Bring the Noise
HitMan here. I'm starting this blog because it's time to take on the extemists. Whether it's the limousine liberals, the right-wing pharisees, the wailing socialists, or the hardcore hawks, these people are out of touch with reality. I'm here to bring you the truth that the far left and the far right won't give you. Those folks on the fringes have lost their everloving minds. I'm here with you, right in the middle, just getting along.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Mister State Trooper
February 4, 1995
NASHVILLE – While the Sundquist administration contends it’s taking politics out of the state Safety Department, Democrats suspect recent personnel moves point to politics as usual.
“I don’t think we have a clear picture yet, but every indication is that politics is very much alive in these initial decisions,” said House Majority Leader Bill Purcell, a Nashville Democrat, in an interview this week.
Gov. Don Sundquist’s campaign records show several Safety Department appointees contributed to his campaign. For example, newly appointed Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Jerry W. Scott, who was promoted from captain, gave $9,850 to Sundquist’s election efforts. Mickey Fletcher, a lieutenant from Memphis who gave $700, was elevated to captain.
Kent Eldridge, who gave $1,000, was promoted to head Safety’s support services division. Safety Commissioner Mike Greene contributed $620.
Eight high-ranking Safety Department officials who rose to their positions under the previous McWherter administration were faced with accepting demotions or retiring since Sundquist, a Republican, took office Jan. 21. Six of the eight were district captains.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Rocking in the Free World
In other words, I am not a spinmeister for anyone. I am not part of any plot to "get" anyone. I'm just a guy with a blog.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Miller Comes to Town with Girlfriend, Doesn't Get Divorced
Romance is Still Alive and Well in Cleveland
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Reports of My Death . . .
I'll leave you with a couple of thoughts:
1. I ain't skeered of no open records request.
2. The rigmarole last week has not threatened my job in any way.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Until Next Week . . .
I feel fairly certain that the blogosphere will survive the distruption.
"John Ford's Collierville Home to Be Auctioned
The Race is On
From the Chattanooga Times Free Press
"Watson wins District 22 Republican primary
"Bradley County Deputy Sheriff Eric Watson on Tuesday won the Republican primary in a special election to fill the state House District 22 seat.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
The Song Remains the Same
State agencies in peril over scheduling problems
"A scheduling conflict between House and Senate members has left 45 state agencies up for renewal in peril, including large entities such as the Department of Transportation."
People in the know say that the Government Operations Committees are utter nightmares, completely lacking direction and focus. Also, members supposedly beg leadership to get off of these committees.
The Wild, Wild West
Lawmakers to shift focus from ethics
Perhaps the most brilliant aspect of the American system of government is that it's awfully hard to pass any law in our sausage-maker legislative system. When you read about the crap that gets thrown around in the General Assembly, you become REALLY thankful for that.
By the way, TABOR is a horrible idea. Take a look at Colorado.