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  • Not “Red” but “ROTTEN to the Roots” (TN GOP)

    04/29/2016 7:17:50 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 6 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/27/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Boy, the leaks just keep on coming. Seems that Rocky Top kicked over a rock and all sorts of noxious secrets are now slithering out from underneath. The Rocky Top Tipsters (www.rtptipline.com) have given us so much inside information, we are having to line up the stories like planes at the Atlanta airport. Here’s the latest: Unable to refute the facts of their conflicts and insider dealing, the state party staff and some officials have resorted to ad hominem attacks and threats. Their only defense has been to fall back on a narrow and dubious interpretation of the party by-laws....
  • Tennessee Bill Grants Immunity for Toleration of Second Amendment Rights

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

    04/27/2016 7:12:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Apr/27, 2016 | Jon Kamp
    GOP Gov. Bill Haslam cites law’s requirements for referrals, helping at-risk individuals. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law Wednesday that allows professional counselors to use personally held principles as reasons to refuse clients and refer them on, projecting his state into the national debate over measures affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
  • Sen. Bob Corker releases statement on Donald Trump foreign policy speech

    04/27/2016 12:16:14 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    Sen. Bob Corker: Donald Trump "delivered a very good foreign policy speech". Read the whole statement...
  • The mess at state GOP HQs just got worse. (TN)

    04/25/2016 3:32:47 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 8 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/24/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Political consultant/wife of state GOP political director working to defeat incumbent conservative GOP legislators while working out of office in GOP HQs. Posed as an official representative of the Tennessee Republican Party to reporter covering the delegate controversy. RTP has learned that party officials Brent Leatherwood and Walker Ferrell were repeatedly warned about the appearance and ethics of contracting with Ferrell’s wife. That arrangement on its face was highly questionable, but exploded into the public view when it was learned she was also under contract to defeat several Republican officeholders. This unethical “backdoor” attempt to circumvent party by-laws was exposed...
  • Our governor and many state legislators are hypocrites of biblical proportions (TN)

    04/22/2016 6:09:51 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 13 replies
    The Paris Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/22/2016 | Dave Vance
    Last Thursday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed HB0615/SB1108; legislation that, in the exact language of the bill, stated “The Holy Bible is hereby designated as the official state book.” Justifying his veto of a bill that passed with overwhelming support in both the House and Senate, Haslam wrote in a letter to the Speaker of the House, “In addition to the constitutional issues with the bill, my personal feeling is that this bill trivializes the Bible, which I believe is a sacred text. “If we believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, then we shouldn’t be recognizing...
  • Judge upholds pro-life Tennessee Amendment 1

    04/22/2016 11:57:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 22, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Thursday, Williamson County Circuit Court Judge Michael Binkley rejected pro-abortion advocates’ efforts to invalidate Tennessee’s Amendment 1, which clarifies that the state Constitution contains no right to abortion. Abortion advocates had challenged the law, which voters enacted in 2014, on an interpretation of the state requirements for constitutional amendments that claims the number of “yes” votes must be equal to or greater than the number of people voting for governor plus one, and therefore only voters who voted in the gubernatorial race should have their votes on the amendment counted. The state countered by arguing that Amendment 1 was...
  • Growing Grassroots Anger at GOP Establishment in Tennessee

    04/22/2016 6:25:20 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee–Controversy is threatening to bring an early end to the regime of thirty-year-old Ryan Haynes, who was named chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party in April 2015. More than two dozen Republican members of the Tennessee House of Representatives signed an April 18 letter to Haynes demanding the immediate termination of his political director, Walker Ferrell, on the grounds that his wife, Taylor Ferrell, a paid consultant of the Tennessee Republican Party, is also being paid to defeat a number of incumbent Republican members of the House in primary challenges. The latest problem comes less than a month after...
  • On what planet did they think this was a good idea? Uranus?

