Friday, November 30, 2007

Another patriotic cause

Although the Fascists may not agree if it includes Mexicans (no need to use names...obviously the usual suspects), Ellis Island represents what's great about America.

We are ALL Ellis Island.

Bill-O this Friday

Guest commentator: Laura Ingraham.

Target: Tila Tequila from MTV's "A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila"

Synopsis: MTV is apparently in the sewer. MTV, Vh1, Bravo, etc etc should not be included on cable. Obviously...Tila Tequila is a bisexual. Wait...a BISEXUAL?!! AAHHHH! It's the end of America!

Waste of fascist time (yawn).

Hillary UPDATE

Thank the Lord...the standoff is over.

VERY important to the G-Funk

(CNN) -- Two people held hostage at Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign office in Rochester, New Hampshire, have been freed, CNN affiliate WMUR said Friday.

NOBODY better hurt Hillary or my kinfolk working on her campaign.

and further, John Edwards or Barack Obama.

If so, the G-Funk will be out in FULL force. Who is this man, and what does he want? Stay tuned. Pray for those held hostage.

Note: It is SICK to see some of the posts on the Tennessean's forum about this. Specifically those who say that this is a political tool the Clinton campaign orchestrated. Disgusting.

Gross pro-lifers

Abortion foes say banners will return to Gwinnett County
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 11/30/07

Volunteers with an anti-abortion organization say they plan to bring another truck to Gwinnett County with images of aborted fetuses.

This time, Gwinnett police say no one will be arrested for displaying the banners — at least until prosecutors sort out whether doing so is a criminal offense.

A senior policy advisor for Operation Rescue said Thursday that a "Truth Truck" will arrive in Gwinnett on Saturday with banners similar to ones that caused a stir near the Mall of Georgia in Buford the day after Thanksgiving.

In that incident, police charged 44-year-old Robert Roethlisberger Jr. of Belton, Mo. with disorderly conduct after a citizen complained about banners on a truck he drove. The banners showed a headless and bloody fetus and the partially crushed head of a fetus being held in forceps.

Perfect for children to see, and those who are casually driving or walking by. Is that an acceptable way to spread your message? Personally, I think it discredits your cause (aka throwing it in your face).

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Done for tonight, with one last post

I believe this might be the PERFECT portrayal of Fascists. Anyways, time to get back to the real world. Lots of work coming up, but since the Gators and the Jackets are basically done for the season, I'm hoping I'll have time to keep up with posts. I have to add..."GO TITANS!!!"

Hannity & Colmes...Freddie is the winner?

He friggin hardly spoke at all! I should know...I suffered through the entire debate!

PS. Waterboarding and other torture methods are acceptable for Americans to practice since we were raised with the values of truth, liberty, freedom, and justice. From my knowledge, prisoners at GITMO are not given the chance to prove that they are deserving of any of these. Racism and fascism - let's just ignore it.

Oh, another PS. CNN = Hillary's media network. Does that mean Atlanta is Hillary's city? If so, AWESOME!!!

Bill-O pokes fun

at Dennis Rodman, a Wiccan, Marilyn Manson, Mike Tyson, and....a munchkin from the Wizard of Oz. No no, not a joke. He showed the man as "one of the most bizarre interviews" on the No Spin Zone. Comparable?

Let's add another minority to take uncalled for criticism from fascist Bill.

Oil, coal, nuclear, OH MY, Marsha!

What a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for contacting me to share your support for the New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act (H.R.3220). Hearing from constituents on issues of concern is important to me and our office as we work to represent our district.

On August 4, 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives considered the New Direction for Energy Independence, National Security, and Consumer Protection Act. This bill combined provisions of H.R. 3220 with the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007 (H.R. 2776) and with energy legislation passed by House committees into H.R. 3221, a single, comprehensive bill.

H.R. 3221 addresses many energy issues such as global warming, poverty, and taxes on energy producers. However, the bill would do little to address America's energy independence and security. Instead, it would place disincentives and mandates on American energy production and investment and make foreign energy investment and reliance more attractive. While energy conservation is important, Congress should spend its time concentrating on the development of new and sustainable sources of energy, not forcing unfunded mandates on states and American taxpayers.

On August 4, 2007, the House passed H.R. 3221 by a vote of 241-172, and the bill now awaits consideration in the U.S. Senate. Efforts are currently underway for the legislation to be reconciled in a conference committee with the U.S. Senate's energy bill -- the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007, and you can be sure that I will be closely following the debate as the matter moves forward.

Please know that I appreciate both your interest and your time in contacting us on this issue. As the discussion and debate moves forward on this and other issues please feel free to visit our website at where you can sign-up for our email update -- the Blackburn Report, updates on important issues; find information on constituent services; read columns, recent press and the latest legislative news; all of which affect and concern the people of Tennessee.


Marsha Blackburn

Member of Congress

Bill-O tonight

Let's attack Brig. Gen. Keith Kerr because he apparently supports Hillary and he asked Republican candidates a question about Don't Ask, Don't Tell. How dare he!!! One should know that Republicans should NEVER be asked questions about civil anti-Fascist can you get?!!!

PS. Keith Kerr is a Log Cabin Republican...(sorry, I just threw up a little in my mouth).

Laughter at the expense of the NJC

Coulter to keynote NJC's 30th-anniversary fete
By Robert Stacy McCain

November 28, 2007

A distinguished alumna will pay tribute to the National Journalism Center tonight, when Ann Coulter headlines the center's 30th anniversary dinner.

Miss Coulter, whose latest book is called "If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans," will be keynote speaker at the 7 p.m. dinner in the ballroom of the National Press Club.

