Sunday, January 4, 2015

Huckabee Quits Fox News

Hoping for Huckabee in 2016!!!

Here is a message from Governor Huckabee:
This evening I wanted to share with you some news that is very personal to me. Because you have been such a good friend and a strong supporter of all my efforts, I wanted you to know first that tonight I will do more than just say goodnight on my Fox show. I will say goodbye.
This is the last edition of Huckabee on the Fox News Channel. It has been the ride of a lifetime, and I have never had so much fun in my life. But I also realize that God hasn¹t put me on earth just to have a good time or to make a good living, but rather has put me on earth to try to make a good life.
There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would run for President. I won't make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them. The honorable thing to do at this point is to end my tenure here at Fox so I can openly talk with potential donors and supporters and gauge support. As much as I have loved doing the show, I love my country more, and feel that it may be time for me to leave a zone of comfort to engage in the conflicts that have almost destroyed the bedrock foundations of America. I feel compelled to ascertain if the support exists strongly enough for another Presidential run. So as we say in television, stay tuned!

Click here to watch Huckabee's speech - Mike Huckabee

Thursday, June 30, 2011

HSLDA Tennessee


June 23, 2011
Homeschool Law Significantly Improved

On June 16, 2011, Governor Bill Haslam signed into law House Bill 1631, which makes significant improvements to Tennessee’s homeschool law beginning July 1, 2011. This legislation amends the statutory provisions of Section 49-6-3050 of Tennessee Code Annotated, first enacted in 1985 as state law governing home instruction. Following are the noteworthy changes made to the law by the Tennessee General Assembly in HB 1631:

  • Whereas the old law defined a “home school” as a school conducted by parents or guardians for their own children, the new law expands the definition to a school “conducted or directed” by parents or guardians. This indicates the legislative intent that parents or guardians do not have to personally provide the instruction but may oversee instruction provided to their children by someone else.
  • Parents who elect to homeschool in association with a church-related school are no longer required to register their children in grades 9–12 with the local education agency. Further, these children are no longer required to take state tests at these grade levels.
  • An additional option for homeschooling is created by the new law for parents who enroll their children in a church-related school and “participate as a teacher in that church-related school.” These parent-teachers are subject to the requirements established by the church-related school for homeschool teachers. No other requirements for homeschooling apply.
  • Parents who elect to homeschool without any association with a church-related school must now provide notice to the local director of schools of their intent to do so “prior to each school year.” Prior law established a deadline for giving the notice as August 1, but parents were permitted to give the notice as late as September 1 upon payment of a penalty of $20 per week. Further, under the old law, the local superintendent had the authority to waive the September 1 deadline. The new law makes no mention of any extension or waiver of the deadline.
  • Parents homeschooling through the local education agency (not through a church-related school) are required to have a high school diploma or GED to teach all grade levels, not just K–8. The old law required parents teaching grades 9–12 to have a bachelor’s degree or obtain an exemption of this requirement from the commissioner of education.
  • Parents homeschooling through the local education agency are no longer required to notify the superintendent of whether a college preparatory or general course of education will be taught for students in grades 9–12. Further, parents are no longer required to submit to the superintendent a description of the courses to be taught in each year to meet this former requirement. (Parents homeschooling through the local education agency are still required to describe the proposed curriculum to be offered in the annual notice of intent to homeschool.)
  • Regardless of which homeschooling option is chosen by parents, they may employ a tutor with the qualifications required of parents for particular grade levels to teach in their place. Prior law limited use of such tutors to parents homeschooling through the local education agency.

Homeschoolers in Tennessee are indebted to Senator Mike Bell (Dist. 9), the chief architect of this legislation and a homeschooling father from Riceville (McMinn County). He worked closely with the Tennessee Home Education Association in drafting the language of the Senate version of HB 1631 and shepherded this bill through the entire legislative process.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

McNairy County Convention

Saturday night was our County Convention
Chairman Charles Lee
State Representative Vance Dennis gives a legislative update
A word from Sheriff Guy Buck
Charles Lee's term as chairman is over, so we voted in a new Chairman
Sarah reads the names on the ballots
Jerry Woods got 41 votes
Joe Dan Maness got 66 votes
Congratulations to our new chairman, Mr. Maness!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010


Early Voting Bus Tour

Representative Vance Dennis
invites you to join him,
Senator Dolores Gresham,
and representatives of
Bill Haslam,
Senator Bob Corker,
and Senator Lamar Alexander,
and Congressman Marsha Blackburn
for early voting rallies!

Monday, October 11
8:00 AM—Decatur County Stop at The Diner, 273 N. Pleasant Street, Decaturville
10:00 AM—Hardin County Stop at the Courthouse Square, Savannah
12:00 Noon—McNairy County Stop at the Selmer City Park, Selmer
featuring hotdogs and soft drinks

Early voting begins on October 13.
Election day is November 2.
For more information, call 731.607-9138 , e-mail,

Friday, August 6, 2010

Election Day!