    04/22/2016 6:17:29 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 5 replies
    Rocky Top Politics. ^ | 4/20/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    GOP State Party officials caught in a huge conflict-of-interest. 27 GOP legislators call Haynes and staff on the carpet for “unethical” behavior. Wife of state GOP political director paid to defeat incumbent Republican officeholders. In the Pantheon of Dumb Political Operatives, these people deserve a special place of honor. Instead of us here at RTP rehashing today’s events, we provide our loyal readers (both of ‘em) the actual letter, delivered of course by (more than) one of our Merry Band of Tipsters. Letter 1 letter 2 Whew! There is already major fallout over this, what with everyone scurrying to cover...
  • State Party Threatens GOP Lawmakers?

    04/22/2016 6:12:09 AM PDT · by molewhacka
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/21/2016 | RockyTop Politics
    SEC members say GOP executive director making “veiled threats” against signers of letter. Brietbart News posts major national story on the controversy. The fallout over the crass conflicts-of-interest and “insider trading” by the ethically challenged state GOP staff and leadership is only just beginning. Baghdad Brent After over one-third of the House GOP caucus sent a scathing letter to Chairman Ryan Haynes about the corrupt arrangement between the party’s political director and his political consultant wife, the immediate knee-jerk response came from the state party’s executive director, “Baghdad Brent” Leatherwood, who said that Haynes “would in no way allow his...
  • Haynes Hits the Panic Button - State Party Chair begs Legislators to take their name off letter.

    04/22/2016 6:07:26 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 5 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 4/21/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    State Party Chair begs Legislators to take their name off letter. RTP says waverers and others may be begging to sign back ON to the letter once they hear about new revelations. GOP state party chairman Ryan Haynes, instead of spending his time correcting the sordid scandal enveloping state party headquarters, has decided to attack the messengers. In the meantime, we offer a friendly caution to those wavering legislators and others who have rushed to defend Haynes: RTP has been tracking down accusations of other misdeeds and questionable arrangements that will likely make letter-deniers pleading to get their signatures back...
  • Game On: Tennessee to Sue Feds Over Unconstitutional Refugee Resettlement

    04/19/2016 5:15:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 19, 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    On Tuesday, the Tennessee General Assembly declared it will sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program on Tenth Amendment grounds. The State Senate passed a resolution authorizing that lawsuit in a 29 to 4 vote one day after it passed the Tennessee House by a 69 to 25 margin. “Today we struck a blow for Liberty by finally adopting SJR467,” State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville), the co-sponsor of the resolution who shepherded it through the State Senate, tells Breitbart News. “The General Assembly clearly understands the importance of public safety and state sovereignty as demonstrated by the overwhelming...
  • Game On: Tennessee to Sue Feds Over Unconstitutional Refugee Resettlement

    04/20/2016 5:12:50 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Apr 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    On Tuesday, the Tennessee General Assembly declared it will sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program on Tenth Amendment grounds. The State Senate passed a resolution authorizing that lawsuit in a 29 to 4 vote one day after it passed the Tennessee House by a 69 to 25 margin. “Today we struck a blow for Liberty by finally adopting SJR467,” State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville), the co-sponsor of the resolution who shepherded it through the State Senate, tells Breitbart News.
  • Student Apologizes for Rainbow-Colored Noose Art on Tennessee Campus

    04/19/2016 3:28:51 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 53 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/19/16 | Max Kutner
    Updated | A Tennessee college student has apologized and a professor is “devastated” after an uproar began when six nooses of different colors arranged in the order of the rainbow found on Monday hanging from a tree on the campus of Tennessee’s Austin Peay State University (APSU) led to confusion and anger and were called “deeply disturbing and hurtful” by the university president—but on Tuesday an investigation found the display was a class art project. The display gained national attention after the Instagram account for the university’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) posted...
  • Rainbow-colored nooses removed from tree on Tennessee campus

    04/19/2016 2:57:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/19/16 | Brendan O'Brien
    Police at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee have removed six rainbow colored nooses - widely seen as a symbol of racial hatred - hanging from a tree on campus, the school said. Police on Monday took down the row of nooses found near the university fine arts building on the main campus in Clarksville, Tennessee, after receiving several complaints, the school said in a statement. "This incident is deeply disturbing and is hurtful to our university community," said university president Alisa White. "I am saddened, and I am sorry for the hurt and offense this has caused." The intent...
  • Tennessee transgender bathroom bill dead for session

