Odds & Ends of This & That, X

Odds & Ends of This & That, X

By Steve Hunley Reviving Gov. Lee’s ESSA Plan? In May of this year, a Nashville judge ruled Governor Bill Lee’s educational savings account legislation, approved by the Tennessee General Assembly, unconstitutional.  A collective “hurrah” went up from teachers’ unions, but the celebration might have been somewhat premature. Last week, the U. S. Supreme Court has […]

Odds Ends of This & That, IX

Odds Ends of This & That, IX

By Steve Hunley sheriff’s department bonuses Sheriff Tom Spangler advanced his case for giving deputies a $1,500 “bonus” which will cost some $1.6 million of taxpayer money. Mayor Jacobs was dubious about spending money the county doesn’t have and offered a more modest $750 and waiting to see how the taxes roll in later on […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, VIII

Odds & Ends of This & That, VIII

By Steve Hunley American Insurrection For the first time since the American Civil War, at least as far as I know, armed secessionists have occupied American soil and territory while legal and legitimate authorities simply stand by and gawk.  The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington is a 7-9 block area occupied by […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, VII

Odds & Ends of This & That, VII

By Steve Hunley Translating Socialist The Knoxville News-Sentinel has apparently transformed itself into the Antifa Daily.  Well late last week, the Antifa Daily published an opinion column by the City Council Movement.  I doubt it was written by a committee, but apparently rather than identify a particular individual, the Antifa Daily allowed the writer to […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

By Steve Hunley George Floyd I want to be very clear about my own feelings about what happened to George Floyd. It was horrifying and ghastly.  To witness a man pleading for his life and the callous disregard of the officer was positively sickening.  I am glad the officers have been fired and charged criminally. […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, V

Odds & Ends of This & That, V

By Steve Hunley Who Woulda Thunk It? Regular readers will remember I wrote last week the City Council Movement just doesn’t like cops. There are two members of the Knoxville City Council who are members of the City Council Movement – – – Seema Singh and Amelia Parker – – – and both are also […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

Odds & Ends of This & That, VI

By Steve Hunley Officer, I’m Being Robbed! Do City of Knoxville police officers make too much money?  That is the inference from a news release by the City Council Movement.  If you haven’t been paying attention, the City Council Movement says its mission is to “strengthen the people’s political power by holding elected officials accountable […]

Odds & Ends of This & That, III

Odds & Ends of This & That, III

By Steve Hunley Out of the Mouths of Babes… Mike McMillan, East Knox County’s member of the Board of Education, was really impressed by Aaliyah Riddle.  Aaliyah Riddle is a graduating senior at Austin – East High School who was critical of the school system’s announced intention to ban parents and families from graduation ceremonies.  […]

Odds and Ends of This and That

Odds and Ends of This and That

By Steve Hunley The only really bad thing about being a weekly newspaper is preparing an editorial on one topic.  Hardly a week goes by that I don’t hear from people wondering why I didn’t write about this or that.  There’s so much that happens nationally and locally that it is usually difficult to decide […]

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