The End Game

The End Game

By Steve Hunley All too often, it seems like many of us have lost sight of the purpose of education.  When everything else is scraped away, all that remains is getting a job and becoming a productive citizen.  The culmination of secondary education is to finish high school and go on to further one’s education […]

The Transformation of America

The Transformation of America

By Steve Hunley The United States of America is undergoing a transformation that ought to concern folks. Today there are two very different and distinct Americas. Resistance to the federal government of the United States is prevalent in our society today, led by the corporate media in this country blatantly trying to destroy the president. […]

Tennessee State Republicans Racing to Raise Gas Taxes

Tennessee State Republicans Racing to Raise Gas Taxes

By Steve Hunley Say it ain’t so. Republicans raising taxes? Tennessee’s Republican governor, Republican-controlled state senate and Republican-controlled house of representatives are moving with lightning speed to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. As it stands now, the gasoline tax would increase by 28% while the tax on diesel fuel would increase 65%. This […]

Remembering Earl Hoffmeister

Remembering Earl Hoffmeister

By Steve Hunley Earl Hoffmeister passed away last week at 90. Many readers likely knew Earl Hoffmeister personally, as did I. I was one of those who was actually taught by Hoffmeister. Quite a few years ago, I was a student in Earl Hoffmeister’s mechanical drawing/drafting class. It won’t surprise anyone who knew him to […]

Governor Haslam’s 33% Gas Tax Hike

Governor Haslam’s 33% Gas Tax Hike

Diesel fuel tax would increase 70% By Steve Hunley As you’ve read here many times, the Knoxville News Sentinel is utterly predictable.  The News Sentinel has never seen a new tax or an existing tax increase that they didn’t like. So, the Sentinel surprised no one when it proclaimed Governor Bill Haslam’s proposal to increase […]

Alternative Facts? You Be the Judge: My Reply to a Letter from Buzz Thomas

Alternative Facts? You Be the Judge: My Reply to a Letter from Buzz Thomas

By Steve Hunley Last week’s editorial “Are they Planning to Pick Your Pockets? Beware of Indexed Annual Tax Increases” brought a letter from Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas that starts off as follows: “One of your recent editorials had some ‘alternative facts’ I wanted to bring to your attention. As a wise man once observed, we […]

Are They Planning to Pick Your Pockets? Beware of “Indexed” (Annual) Tax Increases

Are They Planning to Pick Your Pockets? Beware of  “Indexed” (Annual) Tax Increases

By Steve Hunley Look out people, it’s not only Governor Haslam looking to increase your taxes by raising the gas tax. School folks met with members of the County Commission last week and are poking at property taxes; in fact, there was mention of asking the state legislature to “index” the property tax. That idea […]

Jimmy Duncan is Right

Jimmy Duncan is Right

By Steve Hunley Both the Knoxville News Sentinel and the Maryville Daily Times have given coverage to some folks castigating Congressman John J. “Jimmy” Duncan for refusing to hold a special town hall meeting – – – just for them.  Naturally, after being told no, some of them are immediately intending to take to the […]

Change is on the Way, Part 2

Change is on the Way, Part 2

By Steve Hunley Evidently the mainstream media learned not a blessed thing following the election of Donald Trump.  The media is abuzz with varying headlines, barely bothering to hide their continuing bias, impugning every choice Trump makes for his Cabinet.  For instance, take the case of Congressman Tom Price of Georgia, slated to become the […]

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