Round-Up

18 08 2008

As usual, this week’s roundup of Tennessee liberal bloggers covers a wide range of topics, so grab a cup of coffee and set aside some time to read the finest blogs in the state.

• 10,000 Monkeys and a Camera: An International, First-Hand Perspective (“Want to find out what bloggers who write in a language you can’t read are saying? This is a great place to start.“) and Running on Stolen Property

• BlountViews: Tennessee Division of Elections: No election (“But we assume nobody will press the issue with Blount County to seek further clarification, and they will do whatever they want to do as usual.“) and MDT: You get what you deserve (“Do we get what we deserve, or do we get what the backroom mechanics of the local political establishment and the MDT decide we need?“)

• Carole Borges: John Edwards and what seperates a man from a boy (“I’m so mad at John Edwards I could spit.“) and Bush’s pastor rebukes the Republican favorite son (“The Republican Right should be appalled at McCain’s record when it comes to having decent morals and values.“)

• The Crone Speaks: Rapists Get a Pass in Knoxville: It’s Her Fault (“This isn’t logical reasoning, it’s simple brutality that is not being acknowledged by juries.“) and Bush-dog Schuler Profiting From TVA Oversight Position (“This is a pretty substantial investment, and the approval by the TVA for the land swap will greatly increase the lining of Bush-dog Schuler’s pockets.“)

• Cup Of Joe Powell: Debating Student Rights and Southern History (“Can a school system’s dress code policy curb your free speech?“) and Kitchen Sink Bath At Burger King (“Thank God the internet allows stupid to be shared on a global scale.“) BONUS: Rep. David Davis can’t believe he lost here, here, and here.

• Don Williams: Putin and Bush doomed to waltz thru history in each other’s eyes (“No doubt, Putin saw his reflection in Bush’s vacuous eyes, for this is a man who, like Bush, views war as the natural state of humankind.“)

• Donkey’s Mouth: Chairman Dean Responds to Arkansas Democratic Party Shooting

• Enclave: 13,000 Children Abandoned by the United States Government (“Uncle Sam is one cruel bastard to el niños.“) and English Only is Astroturf, Not Grassroots

• Fletch: Hanging Around and Bigger is Better [Ed. note: Holy crap!]

• KnoxViews: Jesse Helms a great American? (“What editorial devil possessed the KNS to publish the “Citizen’s Voice” tripe by June B. Griffin in today’s (Aug. 16) edition?“) and Doughy yet suave man about town seeks sociopathic presidential aspirant and Online convention coverage and McCain embraces Bush, supporters defect (“Saying “nobody likes a funeral,” prominent Republicans are staying away from their convention.“)

• Lean Left: Is It Just Me? and Testing the Limits

• Left Of The Dial: Hyper Local and Summer Blog Blues

• Left Wing Cracker: OK, how about NOW? Here’s the MMHF 2008 SCHEDULE!! and Who owns McCain? Hint: it’s not you.

• Liberadio(!): An Open Letter to Rep. David Davis, Candidate Tim Barnes, Nashville Public Radio, and the National Media (“Since the story broke of potential recount challenges by both candidate Barnes and Rep. Davis, a couple of things have happened.“)

• Loose TN Canon: Top CIA official confesses order to forge Iraq-9/11 letter came on White House stationery

• Nashville for the 21st Century: 80’s Night at the TNGOP (“What is funny is that in 1984 the Soviet Union was on the brink of collapse. They were a paper tiger, not a bear in the woods. So, in that regard, Hobbs’ comparison is fairly accurate.“) and No Speaky Spanish (“Oh, and just to pour salt in the wounds of TIRRC, Crafton is proposing an interpreter fee for those who need language services. But remember, his wife is Japanese and his Brother-in-law is Hispanic, so its OK.“) and Republicans Attempt Voter Suppression in Ohio (“[T]he prospect of shorter lines in minority areas and easier access to vote is keeping some GOP officials up late at night.“)

• Newscoma: AT&T = Epic Fail and Random Thoughts and Martin Plant To Close (“A plant that has been around for most of my life is closing. … This is just another huge loss for this community.“)

• The Pesky Fly: Things I’m not buying for $1000, Alex and Presumptuous? Maybe. Dangerous and Wrong? Oh Yeah!

