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Biden calls Tea Party Americans “terrorists”

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM

The Vice President of the United States of America stated in a recent meeting that the Tea Party was acting like terrorists! If he sees Americans questioning strongly his administrations socialist policies as “like a terrorist” and not accepting of that policy, then I will partially accept that title!

We are “not allowed” or “it’s not PC” to address people who are trying to kill us as terrorist and want to kill everyone in your family, but you can call 60 to 70 percent of Americans who are against the Debt ceiling, against the Presidents “vision of America”, love this country that just happen to want to see America go in another direction, get called “terrorists.”

My God, since when do we allow the Vice President to get a free pass while he is calling the Citizens of the United States that he represents, many who may have put him in office wants to equate you to the greatest threat to our country in modern time.
I have heard very little in defense of Tea Parties, even among the Tea Parties. Is it politically correct to not to say anything back to the VP of the US. I didn’t get the memo where it was ok to not say anything about the Assistant POTUS.

I consider myself pretty astute to social media and its reflection upon our society and I have been on facebook, twitter and have received many emails and very little on this subject. What is happening to America?

Are we within that realm of “political correctness” that we are afraid to speak out against the VP POTUS, please America give me a break!

I am so tired of us keeping our mouth shut because the media says you should! Why don’t we make a concious decision to say we are not going to take it anymore. Mr VP you have no right, you are not right. You are wrong. You are a “pig” because you think that way. How in the world can a VP act like he is acting.

Please someone act up, someone speak up and show some freakin American spirit and do the right thing! Show some patriotism, tell him no, you shouldn’t be doing this! Please! Oh I give up!

Barrack Obama: Administrator

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2011 at 6:28 AM

Barack Obama: administrator
By Henry Lamb

Edward Mandel House wrote a terrible novel titled “Philip Dru: Administrator.” The book is a vision of how House believed government should operate. As Woodrow Wilson’s “alter-ego,” he did everything he could to bring about his vision during Wilson’s Presidency, including the design and creation of the League of Nations. House could not have known that some 70 years after his death, Barack Hussein Obama would be in the White House displaying many of the same beliefs and implementing many of the same ideas he had attributed to Philip Dru.

Philip Dru believed that “Our Constitution and our laws served us well for the first hundred years of our existence, but under the conditions of today they are not only obsolete, but even grotesque” (p. 222).

Obama believes that the Constitution (1:29) is an “imperfect” document that is “flawed.”

Philip Dru believed that “Government…was to have representation upon the boards of [every] corporation…. Labor was to have one representative upon the boards of [every] corporation and to share a certain percentage of the earnings above their wages.” (p. 183)

The Washington Post reported in April, 2009: “The Obama administration will play a key role in reshaping General Motors’ board of directors over the next six months, potentially giving it even greater control in the management of the storied American manufacturer.” Slate reported in June, 2009, that: “The United Auto Workers control about 65 percent of Chrysler and 17.5 percent of General Motors.”

Philip Dru believed that: “The strong will help the weak, the rich will share with the poor, and it will not be called charity, but it will be known as justice.” (p. 42).

Barack Obama believes that neither the Constitution nor the Supreme Court go far enough to say what the government must do on behalf of its citizens to redistribute the wealth(1:26)of those who have it in order to achieve social justice.

Philip Dru longed for the day when: “…there were no legislative bodies sitting, and the function of law making was confined to one individual, the Administrator himself.” (p. 221).

Barack Obama ignored the legislative bodies’ requirement in the 1973 War Powers Act that explicitly states:

“The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to:

(1) a declaration of war,

(2) specific statutory authorization, or

(3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.”

Barack Obama says that dropping bombs and unleashing missiles on Libya does not constitute “hostilities” that require him to get “specific statutory authorization” from Congress (1:23). Obama says that dropping bombs and unleashing missiles on Libya is a “kinetic military action.”

When Congress refused to enact his “Cap & Trade” policy, Obama ordered his EPA director to develop rules and regulations to impose his policy administratively (1:30), without participation of Congress.

When Congress refused to enact his “Dream Act,” Obama ordered his Homeland Security Secretary to enforce only a portion of existing immigration law, thereby imposing the effect of his Dream Act (5:58) administratively.

The Administrative form of government envisioned by Philip Dru is the same form of government originally envisioned for the League of Nations, with one global administrator issuing orders throughout his global agencies. Included in the global regime would be the member nations, each working to crown a single administrator to implement global policies, and issue orders throughout his national agencies.

The United States rejected this vision by rejecting the League of Nations. Franklin D. Roosevelt revived and revised the vision slightly when he created the United Nations. The U.N. vision of global governance now promotes a facilitated “consensus” process that essentially renders legislative bodies unnecessary. This procedure is outlined in Agenda 21 and is implemented through a variety of policies under the generic label “sustainable development.”

