Sat
Jun 15 2024
06:32 am
By: WhitesCreek
Fri
May 31 2024
10:58 am

Kids who ride electric school buses to school are getting a healthier trip to school. One that is not exposing their developing lungs to asthma and cancer causing pollution because electric school buses don’t have a tailpipe like fossil-fueled buses.

Additionally, electric school buses account for less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of diesel- or propane-burning buses, helping us lower the risk of a warming planet. For communities across the Southeast that are ground zero for rising heat, sea-levels, and catastrophic hurricanes knowing that these buses reduce carbon pollution that is driving these threats is a double benefit.

Additionally, the economics of implementing electric buses mean real savings for the school district because the lifetime cost of operating those vehicles is significantly lower.

ev bus

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Thu
May 23 2024
02:49 pm

Of course, R Congressmen like Chuck Fleischman voted against the Biden monetary Bill but tried to take credit for all it did for Tennessee. r's helped themselves to the money and now Biden won't help them any more with the result that the TN economy is slowing down.

toon

Thu
May 23 2024
07:19 am
By: WhitesCreek

Mon
May 13 2024
09:58 am
By: WhitesCreek

The decision concluded TWRA’s warrantless forays onto private property violate Article 1, Section 7 of the Tennessee Constitution, which reads in part: “The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions, from unreasonable searches and seizures.”

This part of the ruling still concerns me:

"The ruling does not apply to privately-owned acreages that are left wild and unused — land the U.S. Supreme Court has dubbed “wild or waste lands” and concluded in a so-called “open fields doctrine” are not subject to traditional search and seizure Constitutional protections. The open fields doctrine has long allowed law enforcement to enter such properties without a warrant."

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Fri
May 10 2024
06:13 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Tue
Apr 30 2024
05:48 pm

Sun
Apr 28 2024
07:35 am

"Look, I'm a grown man...running against a six year old." Biden does something Trump was too cowardly to do: Show up at he White House Press Corp Dinner and speak!

Fri
Apr 26 2024
06:58 am
By: WhitesCreek

From Heather Cox Richardson:

I am in shock that a lawyer stood in the U.S. Supreme Court and said that a president could assassinate his political opponent and it would be immune as ‘an official act,’” lawyer Marc Elias, whose firm defends democratic election laws, wrote today on social media. He added: “I am in despair that several Justices seemed to think this answer made perfect sense.”

Elias was referring to the argument of Trump’s lawyer before the Supreme Court today that it could indeed be an “official act” for which a president should be immune from criminal prosecution if “the president decides that his rival is a corrupt person and he orders the military or orders someone to assassinate him.

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Sat
Apr 20 2024
06:14 am
By: WhitesCreek

"‘Misleading’: EPA lambasts TVA analysis for Kingston methane project

...EPA says solar would be ‘lower cost’, safer

TVA says that building a gas plant would be cheaper. EPA rejects this claim, which TVA made without disclosing its math, reminding the federal utility of its legal requirement to use “least-cost planning.”

“To meet TVA’s identified mandate, TVA should consider lower cost, lower risk, and more responsible alternatives that are viable,” EPA wrote, such as using a solar and storage system or a blend of renewables with a smaller amount of gas.

An independent study by the Applied Economics Clinic showed that the solar option proposed by TVA could save customers $1.3 billion over 20 years compared to the gas plant."

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Fri
Apr 5 2024
01:16 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Mon
Apr 1 2024
06:15 pm
By: WhitesCreek

toon

Sat
Mar 30 2024
03:05 pm

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Sat
Mar 30 2024
09:01 am

Fri
Mar 22 2024
07:04 am

Sun
Mar 10 2024
07:10 am

Mon
Mar 4 2024
07:32 am

"The Tennessee Capitol has always been a colorful place, with interesting characters and drama. But in my time, it was still an orderly body with a general sense of bipartisan fairness. The actions taken against what came to be known as the “Tennessee Three” seemed to be the opposite of any of that. So I went home to see with my own eyes if things were indeed as bad as they seemed.

And honestly, they’re worse than I imagined."

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I have come to the realization that there are two evil movements in America today. The root of both of them is money.

I keep wondering why Trump and his fascist enablers care about abortion and sexuality? They don't. But there are religious extremists to be used, the same creeps that have been around since humanity began, who think they are doing "God's" work. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is a fine example. Bill cares about his money and HIS god. These people want to force everyone else to bend to their own religious fanaticism. It's about dominance and control. This group of evildoers is just made for manipulation by the other faction, the fascists.

The Fascists are all about money. That's it. Nothing else matters; Not you or your children, or the environment or puppies or babies or school children, who are regularly blown to horrible bits so the Military Industrial complex can continue to play golf and bang porn stars while your children die horrible deaths. When discussing school children mutilated by the NRA enabled assault weapons, Donald Trump has this solution: "Get over it!" he said.

The Nation has done some good work exposing the evil plan of the Heritage Foundation:

"On January 20, 2025, conservatives plan to resurrect a 150-year-old defunct law to ban abortion across the nation. This is not a secret plan—far from it. It’s part of the 180-Day Playbook produced by Project 2025, detailing priorities for an incoming conservative president on day one. These 900 pages lay out a Christian nationalist vision of the United States, one in which married heterosexuality is the only valid form of sexual expression and identity; all pregnancies would be carried to term, even if that requires coercion or death; and transgender and gender-nonconforming people do not exist"

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Fri
Feb 9 2024
09:46 am

Lest we forget about James Comey attacking the Hillary Clinton campaign with a bogus investigation, Trump appointed this guy, Hur, who has done everything he can to attack President Biden. Republicans are being buried under Honey Pot blackmail schemes, according to Congressman Tim Burchett, and this looks like one of the results.

"In Letters from an American, the historian Heather Cox Richardson wrote last night, after detailing the environment of threats and coercion that led Republicans to back off of the immigration deal that gave them virtually everything they wanted, that “there is a method behind the madness. Trump’s actions are not those designed to win an election by getting a majority of the votes. They are the tools someone who cannot win a majority uses to seize power.”"

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Fri
Feb 9 2024
08:07 am

Tracy Chapman has 4 certified Platinum albums and 2 certified gold albums, yet we only get two songs on airplay. Thank you corporate music fr screwing everything up!

Fri
Feb 2 2024
07:54 am

What's going on with this, TN Republicans? This guy is a crook and more, you have good candidates in your party ready to run, yet TNGOP protects the crook?

"Ogles appears to have fabricated large portions of his life story, and in November he questioned how the congressman could have self-funded $320,000 in 2022 when he did not report having so much as a savings account on mandatory financial disclosures."

Much More:https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2024/1/29/2220286/-Tennessee-GOP-twists-rules-into-pretzel-to-protect-scandal-plagued-incumbent-from-challengers

Wed
Jan 24 2024
11:13 am

“Next thing you know you’re in the motel room with them naked, and next thing you know you’re about to make a key vote, and what happens? Some well-dressed person comes up, whispers in your ear, ‘Hey man, there’s tapes out on you. Were you in a motel room on whatever with whoever? And you’re like, ‘Uh, oh.’ And they say, ‘You really ought not to be voting for this thing. And what do they do? It’s human nature."

Congressman Tim Burchett

Why isn't Burchett's statement headlining national News?

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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.