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  • A handful of Republican senators say they won't be attending the GOP convention

    07/08/2020 10:33:19 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 57 replies
    AOL ^ | 7/8/2020 | Allan Smith
    he senators skipping out include Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The lawmakers gave varying reasons for why they won't be at President Donald Trump's renominating convention. Some of those senators are not among Trump's favorites.
  • Justin Timberlake calls for removal of Confederate monuments [Who The Hell Is Justin Timberlake?]

    07/07/2020 5:44:02 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    thehill ^ | 07/07/20 | JUSTINE COLEMAN
    Justin Timberlake is calling for the removal of Confederate monuments across the country. The singer, who is from Tennessee, posted his comments on Instagram on Monday along with a video on the subject from the American Civil Liberties Union. “America was built by men who believed in and benefitted from racism. Plain and simple,” Timberlake said in the caption. “...those men who proudly owned and abused Black people are STILL celebrated all over the country.” Timberlake cited a statistic that there are about 1,848 Confederate statues in the country. “More than half are in The South, and it’s not acceptable,”...
  • LIVE STREAM: 'Back the Badge' demonstrators rally at State Capitol (Nashville, Tenn.)

    06/28/2020 2:42:07 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    News Channel 5 Nashville ^ | June 28 | Rebekah Pewitt
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Demonstrators gathered at Legislative Plaza for a "Back the Badge' rally. The wore American flag clothing, held signs that read "Blue Lives Matter," and chanted things like "law and order." (see links in 1st post)
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates Burn American Flag to Protest Pro-Life Legislation

    06/27/2020 9:30:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 26, 2020 | Graham Piro
    The protesters lit the flag on fire before placing it in a garbage can and extinguishing the fire. "Do not despair. From destruction comes creation. Let us invoke a new world from these ashes," a woman dressed as Lady Liberty said. She then led a chant of, "What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now." . . Planned Parenthood did not respond to an email request for comment on the video.
  • Washington Post: It Doesn’t Matter That The Most Violent Cities In America Are Run By Democrats

    06/27/2020 6:07:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/27/2020 | John Sexton
    I missed this when it was published Thursday. The Washington Post’s Philip Bump did a fact-check of sorts on a claim made by President Trump: “You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other — other cities, all Democrat run,” he said. “Every one of them is Democrat run. Twenty out of 20. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat run.” It’s not clear how Trump is defining “most dangerous” in this context. So let’s look at two related sets of data compiled by the FBI: most violent...
  • Remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife will be removed from a Memphis park

    05/14/2020 6:27:53 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2020 | Melissa Alonso and Amanda Jackson
    (CNN) The remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife will be removed from a Memphis park where a monument of him once stood. The decision to move their remains came after the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a non-profit organization of male descendants of Confederate veterans, agreed to drop a pending lawsuit against park owners
  • Petition For Statue Of Dolly Parton To Replace That Of KKK Leader Has Collected Over 16,000 Signatures

    06/19/2020 8:35:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    uInterview ^ | June 19, 2020, 6:55 pm | Hannah Mallard
    Celebrities, public figures and fans alike have signed a petition to replace a Tennessee statue of a KKK leader with one of Dolly Parton, a native of the state and a beloved pop culture figure. The online petition has collected over 16,000 signatures and calls for the state’s officials to honor “a true Tennessee hero, Dolly Parton.” The page continues saying, “Tennessee is littered with statues memorializing Confederate officers. History should not be forgotten, but we need not glamorize those who do not deserve our praise.” The statue in question resides in the Tennessee Statehouse and represents Nathan Bedford Forrest,...
  • Tennessee Legislature Votes To Ban Abortions After A Heartbeat Can Be Detected

