Tue
Oct 20 2020
05:16 pm

Tue
Oct 20 2020
08:23 am

Tennessee ranked fourth worst in the country for COVID-19 related deaths per 100,000, according to a White House report that Gov. Bill Lee didn’t want to release to the public. The report was obtained under public records laws by a Knoxville public radio station.

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Fri
Oct 16 2020
06:31 pm
By: WhitesCreek

toon

Fri
Oct 16 2020
06:30 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Mon
Oct 12 2020
09:09 am

Josh Marshall:

President Trump didn’t create rightist paramilitary violence in this country or the far broader revanchist politics of which it is only a part. His political rise grew out of both. It is a symptom, a result, a flourishing. But he has greatly expanded them, legitimized them, allowed them to imagine – quite rationally seeing the last four years – that they can vie for actual power in United States rather than simply commit acts of exemplary violence on the margins.

...Unfortunately what this suggests is that all the paramilitary violence and para-violence will likely go into overdrive if and when Trump is driven from power.

Sun
Oct 11 2020
11:31 am
By: WhitesCreek

Sun
Oct 11 2020
11:23 am

What is orange on the outside, hollow on the inside, and should be tossed out in early November?

toon

Fri
Oct 9 2020
06:36 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Mon
Oct 5 2020
07:24 am
By: WhitesCreek

toon

Fri
Oct 2 2020
07:05 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Fri
Sep 25 2020
09:18 am
By: WhitesCreek
Thu
Sep 24 2020
02:15 pm

The CDC has become politicized under Trump. They have changed how they report the numbers to make them far less scary. That said, the numbers are scary!

0.003% of children 18 and younger who are infected with coronavirus die.

The fatality rate is 0.02% of people aged 20 to 49.

0.5% of people aged 50 to 69.

5.4% of people 70 and older.

About 2.4% of people ages 18 to 49 who are hospitalized die
It rises to 10% of those 50 to 64 who are hospitalized.
And more than 26% of people over 65 who are hospitalized.

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Wed
Sep 23 2020
05:49 pm
By: WhitesCreek

RBG

Mon
Sep 21 2020
07:36 pm
By: WhitesCreek

General Electric Co. said on Monday it plans to stop making coal-fired power plants, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate focuses more on renewable sources of power generation.

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Mon
Sep 21 2020
07:19 am

Our case numbers are rising dramatically. It is no mystery as to why.

As an example we called a car dealership wanting to drive a few models looking to replace Mrs. Creek's wonderful old Acura. She told the salesman we would be wearing our masks and asked if they would have masks on? He said yes. We got there and realized we were the only people on the entire dealership with masks on. We were lied to. This is unconscionable!

I accept the "Herd Mentality" that puts oneself in danger but to put others at risk of their health and possibly their lives is craven!

Fri
Sep 18 2020
11:31 am
By: WhitesCreek

What is wrong with Donald Trump? More than that, what is wrong with anyone who supports this lying meglomaniac?

Trump Brags About Receiving Nonexistent ‘Bay Of Pigs’ Award From Cuban Community

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Sat
Sep 5 2020
07:49 am
By: WhitesCreek
Tue
Sep 1 2020
06:48 am

"The Trump administration on Monday weakened a 2015 regulation that would have forced coal plants to treat wastewater with more modern, effective methods in order to curb toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury from contaminating lakes, rivers and streams near their facilities."

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"Power plants represent the largest industrial source of toxic wastewater pollution around the country."

Fri
Aug 28 2020
10:38 am
By: WhitesCreek
Thu
Aug 27 2020
01:38 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Sat
Aug 22 2020
05:20 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Fri
Aug 21 2020
01:10 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Wed
Aug 19 2020
08:47 am

The claim that Federal HIPPA regulations prevent this is quite simply a lie.

"More than 2,000 school-age children have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past two weeks, but state officials say they won’t release details of where the infections are occurring."

According to WPLN-FM, it’s the fourth time the Lee administration has flip-flopped on making information about the pandemic public.

Today is the first day back to school for Roane County students.

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Tue
Aug 18 2020
10:02 am
By: WhitesCreek

So let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is.

Michelle Obama

Fri
Aug 14 2020
03:20 pm

From our "No S**t, Sherlock" Dept., Esquire Magazine calls the TN Legislature "stupid"...

The hills are alive with the sound of stupid these days, so let’s start in Tennessee, where they’re drawing a line against the imminent Antifa invasion of Dollywood. Or something. From the Tennessean:

There was also back-and-forth between the chambers on how harshly to punish protesters for camping overnight on state property. While the final version ultimately made the offense a felony, the Senate at first passed the bill with an amendment that kept it a misdemeanor. Democrats largely resisted the legislation, and some Republicans raised questions and concerns about repercussions for people who aren't actually protesting, such as families having a picnic or a person taking a midday nap on War Memorial Plaza.
Felony snoozing? Really? You’ll take my midday naps when you pry them from my cold, dead, lazy-ass fingers, dammit.

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Tue
Aug 11 2020
07:41 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Mon
Aug 10 2020
07:03 am
By: WhitesCreek

Current known cases: 475. We have 2 known dead and will have many more.

Let's put this in perspective. One out of every 100 people you come in contact with has it. You wear your mask so they will wear their mask.

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