• Progressive Nashville: It’s just plain mean (“These knuckle-draggers who claim they are defenders of Judeo-Christian values clearly don’t understand the concept.“) and Spin control (“The Tennessean wants the story to be about numbers, but rezoning is a story about people.“)

• Resonance: NeoCon Dreams (“Yesterday Senator McCain said: “In the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.” Today comedian Limbaugh, et al., are framing (and condeming) the conflict as Russia’s quest to control oil flows. The irony is overwhelming.“)

• RoaneViews: Roane County Industrial Park causing Water Problems and Dear Tina E*****s

• Russ McBee: Pelosi caves yet again (“Pelosi is more than willing to substitute meaningless gimmicks for substantive policy, all based on her phobia of being called names by Republicans.“)

• Sharon Cobb: To Be President In America–Must Be Born In America, 35 Years Of Age,….AND CHRISTIAN! Rick Warren With Obama And McCain (“In a 2008 America, one clearly has to be a Christian to be elected. And that’s wrong.“) and Where Does The TnGOP Stand On Us Heartless Jews? and Day 3:The Tennessee GOP Still Won’t Reply To The Jewish Community Regarding It Being A Christian Organization

• Silence Isn’t Golden: How Many Times Can The Straight Talk Express Derail? and I Think I’d Rather Be A Turtle (“I did my first ever scuba dive in Bora Bora.“)

• Southern Beale: Saying No To Sean Hannity and Still Dropping (“This reminds me that back in April when gas prices started climbing into the stratosphere, local conservative yakker Steve Gill said it was the Democrats’ fault. Well, bless his heart. So, now that gas prices are falling, do Democrats get the credit?“)

• Tennessee Guerilla Women: CNN: Is Obama the AntiChrist? (“Oh, my aching head. If we weren’t stuck inside the borders of a giant insane asylum, CNN would be laughed off the air.“) and Hillary’s Name to Be Placed in Nomination and Sexist Olympic Photos of the Day

• TennViews: Unemployment continues up: shockingly so in some Southern States (“We have less than six months until someone new is in the President’s seat. How bad can it get in six months?“) and National English-only group congratulates Nashville on ballot initiative, takes credit for helping (“When even the local Chamber of Commerce doesn’t agree and instead takes the “progressive” point of view, it’s a pretty good signal that you’re on the wrong side of the issue.“) and A call for party unity (“For the sake of party unity, Rob Huddleston calls for 1st District Republicans to unite and tell David Davis to shut up and go away.“)

• Tiny Cat Pants: Some Child Left Behind (“I keep thinking how history will judge us, what the folks will make of the ways in which we lied to ourselves about what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.“) and Stupidity and Women’s Health

• Vibinc: Getting in a Wreck Teh Suk and Take Ice Cream off the Menu

• West Tennessee Liberal: Disrespect

• WhitesCreek Journal: Search Me and T. Boone’s Boy: “Will Lie For Money” and Running From Red (“John McCain is a half assed Conservative, even if he does lie like one.“)

• Women’s Health News: Tennessee Women to Have Fewer Options for Reproductive Health and HHS Sec. Leavitt Responds Further to Objections, Ignores Substance (“Clearly, Leavitt values a “social statement” just as much as women’s access to care, while completely ignoring objections that the proposed regulation may extend that refusal of care to very basic needs such as contraception. If that doesn’t send a chill up the spine of America’s women and families, I don’t know what will.“)

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Progressive News, Tennessee Style

10 08 2008

Russ is doing the heavy lifting this week for all of us libs out there.

Let’s rock:

Courtesy of TennViews

The proprietor of this site has a lot of other stuff on his plate right now, so I’ll be doing the TennViews progressive blog roundup for the remainder of August. If I’ve left anyone off the list, please let me know in the comments.

