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  • Vanderbilt Women's Center to Lecture Men on 'Healthy Masculinities'

    09/04/2015 2:08:35 PM PDT · by detective · 46 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 · 20 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
    myfoxmemphis.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    newschannel9.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | newschannel9.com
    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
    columbiadailyherald.com ^ | 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 · 14 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...
  • It’s too late for Democrats to start rethinking Clinton’s 2016 viability [shill alert]

    08/16/2015 10:57:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Dear Democrats: It’s too late to start over. As in, there’s no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party’s front-runner for the presidential nomination. Not with Vice President Biden — even if he runs. Not with former vice president Al Gore. (I mean, come on.) Not with your ideal rich-person-with-no-record-and-a-fresh-faced-appeal. This may come as a shock to some of you. After all, you argue, it’s only August! The Iowa caucuses won’t be until February! That’s, like, four political lifetimes. Sure. But modern presidential politics isn’t as simple as announcing that you’ve decided to run and watching yourself soar to the...
  • Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘Perverted’ thinking

    08/16/2015 12:06:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/16/15 | Judi McLeod
    And it’s perverted of Biden to go along with all Obama is doing to main-street Americans after all his country has done for him Bending himself into proverbial pretzels, Vice President Joe Biden, who won’t call a jihadist a jihadist or a terrorist a terrorist, on Saturday called the slaying of four Marines and a sailor at a Chattanooga reserve center the act of a “perverted jihadist.” “Perverted” should be attached as an adjective to the title of President Barack Obama. It is perverted to get yourself elected as president of a country when your only perverted mission is to...
  • ISIS PROMISES IMMINENT BEHEADINGS OF MILITARY, GOVT OFFICIALS ON U.S. SOIL

    08/16/2015 9:04:37 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 95 replies
    A representative for a pro-Islamic State hacking group issued a chilling warning to members of the U.S. military and government Wednesday, promising that “very soon” followers of the organization would retaliate for overseas bombing targeting the terror organization. Speaking to TheBlaze using smartphone messenger application Kik, a representative for the Islamic State Hacking Division said the group is constantly spying on U.S. servicemen. The organization on Tuesday published personal information purporting to belong to U.S. military and government online. “Just like they spy on muslims, we are spying on them, watching their employees, watching their soldiers, recording their movements and...
  • Biden calls Chattanooga shooter a ‘perverted jihadist’ during memorial

    08/16/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/16/15 | Brendan O'Brien
    Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called the man who fatally shot four U.S. Marines and a Navy sailor a “perverted jihadist” during a eulogy for the servicemen at a memorial in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Biden told a packed arena that the ideology that drove Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old engineer, to go on a rampage at two local military facilities was no match for national character. “When this perverted jihadist struck, everyone responded,” Biden said. “We have a message for those perverted cowards around the world. America never yields, never bends, never cowers and never stands down.” Abdulazeez sprayed gunfire...
  • BIDEN CALLS CHATTANOOGA SHOOTER A 'PERVERTED JIHADIST'

    08/15/2015 8:50:31 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    AP ^ | August 15, 2015 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday called the slaying of four Marines and a sailor at a Chattanooga reserve center the act of a "perverted jihadist." Biden's comments came at a memorial to the five servicemen killed in a shooting rampage by Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
  • Did The AP Censor Joe Biden Saying 'Perverted Jihadist' In His Chattanooga Speech?

    08/15/2015 7:30:54 PM PDT · by absentee · 16 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/15/15 | Caleb Howe
    Today word spread like wildfire that Vice President Joe Biden had, at the memorial for four Marines and one sailor killed in Chattanooga last month, referred to their killer as a "perverted jihadist." The AP was the fastest to produce video of the event, which the quickly put on YouTube and which began to be shared across social media. The tweets all contained the phrase "perverted jihadist." The video had the words in the title. The only problem? They aren't in the video above. Was the VP censored? Hard to say. Take a look. You can hear Biden's say the...
  • Heilemann: Gore 'Hates' Hillary, 'Huge' Problem for Her If He Runs