"Ann Coulter went through our program in 1985," said Alex X. Mooney, executive director of the NJC. "Now she's blossomed. You don't necessarily know who's going to be the next Ann Coulter. It may take 20 years."

The center's goal is to "make sure these young folks who want to enter the field of journalism know how to report objectively and give both sides of the story," said Mr. Mooney, a Republican member of the Maryland state Senate, who became the NJC's executive director in 2005.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! Ms. Coulter certainly reports objectively and gives both sides of the story (meaning both the racist AND fascist sides of the story). Again, HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Oh crap, I agree with Freddie

The Stars and Bars should never rise above the American flag, or the state flag. I completely agree. I will say this, risking much criticism...HERITAGE, not HATE!!!

And for all those who use it to spread hatred, shame on you for disgracing our Southern ancestors (as they roll over in their graves).

Are you serious?!!!!

Again, back to the fascist debate...

ALL candidates - Gays and Lesbians should not be in the military because our troops are conservative.

DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL is working, so they say.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network...

Support LGBT troops...why would you want to lose intelligent people because of their sexual orientation? If you want to fight for our country, should discrimination against fellow Americans come into play?

2 FYIs...

Annie's editorial this week - I don't know if you can even call it an editorial. No news there (except that her work of fiction is now at #27 on the NYT Best Sellers list).

Back to the Fascist debate.....apparently we should stay in Iraq for decades. Again, Ron Paul is the only one with balls.

I think I can almost guarantee none of these guys have actually been FRIENDS with an Iraqi. I'll just put my 2 cents in...after talking with an Iraqi woman for hours while I was studying abroad in Norway, I learned that "Americans could never understand the pain that has been inflicted upon us." PS. This was 2003, not 2001.
-----------OK...enough...almost every commercial has been about coal. And BIG surprise...Coors. Pro-fascism like I've always said. Budweiser all the way, baby!

I still don't get it (re: Republican Debate)

Why is it that Republican candidates have to prove how conservative they are, while Democrats have to prove how moderate they are? Helloooo...LIBERALS are smart, LIBERALS have money, LIBERALS are not scared of the label LIBERAL!!!!!!

I have to give props to Rudy (obviously) and Ron Paul. They're the only Republicans who aren't scared of breaking party lines.

Update: first commercial is for coal.

Next update: gun control is apparently 100% wrong. DC residents should have guns...the city's not dangerous enough!

OMG! Next question asked to the candidates is how many guns they own. WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH AMERICA'S FUTURE? The candidates are flaunting their gun collections seemingly to extend the size of their "you-know-what". OMG #2: Freddie thinks outlawing abortion should be our No. 1 priority! Again, WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH AMERICA'S FUTURE? I hope to God no one gets raped or is victim of incest with one of these Fascists in office.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Update from Marsha

Hinting at how she'll I right? Stay tuned...

What a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for contacting me to share your thoughts about the Clean Water Authority Restoration Act (CWARA). Hearing from constituents on issues of concern is important to me and our office as we work to represent our district.

How best to protect the nation's remaining wetlands and regulate activities taking place in wetlands has become one of the most contentious environmental policy issues, especially in the context of the Clean Water Act (CWA), which contains a key wetlands regulatory tool, the permit program in Section 404. The statute requires landowners or developers to obtain permits for disposal of dredged or fill material that is generated by construction or similar activity into navigable waters of the United States, including wetlands. Section 404 has evolved through judicial interpretation and regulatory change to become one of the principal federal tools used to protect wetlands, although that term appears only once in Section 404 itself and is not defined there. This evolution of the 404 program has generally pleased those who view it as a critical tool in wetland protection, but dismayed others who would prefer more limited jurisdiction who see the expanded regulatory program as intruding on private land-use decisions.

On January 9, 2001, the Supreme Court ruled on the question of whether the CWA provides the Corps and EPA with authority over isolated waters. The Court's 5-4 ruling in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (531 U.S. 159 (2001)) held that the Corps' denial of a 404 permit for a disposal site on isolated wetlands solely on the basis that migratory birds use the site exceeds the authority provided in the Act. From this decision, the Bush Administration has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comment on how to define waters that are under jurisdiction of the regulatory program which could either limit or expand the geographic scope of wetlands. On December 16, 2003, EPA and the Corps announced that the Administration will not pursue development of rule changes concerning federal regulatory jurisdiction over isolated wetlands.

Currently, the H.R.1356 has been referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. This bill, soon to be introduced by Congressman James Oberstar, is intended to achieve three main purposes: (1) to restore and maintain integrity of waters of the United States; (2) clearly define the waters that are subject to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act; and (3) provide the fullest legislative protection of these waters given to Congress under the Constitution. As the legislative process continues, you can be assured that I will keep your thoughts in mind when this legislation comes before the full House.

Please know that I appreciate both your interest and your time in contacting us on this issue. As the discussion and debate moves forward on this and other issues please feel free to visit our website at where you can sign-up for our email update -- the Blackburn Report, updates on important issues; find information on constituent services; read columns, recent press and the latest legislative news; all of which affect and concern the people of Tennessee.


Marsha Blackburn

Member of Congress

Monday, November 26, 2007

Tennessee is po'....let's make it po'er

We're at the bottom 10 of almost every quality of life index...let's keep it up, Marsha!!! Tennessee GOP - in need of higher education.

Fascist/Racist...bye bye!

Later, Lott! Let's bring some brains to Mississippi (not a joke).

Thursday, November 22, 2007

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! and I enjoying myself too much?

