Ah folks.... The term rocket surgeon was a joke. Country singer Larry Gatlin has used it from the stage for years. I am sorry everyone is so sense of humor challenged
Why don't we first allow Mike Kernell some time to first find new pants and get control of his personal life? Then perhaps we can examine if Steve Cohen is really the Congressional leadership needed for West Tennessee. I don't believe that he is and I trust GA Hardaway is the best one to handle the tough issues facing us the community.
The choice is clear to me.
Industrial hemp has the potential of lifting our state out of its budget shortfall with its excellent purported viabile use as an ethanol base along with its many co-products.
The irrational fear over problems created through legal but regulated marijuana use, now have the potential to bankrupt our state.
"Nothing is harder to explain than the glaringly obvious to those who have already decided they do not believe it." - Ayn Rand
The same law restricting legislators from fund raising during the Legislative session, and which is now being suggested for a repeal, was that which Kathryn Bowers went to jail when taking TN Waltz sting money in contributions while running her special election during session for State Senate. Her opponent however was allowed to raise money.
Senators Ramsey, Herron and Kyle now likely see it all differently.
Bowers is a fine woman deserving of respect. She got a lousy deal and no one stood up for her. It was disgraceful.
The TN Judicial Selection and Judicial Evaluation Commissions are the bastard children of the Retention-election statute. Examine if you will their membership's $ contribution histories and tell me its not just that "something," needs to be done to improve judicial accountability.
This special interest system has produced an aristocracy of lawyers in this state down all the way to the trial court judiciary level which operates with no sense of public accountability whatsoever.
It may be that judicial merit selection has promise but if I must choose between the two under present condition, I'll take restoring my Constitutional right vote in a contested election.
That's a typo, I believe it was 1970 when Winfield Dunn defeated John Jay Hooker in the TN Governor's race.
God Bless John Jay Hooker, great patriot, friend of the Constitution and defender of freedom.
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