    08/14/2015 3:45:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This blog brought to you by Orville Redenbacher . . . One short segment on today's With All Due Respect packed plenty of explosive commentary. There was John Heilemann saying that Al Gore "hates" Hillary and that if he gets in the race would be a "huge" problem for her. Lending credence to Heilemann's "hates" claim is the fact that he mentioned having "spent a lot of time" with Gore in 2006. Translation: I was with him on those long nights when Al let his beard down and spoke straight from his globally-warmed heart. A second noteworthy comment came from...
  • In Bush, Cruz Finds Increasingly Useful Foil

    08/14/2015 8:25:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 8/12/15 | Patrick Svitek
    As Ted Cruz traipses through the South, his mentions of one Republican draw more derision than that of any Democrat, President Obama and presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton included. Jeb Bush. During campaign stops Monday and Tuesday in Tennessee and Mississippi, Cruz's references to the former Florida governor, now a staple of the senator's stump speech, often elicited loud booing, sometimes accompanied by scattered shouts of "Establishment!" or "RINO!" (Republican In Name Only). For months, the Republican Texas senator has been alluding to Bush as the archetypal moderate, insufficiently conservative and guaranteed to shut the GOP out of the White House...
  • Millennial hawk: Why the GOP needs to answer Hillary’s $350B college subsidy plan

    08/13/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Forget the Twitter blog for emoji responses to how millennials feel about student debt. As the New York Daily News’ Alejandro Alba notes, the condescending approach didn’t generate much respect from Hillary Clinton’s target audience. The beleagured Democrat tried to shift attention to policy from the e-mail scandal, focusing on her $350 billion proposal to overhaul higher-education finances, which is in a shambles largely due to federal government intervention in the first place.Mission not accomplished: While some users thought the question was “relatable,” others believed the question was offensive and condescending.Many users began to reply to the tweet with...
  • Forget Biden: Dems reaching back to … Al Gore?

    08/13/2015 5:15:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Five months ago, his team said he was out, but just when you think you’re out … they pull you back in. Maybe, that is, as Al Gore’s advisers aren’t actually saying he’s even thinking seriously about a presidential run. However, since the other relic from four terms ago isn’t faring well these days, suddenly a progressive nation turns its lonely eyes to the man who couldn’t clinch the gimme in 2000: Gore, 67, won the popular vote in the 2000 election, and has been mentioned as a possible candidate in every contested Democratic primary since then. He instead...
  • Vultures circling Hillary: Al Gore insiders talking up potential run

    08/13/2015 3:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 13, 2015 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Politically wounded presumptive nominee staggering in the desert of her email scandal.Hillary is politically wounded by her never-ending email scandal, which keeps sucking the life out of her favorability ratings, and has Democrats panicked with fear: “I’m not sure they completely understand the credibility they are losing, by the second,” said one Democratic strategist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “At some point this goes from being something you can rationalize away to something that becomes political cancer. And we are getting pretty close to the cancer stage, because this is starting to get ridiculous.” “Look, this is a...
  • Smyrna mom upset students can fly Confederate flags on H.S. campus (Tennessee)

    08/13/2015 2:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WKRN-TV ^ | August 12, 2015 | Lori Mitchell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A local mother is upset because kids at her child’s school are allowed to fly Confederate flags on campus. The mom, who would like to remain anonymous, contacted News 2 with concerns about her son’s safety at Stewarts Creek High School in Rutherford County. She said her 14-year-old son, who is in ninth grade, came home this week and told her that kids were wearing Confederate flag T-shirts to class. The mother said she saw them herself while dropping off her son Wednesday morning. She said she also noticed students flying Confederate flags in the...
  • Ted Cruz rally turns personal in Murfreesboro (Cruz said “Brother Wiley led my dad to the Lord”)

    08/12/2015 4:48:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WKRN-TV ^ | August 12, 2015 | Chris Bundgaard
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – It was an unscripted moment like few others on the presidential campaign trail Monday in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ted Cruz paused for a moment and looked into the audience at a community center for a man who changed his family’s life. “I was told Pastor Gaylon Wiley was here,” he told the crowd. “I haven’t seen Brother Wiley since I was a kid.” Then as the room with a thousand people fell silent, Cruz said “Brother Wiley led my dad to the Lord.” Out in the audience that day was Gaylon Wiley, who now lives in nearby...
  • Standing Room Only For Senator Ted Cruz (Tennessee)