I hope y'all are enjoying the holiday and giving thanks in your own merry way!

I'm curious if I'm enjoying being home in Nashville too much, as I once again do NOT understand what Annie's saying in this week's editorial. Two snippets...

As I believe Americans made resoundingly clear this year, the only "path to citizenship" they favor involves making an application from Norway, waiting a few years and then coming over when it's legal.


Half the English language is becoming the "N-word" as far as liberals are concerned. Words are always bad for liberals. Words allow people to understand what liberals are saying.

Oh well...again, Happy Thanksgiving! You too, Annie!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Possibly a new reason to feel even more unsafe in DC!

Handguns in DC...what a good idea!!! From MSNBC...

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will decide whether the District of Columbia can ban handguns, a case that could produce the most in-depth examination of the constitutional right to "keep and bear arms" in nearly 70 years.

The justices' decision to hear the case could make the divisive debate over guns an issue in the 2008 presidential and congressional elections.

The government of Washington, D.C., is asking the court to uphold its 31-year ban on handgun ownership in the face of a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the ban as incompatible with the Second Amendment. Tuesday's announcement was widely expected, especially after both the District and the man who challenged the handgun ban asked for the high court review. A lower court struck down the ban as a violation of the Second Amendment rights of gun ownership.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Can't here's a quote for the week

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
-Upton Sinclair

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007 liberal women as friends

In reference to Joy Behar calling Michelle M. a bitch on Bill Maher...

So, you see, since Joy Behar and I are such good friends, it’s okay for her to call me a “bitch.”

But it’s not ok for John McCain to not say anything when someone else calls Hillary a “bitch.”

Because he’s a man. And that’s inappropriate.

This is why I have no liberal women friends. Other than my best pal Joy Behar, of course.

They give me a migraine headache.
Us Liberals...always confusing the Fascists. Oh well.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Marsha on Bill-O

Marsha checking her's on you, darlin.

Bill-O acknowledges CongressMAN Blackburn.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) bashes liberal Left.

All bash San Francisco and New Haven, CT.
The End.

Renewable energy = malnutrition and disease?

From The Hill....

US Must Become Energy Self-Sufficient (Rep. Marsha Blackburn)
November 14th, 2007

While renewable energy can play a part to help the United States become energy self sufficient, nuclear and coal must also be a part of the plan.

My home state of Tennessee is heavily investing in biofuels and in nuclear power to meet future energy and transportation needs. And Governors Spitzer and Napolitano also agree that nuclear power and biofuels can help increase energy security for America. We also all agree that the federal government should not be pre-empting state plans for renewable energy standards.

We differ, however, on the effects of reducing investment in the use of coal for electrical power generation and gasification of coal for transportation fuels. We also disagreed in the need to mandate renewable energy portfolio standards that have significant drawbacks on land use, reliability, costs, economic investment, and elsewhere.

Solely focusing on renewable energy will not help America achieve energy independence. Concentrating investment only in renewable energy shifts needed economic capital away from efforts to solve present day problems such as diseases, malnutrition, and water sanitation.

While the technology continues to advance renewable energy, it not yet cost effective, and nationwide RPS mandates will result in reduced household income and losses of million of jobs.

Hmmm...what else are we investing in that is taking away needed economic capital?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Bill-O tonight AND my Annie!

Ann Coulter:

"Liberals pray every night, 'please let us lose the war, please let us lose the war.'"

"Most Americans like our troops, liberals do not."


"I have liberal friends who support the's only the far-Left that wants us to lose."

Flavia Colgan (FOX Democratic Strategist):

"I'm not going to run from the label 'liberal', I'm proud of my liberal, populist heritage."

Greg's opinion - Flavia wins.

Fascism, fascism, fascism....angry, angry, angry. Bill-O has indirectly classified me as "far-Left"...does that mean I'm not supposed to support our troops?

Oh and PS...if you don't agree with George Clooney, he'll hate you.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Anger, anger, anger!!!

Let's get angry here, folks!!! It's the right (wing) thing to do! It's the Moral Majority, stupid! Screw the Moral Minority!!!


So if the US government determines that it is against the law for the words "under God" to be on our money, then, so be it.

And if that same government decides that the "Ten Commandments" are not to be used in or on a government installation, then, so be it.

I say, " so be it," because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen.

I say, "so be it," because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions.

I would like to think that those people have the American public's best interests at heart.


Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and cannot post His Commandments in Government buildings , I don't believe the Government and its employees should participate in the Easter and Christmas celebrations which honor the God that our government is eliminating from many facets of American life.

I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving &Easter. After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the "US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays." After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry about getting home for the "Christmas Break." After all it's just another day. I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all government offices &services would work on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter. It shouldn't cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be "politically correct." In fact.... I think that our government should work on Sundays (initially set aside for worshipping God...) because, after all, our government says that it should be just another day.... What do you all think???? If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials will stop giving in to the "minority opinions" and begin, once again, to represent the "majority" of ALL of the American people.
.........SO BE IT...........
Please Dear Lord,Give us the help needed to keep you in our country!
'Amen' and 'Amen'
.........hmmmm....maybe God will listen to Ann Coulter?

Recent Blackburn votes...don't ask me

Despite my ardent support for Harold Ford in last year's election, I must say Bob Corker hasn't angered me *too* much with his voting record, and I still have some respect for Sen. Alexander due to his environmental record.

Buuuuuut, once again.......WHY, MARSHA?!!!