Jonathan and Chris Farris (A friend from church who campaigned for Wamp at the Adamsville precinct)
Sarah was the Election Judge for Stantonville.
The Stantonville poll workers
Deborah and Rebekah campaigned at the Stantonville polling location.
Melissa and Emily in Bethel Springs.
A dump truck sized bumpersticker :)
Jonathan and Amanda stood at the Selmer Civic Center, where 3 precincts voted.
When the polls closed we all met at the Courthouse to hear the election results.
Visiting with friends...waiting for the ballot boxes to be brought in from each precinct
Daddy and Mr. Cox
A sample ballot - click to view larger image
Jonathan and Michael Williams, a fellow Wamp supporter who campaigned at the polls in Michie.
Checking the numbers for the Governor's race :(
Ballot boxes begin to arrive!
Daddy and David carry Stantonville's boxes down to the basement.
Down in the basement, Alderman John Smith reads the latest County numbers
The numbers can be heard all through the courthouse and out on the lawn...
...and everyone hurries to write them down.
Melissa and Charles Lee comparing notes
Two of the Buck boys listening to the latest numbers in the Sheriff's race
Watch this video to see what it's like to be at the McNairy County Courthouse on election night!
Guy Buck - our new Sheriff! :)
Our County Mayor, Jai Templeton, was elected to serve another term... :)
...and Charles Lee was re-elected to serve on the State Executive Committee. :)
Congratulations to Sheriff-elect Guy Buck, and to all of our incumbents who were re-elected!!!

Zach Wamp's Concession Speech

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Wamp Ad - A MUST watch!

Please watch this video and ask all your friends in Tennessee to vote for Zach Wamp for Governor on August 5th!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wamp Reception

After Congressman Wamp spoke in Counce, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hardin invited everyone over to their home for a reception. (The Hardins hosted a Huckabee meet-up that we attended back in 2007.)
Talking to Congressman Wamp
Touring the Wamp bus
We loved the pillows!
Daddy and Mr. Hardin
We are grateful that Congressman Wamp takes the time to speak with people and hear their concerns.
Before leaving, Wamp gave another excellent talk.
10 days until election day! Please ask all your Tennessee friends to vote for Zach Wamp!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Zach Wamp speaks at First Baptist in Counce, Tennessee

Last night we had the privilege of hearing Congressman Zach Wamp (our candidate for Governor) share his testimony at First Baptist Church in Counce, TN.
I'm sorry about the quality of the sound. It was recorded with an mp3 player from the back of the church. :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wamp calls for "strong social policy that adheres to biblical values"

Zach Wamp says Tennessee will need a governor who understands the ins and outs of Washington politics and funding, now more than ever.Zach Wamp says Tennessee will need a governor who understands the ins and outs of Washington politics and funding, now more than ever.By GENE PATTERSON

6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Rep. Zach Wamp has been Tennessee's 3rd District congressman for 15 years.

He says he could have played it safe and stayed in Congress. Instead, he says, it's important that he becomes Tennessee's next governor.

His opponents in the Republican primary for governor, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, say Wamp is part of the problem.

Wamp turns that criticism upside down, describing his time in Washington as one of his strengths. He says Tennessee will need a governor who understands the ins and outs of Washington politics and funding, now more than ever.

As his opponents have done, he points to his conservative values.

"Conservative means a strong constitutional government, and frankly, a strong social policy that adheres to biblical values," he said. "That's what Tennesseans know has stood the test of time."

Test of time, perhaps, but when asked if his biblical values stand up to constitutional muster, he didn't back down.

"I guarantee you our founding fathers were not shy about their faith at all," he said. "And through the test of the bad challenges in this country, people hit their knees and pray to God and turn to him. I don't mind telling you, if we don't do that again, we're going down the tubes."

As 6 News did with Wamp's opponents, we asked him questions submitted by our viewers.

One was about President Obama's healthcare reform plan.

"The Obama administration has dramatically increased the Tenncare rolls, but there's no money to pay for it," he answered. "So this is part of the federal healthcare solution that we have to fight because we don't have the money."

Another viewer asked about funding for universal pre-kindergarten education.

"As governor I'll focus on early childhood development in a big way," he said. "As soon as we have resources to do more we'll see what works the best and expand the programs that work better when we can, because if children aren't reading by the third grade, its too late."

On illegal immigration, Wamp said, "We should become an Arizona-like state, our own Arizona-type law that allows us to enforce illegal immigration if the federal government's not going to do it, and have e-verification to check Social Security numbers to make sure the person working there's number matches the person who's working there."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GOP Rally

Yesterday some of us attended a GOP rally at the Selmer Courthouse.
Visiting before the meeting
Senator Gresham and Mrs. Weatherford
Daddy and David stopped by on their way home from work
McNairy County Republican Chairman Charles Lee and Jonathan
Mr. Lee
The crowd on the Courthouse lawn
It was quite hot outside - in the 90's We were all very thankful for the shade and a nice breeze!
The speakers:
Congressman Marsha Blackburn
State Senator Dolores Gresham
State Representative Vance Dennis
County Mayor Jai Templeton
Road Commissioner Harvey Neal Smith
Sheriff candidate - Guy Buck
Governor candidate - Zach Wamp
Zach Wamp had a lot of great things to say....we wish we had recorded it!!! We are very grateful to have such a great candidate to support!

Jonathan in front of the Wamp bus
Zach Wamp with Guy Buck...
...Mike Smith...
...Mr. Tennyson...
...Mr. and Mrs. Cauley...
...Mr. and Mrs. Blakely...
...and Mrs. Woods
Our next Governor :), Lord willing
Jonathan and I got to go inside the Wamp bus! :)
Jonathan talking with Zach Wamp
Jonathan is enjoying being the McNairy County Chairman for the Wamp Campaign!
Emily, Melissa, Zach Wamp, Jonathan, Deborah, and Mama
The bus leaving town
Thanks to all our elected officials and candidates for taking time out of their busy schedules to visit McNairy County!