Well, they say a picture says a thousand words, but a sign says it all as well. On Saturday our very own Mayor Burchett announced he will be running for Congressman Duncan’s Congressional seat.
The announcement had around 250 to 300 normal people there. I’m not counting the typical politicians I’m talking about the normal average joe’s like you and I that came out to Vol Market to support our county mayor.
His pastor introduced him, talked about how it’s a great day to show your support and how he crossed party lines for his friend and someone he believed in and said a prayer, then the limelight was on Burtchett.
He opened up and recognized Lieutenant Governor Randy Mcnally as one of his dearest friends. Thanked everyone for coming and then it was time to talk about what he was going to do. He portrayed East Tennessee not as red and blue but as a group of people who want as little of government in our lives as possible. He spoke on how he has paid down over 50 million of our debt in Knox County.
A focus he had was on our country’s heroes, not the singers or the football players that we idolize so much but the men and women that laid down their lives for us or get hurt and come back home and can’t even get a job or health insurance. A major point of his speech was that veterans have to drive hundreds of miles to get what they need. A tear was saw on his amazing wife’s eyes that was heartfelt as the words that he said.
He ended with, Washington is to gutless to do anything and how he isn’t that gutless and it was time for someone to stand up and do what’s right, not what’s popular. The main points for his speech is veterans need help, to much government, how Washington should listen to us here in East Tennessee instead of the “Fat Cats” in Washington. His facebook and twitter is now up and running for you to add and follow.
The race is up and running as Jimmy Matlock also sent a special welcome to the race to Burtchett and that he will be praying for him and his family.
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.
Continue reading “Job Well Done Representative John J. Duncan Jr.”
The weekend is here, and your go to girl has made a list of some wonderful Knoxville activities for you if you don’t have plans yet. You’re always welcome to watch my Facebook live every Friday as I list these activities on Real News Talk 92.3 and we chit chat about Knoxville and events going on.
So here we go……
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I attended the East Tennessee Historical Society meeting at the Foundry the other day. This meeting was their annual awards meeting, where they recognize around 30 people from Knoxville and surrounding areas for all their hard work in preserving history. If you’re a history lover like me it’s a great event to go to; however, it’s not the event itself that I wanna share with my wonderful readers.
Being the go to girl that I am I always watch people, someone that caught my eye because they were working the floor was Charlie Susano. He is one of four candidates for Circuit Court Clerk. Bless it be friends that man hardly sat down. He went from table to table and seemed to have a story and a smile for every person. Just like the saying “shaking hands and kissing babies,” well he certainly did that.
Now I’ve met Susano through different republican meetings and he is a delight, but this man if he knows one thing it’s his vast knowledge of the history of Knoxville. From World’s Fair Beer to the Kuhlman drug store this man knows it all, so it wasn’t a surprise to me that he was there with his lovely wife. The biggest thing that caught my attention is he seemed really be personable to anyone and everyone which was a delight to see. Now this is not an endorsement from your go to girl, I just want to keep all you wonderful people in the know about who all the candidates are.
So here is a quick overview if Charlie Susano…
*Currently working in the Trustee’s Office
*Running for Circuit Court Clerk
With four people running in this race it’s going to take some hard core dedication, lots of door knocking and getting their names out there to try to get the most votes. So far Susano is taking on this challenge from one history buff to the other.
Word in Rocky Top is that there are many people pushing our wonderful mayor to run for governor of our great state. So, why has he not announced he’s running yet? With numerous articles that have been written about him, many tweets with the hashtag draft Burchett and even a tweet from Susan E. Gingrich, the sister of Speaker Newt Gingrich. It seems to this blogger that he needs to announce and start running for more than the next Krystal line. Plus Kelly Burchett as the next Tennessee First Lady how could he lose? So, why hasn’t he??
Burchett is term limited for mayor after 2018, but he has many jobs to pick from. He could become a horse farmer, walk away from politics, and stay at home and just be a daddy and a husband. He could follow his passion of metal detecting and spend his days hand in hand with his wife and daughter finding life’s little treasures, or he has two huge political moves he could make.
Mayor Burchett could run for daddy Duncan’s seat in congress, with a fiscally conservative thought process and proven dedication it could definitely squash any chance State Representative Jason Zachary has at going to Congress, or he could jump into the governor’s race.
What stands in his way from going to Nashville? Well let’s think about Governor Haslam and Governor Bredesen. They both are multi millionaires,not home grown men who have had to fight for every dollar they have made. Could he beat a millionaire that is beginning to become a household name like Randy Byod, and what about the other 5 people who want to run? Would he just be another name in the game like the Republican Presidential Primary was in 2016? And what about his family? He would have to uproot them from their home and school to run our great state? It’s his calling is it there’s? We have seen First Lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump stay at Trump Tower instead of moving into the WhiteHouse. The times are a changin?
It’s a lot to think about, in this bloggers opinion I’m on the governor bandwagon for our great mayor and it’s time for a change on the hill. We need a blue collared governors who truly cares for this state and its great citizens. I mean who could be better for the job than him? Come on Mayor Burchett let’s do this!! I mean hurry before Rogero throws her name in the race!
Where were you when the World’s Fair was here in Knoxville? Were you born yet? Well I wasn’t born yet, but I do know that I’ve always heard about how amazing it was and how it truly put Knoxville, Tennessee on the map. Well a little bit for our history is coming back. World’s Fair Beer is back in cans and on tap for a short amount of time so you can enjoy a little taste of history.
World’s Fair Beer’s 35 Anniversary is this year and Rick Kuhlman has made it one of his projects to bring it back. Now it’s a Hoppy Pale Ale that is smooth and an easy summer drinkable beer, the brewing company that was chosen to make this hoppy goodness is Fanatic Brewing Company.
The Launch was held at the Sunsphere where it was first brought to life with around 200 of its biggest fans, with a promise that it will be in stores as soon as they share it with the rest of us craft beer lovers at the Brewhibition event this Saturday at the Southern Railway, lower level.
So swing on Downtown this Saturday like they did 35 years ago and grab yourself a gulp from heaven, you might even find a petro on your way there.