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US: Tennessee (News/Activism)

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  • Bill Maher Posts Photos Comparing Michelle Bachmann to ‘Planet of the Apes’ Monkey

    08/12/2018 7:46:48 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Original Title: What Double Standard? Bill Maher Posts Photos Comparing GOP Politician to ‘Planet of the Apes’ Monkey – NO MEDIA OUTRAGE ~~~Snip~~~ In late May Roseanne Barr tweeted out a joke in poor taste directed at failed President Barack Obama’s top adviser Valerie Jarrett. Roseanne was immediately fired by ABC.
  • Will Broadcast, Cable Nets Cover? Democrat Jokes About Wanting Blackburn to Commit Suicide

    08/10/2018 10:13:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 08/10/2018 | Curtis Houck
    Behold Friday’s installment of things you won’t see six-person CNN panels on. In a story published Friday morning by the left-leaning Huffington Post, reporter Kevin Robillard released video of Democratic Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen suggesting that fellow Tennessee Congresswoman and Republican senatorial candidate Marsha Blackburn should kill herself. “The big orange President — that’s not somebody from Knoxville. He’s going to come down here and he is going to endorse Marsha Blackburn, because Marsha Blackburn, if he says, ‘Jump off the Harahan Bridge,’ she’ll jump off the Harahan Bridge. I wish he’d say that. She will do anything he says,”...
  • Tennessee executes killer with controversial drugs that Sotomayor said could inflict torturous pain

    08/10/2018 8:51:15 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 89 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Deanna Paul
    Tennessee executed Billy Ray Irick on Thursday night, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final request to stay his execution. Convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer, Irick is the state’s first inmate to be put to death since 2009. He was also the first to receive Tennessee’s controversial new three-drug cocktail. Thursday’s lethal injection was made up of compounded midazolam, used to render a person unable to feel pain during an execution, a paralytic drug called vecuronium bromide, and compounded potassium chloride for the killing agent. Potassium chloride has been described by the Supreme...
  • Tennessee child killer Billy Ray Irick picks deluxe burger combo as last meal before execution

    08/09/2018 7:55:48 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/09/18 | Katherine Lam
    A Tennessee convicted child rapist and killer on Wednesday picked a deluxe burger combo as his last meal before his execution -- the first in the state in nearly a decade. Billy Ray Irick, 59, chose the combo that included a super deluxe burger, onion rings and a Pepsi soft drink, the Tennessee Department of Correction said Wednesday. Irick, who is being held at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, will eat his last meal before his execution, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. The name of the restaurant that prepared the meal was not released “out of...
  • New fear: Democrats could win Senate

    08/08/2018 7:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/08/2018 | by Paul Bedard
    Confident talk in Washington that swaggering Republicans will fatten their majority in the Senate to a filibuster-proof 60 seats in the fall elections is shifting to nail-biting whispers the Democrats could take charge and install Sen. Chuck Schumer as leader. Already fretting odds that the House will turn Democratic and that potential Speaker Nancy Pelosi will open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, a path to a Democratic Senate is beginning to emerge based on historical statistics and the anti-Trump sentiment in some areas of the country. Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor of the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ Larry Sabato...
  • ..Congratulations Marsha, we need you very badly in the Senate to vote for our agenda...

    08/03/2018 3:08:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | August 3, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Marsha Blackburn had a BIG win last night in the Tennessee primary for U.S. Senate. She is an outstanding person & great supporter of mine. Congratulations Marsha, we need you very badly in the Senate to vote for our agenda. Your next opponent will vote against all we are doing! 6:00 PM - 3 Aug 2018
  • Glenn Jacobs, WWE star known as Kane, wins mayor's race in Tennessee

