If the dollar has little value, then donate a few.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

My newest donor

I want to say thank you to my newest donor .I love the smell of new pay pal in the morning ......It smells like.....VICTORY!

Actually I will bet that he welches on the bet. If he pays up to me I will donate $999.00 of that $1,000.00 to TRL.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Dueling e mail

I keep getting this E mail from different people wanting to know about it.

"this is from a reputable source. So, be careful.

................THEY MEAN BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please read and then forward to your TENNESSEE friends!!

Tennessee will launch a 30-day speeding ticket frenzy beginning July 31,2006.
The state of Tennessee estimates that 9 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets. 1 million will go to pay state troopers overtime.
There will be 57 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling.

They will be patrolling the following:
I-24 east and west
I-40 east and west
I-65 north and south
I-75 north and south

Now 5 mph above the limit can justify a ticket and every state trooper is supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 minutes.

They have issued 30 brand new unmarked Crown Victoria cruisers and they are bringing all their part timers on full time. I was told 101.5 FM confirmed all of this.

So S-L-O-W down and PASS the word to your fellow Tennesseans!!!!!!"

It was all found to be a hoax.

Ironically enough this was the next E mail

"Your Finest at their finest:
>The following 15 Police Comments were taken off actual police car videos
>around the country.
>#15 "Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch
>after you wear them a while."
># 14 "If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth
certificate >a worthless document."
>#13 "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."
>#12 "Can you run faster than 1200 feet per second? Because that's the
speed >of the bullet that'll be chasing you."
>#11 "You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can
write >anything I want to on the ticket, huh?"
>#10 "Yes, sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it
>will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?"
>#9 "Warning! You want a warning? O. K., I'm warning you not to do that
>again or I'll give you another ticket."
>#8 "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk
>or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"
>#7 "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to
>ride on rides, eat cotton candy and corn dogs and step in monkey poop."
>#6 "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster
>#5 "In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC."
>#4 "How big were those 'Just two beers' you say you had?"
>#3 "No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to, but now we're
allowed >to write as many tickets as we can."
>#2 "I'm glad to hear that Chief (of Police) Hawker is a personal friend
of >yours. So you know someone who can post your bail."
>The envelope please.....................
>#1 "You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we
don't. > Sign here."

Knowing the sense of humor of our states finest I find this more believable.

Pundits at the polls

I have met quite a few nice people while handing out flyers for my campaign at the early voting downtown west polling location. When I first started to run for office I was the only person to work the early voting. Last time I ran it was me and my opponent or one of my opponents volunteers. Now their is a large group of candidates and volunteers working the polls. Most of the people working the polls besides me, Greg "Lumpy" Lambert and some volunteers for Van Hillery are Democrats. The Democrats around here are fired up on the term limits issue and think this may be a golden opportunity for them to grab some county seats.I wonder if they will be as fired up to help beat the Democrat representatives who opposed term limits at the state level last year. We will see.

Yesterday the wife of Instapundit creator Glen Reynolds stopped in to vote and we had a chance to talk briefly.

It is odd we sort of know each other but have never met. I actually have their couch at my house, but that is another story. Her brother is a friend of mine through business (Joe owner of "Cup of Joe" coffee house fame and now "The Half Barrel" on the strip in Knoxville.) He mentioned in the past of their relationship but I pretty much forgot about it until yesterday when we were talking about politics, the net and the future (Lets just say they are going big time). It was nice to be able to put a face with a name.

Other people have mentioned how they read my blog and actually voted for me because of it. I am flattered. I am always pleasantly surprised to find it has a effect besides sending a few English teachers to an early grave.

I really wonder some times how much this blog gets read but I would probably rather not know actual numbers. I guess it is nice to know that a few voters actually read it and the word gets out.

If you vote early in Knoxville feel free to stop by and say hello. The polls are open 10 till 8. I will be their most of the day but will probably leave a little early as I will be the guest on Steve Halls Politics Knoxville tonight on Comcast channel 12 at 8 pm.

New blog

NRA guru and political man about town in Oak Ridge Ed Williamson has started a blog over at WWW.letstalktruth.com you may want to stop on over and check it out.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I keep seeing this pop back up...

This story keeps popping back up. The F.B.I. has a history of taking their time on things like this or the waltz (If memory serves correct it took years before the rocky top investigation was finished) but when they finally say "we got you" they usually do. We will see on this.

