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  • Battle at Bristol: Speedway ready to host Vols vs. Hokies showdown

    09/10/2016 1:42:42 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 51 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/9/16 | Grant Ramey
    When parking lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday, the game — Tennessee and Virginia Tech in a border battle at Bristol Motor Speedway, playing in front of what will be a college football record attendance, topping 150,000 — will finally be here.
  • VIDEO: Officer injured, suspect thrown out of car as police vehicle wrecks

    08/20/2016 3:24:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    Katv.com ^ | August 19, 2016
    The wreck, which was caught on video, happened Thursday evening, as Officer Justin Thompson had 19-year-old Logan Younger in the back seat. In the video from inside the vehicle, you can see Younger fly out of the back windshield as the wreck happens.
  • Activists for black lives release plans to "Shut Down Graceland"

    08/15/2016 9:50:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | Aug 15, 2016 | Zach Crenshaw
    Activists for black lives release plans to "Shut Down Graceland" by: Zach Crenshaw Updated: Aug 15, 2016 - 8:39 AM Loading It's been the summer of protests, and now another one is planned. The Coalition of Concerned Citizens, including Black Lives Matter protesters and others groups announced their plan to "Shut Down Graceland." Protest leaders say the mass demonstration is planned for 6:00 PM Monday. They said they specifically chose Graceland because it is Elvis week and they know it will raise awareness. >>RELATED: City leaders release statement on planned protest at Graceland Leaders say they also chose Graceland because...
  • Woman Claims She was Sexually Assaulted by Toy Figurine

    08/08/2016 7:21:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Business is booming for a hibachi restaurant after a woman complained she was “sexually assaulted” by a toy used as part of the chef’s routine. While dining at Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Isabelle Lassiter claims she was sexually assaulted by a toy figurine that squirted water on her. According to the 911 call, Isabelle’s husband, James, said the chef “pulled out this little fricking doll with his pants down and he shot water at my wife out of its [expletive].” When an officer arrived on the scene, however, he noted the toy did not depict any male anatomy....
  • Couple claims sexual assault by toy at hibachi restaurant

    07/28/2016 8:36:36 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | 7/27/2016
    (Some people in Murfreesboro TN need to get out more) A woman's husband said she was sexually assaulted when she was squirted with water from a toy at a hibachi restaurant. The woman, Isabelle Lassiter, and her husband, James Lassiter, called the police but refused to file charges when they arrived Monday. "It was a sexual-style assault on my wife," James Lassiter said Tuesday. The toy, used during the cook's show at Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse, was made to look like a little boy, and it shoots water when its plastic pants are pulled down. Isabelle Lassiter said she thinks the...
  • CLINTON DELEGATE From Tennessee Tossed Out of Convention for ASSAULTING Female Sanders Delegate

    07/26/2016 4:25:38 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/26/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A male Tennessee delegate for Hillary Clinton was thrown out of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday for assaulting a female Tennessee delegate over her vocal support for Bernie Sanders on Monday. News of the assault and subsequent ejection was reported by The Tennessean:A Tennessee delegate has had his credential and duties rescinded and no longer has a seat at the Democratic National Convention after an altercation on Monday with a Bernie Sanders supporter.Jerry Ogle, a Clinton delegate from Monroe County, was removed from Tennessee’s delegation Tuesday morning after it was determined that he violated the party’s code of conduct agreement...
  • BLM agitators trap family with ‘very sick’ baby on Memphis bridge

    07/13/2016 6:03:30 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 36 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7/13/16 | Olaf Ekberg
    Black Lives Matter agitators aren’t just anti-police. They don’t really care about anyone else, either. As protesters blocked a highway in Memphis, Tennessee, over the weekend, a family transporting a “very sick” baby got stuck in traffic on a bridge near downtown. “We received a call there was a child needing medical attention stuck in traffic up on the bridge and due to the protest going on the bridge, the family was not able to get through traffic to get him to Le Bonheur (Children’s Hospital),” paramedic Bobby Harrell tells WISTV.
  • (Live coverage MEMPHIS, TN) PROTESTERS MOVE OFF I-40 BRIDGE

