owens
    Parents in a Nashville suburb expressed alarm this week because their middle school children are learning about Islam in a world history class but, they say, the school is pointedly ignoring Christianity. Brandee Porterfield, who has a seventh-grade daughter at Spring Hill Middle School in Spring Hill, Tenn., said her daughter came home with world history schoolwork all about the Five Pillars of Islam and other core teachings of the Abrahamic religion. Specifically, according to Spring Hill Home Page, Porterfield said her daughter’s world history project was based around the Five Pillars. The first and most important pillar — the shahada in Arabic...
  • New Labor Day Polls Show Trump Leading in GOP Favorability & Defeating Every Democrat Challenger

    09/05/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    Two Labor Day Polls Portend ‘Splodey Heads For The Anti-Trump Advocates…. Earlier today Gallup released a poll showing that Trump is the most heavily favored candidate (63% Approval Rating) amid Republicans. A devastating defeat for the establishment GOP (GOPe) who are seeking to push their preferred candidate Jeb Bush. Such substantive favorable opinion of candidate Trump puts the RNC/GOPe in a difficult position as they plot to begin their collective assault against the unpalatable frontrunner. But tonight the news for the Vichy Republican crowd is infinite degrees worse. As they plot the best course of Trump’s annihilation – national polls...
  • Poll: Trump beats Hillary head-to-head (Trump Also beats, Sanders, Biden, and Gore)

    09/04/2015 6:00:06 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 55 replies
    Hill ^ | September 04, 2015, 08:13 pm | Elliot Smilowitz
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton head-to-head, according to a new poll released Friday. The poll by SurveyUSA finds that matched up directly, Trump garners 45 percent to Clinton’s 40 percent. In other head-to-head matchups, Trump beats out Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by 44 percent to 40 percent; Vice President Joe Biden by 44 percent to 42 percent; and former Vice President Al Gore by 44 percent to 41 percent. The poll also found that 30 percent of respondents believe Trump will eventually be the Republican nominee, leading the field. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came in...
  • Vanderbilt Women's Center to Lecture Men on 'Healthy Masculinities'

    09/04/2015 2:08:35 PM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    MRC ^ | August 31, 2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg|
    Vanderbilt University’s Women’s Center will be hosting a week-long event dedicated to lecturing men about what it means to have “healthy masculinity.” The “Healthy Masculinities Week” is sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, which claims to be devoted to “Celebrating Women” while “Empowering All.”
  • Dem Sen. Cardin opposes Iran deal (37 Senate Dems support, 6 undeclared, 3 oppose)

    09/04/2015 9:26:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 04, 2015, 12:05 pm | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) said on Friday that he will oppose the Iran nuclear deal, making him the third Senate Democrat to come out against the agreement. "This is a close call, but after a lengthy review, I will vote to disapprove the deal," he wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. "The JCPOA legitimizes Iran's nuclear program. After 10 to 15 years, it would leave Iran with the option to produce enough enriched fuel for a nuclear weapon in a short time." The opposition of Cardin — the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — is a setback...
  • TN Judge Refuses To Divorce Couple, Blaming SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

    09/03/2015 2:18:26 PM PDT · by VinL · 27 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/3/2015 | Tierney Sneed
    A judge in Tennessee told a married couple seeking a divorce that he could not grant one for them, arguing that the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision left him unclear as to when a marriage ends. "The conclusion reached by this Court is that Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces," Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton wrote when denying the divorce petition, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He said that the Supreme Court needed to declare "when...
  • Homeland Security alerts Memphis Police Department (MPD) about potential threat

    09/02/2015 10:09:49 PM PDT · by kcvl · 8 replies
    Share on facebookShare on twitter Share on email (Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5) MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Homeland Security issued an alert via police radios about a threat made against Memphis police officers. The alert states that someone threatened to shoot a police officer in the area of 201 Poplar this afternoon. The alert later said the location had changed to the area of I-40 and I-240, but that threat was proven false. The alert remains active for 201 Poplar. Police officers were told to be vigilant. "Our MPD Communications received information from an anonymous...
  • The real-life Boss Hogg faces his legal hazards

