Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 25, 2009 - 2:00pm.

That's what Trade Group Connect Tennessee says...I don't believe it.

Anyway, there's real money in the Stimulus Bill to get Broadband to rural areas if AT&T doesn't steal it.

More on what could be done:
Link...

Tip from KnoxViews


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 25, 2009 - 1:26pm.

The word is that Lincoln Davis might have enjoyed rubbing it in just a bit. He was the home team fan sitting in the visitor's section, standing up and cheering while those around him glared unhappily at the scoreboard.

Sent from around the internet tubes:

Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.) sat deep in Republican territory, grinning broadly when he was the only one in his section to cheer.

Countered Rep. Lincoln Davis, D-Tenn.: “All they have is the ability to criticize someone else, and I call on them to quit being so partisan and claiming that Democrats are the ones being partisan. All they want to do is be a stumbling stone and claim something evil’s going on, and shame on them for doing that.”


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 25, 2009 - 12:32pm.

Are you listening Senator Yager?

Ken is the Vice Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee which must consider this bill. We'll soon see who he represents, us or his Coal buddies.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 25, 2009 - 11:40am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 25, 2009 - 11:34am.

Here's the link to all of Governor Bredesen's appointee announcements:

Bobby is under "Tennessee Community Services Agency Board of Directors"

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 25, 2009 - 7:55am.
Yes...Cheered through the whole thing
52% (15 votes)
Yes...Tried not to cheer but I couldn't help myself (Just like those Senate Republicans)
3% (1 vote)
Yes...And if Jindall is the best they've got, R's are toast for a long time (.Already busted on the fake Sheriff and boat story)
7% (2 votes)
No...I never watch those things. Rush will tell me how bad it was later this morning
28% (8 votes)
No...The rental people came and took away my TV and I just don't listen to radio anymore...except for Rush and Vol Talk
10% (3 votes)
Total votes: 29

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 25, 2009 - 7:41am.

Well, tax credits anyway.

You've been wanting to buy a new high efficiency wood stove right? New refrigerator? Wind turbine and solar panels? How about that plug -in hybrid car you lust after?

This can save you as much as 30% of the cost on your next year's tax bill.
Here are the Energy Star tax credits, the amounts, and phase in and out dates.
Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2009 - 7:34pm.

Current TVA Chairman has unkind words for the process by which the new Chairman was chosen...

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2009 - 7:17pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2009 - 7:09pm.

"The Department of Environment and Conservation has been collecting samples and having them analyzed at the state lab operated by the Department of Health since the spill occurred," said Sloan. "We are committed to keeping the community informed of our work and findings by posting all the results, along with interpretation, to our Web site. But we also think it's important to speak directly with area residents to share accurate information about what these results mean and answer their questions face-to-face."

Randy has the juice.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2009 - 2:00pm.

From KNS

Excepting Kent Williams' self-supporting ballot for election as House speaker, the only legislator to cross partisan lines so far this session is Rep. Dennis Ferguson, D-Harriman. He cast the sole Democratic vote for Republican Tre Hargett as secretary of state last month.

Dennis's Reason?

"He's a friend ..."


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2009 - 11:43am.

Really nice people TVA has hired to defend its lawsuits

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 24, 2009 - 7:30am.

No, silly, not green technology. From our "Could it work here?" department...The real "Tennessee Green" (is it still our number one cash crop?).

California is considering legislation to tax and regulate Pot just like alchohol. The revenue potential is thought to be over a billion dollars. That doesn't even begin to count the "Peace dividend" with law enforcement savings and lowered prison and legal costs.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 23, 2009 - 5:42pm.

The report states:
· By spending $1.9 billion to expand energy efficiency and renewable energy production over two years, Tennessee could create about 45,000 new jobs.
· By accelerating its investment effort, the state could gain more than 4,200 full-time jobs in wind and nearly 400 in solar components manufacturing by 2015.
· Among the 162 occupations related to green jobs in Tennessee, 75 percent do not require a college education.

Link...

(Thanks to Brad P. for the tip)


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 23, 2009 - 8:55am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 23, 2009 - 7:24am.

Roane County based Coal Lobby fights against reasonable fees on Coal mining:

Read more...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 23, 2009 - 7:13am.

Two months after the catastrophe there's not much progress on restoring the Emory River channel. but a number of families have been relocated and properties purchased.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 23, 2009 - 7:03am.

It's the season so let's try to hold our candidates to a higher level of discourse this cycle. What would you tell a candidate running for local office? There are several good ideas from previous threads that bear repeating so let's hear what you think?


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 22, 2009 - 8:40am.

I don't eat at McDonald's very often. This is just one more reason why:

Read more...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 21, 2009 - 3:16pm.

The 2009 RCHS Boy's soccer team got to measure themselves alongside some of the stars from years past at the RCHS Futbol field today. (Some of you folks think it is spelled "football" but not for the rest of this school year.

More shots from todays games


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 21, 2009 - 8:54am.

Tonight: Rain showers likely before 10pm, then snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 21, 2009 - 8:49am.

Bill Freeman is the new Treasurer.

...(He recently) served as a member of President Barack Obama's national finance team..Mr. Freeman is also a strong community leader and active volunteer. He has served on the boards of the Tennessee State University Foundation, the Cumberland Heights Foundation, the Nashville Area YMCA, the Nashville Public Television Council, and is an alumnus of Leadership Nashville..

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 20, 2009 - 2:00pm.

It looks more like a goof up than anything else. Let the man play!

Link...


Submitted by BrantWW on February 20, 2009 - 10:04am.

Kingston, TN. Sixth District Constable Mark A. Patton was booked at the Roane County jail last night.

Mr. Patton turned himself in to the Roane County Sheriffs’ Office was booked and released on bond. He is facing three Grand Jury charges – two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of official misconduct.

Read more...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 20, 2009 - 8:26am.

Yeah you know..Good old Ward Cammack. Well, no we don't know but he actually looks like a fairly high powered person with good credentials.

Link...

Photo from Cammack's web site

Cammack for Governor


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 19, 2009 - 4:02pm.

Dennis is at 25 minutes and Ken follows. It's long so you can move the button over to questions for the meat of all this:

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 19, 2009 - 2:32pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 19, 2009 - 2:22pm.

... U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander today said it's time to "step back'' and revisit the authority's reliance on coal for producing electricity.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on February 19, 2009 - 8:23am.

I hope we can get more food grown locally. I've purchased veggies locally for years, not as many as I'd like though. I bought a pig from a farm down the road a few years back and was shocked at how much better it tasted. I wonder how many people have butchered their own chicken?

Chicken in America


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