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  • 50th anniversary of York’s death to be celebrated Monday

    09/02/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 53 replies
    “God would never be cruel enough to create a cyclone as terrible as that Argonne battle. Only man would ever think of doing an awful thing like that. … And I’m telling you the little log cabin in Wolf Valley in old Tennessee seemed a long, long way off.” With those words, Sergeant Alvin C. York recalled the intensity of the October, 1918 battle that defined him for generations of Tennesseans as the most highly decorated American soldier of World War I, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor among numerous other awards. In those moments of battle, York, of Fentress...
  • Gun Rights Activist Back On Nashville Streets

    08/29/2014 11:37:26 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 5 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 8-29-2014 | Laken Bowles
    A few days after a judge dropped charges against him, a vocal gun rights activist was back out on the streets on Nashville. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed weapons charges against, Leonard Embody, the so-called "Radnor Lake Rambo.” Embody was back out of the streets on Nashville Friday, wearing a bullet-proof vest and openly carrying his guns as he handed out flyers.
  • Charges dismissed for gun rights advocate

    08/28/2014 6:39:19 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 5 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8-28-2014 | travis loller
    "A Nashville judge has dismissed charges against a man who walked around downtown last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer."
  • Now lawyers involved in 'Bless you' sneeze fight

    08/28/2014 4:58:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    Banning a student from saying “bless you” when another student sneezes and threatening punishment is against the law, warns a constitutional lawyer in a letter to school officials in Dyer County, Tennessee. “It is unlawful for a school official to kick a student out of class for quietly blessing another student after she sneezes,” says the letter to Supt. Dwight Hedge from Jeremiah Dys, senior counsel for the nonprofit legal organization Liberty Institute. Kendra Turner said she was suspended Aug. 18 by her teacher, Eva Kindle, at Dyer County High School, who said that kind of “godly speaking” is only...
  • Crittenden Regional Hospital to close next month (another Obamacare casualty)

    08/25/2014 11:07:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    WREG ^ | 25 AUG 14 | George Brown
    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — After financial losses, fire and special tax passed to support it, Crittenden Regional Hospital is closing. The hospital is no longer admitting people and will close September 7. We are told clinics located within the hospital are looking for alternatives. In a statement, CEO Gene Cashman said, ‘With counsel from national health care consulting firms and the passage of a county-wide sales tax, we had identified a long-term strategic plan that had set our organization on a path to improvement. This summer’s fire and the subsequent shut-down derailed that plan’s success.”
  • Primary Challenger Concedes to US Rep. DesJarlais

    08/25/2014 8:18:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/25/2014 | AP
    The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results. Tracy said in a news release that he had decided against putting the GOP, state officials, his family and others through "additional weeks of litigation, with uncertainty as to who the nominee will be." Tracy had faced a Tuesday deadline to decide whether to challenge the results to the state Republican Party's executive committee. It was not clear how a challenge would have closed the 38-vote gap, and Tracy acknowledged that...
  • Black Community Cries Racism Over New ‘Saggy Pants’ Ban

    08/23/2014 8:03:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    American news ^ | 8/23/14
    Recently, states and communities have started to ban “saggy pants,” requiring those with their pants too low to pay a fine for indecency. The latest city to support the ban is Pikeville, Tennessee. If residents are caught sagging, they will be charged a $25 fine. The ban has raised questions over whether or not the government has the right to institute laws that regulate someone’s fashion choices. There are also doubts as to whether police will take the time to enforce the law. “All I know is we just don’t want them running around half-naked on our streets,” Pikeville Mayor...
  • Plains All American to build pipeline from Cushing to Memphis

    08/22/2014 5:11:04 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 21, 2014 | Vicki Vaughan
    Valero Energy Corp.’s Memphis, Tenn., refinery will begin receiving more low-cost domestic crude oil in two years as part of a plan by another company to build a pipeline to the plant. Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline LP said Thursday it plans to build a pipeline that would deliver as much as 200,000 barrels a day of crude oil to Valero’s Memphis plant when it’s completed in late 2016. The 440-mile, 20-inch pipeline will link Plains’ Cushing, Okla., terminal to Valero’s plant and cost an estimated $900 million. Locally based refiner Valero holds an option until January 2016 to buy...
  • Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Throws His Support Behind Same-Sex Marriage

