Tennessee

Congressman Calls Trump ‘Most Despicable’ Person To Ever Serve As POTUS (VIDEO)

Congressman Calls Trump ‘Most Despicable’ Person To Ever Serve As POTUS (VIDEO)

With each passing day, it becomes clearer that Donald Trump is only interested in being president for the power of the office and the opportunity to further enrich himself and his family. Appearing on MSNBC Sunday afternoon, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) spoke for millions of Americans when he said this of Trump: “Donald Trump is […]

Tennessee Serves As A Role Model For Charter School Failure (VIDEO)

Tennessee Serves As A Role Model For Charter School Failure (VIDEO)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump claim they want to provide parents “more choice” regarding the schools their children attend. Choice. Sounds appealing, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want more choice? After all, aren’t we theoretically an independent nation where we are supposed to be have ample choices about…well…everything? Who wants a system with no […]

Tennessee Republican Says Voters Worried About Healthcare Are ‘Extremists, Kooks, And Radicals’

Tennessee Republican Says Voters Worried About Healthcare Are ‘Extremists, Kooks, And Radicals’

GOP Congressman John J. Duncan has served his district in Tennessee for nearly three decades, but is now refusing to hold a town hall meeting for his constituents–many of whom are worried about what Congressional Republicans will do to the Affordable Care Act–because he says he doesn’t want to hear from “extremists, kooks, and radicals.” […]

Woman’s Sexual Assault Claim Is The Most Bizarre Thing You’ll Read All Week

Woman’s Sexual Assault Claim Is The Most Bizarre Thing You’ll Read All Week

This is not from The Onion. A Texas woman who visited a hibachi restaurant in Murfreesboro, Tenn. has made a claim she was sexually assaulted by a figurine of a boy urinating. The woman, Isabelle Lassiter, claims the chef at the restaurant used the toy to shoot water at her. In an interview with WTVF, the Nashville area’s CBS […]

Political Exodus Continues: Top Tennessee Republican Leaves Party (VIDEO)

Political Exodus Continues: Top Tennessee Republican Leaves Party (VIDEO)

A top Republican in Tennessee resigned after citing that a small group of people tends to take advantage of the Republican Party, and act like the party is their personal piggy bank. The Tennessean – a daily newspaper based in Nashville – was first to report the exit of Republican State Executive Committee member, Mark […]

TSA Agents Beat And Jail Disabled Teen With Brain Cancer

TSA Agents Beat And Jail Disabled Teen With Brain Cancer

Hannah Cohen is 19-years-old, and she is easily confused. She is also partially deaf and blind in one eye. She has a brain tumor on top of other disabling conditions. She was headed home from Memphis to Chattanooga, Tennessee after receiving treatment at St. Jude’s Hospital facility. When going through security, she set off the metal […]

Tennessee Candidate’s Racist Billboard Prompts Calls For Boycott

Tennessee Candidate’s Racist Billboard Prompts Calls For Boycott

With Donald Trump’s candidacy, racism is on blast more than it has been in a long time. Because of this, any racist move someone makes is immediately thrust into the spotlight. In today’s edition of “post-racial America,” we travel to Tennessee, where one Congressional candidate’s racist billboard not only draws the ire of the populous, […]

Chastity Belt? Tutu? Ribbon-Tied Goatee? This Is How Not To Dress During A DUI Checkpoint

Chastity Belt? Tutu? Ribbon-Tied Goatee? This Is How Not To Dress During A DUI Checkpoint

Thirty-five-year-old, Curtis Scott Eidam, was caught drunk driving. That’s not the most interesting part. The interesting part was that he was wearing a chastity belt. He was caught on State Route 62 at a DUI checkpoint. The police officer doing the checking immediately noticed that Eidam smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. Eidam admitted […]

Bigoted Business Owner Creates Hateful ‘Transgender Bathroom’

Bigoted Business Owner Creates Hateful ‘Transgender Bathroom’

After the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling, Jeff Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware and Roofing Supplies in Washburn, Tennessee, put up a sign saying “No Gays Allowed.” He had this to say about the decision: “They gladly stand for what they believe in, why can’t I? They believe their way is right, I believe it’s wrong. But […]

Mental Health Providers Use Religious Freedom Laws To Discriminate Against LGBT Community

Mental Health Providers Use Religious Freedom Laws To Discriminate Against LGBT Community

Tennessee recently passed a law that allows mental health providers to turn away atheists, gay people, or any other “sinners” they don’t like. Your religious counselor can turn you away if your “results” conflict with their religious beliefs. If you want to tell your parents you’re atheist or if you want help dealing with a […]