    07/10/2016 8:57:41 PM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    This has been a 3 nearly 4 hr BLM protest, no violence, but they have broken the law by obstructing the I-40 Bridge that runs from Arkansas to Memphis. As of this posting the police and Billy Kyle Jr have slowly moved them first past 1 exit ramp, then off the bridge. Another group joined the original group. Both black and white protesters, many covering their faces. Mostly young blacks male and female. Demanding justice when they don't want Police in their neighbor hoods and the INJUSTICE SYSTEM is BROKEN!
  • Huge crowd of Black Lives Matter supporters marches through Memphis, shuts down I-40 bridge

    07/10/2016 5:52:23 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 133 replies
    News 3 ^ | 7/10/2016
    Deadly officer-involved shootings of two black men, one in Louisiana and another in Minnesota, have the attention of the country and that of the Black Lives Matter movement. Sunday night, a group here in Memphis marched across the city and onto the I-40 bridge. It started as a peaceful rally at FedExForum with hundreds of people. After rallying at FedExForum, the crowd marched to police headquarters at 201 Poplar and then continued on, with more people joining them as they went on. The marchers attempted to go to the I-40 bridge, but police blocked the entrance to the bridge. They...
  • Suspect’s friends, family shocked by Tennessee shooting

    07/09/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 46 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2016 | Steve Megaree, AP
    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Friends and family of a black Army veteran accused of shooting at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway are struggling to accept that he became violent in response to police killings of African-Americans. One woman died and three others were wounded, including an officer, as police traded gunfire early Thursday with the suspect, identified as Lakeem Keon Scott, 37.
  • The Latest: Military: Tennessee gunman had served in Army

    07/08/2016 3:47:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    wapo ^ | 07/08/2016 | ap
    <p>6:30 p.m.</p> <p>The man accused of killing one person and wounding three others in an attack in Tennessee had served in the military in the late 1990s.</p> <p>Army spokeswoman Jennifer R. Johnson says in an email that Lakeem Keon Scott served in the Army from January 1998 to June 1999. His full service record was not immediately available, and the circumstances of his discharge were not immediately clear.</p>
  • Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings

    07/08/2016 1:10:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2016
    Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one police officer, were injured in the rampage. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that initial conversations with the suspect, 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott, revealed he was troubled by several incidents across the U.S. Scott, who is black, was wounded in the shootout with police, remains hospitalized and has not yet been charged....
  • Police: Man shoots at motorists, 1 killed, 4 injured

    07/07/2016 1:06:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 07/07/2016
    A newspaper carrier was killed and four other people were wounded when a man opened fire on cars traveling along a parkway in East Tennessee early Thursday morning. A police officer responding to the shooting was among those wounded. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said the suspect was armed with at least two weapons. He fired shots just after 2:15 a.m. at a Days Inn on Volunteer Parkway, then opened fire on passing motorists. DeVine said he then fired on responding officers, who returned fire and wounded the shooter. ... Police declined to identify the shooter or speculate...
  • Trump's VEEP Should Not Be a Sitting Senator

    07/06/2016 7:51:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Personal Opinion ^ | July 6, 2016 | Xzins
    It goes without saying that Senator Jeff Sessions is popular with a huge number of Americans. It is also true that Joni Ernst, a war veteran, is a rising star in Republican ranks. Either would make wonderful Vice Presidents for different reasons. However, the trade-off is unacceptable. In the case of Ernst, she is sitting as senator in Iowa, at best a purple state. There is absolutely no guarantee that her seat would be won by a Republican. Why is that so crucial? The Republican majority in the Senate is only 4 senators. And this year the Republicans have 24...
  • Corker Pulls Out VP Consideration

    07/06/2016 10:05:25 AM PDT · by fision · 126 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/6/2016 | CNBC
    Breaking News http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/06/bob-corker-withdraws-from-consideration-for-trump-vp.html
  • Climate Change Activists Clamp Down on Free Speech and Scientific Inquiry(Shut up!)

