Lost Medicaid Funding
To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.
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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 31, 2014 - 12:21pm.
The journalist I trust more than any other to clue us in to the most important happenings in the TN legislature is retiring. I'm keeping the Tom Humphrey link on the right column because he promises to post from time to time. Tom is a TN treasure and deserves some more fishing time, but he's got some mighty big waders to be filled by whomever has to follow in his footsteps.
Thank you, Tom!Come back often.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 31, 2014 - 6:52am.
Dear Channel 5 in Nashville, this is incorrect grammar as well as inaccurate fact. It is harmful to my sparklingly clean reputation. This was in the Town of Whites Creek, which is just north of Nashville. The possessive is used improperly and I am defamed as a result. My attorneys will be in contact shortly.
The headline should read, "Marijuana Found at Bush's Home".
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 31, 2014 - 6:26am.
Using his flashlight hat to find yard plants...
Am I the only one who hears a shrill British voice demanding, "Bring me a shrubbery!"
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 30, 2014 - 10:20am.
A super PAC ironically called Character Counts has now spent over $300,000.00 on Weston Wamp's campaign. Character Counts has one donor...Gary Allen Davis, Weston Wamp's boss at his pretend job, at which he got his pay doubled this year since he is working so much more instead of campaigning.
This pretty much makes a mockery of campaign finance rules. Allen Davis says he doesn't know anything about the new ad campaign:
Charges of hypocrisy now fly from both campaigns.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 30, 2014 - 8:04am.
From the Chattanoogan
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 30, 2014 - 8:02am.
Here is an interesting comparison ot the TVA electrification fight and the current battle between big corporations that want to control your internet access and the people who think internet access should be treated as a public utility. Corporations are currently dumping millions into the coffers of your elected legislators to prevent competition from municipal broadband providers such as the one that provides Chattanoogans with the fastest internet in the USA and fueling a boom in that economy.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 30, 2014 - 7:32am.
Steve Kelley is a good man and a rather intelligent and thoughtful person. He is unopposed in his commission race but I wish I could vote for him. I would gladly swap him for some of the choices I see on my ballot. Kelly was the lone vote against placing "In God We Trust" plaques on the County Courthouse. Interestingly, other than Commissioner Ellis (whose motion it was) every single one of the commissioners I spoke to in private was against the idea. Not a single one of them had the courage to vote how they really thought, it appears.
Why is that? Perhaps this quote from the Roane County News holds the clue:
He has had calls of support from people praising his courage for trying to keep government and religion separate.
I wonder why they would fear retaliation from "Christians"?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 30, 2014 - 7:17am.
These are curious statistics to me, with drug overdose and suicide accounting for more deaths in Tennessee than vehicles, a close third place. I want to see trending data before I draw any conclusions. I wonder how many of the drug overdoses are suicides?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 29, 2014 - 6:19pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 29, 2014 - 6:00pm.
Yeah, I know it's a political campaign, but could we just start demanding some kind of truthfulness from our candidates? If they lie to us on the campaign trail, how in the world are we supposed to expect them to tell us the truth once they are elected?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 29, 2014 - 12:42pm.
Thomas Scarborough went for a ride behind this 30 plus incher yesterday. The kayak is a Jackson Coosa and is 32 inches wide for comparison. The fish was photographed and released.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 29, 2014 - 8:32am.
I'd say that's about the best headline ever for a political race. Unfortunately it is not limited to Weston v Chuck. I wonder how many people will vote for Weston in the Congressional race and Carr in the Senate? That illustrates Martin's point, since Carr is running the Lamar's far right and Weston is running a gnat's eyelash to the left of Chuck. Carr would be a disaster for Tennessee and America, and the real difference between Chuck and Wamp is distinguishable only in the tortured illogic of their campaign rhetoric.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 29, 2014 - 8:02am.
This ought to be interesting.
President and CEO Bill Johnson
9:30 a.m. EDT, August 5, 2014
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 8:08pm.
A $40 million plan for a Chattanooga light rail system that would serve not only downtown, but also the Airport and the Enterprise South Industrial Park has been proposed. What are the logistics of running it up highway 27 to Roane County? Think of a terminal that links I 40 to the south.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 10:03am.
R.Neal has the info:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 9:28am.
Folks on the R side have a choice of right and righter for Congress in the 3rd District. Their campaigns look like a contest to see who can promise to sell off public schools, destroy Social Security, and trash the environment the fastest, while hating on providing affordable health insurance and holding down working folks paychecks. I rate it a toss up on those points.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 28, 2014 - 8:12am.
More pictures and some info at the link.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 26, 2014 - 8:28am.
In the meantime CEO pay and executive bonuses rise dramatically, as have rates.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 26, 2014 - 8:18am.
Corker delays action on ending delays for veterans seeking medical treatment...says Congress needs time to study why VA needs to hire more doctors and nurses.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 5:06pm.
I wonder if the big news from this is that the unlock effort seems to have stemmed from the petitions.whitehouse.gov site where 115,000 citizens called for this legislation?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 9:34am.
Note: This is Gerald Largin's column from today's Roane County News. I do not re-post articles from media outlets for reasons of copyright and deference, but this is one time I'll make an exception due to the pertinence to Roane County. The TVA Board of Directors should respond to this article with their reasons for allowing a TVA policy this blatantly counter productive. It is long and I hope you will read the entire thing and pass it on.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Lick Skillet Flats has seen the beginning of activity in the development of McGlothin-Largen Park, which the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency on
The sign also explains that the area was “Donated to the People of Tennessee in Memory of Martha McGlothin Largen and John Roy Largen.”
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 8:48am.
ANOTHER LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST FORMER CUMBERLAND COUNTY DEPUTY - BREAKING NEWS
Another multi-million dollar lawsuit involving Cumberland County law enforcement has been filed in a middle Tennessee U.S. District Court. The plaintiff, Keith Jarred Flynn, filed the suit naming former Cumberland County deputy Dustin Hensley, three other deputies, the sheriff’s department and the county as defendants. Flynn alleges in the suit that on June 20th of last year, he was pulled over by Hensley on Pomona Road for a vehicle violation. Flynn says he was ordered out of his car and to get on the ground which he complied after he told Hensley he has a pocketknife on him. The suit then states that Hensley tasered Flynn and handcuffed him in the presence of a minor that was in Flynn’s vehicle.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 7:59am.
Some Roane County Progressive blogger guy gets quoted a lot in Pam's take down of Marty's call for Dems to crossover and vote against Chuck and for Weston.
Little understood in these matters is that the lower the votes in the Democratic primary, the lower the number of delegates TN has at the National convention.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 25, 2014 - 7:44am.
In less than two weeks this part of the fun time in TN elections will be over. It makes me sad somehow. It's all personal with no real policy differences between the two.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 23, 2014 - 8:00pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 23, 2014 - 7:13pm.
From our "We told you so" Dept...The discussion is here:
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 23, 2014 - 9:38am.
Is there a new poll out?
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 22, 2014 - 6:37pm.
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 22, 2014 - 6:02pm.
If you want simplistic answers to complex problems, you should vote for a Republican. If you want to be represented by one of the most intelligent people I've ever met, Here she is...
Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 22, 2014 - 12:20pm.
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