Monday, July 24, 2006

The Test

My mom and others send me political jokes, stories and news on a pretty regular basis some pro some con my point of view but it is all good stuff or at lest in good fun. I may start to post some of it. This is a sample...

The Test

An old country preacher had a teenage son and it was getting
time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession.
Like many young men, the boy didn't really know what he wanted
to do and he didn't seem too concerned about it.

One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided
to try an experiment. He went into the boy's room and placed on
his study table three objects:

a Bible,

a silver dollar, and

a bottle of whisky.

"I'll just hide behind the door," the old preacher said to himself,
"and when he comes home from school this afternoon, I'll see
which object he picks up. If it's the Bible, he's going to be a
preacher like me, and what a blessing that would be!

"If he picks up the dollar, he's going to be a businessman, and
that would be okay, too. But if he picks up the bottle, he's going
to be a no-good drunkard, and, Lord, what a shame that would

The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son's
footsteps as he entered the house whistling and headed for his
room. He tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to
leave the room he spotted the objects on the table.

With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them.

Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He
picked up the silver dollar and dropped it into his pocket. Then,
he uncorked the bottle and took a big drink.

"Lord have mercy," the old man whispered, "he's gonna be a

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


If you saw this you may want to also check out this

Two more

Thanks to Dave Oatney and Rob Huddleston for their endorsement of my campaign. Their kind words and support are humbling.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

NRA endorsed

I found out the NRA has fully endorsed me. That is two for two on the big endorsements for republican politics. Tennessee right to life is the other.

Monday, July 10, 2006

More on Ford v. Hobbs

On the voice radio show today a huge chunk of the show was spent talking about the Ford interview and how Blogger Bill Hobbs had the audio that proved Ford was not telling the truth (On the previous show Ford denied saying he saw good in the the Kelo decision). The recordings from Teddy Barts radio show were played on air and the callers were good.

Fords greatest asset though is his Clintonesque ability to lie through his teeth,have people know what he said is lie, yet still they eat it up and say what a great job he is doing of conveying his points. Unreal.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Bill Hobbs, public enemy #1

I was listening to the voice on southern roots radio this morning and the guest was Harold Ford Jr. Two things jumped out.

Congressman Jr. was put on the spot by a sharp caller (I think his name was JB) who asked about his former statements of how he thought the Kelo decision had some good in it.

The caller asked if he had changed his opinion or if he wanted to back up from the statement.

Instead of saying "I have grown away from that" as he did on many other issues when his rhetoric did not fit the record. The congressman instead said "I never said that".

I guess he thinks that no one has a copy of his interview on Teddy Barts Roundtable from when the Kelo decision first came out. I think the interview was Oct 5th or 6th.

The quote was " I find value in the court's decision. As long as people are compensated fairly, I can appreciate the decision. Certain areas in our state are crying for development, if this decision helps - it's a positive."

I think a audio copy of it may be in the archives of Bill Hobbs blog. Later after Jr. had left the radio station another caller made mention of something he read on Bill Hobbs blog about JR. Ford called back into the show and said something to the effect of "Bill Hobbs is one of my biggest opponents and rights terrible things about me on the internet" and went on and on. Better watch out Hobbs you are on Jr.'s "bad list".

If you want to hear it for your self I think they do re broadcasts of the show at night on the website. If anyone want to transcribe it and post it I will link to it.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!!

Today is a great day for our country!

I thank god every day for having been born in America.

I thank god for those who fought for freedom.

I thank god for those who died to keep us free.

I thank god I live in a country where different points of view can be brought forward and the only fighting we have do is with words.

I thank god that I can go to a church, synagogue or mosque without fear of reprisal.

I thank god I can get up and go start any business or apply for any job I want and become as great as my knowledge and work ethic will let me.

I thank god for all the good and even the bad that happens every day because deep down I know no matter how bad it is, it is still better than any other place in the world!!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

TRL Endorsed

No, Not MTV's Total Request Live, The organization Tennessee Right to Life just let me know that they are endorsing me with their strongest recommendation. I must say how much I appreciate their support. They are a great group with many people who work tirelessly for an important cause.

I really only care about a few endorsements. TRL and the NRA are probably the two big boys of endorsers in republican politics. We will see how the NRA comes out shortly.