Barack Obama has demonstrated his impatience with the legislative process. He has demonstrated his contempt for the U.S. Constitution. He has displayed his willingness to ignore enforcement of immigration and marijuana laws with which he disagrees, while using the rule-making process to create and enforce his policies without Congressional involvement.

When Obama talks, the most common words heard in every speech, regardless of the subject are: “I, and my.” His behavior in office makes him appear to be unaware and unconcerned about anything and everything other than his prestige, his comfort, his fortune, and his future. He looks very much like the Administrator Philip Dru envisioned when “…there were no legislative bodies sitting, and the function of law making was confined to one individual, the Administrator himself.”

Islam Is Not Part of Our Civilization in Bradley County, is it?

In Islam on August 28, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Islam Is Not Part of Our Civilization

By Bill Warner, a friend and guest speaker at one of our TPBC rallies and author of many books circulating within our group! I am glad to have Mr Warner as a contributing author to our site. Visit his site http://www.politicalislam.com , he has many more articles on his site. Thanks Bill for all you do and for supplying the information we need to oppose this very real threat!

Obama said at the latest White House Iftar dinner:

Like so many faiths, Islam has always been part of our American family, and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country, in all walks of life.

These words have no basis in fact. Islam is not part of our civilization because its foundational principles are opposite to ours. Our civilization is built on the foundation of critical thought (how we think) and the Golden Rule (ethics). Islam is built on submission (authoritative thought) and ethical dualism.

Let’s compare the principles, of these different thought systems, starting with authoritative thought and critical thought. Critical thought (also: analytic thought, scientific thought) is the necessary reasoning or intellectual basis for our culture of democracy. Critical thought is objective–no matter who does the work, they get the same results. It is fact-based, uses cause and effect, and is intellectual, not emotional. Critical thought’s tie into morals is that you don’t lie or cheat about data.

Let’s look at some authoritative reasoning. Authoritative reasoning is based on expert opinion and asserts it truth by power. It is so, because the Establishment says it is so.

The Meccan Koran, the early Koran, has one new idea—Mohammed is the prophet of Allah. (The ideas found in the Koran are derivative.) The proof of Mohammed’s prophecy is repetition of “Mohammed is the prophet” and what happens if you don’t accept that. The reasoning is circular—Mohammed is the prophet of Allah, because Allah says so. (Actually, the archangel of Allah says so.) How do we know what Allah says? Mohammed tells us what Allah says.

The Koran of Medina (the later Koran) contains one new idea—if you don’t believe that Mohammed is the prophet of Allah, then you can be murdered in jihad. If you are not persuaded, then you can be eliminated. Now that is authoritative reasoning.

More on authoritative reasoning can be found in the Sharia. The Sharia says that apostasy (leaving Islam) is a capital offense. And what entails apostasy?
• To be sarcastic about Allah or any verse in the Koran
• To deny the consensus of the Islamic scholars
• To deny that Islam is to be the world’s only religion
• To be sarcastic about Sharia

And people say that Islam just needs to be reformed. Good luck on dealing the authoritative rules of thought and reform. It is not that you are wrong, you are dead wrong. Want more examples of authoritative thought? Try Salman Rushdie, the author of the Satanic Verses, a novel. Islam’s reaction to the novel was a death fatwa. When the Mohammed cartoons were published, people died in riots.

So far in America what happens if you differ with Establishment thought about Islam, you are called names, such as bigot or hater, and insulted as a punishment. However, the Establishment keeps flirting with the expanded versions of hate speech being criminalized. Hate speech is speech that the Establishment doesn’t like.

Critical thought does not deal with punishment, just cause and effect along with Aristotelian logic. If you lose an argument under the rules of critical thought, you have had a learning experience, not a life threatening experience. Nor do insults and threats play a part in critical thought.

Now to ethics, the Golden Rule is that we should treat ALL others as we would be treated. This is a unitary ethic, one rule for all peoples. Islam does not see it that way. Islam has one set of ethics for the Muslim and another set for the Kafir. The Hadith and the Koran are very clear that a Muslim is a brother to all other Muslims. A Muslim is a brother to any Muslim before he is the brother to any member of his Kafir blood family.

Look at Mohammed’s ethics. Mohammed is the divine human prototype, the perfect man, as it says in 91 Koranic verses. How did Mohammed treat his neighbor? In Medina he gave neighboring tribes the chance to become to submit to Islam. If they did not, he attacked them. Submit or die–no Golden Rule.

