It’s been a busy political week for Knoxville. Representative John J. Duncan Jr. announced he will not seek re-election next year after a remarkable three decades in office. Duncan says he has thought about retiring before this decision, but now is the time and on to the next chapter of his life.
Duncan has been one of the best for fiscal conservatives in East Tennessee and the entire country and he’s always stood for what he believes even if everyone didn’t agree with him. He was one of only seven in the House that voted against the Iraq War. When Ron Paul retired in 2012, it left Duncan as the only Republican in Congress that voted against the Iraq War.
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CALLING ALL 18-39 year olds who are political minded people… I need your help! Knox County Young Republicans is in dire need for more people. It’s time for our age group to STEP up and lets take over Knoxville.
Young Republicans meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Red Lobster on Kingston Pike. It’s free to attend the group but if you want to become a member and vote within the group then it’s a small fee of 25 dollars per year. If you love politics and want to help out in some campaigns or even just see what’s going on this is the group where you are welcome!!
Another Republican entry in the county mayor race. Knox County Commissioner and Knoxville Police Lieutenant , Brad Anders. Three Republicans in and still no word on the democrats. Let the odds be ever in your favor.
Do you like board games? I recently met with a person who has changed the game when it comes to board games. Jason Evans and his wife have designed and developed a game that is quickly taking over the game world, and you could possibly see it in your child’s next class. What game is it? Success! It’s a board game about money management, dealing with what life throws at you and how to overcome the bumps in the road you may encounter.
The game is made up of cards that give you what you have to achieve to win the game. Every board is different but they all have one thing on the a carrae, you roll the dice and the number determine how you will manage your money by what job you have, and the rest depends on you. On your card you may get to travel, you may have a dog, you may have kids, a spouse, or you may simply have none of that. The cards show that everyone’s life is different, but we can all have success and work through the cards that we have been given.
The game also has these great chance cards, these cards are our “happy bumps” or “bad bumps” in the orad. For example you may pick one card that which may be that your wealthy aunt just gave you money or pick another and you have to give half of your assistants to the bank because of a divorce. The game makes you think about how to manage money because once it’s gone you’re out.
I got to play and let me tell you in the first few minutes I was a doctor who was married then got divorced. It was amazing but made this go to girl really think. The best thing for me is this man is local and developed this great game in Knoxville! SO stop what you are doing right now and go for it! Smart toys and books has it or you can get it from his website!!!
Boy oh Boy, was this weekend busy, from bridge dedications, parades, to fairs.
Here’s a quick rundown of what happened this weekend, but always remember to tune in to Real News Talk 92.3 to hear all the events going on in Knoxville every Friday at 7pm.
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State Representative Eddie Smith took time out of his busy summer and even with a summer cold to speak to the Knox County Young Republicans. He came ready with new information about what he has been working on and what he achieved this year in Nashville.
He spoke about the reform on our health insurance. Then we moved on talking about how for new teachers Eddie has helped 1st time teachers who just came out of school receive some extra money for their classroom to decorate and start getting materials for their classrooms. The bill passed the House and got hung up in the senate. Eddie is on the education committee so a lot of his bills deal with education.
One of the bills that he’s working on is substance abuse with minors. There is not ONE substance abuse facility in the state of Tennessee that solely helps just children. How sad is it that we can treat adults in the state of Tennessee but no children? Eddie is working hard for the kids in the system and children that get out of the system, giving more power for the parents to say hey we need help.
State Representative Eddie Smith is truly fighting for the Republican Party. He had many great ideas on how we can grow our little group and even offered to help. Nashville hasn’t seemed to change him and he’s spending his summer working hard for Knoxville even if he’s not in session.