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  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...
  • Perry tours Y-12 nuclear weapons plant and Oak Ridge lab

    05/22/2017 11:28:48 PM PDT · by blueplum · 1 replies
    Chron ^ | 22 May 2017 6:48pm | Erik Schelzig, AP
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday that he will fight to keep jobs and boost funding for research facilities like Oak Ridge National Laboratory. {snip} Perry, who once called for the abolition of the Energy Department, has since become an outspoken proponent of the department's importance, particularly of the cutting-edge research conducted at the national labs. Perry acknowledged he has "not been in the job long enough to go through the budget line item by line item" but said he is "doing my homework every day." Perry was joined on the tour by U.S. Sen....
  • Police: Woman followed then threatened Congressman David Kustoff

    05/11/2017 1:22:40 PM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    WREG ^ | 05/11/2017 | George Brown
    A Weakely County woman was arrested after reportedly following Congressman David Kustoff and then threatening him. Police say Wendi Wright followed a car down Highway 45 Monday afternoon. Inside the car were Congressman Kustoff and aide Marianne Dunavant.
  • Miracle? State House passes bill saying liberties ‘don’t come from gov'ts, but from Almighty God’

    05/11/2017 10:18:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 05/11/2017 | Scott Morefield
    Miracle? State House passed a bill saying liberties ‘don’t come from governments, but from Almighty God’ May 10, 2017 | Scott Morefield | Print Article From whence do our liberties derive? Are they from the whims of man, of whoever has the power to grant or deny them at any given moment in history, or are they from an almighty, unchangeable force? It’s an important philosophical question, because if the answer is the latter, any attempts to deny humans their God-given liberties are by definition anti-God and worthy of opposition by decent-minded people.
  • Army Secretary Nominee: Citizens Should Have Same Arms As Military

    05/03/2017 3:41:14 AM PDT · by Strategy · 73 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | May 2, 2017 | By Bob Owens
    The West Point graduate and Iraq War Army veteran President Donald Trump has nominated to be the new Army Secretary has a very good understanding of the Second Amendment, which is predictably driving anti-liberty liberals insane. Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green (R), President Donald Trump's nominee for Army secretary, strongly believes that citizens should be armed -- and not just with any ol' guns. They should be able to possess whatever weapons the military has, because an armed citizenry is the "ultimate checks and balances" against the federal government.
  • A Private Letter Written By General Jackson, on the 1st of May, 1833 (Supports Trump on Secession)

    05/02/2017 10:35:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Civil War Causes ^ | May 1, 1833 | Andrew Jackson
    A Private Letter Written By General Jackson, on the 1st of May, 1833, to Rev. A.J. Crawford Washington, May 1st, 1833 My Dear Sir--- I have just received your letter of the 6th ultimo, and have only time in reply to say that General Coffee well understood Mr. Shackleford, and urged your nomination in his stead. I had nominated you; but, on the serious importunity of Col King, your Senator, with General Coffee, the change was adopted, and you nominated for the office you now fill. The Senate cannot remove you, and I am sure your faithfullness and honesty will...
  • Kingsport woman fights off burglar twice her size with baseball bat [52-yr-old clobbers 34-yr-old]

    05/02/2017 9:56:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    WCYB.com ^ | 5/1/2017 | Jess Cartwrigth
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. - An attempted burglary in Kingsport goes horribly wrong, for the burglar. Police say 34-year-old, Joe Sotello and his girlfriend, tried to con their way into a Kingsport home for the purpose of stealing, however the three women inside fought back. Standing at only four feet and eight inches, Lisa Morelock may seem small, but that didn't stop her from fighting off an attacker more than twice her size. "I guess that was a shock to his system,” said Lisa Morelock. Over the weekend Morelock answered a knock at her door to find a woman who claimed she...
  • Rep. Black Slams California Judge Ruling Blocking Trump Administration’s Crack Down [Trunc]

    04/27/2017 2:22:01 AM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Press Release ^ | 26 April 2017 | Staff of Rep Black
    Title: Rep. Black Slams California Judge Ruling Blocking Trump Administration’s Crack Down on Sanctuary Cities Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), a member of the House Border Security Caucus and author of the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, responded to California Judge William Orrick’s ruling to block the Trump Administration’s actions to enforce common-sense immigration policy and withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities. Black released the following statement: “Yesterday’s ruling by one activist California judge will not stop the Trump Administration’s efforts to restrict funding from sanctuary cities that defy federal law.  In fact, the ruling confirms that the Justice...
  • Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and

    04/26/2017 7:35:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/25/17 | ap/James Wilkinson
    Full title...........................Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and locking her in the basement' before the 15-year-old was 'snatched' by teacher........................... Elizabeth Thomas was easy prey for teacher Tad Cummins, according to her dad Anthony Thomas is divorcing Kimberly, saying she abused some of their 10 kids She hit Elizabeth, pushed her down steps and locked her in a basement, he said That led to Elizabeth being vulnerable to Cummins, Monday's divorce docs say The girl would go to him to get help with panic attacks, a school report claimed Family say that...
  • Starbucks unveils ‘Military Family Stores,' serving up jobs to American vets

