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Friday, July 30, 2010

In case it comes up

I am doing Hal Hill this morning at 8 on 98.7 FM WNOX Knoxville. Knowing the history of how this races interviews have gone, I am putting up a repost of some issues that have come up in past interviews so their is no confusion or misrepresentation of facts as there has been in the past.

UPDATE: Sure enough it all came up.

Just got off doing a pack of interviews for TV and Radio. While I like to talk issues, the shows have often devolved. The shows got to some big issues but a lot of them devolved into personal philosophy and history.

While I and my other competitors have always tried to be honest about ourselves and our goals, one candidate has not been honest about his history or philosophy.

Sorry Ron but here is where I set the record straight with actual proof.

Ron Leadbetter is saying now he has always opposes red light cameras. Here is his original statement on Red light cameras from the Farragut press.

"Leadbetter said...... .... “Where there’s a dangerous intersection where the figures show that the red-light cameras can solve the problem; if that’s what the people in that district want to do, I have no problem with it.”

On today's radio show Ron said he has always opposed toll roads but when pressed on past statements made during the League of Women voters debate in the last election he flip flopped on the issue saying he had no problem with them either.

Ron said he supports tort reform...... but later said he wanted absolutely no limits on punitive damages and said he thinks huge payouts (like the woman who burned herself with hot coffee) have no effect on doctor insurance or med mal insurance costs.

On my own record in the legislature, Ron has repeatedly stated that he would publicly apologize for misleading people if I had passed more then one bill. I have told him and shown him proof of the legislation I have passed. To date, he still has issued no apology.

Similar to Al Gore and the Internet, Ron has repeatedly claimed he came up with the idea of merchandise licensing for college universities while at working for UT.

I think we can look to the University of Tennessee and their own web page on the issue and their own links to the history of product licensing for University memorabilia.

"CLC is the nation's leading collegiate licensing and marketing representative. Formed in 1981, CLC assists collegiate licensors in protecting and controlling the use of their logos through trademark licensing"

In 1981, while working for Golden Eagle Enterprises in Selma, Alabama, CLC founder and chairman Bill Battle signed the legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant to a licensing agreement. In the process of developing a licensing program for Coach Bryant, Battle discovered that The University of Alabama did not have a licensing program. Alabama soon signed on as CLC’s first university client. Eight other schools quickly followed, and in 1983, Battle bought out the rights to the licensing business and moved the newly formed Collegiate Licensing Company to Atlanta.


Ron says he supports the second amendment completely but later on specific questioning went on to mention how he favors more and new restrictions on the second amendment and carry permit holders. I guess that is why the NRA gave him a bad score in the last election cycle and probably will again.

Ron said he knows nothing about about being tossed out of court for introducing perjured testimony during the Memphis case. He repeatedly claimed I was making it all up.

I guess Judge Mills was lying about him when he said......

Leadbetter held a lower position than Mizell at the General Counsel’s Office, and he had no experience as chief legal officer or first assistant to the chief. He had no experience working with the governing board of a multi-campus public university, and his academic credentials did not match Mizell’s academic achievements. Furthermore, he had been removed from responsibility for the Memphis litigation following a series of mishaps that included inadequate preparation and the presentation of perjured testimony.

Hat tip Terry Frank

I'm am not so presumptuous as to believe as I should run opposed. I like competition. I believe the process of elections often has been under-served by a lack of competition. Competition forces candidates to be more in tune, more responsive to the voters, not the special interests or lobbyists or insiders. Each of us running for the 7th district believes we are more qualified for the seat and our campaigns are about proving it. I don't like to single out or "go negative" on an opponent unless attacked first. It's not my style and never has been in the past. However, Mr. Leadbetter has been so negative and aggressive in his misrepresentation that I felt I must address his misstatements of truth. If they continue or if he chooses to own up to it is his choice. I will continue to work diligently to show voters of the 7th district why I am the best candidate to fight for their values and beliefs in Nashville.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Can we can chew our gum and walk at the same time?

