Friday, September 02, 2011

"Waaaaaaaaaah...I Want My Naifeh"

Cue the crying Democrats over redistricting in 3...2...1..:

When Democrats controlled the General Assembly, they allowed Democratic Congressmen to decide their district lines and threw Republicans the scraps. When determining legislative districts, former House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh (D-Covington) had a goal not only of protecting Democratic incumbents, but especially those that were personally loyal to him. After the Naifeh crew got through carving up the House to protect themselves, Republicans would get the leftovers, and if you happened to get drawn out of your district, oh meant you probably gave Boss Jimmy trouble in the first place.

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Beating Doors Down in the 6th Senate District

Voters in the 6th Senate District will soon begin going to the polls in early voting in the special election to replace former Senator Jamie Woodson:

On September 27th, Knox County voters in the 6th Senate District will go to the polls to vote in the Republican Primary to decide who may replace former State Senator Jamie Woodson (R-Knoxville). The Republican Primary is a three-way race between the well-funded former Knoxville Mayoral candidate and city councilwoman Maralyn Roddy, and conservative candidates Victoria DeFreese-who was an interim Knox County Commissioner-and Becky Duncan Massey, the daughter of former Knoxville Mayor John J. Duncan Sr., and sister of the current Duncan Congressman from the 2nd District.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Disgustingly Dependent

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has had an exercise which shows how disgustingly dependent we are on the federal government:

What the Governor's little exercise has shown us is that our State government has become entirely too dependent on Washington for its day-to-day operation, and it is time for us to begin to wean ourselves from the federal teet. Education is actually a constitutional responsibility of State government, but that isn't so with the federal government, so we should begin localizing education and give parents and communities maximum power over their kids. The State needs to look at departments where cuts in staff can be made without disrupting necessary State services. Does it really take that many bureaucrats to screw in a lightbulb?

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Union Label

Tennessee State Representative Gary Moore serving as President of one of the biggest organizations to lobby the General Assembly is somehow not supposed to be a conflict of interest:

Moore says that he will keep his duties as President of the AFL-CIO and as a legislator separate, but admitted that he will continue speaking out on legislation and promote pro-union bills that he may sponsor. In other words, Rep. Gary Moore-President of the AFL-CIO-plans to lobby the General Assembly in favor of his position, but not call it lobbying so that there will be no "official" conflict of interest. Gary Moore is an intelligent man who sees very clearly that hs position as a legislator almost certainly helped him get elected AFL-CIO President, with the unions believing that it is key to have a legislator leading them when so many bills wich they deem anti-union are making their way through the Capitol.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Aiding and Abeting

Apparently, the mainstream media wants to aid and abet subversives who hate our Constitution:

Perhaps the most vile and subversive aspect of this so-called movement is that its leaders clearly show no regard for the Constitution or for the institutions and mechanisms of American federalism. If those who are supportive of National Popular Vote truly believe that the electoral college should be done away with, they are free to believe that and promote that idea, and even to support political officials who agree with them, but the only right way to go about that process is to draft a constitutional amendment, get it through 2/3rds of both Houses of the Congress and pass the Legislatures (or conventions) of 3/4ths of the States-that process is how the federal Constitution is supposed to be amended.

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