77-Year-Old Congress Candidate Was Arrested When They Found THIS In Her House

77-Year-Old Congress Candidate Was Arrested When They Found THIS In Her House

Flo Matheson, a candidate for Congress in Tennessee, has spoken out before about legalizing marijuana. However, she is now in some related legal trouble; she was caught with 180 marijuana plants on her property. She denies knowing about the growing operation, but she is still in favor of smoking it. She considers the law that […]

New Tennesee Law Permits Professionals To Deny Service To LGBT Clients (VIDEO)

New Tennesee Law Permits Professionals To Deny Service To LGBT Clients (VIDEO)

Equality for the LGBT community has been in the news a lot recently. For example, just last week, a group of more than 100 UMC faith leaders came out as gay, lesbian, transgender, and intersex in an online “love letter” addressed to the United Methodist Church. “While we have sought to remain faithful to our call and covenant, you have not always […]

Governor of Tennessee Signs Discriminatory Therapy Bill

Governor of Tennessee Signs Discriminatory Therapy Bill

Conservatives across the country just seem absolutely determined to keep discrimination alive. This time it’s the state government of Tennessee, which just passed a bill that allows therapists to refuse service to patients if it violates their “sincerely held principles”. The bill is known as House Bill 1840 and Senate Bill 1556. Republican Governor Bill […]

Tennessee Repeals Law Allowing Faith Healers To Let Their Kids Die

Tennessee Repeals Law Allowing Faith Healers To Let Their Kids Die

Tennessee has had a secular victory this week. The state repealed the law that allows “faith healer” parents to choose prayer over medicine. They can now be prosecuted for child abuse and for not getting their children needed medical help. Recently, there was a story of a woman who is suing her parents for not […]

Tennessee Student Hangs Rainbow Nooses On Campus: Claims He Didn’t Know About Symbolism Of It

Tennessee Student Hangs Rainbow Nooses On Campus: Claims He Didn’t Know About Symbolism Of It

Everyone at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee had a very sick surprise on their campus Monday morning. Some rainbow colored nooses were found hanging in the trees near the art building. University President Alisa White said: “This is a lesson for everyone about sensitivity and respect for all people and how inclusive and understanding […]

Christian Conservative Rep ‘A Risk To Women,’ Forced To Office Across Street Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Christian Conservative Rep ‘A Risk To Women,’ Forced To Office Across Street Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Tennessee state Rep. Jeremy Durham (R) is being banished for inappropriate physical conduct with government staffers. The Tennessee legislature is worried he: “[…] may pose a continuing risk to unsuspecting women.”   Durham was ordered to move his office to a building across the street to have distance from him and other lawmakers, lobbyists, and interns. […]

Tennessee Just Named Its Official State Book And You Won’t Believe What It Is

Tennessee Just Named Its Official State Book And You Won’t Believe What It Is

Just in case you didn’t think Tennessee was bad enough when they allowed mental health professionals to turn away “sinners.” Now, they’ve really f-ed up! They’ve gone and made the Bible their official state book. Do these lawmakers even read the Constitution? Tennessee is the second state to claim an official book. Massachusetts made a children’s […]

Revealed: The Nightmare Of Being Muslim In Tennessee

Revealed: The Nightmare Of Being Muslim In Tennessee

Since 9/11, America’s relationship with people of the Muslim faith has been abysmal. No place is more representative of this than the state of Tennessee. In a recent BuzzFeed article, Daoud Abudiab discussed how Muslims are treated in Tennessee, specifically focusing on the burning down of the mosque he started by white supremacists. Abudiab moved […]

Despicable! Tennessee Bill Would Prevent ‘Sinners’ From Accessing Mental Health Care

Despicable! Tennessee Bill Would Prevent ‘Sinners’ From Accessing Mental Health Care

This is just horrible! Tennessee has proposed a bill that would allow therapists to turn away atheists, gay people, and any other “sinners” they don’t want to see. If this disgusting bill passes, your “pious” counsellor may kick you to the curb if your desired results conflict with their religious beliefs. Are you having marital problems […]

You Won’t Believe What The Tennessee Legislature Wants To Do Now

You Won’t Believe What The Tennessee Legislature Wants To Do Now

Being born and raised in Tennessee, I can honestly say that I’ve never been more proud of my home state’s legislature as I was last year in April when they stopped a bill that would make Andrew Jackson’s bible the state book. Jackson’s name was chosen out of a group of other Tennesseans like Elvis […]

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