TN Republicans are all up in a lather about transgenders in sports to hide their voter suppression because they don't think they can win an honest election. I don't think they can win an honest election either.

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"A lot could be said about Tennessee lawmakers looking to ban transgender kids from playing sports. Like how Gov. Lee says that “I do believe that transgenders participating in women’s sports will destroy women’s sports” — as if state Rep. David Byrd isn’t single-handedly responsible for destroying women’s sports for more women (by allegedly kissing and harassing girls who played basketball for him when he was a coach) than any transgender kid has in the history of the state."

Mon
Mar 1 2021
09:52 am
By: WhitesCreek

Fri
Feb 26 2021
08:13 pm

Fri
Feb 26 2021
10:20 am
By: WhitesCreek
Fri
Feb 26 2021
08:14 am

Tue
Feb 23 2021
07:48 am

"(Trump) lost the presidential election, lost more than 60 legal challenges to the result, lost his bid to overturn the electoral college, lost control of the Senate and lost an impeachment trial 43-57, though he was spared conviction on a technicality..."

“I find it fascinating that taxes may finally be the way that DT is held accountable in all the things he’s done throughout his life. I find it fascinating because Al Capone, for all the bad things he did, was finally held accountable and ended up on the Rock [Alcatraz Island] out in California because of tax evasion.” analyst Mathew Dowd

Trump's biggest loss at the US Supreme Court, which just denied Trump lawyers from blocking the release of his tax records.

(link...)

Fri
Feb 19 2021
11:22 am
By: WhitesCreek

toon

I have a caveat about Juanita's choice of toons this week. The one about windmills freezing is totally wrong. Windmills do fine in cold weather. It was the gas fired plants in Texas that failed. This is a fine example of why centralized production and grid distribution is a long term global climate crisis disaster waiting to happen.

If you had roof top solar you could cut your own power back on with a broom.

More toons

Wed
Feb 17 2021
01:11 pm

Fri
Feb 12 2021
05:39 pm

"Attached is the WBEFC report: Preventing Silver-Carp Devastation of Upper Tennessee & Cumberland River Basins (Plan of Action).

This document explains what will take place if the silver carp reach us, and what must be done to prevent this from happening. This report is factual, based on fisheries science, and the history of their devastation of nearly the entire Ohio, Mississippi and TN river basins. Please read this report in its entirety. The WBEFC would greatly appreciate your support of this “Plan of Action” and our recommendations."

Join the group of folks who are working to protect Watts Bar Lake by sending an email to:

jmooody@hotmail.com

Fri
Feb 12 2021
10:43 am
By: WhitesCreek

toon

More Toons

Friday bonus toon:

toon

Sat
Feb 6 2021
09:32 am

From the Washington Post web page:

Tennessee has administered at least 547,506 first doses,
covering 14.8% of the prioritized population...
and 8.0% of the state’s population versus 8.9% nationwide.

At least 244,034 people have been fully vaccinated.
The state has been allocated 769,000 first doses,
enough to vaccinate 20.8% of the prioritized population...
and 11.3% of the state’s population.

Fri
Feb 5 2021
09:54 am
Tue
Feb 2 2021
10:49 am

CORONAVIRUS AS OF TUE 02/02

Roane County

Confirmed cases: 5478

Deceased: 93

Fri
Jan 29 2021
01:05 pm
By: WhitesCreek

CORONAVIRUS AS OF FRI 01/29

Roane County

Confirmed cases: 5406

Deceased: 90

I talked with a Health Dept person who said that they were scheduled to begin vaccinating 65 and up as of Feb 1, but that it may be pushed back to the end of Feb at this point. They have no idea when they will get vaccine or how much they will get.

Fri
Jan 29 2021
11:06 am
By: WhitesCreek
Thu
Jan 28 2021
08:02 am

CORONAVIRUS AS OF THU 01/28

Roane County

Confirmed cases: 5389

Deceased: 88

Sat
Jan 23 2021
09:17 am

CORONAVIRUS

AS OF SAT 01/23

Roane County

Confirmed cases: 5300

Deceased: 81

Fri
Jan 22 2021
10:41 am
By: WhitesCreek
Wed
Jan 20 2021
05:30 pm

Mon
Jan 18 2021
09:35 am

CORONAVIRUS
AS OF MON 01/18

Roane County

Confirmed cases: 5191

Deceased: 79

Fri
Jan 15 2021
01:50 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Wed
Jan 13 2021
11:00 am

Tue
Jan 12 2021
08:33 am

covid

(link...)

Roane County
Risk-based Phase: 1a2
Age-based Phase: 75+
Vaccine Available: Yes
Phone Number: Regional Hotline 865-549-5343

Sun
Jan 10 2021
07:55 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Roane County
Confirmed cases: 4940

Deceased: 70

Sat
Jan 9 2021
11:28 am

NewsChannel 5 spotted agents working the halls of the Cordell Hull Building in downtown Nashville where legislative offices are located. An FBI agent stood guard outside the Franklin Republican's legislative office, while other agents were seen leaving offices of Reps. Robin Smith, R-Hixson, and Kent Calfee, R-Kingston.

These actions appear to concern allegations of bribery in securing Governor Bill Lee's school voucher legislation.

Nadine Korby, Kent Calfee's legislative assistant was placed on leave.

Phil Williams at News5 has the story.

Fri
Jan 8 2021
02:19 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Tue
Jan 5 2021
08:25 am
By: WhitesCreek

Is anybody really surprised that Trump is trying to force himself on America after she said no?

Fri
Jan 1 2021
03:08 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Tue
Dec 29 2020
05:46 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Roane County
Confirmed cases: 4217

Deceased: 53

Fri
Dec 25 2020
04:07 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Eco Warriors and Politics

Science and Stuff

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.