• 10,000 Monkeys and a Camera: Regarding Edwards (“Perhaps if he had taken a look around once in a while, at all the good people who were helping him up, he might have realized that he didn’t get where he was all alone. Then perhaps he wouldn’t have felt so much like superman.“) and Wordless Wednesday

• Andy Axel: Wires and Wood

• BlountViews: South Blount Utility: Consider bottled drinking water (“A resident in the South Blount Utility District said they got a notice of violation of safe drinking water standards indicating their drinking water was contaminated with high levels of lead.“)

• Carole Borges: First Lady aka Miss Buffalo Chip (“It was a touching moment and a lovely display of Republican family values. Cindy blushed of course and looked flattered. You could almost see her already measuring the thongs she will wear in the White House.“)

• The Crone Speaks: Racism Thriving?!? (“The very sad thing is, there are people that one wouldn’t readily categorize as being racist in any other situation, that do feel that Obama being president would “end” this country.“)

• Cup Of Joe Powell: Davis Not Conceding To Roe (“One thing about Davis – he has consistently blamed Democrats for all the national and regional ills, and now he blames them for not being re-elected. Perhaps there were some cross-over votes, but he simply need look in the mirror to discover the reason for his loss. His inability to accept the outcome of the vote, to accept responsibility for himself, says volumes about his failings.“) and Thoughts on Alexander Solzhenitsyn

• Don Williams: Bush puts Double-I brand on the Olympics–Insulting Incoherence (“Taking a stand against China’s big redemptive PR show by declining to attend would’ve been consistent and coherent. But complaining all the way to the show, and even at his reception in China this morning, smacks of incoherency, bad manners and outright hypocrisy.“)

• Donkey’s Mouth: The Dems Respond

• Enclave: But the tallest candle stick ain’t much good without a wick (“Let’s set aside the question of whether our expectations have sunk so low that we actually give kudos to politicians for just doing the right thing.“)

• Fletch: Elkmont In August and Cool

• KnoxViews: KAG, signing off (“Katie Allison Granju signed off for the last time at Knoxville Talks yesterday. She did a fantastic job creating a great new local media sponsored blog and set the bar high for her successor.“) and WBIR declares Bryant winner in Commission 6-A? (“Katie’s only been gone one day and look what happens!“) and Green Route Alert, Again! (“There is too much money to be made “developing” and paving the state for people who care about sprawl and the ruination of east TN to stay indifferent.“) and Technology corridor not working out (“High tech companies aren’t going to move to an area that doesn’t support education and only graduates people qualified to work in call centers.“)

• Lean Left: Send a Message in a Language They Understand (“Glenn Greenwald, along with Jane Hamsher of firedoglake and a variety of other pro-democracy bloggers and activists, is helping establish a new organization dedicated to targeting vulnerable Democratic candidates who work against progressive interests and civil liberties.“)

• Left Of The Dial: Olympics Freak (“Only I would be watching judo, badminton, Chinese women lifting weights and some dude trotting around on a horse doing half-circles simultaneously, live from Beijing on a Saturday morning.“)

• Left Wing Cracker: An open letter to Nikki Tinker (“How amazing it was to watch as you turned within 48 hours from an attacking Congressional candidate to a national pariah; “Worst Person in the World”, indeed. As Vito Corleone once said, how did things ever get so far?“)

• Liberadio(!): The Not-So-Veiled Partisanship of Congresswoman Blackburn (“And speaking of honesty, she and her friends standing in the dark in the House chamber might want to stop claiming that off-shore drilling will give us immediate relief from high gas prices. ‘Cause it won’t.“)

• Loose TN Canon: Republicans obstruct vote to lower gas prices (“Once again, the GOP leadership sided with oil profiteers and used their power to help keep oil prices and profits high, while hurting the average American.“)

• Nashville for the 21st Century: Election Day Is Here (“If passion alone won elections, it would be a landslide for Tuke this fall should he get the nomination.“)

• Newscoma: Grief Brings Out The Best In People (“This is my second funeral in three weeks of people I grew up with. We drove our cars fast, hid out on back roads talking about our future and drank beer bought by those a couple of years older than us in corn fields still smelling of a fresh harvest. We were going to take on the world. We wanted to own it.“) and Personal Reflections On Edwards Scandal (“Baby Boomers in politics amaze me. I’m not one of them, but I have to say, they have changed the world. I don’t necessarily mean that as a compliment.“) and Advice To The Young ‘Uns (“Don’t sweat the small stuff. Treat other people the way you want to be treated. Do things you are afraid to do. Don’t listen to Bill Hobbs, and eat more fruit.“)

• The Pesky Fly: Delusions of Adequacy (“If this is the Chairman’s take on the craziest sh_t to come down the pipe since, oh, I don’t know, a member of the TNDP Executive Committee accused the Democratic presidential nominee of ties to terrorism, it will be very revealing indeed when Mr. Sasser finally does find something that puts a fire in his belly.“)

