Saturday, October 23, 2010

Great Video! Call me Senator; don't call me Ma'am.

This is the best political video of the year!
There is nothing that beats heaping ridicule on a pompous liberal ass.

I remember when this incident occurred. My thoughts were, "What an arrogant bitch."
Her pompous sense of self importance, her inflated ego and her contempt for the military disgust me. This incident was reason enough for me to hope she is defeated. If you missed the original incident, here it is:

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Update on Belle Meade ‘signgate’

It is confirmed that indeed, Krissa Barclay was caught by Belle Meade police attempting to remove from someone’s yard a large David Hall yard sign in the early morning hours of Thursday October 21.

Krissa Barclay is not Jim Cooper’s campaign manager as previously reported but a campaign “field rep.” When captured by police attempting to remove the sign, she reportedly told police she was Cooper’s campaign manager.

Krissa Barclay is a well known person active in Democratic Party politics in Davidson County. She has been involved in numerous political campaigns. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Women’s Political Caucus, serving as the current Membership Chair of the organization. She is an employee of Ferrell McDaniel company, an association management and political action committee development firm.

Below is Krissa Barclay’s bio as published on the Nashville Women’s Political Caucus website:

Krissa is an independent campaign consultant and is also affiliated with The Ferrell McDaniel Company. Since January, 2003 she has managed political campaigns for Metro Council, Davidson County Judicial and Tennessee State Representatives candidates. Previously she worked as an aide to Congressman Jim Cooper during his 1994 U. S. Senate bid. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Nashville School of Law. Currently she is an executive member of the Davidson County Democrat Party and the Immediate Past President. She is also a member of the Davidson County Democratic Women and the Delta Zeta Heart of Tennessee Alumnae Chapter. She is on the board for the non-profit Enplay and the Woodmont Christian Preschool Auxiliary Board. She volunteers with Mending Hearts.

David Hall’s campaign has been having a problem with large signs in Belle Meade be taken out of people yard during the night. Hall had contacted the Belle Meade police and asked them to be aware of this and keep an eye out. When caught in the act by the Belle Meade police, Krissa reportedly told police that she had permission from the property owner to remove the sign. The property owner denied giving her permission.

According to my sources, Krissa claimed to have an email from the property owner giving her permission to remove the Hall sign. Police have asked her to produce the email and if she cannot, she has been told she will be charged with a crime.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

You won't believe who has been defacing David Hall yard signs.

High level informed sources tell me that last night, Belle Meade police stopped a person on the corner of Harding Place and Lynwood Blvd defacing a David Hall for Congress campaign sign on private property. That person was none other that Rep. Jim Cooper's Campaign mgr, Krissa Barclay. She is also a former Chairman of the Davidson County Democrat Party and VP of Membership of the Women's Political Caucus. This report needs confirmation, but I am accepting it as true.

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Governor Bredesen Agrees with David Hall on Obamacare

NASHVILLE: David Hall, the Republican nominee for Congress in Tennessee's 5th District, commented on an op/ed published by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen in the 10/21/10 edition of the Wall Street Journal. The entire article, criticizing the Democrats' version of health care legislation, may be accessed here.

Said Hall, "I appreciate Governor Bredesen's candor in going public with his concerns about what is commonly known as Obamacare. I agree with Governor Bredesen that our federal deficit is at unsustainable levels, and that America can ill afford to add to the deficit with another entitlement program. Governor Bredesen and I also agree that the unintended consequences of this gargantuan bill are worthy of a WSJ op/ed."

Hall continued, "At a joint appearance several weeks ago, career Congressman Cooper had the gall to say that he thinks the only reason we voters don't like Obamacare is because its too complicated for us to understand. I have more respect for voters in the 5th District than that, and I have a hard time believing that Governor Bredesen isn't sharp enough to see the beauty in the legislation either."

Audio and video of Congressman Cooper's remarks at the First Baptist Church of Capitol Hill Candidate forum on Oct. 10, 2010 may be viewed online here.

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Phil Bredesen: Obamacare's incentive to drop insurance

Tennessee's Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen, a man who knows a thing or two about health care issue, today had an article published in the Wall Street Journal in which he explains why and how Obamacare provides incentives that will cause employers and local governments to stop providing health insurance coverage for their employees. This is an excellent article that explain what is wrong with Obamacare and the consequences of this legislation. Please follow this link to read the full article: ObamaCare's Incentive to Drop Insurance.

Below are excerpts from the article.

