Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The Thunder from Down Under, and they are this week's double shot. I had to go a little old school and with the latest single from their new album.
First, the greatest rock 'n roll song to feature bagpipes...
And then a hard rocking anthem that is probably one of the best songs of 2008...
Monday, November 24, 2008
Silence Versus Oatney - IN A STEEL CAGE!
While I like Mike, it's been hard to take him seriously lately on anything political. In October on several occasions, he not only predicted a win in Knox County for Obama (where he lost by over 23 points) but also started cheerleading for a "seismic (political) event" for the entire state (and we all know how Obama did in Tennessee). With those predictive powers, I don't think that Mike will be consulted by Vegas on any betting lines in the near future.
Sometimes I wonder if Silence is too worried about appeasing his liberal blogging buddies (which dominate East Tennessee in numbers, admittedly) a bit too much. I'm sure that he doesn't see it the same way, but then again what do I know? I only read his blog every day.
Guess I'll be the "worst of the worst of blogging" subject for next week. Good thing no one reads the weekend newspapers after the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Source of Global Warming
Don't tell Gore. He'll probably talk Obama into nuking the star so that we can stop global warming.
Forget the Turkey - Let's Talk BBQ!
The Psalm of Obama
Barack is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me bow down to big government.
He leads me beside the abortion clinic.
He restores gun control.
He leads me in the paths of socialism, for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of liberalism, I will fear no evil, for Barack is with me.
His benefits and handouts, they comfort me.
Barack prepares a health care system before me, in the presence of my better judgment.
He fills my head with promises.
My welfare cup runneth over.
Surely, higher taxes and illegal immigration will follow me all of the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Obamas' forever.
Labels: President Obama
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It's nuts, and UT's recruits have had enough. They're jumping ship, and Coach Fulmer's top five recruiting class is in shambles.
Some people think that Lane Kiffin - previously of the Oakland Raiders and USC Trojans - should be hired to stop the bleeding and add stability to a disastrous situation. Of note, with Kiffin being currently unemployed, there would be no contract to buyout.
If Kiffin does come to UT, I know one of his old colleagues from USC that I want on his staff as recruiting coordinator...
If for no other reason but to embed this video 100 more times...
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Red State Update: Saved by Rove from Canadian Banishment
Cheek Interested in Treasurer Position?
No real frontrunner has emerged for the State Treasurer position, but word has reached me by various sources that Vance Cheek, Jr., a former Claims Commissioner under multiple gubernatorial administrations, mayor of Johnson City, blogger, and 1st District Congressional Candidate, may be putting his hat in the ring for consideration.
With a bench as deep as the Tennessee GOP's, I don't envy the party's decision on choosing the new officers.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Red State Update: Obama Wins, & It's Time to Leave
"We wake up on the morning of November 5th. Are we screwed, or totally screwed?"
The answer was "totally screwed," and it appears that Jackie and Dunlap decided that they didn't want to be on the not-so-fun end of the screwing.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
2008 Election Predictions
President of the United States
Obama - 286 electoral votes
McCain - 252 electoral votes
I see the numbers that many of my conservative brethren (like Vance Cheek) are pointing to, but I just don't see McCain carrying Virginia and Colorado. Those states hold the keys to the White House, and I see Obama riding the coattails of strong Senate candidates in both states to the win.
United States Senate
Democrats - 55
Republicans - 43
Independents - 2
As of today, I am predicting that the Republican firewall in the Senate will hold. I also would not be surprised if one of the two unaffiliated Members - Senator Joe Lieberman - starts caucusing with the Republicans instead of the Democrats, who have demonized him. With 44 Republican votes in the Senate, President Obama would have to work with the GOP regarding his agenda to socialize the country. As noted above, he will not have a Reagan-sized mandate to work with, so this will be for the good of the country.
United States House
Way too complicated to tell right now. The Democrats are going to gain several seats, but they will lose some, too (as with serial adulterer Tim Mahoney getting his clock cleaned by Tom Rooney).