• Progressive Nashville: Thank heavens for the white kids (“Thank heavens the white kids in Nashville’s public schools are doing so well academically. If they weren’t, our schools would look much worse.“)

• Resonance: CBS News: “Bicycle Mania!” (“The piece discusses the increased interest in bicycling that has accompanied higher gasoline prices. I have noticed more people riding on the roads this summer; unfortunately, a few of them appear to have not yet mastered safety rules on riding with traffic.“)

• RoaneViews: My letter from the Roane Alliance (“I have trouble understanding the separation between the Roane Alliance, a County Government function supported by our tax dollars, and the Chamber of Commerce.“)

• Russ McBee: Knox County voters fall asleep (“Today’s message is simple: all the GOB’s have to do is wait long enough, and the voters of this county will forget whatever transgressions may have angered them in the past.“) and Justice denied (“To shield itself from public accountability, the White House crafted rules which ignored centuries of legal precedent and tossed aside even the barest semblance of justice in favor of a system automatically tilted toward the prosecution.“)

• Sharon Cobb: John Edwards: You’re A Piece Of Sh*t (“Politics aside, let me tell you about Elizabeth Edwards.“) and Let The Games Begin (“Also, please ask whomever is your choice for President why he bought 5-6 million dollars in advertising during the Olympics, knowing what China is doing in Darfur, Tibet, Berma, and other human and animal rights violations.“)

• Silence Isn’t Golden: Tyson Caves To…Someone (“Sorry wingnuts, you still lose.“)

• Southern Beale: Tyson Plant Revises Holiday Plan AGAIN (“Of course the Malkin-tents are going to claim another victory, but hey, look at it this way: we liberals can snicker at them for defending a holiday with communist/socialist origins founded by the evil labor unions.“) and 22 Days & Counting (“Here in Nashville I saw $3.69 at a Pilot station earlier this week. That’s a 40-cent drop from the high of $4.09/gallon back in July. Funny none of the stories about that Republican kabuki theater on offshore oil drilling bothers to mention that.“)

• Tennessee Guerilla Women: NBC Says Bill Clinton Will Speak at Convention in Order to Get Media to Shut Up (“Gawd. Can we please get term limits for the pundits?“) and Hillary: 18 Million Cracks in the Glass Ceiling (Video)

• TennViews: The ballots are set and we’re off to the races (“We’ve updated the TennViews 08 Candidate Central database to advance the primary winners and set the field for November.“) and Volunteer State 39th in Volunteering (“Forty-five percent of volunteering in Tennessean is performed in the religious sector, whereas that number is 63% in Utah. Are Tennesseans heathens or is that just a Mormon thing?“)

• Tiny Cat Pants: Like a Coat You Somehow Slip On Without Noticing (“This, this I believe explains the virulent anti-Mexican sentiment here in the South. Who doubts Faulkner, right? And when he says “The past is not dead. In fact, it’s not even past.” don’t we believe him?“)

• Vibinc: Cashing in at MCS (“In an editorial over a the CA newly installed Superintendent, Kriner Cash lays out his plan to help the districts most at risk students find success. The prescription, 2000 college aged tutors. I have to say, this is a brilliant idea.“)

• West Tennessee Liberal: I’m Proud of Memphis (“I’d hate to be an incumbent Republican in two years. It’s going to be a bloodbath.“)

• WhitesCreek Journal: Yeah! (“The whole world loves Barack Obama. He’s really popular. That’s why we shouldn’t vote for Obama.“)

• Women’s Health News: HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt Issues Blog Post on Proposed Regulation (“Regardless of intent, the regulation certainly could functionally allow the defining of contraceptives as abortion.“) and Lying Liars Who Lie (About Reproductive Health) (“I’ve come across several blog entries recently that recount stories of women being lied to by their healthcare providers and/or being lectured on the basis of their provider’s personal values.“)





Mo’ Better Bloggers

17 06 2008

Sean And Goldni are in the news.

Mainstream has been all about the bloggers this week.

Awesome.





Blog It Up …

27 04 2008

Just got home … Saw an accident with a truck carrying maxi-pads.

