Monday, August 31, 2009


Come one, come all! I found this video and am very, very grateful to whomever posted it. Apparently, this is a 'constituent meeting' with a representative of our Representative (Congressman Blackburn). If this representative is representative of our Representative, could you imagine if it were actually her answering these questions?

"Congressman Blackburn, why does it seem like you oppose anything Pres. Obama supports?"

FYI...this video is almost 20 minutes long. Feel free to take breaks!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What do YOU consider distasteful?

Joe Scarborough seemingly pleads with Congressman Blackburn to refute the ridiculous claims about "death panels" for the sake of the few remaining level-headed Republicans. Instead, she sticks to her crazy right-wing talking points...

(kinda scratchy audio at first...)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Please, let me stand on my soapbox

Call me ig'nant, but I can't understand what this gentleman is saying. First of all, Spring Hill is not in the 7th District. Second, he admires Congressman Blackburn for being a leader, not a politician? Has he checked her voting record? Third, a Jewish black man from Spring Hill falling all over himself for Marsha Blackburn? I'm wondering in which universe this could be true.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Let him bring her to you!

Rabidoux’s Visit Spurs Blackburn’s Return

Perry County unemployment is the highest in all of Tennessee; yet it still took a visit from District 7 Congressional Candidate, Greg Rabidoux on Monday to motivate Blackburn, finally, to pay a visit to Perry County Saturday.

“I’m glad Congressman Blackburn remembered Perry County is still part of her district,” Rabidoux said. Rabidoux along with several campaign staff, visited Perry County Aug. 10 and met with County Mayor, John Carroll, local officials and community leaders.

Rabidoux and Mayor Carroll focused on the county unemployment rate and ways to create and sustain jobs in the area.

Blackburn has stated that stimulus money – like the kind used to create 350 jobs in Perry County – is “a cancer.”

“Throughout the day, not one person referred to the stimulus as ‘a cancer’ – nor did they mention Blackburn their advocate – but rather seemed to feel there were some positive signs Perry County has begun to turn the corner toward recovery,” Rabidoux said.

Growing up in a small, rural, farming town, Greg learned the hardships that accompany the peaceful appeal of small town life. Rabidoux is certainly not captive to entrenched Washington DC special interests.

It’s no shock that it took Rabidoux visiting to bring the congressman here. “Overall, Perry County finally getting noticed, and hopefully helped, makes us happy. In the end, it’s all about serving the people of the 7th District, not the special interests inside the Beltway,” Rabidoux

Rabidoux joked that perhaps his staff should ask which county would like Blackburn to visit next, since he will continue to travel the district extensively in the next 15 months; wherever he is, Blackburn will be sure to follow.

In between spending time with his family and grading papers, Rabidoux found time to write a book: Hollywood Politicos: Then and Now (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2009).

More information on Rabidoux’s campaign can be found at

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some audio/visual to boot

Let her tell you what you want...

Groundbreaking: Blackburn successfully converts the converted

From the Tennessean...

Rep. Blackburn town hall on health reform draws civil but passionate crowd
By Mike Morrow • THE TENNESSEAN • August 15, 2009

More than 1,000 people showed up to meet U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn at a town hall meeting Friday in Franklin, and there was no question where the vast majority of them stood.

They stood with Blackburn — and against current health-care reform efforts.

"Our town hall meetings have gone well," Blackburn told the cheering crowd. "People are telling us they do not want government bureaucrats making their health-care decisions."

Roughly 400 people gathered in a room at the Embassy Suites hotel to talk about health care. Hundreds more spilled out into the hallway and the lobby. Bob Horner, general manager of the hotel, said about 1,200 to 1,400 people came and went during the hourlong event.

Blackburn recommended that the crowd read the controversial health-care bill, HR3200.

"This is my summer reading," she said. "It will put you to sleep. It's better than Sominex."

Dennis Smith of The Heritage Foundation appeared with Blackburn.

The crowd was orderly but passionate. Many made it clear they did not want a government-run health-care system. Blackburn represents the 7th congressional district, which stretches from Brentwood to near Memphis.

Brent Willis of Brentwood said he is a Democrat and had a message for the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats.

I don't want my Blue Dog Democratic friends to nod to us and then go back, and Nancy Pelosi says, 'How much money do you need for your district? We need your vote.' That's a bribe," Willis said.

Can you imagine if Rep. Blackburn actually had to debate someone who didn't agree with her? **Head exploding** I guess she was prepared for that 0.01% chance by bringing someone from the Republicans' courtesy research fabrication center.

Friday, August 14, 2009


FYI... the reporters were the only people there when I drove past on my way to work this morning.

Organizer only one to show at health care protest at West End Middle
By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II • Associated Press Writer • August 14, 2009

The leader of a Tennessee group opposing the Obama administration's health care reform plan says he's disappointed he was the only one who showed up for a protest in Nashville.

Tom Kovach, state director of America's Independent Party, said he'd hoped to see at least 50 people at the protest Friday in a parking lot in front of West End Middle School near downtown.

Instead, the only company he had was a hand full of reporters and a few passing joggers.

Kovach acknowledged that Friday was school students' first day back and that protesters may have wanted to be "cautious," considering the group was criticized for protesting near the school.

But Kovach said he was still disappointed because there were people who told him they would be there.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

One or the other...

Pro-middle class, pro-progress, pro-American Rep. Cohen (TN-09)...

I'll leave clips from the anti-everything Rep. from TN-07 for another day.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Respectable follow-up

Just thought I'd follow up on one of my previous posts...

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 -
Vote Passed (400-30, 3 Not Voting)

On Thursday, the House approved this $636.3 billion bill funding the Department of Defense.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted YES.