Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thatcher Nails the Socialists

This is a REAL woman leader...not the sort like Pelosi or Boxer or the NOW gang or NARAL who use and abuse womanhood to advance a pro-death, anti-liberty political agenda. This woman, unlike those aforementioned, could "wipe the floor" with every one of the useless malcontents who populate the Obama administration and all those who support them. Give us a woman leader like Thatcher in America!


Friday, September 11, 2009

That Day

I remember September 11th.

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Question Time

Neither the mainstream press nor the Left were very big on South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson calling the President a liar in the middle of his propaganda speech to Congress this week, but I make a radical proposal in today's Examiner column-that our government executives should be made to answer direct questions from the legislature during a legislative session:

Why shouldn't Tennessee be the first State to hold our Governors up to such public legislative scrutiny? It could be easily made part of the legislative schedule, such as having the Governor appear for questioning in the well of the House immediately following the regular business of both Houses on Monday evenings, which is typically a time of short sessions anyway (of course, the General Assembly may choose a different day and time). In our system the General Assembly can meet in joint convention for Question Time, and the Lieutenant Governor can preside as he (or she) usually does at any other joint convention.

Rather than give the executive branch carte blanche to merely tell us what they want us to believe, make them prove their policies are worthy before the Legislature itself.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

You Lie!

Much ado is being made over Congressman Joe Wilson calling the President out during his propaganda attempt last night by yelling out "you lie."

It is quite true that the decorum of the House needs to be respected during a joint session of Congress, and respect must be shown to the office of the President-no matter who occupies it. Hence, Wilson rightly apologized for his outburst.

However, while San Francisco Nancy may make sure that Wilson is ostracized during debate, and the House Republican Conference may censure Wilson for his actions, it is highly likely that Wilson has managed to secure his re-election in a landslide and may now be the most popular Republican in South Carolina. After all, what Wilson said is correct-the President was lying through his teeth.

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Local Race Is On-It's Getting Hot In Here Already

The race for Jefferson County Mayor is officially on:

Brady rang to give the advance report that he will announce today that he will run for Jefferson County Mayor against incumbent Alan Palmieri in next year's Republican Primary. It is an announcement which I have long expected, and only the timing came as a surprise.

Now we can only pray there isn't a three or four-way vote split to allow County Mayor Alan Palmieri to return to office.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Act Like a Party Leader

In today's column, I point out that if Tennessee House Speaker Kent Williams really wants to be reinstated as a Republican and be seen as a leader in the House GOP Caucus, he has to begin to do things the way a leader would do them:

When you are Speaker of the House and you are attempting to claim the status of a party leader, you don't fail to "check their credentials" when you make critical political and judicial appointments. Williams' famous Democratic predecessors in the Speaker's chair, Jimmy Naifeh and Ned Ray McWherter, certainly checked to see whether their political appointees were Democrats.

So far, there are no signs of party political leadership in that vein on the Speaker's part.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Mumpower's Power Level

In The Examiner today, I discuss the silver lining behind Jason Mumpower's defeat in his effort to become Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives:

If his "defeat" had a silver lining, it is that Mumpower appeared to be a changed man in at least some ways after the Speakership vote. Jason Mumpower was reminded, however, that he placed some of his trust and gave some of his thought-to-be-favors to certain people whose interests did not necessarily lie with a Republican majority, even though some of these members had run as Republicans. Not a few of these people really could care less if he were Speaker.

At least Jason Mumpower may become a better leader and legislator because of the adversities that he has had to go through, both inside and outside the House Republican Caucus.

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Monday, September 07, 2009

The Blind Eye

State Democrats are trying to accuse Republicans and conservatives of denying people their right to vote, when it is really they who are now about to pay the political price for years of turning a blind eye to vote fraud and political padding:

No one is out to purge the voting rolls of those who are legally entitled to vote under the laws and Constitution of this sovereign State. The reality is that those who are complaining about "issues" are the same people who for years have either openly encouraged unlawful voting fraud or (as is much more common) turned a blind eye while it was occurring.

The shoe is on the other foot, so now the crap hits the political fan...

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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Litany of Loreto

On this Sunday, let us pray the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, also called the Litany of Loreto, because of its place of origin.

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