    04/25/2017 7:42:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 25, 2017 | Cristina Corbin
    At the Starbucks on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Clarksville, Tenn. -- two miles from the U.S. military base -- store manager Shannon Feltz pours hot coffee for a group of veterans seated at a communal table. On a shelf next to the register are rows of green-and-white mugs reading: "Proudly serving those who serve." On Tuesday, the Clarksville store became one of 37 around the country designated by the coffeehouse chain as "Military Family Stores" -- stores staffed primarily by veterans and military spouses as part of a larger effort to employ service members and their families nationwide. "Seventy-five percent...
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....
  • Tennessee Teacher Tad Cummins Arrested in California, Teen Elizabeth Thomas Safe

    04/21/2017 7:47:00 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/21/17 | DANIELLA SILVA
    The 50-year-old Tennessee man accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old former student was arrested in Northern California — and the teenage girl was recovered safely after she was missing for more than a month, authorities said Thursday. Tad Cummins, a former high school teacher in rural Tennessee, was nabbed in California after disappearing with Elizabeth Thomas on March 13, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a post on Twitter. The TBI said Thomas was recovered safely. The two were discovered at daybreak Thursday morning after a caller had tipped authorities the night before that the pair was living "in a...
  • Tennessee Hearing Protection Act Passes Senate, Scheduled in House

    04/21/2017 6:05:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill in the Tennessee Legislature to remove the ban on gun mufflers (silencers, suppressors) has passed the senate with an overwhelming vote, 28-1 on April 3rd, 2017.SB 921 is the companion to HB 0011 in the House. The bill simply  removes  the sections of Tennessee statutes that define and include “silencers” as prohibited weapons. Here is the summary of the bill. From legiscan.com: As introduced, enacts the “Tennessee Hearing Protection Act,” which deletes the prohibition on possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of a firearm silencer. – Amends TCA Section 39-17-1301 and Section 39-17-1302. Those sections would be...
  • White House correspondent says Corker up to his ears in financial corruption.

    04/20/2017 3:17:25 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 19 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | April 20, 2017 | Rocky Top Politics
    Yeah, for RTP there is nothing like the sweet smell of vindication. The crew here at Rocky Top has been reporting for months about what appeared to be numerous shady deals involving Sen. Bob Corker. You can see those posts here: - Special Report — The Corruption of Bob Corker (Part 1) – Coming up short in the ethics department. - The Corruption of Bob Corker – Part 1.5 – The Big Short, Corker Style. - Update: – Private Gains, Public Losses. - The Corruption of Bob Corker – Part 2 – Wells Fargo bails out Corker and his Cronies...
  • THEY GOT HIM! Tennessee student found safe, teacher arrested in California.

    04/20/2017 1:25:55 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 8 replies
    WBAY ^ | 4/20/17 | Sheila Burke
    15 year old found safe.
  • 'Gun Free' Zone Tennessee Business Liable for Disarming Concealed Carry Holders

    Fox News Nation 'Gun Free' Zone Tennessee Business Liable For Disarming Concealed Carry Holders refers you to the story below. Tennessee law now dictates that businesses wishing to create a "gun-free zone" will be held liable for the safety of concealed carry permit holders.The new law, SB 1736, dictates that should any concealed carry permit holder's safety be threatened after disarming themselves to enter their place of business, then the business will be held liable. The business will also be held liable if the permit holder incurs injury while "retreating from the business to a vehicle–during an emergency–to retrieve...
  • Feds: Black man posed as racist, sent threatening letters

    04/15/2017 9:29:39 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 24 replies
    Knoxville News ^ | 13 April 2017 | Jamie Satterfield
    A man still obsessing over an angry encounter at a West Knox County body shop six years later posed as the owner, pretended to be a racist and sent a graphic, threatening letter to the daughter of the pastor of one of East Knoxville's most prominent churches, court records filed Wednesday show. ...
  • Trump nominates physician for Army secretary post

    04/07/2017 4:02:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2017 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    President Trump selected Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green for Army secretary after his initial pick backed out two months ago, the White House announced Friday evening. Green was rumored in mid-March to be the leading candidate for the military post. If selected, the gubernatorial candidate would have to put his state political ambitions on hold, though the payout, for a much bigger position on the federal level, would be an upgrade even from governor. The 52-year-old physician has served three tours overseas and later created AlignMD, an emergency room management firm. He joined the state Senate in early 2013 and...
  • Rep. Lou Barletta: "We Demand That Ms. Rice Be Called To Testify"

    04/05/2017 12:07:05 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    twitter.com ^ | April 4, 2017
  • First US City Set To See Complete Obamacare Collapse

    04/04/2017 12:29:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/4/17 | Robert Donachie
    Knoxville, Tenn., could be the first city in the U.S. where Obamacare completely collapses, leaving tens of thousands of people without the option to buy a subsidized insurance policy. Humana, the city’s only remaining insurance provider on its Obamacare exchange, announced it is exiting the market in 2018. If that happens, Knoxville citizens will be in a rough spot. Unless another insurance provider fills Humana’s place, some 40,000 people in the Knoxville area will likely be left without the option to purchase an Obamacare-subsidized insurance policy, CNN reports. Knoxville is illustrative of one of the main problems with Obamacare: It...