Mohammed repeatedly said that Muslims should lie to Kafirs if it would advance Islam—pure ethical dualism. Here we have the hadith:
Bukhari 5,59,369 Mohammed asked, “Who will kill Ka’b, the enemy of Allah and Mohammed?”
Bin Maslama rose and responded, “O Mohammed! Would it please you if I killed him?”
Mohammed answered, “Yes.”
Bin Maslama then said, “Give me permission to deceive him with lies so that my plot will succeed.”
Mohammed replied, “You may speak falsely to him.”…

Our Constitution’s Bill of Rights is an expansion on the Golden Rule. We eliminated slavery based on the Golden Rule. Do we live up to the Golden Rule on every occasion? No, but that does not diminish its guidance, because we can use the Golden Rule to criticize those that fail to meet it.

To sum it all up: our civilization is based on the principles of the Golden Rule and critical thought. Islam is based on dualistic ethics and authoritative thought. There is no compromise between the opposites of the Golden Rule and dualistic ethics. There is no half-way between authoritative thought and critical thought. Islam’s principle of submission means that only active resistance can let us survive.

We have a 1400 year history of the interaction between Islam and Kafir nations. The data matches the theory. Centuries after Islam enters the culture the host culture is annihilated–see Turkey. There is no compatibility between Islam and us. Islam is not now, nor can it ever be, a part of our civilization. It is the final goal of Islam to annihilate all Kafir civilizations. Its first stage of–we are just like you, only different—should be seen for what it is. No amount of preaching by apologists can change Islam’s political doctrine and history.

Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
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Congressman Chuck Fleischman announces series of town hall meetings

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Congressman Chuck Fleischman 3rd District TN Town Hall Meeting Series!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Lee University, Humanities Center – Room 207
1120 North Ocoee St
Cleveland, TN 37320

Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Meigs County Courthouse, County Commission Room
17214 State Hwy 58
Decatur, TN 37322

Time:12:30 p.m.
Location: Phil Swafford Building
375 Church Street
Dayton, TN 37321

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Union County Courthouse, Large Courtroom
901 Main Street
Maynardville, TN 37807

Time:10:30 a.m.
Location: Claiborne County Courthouse, Small Courtroom
1740 Main Street
Tazewell, TN 37807

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Oak Ridge Municipal Building, Courtroom
200 South Tulane Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Grainger County Justice Center, Courtroom
270 Justice Center Drive
Rutledge, TN 37861

Time:10:30 a.m.
Location: Jefferson County Courthouse, Courtroom
202 West Main Street
Dandridge, TN 37725

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Collegedale City Hall
4910 Swinyar Drive
Collegedale, TN 37315

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Heritage House at Heritage Park
1428 Jenkins Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: John A. Patten Recreation Center
3202 Kellys Ferry Road
Chattanooga, TN 37419

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Electric Power Board, Community Room
10 West M L King Boulevard
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Friday, September 2, 2011

Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Soddy-Daisy Municipal Building
9835 Dayton Pike
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: North River Civic Center
1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102
Hixson, TN 37343

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Red Bank City Hall
3117 Dayton Boulevard
Red Bank, TN 37415

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Signal Mountain Town Hall
1111 Ridgeway Avenue
Signal Mountain, TN 37377

Bill forces Internet providers to monitor your web activity in Bradley County

In Schools on August 26, 2011 at 8:13 AM

The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would require Internet service providers (ISPs) to collect and retain records about internet users activity.

The bill continues to reach far into your homes and collect names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers and temporarily assigned IP addresses for 12 months.

Again, big Brother never ceases to amaze me. The reach of our federal government once again encroaches into our daily lives, enters our homes and watches as you play around on the computer, further placing you at risk of being monitored, profiled or investigated for a variety of other reasons beside being a child molester.

The bill HR 1981, passed the House panel 19 to 10. The protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act , was sponsored by Lamar Smith (R-Tx) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-Fla).

Who could vote against something that sounds like that? Who could vote against a bill that would save a child from the ravishes of a child predator, molester or pornographer. Sure, child predators should be hung up by their hoo hahs, cut with a razor blade and salt poured into their wounds, covered with honey and then allow fire ants to feast. This is exactly the point. Politicians being manipulated and guilted into voting for restrictive legislation only to use the information to go well beyond its original intent.

Everyone could potentially be targeted, after all who is going to say anything about providing info to a federal agent that could be stalking a child on the internet, nobody and that is exactly my point.

This has even stirred up the ACLU! The ACLU issued a statement in a letter to Representative Smith, “ any data retention mandate is a direct assault on bedrock privacy principles.” Hello, and even the Constitution of the United States of America.

Senior Staff attorney Kevin Bankston of the Electronic Frontier Foundation said “ The data retention in this bill would treat every internet user like a criminal and threaten the online privacy and free speech rights of every American, as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have recognized…..this surveillance of Americans expressive activities is simply un American.”

It is simply another entryway into your life, another broadly painted bill that manipulates the average citizen into believing it is “only for the kids” and we buy it because it is such a delicate and passionate subject and is designed so anyone that speaks out against it must be supporting child molestors, how dare them not want to stop the kids from getting hurt.

Come on America! Lets police our own kids, I do! Let’s look beyond the political correctness and speak our mind on issues instead of bouncing around the truth to open a door for us to be further monitored by the Federal government!

Contributing resource: The Raw Story 7/28/2011

Property tax, Wheel Tax, PILOT money, “only” options to funding Bradley County School projects

In Schools on August 24, 2011 at 8:56 AM

At an August 15th, 2011 meeting of the Bradley County Education/Finance Committee once again have peaked its tax and spend head once again and they are asking for more from you in the form of your hard earned cash and are dead set on decreasing your quality of life.

I am doing this report a little different from previous reports and am going to put the details in a list form so the details want get overlooked in the narrative.

As you can see, we are in trouble once again and instead of us putting a plan together to decrease our debt service from the benefits of “bringing in the big Corporations” we are offsetting any benefit from our investment of millions on “big business” benefit with more debt.
I have a novel idea and don’t hit the floor when I say this, “why don’t we take the benefit ,the money, from all these Corporate giants and pay down our current county debt instead of spending it before we see it.”
I know, I know, its hard to swallow, I know what you are thinking, “you are a true genius”,it’s hard for me to be modest here, WOW, all the answers. Put a little nest egg together, I have to do it at home, why cant we expect our local officials to do the same! Get up out of the floor, its time to get busy.

Read below for yourself, these were direct quotes from the joint meeting on Monday. Try to put a money figure on every request you read and then ask, “how are we going to pay for this and what is everyone thinking when all we are doing is suggesting Tax and Spend, just as DC is doing. We are near collapse and we are still spending. This is a recipe for disaster!

The Finance/Education Committee suggestion notes!
1)Property tax increase of 14 cent as stated by Commissioner/Finance Chairman Connie Wilson
Editors note: Ok a 14 cent property tax on every 100 dollars of assessed value, currently at 1.7920 per 100 to 1.93 per 100. With this increase it would put us as one of the highest combined city/county tax rates in the state and we haven’t even gotten started yet! Now add in all the other projects below and a 10 billion plus dollar growth plan and can you see where we are going, up,up,up! It’s a cumulative effect!

Note: Check out some of the highest property taxes in the state! Where did our own Chamber of Commerces Doug Berry come from? Yes, the counties with the highest property taxes in the state, the Knoxville area! Check it out! Do your own research, and look where we are going!! http://www.comptroller1.state.tn.us/pa/LR.asp?w=10#.Tk08dS-eNFs.mailto or google Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury-Division of Property Assessments-Property tax rates, the messenger has been delivered to our area and Im afraid the result will be the same, definitely getting there.

2) A wheel tax at an unspecified amount.
Editors Note- The last one I think I remember was a tax of 23 cents ( amount based on memory, may not be completely accurate, but close) increase and it was shot down by the citizens of Bradley County, in fact 80% of all wheel taxes in TN are voted down.

3) Use of PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) money for debt service.
Editors note:Now, this suggestion surprises me the most or maybe again it doesn’t. All the “benefit to our community” of bringing in these huge corporations has been completely nullified in one fail swoop by the Board of Education. “Lets take the money made from the PILOT program and hand it over to the Board of Education instead of paying down our debt service with it!

Come on guys, we all know the schools are important and we do every thing in the County “for the kids” but I think it is high time we ask the Board of Education to make some “hard decisions”, and before you jump all over me with a “you don’t care about the kids” comment (that is a weak argument), a father of three in County schools, please, so take it somewhere else.

The argument should be lets see more results from our school board, lets show more accountability to their money managers (I doubt very few know where our money really goes), lets demand an audit of that money locally ( bet it would surprise you) , lets show we can raise our standard scores before we hand over more of your hard earned tax dollars.

Lets simply ask them where all this money is going! Think about it!

Are you still paying fees or getting sent home nasty notes from your kids schools that you haven’t made payment yet?
Are you seeing money collected from fundraising school yard sales, carnivals etc, only to see a great portion of that money go to pay for a teachers salary.

Ever seen a needs list outside the classroom with 3×5 cards to “help your teacher” get the stuff they need?

Ask a teacher how much out of pocket expenses they spend to get the things they need! It will surprise you! Hundreds, even thousands! Ask a teacher, they love their students and they would have it no other way, but they deserve better.

4) Use of property tax revenues from Wacker, Amazon, Whirlpool and the Spring Creek development.
Editors note: Another 1 million of what was supposed to be a benefit to the county only to get handed over to the vacuum called the Board of Education. Does this sound like the right thing to do, don’t you see a problem with this?

5) Morelock suggests “an in depth look at what potential borrowing power would result from this revenue” Editors note: More money from you, but this time you will be stuck with loads of tax interest that your kids will be stuck with in their future and the generation yet to come. This is not the answer!