The House voted on Tuesday to override President Bush's veto of the Water Resources Development Act.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO

The House passed this bill that would bar employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against potential workers based on their real or supposed sexual orientation.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO

With this vote the House sent the appropriations bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to the President’s desk.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO

The House passed this bill to provide tax relief for the 2007 filing year.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted NO


Sunday, November 11, 2007

To my fellow Liberals,

Please, never let any right-winger/Fascist tell you you are against America, against our troops, unpatriotic, etc, etc, etc.

I have received several comments (all of which I've deleted) calling me, once again, a Communist, Socialist, left-wing nut, and so on.

Happy Veterans' Day to everyone, even those who accuse Liberals of hating America just because you can't understand a different point-of-view.

Happy Vets' Day

Keep them in mind...past, present, and future.

Friday, November 9, 2007

PROUD Tennessee Liberal!

Rocky Top, you'll always be, home-sweet-home to me!

Poll of Tennesseans finds Clinton nearly even with Thompson

So much for the home field advantage.

A newly released poll of Tennessee voters shows Republican Fred Thompson with only a narrow lead over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton in a hypothetical presidential match-up.

Thompson polled 50 percent to Clinton's 42 percent, with a margin of error of 4 percent. Those numbers make it a statistical dead heat. In a race pitting Clinton against national Republican front-runner Rudy Giuliani, the two tied, drawing 43 percent each, with the rest undecided. "Tennessee is in nobody's pocket, not even Fred Thompson's," said MTSU Poll Director Ken Blake. "Hillary Clinton clearly has a good chance in a state that Bill Clinton carried both in 1992 and 1996."

The survey also found that the majority of Tennesseans say they are focused on concerns about "money, health, taxes and education" as they head into the election.

MTSU students conducted the poll, which was a telephone survey of 593 adults between Oct. 17 and 27. Full results are available online at

Gov. Bredesen...keeping Tennessee blue AND green

I know I've said that I've already given Gov. Bredesen enough praise, but here I go again!

From today's Tennessean...

Bredesen preserves 127,000 woodland acres
Biologically rich land added to Frozen Head park

KNOXVILLE — Gov. Phil Bredesen formally enacted Thursday what he called the largest land conservation initiative in Tennessee since the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was dedicated in 1940.

The land deal will preserve 127,000 woodland acres on the northern Cumberland Plateau, about 45 miles northwest of Knoxville. It will add to Frozen Head State Park and link it to the Royal Blue and Sundquist wildlife management areas across four counties.

That's about half the size of Tennessee's contribution to the 520,000-acre Smokies national park straddling the Tennessee-North Carolina border, but still significant.

The $135 million initiative will "create a swath of protected forest land for protection and public enjoyment that totals about 200 square miles,'' Bredesen said as he signed documents completing the deal in a ceremony in World's Fair Park.

"This is really a great day for Tennessee,'' he said.

The area is twice the size of Knoxville and considered one of the most biologically rich regions in the world. It is home to rare birds and other wildlife. Elk have been reintroduced nearby.
"It is the kind of place that once lost, we can never get back,'' said Scott Davis, director of the Tennessee chapter of the Nature Conservancy.

Just two years ago, most of these rolling hills were on the verge of being sold by timber companies for the value of their wood or development potential.

The state stepped in with the help of the Nature Conservancy and two conservation-oriented forest investment companies — Lyme Timber Co. of New Hampshire and Conservation Forestry LLC of Massachusetts.

Trees had been marked

Trees had been marked for cutting less than 100 yards from the entrance to Frozen Head, said Jim Fyke, state environment and conservation commissioner. Without this land deal, "Frozen Head's future could have been much different.'' Now those trees will be preserved.

Some 10,000 acres, including Love and Bird mountains, will be permanently added to Frozen Head. Conservation easements on 42,000 additional acres will ensure the land can never be developed and will be accessible to the public, though it remains in private hands.

And timber rights secured on 75,000 acres already owned by the state in the Sundquist Wildlife Management Area will give the state control to ensure sustainable forest practices, including limits on clearcutting and boundaries around streams.

Some oppose the deal

At Bredesen's urging, the state legislature appropriated $82 million for the conservation proposal. The Nature Conservancy pledged $13 million. The Conservation Forestry and Lyme Timber committed $40.2 million.

Not everyone was enthusiastic. State Sen. Tim Burchett, R-Knoxville and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, opposed the plan fearing it would take land off the local tax rolls and make property too expensive for local residents to buy for homes.

"You weigh that against the preservation and preservation won out,'' said Burchett, who attended the ceremony. "But I am not here to rain on his (Bredesen's) parade. He is very persuasive and has been a good friend. He definitely won.''

Bredesen ended the ceremony by challenging the environmental community and his administration to put together another major land conservation deal before his term ends.
"I got three more years and I invite you to bring me one more big one before I leave here,'' he said. "And we will see if we can make that happen, too.''

Marsha on Fred...she doesn't speak for me!

from Ericka Andersen of Human Events...

Blackburn’s district is staunchly conservative and lines up well with the Fred Thompson 2008 presidential candidacy. Blackburn said Thompson is an “all time favorite public servant” in Tennessee and residents “love and respect” him. She said Tennessee is “looking for someone who understands that national security means we have to win in this fight against terrorists.”

Love? Freddie? Please.

The results are in re: '08 and Choice poll

The results were close, and here's the tally of your votes one year out:

Senator Hillary Clinton: 30.23%
Senator John Edwards: 22.41%
Senator Barack Obama: 20.84%
Representative Dennis Kucinich: 16.79%
Governor Bill Richardson: 5.96%
Senator Joe Biden: 2.89%
Senator Christopher Dodd: 0.89%

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Ann Coulter this week

I can honestly say I have no idea what Ann is talking about in her editorial this week. Some B-S about Joe McCarthy (her hero). Obviously keeping her fascist beliefs in the forefront, the editorial is written so poorly that I think you'd have to be on some sort of psychedelic substance to get anything out of it.