    08/21/2014 6:09:57 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 50 replies
    Nashville Public Radio (your tax dollars) ^ | August 21, 2014 | Emily Siner
    Nashville mayor Karl Dean went one step further in his support for same-sex marriage Thursday. He has officially joined the group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry — the first mayor in Tennessee to do so. Dean signed a marriage equality statement that says allowing same-sex couples to marry is good for everyone. In a press release, Dean said he wants Nashville to respect “individual dignity.” “Embracing and celebrating our growing diversity makes our city stronger,” he wrote. “Nashville needs to continue in that direction, and it’s my hope that joining this effort will help us do that.”
  • TN High-School Student Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Someone Sneezed

    08/21/2014 10:08:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed. When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church… Students sent WMC Action News 5′s Michael Clark a photo of the teacher’s white board that lists ‘bless you’ and other expressions that are banned as part of class rules. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/20/tn-high-school-student-suspended-for-saying-bless-you-after-someone-sneezed/#ixzz3B30KHEag
  • Immigrants want declaration agents acted illegally

    08/16/2014 7:32:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2014 | TRAVIS LOLLER - Associated Press -
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When federal immigration agents surrounded a south Nashville apartment and began banging on doors, the men inside were within their rights to turn off the lights and refuse to answer. The officers did not have warrants, either to search the apartment or to arrest anyone inside, according to court documents
  • Corker 'Not Ruling Out' 2016 Presidential Run

    08/13/2014 12:59:57 PM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies
    News Channel 9 ^ | August 13, 2014
    Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016. Corker, who is two years into his second term, said Wednesday that any decision on a White House bid would wait until next year. He also noted that his wife, Elizabeth, may be wary of the intense media attention on the presidential field. Any possible move to join the race could put Corker against fellow Republicans with higher national profiles such as potential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Following his election in 2006, Corker...
  • Same-sex marriage ban survives challenge in Tennessee

    08/12/2014 4:40:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 16 replies
    Time ^ | 8/11/2014 | Nolan Feeney
    First such prohibition to withstand a constitutional challenge since June 2013 Tennessee’s same-sex marriage ban has survived a constitutional challenge in court, the first prohibition to withstand such a challenge in almost 14 months. Roane County Circuit Judge Russell Simmons ruled that “neither the Federal Government nor another state should be allowed to dictate to Tennessee what has traditionally been a state’s responsibility,” in ruling from last Tuesday, SCOTUSblog reports. More than two dozen federal and state court rulings since the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor decision in June 2013 have successfully challenged and/or nullified bans. Simmons’ ruling rejects...
  • ‘That was fast'; After primary win, ‘shameless liar’ Lamar Alexander renews push for amnesty

    08/12/2014 5:57:38 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 12, 2014
    The dust has barely settled since Sen. Lamar Alexander beat back a strong challenge from Joe Carr in Tennessee’s Republican primary. Yet here he is, once again, talking up the need for a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill. In other words, amnesty. Via Breitbart.com: “I don’t know how it will affect our politics in the near term,” Alexander told Politico of a comprehensive immigration bill. “I think it’s embarrassing for us not to deal with the problem, and I think we should do it in the next two years.” And though Alexander claimed that he won the primary because he did...
  • Reflections on the Carr vs. Alexander Tennessee Race

    08/11/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    Tammy Bruce - Live Wire ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rob_W
    While the election results were heartbreaking, there is much to be encouraged, and yes, even energized about. We did not win, but we are winning. Senator Lamar Alexander did not run away with this election, as most predicted he would. He was forced to buy the election, spending $7 million. He resorted to last minute robo-calls in which he falsely claimed his vote for Senate Bill 744 was a vote against amnesty. In spite of all of this, he could only capture 49.7% of the vote. The award for the tackiest campaign commercial goes to Mike Huckabee, who had nerve...
  • Republicans Have More Reason Than Ever To Worry About Primary Challenges

    08/08/2014 10:28:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Nate Silver
    One of the most universal lessons of sports prediction is that margins matter. An NFL team that wins a number of games by less than a touchdown might get banner headlines for its clutch performance. But a team’s record in close games is mostly just luck. A football team that thrives on winning close games is likely to see its luck revert to the mean and start losing its fair share of them. The same is true in baseball, basketball and most other sports. (SNIP) In fact, the average share of the primary vote received by Republican incumbent senators so...
  • With DesJarlais Up 35 Votes, What’s Next in Tennessee Primary?

