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Hey everybody, we've got 7 huge stories for you. First up, Afterschool Satan Club will meet at Tennessee Elementary School in January, 'tis the season when corporate welfare fails.
And it usually does. Who pays? I don't want to spoil the ending. Representative Richie introduces a new yet familiar bill to close Tennessee's primary elections. Tennessee's state senate map will remain in place for 2024 during appeal. Memphis crime rates surpassed Detroit. At least we're winning somewhere. And finally, legislation filed for upcoming session will push extension on time. Sex offenders are on the registry list. And, well, we got a bonus here. Let's see what it is. Critics of Tennessee's anti -slap legislation assert that the law violates civil procedure and can lead to abuses by jurists. This is Brandon Lewis. Lewis, publisher of the Tennessee Conservative,
Mary Christmas. We're going to get into these stories. This is the quickest, easiest, fastest way to inform yourself about what's going on in Tennessee politics without the noise that comes from all those reporters who are Democrats,
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mail bag. I got a lot of mail this last few week. We are in the middle of our annual fun campaign of Tennessee conservative. And a lot of folks have also sent me some wonderful notes. I will read this this first one that just says,
"Thank you for all of your hard work. "Dan, sending warm wishes your way." Somebody mailed me this nice Christmas card. It's very great. Looks like it's from Donna,
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"Warmest wishes your way." for a Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your beautiful family. Love, looks like it says Dana. I'm not gonna put the last name on there because some folks are weird about that.
Got this beautiful Christmas card. I did make a copy of it because I actually do display all of the Christmas cards that subscribers send in on a little tree that is decorative. (laughs) But it says so.
the glorious birth of Jesus and wishing you a Christmas filled with his goodness, Merry Christmas, Blessings, Janine, Jeannie, you know who you are." And then finally, I've got this long letter that someone mailed me.
I'm not going to read it all. I'm embarrassed that it has taken so long to say thank you for my awesome stop feeding the rhinos insulated tumbler. I love the thing. It has multiple uses every week,
so on and so forth. Thank you for your staff and all that you do so well. I have a prosperous new year. Shalom, Tracy. Tracy is one of our biggest supporters. Thank you for sending in the mail.
That rounds out the mail bag. We're gonna get into the hard news. If you wanna send Brandon Lewis a note that does not have arsenic in it, you can send it to PO Box 625,
Signal Mountain, Tennessee 37377 again. That is PO Box 625. Signal Mountain Tennessee 37377 and donations are appreciated because we are 100 % grassroots funded and that is the only reason that our editorial content is not completely regulated as a nonprofit would be and it's the only reason we can tell you the truth because I'm not worried about making some corporate paymaster angry at me and taking away my job because I
don't have a job here because I don't make any money doing anything. So it frees me up to just tell you exactly what it is without a financial dog in the hunt. Let's get into this search story. This is a disappointment.
Afterschool Satan Club will meet at Tennessee Elementary School in January. June Everett, campaign director for Afterschool Satan Club confirmed this week that the club is scheduled to have its first meeting at Chimney Rock Elementary School in Cordova.
This will be the first... meeting of its kind in the state. In her reply to our press inquiry, Everett said that the ASCC was requested by Chimney Rock Elementary parent. We should know the name. If we've got a parent who's advocating that Satan worship happened in our government schools, it should be a good thing. I am a Christian. I do not mind telling you that,
even though some slings and arrows may come my way. I do not mind telling you that. got to look to Christ. Don't look to the Christians. The Christians will disappoint you just as the religious class did with Jesus, but I'm a Christian,
okay? So if this individual is a proud Satan worshiper, they just need to come right out and say, "I'm the person bringing this to your school." Media relations for Memphis Shelby County School District defended their decision to let the club operate by citing the First Amendment and stating that the Satanic Temple is a federally recognized temple.
nonprofit. They said they cannot approve or deny an organization's request based solely upon its viewpoints of beliefs. If this is not an argument for school choice, I don't know what is.
Who in the world wants their kids to be in an educational institution that says these values are just as good as any other values?
They won't be harmful to your kids now. now. It won't result in any negative outcomes, spiritually, physically, mentally, none of that. It's amazing. It really is quite amazing. Michelle Kisak, school board member for district one,
said, quote, "As a Christian, I do not support organizations like this at all. It's unfortunate this group has no connection to Memphis or even Tennessee is choosing to come and attempt to take the focus away from educating children." Michelle,
that's very good. I don't know that educating children is something that the Memphis School District does much of. but nonetheless, back to the story, the Satanic Temple, which does have a presence in Tennessee,
takes the side of LGBTQ groups. Of course it does. It's like one of Satan's primary tactics to destroy the family and the lives of people and to push them toward the everlasting,
burning flames of hell. So I assume they did, at least they're consistent, and promotes the nationwide temple quote expert witness services initiative which focuses on helping gender confused temple members involved in legal proceedings argue that they have a religious right to do what they want to with their bodies.
