Good morning loyal readers. It’s Tuesday, and while that means…well…really nothing, it’s still Tuesday, the least mentioned day of the week. We’ve heard about people having the “Mondays”, Wednesday is “Hump Day”, everyone “thanks God for Fridays”, and while Thursday is mentioned less than many, it brings people the hope of something better, just around the corner, if they can only make it to Friday. Nobody talks about having the Tuesdays, though they should.
Ok, enough about that, let’s look around the state!
Tim Burchett of Knoxville thinks that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a bad deal for Tennessee. The State Senate voted 26-3 on a resolution to reject the measure. I wonder if Burchett knows that it’s the US Senate that approves these things, not the State Senate. In any case, if playing a wedge issue is like playing the banjo, Senator Burchett is playing the tune “deuling wedges”. How ’bout a jobs bill Senator?
The Tennessean reports that the Federal Government will add $120m to TennCare appropriations. That’ll help, but it’s just 10% of the total proposed cuts. That ain’t gonna cover the bills folks.
Aunt B has some observations about Tennessee politics. The long and the short of it is, we may be in a “flush twice” situation.
The Memphis Daily News has a profile of Shelby County Democratic Mayoral Candidate Otis Jackson. Jackson’s last second entry into the race surprised a lot of people, particularly since he pulled his petition and filed it on the same day…the last day.
Finally, if none of this appeals to your Tuesday sensibilities, perhaps you’d like to spend some of your valuable time further belittling poor old Tuesday. If so, The Daily Gripe has you covered.