There is also a link to an interview she had with "Right Wing News" that is one of the dumbest things I've ever read.

Ann needs to be recharged, or at least given an injection of both "smart" AND "hate".

Sorry, no quotes from Queen Coultergeist this week, and I'm not holding my breath for anything exciting in next week's editorial either.

Marsha sent me the wrong form letter :(

What a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for contacting me to share your opposition to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, H.R. 3685. Hearing from constituents on issues of concern is important to me and our office as we work to represent our district.

H.R. 3685 seeks to prevent both public and private employers and labor unions from discriminating against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation with respect to hiring and firing decisions, compensation, and terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. Nor could employers or labor unions limit, segregate, or classify individuals in any way, on the basis of sexual orientation, that would deprive or tend to deprive them of employment opportunities. Representative Barney Frank (MA) introduced the bill on April 24, 2007. It was then referred to the House Committees on Education and Labor, Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary. In seeking to combat discrimination, this bill would actually prohibit private employers and religious groups from using discretion and drawing upon their moral beliefs in the hiring process. You will be pleased to know that I will oppose this legislation should it come before the House Floor for a vote.

Please know that I appreciate both your interest and your time in contacting us on this issue. As the discussion and debate moves forward on this and other issues please feel free to visit our website at where you can sign-up for our email update -- the Blackburn Report, updates on important issues; find information on constituent services; read columns, recent press and the latest legislative news; all of which affect and concern the people of Tennessee.


Marsha Blackburn

Member of Congress

Greg from the LEFT...not Greg from Focus on the Family!

Update from the DSCC

More light at the end of the tunnel...

Tuesday's elections set the tone for a clean sweep for Democrats in 2008. Results from Kentucky and Virginia tell me that voters are ready for change and are looking to undo the damage of the Bush White House.

We need more Democrats in the Senate to make it happen. And it starts at the top.

GOP Leader McConnell side-by-side with scandal, again

Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell hand-picked Ernie Fletcher to run for governor in 2003. This year, McConnell again endorsed Fletcher, saying he's "never met a finer man." But between 2003 and 2007, Fletcher was indicted on criminal conspiracy charges, pled the 5th, and pardoned his own staff. Still, McConnell chose to stand by him.

Kentuckians rejected Fletcher at the ballot box Tuesday by a margin of 18 points, sending a message of dismissal for the GOP status quo. With more Kentucky voters now disapproving of McConnell than approving of him, he has tacked on another setback on a growing list of scandals and he's running scared.

In an attempt to quell voter disdain, McConnell is releasing his first political ad this week, but the DSCC has him beat. We're out front with a video that reminds voters that McConnell's scandal-tarred choice for governor is just another reason he's out-of-touch with Kentucky.

On the verge of a full flip

It started in 2006 and it continues in 2007: Virginia is trending blue. Sen. Jim Webb unseated Republican George Allen last cycle, and now Democrats captured the Virginia state Senate on Tuesday. Looking to '08, the numbers couldn't be better for our Virginia candidate for U.S. Senate, former Gov. Mark Warner. Regardless of his opponent, Warner carries at least a 15-point lead in the polls against any potential Republican candidate.

The trend in Virginia is what Democrats are seeing across the country. Voters are looking for a change, and it's time to clear out Republican roadblocks and usher in progressive priorities.

Three polls, three blows to Coleman campaign

Any lead that Republican Sen. Norm Coleman once had in the Minnesota Senate race is now gone. Both Democratic candidates, Al Franken and Mike Ciresi, are now running neck-and-neck with the Republican incumbent. Three different polls released this week confirm that Coleman is below 50 percent when matched against Democratic challengers.

Coleman has voted with Bush on everything from the Iraq war to blocking life-saving stem cell research to drilling in the Arctic Refuge, and it's no surprise that his approval ratings are sinking and Democrats are gaining momentum in Minnesota.

Gordon Smith: 1 out of 3 ain't bad?

With Election Day less than one year away, Republican Sen. Gordon Smith has earned only a 33 percent - or 1 out of 3 - approval rating with Oregonians. Nearly half of voters give Smith negative marks for his job performance, and Democratic candidates are canvassing the state conveying our message of change. Smith can backpedal from his record of voting with Bush 90 percent of the time, but Oregon voters have had enough.

The map for Senate races is expanding for Democrats every day, and we're laying the groundwork for picking up seats in states once considered red. The DSCC counts on our committed grassroots supporters to help us along the way, because we're working toward a clean sweep in '08.

FOX News...they distort, we reply

Unfair and imbalanced + sex = FOX News. What say you now about the "liberal media"?

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

CMAs and TDP update

Biggest night in Nashvegas! How cool is it to see your high school band play backup for Brad Paisley?!! Go Brentwood Bruins! Side-note...what is Sara Evans doing hosting?

Weekly update from the Tennessee Democratic Party...