Republicans - 19
Democrats - 14
Yes, I am predicting a clean sweep for the Republicans here, based on my visits to the districts and internal polling to which I have been made privy. I would love to predict 19-13-1, but I just have no faith in write-in campaigns. What will be real interesting is seeing if the Republican-led Senate decides to seat Tim Barnes since he shouldn't have been on today's ballot.
Again, this is too close and too complicated to call right now. I see the Republicans picking up a few seats. But the big question is - will it be enough to take the Speaker's gavel away from socialist/anti-gunner Jimmy Naifeh? (If there was any justice, Rory Bricco would beat Naifeh today and be done with the "Boss Hogg" question forever...)
Monday, November 03, 2008
Red State Update: Obama's Criminal Aunt
Election Night Parties
I don't think that it will be an different this year. I'm staying in state, but I have a few rural counties that I will be working in and am unlikely to make it to Nashville in time. However, for those of you who are looking to watch the returns with a particular crowd, I thought I would leave some of the ones I know of here on VOLCon. I'm not sure if all of these are open to the public (invitations may be needed for some), so call ahead.
Tennessee Republican Party
Starts at 7:00 P.M. CT
Phil Roe & the Washington County GOP
Meadowview Convention Center
Starts at 7:30 P.M. ET
Starts at 6:00 P.M. CT
Knox County GOP
No Information on Start Time, as website has not been updated in months
Starts at 7:00 P.M. CT
Blount County GOP
The Capitol Theater
Starts at 7:30 P.M. ET
Clinchview Golf Clubhouse
Starts at 7:45 P.M. ET
Starts at 7:00 P.M. CT
If I hear of more, I will be sure to post them and bump this post.
TN GOP Touches Down at Tyson
Members of the party included TN GOP Chairman Robin Smith, former National Committeeman Van Hilleary, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, and State Senators Bill Ketron and Jack Johnson.
Playing off the media coverage devoted to the race for the White House, Senator Norris stated that Tennessee was indeed a "battleground state," being that Republicans had a real chance to rest away control of the Tennessee House for the first time since Reconstruction. All speakers pointed to the local campaigns of Ken Yager and Mike Faulk as examples of races that could bolster Republican control of the State Senate and keep bad Democratic ideas like toll roads, raiding of the road fund, and keeping Tennesseans from selecting their appellate court judges at bay.
Media questions tended to focus on the McCain/Obama race and not on who controls the purse strings in Nashville, which is a shame. People need to understand the importance of what goes on in Legislative Plaza, and that was the purpose of the fly-around by these leaders today.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Tennessee GOP Fly-Around Schedule
All times and locations are listed below.
9:45 am ET
McGhee Tyson Airport
2285 Airport Hwy
11:00 am ET
1001 Airport Rd
11:15 am CT
Murfreesboro Municipal Airport
1930 Memorial Blvd
12:45 pm CT
Everett Stewart Airport
1489 Airport Circle
3:45 pm CT
266-D Grady Montgomery Drive
5:15 pm CT
Cornelia Fort Airpark
2640 Air Park Drive
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Obama's Aunt is Illegal Alien
- What did Senator Obama know, and when did he know it?
- Was the information in the Obama infomercial - in which Obama talked about the importance of his family in his life - really all BS, since he claims not to know this little piece of information about his aunt?
- Did Senator Obama's knowledge have any effect on his votes on illegal immigration bills in the Senate (the few that he actually showed up to)?
- How does a woman living in public housing have the funds to donate to political campaigns?
- If Obama's aunt wasn't the one who gave the actual donations due to poverty, then who did give them in her name?
Strange stuff, for sure. But this is more an indictment of the mainstream media, which felt obliged to vet "Joe the Plumber" in 24-hours but NEVER has done the same for the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.
What's Scarier - Halloween or Total Democratic Control?
Labels: 2008 Senate Races