Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Congress dot org's Power Ranking

Here's how the list shapes up for Tennessee's congressmen...

Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN 6th)------------15
Rep. John Tanner (D-TN 8th)-----------33
Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-TN 4th)-----------151
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN 5th)------------234
Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN 3rd)-----------282
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN 9th)-----------302
Rep. John Duncan (R-TN 2nd)----------342
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN 7th)----365
Rep. David Davis (R-TN 1st)------------430

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Aww, shame on Marsha :-(

Interesting to note that Congressman Blackburn's campaign has been airing radio commercials condemning Tom Leatherwood's mudslinging, but this is another reason I'm going to swallow my pride and vote in the TN-07 Repub primary...

Clip from Memphis Channel 3 News: 7th District Race Getting Heated and Confusing

How did I miss this?!!!

RE: The Repub race for TN-07 (mostly being carried out in Memphis)

Hard-right in Linden, TN appeals to Congressman Blackburn

Here are some of the opinions of one of my fellow TN-07 residents. Prepare for some earth-shattering revelations.

July 29, 2008

80% of americans want drilling now, for our own oil. Do not go on vacation until there is a vote on drilling. If Mrs.Pelosi cannot allow a vote, someone should remind her that she is there to represent the will of all americans, and 80% of us want a vote. If she will not do her duty, IMPEACH HER,NOW!!!

Linden, Tennessee

June 20, 2008

Obama Hussein isn't eligible to be PresidentWe already know that Jihadist Obama HUSSEIN is not QUALIFIED to be the President, we now know that he is not ELIGIBLE to be President under American law.

Linden, Tennessee

June 17, 2008

Since California wants to be the modern Sodom And Gomorra, sanctuary city for illegals, and a haven for drug supplied by the local government.

I feel we, as Americans should cut off all federal funding until they decide to follow the laws approved by all of us for all of us, instead of dictating to us what is acceptable.

In my lifetime they have taken us from ward and June cleaver to will and grace. From two parent families to a nation of welfare babies and bastard children that have no idea who their parents are. They are a festering puss ridden boil on our country, not a model for us to follow but an example of what not to do, or how to be. You never hear from California about someone doing a good deed or of someone doing the best he can to support his children, but a stolen car chase will tie up the news for a whole day, or some celebrity gets out of a car and flashes her privates and in is headline news nation wide. Ever wonder why the state is always on fire?Maybe God is trying to tell you something. I say expel them from the United States and let them return to Mexican rule and see how long they love the illegals! They need us a lot more than we need them!

Please forward to the governor of California.

Linden, Tennessee

June 17, 2008

since when did the court have the power to make laws? It would appear that Massachusetts and California judges have the power to make any-type of law they want no matter what the rest of the country has to live by. They started with foul language on TV and then having homosexual shows now they are dictating to the rest of the country what marriage is. What next? people having sex with animals? how much more perverted can they get?

Linden, Tennessee

Friday, July 25, 2008

So much to catch up on!!!

I'll try my hardest to include all the right-wing gems of the past few months in TN-07. But, to be more inclusive, I'll post the list of the "Best and Brightest" congressional reps from the ever-so-enlightened American Conservative Union. Marsha's every vote is based on being included on this list.

Todd Akin (R-MO)
Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Richard Baker (R-LA)
J. Gresham Barrett (R-SC)
Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
John A. Boehner (R-OH)
Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R-LA)
Kevin Brady (R-TX)
Paul C. Broun (R-GA)
Michael Burgess (R-TX)
Eric Cantor (R-VA)
John Carter (R-TX)
Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Tom Cole (R-OK)
Barbara Cubin (R-WY)
John Culberson (R-TX)
David Davis (R-TN)
Nathan Deal (R-GA)
John Doolittle (R-CA)
Thelma D. Drake (R-VA)
Mary Fallin (R-OK)
Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Trent Franks (R-AZ)
Scott Garrett (R-NJ)
Phil Gingrey (R-GA)
Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
Denny Hastert (R-IL)
Doc Hastings (R-WA)
Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Sam Johnson (R-TX)
Jim Jordan (R-OH)
Steve King (R-IA)
John Kline (R-MN)
Doug Lamborn (R-CO)
Robert E. Latta (R-OH)
John Linder (R-OH)
Frank Lucas (R-OK)
Donald Manzullo (R-IL)
Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Patrick T. McHenry (R-NC)
John Mica (R-FL)
Gary Miller (R-CA)
Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO)
Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)
Devin Nunes (R-CA)
Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA)
Tom Price (R-GA)
George P. Radanovich (R-CA)
Mike Rogers (R-MI)
Ed Royce (R-CA)
Bill Sali (R-ID)
John Shadegg (R-AZ)
John Sullivan (R-OK)
Tom Tancredo (R-CO)
Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
Timothy Walberg (R-MI)
Lynn A. Westmoreland (R-GA)
Robert J. Wittman (R-VA)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It's been forever and a day...

But I'm back in Nashville, enduring the pre-primary season for Tennessee office.

I look back and I'm going to try and be less angry in any future posts. I might try to limit my criticism STRICTLY to Congressman Blackburn, as she has been busy with her scare tactics.

First and foremost, I HAVE to post her most recent op-ed (please be aware that Marsha lives in the richest city in the richest county in Tennessee):


It is a great honor to represent the scenic stretch of Tennessee from Clarksville to Nashville, to Memphis. Anchored by Tennessee’s great metropolitan centers, the heart of my district is the rural engine of Tennessee’s economy and home to the men and women who work the land every day. These are the true environmentalists and conservationists, those for whom clean air and clean water isn’t an abstract notion, but the vital force that keeps the corn, cotton and soybeans growing. They are among the hardest hit by escalating energy prices.

Contrast them with the other “environmentalists”. These are the latte’ sipping earth-first-istas who believe corn is more appropriately poured into a gas tank than into corn meal muffins. Their environmental experience is a drive through the Napa Valley. “Pay more, drive less” is an option for them because they don’t have to depend on hauling goods to market to make their living. After all those spinning classes, they think nothing of a brisk bike ride to the office.

My constituents and I live a very different lifestyle. While the trial lawyers and green peacers sip proseca and chat politely about the fate of the ridge crested woodchuck; my constituents pile their kids into the mini-van and head to church, summer camp, swimming lessons, and baseball practice. They don’t want the liberal elites to make it more expensive to dream big dreams and turn those dreams into reality.

For my constituents, pay more and drive less isn’t an option. Perhaps the family budget in rural Tennessee can’t absorb the spike in gas prices as easily as the family budget in San Francisco. There isn’t a commuter train that connects Waynesboro to Clifton, nor is there a subway system to whisk passengers from one end of Memphis to the other.

What my constituents need is innovation for short term, mid-range, and long term American energy solutions. They need credit for energy efficiency and conservation where they can achieve it; a clear path to American self sufficiency in the long run; and a menu of reasonable, workable energy solutions as soon as possible.

The answer they get from Washington however is “no”. No to the new nuclear power needed to charge electric vehicles; no to the new clean coal technologies that enable coal to liquid fuels that that would help America become energy independent and burn cleaner than petroleum; and no to tapping the untouched oil resources right here in the United States.

They hear plenty about wind, solar, and biomass, but until they can drive their crops to market in a solar powered semi or start their tractors with bio-fuel that functions in extreme temperatures, they need more immediate solutions.

Maybe it is time for those that are a roadblock to action on the energy issue to let us know what they are for. Are they for higher prices? Are they for driving less and paying more? Do they want to see us on bicycles and walking the five miles to the office? What we do know is that they stand as the lone roadblock to reasonable American energy solutions.