    07/06/2016 7:34:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | Marita Noon
    The activists, including Naomi Oreskes and Bill McKibben, recently coordinated with attorneys general (AG) culminating with a March 29 press conference, led by New York AG Eric Schneiderman and joined by former Vice President Al Gore. There the “unprecedented coalition”—as Schneiderman’s press release called it—was announced: the newly formed AGs for Clean Power. Though “vague” on their specific plans, 17 AGs (16 Democrats and 1 Independent) have, as the Huffington Post reported: “committed to pursuing an all-levers approach” to, as Gore said: “hold to account those commercial interests that have been, according to the best available evidence, deceiving the American...
  • Community responds when thugs burn elderly woman’s U.S. flags

    07/05/2016 1:14:26 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 7 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 4, 2016
    Just days before Independence Day, a Maryville, Tenn., woman experienced two disturbing property crimes. In both instances, reports show an American flag displayed in front of her home was burned. Local authorities are asking for help from the community as they look for those responsible. In the meantime, others are doing what they can to help make things right for their elderly neighbor. DeWayne K. Phillips said he has no idea who would target his mother.
  • Teen killer’s story inspires push to change Tenn. law

    07/04/2016 10:10:52 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    MSN/USA Today ^ | July 5 2016 | Anita Wadhwani
    NASHVILLE — When she was just 16, Cyntoia Brown climbed into a pickup truck with a stranger, drove to his home, got into his bed — then shot him in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun as he lay naked beside her. Brown, now 28, is serving a life sentence at the Tennessee Prison for Women for the murder of Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent.
  • Disabled St. Jude patient sues airport and TSA after bloody scuffle with Airport Police

    07/02/2016 6:17:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 106 replies
    wreg.com ^ | Posted 10:13 pm, June 30, 2016, by Wayne Carter
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- Bloodied and bruised Hannah Cohen was led from Memphis International Airport in handcuffs. The 19-year old was headed home to Chattanooga after treatment for a brain tumor at St. Jude Hospital June 30, 2015. It's a trip they've made for 17 years. This time, an unarmed Hannah, set off the metal detector at a security checkpoint “They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn't understand what they were about to do," said her mother Shirley Cohen. Cohen told us she tried to tell TSA agents her daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye,...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • The Day Gun Free Zone Signs Came Down in Tennessee

    07/01/2016 3:35:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Tennessee Legislature sent SB1736 (HB2033) to Governor Bill Haslam (R) on April 21, 2016.  Governor Haslam signed it on 27 April, 2016.  It goes into effect today, 1 July, 2016.  Most places will start taking down their “No Guns” signs as of today.  SB1736, now Pub. Ch. 947, does this without stepping on private property rights. It does so by making property owners or property managers responsible for a legal gun carrier’s defense if they take positive action to disarm legal gun carriers and the gun carrier(s) suffer harm as a result.Here is a summary of the bill. ...
  • FBI: People knew Chattanooga, TN July 16 shooter was radicalized, failed to alert authorities

    07/01/2016 12:58:26 PM PDT · by RetiredUSMC · 35 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 6/30/2016 | Shelly Bradbury
    The 24-year-old Muslim man who carried out the July 16 terrorist attack in Chattanooga was radicalized for at least a year before he opened fire on two military sites and killed five U.S. service members, an FBI agent told the Times Free Press today. The FBI believes people who knew Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez knew he was becoming radicalized before the attack, but failed to report Abdulazeez to authorities, Special Agent Ed Reinhold said. Abdulazeez was radicalized online before he took a July 2014 trip to the Middle East to visit family and discussed committing jihad before he carried out the...
  • Want a Gun-Free Zone? Tennessee Says That’s on You: LITERALLY

