Civil Disobedience, Rightly, Becomes Popular Again
On Sunday, a group of Tennessee preachers will step into the pulpit and say the only words they’re forbidden by law from speaking in a church. This Sunday, seven Pastors in Tennessee, 4 of which are in the Nashville area, will endorse a number of candidates for office in this district (TN-05). Among the candidates endorsed will be former Mayor Bill Haslam who is currently | Read More »
Right… And Wrong.
Even as we “politicos” wrangle over policies and issues, we are still losing the debate on conservatism. This article brought that home. Partisan politics is a deadly weapon that is destroying the fabric of one of the greatest societies in history. It’s frustrating to watch Americans slowly losing their grip on true freedom. It seems that we’re either free to be liberal or free to | Read More »
A Debate About the Mosque Debate
There have been a lot of knee jerk reactions to the Ground Zero Mosque/Cultural Center. I’ve had my own, which was troubling as I generally don’t care about others’ religion except in the general sense of wanting everyone to go to Heaven. Why we’ve had such visceral reactions is not easy to put into words and most will fail at putting it into words, though | Read More »
Compare and Contrast
Whether you agree with her conservatism or not, this was a well done video; uplifting in an activist sort of way. It’s not big on policy issues because it was never meant to be about policy issues but a renewal of the American voices that seem to be fading away in the cacophony of liberal angst. If those who shout loudest are the only ones | Read More »
Bachmann’s Right Idea
On July 22, 2010, hearings began on Charlie Rangel’s ethics(D-NY) woesRangel was charged with ethics violations. Throughout the following week, Rangel worked to make a deal that culminated in formal charges on July 29 as first he had reached a deal and then hadn’t. On the heels of the Rangel scandal, comes Maxine Waters (D-CA) who is brought up on ethics charges. The action against | Read More »
Do you hear us now, Congressman Cooper?
A lot of seats considered safe are flying under the radar. TN-05 is one of them. Cooper is beatable. According to this poll, any Republican can beat Jim Cooper. The article does talk about some drawbacks, one of which is the poll is coming from the Hartline camp, whom I come have as close to endorsing as anybody, in spite of Huckabee not because of | Read More »
When in Doubt, Blame Bush. Or the Runaway President?
Sometimes you have to step back, away, and into the silence to hear what is going on. If you listen closely, everything is still Bush’s fault. Yesterday, a Democrat saw fit to spam my site with his campaign against Jim Cooper. He left no link to any site but there is this. The reason I say he spammed is because he’s pretty much done the | Read More »
Add this to the annals on the myth of the Blue Dog Democrat: This isn’t the first time. To get them out of the “undecided” column in last December’s House vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership promised $500 million for a new University of California-Merced Medical School. Costa and Cardoza then voted “aye.” During the 109th Congress, Cardoza was co-chairman of the | Read More »
Jeff Hartline Has a Chance Unseating Jim Cooper
Rep. Jim Cooper sold his vote while playing coy with district TN-05′s voters when after the fact facts tell a different story. TN-05 and other districts nearby recently experienced a historic natural disaster. Cooper’s answer is to find a scapegoat and publicize it. I had started a series to highlight five candidates for this district Out of the five planned two are done and only | Read More »
Another day, the other Cooper.
If you don’t know who the other Cooper is, go here: Attack of the Coopers. On the heels of the Arizona immigration bill uproar, Tennessee has passed a voter registration bill requiring potential voters to provide proof they have the right to register. TN Attorney General Robert Cooper says it’s unConstitutional: Legislation that requires new voters to show proof of citizenship when they register would | Read More »
A Flood is a Flood
According to my insurance company it is. That was the news I received this morning from them. Despite the fact that it wasn’t rising streams and rivers that caused my problem, a flood is, well, a flood. Many of us have discussed this on Susannah’s diary about giving but to recap, I’ve gone through all the steps that I was told to take including registering | Read More »
A Tale of Two “Hit and Runs”
There have been a lot of assumptions made about the Road Rage incident in Nashville TN, beginning with the headline of the linked article: Road rage, accident centers on Obama bumper sticker The headline comes largely from an assumption the victim made; that it had something to do with his Obama/Biden sticker rather than a simple case (although terrifying) of road rage due to the | Read More »
Psst! Congressman Cooper.
I have some questions for you. Now, I know I didn’t vote for you but you are still my congressman in spite of that. You don’t get to ignore those who disagree with you when you take that oath to become a public servant. What’s wrong with this picture? Let me work on some of this for you, okay? I know by your august standards | Read More »
The Curtain Hangs in Tatters.
