Thursday, May 26, 2005

A Good Day In Tennessee

Let us be clear... Anyday that starts with 4 lawmakers being arrested... particularly when the majority are Democrats... That kids... is a good day!

These 4 fine individuals have been arrested: Sen. Ward Crutchfield, D-Chattanooga, Sen. John Ford, D-Memphis, Sen. Kathryn Bowers, D-Memphis, and Rep. Chris Newton, R-Cleveland.

In fact... as I type this... The Senate is currently in session... and most of those folks are lookin' around tryin' to figure out who ain't there... and if there are more arrests to come.

A press conference is scheduled for 11:00am CST... but the word is the arrests are related to violations of the Hobbs Act.

You should be aware that this could definately be "Hillbilly Mafia" related... as the Mayor of Memphis... Willie Harrington... has had his name tossed about today as well.

Interesting times kids...

Stay tuned.

***UPDATE*** The FBI has the Tennessee State Capital surrounded. No one is allowed in or out. Tennessee is currecntly under seige folks. My dad just crossed the state line and he reports that there are 20 state troopers at the line... and apparently its happening all over the state. Troopers are stationed at the stateline on both I-24 and I-65. Draw your own conclusions folks. My gut says they are tryin' to prevent legislators from fleeing the state.

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