The Tennessee temple also promotes the satanic temple's religious abortion clinic, religious abortion clinic, which offers free access to health care providers and discounting abortion medications so that female members may perform a a "religious abortion ritual." You've got to sacrifice those kids to bale early.
If you're going to get your Satan worship pen or medallion, I don't know exactly what they use. Probably something with a, what do you call that thing,
with a pentagon on it. Not a pentagon. I'll think about it here in a second. Joseph R. Murray to the second, rather, Esquire. a civil rights attorney turned Tennessee educators said quote if an after -school Satan club knocks on the door of any school district in the mid -south they need to release the Dobermans and tighten the deadbolt.
Amen. No school board in this county, state, or country should allow this club on campus. This is true. This is not a time to be afraid of lawsuits or hide behind a devilish diversity.
diversity. It is time to stand up for righteousness. If a school board member cannot do that, they need to get the hell out of the way and make room for someone who can. Joseph, I appreciate those words.
Maybe we have so few people that stand up and as we bring you story after story every week, this is not a culture. This is not an institution that can be reformed. It is not. If you are in a good situation, school that cares about your kids, this would never be allowed. The fact that it is allowed and that blind eyes turn to it, just goes to show you that we need to get our kids out of these situations. Next story, here we go. When corporate welfare fails, who pays the bill? Smile Direct Club is shutting down,
no more smiles for them. Effective immediately, the Nashville based company for the rest of the year. telehealth dental aligners to its customers But now patrons are left with incomplete treatment and unkept promises as the company has filed for bankruptcy To add insult to injury this company has been the recipient of approximately $10 .4 million in fast -track incentive grants.
These are things that rhinos and in some Democrats vote for this corporate welfare They're all about it all about about the corporate welfare to reward and pad the pockets of their political donors in Tennessee,
the special interest from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, in other words, taxpayer dollars, and the millions have been given to a company that now expects its customers to finish their payments with no services rendered from this point forward.
Furthermore, the company's quote, lifetime small guarantee has been canceled. Of course it has. Customers who are mid -treatment will not. receive their aligners, no customer services available,
and their Smile Club direct website offers no options for refunds. As the state allots all these taxpayer dollars to the tune of $10 .4 million, the question is, in my opinion, which politicians who voted for this are now going to reimburse taxpayers for their bad decision -making? This has happened not just with this company, but it's happening with Amazon.
Amazon was given a boatload of money to hire a bunch of people, build all these centers. They've not met the hiring projections. There's scant evidence, and in fact, most of the evidence and studies point to the fact that this corporate welfare doesn't do anything for the local economy. It doesn't change people's buying habits. It doesn't create jobs.
All it really does is help politicians. politicians get kickbacks through PACs and lobbyists so that they don't have to go back in their districts and raise money. You can spend a penny of lobbying and and and donation money up in Nashville to campaigns and get a dollar back from the taxpayers.
It is an egregious awful practice, it is immoral, it is a moral failing of the Republican Party and leadership that adds this while small businesses are struggling in this inflationary economy.
After they already endured the insult of being shut down while Big Bots corporations were allowed to stay open during the pandemic underneath the leadership of small business focused Bill Lee.
What a crock that is. It's amazing. I've actually sent a message to both the Tennessee Lookout and the Tennessee Holler. asking them if they would like to go on a Twitter Spaces to have a conversation about corporate welfare because it seems to be something that Democrats don't like and conservatives don't like.
Republicans, country club corporates Republicans seem to be the only folks that are on board with giving millionaires and billionaires millions and billions. Guys listen this is the time of year if you want to get in front of a conservative audience.
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Let's see if we can get rhinos to once again vote against this. Here we go. State Representative Brown. Ritchie has introduced House Bill 1616 that prescribes a process which a person must declare a statewide political party or recognize minor party affiliation before voting in the primary election.
Makes sense. We don't need Democrats voting in Republican primaries or Republicans voting in Democrat primaries and designates persons who choose not to affiliate with a political party as unaffiliated and authorizes unaffiliated voters to vote in primary elections.
