Phil Bredesen Supporters Threaten on Twitter to Leave Tennessee

by Horatio Bunce

According to the Tennessee Star here.

Maybe they can all go back to Common Core Phil’s lakefront place in New York into his “other world” where it is “more sophisticated“.  Where Harold Ford Jr. ran off to write his book and call us all racists (even Carpetbagger Phil) for choosing the other Democrat, Bailout Bob. And New York wouldn’t elect him either. And he got #MeToo’d. And Fired by the banksters he served so well in repealing Glass Steagall. But totally not for harassing that lady. It’s Sophisticated…I wouldn’t understand.

Governor Bill Haslam receives D rating on fiscal policy report card

The big government, gas tax increasing, oil baron, Republican governor of the great state of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, better known as Milquetoast the Cockroach for the strong resemblance and less than principled stances, has received a D rating from the Cato Institute for fiscal policies.

8 years of the anti-liberty, big spending roach has been more than enough.  I look forward to him no longer infesting the governor’s mansion in the great state of Tennessee.

What party are these guys with again?

by Horatio Bunce

Just remember this the next time someone touts themselves as a “Reagan Republican” or uses him in an Appeal to Authority*.  Then ask them when is the Republican super-duper majority in Tennessee going to address the largest sanctuary business in Tennessee: the public school system.

Open Borders/Amnesty Ronnie vs. CIA director/NAFTA George

 

*Appeal to Authority refers to the logical fallacy in which a claimed authority’s support is used as evidence for an argument’s conclusion.

Reasons not to vote for Republicans or Democrats

Free US Constitution Class every other Tuesday

A free class on the federal Constitution is being taught every other Tuesday at 6:30 at the Alcoa Maryville Church of God located at 2615 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804.

Meeting dates for 2018:
October 30
November 13
November 27
December 11

There is no meeting on Christmas day but the class schedule will continue into the spring of 2019 on an every other Tuesday schedule.  The meeting room is not numbered but the host of the event will great people and direct them to the class room.

The Constitutional Reasons to Oppose Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court

by Horatio Bunce

Are you falling for the Big Two’s latest ruse, the Blasey-Ford vs. Kavanaugh circus? Isn’t it obvious that the “I can’t remember” allegations are so flimsy they were designed to fail – kind of like the hidden smiley-face in Obama’s provided birth certificate? When the Big Two show becomes this obvious, you should recognize the DC Uniparty is once again conspiring against the American people and distracting you with a fake display of R vs. D “partisanship”. It has one main purpose: to distract you from the true nature of what they are complicit in foisting upon you.  In this case, it has reduced the discussion of Brett Kavanaugh’s merits as a judge to what he may or may not have done at an alleged 1980’s high school party that no one can remember taking place. Do  you know anything about his judicial record? Has the CFR-controlled, Smith-Mundt Modernization Act, fake news given you any information related to his judicial record, or has it all been the insipid Democrat claims and demands for FBI investigations into Blasey-Ford’s now very perjured accusations? Did it succeed in distracting you from Trump’s latest approval of yet another massive $852 Billion spending bill, you know, like the last $1.3 Trillion one in March that he said he would never approve of again? Can’t drain the swamp when you keep overflowing it with more taxpayer funds. Selecting George W. Bush “Patriot” Act era deep-state judges as supreme court nominees doesn’t help either.

Others have written about Kavanaugh’s poor record on Constitutional rights and I really can’t improve on the reasoning that is provided by Brittany Hunter of the Foundation for Economic Education in her article “The Constitutional Reasons to Oppose Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court“. These few observations are reason enough to reject Kavanaugh as a supreme court justice nominee for me. These are very basic, obvious failures to side with the people and our inalienable rights and instead embrace a federal overlord. A vote for Kavanaugh is a vote for more of the same unconstitutional tyranny.

But the bigger question should be: why aren’t the Democrats using any of this instead of their Blasey-Ford, destined-to-fail, 1980’s high school party accusations? Have you heard any Republicans running for office discuss Kavanaugh’s judicial record on these issues – or is it all R vs. D blather (business as usual)? Do you really believe they are all that stupid? Or just that they think you are that stupid and will fall for this ruse?

As commenter Kevin McElroy puts it (on the linked article):

“If you were cynical, you might draw the conclusion that this entire confirmation hearing’s focus on unprovable sexual assault from 35 years ago was a smokescreen to distract from Kavanaugh’s atrocious track record on civil liberties, the bill of rights and the intrusions of the state at home and abroad.

You might see it as a purposeful obfuscation to cast the public’s attention away from the indefensible effects of Bush/Obama/Trump doctrine and the kinds of cases this nominee may have to oversee. You might believe that any nominee will face a similar circus designed to get the public riled up about the wrong thing so that the confirmation process can go on without any real scrutiny.

You might believe that if Kavanaugh were to be grilled on his many problematic rulings on everything from secret spying to extraordinary rendition, it would also be seen as a repudiation of the last 3 presidents, Congress itself, the mainstream media and the existence of the state’s forever war.”