In the midst of a busy campaign season, Fred Thompson will attend the Country Music Awards tonight live from Nashville. In honor of the presidential hopefuls' stopover, we at the Tennessee Democratic Party have selected a few of our favorites for Fred:

10- "What part of no don't you understand" by Lorrie Morgan
9- "Old enough to know better" by Wade Hayes
8- "If you've got the money, I've got the time" by Lefty Frizzell
7- "Act naturally (they're gonna put me in the movies)" by Buck Owens
6- "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash in honor of former campaign staffer and drug dealer Phil Martin
5- "You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd" by Roger Miller
4- "Why don't you love me" by Hank Williams Sr.
3- "She don't know she's beautiful" by Sammy Kershaw
2- "You've never been this far before" by Conway Twitty
1- "If we make it through December" by Merle Haggard


Despite news of drought-stricken Orme, TN and the pending threat of the Wolf Creek Dam damage, Congressman Marsha Blackburn was the lone Tennessean to vote against the water appropriations bill which would have provided federal funding for these and other much-needed water projects. The Congressman's blind partisanship represents the fiscal grandstanding of the Bush administration during the waning years of a President who, with the help of six years of a Republican Congress, eliminated a surplus and created a record deficit for future generations. Under the Democratic-controlled Congress, PAYGO rules have been implemented for the first time since before Republicans controlled Congress.
--------------Marsha, Marsha, Marsha...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Blue moon of Kentucky, keep on shining

(CNN) -- Republican Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher lost his bid for a second term Tuesday, while his GOP counterpart in Mississippi, Gov. Haley Barbour, was expected to breeze to victory in the marquee races of the 2007 off-year elections.

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher, a Republican, loses his bid for a second term Tuesday.

With about 76 percent of the precincts reporting in Kentucky, Democrat Steve Beshear was carrying 60 percent of the vote, well ahead of Fletcher at 40 percent, according to results from the state elections board. The Associated Press projected Beshear would win.
---------------I'm glad to see our neighbors to the north have tinted blue. Hopefully some good things are coming from our awesome Gov. Bredesen and Gov.-elect Beshear working together. Southern Democrats on their way back!!!

2007 deadliest year for Americans in Iraq

After the little debacle I had with some of Michelle Malkin's readers, I'm keeping this brief. I'm hoping the issues Valour-IT have had with me won't be riled again.

BAGHDAD - Five more U.S. troops and a sailor were killed in Iraq, the military said Tuesday — making 2007 the deadliest year for American forces in Iraq, according to an Associated Press count.

At least 853 U.S. military personnel have died in Iraq so far this year — the highest annual toll since the war began in March 2003, according to AP figures. Some 850 troops died in 2004.

The grim milestone passed despite a sharp drop in U.S. and Iraqi deaths here in recent months, after a 30,000-strong U.S. force buildup.
---------------I know a few of my new right-wing readers will point to the surge, but this death toll is obviously still something we should recognize and reflect upon.

and again,

Bill-O tonight...I rather watch the Weather Channel

NBC News = Sean Penn = Rosie O'Donnell = Hugo Chavez = Rep. Barney Frank.

Aaaaaand once again..."far-Left, far-Left, radical Left, liberal media, blah blah blah."

I'm sorry, I know some of y'all like my take on Bill-O every night, but it's getting too painful. I know he likes to talk about how FOX News is taking over the media, but he has gotten SO boring in the past few months. At least call me a Left-wing Fascist again, HA!!!

PS. Hillary lost 4 points in the polls. Obviously means Republicans are gonna win '08.
PPS. A guest commentator just sighed "oh my God" while Bill-O was spewing his fascism. It actually was pretty awesome. Then she finally asked him "What is the liberal media? What are you talking about?"

Down, down, down she goes

Time for this work of fiction to be thrown off the list...we're gettin there!

New letter from Loretta

It always makes ya feel good to know that Loretta's doin' least it makes me feel good, ha. I don't know when I'll be able to see her again, but I'll keep checking!

Hello, Friends! I know it sure has been a long time since I've been able to write y'all a new letter, but I do want you to know that you all have always been in my thoughts! This summer has been so amazing and very busy for this Kentucky girl. The best thing has been getting on my bus and going out to do my shows. The reason is that at all of 'em, I look out there and see you all there to hear me sing for y'all! I sure feel great seeing each of you there and most of you at more than one of my shows. It don't get better than that! I sure do appreciate you all still coming out to see our gang having fun up on that stage, for sure!

So much has been keeping me busy these past few months, along with touring. I really had a great time when I recorded songs on a couple of projects that have been released this year. Those songs made me anxious to start writing even more and anxious to return into the studio again. I hope you liked my duet with Marty Stuart on his "Compadres" album. I love Marty and especially for him staying true to good ol' country music! He not only is a talented artist in music, but that boy can sure take some beautiful photos, too! He published and signed one of his books to me, which I put in my museum. We have so much fun when we get together. When he and wife Connie are around me, we just laugh so much talking about life on the road.

I was so flattered to be asked to sing on John Carter Cash's tribute to his mama, June Carter Cash, "Anchored in Love". I read his beautiful book of June, which brought back so many wonderful memories. I laughed and cried so much, before I finished each chapter of it! Getting to record, "Wildwood Flower" for the project was so amazing to me. You can really see the great love "Lil' Johnny" has for his mama and daddy, and for pure country music. I'm so proud of him for carrying on the tradition that goes all the way back to his roots in the Carter Family.

My kids went together last Christmas and surprised me with a brand new Jeep Wrangler! I sure have had fun driving it around my ranch! I get tickled when they think I drive too fast. I guess they forget their mama used to drive all the time back and forth to Nashville! I just put on a ball cap, get in, and take off! It's funny that no one has recognized me as I pass them by on the roads. One of these days I'm gonna put the top down and take it out on my motocross track and really have fun!

I think I had one of the best gardens this year I ever had. Y'all know how much I like workin' in the dirt growin' things! I had so many vegetables this year; I had to put some up to have this winter, too! I can't go a summer without having my garden to work in, and my flowers, too. That's the country girl in me!

