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Former Federal Prosecutor Ed Schmutzer Dies, Age 64

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Funeral services are Wednesday in Sevierville for longtime Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed Schmutzer.
Schmutzer, brother of former District Attorney General Al Schmutzer, died Saturday at age 64.
Ed Schmutzer was a federal prosecutor in Knoxville from 1982 until his death. Before that, he practiced law briefly in Nashville.
Survivors besides his brother include a son and a daughter.

Inconvenient and Inconsistent Truths

A snippet from Anne Paine’s report on a movie produced by Nashville radio talker Phil Valentine, an Inconsistent Truth, that attacks Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth.
Gore’s movie is “lopsided to one side,” he (Valentine) said. “Ours is lopsided to the other as balance.”
Gore’s office declined to comment on Valentine and his movie.
Valentine’s statements came after the first showing — a private one — of the 90-minute film. It ended with hearty applause from the audience, which included the film’s volunteer crew, family members and supporters.
The movie overall equates environmentalism and efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases with a kind of religious zeal that is part of a political power grab.

Note: Website on Valentine’s movie is HERE.
See also, Southern Beale, where the movie is deemed funny and summed up thusly: So, Valentine has basically made a documentary with an all-volunteer crew to debunk climate change by saying it’s phony because Al Gore is fat.

Dorothy Cooper Goes Nationwide

The tale of Dorothy Cooper, the 96-year-old Chattanooga voter who is having problems getting a free photo ID to comply with a new state law, has gone national on MSNBC.
Here’s an interview with Tennessee Citizen Action’s Mary Mancini the matter.

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The Rev. Al Sharpton weighs in, too.

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