Blount County Administrator of Elections says voting error can’t be corrected

As a follow up to the previous post about a voter being given the wrong ballot, Susan Hughes, Blount County Administrator of Elections, says nothing can be done to correct the voting error that occurred as a result of a voter being given the wrong ballot.

—–Original Message—–
From: “Susan W Hughes” <shughes@blounttn.org>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2018 1:10pm
To: tona@breezeair.net
Cc: “All Elections” <elections@blounttn.org>, “Mark Goins” <mark.goins@tn.gov>, tennessee.elections@tn.gov
Subject: Re: FW: County Commission District
Tona,
There is nothing that can be done to “correct the votes”.  Once the “Cast Ballot” button is pressed, the voting is done.  Again, we apologize for this mistake.
Sincerely,
Susan

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 11:54 AM, <tona@breezeair.net> wrote:
Dear Ms Hughes,

Thank you for the prompt reply and explanation.  How do you intend to correct the votes that ______ cast in 10th district races and allow him to vote in the 7th district races?
Sincerely,
Tona

Hey Gloria, what about Moonves’ accusers?

 

by Horatio Bunce

As I was reading today about the six female accusers of CBS executive Les Moonves, I got to wondering, where is Gloria Allred? I mean, come on, the fake-stream media telegraphed this story three days ago and even had a inter-company CBS ownership conspiracy theory ready to discredit the motivation of the employee/accusers. And, unlike her efforts in Alabama, Gloria is actually licensed to practice law in California. Seems like a ripe opportunity to speak up for these female victims. After all, there are TWICE as many as accused Roy Moore.

Funny, all these #MeToo people weren’t nearly so critical in their thinking when it came to Roy Moore accusers. By the way, how’s “attorney” Gloria Allred’s lawsuit for her yearbook-forger client Beverly Young Nelson going? Oh, that’s right, there isn’t one.  Gee, I guess Gloria really isn’t interested in justice after all. Or is it more accurate to say that her mission was accomplished by end of November and now Nelson has been disposed of by the DNC? Or how about “attorney” Gloria Allred’s other client Leigh Corfman? No lawsuit has materialized there either. As I asked 8 months ago, “Will those five “sexual misconduct” (whatever that means) lawsuits never materialize?”  So far, the answer is a resounding “yes”.

What has happened though (unlike the examples of attorney Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio facing similar accusations) is that the falsely accused has filed suit against Gloria Allred’s clients among others. Pretty interesting to read the declarations – all those accusers had previous axes to grind from unfavorable Moore courtroom judgements against them in one way or another – and those ties to the DNC higher ups by the sodomite co-conspirators on the fringes. Interesting.

https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://WSFA.images.worldnow.com/library/0fab4067-239d-4244-b258-3a8475744d3e.pdf

So I am expecting #MeToo attorney champion Gloria Allred to be making an appearance any minute now in defense of these ladies. She is coming right?

Voter given ballot with wrong county commission district

Hello Folks,

Please see the conversation below.  Some information has been redacted to protect the privacy of the voter.  This matter is important to share, to make sure that the same type of error does not occur if you choose to vote early.  One way to check for this error is to look at the two digit precinct code on the slip you are given that has the four digit code that you enter into the machine when voting.

Let freedom ring!
Tona

—–Original Message—–
From: “Susan W Hughes” <shughes@blounttn.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:42pm
To: tona@breezeair.net
Cc: “All Elections” <elections@blounttn.org>, “____” “Mark Goins” <mark.goins@tn.gov>, tennessee.elections@tn.gov, “Susan W Hughes” <shughes@blounttn.org>
Subject: Re: FW: County Commission District

Ms. Monroe,

______ is indeed registered at the Big Springs (BS) Precinct in District 7.  The Beech Grove (BG) precinct (10) is the accidental ballot he was given.  The JBC Operator (both parties sit at the booth) that issued the code simply pressed BG instead of BS.  The JBC Operators verify with the voter which precinct they are voting in as well as the primary they have selected.    I have checked the ballots for accuracy and they are correct.  This was a JBC Operator (human) error.  They have apologized for this.  To avoid future mistakes, I have instructed the Officer and JBC Operators that we need two sets of eyes verifying the accuracy of each ballot code.  I will also reach out to the other Officers at our locations to make certain to have two sets of eyes on this process to avoid future mistakes.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

Susan

On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 10:48 AM, <tona@breezeair.net> wrote:

Dear Ms. Hughes,

See the email below.

_________ resides at J Riley West Drive, Greenback, TN 37742.  He has historically voted in the 7th commission district with his voting precinct being the Big Springs Community Club Building.  However, when he went to vote he was given a ballot for the 10th commission district.

He brought this matter to the attention of an election worker who told him that he resides in the 10th commission district.

Please confirm that ________ does in fact reside in the 7th district.  If he does, then please inform me what you intend to do to correct this error and ensure that others are not receiving the wrong ballot for their respective commission districts.