    06/19/2020 12:04:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 2 replies
    Abortions are expected to be prohibited in Tennessee after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected under legislation passed early on Thursday. The bill, which passed the Senate 23-5 on a party line shortly after 12:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Tennessean, bans abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected and prohibits abortions if the doctors know that the mother is seeking an abortion based on sex, race or a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. ... The American Civil Liberties Union has promised to take the law to court. “As promised, we will see them in court,” said executive...
  • CONFEDERATE STATUE Monument's future sparking hot debate among petitioners (TN)

    06/12/2020 3:17:33 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 22 replies ^ | June 12, 2020 | Tim Siniard
    A number of opposing petitions have been posted online to counter one posted Monday by a Lee University student that advocated for the removal of a Confederate statue that has stood at a downtown Cleveland intersection since the Jim Crow era. Differences in opinion regarding the statue have resulted in sharp, often bitter debate on the Cleveland Daily Banner’s Facebook page, highlighting the complicated history residents of Cleveland and other Southern cities share as they examine their pasts. SNIP The first Cleveland anti-statue petition, posted by Lee student Kelsey Elaine, listed several grievances against the monument, which was erected in...
  • Erlanger Lays Off 11 Hospital Officials As COVID-19 Takes Toll On Finances

    06/12/2020 2:36:23 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 3 replies ^ | June 12, 2020 | Staff
    Erlanger Health System, facing financial woes because of the coronavirus, on Friday laid off 11 hospital officials. Sources said the list included Children's Hospital administrator Don Mueller as well as Mark Kimball, who headed Erlanger's hospital in Murphy, N.C. Erlanger officials said, "During the COVID-19 crisis, public safety net hospitals like Erlanger have experienced unprecedented challenges. Throughout this period of uncertainty, Erlanger has continued to provide exceptional care to all those seeking services at our hospitals, outpatient departments, physician offices and emergency rooms. Our workforce should take pride in how we have collectively responded to the COVID-19 crisis. "We do...
  • Governor Lee Says Peaceful Protest Encouraged Violence Not Tolerated

    06/12/2020 2:02:41 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 40 replies ^ | June 12, 2020 | Staff
    Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said Friday that peaceful protest is encouraged, but he said violence and camping on state property "will not be tolerated." A rally "to reclaim" the Legislative Plaza at the State Capitol in Nashville was planned for Friday night. Governor Lee said, "We encourage Tennesseans to exercise their First Amendment rights and have seen many examples of peaceful protests across our state in recent weeks. As demonstrations continue, we will continue to protect Tennesseans' right to peaceful assembly, while also reassuring citizens that lawlessness, autonomous zones, and violence will not be tolerated. "Further, Tennessee law expressly prohibits...
  • MS: Man accused of trying to kill two Wheeler residents

    06/08/2020 5:48:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 4 June, 2020 | William Moore
    BOONEVILLE - A man is recovering in a Memphis hospital after a Good Samaritan shot him as he assaulted a female. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said deputies responded to an altercation in the Wheeler area Tuesday night but were unable to locate the suspect. A resident called 911 around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and said he was near the Wheeler Head Start following the suspect from the night before. "The caller stayed on the line as best was possible keeping the dispatch posted on the suspect's location and direction of travel as well as his erratic behavior," Tolar said. When...
  • Man arrested, tells police he’s exercising his ‘freedom of rights to break into the Sam’s Club’

    06/02/2020 8:09:55 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 38 replies
    WREG ^ | 06/02/2020 | Eryn Taylor
    A Memphis man was arrested after police say he tried to break into a local Sam’s Club to exercise his “freedom of rights.”
  • Tennessee must allow vote by mail for everyone due to coronavirus, judge says

    06/04/2020 11:27:39 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 04 2020 | Associated Press
    Tennessee must give all of its 4.1 million registered voters the option to cast ballots by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, a judge ruled Thursday. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that the state’s limits on absentee voting during the pandemic constitute “an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution.” The judge wrote that any eligible voter can get an absentee ballot to avoid contracting or passing on COVID-19 in the “upcoming elections during the pendency of pandemic circumstances.” The decision upends a determination by Republican Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office that...
  • Memphis Suburbs Bracing for Possible Violence From Antifa

