That Time the Government Got Stupid, pt. 2

 

In McMinn County, Tennessee, in the early 1940s, the question was not if you farmed, but where you farmed. Athens, the county seat, lay between Knoxville and Chattanooga along U.S. Highway 11, which wound its way through eastern Tennessee. This was the meeting place for farmers from all the surrounding communities. Traveling along narrow roads planted with signs urging them to “See Rock City” and “Get Right with God,” they would gather on Saturdays beneath the courthouse elms to discuss politics and crops.

 

 

That Time the Government Got Stupid, pt. 1

In McMinn County, Tennessee, in the early 1940s, the question was not if you farmed, but where you farmed. Athens, the county seat, lay between Knoxville and Chattanooga along U.S. Highway 11, which wound its way through eastern Tennessee. This was the meeting place for farmers from all the surrounding communities. Traveling along narrow roads planted with signs urging them to “See Rock City” and “Get Right with God,” they would gather on Saturdays beneath the courthouse elms to discuss politics and crops.

 

 

Case Closed

In April 2008, Lt. Quarles Harris Jr., 24, a key witness who had been cooperating with federal investigators in a probe into Barack Obama’s passport information stolen and altered from the State Department was found late at night slumped over inside a car. He was reportedly waiting to meet with FBI agents about his boss John Brennan. Harris’ body was found in front of a District church in D.C.

 

 

8 Myths That Keep Us Enslaved

 

Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right?  

No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception of one of those prison planets in a “Star Wars” movie). Sixty-three percent of Americans can’t afford a $500 emergency. Yet Amazon head, Jeff Bezos, is now worth a record $141 billion. He could literally end world hunger for multiple years and still have more money left over than he could ever spend on himself.

 

 

New Asylum Amendment Passes

 

The House Appropriations Committee voted on Wednesday to allow victims of gang violence and domestic abuse to enter the US under new asylum rules.

In June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a decision to stop granting asylum for such claimants. On Wednesday House Republicans overturned this.

The amendment passed on a voice vote.

 

 

“It’s Time to Do What We Said”

 

House Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan formally announced his campaign for speaker of the House Thursday. Jordan has received an onslaught of support from conservative groups and his colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus to run for speaker.

Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives,” Jordan said in a statement Thursday. “President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people. Congress has not held up its end of the deal, but we can change that. It’s time to do what we said.”

 

 

Devin Nunes Gets It!

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes wants to ban electronic voting systems, calling them “really dangerous.” “The one thing we’ve been warning about for many, many years on the intelligence committee is about the electronic voting systems,” Nunes, R-Calif., told Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton.