Corker Says Obama Administration Makes “Every Excuse Imaginable” In Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

Friday, April 18, 2014

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s announcement that it will delay again its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline: 

“It’s amazing to watch this administration make every excuse imaginable to delay a project that is unquestionably a win for our country, our economy and American workers,” said Senator Corker. “After more than five years of environmental reviews, it’s clear the president would rather avoid a tough political decision than create thousands of private sector jobs and enhance our country’s energy security, all while providing a safer and more environmentally friendly method of transporting oil.


Tennessee Supreme Court Holds That Police Officer Proved His Firing Was Retaliatory In Violation Of Law

The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed a trial court’s ruling against a police officer on his claim of retaliatory discharge under Tennessee’s Public Protection Act. The Court held that the officer had proven that the sole reason he was discharged was retaliation for his refusal to participate in or remain silent about the police chief’s illegal activity. Plaintiff Larry D. Williams ... (click for more)

Postal Employee Who Stole Package Of Rare Coins, Other Mail, Gets Probation

A Postal employee who stole a package of rare coins and other mail has been given probation, but she was ordered to make restitution of $11,481.25. Claudia Orr appeared before Judge Sandy Mattice. Judge Mattice noted that the coins were valued at $7,500, but Ms. Orr pawned them for $250. She will be on supervised probation for three years. Her attorney, Myrlene Marsa, ... (click for more)

Dr. King Wouldn't Approve Of The Mayhem In Baltimore

I am mostly certain that Dr. King never meant for this kind of violence to happen.  I don't recall any of the protests he led not being peaceful.  He would most definitely not approve of people burning, looting, the complete and utter unnecessary mayhem, or anything like what happened in Baltimore. Do you really believe Dr. King would condone 8, 10, 12-year-old children ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Red Meat To A Mob’

The city of Milwaukee is among the Top 20 Most Violent in the United States. It ranks No. 4 in poverty for cities its size, and is home to the most “make sense” sheriff in the world. I spent most of my morning reading to find out more about Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke because his is a voice we should have been listening to some time ago. He startled all of us on Friday ... (click for more)

Lookouts Buxton Named Southern League's Player-of-The-Week

Monday, the Southern League announced that Chattanooga Lookouts’ outfielder Byron Buxton has been named its Player of the Week for April 27– May 3. The number one prospect in all of Minor League Baseball has been on a tear. Over his last seven games the outfielder has raised his average from .190 to .287 and has recorded a hit in each contest. During his hitting streak Buxton ... (click for more)

Vest Wins Cleveland Invitational In Playoff

 Hunter Vest shot 72 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday and won the 2015 Cleveland Country Club Men's Invitational at the Cleveland Golf and Country Club.   Vest finished in a tie at 140 with Scott Stevens and Taylor Davis, and won the championship in a sudden death playoff that lasted two holes.   David Watts finished at 144, followed by Adam Wright and Shea ... (click for more)