The KNS advocates that because illegal immigration may not be the hottest issue in polling right now that legislative and gubernatorial candidates should not pay any attention to it.

While the competency level of some guber candidates and many in the legislature may be in question, I am pretty sure we can work on more then the one top polling issue at any given point in time. We can walk and chew gum at the same time too!

Following polls leads to a mob mentality. Legislators should be able to look at an issue, study facts and information that the general public may not be privy to (or may not have time to research) and decide how or if an issue fits into a bigger picture. To say we should only concentrate on the economy and education and not immigration because of polling (Even though education polled beneath illegal immigration at only 5% importance) is laughable.

To me, Illegal immigration is one of those issues that fits into many "important" areas of our economy.

Does it effect employment?

Yes. An illegal alien who has a job a Tennessean wants is keeping our unemployment levels unnecessarily high. Being in the construction trades I know that for every construction job out there right now, there are probably 10 or more unemployed Tennesseans who would love that job.

Does it effect health care?

Yes. When Hospitals (who have to take all customers) have little to no ability to retrieve payment from someone who has virtually no ties to our country who do you think picks up the tab? The cost does not just disappear.

Does it effect education?

Yes. For every teacher that has to be hired to teach English as a foreign language to an illegal alien that is one teacher less that can be hired to teach math or science.

I could go on, but to think our state operates in a vacuum that is not effected by any other issue other then the top one in the polls at the moment is myopic.

Tom gets the dish on the bon bon battle

Tom Humphrey gets the inside story on the Robin Smith/ Chuck Fleishman battle over GOP funds. It is well worth the read.

Monday, July 26, 2010

When it can tell me the weather next week let me know

An Oak Ridge "super computer" is being used to look for climate change. I think it all comes down to the same thing most government studies do. Who ever asks the questions will be able to slant the study to give the desired result wanted by those funding the study.

Lets just save some time and money. I will give you a similar scenario and result as the one that will be used.

Input facts into computer: More cars are driven during the day then at night.

Ask computer question: Was it warmer today then it was last night?

Computer response: Yes, 30 degrees warmer.

Conclusion: Man made global warming caused by cars!!!!!

Where is my royalty check?!?!?

It's funny because......

A great little humor bit from columnist Scott McNutt. While many of us eat, sleep and breath this stuff sometimes I think this is what a majority of peoples thoughts are on politics.

Thus, in the mayor's race, the affable fellow with all the campaign funding has the seat sewn up, while the angry man lacking funds is fuming and the other guy no one ever remembers hasn't been heard from lately, which isn't important, because nobody noticed anyway.

With voters underwhelmed by the commission and fee office candidates, the status quo is expected to mostly stay the same. In one of the few contested races, what's-her-name said, "More," whereas what's-his-name said "Less." Whosis said that, while both more and less are options, he believes "something in between would be just right."

Two candidates vying for one or another commission seat presented a study in contrasts. While one supported jobs, education, lower taxes and less government, the other supported less government, lower taxes, education and jobs. On the issue of accountability, both equivocated with equal conviction.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

This is it!

















In case you were wondering this is a photo of the yard sign that is creating all the commotion.

"where your wallet is, so is your heart"

Rumor mill says that Knoxville mayor Bill Haslam is about to be hit in a fresh run of TV adds, about his past donations to the Al Gore for president campaign.

Your fired. Now get to work.

One city goes to all contract labor for its employees. It saves money and seems to increase service.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Volunteers wanted. Red heads only need apply!

This morning I about burst out in laughter as I read the letters to the editor of the KNS. While I do knock on thousands of doors year round someone actually took the time to do a letter to the editor complaining about how one of my volunteers looks too much like me because he also has red hair. Like it is all part of some giant plot or I only accept red headed volunteers so I can get one over on people!

This is just getting too rich!

