Friday, November 30, 2007
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.
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.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
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!!!"
By Robert Stacy McCain
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."
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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).
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
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
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
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
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
"I have liberal friends who support the troops...it's only the far-Left that wants us to lose."
Monday, November 12, 2007
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.
Please Dear Lord,Give us the help needed to keep you in our country!
'Amen' and 'Amen'
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 Presidents 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
Friday, November 9, 2007
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.
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 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
"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.''
from Ericka Andersen of Human Events...
Love? Freddie? Please.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Monday, November 5, 2007
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.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
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.
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.
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
Washington, Oct 23 -
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.