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  • 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....
  • 6th Circuit upholds gay marriage bans in several states

    11/06/2014 2:19:13 PM PST · by AbortionIsEvil · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 6, 2014 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld gay marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, reversing a recent trend in the federal courts to strike down such bans.
  • Appeals Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    11/06/2014 2:03:29 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 6, 2014 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    By a two-to-one vote, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the right of states to ban same-sex marriage, overturning lower court decisions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that found such restrictions to be unconstitutional.
  • Republicans Move Up To 28-5 Advantage In State Senate (TN)

    11/04/2014 10:07:14 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 14 replies
    Chattanoogan.com ^ | November 4, 2014 | Staff
    Republicans moved up to a 28-5 advantage in the state Senate with Tuesday's election. In Hamilton County, Senator Bo Watson was unopposed. He received 37,377 votes. Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) said, "A great night for Republicans and the cause of conservatism in Tennessee. For the past few years, the Tennessee Senate has been the most Republican east of the Mississippi. After tonight, we join a elite group of Republican super majorities where the majority outnumbers Democrats more than 4 to 1. "These results are decisive proof that, in Tennessee, it matters who governs. I look forward to continuing to...
  • Amendment 1 passes in Tennessee

    11/04/2014 9:14:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    NEWS3 ^ | NOV. 5, 2014 | Ashley Crockett,
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Voters have decided to amend Tennessee’s constitution in regards to abortion, according to the AP. The amendment 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 from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.
  • Tennessee Voters Approve Constitutional Income Tax Ban

    11/04/2014 9:01:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    NewsChannel5 ^ | 10.5.14 | ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Voters have approved a change to the Tennessee Constitution that would prohibit lawmakers from imposing a state income tax. The last serious attempt to impose a state income tax failed in 2002 amid raucous Capitol protests that included a brick thrown through the window of the governor's office. The public backlash against the proposal led several supporters to retire from office or to lose their re-election campaigns.
  • MSNBC: ‘Old White People’ in the South Who Vote Republican Are ‘Going to Die Someday’

    11/04/2014 7:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 4, 2014 | David Rutz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams said the “old white people” in the South who vote Republican are “going to die someday” and hopefully usher in a new era of Democratic rule in the region. Host Krystal Ball, a former failed Democratic congressional candidate, asked Williams whether white Southerners should just be written off by the party, but Williams said never, saying that since they are “for people” and Republicans aren’t, they would eventually win the day. “Mitt Romney only won South Carolina with 53 [percent], John McCain with 52,” he said. “That’s a changing South. Those old white people? They’re...
  • Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Defeats Pro-Abortion Alison Grimes

    11/04/2014 6:51:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/4/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The top Republican in the Senate, who could become the majority leader if pro-life Republicans defeat pro-abortion Democrats in top Senate races tonight and pick up a majority of the seats in the chamber, won his battle for re-election. Pro-life Sen. Mitch McConnell defeated pro-abortion Alison Grimes handily, as early election returns in his state showed him getting the vote he needed to return to the Senate. mitchmconnellTop pro-life groups like National Right to Life and the Susan B. Anthony List endorsed McConnell, who has a sterling pro-life voting record during his tenure in Washington. “The contrast between Mitch McConnell...
  • Abortion Regulation - Amendment 1 (Tennesse live)

    11/04/2014 5:18:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 67 replies
    News5 ^ | Nov. 4. 2014 | staff
    Name Votes Vote % Yes (x) 20,899 61.4% No (x) 13,145 38.6%
  • TN Senate candidate claims sign stolen, vandalized

    11/04/2014 4:01:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WSMV.COM ^ | Nov 04, 2014 | Larry Flowers
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A candidate for Tennessee Senate is trying to find out who stole a 100-pound campaign sign. George Thomas is trying to unseat long-time Sen. Thelma Hooper. His campaign sign was placed at the Kwik Sak convenience store on Clarksville Highway after 10 p.m. Monday. "We think this is dirty politics," Thomas said. Less than three hours later, the Thomas camp discovered the sign missing.
  • Crater Hunters Find New Clues to Ancient Impact Storm