    08/03/2018 7:33:30 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 3, 2018
    Glenn Jacobs, the WWE wrestler known as Kane, has won the bout for mayor in Tennessee's third largest county. Jacobs, a Republican who also runs an insurance and real estate company, was leading Democrat Linda Haney by a large margin with most of the votes counted in Knox County on Thursday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Jacobs claimed victory at his watch party, saying his decision to seek the mayor's job was met at first with "pretty resounding laughter" from some politicians. Jacobs won a close primary in May. Results of the primary were delayed when the county's election reporting...
  • WWE wrestler Kane elected mayor of Knox County, Tennessee

    08/02/2018 9:29:39 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 48 replies
    new york daily news ^ | Aug 02, 2018 | KATE FELDMAN
    From Wrestlemania to the mayor’s house. Glenn Jacobs, better known by his WWE name “Kane,” was elected the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee Thursday, beating Democratic contender Linda Haney. The 51-year-old former wrestler, who was listed at 7’0” and 323 pounds at his peak as the Big Red Machine, considers himself a “Reagan Republican.” He listed seven goals on his campaign website: a commitment to keeping taxes low, a renewed focus on quality of education, continuing to attract new jobs to the area, improvement of roads and infrastructure, “full and absolute transparency,” safer communities and “a fresh outlook on limited...
  • Koch network freezing out Republicans who have crossed them

    07/30/2018 2:42:53 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire conservative businessman Charles Koch’s political network is freezing out Republicans that it believes have violated its fiscally conservative principles, and is, at least for now, only supporting four Senate GOP candidates in the fall. The Koch network is backing GOP Senate candidates in Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, signaling it will be selective in where it engages as Republicans seek to retain or grow their narrow 51-49 majority. At a Monday presentation to about 500 of the network’s top donors at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips made an example out of...
  • Top Tennessee Dem Party official snubs 'reaching out' to Trump voters, calls them 'idiots'

    07/30/2018 11:24:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-30-2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A top Tennessee Democratic Party's communications official made disparaging comments about President Donald Trump and lashed out against a suggestion to reach out to his voters, describing them as "idiots." Mark Brown, a top communications official for the Tennessee Democratic Party currently working as the leading spokesperson to help Democrat Phil Bredesen win the Senate race against Republican Marsha Blackburn, has made a number over-the-top comments on social media, including calling the president "f---stik" and "Putin's b----," the Washington Free Beacon revealed. "Exactly, f--- 'reaching out' to Trump voters. The idiots aren't listening," Brown wrote in one of the tweets...
  • Dueling polls show Blackburn, Bredesen with leads

    07/29/2018 6:00:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 27 replies
    Nashville Post ^ | July 17, 2018 | Stephen Elliott
    Several recent polls about the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Bob Corker show one thing: The political battle between former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is so far a tossup. One recent poll, commissioned by a group linked to Senate Democrats, found Bredesen with a lead within the margin of error. A poll released Tuesday and commissioned by a pro-Trump group found Blackburn with a slim lead, though she received less support (38 percent) than in previous surveys released by the group in February and December, when she enjoyed support among likely voters north of...
  • Democrat Spokesman Writes Off Trump Voters – ‘The Idiots Aren’t Listening’

    07/28/2018 2:00:15 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 67 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 07-28-2018 | Chris Agee
    A likely Democrat nominee for U.S. Senate in Tennessee was facing some unwanted attention this week in response to the harsh and often profane social-media rhetoric of a top party communications aide. Former Gov. Phil Bredesen has advanced a platform during his senatorial bid that includes reaching across party lines to work with Republicans, the Washington Free Beacon reported. But the divisive language used by Tennessee Democratic Party official Mark Brown, who is working with the party to advance Bredesen’s campaign, appears at odds with that spirit of bipartisanship.
  • 30 Hours at Trump-Speed… (well worth reading in full)

