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Archive for 12 October 2009
On the 3rd, I posted about a tax issue here in Podunk. Well, it looks like they are going to have a referendum.
The Hardin County Election Commission convened on Tuesday, October 6th and a date has been set for a county wide special referendum to decide the fate of 1 cent of the local option sales tax. According to Hardin County Election Administrator Marilyn Adams, the date for the popular vote on whether or not to keep the local option rate at its current 2.5 percent will be Tuesday, December 1st.
In accordance with TCA 67-6-706.(a)(2) “The county election commission shall hold an election on the question pursuant to § 2-3-204, providing options to vote “FOR” or “AGAINST” the ordinance or resolution, after the receipt of a certified copy of such ordinance or resolution, and a majority vote of those voting in the election shall determine whether the ordinance or resolution is to be operative.”
The wording of the question to vote “For” or “Against” in the election has yet to be finalized. Adams reported that election officials should finalize this within the next few days.
Honestly, I don’t know why they have to make it so bloomin’ complicated. I can make it real simple for them: Do you want to lower the county tax from 2.5% to 1.5%? YES or NO. Sheesh!
They should have read my take on it and compromised, lowering the tax to 2.0%. Saved everyone a lot of hassle, not to mention the money it’s going to cost to have this county wide vote.
This is quite long, but well worth your time to read.
By George Friedman
U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize last week. Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prize, which was to be awarded to the person who has accomplished “the most or the best work for fraternity among nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the promotion of peace congresses.” The mechanism for awarding the peace prize is very different from the other Nobel categories. Academic bodies, such as the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, decide who wins the other prizes. Alfred Nobel’s will stated, however, that a committee of five selected by the Norwegian legislature, or Storting, should award the peace prize.
The committee that awarded the peace price to Obama consists of chairman Thorbjorn Jagland, president of the Storting and former Labor Party prime minister and foreign minister of Norway; Kaci Kullmann Five, a former member of the Storting and president of the Conservative Party; Sissel Marie Ronbeck, a former Social Democratic member of the Storting; Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, a former member of the Storting and current senior adviser to the Progress Party; and Agot Valle, a current member of the Storting and spokeswoman on foreign affairs for the Socialist Left Party.
The peace prize committee is therefore a committee of politicians, some present members of parliament, some former members of parliament. Three come from the left (Jagland, Ronbeck and Valle). Two come from the right (Kullman and Ytterhorn). It is reasonable to say that the peace prize committee faithfully reproduces the full spectrum of Norwegian politics.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A pediatrician accused of child pornography and rape of a teenage patient had a troubled past, including being fired by three hospitals in Tennessee. But that didn’t get in the way of him setting up a practice in northeast Alabama.
Court records and testimony show Dr. Michael Roy Sharpe of Albertville was fired from three Tennessee hospitals — twice for allegations of sexual misconduct in the 1990s. But he still was able to practice in Alabama, where he is now accused of having sex with a 15-year-old patient.
A review by The Associated Press also found that, despite his troubled history, no state has taken disciplinary action against him.
Alabama medical licensing officials say the two sex-related claims in Tennessee were not put on a federal databank. And they dropped their more recent probe when he voluntarily surrendered his license.
You mean to tell me that the state of Tennessee never bothered to strip him of his license? And that Alabama gave him free reign to abuse more kids? Isn’t there some board or some such that grants doctors the PRIVILEGE, on a national level, to practice medicine? I wasn’t aware it was a license to abuse children.
Hey….Garofolo…..show those cajones we all know you have! Accept Kevin’s invitation!
One Year Notice!
And while you’re at it, if you, perchance, have any spare bucks, you can send notice directly through WND.
A 6-year-old Newark, Del., boy faces a possible 45 days in his district’s reform school for bringing a Cub Scout meal utensil to class, officials said.
Zachary Christie violated the Christina School District’s zero-tolerance on knives by bringing his three-in-one knife, fork and spoon to school to eat lunch. District officials said they suspended the first-grader because knives are banned, regardless of the possessor’s intent.
I can’t even come up with an appropriately sarcastic comment. This is a six year old kid for the love of pete!
The idea of putting this child in a so called reform school for this is beyond ridiculous. It’s down right ignorant, and dangerous.
The Obama Cult, A Mental Illness?
by J. D. Longstreet
Oh, well, now we know the personality cult that is Obama has spread, for sure, to Europe. Some are declaring that someday, in the not too distant future, this Obama “thing” will be studied as a mental illness. It’s sort of like “Mass Hysteria.” It has spread around the globe and for those of us “anchored, secure,” individuals it is totally indecipherable. We see it for what it is, but we are completely unable to rescue those less secure than we who have attached themselves to the Supernova star that is Obama. Like a Supernova Obama will eventually implode and suck all within his orbit into the oblivion that once was his blazing core.
Read the whole post here.
The more I about it, the more I really believe Obama NEEDS to return this prize. He has done nothing positive in his entire life, that we know of….maybe there’s something in all those records he’s kept hidden? Nobody knows. As J.D. said, he’s taken some ‘bads’ he ‘inherited’ and turned them into worse, then added many of his own. I suppose if you see the destruction of a nation as a positive thing, the committee was right on track.