Our federal deficit is already at unsustainable levels, and most Americans understand that we can ill afford another entitlement program that adds substantially to it. But our recent health reform has created a situation where there are strong economic incentives for employers to drop health coverage altogether. The consequence will be to drive many more people than projected—and with them, much greater cost—into the reform's federally subsidized system. This will happen because the subsidies that become available to people purchasing insurance through exchanges are extraordinarily attractive.
The authors of health reform primarily targeted the uninsured and those now buying expensive individual policies. But there's a very large third group that can also enter and that may have been grossly underestimated: the 170 million Americans who currently have employer-sponsored group insurance. Because of the magnitude of the new subsidies created by Congress, the economics become compelling for many employers to simply drop coverage and help their employees obtain replacement coverage through an exchange.
The disaster that is Obamacare is a train wreck that is about to happen. It will bankrupt this nation and it must be repealed and Congress should pursue market-oriented and patient-centered reforms.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Winfield Dunn Campaigns for David Hall

NASHVILLE: David Hall, the Republican nominee for Congress in Tennessee's 5th District, welcomed the endorsement of former Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn during a day of campaigning at early voting sites in Davidson County on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010.

In his remarks to volunteers preparing for a day of neighborhood canvassing, phone banking and working the polls, Governor Dunn stated, "This campaign reminds me of my first run for office, when so many people had written off the idea of a Republican being elected Governor of Tennessee. I admire David and his family and this remarkable grass roots campaign. David has earned my vote by virtue of his courage, humility and hard work." Dunn continued, "It is time to replace Jim Cooper with someone who will bring Federal spending under control and who will stand up to Nancy Pelosi and Washington special interests. I believe David Hall is that man, and I am looking forward to casting my vote for David Hall."

In 1970, Winfield Dunn decided to run for the Republican nomination for governor of Tennessee. Republicans had not even fielded a nominee in the 1966 election. Dunn defeated four primary opponents then defeated his Democratic opponent to become the first Republican elected governor of Tennessee in half a century.

Said Hall, "Governor Dunn's excitement about our campaign's momentum and the potential of replacing career Congressman Jim Cooper is inspiring. He has long fought for conservative ideals in Tennessee, and he--like a majority of his fellow residents in the 5th District, is eager to have conservative representation in Congress. I am thankful for his support."

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tennessee Conservatives Fund makes liberals go nuts!

Join The Cause

Dear Friend,
Today the Tennessee Conservatives Fund was featured on the front page of The Tennessean and the liberals who read the article online went nuts. I encourage you to read the article and, if you have the stomach for it, the responses. Below is an excerpt.
Tea Party In Tennessee Gives Late Boost To Candidates
A group of tea party activists from around the state is banding together to try to extend their influence as candidates approach the finish line in next month's elections.
line-up of leaders from several tea party groups, including organizations based in the Nashville, Memphis and Chattanooga areas, has endorsed a slate of challengers for state and federal offices. The group also has formed a political action committee, Tennessee Conservatives Fund, and named an outgoing state lawmaker to raise funds for tea party candidates.
The activities are meant to give tea party candidates a boost in the waning days of the campaign and lay the foundation for a more active Tennessee tea party movement in future elections.
-- more --
Our activities are clearly making a bunch of anti-liberty, big government activists very agitated, and that's exactly as we like it. We are fighting to restore our Constitutional form of government and the eternal principles of liberty.
Rep. Susan Lynn
Rep. Susan Lynn, Chairman

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Charles Williamson gets Tennessee Police Benevolent Association Endorsement

Williamson Identified as Pro-Law Enforcement
Nashville, TN - Conservative candidate for State Representative, Charles Williamson, has received an endorsement of his candidacy from the Tennessee Police Benevolent Association, a division of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

"I am honored to receive this endorsement," Williamson, a businessman and rancher says. "I believe in the laws of our state and want to see those laws enforced. I support and respect the men and women who put themselves on the line every day to protect the citizens of Tennessee."

Williamson learned of the endosrsement in a letter from L. Beth Dyke, president of the Tennessee Benevolent Association.

"We will ask our members, their friends and families, and all citizens who respect the strong and efficient enforcement of our laws to cast their ballots in the upcoming election in your favor," Dyke wrote.

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc. is a professional association comprised of more than 20,000 law enforcement officers employed by federal, state, county and municipal governments.