    04/18/2016 3:36:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 5:36 PM EDT
    A Tennessee transgender bathroom bill has failed after a sponsor pulled the measure until next year. The move Monday comes after intense opposition from businesses and gay, lesbian and transgender rights’ organizations that called the measure discriminatory and amid questions of whether the state would lose more than $1 billion in federal education funds. …
  • Rep Black Slams 'Sanitized Political-Speak' that Forced

    04/16/2016 10:43:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Library of Congress is drawing ire from conservatives for removing the terms "alien" and "illegal alien" from its materials and replacing it with "noncitizens." Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) has introduced the Stopping Partisan Policy at the Library of Congress Act to put an end to what she defines as a politically correct ploy.“This needless policy change by the Library of Congress embodies so much of what taxpayers find enraging about Washington," Black said in a statement Thursday. "By trading common-sense language for sanitized political-speak, they are caving to the whims of left-wing special interests and attempting to mask the grave threat that...
  • Undocumented immigrant students in Tennessee rally for in-state tuition bill

    04/16/2016 9:44:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    The Tennessean ^ | April 13, 2016 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — Dozens of undocumented immigrant students from Chattanooga and other parts of Tennessee rallied Tuesday at the state Legislature and spoke with House members in hopes of reviving stalled legislation that would let them pay in-state tuition rates to attend public colleges and universities. The bill failed last year in the House by a single vote after passing the Senate overwhelmingly. . . . Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, who sponsored the Senate bill and passed it overwhelmingly last year, said, "I'm hoping they bring it out. Let's have a vote one way or the other." Earlier this year, Gardenhire...
  • Newsletter #195 – Christians Advocate for Israel while Jews in Nashville Support Its Enemies

    04/15/2016 5:25:13 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 6 replies
    PJTN (Proclaiming Justice to the Nations), CUFI (Christians United for Israel) and Tennessee’s state legislators like Judd Matheny and Sheila Butt, pass strong pro-Israel resolutions. Meanwhile, political leftists seem to dominate the organized Jewish community in Nashville, Tennessee. Despite over 100 knife attacks on Jews in Israel, no matter how many calls for another intifada, no matter how many Jewish children are murdered while sleeping in their beds, politically left American Jews and their leadership, stand with the jihadist murderers. The rabbis in Nashville even have a slogan that justifies this resolve – “We may be opponents, we need not...
  • Muslim video issued by GOP lawmaker draws ire from Democrats [TN]

    04/14/2016 5:34:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 8:17 PM EDT
    Three Democrats are demanding that a Republican state lawmaker be disciplined after she distributed a video on Muslims that the General Assembly’s legal offices have said is so inflammatory that it could be viewed as religious discrimination. […] The directors of the Legislature’s Office of Legal Services and the Office of Administration warned (Susan) Lynn in a letter earlier this week about her distribution of a video titled “America’s Mosques Exposed! Video Evidence They are War Factories.” …
  • Tennessee State Legislature on Track to Sue Federal Government Over Refugee Resettlement

    04/13/2016 5:07:38 PM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/13/16 | mp leahy
    The Tennessee General Assembly is on track to sue the federal government over the refugee resettlement program on Tenth Amendment grounds after Senate Joint Resolution 467 cleared its last substantive hurdle in the Tennessee House Finance Committee. The resolution sailed through the committee on a voice vote, and is now headed to the Calendar and Rules Committee, which will schedule a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives some time during the next seven days. The resolution is expected to pass in a landslide, as 74 of the House’s 99 members have already signed on as sponsors. In...
  • Beretta is opening new gun factory in Tennessee