    11/03/2014 2:32:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    livescience.com ^ | October 31, 2014 01:55pm ET | Becky Oskin, Senior Writer |
    Back when Wisconsin and western Russia once shared an address south of the equator, a violent collision in the asteroid belt blasted Earth with meteorites. The space rock smashup showered Earth with up to 100 times more meteorites than today's rate (a rock the size of a football field hits the planet about every 10,000 years). Yet, only a dozen or so impact craters have been found from the ancient bombardment 470 million years ago, during the Ordovician Period. Most are in North America, Sweden and western Russia. There are only about 185 known impact craters on Earth of any...
  • Issues reported at polling locations in Davidson County (Tennessee)

    11/04/2014 2:54:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WSVM ^ | : Nov 04, 2014 | Nancy Amons
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Issues have been reported at some polling locations in Davidson County on this Election Day. he polling location at the Church of the Redeemer in Oak Hill opened an hour and 10 minutes late because election officials said a church employee left the wrong key for poll workers. Three satellite locations were given as alternatives for the voters who were affected. Some voters were frustrated, while others just shrugged it off.
  • Why Did Hundreds of Common Core Implementers Meet in Dubai?

    11/02/2014 3:07:05 PM PST · by wtd · 50 replies
    Creeping Shariah ^ | November 2, 2014 | Creeping Shariah
    A concerned Williamson County [Tenn.] parent stumbled upon < a href="http://www.menacommoncore.com">this, “On October 24 and 25, hundreds of schools, leadership teams, and teachers from across the region will gather in Dubai, to learn about the Common Core State Standards, share curricula and best practices, and network with each other.” "If Common Core is local and state-led why are they holding Common Core conferences in the Middle East including more than 20 other nations? If Williamson Strong is local and parent-led why is their logo included among the international organizations sponsoring this event?” asks Julie West. And, what is MENA? Middle...
  • Dems hold onto hope in Arkansas [“Everyone realizes this is our last stand here."]

    11/02/2014 2:27:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats may be making their last stand in Arkansas. At the beginning of the cycle, Democrats touted a dream ticket that could help rally the party back to relevance after a series of stinging losses in the state. They cheered Sen. Mark Pryor’s (D) centrist profile and strong family name. In the governor’s race, they hoped former Rep. Mike Ross’s long string of successes in conservative southwest Arkansas would boost him. But months later, Pryor has trailed freshman Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for much of the summer in the Razorback State and former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) has had a...
  • Pro-Life Voters in Tennessee Need to Vote for Amendment 1 to Stop Abortions

    11/02/2014 1:29:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/30/14 | Dave Andrusko
    Next Tuesday more is at stake than control of the United States Senate, important as it is. One example is Tennessee’s “Amendment 1,” which is on the ballot and is intended to neutralize a 2000 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court. In that 4-1 ruling the Court found, “A woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is a vital part of the right to privacy guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution.” As a result, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution. tennessee3The proposed language to be added says, “Nothing in...
  • Abortion Facilities Continue To Fund 'Vote No' Campaign (Tenn Pro - Life Amendment)

    10/31/2014 3:26:58 PM PDT · by don-o · 3 replies
    Yes On 1 | October 31, 2014
    As expected, pro-abortion opponents of Amendment 1 continue to draw nearly all their support and funding from the abortion industry itself. Based on disclosures filed through October 25, the 'Vote No' campaign shows just 198 individual donors statewide contributing more than $100 each. In contrast, 16 abortion facilities in Tennessee and across the country contributed a total $3.5 million dollars of $4.0 million reported raised. Additionally, ACLU of Tennessee and New York contributed $200,000. $854,240 Planned Parenthood of Memphis $800,000 Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest $749,500 Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee $275,000 Planned Parenthood of Orange &...
  • Democratic Rep: This Kaci Hickox dustup is just like the Terri Schiavo case

    10/30/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 30, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    This clip confirms the extent to which condescension on the left has replaced efforts to convince those skeptical of the medical community’s assessment of Ebola’s communicability of their error. In an appearance on CNN on Thursday, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) sought to assure the viewing audience that everyone (including, presumably, the Democratic governors of California, New Hampshire, and New York) is overreacting to the threat of Ebola. When probed by anchor Carol Costello as to why the president’s freshly appointed “Ebola Czar,” Ron Klain, has not come out publicly and assured the nation that there is no medical need to...
  • Patient being tested for Ebola in the Mid-South is resting comfortably

