TN State Senator - District 21 in Nashville. @BassBerrySims lawyer. Preds fan, insomniac, husband of @tcyarbro, dad to Jack & Kate.

Nashville, TN
Joined October 2008
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This is a great example of why it’s critical to pay attention and speak up when state government is going in the wrong direction. It works. Thanks to all who’ve reached out to your local and state representatives.
JUST IN: American Classical Education — a group set up to create a network of charter schools affiliated with Hillsdale College across Tennessee — has withdrawn its applications to open schools in Madison, Montgomery and Rutherford counties. newschannel5.com/news/newsch…
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We really need folks to come back to reality. There are some real, by God, crises out there in the world. Despite what folks are reading on 4chan or their Q newsletters, this litter box thing ain’t real. It’s like librarian groomers and IRS agents w/ AR-15s. It’s make-believe.
Yes, this happened in the Tennessee legislature this week! Rep. @78RepLittleton (R-Dickson) and Sen. @janicebowlingtn (R-Tullahoma) asked about the “growing crisis” of furries being allowed to use litter boxes in the classroom. (Spoiler: there’s zero evidence that it’s true!)
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Another day & another offensive revelation about Hillsdale. The Governor really needs to explain why he entered into a formal partnership with Hillsdale and whether he still thinks they’re a good fit for K-12 education in our state.
Replying to @NC5PhilWilliams
And here, from a previously referenced video, @Hillsdale’s David Azerrad mocks the achievements of Black Americans whose work he thinks is not worthy of being remembered, including George Washington Carver and the NASA mathematicians in “Hidden Figures.” 3/
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Jeff Yarbro retweeted
The Tennessee Lookout with a #TN59 race profile. "Hemmer’s main campaign plank boils down to one question: “Does District 59 want someone who governs in the mold of Phil Bredesen, being pragmatic and getting stuff done and finding solutions for Tennessee, tennesseelookout.com/2022/09…
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Jeff Yarbro retweeted
😅😅😅
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A checkered Neyland from overhead on CBS sure executed well.
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These folks shouldn’t be allowed near a school—much less be authorized to run them.
REVEALED: Hillsdale president says racism is like sexuality - neither should be discussed in classroom newschannel5.com/news/newsch…
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Do they just not teach about the 13th, 14th, 15th & 19th Amendments to avoid discomfort? Skip Civil War, Civil Rights & MLK altogether? Or teach versions that skip over the “race” parts.
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And think about high school reading lists. I guess they axe Othello, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Scarlet Letter, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Gatsby, Mockingbird, Invisible Man, Night, Caged Bird, Raisin in the Sun & a gazillion others. Bonkers!
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Guy’s just out here claiming Jedi powers…
Trump says to Hannity he could declassify anything just by “thinking about it”
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Jeff Yarbro retweeted
This is like saying “I love baseball. But only the batters-box superstitions and the Dot Race. Everything else is bullshit.”
Wow. 65% of American evangelicals deny original sin, and 43% deny Jesus’ divinity. So, literal heretics! But 90%+ are resolute against extramarital sex and abortion. @Kkdumez’s argument that evangelicalism is a culture rather than an set of beliefs has never looked stronger.
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It’s hard to think of a single moral or religious tradition that thinks it’s OK to treat real-life human beings like objects used to make a point.
The 50 migrants who came to Martha’s Vineyard from Texas on a plane chartered by Florida’s government were moved Friday morning from the island’s only shelter. Officials announced the migrants will have temporary housing on Joint Base Cape Cod. @GBHNews n.pr/3RRA742
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Jeff Yarbro retweeted
“This does not help us” As local officials spiked Hillsdale-affiliated charter school applications, records show that staffers on the state’s charter school panel were closely watching, alarmed at what was happening and worrying about optics. Our story: apnews.com/article/3719d2294…
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The voter registration deadline is Oct. 10, but don’t wait. Get registered and be a voter. web.go-vote-tn.elections.tn.…
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GBO!!!
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I’ve taken a few days off the Twitter. It doesn’t look like y’all have fixed everything…
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Jeff Yarbro retweeted
Enjoyed attending Saturday’s Middle Tennessee Labor Day parade in downtown Nashville to celebrate the accomplishments of our unions. Organized labor is vital to protecting our workers, it gives workers a voice. Don’t let @GovBillLee tell you otherwise. #BeatBillLee
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