6) orelock suggests the the County would need to borrow about 38 million dollars (many have suggested up to 50 million) to include the 33 1/3 to the City because it would be a Capital project
Editors note: Need I say more?

7) Morelock went on to suggest a plan to fund not only the schools needs but the Industrial Park Land and the Veterans Home Request as well (again multiple tens of millions of dollars)
Editors note: Again, lets not only pay for the educational system but I have a few other projects that need to be funded. When will “conflicts of interest, nepotism and cronyism be a subject of interest in local politics?”

Yes, here is another sensitive area, veterans, any attempts to make an argument here would also be a weak argument, I’m a veteran and have served my country honorably and with distinction, no doubt about the “love” I give to my fellow soldiers. There are other ways to do this and it doesn’t have to be with your tax dollars, that’s all Im saying.

8) Morelock suggests a Comprehensive Plan (one big ole tax, my interjection based on perception) rather than putting these things as separate items.
Editors note: Bundle it up, so we can get it over in one big vote, yep that will take care of this bundle, then we pay for the next, then the next and next project. It will never stop!

9) Morelock also suggests “If we do these things, some of them, its going to require a tax increase.” “I don’t see any possible way around it!”
Editors note: Mr Morelock, there are other ways, I challenge you to email me with the many ways you have explored first before you made this statement. I challenge you to show me where a committee has documented and implemented a program to do anything but raise a tax. I will keep a special place for you in my mailbox, Im waiting.

10) Education Chairman Jeff Yarber and Adam Lowe “agreed a plan includes all the projects is needed
Editors note: Im gonna challenge you a little here, show me a reason why all these projects are needed then I will further challenge you to show me where you have developed a plan to do something besides tax the citizen of Bradley County!

11) Ed Elkins said the (PILOT ) money will not be available till 2015 from the County Budget.
Editors note: I think Ed sees the writing on the wall, how do we wait till 2015, hopefully by then we will have more conservative members on these committees, council and commissions.

12) Education Chairman Jeff Yarber suggested the “committees should also consider the increase in state and federal funding that will come from increased growth in the school system.
Editors note: NOOOOO! Requesting more money from the fed and states is what has gotten us into this situation. Enough spending already.

13) Adam Lowe said he would like to see the school look at putting more money in the school systems budget each year for capital projects. Editors note: Growing government and asking for more money to be carved out to more greatly fund the schools is not the answer. Lets suggest we look at the Educational budget and see where we can cut. The many leaders who are getting wealthy would be a start.

14) Morelock also suggested the Bradley County Board of Education hold two public forums to get community input on the capital needs to aid the joint commission in its decision. (NOT A WORD UTTERED AFTER THIS MOTION) and no action was taken.
Editors note: Actually this is a pretty good plan, but I can assure you, based on prior attempts to communicate including many emails, phone calls and attendance of board meetings it is no surprise you could hear crickets when Morelock made this suggestion.

15)The immediate needs of the School Board is Land for a new middle school, construction of a new academic building at Lake Forest Middle School, at Walker Valley High School and construction of a new elementary school in the Blue Spring community.
Editors note: Remember, the original request was for solving flooding problems at Walker Valley and Lake Forest to solve flooding problems knowing the schools were built on flood plains. Then when the assessment was done and a low figure by comparison was forecasted the Board starting adding on item after item till we have a 50 million dollar price tag and a revised 5 year plan, complete with a raise request for Mr McDaniel and a glowing 5 star evaluation.

Where does it stop Bradley County?

This is only the beginning!

We have leaders currently in place all over the our County, especially to include the City Government that do not have your best interest in mind!

We are everything but in control of our government.

This current combined makeup of our local leaders (we do have some very bright spots for which I am grateful) is going to bankrupt our city and county.

Our leaders should be directing us in the right direction and they are not.

In the meantime we can call and demand change then when they are up for re-election and we simply don’t vote them in!

Its that simple!

You heard it right!

The County Education and finance committee once again suggests multiple tax increases to fund immediate future needs expressed by the County School Board.

Bradley County News reaches 2,000 plus readers!

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2011 at 8:42 AM

The “other news” that doesnt make the headlines is catching on! Thanks for your visits and reads to this site! You are the reason the truth is spreading. I have long felt if there was a new and different news source in Bradley County it would be recieved well! This community is starving for a different look at the news. Thanks for all your support. Keep passing the other news around to all your friends. Knowledge is power and we are getting stronger! I am very thankful!

Homeschool Dad reaches out to Bradley County Citizens on ruling by School Board

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Homeschool dad reaches out to the community over a recent Bradley County School Boards decision to not allow his child to play football at Walker Valley High School!

This goes way beyond a child wanting to play football at Walker Valley! On the surface you may say….so what! He can play ball in the back yard with his parents! Right? Wrong!