    08/11/2015 5:04:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WGNS-AM & FM ^ | August 10, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz made his mark on Murfreesboro for an appearance at Patterson Community Center Monday. The event was held in the local gym. Evidently, the event was so packed, that the fire marshal was forced to stop people from entering the large gym. A few hundred were placed in the smaller adjoining gym. Senator Cruz explained why he was running for president . . . (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Comments from Public NewsRadio WGNS asked a random group of persons at the Patterson Community Center what they liked about Senator Cruz . . . (AUDIO-AT-LINK)During his talk he received numerous cheers when mentioning...
  • Ted Cruz in Tennessee with Michelle Garcia and Tommy Vallejos

    08/11/2015 3:06:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Hispanic Nashville ^ | August 11, 2015 | John Lamb
    U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz passed through Nashville yesterday, stopping to speak to supporters in nearby Murfreesboro and Franklin. Cruz had previously announced a state Leadership Team that includes Murfreesboro businesswoman Michelle Garcia and Clarksville Mayor Pro-Tem and pastor Tommy Vallejos. While pressing the flesh, Cruz posed for a photo with Garcia and Vallejos. From the Cruz campaign press release on the Tennessee Leadership Team: Michelle Garcia is a wife, a mother of two, and a Tennessee native who strongly supports conservative principles and who eagerly strives to serve her community. Michelle speaks fluent Spanish and is actively...
  • Another Major College Rape Case Has Collapsed

    08/10/2015 5:22:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/10/15 | Blake Neff
    A state court in Tennessee has ruled in favor of a student expelled for sexual assault, saying his school’s procedures improperly assumed he was guilty and forced him to prove his innocence.The case of Corey Mock and Molly Morris, both students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), has attracted significant attention thanks to a lengthy profile of Morris that was published by Vice last year. Morris claims she was given a drugged drink at a party, and then was later raped by Mock while she was barely conscious and unable to consent. She complained to her school several...
  • Just Got Back From Ted Cruz Event in Jackson, TN.

    08/10/2015 7:54:01 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 74 replies
    8/10/2015 | self
    Just got home from the local Ted Cruz rally. The event was sold out and I lost count of how many standing ovations there were. We had really good seats close to the front just right of center stage. Cruz was on message and I must say he is even more impressive in person than on T.V. I was interviewed by the local T.V. station WBBJ T.V. I am waiting on the 10 o'clock news. I'm sure there were many people interviewed, so I don't know if I will actually be on the newscast, but the whole evening was a...
  • 'Cruz Country' stop brings out Sanders' signs

    08/10/2015 9:46:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz stopped in Chattanooga on Monday as he spent the congressional recess politicking around the South. The Texas senator and presidential dreamer (being called a dreamer will probably cause him a little heartburn) is best known for shutting down the government, reading Green Eggs and Ham during a filibuster and opposing immigration reform — never mind that he is son of a Cuban immigrant. In Chattanooga, the tea party-leaning Republican made what he called a biscuits and gravy stopover during his eight-state "Cruz Country" bus tour through the southern states. He made a stump speech at GraceWorks...
  • Navy to arm sailors at reserve centers after Chattanooga shootings (finally!)

    08/10/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2015 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The Navy is preparing to arm sailors at its reserve centers across the country in the aftermath of the attack last month at a Navy Reserve Center in Chattanooga that resulted in the deaths of 4 Marines and 1 sailor, officials said late Friday. The Navy has authorized arming personnel at reserve centers that are not on military installations, such as the Chattanooga center, a Navy spokesman told Fox News. Cmdr. William Marks said armed guards will be posted at the centers as “a matter of prudent and necessary action toward protecting our personnel.” [Snip] The Navy began examining ways...
  • Presidential candidate Ted Cruz meets with Chattanooga supporters today

    08/10/2015 8:00:37 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | August 10th, 2015 | Dan Henry
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz is in Chattanooga today. The U.S. Senator is visiting with supporters at GraceWorks Church at 6445 Lee Highway. Cruz is making a "Biscuits and Gravy" morning stop at 9 a.m. The public is invited to meet him and hear him speak.Supporters fill GraceWorks Church in Chattanooga, waiting to see GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz speak. Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press.
  • Cruz Comes To Chattanooga