    05/31/2020 6:14:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    KWAM ^ | May 31, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    There are reports that police are bracing for possible violence tonight in the affluent Memphis suburbs. Memphis and Germantown police tell KWAM there are fears ANTIFA thugs and other leftist groups might be targeting suburban areas. Crews were busy over the weekend boarding up the front of the Apple store in the Shops of Saddle Creek. A security officer told a KWAM staffer that anyone not shopping had to leave the premises. At least four Germantown police cruisers were also seen patrolling the streets around the upscale shopping district and another police car was stationed in the parking lot.
  • Chattanooga home sales drop amid coronavirus but market beginning to rebound

    05/24/2020 5:00:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies ^ | Dave Flessner
    Home sales in Chattanooga fell nearly 18% last month and the inventory of houses on the market fell by more than 26% as home-bound Chattanoogans were less likely to want to either buy or sell their homes during the worst of the coronavirus shutdowns in April. But as the economy is reopening and the Memorial Day weekend kicks off the traditional summer season, the housing market appears to be attracting more buyers and sellers. Buoyed by historically low mortgage rates for buyers and rising home prices for sellers, local realtors expect the housing market should rebound, at least to some...
  • Tennessee appeals judges say it's OK to make creepy videos of women without their consent

    05/12/2020 11:21:03 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 41 replies
    USA Today / MSN ^ | 5-12,20 | Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel
    Three judges–all men–wrote three separate but nearly identical opinions concluding it's not a crime in Tennessee to film fully clothed women without their consent if they're in public. The issue arose in the case of an admitted sexual deviant who was convicted of unlawful photography and admitted he stalked women in retail stores and filmed their "private areas" for sexual gratification. Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judges D. Kelly Thomas Jr., James Curwood Witt Jr. and Thomas T. Woodall collectively and separately tossed out unlawful photography convictions against the Sullivan County man, who has a history of public indecency charges....
  • Senate Fails to Override Trump’s Veto on Iran War Powers Bill.....

    05/07/2020 9:04:09 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 5/7/2020 | JACK PHILLIPS
    The Senate failed Thursday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a bill that would curb his ability to take military action against Iran. The Senate came up short of the two-thirds majority, and it voted 49-44, with seven GOP senators joining Democrats. Seven Republicans broke with Trump: Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Todd Young of Indiana, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined Democrats in February to pass the bill, but he did not vote Thursday. Trump on Wednesday night,...
  • Can the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine prevent infection with COVID-19? Multi-site clinical trial investigates Hydroxychloroquine to prevent the virus's spread

    05/01/2020 5:42:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    UCLA is one of seven sites participating in a clinical trial investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a commonly used anti-malarial and autoimmune drug, can prevent infection with COVID-19. The multi-site study led by the University of Washington in collaboration with six other university centers, is now enrolling 2,000 participants who are close contacts of persons who are confirmed or suspected to be infected with COVID-19. The aim is to determine whether hydroxychloroquine can prevent infection in people exposed to the virus. "There has been a lot of speculation as to whether hydroxychloroquine can treat or prevent COVID-19," said Dr. Raphael J. Landovitz,...
  • Who Do They Think They Are? Knox County, Tenn., Bans Communion, Hymnals—and Even Bibles—at Church

    04/30/2020 7:06:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/30/2020 | Paula Bolyard
    One of the things we’re beginning to see as states move toward “reopening” is elected officials and health directors mandating even more stringent precautions than had existed in prior orders. In Ohio, for example, Gov. Mike DeWine announced last week a plan to reopen the state, even while ordering restaurants, stores, and their customers to wear masks — something that wasn’t required under his previous shutdown order. It’s even worse in Knox County, Tenn., where the health department just announced that while churches may reopen on May 1, the Lord’s Supper is forbidden. The order was announced by Knox County...