Electricity More Expensive for Tennesseans Thanks to Democrats
The invaluable Michael Silence gets the hat tip this morning! He links to a Knoxville News Sentinel story reporting that, effective October 1st, TVA is increasing rates. Remember this post when you vote this November! ’20%: TVA Board Approves Largest Rate Hike in Decades’ not only tells us the hike is coming, it tells us what rising TVA expense is behind it. Customers can expect | Read More »
Bob Corker and Colleagues “Gang” Up on Americans
A friend emailed me about Bob Corker’s involvement in the Gang of 10. He asked, “What is Corker doing?” To quote Bob Corker himself, he is doing “…exactly what I came to the Senate to do.” To the host of Tennesseans who bemoaned the choice of Corker over Ed Bryant as our Senate choice in 2006, he’s doing exactly what we feared. In fairness, for | Read More »
Online Activists Spearhead “#Don’t Go Movement”
Bumped up front by Erick. What does it take for random people associating with like minded others around an idea they jointly support to coalesce into a group that moves beyond approving of the idea to actively promoting the idea? In short, how does one go from harmless to honed? How does one progress from a mob to a movement? Right of Center activists are | Read More »
Who Guards the Guardians?
One of my favorite Latin phrases is translated as the title of this post. “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” It is an age old question; often asked in sincerity and seldom answered in sufficiency. H/T to Michael Silence for directing me to another instance of needing to ask. It seems Memphians need to be asking it anew. And anyone who, like me, enters the bloodsport known | Read More »
What in the World is Obama’s “Civilian National Security Force”?
I was getting ready to start my day early this morning when my phone rang. It was a friend of mine in DC who wanted to know if I had seen and/or blogged about a comment Barack Obama made recently at a speech in Colorado. I told him it was unlikely and asked what he said that was so earth shattering. In a July 2 | Read More »
Is Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN5) Guilty of a Crime?
Jim Cooper, Democrat from Tennessee’s 5th District, recently got his ears pinned back in a formal committee hearing. Cooper held up a sheaf of papers and went for the kill while questioning Glenn English, CEO of the NRECA, a national coalition of electricity providing cooperatives. Cooper stated the material he was talking about came from the NRECA’s private, password protected site which he had accessed. | Read More »
Will the Circle be Unbroken, Part III
I read Narvel Blackstock’s recent letter to the editor with disappointment. Titled ‘Support the Music Industry’s Efforts to Replace Blight Near Music Row’, it defended MDHA’s decision to force Joy Ford off of her property to make room for $100 million worth of development. I’m sure Mr. Blackstock is a nice man. I have an enormous amount of respect for his wife, Reba McEntire. They | Read More »
A Sneak Peak at Democrats in Control
I was thinking earlier today about the huge numbers of Democratic distortions and outright deceptions swirling around in the news. Nancy Pelosi calling drilling a GOP hoax and continuing to blame Republicans for gas prices; Dennis Kucinich and other Democrats deflecting attention from their historic 91% DISapproval rating by renewing calls for W to be impeached; their deafening silence on how badly the war in | Read More »
Tony Snow: 1955-2008
When I jumped on the Tubes this morning, carefree and excited to see what was happening in the world, I learned Tony Snow had died after a long struggle with colon cancer. I knew he was ill; I knew he was being treated; I knew he was fighting. I did not know he was losing. As one who has come to political activism later rather | Read More »