    07/26/2018 1:36:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 7/25/18 | Sundance
    Daughnworks247 encapsulates a media cycle at Trump-Speed: In the last 30 hours: 1. President Trump dropped a MOAB on the state of Georgia for Brian Kemp, and wiped the floor with the establishment GOPe, winning by 39 points. 2. President Travels to Kansas City, giving the speech which made us all cry, to the VFW. Embraces a 94 year old Sargeant and we immediately fall in love. 3. Our sheer perfection of a FLOTUS stops in Nashville at a children’s hospital. On the way back CNN reporter asks Stephanie Grisham about the Cohen tapes and tries to take a hit...
  • “Bob Corker Sounded Like the Democrats”—Kasie Hunt on Grilling of Pompeo

    07/26/2018 4:20:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Finally: an NBC reporter says something we can heartily agree with . . . On today’s Morning Joe, NBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt, speaking of [putative] Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s grilling of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at yesterday’s Senate hearing, said: “Bob Corker sounded like the Democrats.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Poll: Marsha Blackburn Leads Phil Bredesen by 14 in Senate Race, 55 to 41

    07/20/2018 9:48:13 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 73 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | July 11, 2018 | Tennessee Star Staff
    A poll released by Axios-Survey Monkey on Tuesday shows that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) leads Democrat Phil Bredesen by 14 points in the U.S. Senate general election, 55 percent to 41 percent among registered voters. Among likely voters, Blackburn’s lead over Bredesen is even greater, 58 percent to 40 percent. Axios-Survey Monkey conducted similar polls in 13 states where contested Senate races are underway. The overall polling reveals that Democrats will have an uphill climb in attempting to capture control of the U.S. Senate in the midterm 2018 election cycle. Democrats are hampered in their Senate races by having to...
  • Guess Which Republican Joined Dems in Demanding Trump's Translator's Notes

    07/20/2018 9:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrats in Congress demanded this week that Marina Gross, the translator in the room with President Trump and President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday, come to Washington and tell them what was discussed in the closed-door meeting. Republicans, even anti-Trump ones, are resisting the effort. When House Intelligence Democrats brought the subpoena to a vote, every Republican on the committee voted against it.Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explained why subpoenaing the interpreter could set a dangerous precedent. It could be the "last time" the U.S. president ever meet privately with a foreign leader. "Absolutely not," Lindsey Graham said when...
  • Republican Lawmakers Rebuke Trump after Putin Press Conference

    07/17/2018 4:37:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 101 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Republican lawmakers were left shaking their heads after President Trump’s Monday’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which Trump declined to endorse the American intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory” and a “tragic mistake” in a statement. “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant,” McCain said. “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.” House speaker Paul Ryan also...
  • House Democrat Calls For ‘Military Folks’ To Stop Trump

    07/16/2018 3:49:25 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 157 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/16/2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen on Monday called for the “military folks” to save America from President Donald Trump after Trump’s much-criticized press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Where are our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” Cohen wrote on Twitter, using language suggestive of a military coup.
  • Dem. Rep. to Peter Strzok: 'If I Could Give You a Purple Heart, I Would'

    07/12/2018 4:56:02 PM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/12/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Thursday, FBI agent Peter Strzok testified on Capitol Hill, answering questions about his anti-Trump bias and the investigation into alleged ties between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. Strzok gave conflicting explanations of his anti-Trump text messages and dodged important questions, but Democrats in Congress proved quite happy with his testimony. "If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would. You deserve one," Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) told Strzok. "This has been an attack on you [and] the investigation, to get to Russian collusion involved in our election which is what this committee should be looking at," the...
  • Dems Heap Praise on Strzok at Hearing, Say He 'Deserves' Purple Heart

    07/12/2018 3:02:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Short video at link. FBI Agent Peter Strzok was grilled on Capitol Hill Thursday by members of Congress for sending anti-Trump texts during two ongoing investigations. Well, he was at least grilled by the Republicans. The likes of Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) demanded to know whether Strzok let his political bias affect his job. He admitted that he "detested" Donald Trump, but at no point did his political ideology factor in to his work at the FBI. The interrogators didn't believe him. Gohmert was particularly combative, telling Strzok he didn't appreciate the "smirk"...