Rep. Mike McDonald’s amendment to ban mountain top removal mining was approved unanimously (10-0) in the House environmental subcommittee today. So why is Mike so upset? “This is a tactic to kill the bill,” fumed the sponsor, Rep. Mike McDonald, D-Portland, in a statement of the obvious. “Tennesseans should be outraged.” Here’s why: Right after they voted […]
Marine Seeks Congressional Seat Murfreesboro Veteran Files As Democrat http://www.wsmv.com/news/22997222/detail.html NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marine Capt. Ben Leming of Murfreesboro has filed a petition to run as a Democrat for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bart Gordon.Adviser Jeff Clark told The Associated Press on Monday that Leming, 34, got permission from the secretary of […]
I hear that everyone is tired of politics these days. So, let’s us take a break here too. Why not? Spring feels like it’s on the move and now that we’ve all gotten used to the time change, well, there’s a lot of flower beds and bar-b-que grills that need some refreshing. So let me […]
Join the SCDP for a visit and a “thank you” with Caroline at Bart Gordon’s office on the Square in Gallatin. We will meet for lunch or coffee at Greenberry’s Deli Monday, March 29, at 12:30pm, then go to Congressman Gordon’s office in the courthouse at 1pm to express our thanks for taking the side […]
In his latest screed, Mr. Moynihan, says: “Members of Congress will pay for their actions” and “Two hundred and nineteen members of Congress now have targets on their backs.” One can only hope he is speaking figuratively, but it is hard to tell with his crowd. Regardless, this is quite an irresponsible thing to say […]
David Frum, the guy who wrote “the axis of evil” speech, says: At the beginning of this process we made a strategic decision: unlike, say, Democrats in 2001 when President Bush proposed his first tax cut, we would make no deal with the administration. No negotiations, no compromise, nothing. We were going for all the […]
All you hear from the GOP these days is “Military Commissions GOOD, Civil Trials BAD!”, but what you rarely hear is why this is a unwise prosecutorial path. Do we really want the conviction of a terrorist to go to the Supreme Court for an appeal? The Military Commissions Act permits hearsay evidence. But a […]
Frank Luntz, the GOP’s favorite word doctor (remember “The Clear Skies Initiative” and “The Death Tax”?) has provided his guide to defeating meaningful financial reform. When you hear these words on the lips of every nearby GOP loud mouth over the next few months, remember where they got them.