Flights curtailed include Amsterdam
Says Delta Air Lines has "once again broken a promise they made to me and to the people of Memphis."
More voters than sportsmen
"More Tennesseans have hunting and fishing licenses than vote."
'A' for effort
Says Tennessee’s higher education funding model "is 100 percent outcomes-based" and "we are already seeing this model changing the way our postsecondary institutions do business."
State law is clear
Says that "Tennessee law requires that schools receive half of proceeds -- $31 million per year" -- from a half-cent increase in the Shelby County sales tax.
Says that "when Congressman (Steve) Cohen took office in 2007, the unemployment rate was at 4.8 percent. The unemployment rate in Shelby County has reached 9.7 percent."
Not what they voted on
Says House Democrats "voted to use your tax dollars for abortions" by voting against bill defunding Planned Parenthood.
Company shows paper trail
Signs letter saying Consumer Product Safety Commission is acting "without consultation or input from the company" to stop the sale of Buckyballs.
It's on the students
"Tennessee students now cover about 67 percent of the cost of their education at public universities, and some 60 percent at community colleges."
Not stamped for approval
"All legislative mail, from the content to the timing, is approved by the speaker's office."
Virtually dismal results
Says Tennessee is providing "millions of dollars" to virtual school company for "results at the bottom of the bottom."
Relying on short-term fixes
"We haven’t passed a budget in more than three years and not a single appropriations bill has been brought to the floor this year."
Even Campfield says he erred
Says that "you can’t destroy the guns purchased in a (gun) buyback program as the city (of Memphis) wants to do."
Some Dems crossed party lines
Says that in the U.S. House of Representatives "we’ve had bipartisan support for the repeal of Obamacare … for getting rid of cap and trade … for building the Keystone Pipeline."
He said it, but ...
President Obama campaign surrogate Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley "acknowledged that we are not better off than we were four years ago."
Voted for plan to push age to 70 by 2047
Defends his vote to push "retirement age to 70" by saying he is for "a process" that would not be fully implemented until "around the turn of the century."
A judgment call
Tennessee's appeals court judges "were selected by a handful of party officials in Nashville" before the system of "merit selection" was put into effect.
Speculation at best
The "Health Care Compact bill would end Medicare's guaranteed benefit for Tennessee's Medicare recipients and shift management of the federal health care plan to the state's TennCare program."
Tennessee 'birthers' must pay
Says a federal judge "sanctions Tennessee ‘birther’ lawyer … for bringing a frivolous lawsuit."
Ridiculous then, ridiculous now
Says that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam "has made it clear by his repeated actions that he will pursue a policy that promotes the interest of Islamist (sic) and their radical ideology as long as he is governor."
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