Friday, May 29, 2015

Tennesseans Caught Between The Most Wasteful Governor and His Nemesis in Legislature

State paid $46K for logo while paying $293K for graphic designers

Tennessee’s most powerful politician

Supporters renew push for Insure Tennessee

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Crockett Buzz for 5-26-15

Firm behind new state logo stands by design

ALEC’s Money Laundering Machine Hits Tennessee

‘Governor’s Daily News Summary’ scrapped

Democrats seek return to relevance in Tennessee politics

Thursday, May 21, 2015

And the Logo Stinks...Crockett for 5-21-15

UAW is best route to works council, union leader says

Creating the will for Congress to tackle climate change

Improving media capacity: Media must focus on policy not just politics

Tennessee pays $46K for new state logo

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Legislature is Broken..Crockett Buzz 5-18-15

 Quote of the day:

"There is across-the-board support for Insure Tennessee," he said, "and even more support for letting the full legislature vote on the bill. Yet there does not seem to be much interest among our legislators to discuss and vote on this bill supported by Gov. Bill Haslam — who himself remains wildly popular."

In other words, Tennesseans are knocking on the door — wanting fairness and reason and good health care to come out — but our elected reps won't let us in.

The legislature is broken. Its leaders aren't leading, and too many of its members are paralyzed by an unreasoning fear of their next elections. Never mind that such elections are more than a year away.

The rest of the Buzz is here:

Friday, May 15, 2015

Corker Calls Out GOP For Being the Problem..more

Corker blames GOP for highway stalemate

Haslam Says He Couldn't Legally Withhold Tennessee Lawmakers' Health Insurance Info

Burchett, Campfield, other ex-legislators still get subsidized health insurance

DesJarlais joins others in voting for anti-abortion bill, but not in issuing press release about it

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ramsey Cares Not For What Tennessee Voters Want...More Crockett Buzz

Vanderbilt poll: Majority support Insure Tennessee

Ramsey trashes VU poll on Insure Tennessee plan

The full General Assembly should vote on Insure Tennessee: Vanderbilt Poll

Columnist: Haslam is a nice guy who doesn’t do politics

Nashville entrepreneur, politico Frank Woods passes away

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha...Thank You for Making Us Look Stupid For Electing People Like You

Congressman Marsha Blackburn is qualified to represent Tennessee how, exactly? She's the Old Miss Home Ec grad who told Bill Nye (Cornell engineering degree, Carl Sagan astronomy student on the side)  he was not qualified to speak about climate change, though she was, somehow.

So now Marsha is going to bat for all those persecuted Christians in America today that she is absolutely certain are out there, only when asked, she couldn't come up with any examples. Ergo, articles with titles like this:

Monday, May 11, 2015

Rubber Stamp Governor ... Crockett Buzz 5-11-15

Sunday column: Gathering gubernatorial goodwill by signing everything in sight

Friday, May 8, 2015

Tennessee Legislature Turned Into "Horror Story CPI Buzz for 5-8-15

Koch brothers clash with GOP lawmakers as their lobbyists turn Tennessee into a ‘horror movie’

Legislative council's influence rises in Tennessee

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Crockett for Cinco de Mayo: Veterans in TN Wait Twice as Long...Lobbyists Own Your Legislature

Is TN’s civil seizure process state sanctioned thievery?

The impact of the NRA on Tennessee politics

TN 2014 lobbying report: 557 lobbyists, 1,880 clients, up to $69.4M spent

Gov. Bill Haslam signs cannabis oil bill

Tennessee VA Clinics Struggle To Reduce Wait Times As They Lose Doctors

Monday, May 4, 2015

Quote of the Day from one of my HomeTowns...

"After reviewing further input from the community, detailed written legal opinions from our city attorney and a second legal opinion from a constitutional lawyer, impact on the city fiscal resources and the environment in which the original decision to exclusively fly the Christian flag was made, the City Council voted 4 to 1 at a special called meeting on April 28, 2015 to rescind the motion to exclusively fly the Christian flag 24/7 from the flagpole at City Hall and remove the flag effective May 8th. The only flags that will be flown from the flagpole at City Hall will be the U.S. and state flags."

What? There's a "Christian" Flag? Really?

Friday, May 1, 2015

Crockett for May Day 2015

Lifetime Handgun-Carry Permits to Become Available in TN

Lamar Bends Over For Ceiling Fan Lobby

Black leads bid to block ban on reproductive discrimination in D.C.

Haslam tired of hearing ‘inside-the-Capitol type stuff’ on inept dealings with Legislature