    07/01/2016 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 27 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    As of July 1, if a handgun carry permit holder in Tennessee is injured, suffers bodily injury or death, incurs economic loss or expense, property damage or any other compensable loss on a property posted as a gun-free zone, they can sue the person or entity who stripped them of their right to self defense.
  • Legendary college basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

    06/28/2016 3:49:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Associated Press
    Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64.
  • The slave who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey: Bourbon giant finally acknowledges the truth

    06/26/2016 10:23:21 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 June 2016 | Hannah Perry
    After 150 years, Jack Daniels has finally revealed that a slave was behind the world-famous recipe of America's most popular whisky. Until now, the story told was that a white moonshine distiller named Dan Call had taught his young apprentice, Jasper Newton 'Jack' Daniel, how to run his Tennessee distillery.
  • Tennessee woman shoots ex-boyfriend found hiding under her bed

    06/26/2016 12:29:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | June 23, 2016 | Tobias Salinger
    A Tennessee woman who found her stalker ex-boyfriend hiding under her bed shot him in the foot and held him until his arrest Tuesday, police said. Tony Joe Gunter, 52, violated the woman’s order of protection against him by sneaking into her Nashville-area home while she was having a security system installed around 3 p.m., according to a Goodlettsville police affidavit cited by WZTV. The woman had ended her relationship of two years with Gunter earlier this month after finding out about his criminal history, according to investigators. He vowed, “I will kill you, you stupid c--t,” when she told...
  • Embattled University of Tennessee chancellor steps down amid diversity controversy

    06/21/2016 12:32:50 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 20 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | 6/21/16
    Jimmy Cheek, the chancellor of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, is resigning to rejoin the faculty. In a Tuesday announcement, the university praised Cheek for increased diversity at the school, record fundraising and $1 billion in new construction and renovation. Cheek has also faced numerous challenges during his tenure. They include a lawsuit over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints and lawmaker anger that led to the defunding of the UT Office of Diversity last month. Lawmakers had opposed the Office of Diversity's recommendations to use gender-neutral pronouns for transgender students and to avoid religious-themed holiday parties. They...
  • Tennessee GOP senators don't seem happy with Trump today [Corker & Alexander smear]

    06/14/2016 3:00:35 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 43 replies
    KAGS TV ^ | 6/14/2016 | Eliza Collins
    As some Republicans struggle with justifying their support for Donald Trump after a series of controversies — including his recent attack on an American-born judge for his “Mexican heritage” and a doubling down on his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. — the two Republican senators from Tennessee aren't lending their overt support. Sen. Lamar Alexander isn't calling Trump the GOP nominee just yet, as reported by an Associated Press reporter. When his office was asked about the comments, Communications Director Jim Jeffries confirmed them and said, “Republicans officially choose our nominee in July. Sen. Alexander...
  • GOP Lawmaker To Give Away Two AR-15 Assault Rifles As Door Prize At Fundraiser (Tennessee)

    06/14/2016 11:14:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | June 13, 2016 | Laura Bassett, senior politics reporter
    One day after the worst mass shooting in American history, Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt (R) said he plans to give away two AR-15 assault rifles — the same kind of weapon used in the massacre — as a “door prize” at an upcoming political fundraiser. Holt, a self-described conservative Christian, had announced last week that he would give away one AR-15 at “Hogfest,” a barbeque fundraiser on his farm that has a petting zoo and hay rides. But when reporters asked him after the Orlando, Florida, shooting on Sunday whether he still planned to give away the assault weapon,...
  • Hello, Nihonium. Scientists Name 4 New Elements On The Periodic Table

