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  • 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...
  • President Trump to name Sen. Mark Green as Secretary of Army

    04/01/2017 9:26:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Clarksville Now.com ^ | March 31, 2017
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 has learned that Montgomery County State Senator Mark Green will be appointed next week as Secretary of the Army by President Donald Trump. Green went to West Point and later served in Iraq before becoming a medical doctor. While in Iraq, he was involved in the capture of Saddam Hussein and examined the Iraqi dictator in the first few hours after the capture. Before being elected to the Tennessee Senate in 2012, Green began a hospital staffing company in Clarksville. The senator announced earlier this year that he was running for governor of Tennessee,...
  • Senate Preparing to Revive the Delta Queen

    04/01/2017 6:10:01 AM PDT · by iowamark · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Mar 31, 2017 | Niels Lesniewski
    Before the week’s headline Supreme Court debate, senators are poised to get the Delta Queen back cruising America’s waterways. The legendary riverboat has been barred from carrying overnight passengers since an exemption to the 1966 Safety of Life at Sea Act for the largely wooden vessel lapsed back in 2008. Lawmakers from Cincinnati to St. Louis have pushed for the Delta Queen to get a new lease on life since then, and the Senate has scheduled a Monday evening vote on passage of a bipartisan bill that would do just that... Sen. Rob Portman, who hails from Cincinnati, remembers the...
  • On the run: New images show fugitive teacher, 50, and abducted student, 15, with dyed hair at a

    03/31/2017 2:43:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3/31/17 | Chris Spargo
    Full title......................On the run: New images show fugitive teacher, 50, and abducted student, 15, with dyed hair at a Walmart 700 miles from home days after kidnapping as his wife files for divorce ............ Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas were spotted at a Walmart in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 15 The pair were captured on a security camera at the retail store, which is located 700 miles from Thomas' home in Culleoka, Tennessee Cummins, 50, and Thomas, 15, have both dyed their hair since they disappeared, with the teacher going from brown to black and the student now a...
  • California ignores travel ban to anti-LGBT states so UCLA can play in the Sweet 16

    03/25/2017 12:37:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Outsports ^ | 3/22/17 | Cyd Zeigler
    UPDATE: A spokesperson for Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian has confirmed that UCLA is funding part of the cost for the basketball team’s trip to Tennessee. Like a shell-game, they claimed that it isn’t state funds that are going to this trip — those funds are used for other things, like paying the salaries of people going on the trip and supporting the trip. Nazarian’s spokesperson said these funds are coming from ticket sales and other sources. It’s like a shell game. Just move funds around to limit exposure and liability. The funds that are going to pay for this trip could...
  • Bathroom bill flushed out of Tennessee legislature

    03/24/2017 4:18:12 PM PDT · by Coronal · 13 replies
    University of Tennessee Daily Beacon ^ | March 24, 2017 | Alex Holcomb & Annie Tieu
    The controversial bill that would require public school students and colleges to use the restroom matching their gender at birth failed without debate Wednesday, March 22, in the Senate Education Committee. Although the bill was reintroduced from last year by Mt. Juliet Republican Sen. Mae Beavers, it failed to receive a motion from senators, killing the bill for the year as legislators will not be able to be reintroduce it until the next legislative session.
  • Tennessee Lawmakers Reject Bill Shielding Drivers Who Hit Protesters

    03/24/2017 6:34:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Insurance Journal ^ | 3/24/2017 | Staff
    A Tennessee committee has voted down a bill to protect drivers from lawsuits if they hit protesters who are blocking traffic. On Wednesday, the House Civil Justice Subcommittee voted against the legislation by Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough. The bill would grant immunity from civil liability to drivers who are exercising due care and accidentally injure a protester who is blocking traffic. Rep. G.A. Hardaway, a Memphis Democrat, said the bill would be constitutionally suspect and embolden people to think they can hit protesters. He read tweets about President Donald Trump’s visit to Nashville last week, including one that...
  • Peyton Manning for US Senate? Here’s the RINO he could replace

    03/20/2017 9:24:58 AM PDT · by 198ml · 50 replies
    CR ^ | 3/20/17 | Chris Pandolfo
    Is one of the U.S. Senate’s top Republican squishes on his way out in 2020? Rumor is, Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. is considering retirement. The 76-year-old moderate has served as governor of Tennessee, secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002. He has run for president twice. Were Alexander to run for and win reelection in 2020, he would be 86 at the end of his term. But should he choose not to, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has been mentioned as a potential candidate.
  • RIGHT NOW: Nashville Prepares for President Trump (UPDATES)

    03/15/2017 1:19:56 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 6 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | 03/15/2017 | Christina Botteri
    President Trump will rally in Nashville at 6:30pm, and The Tennessee Star will be here with RIGHT NOW coverage all day.
  • Amber Alert Issued For 15-Year-Old Out Of Maury Co. (TN)

    03/15/2017 11:59:12 AM PDT · by pnz1 · 15 replies
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have upgraded an Endangered Child Alert for a 15-year-old from Maury County to an Amber Alert. Elizabeth Thomas was said to possibly be with suspended Maury County teacher, 50-year-old Tad Cummins, in a Nissan with Tennessee tag 976ZPT.
  • BREAKING: ...(TN)State Senator Mark Green Under Consideration for Secretary of the Army

    03/15/2017 11:42:56 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 22 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | 03/15/2017 | Tennessee Star Staff
    The New York Times is reporting that State Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is under consideration by President Trump to be named Secretary of the Army. Senior admin official confirms Mark Green is being considered for secretary of the Army. — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 15, 2017 Several sources have independently confirmed this report to The Tennessee Star. Green is considered a front runner in the race for the Republican nomination for Governor of Tennessee in 2018. Should he not run, there will no longer be a strongly conservative candidate in the race to challenge Randy Boyd and potential candidate Rep....