Charles Williamson is the Republican candidate for State Representative in District 51 which includes parts of Madison, East Nashville, Inglewood, Old Hickory, Lakewood, Pennington Bend, Neely's Bend, Hadley's Bend and Hermitage.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Join me in making calls for our candidates


Phones for our Candidates
and Phood
for You!

We invite you to join us at the
Davidson County Republican Party Headquarters
to make phone calls from our
Voice-Over IP Phone System.

Delicious hot 'phood' will
be served!

Early voting has begun...your calls will make a difference for
our candidates!

Tuesday - October 19th

Thursday - October 21st
6 - 8 pm

DCRP Headquarters

2416 21st Ave. So.
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If you plan on coming please contact Diane di Stasio
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Islam is a religion

What! What? You mean it is not a cult or an ideology or a way of life? That is what Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey wondered aloud at a campaign stop a few months ago when asked if Muslim should have the right to build a house of worship in Murfreesboro. He said he supports the first amendment but wondered if if applied to Muslims because, you see, Islam might not really be a religion.

Hundreds of bloggers and chatters, more adamantly than Ramsey, have been saying the same thing, declaring that Muslim Americans are not eligible for the same First Amendment Freedom of Religion as other Americans. All we have to do to deny them their First Amendment rights is to decide that the Muslim faith is not a religion.

As nutty as that sounds, it has been gaining ground. I have heard otherwise perfectly sane people make that argument to me. In Rutherford county, opponents of the planned mosque filed suit against Rutherford County officials, accusing the county of improperly giving notice of the meeting at which the construction of the Mosque was approved, claiming the Planning Commission violated the sunshine law. The lawsuit also argues that Islam is not a real religion, but instead a political movement.

Today, the U. S. Justice Department has joined the debate and said that Islam is a valid religion. I welcome the U. S. Justice Department filing a brief in this case. If every local government gets to decide which religion is a real religion, there are parts of Baptist East Tennessee where, I suspect, Roman Catholicism would be declared not to be a real religion. I suspect that the Church of Scientology, Jehovah’s Witness, and Mormon’s would also not make the grade of “real” religions.

In their brief filed in the case, the Department of Justice said, “Every court addressing the question has treated Islam as a religion for purposes of the First Amendment and other federal laws. No court has held otherwise. Islam falls plainly within the understanding of a religion for constitutional and other federal legal purposes…”

OK, so this faith, which is one of the big three monotheistic religions, practices by 23% of the world’s population or about 1.57 billion people may really be a religion after all? It is if you believe the U. S. Justice Department.

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Hall and Cooper to meet again

Jim Cooper and David Hall

Friday, October 29

7 am Registration

7:30 Breakfast and Panel Discussions

Breakfast Forum featuring the 5th Congressional District candidates

at The Mad Platter Restaurant
1239 6th Avenue North. Nashville, Tennessee

$15 members $20 non-members

The Nashville Women's Political Caucus is an organization with a membership that is mostly Cooper-fiendly. Friends of David Hall need to buy the non-member tickets while supplies last.

Cooper is working to fill the room...let's do the same! Limited Seating!

Register on line:

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Charles Williamson gets Tennessee Conservatives Fund Endorsement

Charles Williamson

Charles Williamson for State Rep, District 51

vs. Mike Turner

Old Hickory, TN
Charles Williamson couldn't allow one of Tennessee's most liberal legislators and active Democrat fundraisers another term in office without a fight. Charles is a successful businessman with experience as a geologist and a bison farmer in Goodlettsville. He hopes to lead the effort to stop illegal immigration into Tennessee, supports free market solutions, and the Healthcare Freedom Act. He opposes an income tax and wants more restrictions on property-snatching eminent domain. Support for Charles Williamson is imperative to the defeat of 10-year liberal incumbent Mike Turner who has the same amnesty, healthcare, and big government agenda as Barack Obama and is ready to give away our state's sovereignty. Turner has voted to provide drivers licenses for illegal immigrants and against procedures to verify citizenship status of detainees at correctional facilities. During debate on the Healthcare Freedom Act, Turner called us racists for opposing the Obama agenda. Listen here. Mike Turner would prefer we all lay down and accept whatever the federal government gives us, but Charles Williamson is standing up and fighting for Tennessee.

These great candidates need your help! Please join their campaigns, call from home, or send them money. We will all reap the rewards in November!

Rep. Susan Lynn, Chairman

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Got a phone? Have some fun. Sabotage their effort!

I belong to Organizing for America so you don't have to.

Read the following OfA letter. Click on the link at the start of the letter.