If this isn’t an eye-opener, I don’t know what is.

So, thanks to R. Neal you have some juicy goodness here:

The Sunday “why aren’t you wearing a flag pin?” edition of the TennViews intermittently weekly blog roundup showcasing the best bloggers in Tennessee and what they are talking about…

• 55-40 Memphis: I’m a Hillary-hater now

• BlountViews: Republican County Mayor charges Sunshine Law violation against commissioners helping citizen investigate county finances. Plus: Local paper discovers blogs, interviews yours truly.

• Carole Borges: Hillary please do go gently into that good night

• The Crone Speaks: Abstinence Only Doesn’t Work, and Barrack’s Senior Problem

• Cup of Joe Powell: Search For Terrorism in TN Nets Seatbelt Violations , plus: this is not a pipe.

• The Donkey’s Mouth: Tennessee’s Republican Congressional delegation votes against Medicaid Safety Net, TN GOP doesn’t get the memo and blames Bredesen.

• Enclave: Beth Harwell has no interest in protecting Tennessee kids from dangerous toys (wonder why?), and any effort to regulate dangerous toys at the state level usurps the federal government’s right to not regulate dangerous toys.

• Fletch: See Chattanooga on a Segway, plus Temple of the Gods: When the temple is occupied, the gods will command a magnificent air-conditioned vista of downtown, the Tennessee River, and Lookout Mountain, while processing the paperwork and making life and death financial and health decisions for the mere mortals down below who pay their tithes to the gods.

• KnoxViews: Straight talk about real life, plus McCain wins Pennsylvania primary. Bonus: KnoxViews voted best local blog by Metro Pulse alt-weekly readers. (Instapundit was a runner up.)

• Lean Left: McCain Opposed To New Benefits for Veterans, plus: Lean Left: You don’t stop doing business with Pizza Hut because you don’t like their corporate policies. You stop doing business with Pizza Hut because they have sh**ty pizza.

• Left of the Dial: No Deal

• Left Wing Cracker: It’s time for some MISSIONARY work, my Democratic brothers and sisters, plus: Democrats for LAMAR!

• Liberadio: Steve Gill’s Gas Problem, and Phil Valentine’s Lying Problem

• NewsComa: Now famous in Pakistan.

• Progressive Nashville: Lamar Alexander Votes To Deny Justice to Tennessee Workers: Alexander and Corker both feel safe in their seats, so they had the freedom to vote party line over common sense. They should both be ashamed. Plus: What do coral snake bites and German rooftops have in common? Hint: the so-called free market.

• Resonance: Is Conspicuous Consumption Out? Plus, People Get Outraged Over The Silliest Things: And somewhere near the bottom of the list would be the horror of having my precious snowflake exposed to a few seconds of Spanish over the school public address system one day a year.

• RoaneViews: Becky Ruppe Officially announced her campaign for State Senator

• Russ McBee: McCain’s Pander Bus stops in New Orleans, lies to the Lower 9th. Plus: happy blogiversary!

• Sean Braisted: Let the Caveats Begin: John McCain is backtracking on his tough talk over earmarks…Willie Horton Part Deux Plus:

• Sharon Cobb: Reverend Jeremiah Wright Gives First Interview: I bring all of this up to underscore how much your average white person does not know about the black churches, and how Rev. Wright is going to get his words twisted. Plus: Hillary Clinton Runs Her Campaign Like A Republican, And It Will Backfire

• Silence Isn’t Golden: Dear Senator Obama: Hi. I know you’re busy right now, and you’ve got a lot on your mind. But if you can spare a few minutes, then for God’s sake, call this woman! Bonus: Awesome spring break, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. (And the amazing thing is, she still found time to blog for Obama!)

• Southern Beale: Rep. Jim Cooper recounts an embarrassing trip aboard Air Force One (“These are astronaut mattresses!”) Plus: Back to the Kitchen!

• Tennessee Guerilla Women: Chelsea Clinton at Duke On Hillary’s Position On Feminist Issues: In the video clip below, Chelsea Clinton campaigns at North Carolina’s Duke University (on Equal Pay Day) and points out that numerous feminist, um, human rights bills fail to pass in even a Democratic Congress.NY Times Whines: Hillary Made Politics Mean! Plus:

• TennViews: Democratic Convention 101, Plus: Fight higher grocery prices: Buy local

• Vibinc: Harrowing Healthcare Hedge, And: Whiners and Hand Wringers

• Whites Creek Journal: No She Can’t: Ohmygod!!! Obama is Willard Scott! Plus: Pictures from the Morning Hike: My yard is a bit unusual, lying in three counties and two time zones, and having over 800 feet of elevation change from bottom to top.