I showed this same volunteer the letter this morning. He had a good belly laugh about it also. By chance (As many of my FB friends know) I was helping him unlock his car that he just found after it was stolen a few days ago. When we got the car unlocked, in the car, one of the "gifts" left by the thieves was a book.

Dare to take a guess at the book title?



Sometimes truth is stranger then fiction.















Could this be the beginning of the Manchurian Campfield saga or is it Dr Evil and Mini Me? (The volunteer is about 5 inches shorter then I).

Friday, July 16, 2010

Separated at birth?



















Welcome to Tennessee Mr. V.P.. We know how you feel, but for different reasons.
Hat tip: Clint Cox

And so it begins

Today is the first day of early voting. I will be handing out material at the Down Town West shopping center voting location (affectionately known as the dutch oven).

Feel free to stop by and say hello!.....And vote.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Separated at birth?

Me





Rennee Zellweger


What? Well, separated at birth about 150 or so years ago. Possibly. My family is having a large reunion this weekend. One of my cousins was doing some family research going back to the to the turn of the century and sent around some photos. One of the family names linked is Zellweger. Not a common name to be sure. Could there be a link? Who knows. I just found it interesting.

I expect it could cost me a Facebook friend and a major concert endorsement may no longer be forthcoming.

I'll let you know if Rennee shows this weekend.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sweeping the endorsements








I just got some great news early this morning for my senate race I just found out I have swept the endorsements of value for the election cycle. First Tennessee Right to Life named me "The only qualified candidate", Then the Knoxville TEA party gave me their unanimous endorsement. Now the NRA has given me their top rating and endorsement.

As I said early in the election cycle, there are few endorsements that mean anything to me as a conservative. Those were the three that I wanted.

A clean sweep.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

If only he had voted to stop it.

Union boss and state Rep. Mike Turner is upset because the local union boys aren't getting jobs. It is suspected illegals might be getting them.

Well, they might be illegal, they might not. The reason no one knows for sure is employers don't have to check immigration status with a system like E verify previous to hiring someone.

The reason they don't check?

People like Mike Turner and his fellow Democrats voted against it and it did not pass.

Chickens, home, roost. You get the picture.

Funny how these realizations get much more clear around election time in close races.

Well played sir

Last nights debate was one of the best TV debates I have seen in Tennessee. Good clear solid questions (even from the audience and video) and short responses made time for more questions. Although many times responses were ducked or side stepped, the short response time made it a little more obvious. The part where candidates could ask the other candidates their own question also allowed the fur to fly a little and kept it lively.

My only big gripe was why was McWerter even allowed on the stage? Although I give him credit as a semi legitimate candidate for the general, he has no primary. It should have been for the candidates in an active primary race. I would say the same if the shoe were on the other foot and the Dems had a packed primary field and the Repub was unopposed.

To his credit though, McWerter made the political move of the night. When it was his turn to ask a candidate a question he asked a hammer question about Haslam to Wamp (well knowing Wamp would also attack Haslam) This doubled the hit time on Haslam with out any planned rebuttal from Haslam (Haslam did ask for rebuttal time though, and it was granted) Still, well played sir, well played.

I could also care less about the skipe from the 2 campuses. Blurry, grainy video of a bunch of kids sitting around watching TV added absolutely nothing at all to the debate. For some reason they kept going back to the video as if suddenly something thrilling was going to happen. It was like watching Heraldo Riverra dig out Al Capone's vault. A lot of waisted video of nothing. I would rather have seen a post debate show of hands from a group of supposedly undecided likely voters about who they thought did the best in the debate.

A good blow by blow was done by Post Politics here

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Time to do some fact checking

Just got off doing a pack of interviews for TV and Radio. While I like to talk issues, the shows have often devolved. The shows got to some big issues but a lot of them devolved into personal philosophy and history.

While I and my other competitors have always tried to be honest about ourselves and our goals, one candidate has not been honest about his history or philosophy.

Sorry Ron but here is where I set the record straight with actual proof.