    08/08/2014 3:54:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    RollCall ^ | August 8, 2014
    Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais held a 35-vote lead over his GOP primary challenger, state Sen. Jim Tracy, as of Friday afternoon, nearly 24 hours after polls closed in the 4th District. The vote tally fluctuated a bit Friday morning, but Republican operatives and election administrators pointed to close-of-business Monday as the next big ballot counting deadline.
  • Procedures for possible Tennessee election recount in DesJarlais-Tracy 4th District race (TN)

    08/08/2014 10:53:43 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | August 8, 2014 | AP/Staff
    look at the timetables and procedures ahead to possibly decide the outcome of the race in Tennessee's 4th congressional district, where incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais and challenger state Sen. Jim Tracy finished Thursday's Republican primary in a near tie. DAYS AHEAD: Election officials will look for any outstanding "provisional ballots" that were uncounted. This can include ballots cast by voters without proper ID at the polls. They have until the end of business hours Monday to produce acceptable identification to validate the vote. WEEKS AHEAD: The next step is to certify the vote count from each of the 16 counties...
  • Tomatoes & Gun Sense (Alexandria, VA - Gun Sense Voter Signup)

    08/08/2014 8:55:37 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 2 replies
    Tomatoes & Gun Sense August 9 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Event Navigation Moms Demand Action TN Chapter will be joining the Annual Tomato Art Fest! This is a signature East Nashville event that draws over 35,000 people. Join us to march in the Tomato Art Fest Second Line Parade at 9 am to kick off the day. Please bring your family, friends, costumes & wagons to join us. Signs will be provided. Also please consider signing up as a volunteer to help us canvas the event for Gun Sense Voters.
  • SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER FENDS OFF TEA PARTY IN TENN.

    08/07/2014 9:37:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 7 Aug 2014 | BY ERIK SCHELZIG
    Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state senator who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch insider. Meanwhile, scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais' bid to hang onto his seat was too close to call. Unofficial returns with all precincts reporting showed him with a lead of only 33 votes over state Sen. Jim Tracy, who had raised far more money. A recount was possible. Alexander's win dealt another blow to national tea party momentum after the...
  • 2014 Tennessee Senate Primaries Results

    08/07/2014 5:36:27 PM PDT · by don-o · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | August 7, 2014
    L. Alexander (i) 52.9% 65,012 J. Carr 38.6% 47,338 G. Flinn 4.2% 5,185 C. Agnew 1.6% 1,971 B. Lenard 1.2% 1,413 J. King 1.1% 1,343 E. Magee 0.4%
  • The Primary Primer: In Tennessee, the Tea Party’s Last Stand

    08/07/2014 4:37:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    abc ^ | August 7, 2014 | Shushannah Walshe
    Today, in Tennessee, the tea party has its last-best chance to beat an incumbent senator in a race that’s a marquee match-up with the GOP establishment. After millions of dollars, the tea party failed to topple incumbent senators in Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, and most recently earlier this week in Kansas. If Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander beats back his tea party challenger state Rep. Joe Carr, this will be the first cycle since 2008 when no incumbent GOP Senator has lost a re-nomination fight. snip FiveThirtyEight’s Take: Polling Past polling in Tennessee primaries has not been terribly accurate. Errors of...
  • ENDORSEMENTS: August GOP primary season

    08/06/2014 10:23:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Many of you across the country will have a chance to vote in GOP primaries this month. If you care about limited government, secure borders, and parental/local empowerment against Fed Ed, here are some of the stellar candidates running at the local, state, and federal levels who deserve your support. (SNIP) Support Joe Carr for Senate. GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander is another Beltway lifer who needs to be sent packing. Carr is an outspoken conservative state legislator with a proven record on fighting amnesty and turning off the entitlement magnets that attract illegal immigrants. (SNIP) ARIZONA I endorsed state school...
  • The Kansas Primary over, ON TO TENNESSEE ON THURSDAY!

