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The Strong Schools, Strong Communities National Movement

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We want to begin this post by thanking one of our readers who suggested we further research the Strong Schools, Strong Communities national movement. (For a number of reasons, we rarely respond to the emails we receive, but we appreciate people taking the time to share news tips and ideas for posts.) “It is not just Williamson County. It is everywhere,” this reader said. “Some items you may be interested in concern the progressive plan to turn red states blue by gaining control of smaller communities, school boards. . .They…read more

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Is the Williamson Business PAC Really Williamson Strong 2.0?

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Ever since we saw the set-up piece in The Atlantic last December, in which Williamson Strong trashed our community and then began circulating the article to the chamber’s leadership and other influencers, we’ve had suspicions that the Williamson Business PAC is really a reboot of Williamson Strong. Strong’s leadership has been temporarily sidelined by the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance’s $5,000 fine for breaking election law in 2014, so it makes sense that they’d try another tact. What better cover than to get a few like-minded businessmen and women to…read more

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Check out Who Supports Local Candidates Whitson and Haugh

Posted by in Courtenay Rogers

We’ve seen very little attention given to it, but we think that Courtenay Rogers’ support of candidates Sam Whitson (65th House District) and KC Haugh (District 11 school board) says a lot. We had a hard time believing this tweet when we saw it. Ms. Rogers, one of the biggest libs in Williamson County and the Democratic state house candidate for District 63, finds it sad that Jeremy Durham supporters allegedly are calling Mr. Whitson “a lib.”  We haven’t laughed so hard since Ms. Rogers candidacy was announced on April…read more

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The Case against Williamson Strong

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As many of our readers know, MoveOn.org is one of the most radical, far-left political activist groups around. In early May, Matt Magallanes started a MoveOn.org petition titled, “Protect Moms and public schools from rigged TN Registry.” The petition asks Gov. Bill Haslam to “Stop the Tennessee State Registry Office from persecuting Williamson Strong public education supporters.”  Mr. Magallanes claims the Registry is “rigged” and “politically motivated”—without offering proof of either—and describes the situation as “tragically unfair.” The petition’s “NEW goal” seeks 200 signatures, but after more than 6 weeks…read more

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Williamson Strong’s Obsession with Us Continues

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We want to start by welcoming the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance, and a whole lot of other new readers, to our blog. Imagine our surprise to read in today’s “Williamson” section of The Tennessean that an unnamed Williamson County resident (make that a Williamson Strong resident) has filed a complaint against us with the Registry alleging we’re an unregistered PAC. Golly, we can hardly believe that we made the newspaper, but there we are on page 4W. All that’s missing are our photos. This reminds us of The Muppet…read more

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Failure to Disclose Williamson Inc. as a Co-Sponsor of the June 2 School Board Candidate Forum: Oversight or Set Up?

Posted by in Williamson Inc.

What was originally presented as a school board candidate forum sponsored by Home Page Media Group is now being billed as a partnership between Williamson Inc. and the Home Page. We can’t help but wonder why Williamson Inc.’s involvement wasn’t disclosed to all the candidates when the Home Page asked them to participate. Having obtained commitments from the candidates, it now comes out that—surprise!—this is a joint effort, and apparently has been all along. If we were in the candidates’ shoes, we’d be wondering what’s going on and why we…read more

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Williamson Strong Trashes Our Community, but Why? We Think We Know the Answer

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Last December, representatives from SEIU-Williamson County (DBA Williamson Strong) participated in a hit piece on our community in The Atlantic. The article, titled, “The Fear of Islam in Tennessee Public Schools,” opens with: “Williamson County, Tennessee, embodies demographic stereotypes about the South: The country just south of Nashville is overwhelmingly white, Christian, and Republican.” White. Christian. Republican. Uh oh, we have an idea where this is going. “But this fall, a curious controversy emerged there. Parents and school-board members have voiced worries about alleged Islamic indoctrination in the public schools.”…read more

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Tennessee Watchdog Mauls Williamson Strong

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Last week Tennessee Watchdog ran a devastating two-part series about the Strong Schools, Strong Communities movement in Tennessee. The first article focused on Williamson Strong, while the second article examined the influence Strong Schools had in Sumner County’s big property tax increase. Saul Alinsky-like tactics seemed to be a common denominator. We have been making some of these same connections for quite a while, and it’s nice to know that the truth is getting out. One of the things we found particularly interesting is the significant decline in Williamson Strong’s…read more

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We’re Sorry to Report that WCS Board Member Bobby Hullett Is Totally Out of Control

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We kicked around a number of ways to introduce this post, but we decided that we’d just let these emails speak for themselves. The first two come from WCS Board Members Dan Cash and PJ Mezera. They are written to WCS Board Member Bobby Hullett, confronting him over his most recent round of boorish behavior and irresponsible accusations at the February 1 policy committee meeting. As the emails indicate, this was not an isolated incident. Mr. Mezera’s email adds his perspective and concerns, which include what Mr. Mezera describes as…read more

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Dr. Beth Burgos’ Policy Amendment Is a Common Sense Way to Protect WCS

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What we thought was something that our school board could finally agree on—a common sense way to ensure our kids don’t receive instruction from people with ties to terrorist groups— sparked fireworks Monday night at the Williamson County Schools’ policy committee meeting. WCS Board Member Dr. Beth Burgos proposed a policy amendment that would prohibit any organization from providing supplemental instructional material that has known ties to terrorist groups, defined as “any Foreign Terrorist Organization as designed by the United States Department Of State.” The amendment is narrowly focused, stating,…read more

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