Ron Leadbetter is saying now he has always opposes red light cameras. Here is his original statement on Red light cameras from the Farragut press.

"Leadbetter said...... .... “Where there’s a dangerous intersection where the figures show that the red-light cameras can solve the problem; if that’s what the people in that district want to do, I have no problem with it.”

On today's radio show Ron said he has always opposed toll roads but when pressed on past statements made during the League of Women voters debate in the last election he flip flopped on the issue saying he had no problem with them either.

Ron said he supports tort reform...... but later said he wanted absolutely no limits on punitive damages and said he thinks huge payouts (like the woman who burned herself with hot coffee) have no effect on doctor insurance or med mal insurance costs.

On my own record in the legislature, Ron has repeatedly stated that he would publicly apologize for misleading people if I had passed more then one bill. I have told him and shown him proof of the legislation I have passed. To date, he still has issued no apology.

Similar to Al Gore and the Internet, Ron has repeatedly claimed he came up with the idea of merchandise licensing for college universities while at working for UT.

I think we can look to the University of Tennessee and their own web page on the issue and their own links to the history of product licensing for University memorabilia.

"CLC is the nation's leading collegiate licensing and marketing representative. Formed in 1981, CLC assists collegiate licensors in protecting and controlling the use of their logos through trademark licensing"

In 1981, while working for Golden Eagle Enterprises in Selma, Alabama, CLC founder and chairman Bill Battle signed the legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant to a licensing agreement. In the process of developing a licensing program for Coach Bryant, Battle discovered that The University of Alabama did not have a licensing program. Alabama soon signed on as CLC’s first university client. Eight other schools quickly followed, and in 1983, Battle bought out the rights to the licensing business and moved the newly formed Collegiate Licensing Company to Atlanta.


Ron says he supports the second amendment completely but later on specific questioning went on to mention how he favors more and new restrictions on the second amendment and carry permit holders. I guess that is why the NRA gave him a bad score in the last election cycle and probably will again.

Ron said he knows nothing about about being tossed out of court for introducing perjured testimony during the Memphis case. He repeatedly claimed I was making it all up.

I guess Judge Mills was lying about him when he said......

Leadbetter held a lower position than Mizell at the General Counsel’s Office, and he had no experience as chief legal officer or first assistant to the chief. He had no experience working with the governing board of a multi-campus public university, and his academic credentials did not match Mizell’s academic achievements. Furthermore, he had been removed from responsibility for the Memphis litigation following a series of mishaps that included inadequate preparation and the presentation of perjured testimony.

Hat tip Terry Frank

I'm am not so presumptuous as to believe as I should run opposed. I like competition. I believe the process of elections often has been under-served by a lack of competition. Competition forces candidates to be more in tune, more responsive to the voters, not the special interests or lobbyists or insiders. Each of us running for the 7th district believes we are more qualified for the seat and our campaigns are about proving it. I don't like to single out or "go negative" on an opponent unless attacked first. It's not my style and never has been in the past. However, Mr. Leadbetter has been so negative and aggressive in his misrepresentation that I felt I must address his misstatements of truth. If they continue or if he chooses to own up to it is his choice. I will continue to work diligently to show voters of the 7th district why I am the best candidate to fight for their values and beliefs in Nashville.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ready for the Randy Neal vote

I love it. In the same week I am named as one of the top ten people the left hates the most Knoxville Democrats get together and decide they all should all vote for me! I love it when I win them over to the conservative Republican way of thinking.

I guess the tent just got a little bigger!

Who stuffed the ballot box?

What?!?!?! Only number 10?

Clearly some people were stuffing the ballot box.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Picking winners and losers

These type decisions are some of the hardest to make for me.

Giving tax beaks to one corporation (giving them an unfair advantage over their competitors) or not offering incentives and passing up a potential long term employer.

Great article on the pros and cons.