    04/12/2016 3:54:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Aaron Smith
    Gun maker Beretta USA is opening a new factory on Friday, the culmination of generous land and tax offers in Tennessee and restrictive gun laws at its old Maryland location. Beretta USA is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently built facility in Gallatin, Tennessee, on April 15, having moved all manufacturing from Maryland. The new factory is 160,000 square feet, compared to 115,000 square feet if left behind, said Gabriele de Plano, vice president of defense marketing and operations for Beretta USA. "We've got plenty of space to expand as well," he said.
  • BREAKING=> Cruz Supporters Stage Coup – Try to Dump Phyllis Schlafly After Trump EndorsementBREAKING

    04/12/2016 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 912 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 11th, 2016 6:38 pm04/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS! CRUZ SUPPORTERS ATTEMPT COUP AT EAGLE FORUM! Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo. She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972 when she led the fight to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly is 91 years-old. On March 11, 2016 conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump for President at his St. Louis rally. But not everyone in her organization, Eagle Forum – or her family – agreed with Phyllis Schlafly’s...
  • Stop The Steal

    04/10/2016 6:40:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 88 replies
    As we previously reported Ted Cruz is trying to steal the election using delegates to over ride the will of the people. This is something he claimed he wouldn’t do and something the majority of people disagree with. The majority wants the party to unite behind Trump even if he doesn’t reach 1,237 delegates. The majority does not want Cruz and his establishment allies subverting the will of the people by way of delegates. The Colorado GOP tweeted this after the big steal. They have since deleted it and now claim they were hacked. It should be noted however that...
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trump’s effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaign’s preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • Democrat lawmakers rage over 'Mosques Exposed' video [2 Thess 2]

    04/08/2016 3:01:33 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/7/2016 | DOUGLAS ERNST
    A Republican state lawmaker from Tennessee is under attack from Democrats because he disseminated a video that criticizes Islam. Mt. Juliet Rep. Susan Lynn found herself likened to racists from the 1960s on Tuesday for sharing copies of a DVD, titled "America's Mosques Exposed: Video Evidence They Are War Factories," on behalf of a constituent. Democrats and allied activists denounced Lynn as a hate-monger. "It hit me really personally because I remember the 60s. I remember the discrimination. I remember having to sit in the back of the bus," state Rep. Johnnie Turner, a Democrat from Memphis, said Tuesday during...
  • Senate Dem: National debt is not 'a threat to our country'

    04/07/2016 3:49:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 6, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday couldn't agree that federal debt is a national security problem, in a hearing aimed at assessing the long-term strategic implications of the government's $19 trillion debt. "A realistic discussion about it, and accepting expert opinion that this debt that we have is not actually right now a threat to our country, is I think a more realistic and honorable way of talking to the American people about it," Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday. That surprised committee chairman Bob Corker, who concluded the hearing by describing such views...
  • DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar

    09/01/2011 12:02:29 AM PDT · by Cymbaline · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | Wednesday, August 31st at 11:16PM EDT | Ben Howe
    The Gibson Guitar saga has taken a sinister turn. It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business. Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the United States government are bluntly informing them that they’d be better off shipping their manufacturing labor overseas.
  • Gibson Guitar case drags on with no sign of criminal charges

    04/12/2012 12:39:01 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12 2012 | Fox News
    t was seven months ago that federal agents with guns drawn raided the Gibson guitar factories in Nashville and Memphis. A half million dollars worth of Indian rosewood and ebony was seized under the premise that it had been imported illegally. The feds also took a number of guitars and computer hard drives. The factory was shut down for the day and employees told to go home. Yet after all this time, the Department of Justice has shown no sign that it will file criminal charges against Gibson. What’s more – it has been almost 3 years since federal agents...
  • Now The Gibson Guitar Raids Make Sense

    05/23/2013 4:16:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23. 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    IRS Scandal: The inexplicable raid nearly two years ago on a guitar maker for using allegedly illegal wood that its competitors also used was another targeting by this administration of its political enemies. On Aug. 24, 2011, federal agents executed four search warrants on Gibson Guitar Corp. facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. One of the top makers of acoustic and electric guitars, including the iconic Les Paul introduced in 1952, Gibson was accused of using wood illegally obtained in violation of the century-old Lacey Act, which outlaws trafficking in...
  • Senators Slam NATO ‘Free-Riders’ in Closed-Door Meeting With Secretary General