    06/30/2006 11:37:33 AM PDT · by Paddlefish · 30 replies · 1,075+ views
    THE Dukes of Hazzard was a popular TV series in which the attempts of Boss Hogg, a corrupt county commissioner in the American Deep South, to impose his own brand of justice were constantly thwarted by the free-wheeling, fast-driving “Duke Boys”. Danny Crosby is the real-life Mayor of Coopertown, Tennessee, who — like Boss Hogg — is fond of white stetsons, police cars and speeding tickets. According to court documents filed this week, the similarities do not stop there. A 17-page “writ of ouster”, a rarely used Tennessee procedure to remove an elected official, was presented to Robertson County Chancery...
  • Trump Wins Tea Party Group's 'Nashville Straw Poll'

    08/29/2015 2:48:18 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 100 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Aug 29 2015 | NewsMax
    Donald Trump took his Republican presidential campaign to Tennessee Saturday, winning the Nashville Straw Poll at the annual convention of the tea party-backed National Federation of Republican Assemblies. Trump won with 52 percent of the vote, CNN reports. It was not immediately clear how many of the 16 others seeking the nomination were on the ballot. In his morning speech, the billionaire businessman praised the tea party's efforts to hold the federal government accountable and discussed how the group has been discredited by the Republican establishment. "You have not been treated fairly," Trump said, according to CNN. "People talk about...
  • Trump gets unwelcoming message from Nashville immigration lawyer prior to visit

    08/29/2015 9:34:20 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 90 replies
    WKRN ^ | August 27 2015 | Chris Bundgaard
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – In the heart of a Nashville area populated with immigrant families, there is a prominent message for Donald Trump on the eve of his weekend presidential campaign visit to Music City. Under the sign for the Ozment Law offices at 1214 Murfreesboro Pike, the message reads “Donald Trump, make Nashville great again. Please leave soon.” It’s a play on the Trump campaign theme of “Make America Great Again!” The sign has already gotten 70 thousand views on Facebook according to Elliott Ozment, who owns the immigration law office bearing his name. He called it a “collaborative...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Gives Speech In Nashville, TN

    08/29/2015 10:46:47 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 20 replies
    NFRA ^ | 8-29-15 | Donald Trump
    Some pretty good zingers in here. Made lots of jokes and seemed laid back and relaxed. Am I stupid? Why have I never heard of the NFRA? National Federation of Republican Assemblies?
  • Trump Wins Nashville Grassroots Straw Poll With 52 Percent

    08/29/2015 3:19:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee — After delivering an energetic 50 minute speech using no notes or teleprompter, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump easily won a presidential straw poll conducted at the annual convention of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, garnering 52 percent of the votes cast.
  • Donald Trump Nashville Tennessee 8/29/15 Donald Trump NFRA Conference (FULL HD)

    08/29/2015 11:39:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-29-15 | You Tube
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  • Donald Trump courts tea party at Nashville straw poll

    08/29/2015 10:28:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 29 2015 | M.J. Lee, politics and finance reporter
    Donald Trump took his colorful campaign to Nashville on Saturday, where he courted a constituency that some say he is tailor-made for: the tea party. He is competing in a presidential straw poll and addressed the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, a group that boasts it was "the tea party before there was a tea party." Trump's appearance was highly anticipated at the conservative gathering: As a candidate, he's hitting the same notes -- anger at conventional politics, contempt for Washington and distrust of special interests and lobbyists -- that propelled the tea party movement in 2010. "You have not...
  • University of Tennessee to students: Diversity means using new made-up pronouns for trans students

    08/28/2015 6:42:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, I’d do what they say. In our alarming new culture of rage against microaggressions, doing otherwise might get you shot.Rather than make brutish assumptions that someone who looks like a boy is a boy and someone who looks like a girl is a girl, the campus diversity office recommends starting the semester by asking everyone to provide their names “and pronouns.” Or better yet, why not just use new pronouns that are gender-neutral? It’ll spare you an ephemeral awkward moment when you happen to encounter someone from the tiny fraction of the tiny fraction of the...
  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name “Abu Abdullah al-Amriki” blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters — mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans — are...
  • Tennessee: Woman fired for saying Muslim who killed 5 was ‘a piece of **** scum’

    08/24/2015 9:27:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    via Woman banned from Northgate Mall: “I will Sh** on your Quran.” – WDEF News 12.CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) – A Chattanooga woman with strong views about Islam finds herself out of a job and banned from Northgate Mall.Heidi Grubbs was gainfully employed at the Belk department store inside Northgate Mall until a customer overheard her conversation about domestic terrorist Mohammad Abdulazeez, the shooter who killed five servicemen in Chattanooga last month.“I made a comment specifically towards the terrorist Mohammad and his family by stating that he was a piece of sh** scum and his family was too for killing our men....
  • Tennessee school district bans all flags, including Old Glory