    06/09/2016 9:29:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | June 9, 2016 | Richard Gonzales
    It's time to update your copy of the periodic table. Four new elements discovered in recent years have now been named, pending final approval by the international group of scientists in charge of the table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced these proposed names: Nihonium and symbol Nh, for the element 113 Moscovium and symbol Mc, for the element 115 Tennessine and symbol Ts, for the element 117 Oganesson and symbol Og, for the element 118 The new superheavy, radioactive elements were actually added to the periodic table late last year and given these temporary and...
  • Here are the proposed names for the 4 newest elements on the periodic table

    06/09/2016 2:40:41 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | 8JUN2016 | Brian Resnick
    Nihonium, named after Japan (Nippon is a Japanese word for Japan), with an atomic number of 113. Its symbol is Nh. Moscovium (Mc), element 115, named after the Russian capital city. Tennessine (Ts), 117, named after — you guessed it — the state of Tennessee. ("Tennessine is in recognition of the contribution of the Tennessee region, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, to superheavy element research," the IUPAC states.) And finally, 118 is oganesson (Og), which bears the name of Russian physicist Yuri Oganessian, who led several elemental discoveries. Nature reports this...
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashes in Smyrna [Tennessee]

    06/02/2016 1:51:56 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 39 replies
    SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashed Thursday afternoon in Smyrna ahead of their weekend air show at the city’s airport. A La Vergne official confirmed the accident happened around 3 p.m. near Weakly Lane, not far from the bowling alley. LifeFlight helicopters from Vanderbilt University Medical Center were called to the scene. Further details have yet to be released.
  • 1 killed in Blue Angels jet crash Smyrna, TN

    06/02/2016 2:06:07 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 49 replies
    Wrcbtv ^ | 6/2/16 | Liz lohuis
    SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) - A Blue Angels airplane has crashed at or near the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport, airport authority confirmed. According to Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, one person was killed in the crash. The Blue Angels had been practicing on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s Great Tennessee Airshow in Smyrna. They flew over downtown Nashville on Thursday morning.
  • Sen. Rubio faces pressure to run for re-election to Senate

    05/26/2016 5:07:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Sen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire. Republicans fear that if Rubio doesn’t run for a second term they could lose his seat. And if Republicans lose Florida they increase their odds of losing their Senate majority altogether. […] At least one Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, subsequently took the unusual step of issuing a public statement calling Rubio a “very valuable member of the Senate” and disclosing that...
  • Over 180 pot plants found in large-scale grow operation at Tennessee congressional candidate’s home

    05/21/2016 11:47:05 PM PDT · by digger48 · 53 replies
    WISH ^ | May 21, 2016 | Hailey Holloway
    CROSSVILLE (WATE) – A Crossville congressional candidate said she’s guilty after a large-scale marijuana grow operation was busted last week, but says she’s also victim of a bad law. Detectives raided Flo Matheson’s property Friday after “in-depth undercover investigations led to the discovery of an indoor grow operation,” according to a press release that says Crossville Police Department narcotics detectives worked with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, the HIDTA/TBI Drug Task Force, and the Office of the District Attorney General to execute the search warrant at Matheson’s home. Matheson said they broke through her gate...
  • Tenn. Senator Labeled A Top Trump VP Pick Meets With Trump Monday

    05/21/2016 1:21:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 74 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was labeled by Charles Krauthammer on Friday as the pundit’s leading pick to be the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said Corker will be meeting Monday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York City Krauthammer used a hypothetical pot of $100 in casino chips to make his point, putting $25 on Corker, $20 on former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., $20 on Ohio Gov. John Kasich, $10 on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and $5 on Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. The rest went to “the field,”...
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...
  • Tennessee Supports Gold Depository, Fearing Monetary Crisis

    05/18/2016 3:38:22 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/17/2016 | Alex Newman
    Citing concerns about about a possible economic crisis and a desire for monetary stability, the State of Tennessee is now officially on record supporting the establishment of a depository facility to house gold and other precious metals for Tennesseans. In a remarkable example of bi-partisanship on serious issues, the resolution passed unanimously in both the state House and Senate before being signed by the governor. But more work remains, according to pro-Constitution and sound money activists supporting the efforts. Analysts and supporters said the measure was an important step on the road to restoring honest money and a stable monetary...
  • Tennessee sheriff in legal showdown with atheist group