    04/07/2016 5:20:01 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | April 6, 2016 | John Hudson
    onald Trump has spent much of his campaign deriding NATO allies for “ripping off” the American taxpayer and failing to contribute to the world’s most powerful military alliance. But on Wednesday, his fellow Republicans joined the chorus during a closed-door meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Capitol Hill, according to sources inside the room. For under an hour, senators grilled Stoltenberg, a former prime minister of Norway, about why only five members of the 28-nation club spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense, the official amount NATO recommends each nation set aside. Some...
  • Tennessee Planned Parenthood Takes Pro-Life Amendment 1 to Court

    04/06/2016 6:53:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Brian Harris
    On Tuesday morning, the trial began. Lawyers for Planned Parenthood activists are arguing that the state’s long-established process for counting votes and ratifying amendments to the state constitution somehow violated the rights of pro-abortion voters who opposed pro-life Amendment 1. Unable to win at the ballot box on November 4, 2014, Planned Parenthood Board Chair Tracey George waited just 3 days before filing her legal challenge to overturn the outcome of the election. They claim violation of federal rights, disenfranchisement, and a “fundamentally unfair” system. And, most critically, the pro-abortion activists demand that Amendment 1—and the votes of pro-life Tennesseans—be...
  • Tennessee bill would allow counselors to deny service based on religion

    04/06/2016 4:29:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/6/16
    The Tennessee House passed a bill on Wednesday allowing mental health counselors to refuse service to patients on religious grounds, the latest in a list of U.S. state measures that gay rights activists have criticized as discriminating against the LGBT community. A vote by the state House of Representatives protects therapists and counselors from civil lawsuits and criminal action if they deny services to clients whose religious beliefs conflict with their own. The bill passed by a 68-22 vote and sent to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature. The state Senate passed the bill earlier this year. Supporters of the...
  • Tennessee lawmakers vote for Bible as state's official book

    04/04/2016 7:55:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2016 10:01 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    Having already made a .50-caliber sniper gun the official state rifle, Tennessee lawmakers on Monday gave final approval to making the Holy Bible the state’s official book. The state Senate voted 19-8 in favor of the bill despite arguments by the state attorney general that the measure conflicts with a provision in the Tennessee Constitution stating that “no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.” Opponents argued the Bible would be trivialized by being placed alongside other state symbols such as the official tree, flower, rock or amphibian. But both chambers of...
  • Marion County Mother Charged With Neglect for Making Children Walk to School

    04/04/2016 9:33:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | April 1st, 2016 | Ben Benton
    A 32-year-old Marion County, Tenn., mother faces an April court date on child neglect charges after deputies found her driving ahead of her young daughters as she made them walk miles to school on Valley View Highway. The charges are linked to an investigation launched March 1 after Marion County sheriff's deputy Chris Ladd and another deputy responded to a call about the situation and spotted two girls with a dog "walking the fog line just south of Ketner Mill Road and a gold Cadillac parked on the shoulder, engine running, just north of Ketner Mill Road," Ladd's report states....
  • 2016 TNGOP Delegates Confirmed Amid Controversy

    04/03/2016 4:25:50 AM PDT · by DAVEY CROCKETT · 35 replies
    WTVF ^ | 04-02-2016 | Jacson Lamb
    The final slate from Tennessee included 33 delegates for Donald Trump, 16 delegates for Ted Cruz, and 9 delegates for Marco Rubio -- a total of 58 delegates. Of those 58 delegates, 14 are so-called at-large delegates, awarded to Tennessee by the Republican National Committee. The people who fill those spots on the convention floor are appointed by the Tennessee GOP, in contrast to the delegates who were selected by Tennessee voters during the presidential primary in March.
  • Trump Campaign Alleges 'Theft' as Tenn. GOP Picks Delegates