    10/26/2014 6:33:57 PM PDT · by null and void · 17 replies
    WREG ^ | Updated at 05:54pm, October 26, 2014 | Ashley Forest
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The patient at Methodist University Hospital that is being tested for Ebola is in isolation and is in stable condition, resting comfortably. Officials tell us the isolated area is separate from the main hospital on Methodist University Hospital Campus. A Methodist spokesperson also tells us the lab work to be tested has been sent and are waiting on results. Memphis City Mayor A C Wharton released the following statement regarding the situation: I have been briefed by officials of the Shelby County Health Department, the lead agency. I am pleased to hear that out of an abundance...
  • Patient being tested for Ebola in the Mid-South in stable condition

    10/26/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    News Channel 3, Memphis ^ | 10/26 | Ashley Forest
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A patient in the Mid-South is in isolation and being tested for Ebola at Methodist University Hospital is in stable condition. Officials tell us the isolated area is separate from the main hospital on Methodist University Hospital Campus. Methodist University Hospital released the following statement regarding the patient and the effectiveness of Methodist University employees: Our experts have an alternate primary diagnosis that has been established, but in an abundance of caution, the team is still strictly following Ebola protocols to protect all caregivers and others. We are waiting for a definitive Ebola test result which we...
  • Lamar Alexander's new campaign ad: 'trust me' (TN/US Senate)

    10/20/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 17 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Monday October 20, 2014 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE - In a just-released TV ad, Republican U.S. Sen Lamar Alexander is again linking Democratic opponent Gordon Ball to President Barack Obama and asks voters to "trust me." The television ad, Alexander's third, features the senator speaking directly to the camera, saying, "These are serious times, and here’s the choice. A vote for my opponent is just one more vote for Barack Obama’s agenda. "Trust me with your vote," Alexander continues. "It could mean a new Senate majority that will stand up to terrorism, secure our borders, and make it easier to find a job. And finally, we’ll begin...
  • Pro-Life Tennessee Congresswoman: Vote Yes on Amendment 1

    10/20/2014 9:06:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Rep. Diane Black is one of the pro-life women members of Congress who is a consistent pro-life voter and outspoken on he issue of protecting unborn babies from abortion. In a new column at the Tennessean newspaper, Black explains why it’s important for pro-life voters to support Amendment 1. The Planned Parenthood abortion business is spending heavily to stop the Amendment, who would enable the Tennessee legislature to pass legislation that would protect women and save unborn children from abortions. Here’s what this pro-life Congresswoman has to say: tennessee3From my time in Congress to my years as a nurse in...
  • Nashville Police Chief Drops Major Allegation About SS in Letter to House Oversight Committee

    10/18/2014 6:00:44 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson is blowing the whistle on alleged misconduct by the U.S. Secret Service during a January 2013 incident involving a man who reportedly made fake death threats against President Barack Obama on Facebook. The resident refused to let officers enter his home or follow orders to come outside . He was heard shouting at officers, “show me your warrant.” In a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Anderson claimed that a Secret Service agent asked a police sergeant to “wave a piece of paper” in order to “dupe” the suspect into thinking...
  • Country singer Gretchen Peters worried about pro-life legislation

    10/17/2014 12:36:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 10/15/14 | Jill Stanek
    What scares me about what is happening in the mid-terms in Tennessee is that the amendment that’s on the ballot would actually not provide for abortion in the case of rape or the potential death of the mother. That is extreme…. I got some really quite ugly hate mail, but to me country music has been about adults and real life and the problems they face and I have a responsibility to stand up for the issues I believe in. ~ Country singer Gretchen Peters on the reaction from fans regarding her pro-choice stance in light of the upcoming mid-term...
  • Tennesseans to vote on banning income taxes

    10/15/2014 12:32:04 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/2014 | Sean Higgins
    Most voters in Tennessee pay no income or payroll taxes. Next month, they will decide whether they want that to remain that way. A state ballot referendum, Amendment 3, would write prohibitions of both income and payroll taxes into the state constitution, pushed by anti-tax advocates who are worried about previous government efforts to add an income tax. For the foreseeable future, there is little chance of either tax being added in the Volunteer State. The Republicans control both the statehouse and the governor's mansion, and no one expects them to endorse either levy. Nevertheless, anti-tax advocates are concerned that...
  • Kroger attack suspect was shouting ‘point ‘em, out knock ‘em out,' witness says