    05/18/2016 2:41:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 18, 2016
    A Tennessee lawman who posted an Easter message and other religious-themed comments on Facebook said Tuesday he is ready for a legal showdown with an atheist group that accused him of violating the Constitution. Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson, who had the message posted on the department’s Facebook page on Easter, said he is considering a countersuit against American Atheists and a woman identified as “Jane Doe,” after they sued him in federal court over the message. "Today is one of the most historic days; not only did Jesus die on the cross for our sins, but he rose on...
  • Why the Cancellation of ABC’s ‘Nashville’ Is Good for Taxpayers

    05/17/2016 11:54:07 AM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | May 17, 2016 | Mark Cunningham
    There was some big news in the entertainment industry recently as the television show “Nashville” was cancelled after four seasons. As a casual fan of the show and a Nashville resident, I enjoyed watching the show. It allowed me to brag to my friends about where I live, plus the music was always on point. Obviously, the market didn’t agree, as the ratings were not high enough for ABC to renew the show for another year.However, the real issue with this show being cancelled has nothing to do with the quality of the show itself. The problem is that this...
  • The Obamacare Health Exchange in Tennessee Is Sickening

    05/12/2016 5:57:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Knoxville Mercury ^ | May 11, 2016 | by Joe Sullivan
    After raising its premiums for coverage on the Obamacare exchange by 36.3 percent for 2016, the state's dominant health insurer is heralding another increase of the "same order of magnitude" for 2017. BlueCross BlueShield claims it lost more than $150 million in 2015 when its rates were among the lowest in the land. But the 36.3 percent increase for 2016, the largest of any state, brings Tennessee rates to just about the national average. So how on Earth can costs be going up so exponentially to justify such a rate increase on the part of a nonprofit insurance company whose...
  • Knoxville church vandalized with vulgar message

    05/10/2016 5:47:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wate.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | By Brandon Rook
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Three Ridges Baptist Church in north Knox County is now scarred after someone vandalized their building, Pastor Darryl Wilson can only look at the damage and wonder why? “Heartbreaking, heartbreaking…It hurts us but we’ll keep going,” he said. The person responsible busted out windows and spray-painted a vulgar message on the church doors. “Of course it’s frustrating for a small church like us,” said Pastor Wilson. It’s frustrating because the church has to spend money out of its own pockets to fix the damage, pastor Wilson says the church will eventually re-paint the doors and replace the...
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt Part 3.. Is It Loving Thy Neighbor or Empowering the Enemy?

    05/05/2016 5:52:11 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 2 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 5/2/2016 | Cath Hinners
    It only takes a glance at what is occurring around the world to see Islam becoming the largest and most dominant way of life. Muslims are adhering to exactly what their doctrine ascribes, to make Islam dominant over all religions. So why then, do Christian pastors believe conversations with Muslims are so important? Do Christian pastors not have a responsibility to protect the church and its congregants from those who practice following the life of the prophet Muhammad, who was peaceful in the Meccan years, but became political and violent on his journey to Medina. “Good” Muslims are commanded to...
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt.. Part Two

    05/05/2016 5:47:09 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 10 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 4/18/2016 | Cathy Hinners
    Nashville Tennessee usually recognized as “music city” is becoming identified now as a “welcoming city”, but not so much for the tourists but rather for refugees. As a matter of fact, Nashville was once nick named the “gateway for refugees” as groups like the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) became heavily involved with pushing for more displaced persons to enter the state. But TIRRC isn’t just about refugees, it’s about a plan for a “new south”. TIRRC is about using legal and illegal immigration to change the demographics to mutate our communities until they satisfy a leftist open-borders,...
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt.. Part One.