    08/10/2015 8:59:14 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 23 replies
    August 10, 2015 | Tennessee Nana
    Chattanooga is Cruz Country !!! Senator Ted Cruz was in Chattanooga, TN this morning and spoke to more than 1,000 thrilled, excited, hopeful American citizens about Conservative principles and his plans to move America back to the path of "true North" Senator Cruz was personable, friendly and statesman-like, and rather than speak down to the delighted audience as though the many professional attendees were little children in need of a more superior being to guide and succor them, he spoke as an equal in the dire need we have to return our nation to the directives of the Constitution, and...
  • This is #CruzCountry! (from debate to campaign trail)

    08/09/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 64 replies
    Tedcruz.org ^ | 08/08/15 | Jeff Roe
    Wow — what a week! I’m writing from in between stops on the #CruzCountry Bus Tour as we continue our #CruzToVictory through southern states that will play a huge part in making Ted our Republican nominee for President of the United States.As you likely know, the Republican candidates met in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 season on Thursday. And it was a great night for Ted — but don’t just take it from me:Frank Luntz declared the debate “great news for Ted Cruz.”Charles Krauthammer named Ted Cruz a “winner of the night.”The Press Enterprise wrote “Cruz...
  • Trump Wants 'Boots On The Ground' to Fight ISIS (VIDEO)

    08/10/2015 8:00:24 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 6 replies
    http://www.dailycaller.com ^ | 8/10/2015 | Steve Guest
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday and said he would put, “boots on the ground” in the areas where ISIS is getting its oil. Trump further stated that he would “take the oil” for the U.S. Richard Haass: From your position, taking them out strongly, would that involve a potential reintroduction of U.S. ground forces in a combat way? Donald Trump: Let me tell you what I would do. I would, they have great money because they have oil. They have much oil. I would, every place where they have oil, I would knock the...
  • Political Notebook: Ted Cruz visit moved to larger site (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

    08/08/2015 9:23:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | August 9, 2015 | Staff
    Ted Cruz visit moved to larger site U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's visit to Chattanooga on Monday will take place at GraceWorks Church, 6445 Lee Highway, according to a Republican Party news release. Cruz, the Texas senator who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, will make a "Biscuits and Gravy" morning stop at 9 a.m. The public is invited to meet him and hear him speak. There will be biscuits, gravy and other breakfast foods. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free but attendees are asked to RSVP at www.tedcruz.org/rsvp/chattanooga/ Former assessor employee to seek top post Sterling Jetton is...
  • Chattanooga Tea Party Leader Mark West Joins Cruz Camp

    08/07/2015 8:04:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | August 7, 2015
    Chattanooga Tea Party leader Mark West is among those announced as the Tennessee leadership team for the presidential campaign of Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz has an upcoming trip to Chattanooga. Stephen Siao joins the Cruz campaign as state director, and 24 "top grassroots and faith leaders" join chairman Kevin Kookogey on the state leadership team. Mr. Siao previously led Heritage Action's efforts in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Before joining Heritage Action in January 2014, Siao served on the communications staff of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and completed a fellowship at the John Jay Institute. A graduate...
  • Tennessee Adjutant General: Guard members may carry handguns

    08/07/2015 7:42:19 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    AP via WJHL-TV ^ | August 7, 2015
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Military Department has decided to allow Army and Air National Guard members who have valid handgun carry permits to carry the weapons at armories and Guard facilities.
  • Shameless lesbian couple burned down their own house/called it a hate crime (TR)

    08/06/2015 7:20:13 AM PDT · by dware · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.06.2015 | James Dunn
    A lesbian couple scrawled homophobic abuse on their garage before burning down their own house in Tennessee then calling it a hate crime, a court ruled. Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte reduced their own house to a pile of charred rubble in September 2010 and branded their neighbor a homophobe in order to get the $276,000 insurance pay out. But insurers American National Property and Casualty Company caught on to the ruse and accused the couple of faking the fire.