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US: Tennessee (News/Activism)

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  • Trump Immigration Critic Meacham Lives in Super-Rich, Lily-White Enclave

    06/19/2018 4:30:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Jon Meacham: quintessential liberal hypocrite? On Morning Joe today, Meacham condemned President Trump’s notion that a country without borders is no country. Instead, Meacham loftily insisted: “Where I come from, the way you define a nation is not about how you keep people out, but how you treat the country itself, how you treat the rest of the world.” That made me wonder: where does Meacham “come from?” Turns out, Meacham lives in Belle Meade, TN, where the per capita income is "by far the highest in the state and among the highest in the nation.” Oh, and it’s 98.64%...
  • As Nashville Rapidly Expands, Residents Worry the Metropolis Is Growing Too Fast

    06/18/2018 1:16:38 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 57 replies
    NASHVILLE— Kathleen Ervin moved here 12 years ago from the Northeast, drawn to the relaxed atmosphere, green parks and relatively low cost of living. But in the past five years, her commute time from her 1950s ranch house in the Glendale neighborhood to her job about 12 miles away has tripled on some days to 45 minutes because of increased traffic. Developers are buying nearby properties, tearing them down and building “tall skinnies”—multistory homes geared toward wealthier home buyers. “We hear all this talk about how Nashville doesn’t want to become Houston, Nashville doesn’t want to become Atlanta,” said the...

    06/09/2018 10:40:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 90 replies
    Volunteer State Report ^ | June, 2018 | Volunteer State Report
    TENNESSEE – Republican candidate for Governor, Diane Black, has abandoned her public stance on immigration. The congresswoman has recently co-sponsored the Securing America’s Future Act of 2018 (H.R.4760), a bill that the Heritage Foundation says offers amnesty to illegal immigrants.
  • Tennessee woman says she was racially profiled at Victoria's Secret

    06/08/2018 7:49:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 138 replies
    MEMPHIS, TENN. — A Tennessee woman said she was handcuffed at a Victoria’s Secret in suburban Memphis on Monday because of her skin color. Jovita Jones said an employee at Victoria’s Secret in Collierville forgot to remove the censor on a bra she purchased recently at the store. On Monday, she took the bra back to have the censor removed. "I told her she could keep the bag up there. I was going to go look around the store," Jones said. As she made her way to the dressing room with new items to purchase, Jones spotted a police officer...
  • On Cue – Mitch McConnell Welcomes Legislation To Block President Trump Trade Policy…

    06/06/2018 8:05:09 AM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    There are Trillions At Stake.   There is no upper limit to what congress is willing to do to stop President Trump from turning off the lobbyist funding.  Without influence in DC there can be no affluence in DC.  That’s why McConnell cancelled the recess. If the president continues to remain focused exclusively on what is in the U.S. best interests, he must be stopped.  Politicians in DC cannot just sit-by and allow the U.S. economy to be based on the interests of Americans; it would mean the destruction of years of central planning by DC Lobbyists, multinational banks, Wall Street and...
  • Boyd Says He Favors State Funding for Shelby County Pre-K Push

    06/05/2018 12:36:02 PM PDT · by Qathleen · 9 replies
    Memphis Daily News ^ | 06/05/2018 | Bill Dries
    Republican contender for Tennessee Governor Randy Boyd says he supports the move to expand prekindergarten in Shelby County including the possibility of state funding.
  • Homeowner Shoots & Kills 2 Burglars With His AK-47

    06/04/2018 9:39:58 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 77 replies
    Freedom Outpost | June 4, 2018 | Tim Brown
    This is just one example of why AK-47s are needed by law-abiding citizens. Get that Senator Feinstein and the rest of you Communist gun confiscators posing as American representatives of the people? A Memphis, Tennessee homeowner unleashed firepower from his AK-47 against two burglars who had broken into his home on Friday evening. Both burglars are now dead. According to a local CBS affiliate, 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson were shot and killed after the homeowner, who asked not to be identified, and a friend arrived at his house to discover the two men rummaging through his house....
  • TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Unveils Public School Safety Plan During Bus Tour

    06/04/2018 9:06:35 PM PDT · by Qathleen · 17 replies ^ | June 04, 2018 | Brad Broders
    MEMPHIS, Tenn ( - Local 24 is your local election headquarters and with the August primary inching closer, Tennessee's gubernatorial candidates are pounding the pavement, shaking hands and working for votes. Monday, Republican Randy Boyd's bus tour made stops in west Tennessee and he unveiled his public- school safety plan. video TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd In the Fayette County courthouse shade Monday, Boyd brought new ideas into the light. "Every school, every kid needs to be protected by the absolute best person that we can have on the front line," Boyd said. The school safety plan would put resource...
  • Homeowner shoots, kills 2 burglars with AK-47

    06/03/2018 7:53:24 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 46 replies
    WMC Action News 5 (Memphis) ^ | Friday, June 1st 2018, 8:55 pm EDT | Jerica Phillips
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two men were shot and killed while trying to burglarize a residence in the Colonial Acres neighborhood, according to Memphis Police Department. The shooting happened Friday evening on Myrna Lane near the intersection of Willow Road. Both of the men were pronounced dead at the scene. The homeowner, who asked not to be identified for his safety, said when he arrived home, the men were already inside. "I see my house being ransacked and the dog was still going hysterical in the cage," he said. "When he saw me he notified the other individual that was...
  • Woman is charged with murder for 'shooting and killing a Tennessee sheriff's deputy(tr)