We've sure had a great year here at my ranch because all of you that come down to visit. I sure want to thank you all for continuing to return here and see us! It's because of you all that we keep having a record year at the ranch. It's also because of all the great people that work so hard here, too. I love them all dearly and they know how much I appreciate them! My ranch manager, Alan, sure has worked hard keeping all so nice. I don't know how he does it all. He still has so much planned for the rest of this year and even for next season, too. He's even got a Haunted Trail Ride planned this month. I guess that's great since we have plenty of ghosts around here. Ha. Yes, friends. There's stills plenty of "tricks and treats" here in Hurricane Mills!

This past weekend was our last ranch concert, and it was sure great seeing all of you there! It was so fun having the kids there to sing, too. I really had a lot of fun having Crystal with me. When she's with me, we just laugh and cut up all the time. We love acting up like a couple of kids, just as sisters always do. Of course I love to hear her sing and was so glad she was able to come down to see me and also to perform for you all, too! We are gonna have to do that again, soon!

Ernest Ray has been so busy with the farm this year. He's always out there on a tractor when I look out that kitchen window. His new wife, Kalista, keeps him in line, too! Ha. I love "Kissie", and she just fits right in with the family! Betty Sue has been so busy with her antiques business. I sneak down to her place and end up bringing a load back home with me all the time! She sure knows what her mama likes! Cissie and John works so hard at their new Country Store, too! Cis sure has spoiled her mama with all of her good ol' country cookin'! She fries the best boloney sandwiches and creamed corn, too! Peggy Jean has her hands full with going out on the road singing with me. She has a huge flower farm that has been doing so great, and even has started selling good ol' homemade pies! Yes, friends, she's like her mama, back in the days when I lived in the state of Washington! Patsy never slows down, juggling all in her life and mine, too! Patsy still is out there with me singing with Peggy, and helping me get things done around here. If you've been to my shows this past year, you've seen my granddaughter Tayla singing, too! Tayla's allot like her "Meemaw" with all her energy on stage, and her love to perform. Tayla's husband Jim is also my road manager, so he has his hands full out there making us all behave. Ha. Yes, it's a family affair on and off the road, for sure!

We still have quite a few shows to do this year, and I'm excited to return to all the familiar places, and faces! I couldn't do it without the great band I have. Bobby, Bart, Eric, Larry, Charlie, and Craig, knows I love and appreciate 'em! My singers Lee, Mike, and Shelton, are so talented, and make my shows even more fun! I love those guys! My sound guy, Jerry, makes us all sound great on tour, too. He's amazing! Billy also works hard helping Jim on the road with my merchandise. Don't forget to tell him hello, too. Donny, my driver always gets us there safe and sound traveling all those miles. Sometimes I'll get up and sit up front helping him drive, too. Ha.

Well, friends. It's time I'd better close this letter so it can get posted for all you. You all are the reason I still love to tour and sing. All our boys and girls overseas, fighting to protect freedom, is there reason we all are able to do what we love to do. Always keep them in your thoughts, and prayers, too!

Love you,

Loretta Lynn

'08 and Choice...who'd you vote for?


Ridiculous....that's all I have to say.

Should we be proud of #46?

From today's Tennessean...

Tennesseans are healthier than they were last year, but going from a nationwide ranking of 47th to 46th isn't much to boast about.

The rankings come from the 18th annual America's Health Rankings, which bases its findings on 20 indicators of health, including smoking, obesity and high school graduation rates.

"This is a call to action for Tennessee and the whole nation," said Dr. Archelle Georgiou, medical adviser for the United Health Foundation, the organization that compiled the report. "We need to take action to improve our health. It's time to eat better and exercise, even if it's just taking a few extra steps every day."

Tennessee performed particularly poorly in the areas of violent crime and infant mortality. The state has a high violent crime rate of 760 offenses per 100,000 residents, compared with 757 last year. Since 1990, the violent crime rate increased by 42 percent.

The infant mortality rate is 9.5 per 1,000 live births, compared with 8.8 last year, according to the report.

"We are aware this is a problem, and we are taking steps to address it," said Shelley Walker, a Tennessee Department of Health spokeswoman. "Governor (Phil) Bredesen gave us $6 million last year to design programs to curb infant mortality. We think we will see results from those efforts in the near future."

The state did shine in one area. Tennessee has the fewest binge drinkers in the country; 8.5 percent of residents binge drink, compared with 15.3 percent of all Americans.

For men, binge drinking is defined as having five or more drinks at one sitting in the past 30 days and, for women, four or more drinks in one sitting in the past month.

Likewise, it's estimated that 26.7 percent of Tennesseans smoked in 2006, compared with 22.6 percent of residents in 2007. However, the state still ranks 40th in the nation for smoking prevalence.

"We aren't proud of ranking 46th, but we are encouraged that we have made improvements since last year," Walker said.

NO MORE country music losses

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rosanne Cash is facing brain surgery for a "rare but benign condition" and must cancel the last four concerts on her tour.

Rosanne Cash is "expected to make a full recovery" from surgery, her label said.

"Rosanne is expected to make a full recovery and will return to the studio to complete the recording of her debut for Manhattan Records," the music label said Tuesday. "Ms. Cash will also resume her live performance schedule in the spring and will complete a new book to be published by Viking in early 2009."

Cash, who lives in New York City, will "undergo brain surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital for a rare but benign condition," the statement said. A spokeswoman for the record company didn't immediately return a message seeking further details.