    04/02/2016 10:36:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    NBCNews ^ | Apr. 2, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe and Vaughn Hillyard
    Threats, passionate protests and accusations of theft were all on tap at Saturday's Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committee meeting, where Donald Trump backers protested what they said was an attempt to "steal" rightful delegates from the GOP front-runner. At issue were the state's remaining 14 at-large delegates to the Republican National Convention, which were appointed Saturday by the Tennessee GOP Executive Committee. From the results of the primary, which Trump won by 14 points, he was due to receive 7 delegates from the 14. Trump's campaign earlier this week met with the state GOP chairman to outline its preferred slate...
  • 2 women accused of shoplifting in Green Hills, leading police on chase (tried to run over police)

    04/02/2016 6:49:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    WRKN-TV ^ | April 1, 2016 | WKRN web staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two women are facing various charges after police say they attempted to run over a police officer while trying to get away after shoplifting from the Mall at Green Hills. Metro police said Stardreaka Eddings and Tawonda Parrish also drove into oncoming traffic while escaping on Thursday. It all began around 4:20 p.m. when Officer Dustin Tidwell saw Parrish run out of the Macy’s store with an arm full of clothes to a waiting Honda Accord, according to a press release. Police say Eddings was behind the wheel when she aimed her car at the officer...
  • Trump delegates blocked from being part of convention delegation! Twitter erupts!

    04/02/2016 5:11:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 216 replies
    News Ninja ^ | 4/2/2016 | Wayne Dupree
    Tell you what ladies and gentlemen and I havenÂ’t said this like other said Christian conservative purest have on national television and radio shows, you still fooling around with what the GOP front-runner Donald Trump has won and there will be consequences and repercussions, the likes of you have not seen before. ItÂ’s one thing to do this behind closed doors, but you are blatantly doing this in public daring the voters to revolt. I hope you realize, the American voter who voted for Trump is not a automatic for the GOP establishment if they steal votes. You would think...
  • GOP Establishment Grabs Delegates in Tennessee

    04/02/2016 1:39:30 PM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The State Executive Committee of the Tennessee Republican Party approved a controversial slate of establishment-friendly Trump and Cruz delegates in a vote on Saturday. The exact final vote count was unclear, but sources tell Breitbart News that 40 of the 66 members of the State Executive Committee voted for the slate, while between 25 voted against the slate. snip What has infuriated Trump and Cruz supporters alike is that several of the Trump delegates appointed today have gone on the record as vigorous opponents of Donald Trump. As the Rocky Top political blog posted today: At least...
  • Mother charged after making children walk to school

    04/02/2016 6:54:01 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 89 replies
    KOIN6 News ^ | April 1, 2016 | AP
    JASPER, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee mother faces child neglect charges after deputies say she made her daughters walk to school. The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports that 32-year-old Lisa Marie Palmer was charged after authorities found her driving ahead of her daughters as she made them walk to school. Marion County sheriff’s Deputy Chris Ladd, who spotted the two girls, says it appeared Palmer was driving ahead of her children and allowing them to catch up to her car until the kids reached the school.
  • Tennessee couple confirmed dead in Brussels attack

    03/27/2016 5:26:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    wxyz ^ | wtvf
    Justin and Stephanie Shults, natives of Nashville, Tenn. have been confirmed dead following this week’s terrorist attack in Brussels. ... Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski, of New York, were previously listed among the Americans missing, but their families have since confirmed that they were killed.
  • Africans sentenced for notorious hate crime torture attack in Nashville

    03/25/2016 3:16:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Stop Hate Crimes ^ | February 28, 2016
    In March of 2012, two 24-year-old white males were abducted by a group of South Sudanese Africans in Antioch, TN. It was early in the morning and the victims were getting ready to do a paper route. The victims were subjected to 45 minutes of humiliating torture. They were forced to perform sexual acts on each other, sexually tortured, beaten, and stabbed. The perpetrators taunted them the entire time. After the torture, the men were left to die. They were dumped on the side of the road naked and covered in blood. Each had ten stab wounds. One of the...
  • Police stop violent sex offender with 5 young children in car ( Tennessee )