The basic formula of a runaway governmental body, ie, the Bradley County Board of Education making decisions on a childs future, (who by the way touts that they will leave no child behind), while hearing a “NO” decision by a Tyrant Chairman that is way out of control.

Board members are being pressed by an oppressive Director under the tutelage of a an overregulating Department of Education.

State Representatives are “having backdoor meetings setting policy and making decisions” in the Chairmans office (Hello! Does the Sunshine Law still exist?) Board members being influenced into casting the deciding vote and a principal that misrepresents the truth about decisions and letters from his coaches! Local media sources refuses to shine the truth, possibly a social prejudice of lifestyle choices by his parents, which in this town carries alot of weight!

A misinterpretation of the rules, a tyrant chairman stating boldly that he doubts a law will ever be passed (sounds like insider information to me) mix in a dose of discrimination for this childs religious beliefs, coupled with “good ole boy” politics as usual and you have a recipe for disaster and what you have is a child that is discriminated against for wanting to play football.

We should be ashamed to act like a school board that is truly representative of the children in this community. The absurdity of it all is this child has two loving parents, a record of not “causing trouble”, “showed great teamwork” and has a “great attitude” with a desire to play on a team as a productive member of that team is not allowed to be a part of that team by a misdirected school board.

So what if this child doesnt play football! Right? No big deal, right! By the boards vote, it is no big deal! I can gaurantee you this young man that is not having his youth fulfilled, it is a big deal! A huge deal!

Sure, the family is balanced enough that this kid will survive without football, but for a politician to pull this proverbial rug out from under this child with beuracratic bs rubs me the wrong way.

We must end this discrimination against our children!

Contact the school board, Mr Weathers, Mr Coggins, Mr McDaniels and let them know you are unhappy with their decisions! Stand up Bradley County! Get busy!

Below are a few responses I have observed and what Mr Thompson has shared with me!

************* JACKSON COUNTY ****************
Jackson County apparently has passed a motion to allow homeschoolers to play, joining the ranks of the fair and open-minded.

******* BRADLEY COMMUNITY RESPONSE ***************
Some of the school board members and local ‘engaged’ businessmen who are in touch with the community indicate that there is an uproar in our community over this issue. The school board members are hearing from the community still on this issue. Attorney Jim Logan was said to have lampooned the school board decision on his weekly radio show this past Saturday. The Board members continue to receive letters on this. Keep it up.

******** LIES??? **********************
1) The administration either lied purposefully or didn’t do a bit of homework when Mr McDaniel said that the Tennessee School Board Association has recommended NOT allowing homeschoolers to play. This is in direct opposition to what Joel Mosely, their staff attorney stated on the TSBA website. I quote: “TSBA does NOT recommend a blanket prohibition of Homeschooled students.” Source: http://pdf.tsba.net/Board%20Secretary.2011.pdf The administration is trying to cover their rear by saying, “Oh, it was a meeting of statewide local TSBA representatives who voted on this.” The only problem with that is (a) these state reps are NOT the TSBA itself and do not speak for it officially, and Johnny McDaniel stated clearly that it was the TSBA which recommended AGAINST allowing homeschoolers to play and (b) these reps apparently made their resolution about homeschoolers in November 2010 — BEFORE the TSSAA had even made the new homeschool by-law. This is damage control only, but NOT the truth.

2) The administration covered up a lie when Dan Coggin stated that all of the coaches at Walker Valley are against homeschoolers participating. In fact, Mr Coggin turned toward Mr Thompson partly and made a passing reference to there being a “claim” that there are letters to the contrary. He may have even stated that he didn’t know anything about them. Director McDaniel sat there with his mouth shut knowing that he had personally received a copy of a letter from Coach Ted Lockerby and Coach Tony Spencer (freshman coach) in June stating that they BOTH wanted Mr Thompson’s son to play for Walker Valley. Mr McDaniel then apparently reprimanded Dan Coggin for coaches taking such an initiative (you know — exercising free speech). Dan Coggin then reprimanded the coaches for writing the letters. So Johnny McDaniel knew that the principal was not telling the truth when he said that none of the coaches at Walker Valley support allowing homeschoolers to play, but he did nothing to correct him, and he allowed the lie to stand. Does this make Johnny McDaniel complicit in a deliberate coverup designed to sway Dr Baker’s opinion?

3) The administration misrepresented the truth by stating that allowing Mr Thompson’s son to play would be some great paperwork burden on them. One interested party took ONE HOUR last week to sit down and write out the steps necessary for the administration to accomplish Mr Thompson’s son to play. Did the administration EVER bother to really look at what is required? The estimation is that it would cost Bradley Schools one to three hours TOTAL all year for the paperwork and interviews necessary to qualify this child. These men never bothered to give it the time of day because they were against it from the beginning. Their lack of work was presented to the board as severe confusion and cause of concern over the amount of headache and paperwork that this would cause them. The truth is, the real amount of work is minimal.