    10/13/2014 2:22:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | October 13, 2014 | Samantha Bryson
    Some of the teens who were involved a mob-style attack in the parking lot of an east Memphis Kroger last month were shouting “point ‘em out, knock ‘em out,” as they charged the store, according to a witness who testified in court Monday. Dominik Mosby, 17, told a General Sessions judge the shouting began after the group of about 50 kids left Cici’s Pizza and poured into the parking lot at Poplar Plaza, where it looked like a fight was going to break out among them. “Then someone yelled ‘point ‘em out, knock ‘em out,’” Mosby said. “They ran to...
  • Lost Electricity Generation Capacity 7X Higher Than EPA Estimates

    10/10/2014 9:19:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Power plants generating 72 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in 37 states have either closed or are scheduled to shut their doors to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, according to the Institute for Energy Research (IER). The loss of generating capacity is “over seven times the amount originally predicted by EPA modeling,” IER’s updated report, released October 7, noted. “Originally, EPA calculated that only 9.5 GW of electrical generating capacity would close as a result of its MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard) and CSAPR (Cross State Air Pollution Rule) rules,” the report stated. “Before President Obama’s...
  • TENNESSEE: NOV AMENDMENT, TO CURB ABORTION, YES ON 1

    10/08/2014 6:25:40 AM PDT · by GailA · 15 replies
    YES ON 1 ^ | 10/8/14 | na
    YES on 1, TN is #3 in out of state abortions. Why Yes on 1 Who We Are YES on 1 is a community-based outreach to raise awareness of the proposed pro-life constitutional amendment slated for public vote in 2014. Local committees in support of YES on 1 are being developed in communities, counties, churches and campuses across the state. Because of a radical 4-1 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2000, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution. Background Basic commonsense protections passed by the Tennessee...
  • Hiker discovers abandoned Tennessee town untouched and over 100 years old

    10/05/2014 8:14:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 93 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | october 3, 2014
    One man made the discovery of a lifetime while out on a recent hike. Jordan Liles, who currently lives in San Diego, California, was in Tennessee back in May 2013 when he decided to take some photos  during a trek through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Those photos turned out to be incredibly interesting when the young man managed to stumble across a seemingly forgotten town in the woods.
  • ICYMI: Trey Gowdy Destroys Director of Secret Service Over 2011 Shooting Incident

    10/01/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Secret Service Director Julia Pierson fielded questions from furious and skeptical lawmakers after a number of serious failures by the agency to properly protect the President. Pierson started her testimony by saying she "takes full responsibility" for the failures, especially the most recent incident of fence jumper Omar Gonzales making it all the way inside the White House, but failed to answer a number of questions. Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy questioned Pierson on a shooting incident that occurred at the White House in 2011. Pierson failed to provide adequate answers as to why that incident was first classified as simply...
  • Corker Slams Obama, Kerry for 'Exercising the Worst Judgment Possible' on ISIS

    09/17/2014 3:15:32 PM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | Pam Key
    <p>Kerry got into a heated exchange with Corker who said, "I want to say as I said personally, we have three senators, president, vice president, secretary of state, that are exercising terrible judgment right now.</p>
  • Planned Parenthood finds clergy to help them oppose Tennessee pro-life amendment

    10/02/2014 1:31:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Susan Michelle
    Once again, some clergy are hanging out with Planned Parenthood, united for a cause that surely opposes God’s cause for life. Held at Evergreen Presbyterian Church (PC-USA, a supporter of abortion) in Memphis , TN, the event opposing the upcoming ballot Amendment 1, a pro-life amendment, was attended by varying clergy who argue that women should have the choice to kill. In fact, Amendment 1 is rather innocuous, saying only this: “Shall Article I, of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a...
  • Mid-South hospitals participate in flu pandemic exercise