Sincerely,

Tona Monroe
Blount County Commissioner District 7 Seat B

—–Original Message—–
From:
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:50pm
To: “TommyLStinnett@gmail.com” <TommyLStinnett@gmail.com>
Cc: “tona@breezeair.net” <tona@breezeair.net>
Subject: County Commission District

Thanks for the postcard.  I went to the Courthouse and voted early this morning.

Unfortunately, I came away more than a little confused.  I had prepared the sample ballot in the newspaper, and had it in hand as II was in the booth scrolling down the computer ballot.  But the computer ballot showed only District Ten A & B.  I called for help, feeling I need it to scroll on dowd to District Seven.  The voting assistant called for my registration form, and told me my address is in District Ten.  News to me, for over 12 years I’ve thought this was District Seven.  In fact Tona Monroe campaigned in this neighborhood, and I thought she was Dist 7 seat B.

And since you sent me a postcard, I further assumed that confirmed dist 7.  But either I am WAY WRONG, or the voting computers are.

Thought you’d be interested.  I couldn’t vote for you because of this confusion, either mine or theirs.

Good luck

Commissioner Tona Monroe to speak at Rural (In)Justice Conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Rural (In)Justice: Covering America’s Hidden Jail Crisis
National Conference and Fellowship Launch
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City, NY
July 10-11, 2018

Rural Justice News Release FINAL 7-8-18

PROGRAM FINAL 7-05-18

RURAL JUSTICE SPEAKERS BIOS FINAL

RURAL JUSTICE FELLOWS BIOS

Read more here: https://thecrimereport.org/covering-americas-jail-crisis/

There will be a Blount County Corrections Partnership (BCCP) meeting on Thursday at the Blount County Courthouse in room 430 at 5:30 PM.  The BCCP met only twice in 2017, with one of those meetings being a workshop.

Federal Judge: Tennessee can’t revoke driver’s licenses from people who can’t pay court costs

Glad to see this.  This law should be repealed.  It was/is all about the $$$ money, as is the drivers license.  This case talks about a right to drive.  It’s worth reading this law review article on the right to drive.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2018/07/03/federal-court-tennessee-law-revoking-drivers-licenses-unconstitutional/754596002/

So was the Supreme Court wrong today, in 1992 or both?

by Horatio Bunce

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ruled today that they were completely wrong in 1992 when they ruled that states could not collect sales taxes for sales that didn’t occur in their state (gee, what a concept). Unless of course the seller has some sort of building in the purchaser’s state – even if the item you are importing does not exist in the state you reside in, in that building the seller owns. Now, they say that states can force their own tariffs for items imported from other states, aka a “trade war” to correct their “trade deficit” with our neighbors. It seems that the money involved is just too tempting to let go, independent states be damned – whether there is any real burden imposed or services required as a result of these foreign sales imports “for the public good” which is supposedly the only reason to collect taxes in the first place. The justification from tax-and-spend Republicans Haslam, Corker and Alexander has always been couched in a “marketplace fairness” argument, that it is unfair of you to import goods from another state of your choice instead of purchasing the same items from a brick and mortar store within the state. Supposedly, you are the bad guy for avoiding paying your fair share of high TN sales taxes – and covering the high taxes on the brick and mortar store. I say they must be high because, well, how else does the state that is near the bottom on cost of living (implying wages are in the lowest quartile too) explain losing out to other states where you import your goods from? After all, there must be a real brick and mortar business in that other state you purchase from. Of course, the same tax-and-spend Republicans offer corporate welfare to businesses like Amazon in the form of not collecting sales taxes despite having an in-state presence and not paying property taxes. Somehow this is “marketplace fairness” in their minds I guess. Some of them even claim to have “grave concerns” about President Trump’s tariffs on foreign imports – while salivating at the idea of creating their very own tariffs on other Americans. I guess raising the gas taxes (another bump coming next month!) and vehicle registration taxes just isn’t enough for the tax-and-spend Republicans in Tennessee. They are hungry for more.

As I have written before, the states have no right to taxes on imported goods from other states. According to the U.S. Constitution, where the SCOTUS finds its reason for existing at all, the states can only collect taxes on imports with permission of the U.S. Congress.

Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution states in part:

No state shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws: and the net produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any state on imports or exports, shall be for the use of the treasury of the United States; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of the Congress.”

The states don’t get their permission from the SCOTUS. It comes from the Congress. Any net proceeds beyond the cost for inspections are supposed to go to the federal treasury. All those tax laws are subject to revision and control of the Congress.

Welcome to the federal sales tax.

So, I’d like to know, was the SCOTUS wrong in 1992, today or both? Sounds like a great gubernatorial debate question to me. And since the SCOTUS HAD to be wrong at least once on this issue (and in recent times – not 200 years ago when we “couldn’t foresee the power of the internet”), why are we automatically inundated with their latest decisions as the “correct interpretation” that cannot be questioned?