    03/23/2016 3:22:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    WMC Action News 5. ^ | March 22nd 2016 | Janice Broach
    MEMPHIS, TN - A violent sex offender was stopped by police with five children in his car—none of them were his. Police said Jerome Sawyer, a registered sex offender who is listed as a violent sex offender for aggravated sexual battery, was stopped on Ridgeway Road south of Winchester Road for not having a seat belt. Officers found two boys and three girls, ages five to 11, inside the car. Sawyer told police he was on the sex offender registry for assaulting three children ages six and seven in 1999 and 1987. Sawyer told police the children in the car...
  • Raleigh residents turning to guns to deter crime

    03/19/2016 1:30:13 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis community is considering turning to guns in order to take back their neighborhood against crime. The Raleigh area held a meeting last week, and one neighborhood association wants to make sure residents are knowledgeable about gun safety and carry permits. "I've been here 11 years and I see it slowly just deteriorating, crimes coming here," said Reginald Reynolds. For Reynolds, what appears to be more crime in his neighborhood is enough for him to pack up and move out. "We're moving out of here in another year or two," said Reynolds.
  • Carl’s Jr. CEO looks to automation as minimum wage hikes drive up labor costs

    03/18/2016 9:31:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We recently looked at how the “Fight for 15” had impacted employment in Seattle, with job numbers inside the affected zone plummeting as hiring spiked in the suburbs where wages and associated labor costs remained at relatively normal levels. So what can the employers who are hit with these higher costs do when their prices are driven to above competitive levels? One unfortunate but completely predictable choice for lower skill positions is to replace them with high tech, automated options. That’s the path that Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, is considering after a recent visit to...
  • Carl’s Jr. CEO wants to try automated restaurant where customers ‘never see a person’

    03/18/2016 7:49:09 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | 17 Mar 2016 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    NEW YORK – A CEO of a fast-food company is causing a stir on social media after claiming that he wants to create a fully automated restaurant. “We could have a restaurant that’s focused on all-natural products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order on a kiosk, you pay with a credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person,” Carl’s Jr. CEO Andy Puzder told Business Insider. Puzder says the automated restaurant would be cheaper since he wouldn’t have to worry about rising minimum wage. “If you’re making labor more expensive, and...
  • The CEO of Carl's Jr. Doesn't Care If You're Offended by the Chain's Sexy Ads

    05/20/2015 1:39:30 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 89 replies
    Entrepreneur.com ^ | 05/20/2015 | Kate Taylor
    The CEO of Carl's Jr. doesn't care if you find the burger chain's racy ads offensive. Well, he cares in one respect – if no one is offended, he's going to convince the marketing department to craft an even sexier commercial next time. "If you don't complain, I go to the head of marketing and say, 'What's wrong with our ads?'" says Andrew Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's parent company CKE Restaurants, describing a conversation with the head of an unnamed organization that regularly protests company marketing. "Those complaints aren't necessarily bad for us. What you look at...
  • Dear Mormon Chicks: Why Don’t You Stop Boycotting Carl’s Jr.’s And Boycott Islam?

    09/07/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Last week onClashDaily.comwe ran a story about Mormon twin sisters who founded “Beauty Redefined”, who are calling on folks to boycott Carl's Jr.’s hamburger joint because they run adverts with hot models. According to the religious twins, these ads, “objectify women”; and I guess, by that inference, girls everywhere, because of the ads, will start to feel badly about themselves, adopt some eating disorder and/or get ocean-buoy-sized breast implants in order to look like Kate Upton. Or something to that effect. Now, before I go on, here’s an FYI for forlorn ladies wanting to look like Kate after watching a Carl's...
  • Fast food CEO: Minimum wage hikes closing locations

    05/30/2014 11:53:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 5/30/14 | cnbc
    CKE Restaurants' roots began in California roughly seven decades ago, but you won't see the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's expanding there much anymore. Related Stories What's causing what company CEO Andy Puzder describes as "very little growth" in the state? In part it's because "the minimum wage is so high so it's harder to come up with profitable business models," Puzder said in an interview. The state's minimum wage is set to rise to $9 in July, making it among the nation's highest, and $10 by January 2016. In cities in other states where the minimum wage...