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

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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
Fri
Dec 25 2020
10:35 am
By: WhitesCreek

I thought I would share the Christmas card/gift that my friend and fellow eco warrior, Chuck Sutherland, has sent out. It is definitely worth 4 minutes of your time. It is shot nearly all in TN.

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Sat
Dec 19 2020
10:28 am
By: WhitesCreek

Gov. Lee's handling of the Covid pandemic is blossoming into a full blown scandal! Lee funneled millions of taxpayer dollars into the pockets of politically connected companies with no history of performance and no guarantees. They failed to deliver, putting thousands of TN healthcare workers at risk while administering faulty covid tests which incidentally gave lower covid rates than was actually true. So when the ugly truth gets exposed, did Lee demand our money back? Nope. he paid them six million bucks to go away quietly.

"Entering into a $25 million, no-bid contract with a company with a lack of expertise -- over the objections of the professional staff of the agency -- is one of the most shocking things I’ve seen in my time in state government," Yarbro said.

News Channel 5 has the story

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's team wasted millions of dollars on COVID-19 testing promised by a politically connected company - and taxpayers got nothing for their money, an exclusive NewsChannel 5 investigation has discovered.

Sat
Dec 12 2020
08:04 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Fri
Dec 11 2020
12:34 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Fri
Dec 11 2020
08:04 am
By: WhitesCreek

Here are our old friends The Rough and Tumble with their new release. Show them some love. Touring musicians are getting starved in the pandemic.

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Fri
Dec 4 2020
12:10 pm

Check these ladies out. They have great original songs and the covers more than rock.

Fri
Dec 4 2020
12:04 pm

In a Washington Post Op Ed the DC Bar absolutely hammers Trump's attorneys.

...basically, the binding rules of professional behavior declare that it is “professional misconduct” to “engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation” or to “engage in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.” The array of lawsuits filed in efforts to undermine the 2020 presidential election presented a veritable checklist of disregard for these professional standards.

The fact that these lawsuits were filed on behalf of the incumbent president, not private clients in a commercial dispute, makes matters even worse. Here, lawyers have willingly agreed to become the instruments of a wholesale attack on the integrity of the democratic process, which is the framework for binding together a peaceful, civil society under law. The harmful consequences of this campaign will survive long after the courts formally have dismissed the lawsuits.

Our country deserved better from members of the bar.

This is signed by 25 former and current DC Bar Chairs. That is damning by any standard.

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Fri
Nov 27 2020
11:05 am
By: WhitesCreek

We have our copy already. I have to finish Ronan Farrow's "Catch and Kill" first.

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Click here for More toons at Juanita's

CORONAVIRUS
AS OF FRI 11/27

Roane County

Confirmed cases: 2274

Deceased: 29

Wed
Nov 25 2020
03:44 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Confirmed cases: 2238

Deceased: 28

Sun
Nov 22 2020
06:36 pm
By: WhitesCreek

ROANE – 343 active case (up 17 from yesterday) out of 2,177 total cases (up 28 case from yesterday), 23 fatalities (up 1 from yesterday), 27,561 negative tests

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Sun
Nov 22 2020
06:08 pm
By: WhitesCreek

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Sat
Nov 21 2020
08:05 am
By: WhitesCreek

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More toons

OK, one more for folks who can't operate a clicker:

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Fri
Nov 13 2020
10:55 am
By: WhitesCreek

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More fun Trumpy Election toons: (link...)

It's the cult of personality that is Trump. Like most cult leaders Trump plays to his followers' fears first of all. They lack the courage to face reality and retreat into the perceived safety of a custom formed mythology. Unfortunately in today's media landscape there are unscrupulous outlets on Facebook, Youtube, and cable TV that will feed their addiction to false narratives that support their prejudices.

The misinformation media machine amplifying Trump's election lies

"Rightwing news outlets have taken up the president’s message on social media, stirring supporters into a frenzy"

Even Fox is having trouble de-Trumping it's election coverage.

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Fri
Nov 6 2020
04:27 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Thu
Nov 5 2020
09:13 pm
By: WhitesCreek

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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.