First, a little about Holt (R-of course). According to Daily Kos, “Holt previously made (local) news when he played tough guy telling the President of the United States to “shove it” when the Commander in Chief made a speech about tightening gun controls in January 2016. He’s also a classic conservative. He brags about his extreme “pro-life” views (endorsed by Tennessee Right to Life), yet thinks it is A-OK for everyday, unstable maniacs to have unfettered access to weapons of war. But, don’t worry, y’all. He’s not trying to be offensive. “
Oh man, as usual the crazy just burns. How, in the name of all that is holy, do some of these people get elected.
Let’s start with Republican State Representative James Van Huss of Tennessee who wants to make one small change to the constitution of the state of Tennessee. Van Huss’ change would rewrite Article I to say, “We recognize that our liberties do not come from governments, but from Almighty God, our Creator and Savior.” Perhaps it won’t be a huge surprise that Rep. VanHuss, who also goes by the name Micah, and just for the record, is a Republican. (Maybe he should read the book of Micah sometime, especially the part in 6:8 about walking “humbly with your God.”
Not too long ago the Teabagger crazy in the Tennessee Legislature decided it would be a good idea to roll back restrictions on where a person shouldn’t carry guns. So Rep. Curry Todd decided it would be a good idea to introduce a law allowing handgun carry permit holders to bring guns into bars. Because, you know, guns and drunks are always a successful combination…if your wish is to clean up the gene pool.
Unfortunately, Rep. Todd forgot about another law in Tennessee making it illegal to be in possession of a fireman when intoxicated. It also appears he forgot about the law against driving drunk because he was caught doing both. According to the Associated Press:
Police say in court documents that the Collierville Republican was pulled over in Nashville late Tuesday. He allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer. A loaded Smith & Wesson 38 Special was found in a holster stuffed between the driver seat and the center console.
I’m betting Rep. Todd’s next bill will be a repeal of the laws making it illegal to be drunk and packing, and who knows, he might just try to repeal the drunk diving law, then he won’t have to worry about it.
As is usual from the Republican Teabaggers, there’s been no comment.
UPDATE: Well, here’s the mugshot. Definitely someone I want armed.
Roy Herron is a state senator from the great state of Tennessee. He is currently running for governor.Listen to the way he talks about why he’s a Democrat. PROUDLY. Not all wishy washy, like so many other leaders. The Republican party lead by Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck were soundly repudiated in the last election. Yet the current Democratic leaders in Congress keep rolling over for the Republicans, and seem to want to run away from being a Democrat.
In looking back over the past 80 years or so in this country, the economy, jobs, social services all get better under Democratic Administrations, and all the social programs we rely on today are Democratic programs.
Class act, great guy, and hopefully the next governor of Tennessee.