    08/06/2014 5:10:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    Pat Roberts won his primary, with more of the Republican electorate voting against him than for him. And his opponent was a virtual unknown. If conservative legislator or congressman had stepped up to the plate, Roberts would have been crushed! And look at the Establishment victory trend this year: Cornyn and McConnell: 60% Lindsey Graham: 56% Thad Cochran: 50% (with democrats) Pat Roberts: 48% The Establishment grip on the US Senate is weakening, with LOTS of RINOS up for reelection in 2016. I'm predicting a number of retirements. But let's deal with Lamar Alexander first!
  • Obama Is an Unreliable Ally

    08/06/2014 12:49:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5 | Bob Corker
    Those around the world who are looking to the United States for support against intimidation, oppression or outright massacres have learned a tough lesson in the past few years: This U.S. president, despite his bold pronouncements and moral posturing, cannot be counted on. In Syria, President Obama declared that the brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad “must go.” The U.S. ambassador in that country and other administration officials openly encouraged opposition groups campaigning against the Assad regime. Yet when it came time to organize and provide lethal assistance to moderate opposition groups to help defend them against Assad’s attacks, the president turned...
  • Official Primary Live Thread (KS, MI, MO, WA, TN)

    08/05/2014 3:00:45 PM PDT · by Dacula · 262 replies
    Should be an interesting night.
  • Malkin Blasts 'Double-Talking Weasel' Lamar Alexander

    08/04/2014 4:57:13 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 15 replies
    BREITBARTTV ^ | August 4, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Political commentator and author Michelle Malkin sharply criticized Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for his attempts to paint himself as an opponent of amnesty and Common Core. “Of course, [Alexander] is one of the biggest double-talking weasels and beltway barnacles out there, particularly on ... immigration and Common Core,” Malkin said on Monday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” SNIP "And this is somebody, particularly on immigration, who has been an enabler for so long." She also accused Alexander of not being serious on immigration and just using political “talking points” to gain re-election. Malkin concluded that Alexander was “as radical as they come,”...
  • Haslam Declares War

    08/04/2014 7:12:19 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 20 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 8/2/2014 | rockytop
    Let the retributions begin! Regardless of which candidates win in next week’s GOP primaries, the gauntlet has been laid down. In a move unprecedented in modern Tennessee politics, a sitting governor has used his office and his fundraising capabilities to attack and/or try to defeat incumbent members of his own party as well as candidates in open seat races In addition, he has helped withhold support for select incumbent Republican legislators, hoping they can be defeated by challengers. To make matters far worse, the Governor apparently dispatched his chief of staff Mark Cate to recruit candidates to run against those...
  • U.S. doctor quarantines himself at home after treating Ebola patients in Liberia

    08/02/2014 11:56:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton,
    A retired American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in West Africa returned to the United States -- and put himself in quarantine. MTI declined to discuss details of how Jamison traveled back to the United States, including whether he was on a commercial flight. Jamison, 69, said he's had no symptoms of the deadly virus, but has been in seclusion since he returned to his hometown of Morristown, Tennessee. The father of three said his daughter picked him up from the airport and dropped him at home, where he's quarantined himself and has had no contact with anyone...
  • Some Republicans question if TNGOP is targeting conservatives in upcoming primary

    08/02/2014 9:02:21 AM PDT · by don-o · 3 replies
    WJHL TV ^ | Auguat 1, 2014 | Nate Morabito,
    JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - First, some members of the Grand Old Party were left off the guest list at the big Republican Party in Jonesborough last Friday night. Now, they're saying their political party is quietly trying to take them out ahead of the upcoming primary. Some Republicans are accusing the Tennessee GOP of targeting them ahead of next week's election. An email obtained by News Channel 11 from Republican State Executive Committee member Mark Winslow of Nashville sent to other members Thursday lays out the case. The State Executive Committee is the group that governs the Republican Party....
  • George Flinn says Joe Carr "cannot be trusted"

    07/31/2014 7:18:51 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | July 28, 2014 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful George Flinn is now aiming his fire at state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascasas, the other challenger to Sen. Lamar Alexander in the GOP primary election. Flinn says in a new release issued this morning that like Alexander, Carr has a "history of flip-flopping on important issues, dodging key votes, and being involved in backdoor deals that don’t benefit Tennesseans but himself." “Every voter should demand transparency from candidates and research their records before voting," Flinn says of Carr, a favorite of many in-state Tea Party groups. "Joe Carr, like Lamar has flip-flopped on issues...
  • Tennessee Nuclear Lab Cancels 'Lose Your Southern Accent' Class