This legislation was presented to the General Assembly in 2023 in a legislative session on HB 0405 sponsored by Ritchie and also sponsored by Senator Adam Lowe, but ultimately failed in the House committee due to votes of the Republican supermajority. These are your Republicans who want Democrats to continue to vote your primaries. Why? Because they're really not Republicans. They're Southern Democrats and they need the crossover vote so they can be.
conservative candidates. Brian Ritchie is not giving up on representing the desire -fist constituents, and if you poll people, I go to grassroots groups, I go to conservative groups, GOP groups, people that actually care about the party.
When I ask them, raise your hand if you think Democrats should be allowed to vote in Republican primaries, unfortunately the only hands that have gone up that I've seen in these meetings are either corrupt SEC members.
members who have argued with me about this or politicians. The grassroots rank -and -file Republican primary voter does not want Democrats voting in the primary. The law on primary voting is currently written. It's difficult to enforce this reported earlier in 2023 by the Tennessee Conservative.
Quote, "As the law currently stands, it is a crime to vote in an opposing party's primary with the sole intent of having an influence over the outcome, but determining sole intent is difficult and the law is rarely enforced or upheld by requiring Tennessee voters to declare a recognized party affiliation or to be unaffiliated.
The guidelines would be clear and we would keep the Democrats out of the Republican primaries, which I think is a good thing. Next story, Tennessee Senate maps will remain in place for 2024 during the appeal.
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Friday it will not expedite an appeal of ruling against the Tennessee... Tennessee Republican -drawn Senate maps, meaning the current maps will likely remain in place for the 2024 elections.
In August, several Tennessee groups filed a lawsuit challenging the state's congressional and state redistricting maps that went into effect in 2022. The maps were ruled unconstitutional by court on November 22.
The ruling originally set a January 31 deadline to adopt a plan that follows a constitutional requirement to the Senate districts to be consecutively numbered. Right now, this thing is held up in an appeal.
Next story, Memphis crime surpasses Detroit. Slow clap for Memphis. I think Memphis leads in a lot of areas. Leads in a lot of areas and this is one of them.
I don't think we should put that on the billboard. You know, we're number one, I don't know. Crime in Memphis is at a record high this year as it is in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville.
everywhere you have Democrats who are in control of not policing quality of life or any other issue for taxpayers. We have watched this slow devolution of city centers, mid -sized city centers in particular, that have experienced this beautiful renaissance and this reinvestment and development that's cleaned it up and made it better. And in just about the time,
it gets pretty darn good, the demographics shift, the political wind blows differently. And these blue cities just slowly implode. And they turn into homeless encampments, litter, watering, panhandling, public drunkenness, crime, car break -ins, crapping on the street. Like this is where Democrats lead the cities that they're in charge of. So this is no surprise. surprise. Memphis is coming in with 368 homicides this year to date while Detroit saw a record low since 1966 with 228 homicides. And more killings in Memphis than Detroit. Benny Cobb, a former Shelby County deputy and law enforcement analyst says, "It's amazing. For years and years Detroit was the bottom of the heap Detroit was the butt of everyone's crime stories." stories. Cobb believes that Memphis could see a vast improvement if they would work out a partnership between city leadership prosecutors and law enforcement officers, a .k .a. meaning they're just letting criminals back on the street. That's another tactic. First, don't arrest them. And if you do arrest them for some kind of heinous crime, let them right back out. Quote, "We're having infighting and outfighting among these entities, the DA, the mayor, the police chief, sheriff and juvenile judges, those entities. If they're going to fight, leave it in the house and don't arrest them." bring it out to the public. This information comes just after Brent Taylor requested an investigation into a judge in Shelby County,
a district attorney, Steve Mulroy, for what he considers to be unjust practices. You got all these liberal DAs, these liberal mayors, and doing what liberals do, destroying cities. Next story is really about our annual campaign. We have right now, roughly, I think after sending out this last email and text, right about 7 % of our subscribers that give, which leads like 93 % of people that are like somebody else will do it. This "somebody else will do it" mentality is why conservatism is failing. Conservatives are keyboard warriors.
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past summer by former Republican legislative candidate Michelle Foreman against Dave Rosenberg a former member of Nashville Metro Council city court judge Lynn Lynn Ingram ruled in favor of Rosenberg who asserted that the suit constituted a strategic lawsuit against public participation or slap suit.