    06/01/2018 9:59:19 AM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies ^ | 5/30/18 | MATTHEW WRIGHT
    Woman is charged with murder for 'shooting and killing a Tennessee sheriff's deputy' as massive manhunt continues for the second suspect Erika Castro-Miles, 38, was said to have participated in the altercation that led to the eventual killing of 32-year-old Sgt. Daniel Baker Authorities with the Dickson County Sheriff's office are still searching for Steven Wiggins in connection to the death Officers received a call about a 'suspicious vehicle' on a local road and Baker responded Baker was eventually found dead inside his patrol car two to three miles away from the scene Wiggins was wanted in connection to a...
  • Sheriff Says They 'Lost A Hero' When Deputy Was Killed (Dickson, TN)

    05/30/2018 7:33:05 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 5 replies
    DICKSON, Tenn. - Sergeant Daniel Baker of the Dickson County Sheriff's Office was shot and killed in the line of duty. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 31-year-old Steven Wiggins is the main suspect in the case. A massive manhunt is being conducted and he is being considered armed and dangerous.
  • NYT corrects crowd size estimate at Nashville rally after Trump criticism

    05/30/2018 12:07:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/30/18 | Mary Tyler March
    The New York Times has corrected a crowd size estimate it provided following President Trump's rally in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday night, after receiving sharp criticism from the president.The paper on Wednesday stated that attendance was more than five times larger than estimates it had originally reported. “While no exact figure is available, the fire marshal’s office estimated that approximately 5,500 people attended the rally, not about 1,000 people,” the correction stated. The correction comes after the president railed against the Times on Twitter Wednesday morning, accusing the newspaper of intentionally underestimating the crowd size and of being comprised of...
  • Couple unknowingly both bring engagement rings on zoo trip and propose... [Fake News]

    05/30/2018 6:58:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    See BS Fake News ^ | 5/29/18 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    ....The Memphis Zoo is a special place for Becky McCabe and Jessa Gillaspie, because they'd gone their on their first date. When they went there with friends on Friday, McCabe had arranged for one of their pals to videotape...
  • Trump slams Senate candidate Bredesen as 'total tool' of Schumer and Pelosi

    05/30/2018 6:29:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2018
    . President Trump campaigned in Tennessee on Tuesday night for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, blasting her Democratic opponent as a “tool” of congressional Democratic leaders and a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. Speaking at a boisterous rally in Nashville, Mr. Trump criticized Democrat Phil Bredesen, a former two-term governor, as “very liberal.” “He’s an absolute, total tool of Chuck Schumer and the MS-13 lover, Nancy Pelosi,” Mr. Trump said, referring to the Democratic leaders of the Senate and House. “They don’t want the wall, they want open borders. They’re more interested in taking care of criminals than taking...
  • Trump rips McCain at political rally

    05/30/2018 6:01:04 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 30, 2018 | Jonathan Allen
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — President Donald Trump slammed frequent foe Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is battling brain cancer, for having voted against one of the measures that would have repealed Obamacare last year. Speaking at a rally here, and referring to McCain without using his name, Trump said his efforts to scrap President Obama's signature health care law were frustrated by the Arizona senator's decision to give a thumbs-down to the bill on the Senate floor in July. "We had it done folks, it was done, and then early in the morning somebody turned their hand in the wrong direction,"...
  • Trump slams Pelosi as MS-13 'lover' in fiery Nashville rally

    05/29/2018 7:33:43 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 52 replies
  • Trump Wows in Nashville

    05/29/2018 8:57:09 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5/29/2018 | Roger Simon
    The first thing I noticed when I walked into the Trump rally in Nashville Tuesday night ... was that Trace Adkins was singing. Not bad! (Hey, it’s Nashville.) The second thing I noticed was that Jim Acosta wasn’t smiling, virtually the only person in the auditorium who wasn’t. If you don’t like Adkins, either you don’t like music or your Trump Derangement Syndrome is so great you couldn’t even groove to Bach or The Beatles in their heydays. Too bad for Jim. ... But enough diversion. Trump’s on. They clearly love him in Nashville, but not Lamar Alexander and, especially,...
  • LIVE Thread. Trump Rally Nashville, TN 5/29/2018 7pm CT

    05/29/2018 9:32:28 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 269 replies
    Country music star Trace Adkins will perform at a Nashville rally next week where President Donald Trump will headline. The rally is scheduled Tuesday evening at the Municipal Auditorium. It marks Trump's third visit to Music City since becoming the nation's 45th president. The addition of Trace Adkins will be a reunion for Adkins with President Trump, as the country music star was a finalist on Season 7 of Celebrity Apprentice in 2008, according to a news release. “We are excited to host Trace Adkins to warm-up the crowd for President Trump prior to the MAGA Rally on Tuesday in...
  • Announcing TRUMP RALLY!.....Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Nashville, TN

    05/26/2018 8:33:30 AM PDT · by caww · 31 replies ^ | 5/26/2018 | unknown
    TRUMP RALLY! Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Nashville, TN 07:00 pm (CST) TRUMP AMERICA FIRST Live coverage on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel and using your online device. There's nothing better than a Trump Rally! Free tickets: … …
  • Kim must send his nukes to U.S.: Bolton

    05/14/2018 8:23:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Korea Joongang Daily ^ | May 15, 2018 | Sarah Kim
    John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, said Sunday that North Korea’s denuclearization would entail the dismantling of its nuclear weapons and delivering them to an American nuclear research facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. “We want to see the denuclearization process so completely underway that it is irreversible,” said Bolton in an interview with ABC News Sunday, before Pyongyang will be able to reap any sort of benefits. “The implementation of the decision means getting rid of all the nuclear weapons, dismantling them, taking them to Oak Ridge, Tennessee,” said Bolton, as he revealed details of the process...