Stop the presses, interrupt all regular programming and music over the airwaves and make sure Tennesseans know that the Haslams have the audacity to try and make a profit off of gaming machines-in Nevada. Perish the thought! How dare the Haslam family attempt to make money off of gambling in their truck stops in States where it is perfectly legal. As for Pilot selling lottery tickets (something Wamp is lately trying to criticize Bill Haslam for), it is understandable that Washington has made Wamp slightly divorced from reality after all those years there. However, if my memory serves me right, didn't Zach Wamp's children receive lottery-based scholarships to help further their college educations? If that is correct, Wamp's righteous indignation has the smell of the base alloy of hypocrisy.
I am becoming increasingly concerned with the jockeying for position within the House Republican Caucus. Outgoing Republican Leader Jason Mumpower warned his members that he sees a division becoming clear within GOP ranks over who the next Speaker will be. There can't be a Republican Speaker without a solid Republican majority in the House, and if Republicans do not concentrate every ounce of their energy on strengthening that majority, one of the three apparent Republican candidates for Speaker will be the next Minority Leader.
Clint Brewer's ability to act as impartially as possible when he need's to in his new capacity as Tennessean political editor cannot be underestimated, but his hiring at the usually Democratic-leaning newspaper does raise a larger question: Does the inclusion of someone like Clint Brewer mean that at least some people in the mainstream media are finally recognizing the contributions that conservative journalists and commentators are making through the blogosphere, the internet, and other media?
One has to wonder what the purpose is for the constant sniping between Zach Wamp and Ron Ramsey, because it doesn't help either one of them politically. Do they aim to try and give Bill Haslam an advantage in the General Election? If the two are constantly picking on one another, that is precisely what they will do.
Representative Sontany now says that she "regrets" her remark and that it was "inappropriate." I'm sure she does regret saying such a thing in a public setting, but we can be almost as equally assured that Janis Baird Sontany really believes the things that she has said. What these remarks seems to show is that liberals' commitment to equality of opportunity is contingent upon someone having the same political views as people on the Left do, or at least voting that way. This mentality essentially says that women, African-Americans, Jews, people with disabilities, Hispanics, and other so-called "classified" groups must vote for the Democrats or liberals because they owe their rights to the Left or to the Democratic Party-they have their rights because of political patronage.
And one of the Pharisees desired him to eat with him. And he went into the house of the Pharisee, and sat down to meat. And behold a woman that was in the city, a sinner, when she knew that he sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment; And standing behind at his feet, she began to wash his feet, with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. And the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spoke within himself, saying: This man, if he were a prophet, would know surely who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner. And Jesus answering, said to him: Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. But he said: Master, say it.
A certain creditor had two debtors, the one who owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which therefore of the two loveth him most? Simon answering, said: I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said to him: Thou hast judged rightly. And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost thou see this woman? I entered into thy house, thou gavest me no water for my feet; but she with tears hath washed my feet, and with her hairs hath wiped them. Thou gavest me no kiss; but she, since she came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
And it came to pass afterwards, that he travelled through the cities and towns, preaching and evangelizing the kingdom of God; and the twelve with him: And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities; Mary who is called Magdalen, out of whom seven devils were gone forth, And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto him of their substance.
My head with oil thou didst not anoint; but she with ointment hath anointed my feet. Wherefore I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven, he loveth less. And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven thee. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves: Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman: Thy faith hath made thee safe, go in peace.
And it came to pass afterward, that he traveled through the cities and towns, preaching and evangelizing the kingdom of God; and the twelve with him: And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities; Mary who is called Magdalen, out of whom seven devils were gone forth, And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who ministered unto him of their substance.
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