************** REPUBLICAN PARTY ***************
The Republican Party passed an item as part of the party platform this past April. This resolution, which passed UNANIMOUSLY, asked the TN legislature to draft a bill requiring school boards to allow homeschoolers to play. As part of the agenda from the state Republican Party, this bears considerable weight. Our legislators, if they want to be “in step” with their constituents have to sign off on this agenda. Which brings us to…

************ TROY WEATHERS’ STATEMENT **************
For those of you who have not seen the transcript of Mr Weathers comments which he made right before the vote, here it is:

TRANSCRIPTION OF RECORDING OF COMMENTS
MADE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO CALLING THE ROLL FOR VOTE:

Weathers: “Well, this morning, for the board members, I spoke with two of our legislators, and two of our legislators don’t believe that’s gonna happen, by the way. I don’t know if any of YOU have spoken with them, but I did. I had one in my office this morning, and he said he doesn’t believe that will ever come out of Nashville, because THEY believe fundamentally that it’s the board’s call and not their call and they shouldn’t be in that business. So, you see, rumor’s out that says the State’s gonna make us do that. I think it may not be exactly correct. It’s a possibility. Anything can happen. But I want you to know our two legislators said they’re not in favor of it, and they are not aware of anybody in Nashville pushing that to get the votes to make that happen, to force us to do something locally that they don’t think they’re supposed to be involved in. I talked to my legisla — I had one in my office this morning, so that’s not made up.”

Beaty: “They’re just not in favor of having legislation, not that they’re not in favor of homeschoolers participating …”

Weathers: “Well, the one that I had in my office is not in favor of homeschoolers participating, either. And that’s what he tells me. But he talked more on the legislation issue of him, them, telling us what we’re going to have to do, and he doesn’t believe that that’s gonna take place. Is there any other questions? (2 second pause) Call the roll.”

At that point, the vote was taken, and the one person who had described himself as a swing vote (Richard Baker) voted against the measure. So a complete charade of misinformation, lack of real study, and no real debate on the merits of the issue was presented by the Chairman and the Administration as a serious work session. The only people who took it seriously were Mrs Beaty, Mr Kelley and Mr Rose. How much was Dr Baker influenced by a series of untruths and discriminatory statements?

************* RESPONSE FROM LEGISLATORS **************
Sen Mike Bell has gone on record officially as stating:

I have never spoken to Troy about this issue. He and I have talked about home education before but this issue has never come up. I have always supported the concept of home educated students having the opportunity to participate in public school extra-curricular activities and I will continue to support it. I have been in office five years. Every year there has been at least one bill filed to allow home educated students to participate in public school athletics and I expect more to filed again this coming year.

Rep Kevin Brooks, when asked by a third party “Did you tell Troy that you are not in favor of Christian homeschoolers participating in Bradley’s sports” has stated that he was out of town, that Mr Weathers never asked him about it, and he has never told him that.

Rep Eric Watson has been evasive on this issue. TURN UP THE HEAT. Mr Thompson and Mr Brown (who also spoke at the work session in behalf of homeschoolers) have received similar responses. One of these is included below:

As a constituent myself, I have personal opinions on local issues because, I too have children in the system and pay taxes to local government. I vote in local elections but do not have a vote in local politics. It is common knowledge that State officials do not like getting involved in local issues So, I have expressed my hopes that the local elected officials work this out in a reasonable manner while taking their constituents opinions into consideration.

Why is Rep Watson afraid to come clean about this issue and simply state whether or not the conversation happened as Troy Weathers described? Did he indeed have a conversation with Troy Weathers about this issue and say the things ascribed to him? Someone needs to contact him and demand that he clarify the facts on this until the truth is known. If he refuses to clarify this, the Republican Party in Bradley County stands to be damaged by the bad press and ill will this is generating among a good sized portion of the community. Especially significant is that, if true, he would be in direct opposition to an unanimous resolution which will be part of the work packet for every Republican in the Tennessee legislature — a resolution he was supposed to have signed off on.

************ BANNER / TIMES FREE PRESS ***************
Keep writing letters to the editor. Express your outrage at what has happened in our community. This is, at base level, a discriminatory action against Christian homeschooled children. You need to realize that, and the leadership needs to have their feet held IN the fire on this.

************** KEEP PRAYING FOR THE THOMPSON FAMILY ****************
They are being faced with many decisions. No matter how friendly or patronizing the principals and administration want to appear, they have rejected their son. One homeschool Dad whose children attended one of the board sessions had to deal with crying children who were asking, “Why do these people not like us so much???” It’s a good question, especially in a community which is supposedly filled with so many Christians.

If you wish to contact Mr Thompson to pass along a note of encouragement or to offer your help or support in any way, you can reach him through his website at http://www.walkwithgod.com/ and if you wish to write a note of encouragement to David, you can do so at his website at http://www.52godlymen.com/

Farmers urge Feds to back down on CDL requirement

In Uncategorized on August 20, 2011 at 5:15 PM

It is done! This is probably one of my proudest post updates! You did it! The federal government has cited the main reason for backing away from the Commercial Drivers License was because they heard from you! I like to feel my great friends at Bradley County News helped make this a reality! YOU spoke and they heard the message loud and clear! Be cautious as the Feds play a sneaky game! Watch for further attempts to place this mandate in some other type of bill! If that happens we will report it and you guys get on it! Be proud, this is a huge accomplishment! Pat your buddy on the backside this is your victory! We have many battles ahead and it proves what I have always said and you guys are demonstrating! If we wake up and make enough noise the Feds can be kept at bay by the the simple fact that “the will of the people is stronger than many mighty oaks!” Our farmers are a strong lot and they are perhaps Americas strongest asset, let’s keep them that way! Don’t mess with our farmers! You did it!

Food police say illegal to grow,share,trade or sell homegrown food

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2011 at 9:19 AM

You can no longer grow, own trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It is the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of ones choice.
Senate Bill 510 ,passed November 30th, 2010, and many of you have probably never heard of it! This bill was sneaked right in under your noses. It affects each and everyone of us.
Your rights are being stripped, your constitution is being wadded up and used as toilet paper by the Obama Administration and not even a whisper of resistance to the most restricting bill ever to dart the lands of the good ole USA!
Why are we allowing this to happen. Why are we sitting back and letting a President and his Socialistic type friends destroy the very fiber that makes us great. How can we sit and watch?
I have been freaking out about this bill for almost a year now and I can barely drum up enough interest to hold a sleepy Americans eyes for about 6 minutes. I, for the life of me cannot figure out why millions of American sit idly by as we get slapped around while watching our once great country get knocked to her knees.
Its hard for me to watch.
This is a massive expanson of our government, that encroaches into the very existence of our being and yet we watch! Why are our co-ops, our Farmers organizations and the like not jumping up and down and warning the small farmers? Sadly, I think I know why! The large corporate farms that this bill favors has them on the hush! Keep quiet or the big money will descend on you like a hawk and devour you before you can utter a single word in their defense, that I feel is why these farmers are often the last to know!
Does the names Bill and Hillary Clinton, Monsanto, Mark Penn, Michael Taylor ring any bells or send up any alarms? They should! They are a few of the early architiects of this bill. Just sit and read what they have done and you remain quiet.
1) It puts all food and all US farms under Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, in the event of contamination or an ill defined emergency.
2) It ended US Sovereignty over its own food on compliance with the WTO (World trade Organization), thus threatening National Security.
3) It would allow the Government under maritime law, to define the introduction of any food into commerce (even direct sales between individuals) as smuggling into the United States. Since under that law , the US is a corporate entity and not a location, “entry of food into the US covers foods produced anywhere within the land mass of this country and “entering into it” by virtue of being produced.
4) It imposes Codex Alimnentarius on the US, a global system of control over food. It allows the United Nations, World health Organization, UN Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Trade Organization to take control over every food on Earth and remove access to natural food supplements-No more vitamin supplements. Are you listening! This goes way beyond you and I.
5) It removes the right to clean, store, and thus own seed in the US, putting control of seeds in the hands of Monsanto and other multinationals, threatening US security. It includes NAIS, and animal traceability program that threatens all farmers and ranchers raising animals. The UN if on suspicion that your herd may be infected somehow, can slaughter even heritage breeds of animals without proof of disease.
6) Food prices will go up tremendously
7) Increases the power of the FDA
8) An extra 1.4 billion in new taxes according to the CBO
9) Dictates to you even which animals may roam around your vegetables, how many and what kind.
10) Increase inspection of food and tax them accordingly
11) Grants the FDA unilateral authority to order recalls of food
12) More paperwork and regulations
13) You cannot even collect rainwater under this bill
14) Don’t even think about selling your food at the end of the driveway.
15) Don’t even think about leaving a bag of extra veggies on your neighbors door knob as a nice gesture.

Who benefits from this bill? Monsanto! Who is the leading investor of stocks in Monsanto? George Soros! If you don’t know these two names I encourage you to become real familiar with these names, because they will be in control of the global market befor long and soon if they have their way, every small farmer will be a thing of the past. Only large corporate farms need apply!
The Food Safety Modernization Act -S510, is probably the most comprehensive and devastating bill that has ever gone through the senate and we don’t even know about it. This is the beginning of our decline! Enjoy your farm now, for tomorrow you wont recognize it!

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