In the past few months, we here on RedState and other diverse locations on the internet have made references to pulling back the curtain as a reference to the magician in the mythical land of Oz. The curtain hangs in tatters, not just pulled back and those working behind it would like nothing more than to have us turn our backs so they can mend | Read More »
No Guilt, Only Gall
The author of the article likens it to a Tennesee Williams play. Mary Landrieu sold out the country for $300 million, not $100 million as previously reported. Dana Milbank is right. It is a play but nothing really like those from Williams. The script has become old and worn from overuse and the lines have been memorized by those who hear them, more so than | Read More »
Understanding Narcissism is Understanding Obama
It’s often quite difficult to talk about once having been an abused spouse because it elicits expressions of sympathy and overshadows the point of the posts or articles. It’s not about sympathy for me but looking out for my country. I’m okay. We are not okay. There have been a few times when I’ve said that Obama reminds me of my ex-husband. My ex-husband is | Read More »
Nothing Wrong With Being a Cowboy.
Remember the day it became an epithet and Geoge W. Bush was labeled such with his “cowboy” diplomacy? Now, I’m a hillbilly, not a cowgirl, but recently I during a conversation with a friend she suddenly asked me who was my favorite famous cowboy. She chuckled at my answer. When I asked her why, she said that a person’s favorite cowboy tells a lot about | Read More »
If you believe in a magnanimous government this won’t matter to you.
Individual freedom is being assaulted from so many different directions the sheer weight of the assaults can cause the hardiest of us to buckle. Yet, there are still some who believe the government has only our best interests at heart. I find that sentiment mind-blowing in the face of what the government is doing. Accessing records without consent of the individual. … This study should | Read More »
Netanyahu Picked Up the Mantle Obama Tossed Aside.
The United States has for decades been known as the leader of the free world. Not anymore. Obama with his speech brought rousing applause from those present at the United Nations to hear it. I’m unsure whether the applause was for promises of appeasement or his New World Order. Responsibility and leadership in the 21st century demand more. In an era when our destiny is | Read More »
It’s For The Children… Literally.
And we’ll never be able to call them liars for it again. And more reason not to support the health bill. Buried deep in the bill, pages 837-845 with a small segment in between dealing with Native Americans, are sections about HOME VISITATION PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES which will be handled under the Department of Human Resources and CPS (DFCS for some). models of home visitation | Read More »
Some Firsts You Don’t Want to Experience
Next Sunday is my 51st birthday. I won’t be here on that day so I’m “celebrating” a bit early. For the first time in my life I’m scared of my government. That’s a first I never wanted to experience. In every life there is always some uncertainty and insecurities. We can get angry at some of them or we can be depressed or run a | Read More »
If They’re So Dumb They Can’t Do Simple Math…
The Huffington Post is celebrating today because the Color of Change has managed to pressure companies into pulling or not consider advertising on Fox’s Glenn Beck Show. The new companies distancing themselves from Beck include Airware Inc. (makers of Brez anti-snoring aids), Ancestry.com, AT&T, Blaine Labs Inc., Campbell Soup Company, Clorox, Ditech, The Elations Company, Experian (creator of FreeCreditReport.com), Farmers Insurance Group, Johnson & Johnson | Read More »
Lip Service… or Why Jim Cooper (TN 05) Must Go
Supposedly, Cooper is taking calls and setting up meetings but he’s not noting how many for or against the health care bill that is being so actively debated. In the linked article, he says he’s voting against the bill when Congress reconvenes. “I take constituents’ calls and messages as seriously as a heart attack,” Cooper said. “I declared weeks ago that I was voting against | Read More »
Under the Anybody But Jim Cooper Files
District 6 Tennesseans don’t get to ask anything of the “honorable” Jim Cooper. He canceled his appearance at West End Middle School out of fear. After rumor spread that Rep. Jim Cooper would be holding a public town hall meeting — rather than delivering the opening remarks to parents and students as he was scheduled to do — Friday morning at West End Middle School | Read More »
No health insurance here, but still a resounding NO to the health bill.
It would be so easy, so very easy, to buy into the “let the government handle it” meme but it only seems easy. I would have to live with myself in the mirror every day. It’s not a pretty sight already but it would be downright horrifying afterward. It’s not just freedom robbing, it’s a soul sucking disease. Before I go further, let me explain | Read More »