    10/01/2014 7:00:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WMC-TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Staff
    SHELBY COUNTY, TN - (WMC) - With concerns over the spreading Enterovirus, Shelby County health leaders are also preparing for a possible outbreak of the flu. October is about the time of year that doctors start seeing more flu cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That is why the emergency room at Regional Medical Center and more than a dozen Mid-South hospitals will be packed with fake patients on Wednesday. High school and medical reserve corps volunteers will be transported in masses to at least 18 Mid-South hospitals, all with fake flu symptoms. The Shelby County Health Department...
  • Lib Candidate for TN Gov Hiring People to Infiltrate Social Media, Pose as Average User, Push Agenda

    09/28/2014 12:57:44 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/28/14 | Aurelius
    Isa Infante, the liberal Green Party candidate running for governor in Tennessee, is hiring people to create profiles on social media, such as Reddit, pretend to be an average user, then push for her "progressive" agenda. Ms. Infante is a self-labelled "progressive" candidate for Tennessee. Part of her platform is "ecological wisdom, social justice, feminism, and nonviolence." But, of course, as a Green Party candidate, she has had trouble gaining traction in the race. Her campaign, therefore, is now posting ads looking for people to pose as average social media users to pretend to have "found" this wonderful, liberal candidate....
  • Series of fireballs light up Eastern US sky

    09/25/2014 2:28:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | Sep 25, 2014
    A series of fireballs lit up the night sky across the eastern U.S. Tuesday night and Wednesday morning just hours apart. ... More than 420 witnesses reported seeing the fireball streaking across the sky, with those reports from Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Among the reports AMS received in Indiana, one person in Greenwood described the fireball as having "small reddish sparks as it snuffed out, scattered in all directions." ... Three of the four reported fireballs happened within 90 minutes of each other, with the other reports over New Jersey, Tennessee and Florida. "It is rare that multiple...
  • Cheerleaders defy school’s prayer ban, lead crowd and opposing team in reciting Lord’s Prayer

    09/20/2014 9:04:24 PM PDT · by marjiwoj · 69 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Sept. 20, 2014 | soopermexican
    Oneida High School cheerleaders were upset that the school chose to ban prayer at their games, so they decided to pray on their own and found they had supporters among the opposing team and the crowd...
  • Gun rights advocate demonstrates outside Metro school

    09/19/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT · by kwikrnu · 11 replies
    WSMV Channel 4 news ^ | 9-19-2014 | jennifer johnson
    Leonard Embody is no stranger to police. MORE Click to read more headlines from Davidson County.More >> He's been arrested or detained numerous times for walking around town with guns. His charges were all eventually dismissed, which may explain why he wasn't arrested on Wednesday as he paraded up and down the sidewalk in front of Hillsboro High School. Witnesses say Embody was pacing Hillsboro Road, dressed much like a soldier, and it had a lot of people nervous. So nervous that 911 dispatchers had their hands full.
  • Corker's Kerry Critique Leaves Boxer 'Shaking and Trembling'

    09/17/2014 2:01:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was left "shaking and trembling" in shock. Boxer said, "I think it is shocking and a sad state of affairs that we heard just now, such angry comments aimed at you, Mr. Secretary, and through you, at our president ....
  • Rep. Blackburn: Obama Lives in ISIS 'Fantasyland'

    09/16/2014 7:40:48 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | September 15, 2014
    The Obama administration is living in "fantasyland" if it thinks Americans are buying its no-ground-troops strategy on fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), Rep. Marsha Blackburn says. Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, adds that Secretary of State John Kerry's flip-flopping on whether the U.S. is "at war" with ISIS mirrors his boss's confusing take on the problem. "Bear in mind, this is pretty much the way they have operated since they went into office," Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "Words matter, actions matter . . . You can't just go say [we've] changed...
  • Chattanooga ranks third for Hispanic growth Economic influence lags here, though

    09/15/2014 1:16:21 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 22 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 15, 2014 | Kevin Hardy
    Numbers aren't everything. Chattanooga's Hispanic population more than tripled between 2000 and 2010. But that growth may not have translated to the local economy. An analysis by personal finance social network WalletHub ranked Chattanooga third among the 150 largest U.S. cities for growth in the Hispanic population. Yet the Scenic City ranked closer to the bottom of the list for Hispanic purchasing power and business friendliness toward Hispanics. With a population of 54 million, Hispanics now make up the nation's largest ethnic or racial minority, and by 2050 could make up a third of the population. And their influence on...