Kyle grows a conscience

Sen Jimmy Kyle is almost laughable in his call for more open government. Where was he when the Democrat governor refused to to open up his budget making deliberations? Where was he as the Democrat governor refused to show the supplemental budget? Where was he as Democrats chanted "Kill the bill!" "Kill the bill!" in private closed door meetings (only exposed by the Tennessee Waltz) Where was he as Democrats ramrodded budget after budget and bill after bill through when they were in control.

Now after the waltz and Republicans were finally able to get video streaming of committee and floor deliberations and dare I say it, actual recorded votes in committees on bills he pulls out a big line and says Republicans are secretive.

Oh Please.

If he has an issue with legislation that is passing, he or other Democrat members are more then welcome to bring it up on the house or senate floor or in any committee that all bills have to go through. No one is refusing Democrat members the chance to speak for or against legislation (as was the norm when the shoe was on the other foot for years). If Democrat members are silent as Republicans pass legislation they have no one to blame but themselves.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

It's a Classic!

Dave Oatney lets them know I am ready for the "Pepsi challenge" on the instant "Classic" Vote Campfield yard sign.

I must say, I have gotten a ton of feedback on the yard sign story. People have been calling, texting pulling over in their cars on the side of the road when they see me just to talk about it.

Interesting.

Rose on a roll

Mark Rose goes on a roll

"I wish politicians would stop trying to do things for my own good. I don’t want your compassion, and I don’t want you to “care” about me, or “care” about my family. You don’t know me, and I don’t know you. I don’t want you doing anything “for the children,” because I happen to be the parent of one of those children, and if there’s anything that needs to be done on his behalf, my wife and I will take care of it, thank you very much. I want you to do as little as possible. Yours is perhaps the only job in existence where I want you to be lazy. Stay gone from the job as long as you like. Really. The more you do, the worse off the rest of us are."

Duncan on red light cameras

Congressman Jimmy Duncan comes out against red light cameras and suggests investigation at the federal level.

Breaking sports news

La Bron James has just announced that next year he will play for the USC Trojans.

Monday, July 05, 2010

ENJOY!

Could this be the scandal that takes me down? I think most people will Vote Campfield and smile at someone refreshingly conservative!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Next insult "Spacey Stacey"

Here is a bootleg copy of my appearance on Penn and Tellers "BS" show that aired last night on Showtime (Thanks Dave!).

Fair warning, there is some harsh language. As I said in an earlier post their top put down is "Stacey? Isn't that a girls name?" (A put down I heard in the third grade) and it devolves from there. I guess profanity is the last refuge of weak minded former comics so If you are easily offended do not play it.

We are discussing my legislation that would say teachers should not teach very young children about homosexuality.

DANGER! HARSH LANGUAGE!



DANGER! HARSH LANGUAGE!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Penn and Teller get told

















I was just on Penn and Teller's show "BS" on Showtime. Not bad. At least not as bad as everyone warned me about. Of course they went after me but when the top insult they have is "Isn't Stacey a girls name?" I am not real worried. OOOOH! Like I haven't heard that one since the third grade.

The "professional comedian/magicians" are going to have to step it up next time. The only thing I saw disappear was their creativity and humor.

Another big one

I was just endorsed by the Knoxville Tea Party with a unanimous vote!

Ramsey won the governors endorsement with about 85% of the vote. Wamp got 10% Haslam 5%.

If you would like to help my campaign you can donate here. I got the paypal fixed so if you wanted to contribute in the past but could not you now can!

A new, updated, Dr. Seuss book.

I do not like this Uncle Sam,

I do not like his health care scam.

I do not like these dirty crooks,

or how they lie and cook the books.

I do not like when Congress steals,

I do not like their secret deals.

I do not like this speaker, Nan,

I do not like this 'YES WE CAN.'

I do not like this spending spree,

I'm smart, I know that nothing's free.

I do not like your smug replies,

when I complain about your lies.

I do not like this kind of hope.

I do not like it, nope, nope, nope!