Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey supports a "FOREVER GREEN TENNESSEE" and is AGAINST mountaintop removal.

I am glad to see Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey emphatically state that he is against mountain top removal. Previously it had been reported that he was in favor of this method of coal mining in which the top of mountains are blown off and pushed into the valleys to get the the coal beneath. I am glad to see him set the record straight.

I am also pleased to see that he supports the Forever Green campaign. This clip shows Kathleen Williams, Director of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, leading a delegation of conservationist, including former Governor Winfield Dunn, meeting with Governor Ramsey to secure his support of the Forever Green Campaign. Forever Green Tennessee is a campaign to restore the Tennessee Real Estate Transfer Funds. These funds dedicate approximately $20 Million per year for Tennessee land acquisition and conservation. In previous years these funds where diverted to the general fund, despite spicifically beind dedicated to land acquisition and conservation when the tax was originally passed.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

George Will at CPAC: The Dependency Agenda

This is great! This is George Will at his best.

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“Liberty and Libations Wine Tasting” fundraiser

In support of wine in grocery stores, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research is hosting a

“Liberty and Libations Wine Tasting” fundraiser.

Stoveworks in The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

Wednesday, March 10th, 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Come uncork freedom with us!

$50 per person

To purchase tickets, contact Carter Meadors at 615-383-6431 or
All proceeds will benefit TCPR’s efforts to encourage legislation that would allow grocery stores to sell wine.

I'm always willing to drink for liberty. I will be attending this event. In Tennessee we have Trades Joe's but no "two-buck chuck." There is no going to Krogers and picking out a nice steak and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon to go with it. Unfortunately the liquor industry and the good Christians of this state don't want us to have that option. It is time to change the law.

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Davidson County Republicans Show Some Fight

By Kleinheider, Post Politics, a blogjam of, Posted on March 7, 2010 at 10:00 am

Republicans haven’t made a serious bid for the 5th District seat since Alf Adams ran unsuccessfully against Richard Fulton in 1972. This year looks quite a bit different. (link)

GOP Grassroots: "Give us the pen in 2010" for redistricting

Dru's Vues, Too, Saturday, March 6, 2010

Energized GOPers turned out March 6 at the Green Hills Library for a Grassroots breakfast gathering. State GOP Committeewoman Beth Campbell rallied the Republicans, several of whom busily campaigned for various offices during the meeting. The hottest GOP primary contest may be for a nominee to run for the 5th District Congressional seat.

Beth Campbell, Bob Schwartz and Rep. Beth Harwell at the Grassroots Breakfast gathering.

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Is Obama a Harvard educated financial illiterate?

The following is from the Blair House Health Care summit. I am flabbergasted. Is our Harvard educated President a dumbass idiot? Does he really not know the difference between liability insurance and collision insurance?

Here is what he says:

When I was young, just got out of college, I had to buy auto insurance. I had a beat-up old car. And I won't name the name of the insurance company, but there was a company -- let's call it Acme Insurance in Illinois. And I was paying my premiums every month. After about six months I got rear-ended and I called up Acme and said, I'd like to see if I can get my car repaired, and they laughed at me over the phone because really this was set up not to actually provide insurance; what it was set up was to meet the legal requirements. But it really wasn't serious insurance.

Now, it's one thing if you've got an old beat-up car that you can't get fixed. It's another thing if your kid is sick, or you've got breast cancer.
What?? This is unreal. This is unbelievable! I did not know "Barack" was this stupid. Is he an idiot? I have high school drop-out clients on welfare who know the difference between liability insurance and collision insurance. Barack needs to take a high school class in financial literacy. Would you take health care insurance advice from this guy? Does this inspire confidence?

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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Healthcare Rope-A-Dope

by Lonnie Spivak

This week the President announced that the “healthcare debate was over”, and that “all that needed to be said about healthcare had already been said.” With that statement, the Democrats have been put on the spot because there is still no Republican support for either bill.

Traditionally, the Senate will pass one bill, and the House will pass a separate bill. Then, members from the House and Senate will go to Conference Committee to combine the two bills in order to prepare it for both chambers of Congress to vote on it again. Once the same bill is passed in both chambers, it then goes to the President to be signed into law.

However, Obama and the democratic Senators plan to utilize a seldom-used procedure known as “reconciliation”. This procedure is generally used only for budgetary items, and, by itself, cannot be used to pass the entire healthcare bill. In order for the Senate to use reconciliation, the House will have to pass the exact same bill as the Senate. This is because the House does not have either the votes, or the willpower to start debate on a new bill. Obama is trying to convince the House members to pass the Senate bill, then reconcile the differences, in the Senate, and he would sign the bill after reconciliation.

Now here’s how Obama is trying to pull a “Rope-a-Dope” on the American People. If the House passes the same bill that the Senate passed, in December, there is no need for reconciliation because both chambers of Congress would have passed the same bill. This means that it can then go to the President to be signed into law. Obama wants us to look at his right hand with reconciliation when the knock-out punch will come from the left when he skips reconciliation all together and signs the bill without discussion!!! We can not stand by while Obama knocks America out with lawyer tricks and deceit.

Last night, I participated in a conference call with a variety of folks involved who oppose the government takeover of healthcare. Together, we laid out a plan to target “Blue-Dog Democrats” in the House. The plan calls for 500 volunteers (per day) from across the country to follow 66 different Blue Dogs, including Jim Cooper, Tennessee’s fifth district representative.

We will have a war room setup at TV Worldwide Studios in Chantilly, VA to broadcast these “traveling protests,” live and unfiltered. Volunteers will follow the targets with video cameras, ask them pointed questions regarding the healthcare bill, then broadcast their answers on the internet and throughout the mainstream media.

The operation is set to start with a webcast March 9, and will last for 2 1/2 weeks (M-F).

“Bring the Townhalls to Washington” Kickoff

Time: March 9, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm

Location: TV Worldwide Studios

Street: 4206 F Technology Ct

City/Town: Chantilly, Va 20151

Event Type: kickoff event

Organized By: Nationwide Tea Party Coalition

Visit Washington DC Tea Party at:

If you are interested in traveling to Washington and helping me stop the government takeover of healthcare, please e-mail me at Together, we can stop Obamacare and win this battle of the revolution.

Lonnie Spivak is a candidate in the Republican primary seeking to win the nomination to challenge Tennessee's 5th District Democratic Representative Jim Cooper.

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