    07/31/2014 4:26:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 115 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/29/14
    A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised heck about what they saw as a slap in their Southern faces, the class instructor said Tuesday.
  • More Than a Republican [conservative/constitutionalist]

    07/30/2014 5:04:56 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/30/14 | Justin O. Smith
    ... If Joe's own words do not inspire some to vote for him, they should certainly make us all think about the direction we are taking our nation: "It's not enough to be a Republican. I'm a conservative and a Constitutionalist. ... We are not at the eleventh hour; we are at the midnight hour[.] ... I'm going up there [Washington, D.C.] to start a fight. We [our leaders in Congress/the executive] have trampled on the legacy of 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence."
  • Decision 2014 - Alexander Campaign Visit

    07/30/2014 4:08:09 AM PDT · by don-o · 3 replies
    WRCB TV ^ | July 29, 2014
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - In Decision 2014, it is a Republican Primary with many hotly-contested races. One lured two-term US Senator Lamar Alexander to town for a campaign stop at the Brainerd Road Rib & Loin Tuesday evening. Alexander faces six challengers in the August vote with State Representative Joe Carr thought to be the strongest among them. A group of Carr campaigners set up camp in the adjacent parking lot, trying to make their voices heard. "We are here because Lamar Alexander won't answer our questions," said Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of the 'Beat Lamar' group. "He won't debate...
  • Laura Ingraham Records Robocall Supporting Joe Carr

    07/29/2014 5:48:36 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 7 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 29, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Radio show host Laura Ingraham has recorded a robocall in support of Joe Carr in his primary challenge against Republican incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander. “Hey, it’s Laura Ingraham. How's it going?" the call begins. “Now, I know you’ve seen me on TV, might hear me on the radio, but I want to talk to you about my friend state Rep. Joe Carr.” Ingraham explains that Carr “needs to be your next Republican senator,” citing the push for amnesty as a key reason to vote against Alexander. “You currently have hundreds of illegal aliens being dumped into Tennessee, and Lamar Alexander,...
  • Are the Hamptons the Next Sanctuary City?

    07/29/2014 4:37:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Looks like President Obama snuck 760 illegal immigrants into the State of Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam and local elected officials are now wondering: ‘what are we supposed to do with them?’ On Friday, these children landed in the Volunteer State. The governor, however, is claiming no one in his office was even told they were coming and that he learned only after seeing a notice on the Health and Human Services website. This came even after Gov. Haslam had asked the White House to alert him prior to sending to his state any of the estimated 90,000 illegal children who...
  • Is Lamar in Trouble?

    07/28/2014 6:11:01 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 28, 2014 | Michael Warren
    Lamar Alexander, the two-term Republican senator from Tennessee, is in a strong position to win reelection this November. But only if he can get through his August 7 primary. Polling has been scarce in the race between Alexander and his GOP primary challenger, state representative Joe Carr, though the incumbent enjoys advantages in fundraising and name recognition (Alexander twice served as governor in the 1980s). An independent poll in January found Carr down by 40 points. But with Carr getting somewhat of a boost from endorsements by radio host Laura Ingraham and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, an independent outside...
  • Feds quietly dump hundreds of illegal immigrants in Tennessee

    07/28/2014 4:24:57 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Imagine you’re about to sit down for supper when suddenly 760 folks show up on your front porch wanting fried catfish and hushpuppies. You’d be fit to be tied as they say in Tennessee. And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is fit to be tied. The Obama administration recently released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in the Volunteer State without any warning, the governor charged. There was not so much as a text message or tweet. “It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office...
  • Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After He Endorses Lamar Alexander

    07/28/2014 10:41:47 AM PDT · by bkopto · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month. Carr has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham for the August 7th primary. And Carr has been relentlessly hammering Alexander for voting for the Senate's amnesty bill even after law enforcement officials warned Alexander that it would lure more illegal immigrants from Central America. Nearly every one of close to 450 comments beneath Huckabee's announcement on his Facebook page blasts Huckabee for supporting Alexander. One Huckabee fan said, "We...
  • TN has received 760 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children

    07/28/2014 5:42:34 AM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    Then Knox News ^ | 7/25/14 | NA
    New federal data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families showed Tennessee received 760 of the more than 30,000 children who have been released to sponsors this year through July 7.
  • LOTFI: Sen. Lamar Alexander must apologize for lying about opposing federal education