• Women’s Health News: Drug-Addicted Women Need Medical Care, Not Jail Plus: Happy Earth Day – Alternative & Reusable Menstrual Products

UPDATE: Also, Don Williams.

Love it.





Spring Break For R. Neal Is Over

30 03 2008

And R. Neal is back with this week’s round-up at TennViews

The Sunday “spring break’s over, back to work” edition of the TennViews weekly blog roundup showcasing the best bloggers in Tennessee and what they are talking about…

• 10,000 Monkeys and a Camera: Five Years. 4000 Dead.

• 55-40 Memphis: So the Clintons want Obama to lose to McCain, so Bill is still in power and Hillary has a shot at the presidency in four years.

• Aunt B.: Why, you may ask, are toll roads in Tennessee a stupid idea?

• BlountViews: Our education system is preparing students for jobs that do not even exist.

• Carole Borges: At a time when our economy is grinding to a halt, why outsource this plum contract to a foreign firm?

• The Crone Speaks: Shorter version, protect the companies, screw the people, and let’s not deal with correcting the economic bubble.

• Cup of Joe Powell: My Congressman thinks I’m an idiot.

• Don Williams: How Arthur C. Clarke’s voice of cosmic wonder changed OUR lives.

• The Donkey’s Mouth: The scurrilous claims made by a fellow Republican about the inappropriate use of campaign funds could be a problem for Blackburn further on down the road.

• Enclave: The voters are leaving party leaders in the dust today, in the rodeo dust of a Ft. Worth Coliseum.

• Fletch: The Tao of Dinghy

• KnoxViews: Scenic Vista Act update (Bonus: Spirited Democratic primary strengthens candidates and the party)

• Lean Left: But, aside from setting the Republican double standard in concrete for all to see, Rice’s remarks are kind of amusingly pathetic.

• Left of the Dial: More lottery suspicions

• Left Wing Cracker: After this, it doesn’t matter. She can win in Pennsylvania but it doesn’t matter, her campaign will end unsuccessfully.

• Liberadio: Dana Perino is so uncomfortable answering for President Bush’s crimes against humanity that I almost feel sorry for her.

• Loose TN Canon: Hobbs deleted my comments!

• NewsComa: Newspapers, this is the new world of communication and how news is evolving.

• Pesky Fly: The only credible conclusion I can come to is that Mark Penn, whose lobbying firm is run by one of McCain’s top advisors, is simply teeing up Obama for a general election sweep.

• Progressive Nashville: Insurance companies don’t want you to use the insurance. They just want you to pay for it.

• Resonance: What’s the point in holding elections if the delegates need not honor the results?

• RoaneViews: Congressman Lincoln Davis… Relaxed

• Russ McBee: In Dick Cheney’s mind, the misguided and mendacious decisions made by his “boss” are somehow more of a burden than the loss felt by those 4,000 families.

• Sean Braisted: Now, in an effort to show that Hillary Clinton is the only person left running for President who can answer a phone past 2:30AM, she tries to tie the economy to late-night/early-morning phone calls:

• Sharon Cobb: Another day, another lie from Hillary

• Silence Isn’t Golden: (W)ine in the grocery store won’t drive the big-spending customers away from the retailers.

• Southern Beale: President Bush and his economic advisers assume that people will rush off to WalMart to load up on more cheap Chinese-made crap they don’t need as soon as the check arrives.

• Tennessee Guerilla Women: If the old guard Democrats were to succeed at pushing the woman off the Democratic ticket only to face a Black woman on the Republican ticket, that would mean there really is a goddess and she really is pissed.

• TennViews: New challenger in TN Senate 4th District

• Vibinc: No one is going to heal the divisions, fix the crime, educate our kids, stop the cycle of poverty, or lower teen pregnancy and infant mortality for us Memphis, we have to do it for ourselves.

• Whites Creek Journal: There is a serious problem for both Clinton and McCain in this election cycle… They are both up against an honest person.