    05/05/2016 5:41:19 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 1 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 4/18/2016 | Cathy Hinners
    How is it the Buckle of the Bible Belt is falling into the hands of Islamists and the apologists that embrace them? Wake up Nashville, another Muslim Brotherhood proponent is open for business and making giant strides in changing the culture of the South. Don’t be fooled by its name, Peace Ambassadors USA, it is an Islamic organization, and the peace won’t last long. As if taken directly from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Goal for North America, Muslim Brotherhood Manifesto Arab & English (a document which was evidence in a federal trial in Dallas TX in 2008 for this country’s...
  • Haynes/Leatherwood/Ferrell to GOP legislators: “Screw You.” (TN)

    05/05/2016 5:26:18 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 7 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 5/4/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Two weeks ago, 27 Republican House members sent a terse letter to state GOP head Ryan Haynes, demanding to know why one of their “contract employees” – who is also married to the state party’s political director (nah, no conflict there) – was working for candidates running against incumbent GOP officeholders in the August primary. The legislators were ticked. While political consultant Taylor Ferrell was at the center of their complaints, the letter was also a vehicle for conservatives to vent their frustration over years of double-dealing by party poohbahs when it came to favoring more establishment-friendly GOP candidates. They...
  • What has the reign of Leatherwood and Haynes brought to the TNGOP?

    05/04/2016 1:34:13 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 4 replies
    Tennessee Leaders ^ | 5/4/2016 | Tennessee Leaders
    Have they fast forwarded the corruption of Tennessee’s party of Lincoln? Recently, when 27 state legislators identified their unethical practices in a letter to Haynes, Leatherwood and Haynes resorted to denying facts, claiming “false allegations,” and taking a blasé, ho-hum, all-in-a-day’s-work attitude. But we all know the John Adams truism, “[f]acts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” June 2011 – January 2013 – Taylor working for TNGOP 2013 – Brent Leatherwood hired as TNGOP Executive Director March 2014 – Walker...
  • Pamela Geller: In the Year Since the First Islamic State Attack on American Soil, ...

    05/03/2016 10:57:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2016 | Pamela Geller
    Today is the first anniversary of the Islamic State’s first attack in the homeland. Just a couple of short months later, in response to the Chattanooga jihadi who slaughtered four Marines, one Navy officer said: “The War Has Just Begun. More to Come.” He was right. Yet one year after jihadis attacked our Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in defense of free speech, the West is in full surrender mode. We went into the event with our eyes open. We knew the risks. But we knew the risks were greater, for our children and our children’s children, if we...
  • Tennessee Bill Grants Immunity for Toleration of Second Amendment Rights

    04/29/2016 11:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tennessee, SB 1736(pdf)  has passed the House and the Senate. It is a bill that grants immunity for toleration of Second Amendment rights.It has been enrolled and sent to Governor Bill Haslam.  Governor Haslam promised to sign “Constitutional” carry if it reached his desk, six years ago.  It seems likely that he will sign this bill. The bill passed the Senate 26 to 4, the House 77 to 13.  The bill follows a trend started by Wisconsin and Kansas, where people who chose to allow others to exercise their Second Amendment rights are granted immunity from civil action...
  • Rape of a basketball player, accusations of abuse and bullying tear apart a Tenn. high school

    01/22/2016 8:24:52 AM PST · by NRx · 101 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-22-2016 | Sarah Kaplan
    First they heard the screams. Karl Williams, the assistant coach for the Ooltewah High School basketball team, hurried downstairs to the rooms where the 14 teenage players were staying for the duration of their four day tournament in Gatlinburg, Tenn. There he found a 15-year-old freshman player covered in blood, urine and feces, Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston told ESPN. Two sophomore players were holding the boy down, while a third teammate, a senior, shoved a pool cue up his rectum. The freshman was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery to repair his bladder and colon, which...