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State legislators propose 9-month waiting period for abortions

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After the Tennessee Senate approved a bill that would require a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions, some legislators proposed extending the length of the waiting period to nine months. “We just want to make sure women have really, really thought this through before having an abortion,” said State…

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State Sen. Gardenhire unveils new “Insure the Assholes” plan

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TN State Senator Todd Gardenhire

After Governor Bill Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” plan to provide coverage for approximately 280,000 uninsured Tennesseeans was voted down for a second time on Tuesday, State Senator Todd Gardenhire announced that he had drafted a bill called “Insure the Assholes” and is seeking bipartisan support. Gardenhire received criticism from progressives for…

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Rossville to ban abortion, may also ban miscarriages and “pulling out”

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Rossville City Hall

After the city council of Rossville, GA unanimously gave preliminary approval earlier this week to an ordinance that bans abortion, it announced that it is considering expanding the language to ban any obstructions to the reproductive process, such as miscarriages and the “pulling out” method of birth control. Although law…

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TN Amendment 1.5 could prevent men from removing bowling balls from rectum for 9-month period

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This election cycle, Tennessee voters will vote on Amendment 1.5 to the state Constitution, which could prevent men from removing bowling balls that have been lodged in their rectums for a 9-month period. The proposed amendment would read: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right for a man…

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Benevolent UTC fraternities encourage sororities to take Ice Bucket Challenge

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In a remarkable show of altruism, fraternities at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) have challenged local sororities to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “There has been some confusion about the Ice Bucket Challenge, with some people not knowing…

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Old Man Winter to crap all over Chattanooga one more time

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At a press conference this afternoon, Old Man Winter announced that he was going to take a massive dump all over Chattanooga one last time this season, with weather forecasters predicting the area to reach freezing temperatures tonight after days of enjoyably warm and sunny weather. “I mean that in…

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Silverdale inmate who gave birth while shackled accidentally invented new fetish

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While a former Silverdale correctional facility inmate is suing Silverdale, Corrections Corporation of America and the sheriff of Hamilton County for being shackled last year to a hospital bed while giving birth, local perverts and the adult entertainment industry are praising her for inadvertently inventing a new fetish. The lawsuit…

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Local pub uses Kickstarter to raise funds to pass health inspection

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Last week, local Irish pub Shane MacGowan’s Teeth closed its doors after failing two inspections by the Tennessee Division of General Environmental Health, which cited several critical violations involving food handling practices. However, the pub has started a crowd-sourcing Kickstarter campaign in order to raise money to pay for renovations…

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Tenn. Poison Control and Miley Cyrus unveil new warning sticker design

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"Miley Yuk" poison warning sticker

Coinciding with Nashville-born pop star Miley Cyrus’ 21st birthday, it was announced at a press conference yesterday afternoon by the Tennessee Poison Center that Cyrus had teamed up with the organization to make a new warning sticker design. The stickers are intended to be placed on containers which hold poisonous…

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