Archive for June, 2005

Why Hilleary is Running For the Senate

Monday, June 27th, 2005

No one seems to know for sure why Van Hilleary is running for the U.S. Senate in 2006 instead of challenging Gov. Bredesen to a rematch. Now Blogging for Bryant is attempting to answer this mystery with a poll. I think his reason is a combination between the first choice and the last choice, but voted for the first since I think it’s the closest.

Thanks, Mike!

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Michael Silence deserves much thanks for hosting a gathering of area bloggers at his home this past weekend. I attended, and had the honor of meeting him, as well as Rich Hailey, Rob Huddleston, SayUncle, Les Jones, and Knox Patch, as well as a number of News-Sentinel staff members.

Thanks for inviting me, Michael Silence!

RTB Expansion

Monday, June 27th, 2005

The Rocky Top Brigade, the ultimate collection of Tennessee bloggers, has expanded again, adding 16 new members. Among the inductees are my old friend Adrienne Royer and Knox County Republican Party Chairman Brian Hornback.

Corker’s Record

Sunday, June 26th, 2005

Is Sandra Clark on Bob Corker’s payroll? You might think so after reading this column, outlining Bob Corker’s record as mayor of Chattanooga (albeit with a decidedly positive take). I’m sure we’ll be seeing much more of this as the election nears.

Problems Solved…. I Think

Sunday, June 26th, 2005

After devoting more hours than I care to recall writing HTML and codes for this blog’s template, I believe that I finally have it fixed, at least for the most part. I realize parts of it may still look a little rough around the edges, but this site has always been a work in progress, so don’t expect that to change anytime soon. The good news is that now we can get back to covering real news instead of using this blog to chronicle it’s own issues.

Words to the Wise

Saturday, June 25th, 2005
If you use Blogger, do not mess with the template unless you are willing to completely rewrite its HTML. I learned that lesson the hard way.


Saturday, June 25th, 2005
There are few things in the world less fun than moving…

HTML Screwed Up

Friday, June 24th, 2005
As you can see, the html in this blog’s template has some sort of problem. I have been trying to fix to the problem, but to no avail. If you have any idea, please e-mail me.

Supreme Tyranny

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005
By now, everyone who cares about individual liberty has heard about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in which it stated that the Constitution’s imminent domain clause allows local governments to confiscate private property for the “common good” – in this case business. Of course, the “common good” could be interpreted to be just about anything.

For years, private property rights have been eroding, to the point that we hardly even own property; we only rent it from the government. If you doubt this, just try not paying your property taxes and see how long you keep your property. This is just another tragic step in the road towards serfdom.

There’s really not too much I can say that hasn’t already been said. Be sure to check out the following reactions from around the blogosphere: Glenn Reynolds, Blake Wylie, Say Uncle, South Knox Bubba, Glenn Dean, Pink Kitty, Rob Huddleston, and Bill Hobbs.

Illegal Immigration

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005
Terence Jeffrey has found the only place in America where immigration laws are enforced: Oak Ridge.