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Thursday, March 31, 2005

10 comments:

  1. My comments don't necessarily apply to this particular post, but just wanted to put my two cents in and let you know that I think what you are doing is fantastic. It is courageous and forward-thinking, just what our state government needs desperately. Keep up the good work and know that there are many more Tennessee citizens out here who appreciate what you are doing than you will ever hear from. Do what you can to keep the spotlight on John Ford. To overuse a couple of cliches, I don't know if he is the proverbial bad apple or just the tip of the iceberg. Although I believe that his sins are probably worse than most, I am pretty sure he is not the only sinner in the very insulated "family" of government officials.
    Don't let the detractors and critics get you down. Could be that they are just afraid you may mess up their little sandbox!!

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  2. My comments don't necessarily apply to this particular post, but just wanted to put my two cents in and let you know that I think what you are doing is fantastic. It is courageous and forward-thinking, just what our state government needs desperately. Keep up the good work and know that there are many more Tennessee citizens out here who appreciate what you are doing than you will ever hear from. Do what you can to keep the spotlight on John Ford. To overuse a couple of cliches, I don't know if he is the proverbial bad apple or just the tip of the iceberg. Although I believe that his sins are probably worse than most, I am pretty sure he is not the only sinner in the very insulated "family" of government officials.
    Don't let the detractors and critics get you down. Could be that they are just afraid you may mess up their little sandbox!!

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  3. First off let me echo QCTP's comments regarding the blog. Rep, does anyone on Capital Hill ever discuss how and why the law requires illegal aliens to receive and pay for medical care over that provided to Tennesseans? Does the body politic on Capital Hill actually believe the phrase "jobs Americans don't want" in lieu of carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and brick masons jobs just to name a few are now in this category being inundated by illegal aliens deflating Tennesseans wages?

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  4. Representative Campfield..
    I could not agree more with your effort to keep a light shining on the Tennessee State Legislature as they continue their one and only job...representing the people of Tennessee.
    I am do not reside in your district but would be proud to have you as my representative. I will encourage my representative, Phillip Johnson, to join you in your effort to regularly communicate with those for whom you work.
    Those who want an open, honest government that does the people's work should demand nothing less from their elected representatives.
    Thank you & keep it up!

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  5. REMY, what kind of work do you do?

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  6. A very important piece of legislation is coming back up before your committee this Tuesday, April 5, at 9:30 a.m. This bill is known as HB 1133, and it represents an extraordinary opportunity for quality reform. This bill, when enacted, will greatly improve the means by which Tennessee citizens -- your constituents and those of your fellow representatives -- will be able to determine the details of lobbyist spending at the Capitol. This, with the other important disclosure measures outlined in the bill, will constitute a much-needed upswing in citizen awareness.

    http://civicforum.chattablogs.com/

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  7. http://civicforum.chattablogs.com/

    I'm sure you've become aware of all the dust swirling about, from Nashville to Knoxville to other points in our great state, regarding the relatively simple fact that a member of the TN House of Representatives started a blog and started sharing an insider's view of the legislature with the rest of us. Big deal, right?

    http://civicforum.chattablogs.com/

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  8. Okay, other folks in the state have sent out the March 30 roll call vote that killed common-sense Tennessee House Bill O196 in the Elections Subcommittee of the House State and Local Government Committee.

    This bill would have bolstered laws already on the books to ensure that only American citizens vote in our elections and that illegal aliens and others not legally eligible for state benefits would not get them. This would not affect the federally-mandated benefits (Medicaid, etc.) that illegal aliens can get legally.

    On March 30, the bill's sponsor, Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville, talked about the bill in an effort to inform the committee and indicated he wanted to roll the bill till next year, but sometime after that, Chairman Eddie Yokley suddenly called for a vote on the bill. According to the Tennessee Eagle Forum and TeamGOP.org, the bill failed 3-5. The following subcommittee members voted yes:
    Rep. Tom DuBois, R-Columbia; Rep. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald; Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma.

    Voting no: The usual suspects: Rep. Eddie Yokley, D-Greeneville; Rep. John Litz, D-Morristown; Rep. Lois DeBerry, D-Memphis; Rep. Ulysses Jones, D-Memphis; Rep. Edith Taylor Langster, D-Nashville.

    All the D's get an F on this, just as they always seem to score an F on law enforcement, on securing our country and state, and on any sense of fiscal responsibility whatsoever.

    You know, with 20 million to 30 million illegal aliens in the country, and thousands more arriving every week -- and with a President who shows no interest in fulfilling his constitutional obligation to protect us from invasion -- and with years of disregard for federal law by the state of Tennessee in giving illegals driving privileges and and state handouts, it's only a matter of time until this state is bankrupted.

    Last night I read yet another article about more hospitals closing in California because of the insurmountable burden of providing free or nearly free medical care to illegal and legal aliens.

    Donna Locke
    Tennesseans for Immigration Control and Reform

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  9. First I would like to say how much I appreciate your taking the time to create this blog. I hope this is an example other representatives will follow.

    This is off topic but I would like to understand why there has been almost no television or radio coverage of the Farragut Mayoral election. There are over 20,000 residents in Farragut and it is the largest Municipality in the state of Tennessee.

    For the first time in twelve years there is a close Mayoral election and yet many new residents are completely unaware the election is Tuesday April 5th. At the Dogwoods Arts Festival at the Village Green Center I met many new residents that were shocked to learn the election is tomorrow.

    What is going on here? Why have WVLT, WBIR, and WATE not covered this election? At least WBIR has interviewed both Mayoral candidates but even WBIR has had only one broadcast of this important election.

    What possible reason could there be for this oversight? Is this another Tyler Harber/Mike Ragsdale/Mike Arms manipulation?

    The local Republican Party is not meeting the needs of Knox County Republicans and something needs to be done about it.

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  10. faragut republican i help out on steve halls tv show on friday night 830 to 9 on comcast 12 we have had on the show the challenger but i am not sure about the incumbant we would put him on also .steve started the show for the reasons you mentioned

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