Cash, 52, is the daughter of the late country star Johnny Cash. Her hits include the crossover "Seven Year Ache" and "The Way We Make a Broken Heart." She signed with EMI-based Manhattan Records earlier this year.
I'll be thinkin' of you, Rosanne...long live the Cash dynasty!

Monday, November 5, 2007

New week...same old, same old

Far-Left, far-Left, far-Left, far-Left...

biased media, destruction of America, pop culture demons...nothin' new on Bill-O tonight.

Congressman John Lewis....wise, wise, wise

Directed toward America's youth, but anytime I hear Atlanta's rep speak, I get chills!!

A question I usually ask Marsha: "Why?"

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he will not agree to legislation expanding children's health insurance if it includes a tobacco tax increase, a decision that virtually ensures a renewed veto struggle with the Democratic-controlled Congress.

President Bush told GOP leaders he won't accept the kid's health bill if it includes a tobacco tax hike, officials said.

The president also suggested he would not be willing to sign other types of tax increases that Democrats have attached to major legislation, including an energy bill, according to numerous officials who attended a closed-door meeting at the White House.

Bush's remarks represented a hardening of the administration's public position in a running veto showdown over Democratic-led attempts to enact legislation that provides coverage for 6 million children who now lack it. The officials who disclosed his comments did so on condition of anonymity, saying they were made in a closed-door meeting.

The White House had no response Tuesday night to the report of the president's comments.

Big Tobacco, Big Oil, Big WHY?

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Michelle, can you hear me?

*UPDATE*....glad to see the comments coming in. However, in response to one comment, I should point out that the Subers are my Dad's side of the family, the Eichmans are my Mom's side. I am therefore not equating our troops with Nazis. My grandfather, Richard Eichman, served in the U.S. Navy for the better part of four decades. So have fun donating on my behalf :)


In response to Michelle Malkin's challenge to liberal bloggers, I joined the Air Force team and made a donation on behalf of the Subers and Eichmans who've served in our armed forces.
From Michelle...

The yearly fund-raising drive for Project Valour-IT, which donates voice-activated laptops to disabled soldiers, kicked off earlier this week. I joined the Marine team, which is currently in second place–close behind the Army team. Reach into your pockets if you can and chip in often. The friendly blog competition to support Project Valour-IT runs through November 11. Soldiers’ Angels, which organizes and runs the drive, is one of my favorite military charities. You may recall that on the second day of competition, I made a pledge:

In addition to my donation yesterday, I will chip in another $25 for each left-wing blogger, up to 10 total, who signs up today. Send me an e-mail and let me know which team you’ve joined.

You may be interested to learn that I haven’t received a single e-mail. Soldiers’ Angels webmaster Holly Aho says she has been on the lookout for any left-wing Project Valour-IT members and would give me a heads-up if any signed up. So far, to our knowledge, none have.

We'll see if this liberal, Southern blogger gets recognized :) In the meantime...

Liberals to America:

Confront Presidential Candidates with the Progressive Agenda

Tired of double-talk from the candidates - including those who seek the votes of progressives? Let's reclaim the debate by confronting them with the Progressive Agenda that we believe in!

Add your name to the list of Progressive Agenda that includes respected artists, musicians, elected officials and other peace and justice leaders.

Confront presidential candidates through the media or as they come to your communities in search of votes. For example: Do they support full troop withdrawal from Iraq and pledge no attack on Iran? If they claim to be for universal healthcare, why don't they support single-payer Enhanced Medicare for All?

Distribute the Progressive Agenda widely face-to-face and via email to friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow activists. Print out a copy and duplicate it. Refer to this agenda in blog comments, letters to the editor and calls to talk shows.

In general, bird-dog candidates for President, Senate and Congress at their public events, and everywhere you can.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

I've always been worried about terrorists coming from Bermuda

PASSPORT UPDATE: New travel regulations require a U.S. passport for travel to and from Mexico

Washington, Oct 23 -

Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) again reminded constituents of the new travel requirements as a result of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The new regulations require all U.S. citizens to have a valid passport when traveling abroad and encourage constituents to review their passport status as the holiday travel season approaches. A directive issued by the Department of State states: "As of October 1, 2007, U.S. Citizens traveling by air to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda must present a passport or other WHTI-compliant documentation to enter or depart from the United States. In June of this year, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State announced a temporary reprieve in travel regulations due to longer than expected processing times for passport applications in the face of record-breaking demand." "With the holidays quickly approaching, we want to make sure that everyone is aware of these travel regulations. The State Department issued a reprieve on passport requirements earlier this year which gave them time to clear out the back-log of passport applications. But as of October 1, everyone must present a passport at the border," Blackburn said. "Since many people travel during this time of year, it would be unfortunate to for anyone to get caught up at the border, so get your passports early and enjoy the holidays."

I'm baaaack...for a little bit o' green

It's been awhile...but let's get things started...

Bush vetoes water projects bill
Decision comes even though Congress appears to have votes to override

Hopefully the first override...Fascists goin down!!!

If Bush is overridden, the measure would give a green light to projects in virtually every state. It only authorizes the projects; the actual funding must be approved separately.

The authorizations include:

- $3.6 billion for major wetlands and other coastal restoration, flood control and dredging projects for Louisiana, a state where coastal erosion and storms have resulted in the disappearance of huge areas of land;

- nearly $2 billion for the restoration of the Florida Everglades;

- nearly $2 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers to build seven new locks on the upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers;

- $7 billion for various projects related to hurricane mitigation in Mississippi and Louisiana, including assuring 100-year levee protection in New Orleans;

- hundreds of smaller dredging, wetlands restoration and flood control projects across the country.