Women’s Health News: Nipple Ring as National Security Threat

 Glad to have him back.





Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World

2 03 2008

Yup.

Now, on to Tennviews and R. Neal’s Sunday liberal extravaganza.

The Sunday “oh, no he didn’t? or, it’s been an extra long leap week for the TN GOP” edition of the TennViews weekly blog roundup showcasing the best and brightest bloggers in Tennessee and what they are talking about…• 55-40 Memphis: Second biggest fear, plus: Beale Street tribute hits a sour note.• Andy Axel (at KnoxViews): TNGOP playing politics with the State Constitution,• Aunt B.: On the TNGOP attempt to establish guilt by association, plus leave Bill Hobbs alone!

• BlountViews: How embarrassing would it be to be a member of the TNGOP right now?

• Carole Borges: Obama’s formula for success: radical centrism.

• The Crone Speaks: On the failure of the abortion amendment, plus the TNGOP apparently never got the Karl Rove memo, and, notes to Clinton and Obama from candidates who dropped out.

• Cup of Joe Powell: On the Bill Hobbs implosion, plus cheers for the TNGOP, bonus: Vampires!

• Don Williams: Help fight mountaintop removal.

• The Donkey’s Mouth: TNGOP: Gutter politics, McCain denounces, scolded by RNC.

• Enclave: Gathering the NAFTA pitchforks, plus TNGOP: Leave Obama’s momma out of it, part 1 and part 2.

• Fletch: Cute by any other name, what do you see, and barking at the moon is a full time job.

• KnoxViews: Where in the world is Smokey? Plus: respect for Hillary, and who will answer the call?

• Lean Left: KTK: Obama comes out for gay rights and a weight is lifted

• Left of the Dial: Money fuels the debate over XM/SIRIUS merger

• Left Wing Cracker: RIP Rep. Gary Rowe, plus Hobbs has outdone himself.

• Liberadio: 2008 election results leaked, plus a little desensitizing.

• Loose TN Canon: Hobbs deleted my comments!

• NewsComa: Hobbs wins the Tennessee Wanker award and it’s only February!

• Pesky Fly: Obama brings out the knives.

• Progressive Nashville: Something in the Arizona water? Plus: TNGOP thinks cheap stunts are acceptable behavior.

• Resonance: Superdelegates jumping between bandwagons, plus slacker Silent Clarence.

• RoaneViews: Chris Lugo: Nuclear free Tennessee, plus: When a potential business recruit comes to Roane County, does Leslie show them the new Jail?

• Russ McBee: Bernake predicts bank failures, plus a note to Bill Hobbs.

• Sean Braisted: Celebrity endorsements. Plus: Save Bill Hobbs!

• Sharon Cobb: Tennessee medical hero Stan Brock on 60 Minutes tonight, here’s a backgrounder. Plus: Elect Hussein Obama!

• Silence Isn’t Golden: Bigots for McCain, Republicans should show the same support for Tennessee that they do for Israel, natural allies in the fight against discrimination and justice. Bonus: Fulmer for Sheriff!

• Southern Beale: Prison Nation, fun with FISA.

• Tennessee Guerilla Women: Hillary tag teamed on SNL, plus some interesting quotes from Obama re. the Iraq war vote.

• TennViews: TNGOP playing politics with long-term care for seniors , plus TNGOP: There is such a thing as bad publicity, Gutterball, as it unfolded.

• Vibinc: Motivational waterboarding? Seriously, he’s not making this up!

• Whites Creek Journal: Surviving Leap Day, plus: Obama fathered TWO black babies!

• Women’s Health News: Workplace lactation, plus the Nipple Project.

‘Cause we are all in this together.





Progressive Tennessee Bloggers To Meet

6 11 2007

On Saturday some of us that lean to the left will be at the TN Democratic Party Headquarters for a progressive blogger’s meet-up. The address is : 223 Eight Avenue N. on the 2nd Floor in lovely and scenic Nashville.
Bring your hiney if you are so inclined.
State Rep. Gary Odom will be there as well as Political Consultant Liz Rincon.
Shoot me off an E-mail at newscoma at gmail dot com if you are so inclined and I’ll let you know the details.

UPDATE: It starts at 11 a.m. Forgot to add that!