    07/24/2014 6:44:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    benswann.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Michael Lofti
    NASHVILLE, July 23, 2014– U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R) is facing a tough primary challenge from State Rep. Joe Carr (R). Carr’s momentum has built over the months and Lamar is sweating bullets underneath his red flannel shirt. More than 20 state legislators have endorsed Carr over Alexander. They join more than 60 conservative Tennessee organizations, vice presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin, the National Association for Gun Rights and more. In natural form, Alexander is placing his bets on misleading the Volunteer state on just where his record stands on the issues. Most insulting of all is Alexander’s attempt to...
  • Ingraham: Retire Alexander like an 'old sweater'

    07/24/2014 6:45:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham urged a ballroom full of Tennessee conservatives on Tuesday night to retire Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) like an “old sweater” that’s gone out of style. "He was really comfortable and sharp looking at one point, but now it just takes up room in your drawer," she said, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Ingraham spoke Tuesday at a 500-strong rally in Nashville for Alexander’s main primary challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, who’s gained traction in recent weeks in his underdog bid to unseat Alexander. According to reports, she shied away from personal attacks —...
  • Group putting $20,000 into GOP get-out-the-vote effort for Joe Carr

    07/24/2014 6:47:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706
    timesfreepress.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — A national conservative group said today it is putting $20,000 into get-out-the-vote efforts in hopes of boosting turnout for Republican state Rep. Joe Carr in his GOP primary bid to beat incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. Jenny Beth Martin, chairman of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund said the money is going to the Real Conservatives National Committee. The goal is beefing up the "ground game" run by the Real Conservatives' "Beat Lamar" campaign, she said. Martin didn't rule out putting more money into the race, saying there "may be more in a week or so." Both...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Joe Carr for Senate Against Lamar Alexander

    07/23/2014 2:55:50 PM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed conservative Tennessee state representative Joe Carr in his primary bid to oust incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN). Carr has been hammering Alexander before the August 7th primary for voting for the Senate's Gang of Eight comprehensive amnesty bill even after he was warned by law enforcement officials that it would exacerbate the border crisis. Even Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) voted against the final bill. Palin thanked Alexander for his service and then promptly said it is time for new leaders who will have the guts to tell the Obama administration, "no mas."...
  • Restaurant owner says 'business exploded' since welcoming guns

    07/23/2014 11:16:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Unk
    MARYVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee restaurant owner has placed a sign in the window of her business welcoming gun owners -- a move she says has brought in more customers and saved her business from closing.
  • Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee

    07/22/2014 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/14 | David Sherfinski
    Citing Maryland’s recently enacted firearm laws and the prospect of more restrictions, the U.S. arm of legendary Italian gunmaker Beretta announced Tuesday that it would move its manufacturing operations to Tennessee next year. The move makes Beretta the latest maker of guns or ammunition to move all or part of its operations to another state because of tightened gun control laws. General Manager Jeff Cooper said an early version of a statute passed last year by the Maryland state Senate would have prohibited the company from manufacturing or storing products in the state. “While we were able in the Maryland...
  • Beretta: Gun Law Forcing Move Out Of Maryland

    07/22/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    AP ^ | July 22, 2014 | N/A
    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is building in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin that is set to open in mid-2015. Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper said that a sweeping gun-control measure that was passed last year initially contained provisions that would have prohibited the Italian gun maker from being able to produce, store or even import into Maryland the...
  • Beretta USA Announces Decision To Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee

    07/22/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2014 | Staff
    Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only.
  • Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs

    07/21/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    npr.org ^ | 7/21/14 | Brian Naylor
    Tennessee's Lamar Alexander is one of a number of incumbent Republican senators caught in the cross hairs of Tea Party groups, taking on several challengers in next month's GOP primary. But while Tea Party groups may be optimistic about the race, challengers like Joe Carr face an uphill battle to unseat the two-term senator. Carr's campaign office is just across the street from Murfreesboro's antebellum courthouse. An American flag hangs out front, and in the window a big campaign sign calls on Tennessee Republicans to vote for "Carr, not Lamar." Carr, a 56-year-old state representative, says there are a lot...
  • The Lamarer

    07/18/2014 10:36:57 PM PDT · by DavidCrockett · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07/18/2014 | DavidCrockett
    The Lamarer is a grassroots video rebuttal to Lamar Alexander's campaign claims that he is a conservative.The Lamarer