To some degree, there is merit in such laws and that free speech should be protected from intentionally harmful civil litigation. Perhaps such laws are created with good intention. However, recent additions to the law have created an opportunity for jurists that may be so inclined to interrupt procedural due process.
due process. All citizens are guaranteed by the Constitution. It appears to have been the case in Foreman versus Rosenberg. In the suit filed earlier this year, Foreman filed a $300 ,000 defamation suit against Rosenberg after Rosenberg referred to her as a "truly unhinged politician who is a COVID denier,
anti -vaccine, supports January 6th and election conspiracy theories and is a pathological liar." In October of 2022, newsletter on the know who that person is, but it is interesting. At the time when the newsletter was proliferated to thousands of email addresses,
Foreman was running the Tennessee House District 59 against incumbent Democrat Caleb Hammer. Rosenberg was a supporter of Hammer using social media posts as his primary source of evidence. Foreman, an attorney, was confident she would be able to prove to a journey that Rosenberg had not recklessly but rather intentionally impugned Foreman's character with the express purpose.
of damaging her ability to successfully campaign for office. She would however be deprived of this opportunity because of the expansion of the anti -slap legislation. Judge Ingram hit Foreman with $100 ,000 in sanctions according to her ruling in order to deter Foreman from having any inclination to defend herself in a future civil proceeding.
Even if they were warranted, Judge Ingram, a Democrat, incidentally lives in a very district where he ran for and was related to a C. seat. All right, legal eagles, you can get into that story.
Next one, legislation filed for upcoming session will push an extension on time sex offenders are included on the sex offender registry in Tennessee. House Bill 1617 sponsored once again by Brian Richie seeks to extend the amount of time a person who has been convicted of a sexual offense or obligated to register as a sex fender must remain on the registry from 10 to 15 years.
When a person is convicted of a sex crime in a sex offender registry, of Tennessee, a civil penalty is imposed which requires some offenders to register as sex offenders of the state once these persons are included in the registry. They are monitored with their whereabouts made available in an effort to provide an additional measure of safety to the public.
Richie's bill would not only apply to those convicted of crimes perpetrated against persons over the age of 12. Anyone who is convicted of a sexual offense against a person 12 and under is obligated.
to remain on the registry for the rest of their life. I think that's a good a good rule. Several other lawsuits are being filed in multiple states by leftist organizations in an effort to mitigate punitive consequences that have come as a result of a person being committed or convicted rather of a sex crime.
It's amazing. You have one side trying to prevent sex crimes. You have another side trying to reduce the penalties for the this type of abuse, for the offenders. Seems like a pretty clear choice. Such organizations seek rather to undermine the sovereignty of individual states and the lawmakers that produce the legislation based upon the desires of their constituents and in their own ways seek to normalize and mainstream the behaviors that are currently qualified as crimes as many states. Tennessee Representative Richie is endeavoring to do his best to serve and protect the people in particular. Children who are most vulnerable to other folks guys. Those are our stories We made it through in record time 23 minutes Somebody should give me an award Guys,
what's going on this weekend? We're at the part of the 10 con big seven, which everyone tunes in for sometimes people just fast forward to the very end The last five to 15 minutes. Sometimes I get on a roll here Tonight Tonight,
old BL is gonna go to the Walden Civic League for some good old -fashioned traditional Christmas, the kind of stuff that drives the left crazy, that we would worship the birth of our savior.
Terrible, 'cause Christmas isn't about Jesus. It's just this kind of celebration, right? You know, it's a time to have drag shows and to,
you know, to, you know, to Mariah Carey, all that kind of stuff. The secularization, the demoralization, it's time to celebrate all that stuff.
And in fact, Christians know the reason for the season, and it is the birth of the Christ child. We're going to celebrate that at the Walden Civic League, some good old -fashioned gingerbread house -making,
standing around a camp. campfire, roasting some marshmallows, lighting a Christmas tree, the kind of things that kids look back on, and they're like, "That was good." The thing that gives Christmas such a nostalgic feeling for so many.
And then Saturday, I got to work. I took us off most of the day. I've got to get the old haircut, go to church, go to the gym, and then Sunday, I'm going to try to clean out the garage.
That's how exciting I am. I'm going to try to clean this. the garage out and maybe go hike the Cumberland Trail If the weather is good, and if it's not I'm probably gonna hike it anyway Because that trail will look awesome if we have some real good rain
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But we are living in times where if we do not hold firm to our beliefs, and if we do not push back, fight back, and pay attention, we will lose what scant freedoms we have remaining compared to the founding of this nation and this state.
So, thank you very much. much for being in this fight with me I hope you have a merry Christmas. God bless you. I'll see you next week. Take care