Governor Bill Haslam is proposing free college tuition for graduation High School Seniors, for the first two years of college. US Representative Steve Cohen says this isn’t the way lottery funds should be used.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, who as a state lawmaker spearheaded the creation of the state’s lottery scholarships, said the state should focus on rewarding the highest achieving students “rather than raiding the scholarship fund’s surplus to create a new government program.”
Is Rep. Cohen more conservative than Haslam, who wants to create a new government program? How exactly is a non-vocational associates degree going to help bring manufacturing jobs to Tennessee? Terms like conservative and liberal have lost their meanings, but it is telling that our globalist Governor Haslam wants to create a new government program.
It remains to be seen whether Obama actually follows through on this, considering he has lied about nearly everything else he has promised to do. Cleaning the jails of non-violent criminals is a good thing.
Much more detailed information about the NSA is available that what you see below, but I’ve been short on time; therefore, I put this together regarding Senator Campfield’s SB1849 4th Amendment Protection Act. I do not expect Senator Overbey to stand against the NSA and for the privacy of we the people. He has never championed freedom, but I am willing to be pleasantly surprised.
Support Senator Campfield’s 4th Amendment Protection Act. The federal government is out of control, and the NSA is one of many ABC organizations that the federal government has failed to reign in.
Do you seriously trust Barack Obama to reign in the NSA? In case you need a refresher, here are 545 Examples of Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, & Cronyism
Listen to NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake here: http://www.bcpublicrecord.com/?p=4644
The 4th amendment is already being trashed with domestic enemy Commissioner of Dept. of Safety and Homeland Insecurity Bill Gibbons teaming up with the feds for VIRP.
The Washington Post reports that the black budget costs $52.6 Billion a year, but that’s a conservative estimate when the Dept. of Homeland Security has admitted that it doesn’t know how much it’s spending on Fusion Centers.
Tennessee has already wasted $200 million expanding the police state. http://www.bcpublicrecord.com/?p=1150
This situation has gotten so out of control that Electronic Service Providers can’t even tell their lawyers what big snooping government wants.
Fusion center director: We don’t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans. Right, except who defines who is anti-government? http://rt.com/usa/fusion-center-director-spying-070/
The US doesn’t even make the top 10 best countries to live in.
Does that come as a surprise given the ever expanding police state? I can provided hundreds of links to stories about police state expansion, police brutality, illegal spying and privacy violations if you want more.
Metadata collecting, parallel construction, loosely defined terms and flat out tyranny are taking place within the NSA and the federal government. It’s time to stand up and support the rights of the people against an out of control reckless federal government.
Let freedom ring!
Tona in Greenback
The Daily Times is reporting that Brad Harrison has been disqualified from running for Blount County Highway Superintendent by the Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board (THOCB). The Board voted 4-1 that he didn’t meet the requirements in State law to be eligible for the position.
From the article:
State law sets the minimum qualifications for highway superintendent as:
• Graduation from an accredited school of engineering with at least two years experience in highway construction or maintenance; or
• Licensed to practice engineering in Tennessee; or
• A combination of education and experience equivalent to either of the first two requirements; or
• A high school education or GED and at least four years experience in a supervisory capacity in highway construction or maintenance.
This raises the question of whether Bill Dunlap, the incumbent, met these requirements when he took office or whether he was grandfathered. Paul L. Reagan, of Friendsville, withdrew his petition to run for Sheriff because he doesn’t meet the law enforcement requirements under State law. Judges, with a limited exception for Municipal Courts that can assess penalties of no more than $50, are required to be attorneys under State law.
While these requirements seem like a good idea prima facie, they are actually incumbent and good ole boy protection. Dunlap is in a position to ensure that any employees he doesn’t trust won’t have the necessary 4 years of supervisory experience as is the Sheriff. Experience would have to be obtained outside the County one lives in, in order to challenge the incumbents. As for Judges having to be attorneys, it’s insanity to give attorneys a monopoly over anything, nearly an entire branch of government, as the Tennessee General Assembly has.
These laws need to be changed. A lesser pay scale would be a good incentive for officer holders to obtain experience. However, Sheriff Be-Wrong (James Berrong) created his own police academy; therefore, I am not sure how valuable that experience actually is.
Bottom line, it’s should be up to the voters to decide, although they haven’t been doing a very good job on the races that don’t have these qualification requirements. Perhaps sortition or abolition of government are in order.
Smug Overbite (Senator Doug Overbey) wants criminals to have the advantage in parks, voting against Campfield’s bill. Of course, this is still with the get your permission slip from the State to do what you naturally have the God-given right to do. So much for the letter that he sent about his support of the 2nd amendment for the gun rally held in Blount County last year.
When will the people of Blount County wake up? The people they have put in office are an embarrassment. Not one single office holder is a Democrat or an Independent, excepting non-partisan races. All the good ole boys are Republicans who give lip service platitudes. Will the people of Blount County ever wise up to this? Or will we get more of the same?
While I rarely find myself with a shortage of words, there’s nothing more I need to say. One could always point to plenty of facts, but those are obvious to thinking people. Bring the troops home. Let freedom ring!
Turn the sound off, as there is foul language that is unnecessary, and watch this. The government should use this as it’s promotional video for how it helps solve problems. It turns you upright and then runs you off a cliff.
It’s perfect for FEMA or any government agency.
What a disgrace, and we taxpayers fund the organization that puts this on. The Tennessee General Assembly should not send one penny to UT, until it stops this filth. Even if it’s paid for with private funds, UT should be embarrassed for allowing such garbage. Charging students fees, to waste on this is an outrage.
Over 5,000 people have been killed in the US by police than US soldiers have fallen during the Iraq war over the last 10 years. The figure seems to reflect the increased militarization of police and, shockingly, means that you are 29 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist. We discuss the figures in this Buzzsaw news clip with Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace.
Speeding equals death by the police state http://www.kansas.com/2014/01/23/3245787/family-searches-for-answers-while.html