Apr 23 2012
07:11 am
By: WhitesCreek

Thank You, Gail Kerr!

If the 2012 Tennessee legislative session were a horror movie, it would be called The Things That Wouldn't Die. Two bad proposed laws -- the "Don't Say Gay" bill and the "guns in trunks" legislation -- continue to head toward floor votes despite widespread opposition.


Hurley Drug Testing Bill "Illegal" acording to State AG

Julia won't let a little thing like "Illegal" deter her grandstanding play. She is wuoted as saying her constituents want this but I don't find that to be true. I have noted that a lot of folks want the state legislature to be tested.

Behind the wall at RCN


She testified before a house panel that a poll was conducted in her district and 85% of her district supported this. I have not found one person that was polled!

I suspect that if any

I suspect that if any polling was done it was done at a Tea Party meeting.

Actually, there have been phone robo push polls that asked questions in such a way that made it difficult to decide. I don't remember if this question was on the one I listened to.


And what is so funny about this serious matter and question Rep. Hurley? (link...)

drug testing

A similar law in Florida has cost the state over $40,000 in refunds to citizens with negative tests. Also being challenged in court as an "unreasonable search".
Anyone really believe 2.6% positive test make this worthwhile even if it were legal?
Wonder what the legislators test failure rate would be. Wouldn't it be fun if we could test them all and find out?

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Lost Medicaid Funding

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