I must say, it appears the Democrats are far more organized and making better use of new technology than the Republicans. From your home computer you can have a call list with no effort. Of course the program could have some glitches or drawbacks but I am impressed.

I wonder if Mary P Cantrell is going to get numerous calls? The link in my letter had her as the first contact and a letter sent to someone else also had her as the first contact, so the link must have the same list sent to everyone. I am not sure how this works.

A member of the nine 12 Project Nashville list serve posted this message which I endorse:

Okay, want to have some fun?

Obama's organization which, by the way campaigns 24/7/365 not just near elections, has sent out to his people (that's us, right---aren't we his people? Doesn't he represent us?) a way of having phone numbers and matching names of potential voters.

Both President Obama and I are asking you to man the phones and call voters.

Follow their instructions but of course be sure to suggest that you ask the person you've called to vote for our people.

You might point out to them that the democrats complained about George W. Bush's creation of a huge deficit but that the democrats, who have been in control of Congress for six years are the body who determines what, where, and how much money our federal government will spend. Under the dems, the deficit has risen to a number 3 times greater than when GWB was president.
Inflation is at 10% or greater in most areas of the country and if the person you're calling wants to perpetuate this destruction of America they'd best vote democrat...but you could mention that there are other choices toward responsible government.

You can do it.

Shall you make ten calls? Why not? Have a little fun.
I did not do what the writer at 9-12 project suggested. This is what I did. I did not actually call the people. I filled out the form and alternated between listing the phone as "wrong number" or "GOP supporter." I also occasionally put in a "does not speak English" and "deceased." Maybe that screws up their database. If you don't actually make the calls this is quick. You can zip through about 30 names a minute.

Go ahead. Have some fun. Sabotage their effort!

Organizing for America
Friend --

There's something we all need to do. Please click this link -- right now.

A person's name and phone number are going to come up on the screen. You'll see where this person's from -- it'll likely be a town somewhere in your state -- and how old they are.

Right now, all across the country, thousands of us are doing what you just did. Then, we're picking up our phones, and we're dialing the number beneath the name. And then -- along with those reaching out to folks from the doorsteps and the sidewalks -- we're starting a conversation. It's incredibly powerful.

We're calling today "Change by the Million" -- because we know this is absolutely the most effective way we can reach people. And together, we'll reach out to folks 1 million times before the day ends. But to do that, we all have to pitch in.

Click here now to get started.

At first, the name that appears is just that -- letters on a screen. Look harder.

This person could be a college student who voted for the first time in 2008 -- and has lost interest since then. Not currently planning on making it to the polls in 17 days.

It might be a single mom who isn't sure if she'll have time to get out of work, pick up her kids from school, and still make it to her polling location on Election Day. No one's really talked to her about why it's worth it.

Maybe it's an electrical worker who recently lost his job. He voted for President Obama -- but hasn't been feeling engaged the past year. He's frustrated -- and no one's talked to him about why his vote matters.

Right now, you can be the person who makes sure each of them is committed to vote. You can be the person who reminds them why their vote matters. And you can be the person who ensures that they're standing in line at the polls on November 2nd.

The votes may be counted on Election Day -- but that's not when elections are won. They're won right here, on days like today -- with conversations on doorsteps and on the phones. Conversations like the one you're about to have. Conversations that determine who shows up at the polls -- and who stays at home.

So, please -- don't linger on the sidelines. Don't take a pass and assume there might be a better time you can pitch in, or another way you can be effective.

This is the best time -- and this is the best way.

So jump on the phone -- there's someone who needs to hear from you.

Click here to meet them:

See you out there,


Natalie Foster
New Media Director

P.S. -- Tomorrow, the First Lady and the President will be leading a rally together in Columbus, Ohio. You can watch live here. The rally begins at 6 p.m., and the President and First Lady are speaking at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Ben Cunningham speaks at West Nashville Eggs and Bacon Summit

Ben Cunningham, Tennessee Taxpayer Revolt, with Matt Nemeth, West Nashville Republicans, at Saturday's summit.

Before there was a Tea Party, there was Ben Cunningham's Tennessee Tax Revolt, Inc.

"In 1999, we came within five votes in a 99 seat House of passing a state income tax," Cunningham warned West Nashville Republicans over coffee Saturday morning. The 2002 Income Tax Protest at the Capitol was what he called "an epiphany" because people had grasped the reality that they had get involved.(Photo and story from Dru's Vues, too. Read more.)

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