    08/23/2015 3:13:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies ^ | august 23, 2015
    School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners. Some students are angry as they feel their patriotism is being compromised. School leaders said there is a right and wrong way to show American pride: "It's not an unpatriotic act by any means because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride." -snip Students said they were told they would get kicked out if they bring an American flag onto...
  • Michelle Malkin: Most Intriguing Candidate is Ted Cruz [VIDEO]

    05/20/2015 10:58:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    Political commentator and author Michelle Malkin dropped by to talk about her new book, “Who Built That,” the 2016 presidential field, Iraq and more. Michelle told Brian that she feels Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the most intriguing candidate on the GOP side because of his intelligence and he practices what he preaches. Michelle also explained that before we can make a real decision we have to see them tested in the arena.Video at link.
  • As Hillary implodes, the Democrats have no real Plan B

    08/22/2015 1:26:48 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 84 replies
    The summer has not been kind to Hillary Clinton. The drip-drip-drip of revelations about her possible misuse and mishandling of classified information threatens to become a deluge in the fall. They have taken a serious toll on her reputation — and even more notably, her treatment by liberal media figures who surely would rather she be elected even if the Risen Christ were to be the Republican nominee. Democrats are worried — so worried five donors who raised millions for President Obama as well as Obama’s chief Florida strategist have both sworn off Hillary and joined an effort to draft...
  • Non-Interventionism is America’s Best Policy

    08/22/2015 11:35:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 22, 2015 | Paige Lewis
    Americans do well with moderation. It is in our national DNA. It is also a by-product of the freedom of expression and allowing different perspectives in the public forum. In foreign policy, non-interventionism is the moderate stance, and it has served Americans well in her four hundred or so years. As British subjects, American colonists were compelled to fight for the British crown, until they felt compelled to defend themselves against the king’s army. After centuries of European conflicts dragging Americans into war, national independence yielded a non-interventionist foreign policy for the infant nation. George Washington advised in his farewell...
  • TN Lawmakers Want More Regulation of Abortion Clinics

    08/21/2015 3:20:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | August 21, 2015 |
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State legislators said Wednesday they want to give the Health Department more authority to track how fetal tissue is disposed of after abortions. Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, who presided over a joint hearing of the Government Operations Committee, said the Health Department is making required inspections of abortion clinics but there could still be illegal tissue sales going on without the inspectors' knowledge. Bell said lawmakers want to know more about how Tennessee regulates abortion after seeing hidden-camera videos that raised the question of whether Planned Parenthood officials in other states were profiting from the sale...
  • The laws of abortion in Tennessee

    08/18/2015 1:30:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | August 17, 2015 | Joey Hensley
    The people of Tennessee have spoken about their desire to see commonsense protections for women seeking an abortion. Amendment 1 was adopted by voters in November to restore to our State Legislature the ability to put into place commonsense protections for women seeking abortion. In April, the General Assembly acted accordingly by adopting legislation that I sponsored to hold abortion clinics to the same health and safety standards as all other out-patient surgical facilities if they perform over 50 per year. It was a very reasonable approach. The law was supposed to become effective on July 1. That did not...
  • Calling Police 'Pigs' Lands Teen in Jail

    08/18/2015 10:05:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 8/17 | Steve Nelson
    Legal experts say he made a big mistake.A Tennessee teenager allegedly squealed “pigs!” at police officers Friday and wound up being the one confined to a pen. The First Amendment generally protects such insults but the pig-caller made a critical error, legal experts say. William Reece, 19, was riding in a Honda Accord traveling at most 40 miles per hour when he cracked a rear passenger door and yelled the insult at officers performing a traffic stop, according to a police report. The unamused patrolmen with the Newport Police Department caught up with the car and arrested Reece for disorderly...
  • 3 tribes to hold historic gathering at Red Clay State Historic Park (TN)

    08/17/2015 11:08:51 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | August 17, 2015 | Staff
    RED CLAY, Tenn. — For the first time since the Cherokee Removal in 1838, the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes will hold a joint council meeting at Red Clay State Historic Park. The gathering of the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee and the United Keetoowah Band on Aug. 28-29 also marks the 177th anniversary of the first overland detachment that departed on the Trail of Tears, according to a park news release. Along with the council meeting, the event will feature an all-day Cherokee encampment with re-enactors and living history exhibits; Native American dancers and stickball games; arts and...